Palm Springs Art Museum
Palm Desert
Edwards Harris Center


Western Art Council

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Jessica Orzulak


Council Officers:
Loren G. Lipson, MD, Chair

Irene Vlitos Rowe & Kevin Rowe, Programs Co-Chairs

Jane Weber, Membership Chair

Bob Saltonstall, Treasurer

Janet Langford, Secretary

Richard Hajek, Executive Committee Member

The Western Art Council is devoted to a broad vision of the art of the American West. This vision traditionally combines the complex blend of cultures, landscapes, historical forces, and artistic traditions that shape our ever-evolving notion of the West. Your membership supports the collection, interpretation, and preservation of Western and Native American fine art.

"On behalf of the WAC Board of Directors I extend our greetings and welcome you back to the desert and the Western Art Council.  I hope your summer went well and you are ready for WAC fun and work. Last year was the 75th anniversary of the Palm Springs Art Museum and the 30th anniversary of WAC. We had an extremely successful and fulfilling season. 

This year will offer us new challenges as WAC and the other councils will be playing a greater role in funding our museum events. The year will start with an incredible exhibition of Western art titled A Grand Adventure: American Art of the West sourced from local collectors, which Curator of Western and Native American art Christine Giles has artfully organized."

Loren G. Lipson, MD

Chairman, WAC Board of Directors

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Member benefits include:
Each WAC membership is entitled to two participants at members-only events including Conversations with Collectors.

All Spur members are entitled to invitations to Western Art Salons. In addition, each Platinum Spur membership is entitled to one WAC sponsored exhibition catalogue and two reservations for a Western Art Salon along with a reduced price for the extended art tours.

Each season, members will receive the latest WAC Round Up Newsletter, as well as an updated roster.

Join WAC at one of the following levels:
Friend ($150)
Silver Spur ($300)
Gold Spur ($500)
Platinum Spur ($1000)
Membership fees are partially and fully tax-deductible.

Council Specific Events

Western Art Salon Photographs

Western Art Salon Photographs

11/06/15 5-7 p.m.
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WAC Welcome Back BBQ Photographs

WAC Welcome Back BBQ Photographs

11/22/15 4-8 p.m.
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