Curator Anna Stump


High Desert Carnival is a visual art extravaganza, presented by SIP Art Space in San Marcos, California, curated by Anna Stump.


The High Desert, defined as the neighborhood of Joshua Tree National Park and the Morongo Basin, has affected the participating artists with a sense of zany celebration and fierce independence. The starkness of the desert environment, with its huge skies, spiky plants and animals, exposed geology and extreme climate, seems to have pushed these artists to the brink. The joyous, surreal, and primal find expression in their work.


Artist Reception: July 9, 4pm – 7pm


Exhibition Dates: July 9 – August 20, 2022


Listen With Your Eyes
Reception featuring Steve Gibson

May 14 – June 24, 2022

Curated by Alex Couwenberg
Director Emeritus, MCASD

March 19 – April 29, 2022

Herd Immunity
Curated by Hugh M. Davies
Director Emeritus, MCASD

January 22

Carbon Neutral
Curated by Alex Decosta
Gallery Director, Hyde Art Gallery

Sept. 25

Postmodern Portraiture
Curated by G. James Daichendt and David Carlson

July 24 – Sept. 10