December 18, 2013

Call for Art - Twentynine Palms

Written by  City of Twentynine Palms
Call for Art - Twentynine Palms City of Twentynine Palms

Call for Art:

“Dust, Rust & Verdigris” at Twentynine Palms Visitor Center

"Dust, Rust & Verdigris: Weathered Relics of the Desert” is the theme for the winter Art in Public Places exhibition at Twentynine Palms Visitor Center and Gallery and Chamber of Commerce, 73484 29 Palms Hwy., downtown Twentynine Palms. The art show will be exhibited from Friday, Jan. 3 to Friday, March 28, 2014.

Desert artists are invited to submit one (1) piece of original art for possible inclusion in this group exhibition. Artwork submissions may be brought to the visitor center on Friday, Dec. 27 between the hours of 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Artists can also pick up any unsold work from the previous show at that time.

The new show takes its inspiration from relics transformed by desert dust, aging rust, and verdigris, the natural patina formed by weather over time. As the harsh desert climate has its way with man-made objects, many artists find beauty in the resulting forms, colors, and textures. Artwork should depict the effects of desert weather on relics of human construct, portrayed in painting, drawing, photography, mixed media, sculpture, or assemblage.

There is no charge for entering art in the show and work will be accepted as space allows. Artwork must be ready to display or hang with professional wire and should be suitable for viewing by the general public.

The piece must be offered for sale.

Complete requirements are contained in the Exhibition Guidelines available at the visitor center and on the Art in Public Places page of the City’s website at

An opening art reception is being planned for Friday, Jan. 3, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., with music by The Luminators, featuring Mark Ross on mandolin and Paul Gerkin on guitar.

The gallery is open daily in the Visitor Center and Chamber on the highway at the corner of Desert Queen Ave., downtown Twentynine Palms, (760) 367-6197.

Art in Public Places exhibitions are presented by the Public Arts Advisory Committee of the City of Twentynine Palms.

For more information, contact Jon Beard at (760) 367-7562 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." target="_blank">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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