2017 February Chaparral General Meeting
2017 February Chaparral General Meeting

GENERAL MEETINGS

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.

Due to continued concerns regarding COVID-19, Chaparral Artists will NOT hold a general meeting until the County regulations permit gathering, at which time we will re-evaluate before scheduling our first general meeting. 

2019 February Chaparral General Meeting
2019 February Chaparral General Meeting

GALLERY SHOWS 2021 SCHEDULE

Chaparral Artists is proud to announce that during 2021 we will be able to display art each month at Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley! We will continue to hold four judged shows per year, open to anyone interested in sharing their art with the public. We will also have eight Members' shows. 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 – “Anything Goes!”
Take out day 1: January 14, 4:30-6pm
Take out day 2: January 15, 12:30-2pm

Members Show - "Anything Goes!"
Take in day 1: January 14, 4:30-6pm
Take in day 2: January 15, 12:30-2pm
Take out day 1: February 11, 4:30-6pm
Take out day 2: February 12, 12:30-2pm

Members Show - "Black & White"
Take in day 1: February 11, 4:30-6pm
Take in day 2: February 12, 12:30-2pm
Take out day 1: March 11, 4:30-6pm
Take out day 2: March 12, 12:30-2pm

Judged Spring Photo Show
Take in day 1: March 11, 4:30-6pm
Take in day 2: March 12, 12:30-2pm
Reception Cancelled
Take out day 1: April 15, 4:30-6pm
Take out day 2: April 16, 12:30-2pm

Judged Spring Fine-Art Show
Take in day 1: April 15, 4:30-6pm
Take in day 2: April 16, 12:30-2pm
Reception Cancelled
Take out day 1: May 13, 4:30-6pm
Take out day 2: May 14, 12:30-2pm

Members Show - "Abstract"
Take in day 1: May 13, 4:30-6pm
Take in day 2: May 14, 12:30-2pm
Take out day 1: June 17, 4:30-6pm
Take out day 2: June 18, 12:30-2pm

Members Show - "Anything Goes!"
Take in day 1: June 17, 4:30-6pm
Take in day 2: June 18, 12:30-2pm
Take out day 1: July 15, 4:30-6pm
Take out day 2: July 16, 12:30-2pm

Members Show - "Mixed Media"
Take in day 1: July 15, 4:30-6pm
Take in day 2: July 16, 12:30-2pm
Take out day 1: August 12, 4:30-6pm
Take out day 2: August 13, 12:30-2pm

Members Show - "Anything Goes!"
Take in day 1: August 12, 4:30-6pm
Take in day 2: August 13, 13:30-2pm
Take out day 1: September 16, 4:30-6pm
Take out day 2: September 17, 12:30-2pm

Judged Spring Photo Show
Take in day 1: September 16, 4:30-6pm
Take in day 2: September 17, 12:30-2pm
Reception Cancelled
Take out day 1: October 14, 4:30-6pm
Take out day 2: October 15, 12:30-2pm

Judged Spring Fine-Art Show
Take in day 1: October 14, 4:30-6pm
Take in day 2: October 15, 12:30-2pm
Reception Cancelled
Take out day 1: November 11, 4:30-6pm
Take out day 2: November 12, 12:30-2pm

Members Show - "Same But Different"
Take in day 1: November 11, 4:30-6pm
Take in day 2: November 12, 12:30-2pm
Take out day 1: December 16, 4:30-6pm
Take out day 2: December 17, 12:30-2pm

Members Show - "Anything Goes!"
Take in day 1: December 16, 4:30-6pm
Take in day 2: December 17, 12:30-2pm
Take out day 1: 2022 January 13, 4:30-6pm
Take out day 2: 2022 January 14, 12:30-2pm

FEATURED ARTISTS

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.

 

Johnson Valley in bloom 2019, photo taken by Raini Armstrong
2019 Johnson Valley in bloom

PLANNED OUTINGS

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 2021. If you are interested in attending, please contact ChaparralArtists@gmail.com for more information.

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!

Plein Air
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!