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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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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.

 

NOVEMBER SCHEDULE

 

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.

DECEMBER SCHEDULE

Wednesday, December  7th., 2022

Whitewater Preserve

9160 Whitewater Canyon Rd,

Whitewater, CA 92282

Cottonwoods should be at peak fall colors

Monday, December 19th., 2022

Prescott Preserve

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

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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

 

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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