Valentine’s Day Opening Preview Party
Thursday, February 14, 6-9pm, Show Floor (*requires a VIP PASS). Join the Palm Springs area’s most glamorous art aficionados and be among the first to acquire important works of art for sale, presented by prominent galleries from across the US and Europe. Enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres, lively conversation and the chance to meet art world luminaries…continue.
Helene Galen to be Honored with The Arts Patron of the Year Award
Thursday Feb. 14th, 7-9pm (*requires a VIP PASS). To help kick off the fair’s St. Valentine Opening Preview Party, the fair will bestow its Arts Patron of the Year Award to arts devotee Helene Galen who will be glamorously feted along with the desert’s A-listers. Helene Galen is and has maintained for 25 years a major presence in the Coachella philanthropic scene…continue.
Mel Ramos Wins Lifetime Achievement Award
Friday Feb. 15th, 3pm. Lifetime Achievement Award – Mel Ramos – a 50 year retrospective of his work appears at the fair. Mel Ramos, 77, is considered one of the pioneers of the 1960’s American Pop Art Movement. He received his first important recognition in the early 1960’s, when, along with Warhol and Lichenstein, where the first artists to do paintings of images from comic books…continue.
Palm Springs International Film Festival promotes Fair’s Return
Friday Feb. 15th, 5-6pm. The 24th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (Jan. 4-14, 2013) will embrace, host and promote the return of Palm Springs Fine Art Fair to the local Convention Center. All their 30,000 Film Festival members and supporters will be invited to the fair, along with presenting a panel devoted to the photography of film stars...continue.
Museum Curators Weekend Retreat
Many of the leading Contemporary Art Museum Curators from L.A, San Diego, and the southwest region are assembling at the fair during the long Presidents Day Weekend. It’s a terrific meet and greet with the leading Coachella Valley patrons and a chance to peruse the fair displays and discover new artists. Participating dealers will have an opportunity to meet with the curators in a social setting…continue.
Roam Through Our Dedicated Indoor Sculpture Pavilion
The Desert is a mecca for sculpture, as three dimensional art prevalent throughout the local landscape – in a prestigious museum setting, public and city spaces/parks and inside and outside of many private homes. Roam through our dedicated indoor sculpture pavilion that showcases the finest in indoor/outdoor American contemporary sculpture (1950-present)…continue.
Silent Auction to Benefit the Palm Springs Art Museum
Mel Ramos’ “Tobacco Rose”
Color screen print, 1965.
28″ x 22″
Signed, dated and numbered 6/200 in pencil, lower margin.
Bidding starts Thursday, 6pm.
Ends Sunday, 6pm…continue
DAY PASS gives you access to 1 day of the fair:
Friday Feb. 15, 10-8pm
Sunday Feb. 17, 10-6pm
Thu. Feb. 14, 7-9pm