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11th Annual Plein Air Invitational

In Borrego Springs, March means art – and lots of it. The 11h Annual Plein Air Invitational event, March 5-11, has seen 15 noted Plein Air artists out and about finding inspiration in the desert. Invited artists: Martin Arriola,... — Updated 03/13/2017


BAI Art Shows Talent in Borrego

The 2017 Art Guild Members’ Show at the Borrego Art Institute saw a huge turnout of visitors Sat. Feb. 4. 42 member artists submitted over 100 pieces of art for the show and a lot of pieces were sold through the course of the night. Winners of the photo competition were... — Updated 02/6/2017


BSPAC Big Band Gala

The Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center’s (BSPAC) Big Band Gala had guests filling the courtyard outside its doors. A sumptuous buffet was laid on through a ‘pot luck’ provided by the board members and wine flowed freely while Haddon Salt serenaded the crowd with his... — Updated 11/27/2016


Have a Do Wop Christmas

Well folks, with the success of the Gala Opening, Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center (BSPAC) is thrilled to welcome in the Holiday Season with our annual Christmas Show. Linda Roller, along with Jack McGuire, is once again presenting this season’s show with a wink and a nod... — Updated 12/1/2016


Anza-Borrego Foundation - Photo Contest

"Aaaaannnnd we're officially closed down! 711 entries total for the 2017 Anza-Borrego Desert Photo Contest!!! Thanks for submitting photos, now we wait for the judges!" That's the official news for the 2017 Anza-Borrego Foundations annual photography contest. Looking forward to... — Updated 12/12/2016



THE ART OF PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW opens November 18 and runs through December 4. Artists may submit up to three images of any size and these are due in the gallery not later than November 13. We will be taking in art at the gallery on November 12 and 13, 10:30 am to 4:00 pm. All work... — Updated 11/2/2016



CRAFTED WORKS OF ART opens December 9 and runs through December 26. Crafters may submit work that is considered finely crafted and suitable for Christmas gift giving. Work is limited to three large pieces and up to 10 small pieces. Please send photos for consideration of your... — Updated 11/2/2016



A SHOW OF CONTEMPORARY LATIN AMERICAN ART, selected works of art by artists of Latino heritage or art that has been strongly influenced by the Latino culture. Show opens January 2 and runs until January 29. Opening reception with Mariachi music will be on January 7, 5 to 8 pm.... — Updated 11/2/2016


BAI - Demonstrations

The Borrego Art Institute is starting a new program of demonstrations and seminars. The first in the series is a demonstration by Borrego ceramic artist Jack Sims on November 16 at 2:00 in the gallery.... — Updated 11/2/2016

 By Borrego Springs Art Guild    Arts

Watercolors in Borrego

Most of you know that Carol Ravy held Watercolor Classes in Borrego for several years, first through Palomar College and then sponsored by the Art Guild. In the past, Palomar College also provided a variety of other credited classes for our community, but pulled out suddenly... — Updated 10/6/2016


Ancient Horses of Anza-Borrego - Open House

ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE October 22, 1pm to 3pm and October 23, 9am to noon ​Horses are native to North America, originating on this continent approximately 57 million years ago. Throughout much of their history, they were a diverse... — Updated 10/18/2016

 By Denny DuVall    Arts


Saturday afternoon found Henry and I heading to the art gallery in Santa Ysabel to check out featured artist Jane Culp. Her work will be on display from October 8th through November 13th 2016. Free admission. Jane's paintings are... — Updated 10/14/2016


Featured Artist for the Anza Valley Artists

The Anza Valley Artists has Announced that Anza Valley Painter and Taxidermy Artist Gary Bello has been named Featured Artist for the Anza Valley Artists' October 1, 2016 Fall Art Show. Celebrating 10 years, the Anza Valley... — Updated 09/20/2016


Pic of the Day

An exhibition of photography by J. Raymond Mireles at Circuitous Succession Gallery depicts a mosaic of the individuality and diversity that make this country unique in the world. Based in San Diego, Mireles is a commercial and... — Updated 07/20/2016



The California Center for Digital Arts is holding a photography workshop led by instructor David LaNeve. On the course you will learn:- Composition technique Shutter speed Basic photography Participants will visit statues at Slot... — Updated 07/29/2016


2017 Anza- Borrego Desert Photo Contest

The Anza-Borrego Foundation in-conjunction with the Borrego Art Institute have announced the dates for the 2017 Anza- Borrego Desert Photo Contest. This popular contest focuses on the beauty and opportunities of the Anza-Borrego... — Updated 07/17/2016


Elementary Students Show Their Talent

The 2016 BSES Talent Show sparkled with lively acts appearing on the stage before a welcoming audience of family and friends, last Friday, as the school year was rolling to an end.... — Updated 06/17/2016


Julian - Mothers Day Show

The deadline for entering the Julian Arts Guild Mothers Day Show without paying a late entry penalty is fast approaching, so this is a reminder that the time is now! If you're interested, the entry form is available on the... — Updated 04/28/2016


Ramona Art & Wine Festival Painted Wine Barrel Auction

CALL TO ARTISTS The Ramona Art & Wine Festival Painted Wine Barrel Auction We are excited to invite you to participate as Wine Barrel Artists for the 4th Annual Ramona Fine Art & Wine Festival 2016, Wine Barrel Auction, the event that celebrates San Diego artisans and the Ramona... — Updated 04/28/2016


BAI - William Bartko Art Work

The Gallery at The Borrego Art Institute have received a consignment of over 80 William Bartko unframed original watercolors. Most are signed and prices range from $81 to $360.... — Updated 04/18/2016


Salton Sea - Draws in Russian Filmmaker

A female Russian filmmaker at Columbia University launched an IndieGoGo campaign to fund her thesis film - Mother's Day. The team raised enough money to complete the film, but they need more seed capital to shoot the movie in the... — Updated 04/6/2016


Borrego Springs - BAI, Bunny & Hare

A showing of the whimsical art and cartoons of Saul Miller. Saul's 'Bunny & Hare' cartoons can be seen in the Borrego Sun and you can now enjoy seeing the original creations at the Borrego Art Institute. Show will hang in conjunction with the Clay and Glass Show and will be... — Updated 03/30/2016


Anza-Borrego Landscape Painting Workshop

Saim Caglayan, founder and chairman of the Laguna Beach Plein Air Painters Association (LPAPA), has been visiting the Anza Borrego Desert State Park since 1971. He was the founder, along with Katalina Prince, of the Borrego... — Updated 04/6/2016

 By Russell Webb    Arts

Borrego Springs - New Gallery at The Mall

Right next door to USA Martial Arts is the “new” Gallery at the mall. Well, not so new. After the Paper and Print Boutique closed in October the space sat empty until Joya Granbery-Hoyt and her sister Pamela Granbery decided it was the perfect spot to have a working studio... — Updated 02/24/2016


ABF Winning Photographs

Awards and Opening Reception for the ABF Photo Contest took place on Feb. 6. Show hangs through Feb. 27 at Borrego Art Institute.... — Updated 02/29/2016


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