Palm Springs Art Museum
Palm Desert
Edwards Harris Center



For more information:
Daniel Hogan

Artists Council Coordinator
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Council Officers:

President: Tony Radcliffe
President Elect: Mary Ann Southerland
Past President: Charlie Ciali 
Secretary: Kathleen Scoggin


There are more than 400 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 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 Trees
Artists 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:
Free participation in the Online Gallery beginning in 2015. This provides an opportunity to link the Online Gallery to the member's website and other social media. 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 Events (AC)

Friday, Jan 01, 2016 12:00 AM – Saturday, Dec 31, 2016 11:59 PM
Saguaro Exhibitions

Thursday, Jun 02, 2016 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Palm Springs Art Museum

Saturday, Jun 11, 2016 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Palm Springs Art Museum

Saturday, Oct 01, 2016 12:00 AM – Sunday, Nov 27, 2016 11:59 PM
Palm Springs Art Museum, Jorgensen Gallery and Marks Graphics Center