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We are excited to announce the 2023 "Paint the Desert" Plein Air Festival 
January 30th - February 5th, 2023
(click image for more information and registration form)

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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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Mission Statement

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.

What we do

FEBRUARY SCHEDULE

Wednesday,  February 15th., 2023

Pegasus Therapeutic Riding Academy

35-450 B, Pegasus Ct,

Palm Desert, CA 92211

Friday,  February 24th., 2023

Thousand Palms Oasis Preserve

29200 Thousand Palms Canyon Rd

Thousand Palms, CA 92276

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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)

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EDUCATION

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JESSICA SCHIFFMAN:  OIL, ACRYLIC, DRAWING, WORKSHOPS

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

Dave Howell  david.onefreeebird@gmail.com 425-319-5858

Resources

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

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