Art Palm Springs is deeply saddened by the passing of Barbara Keller. Her philanthropy and endless contribution to the Coachella Valley will be greatly missed. 

Barbara & Jerry Keller

Barbara Keller was a theatre director and producer in NY and worked as business agent for film industry script supervisors in Manhattan. She served on the board of the North Shore Community Arts Center for 8 years. Barbara has several books published including Film, Tape and TV: Where Do I Fit In?and Orgasmic Days in the South of France, a personal guide to the Cote d’Azur.

In the desert, Barbara is currently Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Palm Springs Art Museum. She is past president of the Museum Associates Council and has acted as chair for key Museum fundraising events, including their 75th anniversary gala. Barbara is immediate past president of the Desert AIDS Project for which she has co-chaired seven Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards in addition to co-chairing Dinner @ My Place. She has also served on the Board of Trustees of the McCallum Theatre and of Jewish Family Service of the Desert.

Jerry Keller has been involved in business publishing for 60 years and is currently President of Keller International Publishing Corp. established in 1882.  In the last 50 years, under his leadership, Keller International Publishing grew from three to 22 worldwide publications and subsequently divested all but their flagship publication SupplyChainBrain and

Jerry serves on the boards of CV Repertory Theatre, the Israel Cancer Research Fund and Game On.  He is very involved in the Desert AIDS Project and the Palm Springs Art Museum.

Jerry and his wife, Barbara, own LULU California Bistro in Palm Springs from which they feel fortunate to be able to benefit many charities in the desert. LULU’s sister restaurant, Acqua California Bistro is scheduled to open early in 2017 at the River in Rancho Mirage.