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.
Winners of the First Annual DPAA Plein Air Festival
"Last Light Along Bear Creek Trail"
Artist: David Wolfram
"San Jacinto Road"
Artist: Jessica Schiffman
"Station 32, La Quinta"
Artist: Drew Bandish
"Canyon Morning Trio"
Artist: Patricia Rose Ford
"Waiting for Pizza"
Artist: Bob Hannah
"La Quinta Old Town"
Artist: Joyce Gia Trinh
"Palms and Circumstance"
Artist: Kay Smith
The Randy Higbee Gallery Award
Artist: Don Krotee
Artist: John Pitblado
"La Quinta Cove Sunrise"
Artist: Yvonne Ricketts
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
Shuang Li - Watercolor
Durre Waseem - Oils
David Wolfram - Pastels
Monday, September 26th., 2022 9AM
Shumway Ranch Road off Carrizo Road, Mountain Center, CA 92561
(We will be inviting each of you to enter a Shumway painting to be hung
at the Galen during our "Paint the Desert" Festival February 1st., 2023.
The Shumway paintings will be juried into the festival exhibit to celebrate
the opening of Shumway Ranch!)
Wednesday, October 5th., 2022
Old Town La Quinta
78100 Main St, La Quinta, CA 92253
Saturday, October 15th., 2022
Redlands En Plein Air competition and exhibit
Monday October 17, 2022
DPAA General Meeting
Joslyn Center 6PM
73750 Catalina Way, Palm Desert 92260
Monday, October 24th., 2022
S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264
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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