Image: Mountain Mist Later, Hand-colored etching, image 7x5”, paper 13x10”
Desert Art Collection Gallery To Honor Renowned Internationally-Exhibited Artist/Desert Resident Sheila Benow With Show In Her Memory; “Remembering Sheila” Will Feature Her Hand-Colored Etchings Along With Mixed-Media Originals
Palm Desert, California. The artwork of renowned internationally-exhibited artist Sheila Benow is being featured in an continuing show at the Desert Art Collection art gallery in Palm Desert. A Palm Desert resident, Sheila passed away last year after a long battle with breast cancer, but her work continues to be highly sought after by both private individuals and public institutions alike. Benow’s critically-lauded and globally-collected etchings, watercolors and acrylics will be on display at Desert Art Collection & Sculpture Garden, 45-350 San Luis Rey Ave., Palm Desert, through the month of April.
With a list of galleries/shows ranging from Palm Desert to New York City to Munich to Paris to Israel and Sweden, Benow's works are highly collectible and can be found in many private and public collections including that of the Smithsonian/Associated American Artists. Benow was a pioneering figure in the printmaking field and one of the first female artists to create etchings via the metal plate process. Most of her designs reflect some aspect of nature or natural landscape.
After making an important international name for herself in Europe and Japan and living abroad for thirty years, the New York-born Sheila Benow returned to the United States full-time in 2006 and chose Palm Desert as her home. With an impressive list of solo exhibitions around the world, Benow created Museum Editions for such prestigious institutions as the Albrecht Durer Gesellschaft in Nurnberg and Associated American Artists in New York. She also taught classes both in New York and overseas, as well as at the La Quinta Community Center and Sun City Palm Desert.
Benow attended the Ethical Culture School in New York, Sarah Lawrence College and the Art Students League, and her work can be found in many private and public collections across the globe, including those of Lotte Lenya, Mr. and Mrs. Leon Bibb, Temple Beth El, Seth Hollander, CBS, Dr. and Mrs. L.V. Radkins, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Somlyo and Mr. and Mrs. Philip Springer. She has designed and illustrated numerous covers for record albums and children’s books, and was genuinely thrilled to be a part of the desert community.
“I had always dreamed of living in California,” said Benow, “and a community like Palm Desert that is so naturally beautiful and so artistic is wonderfully inspiring. I feel like I’ve really come home.” Benow was awarded Palm Springs Life Magazine’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011.
Desert Art Collection hours are: Monday-Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 12-5. Image shown is: "Birches", Original hand-colored embossed etching, image 16 1/4x12 1/4" on paper 26 3/4x19"
Free to the Public
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