The MBCAC is looking for a sculpture to be placed in front of Gallery 62 this September, exact date to be determined. Thank you Scott Doten for sharing your work this past year! Submission guidelines here. Deadline is August 5th

JTAG is planning to reopen this fall with new health and safety policies in place. We are seeking artists to exhibit. More details here.

CALL FOR WORK: The Morongo Basin Arts Council is excited to partner with the NEA Big Read to present “People are Like Plants" a group art exhibition that supports the themes of Hope Jahren's memoir Lab Girl and the shared curiosity, humility and passion that drives both scientists and artists. Her pioneering research focuses on the connections between living and fossilized plants and their ability to help us track changes in our global environment. Jahren explains: “A cactus doesn't live in the desert because it likes the desert; it lives there because the desert hasn’t killed it yet.” This sentiment particularly resonates with life in the Morongo Basin. We are looking for artwork related to science, nature and conservation that reflects the survival instinct and resilience that we see in ourselves and our desert ecology today.  Guidelines here. Submissions are due by August 22nd.

Thomas Alban
Alnitak, 2020
Stoneware, Glaze and Wood
24 x 46 x 1.5 in., $2700

Wini Brewer
Hidden in Plain Sight, 2020
Acrylic and Collage on Canvas
36 x 36 in., $1500

Mixed Media on Canvas
36 x 24 in., $860

LOOKOUT: An outside look at inside art.
Joshua Tree Art Gallery 61607 Twentynine Palms Highway, Joshua Tree, CA 92252
August Artists: Thomas Alban, Wini Brewer and Cesca
On view: August 3 – August 31  | Open Hours: Ongoing (Gallery is closed but visible FROM OUTSIDE.)

Click here for more details on our featured artists

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. This month artists Thomas Alban, Wini Brewer and Cesca present a hybrid mix of figurative and abstract multi media work.

We aim to catch the eye of a passersby and shift their current outlook to one of inspiration and intrigue. Stay positive, stay safe and continue to make and appreciate art.

As we reflect and shift with the daily changes and effects of COVID-19, our commitment is to the health and safety of our artists, visitors, and neighbors. JTAG and Gallery 62 will be temporarily closed to the public until further notice. The MBCAC will continue to monitor the situation and will notify you of any updates in our 2020/2010 programming by email, our website, and through social media. Stay positive, stay safe and continue to make and appreciate art.

JTAG – Your Cultural Outpost in the Desert