CURRENT
EXHIBITION:

Collective Show
On view: October 2 – 24, 2021
Gallery hours: Saturdays 9am-5pm and Sundays 12-5pm
Artists’ Reception: Saturday October 2, 6-8pm
Second Saturday Gallery Walk: Saturday October 9, 6-8pm
61607 29 Palms Hwy, Suite H, Joshua Tree, CA 92252.

The MBCAC is so excited that the HWY 62 Open Studio Arts Tours are back this year! Join us at our kick-off party to celebrate the Collective Show opening and art tours season beginning on Saturday, October 2 from 6-8pm. The evening’s free event is a great way to meet the artists and to preview a wide variety of artwork at Gallery 62 and JTAG. Food and drinks will be provided.

Artist at JTAG: Thomas Alban, Raini Armstrong, Gubby Beck, Tina Bluefield, David Bottoms, Bill Leigh Brewer, Rose Cefalu, Elizabeth Eisenstein, Holly Ellis, Ayin Es, claude-marin dustin dusty fenton, Emilia Frasher, Shelly Fredenburg, Jane Gaunt, Jason Graves, audrey green, Jef Harmatz, Brian Henry, Philippe Jestin, Ed Keesling, Myra Kennedy, Jessie Keylon, Alane Levinsohn, Judy Lichtman, Micheal Lopez, marianne magne, Kate McCabe, Mike McLain, Eva Montville, Mary Mulally, Dustin OTTERBACH, James Rieck, Steven Rieman, Melisa Rimada,Tammy Romatko, Jayne Schelden, Esther Shaw, dvora silberman, Lili Tanner, Marie Vlasic, Holly Wind, Kelly Witmer and Judy Wold

Artist at Gallery 62: Matt Adams, Benjamin Allanoff, Robert Arnett, Douglas Blanc, Wini Brewer, Anja Broenink, Kime Buzzelli, Hannah Campbell, Christine Carraher, Valerie Davis, Doug Dolde, Spelman Evans Downer, Holly Ellis, Linda Ferrari, Ellen Finan, Deedee Forrester, Shelly Fredenburg, Wendy Gadzuk, Marcia Geiger, Cito Gonzales, Carey Ann Hays, John Henson, Snake Jagger, Kat Johnson, Julianne Koza, Lori LeVoir, Dean Mermell, Ted Meyer, Kathy Miller, Mitch Miller, Philip Miller, Karan Murphy, Alison Paris, Elisabeth Pollnow, Tami Roleff, Cybele Rowe, Jillian Sandell, Jen Shakti, Svetlana Shigroff, Suzen Smallwood, Tayler Straziuso, Anna Stump, Ron Therrio, Juan Thorp, Teresa Watson, Mary Jane Weil, and Cindy Weinstein

The HWY 62 Open Studio Arts Tours is an annual multi-disciplinary desert-wide open studio art tour.

The concept of open studio art tours in itself is a fairly common thing: in our desert environment with questionable GPS, hand painted or missing road signs, and vast vistas to the edge of the earth the open studio art tour becomes an extraordinary thing. The artists here have chosen a world like no other, in which to create their own.

Now in its 20th year, there are 165 artists showing across 8 desert communities.

Printed catalogs are now available at retail/commercial locations across the desert + at info centers: Coyote Cone, ZZIEE Ceramics, Moonwind Trading Co, Visit 29 Visitors Center

For more information, please visit Hwy62arttours.org

Following CDC and state guidelines as of July 27, 2021: To maximize protection for our volunteers and community please wear a mask while inside the galleries, even if you are vaccinated.

If you missed reading our August Newsflash, I wanted to let you know that the MBCAC has decided not to renew our lease at Gallery 62. Due to the rise in rent prices, fiscal instability caused by the pandemic and lack of financial support from state, regional and local funders, we do not have the budget to operate two galleries. While I am sad that we have to close the doors at Gallery 62 in November, I am hopeful that we can continue the MBCAC mission at JTAG by combining the focus of both spaces into one cohesive initiative that fits the needs of our community of artists. The board is still planning how this transition will work out, so please have patience as we figure this all out. You can read our President Marcia Geiger’s message here to learn more. If you are curious about how you can help I encourage you to renew your memberships, ask friends to become members, make a donation, participate in our upcoming call for work or simply show up and support our programming. Community is what matters most to me and without being present in our spaces and participating in our programming, our community will slowly dissolve.

-Aimee Buyea
Gallery Director