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...

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! “Same but Different” Show

Same subject, gloriously different results This members-only show was on display at Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley between November 13 and December 15, 2021 and represents our always intriguing theme calling upon group discussion of similar subject matter, or self-understood representations of similar subject matter. The Same but Different theme presents fun surprises around every corner. As we have explained in the past, the Same but Different...

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...