We have some exciting news to share with you:
Barnsdall Art Park Foundation (BAPF), the support organization for all the entities at Barnsdall Art Park, and Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery Associates (LAMAGA), the support organization for the Municipal Art Gallery, have joined together as a single non-profit group. Moving forward, we will be known collectively as the Barnsdall Art Park Foundation (BAPF). Over the past few years, the two Boards have significantly enhanced marketing and programming efforts at the Gallery and Park. Through our efforts, it became clear that we would better fulfill our missions by strategically aligning. Joining together will allow us to offer even stronger support for the Gallery and the Park, and to save the resources required to maintain two separate organizations.
The Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park is the only city-funded gallery in Los Angeles devoted to exhibiting the work of local emerging, mid-career and established artists. We are proud to continue LAMAGA’s legacy of holding opening receptions, producing catalogues, funding artist fellowships and grants, capital improvements and all other forms of assistance the Associates have offered since the Municipal Art Gallery’s founding over sixty years ago.
What does this mean for you, our Foundation members and fellow supporters of the Park? You’ll likely notice a few small changes – fewer emails yet more quality content, a variety of special events and exhibition openings, and special happenings for members.
We remain committed to our mission: to nurture the legacy of Barnsdall Art Park as a dynamic and vibrant artistic, cultural and recreational destination for Los Angeles and the world.
Thank you for your support!
The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs and the Barnsdall Art Park Foundation are now accepting applications for Volunteers to lead walking tours of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House at Barnsdall Art Park.
Some of you may have seen the recent press in the Los Feliz Ledger and on Curbed Los Angeles about the increase in graffiti and homeless encampments at Barnsdall Park. The Barnsdall Art Park Foundation has been working steadily with City departments and members of the community to resolve these issues. Councilmember O’Farrell’s office called a meeting in late June that included representatives from all City departments responsible for Barnsdall Art Park, including: Recreation and Parks, Department of Cultural Affairs, and Los Angeles Police Department; as well as representatives from Barnsdall Art Park Foundation, Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA), People Assisting the Homeless (PATH), and the East Hollywood Los Feliz Homeless Coalition.
Some progress has been made to improve the situation, but not enough. We badly need increased maintenance and security officers for our beloved park so that all the patrons who come to the park to take art classes, see an exhibition, or just to find a peaceful refuge or meet with friends, can find a beautiful and secure park. We have offered to be part of the funding solution for park maintenance, although ultimately we believe it is the City’s responsibility to secure and maintain the park.
We are in constant contact with our local officials about ways to resolve this situation, but we encourage everyone to contact the Board of Recreation and Parks, the Mayor’s office, and the offices of Council Districts 4 and 13, and let them know the importance of supporting Barnsdall Art Park with increased maintenance and security. Or you can email us at email@example.com.
In addition to fundraising for programs and capital projects, we are committed to advocating for a strong future for Barnsdall Park and the preservation of Aline Barnsdall’s legacy. Thank you for your support.
Save the Date
Join us to celebrate ART in all its forms
September 13th at Barnsdall Art Park
A Kaleidoscope of the Senses
A Fundraiser benefiting The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery
EAT: Food Trucks & Catering curated by Lesley Balla, renowned LA food and lifestyle writer
DRINK: Wine, Beer & Spirits curated by Silverlake Wine
ART: Silent Auction, performance Art, and Participatory Art
MUSIC: KCRW DJ Dan Wilcox;
Live Performances by musicians featured on
“The Voice” “American Idol” and “The X Factor”
DATE: September 13, 2014
VIP PREVIEW: 5:30 pm- 7:00 pm with tasting by Celebrity Chef Kris Morningstar,
featuring highlights from his soon to open restaurant “Terrine”
GENERAL ADMISSION: 7:00 pm- 11:00pm
Figures D’ombres: Les Dessins de Auguste Rodin
AUGUSTE RODIN’S FIGURES D’OMBRES (SHADOW FIGURES)
INCLUDES PRINTS AND ARTIFACTS FROM THE
GOUPIL COLLECTION FROM MUSÉE GOUPIL, BORDEAUX, FRANCE
July 17 – August 17, 2014
In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the City of Bordeaux and
City of Los Angeles as Sister Cities.
City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs
City of Bordeaux
Sister Cities of Los Angeles, Inc.
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery
Barnsdall Art Center
Summer Session 2014 Arts Program For Adults
Registration starts Saturday, June 28th
Six Weeks: Monday, July 7, 2014 – Saturday, August 16, 2014
Junior Art Center
Summer Session 2014 Program For Children and Teens
Registration starts Monday, June 23rd
Six Weeks: Monday, July 7, 2014 – Saturday, August 16, 2014
Here are some fun photos from recent students:
— dee hamaguchi (@deehamaguchi) June 13, 2014
***UPDATE, June 4th: Thank you for the great number of resumes we have received! All resumes are due by 5:00pm June 5th. Any received after this time will be held for future reference, but they won’t be considered for this round.
The Barnsdall Art Park Foundation
Position Profile – Operations Director
To apply: email your cover letter and resume with the subject heading “Operations Director” to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Barnsdall Art Park Foundation, an organization dedicated to the legacy of Barnsdall park as a dynamic and vibrant artistic, cultural, and recreational destination for Los Angeles and the world, is searching for an experienced and seasoned non-profit manager with focus in fundraising and development. As the key person who will lead and implement comprehensive fundraising strategies, liase with outside consultants and run the day-to-day operations of the foundation, the Operations Director will report directly to the Board of Directors. It is the Foundation’s intent to identify and engage the successful candidate as soon as possible with a target hire date of July/August 2014. This position is part-time (20 hours a week) with significant growth potential.
The mission of the Barnsdall Art Park Foundation is to nurture the legacy of Barnsdall Park as a dynamic and vibrant artistic, cultural, and recreational destination for Los Angeles and the world. This can only be achieved by working closely and collaboratively with all Barnsdall Art Park stakeholders.
We are looking to fill the position of Barnsdall Art Park Foundation Operations Director, a job that will require 20-30 hours per week, with the potential to grow into a full-time position.
This position is an excellent opportunity for someone with 5-10 years experience in non-profit/arts administration and looking to have a great deal of autonomy with a growing support organization at the heart of one of the most vibrant and historic centers for arts and recreation in Los Angeles.
Organize monthly board meetings including agenda creation, collection of minutes, board handbook and participate as required at the Board meetings
Oversee, enhance and advance the Foundation-produced events including the summer wine tastings, movie nights, etc. Manage the event coordinator for these events.
Communicate with board members and additional volunteers in fundraising and annual board giving activities
Manage all hired consultants to ensure that they are delivering on contractual objectives
Implement strategic plans as assigned by board of directors, including the strategic implementation of capital project campaigns
Innovate on earned revenue opportunities tied to merchandise store and newly formed ideas
Direct the planning, implementation, and administration of all contributed income programs – Individual (including membership), Corporate and Foundation
Event activation and implementation experience preferred
College degree, with professional credentials and courses in related management and fundraising topics. Advanced degree in arts or non-profit administration a plus
Experience with fund raising in Individual, Corporate or Foundation areas
Computer literacy, with basic knowledge of Word, spreadsheet and database capacities and experience in fundraising database management
Executive demeanor including outstanding planning, articulation and collaboration skills
Understanding of social media, technology and marketing
Compensation: To be commensurate with educational and professional experience.
ED ASNER in “It’s Theatre, Darling”
10 Short Comedy Plays. A staged reading.
Michael Sadler, Denise Jaxon, Karen Malina White,
Felix Racelis, Dallas Bancroft, Dennis Safren,
James Schendel, Stuart Matranga.
John Fingal O’Donnell
Sat. 3rd May 2014 at 7 p.m.
Barnsdall Gallery Theatre
4800 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90027.
(half block west of Vermont Ave)
$11 in advance, $13 (at door).
Limited seating, we suggest reservations. We will keep a list of reservations at box office. Please note early showtime, 7 p.m.
2014 COLA Fellowship Award Exhibition and Feitelson / Lundeberg Fellowship Exhibition
Department of Cultural Affairs & Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery presents:
CITY OF LOS ANGELES INDIVIDUAL ARTIST FELLOWSHIPS
Visual / Design Artists
Kent and Kevin Young
Curator: Scott Canty
May 4 to June 15, 2014
Sunday, May 4, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Hosted by the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery Associates
PROJECT ROOM EXHIBITION
2014 Feitelson / Lundeberg Arts Fellowship Exhibition
May 4 to June 15, 2014
Conditions for Love
Elena Rosa, 2014 Fellowship Recipient
Awarded through the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery Associates
Jurors: Amanda Hunt, Curator, LAXART; Max Presneill, Director/Curator, Torrance Art Museum; and Irene Tsatsos, Gallery Director/Chief Curator,
Armory Center for the Arts
C.O.L.A. 2014 EVENTS:
Sunday, June 29 at 8:00 p.m.
350 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90071
CONVERSATIONS WITH THE ARTISTS
Friday, May 9, 7:00 p.m.
Friday, May 16, 7:00 p.m.
Feitelson / Lundeberg Fellowship Recipient
Saturday, May 24, 3:00 p.m.
FAMILY ART WORKSHOPS
Saturday, May 24, 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 7, 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Free Admission to the Gallery and All Events