Palm Springs Art Museum
Palm Desert
Edwards Harris Center



Daniel Hogan
Artists Council Coordinator
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Council Officers:

Mary Ann Southerland

Past President:
Tony Radcliffe

Ryan Chesla

Steven Baumbach




There are more than 300 members of the Palm Springs Art Museum Artists Council many of which are professional artists actively engaged in arts activities that include exhibitions and workshops, programs that engender fellowship among members and promote the role of artists in the Greater Coachella Valley communities. The Artists Council Workshops offer adults an environment to learn and enhance their skills in a number of disciplines, from beginning to advanced levels. The popular Life Drawing sessions are held on select Saturdays. The Artists Council Exhibition is an annual juried exhibition and sale of artwork created by AC members and is installed in the Jorgensen Gallery and Marks Graphics Center during the fall of each year. In addition, there are member events, including field trips and demonstrations and lectures, given throughout the year. The Sidonia Milano Artists Council Center is located on the Lower Level of the museum and is a wonderful site for workshops and meetings.

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Member benefits include:
Free Experimental and Art + Internet Workshops, Discounts 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, Opportunity to submit original artwork to the ACE & UCR Exhibitions.

 Click HERE to view and or print the Artists Council 2017-18 schedule of events


Council Events (AC)

Saturday, Dec 30, 2017 – Saturday, Sep 29, 2018
Palm Springs Art Museum, Artists Council Center
Thursday, Feb 22, 2018
Palm Springs Art Museum
Saturday, Mar 03, 2018
Palm Springs Art Museum
Saturday, Mar 10, 2018
Palm Springs Art Museum
Saturday, Mar 24, 2018
Palm Springs Art Museum
Thursday, Mar 29, 2018
Palm Springs Art Museum
Tuesday, Apr 10 – Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Thursday, Apr 12, 2018
Palm Springs Art Museum