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This desert place has always inspired artists with its commanding landscapes waiting to be rendered as art. We are delighted to share some of this magnificent artwork for sale in our Art at the Inn Gallery. The works you will find here were all created in the Anza-Borrego Desert by acclaimed painters in the plein air landscape painting tradition. The Gallery is open from 9:00-5:00 daily.

And check out the new paintings created during Art at the Inn 2012 - November 7-10. Five specially-invited plein air artists were in residence then, painting in and around Borrego Springs for four days. The Art at the Inn Gallery is now displaying their freshly-created works for sale. Art at the Inn 2012 culminated in a public Artists Reception and Sale on Saturday Nov. 10, at the Inn. What fun! Stay tuned for the next event.

Learn more about the artists and artworks represented by Art at the Inn Gallery by exploring below.


Saim Çaglayan

Saim Çaglayan is co-organizer, and painted at Art at the Inn 2010 & 2012

Saim ÇaglayanSaim ÇaglayanSaim Çaglayan was born in Istanbul, Turkey and came to the United States in 1968 to study architecture. After three years of study his interest changed, and he went on to complete his B.A. in Sculpture from California State University, Long Beach. He then took further graduate courses in art from California State University, Fullerton and the Art Institute of Southern California. For over twenty years he taught sculpture for Crafton Hills College and Golden West College and recently taught plein air painting at Irvine Valley College, and conducts regular private painting classes and workshops in California and on the island of Kaua'i.

Saim has been painting the landscapes of the California desert, coastline and Islands of Hawaii en plein air for many years now. His goal is to capture the ever-transient light and its colors within a composition of balance and harmony.

In 1996 Saim founded the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association (LPAPA). His goal was to revive the tradition of the early California painters who lived and painted in Laguna Beach. LPAPA has become a vibrant force in the California art community with impressive membership reaching from Florida to Hawaii.

Saim founded the Kauai Outdoor Painters Association (KOPA) with Pierre Bouret in 2003. Ronaldo Macedo and Saim started ISLANDERS in 2005, a group of painters representing the Hawaiian Islands. He collaborated with the Borrego Art Institute in 2007 to launch the popular Borrego Springs Plein Air Invitational, which continues to this day. All of these organizations and events promote plein air painting and benefit non-profit organizations in each community.

Museum and Art Exhibitions
Laguna Art Museum California Open
Laguna Art Museum LPAPA invitational
San Bernardino County Art Museum California
Orange County Museum of Art
Festival of Arts, Laguna Beach
La Quinta Arts Festival
La Quinta Arts Foundation Desert Air
Curator, San Bernardino County Art Museum,
Women Sculptors of Southern CA Exhibit
Juror, Festival of Arts, Laguna Beach
Juror, San Bernardino County Art Museum
Juror, Golden West College Exhibit
Juror, Seal Beach Art Association
Juror, San Clemente Art Association

Public Sculpture ad Painting Commissions and Collections
St. Regis Resort, Kaua'i, Hawaii
Kahala Resort, Oahu, Hawaii
Shell Oil Company, LaJolla, CA
Aitoku, Konan, Japan
Crafton Hills College Learning Center, CA
Festival of Arts Office, Laguna Beach, CA
La Farge Plaza Fountain, Redlands, CA
St. Joseph's Hospital of Orange, CA
Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, CA
Memorial to the Sisters of St. Joseph, CA
Toastmasters International
Anitkabir Mausoleum of Ataturk, Turkey
U.S. Embassy, Vientiane, Lao
His Majesty, Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia
Mr. & Mrs. Pierce Brosnan
Mr. & Mrs. Charlton Heston
Mrs. Nancy Sinatra
Mrs. Joan Irvine Smith
Mr. Tommy Tune

LPAPA - Laguna Plein Air Painters Association - Chairman/Signature Member - www.lpapa.org
KOPA - Kauai Outdoor Painters Association - Founding Member/President - www.kopahawaii.com
ISLANDERS - Hawaii Plein Air Painters - Founding Member - www.hawaiipleinair.com
Borrego Springs Plein Air Invitational - Founding Painter
Kauai Plein Air Painting Invitational - Founding Member
Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational - Founding Member
Art at the Inn Gallery & Invitational, Borrego Valley Inn, Borrego Springs, CA - Co-Organizer
Anza Borrego Foundation - Member
Hanapepe Artworks - Owner - www.Hanapepartworks.Com
Laguna Art Museum - Member
Mission San Juan Capistrano - Member
San Diego Museum Of Art - Member

Old BorregoSt. RichardsBorrego PalmsPath to Font's Point

Coachwhip CanyonAnza-BorregoCoachwhip WashOcotillo Glow

Saim's newest work created during Art at the Inn 2012 is on sale in our gallery now, along with his existing works.