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    • 11/10/2019
    • 03/15/2020
    • 3 sessions
    • DAC Auditorium
    • 7
    Register


    This is a fun ongoing critique salon held at the Desert Art Center. It will be an enjoyable afternoon of critique, feedback and encouragement for all artists and mediums: beginners to advanced.

    There will be an easel for 2D work and a table for 3D work. Each artist may bring two pieces. We will go around the room and show one piece of work per artist and if there's time available will go back to do a second piece.

    The critique will be guided by David Fairrington. David is a well-known portrait and landscape artist and a DAC Instructor. 

    A critique session is an extremely valuable tool for all artists to help them grow within their art. This critique salon will be fun with a positive approach to guiding artists to improve their work.

    The Critique Salon is open to anyone wishing to attend to view the critique session, but the critique is limited to the first 15 people who register.

    Bring your own snacks and refreshments.

    A payment of $10 will be collected at the door for all attendees. 

  • Register

    Art Under The Eaves is a program the Desert Art Center offers to all members (Regular Supporting and Gallery) to display and sell their artwork under the eaves outside the gallery from 10am to 4pm.  For $25 members may participate to demonstrate and sell their art without the usual commission to the DAC.

    Participants bring their own set up: tables, chairs, easels, etc., before 10 a.m. and take down their booths by 4 p.m. The front of the DAC is available to all members on a first-come-first-serve basis. Twelve spots are available each on the selected days and participants can pay their fee and then pick up their receipts at gallery desk when the DAC opens. 

    Please RSVP if your interested in participating on a specified date.  You will receive a confirmation email that you are registered.  On the day of your participation you pay the $25.00 registration fee at the gallery desk.

    Members are encouraged to demonstrate while participating.

    Dates coincide with West Coast Artists “Desert Art Festival in Francis Stevens Park”.

    • 12/16/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Studio Vallery

    DAC Board meeting in Studio Gallery

    • 12/25/2019
    • (EST)
    • Desert Art Center


    • 01/01/2020
    • Desert Art Center


    • 01/03/2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Studio Gallery Desert Art Center


    • 01/11/2020
    • Studio Gallery & Auditorium Desert Art Center


    • 01/11/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Register

    Art Under The Eaves is a program the Desert Art Center offers to all members (Regular Supporting and Gallery) to display and sell their artwork under the eaves outside the gallery from 10am to 4pm.  For $25 members may participate to demonstrate and sell their art without the usual commission to the DAC.

    Participants bring their own set up: tables, chairs, easels, etc., before 10 a.m. and take down their booths by 4 p.m. The front of the DAC is available to all members on a first-come-first-serve basis. Twelve spots are available each on the selected days and participants can pay their fee and then pick up their receipts at gallery desk when the DAC opens. 

    Please RSVP if your interested in participating on a specified date.  You will receive a confirmation email that you are registered.  On the day of your participation you pay the $25.00 registration fee at the gallery desk.

    Members are encouraged to demonstrate while participating.

    Dates coincide with West Coast Artists “Desert Art Festival in Francis Stevens Park”.

    • 01/12/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Register

    Art Under The Eaves is a program the Desert Art Center offers to all members (Regular Supporting and Gallery) to display and sell their artwork under the eaves outside the gallery from 10am to 4pm.  For $25 members may participate to demonstrate and sell their art without the usual commission to the DAC.

    Participants bring their own set up: tables, chairs, easels, etc., before 10 a.m. and take down their booths by 4 p.m. The front of the DAC is available to all members on a first-come-first-serve basis. Twelve spots are available each on the selected days and participants can pay their fee and then pick up their receipts at gallery desk when the DAC opens. 

    Please RSVP if your interested in participating on a specified date.  You will receive a confirmation email that you are registered.  On the day of your participation you pay the $25.00 registration fee at the gallery desk.

    Members are encouraged to demonstrate while participating.

    Dates coincide with West Coast Artists “Desert Art Festival in Francis Stevens Park”.

    • 01/18/2020
    • Studio Gallery & Auditorium Desert Art Center


    • 01/20/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    DAC Board Meeting

    • 01/25/2020
    • Studio Gallery & Auditorium Desert Art Center


    • 02/01/2020
    • Studio Gallery & Auditorium Desert Art Center


    • 02/03/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Studio Gallery Desert Art Center


    • 02/07/2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Main and Studio Galleries Desert Art Center


    • 02/15/2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • 02/16/2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • Desert Art Center


    Bold and Colorful – Contemporary Realism
    led by Diane Morgan

    February 15 and 16 2020, 10am to 4pm

    Two-day workshop in watercolor for beginners to intermediates

    Get started or improve with solid basic skills for creating realistic watercolors that glow and pop.Techniques will be learned while creating a finished painting. Each student will receive one-on-one guidance along the way.

    Price: 
    $210 for both days or $120 for a single day; 
    supplies not included but available for $20. 

    Space is limited, so reserve your easel now!

    Email dianemorganpaints@gmail.com   or phone 760-902-8855


    • 02/16/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Register

    Art Under The Eaves is a program the Desert Art Center offers to all members (Regular Supporting and Gallery) to display and sell their artwork under the eaves outside the gallery from 10am to 4pm.  For $25 members may participate to demonstrate and sell their art without the usual commission to the DAC.

    Participants bring their own set up: tables, chairs, easels, etc., before 10 a.m. and take down their booths by 4 p.m. The front of the DAC is available to all members on a first-come-first-serve basis. Twelve spots are available each on the selected days and participants can pay their fee and then pick up their receipts at gallery desk when the DAC opens. 

    Please RSVP if your interested in participating on a specified date.  You will receive a confirmation email that you are registered.  On the day of your participation you pay the $25.00 registration fee at the gallery desk.

    Members are encouraged to demonstrate while participating.

    Dates coincide with West Coast Artists “Desert Art Festival in Francis Stevens Park”.

    • 02/17/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Studio Gallery

    DAC Board Meeting

    • 02/21/2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • 02/23/2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • Desert Art Center


    Light and Shadow

    led by Jessica Schiffman

    February 21-23,  9am to 4pm

    Three day workshop in which you will learn to bring dynamic contrast into your drawings and paintings with logic, balance and harmony. Working with a variety of media, we will analyze the dark and light patterns in master paintings, photos and objects, and then go forward to create our own works of art.

    Price:  $250

    Space is limited so save your easel now!
    Email jscaschiffman@gmail.com or phone 951-212-3783


    • 02/28/2020
    • 9:30 AM
    • 03/01/2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • Desert Art Center


    Watercolors with Jim Nelson

    February 28-March 1,  9:30am to 4:00pm

    Subject matter will be portraits, landscapes and still life. Jim will demonstrate in a loose and fluid impressionistic style emphasizing the importance of freshly squeezed paint. After lunch students will be able to paint and explore the techniques demonstrated.

    Three Day workshop – $250

    Space is limited so reserve your easel now!
    Email jnelson286@gmail.com or phone 734 355 4029


    • 03/02/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Studio Gallery Desert Art Center


    • 03/06/2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • 03/07/2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • Frances Stevens Park - Palm Springs

    Desert Art Festival is handicap accessible. It features a display of paintings, photography, sculpture in clay, glass, paper, metal and wood, jewelry, ceramics and various one-of-a-kind artwork.

    More details are available on the West Coast Artists Fair website: https://www.westcoastartists.com/about .

    • 03/06/2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Main and Studio Galleries Desert Art Center


    • 03/07/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Register

    Art Under The Eaves is a program the Desert Art Center offers to all members (Regular Supporting and Gallery) to display and sell their artwork under the eaves outside the gallery from 10am to 4pm.  For $25 members may participate to demonstrate and sell their art without the usual commission to the DAC.

    Participants bring their own set up: tables, chairs, easels, etc., before 10 a.m. and take down their booths by 4 p.m. The front of the DAC is available to all members on a first-come-first-serve basis. Twelve spots are available each on the selected days and participants can pay their fee and then pick up their receipts at gallery desk when the DAC opens. 

    Please RSVP if your interested in participating on a specified date.  You will receive a confirmation email that you are registered.  On the day of your participation you pay the $25.00 registration fee at the gallery desk.

    Members are encouraged to demonstrate while participating.

    Dates coincide with West Coast Artists “Desert Art Festival in Francis Stevens Park”.

    • 03/08/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Register

    Art Under The Eaves is a program the Desert Art Center offers to all members (Regular Supporting and Gallery) to display and sell their artwork under the eaves outside the gallery from 10am to 4pm.  For $25 members may participate to demonstrate and sell their art without the usual commission to the DAC.

    Participants bring their own set up: tables, chairs, easels, etc., before 10 a.m. and take down their booths by 4 p.m. The front of the DAC is available to all members on a first-come-first-serve basis. Twelve spots are available each on the selected days and participants can pay their fee and then pick up their receipts at gallery desk when the DAC opens. 

    Please RSVP if your interested in participating on a specified date.  You will receive a confirmation email that you are registered.  On the day of your participation you pay the $25.00 registration fee at the gallery desk.

    Members are encouraged to demonstrate while participating.

    Dates coincide with West Coast Artists “Desert Art Festival in Francis Stevens Park”.

    • 03/14/2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • 03/15/2020
    • 1:00 PM
    • Desert Art Center


    Creative iPhone Photography
    led by Taylor Mickle

    March 14 & 15,10:00 am to 1:00 pm

    Two day workshop – $145

    The iPhone is able to produce amazing photographs if you know how to use its features and external apps. Explore  how to create, share and print iPhone photos you are proud of.  

    Space is limited so reserve your easel now!
    Email info@theluxfarm.com or phone: 760 861 3276


    • 03/16/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Studio Gallery

    DAC Board Meeting

    • 03/21/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Register

    Art Under The Eaves is a program the Desert Art Center offers to all members (Regular Supporting and Gallery) to display and sell their artwork under the eaves outside the gallery from 10am to 4pm.  For $25 members may participate to demonstrate and sell their art without the usual commission to the DAC.

    Participants bring their own set up: tables, chairs, easels, etc., before 10 a.m. and take down their booths by 4 p.m. The front of the DAC is available to all members on a first-come-first-serve basis. Twelve spots are available each on the selected days and participants can pay their fee and then pick up their receipts at gallery desk when the DAC opens. 

    Please RSVP if your interested in participating on a specified date.  You will receive a confirmation email that you are registered.  On the day of your participation you pay the $25.00 registration fee at the gallery desk.

    Members are encouraged to demonstrate while participating.

    Dates coincide with West Coast Artists “Desert Art Festival in Francis Stevens Park”.

    • 03/21/2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • 03/22/2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • Frances Stevens Park - Palm Springs

    Desert Art Festival is handicap accessible. It features a display of paintings, photography, sculpture in clay, glass, paper, metal and wood, jewelry, ceramics and various one-of-a-kind artwork.

    More details are available on the West Coast Artists Fair website: https://www.westcoastartists.com/about .

    • 03/22/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Register

    Art Under The Eaves is a program the Desert Art Center offers to all members (Regular Supporting and Gallery) to display and sell their artwork under the eaves outside the gallery from 10am to 4pm.  For $25 members may participate to demonstrate and sell their art without the usual commission to the DAC.

    Participants bring their own set up: tables, chairs, easels, etc., before 10 a.m. and take down their booths by 4 p.m. The front of the DAC is available to all members on a first-come-first-serve basis. Twelve spots are available each on the selected days and participants can pay their fee and then pick up their receipts at gallery desk when the DAC opens. 

    Please RSVP if your interested in participating on a specified date.  You will receive a confirmation email that you are registered.  On the day of your participation you pay the $25.00 registration fee at the gallery desk.

    Members are encouraged to demonstrate while participating.

    Dates coincide with West Coast Artists “Desert Art Festival in Francis Stevens Park”.

    • 03/28/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Desert Art Center


    See, Learn, Draw led
    by Karin Felker Harris

    March 28, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

    One day workshop – $95 including materials.

    Learn to Draw what you See!  Starts with the basics and discover the 'Joy of  Drawing' the world around you.   You will learn easy-to-use techniques to draw 3-dimensional items as well as useful tools to draw with perspective.  Karin will provide materials, demonstrations and one-on-one instruction. 

    Space is limited so reserve your easel now!
    Email karinharris76@gmail.com or phone 808 268 0847


    • 03/30/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • studio Gallery Desert Art Center


    • 04/03/2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Main and Studio Galleries Desert Art Center


    • 04/10/2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • 04/11/2020
    • 8:00 PM

    Presentation of Annual Scholarship Awards

    • 04/20/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    DAC Board Meeting

    • 04/25/2020
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM


    • 04/26/2020
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM


    • 05/01/2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Main and Studio Galleries Desert Art Center


    • 05/18/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Studio Gallery

    DAC Board Meeting

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