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Palm Springs Photo Festival Embraces the Desert, March 27-April 1

Palm Springs Photo Festival Embraces the Desert, March 27-April 1

There are so many publicists in Palm Springs that it’s hard to keep an event secret. But one well-kept secret—to locals at least—is the Palm Springs Photo Festival. (Thanks to Tom Brewster for cluing me in.) This high quality gathering brings a world-class stable of instructors to PS each year for portfolio reviews as well as seminars and workshops on all aspects of the industry and the art. For this, the 6th year, the Festival (Connect 2011) ventures out into distant corners of the desert. While the workshops are not cheap, they present a great opportunity to go into the…

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April is Desertscapes Month

April is Desertscapes Month

For the second year in a row, the City of Palm Desert and organizations valley wide are hosting a monthlong tribute to early and contemporary desert artists. The event, known as Desertscapes, takes place in April at venues around the Coachella Valley. For schedules and updates, check back at the soon-to-be-launched website www.Desertscapes.net A new event this year is an appraisal day. The public is invited to bring in paintings and desert artifacts for an informal opinion from experts. This Desert Roadshow is a great opportunity to bring in those old artworks stashed under your bed. Watch the schedule for…

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Desert Art Center Paint-Outs Resume on Sept. 18th

September 5, 2010–Painters from the Desert Art Center in Palm Springs have been visiting the local canyons and oases together for more than 60 years. A Paint-Out is not an art class but a free-form excursion for artists who want to visit new places with the freedom to paint, contemplate, and explore either with others or solo. Here’s the Plein Air Painting Schedule for 2010-2011 Sept. 18                        Garner Valley Oct. 7  and 16            Indian Canyons Nov. 4 and  20           White Water Preserve Dec. 2                            Ironwood Park Dec.18                           Mission Creek Jan. 6 and 15              Coachella Valley Preserve (1000 Palms) Feb. 3                            Painted…

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Desert Art Center Paint-Outs and Classes

Desert Art Center Paint-Outs and Classes

The dedicated and talented painter Elaine Mathews leads the Paint-Outs for the Desert Art Center in Palm Springs through May.

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