Artwork must address the theme “Rock On!” portraying the many ways rocks are significant to life in 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 on Saturday, July 7, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., with live music and special culinary treats catered by local restaurateurs. The event is part of the new Art Cruise 29! First Saturdays.
In addition to the exhibition of new art at the Visitor Center, Art In Public Places focuses on two historic pieces that feature rocks: Mural # 12: Desert Gold Mining Days, and “Sky Climbers” copper and steel sculpture at the Old Schoolhouse Museum.
New this year: Artists are asked to bring a short statement and bio for a notebook to accompany the show. Business cards are also welcome.
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 Palm