Ryman Arts Fundraiser Dinner and Auction - Wednesday, July 13, 2016 @ 6:00 p.m.


The Disneyana Fan Club Presents

"An Evening to Benefit Ryman Arts"

Each generation stands on the shoulders of the past…
Our civilization can only maintain itself by
passing on our dreams and our talents
to the next generation.”  
                                                   - Herbert D. Ryman
Herbert D. Ryman (1910-1989) was a master artist and teacher whose career spanned more than fifty years as a production designer, art director and illustrator at various Hollywood studios, such as MGM, 20th Century Fox, and Walt Disney.  Disney fans will remember Herbie as the person who worked with Walt over one weekend back in 1953, and drew the now famous map of Disneyland and other initial drawings that Roy would use to convince the "East Coast Bankers" to help make Walt's dream of a Magic Kingdom a reality.  Herbie also drew the concept renderings for the centerpiece of Disneyland's and Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdoms, Sleeping Beauty Castle and Cinderella Castle.  
Herbie encouraged young artists throughout his long career as an artist, designer, and Imagineer at Walt Disney Studios.  After his death, his friends and family established Ryman Arts in 1989 to carry on Herb's philosophy of teaching foundation skills of drawing and painting, and his commitment to encouraging young artists to reach their full potential.
From a single drawing class for 12 students in 1990, Ryman Arts has grown to 36 classes for 600 students annually.  They provide intensive out-of-school studio art instruction, college and career counseling, art supplies, and support services -- all at no cost to the student.  They have campuses in Los Angeles County at the Otis College of Art and Design and in Orange County at the campus of California State University, Fullerton.
For over 25 years, Ryman Arts had engaged over 6,000 Southern California teens in their core program and provided outreach activities to more than 18,000 inner-city students.  Almost all graduates go on to college, many alumni work in the creative industries, and all are poised for personal success.  
Herb Ryman was awarded the Disneyana Fan Club's Disney Legends Award (posthumously) in 1999.
Once again this year, The Disneyana Fan Club will kick off its DisneyanaMania 2016 Convention with a very special evening benefiting Ryman Arts.  This event has become a tradition with our Club since the first benefit in 2007 and has continued every year since.  The evening will begin with dinner and each table will be hosted by a very special guest.  
Last year, the following guests were scheduled to appear: Terri Hardin, former Imagineer, sculptor, puppeteer and DFC's friend; Garner Holt, creator of various Disney audio-animatronics magic; Disney paper sculptor Dave Avanzino; Mike Paraza, Disney artist and animator; author, speaker, and Tinker Bell herself, Margaret Kerry; gifted photographers Matthew and Michaela Hansen from Tours Departing Daily; Ryman Arts Executive Director Diane Brigham; and many more (depending on their availability, this list may have some last-minute changes).
Of course, a major part of our evening benefitting Ryman Arts is the silent and live auctions.  Some of the items donated last year for this part of the evening include a beautiful leather jacket from Walt Disney Imagineering; framed photographs from David Lee and Tours Departing Daily; a membership package, books and much more from the Walt Disney Family Museum; a bottle of wine from the Lasseter Family Winery signed by John and Nancy Lasseter and also by their winemaker Julia Lantosca; as so much more. There were also personal "experiences" offered by Mike Peraza, Marty Sklar, Dave Smith & Garner Holt with unique tours and even an art lesson.
Many of our special guests also be donating items for the evening, including some very exciting "experiences" that our attendees can bid on:
Garner Holt, who creates many of the audio-animatronic figures used throughout the Disney Parks worldwide, has graciously donated an opportunity for the winning bidder and up to 9 guests to join him for a personal tour of his studios in San Bernardino, California followed by lunch.
As you can see, this year's Ryman Arts event will also be another exciting evening that you won't want to miss. Thank you for helping make the dreams of many young artists come true!
This event is open to everyone, including non-members and non-conventioneers. Convention registration or DFC membership is not necessary to attend this event. If you have registered for the DisneyanaMania 2016 Convention's "Big Package", a dinner event ticket to the Ryman Arts event is already included.
Transportation to the "experiences" or shipping is not included, unless otherwise stated.  The list of "experiences", items scheduled for bid and/or internaries may change or be withdrawn, depending on the our special guests' availability and possible logistical issues.
If you are unable to join us for the evening, you can still be a part of the event and support the Ryman Arts program by making a donation, 100% of which is totally tax deductible.  If you wish to do this, please make your check payable to "Ryman Arts" and mail it to the Disneyana Fan Club's post office box address on the An Evening To Benefit Ryman Arts registration form.
To register for An Evening To Benefit Ryman Arts, you may download the registration form soon.
To find out more about the many other events at our DisneyanaMania 2016 Convention or to register for the convention, please click here.
Here is a list of additional items available at this year's fundraiser auction!
"Pirates Battle Scene"
Limited Edition Special Event Lithograph
Marc Davis, Artist
This lithograph is stunningly beautiful and it signed by six Disney Imagineers and artists, four of whom are Disney Legends. A stunning piece, this is number 110 of 1,000 and is a dramatic example of the art work that went into the creation of the attraction. This piece was offered only to those who attended a special Pirates of the Caribbean event held at Disneyland on May 20, 2000. The print itself measures approximately 35 x 10 inches. It is professionally matted and framed with the overall dimension of the piece measuring 45 x 28 inches.
Auction Package of Two Madame Alexander Dolls
Sleeping Beauty and Snow White
Madame Alexander was one of the world’s premier doll makers, due to her love of the craft, strict attention to detail, and long hours spent in creating and perfecting her dolls. She once said, “You have no idea how I labored over noses and mouths so that they would look real and individual.” It is reputed to be Lillian Disney who so loved the Alexander dolls that she requested Walt to carry them in the Emporium. Each time she went into the Emporium, she always went straight to the counter where the dolls were sold.
More information on Madame Beatrice Alexander and her dolls can be found at: http://jwa.org/womenofvalor/alexander
Disney Store Animated Mickey and Minnie Christmas Figures
The perfect Disney couple to have in your home during the holidays.
Art of Disney
Red Car Trolley Medium Figure
Return to the days when the Red Car traveled around the streets of Los Angeles and neighboring cities. You will treasure this piece that features Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, Pluto and Horace Horsecollar. The headlamp on the trolley lights up.
Buena Vista Street Red Car Trolley
Resin Pin Box with three pins.
This was issued at the grand reopening of California Adventure and is a limited edition of 250.
Mickey’s Greatest Moments Plate Set
Auction Package of Six (6) Ceramic Plates
This is a set of six ceramic plates (no boxes). The set was produced in honor of Mickey Mouse’s greatest movie roles for the 50th anniversary of his first movie. One of the original plates was made with a misprint on it. The plate was printed as the Nifty Fifties while the original film was the Nifty Nineties. The Fifties plate was pulled and reissued with the correct title. The set to be auctioned will include the original misprinted plate as well as the reprinted, correct plate.
Auction Package of Three (3) Donald Duck Items
Pin Set, Vintage Poster Puzzle & Alarm Clock
These items are offered as a set which consists of three items, all new and in original packaging. The items are:
- A Donald Duck Model Sheet pin set with three pins. This pin set was created to honor Donald’s 65th birthday and was inspired from original model sheets of that were used to draw him. It is approximately 13.5 x 15.5 inches.
- A Donald Duck vintage poster puzzle. Assembled size is 27 x 20 inches.
- Donald Duck alarm clock with feet. This item is sold out in the Disney stores.
Rocket to the Moon "Moonliner" Statue
Annual Passholder Limited Edition
Bob Olszewski, Artist
A signed Olszewski “Moonliner” Rocket to the Moon from Tomorrowland statue. This piece is an Annual Passholder Edition.
Alice in Wonderland
3-D Paper Sculpture
Hal Burkhardt, Artist
A stunning 3D paper sculpture from Alice in Wonderland by Hal Burkhardt of Heirloom Creations.
Thank you to everybody who donated an item and for supporting the kids of the Ryman Arts Program.
Remember, our special guests may bring in additional items on the day of the event.
You must be registered for the Ryman Arts Fundraising Dinner and Auction in order to bid on items.
This auction list is tentative and items could be withdrawn or changed without notice.