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Thursday, March 22, 2018

CALL FOR ARTISTS - Performing Arts Workshops - FIRST FRIDAYS, Encinitas

Performing Arts Workshop (PAWS)

UP FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT? Performing Arts Workshop in Encinitas hosts a monthly event called 'First Fridays,' which brings in artists, dancers, and musicians in order to raise money to create a black box performance space in North County. We have are looking for artists for the following dates: April 6, May 4, June 1.

Here are a few questions and answers you might have:

How is the art presented/what is the staging for their artwork?
Visual artists present their art for viewing between performances. It is staged in the hallway and studios at Performing Arts Workshop. Typically, artwork is hung on the walls or tacked up, depending on how the artist wants to display. Artists may bring their own structure to display large photos (like large style easels).

Are the artists present at the event?
The artists should be present at the event to take part in the evening as a networking opportunity. The artists get free refreshments and the opportunity to meet other artists, dancers, and musicians as well as patrons who attend the event.

What are the hours?
8pm - 10pm, every first Friday of the month.

Is the art a donation?
No. It is displayed during the event and then they may take it back home. Artists are welcome to put prices on it to sell. It is an unpaid opportunity but a chance for upcoming artists to get exposure.

What type of visual art are you seeking? Any

Location: Performing Arts Workshop, 1465 Encinitas Blvd, #A102, Encinitas, CA 92024,

Interested? Contact: Rebekah Brown, Performing Arts Workshop,

Monday, March 19, 2018

OUT OF BOUNDS, an Exhibition by Cheryl Ehlers Cardiff by-the-Sea Library

Stop by and see Out of Bounds, by Cheryl Ehlers.

“Out of Bounds” was chosen for a solo art exhibition, April 2 – June 30, 2018 at the Cardiff-by-the-Sea Library in Cardiff, CA. Cheryl Ehlers who is known for her dynamic and colorful acrylic paintings, will display a new abstract collection.

The Cardiff-by-the-Sea Library showcases local artists, 4 times during the year, and is active in the community presently numerous programs for residents. Curated by Susan Hays, the Library is located at 2081 Newcastle Ave, Cardiff, CA 92007, 760-753-4027. 

Hours: Open M-T, 9:30am-6:00pm, W-TH, 9:30am–8:00pm, F-SAT, 9:30am-5:00pm.

Contact Information:
Telephone: 1-760-519-1551.
Email address:

Monday, January 15, 2018


Dear Artists,

The deadline is MARCH 13th.
2D Artists, submit for this unique Jazzercise program in Carlsbad, CA. 

Applications are available by emailing Cheryl Ehlers at
Hope to see your artwork.

.Thank you.

Thursday, December 28, 2017


Saturday, January 20, 2018, 7:00pm

Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024. Tickets: $30 at

"Musically superb!" ~Los Angeles Times.

The Los Angeles Balalaika Orchestra consists of 40 talented musicians who are interested in Russian folk instruments and their unique sound. The Orchestra prepares new material each year and performs an annual full concert in Los Angeles and San Diego. Featured artists are brought by the Orchestra from Kiev, Moscow, or St. Petersburg, Russia, and also include world class artists who now live in the Southern California area. The concert will also feature traditional Russian folk dancers and the gifted soprano Anna Belaya. 

The orchestra's professional directors and arrangers are Iryna Orlova and Anatoliy Mamalyga. Both are graduates of the famed Ukrainian National Tchaikovsky Academy of Music formerly known as the Kiev State (Tchaikovsky) Conservatory.

Proceeds from the concert will assist in the purchase of a concert grand piano for the Encinitas Community and Senior Center, for new artistic programming. For more information, please contact Jim Gilliam.


CONTACT Presented by the City of Encinitas and Encinitas Friends of the Arts
Jim Gilliam, Arts Program Administrator, (760) 633-2746,

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Encinitas Holiday Parade Judges Needed, DEC 2

Here is a chance to be part of the community in the Encinitas Holiday Parade celebrating the Arts!

We are looking for 4-5 judges and I was hoping to have artists judging art versus untrained eyes.

The Parade:

Saturday December 2nd (this Saturday)
5:30pm - 7:15(ish)
Downtown Encinitas/101

1. Arrive at the Lumberyard Grandstands no later than 5pm (next to Starbucks and St. Tropez)
2. Judge each of the entries as they go by based on a very simple judging scale (5:35-7:15pm)

You will receive:
1. Free VIP parking across the street behind the Encinitas Fish Shop (if needed) with quick access from 3rd street
2. St. Tropez sandwiches and treats
3. Starbucks coffee and/or tea
4. An amazing view of the parade
5. A small narrative of who you are, your local business, and holidays wishes (if you so desire:)
6. A priceless experience

You will want to do it again's that fun.

: Brian Charles, 760-390-2134 or at

Sunday, November 26, 2017

View "Winter Artwhirl 17", Coastal Artists, DEC 1

Join the Coastal Artists at an exhibit of artworks, Winter Artwhirl 17 at La Vida Del Mar,  Come meet the artists at a gala reception with refreshments and music, Friday, December 1, 4:30 - 6pm.  See you all there!
The exhibit is free and open to the public daily from 11 am to 8 pm, December 1 – 31, 2017. 

La Vida Del Mar is located at 850 Del Mar Downs Road, Solana Beach, CA 92075, two blocks east of the Coast Road, and 1/2 block north of Via de la Valle.

For more information visit and/or srgsenior, or call 858-755-1224.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Saturday October 7th, 3-6pm. the City of Encinitas presents the Moonlight Beach Bash.

Bring the family and enjoy an afternoon of live performance in one of San Diego’s most beautiful settings on the beach, FREE . What better way to enjoy the late afternoon.

Come paint a mural with the world wide Art Miles Mural Project:,, and enjoy the gigantic sand castle built by Danny Salzhandler and friends, as is sits on the beach awaiting the tide to claim it. Come grab a snack at our food trucks, or bring your own, and enjoy the chalk artists: Gus Moran and Theresa Thorman, as their creations come to life.

Stage entertainment begins at 3:00pm featuring a variety of performances.

3:00pm – Studio FX – 5 Hip Hop Dance Performances. www.studiofxlive.comTake a peek Participate in the dancing with give-aways.

3:45pmFern Street Circus, fun for all.

4:30pm – The Devastators, Reggae music.

Check out our Facebook at .For more information, call 760-633-2740 or email To inquire about Moonlight Beach Fest sponsorship opportunties, email

If you want to volunteer please contact Cheryl Ehlers,, 760.633.2748.

City of Vista - CALL FOR ARTISTS - Public Art Project

Call to Artists for "Kites Over Vista" 2018 Exhibition

The Public Arts Commission is pleased to announce the following Artist Call:

Please review this link for more information.

DEADLINE: January 22, 2018

Thursday, September 21, 2017

OCT 7 - Moonlight Beach Bash - FREE, 3-6pm

Saturday October 7th, 3-6pm. the City of Encinitas presents the Moonlight Beach Bash .

Bring the family and enjoy an afternoon of live performance in one of San Diego’s most beautiful settings on the beach, FREE . 
What better way to enjoy the late afternoon.

Come paint a mural with the world wide Art Miles Mural Project:,, and enjoy the gigantic sand castle built by Danny Salzhandler and friends, as is sits on the beach awaiting the tide to claim it. Come grab a snack at our food trucks, or bring your own, and enjoy the chalk artists: Gus Moran and Theresa Thorman, as their creations come to life.

Stage entertainment begins at 3:00pm featuring a variety of performances.

3:00pm – Studio FX – 5 Hip Hop Dance Performances. Take a peek: Participate in the dancing with give-aways.

3:45pm - Fern Street Circus, fun for all.

4:45pm – The Devastators, Reggae music.

Check out our Facebook at .For more information, call 760-633-2740 or email To inquire about Moonlight Beach Fest sponsorship opportunties, email

Monday, September 4, 2017

CALL FOR ARTISTS: EnSuite: Playwrights Artists & Composers Series I

CALL FOR ARTISTS: EnSuite: Playwrights Artists & Composers Series I

Artists' Submissions are now open for Springhill Suites Oceanside/TheatreArtsWest's new theatre/art fusion production.
The ART that we will be selecting from Artists' Submissions will be added to this gallery as soon as possible so that writers and composers have the opportunity to continue viewing the pieces to be inspired by "the one" that speaks to them. All the art will be available to all writers and/or composers. Should more than one writer or composer select a same piece of art, we will include the strongest piece of theater. Should a composer and a writer select the same piece, we would produce both pieces.

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: September 1st - September 15th:


ARTISTS SUBMIT: To with For "En Suite" in the Subject Line.

Feel free to e-mail with questions or issues.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017



Vintage & Handmade Faire
450 Quail Gardens Dr., Encinitas, CA 92024, USA

The Heritage Ranch, home of the San Dieguito Heritage Museum has openings for merchants that sell their art, vintage collections, retro, up-cycled wares, and artisan food. The Vintage & Handmade Faire is scheduled for October 14th from 12-4pm. Come join us and be a part of a diverse gathering of artists/craftspeople, food artisans and vintage merchants. We will have live music, artist demos, and enjoy gourmet food trucks.

Our Vintage & Handmade Faire is the perfect place to showcase your creations and or collections.  If you are interested submit a vendor application to:

This fundraising event is free to attend, and supports The San Dieguito Heritage Museum and our local artisans. Bring the family and dine while you enjoy live music and shopping. Our eclectic market presents an experience like no other!  We hope to see you there. Your treasure awaits. Visit

Susan Ellen Love, Creative Director
San Dieguito Heritage Museum, "The Heritage Ranch” 805-729-2243

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Seeking 3D Artist for an 8 week exhibit,City of Encinitas, Free.

Art by Armida Flores

Civic Art Program, City of Encinitas, is seeking a 3D artist to display at the Encinitas Community Center, for August 23 - October 18, 2017. FREE to artist, no commission is taken. The exhibitions are a service to local artists that provides economic benefit from the sale of art and exposure to a wider audience while beautifying public buildings in Encinitas.

Exhibit Prospective:
The case is enclosed and locked, 6' feet in width by 4.5' feet high, with a depth of 14"glass shelving (removable). Artwork 1-5 lbs. for the glass shelving, re-movable for taller or heavier artworks. Ceramic, porcelain, clay, bronze,wood, glass, and textile artworks. Sorry, no jewelry. 

Art by Hazel Lyne
Tin Can Alley
Eligibility for 2018:
The 2018 exhibition program is also open to artists who live in the city of Encinitas and San Diego county who are age 18 or older. Amateur and professional artists are encouraged to apply.

Applications to exhibit in 2018 are accepted from January through September 15th. A Visual Art Selection Committee, comprised of gallery directors, visual art instructors and professional artists, will jury the applications and determine the exhibit schedule for the following year. Artist notification begins in November. Apply to mount an exhibition in 2018, visit Visual Art Program. Application: Click here for the 2018 Application.

Please reply as soon as possible to fill the current location opening by contacting the City of Encinitas, Arts Program Assistant, Cheryl Ehlers, (760) 633-2748, Email (

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Jazzercise Call for Eclectic/Abstract Art


Jazzercise Corporation, in an effort to support our local artists, has initiated an art lease program. All local artists are eligible to submit work for the exhibit, October 2017 – April 2018.

The parameters for exhibiting are as follows.

Works sought need to be abstract/modern and “eclectic” designs, and must be of one theme, color, or subject matter. All Art must be 24X30 or larger, must be wired, and ready to hang. Three-dimensional art must have its own pedestal.  All work must be current and original. Work may or may not be for sale.

Artists submitting works must be willing to participate in a six-month lease program, with amount of lease payment to be decided based upon selection of art. Submissions are limited to six pieces  and all works must remain in the exhibit until close of show (April 2018). October schedule delivering to be announced.

Artists whose work is accepted will receive a written offer of lease terms for their work.  Artists must accept or reject the terms within 3 days of offer.  Art selected will be delivered to the Jazzercise Corporate Office, (2460 Impala Rd, Carlsbad.

Deadline for submission is 5 pm, September 12, 2017. For details and forms, email Cheryl Ehlers, Curator, at, 760-519-1551.

Friday, June 2, 2017

SEPT. 10th, Vista Artist Market, Alley Art Festival

Artist Market, Alley Art Festival, 
September 10, 2017 - 10am - 6pm
Downtown Vista

Artists wishing to participate in the Artist Market must complete the following form. Upon selection into the market, artist will be notified within 5-7 business days and will have 48 hours to pay non-refundable booth fee.

***$50 for the first 50 vendors! Don't wait - get your booth today!

Applying artists must have social media presence or a website - this information will be used to verify your work as an artist. 
All booths are 10x10'. All artist vendors will provide their own canopy, table, chairs and displays. Load in / load out information will be provided during the week prior to the festival - approximately 3-5 days. ALL SALES ARE FINAL.

Questions? Please email: ATTN: AAF ARTIST MARKET