Artists Council Coordinator
Mary Ann Southerland
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 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 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.
Member benefits include:
Discounted fees for AC Art Workshops, Free Experimental and Critique 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 and UCR Exhibitions, Free events, such as lectures and demonstrations.