About Us

The Decorative Arts Society (DARTS) is a membership group of community-minded women and men who support the organization by participating in an annual lecture series presented by nationally and internationally known experts in the field of the decorative arts, including, but not limited to, interior design, architecture and landscape design.

Through this series our members expand their knowledge of the decorative arts and their subscriptions and donations to DARTS provide funds for projects and programs which benefit woman and children in Orange County.

DARTS was founded by a small group of enthusiastic local women under the leadership of Mary Anna Jeppe in 1995 as a support group New Directions for Women, Inc. The first lecture series was held at the old Irvine Coast Country Club and attracted one hundred fifty subscribers.

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Board of Directors

Maureen Madigan - Chair
Sandra Ayres
Hyla Bertea
Cathi Bledsoe
Diane Cannon
Ann Dennis
Kim Donahue
Elana Donovan

Brenda Eastman
Laraine Eggleston
Carolyn Garrett
Adrienne Garrison
Barbara Glabman
Madeline Hayward
Sharon Henwood
Mary Anna Jeppe

Bonnie McClellan
Cecilia Nott
Marion Palley
Linda Phillips
Shelby Rigg
Carole Steele
Amy Trepus