Important Dates
  • July 1, 2014 - PATRONS membership letter is mailed
  • August 31, 2014 - PATRONS membership deadline
  • September 6, 2014 - General membership letter is mailed
  • October 14, 2014 Timothy Corrigan - A Visit to Chateau du Grand-Luce: Restoring & Decorating A Great Country House
  • November 11, 2014 Suzanne Tucker - The Romance of Design - The Journey from Passion to Project, from House to Home
  • December 1, 2015 Grant Applications available online
  • February 10, 2015 Ulysses Dietz - From Arts to Arts & Crafts: What Happened When Pots Became Art?
  • February 28, 2015 Grant Applications due
  • March 3, 2015 Olivier Bernier - Madame de Pompadour, Mistress of the Arts
  • April 7, 2015 Bettie Bearden Pardee - Private Newport, At Home and in the Garden

The Decorative Arts Society

Welcome! The Decorative Arts Society (DARTS) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit membership group committed to improving the lives of women, men 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.

Board & Partrons Trip, Charleston SC - April 2011

Membership dues, individual and corporate sponsorship and underwriting of the lecture series allows DARTS to fund an annual grant program that puts much needed monies back into our community. To date DARTS has awarded over $1.5 MILLION to needy organizations serving Orange County.

Contact Us

Decorative Arts Society
P.O. Box 1414
Newport Beach, California 92659
Mary Anna Jeppe, Chair
949-673-1714
majeppe@roadrunner.com
Sandra Ayres, Membership
949-722-7880
ssayres@mac.com