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Claremont Museum of Art Gala and Online Auction Celebrate New Gallery Spaces

September 7, 2021 – The Claremont Museum of Art Fall Gala returns to the Depot lawn on Saturday, September 18. This year’s theme, “Imagine,” celebrates the completion of two new galleries in the historic Depot, as we imagine more walls, for more art, more programs and more people.

The evening festivities will be highlighted by the dedication of the Museum’s Atrium in honor of Sandy Baldonado, in recognition of her leadership, vision and commitment to CMA and the entire Claremont community. Special thanks to Patricia A. Lobello, Lobello Lamb Lewis & Riley LLP, for serving as the Platinum Sponsor for this year’s event.

Our guests will enjoy a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception and a dinner catered by Spaggi’s, with all CDC and LA County Covid guidelines in place. The exhibition, Furious Garden, will be open for viewing, as will the newly renovated gallery spaces in the historic Depot. The evening will include bidding on unique live auction items, as well as a paddle auction to benefit Project ARTstART in the Claremont schools.

The community is invited to participate in the Gala celebration and the Online Auction, with more than 50 works of art, which will go live at 2021cmagala.afrogs.org at noon on Monday, September 13, and end at noon on Monday, September 19. Bid on oil paintings by Paul Kittlaus and Anne Seltzer; watercolors by Joella Mahoney, Sylvia Megerdichian and Milford Zornes; jewelry by Ahlene Welsh and Ginger Lai; glass by Paul Brayton, photography by Nancy Macko, ceramics by T. Robert and Jon Pacini, and many other treasures.

Individual tickets to the Fall Gala are $150, $75 of which is tax deductible. Make your reservations online at claremontmuseum.org. To request more information email info@claremontmuseum.org or call 909 621-3200. We respectfully request that all guests be vaccinated or have had a recent negative COVID test.

More About the Museum Expansion

The construction on the two most eastern rooms in the Depot is moving forward on schedule thanks to the generosity of museum members, friends and supporters in the community. Local architect, John Bohn, of JBohn Associates, is heading up the project with contractor Darin Ross, of Ross Construction. Bohn has worked with the CMA Board of Directors since the Museum moved into the Claremont Depot in 2015. He developed the plans to renovate and restore the Atrium and add a “second skin” to the former Foothill Transit Office to turn it into a gallery, without impacting the original walls of the interior of the historic building.

The same care and attention to detail is being followed in remodeling the final two rooms in the Depot into galleries. The original, rare 100-year-old plank cedar flooring in the old bike room was saved, and, after milling and sanding, it is being reinstalled and stained. The adjacent room, the old luggage room, which had a cement floor will now have Douglas fir flooring stained to match the cedar in gallery 3. The original ceilings in both rooms are also being retained and track lighting will be hung from the ceiling in the two new galleries. The construction is expected to be completed by mid-September.

With high ceilings and expansive wall and floor space, the new galleries will more than double CMA’s exhibition and educational opportunities and allow us to showcase a mix of art, sculpture and media to inspire art lovers of all ages. As the “Imagine More Museum” fundraising campaign moves forward, the final piece of the expansion, the addition of a glassed-in Community Room will begin. It will reshape the West Portico into a venue for smaller programs, art classes, and special events. The expanded museum will be a catalyst to spur creative thinking, engagement and innovative programming for the broader community. For more information on the “Imagine More Museum” campaign, go to claremontmuseum.org or email info@claremontmuseum.org.

Claremont Museum of Art Fall Gala 2015

All Aboard for Art

Saturday, September 26, 5:30 p.m. at the Claremont Depot

Maureen Wheeler, Claremont Depot, c.2011, linocut

Maureen Wheeler, Claremont Depot, c.2011, linocut

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Please join fellow art lovers, artists, patrons and collectors on Saturday, September 26, beginning at 5:30 pm, for our fourth Fall Gala, All Aboard for Art.

Against the stunning backdrop of the historic Claremont Depot, we will dine al fresco on a sumptuous dinner by Chef Henry Gonzalez of Spaggi’s, accompanied by music from the Jazz Doctors. The event, benefiting the Claremont Museum of Art education programs, will include a silent and live auction of unique art objects by Jean Ames, Karl Benjamin, Lucette Bourdin, Tom Herberg, Joella Mahoney, Harrison McIntosh, James Strombotne, Chris Toovey, Maureen Wheeler and Milford Zornes as well as art related activities. And get ready to capture your most creative poses in our photo booth, open all evening.

Gala tickets are $100 for members and $125 for non-members. To request an invitation, please contact Marilyn Ray at marilynray348@gmail.com or call 909-917-6511. Not a current member? Click here to join or renew now to save on Gala tickets.

This will truly be a wonderful event, thanks to the many gala supporters including Sandra Baldonado, Barbara Brown, Peggy A. Carlson of Wealthcare Capital Management, the City of Claremont, Jill Fulton, Gould Asset Management, Marguerite and Harrison McIntosh, Dr. Janet Myhre, Marilyn Ray, Chef Henry of Spaggi’s, Georgette and Joseph Unis, Mary and Fritz Weis, and David and Ahlene Welsh.

Please consider becoming an event sponsor, as well as attending our fun evening. Your sponsorship gift will assist the Museum in funding its art education programs in the Claremont schools, and provide events and activities for art enthusiasts of all ages.

See you at the Depot!

Claremont Museum of Art to Salute Phil Dike at Fall Gala

(September 9, 2013) – The Claremont Museum of Art will hold its fall gala, A Wondrous Evening: Celebrating the Watercolor World of Phil Dike, on Saturday, September 21 on the campus of Scripps College in conjunction with the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery’s exhibition Chasing Daylight: Philip Latimer Dike, 1927-1943.

The event, benefiting the Claremont Museum of Art, begins at 5pm with a reception, silent auction and exhibition visit, followed by dinner with guest speaker Woody Dike. A few tickets at $125 are still available. For more information, please call Marilyn Ray at 909 941-4437.

This will truly be a wonderful event, thanks to the many gala supporters including Premier Sponsor Marguerite McIntosh, Claremont Museum of Art Founding President; Patron Sponsors Bradford and Mary Anne Blaine, Barbara Brown and Mathematical Analysis Research Corporation.

Phil Dike was a key member of the early California Watercolor Society and worked on many classic animated Disney films 1935-45. He came to Claremont in 1950 to join the art faculty of Scripps College and also taught at the Claremont Graduate School for several decades. He was an inspiration to many well-known artists and his work is included in numerous prestigious collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

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Fall 2013 Salute to Phil Dike

Saturday, September 21, 5-10 p.m.
PUBLIC EVENT
Fall Gala: A Wondrous Evening: Celebrating the Watercolor World of Phil Dike

Phil Dike, c. 1960

Phil Dike, c.1960. Courtesy of the Scripps College Archive

We are delighted to announce our fall gala, A Wondrous Evening: Celebrating the Watercolor World of Phil Dike, on Saturday, September 21, 2013.  Scripps College has graciously allowed us to hold our event in conjunction with their exhibition, Chasing Daylight: Philip Latimer Dike, 1927-1943, in the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery.

We will begin our evening with a reception and tour of the exhibition, followed by dinner in Bixby Court, adjacent to the gallery.  Our special guest speaker will be Phil and Betty’s son Woody Dike.  We will also offer a chance drawing for a Phil Dike serigraph and a silent auction of unique art objects donated by some of Claremont’s most well-known collectors and artists, as well as art-related activities.

This will truly be a wonderful event, thanks to our many supporters including Premier Sponsor Marguerite McIntosh, Claremont Museum of Art Founding President; Patron Sponsors Bradford and Mary Anne Blaine, Barbara Brown and Mathematical Analysis Research Corporation. Table Sponsors include Sandra Baldonado, Attorney at Law; Peggy Carlson of Wealthcare Capital Management, Inc.; Suzanne H. Christian, CFP; City of Claremont; Gould Asset Management LLC; Lewis Operating Corporation and Marilyn Ray. Gala invitations will be mailed in a few weeks.

About Phil Dike

Phil Dike was a key member of the early California Watercolor Society and worked on many classic animated Disney films 1935-45. He came to Claremont in 1950 to join the art faculty of Scripps College and also taught at the Claremont Graduate School for several decades. He was an inspiration to many well-known artists and his work is included in numerous prestigious collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.