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Council Officers: 

Jane Weber

Programs Chair
Maureen Ramer

Membership Chair
Joann Gray

Karen Jacobs

Gioconda McMillan

Exhibitions Chair
Joe Weber

Collections Chair
Barbara and Bud Hoover

Director at Large
Janet Langford, Immediate Past Chair

Mary Cone

Christine Metz

Becky Smith


The Western Art Council is devoted to a broad vision of the art of the American West. This vision traditionally combines the complex blend of cultures, landscapes, historical forces, and artistic traditions that shape our ever-evolving notion of the West. Your membership supports Palm Springs Art Museum’s exhibitions, acquisitions, programs, and general operations.

“On behalf of the WAC Board of Directors I extend our greetings and welcome you back to the desert and the Western Art Council. I hope your summer went well and you are ready for WAC fun and work. Last year was an extremely successful and fulfilling season.

This year WAC and the other councils will be playing a greater role in funding our museum events. The year will start with our annual Welcome Back BBQ! and George Montgomery Award, where we will honor extraordinary WAC members, Carol-Ann and Alan Olson. The 2016/2017 season will also include an incredible exhibition entitled Go West! Art of the American Frontier from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West (October 22, 2016 – February 20, 2017), Art Salons, Conversations with Collectors, Art Tours, and more.”

Janet Langford
Chair, WAC Board of Directors

Member benefits include:
Each WAC membership is entitled to two participants at members-only events including Conversations with Collectors.

All Spur members are entitled to invitations to Western Art Salons. In addition, each Platinum Spur membership is entitled to one WAC sponsored exhibition catalogue and two complimentary reservations for a Western Art Salon along with a reduced price for the extended art tours.

Each season, members will receive the latest WAC Round Up Newsletter, as well as an updated roster.

Join WAC at one of the following levels: 

  • Friend ($200)
  • Gold Spur ($500)
  • Platinum Spur and Platinum Business Spur ($1000)  
  • Membership fees are partially and fully tax-deductible.

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