Exciting news from Barnsdall Art Park Foundation and Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery Associates!

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!

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Now Accepting Applications For Hollyhock House Volunteers!

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.

Applicants should:
-Have a general interest in art & architecture
-Be able to commit consistently to at least (1) 4 hr. shift a month, over a 1 yr. period
-Be comfortable speaking to a large group
-Understand the physical demands of a 45 min. walking tour
-Attend a training course consisting of 5 classes over 5 weeks. Weeknight and weekend schedule available.
Download the application form: Docent App
Send completed application form or questions to: jeffrey.herr@lacity.org
The highly anticipated re-opening of the Hollyhock House will be a very exciting time to be involved! Therefore, we anticipate a high volume of applicants. If you are chosen for this round, we will contact you within the next two weeks. If not, we will keep your application on file for future opportunities for a year. Thank you for your interest.
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Building a Better Barnsdall

barnsdallpark signSome 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 cleanup@barnsdall.org.

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.

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Save The Date! Eat.Drink.Art. A Kaleidoscope of the Senses

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Save the Date

Join us to celebrate ART in all its forms

September 13th at Barnsdall Art Park

EAT.DRINK.ART

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

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Figures D’ombres: Les Dessins de Auguste Rodin

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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

at Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery

July 17 – August 17, 2014

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the City of Bordeaux and
City of Los Angeles as Sister Cities.

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Presented by

City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs
City of Bordeaux
Musée d’Aquitaine
Musée Goupil
Sister Cities of Los Angeles, Inc.
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery

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Barnsdall Art Center Summer Session!

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

Click here to download the full Summer Session Schedule!

Here are some fun photos from recent students:


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Looking for Operations Director, Barnsdall Art Park Foundation

***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 info@barnsdall.org 

The Search

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.

Mission Statement 

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.

The Job

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.

Responsibilities Include:

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

Required Experience

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.

 

 

 

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Ed Asner in “It’s Theatre, Darling” at Barnsdall Gallery Theatre

WHAT:

ED ASNER in “It’s Theatre, Darling”

10 Short Comedy Plays. A staged reading.

 

WRITTEN BY:

Michael Sadler, Denise Jaxon, Karen Malina White,

Felix Racelis, Dallas Bancroft, Dennis Safren,

James Schendel,  Stuart Matranga.

 

DIRECTED BY

John Fingal O’Donnell

 

WHEN:

Sat. 3rd May 2014 at 7 p.m.

 

WHERE:

Barnsdall Gallery Theatre

Barnsdall Park

4800 Hollywood Blvd.

Los Angeles CA 90027.

(half block west of Vermont Ave)

FREE PARKING.

 

COST:

$11 in advance, $13 (at door).

reservations/info:

Phone, 323.806.8770.

Limited seating, we suggest reservations. We will keep a list of reservations at box office. Please note early showtime, 7 p.m.

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C.O.L.A. 2014 City Of Los Angeles Individual Artist Fellowships

2014 COLA Fellowship Award Exhibition and Feitelson / Lundeberg Fellowship Exhibition

Department of Cultural Affairs & Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery presents:

C.O.L.A. 2014
CITY OF LOS ANGELES INDIVIDUAL ARTIST FELLOWSHIPS

Visual / Design Artists
Stephen Berens
Kristin Calabrese
Jennifer Celio
Elena Manferdini
Jessica Rath
Ross Rudel
Hector Silva
Corey Stein
Linda Vallejo
Kent and Kevin Young

Literary Artists
Jen Hofer
Gabriel Spera

Curator: Scott Canty

EXHIBITION

May 4 to June 15, 2014

OPENING RECEPTION

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:

C.O.L.A. Performance
Sunday, June 29 at 8:00 p.m.
Grand Performances
350 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90071

CONVERSATIONS WITH THE ARTISTS

Friday, May 9, 7:00 p.m.
Jennifer Celio
Ross Rudel
Linda Vallejo

Friday, May 16, 7:00 p.m.
Elena Rosa
Feitelson / Lundeberg Fellowship Recipient

Saturday, May 24, 3:00 p.m.
Kent Young
Corey Stein
Jessica Rath
Kristin Calabrese

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

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