Saturday, December 01, 2012
Palm Springs Artists Council
The Palm Springs Art Museum has an extraordinary auxiliary fundraising group called the Artists Council who are not collectors but artists themselves. Once a year the museum hosts a juried exhibition and all the pieces are for sale, with some of the money going to the museum and some to the individual artist. Most of the work isn't much more than mediocre, but there are always standouts such as Fragments #1 by La Quinta based Sylvia Torres above and Dream #14 by Philippe Chambon below.
The program feels like a healthy inclusion of the local artistic community, and I wish something similar existed at SFMOMA.
Though the first two paintings in this post won prizes, The Other Side of Paris did not but should have.
Happily, the artist Bret Philpot above was there manning an information table, and consented to pose with his painting. Congratulations to all the Artists Council exhibitors.