Writeup! “Anything Goes #3” Show

An open theme for a world of possibilities The members-only show on display at Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley between August 14 and September 15, 2021 represents our third installment of the theme "Anything Goes". We have experienced wonderful energy in our open themed members exhibits this year. This particular installment overwhelmed me with all of its lovely entries, thirty-six in total by twelve artists. Acrylics, encaustic, mixed-media,...

Writeup! “Mixed Media” Show

Look close - the surprises mix and merge in these beauties The members show on display at Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley between July 17 and August 11, 2021 represents an exciting art form - that of Mixed Media. Mixed Media describes visual art that has been created using more than one kind of material or medium. The style has gained popularity over the last ten to twenty years especially, because of the ingenuity of creating beautiful art from...

Writeup! “Anything Goes #2” Show

For June into July of 2021, a member's themed show titled "Anything Goes!" was on display at Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley. This was our second show featuring a theme that is open to interpretation by all of our members. This month saw a plethora of entries. Fourteen (14) artists of Chaparral delivered a fabulous array of work, styles ranging from abstract to realism in all manner of mediums. The "Anything Goes!" show is being featured on many...

Writeup! “Abstract” show

Representational to Non-representation Abstract works The members show on display at Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley until June 16, 2021 represents another classic art form - Abstract. Art that can be coined Abstract is often exciting and strange, or softly vague and maybe a bit confusing. With Abstraction we often expect dramatic departures from day-to-day reality, yet we must remember that these departures fall on a spectrum from slight to...

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...

Writeup! Judged Spring Fine Art – 2021

The Spring Judged Fine Art show is on the walls at Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley until May 12, 2021. A beautiful moodiness comes with the latest judged Chaparral Artists show. This is the Spring show, however, participating artists did not limit themselves to presenting only representations of this budding season! Bold colors, internal reflection, and a variety of story has been presented in this year's Spring Fine Art show. A total of 18...

Writeup! “Black & White” show

Simple to Complex - the shades of black and white works The members show on display at Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley represents a true classic - Black & White. Working in this limited palette has likely posed challenges for those artists of all mediums. When it works, it glows, and that is a kind of magic. The power in black and white, and all of those lovely grays in between, comes from emphasizing contrast. With the removal of color, a...

Writeup! “Anything Goes!” show

For December into January 2021, a member's themed show titled "Anything Goes!" is on display at Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley. Fourteen (14) artists of Chaparral delivered a fabulous array of entries, styles ranging from abstract to realism in all manner of mediums. We decided to postpone the previously slated "Same but Different" themed show because of membership coordination difficulties. As many know, the Same but Different show offers an...

Writeup! “Same but Different” Show

The Same but Different members-only show was inspiring as usual! I love this themed show because it sparks such creativity and collaboration between members. Some see a composition by an artist that they love and strive to try their hand at the same image, using the medium of their choice. Others have formed their entry together to create a unique grouping of beauty; the similarities and differences pop in every combination. Two photographers...

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