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Writeup! “Anything Goes” Show

Your beauties, your space to shine This members-only show titled "Anything Goes" was a themed exhibit on display at Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley between July 16 and August 10. The theme is completely open to interpretation to allow our members to show off their favorite creations off all time, situational, time-relative, and just share their beauties with our local and out-of-town visitors. We were impressed by the sheer number of entries and...

Writeup! “FLOWERS” Show

Floral arrangments, wild nature, blossoms of every color This members-only show titled "FLOWERS" was a themed exhibit on display at Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley between June 18 and July 13. The theme lends itself to vibrancy in color and variety in bloom. Many came in stating that the show was gorgeous, best so far, and beautifully colorful. The entries were hung using a salon style arrangement - pieces packed tightly, filling the available...

Writeup! Judged Spring Photo – 2022

The Fall Judged Photography show is on the walls at Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley until June 15, 2022. Our seasonal photography shows are open to the public and judged by an invited photographer or teacher and they provide a fantastic glimpse of what our local photographers have been focused on. Our photographers are still experiencing limited excursion opportunities due to health concerns but we still find subjects to present, especially as...

Writeup! General Meeting – May 2022

Date: May 15, 2022 Author: Raini Armstrong Chaparral Artists had a great general meeting in May! Our meeting officially started at 1:05pm and concluded at 2:30pm on May 9, 2022. Participation was up to 17 members and our guest demonstrator was Jennifer Grandi. Intake for the upcoming Judged Photography show was announced. The featured artist venues have Nancy Kimes displaying art at the Desert Hills Presbyterian Church and Raini Armstrong...

Writeup! Judged Spring Fine Art – 2022

The Spring Judged Fine Art show is on the walls at Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley until May 11, 2022. Our seasonal fine art shows are open to the public and judged by an invited artist or teacher and they provide a fantastic glimpse of what our local creators have been focused on. Painted & drawn works, mixed media, assemblage, stained-glass, and more - you can expect to see these types of creations during our Fine Art exhibits. A total of...

Writeup! Gallery Systems – are they right for you?

To Streamline the Hanging of Art... Gallery systems are made to simplify the management of wall hangings, especially in an environment that often experiences change. With a hanging system installed, a tight organization of art can be also accomplished. But is this enough to interest you in purchasing and installing one of these systems? Gallery systems are made up of a selection of rails, wires or rods, and hooks that can maximize the art...

Writeup! “An Abundance of Green” Show

Springtime, renewal, growth, life - abundance This members-only show titled "An Abundance of Green" was a themed exhibit on display at Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley between March 19 and April 13. The theme was most certainly inspired by Saint Patrick's Day, but of course spring time as well. Already we are feeling that inkling of warmth now and again and we have been reminded of the upcoming season by all of the budding joshua trees at lower...

Writeup! “LOVE” Show

Representational imagery for kindness and sweetness and joy This members-only "LOVE" themed exhibit is on display at Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley between February 19 and March 16. The theme is meant to provide a space for the representational beauty of Love. February has been a month dedicated to an array of cuteness and beauty. Of bouquets filled with scented petals and of boxes with sweet confections, but love too fills the mind with cute...

Writeup! “Black & White” Show

An open theme for a world of possiblities This members-only "Black & White" themed show is on display at Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley between January 15 and February 16, 2022. The theme is a classic one - to work with a limited palette. Such limitation can be challenging and often eye opening, as limiting the colors allowed often forces the artist to place more importance upon composition, form, and line. The theme provides an open space...

Hype Alert – Feather Art Workshop 2022!

January 8, 2021 - SATURDAY - 11:30am-5:30pm Center for Healthy Generations, Yucca Valley, CA Whimsical and Freeing Feather art is a unique artform that I would like to share with you. I have been presenting this method of art for about 4 years. It is abstract, impressionistic, whimsical, and free flowing. You are calling forth a different sense of the creativity within you when you use a feather as a tool. On many levels you are connecting with...