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An Affair of the Art 2014

Saturday, September 20th

2014 An Affair of the Art

Visit An Affair of the Art page for details!

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For SPONSORSHIP Opportunities, and to have your name and logo on event materials, please download the SPONSORSHIP PACKET -
Contact us at (213) 629-2787 or mlee@ryman.org



2014 Graduation and Student Exhibition

2014 Student Exhibition

On view through July 19, 2014

Come see the Ryman Arts Student Exhibition of artworks by recent
Ryman Arts graduates and students!

Location: California African American Museum (CAAM)
600 State Drive, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA 90003

Admission is FREE

Parking is available in the Exposition lot at 39th and Figueroa St for $10
We recommend the Expo Line train to the Expo Park/USC station

Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday, 11 am - 5 pm

Amazing Steals Art Auction
Laguna Beach, CA


Saturday, May 3
5 pm - 8 pm



Amazing Steals Art Auction

Location: SALTFINEART, 1492 south pacific coast highway, Laguna Beach CA 92651

Tickets: $25 - Purchase by clicking below or call the Ryman Arts office at (213) 629-2787

Get A Clue!!: $100 (SOLD OUT) -
you can win your pick of any of the silent auction items (do not have to be present to win).

Galleries: Sue Greenwood Fine Art, The George Gallery, saltfineart

For full information about each artwork, download the AUCTION CATALOG here.

It’s the 5th Anniversary AMAZING STEALS ART AUCTION  benefiting Ryman Arts! That’s right, get your grubby little paws on that piece you’ve always wanted for A STEAL and walk away feeling good about yourself. 

See Photos Here!



Arts Day LAArtsDay LA
Friday, April 11
12 pm - 1 pm
Location: LA Mall in Downtown Los Angeles

As part of this Friday's ArtsDay LA, join us for a free drawing activity across the street from City Hall East at the LA Mall in downtown Los Angeles.  

ArtsDay LA is an annual opportunity for Angelenos to celebrate the contributions of arts and culture to the community, and to talk with their elected officials about why the arts are important to us. Ryman Arts will be there showing our support for the arts!

Join Los Angeles artists from Ryman Arts, including Big Draw LA Coordinator, Justin McInteer, and teaching artist, Julie Weitz! Add your drawing to our giant ArtsDay LA Sketchbook to record your vision of Los Angeles. Then, make and decorate your own sketchbook to take home to continue drawing. Discover how drawing can help us see more, think creatively, expand our imaginations, communicate with others – and have fun together!

To learn more about ArtsDay LA and Arts for LA: www.artsforla.org.




Mice Chat Dinner

A special evening to raise funds for Ryman Arts organized by our friends at MiceChat!The spectacular evening will start with a champagne cocktail reception and silent auction, complete with hors d'oeuvres and the opportunity to mingle with Disney legends followed by an elegant dinner with entertainment. More than a dozen Disney celebrities, legends, artists and Broadway stars will be in attendance.

Celebrity guests in attendance include Bob Gurr, Floyd Norman, Dick Jones, Lisa Davis, Margaret Kerry, Mike Peraza, Anneliese van der Pol, Chandra Lee Shwartz, J. Elaine Marcos, Michelle Loucadoux, Miller Tai, and Sharon Wilkins.

As dinner wraps up, some of Broadway's brightest young stars will entertain us in a remarkable cabaret-style performance of Disney songs hosted by the fabulous Michael-Leon Wooley (Louis the Alligator from Disney's Princess and the Frog). We'll share a touching tribute to the late Diane Disney Miller by Disney Imagineering Legend, Marty Sklar. And we'll wrap up the evening with the opportunity to bid on some rare and fun treasures in support of Ryman Arts.

Our special appreciation goes out to Todd Regan, founder of MiceChat.com, and Scarlett Stahl for planning this event, and to all the Disney celebrities who are participating.





Make Your Mark in the ParkThe Big Draw LA, is a month-long audience participatory drawing initiative that spans the region and the globe, returning to Los Angeles for the fourth year this October. The Big Draw LA creates opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to discover that drawing can enhance how they see, think, and invent. There are over 75 drawing events taking place across Southern California throughout the month of October . Visit The Big Draw LA website to find an event near you!

Local organizations—clubs, schools, community centers, museums, and neighborhoods—have already posted their public drawing events. Along with three events by Ryman Arts at Grand Park, Grand Central Art Center, and a TedX event, others are hosted by organizations including the Skirball Cultural Center, Fullerton Public Library, California Art Institute, Camera Obscura Building, E.V.E. Studio, Los Angeles Public Library, Grand Park, Fowler Museum, Gallery Girls, One Eyed Gypsy, and San Gabriel Valley Pride.

Ryman On View Fall 2013


An Affair of the Art 2013



You Are Invited to An Affair of the Art 2013
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!

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"!

Read more about this year's event here.

Special Thanks to Our 2013 Sponsors...

2013 Sponsors

Interested in being a Sponsor for next year?

Please contact Michelle Lee at mlee@ryman.org or (213) 629-2787.

View Charitable Services Card - Click Here 


Disneyana Dinner
July 11, 2013

Ryman Arts Benefit Dinner

On Thursday evening, July 11th, the Disneyana Fan Club will kick off its DisneyanaMania 2013 convention with a Welcome Dinner in support of Ryman Arts. This year’s event will celebrate "The 100th Birthday Celebration of Marc Davis" with matching entertainment. As you are served dinner at your seat, you will be seated with a Disney Celebrity at your table and there will be a live auction with our very popular auctioneer, Bill Atwood. This special fundraising event is a separate ticketed event and it is open to ALL Disneyana Fan Club members to attend. Read more details here.

The event will be held at the Crowne Plaza Resort - Anaheim/Garden Grove located at 12021 Harbor Blvd., Garden Grove, CA 92840. Price is $95 per person. Please register now - here.



Graduation Ceremony

2013 Student Exhibition

On view through July 6, 2013

Come see the Ryman Arts Student Exhibition of 215 artworks by recent
Ryman Arts graduates and students!

Location: California African American Museum
600 State Drive, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA 90003

Admission is FREE

Parking is available in the Exposition lot at 39th and Figueroa St for $10

Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday, 11 am - 5 pm




Conspiracy to Steal (live & silent) Auction

Conspiracy PhotoSaturday, June 22

5 pm - 8 pm

Location: SALTFINEART, 1492 south pacific coast highway, Laguna Beach CA 92651

Tickets: $25 - Call the Ryman Arts office at
(213) 629-2787

Deals so good they're steals. Join in on the conspiracy plot June 22nd at the Saltfineart gallery. Intelligence has collected that this event will be hosted by Saltfineart, Sue Greenwood Fine Art, and The George Gallery to benefit Ryman Arts. Enjoy gourmet food and drink catered by the local Wine Gallery while top secret agents conduct both a live and silent art auction offering over 40 works by several CONFIDENTIAL artists, including one rare piece by Herb Ryman.

To see the full auction catalog, click below.

Conspiracy to Steal

To purchase tickets, call (213) 629-2787



2013 Ryman Arts Graduation

The Ryman Arts 2013 Opening Reception & Graduation Ceremony date is set for
Tuesday, June 4th from 6 pm - 8 pm
, at the California African American Museum (CAAM).
All are invited, so mark your calendar now!

Location: CAAM - 600 State Drive, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA 90003
Admission is FREE
Ceremony begins at 6:15 pm
Parking is available in the Exposition lot at 39th and Figueroa St for $10
Expo Line: Use Exposition Park stop

To RSVP, call (213) 629-2787 or email info@ryman.org

***Graduation Night Details: For Parents & Students - click here***




On View: Now Through May 26th

If you haven't already, come by Grand Central Art Center to view new works by our talented teens who attended the Ryman Arts program's Spring 2013 semester on the campus of CSUF! These talented high school artists traveled from 32 different cities across Orange County and Los Angeles counties every Saturday to the campus of CSUF in order to study the fundamentals of drawing and painting.

Location: Grand Central Art Center
125 N. Broadway, Santa Ana, CA 92701

Gallery Hours: Closed Mondays and Holidays
Tuesdays - Sundays: 11 am – 4 pm.
Fridays & Saturdays: 11 am – 7 pm. 

Discover Ryman Arts Day!
(Opening Reception for Student Display)

Date: Saturday April 20th 2013
Time: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Location: CSUF Grand Central Arts Center, 125 N. Broadway, Santa Ana, CA 92701
RSVP at: info@ryman.org

A two hour welcoming event and reception to introduce the Ryman Arts program to the Orange County community. The event will consist of workshops, tours of the CSUF Grand Central Arts Center, a brief welcoming ceremony by Ryman Arts representatives at noon, art discussions with MFA students from CSUF, and discussion opportunities with Ryman Arts staff and Grand Central Arts Center graduate students and staff. Executive Director Diane Brigham will be attending, including some Ryman Arts board members and staff.

This event will bring together local students, families and art lovers to participate in hands-on arts activities while also celebrating the Opening of a new art display at the CSUF Grand Central Arts Center, featuring artwork by Ryman Arts students. Additionally, this is presented in association with Grand Central Art Center’s Art Day, a part of Imagination Celebration.

This exciting and interactive event will provide guests with the opportunity to participate in hands-on classes to sharpen their arts skills, including a drawing workshop taught by Ryman faculty member and Santa Ana-based artist Sergio Rebia.

Guests will also make sketchbooks and learn about the upcoming Big Draw public drawing campaign at a workshop presented by artist Justin McInteer. The art display will feature new works of art by Orange County students who are part of the Ryman Arts program.  The exhibit will be open to the public from April 20 through May 24.

This event will be open to the public, and we are extending an invitation to all high school students interested in the fine arts, art instructors, artists, parents, community supporters, and anyone else who might be interested in learning more about Ryman Arts.



Ryman Arts Happy Hour at the Edison Downtown

Wednesday, April 3rd
5 pm - 7 pm
$35 | $25 for RAAA members


Try "The Happy Herbie" at The Edison Downtown

HerbRymanThe amazing Edison bar in Downtown Los Angeles has added a refreshing new cocktail creation to their menu: "The Happy Herbie"! Named after Herbert D. Ryman, this rye based cocktail consists of Templeton Rye Whiskey, jasmine liquor, lemon juice, and baked apple bitters. A generous and gracious supporter, The Edison is bigheartedly donating a portion of the proceeds from the drink to Ryman Arts. Since launching the "Happy Herbie" the drink is already making the press - See the video from ABC's Eye On LA below and read the article from Examiner.com. Don't forget to share the good news with others and spread the word to try a "Happy Herbie" at The Edison!

They have also been recently featured in Bacon Today - read more here.

The Edison is located in the heart of The Higgins Building, on the corner of 2nd & Main off Harlem Place Alley, at 108 W. 2nd Street, #101, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Visit their website - www.edisondowntown.com/main.htm.


The BookFest

Saturday, March 2nd
11 am - 6 pm
Grand Park in Downtown Los Angeles

Come visit the Ryman Arts booth at BookFest! Ryman Arts students and alumni will be teaching visitors a basic book making project and providing information about the program. Kids' storytime, arts and crafts, musical performances and pop-up book shops will be sprawled across Block One and Two of the park, stretching from Grand Avenue to Hill Street.

See you there!

FREE Mix & Mingle Alumni Mixer!

Join us on December 14th at 6 pm for a
FREE MIX AND MINGLE get together at the studio of one of our successful Ryman Alumni, Oscar Magallanes.
Refreshments will be provided.

RSVP at alumni@ryman.org or call (213) 629-2787.


Artman Gallery Benefit Event

For more information - click here

First 10+ Art Show
A portion of the proceeds benefits Ryman Arts!

"Gennie Rim, former Pixar and Disney manager, is the curator of the First 10+Art Show, a passion project assembling artists that she has worked with during her years in the industry. The twelve hand-picked, artist assemblage brings together animation talent from various studios: Blue Sky, Disney, Maverix, Pixar and Wild Brain..." - read more, here.

Our very own alumnus De'Von Stubblefield will be featured in the show too! AND, a portion of
the show's proceeds will go to support Ryman Arts!!!


Now Closed: 2012 Student Exhibition

The Ryman Arts 2012 Student Exhibition is on view through July 24th! If you haven't done so already, take the time to admire our students' excellence at the California African American Museum. If you have already seen the exhibition, visit again and invite family and friends along!

Admission is FREE

Gallery Hours: Tuesdays - Saturdays, 10 am - 5 pm and Sundays, 11 am - 5 pm

CAAM: 600 State Drive, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA 90003

Parking is available in the Exposition lot at 39th and Figueroa St for $10

Grad2012This exhibition is presented in partnership with the California African American Museum. This program is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, Los Angeles County Arts Commission and the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs. Special thanks to Otis College of Art and Design and major supporters including the Angell Foundation, Annenberg Foundation, Carl & Roberta Deutsch Foundation, Green Foundation, Herb Alpert Foundation, Rose Hills Foundation, Sharon D. Lund Foundation, and the Walt Disney Co. Foundation.

Launch of Play Me, I'm Yours


Join us this Thursday, April 12th at noon for the “lunch launch” of Play Me, I’m Yours. The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, in collaboration with UK artist Luke Jerram, is presenting a public art installation placing 30 pianos in accessible spaces across LA County over the course of three weeks. Play Me, I’m Yours will also celebrate the 15th anniversary of LACO’s music director and world-renowned pianist, Jeffrey Kahane.

Each of the 30 pianos is decorated by local artists or community organizations, including one specially decorated by our talented Ryman Arts students as part of our Community Arts Club! Representing our diverse student body, and the true diversity of Los Angeles, our piano will be placed at the Wells Fargo Center on Bunker Hill in Downtown Los Angeles. To open the installation, pianists at each site will be performing the Complete Preludes from Bach’s The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 tomorrow at noon. Our piano will be played by Austrian-Taiwanese pianist Rueibin Chen.

We hope you will join us this Thursday at noon to kick off the first project of our Community Arts Club at the Wells Fargo Center on Bunker Hill. For more information on the city-wide project, or to view a map of the pianos throughout Los Angeles County, please visit http://streetpianos.com/la2012/.


Drawing by Ashley Healy (Ryman '06)

A Sketch Back in Time: Ryman Arts
featuring the work of Ryman Arts students, alumni and faculty

Thursday, November 10th
5 pm - 10 pm

Clifton's Cafeteria
648 South Broadway (7th & Broadway)
Los Angeles, CA 90014

As part of the Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk, The Salon at Clifton's is hosting a special one-night only Ryman Arts exhibition featuring work inspired by Downtown Los Angeles and the woodland wonderland of Clifton's Cafeteria. Artwork will be available for sale.

Join us for this evening of art, music, and refreshments in the heart of Historic Downtown!

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