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This is an area where members can post articles and links to art news that is relevant to the Desert Art Center.
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  • 07/21/2017 12:33 PM | James Kampas (Administrator)


    August 18 – August 20, 2017

    Paint under the pines in a small art village, 5500 feet above sea level. Accomplished landscape painter Jessica Schiffman will teach you her step-by-step method and help you capture changing light and shadows. You will learn about contrast, perspective, color theory, simplifying and organizing shapes, controlling paint, and more.

    For more information, and to register, contact Jessica at jscaschiffman@gmail.com.

  • 06/08/2017 5:00 PM | Julianna Poldi

    Poldi Gallery hosts portraitsofacity.org

    Student Exhibition Opening Reception

    Thursday, June 8, 2017

    6pm to 8pm

    Julianna Poldi Gallery

    2652 South Cherokee Way

    Palm Springs, California 92264

    Backstreet Art District Palm Springs

    portraitsofacity.org

    Exhibition will be on display starting

    Thursday, June 8, 6pm- 8pm opening reception

    Friday, June 9, 11am- 5pm

    Saturday, June 10, 11am- 5pm


  • 05/30/2017 4:26 PM | James Kampas (Administrator)


    DATE & TIME: Tuesday, June 13, 2017  5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

    Indio-based artist Patrick Blythe, known for his bronze, stone, and glass sculpture, will discuss his work and life at an Arts Salon presented by the California Desert Arts Council (CDAC). Coachella Valley Art Center in downtown Indio will host the free event.

    In his presentation, “Art, Soul, and Community”, the artist will talk about his lifelong love of art as well as his career, inspiration, and special place in the art community. Blythe set up his studio at the art center, where he not only creates his work, but also welcomes artists from near and afar to come learn, work, and collaborate. He has become a valuable resource for artists and the community.

    Coachella Valley Art Center
    45140 Towne Street, Indio, CA 92201

    Click here to RSVP online.

    For more information visit www.cadesertarts.org

  • 05/07/2017 6:00 PM | Julianna Poldi

    Featuring work by abstract painters Julianna Poldi, Konrad Carter, Michelle Murray, Ed Boeke and Patsy Telpner

    2652 Cherokee Way, Palm Springs

    Call to confirm 505-603-2658

    11-5 M-Sat


  • 02/17/2017 10:36 AM | James Kampas (Administrator)

    Photographer Lea Jenkins is part of a special exhibit celebrating Black History Month currently at Banning Gallery in Banning. There will be a wine and cheese reception to meet the artists on Saturday, Feb. 25 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. The exhibit runs through Feb. 28.

  • 02/15/2017 4:46 PM | James Kampas (Administrator)

    Desert Art Center painting instructor Terry Masters is featured in the Second Annual Palm Springs Modernists Exhibition at Desertpainter Gallery, from Feb. 16 to March 12. The artists’ reception is Feb. 18 from 5:30–8:30 p.m.

    Proceeds from the exhibition benefit United Way of the Desert and the Palm Springs Cultural Center. For more information visit www.palmspringsmodernists.com.

  • 01/22/2017 2:46 PM | James Kampas (Administrator)
    The women’s show at the La Quinta Museum just opened, and it's a great show!  “Tell Me A Story” features work by 96 female artists. All work had to be created on the same size canvas, 18” X 24,” but could be any medium. Each piece is accompanied by a story written by the artist, talking about the inspiration for the piece. These are fascinating! The show runs until April 30th, 2017.

    The La Quinta Museum is located at 77-885 Avenida Montezuma in La Quinta.  Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10am-4pm. Admission is free.

    Of the 96 artists in the show, 32 are Desert Art Center members:
    • Alicia Siegler
    • Antoinette Hanson
    • Barbara Spiegel
    • Barbara Wightman
    • Cheryl Flemming
    • Christina Bloch
    • Darleen Wilkerson
    • Ellen Finan
    • Erika Sanchez
    • Irene Maloney
    • Jean Bradley
    • Jessica Schiffman
    • Jilda Schwartz
    • Karen Curry
    • Kathleen Scoggin
    • Kathy Bracamonte
    • Linda Hanna
    • Linda Kottke
    • Mandy Main
    • Marcia Gawecki
    • Marcia Geiger
    • Marilyn Froggatt
    • Marsha Brown
    • Molly Preston
    • Nancy Frey
    • Nancy Rizzardi
    • Nettie Roberts
    • Susan Smith Evans
    • Toshiko Ousdahl
    • Valerie Milot
    • Veronique Branger
    • Vinnie Green
  • 01/14/2017 11:00 AM | James Kampas (Administrator)

    Get up close and personal with the creative process, at the Palm Springs Art Museum’s next "Pop-Up Studio" today at 11:00 AM. They will also happen on Jan 21 and Jan 28, 2017.

    Click here to find out more.

  • 01/13/2017 8:00 AM | James Kampas (Administrator)

    Art on the Edge group is having an exhibit at the Palm Desert Community Gallery, many DAC members are included.

    You are invited to see the show and to attend the Opening Reception on Monday, January 23, 5:30 - 7:00 PM.

    You will be treated to some VERY INTERESTING art, some yummy food and delicious wine.

    Click here to see the exhibit postcard.

  • 12/07/2016 6:55 AM | James Kampas (Administrator)

    Vaughan Davies: New Light on Tahquitz
    By Ann Japenga

    I would have told you I know Tahquitz Canyon well. I’ve studied the jagged mouth from my backyard for 21 years. I’ve watched the shadow of the witch glide across the canyon in the mornings and have even trekked to the third waterfall to visit a former hermit-in-residence. So I thought I knew this place–as emblematic of Palm Springs as Ayers Rock is of Australia. But then I saw a Tahquitz painting by Vaughan Davies. Here was a tilted slab rearing up as if about to speak. A spiky monolith, slightly foreboding. This was a Tahquitz new to me.

    Read the full article at California Desert Art blog.

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