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Christina De Musée

Christina De Musée

By | February 11, 2016 at 6:36 am | No comments

"Odyssey" is the culmination of a lifetime of artwork created by Christina De Musee. CHRISTINA DE MUSEE'S unique style persists in her nostalgic phantasmagoria, drawing from techniques of the Medieval and Roman /Greco periods. Her works, both contemporary and classical forms...

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Christopher Michael – The Solo Show for a Cause

Christopher Michael – The Solo Show for a Cause

By | February 11, 2016 at 6:04 am | No comments

By Angela Romeo Christopher Michael cuts a very colorful figure – a ready smile and wild glasses makes him easy to spot in a crowded room. It seems fitting that Christopher would be invited by Jeff Wolter of The NestEggg Group for a solo exhibition with proceeds benefitting...

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Art Under the Umbrellas Slated at Old Town La Quinta

Art Under the Umbrellas Slated at Old Town La Quinta

By | February 4, 2016 at 3:05 am | No comments

This Saturday – February 6th – 10am to 4pm Heads Up — it’s almost Valentine’s Day!  Love it or not, Cupid’s big day is rapidly approaching, and it is definitely time to start shopping. Forget the See’s Candy or jewelry store at the mall routine and head over to...

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The Digital World of Curry Mendes

The Digital World of Curry Mendes

By | February 4, 2016 at 2:30 am | No comments

By Angela Valente Romeo Sometimes we choose a path that does not suit us but seems to be a logical choice. When I was contemplating colleges I was considering art school. My father, whose advice I rarely took, said, “Art school? You will starve to death!!” So I became a...

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MODERNISM MONTH

MODERNISM MONTH

By | February 4, 2016 at 2:29 am | No comments

By Rebecca Pikus The annual Palm Springs Modernism Week which opens in February has become an international event -- and once more proves that Palm Springs is an extraordinary Art Destination - it brings art lovers from all over the world.  This art form can be seen in...

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Three Women/Three Stories – The Women of JTAG

Three Women/Three Stories – The Women of JTAG

By | January 28, 2016 at 1:22 am | No comments

By Angela Valente Romeo Joshua Tree Art Gallery or JTAG (www.joshuatreeartgallery.com) is a cooperative fine art gallery. This member-supported gallery highlights the work of over 20 artists working in various disciplines. From January 9 to February 6 the gallery will host an...

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Art Under the Umbrellas at Old Town La Quinta

Art Under the Umbrellas at Old Town La Quinta

By | January 21, 2016 at 3:04 am | No comments

This Saturday – January 23rd Art Under the Umbrellas — the Valley’s best attended series of one day art shows — brings together a diverse mix of 80 talented artists from across Southern California and the Southwest to exhibit and sell their original artwork and fine...

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Sherri Breyer

Sherri Breyer

By | January 21, 2016 at 1:01 am | No comments

By Rebecca Pikus Sherri Breyer is an iconic photographer here in Palm Springs -- bold, beautiful & instantly recognizable by her striking long blond ponytail & her little golden Pomeranian Ginger!  Sherri was born in Palm Springs, Ca. surrounded by the beauty and...

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Art Under the Umbrellas Slated Saturday, January 16 at Old Town La Quinta

Art Under the Umbrellas Slated Saturday, January 16 at Old Town La Quinta

By | January 14, 2016 at 1:15 am | No comments

Planning on staying in town for the first big three-day weekend of the year coming up in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr.? Start it off right by meeting up with friends and family for a casual, sun-filled day of Art Under the Umbrellas at Old Town La Quinta on Saturday,...

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Tony Rizzo – Iconic Celebrity Photographer

Tony Rizzo – Iconic Celebrity Photographer

By | January 14, 2016 at 12:36 am | No comments

By Rebecca Pikus From the age of 11, Tony Rizzo started shooting his first stars in the streets of New York, and began selling his photos to movie magazines at the age of 14.  In 1968, he moved to Hollywood to pursue a career in photography, covering the Hollywood night...

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Is Photography really Art

Is Photography really Art

By | January 6, 2016 at 4:40 pm | No comments

By Rebecca Pikus Is Photography really Art?  The question has been debated for decades in Art Circles.  The largest Photographic Art exhibition in the Desert -- being held at Rebecca Fine Art Gallery -- will answer that question!  A collection of national &...

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Alexis Hunter

Alexis Hunter

By | December 30, 2015 at 5:40 pm | No comments

Art and the Power of Love By Angela Valente Romeo Alexis Hunter has been a model, photographer, jewelry designer, artist and author. Mostly she is a person who walks through life, with its happiness and tragedy, with grace and elegance befitting her. “I am 6 feet tall...

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Jorge Mendez Gallery and The Art of Vladimir Cora

Jorge Mendez Gallery and The Art of Vladimir Cora

By | December 23, 2015 at 12:28 pm | No comments

By Angela Romeo There is no doubt Vladimir Cora loves women. Vladimir readily acknowledges his love of the female figure. For over 40 years Cora’s work has been exhibited and his love of color and women cannot be denied. Color is key to the sensual nature of his works....

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CYRSTOFER SHOEMAKER – AN ENIGMA ARTIST

CYRSTOFER SHOEMAKER – AN ENIGMA ARTIST

By | December 10, 2015 at 4:25 am | No comments

By Rebecca Pikus An Enigma is inexplicable -- hard to understand or explain - a mysterious person.  Cyrstofer Shoemaker is such an Artist.  Half Italian, half German -- a magnetic, riveting persona, you will definitely remember this Artist if you meet him.  And you might...

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Robert Bradshaw – P.S There’s More than Meets the Eye

Robert Bradshaw – P.S There’s More than Meets the Eye

By | December 3, 2015 at 2:33 am | No comments

By Angela Valente Romeo Robert Bradshaw has been painting for many years. He lists among his influences the works of John Singer Sargent, NC Wyeth and illustrators from the 1950’s. These parties may influence him but he follows his own voice. Robert’s work is layered...

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Support Small Business Saturday at Art Under the Umbrellas on Nov. 28th

Support Small Business Saturday at Art Under the Umbrellas on Nov. 28th

By | November 19, 2015 at 12:51 am | No comments

Shop small and make a big difference!  La Quinta Arts Foundation will present its Thanksgiving weekend edition of Art Under the Umbrellas at Old Town La Quinta on Saturday, November 28, 2015 from 10 am to 4 pm. This date was set to coincide with Small Business Saturday 2015,...

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Sealed with a Kiss – “SWAK”

Sealed with a Kiss – “SWAK”

By | November 12, 2015 at 4:37 am | No comments

By Rebecca Pikus Sealed with a kiss is a term used to express endearment from one person to another. “SW” just happens to be the first two letters of Sandy Swett’s last name (the photographer) and “AK” are the last two letters of Peter Mikulaks last name (the...

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David A. Clark – Capturing the Trajectory of  Human Culture

David A. Clark – Capturing the Trajectory of  Human Culture

By | November 12, 2015 at 4:34 am | No comments

By Angela Valente Romeo I remember an episode from the TV show Taxi; someone asks the collective drivers what they do for a living. Only one, Alex Rieger, answers truthfully, “Me? I am a taxi driver.” No qualifications just stating the fact. Ask David A. Clark what his...

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Art, Philosophy & Tim Townsley

Art, Philosophy & Tim Townsley

By | November 5, 2015 at 2:23 am | No comments

By Angela Valente Romeo What can you say about someone who finds philosophy relevant; was on faculty with Baldessari; has Hockney say his work was “a damn good painting” and has shared garage space with three Hockney original works? Tim Townsley is one interesting...

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Art Under the Umbrellas Celebrates Halloween at Old Town La Quinta

Art Under the Umbrellas Celebrates Halloween at Old Town La Quinta

By | October 29, 2015 at 4:06 am | No comments

Come out on Saturday, October 31st to help kick-off Art Under the Umbrella’s 11th year at the Old Town La Quinta venue, as 80 local and Southern California artists will assemble to showcase their newly created works in painting, glass, ceramic, jewelry, wood, sculpture,...

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SNAP! – The Importance of Peter Palladino

SNAP! – The Importance of Peter Palladino

By | October 29, 2015 at 3:20 am | No comments

By Angela Valente Romeo Peter Palladino is an elusive figure – gray hair flying, camera in hand. His eye, however, is sharp and clear. Pete studied photography at UCLA. His work has been exhibited globally. Peter’s home base is now the Agnes Pelton House in Cathedral City...

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Christian Hohmann 2015 Juror for the ACE

Christian Hohmann 2015 Juror for the ACE

By | October 22, 2015 at 1:39 am | No comments

By Angela Valente Romeo Christian Hohmann was born into the art world. Hohmann® Fine Art is the second generation of a family owned business.  Galerie Hohmann was established in 1976 in Germany. In 2009, Hohmann® Fine Art opened in Palm Desert California, showcasing the...

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Terry Hastings vs The Elements

Terry Hastings vs The Elements

By | October 15, 2015 at 5:11 am | No comments

By Angela Valente Romeo Every picture tells a story. It comes as no surprise that Terry Hasting’s work evokes many stories. Terry is one of the artists to be featured at Palm Springs Art Museum Artist Council Exhibition (ACE). Artists Council Exhibition is an annual...

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The Art of the Prize

The Art of the Prize

By | October 8, 2015 at 2:05 am | No comments

By Angela Valente Romeo ArtPrize 2015 opens in Grand Rapids Michigan September 23 and runs through October 9.  Now entering its seventh year the event draws more than 1,550 entries matching them with 162 locations around the area. Artists will compete for $500,000 in prizes,...

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Beauty, Brains and the Power of Art – Rebecca Pikus

Beauty, Brains and the Power of Art – Rebecca Pikus

By | October 1, 2015 at 1:04 am | No comments

By Angela Valente Romeo It warms my heart when a gallery opens – more venues for art benefits us all. Art and Cultural Tourism are sustainable tourism.  Rebecca Fine Art and Studio 714 open October 3. The gallery is the passion of philanthropist, businessperson, and art...

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A Psychopath’s Memoirs

A Psychopath’s Memoirs

By | September 24, 2015 at 10:32 am | No comments

Marc Schryer & Major Tom Films hit HorrorCon By Angela Valente Romeo For some it is the "the smell of the greasepaint, the roar of the crowd."  For others it is “lights, camera, action.” For Marc Schryer it may have been a little of both. Marc has experience as...

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2015 Palm Springs Opens at ARCHANGEL GALLERY

2015 Palm Springs Opens at ARCHANGEL GALLERY

By | September 17, 2015 at 12:20 am | No comments

By Angela Valente Romeo Any time a new gallery opens in the Coachella Valley, it is wonderful for all. Art is important – to our psyche as well as our local economy. Art tourism is on the rise and the lure of wonderful galleries fuels that tourism. Michael Fiacco founded...

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UNITY – ART – PEACE

UNITY – ART – PEACE

By | September 9, 2015 at 11:34 pm | No comments

By Angela Valente Romeo The UN International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”) is observed around the world each year on September. 21st.  It is a day devoted to fostering the ideals of peace among all nations and all peoples. The theme of the 2015 Peace Day is “Partnerships...

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Art of the FINE ARTS FILM FESTIVAL

Art of the FINE ARTS FILM FESTIVAL

By | August 27, 2015 at 12:05 am | No comments

By Angela Valente Romeo Film is an important art form. There are many film festivals that celebrate film as art. There are not many film festivals that celebrate art for art’s sake. That will change. The Fine Arts Film Festival (FAFF), which debuted in Santa Barbara...

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Rose King – Blinded by Compassion

Rose King – Blinded by Compassion

By | August 19, 2015 at 6:52 pm | No comments

By Angela Valente Romeo Rose King is an artist – she sings, dances, cooks and writes. She is an inspirational speaker drawing on her own life experience. Rose lost her eyesight to Retinitis Pigmentosa more than 20 years ago.  But that has not stopped her from living life...

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Hans Biwi Lechner – Uniting Through The Common Denominator

Hans Biwi Lechner – Uniting Through The Common Denominator

By | August 13, 2015 at 3:12 am | No comments

By Angela Valente Romeo More than one Austrian has spoken “I’ll be back”. And every August this Austrian returns to the Coachella Valley. Hans Biwi Lechner is an artist with a mission. In 1986 Hans embarked on an ambitious global art project, The Common...

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Amadea Bailey – Theft and Abstraction

Amadea Bailey – Theft and Abstraction

By | August 5, 2015 at 8:31 pm | No comments

By Angela Romeo “I had an extraordinary childhood.” That is how Artist Amadea Bailey introduces herself to the world. That childhood laid her path to becoming a well-respected abstract artist. “I was born in Germany. From the ages of 5-10 I lived in Kenya. It was a...

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The World of the Surreal – The Vision of Gallery 446 & Shaktima Brien

The World of the Surreal – The Vision of Gallery 446 & Shaktima Brien

By | July 30, 2015 at 12:41 am | No comments

By Angela Valente Romeo The bricks and mortar location of Gallery 446 was lost to make room for a hotel complex. But today the world moves in virtual time and Gallery 446 continues its mission to showcase art that matters. The current on line exhibition, Surreal Visions...

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Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert, The Galen and the Faye Sarkowsky Sculpture Garden Presents Still Life: Capturing the Moment

Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert, The Galen and the Faye Sarkowsky Sculpture Garden Presents Still Life: Capturing the Moment

By | July 22, 2015 at 9:09 pm | No comments

By Chris Clemens Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert, The Galen and the Faye Sarkowsky Sculpture Garden introduces the exhibition Still Life: Capturing the Moment, on view from August 7 through February 21, 2016. With a creative mix of art works from the museum's holdings...

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Enfamous Kloathing

Enfamous Kloathing

By | July 16, 2015 at 1:04 am | No comments

By Monica Morones Since the start of this independent company in 2000, Enfamous Kloathing started out with a couple of artists, drawing every day, their whole existence about art and 15 years later,  Enfamous Kloathing is still around.  Founding member Victor Pacilio and...

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