Chaparral Artists hold their general meetings at the Center for Healthy Generations Building at 57121 Sunnyslope in Yucca Valley.
The monthly meetings are the 2nd Monday of the month with no meetings during July and August. We schedule guest demonstrators or guest speakers during the monthly meetings to provide
March 13, 2020 - Due to concerns about COVID-19, Chaparral Artists will NOT hold a general meeting in April.
Sneak Peak 2020
January guest speaker, Carol L. Kundert
February guest demonstrator, Joan Scott
March guest demonstrator, Beverly Schmuckle
April meeting - cancelled
May show-n-tell: "Art I created during quarantine"
June guest demonstrator, to be announced
No meetings during July or August
September guest demonstrator, to be announced
October guest demonstrator, to be announced
November guest demonstrator, to be announced
December - Holiday Party, greeting card contests, Pig-n-the-Poke (small increment bidding on unmarked gifts). No demonstrator.
ART SHOWS 2020 SCHEDULE
Chaparral Artists have four judged shows per year, open to anyone interested in sharing their art with the public. They also have two Members' shows per year. For details on a specific show, a hyperlink will be added to each show title, following this hyperlink will open a PDF containing all we can provide for the show in question.
Members Show – “Same but Different” 2019 extended pickup
Take out day 1: February 13, 4:30-6pm
Take out day 2: February 14, 12-2pm
Judged Spring Fine-Art Show
Take in day 1: March 12, 4:30-6pm
Take in day 2: March 13, 12-2pm
Take out day 1: May 14, 4:30-6pm
Take out day 2: May 15, 12-2pm
Judged Spring Photo Show
Take in day 1: May 14, 4:30-6pm
Take in day 2: May 15, 12-2pm
Reception Status Unknown at this time
Take out day 1: June 11, 4:30-6pm
Take out day 2: June 12, 12-2pm
Members Show – Landscapes, Buildings, Animals, Still-Life
Take in day 1: June 11, 4:30-6pm
Take in day 2: June 12, 12-2pm
Reception: June 14, 1-3pm
Take out day 1: July 16, 4:30-6pm
Take out day 2: July 17, 12-2pm
Summer Break - July & August
Judged Fall Photo Show
Take in day 1: October 15, 4:30-6pm
Take in day 2: October 16, 12-2pm
NO RECEPTION due to Art Tours
Take out day 1: November 12, 4:30-6pm
Take out day 2: November 13, 12-2pm
Judged Fall Fine-Art Show
Take in day 1: November 12, 4:30-6pm
Take in day 2: November 13, 12-2pm
Reception and Awards: November 15, 1-3pm
Take out day 1: December 17, 4:30-6pm
Take out day 2: December 18, 12-2pm
Members Show - "Same but Different"
Take in day 1: December 17, 4:30-6pm
Take in day 2: December 18, 12-2pm
Reception and Awards: December 20, 1-3pm
Take out day 1: January 14, 4:30-6pm
Take out day 2: January 15, 12-2pm
Chaparral Artists is proud to provide two Artist of the Month venues to showcase our members’ art year-round.
The Center for Healthy Generation
57121 Sunnyslope Drive in Yucca Valley
Desert Hills Presbyterian Church
56750 Mountain View Trail, Yucca Valley
Desert Hills Presbyterian Church was the first, and longest running, venue. The church provides a beautify space to display dozens of art pieces.
The second venue is the Center for Healthy Generations. This location actively provides a gathering space for other art groups of the Morongo Basin, fundraising events, and art and fitness training groups.
Chaparral Artists puts thought into outings that the group can enjoy together. These outings might include visiting art galleries, zoos, preserves and art festivals. We want to share in experiencing art and inspiration together, and this collaboration means that our members need to make their voices heard at meetings. If you have suggestions for art-centric locations, please share them with us.
In general we meet at a location of choosing to determine carpooling or caravan options. Anyone interested in participating MUST contact the Vice President and reserve a spot (contact numbers can be found in the printed directory available during monthly general meetings!). For some, the option to attend functions as a group can be helpful and fun, so let's keep this going!
The following schedule is for 2020. If you are interested in attending, please contact ChaparralArtists@gmail.com for more information.
January 25, 8am
Southwest Art Festival, Indio, CA
Due to concerns about COVID-19, Chaparral Artists has cancelled the following events. To ensure the health and safety of those in our community we are doing our part to slow the spread of coronavirus. Thank you for your understanding!
March 14, 10am
Whitewater Preserve Picnic & Plein Air Paint-Out, Whitewater, CA
April 9, 11am
Pioneertown Plein Air Paint-Out, Pioneertown, CA
Several Plein Air opportunities are planned for 2020! Plein Air is the act of painting outdoors in the city or landscape as opposed to creating art in a studio. It is a French term and most relevant to the work of the artists of the Hudson River School and the Impressionists. Remember to bring your cellphone camera for documentation, or if you are a photographer, come along and snap up some wonderful compositions digitally while painters find their muse.
Other trip suggestions under discussion include, Thousand Palms Preserve, The Huntington Botanical Gardens, Cabot's Pueblo Museum, Mitchell Caverns, The Getty, Norton Simon Museum, Reagan Museum, Palm Springs Museum, Pioneertown Plein Air, Calico Ghost Town. With more member involvement, more of these trips become possible!