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DESERT PLEIN AIR ASSOCIATION

 

DESERT PLEIN AIR ASSOCIATION MISSION STATEMENT

Bringing the tradition of plein air to the artist in you!

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WHAT WE DO

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       FOUNDERS: DIANE MOORE AND DANIEL FOSTER

In 2020 Diane Moore, past President of Coachella Valley Watercolor Society, and past President of Desert Art Center, conceptualized forming a plein air society encompassing all mediums.

A chance meeting with Daniel Foster, who also had this vision, supported and enhanced the depth and complexity of this vision. Daniel Foster is past Executive Director of the Riverside Art Museum, and the Oceanside Art Museum.  In addition, he has created and founded several other art related nonprofits in the Inland Empire.

In early 2021 they began developing Desert Plein Air Association (DPAA) as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, its related plein air programs, and an annual festival.

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DPAA 3-DAY PLEIN AIR FESTIVAL 

FEBRUARY 18TH - 20TH, 2022

Friday, Feb. 19th:  Check-in, canvas/substrate stamping.

Oil Workshop:   Durre Waseem

Watercolor Workshop:  Shuang Li

Time:  9am - 12:30pm

Cost:  $90

Early Signup:  $65

Location:  tbd

or Paint-out at various locations

Saturday, Feb. 19th: 

Pastel workshop: David Wolfram

Time:  9am-12:30pm

Cost:  $90

Early Signup:  $65

Location:  tbd

or Paint-out a various locations


Sunday, Feb. 20:  Judging and Awards

Leland Gallery: Festival Exhibit: Feb. 20-26th

Old Town Artisan Studios will be the host site for the  2022 DPAA Annual Plein Air Festival!

Contact for more information: desertpleinair@gmail.com

 
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November1st:  Big Morongo Canyon Preserve

November 17th:  Cove Oasis Trailhead, La Quinta

November 27th:  Downtown Palm Springs

December 8th:  Whitewater Preserve

December 18th: Old Town La Quinta

December 27th: Old Town Artisan Studios

Time:  Arrive 7:30am   Most finish by 11am

 
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MEMBERSHIP

Join Desert Plein Air Association

Contact us to request our Membership Application to complete with your contact information, current medium you are using, let us know what other mediums you would like to learn about, and where you would like to participate in helping DPAA grow and become more!

Membership Application (click here)

 

EDUCATION

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DIANE MCCLARY:  ACRYLIC, OILS, WATERCOLOR, WORKSHOPS

Diane McClary: mcclarydi@aol.com   206-304-0963

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JESSICA SCHIFFMAN:  OIL, ACRYLIC, DRAWING, WORKSHOPS

Jessica Schiffman jscaschiffman@gmail.com 951-212-3783

 

CONTACT DESERT PLEIN AIR ASSOCIATION

Get in touch with Desert Plein Air Association to join our organization, to learn more about our festival, and how you can get involved with like-minded, inspiring, and creative artists!

Riverside - Palm Springs - Indio -

La Quinta - Borrego Springs - Joshua Tree

 California

760-345-3531

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