Jeffrey Davies is a Palm Springs are artist. We met him in 1983 when he owned an antique/silk flowers/design shop in San Francisco. Jeffrey also created paintings and mixed media art he sold in the shop.
Jeffery made a few other mixed media pieces in this style, dark or earth tones, and narrow with two or three pieces forming the work. Jeffrey came to our home for dinner one night in early 1984. Our decor at that time was was eclectic, antiques, Asian, with the main living room pieces pinks and pastels.
A few weeks later we saw this piece in his shop. Carol asked to take it home to see if we could find a place for it in our condominium. Since the piece extends about 7 inches from the wall, it worked best best over the sofa.
We have since moved and have had it in our living room. It is a mystery why it doesn't seem to collect dust.
To my knowledge, this is the only pastel one he made.
Jeffrey didn't give it a name, not even "Untitled," however I've always called it "Music" because to me it feels like it is singing.
We haven't been to Palm Springs recently, though when we did go I always made sure to visit the Museum. I was a member but that was a long time ago. Originally I went to the Museum to see objects donated by Fred Faude, who I knew from his shop in Sausalito.
We will eventually be downsizing, and I thought I would ask you first if you would like this piece, as I believe it is a unique work from a local artist/character.
The painting is still in Palm Springs, where my Father happily spent his last years. The painting was for his "bachelor pad" high above New York City that had a red rug and a black leather couch. It was - and still is - magnificent. It would be a great honor for my Father to have Abby's painting in the Palm Springs Art Museum. We will be there in December and would love to officially donate it.
I would like to volunteer and donate my Acrylic Art canvas Painting 🖼️ to this museum because I love to be artistic and painting canvas is part of my healing journey visual goal setting and this is a part of my visual gift creativity has save my life from PTSD as a disabled veteran Filipina American college graduate from Riverside Community College. I love art class and Theater and I love to write books sketches and photography books 📚 I am the illustrator painter coloring book creator activity To help and guide others to create and learn how to make a painting 🖼️ using acrylic paint materials.
I would like to donate or setup a art exhibition display and volunteer at the museum to promote my artwork 🖼️ canvas collection I draw and color and used paint mixed media materials products is image print graffiti monopoly game visual art poster card graffiti 1
Dear Curatorial and Collections Review Committee,
I’m reaching out on behalf of Jana Cruder, an artist from LA now living in Joshua Tree.
Jana created a body of work in 2016 titled "Way of the Modern Man" that was exhibited at the LA Art Show as well as in New York, and at a few other subsequent installations. The work was predominantly performance art and, at the encouragement of her galleries at the time, Jana created a series of artifacts from the installation.
Images of these creations are attached, and here is a link to information about the work, including a video about this series:
Two of the pieces have sold, and four light panels remain unsold. These pieces are in excellent condition, and capture a poignant cultural statement and a mark of historical context in our society.
Jana is currently at a transitional point where her studio and living situation is changing and it's becoming challenging to keep this work. She would like to discuss donating the light panel pieces to Palm Springs Art Museum for multiple reasons — for preserving the work, as well as availing it to be researched and seen by more people.
Thank you for your consideration, and please let me know how to best further the conversation and explore the possibility of gifting this work to Palm Springs Art Museum.
SHAUNA TUCKER • Artist Relations
www.janacruder.com | @JanaCruder
www.naturalplasticity.com/ | @NaturalPlasticity
I am a huge attendee and supporter of your museum. I also have shown my work at CODA Gallery for over 8 years. I am from Santa Barbara, CA but have been an active artist here in the desert since 2009. My health is deteriorating and I am being forced to donate my art at this time. Thank you.
I am setting up a Living Trust and will list some or all these art objects if interested for PSAM
I am writing to you at the suggestion of my colleagues at LACMA. We are seeking to donate a photorealist work called "Stellar Bath" by midcentury California artist Douglas Bond, which was made in 1972 and purchased by my parents from Ivan Karp/OK Harris in the 1970s.
THe painting can be viewed here: http://www.douglasbond-art.com/paintings/plastic-dreams
THE PAINTINGS IS ALSO FEATURED AS PART OF A HUMOROUS ANECDOTE ABOUT ART COLLECTING in a HBO film chronicling my PARENTS EXPERIENCE CALLED "BRILLO BOX": HTTPS://WWW.HBO.COM/MOVIES/BRILLO-BOX-3C-OFF. THE WORK WAS ALSO FEATURED AND PHOTOGRAPHED IN MY PAreNTS APARTMENT IN A NEW YORK MAGAZINE ARTICLE. It HAS A TEAR BUT OTHERWISE IN GOOD CONDITION.
I am also sharing his Bio: DOUGLAS BOND HAS LIVED AND WORKED IN CALIFORNIA SINCE THE EARLY 60S. RECEIVING HIS MFA FROM CAL STATE LA, HE WAS A PROFESSOR OF FINE ART AT PASADENA CITY COLLEGE IN THE 80S AND 90S. HE HAS HAD OVER TWENTY SOLO EXHIBITIONS NATIONWIDE, AND HAS PARTICIPATED IN OVER EIGHTY GROUP SHOWS, BOTH NATIONALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY. HIS WORK IS IN NUMEROUS PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS, INCLUDING THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART IN WASHINGTON D.C., METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART IN NEW YORK, VIRGINIA MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, AND THE CANTOR ARTS CENTER AT STANFORD UNIVERSITY.
Thank you for considering!
213 716 9206
I am working on behalf of Mr. Caplin, so I would be the point of contact. Vladimir Prodanovich is a well-known, respected artist.
Vladimir was born in Belgrade Yugoslavia in 1952 and began his artistic career at the age of seven. As a young boy Vladimir attended a local art show and entered a contest and won third prize. At the age of 13 he was invited to be an apprentice to a noted Yugoslavian artist where, for the next 10 years later and Vladimir learn to hone his artistic skills. In 1983 at the age of 31, Vladimir boarded an airplane for “the promised land of America” with $300 in his pocket. His first home was in Philadelphia where he painted cars, homes and billboards, while still finding the time to paint on his own and learn English. Three years later Vladimir drove west to California where he lived for the next 27 years and established himself as a serious artist. His artwork, described as neo-expressionist, is highly textured and vibrant. Composition and form can vary wildly but are all executed with mastery. Vladimir has many collectors worldwide. He is also known for his philanthropy, every year donating paintings to various organizations to raise money for charities. For his efforts he was awarded the prestigious Ellis Island medal of honor in New York City in 2011. Currently, Vladimir Prodanovich's art studio is in Florida, USA, where he has transformed a public park with 2 large sculptures of the female form. He also has public art in The Holocaust Museum (Cathedral City), paintings and sculptures in The Desert Aids Project (Palm Springs). Some recipients of his generosity include: Habitat for Humanity, Larry King Cardiac Foundation, Chabad Jewish Center, Laguna Beach Presbyterian Church, Kabalah Center (LA) to name a few. As an artist Vladimir is very prolific. His lifestyle is that of a true artist living and working in his studio, painting all hours of the day or night and living to create.
The photo does not do this piece justice. It is a beautiful piece painted by a very talented artist. Here is a link to an interview that was done by "Talk of the Desert" with Dick and Ava a few years ago:
The work is in Palm Desert (even though my contact address is in Maine). I am happy to bring it to the museum for evaluation.
My mother - Martha (Beth) Arterberry was a docent for many years at the museum. She passed away recently.
I hope you're doing well. My name is Alyssa Klauer, I'm reaching out because I am interested in submitting my artwork as stated on your website.
I recently concluded a NXTHVN (Titus Kaphar's Mentorship Program) Studio Fellowship where I was also selected as a TOY Fellow. My most recent exhibitions have been at Sean Kelly Gallery, Fredericks and Freiser Gallery, and 1969 Gallery. I was also a 2022 MoCa Cleveland Toby's Prize nominee and a February 2023 resident at the La Brea Studio Artist Residency. I've added links to my instagram and website for your reference.
Please let me know if you need any additional information from me. I look forward to hearing from you, thank you for your time.
All my best,
Original oil painting, Palm Dessert Landscape signed by R J Hockenberry
Paper work can be provided. We are leaving the desert and feel that the Curtis photographs should remain in the Valley. You have the nice Indian Area adjacent to the Western .
The glass piece would be a nice addition to your exhibit. It was center to the Links Exhibit.
If you have a lengthy process, could we expedite it?
Just so you know I'm not a flake, I live by several of your board members.
Dear PS Art Museum,
Wanted to see if the museum would want to accept these works as a charitable donation. Please contact my assistant Britt Verna to arrange if you are interested. Then we will get a certified appraisal for non-cash charitable contribution. Let us know, thank you.