Upcoming Exhibitions

Upcoming Exhibitions

"Survival is Insufficient: Art After the Apocalypse"

Artwork inspired Emily St. John Mandel's novel "Station Eleven", Part of the NEA Big Read Morongo Basin

September 14 - October 12, 2019

Opening Reception - September 14, 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Curator, Exhibiting Artist

When technology and civilization itself collapses, what will we preserve?  What new forms of art will emerge?  What is the role of art and artists in times of crisis?

The September group show at the Beatnik Lounge in downtown Joshua Tree invites work by local artists responding to the theme, “Survival is Insufficient: Art after the Apocalypse.”

The title refers to the ideas featured in Emily St John Mandel’s novel Station Eleven.  We invite community members to reflect on the role of art to inspire, nurture, and sustain human connectivity in the face of environmental and societal collapse.

Past Exhibitions

Love Monkey - Featured Artist, Joshua Tree, CA, March 2019

Acrylic paintings


JTNP Art Expo 2018 [juried group show], 29 Palms Gallery, Twentynine Palms, CA, Sept 2018

Acrylic painting


Lost and Found  [co-curator, group show], Beatnik Lounge, Joshua Tree, CA, Sept 2018


Topophobia  [solo show], Joshua Tree Library, Joshua Tree, CA, July - Oct 2018

Mixed media paintings


Crania  [two-person show], 29 Palms Inn, Twentynine Palms, CA, May - July 2018

Acrylic paintings


Life in the Cracks  [juried group show], San Bernardino County Museum, San Bernardino, CA, March 2018

Acrylic painting


The Dog Show  [group show], Beatnik Lounge, Joshua Tree, CA, Jan 2018

Acrylic painting


Hwy 62 Art Tours [group show + open studio], Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council, Joshua Tree, CA, Oct 2017

Mixed media paintings


Adventures in Facebooklandia [group show], Beatnik Lounge, Joshua Tree, CA, Aug 2017

Acrylic painting


Artists’ Tea Show [group show], Gallery 62, Joshua Tree, CA, May 2017



Grounded [solo show], YogaLove Studio, Oakland, CA, July - Oct 2015

Pro Arts [group show + open studio], Pro Arts Gallery + American Steel Studios, Oakland, CA, Apr 2015

Mixed media paintings


The Art of Living Black [group show + open studio], Richmond Arts Center + American Steel Studios, Oakland, CA, Jan - Mar 2015

Mixed media paintings


Art + Industry [group show + open studio], American Steel Studios, Oakland, CA, May 2014

Mixed media paintings


Art + Industry [group show + open studio], American Steel Studios, Oakland, CA, May 2013

Mixed media paintings


Virus Show [group show], Lobot Gallery, Oakland, CA, June 2006

Drawings on panels


Sway Opening [group show]

Acrylic paintings and collages

Sway Gallery, Berkeley, CA

Jan - Feb 03


Hide [solo show]

Acrylic paintings

Anshen + Allen Architects, San Francisco, CA

Dec 02


Hakata-cho Bunkasai [group show]


Hakata-cho Auditorium, Japan

Nov 99


CCAC Senior Show [juried group show]

Drawings and etchings

Student Center Galleries, Oakland, CA

Jun 98


No. 2 [solo show]

Various media

Center Gallery, Oakland, CA

May 98


Heads & Other Lumps [two-person show]


Isabel Percy West Gallery, Oakland, CA

Oct 97


Blanc & White [solo show]


Martinez 4 Gallery, Oakland, CA

Oct 97


Wish You Were Here [solo show]


The Print Shop, Oakland, CA

Sep 97

Jillian Sandell:  jilliansandell[at]yahoo.com  •  IG: @morethanadequate

Douglas Blanc:  zendoug[at]gmail.com  •  IG:  @zendoug1969