Legacy (leg’ ǝ sē) n., 1. anything handed down from the past 2. a gift of property; a bequest
We can measure the legacy of Laguna Art Museum using a number of factors: its groundbreaking exhibitions such as Early Artists in Laguna Beach: The Impressionists, Surf Culture: the Art History of Surfing, and the upcoming Best Kept Secret: UCI and the Development of Contemporary Art in Southern California, 1964-1971; its educational programs that provide elementary school children with what is often their only exposure to art; its Permanent Collection that documents the span of creative output by California artists; and its historic roots linked to the development of the Laguna Beach art colony in the early 1900s.
newly-built art association gallery sitting high on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The new building opened after years of fundraising spearheaded by Anna Hills (1882-1930), a local artist and then president of the Laguna Beach Art Association. Many of the town’s residents trekked along Main Beach by foot or traveled by motorcar on the coast road to the opening celebration—a party that continued well into the evening. The gallery, designed by Myron Hunt, a noted Los Angeles based architect, still stands on the same site—although you wouldn’t recognize it due to a number of remodels over the years that have changed the building façade. The original gallery remains as the largest gallery space at Laguna Art Museum (the Steele Gallery), and is quite literally its artistic, spiritual, and structural heart.
Imagine if you will a sunny yet cool sixty-four-degree day in Laguna Beach on February 16, 1929. It was only about ten years after a group of local artists founded the Laguna Beach Art Association in 1918 in order to exhibit the finest artworks produced by its members. That day was the official opening of the
Nearly twelve years later, in 1941, Mrs. William Swift Daniell (widow of the artist) took on the task of building a permanent collection of art for the art association. Her efforts resulted in donations of nearly thirty works by such prominent Laguna Beach artists as Joseph Kleitsch, George Brandriff, Thomas L. Hunt,
Anna Hills, George Gardner Symons, and William Griffith. Seventy years later Laguna Art Museum’s Permanent Collection now numbers over 3,000 works by 966 different artists and covers the span of art produced in California from 1832 to the present. Thanks to the generosity of many donors over the years, of which eleven are highlighted in the recent Museum publication Collecting California: Selections from Laguna Art Museum, the Museum holds one of the most comprehensive collections of California art. Contrary to popular belief most great museum art collections are built from donations rather than from purchases; Laguna Art Museum is no exception. The Permanent Collection is a legacy of the artists of California and those early Laguna Beach artists who transformed a quiet, idyllic, seaside town into a nationally recognized arts colony. This tradition continues today thanks to the efforts of a team of talented staff and volunteers as evidenced by the critical acclaim received for the Museum’s exhibitions and programs. In fact, Richard Chang, art critic for the The Orange County Register, selected Laguna Art Museum as the best art museum in Orange County in 2010. Regional art museums, especially those that actively collect and preserve art, are stewards of the history, spirit, and vitality of the area they serve. I, along with the other Trustees, thank the Museum staff, members, donors, and volunteers for working to continue the legacy of Laguna Art Museum so that it may be cherished and appreciated for generations to come.
Robert Hayden III
President, Board of Trustees
2010 Exhibition Review
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Stewards of the Future
2011 MEMBERS' MAGAZINE Coordinator: Marni Farmer Editors: Janet Blake and Mike Stice Graphic Design: Kayla King Design ON THE COVER Florence Arnold Image #102 (detail), 1974 Serigraph on paper Sheet 22 x 28 inches Laguna Art Museum Collection Gift of Robert Cugno, Robert Arnold, and Media Gallery Enterprises
OsCene 2010: Contemporary Art and Culture in OC. Photo by Eric Stoner.
Some initiatives of Laguna Art Museum are made possible by support from the James Irvine Foundation. Laguna Art Museum gratefully acknowledges major support from the Laguna Beach Business Improvement District, an initiative of the Laguna Beach Visitors & Conference Bureau supported by lodging facilities within the City of Laguna Beach.
Theatre, Bowers Museum, Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, Japanese American National Museum, and Newport Beach Film Festival.
Photo by Ralph Palumbo
Laguna Art Museum is always on Pacific Standard Time The year 2011 will be The Year of the Initiative for Laguna Art Museum. To start off with, as part of the Irvine Foundation initiative, the Museum recently completed its three-year strategic plan and will begin to execute some of the major plans called out in it, including the short-term goals of conducting an audience analysis survey and moving to a more sophisticated database management system. The Museum is also extremely excited about launching a new series of programs focused on bringing current members and new audiences to the Museum on a more frequent basis. You will hear more about this audience engagement program as it develops and is rolled out this spring. This year the Museum is hosting Noguchi East Meets West and California Scenario: The Courage of Imagination. This will be among the first true retrospectives in California of Noguchi’s work, and is being done in part to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of South Coast Plaza’s California Scenario, Noguchi’s premier California installation, which was commissioned by Henry Segerstrom. The exhibition is part of the JapanOC initiative, a sevenmonth-long festival of Japanese culture that includes events at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, Irvine Barclay
One of the most amazing things to happen to California art in some time is the Getty’s initiative that is taking place in late 2011 and early 2012 entitled Pacific Standard Time: Art in LA 19451980. Pacific Standard Time focuses on the art of Los Angeles between 1945 and 1980 and involves, at last count, sixty art institutions from Santa Barbara to San Diego. As part of this initiative, Laguna Art Museum is organizing an exhibition entitled Best Kept Secret: UCI and the Development of Contemporary Art in Southern California, 19641971.
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The mark of a great museum is its collection, and Laguna Art Museum took a major step this last summer in securing a superb new off-site space for its storage. A larger space than the prior offsite art storage space, the new site is allowing for greater ease of access to the collection. In fact, the Museum’s John Paul Jones exhibition was drawn almost entirely from the Collection, most of which is stored off-site. By being able to access the work more easily, it was possible to do the show in a short time-frame. Through the growth of the Museum Collection and these initiatives, Laguna Art Museum is amplifying its presence and impact in significant ways. Your support of the Museum is greatly appreciated and key to helping it move forward in becoming the premier museum focusing on California art. Remember—Laguna Art Museum is always on Pacific Standard Time.
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BOARD OF TRUSTEES
The Board of Trustees works to ensure the continued success of Laguna Art Museum, and we are committed to striving for greatness in our exhibitions, our collection, and our educational and communitybased programming. If you are one of our current supporters, we thank you for your dedication and foresight. If you are new to the exciting cultural opportunities at the Museum, we invite you to drop in and experience the joy of art. From the Museumâ€™s large collection of California impressionist paintings to recent work by emerging California artists, Laguna Art Museum has something for everyone, and, fortunately for all of us, all of these artistic gems are found in our backyard. President Robert Hayden III Vice President Elyse Caraco Miller, Esq. Secretary Sara Heeschen Treasurer Marshall G. Eichenauer, Jr. Trustees Frederick C. Balzer Ted W. Baxter Robert F. Chapman* Mark A. Christy Sheldon M. Harte Kenneth M. Kaplan, Esq. Elizabeth Pearson* Louis M. Rohl *ex officio
NEW STAFF MEMBERS
KENT SCHELL, Director of Development
Back row (L-R): Jacqueline Bunge, Sarah Strozza, Peter Salomon, Grace Kook-Anderson, Tim Schwab, Derry Coe, Kent Schell, Marni Farmer, Amanda deLancellotti, Jessica Reinhardt. Front row (L-R): Janet Blake, Bolton Colburn, Dawn Minegar, Lindy Narver, Mike Stice, Rebecca Church, Carole Reynolds. Photo by Michael Farmer.
The staff members of Laguna Art Museum are committed to promoting the role of California art and artists in the development of the visual arts nationally and internationally through our collection, exhibitions, publications, and research on the art of California.
Director Bolton Colburn Staff Members Janet Blake, Curator of Collections and Registrar Jacqueline Bunge, Curator of Education Lisa Cavin, Intern Rebecca Church, Intern Derry Coe, Volunteer Coordinator Amanda deLancellotti, Intern Bret Eagleston, Security Marni Farmer, Director of Communications Timothy Daniel Flynn, Security Teresa Hill, Security Grace Kook-Anderson, Curator of Exhibitions Eun Jung Lee, Security Christine Manchester, Intern Dawn Minegar, Membership Manager Lindy Narver, Assistant Librarian Margarita Poutivskaia, Security Jessica Reinhardt, Intern Carole Reynolds, Librarian Stephanie Rose, Security Peter Salomon, Business Manager Mary Grace Sanchez, Intern Kent Schell, Director of Development Tim Schwab, Exhibitions Designer/ Chief Preparator and Facilities Manager Mike Stice, Director of Operations and Museum Store Manager Sarah Strozza, Events Manager Valerie Tate, Intern Alexander Whalen, Security Samantha Willson, Security Joel Woodard, Security
Kent has enjoyed twenty years of experience in development, with a focus on major gifts. He has served a variety of nonprofit institutions including Occidental College, Bates College, University of Michigan, Union Station Homeless Services, and Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden. He has also served as staff or in a
consulting capacity for Yale, the University of Pennsylvania, and Stanford. His love of the arts and interest in serving the arts community led him to bring his experience to Laguna Art Museum. “At its core, museum support is founded on relationships with people. I am delighted to have the opportunity to nurture and expand Laguna Art Museum’s strong relationships. It is fascinating and very satisfying work.”
SARAH STROZZA, Events Manager
Sarah graduated from California State University, Fullerton in 2007, receiving her Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Art History and General Studio Art. She is currently pursuing her Masters of Fine Art in Exhibition Design and Museum Studies and is expected to graduate in 2011. Since 2006, Sarah has worked as both
a curatorial intern and the assistant registrar at Laguna Art Museum. Additionally, Sarah has worked as a curatorial assistant at the Begovich Gallery in Fullerton and at Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana. She also has worked as an auction assistant for The Last Moving Picture Company in Los Angeles. In 2009, Sarah co-curated the exhibitions Sudden Bloom: A Selection of Works by Yuri Mason and Redefining the Line: Art Nouveau & the Female Figure. “I am honored to have the opportunity to continue working at the Museum as the new Events Manager. Having been an intern and then the assistant registrar at Laguna Art Museum for many years, the Museum and staff have come to hold a special place in my heart. This position gives me the chance to combine my passion for event planning with my love of art, and I’m looking forward to coordinating the Museum’s always-exciting annual and special events!” 5
February 27â€“May 15, 2011 Laguna Art Museum's Permanent Collection reflects both California's historical interaction with its artists and the Museum's own idiosyncratic history. Founded ninetythree years ago as an "artists' space" to showcase recent art, the Laguna Beach Art Association matured in the 1940s into a collecting institution that, since 1972, has developed into a museum of American art with a focus on the art of California. Over the years, Laguna Art Museum has been fortunate to take into its collection significant holdings by underrepresented individual artists who, though they have had little art historical attention thus far, have made significant contributions to regional and national art. These holdings have inspired a curatorial interest in the artists' work, enough of an interest to explore the possibility of future exhibitions. Extract will consist of several small, one-person shows from the Collection by Florence Arnold, Elanor Colburn, Laddie John Dill, Jules Engel, Oscar Fischinger, Tom Holland, Peter Krasnow, Ruth Peabody, David Simpson, Vic Joachim Smith, Jean St. Pierre, and Chris Wilder. The exhibition will include brief curatorial statements on the importance of each artist's work, and will aim to assess the potential for fully-formed monographic exhibitions.
Jules Engel (1909â€“2003) Untitled, n.d. Oil on canvas 55 x 55 inches Gift of Jerrold and Sandy Canter
Oskar Fischinger Criss-Cross, 1939 Oil on canvasboard 27 1/2 x 21 1/2 inches Museum purchase with funds from the GRS Fund Inc.
Elanor Colburn Primitive Mother (Primordial Days in Palm Springs), 1929 Oil on canvas 50 1/4 x 40 inches Gift of Ruth Colburn Peabody
Hans Burkhardt The Card Players, 1956 Oil on canvas 41 x 32 inches Gift of Gary Moscarello
Granville Redmond Golden Morrow, 1931 Oil on canvas 32 x 78 inches Gift of Mrs. Edith Redmond
David Park Three Violinists, 1939 Oil on canvas 52 x 40 inches Museum purchase
Landscape and Figuration from the Collection will feature exemplar twentieth century works from the Collection ranging from impressionism to modernism. Works from the early part of the century will include several of the Museum’s popular impressionist paintings, among them The Old Post Office (c. 1922–23) by Joseph Kleitsch and Golden Morrow (1931) by Granville Redmond. The exhibition will also feature works by artists who aligned themselves with a more modernist approach in both landscape and figurative works. Included will be Day’s End (1947)
by Francis de Erdely and Bastions of the Painted Desert (c. 1910) by Fernand Lungren, both of which were included in the 2009 exhibition Collecting California: Selections from Laguna Art Museum. There will also be several paintings on view that have not been exhibited in many years, including signature works by McClelland Barclay, Conrad Buff, Leland Curtis, Phil Dike, Elsie Palmer Payne, Lee Randolph, Anna Katharine Skeele, and Elmer Wachtel. The exhibition is curated by Janet Blake, curator of collections, and will be seen in the Museum’s lower level galleries.
February 27–May 15, 2011
February 27–May 15, 2011
Brad Coleman: Reproductions is an attentive look at one series of drawings, Coleman’s Sheep series. Upon first glance, the Museum’s upper gallery will appear to be occupied by twelve identical drawings of one sheep image. However, with careful observation viewers will begin to see differences in each drawing and will eventually see a noticeable difference between the first and last drawing. The works are inspired by the sheep Dolly, the world’s first cloned animal (1996). Coleman begins with a photograph of Dolly. He then makes a drawing based on that photograph. In the next drawing, he attempts to make a meticulous copy of the previous drawing. He continues the cycle with each drawing being a copy of the preceding drawing. Through this rigorous endeavor, slight unintentional variances occur, producing a series that begins with a drawing of a sheep and becomes a drawing of a drawing. Brad Coleman: Reproductions will additionally feature still-life works in which the artist creates an illusion of one-point perspective by drawing rows of objects that are sequentially smaller in each row as it recedes toward a one-point perspective horizon. Coleman was born in 1961 and raised in rural northwest Ohio. The figurative element of his work stems from this upbringing; he uses agricultural imagery and the vastness of the Midwest landscape. At the same time, Coleman’s work is equally rooted in conceptualism. Art critic Elizabeth Janus states, “Brad Coleman willingly enters into current discourse surrounding the relationship between man and the machine, between nature and science, with a vision that recognizes our own precarious place in the universe.” This will be Coleman’s first solo museum exhibition. Coleman currently lives and works in Laguna Beach and has been a professor at Laguna College of Art and Design since 1993. Brad Coleman: Reproductions is curated by Grace Kook-Anderson, curator of exhibitions at Laguna Art Museum. This exhibition is partly being made possible through the generosity of Lisa and John Mansour. Sheep IV and Sheep V (2 of 12 Identical Drawings of Sheep), 1998–2010 Charcoal on paper 40 x 40 inches each Courtesy of the artist
June 12–October 2, 2011 Isamu Noguchi (1904–1988, pictured left) is a well-known figure both in the art world and in the design world. Although Noguchi was born in Los Angeles, this will be the first retrospective of his work to be shown in California. Noguchi East Meets West is an exhibition that consists of approximately fifty sculptures and fifty drawings, spanning just over sixty years of Noguchi’s career dating from 1927 to 1988. This exhibition is organized by the Noguchi Museum in New York, and the works are drawn largely from the Noguchi Museum. As described in the title of this exhibition, Noguchi East Meets West not only speaks to the artist’s own dual ancestry (his mother was American, his maternal grandmother was part Native American, and his father was Japanese), but also to the fact that Noguchi traveled extensively during his lifetime, folding in the influences of cultures to which he was exposed. Similarly, his use of media became varied and fused; he combined brass and marble, bones and string, or aluminum and maple. He created sculptures featuring these combinations as well as sculptures singularly depicted in one medium, including alabaster, onyx, and clay. The exhibition will also include Noguchi’s architectural designs for gardens and playgrounds. Noguchi’s contributions are significant to the history of art and design. Some of his works are still manufactured and sold today. Additionally, Noguchi can be connected to many noteworthy artists including Constanin Brancusi, Buckminster Fuller, Alexander Calder, Martha Graham, Merce Cunningham, and John Cage, to name just a few.
Isamu Noguchi on Slide Mantra, 1986 Photo by Shigeo Anzai Courtesy of The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, New York
Isamu Noguchi The Section, 1970 Red Alicante marble, black Belgian marble Photo by Kevin Noble Courtesy of The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, New York
Isamu Noguchi Asleep in a Rock, 1966 Marble Photo by Kevin Noble Courtesy of The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, New York
Isamu Noguchi, 1987 Photo by Jun Miki Courtesy of The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, New York
Situated between two office towers at South Coast Plaza Town Center in Costa Mesa is Isamu Noguchi’s California Scenario (1980–82), a 1.6 acre metaphorical abstraction of California’s natural resources. Comprised of trees, plants, water, and sculpture, the garden is a space filled with beauty and tranquility. Commissioned by developer and philanthropist Henry Segerstrom, Noguchi offered a plan that challenged everyone’s notions of a garden. California Scenario: The Courage of Imagination will feature a model of the park, memorabilia, photographs, and film footage of Noguchi’s California Scenario. This exhibition will be guest curated by Bonnie Rychlak, curator at the Noguchi Museum in New York. Rychlak has been curating exhibitions internationally and writing on Noguchi since 1996. This exhibition will be on display at Laguna Art Museum the same time as Noguchi East Meets West.
California Scenario: The Forest Walk, 1980–82
June 12–October 2, 2011
California Scenario suggests an outline of the vastness and diversity of California. With redwoods and cacti, among other indigenous plantings, the garden transports visitors to terrains ranging from the High Sierra to the deserts of Joshua Tree National Park. Noguchi gave the design elements in the garden evocative and allegorical titles such as, Land Use, The Desert Land, The Forest Walk, Energy Fountain, Water Use, and Water Source. The masterwork of the garden, Spirit of the Lima Bean, is a seven-foot-high granite sculpture made from seven boulders that fit together as tightly as those of the stone walls at Sacsayhuamán, near the ancient city of Cuzco in Peru. California Scenario is celebrating its 30th anniversary. In 1980, when Henry Segerstrom envisioned a garden for the site of the family land that had once been a lima bean farm, he saw it as a lushly green and shady space. Instead, Noguchi created a bare, stonecovered plaza that with time has grown into a magical landscape. Together the artist and the developer created a garden surpassing anything that had been projected and, in Noguchi’s words, “Henry Segerstrom had the courage to imagine the ultimate within our limits.”
Noguchi East Meets West and California Scenario: The Courage of Imagination are part of the county-wide arts collaboration JapanOC celebrating Japanese and Japanese-American art and culture. Noguchi East Meets West and California Scenario: The Courage of Imagination have been organized by the Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, New York, USA. California Scenario: Water Use, 1980–82
9 California Scenario: Spirit of the Lima Bean, 1980–82
California Scenario: Stream, 1980–82
October 29, 2011-January 29, 2012 From its inception in 1965 through the early 1970s, very few exhibitions and little research has been done on the contributions of the art department at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) to the development of contemporary art. However, during this period, UCI was the hub for the most advanced artists, students, and art writers on the West Coast. In 1964, John Coplans was named director of the University Art Gallery and recruited artists to come on board as art faculty. At the same time, Coplans was a writer and editor for Artforum and moved its headquarters from San Francisco to Los Angeles.
Donald Carwellis, 1969–1971 UCI Graduate Student Photo © Marcia Hafif
Coplans was instrumental in bringing Philip Leider (editor in chief of Artforum, 1962–1971), Barbara Rose (author of American Art Since 1900), and art historian Alan Solomon to the UCI faculty. Tony DeLap, one of the founding members of the art faculty, and John McCracken relocated from San Francisco to teach there. Others drawn to the faculty included Vija Celmins, Robert Irwin, Craig Kauffman, John Mason, and Ed Moses. MFA students at the time included Michael Asher, Chris Burden, Marcia Hafif, Jay McCafferty, Alexis Smith, and Barbara Smith. Artists like James Turrell (DeLap’s studio assistant), Frank Stella (at the time Barbara Rose’s husband), David Hockney, and Bruce Nauman all contributed to the cultural ambiance of the campus at the time as well. The year 1971 marks a significant end year of exploration for this exhibition. With creativity thriving significantly for six years on an expansive new campus, artists converged, new galleries were created, and developments for new models of artist-run, alternative spaces were taking shape; all before the City of Irvine’s incorporation into Orange County. That year also marks the Duchamp Festival at UCI organized by art historians Moira Roth and Barbara Rose. The festival included an exhibition, symposium, and a set of performances organized by UCI faculty and students. Laguna Art Museum’s exhibition Best Kept Secret: UCI and the Development of Contemporary Art in Southern California, 1964–1971 will bring together the work of these seminal artists from this critical period, drawing connections among their work and contextualizing it in light of other historical developments in California and in the rest of the nation. In addition, Best Kept Secret will examine the impact UCI had on the roots of the Finish Fetish and Light and Space movements, performance, video, and conceptualism, as well as the development of the art programs at the University of California, San Diego and the California Institute of the Arts.
Jack Barth, 1969–1971 UCI Graduate Student Photo © Marcia Hafif
The Museum’s publication for this exhibition will draw on primary interviews; ephemera and documents in the archives of the artists and writers of the time; the archive of the University of California, Irvine; the Archives of American Art; and the Getty Research Institute. Tony DeLap is serving as the project consultant, and Laguna Art Museum's Curator of Exhibitions Grace Kook-Anderson is the coordinating curator. Best Kept Secret is part of Pacific Standard Time: Art in LA 1945– 1980. Pacific Standard Time is a collaboration of more than sixty cultural institutions across Southern California, coming together for six months beginning in October 2011 to tell the story of the birth of the Los Angeles art scene and how it became a major new force in the art world. Each institution will make its own contribution to this grand-scale story of artistic innovation and social change, told through a multitude of simultaneous exhibitions and programs. Exploring and celebrating the significance of the crucial post-World War II years through the tumultuous period of the 1960s and 70s, Pacific Standard Time encompasses developments from modernist architecture and design to multi-media installations; from L.A. Pop to post-minimalism; from the films of the African American L.A. Rebellion to the feminist happenings of the Woman’s Building; from ceramics to Chicano performance art; and from Japanese American design to the pioneering work of artists’ collectives.
Nancy Buchanan, 1969–1971 UCI Graduate Student Photo © Marcia Hafif
UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS Tony DeLap, 1970 UCI Graduate Professor Photo © Marcia Hafif
Robert Walker, 1969–1971 UCI Graduate Student Photo © Marcia Hafif
Chris Buden (back, on right) and classmates, 1969–1971 UCI Graduate Student Photo © Marcia Hafif
Initiated through $10 million in grants from the Getty Foundation, Pacific Standard Time involves cultural institutions of every size and character across Southern California, from Greater Los Angeles to San Diego and Santa Barbara to Palm Springs. Pacific Standard Time is an initiative of the Getty. The presenting sponsor is Bank of America.
Barbara T. Smith, 1969–1971 UCI Graduate Student Photo © Marcia Hafif
2010 EXHIBITION REVIEW
OsCene 2010: Contemporary Art and Culture in OC Curated by Grace Kook-Anderson February 21–May 16, 2010 Major exhibition support provided by South Coast Plaza, the Contemporary Collectors Council, and the Hoff Foundation.
Barbara Berk performing Tip Top Photo by Michael Haight
OC Music Awards listening wall where patrons could listen to nominated songs on one of eleven iPods Photo by Michael Haight
The Steele Gallery featuring from left to right: Shelter Shock by Esteban Bojorquez, An Aesthetic Instruction in Conspicuous Consumption by Shag, and 1963 by Travis Somerville Photo by Eric Stoner
“It’s been four years since Laguna Art Museum staged its last OsCene, the survey exhibition meant to showcase the best of the Orange County art scene. After gaining cred for curating WoW: Emergent Media Phenomenon, recently hired chief curator Grace Kook-Anderson puts her stamp on the show initiated by predecessor Tyler Stallings. Keeping with tradition, she has included film and music (teaming up with film curator Keiko Beattie and music curator Ashley Eckenweiler), and keeps things edgy by emphasizing photography and video, drawing, installation, and performance over conventional painting or sculpture.” ~ Daniella Walsh, Riviera Magazine "OsCene 2010: Contemporary Art and Culture in OC, hosted by Laguna Art Museum, is a fascinating exhibition of the latest art created by Orange County and Long Beach artists. OsCene has become one of the most anticipated and closely watched events art lovers look forward to; something like an art barometer, every two years.” ~ Roberta Carraso, Laguna News-Post “The coolest piece, Kendall Carter’s Too Black . . . Not Black Enough, works on a host of levels, targeting the art world, race relations, corporate advertising, drug use in minority neighborhoods and the American flag, all in one poetic installation. Cheeming Boey’s Styrofoam cups embossed with intricate Sharpie drawings are a small revelation, their intricate black lines creating something beautiful out of something usually tossed onto a trash pile. I could sit for hours waiting to see Jim Jenkins’ kinetic installation of aluminum birds in a steel tree, Jacaranda, kick into gear.” ~ Dave Barton, OC Weekly Art Shack Curated by Greg Escalante June 13–October 3, 2010 Major exhibition support provided by Hurley and Blizzard Entertainment. “Curated by the legendary Greg Escalante, Art Shack is an ingenious combination of art, architecture, pop-culture, and downright whimsy. Featured artists include Mike Shine, Don Ed Hardy, Shag, Liz McGrath, Jason Maloney and many others—each with their own unique spin on the theme. A more enjoyable art show may be hard to find.” ~ Jen Pappas, Hi-Fructose Magazine
Interior of Shine Shack by Mike Shine Photo by Michael Farmer
“Overall, Art Shack is a hit, with occasional patches for quizzical headscratching. It's an intriguing, interactive concept, one brought to engaging reality by Greg Escalante, guest curator for the exhibit. And perhaps most importantly, it's a pièce d'résistance in the old-fashioned sense, a show that defies art market rules determining what's commercially viable and what "ought" to be made to satisfy the whims of the marketplace.” ~ Richard Chang, The Orange County Register “Get in the car and get yourself to the Laguna Art Museum and start trespassing in a fantastical neighborhood curated by Greg Escalante who essentially invited his extended family of visionaries to create the diorama of their dreams.” ~ Gwynned Vitello, Juxtapoz Art & Culture Magazine
Slum installation by Jeff Gillette Photo by Eric Stoner
Major exhibition support provided by Anonymous, Estate of John Paul Jones, Dr. James Pick and Rosalyn Laudati, Dr. and Mrs. Eugene Levin, Julie Padach-Mathewson and Curtis Mathewson, SCAPE, Patsy Tartaglia, Dr. Kelly Tucker, Patricia Turnier, and Dr. and Mrs. Jay M. Young. “Time hasn't been the kindest to Jones, a Laguna Beach resident from the mid-1960s to 1990. After his death in 1999, he seemed to drop off the map for those documenting California art since the 1950s. Critics and art historians seemed to forget many of his accomplishments in painting, printmaking, sculpture, and teaching. A new exhibition at Laguna Art Museum aims to revive Jones' career and legacy. John Paul Jones is a retrospective based on the Laguna Beach museum's extensive permanent collection of his work – probably the world's largest.” ~ Richard Chang, The Orange County Register
John Paul Jones’ sculptures in the Steele Gallery. Foreground: Plaza Sweet (Maquette), 1987 Photo by Michael Haight
2010 EXHIBITION REVIEW
John Paul Jones Curated by Mike McGee October 31, 2010–January 23, 2011
A patron enjoys Sean Duffy’s poster in front of Die Hard, 2008 Photo by Michael Haight
E. Roscoe Shrader Curated by Janet Blake October 31, 2010–January 23, 2011
E. Roscoe Shrader, Two Ladies on a Swing, c. 1929 Photo by Michael Haight
Major exhibition support provided by George Stern Fine Arts, Mr. and Mrs. Allen Lay, Peter and Gail Ochs, Rick Silver, California Art Company, Mr. and Mrs. Mark Hilbert, Steven Stern, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin R. Shrader III, Deric Schmidt, and Terrence M. White. “[Shrader’s] grisaille (tones of black, white, and gray) paintings in particular resemble photography without slavishly replicating it while his landscapes are stylistically diverse.” ~Daniella Walsh, The Laguna Beach Independent Sean Duffy: Searcher Curated by Grace Kook-Anderson October 31, 2010–January 23, 2011 Major exhibition support provided by Yasuko and John Bush, and Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects. “Although retaining a foot at all times in the pop-cultural swamp, Duffy's work has steadily grown more formally and conceptually challenging, while simultaneously becoming more autobiographical and tinged with social commentary. Two of a 2008 series of silk-screened "paintings" on stained drop cloths—their lower thirds cluttered with a landscape of superimposed automotive logos—team with a new pair of his better-known modular grids of silk-screened plywood units (these ones depicting variations of contemporary outdoor sport magazines instead of vintage LP covers) that reiterate Duffy's almost incidental position as one of the most interesting and challenging painters currently working in L.A.” ~ Doug Harvey, LA Weekly
Sean Duffy’s light sculpture Untitled (red), 2010 Photo by Michael Haight
Masterstrokes: Selections from Laguna Plein Air Painters Association Signature Members Photo by Michael Haight
Masterstrokes: Selections from Laguna Plein Air Painters Association Signature Members Curated by Jean Stern October 31, 2010–January 23, 2011 Major exhibition support provided by Tatiana and Jean Gaulin. Megan Hart Jones: A Tribute Young Artists Society Gallery October 31, 2010–January 23, 2011 Major exhibition support for the Young Artists Society Gallery is provided by the Wells Fargo Foundation. “A touching memorial exhibit of paintings, drawings, and writings by Megan Jones, daughter of John Paul, is a cameo. Megan Jones, who took art classes at Laguna Beach High School as well as instruction at the former Laguna Art Institute, was already a chip off the old block. Her drawings mirror the perfectionism of her artist father, John Paul.” ~ Daniella Walsh, The Laguna Beach Independent 13
EVENTS Photo by Don Leach
ART APPRAISAL CLINIC: February 8, 2011 10:00 a.m.â€“12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. â€“3:00 p.m. Visit Laguna Art Museum on Tuesday, February 8 for an opportunity to have your art appraised by art auction house Bonhams & Butterfields. Bring your treasured item(s) to receive a verbal auction value appraisal (no reservations necessary). The cost is $5.00 per item. This is a great chance to find out what hidden treasures you may have! During the 2009 art appraisal clinic at Laguna Art Museum, over 150 items were appraised. Exciting discoveries included a Renoir painting, a Tiffany 14
lamp, a David Hockney lithograph, a 1950s Patek Philippe watch, and a 1949 Dong Kingman watercolor. Appraisals in the following categories will be offered: - Paintings including oils, watercolors, drawings, and sculpture - Fine prints and photography - European and American furniture - Decorative objects including bronzes, ivories, wood items, silver, ceramics, glassware, tapestries, and clocks - Jewelry and watches - Asian works of art Appraisals in the following categories will not be offered:
- Musical instruments - Rugs - Ethnographic items - Pre-Columbian objects - Eskimo art - Ancient artifacts Bonhams & Butterfields is the third largest auction house in the world and specializes in the appraisal and sale of fine art. Butterfields was established in 1865 when William Butterfield, a sheriff in San Francisco, recognized the need for a place where successful Gold-Rush Californians could buy and sell fine art and furnishings. Butterfields continued to grow, and was eventually acquired in August of 2002 by Bonhams, a British fine art auction house.
EVENTS Live auction. Photo by Michael Haight.
Tiana Wright and Torii Cooper participating in the 2010 silent auction. Photo by Michael Haight.
Diane Stovall winning a Mike Henderson painting in the 2010 live auction. Photo by Michael Haight.
Day, the theme of the 2011 art auction is “LOVE” inspired by George Herms (famed assemblage artist and 2011 participating auction artist) who writes “Each act must be an act of love” and stamps his art with the word “LOVE.”
Auction 2011: February 12, 2011 Auction Preview Week: February 5–11, 2011 Post-Auction Sale: February 13, 2011 Auction Chairs: Sara Heeschen, Michele Monda, and Sarah Thorne-Markman Prepare to be swept off your feet. Celebrate Valentine’s Day in style this year at Laguna Art Museum’s annual art auction on Saturday, February 12, 2011 from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. You will see art worthy of adoration from preeminent California artists. Food from Southern California's most elegant restaurants with which you will be besotted. Fabulous flowers and live music will complete the amorous tone. Taking place the weekend before Valentine’s
This exciting event will feature works of art by premier California artists, with proceeds benefiting the education and exhibition programs at Laguna Art Museum. The event will include delicious food courtesy of local restaurants Watermarc and Pelican Hill, wine by Columbia Crest, an ice bar by Ketel One Vodka, floral design by Roger’s Gardens, and live music. The event will feature a fast-paced live auction as well as a silent auction during which guests will have the chance to mix and mingle with fellow collectors and artists. “I have been attending Laguna Art Museum’s annual auction since the mid-1980s, and I have acquired several wonderful works over the years,” said collector Diane Stovall. “It has always proven to be a unique and fabulous time, with friends and new friends made, and
a great time to add to my art collection! Plus, the donation goes to the classiest museum in Orange County. In 2010, I was very excited to acquire the Mike Henderson painting—it possesses timeless beauty. I look forward to attending the next art auction!” Laguna Art Museum invites you to preview the auction from Saturday, February 5 to Friday, February 11. On Sunday, February 13, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Laguna Art Museum will host a public sale during which any unsold Auction 2011 works will be available for sale. Don’t miss the chance to be a part of this exciting social event, which, in its February 2010 issue, Riviera Magazine named one of Orange County’s “Top Ten in 2010” events to attend. Auction 2011 tickets can be purchased online at www.LagunaArtMuseum. org, at the Museum’s Front Desk, or by calling 949.494.8971 x203. Join us for a party that you will LOVE! 15
EVENTS The desert home of Robert Hayden III
The desert home of Robert Hayden III
The Desert 16
March 26, 2011 Art Tour and Food Trucks: 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Exclusive Artist’s Dinner: 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Chihuly. Kogi Korean BBQ ToGo and Frysmith, two immensely popular food trucks—the gourmet food trend sweeping the nation— will also provide delicious food.
Laguna Art Museum invites you to join us for Art Access: The Desert, a unique fundraiser benefiting the Museum’s exhibition and education programs. This extraordinary event begins at the Imago Galleries in Palm Desert. Guests will meet and mingle at the galleries and get a sneak preview of an exhibition of works by Ed Moses and Dale
Following lunch and the tour of the Imago Galleries, guests will be conveniently transported to the serene home of the prolific artist and sculptor Mary Anne TurleyEmett. Guests will tour the artist’s home, on-site studio, and fabulous gardens. Lastly, guests will be shuttled to a private collector’s home located in the exclusive
EVENTS Mary Anne Turley-Emett’s home studio
gated community The Reserve. Guests will feel as if they’ve walked onto the pages of Architectural Digest as they gain access to this spectacular home filled with a museum-quality art collection. This fascinating collection focuses on California artists, with an emphasis on mid-century Bay Area figurative art, and features prime example of such work. Guests will marvel at paintings by Richard Diebenkorn, Wayne Thiebaud, David Park, and Sam Francis, among many others. While at the collector’s home guests will be treated to
the delectable COOLHAUS ice cream truck. Attendees will then be returned to the Imago Galleries for transportation back to Laguna Beach by executive motor coach, or for those wishing to continue the party, this special event will resume later that evening for an exclusive dinner. The final act of Art Access: The Desert will be held at the desert home of Robert Hayden III, president of Laguna Art Museum’s board of trustees, and will be limited to forty attendees. For an
extra fee, guests are invited to an exclusive four-course dinner with wine pairings prepared by Jean Paul Lair, executive chef of Le Vallauris, the highest-rated restaurant in the Coachella Valley. In attendance will be an exciting roster of well-known California artists. Don’t miss your chance to be part of this special event. Art Access: The Desert tickets can be purchased online at www.LagunaArtMuseum.org, at the Museum’s Front Desk, or by calling 949.494.8971 x203. 17
EVENTS A young visitor creating a Lagoonie Alien
Musical performance by the Laguna Beach High School Strings and Teen Strings
Craft projects led by LOCA
Imagination Celebration: May 1, 2011 11:00 a.m.â€“2:00 p.m. In 2010, Imagination Celebration celebrated its 25th anniversary in Orange County, and its fifth year under the management of Arts Orange County. On April 24, 2010, Laguna Art Museum and Laguna Outreach for Community Arts (LOCA) presented Imagination Celebration: Open the Door to Art. Over 400 children and parents enjoyed the festivities at Laguna Art Museum. Admission was free thanks to a donation from the Arts Council, a support group of Laguna Art Museum. 18
Families enjoyed a fun-filled day of hands-on art projects led by members of LOCA, face painting, refreshments, the Art Detective game, and more. Musical performances took place every hour by musicians from local schools including the El Morro and Top of the World Honors Choir, The St. Mary's Drumline from St. Mary's K-8 in Aliso Viejo, and the Laguna Beach High School Strings and Teen Strings. The hands-on art projects focused on upcycling, which is the practice of taking something that is disposable
and transforming it into something of greater use and value. Thank you to all of our volunteers who made the event such a success! The next Imagination Celebration will take place on Sunday, May 1, 2011, at Laguna Art Museum. Please save the date and join us for a funfilled day for you and your family. Admission is free to the public. For more information, please contact Education Curator Jacqueline Bunge at jbunge@ lagunaartmuseum.org or 949.494.8971 x207.
May 21, 2011 Laguna Art Museumâ€™s spring event, Palette to Palate, has quickly become one of Orange County's most anticipated art and dining experiences. On May 22, 2010, the work of ten invited artists transformed Laguna Art Museum into a beautiful and unique venue, which also showcased the talents of Chef Craig Strong of Studio at Montage Laguna Beach and the acclaimed wines of HALL Napa Valley. The buzz began early for Palette to Palate, as Riviera Magazine included the event in its coveted list, "Top Ten in 2010." As in years past, the event sold out before the invitations were in the mail.
Art by Linda Christensen, table design by Sheldon Harte Photo by Ann Chatillon
The year 2010 marked the first year that Chef Strong led the culinary team. In addition to doing a superb job preparing the four course dinner on site in the Museumâ€™s galleries, he also donated a private cooking class for six people to the event's live auction. This generated such enthusiastic bidding that Chef Strong graciously agreed to give two cooking classes, which together brought the Museum over ten thousand dollars! Another auction highlight came courtesy of second-year participants DEAN & DELUCA, Napa Valley. Their Director of Wines, Kerrin Laz, flew down for the event and presented two fabulous donations: a private high-end wine tasting for twenty people, and "The Ultimate New York Wine and Food Experience" for six people at DEAN & DELUCA, Soho, including roundtrip airfare for six from first-time sponsor Virgin America.
Art and table design by Stephanie Bachiero Photo by Ann Chatillon
Laguna Art Museum thanks the 2010 participating artists, without whom this event would not have been possible: Kim Abeles, Stephanie Bachiero, Linda Christensen, Ron Dier, Alison Foshee, Tony Marsh, Donnie Molls, Burton Morris, Gifford Myers, and Randall Sexton. The next Palette to Palate will take place Saturday, May 21, 2011.
Art and table design by Kim Abeles Photo by Ann Chatillon
EVENTS Director Bolton Colburn addressing the members
William “Hopalong Cassidy” Boyd and Grace Bradley Boyd
Marla Bird and Joan Hanson
Robert Hayden III and Bolton Colburn
2011 ANNUAL MEMBERS' MEETING Immediately following the Members’ September 27, 2011
Meeting, the Museum hosted a tribute to longtime Museum supporter and On September 28, Laguna Art Museum Bohemian Club founding member hosted its Annual Members' Meeting Grace Bradley Boyd. In the 1930s and where members gathered to hear brief 40s, Grace was a Paramount Pictures comments about what the Museum film star and married to William Boyd had accomplished in 2010 and what is (Hopalong Cassidy) from 1937 until the planned for 2011. Presenters included actor’s death in 1972. The Museum was President of the Board of Trustees Robert saddened to hear that Grace passed Hayden III, Director Bolton Colburn, and away on September 23, 2010, just Business Manager Peter Solomon. At before she was to be honored at the the meeting, Secretary of the Board of Museum during the Annual Members' Trustees Sara Heeschen, announced that Meeting. That day was her 97th Robert Hayden III had been elected and birthday. Longtime friend Joan Hanson ratified by ballot to renew his three-year gave a touching tribute to Grace in a term on the Board of Trustees, and that room full of attentive Museum members. Marshall G. Eichenauer, Jr. was newly Following Joan's talk, the Museum elected to serve a three-year term. sold the book Hopalong Cassidy: An
Grace Bradley Boyd
American Legend, co-written by Grace and screened the documentary Hopalong Cassidy: Public Hero #1, which featured her commentary. Save the date! The next Annual Members’ Meeting will take place Tuesday, September 27, 2011. Enjoy wine and appetizers, learn about the past year’s accomplishments and future plans for the Museum, and meet and mingle with other Museum members. For more information, please contact Membership Manager Dawn Minegar at dminegar@ lagunaartmuseum.org or 949.494.8971 x203.
EVENTS On Sunday, October 10, 2010, forty-eight plein air artists from across the country flocked to Laguna Beach to participate in the 12th Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational presented by Laguna Art Museum and the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association. A Paint Out at Treasure Island Park marked the official start of the week, where artists created 8 x 10 inch study paintings for the event’s feature, Trust Your Plein Sight.
Photo by Michael Farmer
Throughout the week, participating artists could be spotted painting along the coast, in the canyon, and on the streets of Laguna Beach. Each artist chose three of these paintings to be sold in the Collectors’ Soirée and Sale on Saturday night. Kicking off Saturday’s festivities was the Quick Draw, which took place overlooking the Pacific Ocean on the cliffs of Heisler Park under the gaze of hundreds of onlookers. In that event the participating artists had just two hours to complete a work of art. Immediately afterward, the Quick Draw paintings were offered in an exciting silent auction attended by over 300 guests. It was a great opportunity for viewers to purchase one of the paintings that had just moments before been created.
Photo by Michael Farmer
At the Collectors’ Soirée and Sale that evening, collectors and artists mixed and mingled over cocktails, delicious food catered by Las Brisas, and live music courtesy of Sammy Joe Guitarist. Museum Director Bolton Colburn, Board of Trustees Treasurer Marshall Eichenauer, and President of the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association Greg Vail announced the following artist awards: Gavin Brooks, the SouthwestArt Quick Draw Award; Bryan Mark Taylor, the Collectors’ Choice Award; and John Burton, the Artists’ Choice Award. In addition, Joan LaRue received the Edward H. Boseker Memorial Award, presented by his widow, Yvonne Boseker, and their daughters, Andrea Boone, Tanya Fletcher, and Susan Gray. The Invitational culminated with the Public Sale on Sunday, October 17. The sale was free to the public and welcomed over 500 guests who had the opportunity to meet the participating artists and to purchase additional paintings. Laguna Art Museum would like to thank the sponsors, participating artists, and volunteers who made the 12th Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational a success. 21
Photo by Michael Farmer
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AUCTION 100 (photos by Michael Haight) 1. Robert Hayden III, Elizabeth Pearson, Matt Lawson, and Rick Silver 2. Sheldon Harte and John Combs 3. Rick Balzer, Lyn Burke, and John and Sue Reese 4. Ken and Jan Kaplan 5. Susan Anderson and Warren and Melissa Bidmead ART SHACK (photos by Michael Farmer) 6. Bolton Colburn, Don Ed Hardy, and Greg Escalante 7. Esteban Bojorquez and Mike Shine 8. Mark Ryden and Marion Peck 22
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9. Susan Wang and Paul Frank FALL 2010 EXHIBITIONS (photos by Michael Haight) 10. George Stern, Janet Blake, and Jean Stern 11. Tom Dowling, Andrea Harris-McGee, Greg Escalante, Mike McGee, Tony DeLap, and Kelly DeLap Evans 12. Clyde Beswick and Jason Chang 13. Sean Duffy and Gifford Myers 2010 MEMBERS' MEETING (photos by Marni Farmer) 14. Ken Jillson and Matt Lawson 15. Mary Lawson, Dan Scinto, and Francine Scinto 16. Carol Hanke, Bill Hanke, and Bonnie Changstrom-Simon 23
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1. Carolina Sims and Joan Hanson OSCENE 2010 (photos by Michael Haight) 2. Jeff Gillette, Laurie Hassold, Karen Thayer, and Jim Jenkins 3. Ashley Eckenweiler and Luke Allen 4. Tyler Stallings (OsCene curator 2004), Jacqueline Bunge (OsCene curator 2006), and Grace Kook-Anderson (OsCene curator 2010) 5. Johnny Sampson and Adrienne Cameron 6. Mark Bergendahl and Corrine Parra PALETTE TO PALATE 2010 (photos by Ann Chatillon) 7. Lou and Laura Rohl and Paul and Linda Gotskind 8. Chuck and Nancy Fry, Executive Chef Craig Strong, Bruce Miller and Elyse Caraco Miller 24
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9. Peter Blake and Stephanie Bachiero 10. Jennifer Segerstrom and Ann Smyth PLEIN AIR INVITATIONAL (photos by Michael Farmer) 11. Bryan Mark Taylor, Gavin Brooks, and John Burton 12. Jay McDonald and Christina Licen 13. Sarah and Paul Heeschen and Elizabeth and Jim Chapel 14. Tanya Fletcher, Andrea Boone, Joan LaRue, Yvonne Boseker, and Susan Gray 15. Teri and Marshall Eichenauer 16. Wendy and Scott Wirth 25
Cerno LED light fixture display
Ryan Shroeder: Still in Space
MUSEUM STORE SPOTLIGHTS LOCAL ARTISTS Recently, the Laguna Art Museum Store has been featuring works of art by local artists. In late 2010, the store presented an exhibition by 2009 Laguna College of Art and Design graduate Ryan Schroeder titled Still in Space. His watercolor paintings depict still lifes of jars, nails, tools, and skulls. “My current series explores this idea of art as a process of constructing images,” said Shroeder. “By reducing my subject down to little more than forms in space, repeating my use of specific objects, and depicting each object life-sized, the focus of the work becomes the composition of the objects rather than the individual object itself.” In addition to showcasing the paintings of Ryan Schroeder, the Museum Store partnered with Laguna Canyon-based industrial design and manufacturing company Cerno who had a recent exhibition at Peter Blake Gallery. Six of their LED light displays were on exhibition in the store. The three founders view Cerno as a friendship, a business, and a lifestyle. The dynamic team is comprised of an engineer, a designer, and an artist whose unrelenting passion for innovative design fuels their pursuit to continually create one-of-a-kind furniture and lighting products. Their mission is to fuse quality, performance, and resource efficiency with contemporary design.
Laguna Art Museum is committed to artistically serving the local community and is proud to feature local artists and companies in the Museum Store. Visit the store to find unique, one-of-a-kind items from a variety of our local artists that you can’t buy anywhere else. The Museum Store is open daily from 11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m. In addition to local artists, the store features a wide range of Permanent Collection giclée reproductions, exhibition catalogues, and special exhibition merchandise such as T-shirts, signed books, and postcards. Museum members always receive 10% off in the Museum Store. Access our store online at www.LagunaArtMuseum.org/Shop. 26
Are you planning a wedding reception, banquet, or corporate meeting? Laguna Art Museum provides an elegant and beautiful setting for your special event and gives you the unique opportunity to view art in our many galleries. Located just steps from the Pacific Ocean and the breathtaking Laguna Beach coastline, our magnificent surroundings ensure that your event is unforgettable.
PLAN YOUR NEXT EVENT AT LAGUNA ART MUSEUM
Whether you are planning a formal dinner, a casual banquet, a business meeting, a wedding ceremony, or a simply-elegant reception, Laguna Art Museum is the venue that will fit your needs. Our highly-trained staff of planners, coupled with expert service and outstanding cuisine, will guarantee a perfect event. Along with our restaurant partner, Las Brisas, we can create customized packages for your unique event. CONFERENCE ROOM Our unique Conference Room can accommodate up to thirty people. The Conference Room doubles as a library, housing one of the largest collection of books on California art. The room is equipped with a laptop computer, projector, and projection screen for presentations. The Conference Room has incandescent lighting controlled by dimmers as well as a customdesigned, 26-foot glass table created by Dubin and Moore. The room also offers a mini-buffet for drinks and snacks.
CALIFORNIA GALLERY The California Gallery can accommodate 120 guests at a stand-up cocktail reception or buffet and 80 at a seated dinner event. In addition, program seating space for approximately 125 is available on an exhibition-specific basis. A lectern, microphone, and sound system are available for use. The California Gallery has beautiful bamboo wood flooring and high ceilings and is adjacent to the Museum's kitchen, allowing for easy access when preparing food and drinks. Book your special event at Laguna Art Museum today. Contact Mike Stice at mstice@lagunaartmuseum. org or 949.494.8971 x200. 27
PERMANENT COLLECTION DONATIONS AND PROMISED GIFTS Janet Blake, Curator of Collections In the past year, Laguna Art Museum has received several gifts and promised gifts for the Permanent Collection and made two purchases for the Collection. The gifts include two paintings by Frank Cuprien, fifteen works on paper by Tony DeLap, and ten serigraphs by Florence Arnold. The purchases include an early painting by Oskar Fischinger and a painting by contemporary artist Jeremy Fish. Bruno and Frances Lambert gifted the Museum two beautiful landscapes by Frank Cuprien. The paintings are rare in that Cuprien’s oeuvre was almost entirely devoted to seascapes. Both works are oil on canvas board and are signed. One measures 16 x 18 inches; the other 18 x 20 inches. They are excellent additions to the Collection, which has sixteen works by the artist, including The Golden Hour, Laguna Beach, which was purchased in 2009 and graced the cover of our 2009 Collecting California: Selections from Laguna Art Museum exhibition catalogue. Robert Cugno, Robert Logan, and Media Gallery Enterprises generously donated the Florence Arnold serigraphs. Arnold was included in the 1964 exhibition California Hard-edge Painting, curated by Jules Langsner. The exhibition followed Langsner’s 1959 exhibition, Four Abstract Classicists, which featured the work of John McLaughlin, Lorser Feitelson, Karl Benjamin, and Frederick Hammersley. The hard-edge classicists’ approach to abstract painting stood in stark contrast to the gestural forms of the abstract expressionists, and most of its practitioners lived and worked in California. Arnold (1900–1994) received a BA from UCLA and worked as an art and music teacher in Fullerton, California. At the age of fifty, she enrolled in art classes at Fullerton College and also took classes at Claremont Graduate School. At Claremont she came under the influence of Karl Benjamin, who reinforced her interest in hard-edge painting. She worked in both oil and watercolor, and, in the 1970s, produced a series of serigraphs, nearly all of which are monochromatic. The Museum has five paintings and three prints by Arnold. These new serigraphs are an welcome addition to the Collection. The Museum has excellent holdings of the California hard-edge painters, including works by McLaughlin, Feitelson, Benjamin, Hammersley, and Lundeberg. In late 2010, the Museum received a promised gift of works by Tony DeLap from Tom and Barbara Peckenpaugh. The gift consists of fifteen works on paper and includes the Paris Suite of six prints, the Hands and Stick suite of seven prints, and two drawings. The Paris Suite was created after that artist’s 1984 sojourn in Paris. The six prints are “interventions,” in that DeLap utilized an historical postcard (a black and white collotype) and added something of his own making to the image. In all except one image, he added a nonobjective object, either a shape or a line—easily recognizable as one of his iconic forms—which he cleanly integrated into the existing image. In Pyramid, he has rather playfully balanced a blue arcing line across the peak. The only exception to the nonobjective additions is in La Grand Roue, a postcard image of the famous transporter bridge at Rouen, which was constructed in 1899, then destroyed during World War II. The postcard depicts the suspended ferry that was pulled underneath the tall bridge. DeLap has superimposed his “floating lady” 28
One of the challenges for any art museum is storage of its permanent collection. It is especially challenging for a small institution that has limited resources. Laguna Art Museum holds a collection of over 3,000 objects dating from the mid-nineteenth century to present day. Over two hundred works—those designated as having a high value—are stored in the vault located in the lower level of the Museum. Since 2004, the balance of the Collection has been stored in a leased space in Irvine. By 2010, it became clear that the Museum needed to find a larger facility, one that would be closer to Laguna Beach. Late this spring, the Museum had an opportunity to lease such a facility in Laguna Hills. The space is nearly 5,000 square feet, of which about 4,000 square feet is a large warehouse. The staff gained access to the space in late June, and the preparation and move took place during July.
NEW STORAGE SPACE FOR THE COLLECTION
Exhibition Designer Tim Schwab organized a crew of four men—Aron Briggs, Matt Causey, Kyle Chew, and Robert Harsch—who ably assisted him in preparing the space and handling the move. Interns Sarah Strozza and Amanda deLancellotti assisted both Schwab and Curator of Collections Janet Blake.
New storage facility
silhouette in the rigging above the ferry. Peter Frank described the works in a 1989 essay as alluding to the magician.
Form and meaning take on new resonance from the images as DeLap alters them with the introduction of but one single item . . . . DeLap has changed nothing, only added visual spice. The collotype medium integrates these changes seamlessly into the texture of each original image, diminishing the willful sense of DeLap’s intervention. Theses subtle perversions of various architectural structures (and by extension architectural structure in general), then, seem natural here. But, once more, things are not what they seem—and are not otherwise.
In the Hands and Stick suite, DeLap has added a narrow stick to seven different images of hands, either as a pair or as a single hand. In most instances, the stick is floating near the hand, perhaps a wry play on the magician’s stick or magic wand. The prints were made in 1991 and based on photographic images from 1974. The two drawings in the gift—Drawing for Painting and Drawing for Painting: The Man Who Knows, both from 1982—are rough preparatory sketches for paintings that may or may not have been realized. They read like architectural renderings and reveal the artist’s process in creating his signature, three-dimensional paintings. In late 2009, the Museum purchased an early work by Oskar Fischinger, made possible through a donation from the GSR Fund Inc. The painting, entitled Criss-Cross, is dated 1939, which makes it the earliest work in the Collection by the artist (see page 6). The Museum has a substantial collection of the noted German-born artist and early California modernist and hopes at some future date to host a retrospective of his work. In 2010, with funds from the Mark and Hilarie Moore Family Trust, the Museum purchased Everything Is Going to Be OK? by Jeremy Fish, a work that was in the artist’s 2009 Laguna Art Museum exhibition Weathering the Storm. It is one part of a five-section mural that addresses the struggles of contemporary life, especially as it pertains to the United States and its position as a world power. The work is acrylic on wood and measures 30 x 60 inches. It depicts an upside-down umbrella in which two amorphous figures are seated while tossed around by a stormy sea. The umbrella—on which a skull is depicted—is encircled by two pairs of enormous hands. Both the hands and the umbrella are key elements in other works by Fish. In some, the hands and the umbrella are protective and reassuring. In others, such as this, the umbrella is upended and tossed about, and the hands are reaching outward. Grace Kook-Anderson described the hands in Everything Is Going to Be OK? as “the hands of greed that have sunk the economy and threaten the welfare of the two figures who, in spite of the horrendous storm, sit patiently waiting it out.” Fish, who was born in Albany, New York in 1974, makes his home in the North Beach area of San Francisco. Weathering the Storm, at Laguna Art Museum, was his first museum exhibition.
The first task was to install security and an Internet line so that Schwab and Blake could connect remotely with the Museum’s computer system through a laptop computer. The next task was to design and build large wooden bins that would hold the paintings. Schwab’s crew built four large sections of wooden bins in varying sizes, creating a total of 147 spaces. All the bins have solid tops that provide additional storage for three-dimensional works and boxes. There are also two long rows of metal storage racks that are used for small paintings and boxes. The crew taped off open floor areas that hold large threedimensional works and crates. Every shelf, bin, and floor area is identified by a letter and/or number that is entered in the collection database. The space has two small offices and a reception area. One office holds solander boxes and flat files, which house unframed works on paper. The move was completed in a little more than three weeks. With the exception of a few large sculptures, which needed professional movers and a fork lift, the entire move was handled by Schwab and his crew. Finally, the Museum Store staff—Bret Eagleston, Samantha Willson, and Alex Whalen—moved the book inventory into a designated area in the back of the warehouse. The curatorial staff is very pleased to have the new space, which allows ease of access to the works. Mike McGee, who curated the John Paul Jones exhibition from the Museum collection, was very impressed at how quickly Blake was able to show him the works in which he was interested for the exhibition. Opposite page, image credits from top: Frank Cuprien Untitled (desert and mountain landscape with rocky ledge), n.d. Oil on canvasboard 18 x 20 inches Gift of Bruno and Frances Lambert Tony DeLap Hands and Stick 3, 1974–1991 Collotype, lithograph, and letterpress Sheet 21 x 15 inches Gift of Tom and Barbara Peckenpaugh Jeremy Fish Everything Is Going to Be OK?, 2009 Acrylic on Wood 60 x 30 inches Museum purchase with funds from the Mark and Hilarie Moore Family Trust
Caroline Koltai tours students through Art Shack and takes a closer look at Paul Frank’s Shacky Blue.
DOCEN T OF THE Y EAR 2010 TRACY YOUNG On Wednesday, September 15, 2010, the Laguna Art Museum Docent Corps and staff members gathered for a beautiful luncheon at Madison Square & Garden Café, hosted by Jon Madison and organized by 2009-2010 Docent of the Year Maureen Somodi and Education Curator Jacqueline Bunge. The group came together to celebrate the Museum’s volunteer docents and to announce the 2010-2011 Docent of the Year, Tracy Young. Young joined the Museum in January 2009 as a provisional docent. Soon after, she joined the Advisory Circle, the Historical Art Council, and the Contemporary Collectors Council. “Everyone I’ve met at the Museum and at their many events and programs has been a true delight,” said Young. “I love the dedication the Museum has to the art world and the community, bringing them the best of a broad range of subjects that are both thought-provoking and inspiring. I am blessed to live in Laguna and experience Laguna Art Museum’s commitment to the community. I love the touring methodology of the Docent Corps. I feel it is unique and brings an elevated level of awareness to all that are lucky enough to experience it first hand. I’ve seen the excited faces of children during a tour and the nature of what interactive touring can deliver. This is the case for adults as well. I’ve often heard from the people I’ve toured how much richer their experience and broader their perspective was with a docent to guide them. I am continually amazed at the dedication and ability of our docents and often humbled by them all. They are the richest fabric of diversity, and through their sharing and training, challenge each to be the best we can be. The real assets are our curators, who give us so much of themselves and their knowledge. It is truly an amazing organization and one I am honored to be a part of.” Congratulations Tracy! The Museum is so thankful to have volunteers like you and all of our Docent Corps members as a part of the Laguna Art Museum community. 30
3rd and 4th grade students participate in a plein air workshop in Heisler Park.
EDUCATION AND OUTREACH Laguna Art Museum currently offers a wide variety of education programming year-round for all ages. TOURS The Museum offers interactive touring for all grade levels and groups. Schedule a school or group tour of the exhibitions at Laguna Art Museum with a two week advance notice. These tours are led by trained docents and occur between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. A docent is also available for 2:00 p.m. walk-in tours Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday of each week. In March, April, and May of each year, the Museum offers a special tour program for 3rd and 4th grade classes. This interactive tour is connected directly to the local and state history curriculum. The tour consists of a 90-minute program that is divided into two sessions. Session one is spent with an artist in neighboring Heisler Park for a handson plein air drawing workshop, while session two is spent in the Museum touring the current exhibition on view. This special program encourages careful observation of art and emphasizes the elements of art and the principles of design. The Museum is proud to report that during the period of January 2010-November 2010, our Docent Corps led tours for 537 adult visitors, 810 students, and 562 3rd and 4th grade students for our annual 3rd and 4th grade tour program during March, April, and May of 2010. DOCENT CORPS The Laguna Art Museum Docent Corps serve as ambassadors to the arts by providing interactive tours for visitors and school groups. Docents seek to engage Museum visitors through discussion about the art in the rotating exhibitions. The Docent Corps is a highly trained group dedicated to working with the community to increase its understanding of the visual arts. The Docent Corps provisional class takes place at the Museum each January for a three to four-month period. Training sessions are one morning per week, with an introductory session about the philosophy and expectations of becoming a Laguna Art Museum docent. Provisional Docent Corps are instructed in a variety of subjects including: the elements of art, historical context, looking at and talking about art, engaging visitors, touring with children and adults, and more! PROGRAMMED EVENTS In conjunction with our exhibitions, the Museum offers many informative, interactive, and educational lectures and workshops throughout the year. Lectures are free to members and free to nonmembers with paid Museum admission. Please check our website periodically for lectures, workshops, and hands-on art activities being offered.
EDUCATION Mud House and Bird Shack: Laguna Beach Dwellings Interpreted by Festival of Arts Students. Photo by Eric Stoner.
INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES Laguna Art Museum currently offers unpaid internships for college students and recent college graduates on a semester basis (Fall, Spring, and Summer) in the following departments: Curatorial, Education, Marketing/PR, Membership, Collections, Events, and Development. YOUNG ARTISTS SOCIETY GALLERY The Young Artists Society Gallery is a Museum gallery space that features exhibitions of K-12 works of art from Orange County schools. Students in Young Artists Society Gallery exhibitions receive recognition and value for participating in artistic activities and are introduced to the inner-workings of the Museum. This program provides a direct connection between the student artists, their families, and Laguna Art Museum. It also gives students and special education groups the chance to see their work in a museum setting. In 2010, the Museum’s Young Artists Society Gallery featured three exhibitions in conjunction with Laguna Art Museum’s main exhibitions. The first exhibition, Plaster Friezes of the OC by 3rd grade students from St. Mary’s School in Aliso Viejo, was on display at the same time as OsCene 2010: Contemporary Art and Culture in OC. Next, the Young Artists Society Gallery partnered with the Festival of Arts for Mud Houses and Bird Shacks: Laguna Beach Dwellings Interpreted by Festival of Arts Students. That exhibition was on display at the same time as the Museum’s main exhibition Art Shack. Finally, the art of Megan Hart Jones was displayed in Megan Hart Jones: A Tribute. Megan was the daughter of artist John Paul Jones whose work was on display in the main galleries. A talented young artist, Megan was only twenty years old when she passed away in 1984. The Museum is delighted to announce that St. Margaret's Episcopal School located in San Juan Capistrano will be exhibiting student work in the Young Artist Society Gallery during the period of February 27-May 15, 2011. St. Margaret's Episcopal School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school serving students in pre-school through 12th grade. There are currently 1,220 students enrolled for the 2010-2011 school year from throughout Orange County. A broad arts program is offered with courses in visual arts, choral and instrumental music, dance, and drama. Students participate in more than seventy art performances and events each year. Any student currently enrolled in 2D studies (photography, drawing, and painting) is likely to be a participant in the upcoming show. For more information on Laguna Art Museum’s education programs, events, lecture series, internships, tours, or becoming a Docent Corps member, please contact Education Curator Jacqueline Bunge at firstname.lastname@example.org or 949.494.8971 x207.
Students from St. Mary’s School
MUSEUM IN T ERN Alex Vekich interned at Laguna Art Museum from Fall 2009 through Summer 2010. The staff members at Laguna Art Museum wish her much success in the future! Laguna Art Museum: Tell us a little bit about yourself.
Alex: When I was growing up I would sit in my parent’s living room and draw with my giant box of crayons for hours. My parents wanted to encourage my artistic inspirations (they say that’s what I called my doodles of singing flowers and smiling rainbows and butterflies), and would take me to all the surrounding museums. That’s where I fell in love with art. I loved the whole idea of museums; the white rooms filled with colorful paintings, the practice of standing quietly in front a piece and looking thoughtful, and the end where I pointed out my favorite pieces and explained in depth why. Later when I went off to college at UC Berkeley, I decided I wanted to major in something that I loved, and instead of following the footsteps of my science-centric family, I decided to study Art History. After graduating, I needed to find a practical use of my degree (an idea that never crossed my mind when I decided to pursue this field). I moved back to Orange County and started my internship at Laguna Art Museum. That’s when I fell in love with art and museums all over again. Laguna Art Museum: How did your internship at Laguna Art Museum get you to where you are today? Alex: I began my internship at Laguna Art Museum to see if I really wanted to pursue a career in the Museum field. When I started, I was helping out in the curatorial department with the wonderful Grace Kook-Anderson, helping with selecting artists for the OsCene 2010 exhibition. It was a wonderful experience getting to meet artists and looking at their art first-hand. Later on, when I became more aware of how the Museum functioned, I was able to take on more responsibilities and work with each member of the Museum, to figure out where my skills and interests matched best. Laguna Art Museum: What are you doing now? Alex: With my internship at Laguna Art Museum, I gained valuable experience in nonprofit management. As a result, I now work at the Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego in the development department working on fundraising and major events at the organization. Laguna Art Museum: What was your favorite part about interning at Laguna Art Museum? Alex: My favorite part about interning at Laguna Art Museum was definitely working with the incredible staff. Every person that works at the Museum is welcoming, and was eager to help me learn and grow during my internship. It was hard to leave the place and people I grew to love! Image above: Alex Vekich (L) with Art Shack artist Liz McGrath (R). Photo by Michael Farmer.
Every year the Arts Council donates money, and its members volunteer for the Imagination Celebration at Laguna Art Museum.
In May, the Bohemian Club visited the Pacific Asian Museum. Pictured left to right: Diana Hammer, Joyce Spriggs, Joan Hanson, Carolina Sims, Bonnie Changstrom-Simon, Latife Warshawsky, Deni Ferguson, Membership Manager Dawn Minegar, and Sigrid Kielty.
The Contemporary Collectors Council visited SITE Santa Fe in September 2010. Pictured left to right: Deborah Joyce, Donna Miller, Jenifer Burge, Nina Grossman, James Pick, Rosalyn Laudati, Lindsay Tognetti, Johanna Felder, John Keith, Grace Kook-Anderson, Linda Banks, Gene Felder, Katy Moss, and Jean Vivrette
In February 2010, the Historical Art Council enjoyed two private tours of the homes and collections of Yvonne Boseker and Dr. Kelly Tucker.
All Laguna Beach Film Society screenings take place at Laguna South Coast Cinemas.
COUNCILS Expand your membership privileges by getting involved with one or more of the Museum’s councils. Find people with similar interests with whom to socialize, study, and support Laguna Art Museum. Activities range from educational lectures and artist talks to travel opportunities with curators. Join the council (or councils!) that matches your interests. THE LAGUNA BEACH FILM SOCIETY The Laguna Beach Film Society brings the most current and appealing new films and shorts to Laguna Beach. Screenings are held on the third Thursday of each month at Laguna South Coast Cinemas and include pre-film receptions. Additional special events include feature documentaries, panel discussions, silent films, and exclusive showings of new releases. For more information on how to join, please contact JoAnne Story at jstory@ lagunaartmuseum.org or 949.494.8971 x201. CONTEMPORARY COLLECTORS COUNCIL Led by Laguna Art Museum’s Curator of Exhibitions Grace Kook-Anderson, Contemporay Collectors Council members receive in-depth tours of artists’ studios, private collections, galleries, and contemporary museum exhibitions. The council arranges bimonthly trips, both locally and nationally. For more information on how to join, please contact CCC Chair Johanna Felder at email@example.com. 32
Follow the CCC’s blog online at www. ContemporaryCollectorsCouncil.blogspot. com. HISTORICAL ART COUNCIL In the spirit of the Laguna Beach Art Association and all the early artists of Laguna Beach, the Historical Art Council seeks to expand the appreciation and scholarship of historical art, especially in the period before 1960. Historical Art Council trips include access to unique private collections, special exhibitions, art openings, educational lectures, and other subjects of interest to art aficionados. For more information on how to join, please contact Dawn Minegar at firstname.lastname@example.org or 949.494.8971 x203. BOHEMIAN CLUB Laguna Art Museum’s Bohemian Club is a group that gathers together bimonthly at either a local restaurant or a club member’s home to talk about art and the happenings at Laguna Art Museum. Bohemian Club members enjoy special guest speakers at each luncheon, along with the company of Laguna Art Museum Director Bolton Colburn.
For more information on how to join, please contact Dawn Minegar at email@example.com or 949.494.8971 x203. ARTS COUNCIL The Arts Council consists exclusively of former docents of the Museum who continue to support its educational activities. Every year, the Arts Council donates money, and its members volunteer their time to the Museum’s annual Imagination Celebration, a free day for children and their families. For more information, please contact Chair of the Arts Council Carol Hanke at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join the Historical Art Council and the Contemporary Collectors Council on their upcoming art trips. Each trip includes a combination of museum exhibition tours, visits to artist studios, galleries, and/or private collections; and delicious meals.
UPCOMING COUNCIL TRIPS
HISTORICAL ART COUNCIL February 19, 2011—Beverly Hills The Historical Art Council will travel to Beverly Hills to visit the marvelous home and collection of Mr. Dwight Stuart whose home was recently featured in Architectural Digest. The group will also visit another special Beverly Hills home and collection (to be announced soon). CONTEMPORARY COLLECTORS COUNCIL April 9, 2011—Ojai: April Among the Oaks In a backdrop of mighty oaks, the Contemporary Collectors Council will venture into Ojai to peruse various studios and private collections with the possibility of an architectural tour. Artists Ruth Pastine and her husband Gary Lang are confirmed among the artists the members will visit. HISTORICAL ART COUNCIL April 16, 2011—Newport Beach Our local community features many wonderful homes and art collections, and Newport Beach is no exception. The Historical Art Council will have the privilege of visiting the Fieldstone Collection and the spectacular home and collection of Jan and Mark Hilbert. CONTEMPORARY COLLECTORS COUNCIL June 4, 2011—L.A. Extreme: From Watts to Rodeo Drive This trip aims to point out what the urban subculture of L.A. has to offer by visiting the Watts neighborhood and Watts Towers along with impressive collections in L.A. CONTEMPORARY COLLECTORS COUNCIL September, 2011—Seattle Having just returned from an exciting trip to Santa Fe, the Contemporary Collectors Council is eager to announce their next big trip to Seattle. They’ll be working again with the Jacobs Group to create a lively and diverse itinerary filled with private collections, artist studios, museums, galleries, and excellent food. Trip prices vary. For more information about these excursions, please contact Membership Manager Dawn Minegar at email@example.com or 949.494.8971 x203.
ADVISORY CIRCLE Doug Wilson, Jan and Ken Kaplan, and Betsy and Gary Jenkins
Susan and Bob Ehrlich, Bruce Miller, and Elyse Caraco Miller
Marshall Eichenauer, Geoff Le Plastrier, Laura Rohl, and Susan Laird
Mary Lawson, Doug Greene, Miriam Smith, and Robert Hayden III
ADVISORY CIRCLE List current as of December 21, 2010 CO-CHAIRS Louis and Laura Rohl EXECUTIVE CIRCLE Bobbi Cox DIRECTOR’S CIRCLE Karen McCulley and Michael Lawton James and Suzanne Mellor CURATOR’S CIRCLE Mike and Linda Mussallem Richard and Kathleen Tucker FOUNDER’S CIRCLE Donald Crevier and Laurie Kraus Randall and Colleen Kroha James and Martha Newkirk Chell Smith ARTIST’S CIRCLE Herbert Bedolfe Scott and Catherine Doll Robert and Barbara Klein Jon Madison and Ken Lynn Julia Padach-Mathewson and Curtis Mathewson Madeleine Peterson Dr. James Pick and Dr. Rosalyn Laudati Dr. Lee Sandler and Dr. Kathleen Farinacci Elisabeth Schreiber Francine and Daniel Scinto III 34
Miriam Smith and Doug Greene Keith and Judy Swayne PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE Linda Banks Barbara Bing Marla Bird Peter Blake Yvonne Boesker Gerald and Bente Buck James Burba and Robert Hayes John and Yasuko Bush Jacques Camus James Carona and Heather Sacre Simon Chiu Michael and Kathy Conway John Croul Ranney and Priscilla Draper Henry and Janet Eggers Gene and Johanna Felder Chuck and Nancy Fry Ilene Glassman Paul and Linda Gotskind Joe and Jane Hanauer Bill and Carol Hanke Chester and Patricia Houston Marcia and Charles James II Dr. Gary and Elizabeth Jenkins Robin and Steve Kalota Timothy and Janet Kane Don and Barbara Kaul Matt and Mary Lawson Robert and Jean Lawson
Clark and Lockie Leonard Dr. Eugene and Vivian Levin Sarah and Adam Markman Terence McKenna and Suzanne Caffey-McKenna Michael and Nancy Meyer Emil and Michele Monda Peter and Gail Ochs Garrett and Linda Pack Dr. Joel and Greta Panish Earl and Elma Payton Paul and Donna Pfanner Ray and Beverly Redfern Joan Rehnborg Keating and Carol Rhoads Al Roberts and Ken Jillson Nathan Owen Rosenberg and Dr. Karen Huber Robert and Deborah Schlesinger Richard and Sande Schwarzstein Dr. Igal Silber and Dr. Diane Silber Rick Silver Vernon and Marjorie Spitaleri Barbara and Thomas Stiles II Wayne and Betty Jean Thiebaud Thomas and Elizabeth Tierney Susan Trager Patricia Turnier Jacob Voogd Michael R.A. and Carole Wade Doug and Karen Wilson Susan Mongerson Wunderlich and Richard Hall Tracy Young
ADVISORY CIRCLE Advisory Circle co-chair Lou Rohl addresses members in Bob and Susan Ehrlich’s garden during a private Advisory Circle event in August 2010.
ADVISORY CIRCLE Socially and Artistically Connected The Museum’s Advisory Circle is a group of higher-level donors interested in furthering the causes of Laguna Art Museum. These generous donors make annual gifts of $1,200 and above, and are rewarded for their exceptional philanthropy with exclusive benefits and privileges. Advisory Circle members are invited to special behind-the-scenes events at the Museum and at the private homes of area collectors. Advisory Circle events are designed to offer members social opportunities to experience art and education. At these events, Advisory Circle members are introduced in an intimate setting to the president of the Board of Trustees, the director of the Museum, curators, and artists. Exclusive privileges of the Advisory Circle include invitations to these events and all the perks of higher level membership such as the opportunity to join a Museum council for free, free admission to over 400 museums, donor name recognition, and more. Become an Advisory Circle Member today! Your philanthropy is invaluable and furthers our efforts to fulfill our mission to be the nation’s premier museum of California art. Your generosity assists us with: • Organizing and curating important and innovative exhibitions for Southern California and the nation • Developing and providing ongoing educational programs • Growing our permanent collection of California art Your leadership is also important to the Museum. We welcome your participation at our annual retreats, as council members, and on select committees at the invitation of the Board of Trustees. By supporting Laguna Art Museum, Advisory Circle members become part of the rich cultural tradition of Laguna Beach that began in the early 1900s. Members are entitled to a wide range of benefits, and also provide the Museum with vital support for its programs, events, and educational resources.
ANNUAL FUND Laguna Art Museum would like to thank all the generous supporters who gave to the 2009–2010 Annual Fund. On behalf of the president of the Board of Trustees, director, staff, and volunteers of Laguna Art Museum, we deeply appreciate the continued commitment to repeating another successful year of fundraising Specials thanks to the Board of Trustees, Advisory Circle, Museum members, and our friends in the community who have acted as both advocates for the Annual Fund as well as donors. We hope that you will support the 2010–2011 Annual Fund with the same enthusiasm. This list indicates cash gifts given to Laguna Art Museum's Annual Fund between July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2010.
$5,000 OR MORE Mrs. Yvonne Boseker Bobbi Cox Robert E. Hayden III Dr. and Mrs. Gary T. Jenkins Emil and Michele Monda Earl and Elma Payton Louis and Laura Rohl $1,000 OR MORE Rich and Leone Adler Mr. and Mrs. Gerald E. Buck Rick Balzer and Lyn Burke John B. and Yasuko T. Bush Margaret Buttrey Jacques P. Camus Gregg DeNicola, MD Dr. Mark and Laury Detrick Ms. Janet Dickson Draper Family Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Henry V. Eggers Mr. and Mrs. Marshall G. Eichenauer, Jr. Nancy and Chuck Fry Jill and Chris Gwaltney Mary and Matt Lawson Jon Madison, Madison Square and Garden Café Elyse and Bruce Miller Kent and Denise Schell The Daniel and Francine Scinto Foundation Rick Silver Tom and Barbara Stiles Mrs. Patricia C. Tartaglia Richard and Kathy Tucker William Gillespie Foundation Karen and Doug Wilson Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Wright Susan Mongerson Wunderlich $250 OR MORE Mr. Brien Amspoker and Ms. Ellen Breitman Mr. Charles L. Atwood and Mr. David Dedmon Mr. Barry Brief and Ms. Karen Ward Kathy and Mike Conway Mr. and Mrs. Gene Crain Mr. and Mrs. Robert Davis Mr. Allan Dresdner Ms. Maryann Finnestad and Mr. Joe E. Herrera Karen and Bob Gilbert Fred and Jeanne Golding 36
Mr. and Mrs. Richard B. Gordinier Debra Graham and Patrick Jackson Ryan Harlow Don Kaul and Barbara Bluhm-Kaul Barbara Kreitzer and Alan Sanders Mr. and Mrs. Adrian Kuyper Mr. and Mrs. Bob McKnight Mr. Marshall Parker Dr. James B. Pick and Dr. Rosalyn Laudati Susan and John Reese Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Shannon Ms. Laura Tarbox and Mr. Mike Nozzarella Lynda Thomas Marnie and Brett Wall $100 OR MORE Anonymous (16) Mr. Dennis J. Aigner and Ms. Camille Bertolet Mrs. Mary Alexander Ms. Sharlene Baker Mr. Robert Barich and Mr. Julian Ramos Nancy Beverage Mrs. Marla Bird Janet Blake Dennis and Choo Choo Boyer Ms. Blanche Cannady Ms. Christine Couts Marsha and Bob Daniels Ann and Charles Dreyer Susan and Bill Ehrlich Stan and Ginnie Eschner Dr. and Mrs. James Farris Dr. and Mrs. Joe Ferguson Lew and Joan Hanson Diana Hammer Mr. and Mrs. Alan Hoops Jeff and Linda Jahraus Marcia and Chuck James The Tides Laguna Beach, Dale Johnson and Linda Humes Mr. and Mrs. Don Johnson Miss Janice Johnson Noel and Rozann Johnson Dr. Korey S. Jorgensen Mr. John W. Kennedy, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Klein Mr. and Mrs. Karl F. Kramer Mr. and Mrs. Sten Kramer Mr. and Mrs. Harry J. Lawrence
Gregory Lincoln Ms. Karen E. McCulley Judy J. McKay Matthew and Dawn Minegar Mr. and Mrs. Igor Olenicoff George and Sharon Orff Mr. and Mrs. Theodore R. Peterson Leslie and Dennis Power Mrs. Joni Rehnborg Robertson Taylor International Insurance Brokers Ms. Celia Ruelas Mr. Timothy L. Saunders Helmut W. Schumann Foundation Yank and Rickie Sefton Mr. and Mrs. Robert Shaw, III Dr. and Mrs. John Smart Dr. Arthur Strick Ms. Cynthia A. Tusan Mr. William Welsh Mr. and Mrs. Rene R. Woolcott Dr. Milford and Rae Wyman Ms. Sandra Young Ruth Yunker $50 OR MORE Anonymous (5) Mr. Don Bachardy Joseph and Marjorie Davis Dr. and Mrs. John Fleming Mr. and Mrs. Ralph H. Flewelling Gary T. Izumi and Family Mrs. Jackie Jacobson Richard and Beverly Jahraus Meg Linton and Marc Meredith Mr. Stephen Lubman and Ms. Athena Wright Ms. Lucia McLeod Mrs. Dorothy Meyers Mr. and Mrs. John Newlander Mr. and Mrs. John Olson Mr. and Mrs. Bill Parrish Ms. Lucille Pash Patricia Patel Mr. and Mrs. Javier Pena Mr. Hans Scharer Mr. David J. Schnabel Ms. Audrey Shieldkret Mr. and Mrs. Spencer Spriggs Ms. Diana Zlotnick
Yes, I would like to make a tax-deductible gift to Laguna Art Museum’s 2010-2011 Annual Fund! Laguna Art Museum recently won the The Orange County Register’s Critic’s Choice Award for Best Museum in Orange County. Richard Chang, art critic for the The Orange County Register said, "Laguna Art Museum is the county's leading museum for California art, and rivals the Orange County Museum of Art in its presentation of contemporary art. Indeed, the Laguna Art Museum has done more in the past couple years to attract a wide variety of visitors to its galleries than any other visual art institution in Orange County." Recent critical acclaim could not be possible without generous financial donations from Museum supporters like you. This crucial support provides funding for the Museum’s core functions: art education programs, the permanent collection of art, and exhibitions. Your generous donation to the Museum’s Annual Fund will support our annual cycle of quality exhibitions, the building and maintenance of our permanent collection, and our expanding educational outreach programs. Since Laguna Art Museum is a non-profit organization, donations to the Annual Fund are 100% tax-deductible. Your generous contribution of $25, $50, $100, $250, or more will help us continue our varied mix of exhibitions and the educational programs that accompany them. The Orange County Register recognizes and applauds our success as an important contributor to the arts in Orange County. Pledge your support today. Please fill out this form and return with payment to: Laguna Art Museum ATTN: Annual Fund 307 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 For more information about making a donation, please contact Director of Development Kent Schell at kschell@ lagunaartmuseum.org or 949.494.8971 x211.
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$100,000 OR MORE Institute of Museum and Library Sciences The James Irvine Foundation Laguna Beach Visitors and Conference Bureau and the Business Improvement District $30,000 OR MORE Mr. Robert E. Hayden III Anonymous Mr. Gordon S. Rosenblum $15,000 OR MORE Mr. Rick C. Balzer and Ms. Lyn A. Burke Barbara Steele Williams Fund Blizzard Entertainment Hurley The McBeth Foundation Louis and Laura Rohl $10,000 OR MORE Bobbi Cox Emil and Michele Monda Elyse and Bruce Miller Mr. and Mrs. Anton D. Segerstrom $5,000 OR MORE Mr. Rick Aversano Mrs. Wendy Aversano Mr. Mark Bergendahl Mrs. Yvonne Boseker Mr. Donald Crevier Mr. and Mrs. Marshall G. Eichenauer, Jr. Mr. Sheldon Harte and Mr. John Combs Mr. and Mrs. Paul Heeschen The Historical Collections Council Dr. and Mrs. Gary T. Jenkins Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth M. Kaplan Mr. Geoffrey Le Plastrier Ms. Karen E. McCulley Mr. and Mrs. James R. Mellor The Mark and Hilarie Moore Family Trust Earl and Elma Payton Mr. Greg Salmeri Rick Silver Ms. Chell Smith Mr. Greg D. Trimarche Wells Fargo Foundation William Gillespie Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Wright Yum! Brands Foundation $2,000 OR MORE Rich and Leone Adler Mr. and Mrs. Gerald E. Buck John B. and Yasuko T. Bush Jacques P. Camus Gregg DeNicola, MD Mr. and Mrs. Scot W. Doll Draper Family Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Henry V. Eggers Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Ehrlich Nancy and Chuck Fry Mr. and Mrs. Paul Gotskind Mr. Mickey Gribin Jill and Chris Gwaltney Historical Art Council of Laguna Art Museum Mr. and Mrs. Chester Houston Laguna Beach Community Foundation Mary and Matt Lawson Dr. and Mrs. Eugene Levin Jon Madison, Madison Square and Garden Café Mr. and Mrs. James A. Newkirk Vapor Room Cooperative of San Francisco Mr. and Mrs. Paul Pfanner Mrs. Joni Rehnborg Mr. Al Roberts and Mr. Ken Jillson Mr. and Mrs. Robert Schlesinger The Daniel and Francine Scinto Foundation Mr. John Secretan and Mr. Tim Nicol Tom and Barbara Stiles Richard and Kathy Tucker Mr. Greg Weaver Karen and Doug Wilson Ms. Susan Mongerson Wunderlich
$1,000 OR MORE The Arts Council of Laguna Art Museum Mr. Charles L. Atwood and Mr. David Dedmon Bank of New York Mellon Ms. Linda Banks Mr. Ted Baxter Mrs. Marla Bird Mr. James Burba and Mr. Robert Hayes Margaret Buttrey Mr. and Mrs. James G. Carona Mr. Steven P. Chadima Mr. and Mrs. Don Clurman Kathy and Mike Conway Mr. and Mrs. Gene Crain Mr. John V. Croul Dr. Mark and Laury Detrick Ms. Janet Dickson Ms. Karen A. Ellis and Ms. Sandra J. Hartness Mr. and Mrs. Gene Felder Mr. and Mrs. James Ferruzzo Mr. and Mrs. Joe F. Hanauer Mr. and Mrs. Bill Hanke Mr. and Mrs. Christopher R. Hoff HSBC Bank USA, N.A. Ms. Cam Hunter Marcia and Chuck James Robin and Steve Kalota Robert and Barbara Klein Mr. Bryce R. Kroha Ms. Deborah Lake Robert and Jean Lawson Mr. and Mrs. Michael Le Sieur Mr. and Mrs. Clark Leonard Sarah and Adam Markman Mr. and Mrs. Terence P. McKenna Mr. and Mrs. James Mintie Mr. and Mrs. Tony Moiso Mr. and Mrs. Mike Mussallem National Charity League Mr. and Mrs. Peter Ochs Mr. Todd Orlich Mr. and Mrs. Garrett Pack Dr. and Mrs. Joel Panish Mr. Marshall Parker Ms. Madeleine Peterson Dr. James B. Pick and Dr. Rosalyn Laudati Mr. Mark Porterfield Ray and Beverly Redfern, The Redfern Gallery (Laguna Beach) Mr. and Mrs. Keating Rhoads Dr. Lee Sandler and Dr. Kathleen Farinacci Kent and Denise Schell Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Schwarzstein Dr. Igal and Dr. Diane Silber Mr. and Mrs. Eric Smyth Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Spitaleri Mrs. Patricia C. Tartaglia Lynda Thomas Mr. and Mrs. Thomas T. Tierney Ms. Susan M. Trager Ms. Patricia Turnier Mr. Jacob Voogd Mr. Michael R.A. Wade and Ms. Carole Wade Dr. Sherri Worth and Mr. Jerry Nourse Ms. Tracy Young MAJOR IN-KIND DONORS This list indicates major in-kind gifts given to Laguna Art Museum between July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2010. 89.3 KPCC Southern California Public Radio Art Hotel Barefoot Wine & Bubbly Bluecanvas.com City Grounds Craig Strong, Executive Chef, Studio Dean & Deluca Grand Central Art Center Grolsch HALL Napa Valley Inn at Laguna Beach Jo Malone London Juxtapoz Art and Culture Magazine
KORBEL California Champagne Laguna Beach Independent Laguna Beach Magazine Laguna Culinary Arts Las Brisas Restaurant Little Black Dress Wines Montage Laguna Beach Montblanc Mr. Jon Madison, Madison Square Garden & Café National Charity League Nelson Fine Art Framing OC Weekly Pacific Edge Hotel, Laguna Beach Riviera Magazine Rolling Greens San Clemente Art Supply SouthwestArt Magazine Sunset Cove Villas, Laguna Beach The Showpros Group Virgin America Wine Gallery, Corona Del Mar LAGUNA ART MUSEUM WOULD LIKE TO GIVE SPECIAL RECOGNITION TO ITS 2000-2010 CORPORATE AND FOUNDATION SPONSORS:
PATRON LEVEL Ms. Naomi Arin Mr. Rick Aversano Mrs. Wendy Aversano Mr. and Mrs. Daniel R. Bolar Mr. Michael Bush Mrs. Margaret Buttrey Mr. and Mrs. William Richard Cramer Dr. and Mrs. Gregg DeNicola, MD Mr. and Mrs. Larry Fisher Miss Marilyn Flint Mr. Craig Gutjahr Mr. Eric Jessen Mr. and Mrs. Don Johnson Mr. and Mrs. John Kleinberg Mr. and Mrs. Richard Packard Mr. Marshall Parker Ms. Barbara L. Peyton Mr. and Mrs. Alan Simon Mrs. Patricia C. Tartaglia Ms. Lynda Thomas Ms. Mary Williams CONTRIBUTOR LEVEL Mr. and Mrs. Philip Abraham Mr. and Mrs. Rich Adler Mr. and Mrs. Richard Aprahamian Mr. Charles L. Atwood and Mr. David Dedmon Mrs. Juliet Rosati Mr. and Mrs. Donald Bendetti Mr. Gary Beverage and Ms. Nancy Beverage Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Bixler Mr. and Mrs. William E. Clark, Jr. Mr. Greg Colley Ms. Susan Crocker and Mr. John Hunkin Mr. Bradley Davis and Mr. Gabriel Nossovitch Mr. and Mrs. Robert Davis Mr. Richard Ferncase and Dr. Anita Vermund Ms. Maryann Finnestad and Mr. Joe Herrera Mr. and Mrs. Neil Fitzpatrick Mrs. Karen Gilbert Mr. and Mrs. Richard B. Gordinier Ms. Sue Greenwood Mr. and Mrs. Gene Hancock Mr. Ryan Harlow and Mr. Jeff Nakano Mr. and Mrs. Mark Hilbert Mr. and Mrs. Alan Hoops Miss Janice Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Joie Jones Dr. and Mrs. Stanley Kaplan Dr. Mitchell Katz and Mrs. Linda Scott-Katz Mr. and Mrs. Adrian Kuyper Mr. and Mrs. Allen Lay Mr. Joseph Melchione Mr. and Mrs. Danny Melita Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Miller Miss Swede Mont Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Mulligan Mr. Richard L. Narver Mr. and Mrs. John Olson Mr. and Mrs. Bruce L. Patterson Mr. Mark Porterfield and Mr. Steven P. Chadima Mr. and Mrs. Harold Price Mr. Douglas Reilly Mr. James J. Rieser Mr. and Mrs. David Schmidt Mr. Richard A. Scudamore Ms. Sanja Simidzija Ms. Carolina Sims Mr. Raymond Soto Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Spence Mr. and Mrs. George Stern Dr. Arthur Strick Mr. James S. Sweeney and Jr. Ms. Phyllis J. Sweeney Mrs. Patsy Tartaglia-Mars Mr. Alex Mars Mr. and Mrs. Dave Walker Mrs. Anita J. Walton Ms. Ginny Worthington Mrs. Penni Wynne FRIEND LEVEL Mrs. Roanne Abe Mr. Daniel Abeloff and Mr. Terry Dirkovich Mr. and Mrs. Charles Adermatt Mrs. Mary Alexander Ms. Rosemarie Allaire-Bosson and Mr. George C. Bosson Mr. William A. Allcorn Mr. and Mrs. Doug Allison Mr. Brien Amspoker and Ms. Ellen Breitman Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Andersen Mr. and Mrs. G. Kenneth Anderson Ms. Margaret C. Anderson and Mr. Burton A. Lieb Dr. William C. Anderson, M.D.
Mr. and Mrs. Shane Archiquette Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Arnett Mr. and Mrs. John Arnold Mr. and Mrs. Seth Aronson Mr. Eugene Auerbach and Ms. Cheryl Drew Mr. and Mrs. Charles Aufhammer Mr. and Mrs. Garrett Austin Mr. and Mrs. Romel Autus Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Baglin Mr. and Mrs. Joe Baker Mr. and Mrs. Steve Baker Mr. and Mrs. Blair Ballard Mr. Kyle Barnes Mr. William Barnise Ms. Susie Baron and Mr. Barry Baron Mr. Richard S. Barry Mr. Chris Bason Ms. Sheila Bass Mr. Stanley Behrens Ms. Alyson Ben Joseph Mr. and Mrs. Randolph Bennett Mrs. Jody U. Billings Ms. Lynne Biscieglia Ms. Kathleen Blackburn Mr. and Mrs. Alan Boinus Mr. and Mrs. David Bowen Mr. and Mrs. George Bowman Mr. and Mrs. Kelly Boyd Mr. and Mrs. Dennis M. Boyer Ms. Meriam Braselle Mr. and Mrs. Harry Brown Mr. and Mrs. Monroe Bunge Mr. and Mrs. Dan Burge Mr. Robert Burk and Mr. James Burk Ms. Christine A. Burke Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Burke Mr. and Mrs. George Burkhardt Mr. and Mrs. Ryen Caenn Mr. James T. Caillouette and Ms. Gabrielle White Ms. Sherri Cameron Ms. Darlene Campbell and Mr. Randy Lewis Ms. Aleta A. Cannon and Mr. Mel Harwell Mr. David Canzoneri and Mr. Eric Cortina Ms. Hillary Caston Ms. Carol Cavanaugh Mrs. Bonnie J. Changstrom-Simon Mr. and Mrs. James F. Chapel, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Eric Cherrison Mr. and Mrs. Robert Chickering Mr. Rob Choma and Mr. Peter Dohan Ms. Susie Christensen Mrs. Carolyn Christy Mr. and Mrs. Michael Clark Mr. and Mrs. Richard Clark Mr. and Mrs. Don Clurman Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Coffin Mr. Ernest Cohen Mr. Gary Congorno Mr. and Mrs. James Cook Ms. Ursula Cook Ms. Bridget R. Cooks Mr. and Mrs. Gene Cooper Mr. and Mrs. Jim Crawford Dr. Anthony Dalessi Mr. and Mrs. Dan Daniels Mr. Ed Danoff, Jr. Ms. Nancy Daudistel Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Davis Mr. and Mrs. William Davis Mr. Jon Decker Mr. John D. Dedischew and Ms. Suzanne McClanahan Ms. Jeannie Denholm Ms. Brenda Diederichs Mr. and Mrs. Woodward Dike Ms. Josephine L. Dominick Mr. Robert Dornin Mr. Allan Dresdner Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Dreyer Mr. and Mrs. Alan Duke Ms. Joan Echternacht and Mr. Alan Robinson Dr. Susan Ehrlich and Mr. Bill Ehrlich Ms. Chris Eisenberg Mr. and Mrs. Steven Ellman Mr. Brad Engell and Mr. Jon Stordahl Mr. and Mrs. Bennett Engelman Ms. Deborah Evans Mr. and Mrs. Jim Evans Mr. and Mrs. Mark Evans Mr. and Mrs. Rich Fair Mr. and Mrs. Mark Falcone Mr. and Mrs. Quinn Farnes Mrs. Mary Ferguson Mr. and Mrs. Tom Ferlauto Ms. Glori Fickling Mrs. Joan A. Finn-Hanson Ms. Patricia Flanagan Dr. and Mrs. John Fleming Mr. and Mrs. Ralph H. Flewelling
Mr. Barry Fogel and Mr. David Serrurier Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Forsyth Mr. and Mrs. Richard I. Frank Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Frank Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Freeman Mr. and Mrs. David Friedly Ms. Mandy Friel Mr. Jayson Fulkerson and Ms. Dana Nowak Ms. Frances Fullwood Miss Rachael Gabriel Ms. Cheri Gallo Mr. and Mrs. Jean Gaulin Ms. Ellen Geis Ms. Ruth Geis Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Geisman Ms. Kristi Genoway Mr. Thomas Gianetto and Mr. Donald Merrill Dr. Sara Gilliland Ms. Jane Golden Mr. and Mrs. Michael S. Gordon Mrs. Janet Greene Ms. Anina Grossman Mr. and Mrs. Warren Haines Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Hall Ms. Robin K. Hall Ms. Diana Hammer Ms. Denise Hansen Ms. Dana Hansen Mr. and Mrs. Ken Harris Mr. Nelson S. Hawley Ms. Amber Hayden and Ms. Illah Schalles Ms. Ardyce Hayden Mr. and Mrs. Bob Hayden, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Hayden Ms. Michelle Hayden Mr. and Mrs. Sydney Head Mr. and Mrs. Donald P. Heath Mr. and Mrs. Lance Heck Mr. and Mrs. Harry Helling Ms. Susan Herman Mr. and Mrs. Randy Higbee Ms. Danielle Hill and Mr. Todd McKenna Dr. and Mrs. Gregg Homer Ms. Lorine Honeyman Mr. John Hoover Ms. Diane House Ms. Linda Hughes Mr. Greg Hurley and Ms. Ellen Salisbury Mr. and Mrs. Tobias Insinna Mr. and Mrs. Colin Israel Ms. Kara Jacobs Mr. and Mrs. Gary Jaeger Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey L. Jahraus Mr. and Mrs. William Jahraus Mr. and Ms. Andrew Janson Mr. and Mrs. Joe Jenkins Mr. and Mrs. Gary Johnstone Mrs. Julita Jones Ms. Kristina Jones and Mr. Christopher Borja Mr. Steve Jones Mr. John R. Jordan and Ms. Karin Michel Johnson Dr. Mark A. Judy Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Kallis Mr. Donald Kansteiner Ms. Mary Kastner Mr. Neil Katz Mr. Ronald Kaufman Mrs. Toni Kellenberg Mr. and Mrs. Bill Kelso Mr. John W. Kennedy, Jr. and Ms. Ann Kough Mr. Richard Kent Mr. and Mrs. George A. Keplinger Dr. Nancy L. Kidder, PhD Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Kleinberg Mr. Neil Korpinen Mrs. Cathy Krinsky Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lamb Ms. Debra Lang Dr. Carlos G. Lazaro and Mr. Gregory Holland Mrs. Kathleen Niven Lechner Mr. John Lee Mr. Michael Leonhardt and Ms. Teresa Collins Ms. Eileen Levinson Mr. Steve Lewallen and Mr. Bret Green Ms. Molly Lipsher and Mr. Kerne Erickson Mrs. Nuria Lledo Dr. Michael H. Lloyd and Ms. Silvia Collins Mr. John Lochead Dr. and Mrs. Hugh L. Logan Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Loomis Mr. and Mrs. Warren Loomis Mr. and Mrs. Gottfried Luderer Mr. Damon Luu and Ms. Lisa Hai Mr. and Mrs. Brock Lyster Mr. and Mrs. Greg MacGillivray Ms. Linda P. Maggard Ms. Judith A. Malone Ms. Anita Mangels and Mr. Bill McKinney Mrs. Maxine Manson
Mr. Ed Mari Mr. Glenn Marsh Ms. Sue Matthis Ms. Colleen McCallion Dr. Harold McClaskey, MD and Mr. Robert High Mr. and Mrs. Charles McClelland Mrs. Ann W. McDonald Ms. Judy J. McKay Ms. Sue McKown Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mendenhall Mrs. Barbara Metzger Mr. Robert Meyer Mrs. Dorothy Meyers Mr. Maurice Meysenburg Ms. Sylvia Middlebrooks Mr. Bernhard A. Miller and Ms. Lina Gaizutis Mr. James I. Mills and Ms. Jennifer D. Walters, Ph.D Mr. and Mrs. Robert Moffett Ms. Joyce Moix Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius J. Moloney Mr. and Mrs. Winston V. Morrow Ms. Katy Scott Moss Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Motherway Mr. Patrick Murphy Mr. and Mrs. Chris Myers Ms. Lindy J. Narver Ms. Diane Nelson Ms. Georgene Nelson Dr. Aaron Neustadt and Dr. Amelia Russo-Neustadt Miss Sheri Newcomer Mr. and Mrs. James Nielsen Mr. and Mrs. Mark O'Conner Mr. and Mrs. David Oâ€™Hoy Mr. Victor Opincar Dr. and Mrs. Roger Owens Mr. Ken Pace and Ms. Eve Plumb Mr. and Mrs. William L. Palmer Mr. Thomas Panno Mr. and Mrs. Jim Parnell Mr. and Mrs. Doyle Patten Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Paulson Ms. Lynn Perkinson and Mr. Wayne Hotaling Ms. April Peron Mr. and Mrs. Peter Perrin Mr. and Mrs. Michael Pettersen Mr. and Mrs. Steve Pezman Mr. and Mrs. John S. Piccorillo Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Picheny Dr. and Mrs. James E. Pierog Mr. and Mrs. Herbert M. Piken Dr. and Mrs. Robert Pink Mr. Michael Pinto Dr. and Mrs. Neil Poll Mrs. Carolee M. Polley Mrs. Runa S. Powers Dr. and Mrs. Paul Prewitt Mr. and Mrs. Herbert H. Rabe Dr. and Mrs. David E. Randel Mr. Jeff Randolph and Ms. Diane Koch Ms. Coleen Reily Mr. and Mrs. Michael Reynolds Ms. Cheryl Richards Dr. and Mrs. Peter Richman Mr. and Mrs. Tony Richman Mr. and Mrs. Mark Robertson Mr. and Mrs. Tom Robinson Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Ross Mr. Hugh G. Rouse and Mr. Leonard R. Olds Ms. Laura Russell Dr. Curt Sandman and Dr. Jennifer Barron Mr. Timothy L. Saunders Mr. and Mrs. Lester Savit Mr. Hans Scharer Mr. and Mrs. Kent Schell Ms. Susan Schneider Mr. and Mrs. George C. Schumacher Dr. and Mrs. Jaime Schvartzman Mr. and Mrs. Alan Scott Mr. John Secretan and Mr. Tim Nicol Mr. and Mrs. Jim Seiler Ms. Alexis R. Self and Dr. James L. Hedgecock Mr. and Mrs. Jim Selna Mr. Brian Seveland Mr. and Mrs. Herb Seymour Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Shannon Mrs. Lynn Shardlow Mr. and Mrs. Robert Simmons Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth A. Sitarski Mr. and Mrs. Morris Skenderian Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Sklar Mr. and Mrs. EarlSlee Dr. and Mrs. John Smart Mr. Eric Smith and Ms. Cindy Love Mr. Philo Smith and Mrs. Diane Jordan-Smith Dr. and Mrs. Roy E. Smoker Mr. and Mrs. Dan Solomon Mr. and Mrs. Brian Somodi Ms. Grace Songolo and Mr. Don Laffoon
This list indicates members of Laguna Art Museum from December 2009 to December 2010. This list is current as of December 23, 2010.
Mr. and Mrs. Ted Spence Mr. Linzie Starr Ms. Jane F. Steckler and Mr. Bruce W. Shoemaker Mr. Gary Stewart and Ms. Margo Kutner Mr. and Mrs. David Stiles Mr. and Mrs. Eric and Rita Stodder Mr. and Mrs. Jon Stokesbary Dr. Anna-Lisa Stonehill Mr. Doug Stotts Ms. Diane Stovall Dr. and Mrs. John Strauss, MD Mr. and Mrs. Robert Strom Dr. and Ms. Michel A. Sucher Ms. Ann Summers Mr. and Mrs. Michael Surges Dr. Joanne G. Sutch Dr. and Mrs. Robert Sutter Daisuke Tamano and Naoko Iso Mr. and Mrs. Edward Thorp Ms. Shelley Thunen Ms. Lindsay Tognetti and Mr. John Keith Mr. Stephen Totten and Mrs. Julia Armstrong-Totten Mr. Mark Towfiq and Ms. Carol Nakahara Mrs. Jaycynda Trifone Mr. Neil Trusso Mr. and Mrs. Chris Turnier Ms. Patricia Twitty Mr. and Mrs. Clark Valentine Mr. Nicholas Velarde Dr. and Mrs. Myron Wachholder Mr. and Mrs. William P. Weidner Mr. and Mrs. G. William Weier Ms. Lynn Weiser and Mr. Michael Tompkins Mrs. Ruth Westphal Ms. Madelaine Whiteman Mr. Don Widen Mr. and Mrs. Kurt Wiese Mr. and Mrs. Jon Williams Mr. and Mrs. Ritchie Wilson Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Witte Mr. and Mrs. Tucker Wolf Mr. Brian Woods Dr. and Mrs. Milford G. Wyman Mrs. Linda Jean Young Ms. Sandra Young Ms. Ruth Yunker Mr. Paul Zajda ARTIST LEVEL Ms. Kim Abeles Mr. Ebrahim Amin Mr. Octavio Arosemena Mr. Ken Auster Mr. Don Bachardy Mr. Tim Bavington Mr. Ray Beldner Mr. Joe Biel Ms. Angie Bray Mr. Art Brewer Ms. Laurie Brown Ms. Jamie Brunson Ms. Amy Catarina Mr. Mark Chamberlain Ms. Mindy Cherri Mr. Brad Coleman Ms. Torii Cooper Mr. Alex Couwenberg Ms. Jessica Curtaz Ms. Deborah Davidson Mr. Rick Delanty Mr. Laddie John Dill Ms. Diana Donaldson Mr. Sean Duffy Ms. Ala Ebtekar Mr. Tom Feucht-Haviar Ms. Karen Feuer-Schwager Mr. Kebe Fox Mr. Jacques Garnier Ms. Mary Cecile Gee Mr. Jimi Gleason Mr. Christopher Gwaltney Ms. Marcia Hafif Mr. Mike Henderson Mr. James Hill Ms. Ann Hollingsworth Mr. Darren Hostetter Mr. Shawn Hummel Mr. Edgar Ibarra-Lepe Ms. Virginia Katz Mr. Jeff Koegel Ms. Joan LaRue Mr. Jake Longstreth Mr. James Lorigan Mr. David Maisel Ms. Diana Markessinis Mr. Adam Mars Ms. Christina McPhee Mr. Rick Metzler Mr. David Milton Ms. Christine Nguyen Ms. Naida Osline Mr. Jeff Peters Ms. Ann Phong
Ms. Mel Prest Ms. Astrid Preston Mr. Matthew Price Mr. David Roberts Mr. Walter Robinson Ms. Airyka Rockefeller Mr. John Rose Mr. David Ryan Mr. Scott Schoenherr Mrs. Naomi Tashiro-Schoenherr Ms. Molly Schulps Mr. Jeff Sewell Ms. Jennifer Shaw Ms. Ali Smith Mr. Travis Somerville Mr. Clayton Spada Mr. Tyler Stallings Mr. William Stanisich Mr. Bryan Mark Taylor Mr. Noah Thomas Mr. Julian Wasser Mr. Richard White Mr. Chris Wilder Mr. Simon Willems Mr. Jim Wodark Mr. Scott Yeskel Ms. Kelli Yon Ms. Carrie Yury Mr. Victor Hugo Zayas FAMILY LEVEL Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Abate Mr. and Mrs. Robert Abbott Mr. and Mrs. Don Ackelson Mr. Bo'bak Afshar Mr. Dennis Aigner and Ms. Camille Bertolet Ms. Claudine Ajeti Dr. and Mrs. Eric Alcouloumre Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Alexander Ms. Joyce Altman Ms. Kim Altobello Mr. and Mrs. Ethan Anderson Mr. Gary P. Anderson Ms. Mary C. Anderson Mr. and Mrs. Jay Andrus Ms. Pat Ashton Mr. and Mrs. Gabriel Askew Mrs. Mary Aslin Ms. Helen Auerbach Mr. David Bader Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bae Mr. Joseph M. Baim and Ms. Barbara Adler Mr. and Mrs. Ted Baker Ms. Charlene Banta Ms. Carmen R. Barbee and Mr. Richard A. Davidson Mr. and Mrs. Byron Barker Mrs. Christine Barker Mr. and Mrs. Richard Barkley Mr. and Mrs. Douglas L. Barrett Dr. and Mrs. George Baskevitch Mrs. Jamie Bazer Mrs. Brenda Bean and Ms. Donna St. George Ms. Binnie Beaumont and Mr. George Western Dr. Brian Benjamin and Ms. Jane McCloughlin Ms. Saretta Berlin and Ms. Isadore Meyers Ms. Amanda Best Mr. and Mrs. Duane Bickel Mr. and Mrs. Harry Bithell Miss Dawn Bitsie Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Blasberg Dr. Stuart Bloom and Ms. Mary Franz Ms. Lindsey Boatman Ms. Marcelle Bolin and Mr. Barton P. Bolin Mr. and Mrs. Robert Borthwick Mr. and Mrs. John Bovenizer Mr. Jacob Bowman Mr. C. H. Boyd Mr. and Mrs. Charles Brady Mr. and Mrs. Bob Brannon Mr. John Bretney Mr. and Mrs. Michael Brickman Mr. and Mrs. Rick Brown Ms. Bonnie Browning Ms. Teri Brudnak and Mr. Chuck Luddy Mr. and Mrs. Mark Brueggemann Ms. Patt Buchanan-Harbrecht Ms. Ann Burk Mr. William Burr and Ms. Kym Sawtelle-Castuera Mr. and Mrs. Joe Burton Ms. Rachel Burton Mr. and Mrs. David Butt Mr. Stuart A. Byer and Dr. Jeffrey M. Rehm Mr. Craig Cales Mr. and Mrs. John L. Campbell Mr. and Mrs. Louis Carabini Ms. Dianne Card Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Carew Mr. Emmett Carlson and Mr. Ross Conner Mr. and Mrs. Don Carty Mr. and Mrs. Donald Storm Case Mrs. Nicole Cavalleri Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Cavanaugh Ms. Doris Cerna
Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Chamberlain Mr. and Mrs. John Chamberlin Ms. Cindy Chang Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Chilcote Mr. and Mrs. Paul Christ Mr. and Mrs. Jim Christner Ms. Ann Christoph and Mr. Alfredo Careaga Mrs. Jaime Clancy Ms. Barbara Clarence Mr. and Mrs. Kenny Clark Ms. Mary Jo Clay Dr. and Mrs. Ralph Clayman Mr. Peter Clothier and Ms. Ellie Blankfort Mrs. Adrienne Cohen Mr. Bolton Colburn and Ms. Susan Anderson Mr. and Mrs. Charles Coleman Ms. Sally Cohen Mr. and Mrs. Carey Conklin Dr. and Mrs. Howard Conn Mr. and Mrs. Keith Conway Mr. and Mrs. John Cook Mr. Chris Cooper Ms. Crystal Cooper and Ms. Deanna Avetisian Mr. Fred R. Cornwall and Ms. Julia E. Anderson Ms. Laurie Craig Mr. Paul Cramer and Ms. Kelly Thomas Mrs. Sara Jo Craw Mr. and Mrs. Richard Crissinger Ms. Christine Crosson Mr. and Mrs. Richard Crum Ms. Ann Cullen Mr. and Mrs. John S. Cullings Drs. Dwight and Hoda Culver Mr. and Mrs. Ralph W. Cygan Mr. and Mrs. James Daley Mr. and Mrs. James Dana Mrs. Marsha Daniels Mr. and Mrs. Tad Danz Dr. and Mrs. Allen Darbonne Mr. and Mrs. David Davidson Ms. Theresa Davies and Mr. Alan Hancak Mrs. Barbara de Jouye Mr. Andres De La Rosa Mr. Dante De La Rosa Mrs. Katia De La Rosa Mr. and Mrs. Doug DeCinces Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Delaney Ms. Jessica M. Destefano Mr. Stephen Diamond and Ms. Ann McMillan Mr. and Mrs. Bram Dijkstra Mr. and Mrs. Salvatore T. DiMascio Mr. Chris Dingman and Mr. Phillip Forrest Mr. and Mrs. John Dismukes Mrs. Anh Do Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Dobija Mr. and Mrs. Ross Doering Mr. and Mrs. Norman K. Dolby Mr. Jeremy Dong Mr. and Mrs. Chris Dornin Mr. Mark Draper Mr. and Mrs. Jason Dukes Ms. Ruth Dusenberry and Mr. Paul Wilcox Mrs. Gale Edelberg and Mr. Robert Butnik Ms. Janet Donker Eichel Mr. Martin Eisler Ms. Karen A. Ellis and Ms. Sandra J. Hartness Mr. and Mrs. Rich English Mr. and Mrs. Robert Englund Mr. Lee Enos Mr. and Mrs. Richard Erickson Mr. Greg Escalante and Ms. Annie Adjchavanich Mr. and Mrs. Stan Eschner Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Espina Ms. Jean L. Fallowfield and Mr. Larry Lewis Dr. and Mrs. James Farris Ms. Peggy Feder Mrs. Kathleen M. Ferguson Mr. and Mrs. Paul Ferguson Mr. Benjamin Files Mrs. Linda Fister Mrs. Kay Flierl Mr. and Mrs. Baruch Fogel, MD Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Forte Mrs. Cristeen Foster Mr. Robert Fovall and Ms. Ellen Panaro Ms. Linda Fox Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Frank Mr. and Mrs. J. Fraser Mr. and Mrs. Doug Frost Dr. and Mrs. Edward Fry Mr. and Mrs. Tom Fuelling Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Gable Mrs. Rebecca Gacek Ms. Lindsay Galen Mr. Arie A. Galles and Ms. Sara Nuss-Galles Mr. Patrick W. Gallis and Dr. Cherlin Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Gamez Mr. and Mrs. Felix Ghirlando Ms. Stacey Gilbert and Mr. Lawrence Gilbert Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Golan Mr. and Mrs. Norman Goldfind Mr. David Golle Mr. David A. Goodman Mr. and Mrs. Norman Gorsky
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Gosselin Mr. Sean P. Grady Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Greeley Mr. James Haas Mr. Harald R. Hahn Mrs. Marion Haines Ms. Tay Haines Mr. and Mrs. David Haldeman Dr. and Mrs. James Hall Ms. Robin Hall Mr. and Mrs. James Hamilton Ms. Kristine Hammond and Mr. Ryan Swan Mr. and Mrs. Tom Hammond Mr. Christopher Hansen Mr. and Mrs. Michael Hardy Mr. and Mrs. Richard Harley Ms. Dona M. Harman Mr. Robert Harman and Dr. Alison King Dr. Monica Harms Mr. and Mrs. Bill Helms Ms. MaryAnne Henderson Mr. and Mrs. Bob Henry Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Hernacki Mr. and Mrs. James Hill Mr. David Hirata Mr. and Mrs. Michael Hoag Mr. Craig Hockenberry and Ms. Lauren Mayes Ms. April Hoffman Mr. and Mrs. Mar kHogans Mrs. Karen Hogrebe and Mr. Dean Lambert Mrs. Louise B. Holden and Ms. MaryJane Holden Mr. and Ms. Andrew R. Horowitz Mr. and Mrs. Ara Hovanesian Mrs. Barbara Howard Mr. Jerome Hsiang Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Hunt Ms. Lynn Huston Ms. Maria Elena Ingalls Ms. Toni Iseman Mr. Michael Ito and Ms. Tamara Jahelka Mrs. Linda Johnson Mr. Gary T. Izumi Mr. Don C. Jack and Mr. Stephen P. Dunphy Mr. Patrick Jackson and Ms. Debra Graham Mr. and Mrs. Schuyler Jackson Dr. Marion Jacobs and Mr. James Willis, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Tom Jacobsen Mrs. Jackie Jacobson Mrs. Alison Janssen Mr. and Mrs. Ian Jeffers Mr. Robert Jenkins Dr. Youngmin Jeon and Mr. Joseph Jeon Mr. and Mrs. John Jimison Mr. and Mrs. James Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Randy Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Tom Joliet Mr. Colin Jones Ms. Elizabeth Jones Mr. and Mrs. Mike Jones Mr. and Mrs. Richard Jones Dr. Korey S. Jorgensen and Mr. Stuart Wilson Mr. and Mrs. Michael Joyce Ms. Ellen Karpenkova Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Kazolas Mr. and Mrs. Cody Kealy Ms. Ashley Keene and Mr. Jonathan Baastians Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Keith Mr. and Mrs. Dave Kelleher Mr. and Mrs. G. Berk Kellogg Mr. Jim Kelly and Mr. Robert Mangel Mr. David L. Kennelly Mrs. Pooneh Khazei Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kinsman Mr. and Mrs. Victor L. Klein Mr. and Mrs. Cort Kloke Mrs. Lindy C. Knight Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Knowlton Ms. Mary Lou Knuerk Mr. Dana Knutson Ms. Nancy Kohler and Mr. Rick Keene Mrs. Sheree K. Kolar Mr. and Mrs. Mikael Koltai Mr. Yong Ming Kow Mr. and Mrs. Karl F. Kramer Mr. and Mrs. Richard Krapril Mr. Oltion G. Krosi Dr. and Mrs. Nat Kurnick Mr. and Mrs. Donald Landis Dr. and Mrs. Paul M. Lange Mr. and Mrs. Anders Lasater Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lawrence Mr. and Mrs. Harry J. Lawrence Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Lawson Ms. Roni Lebauer and Ms. Michelle Ryan Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Le Winter Ms. Debbie Lewis Mrs. Cathy Lichodziejewski Mr. and Ms. Vincent Lim Mr. Gregory Lincoln Mr. and Mrs. Adam Litwin Mr. Michael W. Lohrman Ms. Sally Lombardo Mr. John Lucas Mr. Lan Luu and Ms. Thao Pham Ms. Monique Macalinao
Mr. and Mrs. Terrence Riordan Mr. and Mrs. John Roberts Mr. and Mrs. Charles Robinson Mr. Luis Rodriguez Ms. Judy Rose Mr. and Mrs. Sam Rose Mrs. Sharon Rose Dr. and Mrs. Richard Rosenberg Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Rosene Mrs. Kay Ross and Mrs. Katie Singer Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Ross Mr. Matthieu Roussotte and Ms. Tiffany Nguyen Mr. and Mrs. Fredric H. Rubel Ms. Celia Ruelas Mr. Nicholas L. Ruiz Mr. Jack Rutberg Mr. Mansour Safari Mr. and Mrs. Michael C. Sagar Mr. and Mrs. Peter Salomon Mr. David San Dr. and Mrs. Alan Sanders Mr. and Mrs. Matthew A. Sauer Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Sawicz Mr. Ryan Scheller Mrs. Amii Schenk Ms. Gretchen Schields Mrs. Lindsay Schnebly and Mr. Nan McNamara Dr. and Mrs. Paul Schneider Mr. and Mrs. Jack Schoellerman Ms. Jackie Schrogin Mr. Earl See, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Yank Sefton Ms. Laurie Selik Ms. Sand Sewell Hon. And Mrs. Tully H. Seymour Mr. and Mrs. Jim Shea Mr. Bernard Shih and Ms. Lisa La Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Sholik Mr. and Mrs. Bill Shopoff Dr. and Mrs. Douglas Shurtleff Mr. and Mrs. Max Shuster Ms. Mariella Simon and Mr. Scott Tenney Mr. and Ms. Stephen B. Simpson Ms. Tina Siozon Mr. and Mrs. Howard Sloane Ms. Ann E. Small and Mr. Robert A. Meese Mr. and Mrs. Ted Smith Mr. Terry T. Smith and Mr. Wayne Peterson Mr. and Mrs. Gary Smythe Mr. and Mrs. Tom Snelling Ms. Phyllis Snyder and Ms. Rita Brandes Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Spitz Mr. and Mrs. Spencer Spriggs Mr. and Mrs. Robert O. Stait Mr. and Mrs. Karl Stal Dr. and Ms. Lynn M. Stanton, MD Mrs. Wendy Steinman Dr. and Mrs. John Stratton Ms. Anne Stringer and Mr. Rick Haney Mr. and Mrs. Jay Strotkamp Mr. Katie Sullivan and Mr. Dale Kim Dr. and Mrs. Albert Sun Ms. Gay Sutherland and Ms. Gretchen Westgaard Miss ShyAnn Swisher Mr. Jerry Tanberg Ms. Laura Tarbox and Mr. Mike Nozzarella Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Tarzian Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Taylor Ms. Judy Teverbaugh Mr. and Mrs. Paul Tharp Mrs. Margaret Thomas Mr. and Mrs. Ramsey Thomas Mr. Martin Tobin and Mr. Larry Taylor Mrs. Marcy Torres Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Tran Mrs. Mary Ellen Trapold Mr. and Mrs. Matt Trosko Reverand Patricia Truman Dr. Kelly Tucker Mr. Pete Valker Mrs. Mariana Van Blair Ms. Sherry Van De Mark Mr. Peter Van-Zitter and Miss Maria Cecilia Borja-VanZitter Ms. Leah Vasquez Mr. and Mrs. Ernest J. Velardi Miss Rosie Velasco Mr. Martin Velez Mr. and Mrs. Tom Vermilya Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Virga Mr. and Mrs. Dietrich Volkland Mrs. Nancy Wade Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Waite Ms. Sandra Walker and Mr. Jose Lopez Mr. and Mrs. Robert Washer Ms. Jessica Watkins Ms. Evie Wearsch and Mr. David Buckholz Mrs. Kristy Westbrook Mrs. Elizabeth L. Wetzel Mr. and Mrs. Bob Whalen Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Whitaker Dr. Geoffrey D. White Mr. and Mrs. Jack L. Whitfield Mr. and Ms. Jack Whitson Mr. Daniel C. Whittet and Ms. Maria Isabel Chacon
Mr. Timothy Williams Ms. Hedy Buzan Williamson Ms. Emily Wing Mr. and Mrs. Scott Wirth Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Wright Mr. and Mrs. C.O. Younghans-Haug Mr. and Mrs. Larry Zadan Ms. Corinne Zemla Ms. Christina Zhang and Peiqing Wang INDIVIDUAL LEVEL Mrs. Stephanie Abrahams Mr. Joe Almachar Mr. Jack Archer Mrs. Ugur Atabek Mr. Greg Autry Ms. Denise Ballester Mr. Paul Barnard Mr. Robert Barone Mr. Geoffrey C. Beaumont Mrs. Shirley Sarah Behar Ms. Barbara Berk Dr. Joel Berman Mrs. Judith Bijlani Ms. Leslie Blumberg Mrs. Laura Bokesch Ms. Barbara Bowie Mrs. Grace Bradley Boyd Mr. Patrick N. Bradley Ms. Marlene Bram Mrs. Grace Briggs Ms. Susan Brown Mr. Jim Burk Mrs. Val Carson Mr. Howard Chapleau Ms. Marge Chapman Dr. Suzanne Charlton Mrs. Judy Coe Mr. Jerry Coffman Ms. Libby Coleman Mr. Mark Conceicao Mr. William Crawford Ms. Lucille Crespo Ms. Debra Curry Ms. Andrea Dale Mr. Paul Darrow Ms. Susan Davis Mrs. Miriam Deane Mr. Ron Dier Ms. Diana Donaldson Mr. Jeffrey E. Donnelly Mr. Tom Dowling Mrs. Jacqueline G. Dvorman Ms. Ani Dylan Mr. John Eagle Mrs. Julianne M. Echols Ms. Maurie Edelman Ms. Marilyn Evans Mr. Sheldon Fleming Mr. Rob Gage Mrs. Brooke Larsen Garlock Mr. Russell Garner Ms. Tara Gentry Mrs. Sally A. Gipple Ms. Joan Gladstone Mrs. Elizabeth Godfrey Ms. Merika G. Gopaul Ms. Evalyn Greb Mr. Thomas Greenwell Ms. Patricia Griggs Mr. Norm Grossman Mr. John M. Gunnin Mrs. Jana Hackett Ms. Patricia C. Hadden Mrs. Ann Haight Ms. Diane Hall Mr. Colin Henderson Mrs. Sally M. Hill Ms. Barbara Hillman Ms. Juliane Hodjera Mrs. Marta Holen Ms. Mary Ellen Houseal Ms. Isabelle Howard Ms. Rae Hunt Ms. Sherry Jackson Mr. Tom Jackson Ms. Dora James Ms. Jane Janz Mr. Fleetwood Joiner Ms. Deborah Joyce Mr. Chris Kane Mrs. Joanne Wolfe Rich Kaplan Ms. Carol Hunter Kelley Mrs. Arlene Kern Ms. Sigrid Kielty Ms. Sunny Kim Mr. Steven A. Kimberly Ms. Karen Klammer Mr. William H. Kleppinger Ms. Harleigh Thayer Knott Ms. Teresa Knox Mrs. Pat Kollenda Mrs. Constance Kraus
Mrs. Helen S. Krugman Mr. Walter L. Lachman Ms. Alyce Lamb Mr. Shelley M. Liberto Ms. Lynn Lightcap Ms. Donna Liss Ms. Priscilla Lloyd Miss Francine Ludwig Mr. Kenneth K. Luke Mrs. Judy MacPherson Ms. Carol Ann Madle Ms. Marni L. Magda Ms. Sharon Marshall Mrs. Ann R. Maslyn Ms. Glenna Matthews Ms. Gail A. McClain Mr. Jay McDonald Ms. September McGee Ms. Sylvia McGregor Mrs. Jean McMurray Mrs. Rita McPhail Ms. Marion Meyer Ms. Rosalie Meyer Mrs. Katherine Mikals Mr. Daniel Miller Ms. Karen M. Miller Ms. Susan Montonna Mr. Scott Moore Mr. Bill Mosley Mr. Charles Mosmann Mrs. Betty R. Moss Ms. Liz Nedza Ms. Diane Nesley Ms. Diana Nolan Mr. Dante Noto Dr. Patti Ohslund Ms. Elizabeth Pearson Ms. Joyce Pekala Mr. Robert Perkowski Ms. Joan S. Petty Ms. Karyn Philippsen Mr. Robert Piatti Ms. Patricia Poggi Ms. Julia Post Mr. Kenn Raaf Mr. Leif Ranestad Ms. Marjorie Raymond Ms. Carol Reynolds Mr. Leonard Ridder Mr. Bart Rinker Ms. Claire Robinson Ms. Alison Rodberg Ms. Rita Rogers Ms. Verna Rollinger Mr. Brian Ross Mr. Jim Rue Ms. Jan Sattler Mr. Bud Schaefer Ms. Gretchen Schegel Ms. Dolores Schiffert Mr. David J. Schnabel Ms. Roxanne Scruggs Mr. Donald R. Sherinian Mrs. Audrey Shieldkret Miss Eileen Simpson Mr. Martin Smetter Mr. Gary Wenkle Smith Mrs. Lois Margaret Smith Miss Lynn Smith Dr. Deborah Solon Mr. Scott Spearman Miss Gratia P. Stanton Mrs. Laurie S. Staude Mr. Rick Steadry Mr. Ron Stewart Ms. Diane Stroebel Mr. Stewart R. Suchman Mrs. Patricia Sullivan Mr. Kirk Swayne Mr. John Szabo Ms. Brooke C. Taylor Mr. Paul Thier Ms. Angela Thompson Ms. Bali Thorn Ms. Tami Topol Dr. Patricia Trenton Mr. Herbert Turner Ms. Sheryle Ulyate Mrs. Jania Vanderwerff Mrs. Jean Vivrette Ms. D. Wager Mrs. Teri Walden Mr. William Welsh Ms. Sally Whiting Ms. Marnie J. Wickert Mrs. Lois Wilcoxen Dr. Jeanne Willette Ms. Suzanne Williams Mr. Ralph Wintrode Ms. Johanna Wong Ms. Eloise J. Woolcott Ms. Louise Woolsey Mrs. Norma E. Young Mr. Robin Young
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Madison Ms. Amy Madore and Mr. Johnny Gonzales Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Mah Mr. Nick Marcello Mr. and Mrs. Sherwin Mariano Mr. and Mrs. Jay W. Marks Ms. Hedda Marosi Mr. and Mrs. Ron Marshall Mr. and Mrs. Robert Martin Mrs. Roberta Mathies Ms. Wanda Matjas Mr. and Mrs. Mike R. McBride Mr. and Mrs. Jeff McConville Mr. Mack McCoy and Dr. Jonathan Alexander Mr. and Mrs. David McDonald Mr. Richard McDonough and Ms. Leslie York Arnold Mr. and Mrs. Thomas P. McElroy Mr. and Mrs. Larry McKenney Ms. B.J. McLaren-Wiseman Mr. Jeremy McMahan and Ms. Amber Nunez Mr. and Mrs. Robert McMenomy Mr. and Mrs. Ken McMurray Mr. and Mrs. Ed Meador Mr. and Mrs. Martin Medak Mr. Don Meek and Ms. Summer C. Hale Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Merz Ms. Sarah Metherell Mr. and Mrs. Robert Meyerhof Mr. and Mrs. Mark Michelon Mr. and Mrs. Harry Miller Ms. Heidi A. Miller Mr. and Mrs. John Miller Ms. Nancy Miller Dr. and Mrs. Stephen G. Mizroch Ms. Cynthia Monahan Mr. James P. Moore and Mr. John Gustafson Mr. and Mrs. Mark Moore Dr. Sylvia Moore Ms. Betsy Moreno Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Mornis Mr. and Mrs. Trevor Morris Mr. and Mrs. Allan Moss Ms. Nancy Dustin Wall Moure Mr. Zach Mouri and Ms. Cathy Chou Mr. Robert Munroe Mr. and Mrs. Bob Myers Mr. David Myers Mr. and Mrs. Yoshio C. Nakamura Mrs. Barbara Nash Mr. and Mrs. Brad Neal Mr. Rick Neisser and Mr. Hoang Ng Mr. and Mrs. John Newlander Ms. Carol Nilsen Ms. Hope North Mr. Leo A. Novelli Ms. Joanne O'Brien Ms. Patricia O'Brien and Mr. Christopher Reed Mr. and Mrs. Igor Olenicoff Ms. Natalia Olenicoff Mr. and Mrs. Brett Olson Mr. Phil Olson Mr. and Mrs. George A. Orff Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Osborne Mr. Christopher Oswalt and Mr. Martin Ulrich Miss Bojun Park Mr. Walter Parkes Mr. and Mrs. Bill Parrish Mr. Joseph Partida and Ms. Dakota Casteel Mrs. Patricia Patel Ms. Yvette Patko Ms. Wendy C. Pearce Ms. Jorli Perine and Mr. Rory Newell Ms. Judith Perkins and Mr. Steve Stilgenbauer Mr. and Mrs. Michael Perlstein Mr. and Mrs. Jim Perry Mr. Thomas L. Peters and Ms. Joy Dittberner Mr. Wayne Peterson and Mr. Terry Smith Ms. Susan L. Petrella Mr. Anthony N. Package Ms. Patricia A. Phillips Ms. Patricia Whiteside Phillips Ms. Robin Pierson and Mr. Dashel Pierson Plesa Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Polichar Dr. and Mrs. Ira J. Poltorak Mr. and Mrs. Joe Poshek Mrs. Alice Post Dr. and Mrs. Brian Potter Ms. Summer Potts Dr. and Mrs. Dennis Power Ms. Susan Powers and Ms. Patricia Powers Chong Qiu Ms. Debra Quam and Ms. Audrey Prosser Mr. Ronald Rackcliffe Mr. and Mrs. Lane Rankin Mr. Richard Ratz Ms. Deidre Reed Mrs. Denise Reed Ms. Kali Reed Ms. Susan C. Reeder Dr. and Mrs. Albert Rego Mr. Frank Ricchiazzi and Mr. Borden Moller Mr. and Mrs. William Riley Mr. and Mrs. Tom Rincon Mr. and Mrs. Alan M. Ring Dr. Barbara C. Ring
Ms. Carole Zavala Mr. Larry Zeman Ms. Diana Zlotnick Ms. Melody Zsiga Dr. Natalie Zucker
LIFE MEMBER Mr. Ben Abril Ms. Viola M. Allen Mr. James R. Baroffio Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Battram Dr. and Mrs. William Beck Mr. Arnold Beckman Mr. Karl Benjamin Mr. D. James Bentley Mrs. Marla Bird Mr. Ron Birtcher Mrs. Elmer Bischoff Mr. Jack Boyle Ms. Gloria Bradeson Mr. Rex Brandt Mr. Donald Bren Dr. and Mrs. David Brown Mr. Donald S. Burns Mr. and Mrs. Gates Wilson Burrows, Jr. Ms. Jae Carmichael Mr. Richard Challis Ms. Geraldine G. Congdon Mr. Ron Cooper Mr. Charles P. Culp
STUDENT LEVEL Ms. Alexa Alexander Ms. Elaine Barnard Ms. Denise Diyanni Ms. Emily Eisele Ms. Alice Emmons Mr. Keith Gardner Jamie Goto Mr. Justin Ho Mr. Yoon Lee Ms. Ivy Leighton Mr. Michael Nelson Mr. Brendan Shapiro Mr. Ronald Sizemore Mr. Randy Sun Ms. Amanda Vandeveer Mr. Anthony Verdugo
Mr. Earl Daniels Ms. Alice B. Davis Ms. Irmeli Desenberg Mr. Jorg R. Dubin Mrs. Anne Earhart Ms. Marguerita D. Gibbs Mr. David Green Mr. and Mrs. George S. Griffith Ms. Helen Hafer Dr. and Mrs. Michael T. Hall Ms. Ida Griffith Hawley Ms. Mabel Hutchinson Mr. and Mrs. David Isaacs Ms. Mary Keesling Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kinney Mrs. Mary Kuntz-Cote Mr. and Mrs. Adrian Kuyper Mr. and Mrs. C. Birk Lefler Mr. Glenn D. Littenberg Ms. Fitz Maurice Ms. Bianca Mead Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Megonigal Ms. Maggie Mellor Mr. Rollin Moulton Mr. E. Crandall Norton
Mr. and Mrs. Theodore R. Peterson Dr. and Mrs. Frank Pezzlo Ms. Geri Potter Ms. Alice Powell and Mr. Roger Armstrong Ms. Helen R. Richman Mr. and Mrs. James Ries Ms. Dolly Russell Ms. Ilona Rymer Mr. and Mrs. Henry T. Segerstrom Mr. and Mrs. Donald Shaw Ms. Winifred W. Smith Mr. Thomas Stansbury Ms. Victoria Stephenson Mrs. Bibe Stockman Ms. Margaret Swope Mr. and Mrs. Thomas T. Tierney Ms. Romalyn Tilghman Mr. Bradford Voight Mr. Arden Von Dewitz Ms. Marie Ware Dr. and Mrs. Ron Waters Ms. Susan Sampsell Weller Y.P.O Women The Braun Foundation The James Irvine Foundation The Lon V. Smith Foundation
Bonnie Changstrom-Simon joined Laguna Art Museum as a member and volunteer docent in 1980. She was also one of the founding members of the Bohemian Club. Over the years, Bonnie has been involved with the Arts Council, Museum Library, Imagination Celebration, and has generously hosted visiting artists during the Museum’s annual Plein Air Painting Invitational.
Curtis Mathewson and Julie Padach-Mathewson
Curtis Mathewson and Julie PadachMathewson are Laguna Beach residents who became Friend Level Members in early 2009. The couple recently upgraded their membership and joined the Advisory Circle. Laguna Art Museum: What made you want to join Laguna Art Museum as members? Julie: Joining the Museum is a great way to be connected to Laguna's history as an artist’s town and show support for that idea. No matter how much things change, Laguna will always be "the home of the artists." Laguna Art Museum: Why did you decide to upgrade to our Advisory Circle?
Julie: We decided to upgrade to the Advisory Circle in order to lend our voice and financial support with the hope of facilitating stimulating exhibits in the future. Laguna Art Museum: What is your favorite experience or memory here at the Museum? Julie: Present: Being surrounded by snow paintings at the William Wendt exhibit. Past: Playing and helping in the Museum as a little kid when my mom Gloria worked there. We thank the Mathewson’s for their involvement and support of Laguna Art Museum!
Laguna Art Museum: Why did you join the Museum as a member? Bonnie: I joined the Museum as a member after my husband passed away, and I was looking to be involved in something fulfilling. Additionally, my stepdaughter was working towards her MFA in painting, which piqued my interest in art. Without being a docent, I would never have learned so much about art—from traditional painting to contemporary art, including installation art, which is so fascinating. It’s been an incredible opportunity to be surrounded by like-minded women in the docent program and to teach children and the public about the significance of art. Laguna Art Museum: What are your favorite aspects of the Museum? Bonnie: I love to see the excitement of children visiting a museum for the first time and experiencing art, and I love being a part of a longstanding, historical institution here in the heart of Laguna Beach. Laguna Art Museum: Anything else? Bonnie: We would all love to see more support from the community visiting the Museum and being open-minded to different types of art. Thank you Bonnie for being such a dedicated docent and longstanding Museum member!
In Memoriam Members of the Board of Trustees of Laguna Art Museum, the staff, and the Museum community mourn the loss of our friends who have long been enthusiastic supports of the arts: Claes Andersen John Bing Grace Bradley Boyd
Barry Brief Robert Daniels Chuck Dreyer
Lew Hanson Craig Kauffman George Ketterl
Mike Marshall Susan Stary-Sheets Pasas Paul Thiebaud
Dr. Jay Young Joanne Stevenson Voogd
Their dedication to the Laguna Beach cultural scene, passion for the arts, and their generosity will be greatly missed. 42
presenting a full slate of three major exhibitions.
2. Memberships totaled $223,000, 18% of Museum revenues. While this amount was the same as the prior year, I am pleased to report that the Museum did not suffer the membership declines that have afflicted so many other museums.
9. The Museum’s endowment ended the fiscal year with a balance of $1,220,000. This represents an increase of $69,000 compared to the prior year.
3. Income from special events netted $191,000, 15% of Museum revenues. This amount increased $66,000 compared to the prior year.
Peter Solomon, CPA Laguna Art Museum Business Manager Photo by Michael Farmer
BUSINESS MANAGER'S REPORT The annual audit of the Museum’s financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2010 has been completed. This is what happened during the fiscal year: 1. Gifts and grants totaled $391,000, 32% of Museum revenues. The annual fund component totaled $108,000, which
4. Income from the business improvement district, or hotel assessment, totaled $135,000, 11% of Museum revenues, and it continues to be a significant revenue source for the Museum. 5. Investment income totaled $113,000, 9% of Museum revenues. This amount increased $226,000 compared to the prior year. 6. Total revenues for this fiscal year were $1,237,000. This amount decreased 4% compared to the prior year. 7. Total expenses for this fiscal year were $1,366,000. This amount decreased $512,000 or 38% compared to the prior year. This was accomplished while still
8. The Museum ended the fiscal year with a cash balance of $355,000.
Looking to the future: 1. The budget adopted for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2011 is a balanced budget. 2. As a part of our strategic planning process, we are putting together a three-year business plan. 3. This November we will be entering year two of the three-year Irvine Foundation Initiative. We received a $102,000 grant in the last fiscal year and will be receiving a $165,000 grant for year two.
BUSINESS MANAGER'S REPORT
surpassed our goal of $100,000. $36,000 was provided to fund the purchase of additional artwork for the Permanent Collection including Oskar Fischinger’s Criss-Cross.
4. During July, we relocated the permanent collection to a new off-site storage facility. After deducting costs associated with the relocation, we anticipate saving $12,000 per year as a result of this move. The past fiscal year has been encouraging, and we look forward to continuing favorable news in the current fiscal year.
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NEW! CORPORATE PARTNERS INITIATIVE Important connections between Laguna Art Museum and its corporate sponsors have flourished for years. These relationships benefit each partner economically, and their associations with the Museum enhance their reputations for supporting arts and culture in Laguna Beach and the surrounding region. The unique potential of these relationships has prompted the Museum to focus on a new Corporate Partners Initiative. In addition to our longtime corporate supporters, two generous new partners, Tatiana and Jean Gaulin, have joined our efforts to advance the Corporate Partners Initiative by making a leadership gift to help build the program to a new level. We are especially appreciative for their support of this exciting effort! Through the Corporate Partners Initiative, business supporters will find the investment process simple and the economic and personal benefits rewarding. Annual corporate donations provide significant support for our annual cycle of high-quality art exhibitions; for building and sustaining our permanent collection; for the many educational opportunities for children, schools, and adults; for security and operation of the Museum facility; and for creating and managing major Museum events such as the Annual Art Auction, the Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational, and Palette to Palate. Those corporate donors who make a minimum donation of $2,500 will receive a corporate membership in the Museum’s Advisory Circle, invitations to exclusive events, annual free admission passes, free guided tours, and special listing on the Donor Wall in the Museum lobby. In addition, corporate donors will receive early notice of opportunities to be a lead sponsor of exciting events or exhibitions. For Corporate Partners who choose to sponsor an exhibition or event, the Museum offers additional outstanding benefits that, depending on the level of support, may include important brand association and high visibility at the Museum and on banners seen from Pacific Coast Highway. Company logos may be featured in the Museum’s marketing channels, including the website, e-newsletters, and on the Donor Wall in the Museum lobby. By establishing a productive business relationship, each Corporate Partner will also contribute to the arts and culture of Orange County by advancing Laguna Art Museum’s mission as a museum of American art with a focus on the art of California. Laguna Art Museum is sincerely grateful for the support of current and past Corporate Partners and is working hard to expand its alliances through the new Corporate Partners Initiative. For additional information, please contact Director of Development Kent Schell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 949.494.8971 x211.
With great pleasure we invite you to join the Stewards of the Future Society of Laguna Art Museum by making a planned gift. Stewards of the Future are Museum patrons whose contributions will be respected and recognized for years to come. The Stewards of the Future Society is a special group of friends who believe in the purpose and values of Laguna Art Museum. Each Society donor establishes an enduring personal legacy by helping ensure that the Museum will thrive long into the future, continuing to promote an understanding of the role of art and artists in American culture through exhibition, collection, education, conservation, research, and scholarship. The Stewards of the Future Society recognize and honor those who have included the Museum in their estate plans—through a bequest, life insurance, or trust arrangement—or those who have made an outright gift to Laguna Art Museum’s Endowment Fund. Endowment funds are invested in perpetuity, and a portion of the investment income is used to fund Museum programs each year. One of our greatest aspirations in life is to leave a mark—to make a difference in the community or society concerning endeavors of great importance. Through your care and commitment, you can help ensure that Laguna Art Museum has a secure future and that Museum programs continue to thrive and evolve. If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about setting up a bequest, charitable gift annuity, or other kind of estate gift arrangement, we would be pleased to discuss possibilities with you in complete confidence. Please contact Director of Development Kent Schell at email@example.com or 949.494.8971 x211.
ST EWARDS OF THE FUT URE PEARL PHILLIPSON
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STEWARDS OF THE FUTURE SOCIETY
Pearl Altman Phillipson was an extraordinary person who made an extraordinary gift. Sadly, Pearl recently passed away at the age of 98. A retired school teacher, and long-time resident of the area, Pearl was a major supporter of Laguna Art Museum.
An activity of one of her classes, that demonstrates the kind of person and teacher she was, was reported in the press in November, 1955. Thirty tenyear old children in her class at Aliso Elementary School wrote to a pilot, lying in a coma, whose plane came down off shore in the Laguna area. After six days, the pilot regained consciousness. He couldn’t see, but he thought he heard laughing voices. Gradually the voices cleared into words. It was these childish letters, read aloud by a nurse, that the young pilot heard when he first awoke. Pearl Phillipson had suggested that her students write to him, urging him to get well. Before passing, Pearl made a simple provision in her will that established a bequest for Laguna Art Museum. Her planned act of philanthropy and generosity did not diminish her resources during her lifetime, and it resulted in a very generous gift to the Museum—a gift of major importance to our future. The Board and Staff of Laguna Art Museum are exceptionally appreciative of her most generous support.
RICK BALZER Rick Balzer, a member of the Board of Trustees and cochair of the Historical Art Council, explains why he joined the Stewards of the Future Society. “I was raised in Laguna Beach. My family moved here in the late 1940’s and various family members have played an active role in the community since the early 1950s. The tradition of community service and involvement really began in the early days of Laguna. The early artists and the Art Association were the heart and soul of the community then. They were active in the development of so many aspects of this community that we all enjoy today. All of us are the beneficiaries of those that came before us. Laguna Art Museum preserves and continues traditions that were begun nearly a century earlier. I can think of no better way to preserve and promote that heritage, than to help secure the future of the Museum. That is why I am so very pleased to have provided for the Museum’s endowment in my estate plan.”
VOLUNTEER AT LAGUNA ART MUSEUM Laguna Art Museum offers a variety of volunteer opportunities. Our volunteer program is one of the Museum’s richest resources. The Museum is always searching for enthusiastic volunteers who are interested in working in special events, in administration, the Museum store, and the Museum library.
Librarian Carole Reynolds with volunteers in the Museum Library.
Volunteer coordinator Derry Coe with artist Jeff Sewell.
Volunteers Sigrid Kielty and Lindy Narver
National Charity League Teen Volunteers
SPECIAL EVENTS Volunteers at our special events assist in many areas. These can include working at the registration desk, helping with an art auction, assisting with art handling, selling tickets, assisting artists, and much more. Laguna Art Museum’s special events include the Annual Art Auction, Palette to Palate, the Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational, and exhibition openings. It’s always a lively and festive environment and perfect for volunteers who are available to work in the evenings or on weekends. ADMINISTRATION Laguna Art Museum is looking for volunteers to assist our administrative staff. Administration volunteer responsibilities are primarily clerical and include filing, assisting with mailings, computer data entry, etc. This volunteer position is ideal for a high school student who needs to fulfill community service hours for graduation. MUSEUM STORE Volunteering in the Museum store is a great way to give back to the community. Volunteers have the chance to learn more about the artistic legacy of Laguna Beach, gain valuable retail experience, and develop customer service skills. MUSEUM LIBRARY The Laguna Art Museum Library, which houses one of the largest collections of California art books, is looking for computer-literate volunteers to help out on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays. This volunteer opportunity is suitable for those interested in California art history, research, and archiving. THANK YOU! Laguna Art Museum would like to extend a very special thank you to all of our extraordinary volunteers. We are very fortunate to have your involvement, and we realize that you have done much work and organization to help ensure the success of Laguna Art Museum. Thank you so much for your significant contributions.
For more information about Laguna Art Museum’s volunteer program, please visit the Museum’s website at www.LagunaArtMuseum.org.
VOLUN T EER CHRISTIANNE KINDER Christianne Kinder is a senior at Laguna Beach High School as well as the Teen Volunteer Coordinator for the National Charity League. She had volunteered for numerous events at Laguna Art Museum. “Christianne has been an outstanding volunteer at Laguna Art Museum, giving countless hours of service at events and openings. She is enthusiastic in all her duties at the Museum. I will miss her smile and willingness to help when she heads for college next year.” ~ Derry Coe, Laguna Art Museum Volunteer Coordinator Laguna Art Museum: How long have you been volunteering at the Laguna Art Museum? Christianne: I have been volunteering at Laguna Art Museum for almost five years; however, I have been attending Museum events since preschool. Some of my art was even exhibited there when I attended Annelies's pre-school and St. Catherine of Siena parish school. Laguna Art Museum: What is your most memorable experience working as a volunteer at Laguna Art Museum? Christianne: What comes to mind as memorable is the exhibition In the Land of Retinal Delights: The Juxtapoz Factor. The scene at the Museum totally changed, and many celebrities, including Kate Hudson and Lance Armstrong, were in attendance. Also, the art in Las Vegas Diaspora was definitely magnified and larger than life! Both exhibitions were overflowing with admirers and received rave reviews for months. Laguna Art Museum: How has volunteering impacted your life? Christianne: Volunteering at Laguna Art Museum has allowed me to channel mAy artistic values and interests. My interaction with artists and other adults has helped me mature socially and intellectually. I have gained valuable knowledge about California art and the exhibition process. Laguna Art Museum has also provided me with leadership opportunities when working with other teen volunteers. I have a positive self-image through volunteering at Laguna Art Museum. I also credit Laguna Art Museum for sparking my interest in art communications and psychology. Ideally, the college I attend will have dynamic art shows and a vibrant art scene. I would like to come back and volunteer as a Laguna Art Museum docent during my college breaks. Laguna Art Museum would like to thank Christianne for her assistance with numerous events over the years. We are sincerely grateful for her generous contributions, and will miss her next year when she is away at college.
ONLINE INITIATIVES WEBSITE In August, Laguna Art Museum launched a new interactive website. Website users are now able to log-in, participate in forum discussions, comment on blog posts, and star-rate pages. The new design also makes the Museum’s website more accessible on mobile devices. ACCESS IT: www.LagunaArtMuseum.org
BLOG Laguna Art Museum’s blog is now hosted on the new website, rather than through a third-party provider. Visit our blog to see pictures of Museum installations, receive insider information, see behind-thescenes activities, and participate in discussions on topics pertaining to American and California art. Visitors are encouraged to join the discussion and leave their comments. Subscribe via NetworkedBlogs to get the Museum’s blog to feed to your Facebook page. ACCESS IT: www.LagunaArtMuseum.org/Blogs
FACEBOOK & TWITTER As of December 2010, Laguna Art Museum boasts more Facebook and Twitter followers than any other museum in Orange County! Follow us online for up-to-date news, Trivia Question Fridays, special offers, and more. ACCESS IT: www. Facebook.com/ LagunaMuseum ACCESS IT: www. Twitter.com/ LagunaArtMuseum
iPHONE APP Laguna Art Museum creates a customized iPhone App for each exhibition. The app includes video interviews with artists, commentary by curators, photo galleries, artist bios and CVs, and information about Laguna Art Museum. The app can be downloaded for free on your iPhone or iPod Touch. Download it today, and experience an interactive tour every time you visit a new exhibition at Laguna Art Museum. Don't have an iPhone? Rent one for only $5.00 at the Museum front desk to hear artists and curators talk about the work on display, to view videos, and to find out more information about the art featured in each exhibition. ACCESS IT: Search “Laguna Art” in the iTunes App Store 47
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MARK YOUR CALENDARS! LAGUNA ART MUSEUM 2011 EVENTS February 5–11: Auction artwork on display
May 1: Imagination Celebration
February 8: Art Appraisal Clinic
May 21: Palette to Palate
February 12: 2011 Art Auction
June 4: CCC Trip to Los Angeles
February 19: HAC Trip to Beverly Hills
June 11: Noguchi Opening Reception
February 26: Extract: Developing Exhibitions Inspired by the Collection Opening Reception
June 12–October 2: Noguchi East Meets West and California Scenario: The Courage of Imagination
February 27–May 15: Extract: Developing Exhibitions Inspired by the Collection
September: CCC Trip to Seattle
March 26: Art Access: The Desert
April 9: CCC Trip to Ojai
April 16: HAC Trip to Newport Beach
September 27: Annual Members’ Meeting
October 29: Best Kept Secret Opening Reception October 30–January 29: Best Kept Secret: UCI and the Development of Contemporary Art in Southern California, 1964-1971
For more information on any of the events, please visit www.LagunaArtMuseum.org. LAGUNA ART MUSEUM: A MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART WITH A FOCUS ON THE ART OF CALIFORNIA
Laguna Art Museum's annual Member's Magazine recaps 2010 events and exhibitions and announces what's in store for 2011.