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Vickie Buchanan - Volunteer of the Month  

The Desert Art Center is pleased to announce that potter Vickie Buchanan is our Volunteer of the Month for February.  Although Vickie is a busy artist, she has generously given of her time helping with promotions for the gallery and most recently helping with clean up of the gallery before openings. She also volunteers for the Art for Kids Day and Middle School Art Project.

Vickie and her husband own  a home on twenty acres in the Banning Pass where they live now with their two dogs, surrounded by meadows with horses and livestock, giant boulders leading up the hills to snow capped mountains.  It feels like a true artist’s retreat with the breezes keeping the trees in constant motion.

“Crystalline” and raku pottery are her specialties.  She has built a fabulous studio on her property, with beautiful views out every window. The next time you visit the Desert Art Center, be sure to check out her unique and stunning work!



The Board of the DAC wishes to congratulate 33 of our members on being accepted into the Palm Springs Annual Juried Art Show.


In particular we mention Kelley Havens and Ian Cooke for achieving Commissioner's Awards. The theme of the show is Bold and Bright and runs throughout February in our back gallery. 

Art Under the Eaves

During the spring months we offer the opportunity for any of our members to showcase and sell their art at our Art Under the Eaves events.  Quite simply, you turn up, bringing your own table and chair and set up a display at the front of the DAC. If you wish to paint, this adds extra interest for visitors. You pay a single $25 fee at the gallery sales desk and all income from your sales is yours.  This opportunity takes place on the following dates

Saturday February 24

Saturday March 24

Saturday April 21

We suggest you aim for a 10am start when the gallery opens and finish by 2pm when our art enrichment events start in the auditorium.

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