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  • Sunset at Mojave Desert in Twentynine Palms, CA

Join award-winning photography Mitch Miller in Joshua Tree National Park on Saturday, April 1, for a half-day photo workshop and learn about composition, capturing the emotion of a scene, plus depth, texture, and motion at the upcoming Photographing Wildflowers and Landscapes workshop.

This workshop is open to teens aged 16 and older, and adults, and is $110 for 29 Palms Art Gallery members and $125 for non-members. Class size is limited to 12, so be sure to register early!

Visit the 29 Palms Art Gallery website for more information, and to register online.

SAVE-THE-DATES: April 1 & 2, 2023  |  9 am to 4 pm  |  FREE Event

The fourth annual Spring Art and Craft Faire, sponsored by the 29 Palms Art Gallery, invites visitors to the beautiful grounds of its historic adobe in 29 Palms, at 74055 Cottonwood Drive at National Park Drive. More than two dozen artisans will set-up on the grounds of the gallery. The large assortment of artwork and high-end crafts represented will appeal to art collectors and casual shoppers. Painting, photography, pottery, fiber arts, and jewelry are just some of the artwork visitors will find.

Admission is free.  This is a family-friendly event. Come and buy direct from the artists at the Spring Art & Craft Faire; talk with the artists and ask questions about their creative process. The more you know about an artist and their style, the more likely you will appreciate your purchase or even become a collector. There will be art and nature related activities to celebrate arts for all ages.

You won’t want to miss the art classes we have set up especially for this event. In addition, the gift shop will be open, and visitors can view the  April Art Exhibition featuring Chuck Caplinger with Ed Keesling, and Diane Padys as featured artists.

Guests can enjoy the naturally landscaped grounds, sit on the patio under the shade of palms, or walk a short trail to see desert views that inspire the artists that call the Mojave Desert home.

The annual Spring Art & Craft Faire’s venue is within walking distance to the 29 Palms Inn and the Old Schoolhouse Museum. While you are in Twentynine Palms, stop by the new Joshua Tree National Park Visitor Center in Freedom Plaza at 6533 Freedom Way in downtown Twentynine Palms.

Parking available at 29 Palms Art Gallery. See you there!

ARTISTS: Want to sign up? Visit our Application page. Tent spaces are $75, table spaces are $50.

For the month of February, the 29 Palms Art Gallery is presenting a unique collection of artwork that includes vivid depictions of the natural world, featuring tortoises and deserts as its main motifs. The show features Painting Two Deserts: High and Low, a series of oil and watercolor paintings by Jane Culp, and Tortoise Days, a series of acrylic paintings by Julie Alvarado.

The 29 Art Gallery is open Thursday through Sunday from 11 AM – 3 PM and is located at 74055 Cottonwood Drive. To read artist bios and learn more about this beautiful new exhibition, visit the 29 Palms Art Gallery’s website.

Join Anna Stump at the 29 Palms Art Gallery for a special painting workshop on Saturday, February 18!

Have you wondered how to use color strategically when creating compositions? In this fun and easy class, we will practice mixing paint using the basic color schemes: monochromatic, complimentary, analogous, triadic, and more. Learn how color informs emotion, movement, emphasis, and more. Anna has taught painting for 30 years at the college level and is an expert in color theory!

This class is open to teens 13 years of age and older, and adults, and with class size limited to 15 be sure to register now by visiting the 29 Palms Art Gallery’s website.

* Many thanks to Twentynine Palms Public Arts Advisory Committee (PAAC) for their generous grants that allow the Gallery to provide low cost art classes to youth.

Date: SATURDAY, JANUARY 14  |  5:30 – 8:30 pm
Fees: $60 (1 person)  |  $100 (2 people)
Instructor: Janis Commentz, Artist
Ages: Adults

Make it a Girls’ Night Out or Date Night!
Create a beautiful image as Janis Commentz demos techniques and tips to paint her colorful desert agave landscapes. Novice, to experienced painters, here’s a chance for the curious to try your hand while enjoying a fun event with friends. With hints about color and design, create a fun landscape to take home. Participants will be given tips on how to observe a landscape, create a small sketch to transfer to the larger canvas, acrylic paint basics, color mixing, and composition.

Enjoy hearty appetizers and festive beverages while enjoying the evening with friends… or your favorite date. All skill levels are welcome!

Dress code: Painting attire. Space is limited to 20, so register early! Supplies & materials included.

December 1-31, 2022
29 Palms Art Gallery, 74055 Cottonwood Drive

Sonja Krastman
Desert Crawl: Details & Disruptions in the Desert
The world is so nuanced. Nothing is simple. We are all complex beings with layers and layers of life. It is this idea that drives every piece I make. My work is about building and excavating layers while allowing the mark-making process to direct the work. Just as in life, we must let the spontaneous and unexpected enjoy some of the richest moments, so in my art, I will enable that space in the process. In my work, I try to create and capture moments, and then I invite viewers to experience and interpret my pieces for themselves – as, in life, we all experience moments differently.

Lisa Hwang
IKIGAI – Project 51
IKIGAI is the Japanese word for finding pleasure and purpose in life and a reason to get up every morning. In honor of my 51st dance around the Sun, May 29, I will paint 51 paintings that resonate with me regarding IKIGAI. Lately, I have struggled with finding my pleasure and purpose in life. After raising my son as a single mother (he is 26 now), I became an empty nester in 2018. I moved from Philadelphia, PA, to the west coast in June 2016. I spent three years traveling as a digital nomad and decided to make Joshua Tree, CA, my home base in December 2018. Using art as therapy, my goal is to explore and identify the pleasure and purpose of my life. The 51 paintings will utilize watercolor and acrylics as the medium, along with HAIKUs, short-form poetry initially from Japan.

29 Palms Artists’ Guild Members Summer Show
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 2 | 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

29 Palms Art Gallery Summer ShowThe 29 Palms Artists’ Guild member artists will present a group exhibition in the Pickering Room to represent 29 Palms Artists’ Guild members going back to founders John Hilton and Kirk Martin through to today’s inspiring artists.

The Guild members are the lifeblood of the 29 Palms Art Gallery. This all-volunteer, non-profit 501(c)3 Guild was started by eight artists in 1951-52. The Artists’ Guild opened the permanent gallery space in 1963, and it continues to be operated and supported by Guild members today. Its mission is to present high-quality art, encourage creative growth through innovative educational programs, and offer an inclusive environment for artists and community members to meet, exchange ideas, and create art. The diversity of this exhibition reflects an ever-changing artistic community as well as the Gallery’s roots and traditions.

The Artists’ Guild Members Summer Show will run from July 1 through August 21, with an Opening Reception on Saturday, July 2, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The 29 Palms Art Gallery will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Friday through Sunday. For more information on this year’s summer show, visit

Opening Reception: Saturday, June 4 | 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Featuring Dean Mayo, Naomi Brown, and Artists’ Guild Members

A National Park in My Backyard by Dean Mayo

As he began his career as a photographer, Dean combined his two passions: golf and photography. By blending his passions, Dean started Foretography, specializing in golf course photography. It was a very natural transition for him since his early career as a PGA Golf Professional trained his eye to observe students’ swings to help them improve and visualize the shots he wanted to hit on the courses he played.

As his love for photography grew, Dean ventured to capture the fantastic landscapes in his immediate area and discovered and fell in love with Joshua Tree National Park. Today, Dean would guess that landscape photography accounts for 90% of the images he takes.

Desert Skies by Naomi Brown

Naomi’s influence on her art started when she was young, growing up in Twentynine Palms, CA, next to Joshua Tree National Park. The simple beauty and amazing colors inspired her to be an artist. She is very passionate about her Southwest surroundings and the underlying western lifestyle she now enjoys living in Queen Creek, AZ. She tries to portray this through each piece of her work. Naomi wants to engage and inspire the viewer and let them feel as though they have walked right into one of her paintings and be in the moment.

The 29 Palms Art Gallery is open Thursday through Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. For more information about the June Exhibition, visit the 29 Palms Art Gallery’s website.

Juried Show | November 3 – 27, 2022  /  Art Expo Weekend | November 5 & 6

WHERE: 29 Palms Art Gallery, 74055 Cottonwood Drive
HOURS: Gallery Hours | Thursday thru Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Art Expo Weekend | Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  |  Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Art Market at the Gallery | 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Awards Reception | Saturday, November 5  |  4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  |  Wine/Beer Bar opens at 4:00 p.m.

The Joshua Tree National Park Art Expo at the historic Oasis of Mara in Twentynine Palms, CA, presents a juried exhibition of art inspired by the park, plus an art exhibition catalog, artist awards, art activities, and more. JTNP Art Expo weekend events at the historic 29 Palms Art Gallery include hands-on art demonstrations for youth and adults, gallery tours, an Art Market with artist booths at the historic 29 Palms Art Gallery, food and beverages, music and more. Also, that weekend is the annual “Weed Show” at the Old Schoolhouse Museum, located just down the street from the gallery.

In recognition of a long-standing tradition between artists and the national parks and specifically Joshua Tree’s impact on artists and visitors from around the globe, the Joshua Tree National Park Council for the Arts created an annual Art Exposition in 2013 — a juried art exhibition and celebration featuring art inspired by or depicting the unique natural beauty or cultural history of Joshua Tree National Park.


To learn more about the JTNP Art Expo, visit

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