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Saturday, February 18th, 4:00 pm
SDSA & Modernism Week Panel: Screen Style: Creating Narrative Spaces on Film & Television

SDSA Panel At Modernism Week

Screen Style: Creating Narrative Spaces on Film & Television
Presented by SDSA and H3K Design

Saturday, February 18, 2017
During Modernism Week

Join us for the Set Decorators Society of America panel event Screen Style: Creating Narrative Spaces on Film and Television, a panel discussion moderated by Cathy Whitlock, author of Designs on Film: A Century of Hollywood Art Direction with set decorators Halina Siwolop SDSA, Set Decorator for Showtime’s Masters of Sex and Gene Serdena SDSA, Set Decorator  of the film Passengers.

Cathy Whitlock, Author – Designs On Film: A Century of Hollywood Art Direction
Halina Siwolop SDSA – Masters of Sex
Gene Serdena SDSA – Passengers


Saturday, February 18th
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

At H3K Design
501 S. Palm Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, CA 91164

Reception immediately following panel discussion

H3K Design
Modernism Week   |  Astek Inc.  |  Bassman Blaine
 Blueprint |  Designer Inc.  |  Hastens | Newel | WestEdge Design Fair
20th Century Props | American Screen & Window Coverings |
Heaven or Las Vegas | Pacific Coast Art | RC Vintage | Sunbeam Vintage

The Hollywood Reporter | Warner Bros. Property Department

Tickets $35 on the Modernism Week Website (click here)

Advance Tickets
A limited number of tickets available pre-sale through the SDSA Office for $30 (until February 10th or completely sold out) (contact SDSA here)

SDSA Bus Available
Tickets discounted to $25 when pre-purchased through the SDSA Office with a Bus Package ($25 ticket + $55 bus = $80 total)
Ride to Palm Springs in a luxury coach leaving the morning of February 18th from the SDSA and returning that same evening. Seating is limited. Book by February 10th. (book SDSA Bus tickets here)


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Saturday, February 25th, 3:00 pm
The Art of Production Design

SDSA Members RSVP to sdsa@setdecorators.org
Non SDSA RSVP  to Eventbrite

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Friday, March 3rd, 5:00 pm

Contact: Gene Cane
Executive Director Set Decorators Society of America


The Set Decorators Society of America is offering two $2500 scholarships in memory of SDSA Set Decorator and SDSA Community Outreach Co-chair Emeritus, Leslie Frankenheimer, as part of its community outreach program.

In memory of Set Decorator member LESLIE FRANKENHEIMER, the Set Decorators Society of America Community Outreach Committee is establishing two annual scholarship funds in the amount of $2,500.00 each.
Lennie Marvin’s Prop Heaven and Faux Library Studio Rentals are graciously donating the funds. 

The scholarship is being offered to all members in good standing of the Set Decorators Society of America and Local 44 Set Decorators, Buyers, Lead Persons and Crew Members supporting the SDSA.

This offer is also extended to the children, dependents, spouses and domestic partners of SDSA and Local 44 members in good standing. Anyone wishing to be considered for this award may download the application forms for the 2017 - 2018 academic years from the SDSA Website at www.setdecorators.org. 

Through acts of goodwill and charity, the Community Outreach Committee supports the SDSA in its efforts to promote education and the invaluable contribution of the Set Decorator's craft. This scholarship is open to qualified applicants.

Lennie Marvin’s Prop Heaven and Faux Library Studio Rentals are each underwriting a complete scholarship award.
Applications and guidelines for qualification are available by contacting the office of the Set Decorators Society of America beginning Tuesday January 3, 2017 or ONLINE beginning December 26, 2016 by visiting the Calendar section of the SDSA website at www.setdecorators.org.

The deadline for receipt of applications and qualifying support materials for scholarship consideration is MONDAY MARCH 6, 2017.

Notification of the scholarship award will be prior to the 2017 Set Decorators Society of America Annual Awards Luncheon.
The Scholarship Award will be presented at the luncheon in Spring of 2017.

Once again, the deadline for applications is MARCH 6, 2017.

Download application here
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Saturday, November 5th - Sunday, February 26th
Frank Stella: A Retrospective
de Young Museum

Frank Stella, Lac Laronge III, 1969


Frank Stella: A Retrospective is the first comprehensive US exhibition of the artist’s work since 1970. In 1959, at the age of 23, Stella (b. 1936) burst onto the New York art scene as an already mature artist with his now-legendary series of black paintings, which served as a pictorial manifesto of the artist’s assertion that a painting was “a flat surface with paint on it—nothing more.”

Though his early abstract works were influenced by, and thus seemed to share kinship with, the emerging Minimalist art movement, in the ensuing decades Stella’s compositions became increasingly complex and dynamic. These works expanded painting beyond its traditional definition by conflating it with sculpture, a medium in which he became increasingly interested.

Curated by Michael Auping, chief curator of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, the exhibition is co-organized with the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. At the de Young, the installation will feature approximately 50 large-scale works, including paintings, wall-mounted reliefs, and three-dimensional sculptures. The exhibition design will highlight the transitions that connect aspects of this diverse body of work, acknowledging the artist’s different phases but positing them as pieces of a coherent whole.

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Sunday, November 20th - Sunday, March 26th
Renaissance and Reformation: German Art in the Age of Dürer and Cranach

Coinciding with the 500th anniversary of the Reformation,Renaissance and Reformation: German Art in the Age of Dürer and Cranach brings to Los Angeles some of the greatest achievements of German Renaissance art. The period under consideration (1460–1580) was marked by profound changes in thought, philosophy, science, and religion, which in turn transformed the work of many artists of the day. Artists such as Albrecht Dürer, Lucas Cranach, Hans Holbein, Mathias Grünwald, Tilman Riemenschneider, Peter Vischer, and a host of others reflected this new vision of the world in their works. The period was marked by conflicts, civil wars, and complex relationships with neighboring countries, but also witnessed a flourishing of many states and cities, reflected in the skills of their craftsmen. The exhibition comprises over 100 pieces, including paintings, drawings, sculptures, arms and armors, as well as decorative arts.

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Thursday, March 23rd - Sunday, April 16th
Wattles Mansion Design Showcase
Hollywood History: The New Classics

In association with the City Of Los Angeles,

Department of Recreation and Parks, Modern Luxury Interiors, Milieu, LUXE and California Homes


About Wattles Mansion:

This year the City of Los Angeles will allow a Designer Showcase to be presented in one of the historic homes owned by the city. Wattles Mansion, a 1908 Mission Revival built by the firm of Myron Hunt and Elmer Grey (Rose Bowl, Huntington Library & Ambassador Hotel). The house has been recognized as “the only remaining intact example of the once plentiful Hollywood estates from the period preceding the film industry”. Gurdon Wattles, originally from Omaha Nebraska, was responsible for bankrolling much of early Hollywood and the movie studios.

About the showcase:

In the spring of 2017 (March 24th-April 16th), REITZHAUS will team with acclaimed interior designers for this event for the second year. The theme for the showcase, ‘Historic Hollywood; The New Classics’. We look to this historic Los Angeles home and how it would be deigned and lived in today, while keeping all of the homes original historic features.

This creative process will be a unique endeavor.  Wattles Mansion and Gardens benefits from this event with restoration and donations provided by talented designers

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Monday, June 12th - Sunday, October 1st
Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive

Liberty Magazine Cover. 1926. Color pencil on paper. 24 1/2 × 28 1/4″ (62.2 × 71.8 cm). (The Museum of Modern Art | Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York)

Frank Lloyd Wright was one of the most prolific and renowned architects of the 20th century, a radical designer and intellectual who embraced new technologies and materials, pioneered do-it-yourself construction systems as well as avant-garde experimentation, and advanced original theories with regards to nature, urban planning, and social politics. Marking the 150th anniversary of the American architect’s birth on June 8, 1867, MoMA presents Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive, a major exhibition that critically engages his multifaceted practice. The exhibition comprises approximately 450 works made from the 1890s through the 1950s, including architectural drawings, models, building fragments, films, television broadcasts, print media, furniture, tableware, textiles, paintings, photographs, and scrapbooks, along with a number of works that have rarely or never been publicly exhibited. Structured as an anthology rather than a comprehensive, monographic presentation of Wright’s work, the exhibition is divided into 12 sections, each of which investigates a key object or cluster of objects from the Frank Lloyd Wright Archive, interpreting and contextualizing it, and juxtaposing it with other works from the Archive, from MoMA, or from outside collections. The exhibition seeks to open up Wright’s work to critical inquiry and debate, and to introduce experts and general audiences alike to new angles and interpretations of this extraordinary architect.
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