HDTS 2013 Limited Edition Postcard Series



We're thrilled to announce our 2013 limited edition postcard series, featuring original images by: Andrew Beccone, Bill Brewer, Alison Jean Cole, Jacqueline Elaine Gomez, Bettina Hubby, Sally McKenna, Stephanie Rohlfs, Jennifer Ruggiero, Deborah Stratman, This Moment Again and Again, Thundertheft, and Landon Wiggs.

The postcards are now available online - individually for $1 each, or as a set of all 12 for $10. 

Thanks so much to everyone who participated in the HDTS 2013 Limited Edition Postcard Project.  This was the second year of our annual Postcard Project, and we received just about 400 submissions, making the selection process even more difficult than last year!  Thank you so much for sharing your images with us!

HDTS 2013 - thank you!!!

390 Courtney Prokopas & Kera MacKenzie, Wonder Machine, Belen, NM (Photo: Courtney Prokolas & Kera MacKenzie)

Phew!  It's been three weeks since HDTS 2013 came to a close in Albuquerque, and we're still processing everything that was experienced during the epic week-long, three-state event.  We'll be sharing more about the event in the coming weeks (please let us know if you have any stories, photos, videos, or other personal accounts from the event that you would like to contribute to the effort!), but for now we'd like to extend a huge THANK YOU to everyone who helped make this event possible--and there are a lot of you!  HDTS 2013 was a big and ambitious experiment for us this year, and we couldn't have pulled it off without our dedicated artists, donors, partnering venues, volunteers, attendees, and friends.

OUR ARTISTS–the most resourceful, awesome, can-do participants ever, who realized hugely ambitious projects with very little outside support or resources: Alisha Adams, Art Queen, Korakrit Arunanondchai, Ellen Babcock & Andrea Polli, Katie Bachler, Julia Barbee & Matt Suplee, Roxanne Bartlet & Marie Lorenz, Michael Bisbee, Kurt Brethauer, Mattias Cantzler, CDTS, Pilar Conde, dark: 30, Angela de la Agua, Brooks Dierdorff, Lea Donnan, Bob Dornberger & Jim Piatt, Jim Drain, Elsewhere (Etc. Collective), Mark X Farina, Cayetano Ferrer, Lars Fisk, Maya Gurantz, GWC Investigators, Joseph Herring, Bettina Hubby, Michael Iauch, Margot Ittleson, KB Jones & Myriam Tapp, Saskia Jorda & Victor Sidy, Chris Kallmyer, Harald Kanz, Alex Kenefick & Julianna Parr, Debbie Long, Rose Mackey & Erin Olivia Weber, Adam Marnie & Ed Steck, Scott Oliver, Corrina Peipon & Lucy Raven, Courtney Prokopas & Kera MacKenzie, Katie Shook, Pascual Sisto & Joey Jensen, Lisa Sitko, Catharine Stebbins, Jesse Sugarmann, Julie Tolentino & Stosh Fila/Pigpen, Tracy Tynan, Kartz Ucci with Abby Donovan & Tom Hughes, Vecinos Artist Collective, Alex Webb/Catherine Harris/Nina Dubois, Olav Westphalen, Landon Wiggs, and Bennett Williamson

Elizabeth Barteau, Ifan Payne, and everyone at the Magdalena Ridge Observatory for sharing your impressive facility, fascinating work, and breathtaking views with us
Michael Bisbee for your invaluable insight and knowledge of Magdalena
Mike and Sam Christie and everyone at the Mill Restaurant for feeding all our hungry mouths
Catherine DeMaria at Warehouse 1-10 for sharing your beautiful space and community with us
Eames Demetrios for reanimating a longtime HDTS site with your storytelling at the Kabin
Meghan Ferguson and the Tamarind Institute for hosting us in the gallery and letting us set up camp in the courtyard
John Grady at Area 66 for your assistance finding a site in Yucca
KB Jones for stepping in as our unofficial Albuquerque contact and point person
Randy Polumbo, Larry, the Evangenitals, and everyone at Art Queen for hosting the most lovely brunch imaginable 
Dennis and Herberta Holly Schroeder at the Hill Top Motel for your enthusiasm and support of HDTS and DocuMart
Mary, Laura, and James Sibley and everyone at The Palms, for all your insight and help leading up to the event, and for whipping up hundreds of homemade enchiladas for our opening dinner...plus, being crazy enough to perform a full Sibleys set moments later!  We wish we had your energy and endurance!  Special thanks to Kip Fjeld for helping keep the cold beers flowing late into the night, and to The Renderers for rounding out the night with an amazing set!
Jeff Stein, Mary Hoadley, Kate Bemesderfer, and everyone at Arcosanti for sharing one of our biggest heroes - Paolo Soleri's - visionary place with us
Erica and Doug White, Kyle, Shelly, and everyone at the Crown King Saloon for the most fun time.  Thanks for hosting us, staying open late on a Tuesday night, and for karaoke!

Lily Fein, Alison Jean Cole, Kip Fjeld, Chris Miller, Dean Schimmel, Alexa, Leah Weinstein, and Lucas Wrench for giving our artists a hand putting up and taking down their projects
Jay Lizo, Megan Sallabedra, Danielle Segura, Julie Weiman, and Jennifer Wong for holding down the fort at the HDTS HQ
Adrienne Adar, Laurel Bybee, Patrick FrommEric Gardner, Justin GoldwaterTyler Graim (look out for his documentary, on the way), Vivian Haesloop, Susan KempChris Liem, Nika Kaiser, Adam Wyner, and Anna Xu for your help capturing the sights and sounds of HDTS 2013, and Suzanne Calkins and Gabie Strong at KCHUNG (stay tuned for a special HDTS segment, coming soon!)

Fairfax Dorn, David Knaus, Aram Moshayedi, Anne Pasternak, Andrea Rosen, and Robert Stone, for your support and guidance through our very first fundraiser and our very first year as a 501(c)3 – we are so very grateful to have you on our board
Bettina Korek, Sarah Williams, and everyone at ForYourArt for your continued support of HDTS
Libby Lumpkin and Dave Hickey for agreeing to be curatorial advisors for this event (and for putting up with us landing on your doorstep with over 300 unsorted proposals!) 
Andy Stillpass for generously opening up your Gamma Gulch parcel as a HDTS project site, year after year
Tellef Tellefson for always being there when there's a blog or website header emergency, and for your innovative thinking (check out the HDTS.me real-time photo mapping project he initiated!)
James Trainor for your thoughtful contribution to the catalogue (on a really tight deadline, nonetheless)
Vanesa Zendejas and Alison Jean Cole for keeping things under control out at the Encampment

OUR DONORS - we are so grateful to everyone who supported our HDTS 2013 fundraising campaign:  William Adair, Alisha Adams, Anonymous, ArtSite Projects, Artyzen, Jacquelynn Baas, Ball Nogues, Joanna Barth, Thomas Baum, Andrew Beccone, Anne Beck, Christopher & Kristin Beinner James, Barbara Bestor, Patricia Briggs, Brent Budsberg, Gesa Buettner, David Buuck, Laurel Bybee, Elizabeth Calkins, Paul Chavez, Tom Christie, Alison Jean Cole, Krysten Cunningham, Betil Dagdelen, N. Dash, Catherine Davis, Erin Decker, Deborah Dejah, Toby Devan Lewis, Bob Dornberger, Patrick Doyle, Jim Drain, David Duchin, Brad Dunning, Shannon Ebner, Larry Fields, Naomi Fisher, Kara Fox, Jill Fraser, Serena Fu, Eliane Gans, Christina Gast, Danielle Giudici Wallis, Jim Scott Goddard, Tyler Green, Yancy Grimm, Kimberly Hahn, Teneille Haggard, Claire Hickman, Asuka Hisa, Melissa Hoang, Greg Hohman, Margot Ittleson, Lisa Ivorian-Jones, Heather Johnson, Steven Johnson, Craig Kalpakjian, Flora Kao, Sant Khalsa, Nancy Klein, Karen Koblitz, Bettina Korek, Laura Lasworth, Chad Latham, Diantha Lebenzon, Ahree Lee, Bernard Leibov, Jennifer Leitch, Toby Devan Lewis, Jay Lizo, Karen Lofgren, Debbie Long, Joshua Mack, Donna J. MacMillan, Fatima Manalili, Tiprin Mandalay Follett, Ari Marcantonio, Rae Markle, Emily Mast, Danielle McCullough, Melissa McGill, Christina McPhee, David Meltzer, The Mica Foundation, Barbara Morse, Aram Moshayedi, Kate Moxham, Katherine Niemela, Aaron Noble, Jennifer Nocon, Cory Nomura, UuDam Nguyen, Susan & Leonard Nimoy, Heidi Nye, Maja Oeri, Scott Oliver, Christina Ondrus, Anne Pasternak, Marilyn Pearl Loesberg, Julia K. Perini, Randy Polumbo, Suzanne Popper, Ron Radziner, Jennifer Reifsneider, Rachel Riley, Alexander Robinson, Andrea Rosen, Brent Roske, Anne Rowland, Rebecca Rudolph, Carolyn Schneider, Danielle Segura, Chris Sewell, Alexandra Shabtai, Jill & TK Smith, Phillip K. Smith III, Paul Socolow, Jerry Sohn, A.L. Steiner & A.K. Burns, Maury Swoveland, Viranda Tantula, Austin Thomas, Laraine Turk, Tracy Tynan , USA Projects, James Van Arsdale, Tatiana Vahan, Nancy Voegeli-Curran, Diane Waldman, Julie Weiman, Jennifer West, Peter West, Ronald Willy, Allan Wilson, Matthew Wilson, Steve Winawer, Anita & John Wong, and Adam Wyner

FINALLY, THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO CAME OUT FOR HDTS 2013.  Whether you made it to one site or joined us on the entire trip – thank you.  Hundreds of people made it out to the opening weekend in Joshua Tree, and an especially adventurous bunch continued on with us into the week.  

We'd like to give a special shout out to the HDTS 2013 road trippers (from all over the US, plus Canada, and even the UK!):
Alisha Adams and crew, Alison Amberg, Ali Azimi, Katie Bachler, Julia Barbee, Smilee Barnacle, Michael Bisbee and wife, Kurt and Kc Brethauer, Julia Calabrese, Suzanne Calkins, Jin Camou, Sean Joseph Patrick Carney, Pilar Conde, Catherine Kimball Davis, Deborah Davis, Angela de la Agua, Amy Derimais, Lea Donnan, Neil Doshi, Patrick Doyle, Matt Dreiling, Jim Dultz, Lily Fein, Lars Fisk, Kip Fjeld, Marisa Frantz, Daniel Glendening, Tyler Graim, Christian Hackett, Joseph Herring and crew (Brandon Wigent, Chavis Day, Christian Steffanini, Eliza Espy, Hannah Glenny, Jason Pinckard, Marina Quirk, Richard Rodriguez, Jarrod Goldman, Stijl Caljoun), Amy Hoffman, Brad Hudson Thomas, Brooks Hudson Thomas, Sharman Forman Hyde, Michael Iauch, Matthew Irwin, KB Jones, Chris Kallmyer, Katie Kallmyer, Jim Kanter, Anna Koch, Tom Kracauer, Todd Lerew, Anthony Leslie, Debbie Long, Jim Lutz, Kera Mackenzie, Adam Marnie, Danielle McCullough, Gemma McKinnie, Ellen Osborne, Susan Osborne, Courtney Prokopas, Jennifer Reifsneider, Erin Schneider, Lake Sharp, Eden Solas, Willy Somma, Catharine Stebbins, Ed Steck, Gabie Strong, Matt Suplee, Aurora Tang, Tellef Tellefson, Tiffanie Tran, Tracy Tynan, Lisa Ward, Julie Weiman, Leah Weinstein, Michael Welsh, Olav Westphalen, Bradley Wilson, Matthew Winkler, Emily Wobb, Adam Wyner, Anna Xu, Andrea Zittel (plus Maggie, Otto, Sparky, and Spirit)

Thank you all so much!

Eden's HDTS 2013 Blog

389 The extraordinary and multi-talented Eden Solas shares her HDTS 2013 road trip adventures on her blog. Check it out, and if you have HDTS 2013 images and stories you would also like to share, please email your memories to us.

HDTS 2013 begins this Saturday!
October 12–19, 2013
driving map, schedule, and travel tips


The HDTS 2013 event is imminent!  There are a lot of important last minute details that need to go out before you hit the road:


Here it is!  Click the links below to download PDF event maps and schedules:

FULL MAP & SCHEDULE  October 12–19: Joshua Tree to Albuquerque (includes opening weekend map/schedule)
OPENING WEEKEND MAP & SCHEDULE  October 12–13: Joshua Tree area only

Download and print out a copy to take with you, or pick one up at the HDTS HQ Saturday October 12th or Sunday October 13th if you’re coming out for the opening weekend in Joshua Tree.  Print copies will be also be available throughout the route, and at our “ABQ HQ” outside the Tamarind Institute in Albuquerque on Saturday October 19th.

There is A LOT going on, and more sites than you will realistically be able to see, so in many instances you will have to pick and choose–and take your time!  We recommend reading through the driving map/schedule (there are lots of tips!) and plotting out your road trip before you hit the road.  But be prepared to be flexible, too–you may encounter unexpected detours, closures, and slight scheduling shifts (some of our projects on the road are sited in National Parks…we sure hope they will be open by then, but if not, keep your ears open for updates.)  

If you're looking for places to rest your head on the road, check out our suggestions.


The HQ will have lots of things for sale, including the new HDTS 2013 publication, books, life enhancement accessories, camping stuff, and brand new HDTS gear.  We now take credit cards at the HQ, but project sites like the Wonder Valley Way Station will have plenty of artist-made wares, too, and as you guessed, CASH ONLY!  Saturday opening night dinner at The Palms (first-come-first-served homemade chicken or veggie enchilada plates for $10) will be a CASH ONLY event as well. 

If you’re heading on the road, it’s always good to carry some emergency cash, too, just in case.  Many places accept cash only!


Dress in layers (daytime can be hot, nighttime chilly).  Bring lots of water, snacks, big hats, sunscreen, sunglasses, a headlamp, and a trash bag for your refuse, and make sure your car has plenty of gas–and be ready to help dig fellow travelers out of the sand.

Leave no trace–be careful of fragile desert plants while walking through sites (watch out for snakes!)  HDTS will traverse delicate ecologies and communities that desire to protect them.  We need you to help make lots of goodwill between HDTS and these diverse desert communities–so be cool, be respectful, spend money at local businesses, and don’t hesitate to jump in and help out.  Help keep HDTS a positive force.

To learn more, visit the HDTS 2013 event page.

Planning your trip
HDTS 2013 - October 12-19


HDTS 2013 launches in just one month!

We’re so excited to share our general event itinerary with you, so you can begin to plan for your trip!  Here’s the basic rundown on how HDTS 2013 will work:

Each day we will focus on a specific leg of the route between Joshua Tree and Albuquerque–highlighting independent projects, performances, installations, and points of interest along the way.  There will be a lot to see–more than you will realistically be able to check out, so you will have to pick and choose in some instances—but each day will be anchored by one main evening site, near or at camping/motel/hotel accommodations (with the exception of Thursday October 17, the choose-your-own-adventure day of the trip!)

Looking for a ride, or have one to offer?  Let fellow HDTS 2013 travelers know!

Our full driving map and schedule of events will be released at the beginning of October–join our mailing list to make sure you don’t miss any important updates!
[UPDATE: driving map and schedule now available!]

October 12–13
Joshua Tree, Landers, Pioneertown, Yucca Valley, 29 Palms, Wonder Valley CA

Where to stay: Check out some options here.  Book early!  (The Joshua Tree Music Festival will also be in town!)  Saturday night camping behind The Palms is okay, too!

October 14
Amboy through Kingman AZ

Where to stay: Hill Top Motel, camping just east of Kingman

October 15
Crown King AZ

Where to stay: camping at the Mill Restaurant, or rooms at Bradshaw Mountain Guest Ranch, Cedar Roost Inn, Crown King Saloon, Bear Creek Cabins

October 16
Arcosanti AZ

Where to stay: camping is available at Arcosanti for $5 per person (no reservations necessary), along with a limited number of guest rooms.  Reservations and more info at 928.632.7135 or guests [at] arcosanti.org.  

October 17
Turkey Springs AZ or Gallup NM
(there will be two routes this day!  Choose between the off-the-beaten-path Turkey Springs AZ, or hop off Highway 40 for Gallup NM!)
Where to stay: UFO campout in Turkey Springs, or the El Rancho Hotel in Gallup (mention “High Desert Test Sites” for a discount). Camping is also available 60 miles east of Gallup at Bluewater Lake State Park (gates close at 9PM).

October 18
Belen, Los Lunas, Magdalena NM

Where to stay: campout in Belen, Water Canyon Campground in Magdalena (below the MRO), and plenty of motels/hotels in Socorro.

October 19
Albuquerque NM

Where to stay: Sandia Peak InnMonterey Motel, etc.