Elizabeth Armstrong revels in her role connecting residents and visitors to Coachella Valley art and culture. In the three years since she relocated here to become director of Palm Springs Art Museum, she has marveled at the area’s seemingly endless creative activity as well as the talented, and discerning, people who continue to move here. About 1 in 5 people
Josh Otten and Josh Paquette opened J. Willott Gallery in 2007, introducing the work of established and mid-career artists, and building a base of clients.
Desert X, the wildly popular exhibition of site-specific art installations across the Coachella Valley, has announced its second edition will unfold from Feb. 9 to April 30, 2019 with a new executive director and the return of artistic director Neville Wakefield. “We are thrilled Neville is continuing as our artistic director,” says Desert X President and Founder Susan Davis. “His
“People — even handymen — come to the house and tell us, ‘You should have a show!’” chuckles Barbara Barrett as I sit with her and her husband, Robert, in the comfortable living room of their well-appointed country club home, which is festooned with art created — and keepsakes collected — over more than 50 years together. “So we’re finally
ART You could easily describe Tim Shockley’s sculpture as clever and playful, but the closer you get to the art and the artist, the more clearly his ideas reflect a lifelong connection to where he is from: a 5-acre ranch in Indio Hills. “It has everything to do with who I am and how I approach art,” he says as
The sound of musicians tuning their instruments, the sight of artists angling to best display their work — if it’s November, it’s got to be the Rancho Mirage Art Affaire. Now celebrating its 17th year, this premier event — which takes place Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 4–5 — heralds the beginning of the valley’s art festival season. One, two, and
Art is something of a sport in the desert. Every month, Greater Palm Springs art galleries open new exhibitions of works in every medium imaginable — painting, sculpture, photography, video, ceramics, textile, light, and installation — by artists from near and far. It’s a feast for the eyes and, sometimes, for the ears. And the season is just getting started.
You can see the antlers perched on Jen’s head, but what artist David Fairrington reveals about her in his painting is her spirit. Fairrington saw it in Jen’s eyes when she finally agreed to pose for him as part of the Red Kimono Series that will make its valley debut Oct. 6 at the Desert Art Center (DAC) in Palm
ART Six years ago, we marveled when more than 60 museums and cultural institutions across Southern California opened simultaneous exhibits tracing the rise of the L.A. art scene. The shows, funded by the Getty Foundation as part of its Pacific Standard Time initiative, dissected the region’s revered light and space movement (Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego), intersection of music
When the husband-and-wife artistic team of Linda and Greg Maxson retired from Dow Chemical, their lifelong dream of owning a gallery took shape in small, calculated business steps. For three years, they hosted monthly art shows out of a casita at their Palm Desert home to showcase Linda’s paintings, prints, sculptures and tiles. With a solid backing of regular customers last year,