Desert Artists League

DAL meetings

Our official season runs from September through May. We have different artists who do demonstrations in different media, following the business portion of the meeting. Please check our WORKSHOP PAGE to find out who will be our next guest artist.

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When we meet

We usually meet on first Monday of each month at 6:30 pm September through May. If the first Monday falls on a holiday the meeting will be held on the second Monday. Check our calendar for exact dates and PROGRAMS for the upcoming meetings.

Video Library

Improve your skills, borrow videos or DVDs from our Video Library.

Where we meet

Church of the Nazarene
571 N Norma Street
Ridgecrest, California

Pizza Factory, 1601 Triangle Dr, R/C CA.
Third Tuesday on the months when we meet.


SEPTEMBER 3 MEETING PROGRAM. Warner V Graves III will present a program outlining the influence of his family’s history on his painting, his “day job” as a muralist, and what he learned painting desert landscapes in oils. His book, “Postcards From Mecca” is based on family photographs and his research of history of southern California. It will be published in January 2019. He will have a show at the 29 Palms Art Gallery in December 2018.

OCTOBER 1 MEETING PROGRAM. Howard Rees will demonstrate oil painting.

NOVEMBER 5 MEETING PROGRAM. 5 DAL President Sally Valiton will demonstrate her journaling and sketchbook skills and techniques.

DECEMBER MEETING PROGRAM. Dec. 10 at 6PM will be the holiday potluck at the home of Donna and Rick David. DAL provides the non-alcoholic beverages, place settings and ham or turkey. Members and their guests bring accompaniments. Phone Carolyn McDaniel for more information.

JANUARY 7 MEETING PROGRAM. Frances Nichols will demonstrate a pastel painting, different from the workshop.


MARCH 4 MEETING PROGRAM. Frances Nichols will demonstrate linoleum carving, printing and watercolor highlighting.

APRIL 1 MEETING PROGRAM. Pastel demonstration by Debra Newton using the technique taught at the March 30th workshop.

MAY 6 MEETING PROGRAM. Bruce Robertson and Shelley Redford Young will demonstrate painting Figures and People in watercolor