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Stephen Willard’s Mammoth Lakes Gallery Reopening

Portland art dealers Robert and Sue Joki were looking for an encore career to crown 25 years of success in the gallery business. They found their opening courtesy of the early Palm Springs photographer Stephen Willard. In May, 2013, the couple will reopen Willard’s Mammoth Lakes cabin and studio as a center for Sierra and Yosemite art. While Mammoth is not exactly smoke tree territory, the new Gallery at Twin Lakes is great news for followers of desert art. In California, the desert artists overlap with mountain artists, just as the mountains and deserts themselves overlap. Follow a desert artist…

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The Smoketree Artists’ Historic Home Tour

The Smoketree Artists’ Historic Home Tour

This article first appeared in Palm Springs Life, Winter/Spring 2013 Any Palm Springs visitor can board a bus and tour Liberace’s pad. With only a little more effort, you can see the view that inspired mystical visions from Agnes Pelton’s back porch or the Cathedral City home where R. Brownell McGrew came to love the desert so much he was later dubbed Rembrandt Under a Smoketree. Some of California’s greatest artists once lived in the Coachella Valley. More and more, art lovers are recognizing the power artists’ former homes and environs hold in telling the story of American art. As…

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Willard Pops Up in PS; Sonie’s Road; Helper, Utah Artists and More

Willard Pops Up in PS; Sonie’s Road; Helper, Utah Artists and More

This weekend (March 8 and 9th, 2014) brings a pop-up display of Stephen Willard’s desert paintings to Terry Masters’ Palm Springs gallery. Willard was best known for his work as a photographer in the Palm Springs area but he was also a landscape painter, and he also owned a studio and gallery in Mammoth Lakes. Portland art dealers Robert and Sue Joki recently reopened Willard’s former abode as The Gallery at Twin Lakes. The Jokis are frequent Palm Springs visitors, and on this year’s visit they brought along a haul of rarely-seen Willard desert paintings, to be displayed at Masters’…

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