Friday, February 08, 2013

B*tch Fest

Giving voice to a demographic that is widely ignored, the Haggus Society presents B*tch Fest, an art festival dedicated to the politic of being a woman. Specifically the re-emerging and mature feminist artist.

"…because there is no institutional support for us. Because we have not lost our edge. Because there is no place for us ... We are not invisible."

The exhibition runs from March 1 through 19th featuring the works of 28 artists from around the hood and around the globe.

Opening reception Saturday, March 2, from 6 until 10 p.m.

Featuring the works of:
Donna Angers
Bernadette Vielbig
Carrie Scozzaro
Ellen Wetmore
Emily Scheffler
Jennifer Weigel
Kathryn Hratko
Karen Joy
Lili Cohen
Lodiza Lepore
Lori Pond
Loryn Spangler-Jones
Marko Alastalo & Aino Eskelinen
Melody Brown
Mildred Rivera
Nancy Lawrence
Nina Koumachian Ehlig
Penny Perkins
Rebekah Waites
Rhonda Weppler
Robyn Alatorre
Stella Padnos-Shea
Sven Frokjaer-Jensen
Tamara Stazer-Meltzer
Terri Lloyd
Tusia Dabowska
Valerie Graham

**The Haggus Society recognizes that many women will be offended by the use of the word bitch. We feel, that in order to change a culture, one must claim ownership the language. The Haggus Society claims the word bitch among other terms of empowerment.

Hours
Tuesday – Thursday 11AM – 5PM or by appt.

http://www.thehaggussociety.org/
info@thehaggussociety.org

Upstairs At The Market Gallery is located at:
1057 S San Pedro St # 201, Los Angeles, CA 90015

The Haggus Society is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the purposes of The Haggus Society must be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Saturday, July 07, 2012

Summer in Los Angeles

©2012
A study of light refraction in the skies of Los Angeles during the height of Summer.
Image size 38 x 58.
Digital.

Winter in Los Angeles

©2012 Terri Lloyd

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

The Haggus Society Presents Belinda Knetge's Children Of The Feral Wind

In partnership with Ricroks Tattoo Studio in Highland Park, the Haggus Society is proud to present the work of Belinda Knetge.Local to Pasadena, Belinda Knetge shares a glimpse into motorcycle subculture that moves the viewer away from the machines and shenanigans to the actual individuals who embrace the patch and outlaw code. Knetge paints unapologetic portraiture that at the same time reflects a deeper human connection.

Belinda Knetge’s journey into the wind began in 1996 as a photographic study. Later, in 1999 after the passing of her husband, she moved her work into oils.

When asked why she paints bikers, Knetge answers frankly, “I like them. I like to look at them as they ride by. To me these individuals represent a freedom and daring that is both compelling and romantic.”

Knetge describes this anti-hero romanticism as a mix between Knights of the Roundtable and Ghengis Khan. “I get this… feeling when they ride by… is it a feeling inside of all of us (me?)… a deep desire just to be free, hop on a bike and flee the norm.”

Children Of The Feral Wind is on view during the month of May at Ricroks Tattoo Studio and Gallery located at 6181 N Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90042

Ricroks Tattoos is a full-service tattoo business dedicated to consistently providing high customer satisfaction by rendering excellent service and quality products while furnishing an enjoyable atmosphere at an acceptable price/value relationship. Ricrok's maintain a friendly, fair, and creative work environment that respects diversity, ideas and hard work.

The Haggus Society is a non-profit arts collective specifically for women over the age of 40. The Haggus Society is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the purposes of The Haggus Society must be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Call 4 Art: Lummis Day

LUMMIS DAY CALL FOR ART:
In the spirit of the generation that gave us punk rock and bands like X, the theme for the 2012 Lummis Day exhibition is Outside.

Incorporating a play on words, Outside is both physical location as well as practices of art emphasizing a rejection of established values.

This exhibition is open to artists of all media.

Art will be exhibited outside in the garden of Lummis Home.

Deadline:
March 30, 2010

Lummis Day
June 3, 2012

This is a juried exhibition. First preference will be given to Northeast area artists or artists with a connection to Northeast Los Angeles.

Tables and chairs may be supplied by our local council district but personal canopies are recommended.
No submission fee. 25% of sales returned to Lummis Day organization.

Send 6 images, bio/statement to terri@terrilloyd.net
File size:
300 ppi resolution
2400 x 3000 pixels in either direction

Files smaller than 300 ppi will be rejected
Please name image files accordingly:
Lastname_ImageNumber.jpg

Lastname_Image7.jpg

“Those works created from solitude and from pure and authentic creative impulses – where the worries of competition, acclaim and social promotion do not interfere – are, because of these very facts, more precious than the productions of professionals. After a certain familiarity with these flourishings of an exalted feverishness, lived so fully and so intensely by their authors, we cannot avoid the feeling that in relation to these works, cultural art in its entirety appears to be the game of a futile society, a fallacious parade.” – Jean Dubuffet.

Information:
www.lummisday.org

The band X will be headlining this wonderful event.

Call for Art

Second Annual Edges & Curves Call For Art


Call for Art: 2nd Annual Edges & Curves, Nothing In Between

The Haggus Society, a non-profit arts collective for women over 40 presents, the second annual Edges & Curves show.

This year’s theme “Close Your Eyes” will explore wedge issues* presented in the public discourse via all channels of media consumption.

This event is open to any artist 40 years and older, regardless of political, philosophical, or religious affiliation.

Submission Deadline
Midnight July 4, 2012

Location
Upstairs At The Market Gallery
1057 S. San Pedro Street in Downtown Los Angeles, centrally located near various arts districts including Gallery Row.

Exhibition Dates
August 31 – September 9, 2012

Submission Fee: $12.50
6 images per submission, includes detail images
View full prospectus: opportunities


The Haggus Society is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the purposes of The Haggus Society must be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011




The Haggus Society Presents Cohesion Collision:
Images from the Psychomachia series by R.L. Gibson

PSYCHOMACHIA* is the newest series done in collaboration with Arizona-based artist Jerry Portelli. This work reinterprets the Seven Deadly Sins and the Seven Holy Virtues in a series of 14 diptychs, one from each artist. The aesthetic theme is the sideshow freak from the circus and fairs of yesteryear–nature’s artwork, if you will.

“My work habit is to explore the physical reality of my reverence for human potential with ‘self as other’ as reoccurring content. The Psychomachia series, challenged me to not rely on facial expression. While every face is unique, humanity regardless of culture or language recognizes facial expression as the key to discovering the true soul. Limiting use of the face allowed me to further explore the physical uniqueness upon which the Seven Deadly Sins & Seven Holy Virtues provide the crux of judgement allowing acceptance of the physical.”

R.L. Gibson is a nationally-shown artist and happily-married mother of one working and “living on vacation” on top of a mountain in Tennessee with work in galleries from New York to Texas.

Gibson works, almost exclusively as a Xerographist, producing complicated layered compositions and then hand-transferring these images to a variety of substrates resulting in a unique monotype.

Xerography, as a medium, has neither a standard place in institutional art instruction nor a documented history. Gibson has spent years refining her hand-palatted technique. The “skips” are not flaws but the unique result of the process.

“I am an Objectivist—that is, I believe in objective reality. This belief is clearly reflected in my work—from color to content. Pieces of Me is a large on-going series, and Psychomachia is my current collaborative series. Each of these bodies of work explores the physical reality of my reverence for human potential. Pieces of Me frequently uses self as other as reoccurring content.”
– R.L. Gibson

In addition to producing her own work and work in collaboration with other artists, Gibson also runs ArtAndArtDeadlines.com, a fun and quirky, food-themed art blog that offers reviews of emerging artists, shows from great galleries, and FREE Art Deadlines and Calls for Entry as an artist’s resource.

*The Psychomachia (Battle for Man's soul) by the Late Antique Latin poet Prudentius is probably the first and most influential "pure" medieval allegory, the first in a long tradition of works as diverse as the Romance of the Rose, Everyman, and Piers Plowman. (source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychomachia )

Opening reception Saturday, December 10, 2011 6 - 10 pm
Featuring the verse of Ricardo Lira Acuña and violin accompaniment of David Strother.

Reception coincides with the Second Saturday Art Walk.

Exhibition runs through December 30, 2011.

RicRok's Tattoos
6181 Figueroa Street
Highland Park, CA 90042

Ricroks Tattoos is a full-service tattoo business dedicated to consistently providing high customer satisfaction by rendering excellent service and quality products while furnishing an enjoyable atmosphere at an acceptable price/value relationship. We will also maintain a friendly, fair, and creative work environment that respects diversity, ideas and hard work.

http://www.ricrokstattoos.com/


http://www.thehaggussociety.org/

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

In conjunction with the 19th Annual Arroyo Arts Collective Discovery Tour

Featuring
photography by Annie Fourgette
the cyclic fabric wrapping artist Laura Brody
ethnographic body adornments by Nina Koumachian Ehlig
the unrefined art of Terri Lloyd
the calioscopic lens of Monica Marsh
the vice of verse by Ricardo Lira Acuna
the strung out ambience of David Strother
Cucuy the wonder bird

plus other shenanigans, surprises, and delights

Attendees MUST pre-register for this event.

Preorder your tix here.

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Pink Buddha & The Baby Heads in New Orleans

The Billboard Art Project
New Orleans, LA
Saturday, October 22, 2011 at 12 a.m. to Friday, November 18th at 11:59 p.m.
Four weeks of art interspersed among advertising
at Pontchartrain Expressway, east bound, just after South Claiborne Avenue.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Bitch Fest: A Fiscally Sponsored Project Wants YOU!

http://thehaggussociety.wordpress.com/2011/06/06/btch-fest-2012/?preview=true&preview_id=136&preview_nonce=fbffeb6d1a

Not everyone has a linear
art career trajectory.
Life happens. Right?

The Haggus Society is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the purposes of The Haggus Society must be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

B*tch Fest is a collaborative vision for an annual exhibition of female art conceived by Terri Lloyd and Monica Marsh, founders of The Haggus Society.

During a conversation last year (2010), Monica and Terri came to the realization that older women are invisible in society, but more specifically in the arts. Even a television show makes reference to the invisibility of people over 40.

Monica and Terri have discussed and surveyed the issues that postpone or delay women’s art careers. There were also the issues of ageism in a youth oriented society (and industry), and the idea that art by women must fit a hygienic mold. Along with these challenges is that there is little to no institutional support for the older female artist.

We seek to change that and the language of the landscape.

Not everyone has a linear art career trajectory. Life happens. Right?

Many women are re-igniting their careers during these highly inflammatory and changing times, and yet we remain under-served.

We have become invisible regardless of our exceptional talent.

We want something, someplace specifically for women like us– multifaceted older women who play hard and work hard; women who are activists, thinkers, and (creative) risk takers; women who get it –AND get what we’re about.

We continue to connect daily with older female artists who push the envelope, don’t conform to polite society or social norms. Women who refuse to compromise, who refuse to compete, and dare to do things their own way.

Our message is resonating with women, young and old, well behaved and not so well behaved.
B*tch Fest is for artists (30-ish and older) who share a vision of empowerment through the arts by challenging social perceptions about age and gender.

Help give voice to a vibrant demographic that is being ignored.

We are not invisible.

First Annual B*tch Fest Projected Date: March 2012

Pop Up Juried Exhibition 3 days (second weekend, dovetailing with NELAA* art walk) during Women’s History Month.

Location Los Angeles, California USA

Local and national call for art November 1, 2011

http:/www.thehaggussociety.org

*Northeast Los Angeles Art, http://www.nelaart.com/

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Need Money For Art? Kick Your Funding Into High Gear

Do you have a creative project in mind and need money to fund it? Use “crowdfunding” to invite others to become a vital part of your project by backing you financially to achieve your goal.

Whether you need $500 or $500,000, this can be a super-effective technique to raise capital. Websites such as www.Kickstarter.com, www.IndieGoGo.com and www.peerbackers.com in the U.S. and www.sponsume.com in the UK,  offer you an opportunity to present your ideas and find seed money to make them happen.
Artist Terri Lloyd has a project called B*tch Fest currently on Kickstarter. B*tch Fest has the ambitious goal of raising $47,000 by August 31, 2011 in order to produce a gallery show in Los Angeles in March 2012 featuring the work of mature feminist artists. MORE...

Originally published 7/05/11 by Carolyn Edlund, ArtsyShark.com

Friday, June 17, 2011

Los Angeles: Terri Lloyd, “Professionally Weird” Visual Storyteller and Digital Artist

“Exiled to the wilderness of nonconformity,” begins a line in Terri Lloyd’s artist statement defining her niche. The line continues with– ”I have found comfort some place between Zen and the professionally weird. ”

Artist Terri Lloyd, comfortable in her self-described “wilderness of nonconformity,” tells visual stories primarily with digital illustration and costumed performance. “I have things to say, so I say them, my way,” Terri said.

In her digital illustrations, Terri creates hybrid visuals using her skills with the Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop programs. She begins working from ideas that take shape within her “chicken scratch style sketches on post-its, bar napkins, ATM receipts, or any other scrap of paper.” Then develops her visual stories using “image components, models, and bits and pieces of popular culture” she finds on the web.

More here:
 Yahoo Associated Content
VASA Transmedia Global Project
Marie Kazalia, Author

Learn more about The Haggus Society Kickstarter project here:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/terrilloyd/b-tch-fest


Sunday, April 17, 2011

The Blackout





A study of consciousness as a “permeable membrain.”
38 x 56"
© 2011 Terri Lloyd

Thursday, March 31, 2011

The Okey Dokey

© 2011Terri Lloyd
Pink Buddha photo credit: June Choi

Digital Illustration
Image size: 38 x 58
Part of the Pink Buddha series of imagery and performance. Pink Buddha sits thangka style in it’s realm, reminding us through mudras that every thing in this universe is “okey dokey.” Note the constellation of libra in the sky.

CREEPING PRIVATIZATION of BARNSDALL

CREEPING PRIVATIZATION of BARNSDALL via De-Staffing and De-Funding!!L.A Mayoral candidates must champion Barnsdall and L.A Arts!

by Save Barnsdall on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at 3:09pm
Here is what we discovered about Barnsdall Art Center Staffing
(Registration for Spring Session 2011 is Saturday morn April 2,2011)

JAC(Junior) and BAC(BarnsdallArt Center) had 8 staff early 2010 and fell to 1 by July 1,2010

1 Art Center Director NOT REPLACED
2.5 Art Instructors EARLY RETIREMENT.
2 Senior Clerks LAYED OFF/TRANSFERRED.
0.5 Art Instructor RETIRED
1 Art Instructor remains.

Consider that the Winter Session 2011 we advertised here and elsewhere
Record numbers signed up for classes.NO STAFF ADDED.

Remember Today, March 30,2011 only
1 Full time Staffer @ BAC
0 Full time @ JAC

GROSSLY UNFAIR!!
WHY??
L.A City Council and L.A Mayoral Candidates intervene NOW and stop this
CREEPING PRIVATIZATION by de-staffing of Barnsdall Facilities.

Here was the Staff situation on Barnsdall Hill in March 2010.

JAC/BAC (Junior Arts Center/Barnsdall Arts Center)   8
BGT(Barnsdall Gallery Theatre) 2
LAMAG (Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery) 7.5
HH (HollyHock House) 2

Today, March 30,2011 situation on Barnsdall Hill
JAC/BAC (Junior Arts Center/Barnsdall Arts Center) 1
BGT(Barnsdall Gallery Theatre) 0
LAMAG(Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery) 5.5
HH (HollyHock House) 1.0

Last but not least, most of the personnel one sees working at Barnsdall are called 1070s. These part-timers have allotted hours per year and are very vulnerable to cuts. They have been there for years and do the grunt work which makes us all enjoy our park.
Tell the Mayoral candidates and L.A Mayoral candidates to increase the hours of the 1070s with benefits.

The L.A City Controller published on line L.A City salaries.
http://controller.lacity.org/index.htm
Observation:
Just 2 of top Executives of DCA who we asked to save last week(from CAO's elimination proposal) combined easily come to $250,000 minus benefits package.

Is it American or just they be immune and the low pay Barnsdall workers have the DCA Budget balanced on their backs ?

Aline Barnsdall financed and supported the gubernatorial candidacy of Upton Sinclair.
Sinclair ran the E.P.I.C campaign.End Poverty In California.

Aline Barnsdall would be making a similar call today for our friends, the Barnsdall staff.

We invite the Los Angleles Mayoral candidates please stand up for Barnsdall and advocate for Fully Staffed and Funded Barnsdall facilities.

We must STOP CREEPING PRIVATIZATION!!

The RFP crowd on the hill(yes they are here) boast they had investors in place before we were removed from the RFP list.

They bemoan the 'INEFFICIENCY' of Barnsdall and we know the Barnsdall Staff toil for meager pay , do a great thankless job.


MORE IMPORTANT you FRIENDS of 'SAVE BARNSDALL', they believe you are either
 too economically strapped or too unaware to stop their machinations and manipulations.

They said we here at Save Barnsdall is 'one person , who will eventually go away', and as kicking a can down the road, they will get their Privatized Barnsdall.THEIR BOASTFUL WORDS !!

Let's show them , they made a BIG COSTLY MISTAKE, and they crossed the wrong community!!


It is not fair.
Write, e-mail, phone the Los Angeles City Councimembers and the L.A Mayor , tell them:

Re-Staff Barnsdall facilities.
Stop Staff Cuts.
Fully and Permanently Fund in Eric Garcetti's words 'The beating Heart of Hollywood' , Barnsdall.

First send off your e-mails and phone calls to all 15 City Council members and the Mayor and let them know you want Barnsdall re-staffed and Fully and Permanently Funded.Get 5 friends... to do the same. They (L.A City Council) just moved $1.5 Billion CRA funds avoid Governor Brown's reach of which they gave $ 52 million to Eli Broad. According to City Controller Wendy Greul as of October 2010, there was still $400 million untapped of ARRA(Obama stimulus) funds for L.A. Finally we saw a document approved by Council President Eric Garcetti for Sunset Junction to tune of $1.5 million (LAND). Do your research guys. Tell us. Sunset Junction is say a weekend. Let's be generous and say a long 4 day weekend. If we are mistaken, will some body tell us Something. We just need a little cash to Fund Barnsdall facilities and staff!! Stop balancing DCA budget on backs on part-time 1070s and Barnsdall staff while you all enjoy 6 figures. It's obscene!! We want ACTION NOW!!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Tears for Japan: A Pink Buddha Performance



Pink Buddha's response to natural and topical/political events...March 2011. (Notice the typos! No excuses on our part, we thought we had spell checked the document. Silly us.)

@2011 MT Vessels Productions, The Haggus Society

Tears flow for the Fukushima Fifty
so great a love, eckstasis overwhelm
Yet, how do you respond?
How do you respond?

Fighting for gasoline

Here come the warm jets
chemtrail public service
misinformation
right coast finger-pointing
left coast liberal panic
left coast liberal panic

Do you know who to believe?

lacking compassion and respect
wallowing in the smug ignorance
of their half life period
of social insanity
of their half life period
of social insanity

40,000 years and counting

Fuzzy math equations lead us
nowhere
expendability factors into all life
Our life, Earth life
Our life, Earth life

You're expendable when it's business as usual.

Executioner plumes whisper
the Halal slice to my neck.
Save the fucking prayers
for one who believes.
Save your fucking prayers.

Panic is the biologically correct response.

Yellow piss trickles down the legs
of the media priests
Take the communion,
it packs a punch
welcome to Jonestown, now go home
welcome to Jonestown, now go home

The water boils, the kettle screams


Written by Terri Lloyd
Performed by Pink Buddha
Directed by Monica Marsh
Recorded by Monica Marsh

Friday, January 21, 2011

Nice way to start LA Art Weekend

Rigpa2Image by clvngodess via FlickrMore blatant and happy p.r., coming at ya from Artsy Shark, a comprehensive resource for emerging artists. (Not that I'm emerging, but we all love a nice turn of p.r.)

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

That's Weird!

Pink Buddha In The Garden: 3 to show in the That's Weird! exhibition at the 1650 Gallery in Echo Park, Los Angeles. The exhibition runs from Feb. 5 thru March 5, 2011.
Juror: Billy the Mime
Innocent Man, Releasing His Inner Mime - New York Times Article, 2010
Billy the Mime is an avid photo collector and professional weirdo. He has amazed and disturbed audiences across the country with his offbeat performances. The New York Times called Billy the Mime's live show "politically incorrect" and "shockingly unsentimental." Read all about Billy the Mime at http://www.billythemime.net (This guy is my new creative hero!)
AND rumor has it P.B. will be there in person!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Guess who made the cut?

Book Soon to be published!

About Artists Who Transform, Inspire, Take Initiative,

Step Outside the Box, Turn Pain into Purpose, and

Create Positive Change in the World!


By Renée Phillips

http://www.manhattanarts.com/ourbooks/ArtistsPositiveChange.htm

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Pink Buddha Web Sighting

From the  90042 blog.
Pink Buddha is seen mugging for the camera.
The 90042 Blog posts all sorts of interesting and topical things 90042. Check it out for a little community flavor.

Friday, December 03, 2010

Barnsdall Art Park: What do you mean there's no Plan B?

What do you mean, “There’s no plan B for Barnsdall?”

City Closing Barnsdall, December 31, 2010.
Plans for privatization to kill 40 year era, cultural gem.


As announced by Olga Garay, General Manager of the Department of Cultural Affairs for the City of Los Angeles on Tuesday, November 23, 2010.  Ms.  Garay also said that “There is no plan B,” once the money runs out.

The city of Los angeles, Mayor Villaraigosa, and the City Council are currently planning to privatize the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery and Barnsdall Park.  The Mayor and City Council is (are?) currently in discussion with MOCA to take over the gallery by January 1, 2011.

Privatization by MOCA [or any other entity] with the finanical resources to cover the overhead will mean the end of the 40 year era at the Los angeles Municipal Art Gallery [LAMAG] in Barnsdall Park.  It is likely the gallery will no longer offer free admission to the public and the broad curatorial viewpoint of the Los Angeles art scene will be lost.

For 40 years the LAMAG has supported the local Los Angeles and southern California Art Scene.  The mission of the gallery is to exhibit the work of emerging, mid-career and established artists and bring to the citizens of Los Angeles a viewpoint that is representative of the entire art scene in Southern California.  With privatization this viewpoint will be lost.  Every year since its inception, the LAMAG has included artwork of local artists through our “Open Call” and Los Angeles Juried” exhibitions.  In addition, the work of emerging artists is recognized through the Lorser and Helen Lundeberg Feitelson Arts Fellowship Award and “Newcomers” exhibitions.  Mid-career artists are also recognized through the “COLA” grants and exhibitions.

The mission of Barnsdall has always been to serve the myriad communities of the City of Los Angeles through its multifaceted, interdisciplinary facilities and programming, offering professional staff, equipment and resources to community organizations as well as to emerging and mid-career visual artists and performing artists.    Barnsdall is the only community arts campus with facilities and programming in the visual arts, performing arts, art classes for youth and adults, and possessing a publicly accessible architectural monument (The Hollyhock House). 

Notable solo exhibitions at LAMAG include: 
Kim Abeles, Peter Alexander, Martha alf, Carlos Amaraz, Tony Berlant, Judy Dater, Joe Deal, John divola, Connor Everts, Robbert Flick, Jud fine, D.J. Hall, George Herms, John Paul Jones, Mark Lere, Constance Mallison, Barrie Mottishaw, Ann Page, George Page, Stephen Prina, Roland Reiss, and Connie Zehr.

The guest curatorial program at LAMAG has allowed many new and established curators to complete their visions.

The LAMAG has a rich and productive history under directors, Kurt Oppenhiemer, Josine Ianco-Starresl, Edward Leffingwell, Nowl Korten, Mark Greenfield and currently Scott Canty.

No other community based arts organization in Los Angeles provides educational and mentorship opportunities in professional environments with support from professional staff. Because of the City of Los Angeles’ commitment to equal opportunity Barnsdall programming is diverse, inclusive and accessible to all the citizens of the city. This seminal service to the citizenry of Los Angeles is available at low cost and high standards because it is programmed by the city.

Requests from SAVE BARNSDALL COALITION to Council President Eric Garcetti, Councilmembers Tom La Bonge, Herb Wesson, and Ed Reyes

1. Remove Barnsdall facilities from Request For Proposals (RFP) process and find funding to continue city programming and staffing.

2. Form a Barnsdall Community Arts Trust Account for donors to contribute to maintain the public operation and programs of the community arts facilities. This would allow each facility to be proactive in raising funds for its programming and staff.

3. Increase the Transit Occupancy Tax (TOT) the DCA receives from 1% to 2%.

4. Share the 1% Developer Arts Fund to support community arts.

5. Put forth a proposition similar to Prop K to raise funds for community arts programs and staffing for all art centers including existing City operated and new Prop K Youth Arts Centers.

6. Join with Neighborhood Councils to contribute financial support to city run community arts centers.

7. Identify all sources of funds that can fully fund and re-staff the remaining City run art centers.

8. Oppose the policy of the privatization of city government. 

Community Vision of Barnsdall Park 2010 & Beyond

1. Programs to remain municipally operated by municipal employees.

2. Continue diverse and inclusive  points of view.

3. Establish Barnsdall  Community Arts Trust Account to accept donations to fund programming and staff.

4. Strengthen outreach to all communities and populations 5. Increase educational programming.

6. Maintain current mission. The mission of Barnsdall has always been to serve the myriad communities of the City of Los Angeles through its multifaceted, interdisciplinary facilities and programming, offering professional staff, equipment and resources to community organizations as well as to emerging and mid-career visual artists and performing artists.

7. Establish a support group to further develop public relations for Barnsdall programs.

8. Establish an additional financial resource through the restoration of the garage to accommodate a gift shop, tickets sales, and food service.

9. Respect the legacy of Aline Barnsdall.

10. Work with all of Barnsdall’s stakeholders in crafting the future of Barnsdall Facilities. 

Call To Action:

If you don’t want this to be the last session of classes and programming at BAC, JAC, MAG and BGT contact:

Eric Garcetti City Council President)
213.473.7010
councilmembergarcetti@lacity.org

Tell him, “I want Barnsdall taken off the public/ private partnership process immediately.”

Please send us a message at Save Barnsdall on Facebook to let us know you made the call.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Pink Buddha Appearance: 11-21-10

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Pink Buddha made an appearance just in time for the 18th Annual Discovery Tour.
We planted the garden with babyheads and for about 3 days, the sight was stopping traffic, bringing return viewing and photos from people throughout the community. It was also a big hit for those who stopped by during the tour.

Thanks to everyone who helped make the event possible and shared in all the shenanigans of the day.
IMG_1889-1Image by clvngodess via Flickr
Special thanks to Monica Marsh for the babyhead and p.b. photos seen here.