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At the Palm Springs Fine Art Fair


It’s the las day of the fair and I am very excited about the last two events on the schedule.

After attending Christopher Cichocki’s Circular Dimensions audio visual performance at the Annenberg Theatre on Friday night, I can’t wait to hear him talk with Steven Biller about hrs work with the locally based Epicenter Projects. They will be screening the KCET Artbound episode about Christopher and Epicenter

https://youtu.be/QBTKachmYy0

Today is the last day of the Palm Springs Fine Art Fair – the Desert’s only modern and contemporary art fair presented by 60 galleries.

Join us for artist talks and panel discussions – all included with admission! Highlights include Lessons Learned in Curating and Collecting panel discussion 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.

Complete schedule follows.

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 Bakertook an oil painting class on a lark years ago and discovered he had a talent for manipulating light and color. Many years of producing such TV shows as “Live from Lincoln Center” and “The Drew Carey Show” helped hone his eye for composition as well as learn what audiences respond to. Baker’s experience as an art collector also impacts his subject matter and style. Baker will tell this transformative story while he shows some of his recent paintings.


Richard Baker, image courtesy of Skidmore Contemporary

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 collectorSusan Goodman.

3 pm | Theater
Desert In-Site: Cristopher Cichocki in Conversation with Steven Biller
Artist Cristopher Cichocki’s latest desert-inspired artwork will be on view in a special presentation at the Palm Springs Fine Art Fair. Join the artist for a screening of his PBS – KCET Artbound documentary followed by a Q&A discussion with editor-at-large Steven Biller regarding Cichocki’s inspiration and process.


Cristopher Cichocki, Desert Abyss installation at Palm Springs Art Museum 

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Opening Night: PS Fine Art Fair 2016


Our cultural partners, the Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, opens tonight for VIP pass holders only.

If you would like to register for a free VIP or day pass to the event, please contact Brown Miller, Media & Technology Director at 760-905-2116.

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 pm7:30-9:30 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 holdersThe 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 GibsonPresentation 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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Palm Springs Fine Art Fair 2016


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

Palm SpringsFine Art Fair
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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Classical Concert Series Presents: Kaleidoscope Chamber Players


The Classical Concerts Series that was a great success last year in Desert Hot Springs is back again in its second season. We at the Art Foundation of Desert Hot Springs are very excited about this and encourage everyone from around the valley to catch this season’s premier tomorrow. downloadPerforming will be the Kaleidoscope Chamber Players, a wind trio from LA’s conductorless chamber orchestra by the same name.

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Danny Holt (above) is the mastermind behind the DHS Classical Concerts Series

Who would have thought classical music would be such a hit in Desert Hot Springs?  Continue reading