Palm Springs Art Gallery Plays as Hip Home

Shawn Savage showcases latest offerings



Shawn Savage of Savage Gallery in Palm Springs will showcase his work along with sculptor John Neumann and painter Cesar at 7 p.m. Aug. 31.

Marcia Gawecki

 

For years, Shawn Savage sold paintings at art fairs in Los Angeles and Palm Springs, while building a client base.

Some even landed in movies, like “The Bad News Bears.”

Now he owns a Palm Springs art gallery that resembles a hip home, where he is carving out a niche as a prolific painter, confident salesman, and wise mentor.

His latest show, “Grand et Petit”, featuring his own work along with sculptor John Neumann and painter Cesar will open at 7 p.m. Aug. 31 at The Savage Gallery, 870 E. Research Drive, in Palm Springs.

Savage opened his gallery in 2010 when:

• He had lost his home and his work wasn’t selling fast enough.

• A friend suggested raw space in a business park, where the landlords would give him a price break.

• It was, he says, a lifeline.

“In the beginning, all I could give them was $80 a month,” he said.

If You Build It

Savage put up drywall, installed lights, painted floors and decorated the gallery like a Palm Springs home. As a former antique storeowner, Savage knew the value of showcasing art alongside furnishings.

“Here, you can relax and live with the art,” he said.

The show will feature big and small pieces by Savage, Cesar, and minimalist sculptor, John Neumann.

“John’s pieces are so wonderful, they make everything around them look better,” Savage said about the Desert Hot Springs sculptor who has sold pieces to foreign governments.

Savage met Cesar at a yard sale a year ago and has been mentoring him ever since. Cesar has compiled a series of realistic fish paintings for the show.

WATCH THE VIDEO:

 

Add your comment:
Desert Guide

Related Articles

Nick Vujicic Conquers Fear Through Peace, Purpose

Nick Vujicic was born without arms or legs, and his personal spiritual journey has brought his inspirational words before millions.

Desert Cancer Foundation Raises Funds For Patients in Need

The Desert Cancer Foundation's A Round For Life has raised more than $400,000 at the 20th Anniversary of the events held March 30-31.

American Documentary Film Festival Breaks Records

The American Documentary Film Festival and Film Fund presented 130 documentary films from around the world March 27-31 at three theaters in the Coachella Valley.

Hyatt Palm Springs Changes Name, Reaffirms Community Roots

A downtown Palm Springs fixture since 1990, Hyatt has reaffirmed its community roots and changed its name from Hyatt Regency Suites to Hyatt Palm Springs.

10 Things To Do in Palm Springs Area This Weekend

Palm Springs Life helps plan out your weekend in Palm Springs and the desert resort cities with concerts, events, restaurants, nightlife, clubs and the world of entertainment only found in the desert.

Promotions + Contests