PALM SPRINGS, CA (January 18, 2019) – Art Palm Springs 8th Annual show will be taking place from Thursday, February 14 through Monday, February 18 and will be featuring some exciting new changes. With the new entrance located off the East Lawn of the Palm Springs Convention Center, collectors will have easier access to a variety of booths along with an easier flow of traffic to parking, the VIP entrance and general admission entrance.
A sampling of the fine art galleries that will be participating in Art Palm Springs are Peter Blake Gallery, Hohmann Fine Art, Melissa Morgan Fine Art, Nancy Hoffman Gallery, Quint Contemporary, Timothy Yarger Fine Art and Vallarino Fine Art. A full exhibitor list will be published shortly.
Art Palm Springs is proud to partner with the Palm Springs Art Museum as the Opening Night Beneficiary. The 2019 Patron of The Year will be Columbia University graduate, Marilyn Pearl Loesberg. A long time collector, Marilyn even opened her own gallery in New York City at one point to foster her love of the arts. She has since been on the Board of the Palm Springs Art Museum for 10 years and is Chair of the Collections Committee. Marilyn is also the Director of the Clinton Hill Foundation, which gives grants to museums for special exhibits relating to the art and artistic concerns of Clinton Hill.
Along with Art Palm Springs annual ‘Patron of The Year,’ the fair will continue its tradition of ‘Artist of The Year’ with Joe Goode as the 2019 honoree who will be represented by Peter Blake Gallery. Originating in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Goode later relocated to Los Angeles, California, where he attended the Chouinard Art Institute. Throughout the last five decades, Goode’s work has been displayed in numerous galleries and museum exhibitions internationally. His work can be found in major museum collections including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, the Menil Collection, The Smithsonian Institution, The Whitney Museum of American Art and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
This year, Art Palm Springs is proud to announce continuing partnerships such as Modernism Week as well as several new relationships. An exciting addition to the fair this year is the new sponsor Aperol, who will be serving complimentary Aperol Spritzes to the fair’s guests. Also participating will be world-renowned Italian based stone company, Antolini, who will bring the concept of HAUTE NATURE to their show space.
Opening Night VIP Reception, Thursday, February 14: 5 – 9 pm
Friday, February 15: 11 am – 7 pm
Saturday, February 16: 11 am – 6 pm
Sunday, February 17: 11 am – 6 pm
Monday, February 18: 12 pm – 5 pm
Art Palm Springs is the premier art fair in the Southwest presenting post-war and contemporary art from galleries in Asia, Europe, North and South America representing hundreds of artists hosted at the Palm Springs Convention Center. Once the playground of movies, captains of industry and world leaders, the region has evolved into a respected art oasis in the Southern California desert.
Clarion UX (formerly Urban Expositions) produces 37 events across 13 sectors of both trade and consumer events with an art portfolio consisting of Art Aspen, Art Palm Springs, and The Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design (SOFA) Fair in Chicago. Clarion UX, which is the U.S. division of Clarion Events, UK and backed by The Blackstone Group, has become one of the fastest growing event companies in the U.S. with aggressive growth through both acquisition and launch. Clarion UX has offices in Trumbull, CT; Kennesaw, GA; Boca Raton, FL; Tacoma, WA, and Fairlawn, NJ.