Ryman Arts
An Affair of the Art

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An Affair of the Art 2014

Saturday, September 20th

2014 An Affair of the Art

"A Night At the Circus with Herb Ryman": 5:00 - 7:30 pm
$300 per ticket


Art Show & Sale: 7:30 - 10:00 pm
$125 per ticke



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2014 Patrons Special Presentation

Travel back in time to the days of the Big Top … when the Circus performed in tents … and an artist named Ryman “put the smell of sawdust into paint!” See rare film footage from the years Herb Ryman sketched and painted with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus as it traveled to big cities and small towns in 1949 and 1951… including C.B. DeMille studying sites for his Academy Award film, “The Greatest Show on Earth”. See and hear the story and history of the circus from our panelists, Deborah Walk, Assistant Director of Circus and Legacy at the Ringling Museum in Sarasota, Florida; and Bob Garner, writer, director, and filmmaker whose own acclaimed scale model of the circus, “The Greatest Little Show on Earth” will be on display.  Enjoy the atmosphere and décor created by props and banners from the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey warehouses, courtesy of the circus proprietors Feld Entertainment. Moderated by Disney Legend Marty Sklar.

And Then: Enjoy our Galleries of Art & Our Working Student Artists!
*Includes hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, and viewing and purchase opportunity at show.

FEATURED ARTISTS (check back soon to preview artwork):

Scott Allen Jeff T. Miller
Jane Asari Kim Minichiello
Kerry Beary Patti Newton
Michael J. Bishop Mike Nguyen
Kaleeka Bond Dalton Nunez
Holly Boruck Mark Jason Page
Michel Boulet  Robin Palanker
Terri Bromberg Francisco Palomares
Myra Burg Walt Peregoy
Bill Butler Morgan Richardson
Albert Chaney Herbert D. Ryman
Toni Danchik Janine Saltzman
Marc Davis Seisaku Sato
Belinda Del Pesco George Scribner
Sara Jean Dickinson Laurel Scribner
Nancy Eckels Luis Serrano
Moira Hahn  Beth Silverman
Allan Halcrow Nicholas Simmons 
Karen Hansen Patrick Simmons
Arotin Hartounian Cathy Stone
Phil Hettema Ruth Cochran-Strick
Ichiro Irie De'Von Stubblefield
Trish Kertes Otto Stürcke
Gary Krueger Julie Svendsen
Cora Lanzisero David K. Thompson
Joe Lanzisero Keith Towstego
Michelle Mary Lee Laura Wambsgans
Louis L. Lemoine Michelle Washington
Nicole Lemoine Mason Julie Weitz
Ronald Llanos Michelle Wiener
Oscar Magallanes Philip  Womack
Tom Matousek Scott Yeskel


Check back soon to preview artwork!




Affair Sponsorship Opportunities

Consider having your company or business directly participate in the event by becoming a 2014 Affair Sponsor! This is an exclusive opportunity to connect with hundreds of creative professionals in a unique home setting with a festive art fair and elegant cocktail party.

Sponsorship benefits include exclusive naming opportunities at the event, listing and logo recognition on communication materials, premiere seating at the Patron Event for you and your guests, announced appreciation at the Patron Event, and the chance to show your community involvement! *Customized sponsorship opportunities are available.

Read more here and please contact Michelle Lee at mlee@ryman.org or (213) 629-2787.

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Past Affair Events

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 An Affair of the Art 2013

An Affair of the Art 2013

Saturday, September 28th

You Are Invited to An Affair of the Art 2013

Patron Event: 5:00 - 7:30 pm
$300 per ticket

"A Fair of the Arts!": 7:30 - 10:00 pm

$125 per ticke

Stroll our lively street of Working Artists, Gallery Art, Food and Drink—an evening of Fun with (and in) the Arts! Back by popular demand with exciting New Features!

Patron Event: CARS LAND
Celebrate the Southern California car culture with Chip Foose and the creative team that brought you the amazing CARS LAND at Disney California Adventure® Park.

You'll see how designers like Chip Foose and Pixar's Bill Cone study color schemes for settings and characters... watch Walt Disney Imagineering writer extraordinaire Kevin Rafferty and illustrator Chris Turner develop the storyboard sequence for Radiator Springs Racers... see rockwork designer Zsolt Hormay demonstrate how the Ornament Valley buttes were modeled. Imagineer Kathy Mangum, Executive Producer of Cars Land, will be your host... and "interpreter"! And then—join the Fun for our exciting "A Fair of the Arts"!

In addition to all of the above, this year's event will feature a one-of-a-kind silent auction of priceless and rare 'experiences'... including a tour of Chip Foose's Studio, a Visit to Disneyland with Disney Legend Bob Gurr, and an Extended Tesla Test Drive.

Silent Auction



Jess Allen Jeff T. Miller
Scott Allen Petrina Mina
Oksana Ayvazyan Kim Minichello
Kerry Beary Lauren Amparan Montgomery
Michael J. Bishop Djibril N'Doye
Rebecca A. Bishop Patti Newton
Kaleeka Bond Dalton Nunez
Holly Boruck Mark Page
Matthew Brandt Francisco Palomares
Terri Bromberg Walt Peregoy
Megan Broughton Greg Price
Fatemeh Burns Herbert D. Ryman
Carolyn Castaño Marilyn Salomon
Anibal Catalan Eugenia Sangiovanni
Bill Cone Seisaku Sato
Marc Davis George Scribner
Belinda Del Pesco Laurel Scribner
Sara Jean Dickinson Patrick Simmons
Nancy Eckels Boon Spark
Chip Foose Tatyana Stasevich
Allan Halcrow Cathy Stone
Karen Hansen Ruth Cochran - Strick
Phil Hettema De'Von Stubblefield
Trish Kertes Otto Stürcke
Zofia K./Portraitista Chris Turner
Gary Krueger Lindsey Warren
Norman Laliberté Ruth Weisberg
Joe Lanzisero Michelle Wiener
Louis L. Lemoine Mary Kay Wilson
Jill Levine Scott Yeskel
David Maestrejuan Victor Hugo Zayas 
Oscar Magallanes and selected Ryman Arts Students 
Nicole Lemoine Mason


Special Thanks to Our 2013 Sponsors...

2013 Sponsors


 An Affair of the Art 2012



Saturday, September 29, 2012

Patron Event: 5:00 – 7:30 pm
“A Fair of the Arts!”: 7:30 – 10:00 pm

General Tickets: $125 | Patron Tickets: $300

When you have a popular tradition like "An Affair of the Art", you only consider changing it when it can be even more fun - both for our guests and for our artists. We think we have found a way, when the 2012 "An Affair of the Art" becomes "A Fair of the Arts"! Our guests will not only view and enjoy the art "gallery style"—they will also be able to watch featured artists creating their art—glass, batik, painting, and more. And at our unique Patron Event—inspired by the Walt Disney short film, "Four Artists Paint One Tree"—our special Patrons will watch four artists—Clifford Bailey, Zofia Kostyrko, Seisaku Sato, and George Scribner (bios below) —actually creating studies of a professional model while explaining their differing approaches and styles as they work.


Jess Allen Nicole Lemoine Mason
Jane Asari Jeff T. Miller
Clifford Bailey Thomas K. Morris
Kerry Beary Katrina Lynn Mosher
Michael J. Bishop Djibril N'Doye
Holly Boruck Ruth Norman
Terri  Bromberg Mark Page
Carolyn Castaño Walt Peregoy
Ruth Cochran Strick Marisa Peterson
Andreas Deja Bret Price
Belinda Del Pesco Andrea Raft
Sara Dickinson Sergio Rebia
John Roberdeau Drury Bobbie Rich
Marylyn English Marilyn Salomon
Natalie Marie Franco Marilyn Salomon
Daniel González Seisaku Sato
Karen Hansen David Schoffman
Derek L. Howard George Scribner
Sally Jacobs Laurel Scribner
Trish Kertes Ruth Cochran - Strick
Zofia Kostyrko Otto Stürcke
Gary Krueger David K. Thompson
Cora Lanzisero WK Towstego
Joe Lanzisero Chris Turner
Malaika Z. Latty Lindsey Warren
Louis L. Lemoine Ruth Weisberg
Haven Lin-Kirk Michelle Wiener
El MAC  Mary Kay Wilson
Oscar Magallanes .....works by Ryman Arts Students



Clifford BaileyClifford Bailey: Bailey graduated New York’s School of Visual Arts (SVA) in 1991 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Now living in Los Angeles, he has gone on to develop an imaginative and highly individualized style of painting. Bailey can trace the beginning of his artistic endeavors back to early childhood. With the help and encouragement of teachers and a supportive family, he found himself enrolled, and participating, in several South Florida programs for the gifted, until 1987, when he landed in New York City to begin his College training.

After graduating SVA in 1991, Bailey set his sights on Miami’s exploding South Beach night scene, throwing “one-night only” exhibitions at bustling clubs and crowded pool halls, where he attracted the attention of dozens of local businesses and collectors who quickly snatched up his work, bringing him great exposure and promotion. To this day, Bailey remains a traveling artist, riding on the waves of his artwork to destinations all over the country.

He exhibits his work in galleries, nightclubs, boutiques, as well as several private homes in cities such as Atlanta, Birmingham, Nashville, Miami, New York and Los Angeles. His paintings evoke the era and ambiance of the roaring twenties, but with a modern twist; from his portraits of musicians in fine-tailored suits to his sparse and dramatic street scenes, his work continues to be admired and acquired by collectors around the world, for more than 20 years now.


Zofia KostyrkoZofia Kostyrko: is a classically trained artist, designer, and thinker. Among many creative adventures since her touch-down in the City of Angels, Zofia was a senior conceptual designer at Disney's WDI for a lucky 13 years, 9 of them on the Disney Animal Kingdom; she dreamt up ideas for Cirque du Soleil; made props for Pee-Wee's Playhouse Kids TV show and theatrical costumes for stage at LATC and CALTECH, and painted an Asian baby elephant for the Los Angeles Zoo. She designed, illustrated and produced children books and museum exhibits, and always looked for any excuse to make art: Bold. Beautiful. Meaningful. Different. Zofia is highly accomplished in using both the traditional techniques: oils, pastels, acrylics, paper sculptures and mixed media, as well as wide range of digital painting & modeling tools.

Currently in the midst of her latest project, 365 faces in 365 days, she is capturing individuals’ spark on canvas and writing the stories of the people (and other creatures) that move her through both light and dark emotions. She is now sharing her time between painting; running her exhibit and entertainment design studio, and developing new ideas (sleep? who needs sleep??) in LA, with her husband Charles, daughters Vero & La, stray cats Boo & Shiva, and a genius dog Nina.


Seisaku SatoSeisaku Sato: Since 1983 to present, he has worked on various design work for Tokyo Disney Resort. With his vast knowledge in Disney Characters, over the past 25 years he has created several pieces of artwork as well as dimensional pieces. His wide variety of expertise includes; Sign Graphics, Special Event Photo Opportunities and Merchandise Shop Window Displays. Also, since 2005, he has been responsible for program development and instructor training at the Disney Drawing Class within Tokyo Disneyland, where he himself also participated in the facility design as well. In his spare time, he is avid for animation, science fiction movies and videos games. Also, one of his hobbies includes 3D photography, and he has extended that hobby even to underwater.


George ScribnerGeorge Scribner: I was born and raised in Panama City, Republic of Panama and in 1977 moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in animation. After working at various animation houses including Chuck Jones Studio, I joined Walt Disney Feature Animation as a character animator in 1983. I directed Oliver and Company, a full length animated feature that was released in 1988. I worked as a concept and story artist on numerous projects including The Lion King, Fantasia Continued and Dinosaur. I am currently a contractor at Walt Disney Imagineering as a concept artist and Animation Director. I’ve been commissioned by the Republic of Panama to paint large scale oil paintings of the upcoming Panama Canal Expansion – a nine year project. I will be painting the various phases of construction through 2014.


Affair Sponsors 2012

 An Affair of the Art 2011

Twenty Second Annual Art Show and Sale

Benefiting Ryman Arts Core Programs

Saturday - September 24, 2011

Thank you to all who attended our An Affair of the Art 2011 event!
Check out the Event Photos here!

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Congratulations to Eric Elliott for making the winning bid on An Affair of the Art's……

A Disney Cruise Line Vacation!
7-Night Mexican Riviera Cruise aboard the Disney Wonder


A special thanks to our 2011 Sponsors...



 An Affair of the Art 2010

An Affair of the Art 2010 welcomed over 350 guests into the Sklar home and garden for another beautiful and successful art show and sale to benefit the core programs of Ryman Arts.

Patron guests were treated to a spectacular performance by Mark Fuller, who demonstrated the art and science behind his remarkable fountains. Throughout the evening his unique fire and water features lit up the night. Art sales were brisk, and the event netted over $90,000 for Ryman Arts. Thank you to all who joined us for this special evening.

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Wet Design's Amazing Dubai Fountain

 An Affair of the Art 2009

Saturday, October 3, 2009 at the home of Marty and Leah Sklar

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