Event Artist

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Shag is a painter, designer and illustrator working in Southern California. His distinctive artistic style draws from commercial illustration from the past five decades, but the work is imbued with an attitude and sly sense of humor which is unmistakably of our time. Solo exhibitions of Shag's work have been held in the United States, Europe, Japan, Australia and South America.

The paintings themselves celebrate consumerism and consumption on vividly colored sharply rendered panels; the characters drink, smoke and eat in lavish, stylish surroundings. But Shag sees the visuals of his work as window-dressing or stage scenery. He's more concerned with the themes and narratives in the paintings, and the meanings a viewer might find when he looks at a piece of Shag art.

Shag lives with his wife and children in a mid-century home overlooking a peaceful wooded valley, much like homes he paints in his art. He considers Palm Springs, California his second home and is an enthusiastic booster for the city. In 2009 The Shag Store opened in Palm Springs. It is the world's first retail boutique and gallery dedicated solely to his art, prints and merchandise, and has quickly become a must-see destination for people visiting the city.

Past Event Artists

2007Aaron Chang

2006John Van Hamersveld

2005Wade Koniakowsky

2002Michael Deas 

2001John Severson

1998Ken Auster

1997Mike Doyle

1996Michael Cassidy

1995 – Ken Auster

1994 – Frank Mondo

2018 - SHAG

2017 - Steve Sherman

2016 - John Comer

2015Matt Beard

2014Heather Brown

2013Pete Cabrinha

2012Kevin Walsh

2011Robb Havassy

2010Jeff Yeomans

2009John Holm

2008Norm Daniels



Thank you to all of the artists who have contributed in past events.