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Dinner & Program Tickets
FOTM Members $100
 VIP Reception Tickets
FOTM Members $25.00
Dinner & Program Tickets
Non-Member $120
 VIP Reception Tickets
Non-Member $50


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Join fellow art advocates on September 19th For the Love of Art - a 20th Anniversary Celebration and Fundraising Gala to benefit Focus on the Masters (FOTM), a non-profit arts education program, resource library and archive. The event will take place at the Wyndham Garden Ventura Pierpont Inn from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.  For the Love of Art will kick off a year of special events and fundraising activity as FOTM enters its third decade of community enrichment and artist documentation. 
The elegant event will begin with a VIP Reception from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Camulos Room and Terrace overlooking the ocean.  Attendees will enjoy wine and  hors d’oeuvres as they mingle with the evening’s featured artists. Tickets for the VIP Reception are $25 for FOTM members; $50 for non-members.

The dinner will begin at 7 p.m. in the Grand Pavilion with artist tributes and musical entertainment to follow.  Tickets for the dinner and program are $100 for FOTM members and $120 for nonmembers.  Program highlights will include a nostalgic look at the diversity of artistic genius that FOTM has documented throughout the 20 years.  Participating artists include John Nava, Gary Lang, Gerd Koch, Cassandra C. JonesGayel Childress and poet Jackson Wheeler.  Live musical performances will complete the evening with performances by the legendary jazz great, Roger Kellaway along with Yue Deng, Virginia Kron, Phil Salazar, Jim McCarthy and Martin Young

A touching In Memorium program will feature artists who have passed away between 1994 and 2014.  Patrons will hear, in the artists’ own voices, highlights from the artists’ FOTM archive underscoring the importance of FOTM’s historic resource library.
Celebration Bags, ranging from $20 to $500, will be available for purchase. They will include gifts, artistic items and certificates for studio experiences donated by the art community and patrons.

All proceeds from the event will benefit FOTM’s educational outreach programs.
To purchase tickets online visit or call 805.653.2501. 
Donations can be sent to FOTM, 505 Poli St., Suite 405, Ventura, CA 93001

Special thanks to all of our sponsors!

On behalf of our Board of Directors, staff and volunteers, thank you for your

willingness to help FOTM bring arts enrichment to our community!

Jordon & Sandra Laby


John Brant Wealth Advisors    
    John & Cherie Brant


Busy Bee Café
    Ed & Hilda Warren
James & Mary Galbraith
Paula Spellman

Gould Family Foundation
    Richard & Cindi Gould
Ted & Joyce Lombard
Roxie Ray
Union Bank

Gary & Kate Barnhart
Judith Brenner
Faye Campbell
Gabe Chacon
Veronique Chevalier
Wayne & Barbara Davey
Jim & Meg Easton
Spencer & Nancy Garrett
Tony & Barbara Hirsch
Karen Hoffberg
Josh & Mary Kaufman
Brad & Marcia Marcus
Craig & Karen Lewis
Barbara Meister
Eric Oltman & Susan Van Abel
Leslie Rinchen-Wongmo
    Threads of Awakening
Greg & Denise Sanford
Mary Schwabauer
Joseph Sohm & Leslie Plimpton
Don Taylor & Tracy Long
Kenneth & Soni Wright







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Clos des Amis
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