March 22, 2018

Call for Artists: “The Bloomin’ Desert: Kaleidoscope of Color”

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“The Bloomin’ Desert: Kaleidoscope of Color” is the theme for the next Art in Public Places exhibition from April 7 through June 29, 2018 at Twentynine Palms Visitor Center Art Gallery and Chamber of Commerce, 73484 29 Palms Hwy. in downtown Twentynine Palms.

Artists are reminded that artwork will be received at the visitor center gallery on In/Out day, Friday, March 30, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Artists unable to make this time can request an alternate delivery time by calling (760) 367-3445 any weekday prior to March 30.


Desert artists are invited to submit an original piece of art for possible inclusion in the group exhibition. Artwork must address the theme “The Bloomin’ Desert: Kaleidoscope of Color,” portraying the exuberance of Spring on the desert.  The theme can be expressed in painting, drawing, photography, mixed media, mosaics, ceramics, fabric art, assemblage, sculpture or other three-dimensional work. All work must be ready to hang with professional wire or mount on a pedestal, must be offered for sale, and must be suitable for viewing by the general public.

An opening reception is planned for artists and the public in conjunction with the First Saturday Art Cruise April 7, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., with live music and special culinary treats catered by local restaurateurs.

New this exhibit: Artists are asked to bring a short statement and bio for a notebook to accompany the show. Business cards are also welcome.

Art in Public Places exhibitions are hosted by the Public Arts Advisory Committee (PAAC) of the City of Twentynine Palms. Upcoming themes are Summer: Rock On!; Fall: Into the Wild; and Winter: Military Musings in Collaboration with Mil-Tree.

For questions or more information, contact PAAC liaison Jon Beard at (760) 367-7562 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The visitor center is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 73484 29 Palms Hwy. at the corner of Desert Queen Avenue in downtown Twentynine Palms.

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