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Eye of the Artist - Landscapes of the Mind

  • Sat, July 15, 2017
  • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Idyllwild Area Historical Society, 54470 N. Circle Drive


  • Participants will receive a donation receipt after the event.
  • I would like to donate a piece, even though I am not a member.

Registration is closed

Serene gardens, views of the mountains, art, music, refreshments, wine, fun and summer weather, this "Eye of the Artist" judged art show should prove to be popular with both locals and visitors.  Artists, use your imagination to create unique art with the expansive theme of "Landscapes of the Mind."

The gardens at the Idyllwild Area Historical Society will also act as host to working artists.  The day's events include a gallery tour, a silent auction and a raffle of the donated themed art.   For as little as $20 worth of raffle tickets, you could win artwork worth hundreds of dollars.  How great is that?  Funds raised from this yearly fundraiser go toward putting on future art events, education programs and promoting Idyllwild as an art destination. 

Music will be provided by Carlos Reynosa, a local favorite.


Free to the public.  Only artists need to register. 

Our judge for this event is N.S. David.  Each category will receive a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place ribbon.  Ribbons will be awarded for Best of Show and People's Choice.

If you have questions or would like to volunteer to help on the day of the event, please email us at artinidyllwild@gmail.com.

Those looking for overnight accommodations are encouraged to stay at one of our patron inns.  

Artist REGISTRATION information:


  • The theme for this year's Eye of the Artist is "Landscapes of the Mind!".  We encourage you to have a lot of fun with the theme. 
  • Show Categories are in place for judging!  Click here to see a description of each category, as you will be asked to select a category when registering.  Not sure what you plan to donate?  No worries!  You can still sign-up and determine category when you deliver your piece. 

  • All hanging pieces must be wired and ready for hanging.

  • Because this is a fundraiser, non-members may donate a piece for our cause.  Only member pieces, however, will be entered into the judging competition.

  • In exchange for donating, as a member, hanging fees for our 2017 shows will be waived.

  • For planning purposes, we would appreciate artists pre-registering, although walk-in donations will be accepted on July 14th (2pm-4pm) and July 15th (by (9:30am).  If you need to coordinate an early drop off, please contact Donna Elliotl at artinidyllwild@gmail.com. 

Important Dates: 

Event Chairs, Donna Elliot & Neil Jenkins, are available to assist artists.  You may contact them at above email or 562 822-5479. 

  • July 14th - Drop off entries between 2pm-4pm at the Historical Society .  
  • July 15th - Drop off entries before 9:30am (Note:  If you would like to assist with setting up, we will start at 7:30am on Saturday.)
  • July 15th - Join in on the fun!  Event starts at Noon.
  • July 15th - Show tear down starts at 5pm.  Any assistance is appreciated

Telephone: 951-692-6135 , Address: PO Box 472, Idyllwild, CA 92549                     © Copyright Art Alliance of Idyllwild

Email: artinidyllwild@gmail.com

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