The opening night at Art Palm Springs draws an excited crowd, generates great sales and a new attendance record

  • PALM SPRINGS, California
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  • February 17, 2017

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Opening Night Crowd at Art Palm Springs, February 16, 2016
Photo Credit Lani Garfield
(L-R) Donna Davies (Art Palm Springs), Lita Albuquerque (Artist of the Year Award 2017), Elizabeth Armstrong (Palm Springs Art Museum) and Donna McMillan (Arts Patron of the Year) - Photo Credit Lani Garfield for Art Palm Springs
Photo Credit Lani Garfield
Twin Art owners Lynda and Ellen Kahn participate in Rachel Lee Hovnanian's "Memorial for Teddy" in the Imago Galleries booth. Imago Galleries booth won Best Booth Award selected by the Palm Springs Art Museum.
Photo Credit Lani Garfield

Celebrating Artists of the Year, Lita Albuquerque, and Arts Patron of the Year, Donna McMillan, an estimated 2,600 collectors, curators and veritable who’s who gathered at the Palm Springs Convention Center for the opening night of Art Palm Springs ( 

Attendees included Palm Springs International Film Festival chair Harold Matzner, photographer Michael ChildersArlene SchnitzerJordan SchnitzerSherri Applebaum, Steven Biller, Arthur & Patty Newman, Jamye and Ken JesserHelene GalenBeth Rudin DeWoody, Architects Jeff Jurasky and Lance O’Donnell, City of Palm Springs Mayor Robert Moon and City Council member J.R. RobertsPat Scully from Representative Chad Mayes office, Palm Springs Art Museum JoAnn McGrath Executive Director Elizabeth Armstrong, The Donna and Cargill MacMillan Jr., Director of Art Daniell Cornell, and Chief Curator Katherine Hough.
“We couldn’t be more excited about the reception to the show,” says Donna Davies, Vice President of Art Group for Urban Expositions, “The feedback on this year’s fair has been phenomenal. We congratulate our gallery partners for the quality of work they brought to the show.” 

A number of galleries had artists highlighted in the SELECTS program, two of which sold during the opening night. Imago Galleries received Best Booth Award, selected by Palm Springs Art Museum

Brisk sales opening night included Bruce Evans and Jae Yong Kim (Anthony Brunelli Fine Arts); Dennis Sarazhim (Arcadia Contemporary); Justin Lyons (Bruce Lurie Gallery); Ylva Ceder (C. Grimaldis Gallery); Hwang Seon Tae (CMay Gallery); Sean Newport (Cordesa Fine Art); Andy Burgess and Klari Reis (The Cynthia Corbett Gallery); KARTEL andMichel Mikesell (DECORAZONgallery); P.T. Tiersky (Gallery K.A.G.); Laurent Craste, Greg Gorman and Julian Voss-Andreae (HOHMANN); Tim Tate (J. Willott Gallery); SELECTS artist Bonnie Star (Jean Albano Gallery); Ariel Vargassal (Jorge Mendez Gallery); SELECTS artists Carol Chave and Lucia Torres (Maria Elena Kravetz Gallery); Christopher Schultz (Myers Kovich); Kirsten Stingle (Okay Spark); Artist of the Year Lita Albuquerque (Peter Blake Gallery); Tom Waldron (Richard Levy Gallery); David Hockney(Scott White Contemporary Art); De La Torre Brothers (Sergott Contemporary Art Alliance); Elizabett Gudmann and Kirk H. Slaughter (ten|Contemporary); David Hockney (Timothy Yarger Fine Art); and, Rosenberg (Tom Ross Gallery).
Art Palm Springs continues February 17-19, 2017.
General AdmissionFriday, February 17 - Sunday, February 19.Tickets $25 online in advance; $25 at the door for single-day admission for one.
Friday, February 17: 11 am-7 pm 
Saturday, February 18: 11 am-7 pm 
Sunday, February 19: 11 am-6 pm 
Tickets available at

Brian Vatcher
Brighthaus PR

Urban Expositions
1690 Roberts Blvd, NW, Suite 111
Kennesaw, Georgia
About Urban Expositions

Art Palm Springs is owned by Atlanta-based Urban Expositions, which produces Art Aspen, Art Hamptons, Houston Art Fair, Art Palm Springs, 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 Hamptons |
 Art Aspen |
 Houston Art Fair | SOFA CHICAGO |
 Art Palm Springs | About Urban Expositions Based in Kennesaw, GA, and founded in 1995, Urban Expositions produces and manages a portfolio of 40 events. Urban serves seven industry sectors including Gift, Souvenir, Art, Aviation, Foodservice, Pet and Gaming. Urban has offices in Shelton, CT and Boca Raton, FL, and is represented by employees in California, Colorado and Illinois.

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