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 2024 "Paint the Desert" Plein Air Festival!
Save the dates! 

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 Geoffrey Allen
Desert Impressions 
Two-Day Watercolor Workshop 
November 14th and 15th

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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
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EDUCATION

JESSICA SCHIFFMAN:  OIL, ACRYLIC, DRAWING, WORKSHOPS

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

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

Contact Us

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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