Scripps College Fine Arts Foundation

Founded in 1935, the Fine Arts Foundation is a volunteer organization with two purposes: to stimulate public interest in art and to raise funds for art education and programming at Scripps College. FAF hosts a series of monthly public programs, September through May.
Kitty Maryatt speaks about the art of bookmaking on a visit to the Scripps College Press in April 2016.

Kitty Maryatt speaks about the art of bookmaking on a visit to the Scripps College Press in April 2016.

Fine Arts Foundation Mission

The purpose of the Fine Arts Foundation is to stimulate public interest in art and to develop greater opportunities for the study of art at Scripps College. Membership is open to anyone in sympathy with its purpose.

The Fine Arts Foundation raises funds from annual membership dues to support its monthly programs. Additional funds raised from sales, donations and benefit events support the Scripps Art Conservation program, Scripps student internships and cash awards to senior art students. The Scripps Fine Arts Foundation Endowment Fund and the Albert Stewart Scholarship Fund provide $50,000 a year for worthy scholarship students.

Monthly FAF programs are free and open to the public. Luncheons, dinners and tours require a paid reservation.

Scripps College Fine Arts Foundation
1030 Columbia Avenue, Box 1236
Claremont, California 91711
FAF@scrippscollege.edu

Membership

Annual membership is available starting at $40. Members receive monthly announcements by mail. Membership dues help to defray program costs, add to the FAF scholarship fund and are fully tax deductible. If you have questions, call Marty Hartford at (909) 621-3516.

Click here for a membership form.

Fine Arts Foundation 2016-2017 Programs

 

The Scripps College Fine Arts Foundation welcomes you to enjoy our wonderful lineup of speakers and events.

Fall programs begin with a speaker from CyArk, an international organization dedicated to creating a 3D online library of world heritage sites. In October, Kathleen Huntington Waln will discuss Shibori weaving and dyeing, its history and techniques, and her own work. The November luncheon features Mark Hilbert, collector of California Scene paintings, and founder of the new Hilbert Museum at Chapman College.

In January, artists John and Karen Neiuber will welcome members into their beautifully restored heritage home for a Saturday evening studio tour and cocktails (our FAF scholarship fundraiser). In February, we will see the new Lincoln Ceramics studio, visit the Scripps Ceramics Annual exhibition with guest curator Joan Takayama-Ogawa and, after tea, explore the Scripps Ceramics Collection. We are guests of the Rembrandt Club jn March to hear from master woodworker Larry White. Author Maurine St. Gaudens and colleagues will discuss their recently published book “Emerging from the Shadows”, a survey of 320 California women artists working from 1860-1960. Our final May luncheon features sculptor Alison Saar (’78) discussing her newest work responding to the Great Flood of 1927.

Monthly FAF programs are free and open to the public. Luncheons and tours require a paid reservation. Join us in celebrating the arts both ancient and brand new: you’ll be glad you did.

Wednesday, September 14
Lecture and Tea
2 pm, Hampton Room
The Future of Preservation is Digital
Elizabeth Lee, Managing Director of CyArk

Wednesday, October 19
Lecture and Tea
2 pm, Hampton Room
Traditional to Faux: Shibori Weaving & Dyeing
Weaver Kathleen Huntington Waln

Wednesday, November 9
Luncheon with Speaker
Noon, Hampton Room
Narrative Visions
Hilbert Museum of California Art founder and collector Mark Hilbert

Saturday, January 14
4-7 pm
Home/Studio Tour and Cocktail Hour
Artists John & Karen Neiuber
Special Member Event in support of the FAF scholarship fund

Wednesday, February 8
Visit to Scripps Ceramics Studio, Ceramic Annual Exhibition and Tea
2 pm, Lang Art Building
Professor Adam Davis,
Guest Curator Joan Takayama-Ogawa, Kirk Delman

Thursday, March 2
Lecture and Tea
1:30 pm, Lyman Hall
Pomona College
Into the Abyss: A Moment of Transcendence
Woodworker Larry White
Hosted by Rembrandt Club

Wednesday, April 19
Panel Discussion and Tea
Emerging from the Shadows: A Survey of Women Artists Working in CA 1860-1960
2 pm, Hampton Room
Joseph Morsman, Maureen Siegel Sprowles & Maurine St. Gaudens

Wednesday, May 10
Luncheon with Speaker
Noon, Hampton Room
Alison Saar/Breach
Artist Alison Saar

2016-17 FAF Board Members
Officers:
President/Treasurer: Beth Benjamin
VP/Communications: Catherine McIntosh ‘76
Secretary: Alba Cisneros

At Large Board Members:
Reine Bouret
Cathleen Ford Miner
Cathy Garcia
Jean Gillingwators
Marty Hartford ‘68
Merrilee Howard ‘70
Jill Jack
Joyce Lamphere
Connie Layne
Sally McDonald
Sally Monastiere ‘67
Marci Stewart

 

Lively conversation at the May luncheon.

Lively conversation at the May luncheon.