We love hearing about local artists getting light shined on them in places that typically throw the cold shoulder.  Today we received an invite to the Saguaro’s reception for their latest art installation their lobby.  These pieces of work are near our Editor’s Barbie Dioarama Installations, however they are not associated with them.

In partnership with the Palm Springs Art Museum, these circulating pieces of art are going to be something to keep an eye out for.  For every special event that will come through town these pieces will change accordingly.  I’m interested to see what comes up around Coachella Fest time, aren’t you?

If you are a local artist who has work that you see fitting to this atmosphere, then make sure to come out and see what’s up. Maybe you’ll connect with the right people and get involved in the Palm Springs Art Museum’s Artist Council.  Which, by all means, is not a bad place to start….



Members of the museum’s Artists Council have been selected to display their works at the The Saguaro hotel in south Palm Springs. The featured artists whose work will be displayed were selected for this honor by The Saguaro.

Each month, the hotel will feature new works from two artists in a location adjacent to the hotel lobby. The works have been selected to compliment the planned activities at the hotel, such as pool parties for the Coachella music festival or events relating to the Palm Springs International Film Festival.

To launch the new exhibitions, the hotel will provide free monthly artist receptions on the first Wednesday of each month 6-9 p.m. in the hotel’s lobby. These receptions are free and open to the public.

The first artist reception, honoring artists Linda Maxon and Tim Robson, will take place on Wednesday, October 2, and additional upcoming receptions will be held in November 6 and December 2. 

All displayed works will be offered for sale, and a portion of the proceeds from each sale will be donated by The Saguaro to the Palm Springs Art Museum. Please stop by and support this new partnership.

For more information about the Artists Council click here.

About the Artists:



Linda Maxon

I have been an Artists’ Council member since we moved to the valley in 2008. My work has been selected for two Artists’ Council Exhibitions (ACE). Forever Palm Springs represents a body of work that I call, Airborne, a Leap into Color and Texture. In these paintings, I used acrylic mediums to create texture prior to painting. I allowed the shadows and movement of the texture to guide my hand, rather than rigidly following my original sketch. I also punched up the color with a bold, saturated palette. The combination of brilliant colors and texture give the paintings an expressive energy.
My work has been featured in several juried shows and exhibits: Palos Verdes Art Center, Palos Verdes, CA; “Beg, Borrow or Steal” Exhibit, Palm Springs, CA; Palm Springs ACE Juried Exhibit; Southwest Arts Festival, Indio, CA; Indian Wells Arts Festival, Indian Wells, CA and others.

website: http://visionsunveiled.com



Tim Robson

Tim Robson, an award-winning contemporary artist and native of Arizona, now resides in the Palm Springs area of California.  Self-taught, Tim has been influenced by the works of Scholder and Diebenkorn with his open brushwork and sweeping color. Tim’s work has been described as ‘fresh’, ‘reflective’ and ‘reminiscent’.  Tim’s creativity was channeled through the art of cooking from the age of 17 through his early 40’s. He found that his career as Executive Chef left him little time to paint. Tim’s transition into painting from the culinary arts came in 1998 when he made the decision to follow his dream of becoming a professional artist.  Each painting Tim creates is inspired by ideas from his travels and his own life experiences. Tim is driven by the excitement that life itself brings. The people and places of interest to him are the foundation of his work. His artwork may be found in corporate and private collections throughout the United States.

Recent Awards:
2011 – Preston Ormsby Memorial Award – Palm Springs Art Museum Artist Council Exhibit
2011 – Commissioner Award – 13th Annual Palm Springs Juried Art Show
2010 – First Place – 12th Annual Palm Springs Juried Art Show
2008 – First Place – Acrylics Division – Rancho Mirage Art Affaire
2008 – Best In Show – Rancho Mirage Art Affaire

website: http://timrobsonart.com