Current and Upcoming Events:

October 12-13 and 19-20, 2019, Open Studios/Highway 62 Art Tours, Studio 107 on the Art Tours map and website (https://hwy62arttours.org/)

October 19-20, 2019, Participating Artist, "Keep a Breast" group show of customized breast casts, Yucca Valley, CA (part of Open Studios)

Exhibitions:

October 19-20, 2019, Participating Artist, "Keep a Breast" group show of customized breast casts, Yucca Valley, CA (https://www.keep-a-breast.org/high-desert)

October 12-13 and 19-20, 2019, Participating Artist, Open Studios/Highway 62 Art Tours, CA

October-December 2019, "What Have You Learned? (The Smell of Creosote After Rain)" in "No Place Like Home" group show at the Twentynine Palms Visitors Center, Twentynine Palms, CA

September 2019, "What Have You Learned? (The Smell of Creosote After Rain)" and "Hidden Valley (Pink and Teal" at Morongo Valley Art Colony Fall Show, Morongo Valley, CA (2nd prize for "Hidden Valley")

July-Sept 2019, Featured Artist, Art in Public Places, Joshua Tree Library, Joshua Tree, CA

July-Sept 2019, "The Other Kind of NERD" zines (3 vol.), in "Self-Care in Challenging Times," JanRae Community Gallery, Women's Cancer Resource Center, Berkeley, CA

May 2019, “Creosote Galls” in Morongo Valley Art Colony Spring Show, Morongo Valley, CA (honorable mention) 

 

May 26, 2019, “Tracks (Roadrunner and Quail)” in Helms Bakery exhibition space, Los Angeles, CA

 

April-June 2019, “Tracks (Roadrunner and Raven)” in “Birds, Buds, and Bees” group show at the Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce, Twentynine Palms, CA

 

April-May 2019, “A Piece of the Pie” (zine) in “What’s on Your Plate?” at S.C.R.A.P. Gallery (Student Creative Reuse Art Program), Cathedral City, CA

 

March-May 2019, Featured Artist, Art in Public Places, Naturalives Spa, Joshua Tree, CA 

 

October 2018, “The Last Bottle of Water” zine in “Sea Change: The Politics of Plastic 2050” at S.C.R.A.P. Gallery (Student Creative Reuse Art Program), Cathedral City, CA

 

September 2018, “Hidden Valley #11,” Morongo Valley Art Colony Fall Show (honorable mention)

 

July-Sept 2018,  Featured artist, Art in Public Places, 29 Palms Inn, Twentynine Palms, CA

 

July 2018 “A Piece of the Pie,” “Directions,” “Lexicon of Dogitude,” “Sonder,” “The Last Bottle of Water,” and “Tracks” (zines) group show at Gallery 62, Joshua Tree, CA

 

February 2018, “Infinite Resource” (cartoon) included in “How to Write a Love Letter” (zine) in “Wear Your Heart On” group show at Beatnik Lounge, Joshua Tree, CA

 

January 2018, “The Lexicon of Dogitude” (zine) in “The Dog Show” group show at the Beatnik Lounge, Joshua Tree, CA

 

December 2017, “Directions,” “A Piece of the Pie,” “Sonder,” and “Tracks” (zines) in Gallery 62 Holiday Show, Joshua Tree, CA

 

November 2017, “The Last Bottle of Water” (zine) in “The Water Show” group show at the Beatnik Lounge, Joshua Tree, CA

 

October 2017, Open Studios, Highway 62 Art Tours, Joshua Tree, CA

 

October 2017, “Tracks” in group show at Gallery 62, Joshua Tree, CA

 

May 2017, “Denied” (drawing/collage) in “Nasty Woman” group show at the Beatnik Lounge, Joshua Tree, CA

 

April 2017, “Preserve and Access” (drawing) in JTLab’s Artists’ Tea group show at Gallery 62, Joshua Tree, CA

 

March 2017, “What have you learned?/The Smell of Creosote After Rain” (drawing/collage) in “Revelations from the Desert” group show at the Beatnik Lounge, Joshua Tree, CA

 

January 2017, Excerpts from “Variant of Unknown Significance” (zine), in “Pictures Worth 1000 Words” group show at the Beatnik Lounge, Joshua Tree, CA

 


 

Zine Fests and Related Events:

 

October 5, 2019, San Diego Zine Fest, Bread and Salt, San Diego, CA

September 8, 2019, Long Beach Zine Fest, Long Beach, CA

August 24, 2019, Orange County Zine Fest, Anaheim Library, CA

May 26, 2019, Los Angeles Zine Fest, Los Angeles, CA

 

May 4, 2019, Black Luck Vintage pop-up, Yucca Valley, CA

 

March 31, 2019, Joshua Tree Zine Fest, Joshua Tree, CA

 

March 30, 2019, Desert Stars, Joshua Tree, CA

 

March 23, 2019, Curious Publishing Festival, Ontario, CA

 

Nov-Dec 2019, “Meet the Authors” local writers events, Morongo Basin, CA

 

Oct 20, 2018, Pain Sugar Zineposium, Life Arts Center, Riverside, CA

 

Sept 30, 2018, San Diego Zine Fest, Bread and Salt Gallery, San Diego, CA

 

Sept 29, 2018, San Fernando Valley Zine Fest, Rededa, CA

 

Sept 2, 2018, San Francisco Zine Fest, County Fair Building, San Francisco, CA

 

August 25, 2018, Orange County Zine Fest, Anaheim, CA

 

June 24, 2018, Denver Zine Fest, Denver, CO 

 

May 27, 2018, Los Angeles Zine Fest, Pasadena, CA

 

April 14, 2018, Palm Springs Art Zine Fest, Palm Springs Art Museum, CA

 

April 1, 2018, Joshua Tree Zine Fest, Joshua Tree, CA

 

Feb 25, 2018, Dear Diary Zine Fest, Oakland, CA


 

Zines (DIY booklets):

 

2019

Superbloom Coloring Book

Memento Mori

The Other Kind of NERD, n.3

Take Your Tupperware

 

2018

The Other Kind of NERD, n.1, n.2

The Last Bottle of Water

Lexicon of Dogitude

 

2017

A Piece of the Pie

Directions

Tracks

Sonder

 

In progress

Variant of Unknown Significance


 

Presentations and Workshops (art-related):

 

Sept 28, 2019, Artist Talk and Reception, Joshua Tree Library, Joshua Tree, CA

 

Sept 7, 2019, Zine Workshops (all ages) at NEA’s “The Big Read” launch, Joshua Tree, CA

 

May 17-18, 2019, Zine Playshops (all ages), Joshua Tree Music Festival, Joshua Tree, CA

 

Feb 10, 2019, Zine Workshop (all ages) at Beatnik Lounge, Joshua Tree, CA

 

Jan 19, 2019, Teddy Talk at Beatnik Lounge, Joshua Tree, CA

 

Dec 2, 2018, Zine Workshop (all ages) at Beatnik Lounge, Joshua Tree, CA

 

May 26, 2018, LA Zine Fest 2018 Pre-Fest Reading, A Shop Called Quest, Los Angeles

 

March 5, 2017, Guest artist, Artists’ Tea, JTLab, Joshua Tree National Park



 

Art Used:

 

September 2019, Stylized map of Joshua Tree Retreat Center used for JTRC "Re-Centered" Open House, Joshua Tree, CA

March 2019, Thirteen drawings (of creosote galls, cholla skeletons, and rocks) as illustrations in Cholla Needles Literary Journal n.28, Joshua Tree, CA

 

Sept 2018, Stylized map of Morongo Basin arts and culture events and locations for San Bernardino Arts Connection conference, Joshua Tree, CA

 

Spring 2017, “Cap Rock” drawing used as artwork in National Parks Service flyer for JTLab’s “Artists’ Tea” series, Joshua Tree, CA



 

Previous Professional Work:

 

2003-2018, Professor of Women and Gender Studies, San Francisco State University, with a specialization in media and cultural studies, feminist theories and methods, and community engagement 

 


 

Community Engagement (art-related):

 

2017-present, Member, Artists’ Tea Community Advisory Committee, Joshua Tree, CA

 

2016-present, Volunteer, High Desert Test Sites, Joshua Tree, CA

 

2012-2016, Curator, First Friday Shorts at The New Parkway Theater, Oakland (monthly series of films from Bay Area community arts organizations)
 

2013-2016, Workshop leader and curriculum consultant, Camp Reel Stories media summer camp for girls

2013-2015, Volunteer guide, “Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead” altars and installations educational tours with K-12 schools, Oakland Museum of California

 

2010-2016, Workshop leader, mentor, advisory committee, and other volunteer roles at Bay Area Girls Rock Camp, after-school and summer programs using music as a vehicle to empower youth and foster creativity, collaboration, and community

 

2005-2011, Advisory Committee for CineFiles, Pacific Film Archives, UC Berkeley, CA

 

2003-present Respondent/participant as part of numerous scholarly and community events on art, culture, and social justice.



 

Professional Memberships (art-related):

 

2018-present Member, Morongo Valley Art Colony

 

2017-present Member, Morongo Basin Arts Council

 

2017-present Member, San Bernardino Arts Council

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

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