High Desert Arts & Literary Festival

High Desert Arts and Literary Festival Fundraiser will:

  • Provide scholarships for women at Victor Valley College
  • Support the Celebrating Women in Math & Science STEM Conference for three hundred local 8th–grade girl students
  • Send local 7th-grade girls to Tech Trek, a science and math camp at University of California, Irvine for one week

2017 High Desert Arts and Literary Festival Flyer PDF


OPEN CALL TO ARTISTS

The High Desert Arts and Literary Festival invites artists to submit original entries of their  paintings and prints, sculpture, clay art, textile art, photography, art glass, mixed media, and original fine art jewelry.

Artist Entry Forms PDF Files:

 Web-Fillable Artist Entry Form   or   Artist Entry Form

Student Artist Entry Forms PDF files:

18-24 years old Student Form 14-18 years old Student Form


Sponsor Informational Packet

PDF Sponsor Informational Packet

 

High Desert Arts and Literary Festival Facebook Page 

 


HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE

This art show started as an Art Tour at AAUW member’s homes.

Bernie Schwertfeger and Evelyn Blocker, two of the inaugural members of the first art show in 1996.

Bernie Schwertfeger and Evelyn Blocker, two of the inaugural members of the first art show in 1996.

Trever Bennett, a well-known artist and member of the Victor Valley Branch, had a dream of an Art Tour for the Victor Valley. The whole idea was to tell people about the great number of talented artists in the High Desert, and to fund women returning to college to better care for themselves and their families. The first AAUW Victor Valley Branch Art Tour was in 1996. It continues today as a successful and festive event.

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