Art Foundation of Desert Hot Springs


Bernard Hoyes Curates “Visual Voice” Exhibition at Riverside Art Museum

Artist Reception on Friday, June 17th

Bernard Stanley Hoyes, Curator of the “Visual Voice” exhibition at the Riverside Art Museum (RAM)

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"Visual Voice" flyer

“Visual Voice” flyer

Desert Hot Springs resident and internationally known visual artist Bernard Stanley Hoyes is curating a prestigious exhibition at the Riverside Art Museum (RAM) in Riverside, CA. The show opens Friday night at 6pm with an artist’s reception.

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Flyer flip-side

18 African-American, Southern California Artists’ work considered influential and trendsetting throughout the last three decades of the 20th century will be on display in this full-scale museum presentation

The AFDHS highly recommends a trip to the beautiful, historic city of Riverside, CA for this incredible exhibit.

The artists featured include are:

  • Ernie Barnes
  • Varnette P. Honeywood
  • Bernard Stanley Hoyes
  • Charles Bibbs
  • Nathaniel Bustion
  • Synthia Saint James
  • Kathleen Atkins Wilson
  • Kenneth Gatewood
  • Charles Dickson
  • Joseph Beckles
  • Charles White
  • Samella Lewis
  • William Pajaud
  • Richard Mayhew
  • Artis Lane
  • Jacob Lawrence
  • Noah Purifoy,
  • Barbara Wesson
  • John Outterbridge

Mission Inn Exhibition

The historic Riverside Mission Inn

Hoyes also has an exhibition at the Riverside Mission Inn,  that opened last month. Brittany DeLaney of La Quinta Arts Foundation shared her experience of visiting this historic establishment with the newly unveiled artwork.

“After enjoying some tasty tacos from the Presidential Lounge, I viewed Bernard Stanley Hoyes’ four watercolor paintings.  His small works invited me to look closer at the details.  I appreciated the contrast of a landscape painting amidst large walls, antique furniture and historic objects throughout the lobby space.   The desert flora and color variations reminded me of some of the plein air paintings [that were] on view at the La Quinta Arts Foundation La Quinta Community Gallery exhibit ‘Desert Plein Air’, which [ran] thru June 3rd, 2016.  One of the six artists work [was] plein air artist Robert Fleming, whose watercolors are surrounded by peaceful desert scenes and blooming cactus.”

— Brittany Delany, Executive Assistant/Programs Coordinator, LQAF

Curating Hometown Event for New Cultural District

In addition to the great work Mr. Hoyes is doing in Riverside, he is also finding time to use his talents for revitalizing his own community. The Desert Hot Springs’ upcoming cultural district, The Art Zone, is kicking off this Fall with a music and art event, the “Vortex Festival“, which Hoyes has graciously offered to curate on a volunteer basis.13240142_1684380561824939_9766975314453929_n

The City of Desert Hot Springs is proud and honored to have such a distinguished and accomplished master of visual arts as a property owner of over 2 decades and a full time resident in recent years. He is a highly valued citizen and a great asset to our creative community.

Janice Gough, President of the Art Foundation of Desert Hot Springs, is working in a fundraising capacity with Hoyes and music and video producer, David Ross, on the Vortex Festival.

We look forward to building a robust creative economy and a vibrant, equitable, healthy community with Bernard Hoyes and all the great artists and members of our community. Thanks to everyone who is contributing,  getting involved or showing support online for arts and cultural in Desert Hot Springs.

Local DHS Artists Sallé Kirby and Landon Johnson Exhibit at Marks Art Center on COD Campus

Our own Desert Hot Springs local residents and visual artists, Sallé and Landon Johnson, exhibited their work at the Marks Art Center on the College of the Desert campus at 5pm on May, 12th, 2016.

Works by Landon Johnson

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 Works by Sallé

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AFDHS President, Janice Gough, attended the event and spoke with Mary Jane Sanchez-Fulton, a COD trustee as well as congratulating the artists on their fine work in the exhibition.


AFDHS President, Janice Gough (right) and Mary Jane Sanchez-Fulton, Trustee at COD (center) with COD student (left)

The following are the promotional materials for the event from:

COD’s Marks Art Center Presents
The Marks Art Center at College of the Desert (COD) is once again presenting its annual student scholarship exhibition. Students majoring in Art, Architecture, or Digital Design and Production (Graphic Design) are eligible for scholarships made possible by the Dumont Foundation, as well as Nancy H. Bacon, Ruth Stark, and Joyce Norton. This year, twelve students received scholarships: Mathew Apple, Carlos Blanco, Kyra Coleman, Barbara Downs, Jorge Gonzalez, Landon Johnson, Salle Kirby, Ana Mendoza, Mathew Ojeda, Jasmine Osorio, Wilma Rueda, and Joseph Salwey. Much of the students’ artwork is also for sale, thus providing an excellent opportunity to support students while acquiring affordable, original art.
There will be an artists’ reception on Thursday, May 12, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., which is free and open to the public. Musical entertainment will be provided by the Coachella Valley band A.M.F.M. (Animals Made For Music), made up of musicians Azic Thot, Garcia Giant, RowLow, and Vurz.
In addition to work by COD students, the Marks Art Center will again showcase artwork by students from the Palm Springs Unified School District, in an exhibition entitled “Visual Murmurs.” The exhibition includes a large-scale canvas celebrating conservation of the Earth’s resources created in a collaboration between student artists at Sunny Sands Elementary School, S.C.R.A.P. Gallery, and master artist Luiz Castro; pen and ink drawings created by students at Mount San Jacinto Continuation High School under the direction of art teacher Taun-Yo Jones Hidalgo; printmaking works by Rancho Mirage High School students working with artist-in-residence Charlie Ciali; and “light paintings” created by artist-in-residence Julio Vazquez and teacher Doug Graham with the help of Musical Theatre University dancers.
The Walter N. Marks Center for the Arts (MAC) is a non-profit cultural and educational facility; committed to excellence, MAC provides a venue for creative exploration and community engagement. Open Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; and by appointment; always free & open to the public. For more information, call the Marks Art Center at (760) 776-7278, or go to <>



Saturday, March 26, from 5:00pm-9:00pm

The most spectacular & exciting event to date at Rebecca Fine Art Gallery:  

Visually Speaking – Color & Light

Over 75 National & International Artists

Open Bar, Music, Amazing Collaborative Art!

  • Painters
  • Sculptors
  • Ceramists
  • Printmakers

will be represented.

Guest Curator, Joe Novak

has assembled artworks from:

  • New York School
  • Chicago
  • Santa Fe
  • Taos
  • L.A.
  • San Francisco
  • Palm Springs

Also several genres such as Transcendental Movement, Abstract Expressionist, Colorfield. This exhibit will display as much diversity as the Palm Springs Art Museum!

Whether you are a seasoned collector, or a beginning collector, or just an art aficionado, you can enjoy the Exhibit from March 26th through Memorial Day, May 30.  

We also have an Online Gallery: 

Perez Road is the new Art Destination in the Desert, with over 25 Galleries!

Rebecca Pikus

Bid Now: Art by Bernard Stanley Hoyes

Title: “Gathering”

“Sketches in Paint”  This is a painting from the Artist’s collection of free and expressive studies done on canvas.   The paintings are development for color, composition, and subject ideas, done from the Artist’s pencil sketches or direct inspiration.  The “Sketches In Paint”, are marvelous mysteries that excite the imagination.

Bernard Stanley Hoyes "Gathering" 16" x 20" Oil on wood stretched canvas

Bernard Stanley Hoyes “Gathering” 16″ x 20″ Oil on wood stretched canvas



Bid on this painting now! (eBay Bid Now link)