Brighthaus PR and Marketing
Brian Vatcher, Principal
For Immediate Release:
A GROWING GROUP OF INTERNATIONAL GALLERIES MAKE ART PALM SPRINGS A HIGHLIGHT DURING THE GROWING WINTER ART SEASON
PALM SPRINGS, CA -Over the past seven years Art Palm Springs has continued to deliver a prestigious international group of galleries and artists from around the globe. In turn, these well-known representatives of the Post War and Contemporary art eras bring an ever-growing audience of art buyers, collectors and museum curators to the Coachella Valley each winter.
Gallery participation has more than doubled since the fair debuted in 2012 as the Palm Springs Fine Art Fair. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that Art Palm Springs’ President’s Day Weekend event allows gallery staff, artists, collectors and art lovers visiting from around the world to thaw out a bit in the mild February weather.
“The reputation of any art fair depends on the quality of the representative galleries,” said Donna Davies, Vice President Art Group, Urban Expositions, which has produced the art fair for the past three years. “What is so amazing is that we have so many galleries such as Rebecca Hossack Gallery, Addison Rowe Fine Art and Peter Blake Gallery that have international reputations that have continued to participate year after year, and our audience is always interested in what they have to offer.”
The long-standing gallery representation brings a wide-ranging perspective. Some founding participants along with those mentioned above include Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Jane Kahan Gallery, J. Willott Gallery, Adamar Fine Arts, HOHMANN Fine Art, Jonathan Novak Contemporary Art and Melissa Morgan Fine Art.
This year, new galleries include David Klein Gallery, Edward Cella Art & Architecture, Heller Gallery, Michael Solway, Nancy Hoffman Gallery, Vincent Vallarino Fine Art and William Turner Gallery.
Art Palm Springs returns to the Palm Springs Convention on Thursday, February 15, for the VIP Opening Night reception. The evening includes the presentation of the Arts Patrons of the year to David Kaplan and Glenn Ostergaard, and Artists of the Year to the late Ed Moses and his son Andy Moses. The evening benefits the Palm Springs Art Museum.
The fair is open to the public from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, February 16-19. Due to its popularity with both the audience and participating galleries, this is the first year that Art Palm Springs has included Presidents’ Day in its’ schedule.
View full list of 2018 Exhibitors here.
Art Palm Springs is owned by Atlanta-based Urban Expositions, which produces Art Aspen, Art Palm Springs, FORM Miami, 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.