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The Pottery Borrego Art Institute

The Pottery Borrego Art Institute will hold its annual open house and studio sale Saturday Dec. 9 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The open house will feature work by local artists including Jack Sims, Lynn Dee, Ginger Dunlap-Dietz, Gretchen Grawunder, Jill Sullivan, Leslie Duncan,... — Updated 12/4/2017


BASIC Circle of Art – Unveiling Ceremony

BASIC Circle of Art will hold an unveiling ceremony for the 2018 poster by Barbara Nickerson at the Art Guild Thursday Dec. 14. The ceremony will begin at 11:30 a.m. For more information or if you have any questions, contact director Jacque Goodrich at 307-359-... — Updated 12/4/2017


BAI Showcases Unique Artwork

The beauty of creation and the artistic keen eye were combined into two shows to not only make it exciting, but unique. On Dec. 2, the Borrego Art Institute held an opening reception for 'A Show of Finely Crafted Art' and 'The Art... — Updated 12/14/2017


Chamber Bravura Films First Music Video

With the sun beaming down at Clark Dry Lake, members of Chamber Bravura, who were dressed elegantly in black, began to shoot their first music video Dec. 2. Approximately 30 members of the choir, ranging from ages 11 – 17, were... — Updated 12/14/2017


James Hubbell Exhibit – Santa Ysabel Art Gallery

Nov. 25 through Jan. 7, there will be the Autumn exhibit, a one-person show that will feature the work of iconic San Diego County artist James Hubbell. On exhibit will be Hubbell's paintings, current assemblage and sculpture pieces, and stained glass. The paintings are plein air... — Updated 11/10/2017


Mural Entries – Finalist 1

Thank you to everyone who has submitted entries for the new mural at the airport restaurant. The final two are available now for the public to choose from. Please place your votes at with the name of... — Updated 11/28/2017


Mural Entries – Finalist 2

Thank you to everyone who has submitted entries for the new mural at the airport restaurant. The final two are available now for the public to choose from. Please place your votes at with the name of... — Updated 11/28/2017


Santa Ysabel Art Gallery Features Adele Earnshaw

Take a break and visit some colorful and expressive paintings at the Santa Ysabel Art Gallery Oct. 14 through Nov. 12. Wide Spot In The Road is a one person exhibit featuring the landscape paintings of internationally known artist... — Updated 10/10/2017

 By Michael Sadler    Arts

Borregan Gold

What I call the “treasure map” lay at the bottom of a strongbox in the attic of my family home, placed there a few months before the house went on the market. I’m not a treasure hunter, but rather a 36-year old and recently separated criminal psychologist with no kids. The... — Updated 09/5/2017


2018 Anza-Borrego Desert Photo Contest

The Anza-Borrego Foundation is now accepting entries for the 2018 Anza-Borrego Desert Photo Contest. There are six categories to choose from - Plants of ABDSP, Desert Bighorn Sheep of ABDSP, Animals (not sheep) of ABDSP,... — Updated 08/4/2017


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


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


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