Writeup! Judged Spring Photo – 2022

The Fall Judged Photography show is on the walls at Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley until June 15, 2022. Our seasonal photography shows are open to the public and judged by an invited photographer or teacher and they provide a fantastic glimpse of what our local photographers have been focused on. Our photographers are still experiencing limited excursion opportunities due to health concerns but we still find subjects to present, especially as...

Writeup! General Meeting – May 2022

Date: May 15, 2022 Author: Raini Armstrong Chaparral Artists had a great general meeting in May! Our meeting officially started at 1:05pm and concluded at 2:30pm on May 9, 2022. Participation was up to 17 members and our guest demonstrator was Jennifer Grandi. Intake for the upcoming Judged Photography show was announced. The featured artist venues have Nancy Kimes displaying art at the Desert Hills Presbyterian Church and Raini Armstrong...

Writeup! Judged Spring Fine Art – 2022

The Spring Judged Fine Art show is on the walls at Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley until May 11, 2022. Our seasonal fine art shows are open to the public and judged by an invited artist or teacher and they provide a fantastic glimpse of what our local creators have been focused on. Painted & drawn works, mixed media, assemblage, stained-glass, and more - you can expect to see these types of creations during our Fine Art exhibits. A total of...

Writeup! Gallery Systems – are they right for you?

To Streamline the Hanging of Art... Gallery systems are made to simplify the management of wall hangings, especially in an environment that often experiences change. With a hanging system installed, a tight organization of art can be also accomplished. But is this enough to interest you in purchasing and installing one of these systems? Gallery systems are made up of a selection of rails, wires or rods, and hooks that can maximize the art...

Writeup! “An Abundance of Green” Show

Springtime, renewal, growth, life - abundance This members-only show titled "An Abundance of Green" was a themed exhibit on display at Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley between March 19 and April 13. The theme was most certainly inspired by Saint Patrick's Day, but of course spring time as well. Already we are feeling that inkling of warmth now and again and we have been reminded of the upcoming season by all of the budding joshua trees at lower...

Writeup! “Black & White” Show

An open theme for a world of possiblities This members-only "Black & White" themed show is on display at Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley between January 15 and February 16, 2022. The theme is a classic one - to work with a limited palette. Such limitation can be challenging and often eye opening, as limiting the colors allowed often forces the artist to place more importance upon composition, form, and line. The theme provides an open space...

Hype Alert – Feather Art Workshop 2022!

January 8, 2021 - SATURDAY - 11:30am-5:30pm Center for Healthy Generations, Yucca Valley, CA Whimsical and Freeing Feather art is a unique artform that I would like to share with you. I have been presenting this method of art for about 4 years. It is abstract, impressionistic, whimsical, and free flowing. You are calling forth a different sense of the creativity within you when you use a feather as a tool. On many levels you are connecting with...

Writeup! “Anything Goes #4” Show

An open theme for a world of possiblities This members-only "Anything Goes" themed show was on display at Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley between December 18, 2021 and January 13, 2022. I provides an open space for multiple media, multiple subject and multiple aged creations. We have experienced wonderful energy in our open themed members exhibits this year. This particular installment was the last showing of the year with all of a fine selection...

Writeup – Feather Art Workshop 2021

A personalized painting tool The feather art workshop with instructor Nancy Kimes was held in December of 2021. Attendance was sparse but something personable is gained with limited participants - we had the instructor's full attention! I was lucky for such an opportunity to fall into my lap for it gave me time to participate and take plenty of photos. In this Feather Art workshop, participants were provided materials to both create their own...

Hype Alert – Feather Art Workshop 2021!

December 6, 2021 - MONDAY - 11:30am-5:30pm Center for Healthy Generations Feather art is a unique artform that I would like to share with you. I have been presenting this method of art for about 4 years. It is abstract, impressionistic, whimsical, and free flowing. You are calling forth a different sense of the creativity within you when you use a feather as a tool. On many levels you are connecting with and enlightening your soul. During the...