Hype Alert: Gubler’s Orchids Festival 2021

Mark your calendars everyone, because Chaparral Artists will be celebrating with Gubler's Orchid Festival during the first weekend of October - 10/2/2021 and 10/3/2021 (Saturday & Sunday). What does this mean for us? Chaparral Artist volunteers will be in charge of setup on Friday, October 1 where we prepare a small section of the room for youth painting- usually 2 long tables with tablecloths, signs, and supplies.  We will be able to hang...

Hype Alert: Abstract Show

Members Show - Abstract Theme The term "Abstract" varies in meaning from person to person. We each carry a definition cultivated from school, from trips to museums, from experience. The variations in definition makes this particular theme especially exciting. The root meaning of the word is "pulled away from" or "detached" and in art we take that to indicate some version of a 'separation from the real world'. Because of its very definition, it...

Hype Alert: Keys Ranch, Spring 2021

Chaparral Artists have scheduled a trip for its members this spring and we hope the destination is intriguing to the everyone. If you plan to attend, please follow the link as soon as possible to secure your spot - we are limited to 15. Additional information follows. Chaparral Artists at Keys Ranch Sp 2021 Date:           April 19, 2021 Location:     Visitor Center in Joshua Tree Time:   ...

Hype Alert: Black & White Show

Members Show - "Black & White" Is it a simple filter you play with when capturing life around you? Maybe, at first. But the real power behind black and white art - in all its forms - is in the conveyance of a story. The process the artist goes through to highlight a single subject, to express the emotion of a scene, to compose a moment in time that would otherwise be lost in the sea of colors, make black and white works pop. Photographers and...

Hype Alert: Art Opening and Coffeehouse!

A truly exciting art reception is just around the corner on December 8, 2019 (12-2pm) at the Presbyterian Church in Yucca Valley. The reception will feature folk music, beautiful art, and refreshments both hot and cold. The Presbyterian Church is excited to offer this coffeehouse concert & art opening, with plans to continue hosting such events in the future, and Chaparral Artists hope to see you there! Khrysso Heart LeFey will be the...

OPEN CALL … Chaparral History Submissions

A Call for History Articles! Chaparral Artists have been going strong since 1965 when they emerged from the Hi-Desert Playhouse to focus on and foster the visual arts of the community. Chaparral Artists have maintained relationships with many organizations throughout the Basin, strengthening ties to the arts and the communities that make our beautiful desert HOME. It started as a close relationship with the Hi-Desert Playhouse (ie a Hi-Desert...

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