Wendt Award Dinner

Wendt Award_web William Wendt, The Old and the New (detail), 1925, oil on canvas, 25 x 30 inches, Private Collection

Sunday, November 13, 2016
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The Ranch at Laguna Beach
31106 Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651


On Sunday, November 13, Laguna Art Museum will present the Wendt Award to renowned historical California art collector Yvonne Boseker at an exclusive dinner at The Ranch at Laguna Beach. The Wendt Award, named after one of the great Laguna Beach artists of the past who helped establish the museum, recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the knowledge and appreciation of California art. Previous recipients include Ruth Westphal, Wayne Thiebaud, and Peter Alexander.

The Wendt Award Dinner will be an elegant affair featuring a delicious farm to table style dinner, live music by Trio Dinicu, and special guest speakers including historical art curators Will South and Janet Blake, who will reflect on Yvonne and Ed Boseker’s collecting life and Yvonne’s ongoing advocacy for California art.

Proceeds from the event support the museum’s historical art collection and related exhibitions and education programs.


Tickets and Table Opportunities

For information about tickets and table opportunities, please click here.

For information about corporate sponsorship opportunities, please contact Genny Boccardo-Dubey or call 949.494.8971 x 208.


About the Honoree

Yvonne and her late husband, Dr. Edward H. Boseker, began collecting historical California art many years ago and their collection stands among the most substantial and important in this field. Yvonne continues to collect, to encourage scholarship and conservation efforts, and generously to show her collection to groups of interested art lovers. She has been a wonderful friend to Laguna Art Museum, where she established the Edward H. and Yvonne J. Boseker Fund for the preservation, restoration, and exhibition of historical California art in the museum’s collection. The fund has allowed the museum to carry out conservation treatments on a number of paintings that were previously unfit for exhibition, bringing them back close to their original splendor for future generations to enjoy.

To learn more about the Boseker Fund, please click here.


Artwork Raffle

John Cosby, Girls at Aliso, oil on canvas, 16 x 24 inches. Artwork generously donated by the artist. Frame courtesy of The Redfern Gallery.

This original oil painting by celebrated California artist John Cosby valued at $5,000 could be yours! Cosby is an internationally recognized artist and his works can be found in private and public collections around the world.

Only 100 tickets will be sold at $100 each. Wendt Award Dinner attendees will be offered the first chance to purchase tickets for this unique opportunity drawing. Tickets will be available online starting November 1.

To learn more about the artist, please click here.

For more information, please contact Sarah Strozza or call 949.494.8971 x 219.


Event Sponsors


Suzanne and James Mellor The Ranch at Laguna Beach





Barbara Alexander William Karges Bonhams The Redfern Gallery
  and Thomas B. Stiles II Laguna Nursery Jane and Joe Hanauer Simply Sweet Cakery
Sue and Keith Colestock Beverly and Ray Redfern The Irvine Museum Irene and George Stern
Susan and Robert Ehrlich Lou and Laura Rohl Jeri and Danny McKenna Marnie and Brett Wall
Robert and Nadine Hall Rick Silver Revelite Fine Art Lighting
Eric Jessen   and Robert Hayden III
Janice Johnson Wells Fargo
John Cosby Studio


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Event Committees

Wendt Award Executive Committee


..Wendt Award Committee of Honor

Rick Balzer James Irvine Swinden Peter Alexander Bill Selman
Janet Blake Jack and Susan Kenefick Mark Christy Scott Shields
Dennis Boyer Ray Redfern Ilene Susan Fort Joan Irvine Smith
Keith Colestock George Stern Alfred Harrison Will South
Robert D. Ehrlich Jean Stern Lial A. Jones Wayne Thiebaud
Susan Gordinier Thomas B. Stiles II Nancy Dustin Wall Moure Ruth Westphal
 ………………………….. Peter and Gail Ochs


For more information, please contact Director of Special Events Sarah Strozza or call 949.494.8971 x 219.


Image credit: William Wendt, The Old and the New (detail), 1925, oil on canvas, 25 x 30 inches, Private Collection