Past Press Coverage


Noah Backer Talks to the Director of Art Palm Springs

Source: WhiteHot Magazine | February 2019

I spoke to Leah Steinhardt, the director of several art fairs including Art Palm Springs.

Noah Becker: So, tell me a bit about your background Leah?

Leah Steinhardt: I come from a diverse background. I really got involved with events when I was living in Las Vegas and trained in events with the company that I'm working for right now. And my previous background mostly was in marketing. I grew up in the fashion industry, so obviously a creative background, moved to gaming, but ultimately I was really raised with an appreciation for art, because my father was an art dealer…read more

Discover the Highlights at Art Palm Springs

Source: Galerie | February 16, 2019

The eighth iteration of Art Palm Springs kicked off in the southern city of California on February 14, coinciding with the mid-century architecture and design event Modernism Week as well as the inaugural edition of British import Frieze Art Fair in Los Angeles. Greeting the throng of local visitors and international collectors at the Convention Center is a striking 9-foot fiberglass sculpture by David Černy from a series the Czech artist debuted at the Chicago Museum of Modern Art in 1994…read more


A Double Oasis of Contemporary Art and Modern Design in Palm Springs

Source: LA Weekly | February 13, 2019

The Art Palm Springs art fair, while scheduled to coincide with Modernism Week — sharing not only the Convention Center but reciprocal show tickets — is not necessarily about the classic, glossy futurism associated with the chic desert aesthetic. If anything, its roster of about 80 galleries is motivated to bring the disparate practices of artists from around the world to the curious and cultured desert denizens and the Angelenos who make the drive…read more


Art Palm Springs - 2018 SELECTS ANNOUNCED

Source: ArtFix Daily | February 15, 2018

Launched at the 2017 event, SELECTS was a tremendous hit with audiences and collectors. Art Palm Springs SELECTS returns in 2018, offering patrons and collectors new ways to navigate the extraordinary artwork at the show by highlighting pieces chosen by noted curators, designers, and critics.

Donna Davies, Vice President of the Art Group for Urban Expositions, producer of Art Palm Springs, has tapped top professionals in the art and design communities to review the fair and make their picks, which will also be noted at the fair and accessible online for easy reference. “We’re adding these selections to give our audience another opportunity to connect with the artwork,” said Davies. “Seeing what pieces each of these curators, designers, and critics have noted gives our visitors opportunities to further engage with artworks at the fair.”…read more


A Growing Group of International Galleries Make Art Palm Springs a Highlight During the Growing Winter Art Season

Source: Galerie | February 15, 2018

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…read more


On the Horizon – Coming to an Art Venue Near You

Source: Coachella Valley Weekly | January 31, 2018

The art world never sits still. The upcoming weeks are no exception to the valley.

CREATE Center for the Arts has a new home.  CREATE is now located73733 Fred Waring Drive #106, in Palm Desert. Its first show in the new location is an exhibition of the works of Meridy Volz. – FULL SPECTRUM. Opening reception is February 3 at 5 pm…read more


Two Generations of Abstract Excellence: Art Palm Springs Honors a Southern California Father-and-Son Duo as Artists of the Year

Source: CV Independent | January 29, 2018

Ed Moses (right) is 91 years old. He’s been one of Southern California’s foremost abstract painters for more than 60 years, and although he’s slowing down just a bit, he continues to paint in his Venice studio almost every day.

Andy Moses is 55 years old. After deciding to follow in his father’s footsteps and become an artist, he left Southern California after earning his degree at the California Institute of the Arts, and headed to New York City to create his own career path. In 2000, he returned home to California, and today creates his “simultaneously abstract and representational” works just a short walk away from where his father works…read more


Ed and Andy Moses Announced as Art Palm Springs 2018 Artists of the Year

Source: Gay Desert Guide | November 18, 2017

Over Presidents’ Day Weekend, February 16 through 19, Art Palm Springs brings galleries from North and South America and Europe, along with hundreds of artists from around the globe to the Palm Springs Convention Center. The increasingly popular fair has more than doubled the number of attending galleries since launching from just over 30 in 2013 to over 60 in 2017, drawing thousands of art buyers and fans to the fair each year.
The 2018 honorees are pioneering California artist Ed Moses, represented by William Turner Gallery at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica, Calif., and Andy Moses presented by Melissa Morgan Fine Artd in Palm Desert, Calif…read more


Art Palm Springs!

Source: LA Arts Online | February 2018

Over Presidents’ Day Weekend, February 15 through 19 Art Palm Springs will once again bring galleries and artists from around the globe to the Palm Springs Convention Center. The event will kick off on February 15 with a gala Black Card Opening night party where celebrities, art aficionados, and glitterati of the art world will premiere the exhibitions.

Visitors throughout the four days will enjoy a kaleidoscope of art offerings with nearly eighty galleries from North and South America, Asia and Europe representing more than 300 artists bringing the world of art to this oasis in the desert. In addition to the gallery exhibitions, there will be an extensive series of talks and special events where attendees can enjoy conversations, videos and lectures by artists, curators and gallery owners…read more


Holy Moses: At Art Palm Springs, Andy Moses celebrates the life of his late father and how their lives are connected by painting

Source: Palm Springs Life | January 29, 2018

There are two kinds of dads: those who want their sons to follow in their footsteps, and those who prefer they run in the opposite direction. Painter Ed Moses once fell into the latter category. He bristled when his son Andy decided to move in 1982 from Los Angeles to New York to pursue life as an artist. Ed, who began painting at Long Beach City College after serving as a surgical technician during World War II, hit his stride that year, with three solo and eight group exhibitions from L.A. to Japan.

Andy would go it alone…read more


Seventh Edition of Art Palm Springs Returns: February 15th – 19th + 2018 Artists of the Year!

Source: | February 7, 2018

Art Palm Springs is the premier art fair in the Southwest presenting post-war and contemporary art. The seventh annual edition will bring nearly 80 galleries from Asia, North and South America, and Europe, that represent more than 300 artists, and brings a world of art to the Palm Springs Convention Center. The increasingly popular fair has more than doubled the number of attending galleries since launching from just over 30 in 2013 to over 60 in 2017, drawing thousands of art buyers and fans to the fair each year. The fair is strategically scheduled over the extended President’s Day Weekend coinciding with Palm Springs Modernism Week at the height of the Coachella Valley’s season.

Due to popular demand by our ever-expanding audience and galleries, the fair announces the addition of President’s Day – Monday, February 19 – to the show’s schedule…read more


Modernism Week & Art Palm Springs

Source: Visit Gay Palm Springs | January 25, 2018

Love midcentury modern design? Love art? Well you’re in luck, because it’s just about that time of year where modernist design and fine art intersect in the desert, with Palm Springs Modernism Week and the Art Palm Springs Fair happening simultaneously in Palm Springs. Modernism Week has expanded to an 11-day affair, happening on February 15-25, 2018, while Art Palm Springs coincides with the first weekend, on February 15-19, 2018…read more