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STANDING RULES for exhibitors (PDF)
2013-2014 Exhibition Schedule (PDF)

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April Show 2014

The Members Show at 29 Palms Art Gallery
April 3 to 27, 2014  ~  Artist Reception: Sunday, April 6, from 12 to 3 p.m.

The annual judged Members Show is on display this month in all three gallery rooms at 29 Palms Art Gallery. Featured in the show are works in all media by members of the Twentynine Palms Artists’ Guild, including paintings, works on paper, photography, mixed media and 3-dimensional works.

An opening reception and awards for first, second, third place and honorable mention art will be presented on Sunday, April 6, from 12 to 3 p.m. on the gallery patio. The public is invited to attend and meet the artists. Refreshments will be served.

The show is on display through April 27, 2014. The gallery is open 12 to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday and located at 74055 Cottonwood Drive, off National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms, CA. Phone: 760-367-7819.  Website: .

NOTE TO ARTISTS & GUILD MEMBERS: The In/Out Day for the Summer Show has been changed to TUESDAY, MAY 27. Artwork will be accepted at the gallery between 9:00 and 11:30 a.m.  The gallery will be closed on Monday, May 26, for Memorial Day. Thank you!


Awards for the Students Art Show 2014 were presented at a Feb. 2 reception at 29 Palms Art Gallery. Judge was artist Janis Commentz. Winners were from Twentynine Palms High School (TPHS), Yucca Valley High School (YVHS), La Contenta Middle School, and Hope Academy.

Some of the winners and art instructors are seen here on the Gallery patio with the award presenters: (far right, left to right) Michelle Mark, Gallery Curator; Sandy Smith, CMC Fdn.; Janis Commentz, Artist, Students Show Judge; and Ed Keesling, Artists Guild President.

Drawing:  First place Anna Magnani, “Untitled,” TPHS. Second place Chris Meyers “Nature’s Intervention,” third place Natalie Cressy “Untitled,” honorable mentions Tyler Geeson and Cassie Paquin, all YVHS; and honorable mention Anna Magnani, “Troll,” TPHS.

Painting:  All from YVHS: First place Sarah Kellim “Miner Town,” second place Caleb Hull “Nevermore,” third place Elena Bost “The Dead Queen,” and honorable mentions Aurora Hemphill “Untitled,” Shawn Hoesel “Individualism,” Chritina Gobbard “Snowy Night,” Lucille DeSantis “Sunrise.”

Photography:  All from TPHS: First place Katlynne Van Eaton “Threshold,” second place Alexa Flores “Rose,” third Marissa Thomas “Chained,” honorable mentions Kaiylie Tolth “Palm Tree With Sunset” and Kaylyn Weber “Lonely Leaf.”

Other:  First place Christopher Falossi “Don’t Tread on Me,” La Contenta; second place Jana Hansen “Into My Mind,” Hope Academy; third place Clarissa Cooper “You Can Create Tomorrow,” YVHS; and Jessica Harwood “Rose Blue” TPHS, Elizabeth Glenn “OP Art,” Hope Academy, honorable mentions.

The $500 Ada Bigler Scholarship for a senior with outstanding artistic potential was given to Sarah Miller, YVHS. New this year, a $250 CMC Foundation Award went to Brianna Johnson, YVHS. Several students also received a special Art Collector award from an anonymous Guild member.

Call for Artists ~ 2014-2015 Season & Beyond

Artist Applications are now being accepted for artists wishing to have a future art show at 29 Palms Art Gallery (2014-2015 season and beyond). Show season is September through May. The Summer Show (June-July-August) is a group show in all three gallery rooms, featuring work by Twentynine Palms Artists’ Guild members. Ask the Docent at the Gallery for an exhibition application form ... or Click here for an artist application you can download, print, fill out and mail to us or drop off at the Gallery.

Special Events 2013-2014

Hwy 62 Art Tours Collective Show Reception
Friday, Oct. 4, 2013  (5-7 p.m.)
Chili Dinner—Pioneer Days
Saturday, Oct. 19 2013  (5–8 p.m.)
Hwy 62 Art Tours Weekend
Sat.-Sun. Oct. 26-27, 2013  (9 a.m.–5 p.m.)
Holiday Art & Crafts Fair
Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013  (9 a.m.–2 p.m.)
Joshua Tree National Park Art Show & Faire 2013
Friday, Dec. 6, 2013 (5-8 p.m.)
Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 (10-4 p.m.)
Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013 (10-3 p.m.)
Spring Art Auction
Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014  (5-9 p.m.)
Postponed until May 2014 - exact date TBA
Membership Mtg./Board Nominatons
Elegant Junque Sale
Saturday, March 16, 2013  (9 a.m.–2 p.m.)

Volunteer Appreciation & Members Show Reception
Sunday, April 6, 2014  (12-3 p.m.)
Annual Membership Meeting

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29 Palms Art Gallery, Summer Show 2012 reception

Guests at the opening reception for the Summer Show 2012, which featured 96 works of art!


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


Members Show 2013, artist Janis Commentz, 29 Palms Artists Guild

Janis Commentz and First Place acrylic, “You Don’t Say!” (Members Show 2013).


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