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Highlights from ArtsOC's 14th Annual Arts Awards


Andre Woodward accepting his Outstanding Artist Achievement Award.  View more photos from the event.  

The Samueli Theater was filled with people helping to celebrate the 2013 honorees being recognized at the 14th Annual Orange County Arts Awards on September 24.  The evening, which began with a VIP dinner for the honorees and major sponsors in Leatherby's Café Rouge, featured performances by members of the jetsetter jazz ensemble Nutty, the Krechkovsky-Loucks chamber music duo and award-winning jazz flutist Nicole Mitchell. 

Co-emceeing the event were Lucy Dunn, CEO of the Orange County Business Council, who underscored the important roles they and ArtsOC are playing in STEAM education, and ArtsOC Executive Director Rick Stein.  Together, they reviewed highlights of the past year in the arts, comings and goings among major arts leaders, and the event once again included a touching "In Memoriam" interlude to pay homage to artists, arts leaders and arts patrons who passed away this year.

Receiving the Helena Modjeska Cultural Legacy Awards for lifetime service were contemporary art gallery owner Peter Blake, Bowers Museum president Dr. Peter Keller, arts patrons S. Paul and Marybelle Musco, and founder of the Fullerton Friends of Music Beulah Strickler.  Annual Achievement Award honorees included the Laguna College of Art + Design (Outstanding Arts Organization), Andre Woodward (Outstanding Artist; seen above), and University of California, Irvine-Claire Trevor School of the Arts' New Swan Theater (Outstanding Contribution to the Built Environment).
Next in the Best of British Theatre Series:
Encore Screening of "Frankenstein"
starring Benedict Cumberbatch & Jonny Lee Miller
presented by Irvine Barclay Theatre in association with Arts Orange County


Thursday, October 31, 2013, 7:15 p.m.
Irvine Barclay Theatre

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Certificate Program in Applied Museum Studies

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Arts OC presents

 "Audience Now"

A workshop for Arts Organization

Staff & Boards

featuring Matt Lehrman


Wed. Nov. 6

9 am - 12 pm

 Avenue of the Arts  

Wyndham Hotel

Costa Mesa


Matt Lehrman returns to Orange County where he previously conducted a sold out one-hour presentation offered by ArtsOC.  Now he has even more to share: 


Learn how to develop a whole-organization approach to building and sustaining your audiences.


Who should attend:  Executive Directors, Artistic Directors, Curators, Development Executives, Marketing Professionals, Board Leaders, Philanthropic & Municipal Stakeholders, and your organization's Emerging Leaders.


Sponsored by ARTSOPOLIS


Register Online.


Arts Orange County's Professional Development Series is funded in part by  

Bank of America

Resume Workshop for Emerging Arts Leaders 


Thurs. Nov 7, 6pm

Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach


Emerging Arts Leaders | Orange County (EAL|OC) and Museum Educators of Southern California (MESC) will present a free resume and cover letter workshop to help emerging arts leaders with less than 10 years experience in the field stand out from the crowd and land a job or internship. Space is limited. RSVP by October 31.


2013 Orange County Arts Initiative Grants Offered      


Arts Orange County and The Orange County Community Foundation have been collaborating since 2004 to strengthen the region's arts infrastructure.  

The 2013 OC Arts Initiative Grant program seeks to engage the public in ways that involve creative expression by audience members. Applications will be accepted through October 30, 2013.  Arts organizations with budgets of under $2 million are eligible to apply.   


 View complete guidelines and application forms. 


 3 Orange County Organizations Awarded California Arts Council Grants
The state arts agency has announced its 2013-14 grants, and three OC organizations will receive funding.  In the Artists in Schools Program category:  Arts & Learning Corporation-$5,537; Muckenthaler Cultural Center-$6,144.  In the State-Local Partner Program category:  Arts Orange County, $12,493.

OC Arts Organizations:

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