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Hearts In San Francisco (San Francisco, CA) – Call For Artists

Hearts In San Francisco (San Francisco, CA) – Call For Artists

San Francisco General Hospital Foundation announces a call for artists for the annual Hearts in San Francisco public art project, which will be celebrating its 16th anniversary. For the 2020 series, the Foundation welcomes design submissions by local San Francisco Bay Area artists. The series will include ten large hearts, eight table top hearts, and fifteen mini heart sculptures.

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Deadline: 1 Aug 2019

On February 13, 2020, the hearts will be auctioned at the annual Hearts in San Francisco event. Proceeds benefit life-enhancing programs and initiatives at Zuckerberg San Francisco General, the Heart of our City. Artwork and proceeds (2004–2019) have raised more than $22 million for the Foundation and nationally recognized programs to enhance the quality of patient care in the areas of women and children’s health, chronic disease management, palliative care, HIV/AIDS, orthopedics, trauma and more.

Hearts in San Francisco is one of the most widely recognized public art projects in the country. Since the project’s inception in 2004, San Francisco Bay Area artists have created more than 350 Hearts. They have gone on display all across the city of San Francisco and beyond, from Union Square to the lobbies or conference rooms of corporate supporters throughout the state, including Genentech and Wells Fargo.

Each Heart is a unique, one-of-a-kind work of art and celebrates the diversity of San Francisco through designs made of acrylic paints, mosaic art, mixed media sculptures, and Swarovski crystals. Artists have the option to propose a design for either a large heart (5′ tall x 6’ wide x 40″ deep; 400 pounds), table top heart (16″ tall x 17″ wide x 8″ deep; 25 pounds), or mini heart (7″ tall x 6″ wide x 2″ deep; 5 pounds). Select Large Hearts will have the opportunity to be displayed in San Francisco’s Union Square from February 2020 through to October 2020.

Heart sculpture artist selection is conducted by a committee comprised of San Francisco General Hospital Foundation staff, board members, and community volunteers. Selection notifications will be sent via email the week of August 26, 2019.

About San Francisco General Hospital Foundation

San Francisco General Hospital Foundation (the Foundation) is an independent, 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation that provides philanthropic support to Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (Zuckerberg San Francisco General). The Foundation is dedicated to promoting excellence in research, education, and care for all at Zuckerberg San Francisco General. Funds raised by the Foundation allow Zuckerberg San Francisco General to continue its long history of providing compassionate and high-quality health care to San Francisco and northern San Mateo County.

For more information, contact dhollis@sfghf.org.

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Indian Wells Arts Festival 2020 (Indian Wells, CA) – Call for Artists

Indian Wells Arts Festival 2020 (Indian Wells, CA) – Call for Artists

Dianne Funk Enterprises announces a call for artists for the Indian Wells Arts Festival 2020 (IWAF).  Join more than 10,000 art enthusiasts, collectors, and serious buyers in attendance, April 3, 4, and 5, 2020, at one of the most pristine venues in the beautiful Palm Springs Desert Resorts area, the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, home to the BNP Paribas Tennis Tournament, Indian Wells, California.

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Deadline: 21 Oct 2019

Celebrating its 18th year of success, artists travel from across the nation and from as far as Japan, Africa, Central and South America, and Europe each year to showcase their contemporary and traditional fine art and high-quality craft.  A total of 200 artists are selected to participate by jury. The Indian Wells Arts Festival 2020’s Primary Jury deadline is set for October 21, 2019. Fifty places held for the Secondary Jury deadline of January 6, 2020.

Open to all media artists, 35 mediums and categories are judged for awards in painting, drawing, 2D and 3D mixed media, printmaking, photography, and other 2 dimensional as well as sculpture, jewelry, hand-woven textile or fiber, non-functional, utilitarian, wearable-art and found art.

Indian Wells Arts Festival 2020 Artist Benefits

  • On-going artist promotion opportunities through artist spotlights across all IWAF social media, video podcasts, and blog features, all at no additional cost to the artists
  • Robust $75K advertising campaign with strong public relations, print including major periodical such as LA Times and luxury lifestyle publications, and broadcast media coverage; digital and electronic marketing with geo-fencing, social media campaigns and media partnerships; local and select major-market editorials and press releases
  • Top professionals from the staging, interior design, and realty businesses along with elite media and influencers invited as VIPs
  • Easy artist check-in and express check-out
  • Real-time show updates and communications via text message
  • Complimentary artist hospitality with fresh snacks and beverages
  • Live jazz and entertainment ambiance
  • Guests are greeted as VIPs with free and valet parking available, event programs, and free ‘be-back’ passes
  • Interactive activities and artist demonstrations
  • Children’s activities and special exhibits
  • Gourmet specialties at the Gourmet MarketPlace lining the festival entryway
  • Local charities incorporated as Festival Partners, with donations towards their program funds
  • Champagne Circle Bar and Oasis Bar service, and full-menu restaurants in the shaded courtyard pavilion

About The Festival

With a celebrated reputation for its high quality and wide variety of fine art and quality craft, the Festival has been ranked one of the “top 30 Best Fine Art Shows in the country” by Sunshine Artist magazine; “Best of the Best” by Palm Springs Life magazine; and ranked top 40 in both fine art fairs and fine craft shows by Greg Lawler’s Art Source Book; a Top-3 Southern California Getaway by The Examinor.

The creative synergy of demonstrating artists, local sponsors, and non-profit partners enhances the venue with vibrant activity. The artisan village environment includes a Gourmet Market Place with gourmet specialties, while sidewalk chalk drawing, children’s activities, wine tasting, live musical entertainment, and refreshment add to the festive activities that are ongoing throughout the day.

The Festival incorporates a number of local charities as Festival Partners and donates to their art scholarship funds. Participating organizations have included Vocal Performance and Appreciation Club at College of the Desert, The Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert, Student Creative Recycle Art Program (SCRAP) Gallery, George Washington Charter School, Palm Springs Unified School District, Cathedral City High School Digital Arts Academy, Old Town Artisan Studio,  Champion Volunteer Foundation, The Ophelia Project, and the Coachella Valley Youth Ensemble Program.

About Diane Funk Enterprises

Dianne Funk began producing art festivals in the Coachella Valley in 1986, with Faire a La Quinta, followed by Southwest Arts Festival in Indio in 1989, which has since grown into an acclaimed regional attraction. Building upon that success, Dianne Funk created the Indian Wells Arts Festival in 2002. It has since developed into the headlining event of the Coachella Valley’s arts festival season. The event has achieved an international scope with artists from more than 30 countries participating.

For more information, contact dianne@indianwellsartsfestival.com.

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Art And Democracy VI (Long Beach, CA) – Call For Artists

Art And Democracy VI (Long Beach, CA) – Call For Artists

Visual Artists Guild welcomes artists to submit art work for the Art and Democracy VI exhibit, concerning the issues of Black Lives Matter, immigrant rights, human rights, women’s rights, LGBTQ rights, democratic rights, and/or artwork that feature the themes of social justice, freedom of expression, and freedom of religion. Visual Artists Guild hopes to create a space for the world to celebrate human rights, freedom of expression, and democracy. They hope to highlight the 30th Anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre and the fall of the Berlin Wall. Special events include live entertainment, live performances, panel discussions, and artists meet and greets.

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Deadline: 2 Jul 2019

Visual Artists Guild especially looks forward to reviewing work from: POC, WOC, L.A. Artists, Undocu-Artists, and LGBTQ Artists. Due to insurance purposes, selected artwork must be delivered to the venue in a framed, ready-to-hang format. Shipping and handling costs are the responsibility of the artist.

Requirements:

  • Interested artists are invited to submit work in the form of high resolution .jpgs, web links, or .pdf documents.
  • A 50 word description of how your submission relates to the exhibit theme. A 100 word biography (no web links or word documents).
  • A description of the submission that includes dimensions, weight, year created, and medium/s.

Art And Democracy VI Artist Benefits

Chosen artists will collaborate with an international team of activists, artists, donors, and high profile humanitarians in the ongoing effort to protect the right for freedom of speech and expression. Select artists will have an opportunity to participate in panel discussions. They will be offered a forum to discuss the themes of their artwork in front of a notable audience and press. Artists will be offered promotional material featuring their work to share with their friends and family. Additionally, artists will benefit from having their work and biographies featured in Visaul Artists Guilds’ substantial mail and e-mail marketing lists.

Our previous Art and Democracy exhibit experienced an unprecedented volume of attendees at the famed Bergamot Station, in Santa Monica, California. Additionally, during the exhibit, Visual Artists Guild was honored with a Proclamation from Los Angeles County, recognizing the exhibit and the work of their organization.

About Visual Artists Guild

Visual Artists Guild is a non-profit 501 (c)(3), all volunteers’ organization. Their goal is to be a voice for the voiceless and use their privilege for democratic change. Established in May 1985, Visual Artists Guild holds the belief that the right of freedom of expression is the lifeblood of all artists. Its mission is to bring to the world attention whenever such a right is threatened or suppressed. Their organization achieves these goals by actively providing assistance to dissidents, activists, students, academics, and persecuted individuals from around the world.

For more information, contact selene.central@gmail.com.

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Superfine! Art Fair LA 2020 (Los Angeles, CA) – Call For Artists

Superfine! Art Fair LA 2020 (Los Angeles, CA) – Call For Artists

Announcing a call for artists for the Superfine! Art Fair LA 2020. Learn how to build sales and a collector list from marketing experts. Curate to sell with friendly guidelines. Meet your next collector. For the second year in a row, Superfine! is returning to The Reef in DTLA, just blocks away from the LA Art Show, the country’s highest-attended art fair.

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Deadline: 6 Jan 2020

Location: The Reef, 1933 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Fair dates: February 6 – 9, 2020

A whole year of exhibitions in one weekend:

  • 6-10,000 motivated, art-hungry visitors during the four day fair
  • 25% of visitors make a ($100-$2,500+) art purchase
  • More than 50% of exhibiting artists receive major media coverage

Make art. Sell art. Superfine! Art Fair does the rest:

  • Meet collectors in a friendly, welcoming space: the ideal environment to discover, collect, and sell art
  • Cost-saving and cost-spreading financing options that work with artist’s budget to make exhibiting and selling a reality
  • Opportunities for features in Superfine!’s earned (press + PR), owned (website, blog, and social), and paid (advertising) media

Superfine! Art Fair LA 2020 Artist Benefits

  • Superfine! takes no commission on any artwork sold either in person, at the fair, or online eFair
  • The audience is 26-45, affluent ($120k+/year), and buying art now
  • A professional, courteous, and knowledgeable team of experts guide you every step of the way
  • Lead-up webinars and curatorial guidelines geared towards success

Social Equity

Founded by partners in work and life, James Miille and Alex Mitow, Superfine! emphasizes work by the LGBTQIA+ community and female artists. In 2020, Superfine! is launching a three-week themed art fair with a week devoted each to women artists and LGBTQIA+ artists.

About Superfine! Art Fair

Founded by art collectors Alex Mitow and James Miille, Superfine! started in 2015 as an alternative to boring, stuffy art shows and complicated art world politics. From the start, they caught flack from the art establishment. They broke down barriers and opened the gates to everyone from serious long-time art collectors to people who love art and never thought they would be collectors.

Their open and transparent approach worked. Imaginations have been sparked. Countless new collections have been jump-started at Superfine! art fairs as they continue to spread their message of a more inclusive art market across the country. Since 2015, they had one goal: produce bad-ass, expertly-curated art shows where über-talented, diverse global artists meet their new fans in iconic locations.

For more information, contact exhibit@superfine.world.

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Bicycle Rack Artwork Project (Santa Ana, CA) – Call For Artists

Bicycle Rack Artwork Project (Santa Ana, CA) – Call For Artists

Arts Orange County announces a call for artists for a bicycle rack artwork project at the Santa Ana Veterans Village (SAVV). SAVV is a Permanent Supportive Housing development designed to provide critical shelter and services to homeless veterans navigating the transition off the streets. SAVV is now under construction by not-for-profit developer Jamboree Housing Corporation, and will open in Spring 2020.

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Deadline: 15 Jul 2019

Artists, private collectors, galleries, and museums/non-profit institutions are invited to submit their qualifications, design concepts or existing artworks for consideration. No application fees required.

Santa Ana Veterans Village desires to provide a welcoming, comfortable, and healing environment for its residents and visitors. Some of whom have experienced severe war-time trauma and its after-effects. Therefore, Arts Orange County is seeking artwork that is uplifting in spirit, does not employ military imagery, or have the potential to be disturbing or to trigger distress.

Bicycle Rack Artwork Project Artist Benefits

For the Bicycle Rack Artwork Project, fee is to be no greater than $15,000. The fee is to include design, review by a structural engineer, fabrication, delivery to site, preparation of a maintenance plan, and cost of artist’s travel to site to oversee its installation by Jamboree’s contracted professional art installation subcontractor. Final installed work becomes the property of Santa Ana Village LP. Artist’s work will have a permanent home making a contribution to an environment with a specific and urgent social good at its heart.

Artist Equity

As a non-profit arts agency, Arts Orange County sees the empowerment and enrichment of diverse voices and underprivileged communities as a key mission of the arts. The annual Imagination Celebration produces over forty low-cost educational artistic events for Orange County’s children, including the annual Dia del Nino weekend fair that spotlights the work of Latino artists and performers. The annual Orange County Arts Awards give support and a spotlight to arts leaders and visionaries emerging from our diverse communities.

The healthy re-integration of military veterans into civilian society is an urgent mission that impacts public health, housing, and reflects our civic values. Art can be a benefit for any population sector in need.

About Arts Orange County

Arts Orange County, an independent nonprofit organization, is the officially-designated local arts agency of the County of Orange and its official state-local arts agency partner. They have facilitated previously the public art selection process for the City of Newport Beach’s Civic Center Sculpture Exhibition and prepared Arts and Culture Master Plans for multiple Orange County cities. Their commitment to the veteran community includes twice-annual productions of VOICES: Veterans Storytelling Project. VOICES is a therapeutic workshop that helps real veterans turn the stories of their service into scripts which they deliver in public performances at Heroes Hall at the O.C. Fair and Event Center.

For more information, contact nthurkettle@artsoc.org.

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Exhibitions 2020 (Santa Barbara, CA) – Call For Artists

Exhibitions 2020 (Santa Barbara, CA) – Call For Artists

MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation, announces a call for artists for their exhibitions 2020. This call represents MOXI’s second open application for artists and art collectives to propose works. For reference, recent artworks have incorporated elements such as Kinect-based body interaction, camera-based interaction, virtual reality, and augmented reality. The design language of MOXI invites visitors to interact fully.

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Deadline: 15 June 2019

As part of the exhibitions 2020 application process, artists are asked to submit a three paragraph exhibit proposal summary for either one or two exhibits. The summary can include up to two embedded images in the PDF. It should include an estimated total budget. Budgets can be up to $10,000, inclusive of all artist fees, travel, hardware, software fabrication, and installation costs. For the current application, budget detail is not required. Details of budget will come in the second phase.

The review committee will select artists that best meet the requirements based on the submitted information. The following criteria will be examined:

  • Quality of the artist’s past work, both aesthetic and technical, as represented by the media submissions
  • Experience of the artist in creating interactive artworks
  • Experience of the artist in successfully designing, fabricating, and completing public artworks that are highly durable and robust – on time and within budget
  • The artist’s training, education, and artist statement
  • Quality of the proposed interactive exhibit and alignment with MOXI’s mission and audience

About MOXI

MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration and Innovation, opened in Santa Barbara, CA in early 2017. In its first year it welcomed over 175,000 visitors.  MOXI’s mission is to ignite learning through interactive experiences in science and creativity.  The museum has garnered numerous accolades, including being listed by Fodor’s Travel as one of the top ten new museums in the world.  MOXI’s three floors are filled with interactive and hands-on exhibits and experiences.  MOXI believes in the importance of art and creativity. Supporting that belief, it has dedicated two museum spaces to rotating three-month interactive media artworks.  These spaces are the Interactive Media Theater and the Bridge (Simms/Mann Family Foundation Bridge).

For more information, contact curator@moxi.org.

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Aqueous 2019: Water Soluble Media (Laguna Beach, CA) – Call For Artists

Aqueous 2019: Water Soluble Media (Laguna Beach, CA) – Call For Artists

Las Laguna Gallery announces a call for artists for Aqueous 2019 Watercolor Exhibition. Open to artists working in water soluble media which include watercolor, acrylic, casein, gouache ink, and egg tempera. This is an open theme exhibition.

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Deadline: 8 Jul 2019

Entry: $35 for up to 3 images

Work must be framed adequately, protected with glass or Plexiglas®, and wired for hanging. Sawtooth hangers are not acceptable. As our gallery is right on the coast, all works on paper must be framed. Artwork image size: Minimum size is 5″ x 7″; Maximum size is 36″ in the longest dimension. Please no digital media, photography, prints, or reproductions may be used in the painting.

  • Artist notification: July 15, 2019
  • Art Delivery: July 25 to July 30, 2019
  • Aqueous 2019 Show Date: August 1 to August 30, 2019
  • Artist Gallery Split: 65% Artist, 35% Gallery

Artist Equity

Through our collaborative efforts, we feel that we have created a gallery you could call your  “place” or “home,” which is representative of the idea or purpose that “everyone is welcome here and everyone belongs.”

About Las Laguna Gallery

Las Laguna Gallery is a contemporary and fine art gallery that features art from a diverse group of artists, representing a variety of mediums. Las Laguna Gallery is dedicated to the exploration and engagement of contemporary and fine art visual culture through unique collaborations between artists, students, and the community. They curate artwork that is interesting and engaging to the art collector, art lover, and novice.

Las Laguna Gallery is located on Pacific Coast Highway in Laguna Village. Laguna Village is an artist alcove that offers artist galleries, jewelry shops, and unique specialty stores. Situated on a cliff, Laguna Village is one of the only three locations in Laguna Beach that offers unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean. This gallery located in Central Laguna features valet parking, a restaurant and bar, and live music in the fire-side theatre nightly. Las Laguna Gallery is a member of ArtWalk Laguna Beach. This location is part of the free trolley system that runs through Laguna Beach.

For more information, contact laslagunagallery@gmail.com.

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Into The Blue (Danville, CA) – Call For Artists

Into The Blue (Danville, CA) – Call For Artists

The Town of Danville Village Theatre Art Gallery (VTAG) is accepting entries for its 9th annual juried exhibition, Into the Blue. Artists living in the United States over the age of 18 are encouraged to apply. Accepted media includes painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, ceramics, mixed media, and video-media. All artwork must come to the gallery ready to hang. Artist will pay for transportation and/or shipping of artwork. The gallery will only accept digital images of your artwork for the juror. No jewelry.

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Deadline: 17 May 2019

A non-refundable entry fee of $35.00 is required for up to three images.

Juror: Leo Bersamina, Professional Artist and Professor of Art at Diablo Valley College

Invited artists: Erik Abel, Ellen Levine Dodd, Liana Steinmetz, and Clayton Thiel.

Into the Blue dates to remember

  • May 31: Artist notifications of juror’s results via email
  • June 21 and 24: Delivery of Artwork to Gallery
  • June 28: Opening Reception (5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.)
  • August 17: Exhibition Closes
  • August 19: Pick-up of artwork

The gallery serves as the lobby for an historical theatre that has shows nearly every day of the week. The theatre has plays, a monthly comedy series, a monthly jazz series, and a bi-monthly movie series. The gallery is located in lovely downtown Danville, California. It is within walking distance to restaurants and shops.

Artist Equity

When selecting artwork for exhibitions, the juror only sees the artwork and is not privy to any private artist information.  As a community gallery VTAG is consistently seeking ways to promote and feature all members of their community. They show works that represent under-represented communities in the Bay Area.

About the Town of Danville

The Village Theatre Art Gallery is an historical landmark in the lovely and picturesque Town of Danville. It is in the sunny East Bay about 30 miles east of San Francisco. The gallery is owned by the Town of Danville. It hosts to 6-7 exhibitions per year. Each summer, the gallery hosts its annual juried exhibition with a new juror each year who is a working professional in the arts field. There is no admission to the gallery and the gallery enjoys a good amount of foot traffic on a daily basis.

For more information, contact artgallery@danville.ca.gov.

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The Second Half (Laguna Beach, CA) – Call For Artists

The Second Half (Laguna Beach, CA) – Call For Artists

Las Laguna Gallery is now accepting original submissions of artwork by those fifty years of age and older for a group exhibition, The Second Half. There are no restrictions on content, style, medium or context, and work may be traditional or digital. This is an open theme call for entry.

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Deadline: 7 May 2019

The Second Half entry fee is $35. Artist notification on May 11th, 2019. Show date on June 6th, 2019 to June 28, 2019. Artist / Gallery split – 65% Artist / 35% Gallery.

Artist Equity

Themed shows sometimes serve as a vehicle for radical social change. They are an effective strategy to address the pressing issues of our time. This particular exhibition opportunity addresses age discrimination.

About Las Laguna Gallery

Las Laguna Gallery is a contemporary and fine art gallery that features art from a diverse group of artists, representing a variety of mediums. Las Laguna Gallery is dedicated to the exploration and engagement of contemporary and fine art visual culture through unique collaborations between artists, students, and the community. They curate artwork that is interesting and engaging to the art collector, art lover, and novice.

Las Laguna Gallery is located on Pacific Coast Highway in Laguna Village. Laguna Village is an artist alcove that offers artist galleries, jewelry shops, and unique specialty stores. Situated on a cliff, Laguna Village is one of the only three locations in Laguna Beach that offers unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean. This gallery located in Central Laguna features valet parking, a restaurant and bar, and live music in the fire-side theatre nightly. Las Laguna Gallery is a member of ArtWalk Laguna Beach. This location is part of the free trolley system that runs through Laguna Beach.

For more information, contact laslagunagallery@gmail.com.

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Expo 2019 (Joshua Tree, CA) – Call For Artists

Expo 2019 (Joshua Tree, CA) – Call For Artists

Joshua Tree Art Gallery (JTAG) Expo 2019 is an open call for artists to present new works of art to be included in a salon style exhibition in Joshua Tree, CA. This annual community showcase allows all artists to show their most current work. Opening date is June 15 – 30, 2019.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 10 May 2019

Work must be delivered to gallery by June 10th between 10 am – 12 pm. Artwork may be mailed to P.O. Box 1107 Joshua Tree, CA 92252. Mail in artwork must be accompanied with a post paid return mailing.

There are cash awards for Expo 2019 1st, 2nd, 3rd place winners. The show will be promoted on the JTAG website and Artsy. This is one JTAG’s largest attended events during the year. All works are for sale. There is no commissions on artist works sold. Opening receptions attract hundreds of visitors. Shows are covered in the regional press and online media.

About Joshua Tree Art Gallery

JTAG is the premiere gallery located in Joshua Tree, CA. JTAG has been a community based gallery for over ten years. It is located in downtown Joshua Tree, CA, next to Joshua Tree National Park. JTAG is a not for profit gallery offering opportunities for artists to present new works of art and providing educational workshops and lectures by artists. Joshua Tree, CA, has over three million visitors a year.

For more information, contact info@joshuatreeartgallery.com.

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