photo courtesy of Hohmann Fine Art
This weekend is said to be the “premiere cultural weekend of the year” in Palm Springs…
President’s Weekend is traditionally one of the most popular weekends in the Coachella Valley, doubling our population in size over a four day time-span. A majority of those thousands of people invading the desert are believed to be art lovers from all over the world who pour into Palm Springs to soak up a very rare and rich experience of Modernism Week events combined with the 4th Annual Palm Springs Fine Art Fair.
Being one of those thousands of art lovers out here, this weekend is just as exciting for us! We feel so lucky to have so much culture being pumped into our small town!
Read all the information below to get the info about the Palm Springs Fine Art Fair. However, don’t forget to circle back on the blog for more special features!
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About the Palm Springs Fine Art Fair
The Palm Springs Fine Art Fair returns for an eagerly awaited encore. The 2012 edition successfully uncovered one of the nations’ best kept secrets- that Palm Springs region is a sparkling cultural mecca during the winter. In 2012, a substantial 9,500 acquisition – oriented art lovers flowed into the Palm Springs Convention Center. The results were stunning—millions of dollars in art sales recorded by the 48 exhibiting galleries. Many attending art cognoscenti referred to the fair as “the best looking art fair in Southern California”. Anchored by the region’s most revered dealers, the Palm Springs Fine Art Fair in 2012 demonstrated that the wealthy, acquisition/art driven resort community will support a major international art event.
Why Palm Springs?
Once the playground of movies, captions of industry and world leaders, the region has evolved into a respected art oasis in the Southern California desert with a vibrant cultural scene devoted to the visual arts. It home to an expanding major arts museum ( 5,000 member The Palm Springs Art Museum- our opening night beneficiary), a vibrant art gallery scene ( with 20 + galleries) and a remarkably strong base of highly savvy art patrons and collectors. The region is comprised of some of the highest -income zip codes on the west coast,, such as Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, and Indian Wells. After the rousing success of the first year, Palm Springs region is set to be the gracious host to the second year edition. – with festivities beginning February 14, St Valentine’s Day 2013, at the spectacular and readily accessible Palm Springs Convention Center.
Meet the Man behind the Art Fair:
Thursday, February 11th, 5-8pm | Opening Preview Party | Benefiting Palm Springs Art Museum
Friday, February 12, 10am – 8pm
Saturday, February 13, 10am – 7pm
Sunday, February 14, 10am – 6pm
Palm Springs Convention Center
277 N Avenida Caballeros
Palm Springs, CA 92262
List in formation
Adamar Fine Arts | Miami, FL
Adam Biesk Inc | Los Angeles, CA
Addison Rowe Fine Art | Santa Fe, NM
Artist League Projects | Minneapolis, MN
Art Vitam | Paris, France & Miami, FL
Arcadia Contemporary | Santa Monica, CA
Artspace Warehouse | Los Angeles, CA
Axiom Contemporary | Santa Monica, CA
Bruce Lurie Gallery | Los Angeles, CA
Duane Reed Gallery | St. Louis, MO
Frank Lloyd Gallery | Pasadena, CA
J. Willott Gallery | Palm Desert, CA
J.R. Richards Asian Art | Marina Del Ray, CA
Jane Kahan Gallery | New York, NY
Jean Albano Gallery | Chicago, IL
Jenny Green Gallery | Bend, OR
Jonathan Novak Contemporary Art | Los Angeles, CA
Jorge Mendez Gallery | Palm Springs, CA
Ning Zhou Gallery | Laguna Beach, CA
Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery | London & New York, NY
Sandra Lee Gallery | San Francisco, CA
Sasha D. Espacio de Arte | Cordoba, Argentina
Scott White Contemporary | San Diego, CA
Sergott Contemporary Art Alliance | Santa Fe, CA
Skidmore Contemporary Art | Santa Monica, CA
Yares Art Projects | Santa Fe, NM
|Sale ends Feb 15, 2016||$20.00||per day|
Friday, February 12
12:30 pm | CMay Gallery, booth 402
Brad Howe Artist’s Talk
Brad Howe is a Los Angeles artist who began his sculpture career in Brazil. He will discuss his international career, including the aesthetic influences that shaped his artistic language and the wide-ranging places and art communities he has sought to engage with his sculptures.
Friday, February 12
1 pm | Theater
Art Legacy Planning: Life is Long. Art is Longer.
Protecting and planning your art legacy, presented by Xiliary Twil, Accredited Senior Appraiser with the American Society of Appraisers, discusses the pros and cons of donating and gifting art and explores the myriad approaches to art legacy planning for both collectors and artists. The discussion will include an overview of art appraisals, art insurance and the prevention of financial loss, the various trends in art lending and the consideration of art as an asset.
Discussion is followed by a 2 pm tour of the Fair with Xiliary Twil (reservation required. Read full entry to register).
Friday, February 12
2 pm | EVOKE Contemporary, booth 210
Francis Di Fronzo: The Earth’s Sharp Edge
“The Earth’s Sharp Edge” is Francis Di Fronzo’s continuing exploration of the indomitable spirit that sent people to the undeveloped western land to make their fortune. Francis Di Fronzo will discuss his recent paintings, his unusual technique and inspiration.
Saturday, February 13
12 pm | Etherton Gallery, booth 304
Herman Leonard‘s (1923-2010) daughter Shana Leonard and her husbandSteven Smith offer a guided tour of the Etherton Gallery booth dedicated to Herman Leonard’s photography. They will share stories behind Leonard’s photograhs of jazz legends Billie Holiday, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker and many others. Signed and unsigned copies of Leonard’s books will also be available.Read the rest of this entry →
Saturday, February 13
2 pm | Tour | Reservations required
Tour of Palm Springs Fine Art Fair
Tour of Palm Springs Fine Art Fair led by Steven Biller, critic and editor-at-large,Palm Springs Life.
Canadian conceptual photographer Dina Goldstein will discuss “In the Dollhouse,” a series that plays out as a narrative, peeking into the home and marriage of the world’s most iconic dolls, Barbie, and her partner Ken. It offers a profound commentary on the transient nature of beauty, the difficulty of marriage and the importance of authenticity.
Sunday, February 14
3 pm | Theater
Cristopher Cichocki’s latest desert-inspired artwork will be on display in a special presentation at the Palm Springs Fine Art Fair throughout the entire fair. In addition to this exclusive showcase of Cichocki works, the artist will be present for a Sunday afternoon screening of his recent PBS – KCET Artbound documentary followed by a Q&A discussion with art critic at-large Steven Biller.
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