Amado Peña, Jr. is Featured Artist at Palm Springs Arts Festival OktoberFest

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The Palm Springs Arts Festival Executive Committee is thrilled to announce that renowned artist Amado Peña, Jr. will be Palm Springs Arts Festival - OktoberFest 2010's Featured Artist.

Amado's art celebrates the strength of the Native American peoples of the Southwest, who met the harsh realities of life in an uncompromising land.

Palm Springs Arts Festival is proud to announce that one of America’s most famous and collected artists, Amado Peña, Jr. of Santa Fe, will be Palm Springs Arts Festival’s Featured Artist for the OktoberFest show. Amado's art (at http://www.penagallery.com) celebrates the strength of the Native American peoples of the Southwest, who met the harsh realities of life in an uncompromising land. His work is a tribute to those who survived by living in harmony with an adversarial, untamed environment.

A recipient of many honors during his more than 30 years as a professional artist, Amado is also an art teacher and an adjunct professor of University of Texas who strongly promotes arts education for our young people.

Amado Peña is recognized as an Artisan of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona. This is a particularly high honor and one that he cherishes. He is dedicated to furthering the public's knowledge and interest in the Tribe, its art, its history, and its culture.

The first of three Palm Springs Arts Festivals scheduled for this coming Winter Season is October 29-31, 2010 at the Palm Springs Festival Grounds on Crossley Rd at Ramon Rd on the East edge of Palm Springs. Adding to the cultural mix of Palm Springs, 150 award winning Fine Artists and Quality Artisans will gather to dazzle your eyes.

To exhibit their wide variety of Fine Arts and Crafts, these artist selected by a “jury process” are traveling from the across the Country and around the World to display their works in the Desert Resorts Communities. Fabulous jewelry, oils and watercolors, pastels and pencils, glass and steel, photography and assemblage will tantalize your eyes.

Palm Springs Arts Festival seeks to include the many outstanding businesses of Palm Springs and to benefit several local charities and civic organizations through partnerships and networking including the Desert Cancer Foundation (Dr George), http://desertcancerfoundation.org.

All are invited. Admission for adults is only $5, under 18 and Active Military are FREE. Parking is FREE!

About Palm Springs Arts Festival: Palm Springs Arts Festival (PSAF) is a group of art enthusiast professionals with event production experience providing Palm Springs, and the surrounding Desert Resort Communities, the highest quality arts and entertainment experience. PSAF works with many local businesses and civic organizations to promote Palm Springs and to support both local civic and charitable organizations. For more information about our festivals please go to http://PalmSpringsArtsFestival.com.

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