La Quinta Art Show

Wow, hard to believe that another year has gone by and that we found ourselves back out in the desert near Palm Springs for the annual La Quinta Art Show. We stayed in a great RV park out at Lake Cahuilla, only about 10 minutes away from the art show!IMG_2543IMG_2540Yes, a weird picture of me but it was almost 90 degrees out there! The primary reason for going back out to the show again was that my oldest friend, Deb’s, husband, Red, is in the show and we love seeing them and hanging with them during the four days. We even help out a little too!

Hubby and Deb, my old buddy

Hubby and Deb, my old buddy

Red, doing his thing!

Red, doing his thing!

These are some pics of Red’s work. He uses light weight aluminum which he grinds, paints and coats with layers of film and epoxy. Red did great at the show and thanked us for being his lucky charms! IMG_3138Here are some very discerning buyers!IMG_2548I always love strolling around this venue because it is so beautiful and the weather truly was perfect this weekend. It is fun to see what other artists are up to and I always like seeing their booth design. There were some gorgeous paintings depicting the beauty of this desert landscape.IMG_3081IMG_3065I ran into a few favorite artists, one in particular is the very talented Armando Lopez. He does both amazing paintings and sculpture. His style is magic realism (i think!) and I love the Mexican folk art influences. IMG_3134IMG_3133IMG_3131Another artist whose work I collected a long time ago is ceramic artist, Paula Rempalski.                 IMG_3095IMG_3094It was fun seeing her larger, figurative pieces because I have only seen some of her smaller, more functional work. I do like sharing art here on my blog because I find it so inspiring and hope that you do too!IMG_3087This was a fellow who was new to the show and I loved his work. He did huge paintings of coy fish and added beautiful Japanese papers into them like a collage. He also did some really ultra modern pieces like this bunny below.IMG_2554Years ago in Laguna Beach we purchased a vase by ceramic artist, Fred Stoddard. Over the years his style really changed and he now does some of the coolest, most contemporary ceramic vessels. (I wish we had one of these instead of the one we bought over 20 years ago!)lolIMG_3101Here are a few random shots from the show.IMG_3063IMG_3080IMG_2558IMG_3089IMG_2537IMG_3098It was a great weekend with great friends, food and great art, what’s better?IMG_3148IMG_2551

 

 

2 thoughts on “La Quinta Art Show

  1. I love going to art shows—-and how great it was that I could tour around with you and not have to sweat in 90 degree weather:-) altho at this point we probably would welcome a heat wave! BUT seeing the art first hand and talking to other artists is what it’s all about. Thanks for the beautiful photos and sharing your trip. xo

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