Palm Springs Art Museum
Palm Desert
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For more information:
Randall Weidner


Council Officers:
President: Barbara Gothard
President Elect: Charlie Ciali
Past President: David A. Clark
Treasurer: Kathy Hahn
Secretary: Open
Vice President Fundraising: Roger Mosser
Vice President Membership: Andrea Raft

The Artists Council is over 400 members strong and supports the museum and local artists in a number of ways. The Workshops program offers a variety of classes where adults can learn and enhance their skills in a number of disciplines, from beginning to advanced levels. The popular Life Drawing sessions are held on Saturdays per the schedule for four hours. The Artists Council Exhibition is an annual juried exhibition and sale of artwork created by AC members and is hung in the Jorgensen Gallery and Marks Graphics Center during the fall of each year. 99 Bucks is a sale of small canvases, created by the famous and the infamous – but artists' names are not revealed until after the sale. In addition, there are member events, including field trips and demonstrations and lectures, given throughout the year as well as the annual Holiday Party and Membership Drive. The Sidonia Milano Artists Council Center is located on the Lower Level of the museum and is a wonderful site for workshops and meetings.

Marlene Bergman AMAZON  Shaktima Brien Universality  William Dey Tunnel Vision  Bonnie Ruttan Fuchsia TreesArtists Council Online Gallery

Welcome to the Artists Council ONLINE GALLERY. We are delighted to be able to share the artwork of some of our members with you. When you are in the gallery, you will see a group of small images. A click on any image that interests you will bring up a larger view of the image and information about the artwork and the artist. We know that you will enjoy touring the ONLINE GALLERY! Begin your visit by clicking here.


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Member benefits include:
Discounted fees for AC Art Workshops, Discount for purchase of art supplies at Venus Studios Art Supply, in Palm Desert and Jack Farley's Art Supplies in Palm Springs, and Framing at Purvis Gallery of Design in Rancho Mirage and Palm Desert Priority announcements of all upcoming events, Opportunity to submit original artwork to the ACE Exhibition, Free events, such as lectures and demonstrations, and paid events, such as bus trips for members, etc.

Council Specific Events

Artists Council Exhibition 2014

Artists Council Exhibition 2014

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Other Events

Workshops and Classes

Life Drawing, Saturday sessions as scheduled

Life Drawing, Saturday sessions as scheduled

September 28 - September 20
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