Art of the Western Americas Council

The Art of the Western Americas Council is devoted to a broad vision of the art of the American West.

The Art of the Western Americas Council (formerly the Western Art Council) is committed to an expanded view of Western art, which includes multi-cultural Indigenous, historical, modern and contemporary art. The vision includes an expanded geographical focus to include all of Western North America, Central, and South America.

Participate with other Western Art collectors and supporters in educational, travel and social opportunities related to our interests. The offerings of educational lectures/receptions with experts and artists, conversations with collectors, local and national tours that include private collections and our western fundraiser party give you an opportunity to broaden your appreciation and knowledge of western art.

Our Council's purpose and your membership support the Palm Springs Art Museum's exhibitions, acquisitions, programs, and general operations.

For more information:
AWAC Administrator
wac@psmuseum.org
760-322-4823

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Become a AWAC Member

Participation in a council is the best way to meet other members with similar interests and become involved with activities and events that support the museum’s exhibitions and programming. You must already be a museum member to join a council.

Member benefits include:

  • Newsletter and schedule of events
  • (2) Tickets to a Salon or private reception
  • (2) Tickets to a Lecture or private reception
  • Opportunities for exclusive tours to private art collections and artists’ studios
  • Opportunities to meet and socialize with artists, curators, and collectors
  • Art Tours and Day Trips
  • Complimentary admission to Mondays at the Museum
  • The prestige of being part of the membership of a council that supports exhibitions and educational programs
  • $200 tax deductible

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Member benefits include:

  • Newsletter and schedule of events
  • (4) Tickets to a Salon or private reception
  • (4) Tickets to a Lecture or private reception
  • Opportunities for exclusive tours to private art collections and artists’ studios
  • Opportunities to meet and socialize with artists, curators, and collectors
  • Priority access for Art Tours and Day Trips
  • Complimentary admission to Mondays at the Museum
  • One exhibition catalog
  • The prestige of being part of the membership of a council that support exhibitions and educational programs
  • $875 tax deductible

JOIN NOW

Become a Member

2019/2020 AWAC Board of Directors

Executive Officers

Chair
Jane Weber

1st Vice Chair, Membership
Chris Metz

2nd Vice Chair, Membership
Joann Gray

Treasurer
Karen Jacobs

Recording and Corresponding Secretary
Gioconda McMillan

Exhibitions Chair
Joe Weber

Collections Chair
Barbara and Bud Hoover

George Montgomery Award Reception (GMA) Chair
Rand Baker

Extended Art Tour Chair
Maureen Ramer

Day Tour Chair
Richard Hajek

Museum Staff

Ana Pfaff, Curatorial Councils Administrator

Christine Giles, Curator

Michael Hinkle, Director of Membership and Donor Relations

Director at Large

Janet Langford, Immediate Past Chair

Becky Smith