City of Desert Hot Springs Commends Local Artist, Bernard Hoyes, for Receiving Grant Initiative

DESERT HOT SPRINGS — This community has announced the launch of a $4.7 million grant initiative orchestrated by Creative Corps Inland SoCal. This endeavor extended a warm invitation to artists, creatives, and engaged community members to partake in a series of Listening Sessions spanning the region.

Listening Sessions were held in Southern California, including one session in the city of Desert Hot Springs. Artists were asked to submit proposals surrounding various facets of recovery, encompassing pandemic response, water and energy conservation, disaster resilience, civic engagement, and the pursuit of social justice, particularly within high-priority communities throughout the region.

Among the distinguished recipients of the Creative Corps grant is Bernard Hoyes, a local artist from the city of Desert Hot Springs, with his project titled “Master Printer Invitational Printmaking Studio Workshops for Professional, Emerging, and Student Artists.”

The California Desert Arts Council’s Executive Director, Kristen Dolan, expressed her enthusiasm, “We are thrilled to support Bernard Hoyes and his master printer workshops in Desert Hot Springs through the Creative Corps Inland SoCal grant. Their incredible talent is inspiring, and we believe that investing in our artists is a direct investment into the community. This grant is a testament to our continued commitment to fostering creativity and ensuring artists can continue to thrive.”

The goal of this printmaking project is to invite selected artists to work with Hoyes on printmaking at Syncona Mesa and then have the collections archived with California museums. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to participate in a collaborative etching.

Hoyes has resided in Desert Hot Springs for several years and has showcased his art in the Coachella Valley and other states including his recent gallery exhibition in New York. Hoyes has also been recognized for teaching art to groups at the Riverside County Art Museum.

In the coming weeks, Hoyes plans to call for artists who wish to participate in the Master Printer Invitational. The city commends Hoyes on helping lead the path for artists in the city of Desert Hot Springs.

For more information, please contact Erick Becerril, Community Programs Manager at [email protected].

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