First off, we’d like to thank everyone who submitted their photos to our community photography project, Coachella Valley Captured!

Over 200 photos were submitted!  Over 80 photographers gave us their different perspectives on their life and times in the desert.  All of them compelling.

Now, we enter the hard part of the process.  We have printed out every photo and are narrowing it down to 100 photos to be featured in the book.  Everyone who submitted will have at least one photo published in the Coachella Valley Captured book.

So, sit tight! We’ll be notifying everyone via email and through our Facebook page once the book has been completed and available for order.  We will also be having a launch party for the book one it is complete.  Make sure to check back in about two months for an update.

We truly believe that this book is a fantastic representation of the Coachella Valley and are so excited to bring this to fruition.

Thanks again for being patient, it is well worth your wait!!!

xxCoachella Valley Captured


For those who just tuned in on the project, here is a quick run-down of what’s going on:




A project set out to capture the essence of the Coachella Valley and its nearby surrounding areas via photography, by residents and visitors alike.

Out of this collection, it is our intention to create an exhibit and book showcasing the works of all participants. All are welcome to join.

palm springs biking by sarah scheideman
And, just for reference (for those who were not “in the know” of the project)….

Submission Guidelines (CLOSED)

WHO: Anyone and everyone is encouraged to participate. Residents of the Coachella Valley, or people who’ve had the privilege of being a visitor to the desert are welcome to share their moments captured via photography.

ace hotel party by sarah scheideman

WHAT: We are looking for photographs that capture the essence of the Coachella Valley. Submissions MUST be Coachella Valley oriented – people, places, things IN/OF the Coachella Valley. If it has ANYTHING to do with the desert, it will be a welcomed submission. Please submit 2 to 5 options. We will be selecting the most suitable option for publishing in the Coachella Valley Captured book and exhibition in the CVAS Art Space inside of Epidemic Skateboard Shop.

*when submitting photos, please make sure they are in standard 4”x6” format and at least 300dpi. Don’t know how to do this? Check out this site for a step by step procedure. Still in doubt? Email us.

*if you are going to digitally alter your photos, please be conservative, enhancement of colours/contrast is okay to a certain extent. Please do not give your photos “instagram” like filters or effects.

HOW: email – (please make sure photos are at least 300dpi)


ATTN: Coachella Valley Captured

Epidemic Skateboard Shop

72363 Hwy 111 Ste A2

Palm Desert, CA 92260

in person – Epidemic Skateboard Shop @ Desert Crossings Shopping Center (please deliver your submission in a labeled envelope titled “Coachella Valley Captured”

**With your submission please include: your name, place of residence, age, personal photography website (if you have one), what you shot with, title of photograph, and the location your photo was taken.


-All the photos exhibited will be available for purchase. The profits made from the photos will go towards the cost of putting on the show (ie. Printing photos submitted online/framing photos), and a selected charity.

-A panel of judges will select their top favourite photos; these photos will be printed on a larger scale and sold at a higher price. The winners will receive the profits of their photos and a prize. The selected photos will also be used to create a series of tshirt and skateboard deck designs.

*Submission of photos gives automatic permission to Coachella Valley Captured to publish works in printed form and exhibit in the CVAS Gallery. Due credit will be given to all artists. No submission may be/will be reproduced in any other manner whatsoever without written permission. 



indio sunsets by sarah scheideman

If you have any further questions please email us at