It’s time for High Desert Test Sites’ annual HDTS Gem/Mineral Expo and Painted Rock Auction! Inspired by the gem and mineral mecca, Quartzsite, Arizona, the HDTS Gem/Mineral Expo features our own vast array of gems, minerals, and crystals for sale at every price range, from $1 to $100.
Concurrent with the expo is the Painted Rock Auction—a silent auction of artist-painted rocks, inspired by Scott and Tyson Reeder’s project, General Store Rocks (originally featured in Amy and Wendy Yao’s Art Swap Meet at HDTS 2004). Bid on original “painted rocks" by some of our favorite artists and collaborators, and support HDTS. All proceeds from this two-part event go towards HDTS programing and operating expenses.
The event will take place at:
Human Resources—410 Cottage Home St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
February 25-26, 2017, 11 am–5 pm
Please check back on Saturday morning when all rocks will be posted below! And check out more images and info on our Instagram. Email us to set up absentee bidding if you cannot make it to the event.
See you there! And don't forget to visit us at our LA Art Book Fair booth from February 24-26, where we will launch the latest in our Scout Series, Eden Solas' Tender Tinder Tarot Teacher.
Adrienne Adar (found rock, pom poms)
Alison O'Daniel (necklace)
David Benjamin Sherry
Dianna Molzan (Canvas string, Flashe, acrylic, and found masonry)
Gabie Strong (Rock with USB drive album with noise music titled 'Incantations Vol. 1')
Halsey Clark Rodman
Hannah Vainstein (Speak to the Rock)
Jay Lizo (Bullet Rock, acrylic, clay, wood)
Jesse Sugarman (Blacktop back into Brimstone, blacktop, stove crucifix)
Julie Tolentino (two types of quartz and three chunks of Himalayan salt)
Julie Tolentino (enveloped rocks: gold painted rock with a salt rock moving foundation wrapped in leather and gold thread)
Landon Wiggs (Brenda)
Lauren Spencer King (Rainbow Mineral Monochrome, Madder lake, pink earth, han purple, quartz, lapis, azurite, honey, glycerin, gum arabic on paper panel)
Michael Henry Hayden
Olga Koumoundouros (Course Correct, Color digital print on cardstock. Writing and photos by Olga Koumoundouros)
OOIEE (Matt Olson)
Ry Rocklen (Smart Rock; Forton MG, 24k gold plating; 2013; ed. of 10)
Steven Hayes Rimlinger (Hard of Hearing)
Tara Jane O'Neil
Tyler Matthew Oyer (Plastic, pyrite)
Women's Center for Creative Work
See you there!