Art Palm Springs 2017 Programming Announced

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Brighthaus PR and Marketing
Brian Vatcher, Principal

For Immediate Release:


Desert X Preview, part of Art Palm Springs 2017 Programming

Celebrating Art, Design and Architecture: Diverse Conversations at Art Palm Springs 2017
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. January 13, 2017 – Art Palm Springs returns to the Palm Springs Convention Center February 16-19, 2017 for a sixth year with an expanded program of panels, artist receptions, book signings, and VIP access events.

The weekend kicks off with the Opening Night Reception and awards presentation. 2017 honorees include Art Patron of the Year to Donna MacMillan and Artist of the Year to Lita Albuquerque. Each year this reception draws a capacity crowd of collectors, curators, artists and tastemakers as they celebrate the curated collection of works presented by the exhibiting galleries from around the globe. 2017 will have a record number of galleries representing over 300 artists from galleries traveling from Europe, Asia, South America and the United States.

A number of VIP events are available throughout the weekend including a Modernism Home Tour, Desert X preview, guided tours of Art Palm Springs, tours of private home collections and a party at the O’Donnell House. Each VIP event requires pre-registration and has limited capacity.


(Left to Right) Lita Albuquerque APS Artist of the Year Award Recipient (photo by Caren Levin); Donna MacMillan APS Art Patron of the Year Award Recipient (photo by Lani Garfield); Katherine Hough, Chief Curator Palm Springs Art Museum; Xiliary Twil-Accredited Appraiser; Danny Heller, Artist


A sample of scheduled events by day include:


TUESDAY, February 14

5 pm | VIP Event (Registration Required)

Tour of the Homeira and Arnold Goldstein Private Collection, Manhattan Beach

5 pm | Private Event (Invitation Only)


THURSDAY, February 16

7 pm | VIP Lounge
Presentation of 2017 Arts Patrons of the Year Award to Donna MacMillan

7 pm | VIP Lounge
Presentation of 2017 Artist of the Year Award to Lita Albuquerque

7:30 pm | VIP Lounge
Interview with Donna MacMillan


FRIDAY, February 17

10 am | VIP Event (Registration Required)
Private tour of Dallas Price and Bob Van Breda Private Collection

12 noon | Theater
The State of Your Art: Valuation, Insurance, Conservation, and Management

2 pm | Theater
Time to Look at Women Artists
Presented by the Palm Springs Art Museum

2:30 PM | Cassera Arts Premiers, booth 214
Trevor Allen Huber: Synapse Memories

3 pm | Tom Ross Gallery, booth 211
Rosenberg: A Modern Approach to Reverse Painting

3:30 pm | Theater
Raymond Jonson: Absolute Art with Matthew Rowe

4 pm | Jai & Jai Gallery, booth TBA
Mike Nesbit and Kristin Bauer: Abstract Technical

5 pm | Theatre
Bernie Taupin: The Evolution of an Artist

7:30 pm | VIP Event (Registration Required)
O’Donnell House in Chino Canyon


SATURDAY, February 18

9 am | VIP Event (Tickets Required)
Modernism Week Bus Tour

9 am | VIP Event (Registration Required)
Private Tour of Palm Springs Art Museum exhibitions led by PSAM Chief Curator Katherine Hough

1 pm | Theater
Desert X Preview

2 pm | Pushkin Gallery, booth 504
Sharing Chektov

2 pm | Sensate Gallery, booth 414
Binh Pho: The Nature of Collaboration

2:30 pm | George Billis Gallery, booth 502
Danny Heller: Limited Edition Print Signing

3 pm | Theater
Lita Albuquerque
The Desert as Mirror: Reflections on the Void
Presented by Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

4 pm | Sensate Gallery, booth 414
Binh Pho & Kevin Wallace: Shadow of the Turning Book Signing

5 – 7 pm | HOHMANN, booth 208
Greg Gorman: Private Works Book Signing


SUNDAY, February 19

2 pm | Theater
The Exploding Kiln: The New Ceramics Revolution





Art Palm Springs is owned by Atlanta-based Urban Expositions, which produces Art Aspen, Art Hamptons, Houston Art Fair, Art Palm Springs, and the Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design (SOFA) Fair in Chicago. All art fairs are presented by galleries from around the world exhibiting modern and contemporary art in a variety of media including painting, photography, sculpture, and mixed-media.

About Urban Expositions
Based in Kennesaw, GA, and founded in 1995, Urban Expositions produces and manages a portfolio of 40 events. Urban serves seven industry sectors including Gift, Souvenir, Art, Aviation, Foodservice, Pet and Gaming. Urban also produces Airport Revenue News, a publication focused on the airport concession industry. Urban has offices in Shelton, CT and Boca Raton, FL, and is represented by employees in California, Colorado and Illinois.

About Clarion Events
Clarion Events can trace its roots back to 1947 and takes great pride in being one of the oldest independent event organizers in the UK. The teams at Clarion create uniquely effective and stimulating environments that can serve as a platform to build businesses, enhance customer relationships and accelerate product awareness. More recently the firm has developed an international portfolio of brands and now delivers more than 200 events in over 20 countries.

For more information about Urban Expositions’ art and design fairs, visit the following websites:
Art Aspen | Art Hamptons | Art Palm Springs | Houston Art Fair | SOFA CHICAGO