Gem and Mineral Expo and Pancake Breakfast
a fundraiser supporting high desert test sites
february 14-15, 2015
High Desert Test Sites is pleased to announce the HDTS Gem and Mineral Expo and Pancake Breakfast, a fundraising event in Los Angeles to support the Joshua Tree-based nonprofit organization that supports artists and their endeavors to make work that engages directly with a community, culture, or landscape. The three part event will feature a Gem and Mineral Sale, a painted rock auction, and a Saturday pancake breakfast.
February 14, 2015, 10AM - 5PM
February 15, 2015, 12PM - 5PM
3352 San Fernando Road, Los Angeles, CA 90065
(across from LA Zine Fest)
Pancake Breakfast: On Saturday February 14th, HDTS will host a pancake breakfast. $7 buys you a breakfast with your choice of coffee or juice. $10 gets you breakfast and a mimosa. (Beverages also available throughout the event.)
Gem and Mineral Sale: Inspired by the gem and mineral mecca of Quartzsite, Arizona, HDTS will hold its own gem and mineral sale throughout the weekend that will feature a vast array of stones and crystals for sale at every price range, from $1 to $100.
Silent Auction: The two-day event will showcase a silent auction of artist-painted rocks, being held in the spirit of artists Scott and Tyson Reeder’s project General Store Rocks (originally featured in Amy and Wendy Yao’s Art Swap Meet at the HDTS 2004 event).
A selection of artists, including many HDTS artists and collaborators, have contributed original “painted rocks” to be auctioned in support of High Desert Test Sites. Email your bid to firstname.lastname@example.org, or bid in person Saturday and Sunday! View artist rocks up for auction here.
Participating artists include:
Lisa Anne Auerbach
Claire L. Evans
Matt Merkel Hess
Amanda Yates Garcia
View event updates on Facebook
View Instagram to preview some of the artist rocks that will be up for auction, and gems & minerals that will be for sale!
Special thanks to Riverside Studios, Matthew Dannevik, Bob Dornberger, Mark X Farina, Megan Plunkett, Catharine Stebbins, Gabie Strong, Tatiana Vahan, and all of the amazing artists who donated rocks!