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GYST DO IT! With CERF+ The Artists Safety Net

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GYST DO IT! With CERF+ The Artists Safety Net

Today’s guest is Cornelia Carey, Director of CERF+ The Artist Safety Net, started by artists for artists over 30 years ago in the craft community as a grassroots mutual aid effort.

CERF+ has since emerged as the leading nonprofit organization that uniquely focuses on safeguarding artists’ livelihoods nationwide, through education, resources, grants and loans. CERF+ has provided close to two million dollars to more than one thousand craft-based artists in need of emergency financial assistance because of a major setback in their studio practice due to illness, accident, fire, or natural disaster.

The CERF+ website www.cerfplus.org has information on protecting one’s studio through preparedness and insurance, relief programs, peer advice, practical how-to advice related to fixing damaged art works and how to apply for assistance, and more.

Hosted by Kara Tomé

GYST DO IT! With the Association of Hysteric Curators

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GYST DO IT! With the Association of Hysteric Curators

The Association of Hysteric Curators was founded in August of 2014 as a fluid, evolving, trans-generational group of women who gather bi-weekly to discuss contemporary feminism and the historicity of the term.

AHC seeks to explore notions of female protest and the presence of gendered articulations through a non-hierarchical structure based in dialogue and exchange. Their curatorial agenda, also based in research, is to spread and break down barriers, expanding and amplifying the space for women in society.

Guest on the show is are members Lili Bernard, Mary Anna Pomonis and Allison Stewart. 

Current AHC artists are: Virginia Arce, Malado Baldwin, Chelle Barbour, Lili Bernard, Carolyn Castaño, Angel Chen, Armando Cortes, Cherie Benner Davis, Rachel Finkelstein, Nat George, Christine Dianne Guiyangco, Hazel Handan, Emma Kemp, Isabelle Ludderodt, Meg Madison, Mary Anna Pomonis, Cindy Rehm, Kim Russo, Diana Sofia-Estrada, Allison Stewart, Guita Tahmassebi, Michiko Yao, and Alice Yoon.

ACH logo designed by Carolyn Castaño

ACH Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/hystericcurators/

ACH Tumbler: http://hystericcurators.tumblr.com/

Hosted by Kara Tomé

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GYST DO IT! With Ms. Barbers

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GYST DO IT! With Ms. Barbers

Ms Barbers is an artist-run gallery in the West Adams neighborhood of Los Angeles, co-founded by Anton Leiberman, Becky Kolsrud, Kiki Johnson and Dustin Metz, and includes artists Alida Berden, Catherine Fairbanks and Conner Fields.

Guests on the show Kiki and Dustin talk about how and why the space was started one year ago, as well as the shared curatorial vision of the group. 

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Hosted by Kara Tome

GYST DO IT! With Chin's Push

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GYST DO IT! With Chin's Push

Guest Lydia Glenn-Murray will talk about her brand new interdisciplinary project space Chin’s Push, located on York Avenue in northeast L.A. The space, which includes a small store-front gallery, a residential house and a parked trailer (all used for art projects) has been open for less than a year, but Lydia has already produced a multitude of experimental, communal, wildly creative exhibitions, events and performances.

With no web site or social media platforms for publicity (as of yet) Chin’s Push could be called an underground space. If you get on Lydia’s email list, you can join a network of fellow artists and art enthusiasts who show up to the space in droves.  Listen in to the interview to get that email address!

Hosted by Kara Tomé

GYST DO IT! With LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division)

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GYST DO IT! With LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division)

Guest is Shamim Momin, co-founder, director and curator of LAND.

Los Angeles Nomadic Division is a non-profit art organization founded in 2009 as a public art initiative committed to curating site- and situation-specific contemporary art projects in Los Angeles and beyond. 

LAND believes that everyone deserves the opportunity to experience innovative contemporary art in their day-to-day lives. In turn, artists deserve the opportunity to realize projects, otherwise unsupported, at unique sites in the public realm.

LAND supports dynamic and unconventional artistic practices through commissioning public projects of site- and situation-specific works, collaborating with a variety of institutions and organizations, and offering additional programs such as performances, workshops, residencies, discussions, and publications.

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Hosted by Kara Tomé

GYST DO IT! With Hiatus

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GYST DO IT! With Hiatus

Hiatus is a recurring performance art series created and curated by artist Molly Shea at Eastside International (formerly Raid Projects in downtown Los Angeles).  Molly ran a similar series called Dutch Door within her studio space at Raid, before she got access to the main space. Hiatus' themed events will occur during the time between exhibitions and are often one-night shows featuring artists who create time-based work and are pushing the boundaries of genre.

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Hosted by Kara W. Tomé

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GYST DO IT! with 11:11 A Creative Collective

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GYST DO IT! with 11:11 A Creative Collective

Guests are Addy Renteria and Erin Stone, founders of the 11:11 Collective, whose mission is to make the San Fernando Valley in California become a strong and independent artistic community and a flourishing destination for innovative art.

Since 2009 the collective's exhibitions and events have seen tremendous growth and they are in the process of becoming a non-profit organization to facilitate even greater success. 

The Fill in the Blank project is their new catalyst for supporting artists in the creation of major murals throughout the valley, with community support.

Hosted by Kara Tomé

GYST DO IT! With Corrie Siegel of Star Tours

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GYST DO IT! With Corrie Siegel of Star Tours

Corrie Siegel is an artist, curator and educator committed to using the arts as a method of personal philosophic exploration and a tool for community building.

Her projects have been profiled in the Los Angeles Times, Mouse Magazine, and Flash Art International. She has partnered with the LA Philharmonic, LA County Museum of Art, Barnsdall Art Center, Armory Center for the Arts, and the Corita Art Center to create and implement cultural educational programming. She is currently a Six Points Fellow.

Her recent project, Star Tours, was a participatory exhibition located within a 16 foot truck, which traveled to sites throughout Los Angeles. Star Tours was a nomadic initiative intended to draw connections between local communities and cross-cultural narratives of the Jewish Diaspora. Her exhibited work referenced cartography, graffiti and Los Angeles iconography to explore identity and place. Visitors were invited to participate in the project in a variety of ways.

Hosted by Kara Tomé

GYST DO IT! With The Los Angeles Museum of Art

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GYST DO IT! With The Los Angeles Museum of Art

Alice Konitz talks about her art project, the Los Angeles Museum of Art, located just outside her studio in Echo Park. As an extension of her sculptural practice, she built the 13 foot long structure to house site-specific installations by fellow artists.

Hosted by Kara Tomé

GYST DO IT! With What's On Los Angeles

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GYST DO IT! With What's On Los Angeles

What's on Los Angeles is an exhibition listing App designed for viewing on mobile devices. Created and maintained by artists Jody Zellen and Brian C. Moss as a useful tool and service for the Los Angeles arts community.

Host Kara Tomé talks with Jody and Brian about how the idea to create this App came about, the challenges and potential rewards of creating a marketable service, and their plans for developing it further.

GYST DO IT! With High Desert Test Sites

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GYST DO IT! With High Desert Test Sites

Aurora Tang from High Desert Test Sites, discusses the history of the organization and the recent receipt of non-profit status after a decade of programming.

High Desert Test Sites (HDTS) supports experimental art that engages with the local environment and community. Scattered along a stretch of desert communities in and around Joshua Tree, California, HDTS provides a place for both fleeting and long-term experimental outdoor projects that challenge traditional conventions of ownership, property, and patronage. Most projects will ultimately belong to no one and are intended to melt back into the landscape as new ones emerge.

High Desert Test Sites engages in year-round programming and events including a semi-annual weekend event that invites artists to install or perform temporary projects around the area.

Sixty artists will participate in the HDTS 2013 event that will occur in Joshua Tree and travel a total 700 miles with artists projects installed all the way to Albuqurque, NM.

www.highdeserttestsites.com

Hosted by Kara Tomé

GYST DO IT! With Thank You For Coming

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GYST DO IT! With Thank You For Coming

Guests on the show are two core members of Thank You For Coming, Laura Naguera and Blake Besharian.

TYFC is an artist-run restaurant that is home to an interdisciplinary artist residency program. Each month, a new artist is selected to work on their ideas as well as make and serve food in the context of their proposed project.

Past residencies include The Heretics Kitchen presented by artist collaborative The Order, exploring food, fiber, labor and feminist history through the presentation of famine foods – simple peasant staples of bread, potatoes, beans, vegetables, and ritual feasts. 

With Special Meal, diners chose from a menu of “last meals” requested by prisoners on death row.

Thank You for Coming is volunteer-run and also hosts workshops, performances and special events. TYFC is located in Atwater Village, Los Angeles and open Wed-Sun. for lunch and dinner.

www.thankyouforcoming.la

Hosted by Kara Tome

GYST DO IT! With Automata

GYST DO IT! With Automata

Automata is dedicated to the creation, incubation, and presentation of experimental puppet theater, experimental film, and other contemporary art practices centered on ideas of artifice and performing objects.

Automata's programming seeks to radically redefine and re-contextualize the notion of object performance, locating it at the intersection of contemporary performance, media, visual art, sound art and experimental writing.

Guests on the show are co-founders/co-directors Janie Geiser and Susan Simpson and associate producer Miranda Wright.

Hosted by  Kara Tomé.