Writeup! Judged Fall Photo – 2021

The Fall Judged Photography show is on the walls at Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley until October 13, 2021. Our seasonal photography shows are open to the public and judged by an invited artist and they provide a fantastic glimpse of what our local photographers have been focused on. Many of of are still experiencing limited excursion opportunities but we still find subjects to present. A total of 16 photographs were received, still fewer than we...

Writeup! Judged Spring Photo – 2021

The Spring Judged Photography show is on the walls at Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley until April 14, 2021. As always it is fantastic to catch a glimpse of what our local photographers are focused on, especially knowing that we have all dealt with limited excursion opportunities for a year. For some, this meant the revisiting of outings past as our photographers found a gem in their archives that screamed out to be developed. For others, it meant...

Writeup! Judged Fall Fine Art – 2020

The Fall Judged Fine Art show is on the walls at Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley until December 12, 2020. A total of seventeen art pieces were received from nine participating artists. The pieces naturally fell into two categories - "Nature's Kaleidoscope" and "Beautiful Creatures". I know that the realities of the pandemic are weighing on everyone right now, but I am so pleased that some artists were able to participate in this 2020 Fall Fine Art...

Writeup! Judged Fall Photo – 2020

The Fall Judged Photography show is on the walls at Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley until November 12, 2020. We did not receive the large number of entries we hoped for, but the show collected just enough to share a pleasant arrangement with visitors, regardless. We all miss the days when our Photo shows challenged our show committee's Tetris skills, and we hope that we will see the numbers of entries grow again. The craziness of COVID-19 has...

Writeup! Judged Spring Photo – 2020

The Spring Judged Photography show is on the walls at Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley until July 9, 2020 (with the potential of being on display longer depending upon upcoming show opportunities.) Though we are juggling the changes that COVID-19 had dealt us, I was impressed by the number of people that were interested in coming out and sharing their work with Chaparral Artists. A total of twenty-eight photographs were received. Great job to those...

Writeup! Judged Spring Fine Art – 2020

The Spring Judged Fine Art show is on the walls at Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley until April 15, 2020 (with the potential of being on display longer depending upon upcoming show opportunities.) Though we are juggling the changes that COVID-19 has dealt us, I was happy to see friends and beautiful color on the walls. People are still interested in coming out and sharing their work. A total of twenty pieces were received. Great job to those that...

Writeup! Judged Spring Art 2019

The judged Fine Arts show saw beautiful entries! We received over 20 works of art that fit into five categories, and most excitingly, we had several abstract art entries. Awards were shared during the April 14 reception, where the attending artists pinned up their ribbons and were photographed next to their winning fine art. Animals 1st—Jennifer Grandi—Cactus Wren Hiding 2nd—Raini Armstrong—Inseparable 3rd—Kim Clements—Regal...

Writeup! Youth Art Show 2019

Date: March 17, 2019 Author: Raini Armstrong The first show of the year, the judged Youth Art show, was a fantastic success! We received over 50 entries ranging from preschool to 12th grade. Jennifer Grandi coordinated the show, working closely with Krista Wargo, an art teacher at Yucca Valley High. We thank the volunteers who helped coordinate, and we especially thank the teachers for inspiring their students to create, and for collecting...

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