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Encampment, become

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Death Valley '49ers.

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Encampment Program

2016 Example

Down the Trail



November 4th-11th, 2018


General Meeting


March 10, 2018, 2:00pm

Heritage Inn

Ridgecrest, CA

The Water Hole


Social Links


~ ~Over Herd~ ~


2016 Keepsake

"The Passionate Creation of

the National Park Service"

by Steve Hale


"Death Valley - A Winter's Journey"

by Jackie Keller

Available Now!


Death Valley '49ers Invitational Western Art Show

Thursday through Sunday during the Encampment 

 Artists interested in participating in the Art Show please contact Kimberly Wilson at artshow@deathvalley49ers.org




Dowload Info, Application, and Waiver Forms as PDF documents:

  Artist Application 2018

Art Activites and Auctions

Artist Quick Draw and Auction

Each of the Quick Draw Artists are challenged to complete a masterpiece in only 45 minutes. Nevada's own auctioneer, Ski Censke auctions the artwork. Proceeds benefit Death Valley ’49ers Educational Programs.  Volunteer helpers welcome!

People's Composite and Auction

Come on down and become a Western Artist for thirty minutes or so. Add your brushstrokes to a piece of art begun by one of our artists who will also add finishing touches before it is auctioned off Saturday. The completed piece of artwork will be auctioned Saturday morning at the Artists Breakfast.  Everyone is welcome!

Death Valley '49ers Art Show Auction and Award Ceremony

Find out if the art you voted for won the competition as the winners are announced in each of the five categories, and see Studio Art competition artwork and judging. The completed Artists’ Composite, two Peoples Composite paintings and the Studio Art competition will be auctioned. Proceeds benefit Death Valley ‘49ers Educational Programs. The coveted Sid Burns Award for Artists’ Artist and the award for the best First-Time Artist will be presented. Auctioneer Ski Censke will MC. Encampment musicians will entertain. Everyone is welcome!