Ewing Named PSHA Benefit Chair

Dotty Ewing

Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts announced the appointment of Dotty Ewing as Benefit chair for the 2024 Pasadena Showcase House of Design, one of the nation’s oldest, largest and most successful home and garden tours. This crucial volunteer position is responsible for this year’s Showcase House while raising funds to help support the organization’s mission of providing music and art programs to children and adults through the Greater Los Angeles area.

Ewing joined the all-volunteer organization in 2017 after a long and successful career in marketing, mainly for cable television networks, and was named Woman of the Year by the Southern California Chapter of Women in Cable and Telecommunications. Since joining Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts seven years ago, she has taken on several positions within the organization, including serving as Membership chair as well as working on the Public Relations/Marketing Committee. As a seasoned volunteer and philanthropist, Ewing has served on the board of directors for UNICEF and continues to be an active member with the Shakespeare Club of Pasadena serving as its current vice president.   

“The Pasadena Showcase House of Design is our organization’s only fundraiser,” said Ewing. “It’s an immense role where we need to blend the talents of our designers, the dedication of our members and the desires of our homeowner and that brings new challenges every day.”

But, she added, she feels incredibly supported by those members that have done the job before and all of the members that have stepped up to take on various responsibilities. “I have always been impressed with the teamwork of our organization and how members work together to make this all happen.”

This year’s Showcase House, the Potter Daniels Manor, is an English Tudor Revival Style Mansion erected in 1902 for Gertrude Potter Daniels. Ewing and her team recently selected 27 professional designers, many returning “veterans” and several new to the process, to transform the estate into a stunning showpiece. Plans call to refresh the Tudor style design by adding contemporary elements that include light, texture and pattern.   

“Our army of designers are well versed on the current design trends and standards,” said Ewing. “I’m excited that guests will have an opportunity to tour our Showcase House which will highlight various perspectives on decorative treatment and themes.”  

The 59th Pasadena Showcase House of Design will be open on April 21 and continue through May 19. Golden tickets are on sale now and timed entry tickets go on sale Feb. 1. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit pasadenashowcase.org or call (626) 606-1600.