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MARCH EVENTS | Wednesday, March 1,  2017

29 Palms Art Gallery Announces March Line Up of Art Events 
TWENTYNINE PALMS — 29 PALMS, CA (March 1, 2017) – The 29 Palms Art Gallery invites the public to the line up of exciting March 2017 events. This Sunday, Mar. 5, 1-3 pm is the Awards Reception for our Annual “Members-Only” Judged Art Show. This year’s judge, Terry Taylor-Castillo (owner, Taylor Junction Art Gallery), will select the winning artworks which will receive cash awards and ribbons.

Next another wildly popular Wine & Paint Night with Mark Spangenberg on Thursday, Mar. 9, 5:30-8:30 pm.  Mark will provide a demonstration and basic instruction for starting and finishing a canvas. This class is intended for beginners and experienced painters alike. Register at www.29palmsartgallery.com or at the Gallery.

On Saturday, Mar. 18, 10am-noon, artist Bud Javatilaka, invites youth to join him in a truly unique art class where he combines drawing, music and storytelling to teach drawing skills and the joy of creativity. Space is limited, so register now at www.29palmsartgallery.com or at the Gallery.

This exhibition, paint night, and art classes will be held at the 29 Palms Art Gallery, 74055 Cottonwood Drive at the corner of National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms, CA  92277.

SAND TO STONE | Monday, March 21, 2016

29 Palms Art Gallery and Joshua Tree National Park Announce
Sand To Stone: Contemporary Native American Art in Joshua Tree
TWENTYNINE PALMS — 29 PALMS, CA (March 21, 2016) – 29 Palms Art Gallery and Joshua Tree National Park present the highly anticipated project Sand to Stone: Contemporary Native American Art in Joshua Tree. This multidisciplinary art project highlights contemporary Native American artists from the tribes (Cahuilla, Chemehuevi, Mojave and Serrano) with significant cultural ties to Joshua Tree National Park. The goal of this community collaboration is to increase awareness about Native American art and culture, encourage Native American artists, individuals and local communities to interact with park land, and foster cross‐cultural relationships. Over the next few months, students, visitors, artists, and tribal members are invited to participate in Bird Singing & Dancing events, an exhibition at the 29 Palms Art Gallery featuring Cara Romero, Lewis deSoto, and Gerald Clarke Jr., and a site-specific installation by Lewis deSoto at Joshua Tree National Park’s Oasis Visitor Center.

Project Director and Curator, Rhonda Lane Coleman states, “This project, for the first time in our region’s history, acknowledges contemporary Native American Art and challenges us to reconsider long-held assumptions. While many Native American artists continue to work in traditional art forms (basketry, beading and pottery), others are working outside this context in a variety of media – photography, film, and installation. The artists chosen for this exhibition draw from their indigenous roots and challenge preconceived notions about what contemporary Native American art is and offer new models of cultural identification.” ...full story

THE DESERT TRAIL | Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Surreal Artists Share Space at 29 Palms Art Gallery
TWENTYNINE PALMS — Joshua Tree Painter James O’Keefe and Wonder Valley fiber artist Suzanne Ross are sharing space in the latest exhibition at the 29 Palms Art Gallery, 74055 Cottonwood Drive. The new exhibition, along with the work of 29 Palms Artist Guild members, was celebrated at an opening reception at the gallery on Sunday, Feb. 7. O’Keefe, making use of the center room at the gallery, had 11 pieces on display, a show he called “Deserts and Lakes.” ...full story