Of the 80 galleries that gather this weekend at the Palm Springs Convention Center, nearly half are scheduled to have artists in attendance, including talks and book-signings in their booths. For collectors and curators, it is one of the particular facets of Art Palm Springs that brings them back year after year.
“Having so many artists attend is one thing that makes Art Palm Springs so special,” said Donna Davies, Vice President of the Art Group for Urban Expositions, producer of the President’s Day Weekend event. “Meeting an artist at the fair can sometimes be the determining factor for someone who is just beginning to acquire art.”
Aside from co-Artist of the Year Andy Moses, the list of artists ranges from Danish light artist Mads Christiansen (Timothy Yarger Gallery) who uses patterns to elicit an emotional reaction and Israeli metal sculptor Zammy Migdal (Adamar Gallery) to Danny Heller (George Billis Gallery) whose photo-realistic paintings capture Midcentury Modern homes and buildings and the studio glass sculptures of Lino Tagliapietra (J. Willott Gallery), who hails from the legendary Venetian lagoon island of Murano. Kenton Nelson, Pine Table, 2017.
The list of artists scheduled to attend includes:
Adamar Fine Arts: Zammy Migdal
Artêria Gallery: Constantin Philippou aka Le Fou (L3F0u)
A Gallery / Allen+Alan Fine Art: Brent Godfrey
C. Grimaldis Gallery: Chul Hyun Ahn
Charon Kransen Arts: Adam Brown
Chiaroscuro / Gerbert Contemporar: Chris Richter
Concierge Fine Art: Edward Lentsch
David Klein Gallery: Kelly Reemtsen, Brad Howe
DC Fine Art: Jennifer Greenburg
Edward Cella Art & Architecture: Chris Trueman, Richard Roth
Elan Vital Galleries: Elan Vital
Esperanza Projects: Richard Kurtz
Fabrik Projects: Glen Wexler, Stuart Kusher, Nancy R. Wise, Astrid Francis, Amadea Bailey, Andy Burgess
George Billis Gallery: Danny Heller, Ken Bortolazzo, Nina Tichava, Deborah Martin
Gerald Peters Projects: Kenton Nelson, Ray Turner
GK Hinkson Art Gallery: G Kim Hinkson
GVG Contemporary: Blair Vaughn-Gruler, Ernst Gruler, Kathleen Hope, Jeffie Brewer
J. Willott Gallery: Lino Tagliapietra, John Kiley, Squire Broel
Jorge Mendez Gallery: Ariel Vargassal, E. Tyler Burton, Jane Burton, Christian Gill, Paul Ecke
Long-Sharp Gallery: Gino Miles
Maria Elena Kravetz Gallery: Natasha Dikareva, Annick Ibsen, Cathy Immordino, Dana and Ruth Kleiman, Constance Old, Curt Sullan, Sergio Valenzuela
McNabb Martin Contemporary Art: Pat McNabb Martin, Heidi Rufeh
Melissa Morgan Fine Art: Andy Moses
Michael Solway LLC: Cherie Benner Davis, Gomez Bueno
Nancy Hoffman Gallery: Jesse Small
Okay Spark: Stephan Cox
Sloan Fine Art: Michael Malizia, Brad Woodfin
Timothy Yarger Fine Art: Mads Christensen, Peter Alexander, Linda Touby, Udo Nöger, Pancho Luna, Carolina Sardi, Chin Chin Cheng, Jim McHugh, Moshé Elimelech
Travelogues Fine Art Consulting: Ali Cavanaugh, Joseph Ivacic, Santiago Ceron, Daniel North, Madeline North, Hank Schuyler
Wallspace: MB Boissonnault, Philip Vaughn, Trevor Norris, Melinda McLeod, Plastic Jesus, Patrick Haemmerlein, Scott Froschauer, Kymm Swank
Additional Attending Galleries at Art Palm Springs 2018 include:
Addison Rowe Gallery
Anthony Brunelli Fine Arts
Blue Rain Gallery
Bruce Lurie Gallery
Charlotte Jackson Fine Art
Christopher Martin Gallery
Concierge Fine Art
Denis Bloch Fine Art
Dongwha Ode Gallery
Jane Kahan Gallery
J Cacciola Gallery
jdc Fine Art
Jonathan Novak Contemporary Art
Maxwell Alexander Gallery
The McLoughlin Gallery
MRG Fine Art
Over the Influence
Peter Blake Gallery
Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery
SCAA - Sergott Contemporary Art
Thomas Paul Fine Art
Vallarino Fine Art
William Turner Gallery
Winterowd Fine Art
For tickets, the full schedule of events and information on participating galleries, go to the Art Palm Springs website: art-palmsprings.com.
FAIR HOURS: Thursday February 15 from 5 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
VIP TICKETS ONLY - Tickets $100 Starting Opening Night at 5 pm on February 15. Includes return admission all weekend.
Friday, February 16 - Monday, February 19 Tickets $25. Single day admission for one. Senior tickets available onsite with valid ID $15
Friday, February 16 | 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday, February 17 | 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday, February 18 | 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Monday, February 19 | 11a.m. - 5p.m.
Art Palm Springs is owned by Atlanta-based Urban Expositions, which produces Art Aspen, Art Palm Springs, FORM MIAMI and the Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design (SOFA) Fair in Chicago. All art fairs are presented by galleries from around the world exhibiting modern and contemporary art in a variety of media including painting, photography, sculpture, and mixed-media.
For more information about Urban Expositions’ art and design fairs, visit the following websites:
Art Palm Springs | www.art-palmsprings.com
Art Aspen | www.art-aspen.com
SOFA CHICAGO | www.sofaexpo.com
FORM MIAMI | www.formmiami.com