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 www.29palms.org.
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.