Important Dates
  • January 29, 2015 Board Meeting
  • February 10, 2015 Ulysses Dietz - From Arts to Arts & Crafts: What Happened When Pots Became Art?
  • February 15, 2015 Grant Applications due
  • February 26, 2015 Lugano Cocktail Reception
  • February 26, 2015 Board Meeting
  • March 10, 2015 Olivier Bernier - Madame de Pompadour, Mistress of the Arts
  • March 26, 2015 Board Meeting
  • April 7, 2015 Bettie Bearden Pardee - Private Newport, At Home and in the Garden
  • April 22, 2015 20th Anniversary Luncheon, Big Canyon Country Club
  • July 1, 2015 - PATRONS membership letter is mailed
  • August 20, 2015 - PATRONS membership deadline
  • September 6, 2015 - General membership letter is mailed
  • October 1, 2015 - General membership deadline
  • December 1, 2015 Grant Applications available online

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 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, President
Sandra Ayres, Membership