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The Decorative Arts Society (DARTS) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit membership group committed to improving the lives of women and children in Orange County, CA by investing in organizations and programs that help and empower them to achieve their potential as responsible contributing members of our community.

Our members appreciate design and decoration and are interested in learning about current trends as well as historic perspective. For its membership and guests, DARTS sponsors an annual lecture series on the decorative arts featuring experts in the fields of interior design, architecture, landscape design and other decorative arts.

2018-2019 Lecture Series


Doors Open ~ Breakfast Buffet 9:00 am
Speaker Presentation: 9:45 – 11:00 am

Edwards Big Newport Theatre
300 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660 (map)

October 9, 2018 Marshall Watson

November 13, 2018 Constance (Cece) Haydock

February 12, 2019 Gil Schafer III

March 12, 2019 Lea C. Lane

April 9, 2019 Carolyne Roehm

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24th Annual Series: 2018-2019 Presenters

October 9, 2018
Marshall Watson, Interior Designer
“Contemporary Classic Design: A Journey to Light, Elegance, and Harmony”
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November 13, 2018
Constance (Cece) Haydock, 
Landscape Architect
Let Them Eat Flowers: The Gardens of Paris”
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February 12, 2019
Gil Schafer III, Architect
“Creating Places to Call Home: How Tradition, Style and Memory Can Inspire Ways of Living”
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March 12, 2019
Lea C. Lane, 
Curatorial Assistant, Decorative Arts and Design Cincinnati Art Museum
“Of the People: Folk Art in America”
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April 9, 2019
Carolyne Roehm, Style Icon and Lifestyle Maven
“Carolyne Roehm: Design & Style: A Constant Thread”
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23rd Annual Series: 2017-2018 Presenters

October 10, 2017
Steve and Brooke Giannetti
Architect and Interior Designer – “Stories & Dreams: Designing a Personal Home”
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November 14, 2017
Susanna Salk
Designer and Stylist – “Decorate Fearlessly with Susanna Salk”
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photo: Joe Pugliese

February 13, 2018
Bobby McAlpine
Architect – “Poetry of Place”
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March 13, 2018
Ben Page
Architect – “Tradition in Transition – Profiles in Design”
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April 10, 2018
Brian Coleman
Author – “Porthault: The Art of Luxury Linens”
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Board of Directors 2018 – 2019

Adrienne Garrison, President Kim Donahue Maureen Madigan
Sandra Ayres Laraine Eggleston Bonnie McClellan
Hyla Bertea Carolyn Garrett Marion Palley
Cathi Bledsoe Barbara Glabman Linda Phillips
Diane Cannon Madeline Hayward Shelby Rigg
Angela Cord Sharon Henwood Carole Steele
Ann Dennis Karima Hunter Amy Trepus
Elana Donovan Mary Anna Jeppe