“Our guests appreciate beauty and they see the context of contemporary art and the designers of the Post War era,” says Donna Davies, Vice President of Urban Expositions Art Group.
Palm Springs, CA (PRWEB) December 29, 2015
As a returning Silver Sponsor of Modernism Week, the Palm Springs Fine Art Fair (PalmSpringsFineArtFair.com) offers a unique selection of art and design for collectors, curators and art aficionados. “Our guests appreciate beauty and they see the context of contemporary art and the designers of the Post War era,” says Donna Davies, Vice President of Urban Expositions Art Group.
The Opening Night celebration benefits the Palm Springs Art Museum, which includes the Architecture and Design Center in downtown Palm Springs. The 2016 honorees include Barbara and Jerry Keller - Arts Patrons of the Year; Larry Bell - Lifetime Achievement Award; and Ralph Gibson - Photographer of the Year.
Along with PSFAF honoree events, programming for the Palm Springs Fine Art Fair includes the panel discussion Light, Space and Architecture in Palm Springs, which features LA-based architect Frederick Fisher, whose designs include Sunnylands Center and Garden at Annenberg Retreat and the Lois & Robert F. Erburu Gallery, The Huntington Library & Gardens, along with Light and Space pioneering artist Larry Bell, the 2016 recipient of the PSFAF Lifetime Achievement Award; and Katherine Hough, Chief Curator, Palm Springs Art Museum. Art critic and writer Peter Frank moderates the panel that is being presented in conjunction with Modernism Week.
Other programs at the Palm Springs Fine Art Fair include:
The Role of the Curator, Moderated by Peter Frank, writer and critic, with panelists Rachel Bauch (Finn Partners), Katherine Hough (Chief Curator, Palm Springs Art Museum), and Ed Schad (Curator, Broad Museum).
Art Legacy Planning: Life is Long. Art is Longer, LA-based gallery director and appraiser, Xiliary Twil discusses the pros and cons of gifting and the latest trends and strategies for art assets. Discussion is followed by a 2 pm tour of the fair with Xiliary Twil. Reservations required.
Lessons Learned Curating and Collecting, Moderated by Peter Frank, writer and critic, with Arpad Kovacs (Curator of Photography, Getty Museum), John Arena, Bank of America’s Global Wealth Management Subject Matter Expert for Fine Art, and LA and NY-based collector Susan Goodman.
Desert In-Site: Cristopher Cichocki in Conversation with Steven Biller, Artist Cristopher Cichocki’s latest desert-inspired artwork will be on view in a special presentation at the Palm Springs Fine Art Fair. Join the artist for a screening of his PBS – KCET Artbound documentary followed by a Q&A discussion with critic and editor-at-large Steven Biller regarding Cichocki’s inspiration and process.
The 5th Annual Palm Springs Fine Art Fair will be held February 11-14, 2016, at the Palm Springs Convention Center in Palm Springs, California. For complete Fair and program information visit PalmSpringsFineArtFair.com.
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 also produces Airport Revenue News, a publication focused on the airport concession industry. Urban has offices in Shelton, CT and Boca Raton, FL, and is represented by employees in California, Colorado and Illinois. http://www.urban-expo.com
ABOUT CLARION EVENTS
Clarion Events operates over 200 events in 35 countries from offices in the UK, South Africa, USA, Brazil, Germany, Singapore, UAE, Turkey, and the Netherlands. Clarion can trace its roots back to 1947 and takes great pride in being one of the oldest independent event organizers in the UK. The teams at Clarion create uniquely effective and stimulating environments that can serve as a platform to build businesses, enhance customer relationships and accelerate product awareness. www clarionevents.com