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Many celebrities, sports stars, designers and architects have commissioned Avant Palette to add beauty and differentiation to their homes and work places. Seen in numerous publications, it is the premier finishing business in the U.S.


OB artist awarded state parks mural project 

Principal artist Margarette Johannes and Avant Palette - Custom Wall Finishes & Painting in Ocean Beach have been awarded a contract to create a 30-by-8 mural that will greet visitors at the Palm Springs Aerial Tram’s Mountain Station Interpretive Center.

Johannes said she has been contracted to produce the latex and acrylic mural in San Diego and will transport it to Palm Springs in five sections for installation.

Read more: San Diego News Group - ARTS ENTERTAINMENT BRIEFS


Among Avant Palette's many tour de forces, one quaint commission has an audience of millions: Checkpoint Charlie, a guard shelter in Vail, Colorado where local law enforcement curb automotive activity in the pedestrian, shopping, and restaurant district. Art In Public Places concluded a new facade was needed on a dilapidated Charlie for the high-profile 1999 World Alpine Championships. Nine local artists and architects were asked to present a structural improvement plan, and one was accepted: Avant Palette’s. Included in the makeover was re-staining the roofing; repainting and glazing the preexisting wood paneling; and creating a town coat of arms, Village map, Swiss shutters, doors, fauxed vines, and custom lettering.

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