Twentynine Palms Historical Society
29 Palms, California
29 Palms Annual Weed Show
November 6 and 7, 2010
The Twentynine Palms Historical Society will host its annual "Weed Show" on
November 6 and 7, 2010 at the Old Schoolhouse Museum. It is open to the public (free of charge) from noon
to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.
The beauty of the desert has always inspired people to explore their artistic side. That
thought led this year's committee to choose the theme DESERT INSPIRATIONS for this year's competition. Each
class commemorates a Twentynine Palms artist of the past.
Last year we had 220 entries and this year we would like to see even more.
We want you to encourage all to participate. Its surprising how many local residents have never seen a
Weed Show despite its being advertised in the local media. Word of mouth is a powerful tool, so please
spread the word about this traditional competition unique to Twentynine Palms.
2010 WEED SHOW CATEGORIES
Theme – DESERT INSPIRATIONS
1. JOHN HILTON
Arrangement using Museum Quality purple glass as an accessory
2. HENRY MOCKEL
Composition with broken purple glass as an accessory
3. DOROTHY DOLPH
Miniature composition 6"x6"x6" overall size
4. MICHAEL MALLOY
Miniature composition 3"x3"x3" overall size
5. DON MALONE
Composition with weathered wood as an accessory.
6. TERRY WAITE
Composition with rusted metal as the accessory.
7. VERNE GILLESPIE
Composition using yellow pottery as accessory.
8. JEAN CROWL
Composition using native stone as accessory.
9. IRENE ZIMMERS CHARLTON
Composition using any accessory used by a water colorist.
10. ROBERT “JOCKO” JOHNSON
Oversize composition to be staged outside.
11. LEE LUKES PICKERING
For children 12 years old and under. Anything goes!
HOW TO ENTER THE 2010 WEED SHOW
As mentioned earlier we have made some changes to the rules so please read them carefuly.
The rules are really quite simple, but if you have any questions please contact the committee member at the
telephone number or email address listed below.
1. You may enter as many categories as you wish but submit ONE entry per category.
2. Class 1 is an ARRANGEMENT which uses ONLY fresh plant material, not necessarily native
3. All other classes are COMPOSITIONS which may include fresh desert plant material together
with a dried plant in its natural state, that is, not varnished or painted. A composition can also use dried plants
exclusively. All compositions MUST include dried plants. It is a Weed Show after all.
4. Each entry must have an accessory to fit the category, i.e. rusted metal, purple glass, etc.
5. Only natural adhesives may be used to hold the entry together, i.e. clay, sand, sap, etc. (that
means no hot glue, oasis foam, concrete, etc.).
6. NO ARTIFICIAL PLANTS ARE ALLOWED.
7. The base used for your entry must be solid enough to permit handling by a committee member. Only
a committee member will be allowed to reposition a display. Construction paper or mat board may be used to
compliment your entry.
8. Due to limited space in the museum, the maximum size for indoor entries is 20"x16"x24", with
a maximum weight limit of 10 pounds. Larger or heavier entries will automatically be staged outside and will be
unattended. Each outside entry must be strong enough to withstand wind and weather.
9. Class 11 is ONLY for children ages 12 years and under. A youngster may enter any other
class and will be judged with the adults.
10. Entries must be brought to the museum between the hours of 4:00 and 6:30 p.m. on Friday,
November 5 or Saturday, November 6 from 7:00 to 9:15 a.m. NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED. Judging is from 9:30
a.m. to noon on Saturday.
The Weed Show is open to the public from noon to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 6 and 10 a.m.
to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 7.
Entries must be picked up between 4:00 and 5:00 p.m. Sunday, November 7.
The Twentynine Palms Historical Society is not responsible for loss, damage, or unclaimed
Please forward this page to any folks you may know who might be interested in attending or entering the weed show.
All are welcome. Any questions? please send email to
or call 760-218-3923. Thank you.
Click on the image above to download and print a brochure with the rules and categories.
Click on the image above to download and print a poster.
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