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Volunteer of the Month - Barbara Spiegel

The Desert Art Center is proud to announce our Volunteer of the Month is Barbara Sage Boyer Spiegel.  Barbara works with Ellen Finan, on the Art Enrichment programs, contacting speakers, writing blurbs about them and researching venues for marketing.  Ellen says "I am very lucky that she is on my team!"  

For more information about Barbara and her award winning art, click here. 


There are many opportunities for art classes at the Desert art Center.  Elaine Starret  will be starting a new class called “Visionary Scapes”  using acrylic, oil or  mixed media. Open to those desiring to explore painting from a more ethereal/dream-like vantage point. Fun and relaxing!  $35/class; $10/supplies.  To register, contact her at or call 808-298-9551.

Joann Fallstone will shortly be starting a pastel class in Painting Animals. Joann has been painting pet portraits for some years and has won many awards. The class will run for four weeks on Mondays, 1-4pm starting March 19. For information, Phone Joann on 760 671 8812 or email

Ian Cooke will be starting a Watercolor Painting class for beginners and improvers, Tuesdays, 1-4pm starting March 13. Ian has been teaching watercolors to the Middle School Art Project for several years and has won a number of awards in various shows. Students will have the opportunity to paint various subjects. Phone Ian on 760 408 3313 or email for class details.

There are also spaces in the Life-drawing class with Meridy Volz. This takes place on Saturday's 9am to noon. Learn to draw the figure with live models - train your eye and loosen your hand. All levels and drop-ins welcome. $120/4  or $35 for single class. For full information contact Merridy at

Upcoming Events

'The Art Of Hustle' 

pre-view of  the documentary  highlighting street artist Tysen Knight's growth in the culture of street art with a perfect balance between risk and reward. Street art has become a hustle for worldwide recognition. Tysen is a gallery member of the Desert Art Center. After the showing of this film there will be the opportunity to question Tysen - from graffiti to galleries!

Featured Artist Show

Do mark your calendar for Friday March 6 when we will be holding another of our First Friday featured artist shows. This time we will be highlighting the work of Veronique Branger and Nancy Frey.

Come and meet the artists between 6-8pm and see their latest works. Light refreshments will be available. 

Art Under the Eaves

During the spring months we offer the opportunity for any of our members to showcase and sell their art at our Art Under the Eaves events.  Quite simply, you turn up, bringing your own table and chair and set up a display at the front of the DAC. If you wish to paint, this adds extra interest for visitors. You pay a single $25 fee at the gallery sales desk and all income from your sales is yours.  This opportunity takes place on the following dates

Saturday March 24

Saturday April 21

We suggest you aim for a 10am start when the gallery opens and finish by 2pm when our art enrichment events start in the auditorium.

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Support the arts in the Coachella Valley by becoming a DAC Member or making a donation to our outreach programs.

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