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Council Officers: 

Marlene O'Sullivan

Executive Vice Chair
Gary Schahet

Vice Chair, Membership
Jessica Grace

Vice Co-Chair, Programs
Pamela Smallwood

Vice Chair, Acquisitions
Donna MacMillan 

Recording /Corresponding Secretary
Jamye Jesser

Mary Ann LaBahn 

Fred Karren

Immediate Past Chair (ex-officio)
Pamela Smallwood


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


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.


Available to purchase: 

BenTre Glass Vessel

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