Artists selected for Joshua Tree National Park Art Expo 2023

Sixty-four artists have been selected for the 11th annual Joshua Tree National Park Art Expo juried exhibition in November 2023.

The exhibition will be on display November 2-26, 2023, at the historic 29 Palms Art Gallery, 74055 Cottonwood Drive at National Park Drive, 29 Palms. The exhibition features artwork inspired by Joshua Tree National Park in three categories: 2-Dimensional Art, 3-Dimensional Art, and Photography.

The 64 artists and artworks were selected from submissions by 140 artists from the desert region, across California, the U.S., and Canada. The art will be eligible for awards totaling $4,000, including a Best of Show, plus an honorary Superintendent’s Award to be selected by Joshua Tree National Park Superintendent Jane Rodgers.

A preview of the artists and artworks is now available on the website,

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Art Expo opening weekend will be celebrated Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 4-5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the 29 Palms Art Gallery, with an art market, artist booths, live music, food and beverages. An awards reception will take place on the gallery patio Saturday, Nov. 4, from 4 to 7 p.m. Admission is free.

Jurors for this year’s juried exhibition were artists Chloe Allred, Ted Meyer, Thomas Alban, photographer and JTNP representative Alex Snay, and president of Joshua Tree National Park Council for the Arts, Beverly Krushat.

Award judges will be photographer Sant Khalsa and sculptor Ron Therrio from Joshua Tree, and plein-air artist Kathleen Strukoff of Palm Springs.

The annual Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition is presented by Joshua Tree National Park Council for the Arts in partnership with 29 Palms Artists’ Guild, both 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations.

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