2018 Gem/Mineral Expo and Postcard Series
pop-up at the hammer museum store
april 3 through september 30, 2018 in los angeles

We are excited to announce that our annual High Desert Test Sites Gem/Mineral Expo will be hosted this year at the Hammer Museum Store as part of the A-Z West Works pop-up, organized by Andrea Zittel. Each year the HDTS Gem/Mineral Expo features a spectacular array of stones for sale at prices from $2 to $200. Stones are sourced from Quartzite, Arizona where vendors of rocks, gems, minerals, fossils and everything else imaginable create one of the largest open air gem/mineral flea markets in the world.

Also in connection with the pop-up we are releasing our 2018 Limited Edition Postcard Series. This year’s postcard edition features twelve photographs of the desert by Sarah Lyon. The group of images titled “From Nowhere to There" has been generated over the course of two decades of cross country travel through the desert and beyond. The full set of postcards are also available on our online store and at the HDTS HQ.

In addition to stones and postcards, you can pick up a wide assortment of HDTS products including our Scout publications, a selection of our favorite books from Kip’s Desert Book Club, HDTS tote bags, t-shirts, and our annual print editions by some of our very generous former HDTS artists. Proceeds from all HDTS sales will support HDTS projects and programming.

Special HDTS and A-Z West Works events and activations will take place at the Hammer Store throughout the spring and summer. More details will be announced on the Hammer Museum website.
High Desert Test Sites
Dan John Anderson
Jedediah Caesar
BKB Ceramics
China Ranch Date Farm
Trinie Dalton
Katy Davidson
Desert Oracle
Bob Dornberger
Shari Elf
Edie Fake
Hole in the Sand/Sarah Witt
Alice Könitz
Grant Earl Lavalley
Sarah Lyon
Machine in Hand
Jennifer Morris
Tara Jane O’Neil
Corrina Peipon
Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs
The Renderers
Nora Rolf
Ry Rocklen
Seeing Trails Hiking Club
The Sibleys
Snakeroot Apothecary
Gabie Strong
Studio Herron
Carson Terry
Totally Blown
Sarah Wertzberger
Elena Yu
Vanesa Zendejas

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