Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery Presents…

Wiki Night
Third Thursday of every month, starting at 6 pm.
May 19; June 16; July 21; August 18, 2011

PechaKucha Night is now Wiki Night, a monthly opportunity for creative individuals to come together in an informal atmosphere to share their ideas, projects and thoughts. Wiki Night retains the PechaKucha presentation format: 20 slides, 20 seconds each.

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Fast-paced, fun and informative, there are always a variety of creative topics to explore. Free for all to attend. Locations change monthly.


Please call or email the Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery for more information.


LM/AG: PechaKucha Night

PechaKucha Night 20×20
Saturday, March 19, 2011 from 6 to 8 pm
20 slides, 20 seconds each. A variety of creative topics to explore.

Designed to keep presentations short and passionate, PechaKucha Night allows creative people to come together to share their ideas, works, and thoughts in a relaxed, and informal atmosphere. Free.

A bit more about the format:

LM/AG Event: Through the Looking Glass, 2nd Museum Gala and Jabberwocky

Prism: Through the Looking Glass, 2nd Museum Gala and Jabberwocky after party 
Saturday, February 26, 2011 gala beginning at 5:30 pm; after party beginning at 9:30 pm 
Walk through the looking glass on February 26, 2011 for a unique evening celebrating 25 years of art, education, and culture at the Lancaster prism web logoMuseum/Art Gallery.

“Prism: Through the Looking Glass,” the 2nd museum gala, derives inspiration from the glass architecture of the museum’s new building on The BLVD, and the spectrum of experiences that awaits within.


The Jabberwocky after party kicks off at 9:30 pm featuring cocktails, nosh and dueling pianos from 2 Grand Entertainment followed by a DJ. Enjoy an evening of art and entertainment and be among those supporting the community’s long-standing resource for art, history, culture, and education. Prism gala tickets $100; Jabberwocky after party tickets $25.




Awards Announcement & Deadlines for LM/AG’s 26th Juried Arts Show

This year’s 26th  juried art exhibition features two awards in memorial to our friends that we’ve lost this year.


The Lancaster Photography Association has renamed their annual award the Dean Webb Memorial Photography Award in honor one of the museum’s most fastidious supporters and friend.  Dean Webb was a Life Member of the Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery Associates and has been instrumental in educating museum visitors about the history of photography as well as substantially contributing to the museum’s collection of vintage photographic equipment.

The Beryl Amspoker Memorial Award has been established by close friends to honor the memory of a remarkable arts patron.  Amspoker was an artist herself, but devoted much of her time to encouraging and advancing the visual arts in the Antelope Valley. The award is given to a female artist who exhibits an excellent command of her chosen medium and whose works can serve as an inspiration to other artists.

We have awards in the following categories:

LMAGA Best of Exhibition: $250

LMAGA 2nd Best of Exhibition: $150

LMAGA 3rd Best of Exhibition: $100

Lakes and Valleys Award: $100

Dean Webb Memorial Photography Award presented by the Lancaster Photography Association: $175

Beryl Amspoker Memorial Award: $300

Parks Recreation and Arts Director’s Award: $50

Curator’s Children’s Award: $50

Total Awards: $1,175

The final deadline for artist submissions is this Monday, January 24th, 2011 by 4 pm.

For additional information, please contact the Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery at 661-723-6250 or


44801 N. Sierra Highway  Lancaster, CA 93534


TEL:        (661)723-6250                                                          





Tuesday-Sunday, 11 am to 4 pm.

Closed between exhibitions, Mondays and holidays   

Free admission and tours.

LM/AG & the City of Lancaster: Annual Juried Show Taking the Streets…


Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery-Artist Invitation

look here. 26th Juried Art Exhibition

Artist entries due by January 24, 2011

 Situated at a threshold between old and new, past and future, LMAG’s twenty-sixth juried art exhibition embraces the idea of being “in between” by expanding to the streets. “look here.” will explore the idea that virtually any place can be designated a museum and recognized as aesthetically or historically valuable. Spaces along The BLVD, both figuratively and literally between the new and current museum sites, will receive this designation and offer locales where artwork can be displayed publicly and artists can create communally. The streets themselves become the museum, facilitating unusual instances for expression and encounter and a truly collective public art experience. 

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Curves Moving in Space @ LM/AG

Curves Moving in Space: the Sculptural Objects of William Bradford Frost
December 2, 2010-January 16, 2011

William Bradford Frost believes in the power of objects to affect our souls. Having worked in bronze and other materials, Frost has for the past 20 years focused on sculptures and objects made from wood. From pepper mills to coffee tables, Frost’s functional objects derive inspiration from primal forms and ancient techniques. Presenting a survey of Frost’s earlier works in metal and his explorations in wood, this exhibition also takes a look at the artist’s process for taking a piece from concept to finished product and how he marries form and function to create objects for everyday utility and for inner well-being.

EVENT-Opening Reception:

Curves Moving in Space:

the Sculptural Objects of William Bradford Frost
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 from 6 to 8 pm. 

Light hors d’oeuvres By Lemon Leaf Café and wine by Leona Valley Winery. Free Admission. Please RSVP to or 661.723.6250.

Text for this post was copied from the website of Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery.

AV Arts & Culture

 June promises to be a great month for arts and culture in the Antelope Valley.

Gallery News: Static/Electric – paintings by Michael Jones  

            A vibrant new art show is now on display in the Sagebrush Cafe gallery space. Michael Jones paints across genres, with a focus on graphic, urban-influenced imagery as well as purely abstract forms.    


            Opening Reception

            Saturday June 5th

            6pm to 8pm

The AV Thespians are performing Beyond a Reasonable Doubt from June 4 -13 (check out their website for details.) Main image

Tickets are on sale now online and at Sagebrush Café.

In addition to a new gallery show at Sagebrush Café, the Lancaster Museum and Art Gallery is hosting an interesting new show based around the four ancient principal elements – fire, water, air and something.

The Lakes & Valleys Art Guild Gallery ( Lake Hughes Road ) is opening a new show as well as holding a photography contest.

LM/AG Announces Upcoming Show

Elements of Nature
Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation
June 5-August 29, 2010
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 5, 6-9 pm
Please RSVP for the opening at 661-723-6250

In the ancient world, people believed that the universe consisted of four basic elements: fire, water, earth, and air. This exhibition, from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation collection, explores how contemporary artists have drawn inspiration from these essential, natural states to interpret, replicate, and reimagine the natural world.

This collection of international contemporary artists explores diverse aspects of the natural environment, inspired by personal experiences as well as universal concepts. Viewing the world through the unique perspective of the artist, the power and beauty of the environment and our complex relationship with it begin to emerge.

The artists featured in the exhibition include: Lita Albuquerque, Peter Alexander, Charles Arnoldi, Leslie Dill, Joe Goode, and Edward Ruscha.

Many of these artists are represented in major museum collections, such as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), the Museum of Modern Art, New York (MOMA), and The Art Institute of Chicago, among others.

Arts & Cultural Venues in the Antelope Valley

Cultural events are all around us but we don’t always know it.

It helps to know where to look.

Sagebrush Café in Quartz Hill offers live music (6pm) on the first Friday of the month each month.

In May, the coffee shop has added  events for the 14th & 15th.

On Friday the 14th, Sagebrush Café is hosting a musical performance by Tres Tragos at 6pm. The duo plays a hard-to-describe style that straddles the boundaries of folk, country, and pop and features guitarist and singer Vince M. and acoustic drum-kit player Caesar.

Saturday May 15th, the coffee shop is hosting a book signing and reading by local author Debbie Chaddick to promote her book  The Spirituality of Hope. The event is set to begin at 4 pm.

 (There are no cover charges for these events.)

(See below for address details.)

Another venue for live music is Butler’s Coffee. Each Saturday night Butler’s hosts live music. Visit their website for more information.

The Lancaster Museum and Art Gallery is currently running a valley-wide high school show and also rumors of musical events have been heard…a possible organized drum-circle has been mentioned.

Cedar Centre, also in downtown Lancaster, is experiencing a renovation as are the streets surrounding it.

In a few months, Lancaster will look very different and its core of artistic institutions will be central to its new identity.

With the Cedar Centre renovations, a new location for the Lancaster Museum and Art Gallery, and the continuing growth of the Lofts Gallery on Lancaster Boulevard and a bevy of dining options, the downtown area suddenly begins to seem like…a lively arts district.

 Cedar Centre Hall (Antelope Valley Allied Arts)

44857 Cedar Avenue, Lancaster

Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery

44801 N. Sierra Hwy, Lancaster CA

Tues-Sun 11am – 4pm

 Lakes & Valleys Art Guild Gallery

Open Saturday & Sunday

10 am to 4 pm

 Lake Hughes Road

The Lofts Gallery

 616 Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster CA

Sagebrush Café Coffee & Art House

42104 50th St. W., Quartz Hill, CA

Mon – Fri. 6:30 am – 9pm

Sa 8am -9pm   Su 8 am – 3pm