WHAT WE DO
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.
Friday, November 25th., 2022
Desert Art Center
550 N. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Tuesday, November 29th., 2022
Big Morongo Canyon Preserve
11055 East Dr., Morongo Valley, CA 92256
The cottonwoods should be showing their full fall colors.
Wednesday, December 7th., 2022
9160 Whitewater Canyon Rd,
Whitewater, CA 92282
Cottonwoods should be at peak fall colors
Monday, December 19th., 2022
1801 E Sunny Dunes Rd,
Palm Springs, CA 92264
(formerly the Mesquite Golf Course, now part of the Oswit Land Trust)
Time: Arrive 7:30am Most finish by 11am
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!
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!
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