Palm Springs Art Museum
Palm Desert
Edwards Harris Center


Contemporary Art

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Gabriela Rodriguez-Gomez


Council Officers:
Chair: Pamela Smallwood; Executive Vice Chair: Gary Schahet; Vice Chair, Membership: Carol Bell-Dean; Vice Co-Chairs, Programs: Frank Garofolo, and Donald Osborne; Recording Secretary: Sharon Huling; Corresponding Secretary: Jamye Jesser; Treasurer: Mary Ann LaBahn; Parliamentarian/Bylaws: Tom Minder; Immediate Past Chair (ex-officio): Steven Biller

The Contemporary Art Council supports the endeavors of the Palm Springs Art Museum, primarily in the areas of fundraising for acquisitions, exhibitions, and education.  CAC encourages appreciation and promotes activities in contemporary art.

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Member benefits include:
Exclusive tours to private art collections and artists' studios; Opportunities to meet and socialize with artists and collectors; Free lectures and Art Salons in private homes; Exclusive sneak previews, receptions, lunches, and dinners; Art tours throughout the region, the country, and the world; Prestige of being part of the membership of a council that supports art acquisitions and exhibitions. Join CAC at either the Individual/Dual level ($400) or CAC1000 level ($1000). Each membership is entitled to two participants at members-only events. In addition, each CAC1000 membership is entitled to one CAC sponsored exhibition catalogue and two complimentary meals. Twice each season, members will receive the latest CAC Newsletter, Cutting Edge. Membership fees are partially and fully tax-deductible.

Council Specific Events

Extended Tours

Extended Tours

01/18/38 various dates and times
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