hdts gem/mineral expo & painted rock auction
at paramount ranch, January 30-31


It’s time for High Desert Test Sites’ annual HDTS Gem/Mineral Expo and Painted Rock Auction! Inspired by the gem and mineral mecca, Quartzsite, Arizona, the HDTS Gem/Mineral Expo features our own vast array of gems, minerals, and crystals for sale at every price range, from $1 to $100.

Concurrent with the expo is the Painted Rock Auction—a silent auction of artist-painted rocks, inspired by Scott and Tyson Reeder’s project, General Store Rocks (originally featured in Amy and Wendy Yao’s Art Swap Meet at HDTS 2004). Bid on original “painted rocks" by some of our favorite artists and collaborators, and support HDTS. All proceeds from this two-part event go towards HDTS programing and operating expenses.

The event will take place at:
Paramount Ranch—2903 Cornell Road, Agoura Hills, CA 91301
$10 admission (cash only), free for students
January 30–31, 2016, 11 am–5 pm

Artist painted rocks are posted below. Please check back on Saturday morning when all rocks will be up! Email us to set up absentee bidding if you cannot make it to the event.

695 Adam Marnie (Hematite, drafting pencil, zip tie)

696 Adam Silverman (ceramic)

697 Adrienne Adar (found rock, pom poms)

698 Alice Konitz (rocks, paint, metal)

745 Aline Cautis (painted clay and printed balloon)

756 Alison O'Daniel

753 Allan McCollum

746 Amy Yao

699 Ben Hagari (graphite on rock from the Dead Sea)

700 Bettina Hubby

701 Bob Dornberger 

702 Brigid McCaffrey (rock with painted silk)

747 Corrina Peipon, With the Moon in my Pocket (down vest, found rock in pocket)

755 Ektor Garcia

703 Emily Mast

704 Gabie Strong (found rock, gaffer tape, spray paint, cassette tape with original music by artist)

705 706 Halsey Clark Rodman

707 708 Jay Lizo (cast resin)

709 Jedediah Caesar

710 Jesse Sugarman, Short Shifter Rock (fits HONDA)

711 Jim Drain

713 Jonah King

714 Julie Tolentino (found rocks, paper, and quartz)

715 Karen Lofgren

716 Katie Bachler

718 Kelly Gazlay (nail polish on rock)

719 Kim Zitzow

748 Kristen Van Deventer

720 Lauren Anderson (painted rocks on t-shirt)

722 Lea Cetera (carved rock)

723 Lior Shvil, Rock of Existence (paper)

724 Lisa Schonberg and Anthony Brisson (connects to amp)

725 726 Maryrose Crook, So Long, 2016

757 Neil Doshi

727 Orr Herz (stained rock)

728 729 Pam Lins (painted rock and peanuts)

730 Patrick Jackson (ceramic)

731 JPW3 (painted rock)

732 Piero Golia, Intermission fragment (silver to green 4.5 x 6 x 4 in.)
(EPS foam, hard coat and pigment)

733 Rebecca Gates (found rock and USB drive with three field recordings from Joshua Tree area)

734 Ry Rockland (faux rock finished found rock)

735 Samantha Roth, Paperweight

752 Serra Fels (carved Selenite)

744 A.L. Steiner

739 Tara Jane O'Neil (painted found rock with string and SD card with music by artist)

749 750 Tatiana Vahan

740 Totally Blown

751 Vanesa Zendejas (clay and wood)

741 Yoshua Okon

See you at the Ranch!