CALL FOR ART: Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition 2017
Artwork entries are now being accepted for the fifth annual Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition and Juried Exhibition, which will be held in September at the Oasis of Mara in Twentynine Palms, next to Joshua Tree National Park Headquarters.
Deadline for entry submissions for the juried exhibition is Saturday, July 15, 2017, by 11:59 p.m. PT. Artwork must depict or be inspired by the unique aspects of Joshua Tree National Park or its cultural history. Artists may enter up to three (3) artwork entries for an entry fee of $35, and images of the artwork and entry fees can be submitted online. Complete guidelines and entry form are available at www.JTNPArts.org.
Approximately 50 to 60 artists will be selected for the honor of exhibiting in the show, which will be on display at the historic 29 Palms Art Gallery for the month of September, with an awards reception set forSaturday night, Sept. 16.
Artists’ work will be for sale during the show, and they will be included in an exhibition catalogue and eligible for one of several cash awards totaling $5,000. Entry is open to national and international visual artists age 18 and over. The artist’s work can be 2D or 3D and must be original and created within the last five (5) years.
In addition to the exhibition, the Art Expo weekend celebration is set for Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 16 and 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at various venues at the Oasis of Mara. The event will include an Art Market, booths, live music, food and beverages on the lawn at 29 Palms Inn; art classes, demonstrations, and the exhibition at 29Palms Art Gallery; demonstrations at 29 Palms Creative Center; interpretive walks and talks at Joshua Tree National Park Oasis Visitor Center and the Oasis of Mara, and more.
A complimentary 10x10 booth space will be offered for juried artists to sell additional art during the Art Expo weekend’s Art Market. Other artists may participate in the Art Market for a $50 booth fee.