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Artists’ Guild Newsletter: NEWSLETTER - Fall 2014

HOLIDAY ART & CRAFT FAIR at 29 Palms Art Gallery! Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014 ~ from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

November Show 2014

November Show Opening Friday, Nov. 7 at 29 Palms Art Gallery

Local artists Shea Cline, Tanner McGuire, and Guild members will be showing new work in November at the historic 29 Palms Art Gallery. A special evening Reception and Artist Talk will be held on Friday, Nov. 7, from 5 to 8 p.m. to celebrate the opening of the show at the gallery, located at 74055 Cottonwood Drive, off National Park Drive in Twentynine Palms.
      Shea Cline, a resident of Joshua Tree, has been painting since 2007. Her work has been shown at the Red Arrow Gallery and seen throughout the Morongo Basin, including large-scale canvas backdrops at Pappy and Harriet’s in Pioneertown. Cline is inspired by nature, religious iconography, mysticism, and Spanish imagery. Her work is physically raw, sometimes edgy, has a twist of humor and darkness, and always soulful.
      Cline states, "With this show, I wanted to portray the different varieties of healing, whether it is religious or superstitious. The power of thought can be powerful and surprising." 
      Known for his abstractions and landscapes, Tanner McGuire is presenting a new body of work – large-scale paintings that address intense and sometimes awkward issues surrounding motherhood, fatherhood, and family dynamics. McGuire explores the struggles and sacrifices a woman goes through to have children, the realities of the structure required to raise a family, the mundaneness of family life, the beauty and sexuality of a mother, the lack of privacy and personal space, and the ultimate rewards of sacrifice for others.
      McGuire received his BFA in Studio Art and Design from California State University San Bernardino, and is currently working on his MFA. He lives and works with his family in Yucca Valley.
     Twentynine Palms Artists Guild Members will be showing this month in a Members Exhibition in the East Gallery. Guild Members are invited to drop off their artwork on In/Out Day, Monday, Nov. 3, between 9:00 and 11:30 a.m. and to attend the special evening opening on Friday, Nov. 7, from 5 to 8 p.m.
      This year, there are eight months and fourteen gallery slots available for Guild Members to show their work. If you are not a member, become one; it is easy and benefits are numerous. Guild Members are the lifeblood of the 29 Palms Art Gallery. This all-volunteer, non-profit 501(c)3 Guild was started by eight artists in 1951-52, the permanent Gallery was opened in 1963, and it continues to be operated and supported by Guild members today. Members have the opportunity to exhibit artwork in members-only exhibitions, enter annual juried shows, and be considered for featured-artist exhibitions. 
      The 29 Palms Art Gallery is located at 74055 Cottonwood Drive off National Park Drive and is open 12 to 3 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. For directions or more information, call the gallery at (760)367-7819 or visit the gallery’s website at:      # # #

October Show 2014

Art Detour Show opens at 29 Palms Art Gallery - Reception Sunday, Oct. 5

“Art Detour: Hi-Desert Highlights” opens this week at 29 Palms Art Gallery, with a reception on Sunday, Oct. 5, from 12-3 p.m. at the gallery, 74055 Cottonwood Drive, Twentynine Palms. The exhibition features desert art in all three gallery rooms and will remain on display through Sunday, Nov. 2.

“Art Detour: Hi-Desert Highlights” draws attention to 25 of the most important artists currently working in the Hi-Desert. This exhibition follows in the footsteps of a significant biennial called Desert Diversity, organized by longtime resident Audrey Gillick for the 29 Palms Art Gallery in 2005, 2007, and 2009. The current exhibition, curated by Rhonda Lane Coleman, evolved out of the desire to answer a call from curators, collectors, artists, and other arts professionals seeking a selective presentation of art from the area. Ignoring the invisible lines drawn among local art pockets, the exhibition pulls together a variety of high-level artists who function in disparate arenas – participants in Art Tours, members of the 29 Palms Art Gallery, artists represented by area galleries, others working independently in relative obscurity, and some who are well-known in other areas of the country but work here in isolation.  

“Art Detour: Hi-Desert Highlights” hopes to bring awareness to the many amazing artists hidden among the rocks, roads, and vistas of the Joshua Tree Gateway Communities. Unknown to the rest of the world, the region from Morongo to Wonder Valley boasts one of the highest concentrations of creatives of any rural area within the United States, and these artists share the landscape with a number of incredibly innovative non-profit organizations, artist residencies, and public art projects.

The 29 Palms Art Gallery is one of those important art resources. It is the longest-standing non-profit art space – a veritable mini-art museum – and for over 50 years, this all-volunteer, financially-stable organization has presented the best of the Hi-Desert. The gallery encourages all artists and arts-interested communities in the Morongo Basin to take advantage of the exhibition and education opportunities it has to offer. This year the 29 Palms Art Gallery will be an Information Center during Hwy 62 Art Tours, which takes place over two weekends – Oct. 25 and 26 and Nov. 1 and 2. Stop by, pick up an art tours catalogue, and be inspired to seek out new artists. 

The 25 artists participating in “Art Detour: Hi-Desert Highlights” are: Cathy Allen, Diane Best, Christopher Bost, Wini Brewer, Bill Brewer, Chuck Caplinger, Shea Cline, Robyn Goudy, David Greene, John Greenfield, Gretchen Grunt, Coco Hall, Ed Keesling, Anne Lear, William Loveless, Tanner McGuire, Tony Milici, Eva Montville, Vann Nguyen,  Jenifer Palmer-Lacy, Suzanne Ross, Thyrza Segal, Linda Sibio, Karine Swenson,  and Judy Wold.

The 29 Palms Art Gallery is located at 74055 Cottonwood Drive off National Park Drive in Twentynine Palms. The gallery and gift shop are open 12 to 3 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. For more information, call the gallery at (760)367-7819 or visit the gallery’s website at:    # # #

Special Events 2014-2015

Season Opening Reception
Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014 (12-3 p.m.)
Rise and Shine! Volunteer Appreciation
Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 (8-10 a.m.)
Chili Dinner—Pioneer Days
Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014  (5–8 p.m.)
Hwy 62 Art Tours Weekend - East End
Sat.-Sun. Oct. 25-26, 2014  (9 a.m.–5 p.m.)
Holiday Art & Crafts Fair
Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014  (9 a.m.–2 p.m.)
Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition 2014
Juried Art Exhibition

Friday, Dec. 5, 2014 (5-8 p.m.)
Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014 (10-4 p.m.)
Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014 (10-3 p.m.)
Spring Art Auction
Saturday, March 28, 2015  (5-9 p.m.)
Annual Membership Meeting
Saturday, April 25, 2015  (10:00 a.m.) TBA


The Luminators & Friends entertain guests at Pioneer Days Chili Dinner 2013.


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Artist Susan Madsen wins the People’s Choice Award in the Members Show 2013.

OPEN 12 to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday  (September through May)
Summer Hours: 12 to 3 p.m., Friday, Saturday, Sunday  (June, July, August)
Twentynine Palms Art Gallery
74055 Cottonwood Drive (off National Park Drive)
P.O. Box 115, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
(760) 367-7819



Guests at opening reception for Summer Show 2012 that featured 96 works of art!


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