Inspired By Our New Monuments Invitational Exhibition. Honoring President Obama's recent signing of the Sand To Snow Bill to preserve our National Park Lands. The opening for Joshua Tree Art Gallery's annual June Invitational Show is Saturday, June 11 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. More
For Release: June 9 or June 11, 2016 For More Information: 760/365-8309
OVER 50 ARTISTS IN JTAG's ANNUAL INVITATIONAL: The opening for Joshua Tree Art Gallery's annual June Invitational Show is Saturday, June 11 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. More than 50 artists from the high and low desert (and from as far away as Washington and Ohio) are participating in the exhibition. All age ranges are represented as well - the oldest artist being 100 years old.
The show theme is "Inspired by Our New Monuments: An Artful Response" in honor of the recent desert additions to public lands. Event organizers are pleased with the imagination and creativity entrants have used to celebrate all our desert parks, monuments and preserves.
Awards of $500 for 1st, $250 for 2nd and $150 for 3rd places, juried by Timothy Hearsum, former Curator at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA, will be announced during the opening. Attendees at the opening celebration will have the opportunity to select a People's Choice Award by voting as many times as they like (at $1.00 per vote) for their favorite artwork(s). Fourteen high and low desert businesses have also made generous donations to help co-sponsor the event.
Works will be hung salon style throughout the Gallery and on view from June 11-June 26. Gallery hours are 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Sundays or by appointment - 760/366-3636. JTAG is located at 61607 - 29 Palms Highway in Joshua Tree.