Art Foundation of Desert Hot Springs


Palm Springs Fine Art Fair 2016

Our cultural partners, the Palm Springs Fine Art Fair is this weekend!

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John Marin, Addison Rowe Gallery
The Fifth Annual Palm Springs Fine Art Fair is just around the corner!  Join us February 11-14 at the Palm Springs Convention Center, and plan now to attend this exciting line-up of talks, tours and events!  Events take place at the Palm Springs Convention Center unless noted otherwise.

Thursday, February 11

6-9:30 pm Opening Night
Palm Springs Convention Center

A Benefit for the Palm Springs Art Museum
First Look Black Card ticket holders only 6-9:30 pm

7:30-9:30 pm
VIP Preview

Black Card and VIP Card or VIP ticket holders only 7:30-9:30pm

7:30 pm | VIP Lounge
Presentation of 2016 Arts Patrons of the Year Award to Barbara and Jerry Keller
VIP Card or VIP ticket holders

The husband and wife team of Barbara and Jerry Keller are a well-known force in arts philanthropy and are avid art collectors. Barbara Keller is a trustee of the Palm Springs Art Museum, past president of the Museum Associates Council, and the chair for its key fundraising events.

Friday, February 12 | See Friday Schedule

12 pm | Theater
2016 Photographer of the Year: Ralph Gibson

Presentation of Photographer of the Year Award to Ralph Gibson (Etherton Gallery). Followed by discussion with Daniell Cornell, The Donna and Cargill MacMillan Jr., Director of Art, Palm Springs Art Museum, and book signing.

1 pm | Theater
Art Legacy Planning: Life is Long. Art is Longer.

Protecting and planning your art legacy, presented by Xiliary Twil, Accredited Senior Appraiser with the American Society of Appraisers, discusses the pros and cons of donating and gifting art and explores the myriad approaches to art legacy planning for both collectors and artists. This lecture is followed by a tour of the Fair led by Xiliary Twil.  Reservations are required for the tour.

See full Friday schedule

Saturday, February 13 | See Saturday Schedule

12 pm | Etherton Gallery, booth 304
Herman Leonard (1923-2010) Booth Talk & Book Signing with Shana Leonard and Steven Smith

Herman Leonard‘s (1923-2010) daughter Shana Leonard and her husband Steven Smith offer a guided tour of the Etherton Gallery booth dedicated to Herman Leonard’s photography. They will share stories behind Leonard’s photograhs of jazz legends Billie Holiday, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker and many others.

12:30pm | EVOKE Contemporary,
booth 210
Book Signing by Kent Williams

EVOKE Contemporary will host a special opportunity to meet artist Kent Williams during a book signing featuring two hardcover publications EKLEKTIKOS and AMALGAM.

See full Saturday schedule

Sunday, February 14 | See Sunday Schedule

12pm | Skidmore Contemporary,
booth 315
Richard Baker: From the Wharton School of Business and Network Television to Becoming an Artist

What makes an artist an artist? Is talent innate or learned? How does and artist develop their “voice”? As a business student with no art background, Richard Baker took an oil painting class on a lark years ago and discovered he had a talent for manipulating light and color.

1 pm | Theater
Lessons Learned in Curating and Collecting

Moderated by Peter Frank, writer and critic, with Arpad Kovacs, Curator of Photography, Getty Museum; John Arena, Bank of America’s Global Wealth Management Subject Matter Expert for Fine Art; and LA and NY-based collector Susan Goodman.

See full Sunday schedule

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Author: Brown Miller

Brown Miller is the Media and Technology Director of the Art Foundation of Desert Hot Springs, CA. He is primarily engaged in the promotion of artists and the arts in general in the Coachella Valley, focusing on Desert Hot Springs. Miller's goal is to help Desert Hot Springs artists and arts organizations professionalize their operations and practices and get a cohesive creative community and economy established. He is involved with the Arts District Committee in Desert Hot Springs and has started an online community for cultural districts information at

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