Visionaries

 

Purpose & Mission
Visionaries support the Museum through selected programs and educational activities including the Museum's expansion and building fund. Visionaries also provide Visionaries members with a wide range of educational opportunities within the visual arts.

Be a part of this Support Group
This group is by invitation only, but please feel free to contact us to inquire further about membership.

 

Visionaries Board & Officers

EXECUTIVE BOARD

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS  

 

President 
Teri Kennady

Vice President    
Alison Hahn

Recording Secretary
Pat Podlich

Treasurer
Debra Kaye

Parlimentarian   
Pam Gilmour

Corresponding Secretary
Linda Yellin

Corresponding Secretary Co Chair   
Carolyn Knight

Membership Chair    
Marcia Cashion

Membership Co-Chair    
Brenda Currie

Day Art Tours Chair    
JoAnn Fanticola 

Day Art Tours Co-Chair    
Pam Muzzy

Extended Tours Chair

Pame Schmider

Extended Tours Co-Chair    
Beth Bidna

Special  Events Chair  
Lydia Himes

Special Events Co-Chair    
Barbara Cline

Art Studies Chair    
Jennifer Condas

Art Studies Co-Chair 

Susan Croul

OCMA Tours Chair    
Marsha Anderson

OCMA Tours Co-Chair  
Toni Berlinger

Newsletter Editor    
Georgeana Ireland Mayle

Historian/Website chair 
Sunny Kim

Member at Large    
Debra Kaye

 

newsletters

Visionaries Supports the Museum

We support the museum  with  dues each year while delivering t o you, our members, wonderful  programs, art classes, and a  variety of excellent excursions, always filled with art!

Spring 2017

Winter 2017

Fall 2016

Summer 2016

Spring 2016

Winter 2015

Fall 2015

Summer 2015

Spring 2015

Winter 2014

Summer 2014

Spring 2014

board meetings

The Visionaries Board meetings are held at The Pacific Club on the second Wednesday of every month at 10 am, followed by a no-host lunch.

upcoming events

VISIONARIES ART AND DESIGN LECTURE SERIES 2018–2019

Featured lecturer: Julia Friedman

Beginning October 8, 2018. Mondays, 1–3 pm.

 

TO PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE, PLEASE CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING LINKS:

$125 VISIONARIES

$135 MUSEUM MEMBERS

$145 NON MUSEUM MEMBERS

$25 ONE-TIME ONLY GUEST

Refunds given until second class of each session, minus $25

processing fee. For further information, call OCMA (714) 780-2177

  

FALL 2018 -  October 8 through November 12

ROMANTICISM AND ITS CONSEQUENCES

The Fall 2018 series will examine Romanticism – a fascinating phenomenon that took over the European continent in the first thirty years of the 19th century. We will begin by learning about the historical and cultural origins of Romanticism and its contemporary manifestations in art and popular culture. Among the topics to examine will be: the image of Romantic antihero,the nature of Romantic genius, representations of death, violence, madness and love, and Romantic dreams and visions. We will trace the art historical trajectories that led from Eugene Delacroix to Bridget Riley, Phillip Otto Runge to Mark Rothko,Theodore Géricault to Damien Hirst.

 

WINTER 2019 -  January 28 through March 11  (No class February 18th in observance of Presidents’ Day)

REALISM, PHOTOGRAPHY AND VISUAL TRUTH

The Winter 2019 series will tackle the ever-shifting notion of visual truth, as it was expressed both in painting and photography in the middle decades of the 19th century. What led artists to make verisimilitude and adherence to nature their focus? Why did narratives become so fashionable all of a sudden? How did the rise of photography influence the direction of painting? 19th century realist art is as well known for being influenced by politics and science, as contemporary art is for the close relationship with technological and social trends. From its aggressively contemporary subject matter, to its novel modes of viewing, the Realist revolution in art is still echoed in today’s figurative painting (Eric Fischl), sculpture (Charles Ray),photography (Thomas Struth) and installation (Dieter Roth).

 

SPRING 2019 -  March 25 through April 29

DECADENCE IS WHERE IT ALL STARTED

The Spring 2019 lectures will finish the series by leading through a tangle of artistic developments that took place in Europe during the last third of the 19th century. We will begin our journey in Paris, the birthplace of Modern art, as we investigate the array of reasons that led the artists to shift their focus from copying to reconfiguring nature. Other key European locales –London, Olso, Brussels, Vienna and St. Petersburg – will provide a broader picture of how historical and political uncertainty at the end of the 19th century was channeled into unique and burgeoning art scenes (a situation unlike the one the art world found itself at the end of the 20th century). We will consider regional and national variations of such movements as Impressionism, Neo- and Post- Impressionism Symbolism, focusing on the rise of individualistic tendencies that eventually ledto today’s stylistic and ideological pluralism. Contemporary art’s acceptance of social practice performances alongside blue chip abstraction is a testament that pluralism is here to stay.

  

Julia Friedman  is an independent art historian, curator and critic. She is a regular contributor to  Artforum, The New Criterion,  and HuffPost . In 2011, Northwestern University Press published her monograph Beyond Symbolism and Surrealism: Alexei Remizov’s Synthetic Art.  Her most recent book project was based on the digital writings of Dave Hickey. She grew up in St. Petersburg, Russia, received her Ph.D. in Art history from Brown University in 2005, and has since researched and taught in the US, UK and Japan.


This year’s series will also feature special guest lecturers,including artist Tim Bavington, best known for translating music to canvas by assigning sounds to corresponding colors and compositions. His work is in the Orange County Museum of Art’s collection, along with New York’s Museum of Modern Art, Portland Art Museum in Oregon, The Denver Art Museum, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego among others. Please mark your calendars for Monday, February 25, 2019 for Bavington’s presentation.

 

UPCOMING VISIONARIES EVENTS

 

  • Fall Lecture Series Begins October 8th _Manet to Hockney: Through the Lens of Contemporary Art

 

  • September 27: Day Trip to Orange Coast College  
  • September 22: OCMA GALA
  • October 5: Private Museum Opening at South Coast Plaza Village location
  • October 6: Public Opening of the Museum in temporary location
  • October 24: 11 am, Life Members Celebration Luncheon at Brunello Cuccinelli, South Coast Plaza
  • November 1: Couples tour of the Gerald S. Buck Collection at UCI
  • November 15:  Marciano Foundation and Ai Weiwei exhibition–guided tour and lunch
  • December 7: Visionaries Holiday Luncheon
  • January 17, 2019: Visit to artist Chuck Arnoldi's studio in Venice Beach and lunch
  • February 27-March 30, 2019: Couples tour, Palm Springs
  • May 7-11, 2019: Trip to Minneapolis, Minnesota


past events

OCMA tour, 2017 California-Pacific Triennial, may 4, 2017

los angeles day tour at jane nathanson's home, lunch at hotel bel air, april 19, 2017


extended tour, Marfa, Texas, march 7 - 10, 2017

ocma tour, coffee and cupcakes, February 1, 2017

weekend in san Francisco, January 24 - 26, 2017


Annual Holiday luncheon at Barbara Cline's home, December 14, 2016


DAY ART TOUR OF MAURY AND MARGIE KATZ AND LOIS AND REICHARD NEITER, OCTOBER 24, 2016

OCMA TOUR OF AMERICAN MOSAIC AND RECEPTION, OCTOBER 6, 2016

V isionaries ANNUAL LUNCHEON AT THE PACIFIC CLUB, JUNE 1, 2016

VISIONARIES hammer museum/burberry event with lunch at spago - april 23, 2015


visionaries trip to Crystal bridges museum of American art - april 10-12, 2015

VISIONARIES SANTA FE TRIP  -  MARCH 26, 2015

Museum Tour with Dan Cameron -  FEBRUARY 17, 2015  

Visionaries San Francisco Trip to @Large: Ai Weiwei at Alcatraz exhibit -  JANUARY 19-21, 2015  

VISIONARIES HOLIDAY PARTY (HOME OF PAM MUZZY) -  DECEMBER 4, 2014 


Siemon & Salazar Studio Tour & Glass Blowing Demonstration, Lunch 50 Forks Restaurant - 
NOVEMBER 14, 2014  


LACMA Tour, September 8, 2014

Visionaries at LACMA, Sept 2014

OCMA Tour and Lunch with New Director Todd D. Smith, September 9, 2014

Visionaries Luncheon, Sept 2014
Visionaries, Sept 2014

Visionaries Annual Meeting at the Pacific Club.

VISIONARIES TRAVEL TO NEW ORLEANS WITH DAN CAMERON IN MAY 2014 (photos to come!)

 

Visionaries Tour SARKISIAN & SARKISIAN with Chief Curator Dan Cameron

Visionaries with artist Maria Bertran in the middle during the Laguna Beach art event trip on February 27, 2014

VISIONARies TOUR WITH CHieF CURATOR DAN CAMERON: DECEMBER 17, 2013

VISIONARies Christmas Luncheon: DECEMBER 10, 2013

VISIONARies TRIP TO BEL AIR: NOVEMBER 19, 2013

Visionaries Trip to Culver City

Development Department 
contacts

Kelly Smith

development@ocma.net