Palm Springs Fine Art Fair Showcases New Art Work and Major Post-War Artists

PALM SPRINGS, CA--(Marketwired - February 08, 2016) - When the Palm Springs Fine Art Fair (PalmSpringsFineArtFair.com) opens its doors on February 11, art lovers and collectors from around the world will find the Palm Springs Convention Center filled with paintings, sculptures, ceramics and installations making their premiere at the four-day event. "The Palm Springs Fine Art Fair is known as an exciting showcase for galleries to unveil remarkable new pieces to the desert's audience of knowledgeable art collectors," says Donna Davies, Vice President, Urban Expositions Art Group.

In addition to the artwork brought to the desert from 60 galleries around the world, including works by artist Muriel Moreau, whose work was presented to First Lady Michelle Obama while she was in Malaga, Spain in 2010, guests at Palm Springs Fine Art Fair will be greeted by artist JT Burke's Fabulariosus Fabularis, (Google Latin translation: Legendary Mythology), an 18-foot tall installation inspired by Byzantine icons, Persian miniatures and the epic poetry and imagery of the Ancient Worlds. 

A special exhibition curated by Peter Frank, Oculus Clamantis in Desierto includes the works of artists such as Bill Leigh Brewer, Osceola Refetoff, Carol Es, Mark Indig and others, who have embraced the desert for its spiritual and social aspects. The artwork featured in "Oculus" presents a view of the land not as a wasteland, but as an ecosystem of contradictions.

Following his one-night-only multisensory performance and installation, Cristopher Cichocki: Circular Dimensions, at the Palm Springs Art Museum on Friday, the artist will sit down to talk with critic and editor-at-large Steven Biller about inspiration following a screening of the KCET Artbound at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14. Cichocki has also created a special installation for the Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, which will be on view throughout the weekend.

The fair is a chance to meet the artists whose works are shown at the fair. Nearly 100 artists will be in attendance, and a number of galleries are offering in booth talks -- offering fairgoers an opportunity to meet the artists and hear about their work and experiences directly!

Highlights include:

Susan Taylor Glasgow: Comfort and Expectation

2 p.m. Friday, February 12, Habatat Galleries booths 107/109

Artist Susan Taylor Glasgow explores the way in which her work has transitioned over the years as she discusses the ways she embraces the ideas of domestic role-playing passed on from mother to daughter.

Gregg Chadwick: Mystery Train

2:30 p.m. Friday, February 12, Sandra Lee Gallery, booth 217

The Santa Monica-based artist will give insights into his current series, "Mystery Train" that evokes the railways of America that he says run in his blood. For Chadwick, and others, such as filmmaker Jim Jarmusch and musicians Junior Parker and Elvis Presley, the mythos of America and its legacy is wrapped in the blues notes of the song "Mystery Train." Chadwick will speak about these influences and the ways they shaped his current paintings.

Richard Baker: From the Wharton School of Business and Network Television to Becoming an Artist

Noon, Sunday, February 14, Skidmore Contemporary Art, booth 315

How does an artist develop his own voice and vision? Artist Richard Baker took an oil painting class on a lark years ago while studying business, and discovered he had a talent for manipulating light and color. He produced television shows such as "Live from Lincoln Center" and "The Drew Carey Show," which helped hone his eye for composition, and has used his experience as an art collector in his creations.

For a complete list of talks, events and galleries, visit www.PalmSpringsFineArtFair.com.

The Palm Springs Fine Art Fair opens with a Black Card/VIP night from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, February 11. Black Card guests will enjoy complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres reception and preview sale from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Black Card tickets are $100, and admit two to the private reception and include daily admission to the fair.

At 7:30 p.m., the Opening Night event is open to VIP guests and includes complimentary wine, as well as the Arts Patrons of the Year Award presentation to Barbara and Jerry Keller, owners of Lulu: A California Bistro and local philanthropists. VIP tickets are $75, and include admission for two to the reception and daily admission to the fair.

Daily tickets are $20 per person. All tickets are available on the website at  www.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. 

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

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