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Palette Contemporary Art will appear at Palm Springs Modernism!

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Palette Contemporary Art and Craft will appear at the 19th Annual Palm Springs Modernism Show and you’re invited!

As in the past, this event will be held at the Palm Springs Convention Center. It will run Saturday, February 16 (10 AM - 6 PM), Sunday, February 17 (10 AM - 5 PM), and Monday, February 18 (10 AM - 4 PM).Tickets are available at or at the door.
The Preview Gala, benefiting Modernism Week, will be held on Friday, February 15th from 6-9 PM. Tickets for Opening Night are available at the door and at
Please join Palette Contemporary Art and Craft as we unveil our fine assortment of vintage radios, watches, glass sculpture, paintings, and Eyvind Earle’s limited edition prints. Our display will include:

Mid-Century Artist Jose Mijares’ Cuban Paintings


Our Palm Springs Modernism booth will exhibit our growing collection of Cuban paintings from the 1950s and 1960s. Our display in this area concentrates on Jose Mijares, one of roughly ten artists featured in David Zwirner’s 2016 book, “Concrete Cuba”. Upon acquisition of these paintings, we hired Luis Neri Zagal, licensed specialist, to restore and conserve these paintings. Luis found a clear compound with somewhat the consistency of rolled-up balls of worn caulk on the surfaces of these paintings. Coupled with painting repairs made on top of this clear material, these paintings displayed unwanted stains and textured surfaces. Painstakingly, Luis removed the misguided painting repairs and clear coatings. Once this “debris” was taken off, these paintings were returned to their original luster and compositional intent for you to view.

 Fred Pichon’s “Roadtrip” Paintings

Architect and painter Fred Pichon’s creations delve into his personal interests of design, architecture, and mid-century history. Previously, his architectural leaning paid homage to Corbusier’s “Villa Savoye” whose images Fred dissected, colorfully re-created, and covered with a resin clear-coat. His gleaming coats of resin have now been applied to his paintings of yesteryear’s neon signs featuring Vaughn, New Mexico’s “Western Motel”, and the “Oasis Motel” in Tulsa. (The Oasis Sign has a secret which you must see in-person!) His Carlyle Motel, a composite painting, owes its foundation to a 1950s Arizona motel, possesses an eternally alluring California swimming pool, and its motivation  is to portray a typically hot and sunny Palm Springs afternoon. Fred’s ready to take reservation for your stay at the Carlyle!

 Karel Wunsch’s Mid-Century Glass Sculpture

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Czech glass artist Karel Wunsch (1932) began his studies at the glass school at Novy Bor from 1946-50. From 1959-69, he designed a wide range of engraved, cut, and enameled pieces at the Novy Bor Glassworks. Since 1970, Karel has been an acclaimed independent glass designer and artist. He currently owns his own art gallery in the Czech Republic.
History aside, Karel is best-known, today, for his work that combined modern, angular, and jagged cuts with colored glass casings for effect. His pictured 1960s layered vase is green underneath with a white-enameled casing that delivers dramatic design that almost appears to be “Dr. Seussical” in style!
Karel has also produced a number of single-layered vases with geometric designs which will also be on display.

We look forward to both showing you our items as well as to visiting with you during February 15-18, 2019 at the Palm Springs Modernism Show ( in our booth at the Palm Springs Convention Center.
See you soon!

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Objects of Art
to Aug 12

Objects of Art

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Palette Contemporary Art and Craft is pleased to be an exhibitor at Santa Fe’s Objects of Art show!

Pre-Opening Cocktail Party: Thursday, August 9, 5-6 PM (Benefiting Assistance Dogs of the West)

Opening Night Party: Thursday, August 9, 6-9 PM (Benefiting NM PBS)

General Admission: Friday, August 10- Sunday August 12, 11 Am-5 PM

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Vintage Voltage
10:00 AM10:00

Vintage Voltage

Palette Contemporary Art and Craft is pleased to announce that we will be back at The Vintage Voltage Expo on Sunday, March 18,2018 at the Ramada Plaza Convention Center.

From 11 AM-3 PM, a $5 individual admission fee is charged.  10 AM "Early Bird" admission will cost $10 per person. 

Palette will feature a number of vintage tube radios in all of their wooden,metal,plastic splendor. Our mid-60s Panasonic AM/FM Clock/Radio has been enhanced to the show time via the use of Nixie Tubes! Of note, when the radio plays,the clock does not and vice versa.Even better, when the radio is turned off, the clock comes back on to the current time.It must be magic!

We’ll also bring a wide array of mid-century watches. The eternally-collectible Hamilton Pacer Electric Watch will be featured. Developed in the late 1950s with its unique asymmetric design, the Pacer was the first battery watch and the forerunner to the quartz watches,today. We have a number of Hamilton Electrics to show you.As well, we’ll display mechanical watch brands from yesteryear with such brands as Doxa, Jules Jurgensen, Lanco, and Wittnauer.

 Mid-Century wall and desk clocks will complete our display.The ever-popular Junghans Kitchen Clock/Timer will be present. A gray porcelain body houses an easy-to-read circular clock and a timer. Back before the days of microwave or even stop-top clocks, a Junghans Kitchen Clock/Timer let folks know when their meals were ready and in grand style to boot!

We hope that you will attend the 2018 Vintage Voltage Expo and look forward to visiting with you as always!

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