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 By Martha Deichler    Arts

Wade Beane – Passion, Energy and Vision for the BAI

As the newly appointed Executive Director of the Borrego Art Institute (BAI), Wade Beane is a human example of the rich produce the ArtPark is growing. Starting with his highly successful work in creating a whimsical, productive and educational garden environment with the ArtPark,... — Updated 6/7/2024


BSFI announces Free Summer Movies at BSPAC

The Borrego Springs Film Institute (BSFI) is bringing movies back to the theater! Beginning in June 2024, the BSFI, in collaboration with the Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center (BSPAC), will present free movies on the big... — Updated 5/29/2024

 By Sally Walsh    Arts

Borrego Art News

Borrego Art Institute Wade Beane has been named the Borrego Art Institute’s Interim Executive Director. He will also remain as ArtPark Director. Kim Wyatt was also appointed as Communications and Development Director. McQuown/Wermers Gallery Summer Show continues with a diverse c... — Updated 5/26/2024


Plein Air QuickDraw Winner

The 2024 Borrego Springs Plein Air Invitational Quick Draw Winner has been announced. See the March 14 issue of the Borrego Sun for a list of the winners and contestants in this year's invitational.... — Updated 5/15/2024


Candlewood Arts Festival Returns to Borrego

Celebrate art, community and our shared environment. Make sure you don't miss this highly anticipated art festival, the fourth edition of the Candlewood Arts Festival March 23 right here in Borrego Springs. So mark those... — Updated 5/15/2024

 By Sally Walsh    Arts

Art Season Wraps Up

House Of Borrego Springs- Summer House – West Gallery Summer Show, at House Of Borrego Springs, West Gallery, features a significant collection of mid century items. Curator and gallery owner Elizabeth Rodriquez has a natural f... — Updated 5/12/2024


Wade Beane Named BAI Interim Executive Director

The Borrego Art Institute has named Wade Beane as the Interim Executive Director. Kim Wyatt has also stepped into the role of Communications & Development Director.... — Updated 5/10/2024

 By Sally Walsh    Arts

Borrego Art Showings Continue

Borrego Art Institute's 18th Annual Plein Air Invitational, show ending on April 14 once again offered Borrego a spectacular art experience. This show is the cornerstone of each season's show calendar at the BAI. A fabulous success... — Updated 4/20/2024

 By Martha Deichler    Arts

Borrego Laughed and They're Still Chuckling!

If laughing truly releases endorphins into the body, then there are hundreds of Borregans who overdosed on this beneficial chemical two weeks ago at the Performing Arts Center. This occurred during the performance of Borrego Laughs... — Updated 3/28/2024


Candlewood Arts Festival

After a year off to have artists become more deeply connected to Borrego Springs, the Candlewood Arts Festival was finally back on March 23. The Festival featured newly commissioned, temporary public art projects that engage... — Updated 3/27/2024


BASIC Circle of Art Showcases Fine Art for a Great Cause

The 35th annual Circle of Art was held at Christmas Circle on March 16 and 17 treating the community of Borrego Springs with art across a spectrum of mediums to attract both residents and tourists alike. From beautiful textiles to... — Updated 3/20/2024

 By Sally Walsh    Arts

Clearcoat Sculpts Vintage at THOBS

Allison Beaudry – House Of Borrego Springs West Gallery March 2nd – April 28th 'Clearcoat,' Allison Beaudry's original sculpture and vintage object assemble collection takes us on an artistic journey back to the 1960's. In the arti... — Updated 3/18/2024


Candlewood Arts Festival Timeline of Events: March 23

The Candlewood Arts Festival returns to the Anza Borrego Desert on March 23, with commissioned public art works as well as a gallery exhibition of art by local youth. The Festival, sponsored by Under The Sun Foundation, will include a performance, workshops, an artists’ talk, a... — Updated 3/16/2024


Open House and Studio of Jeanne Pleko

Don’t miss an open house and studio of Jeanne Plekon, Landscape Artists, Saturday March 23, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 590 Pointing Rock Drive. For more information, contact — Updated 3/16/2024


Candlewood Arts Festival: Meet the Exhibiting Artists

• KARLA DIAZ will invite visitors to join her in a celebration of often untold community stories and the meditative power of running, all in relationship to the history-filled landscape of Borrego Springs. The performance will celebrate the connections between mind and body, l... — Updated 3/15/2024

 By Sally Walsh    Arts

Plein Air Show Paints Borrego

The Plein Air collection this year is masterful, spectacular, almost every artwork is exquisite. Three hundred and fifty enthusiastic art lovers attended the March 8 reception and prize giving. Sales had already started prior to... — Updated 3/10/2024


Plein Air Artists are Out

Artists for the annual Plein Air Invitational are out and about in Borrego Springs, capturing the natural beauty our desert has to offer. Many artists were out early on the morning of March 4. The reception and awards will be held... — Updated 3/5/2024


18th Annual Plein Air

Don’t miss the many artists who have been invited back to Borrego Springs to capture the natural beauty our desert has to offer with precision and creative minds on the canvas beginning Monday March 4. The reception and awards will be held Saturday March 9, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. For m... — Updated 3/4/2024


Circle of Art

Basic Assistance to Students in the Community (BASIC) will hold its Annual Circle of Art Show and Sale Fundraiser on Saturday and Sunday March 16 and 17, at Christmas Circle in Borrego Springs. This juried fine arts show and sale is free to the public and features more than 50... — Updated 3/4/2024

 By Sally Walsh    Arts

Art, Photographs Showcased in Borrego

LUMINOUS – GRADIENT PRINTS – ARTHUR GOLDING House Of Borrego Springs, West Gallery February 3 thru 24 The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love color the most. John Ruskin, The Stones of Venice, 1851. Architect Art... — Updated 2/20/2024

 By Sally Walsh    Arts

Contemporary Latin American Art on Display

Show Of Contemporary Latin American Art – Sponsored by Nita & Jerry Wipper Jan. 6 – 28 Borrego Art Institute This show did not disappoint. Joyful mariachi music played outside the gallery to an appreciative audience setting a liv... — Updated 2/15/2024


Robert Beckmann: Natural World Investigations; Epiphanies & Consolations, Disjunctions and Sluicing

In the natural world and of the natural world, artists and humans alike are born into the solemn mysteries and enigmas of creation. Striving to gather understanding about existence while being in time and space and observing... — Updated 2/15/2024


Robert Beckmann Paintings on View

Las Vegas, Nevada artist Robert Beckmann is exhibiting Natural World Investigations; Epiphanies and Consolations, Disjunctions and Sluicing at The House of Borrego Springs West Gallery. The exhibition continues through January 28. Open Tuesday – Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. L... — Updated 2/15/2024

 By Sally Walsh    Arts

Borrego Springs Art Flourishes

Art Guild Members Show Borrego Art Institute An engaging, enthusiastic, crowd supported the annual Art Guild Members Show. An eclectic presentation covering many styles of art and mixed medium pieces. I was struck by two small,... — Updated 2/15/2024

 By Sally Walsh    Arts

Art Showcases Variety of Perspectives

By Sally Walsh, Art Critic Borrego Art Institute- North Gallery The Golden Land Kristen Guest Nov. 4 – Nov. 26 Stunning, landscape paintings, seemingly painted with a sense of joy and spontaneity. Like most colorists Kristen is a... — Updated 11/21/2023


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