Applications will be accepted between February 15th and March 15th, 2018.
Applications are due by 11:59pm PST on March 15th.
Hi Desert Nature Museum
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
In today’s era of heightened environmental awareness, artists are increasingly turning to junk stores, trash bins, and surplus outlets to satisfy their urge to create while still caring for the planet. This exhibit is designed to make people rethink our throw-away society by sharing the local community’s innovative and often surprising use of reused and recycled materials.
Redlands, CA–February 14, 2018–Artist applications are open for the 2018 Redlands Festival of Arts http://redlandsfestivalarts.com/>, which is a juried art show awarding over $5,000.00 in prizes to talented artists who will come from across the United States over this year’s Memorial Day weekend, May 26-27, from 10 am to 5 pm to exhibit their work in Smiley Park.
On Saturday, March 24, 2018, Youth Action Project will host an event to encourage the residents of San Bernardino to serve their community through art while positively representing San Bernardino high schools in honor of the legacy of Cesar Chavez. The event will feature a “YAP TALKS” followed by a community service project that promotes artistic expression and unity. The event is scheduled to take place on the campus of San Bernardino High School from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm.
James O'Keefe and David Mackenzie "Painting on Painting"
JTAG presents new works by James O'Keefe and David Mackenzie opening Feb. 10 6-8PM
David Mackenzie is best known as an artist’s artist. Mackenzie considers his work to be part of the non-objective tradition of painting and touches on notions of deconstructive architecture, modernist history, geometry and perspective. His carefully considered and formulated surfaces are part of his process.
Mackenzie's paintings are pure line & spacial presences that draws the eye of the viewer into these master works of minimalism.
"Painting is about keeping an open mind and letting things happen. I try to suspend judgemental thoughts that inhibit outcomes. Physically, I am balancing desires for control with accidents and the unexpected. Mentally, painting is a struggle between freedom and confinement. I often try to explain things, but I must also honor the unexplainable. The freedom in painting is that it can truly leave what is known, redefine itself and constantly explore. This is what inspirational painting has always done.
This series of new work at JTAG are paintings about making paintings. Some paintings have frames mounted within the picture plane creating a kind of a picture within picture scenario. The new questions raised are, what is a picture? and what are the boundaries of a picture? "
This show runs until March 4, 2018.
6160729 Palms Hwy.Joshua Tree, Ca.
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Arts Connection, Mil-Tree and Diavolo Team up for Veterans’ Movement Workshop,
“Moving the Memories”
Arts Connection and Mil-Tree present "Moving the Memories," a two-day movement workshop and presentation lead by Diavolo | Architecture in Motion© for veterans, active military and the community. This free workshop will take place at the Joshua Retreat Center in Joshua Tree, California, and is sponsored in part by grant funding from the California Arts Council’s Veterans Initiative in the Arts (VIA). VIA funded projects look to address the needs and improve the lives of California's veterans through the arts. The VIA program seeks to increase equity, access, and opportunities for veterans to participate in quality arts programming that is sensitive and responsive to their unique experiences.
San Bernardino, CA– Artists are integral to healthy communities, bringing people together, building community, and working toward social change. Arts Connection's Annual Conference creates opportunities for this to happen, and in 2016 Fallen Fruit presented the keynote at the University of Redlands and planted the seed for this project. There was an incredible response to their talk, and many who heard it expressed their desire to see Fallen Fruit do a project in San Bernardino County. Together, Arts Connection and Fallen Fruit submitted grant applications to the California Arts Council, the San Bernardino Fine Arts Commission, and SoCalGas. We were successful in our applications, and are excited to share the programs that we have planned.
Arts Connection is working with the San Bernardino County Museum to develop a popup exhibit for March 3 – 31st. The theme is, “Life in the Cracks,” an idea that emerged from an event we are doing with artists collective Fallen Fruit at the museum on March 10th.