The Palm Springs Art Museum's Artists Council will be holding its annual 99 Bucks art sale fundraiser on Saturday, April 21, 2012, at 4:30 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Hotel Zoso in downtown Palm Springs. This event features free admission with a cash bar where more than 550 5"x 7" canvases that have been submitted by artists and celebrities will be available for sale, each at $99. These canvases are sold anonymously, so the artist's name is not revealed until the work is purchased. All proceeds for the event benefit the museum's educational programming.
Some of the celebrities who submitted canvases this year include Ron Anderegg (artist, designer of Max Factor Museum in Hollywood), Loretta Ayeroff (photographer with work on display in Backyard Oasis), Kaye Ballard (entertainer), Karen and Tony Barone (local artists), Pat Boone, (singer), Michael Childers (celebrity photographer), Michael Costello (clothing designer), Linda Ellerbee (journalist), Michael Epstein (owner of image rights for the estate of George Hurrell and Mel Roberts), Wesley Eure (actor), Bill Feingold and Kevin Holmes (radio personalities), Speedy Graphito, (graffiti artist), Gloria Greer (social scene columnist), Susan Hart (actress), kd lang (singer), Bob Mackie (clothing designer) , Joe Mantegna (actor), Kara Maria (artist and wife of Enrique Chagoya), Peter Marshall (game show host), Duane Meltzer (founder of POV Entertainment), Christiane Noll (actress and Tony Award nominee), Jane O'Neal (photographer with work on display in Backyard Oasis), Don Sutton (baseball player), Tommy Tune (performer), James von Praagh (mentalist), Don Wardell (radio personality) and David Zippel (Tony Award-winning lyricist).
Canvases have also come in from local and national artists represented in virtually all Southern California and the nation's major arts festivals, and International contributions were submitted from artists from Germany, Brazil and Canada. The canvases are in an amazing array of media, including photography, acrylic painting, oil, glass, fabric, clay, assemblage and much more, yet each is on a 5" by 7" canvas, displaying incredible adaptations and uses of the different media.
The Palm Springs Art Museum's main facility is located in downtown Palm Springs in a 150,000 square foot architecturally-significant building and features compelling exhibitions and a robust Permanent Collection of modern, contemporary, Western and Native American, Mesoamerican and glass art in 28 spacious galleries and in its two outdoor sculpture gardens. The museum offers educational lectures, films and an assortment of programs and art workshops for all ages. For more information, call 760.322.4800 or visit www.psmuseum.org.