On view: June 5 – June 30 | Open Hours: Ongoing (Gallery is closed but visible FROM OUTSIDE.)
As we reflect and shift with the daily changes and effects of COVID-19, the Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council is committed to the health and safety of our community. During this time art has the power to connect, uplift and inspire everyone. While most residents are staying at home and reevaluating the new normal, the downtown Joshua Tree commercial strip remains active as our neighbors and the farmer’s market remain open.
To continue our mission to inspire and enliven the community through the arts we present LOOKOUT, an exhibition series in the front window of the Joshua Tree Art Gallery. Artists Rose Cefalu, Sharon Davis and Philippe Jestin continue the series showcasing a rotating lineup of bold and colorful paintings and camera-less photography. Featured artists will change monthly and the window display will change weekly as long as our galleries remain closed.
We aim to catch the eye of passersby and shift their current outlook to one of inspiration and intrigue. Stay positive, stay safe and continue to make and appreciate art.
CALL FOR WORK: We are soliciting submissions for June, July and August. The storefront windows at JTAG are made of three 48-inch-wide panes with some horizontal supports at the top and bottom. Each artist will get one pane for viewing. Please email Aimee Buyea firstname.lastname@example.org with images and dimensions of the work. Artists can submit up to eight (8) works for selection. Please understand space is limited and our goal is to achieve a strong and cohesive presentation. In addition to the physical viewing space, the art and artists' information will be promoted on the MBCAC websites and social media. Artists are also encouraged to promote their work and the show on their own social media channels as well since it helps us all reach a maximum audience.
1. Artists must be a current member of the MBCAC.
2. Each artist must have 4-6 pieces ready to show.
3. Work should be bold, graphic, and not dependent on details as we want eye-catching work to attract attention as viewers will not be able to see the work up close.
4. Pieces should be rigid as 2-D work will be displayed on easels and 3-D work will be displayed on the floor or pedestals. 2-D work should be 24-48 inches in width. 3-D work must stand alone or fit on approx. 12 inch square pedestals and be 24-48 inches wide when arranged. The MBCAC will provide easels and pedestals. Other mediums and hanging methods can be discussed as no one should feel discouraged from submitting.
5. Artists will need to provide quality images of the selected work, (JPEG, TIFF or PNG. RGB format. Minumum 1200 ppi on any side)
6. Work can be for sale. MBCAC will process sales and will receive a 15% commission.
7. The Gallery Director will schedule a one on one appointment for monthly drop off and pick up of the work.