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Fall 2013 Salute to Phil Dike

Saturday, September 21, 5-10 p.m.
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.

Claremont Museum of Art expands permanent collection

Martha Underwood - Rocky Point

Martha Underwood, Rocky Point, c.1975, watercolor on paper. Gift of the artist in honor of Leslie Ossentjuk and Stephen Underwood

(March 7, 2012) – The Claremont Museum of Art is pleased to announce the recent acquisition of two artworks by prominent Claremont artists: a watercolor painting by Martha Underwood and a bronze sculpture by Aldo Casanova. Both artworks are on view in our current exhibition FROM THE VAULT: Selections from the Claremont Museum of Art Permanent Collection through March 31 at the American Museum of Ceramic Art, 399 N. Garey Ave., Pomona.

A graduate of Scripps College with an MFA from Otis Art Institute, Underwood designed and produced mosaic murals for Millard Sheets, taught art at Chaffey College for 27 years and was well known for her skill with watercolor. She passed away on February 15, 2012.

Aldo Casanova, Torso I, 1963, cast bronze and travertine Gift of the artist in honor of Felice and Teresa Casanova

Aldo Casanova, Torso I, 1963, cast bronze and travertine
Gift of the artist in honor of Felice and Teresa Casanova

As a young sculptor, Casanova received the Prix de Rome in 1958. After three years or art study in Italy and completing his Ph.D., he came to teach sculpture at Scripps College for 30 years. His work is included in many major collections
including the Whitney Museum of Art, the Hirshhorn Collection in Washington, D.C., The Huntington Library, and the U.C.L.A. Sculpture Garden.

The permanent collection of the Claremont Museum of Art began even before the museum established a physical home in 2006. Due to the generosity of the artists and individuals and their belief in the core values of the fledgling museum the collection grew to nearly 80 works in three years. Gifts of art continued even as the museum faced it’s most challenging times and eventual closing.

Despite the loss of a public venue the Museum still holds the collection in trust for the public. Through collaborations and loans, portions of the collection have been recently exhibited at AMOCA and The Huntington Library. Meanwhile, CMA has rebuilt its membership and continues to hold events, exhibitions and develop its art education programs.

An Enduring Legacy: New Acquisitions to the Permanent Collection

September 20 – December 27, 2009

An Enduring Legacy: New Acquisitions to the Permanent Collection highlights works acquired by the Claremont Museum of Art during its first two years of existence.The exhibition includes the most recent gifts from the estate of devoted collector Marge Burgeson, and works from the exhibitions LOCUS I: Art and Craft of Claremont and the Region, Vexing: Female Voices from East L.A. Punk and Multiverse. All works represent expressions of the Museum’s mission to explore and preserve the region’s artistic talent and legacy. To date, the Museum’s permanent collection consists of paintings, works on paper, sculpture, hand‐crafted furniture and ceramics dating from the 1930s to the present.

Millard Sheets Moonlight at Barking Rocks, 1983 Watercolor on paper Gift of Ann M. Mallouk

Millard Sheets
Moonlight at Barking Rocks, 1983 Watercolor on paper Gift of Ann M. Mallouk

Artists represented in the collection include Millard Sheets, Jean Ames, Karl Benjamin, James Hueter, Harrison McIntosh and Barbara Beretich, as well as a younger generation of contemporary artists.

An Enduring Legacy: New Acquisitions to the Permanent Collection is made possible through the generous support of Gould Asset Management LLC of Claremont.

James Hueter: A Retrospective


February 22 – July 26, 2009

This retrospective exhibition chronicles the work of James Hueter, one of our region’s most dedicated artists and best-kept secrets. Hueter epitomizes a generation of artists who established their reputations in Claremont following World War II and contributed importantly to the creation of the art-rich environment we enjoy today. A 1948 graduate of Pomona College and 1951 recipient of a Masters Degree from the Claremont Graduate School, Hueter has enjoyed a career that spans 60 years and continues to be as productive as ever.

James Hueter: A Retrospective surveys Hueter’s art from his early realist and surrealist paintings, through a long period of investigating and refining hybrid forms of painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, and architecture. The exhibition culminates with recent works that meld all of these disciplines, exploring multifaceted realms of representation and illusion. With more than 75 works on view, new generations will discover an artist of diligent devotion to a vision sustained through decades of experimentation, refinement, and perseverance.

This is the first such exhibition to examine the entire range of James Hueter’s unique artistic vision, realizing a core mission of the Claremont Museum of Art to celebrate the region’s rich artistic heritage through in-depth exhibitions of its most prominent local heroes.

James Hueter: A Retrospective is generously sponsored by Gould Asset Management LLC of Claremont, CA.

Additional support for this exhibition has been provided by Dr. Janet Myhre, Mathematical Research Analysis Corporation, Schenck & Schenck Photography, Bunny Gunner Art Services, and Swan Graphics.

Gould Asset Management