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Street Art Meets Desert Art

In desert art circles, the name Kevin Stewart equals respectability. The art appraiser and dealer is known for his impeccably pressed pinstripe shirts and his encyclopedic knowledge of desert art. You could take the man anywhere. So what was he doing out in front of his Palm Springs gallery on Friday, with hip-hop music blaring, urban youth milling about, and a long-haired young man on a ladder spray-painting a woman’s face on the side of his building? In a clattering collision of universes, Kevin Stewart–the dean of desert art dealers—has just become the father of Palm Springs Street Art. A…

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Palm Desert Appraisal Day, November 19

Due to the popularity of the first appraisal day last April, the Historical Society of Palm Desert will host another event on Saturday, November 19, 2011. Kevin Stewart, a foremost authority on desert paintings, will be there to give verbal valuations. This year the event encompasses more than desert art—Kevin can offer expert opinions on all your antiques and mystery items. Last year’s appraisal day turned up many classic desert paintings; there are no doubt countless more lurking in closets and storage units. This is a fun “Antiques Roadshow” style event. Come join in, even if you are just there…

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Desert Paintings Appraisal Day in Palm Desert

Desert Paintings Appraisal Day in Palm Desert

Readers of this site send me questions—Who is Ollie McDonald? Know anything about Larry Sitter? I usually refer them to a local dealer or the website AskArt. Next Saturday those of you in the Coachella Valley have a chance to bring your questions—and your paintings—to the real experts. On Art Appraisal Day at the Historical Society of Palm Desert–held in conjunction with the Valleywide celebration called Desertscapes–appraisers Kevin Stewart and Alissa Anderson will give informal, verbal valuations of desert and California paintings, prints and photos. If they don’t know your artist, they’ll steer you to someone who might. For every…

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Kevin Stewart Gallery Returns to Downtown Palm Springs

Kevin Stewart Gallery Returns to Downtown Palm Springs

September 20, 2010–Readers of California Desert Art are invited to the opening of Kevin Stewart Fine Art in a new location in Palm Springs, on Friday, October 1st, from 5 to 7 pm.  Kevin Stewart—along with his wife Diane–are respected dealers and appraisers of California art and experts on the early desert painters. Their new gallery will be in the historic Pacific Building, built in 1936, and once recognized as the gateway landmark of Palm Springs. The gallery will specialize in early California artists, as well as early and 20th century American artists and European artists from the 1600s to…

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California Art Experts Offer to Restore Carl Bray Gallery

California Art Experts Offer to Restore Carl Bray Gallery

August 3, 2010–The Carl Bray home and gallery in Indian Wells has been stuck in limbo, with the city determined to tear it down and preservationists determined to hang on to it. There were two big developments at an Indian Wells Planning Commission meeting  on July 29th. Anyone who read the thick and costly EIR (Environmental Impact Report) saw a clear argument for saving the buildings as the most worthy option. The buildings meet CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act) guidelines as historic structures; furthermore they are structurally sound. The preferred option according to federal law is to preserve the buildings.…

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