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Results of the 2022 "Paint the Desert" Plein Air Festival
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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.

Winners of the First Annual DPAA Plein Air Festival

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First Place

 

"Last Light Along Bear Creek Trail"

Pastel

Artist: David Wolfram

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Second Place

 

"San Jacinto Road"

Oil

Artist: Jessica Schiffman

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Third Place

 

"Station 32, La Quinta"

Watercolor

Artist: Drew Bandish

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Fourth Place

"Canyon Morning Trio"

Pastel

Artist: Patricia Rose Ford

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Honorable Mention

"Waiting for Pizza"

Watercolor

Artist: Bob Hannah

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Honorable Mention

"La Quinta Old Town"

Watercolor

Artist: Joyce Gia Trinh

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Honorable Mention

"Sunrise"

Acrylic

Vera Knowles

Honorable Mention

"Palms and Circumstance"

Watercolor

Artist: Kay Smith

The Randy Higbee Gallery Award

"Inaugural"

Watercolor

Artist: Don Krotee

"Trailhead-Museum Trail"

Watercolor

Artist: John Pitblado

"La Quinta Cove Sunrise"

Acrylic

Artist: Yvonne Ricketts

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Daniel Foster - Co-Founder and Festival Judge, Diane Moore - Co-Founder and President,  Ivanna Hansen - Old Town Artisan Studios Business Development, and Tracy Hartman - Festival Committee Chair

Workshop Instructors

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Shuang Li - Watercolor

Durre Waseem - Oils

David Wolfram - Pastels

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Festival Sponsors

 
 

April schedule (detailed information sent out one week prior to each Paint-out!!!

(If you plan to attend, contact us to confirm with the date!)

Monday, April 18th., 2022

General Membership Meeting

Joslyn Senior Center

73750 Catalina Way, Palm Desert, CA

(more details to follow)

Saturday, April 30th., 2022

Participate in Redlands En Plein Air Competition

A Citrograph Foundation Event

Pre-registration is required. Download application here.

Monday, May 2nd. , 2022

Santa Rosa & San Jacinto National Monument

Visitor Center

51500 CA-74, Palm Desert, CA

Wednesday May 11th., 2022

Sunnylands

37977 Bob Hope Dr, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

Saturday May 28th., 2022

Marilyn Monroe Statue

Museum Wy, Palm Springs, CA 92262

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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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!

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