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Claremont Artists Featured in new Film

We are pleased to announce the completion of the documentary film Design for Modern Living: Millard Sheets and the Claremont Art Community 1935-1975. Mark your calendar for the premiere Sunday, March 22 at 3 p.m., Garrison Theater at Scripps College. The event will be sponsored by the Claremont Museum of Art (CMA), the Clark Humanities Museum and the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery at Scripps College.Two years in the making, the one-hour documentary film, produced by Paul Bockhorst in partnership with the CMA, provides a vivid and illuminating account of the important art community that emerged in Claremont in the years following World War II.

Watch for more details coming soon!

Garrison Theater is a fine example of design by Millard Sheets.


Exciting New Events Planned for 2015

Thanks to your support and encouragement, 2014 was a successful year for the Claremont Museum of Art with a full slate of engaging and enlightening events, programs and activities. Exhibitions featured the work of artists Betty Davenport Ford, Steve Comba and John Svenson. The OpenART Studio Tour showcased dozens of Claremont artists.

ARToon introduced El Roble middle school students to the art of cartooning, and hundreds of high school and elementary students participated in Project ARTstART. In September, CMA co-sponsored AMOCA’s HM100 exhibition and celebration of Harrison McIntosh’s 100th birthday. In November, 24 artists participated in our annual Art Fiesta at Padua Hills, and we ended the year with a fabulous Santa Lucia holiday party at the home of Dr. Janet Myhre.

We are planning exciting events for 2015 including:
  • Premiering a documentary film by Paul Bockhorst, Design for Modern Living: Millard Sheets and the Claremont Art Community 1935-75, on Sunday, March 22 at Garrison Theater
  • Continuing Project ARTstART in Claremont schools and introducing ARTpix, a new photography program for El Roble middle school students
  • Featuring the work of James Strombotne with an Artful Evening at the home of Bernie and Mary Ann Marshall on Saturday, May 9
  • Celebrating the Museum’s growth and success with a very special announcement at a festive Gala in the fall
  • Displaying exhibitions of local artists throughout the year in a variety of venues and at our annual Padua Hills Art Fiesta on Sunday, November 1
The Claremont Museum of Art is a completely volunteer driven non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organization that currently has no full or part time employees. It contracts services with independent contractors to plan and implement its art education and exhibition programming. Events and exhibitions are crewed by a team of top-notch, dedicated volunteers. CMA’s exhibitions and programs are funded and made possible by donors, foundations, corporate sponsors, civic organizations and our Board of Directors and members. Click here for a complete list of our 2014 Museum Supporters.

In closing we wish to thank our benefactors for contributing to the Museum--David Armstrong and AMOCA for providing space to store our permanent collection, the SOURCE group at the Kravis Leadership Institute of Claremont McKenna College for their consulting services, and our grantors for funding our education programs: LA County Arts Commission, The Flourish Foundation, The Ruth & Joseph C. Reed Foundation for the Arts, a City of Claremont CBO Grant, the Claremont Rotary Club, and Scripps College Fine Arts Foundation.

We thank you for your support and look forward to future collaborations and challenges. - Sandy Baldonado, President


Funding Expanded Programs

Claremont Museum of Art continued towards financial stability and expanded its programs in 2014. Here is a summary of the Museum’s financial performance. These statements are not audited.
Revenues: Almost one-half of revenues were raised by grants and contributions from individuals, foundations and government entities for two projects. The first was the documentary film about Claremont artists titled Design for Modern Living: Millard Sheets and the Claremont Art Community, 1935-1975, collaboration with Paul Bockhorst Productions. The film will be screened in March. The second was designated for education programs: Project ARTstART, ARToon, and Artpix. For more about these programs please see the Presidents letter. Events such as the Padua Fiesta provided another 23% of revenue.  Finally, donations and memberships provided most of the additional funds, about 22%.

Expenses: The largest expenditure category, almost 39%, was to fund the education programs. The documentary film was close behind with expenses of just over $58,000 (36%).  Event and exhibition expenses covered another 15%. The remaining 10% was to maintain the CMA operations including insurance for the permanent collection, member mailings and other ongoing expenses.

Net Increase in Assets: So what will the CMA do with the additional $11,500? Most of the funds are dedicated (restricted) to completion of the film. The funds were disbursed in January. As you can see we have some funds for continuing our education projects and searching for a permanent museum location.          

In closing I want to recognize and applaud my fellow Board members for their efforts. Our Board members are all volunteers (i.e. unpaid) and contribute not only their money but time, effort and expertise to fulfill the mission of the Claremont Museum of Art. And finally, I want to thank our members and community for your support. Without you, the Museum would not exist. - Charles Tuggle, Treasurer

John Svenson: For the Love of Wood

John Edward Svenson’s love of nature and mastery of his materials is evident throughout his large body of work which ranges from small wood carvings to monumental public commissions.   Stop by to see the Claremont Museum of Art exhibition at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont, open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through February 22. Garden admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and students, $4 for children, and free for CMA and RSABG members. The exhibition is sponsored by Maria (Zornes) and Hal Baker, Marilyn Dale, and Svenson Arts.

Click here to see the brand new John Svenson video filmed and produced by Phil Jimenez during the course of our exhibition at the Padua HIlls Art Fiesta and reception at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden.

Museum Members Celebrate the Holidays in Style

Museum members enjoyed an authentic Santa Lucia celebration at the home of a prominent CMA patron and art collector. This lovely Winter Solstice event included a Scandinavian smorgasbord dinner, a sweets table and festive beverages, docent introductions to the host’s spectacular art collection, tree lighting and an opportunity drawing. Special thanks to Dr. Janet Myhre, Barbara Brown, Chef Henry of Spaggi’s and Liquorama. Click here to see many More Photos from this fabulous party.

Above L-R: Party guests Jill Fulton and Sharron Bentley, Bob Tener and Ann Joslin, docents Annie Nguyen and Nidhi Gandhi, Monica and Andree Mahoney. Photos by Reine Bouret.
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The Claremont Museum of Art is a private, non-profit, tax exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Project ARTstART is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and by the Flourish Foundation and the Ruth and Joseph C. Reed Foundation for the Arts. Our exhibitions and programs are supported by public and private organizations as well as many individual donors, members and volunteers.
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