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Volunteer of the Year  

Jean Hopkins

If you have ever attended an opening or reception at the Desert Art Center, you’ve experienced the expertise of Jean Hopkins who brilliantly creates the beautiful buffets of food and beverage.  It is because of this devoted volunteer work that the Desert Art Center has chosen Jean as the Volunteer of the Year.

Jean’s life story of her work as a nurse and an artist is remarkable and inspiring, taking her from her original home in Iowa to Rochester, New York, to Mexico, and finally to California.

Summer Camp

Over the last couple of weeks of June, the Desert Art Center ran a successful ‘Kids Summer Art Camp’. This was open to Middle School children and over the two weeks, some 70 or so children had the opportunity to explore, print making, clay work or printing and drawing. This intense two weeks replaced our spring Middle School Art project and was sponsored by the Anderson Children’s Foundation. Many thanks to Sally Hedburg and Marilynn Hollis for organizing and to the teachers for providing instruction and inspiration.

Volunteer of the month - 

Richard Calderhead

The Desert Art Center is pleased to announce that our Volunteer of the Month for June is Richard Calderhead. Richard is one of those guys who helps out wherever and whenever called upon. To read more about Richard, click on this link. 

Upcoming Events

10/26/2018 9:00 AM • Desert Art Center - Small Gallery

Hermann Fischer

I very much regret to report the death of Hermann Fischer a longtime member of the Desert Art Center. It was not until he moved to Palm Desert at the age of 70 that he started to paint ,taking part in classes by Terry Masters. 

Over the years he won many awards for his beautifully executed landscape paintings. 


There are many opportunities for art classes at the Desert Art Center.  Several of our classes will be continuing over the summer months. Please check the schedule for full details. 

Open Studio

Thursday afternoons over the summer, 1-4pm, all mediums - come along and paint in the company of fellow artists. Friendly atmosphere - just $5. No instruction but lots of encouragement!


The gallery at the Desert Art Center will be closed during July and August. We will be reopening Saturdays and Sundays during September and then staging a fresh show for our season's opening in October.

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