ARTBUZZ1 - Event Announcements

Advocating the impact and value of the arts touching our lives. Creativity is contagious.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

ARTBUZZ1 - A Special Happy New Years Newsletter 2015
ARTBUZZ1 sends greetings for a prosperous NEW YEAR 2015, with a special newsletter January 2015. Sign up, share with your friends. We all need a little help from our friends.
Go to the Newsletter column at the left.
Cheryl Ehlers

Its a NEW DAWN, ITS A NEW DAY, ITS A NEW LIFE....and we are......

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Artists Offers Free Display Sandwich Boards - 1st Come 1st Serve

Artist extends a helping hand.  

Need exhibiting tools.  FREE (2) artist display sandwich can pick them up ASAP. 

Julie Sauer, 760-943-7153Cardiff, CA

Launch of the North County Arts Network (NCAN), January 15th, 5-7pm

Dear North County Arts Leaders and Supporters,
You are cordially invited,  you and your arts colleagues, to the launch event for the North County Arts Network (NCAN) on Thursday, January 15, 2015 from 5-7 pm at the new School of Arts at Cal State University, San Marcos. This event kicks off a slate of on-going quarterly events and targeted group convenings throughout the North County region in 2015. The events are aimed at uniting and building collaborations between arts organizations and leaders in North County San Diego and beyond. Please extend this invitation to your key arts staff, board members/volunteers, and community arts leaders.
The Keynote Speaker for the Jan. 15 North County Arts Network (NCAN) launch event will be Craig Watson. Craig Watson is the Director of the California Arts Council based in Sacramento, California, a position he has held since August 2011. The Honorary Hosts for the 2015 NCAN events & convenings are District 5 County Supervisor Bill Horn and District 3 County Supervisor Dave Roberts. Jacquelyn Kilpatrick, Founding Director of the new School of Arts at CSUSM will be the NCAN launch event host.

Reservations are Required
– Free Event –
No Charge for Parking or Admission.
There are a limited number of seats available – so make your reservation early!
For Reservations, please contact: or 760-750-4324.

The 2015 slate of quarterly North County Arts Network (NCAN) events are:
· Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 5-7 pm California State University, San Marcos - School of Arts
· Thursday, Apr. 16, 2015 5-7 pm Escondido Center for the Arts
· Thursday, July 16, 2015 5-7 pm Lux Art Institute, Encinitas
· Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015 5-7 pm Oceanside Museum of Art
The North County Arts Network (NCAN) also anticipates the development of target group convenings and cooperatives forming in 2015, such as municipal arts groups, executive leadership groups, marketing groups, programming groups, Board development groups, etc. The NCAN aims to strengthen the arts communities of North County San Diego through convening and networking methods that produce cooperative and leveraged approaches towards greater impact for the arts in the region.
NCAN is currently a purely informal and volunteer effort – with no budget or organizational structure. The following arts and civic leaders have advised on the formative NCAN efforts to unite our regional arts communities: Jim Gilliam, Patricia Frischer, Naomi Nussbaum, Marilyn Huerta, Jacquelyn Kilpatrick, Jerry Van Leeuwen, Reesey Shaw, Vincent Kitch, Oceanside Councilman Jerry Kern, County Supervisor Bill Horn, and County Supervisor Dave Roberts. On behalf of my colleagues, we encourage you to attend these important networking and community building programs and events in 2015!
Daniel Foster
Executive Director, Oceanside Museum of Art
Keynote Speaker, Craig Watson
Craig Watson is the Director of the California Arts Council, a position he has held since August 2011 when he was chosen by the Council after a nationwide search. Watson started his career in the arts field at local arts agencies and arts-services organizations, and later built a career in the telecommunications industry before returning to the arts as Executive Director of the Arts Council for Long Beach. The California Arts Council is the official state arts agency for California, the state with the largest number of artists and creative-industry workers in the nation.

California State University, San Marcos - School of Arts
333 South Twin Oaks Valley Road
San Marcos, CA 92078

Reservations Required: For reservations, please contact: or 760-750-4324.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

E101 Gallery presents Dusty Wynne, Photographer - His Minds Eye. Dec 19 - Jan 22, 2015

 The Mind’s Eye of Dusty Wynne

Presented by the E101 Gallery at E101 Mainstreet Association hosts Photographer, Dusty Wynne, December 19 – Jan 23, 2015

Dusty Wynne, a San Diego north county native is passionate about sharing the beauty of this area through photography. He awes at the diversity of wildlife that San Diego County has to offer, along with its history and local landmarks.  Dusty has been capturing images through photography for over 30 years, and was fortunate enough to travel with medical teams to Cambodia and photograph their work and ministry to some of the poorest people in world.  His photos were published in Calvary Chapel Magazine 2009 “Cambodia - from Killing Fields to Harvest Fields”

Currently a student at Palomar College for photography, he loves shooting digital. “The digital darkroom gives me the opportunity to experiment with my images and give them an interesting new artistic twist”, states Dusty.
His work is versatile and broad in scope.  He has an incredible eye for photographing what most people do not see. 

The exhibit will be up from December 19th until January 22, 2015 at the E101 Gallery located at the E101 Mainstreet Association at 818 South Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA  92024.  Stop in and view the art of Dusty Wynne.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

ARTBUZZ1 DEC 2014 - Wishes you a Happy Holiday

Wishing you and yours the very best for the holiday season.
(Click on photo for ARTBUZZ1 Newsletter DEC 2014)

Thanks to Dusty Wynne, for bringing "San Diego Christmas", Leucadia, CA 
to our doorstep.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Coastal Artists presents "Winter ArtSplash", Opening Reception December 5, 4:30 - 6pm

"Winter ArtSplash", a multimedia exhibit.

La Vida Del Mar from December 1 through December 31.

Opening reception on December 5 from 4:30 to 6 pm. La Vida Del Mar is located on 850 Del Mar Downs Road, 1/2 block north of Via de la Valle.

For more information please call 858-755-1224 (Program Department) and visit

COASTAL ARTISTS/Information/Exhibits at, Karen Aschenbrenner.

Saturday, November 8, 2014


ARTBUZZ is proud to acknowledge our "new" sponsors.

First Street Gallery
Custom Framing and Art Gallery, Encinitas


Also, proud sponsors of the 2015 Exhibition
"all creatures great and small"
Coming in August 2015

ARTBUZZ NOV 2014 Artists Opportunities

Check out the November Newsletter - Unique opportunities.  
(click on image to access)


Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Bard Hall Gallery presents an Art Exhibit featuring Walt Thomas & Carol Minear, November 11, 6-7 pm

Bard Hall Gallery presents an
Art Exhibit featuring Walt Thomas & Carol Minear

RECEPTION: Tuesday, November 11, 2014
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

7:00 to 8:30 p.m. – Art Discussion Group

November 5, 2014 – December 2, 2014

Bard Hall Gallery, First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego, 4190 Front Street, Hillcrest, 619-298-9978.  
Gallery Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8am-4pm; Sun., 9:30am-12:30pm.


Bard Hall Gallery and The First UU Art Guild cordially invite the public to view the Art and Exhibit featuring Walt Thomas and Carol Minear from November 5, 2014 through December 2,2014. An Open Gallery and a Reception will be held for the artists at the Bard Hall Gallery on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The public is invited to these events where the artists will be available to discuss their works. Refreshments will be served.

The public is also invited to join the Art Discussion Group Meeting following the reception from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Discussion group attendees who are artists, as well as artists interested in exhibiting in Bard Hall, are invited to bring samples of their current work to share with the group.
Bard Hall Gallery is open to the public Mon.-Fri., 8am-4pm; Sun., 9am-noon. Bard Hall Gallery is located in the First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego, at 4190 Front Street, in Hillcrest, There is no admissions fee. Free parking in church ACE parking lot, check-in at the office on weekdays. Wheelchair accessible.



Come Celebrate with DONN ANGEL PEREZ LOPEZ, November 7, 6-9 pm - Mission Ave. Bar & Grill

Happy Birthday Donn!

Come and AYUDAME [ Help me ] to CELEBRATE my B-DAY at 12:01 AM on 11.7.14
OH.. I'll say 50 sips of Orange Juice should do it - Yet Don't SIP and Drive.
50 a ~ o s of LIVE - Cincuenta por 365 = 18,250 SUNS - So Much LIGHT. 
Oh My - Did I just became ALIVE over NIGHT?

STRATA DARK and LUMINATIONS by Jenessa Goodman at the LUX, November 6, 2014

STRATA DARK and LUMINATIONS - Paintings and Drawings
by Jenessa Goodman

Opening Reception, November 6, 6-8pm.  Exhibit dates October 30 – December 11 at the LUX Art Institute, Education Pavilion.

My artwork is the result of lots of gathering. I take textures and geometry from nature, then reinvent and dissolve them. I find images in dreams and archetypal mythology. I study plants, colors, and patterns of human movement. I rely on synesthesia and I allow myself a free hand with the exploration of images. A lot of my work is simply intuitive. For me creating art is making an offering to something larger than myself, an offering to collective human experience or a homage to the mystical and spiritual aspects of everyday life.

I’m inspired by the concepts of micro and macro as they relate to nature and to human consciousness. My work often visually documents the movement of a tiny speck as it grows into a field of pattern. Repetition pulses through the composition then changes into something new. Matter is balanced with nothingness. Looming shapes blossom from clouds, and ferocious (or are they playful?) animals make appearances. Dreams fascinate me, as does Jungian psychology and the concept of a collective unconscious. I’ve always had an active, vivid dream life, and images from dreams frequently find their way into my work. Through art, I seek to strengthen the links between different realities. 

I primarily use ink and gouache on large pieces of watercolor paper. Gouache has a seductive purity of pigment, and the precision of ink balances bold colors. Most of my paintings are fairly large – up to three feet by four feet. Working on this scale allows me to create a sense of atmosphere.

Visit the LUX Art Institute, Education Pavilion, 1550 El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA.

Friday, October 24, 2014

ART SAN DIEGO will return to Balboa Park - with Artist Boutia Moshiri, November 9th

ART SAN DIEGO will return to Balboa Park with its 6th Edition on  November 6th – 9th, 2014.

Artist Boutia Moshiri will be exhibiting in an art show in San Diego Museum at Balboa Park , opening on November 6th-9th 2014.

Her original paintings of Mermaid Collection "My Journey" will be exhibited which is a tribute to breast cancer foundation and they benefit from it. VIP passes now available on request for opening night.

You can check her web site at  

VIP passes now available on request for opening night.

For more information about the show please check the web site :

 Enjoy Boutia Moshiri's recent interview:

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Encinitas Dia de los Muertos Festival, November 1, 12-4pm

Encinitas Dia de los Muertos
November 1, 2014, Saturday 12-4pm
Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024

Fun for the whole family, free. Four hours of performances, student art exhibit, hands-on workshops, artists demonstrations, food trucks, Prize drawings and giveaways. Honor the memory of a loved one or friends by contributing a photo or a non-valuable remembrance to the Surfing Madonna Community Ofrenda.

Presented by the Encinitas Friends of the Arts, info:

Sponsored by County of San Diego, California Coast Credit Union, San Dieguito Art Guild, City of Encinitas Arts Division, Encinitas Friends of the Arts, San Diego County Library, Mano a Mano Foundation, Paint Encinitas, and the Surfing Madonna Oceans Project.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Tracie Monk Featured Artist, San Diego Sculptors Guild - OCT 4, 5-9pm

TRACIE MONK - I hope that you will be able to join us next Saturday for my first FEATURED ARTIST event. The Special Entertainment Program will include: ceramic sculptures exploring cloth textures and the mystic of the female figure, as well as stone and steel sculptures, a sculpture raffle, meet the artist session, live music, wine/cheese reception and more!

The event will be held on Saturday, October 4th, 2014 from 5pm-9pm at The San Diego Sculptors Guild located in Spanish Village, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA. Come meet the artists, musicians, art-lovers, art collectors and our guests for an unforgettable experience!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Opening Gala of World Wide Art Los Angeles - with Artist Boutia Moshiri - October 16th

Opening Gala of  World Wide Art 
Los Angeles

Please join Artist, Boutia Moshiri in celebrating the influence of art in the world by visiting the Opening Gala of World Wide Art Los Angeles.  Visit Galleries and Artists and take in a world full of inspiration and fine art.

Date:  October 16th - Opening Gala
Time:  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Venue:  Los Angeles Convention Center®

Please RSVP HERE and print your complimentary pass for the Opening Night Gala.  If you are unable to join us at the Opening Gala, please feel free to join us anytime during the remainder of the show. 

Please RSVP HERE and print your complimentary pass for Show Days:

Friday October 17th 10am - 7pm
Saturday October 18th 10am - 7pm
Sunday October 19th 10am - 5pm

We look forward to hosting you,  Despina and Thomas Tunberg, Show Directors

To learn more about this fine art show, please visit  

Enjoy her recent interview: and her website at:

Saturday, October 4, 2014

6th Annual Taste of North Park - Call for Demo Artists

Call For Artists! 6th Annual Taste of North Park
October 11th, 2014, 11am-2pm
Various locations throughout the event footprint
(North Park)

October 11th marks the 6th Annual Taste of North Park event, and we are looking for artists who would like to share the excitement!

We are extending the offer to 6-8 visual artists (or artist groups) to participate in live demonstrations throughout the duration of the event. You must be timely and able to participate during the entire time slot (11am-2pm).

You are welcome to bring artwork to sell, but please note that this is an event meant to highlight the artist at work. All materials are to be provided by the artist. In return, you will receive two complementary event tickets to share with friends, or to use yourself during the final hour of the event.

This should be a fun day for everyone, and draws attendees from all over San Diego County!

Please include the following information for consideration:

Name:, Email:, Phone number:, Website, link to online portfolio, or 3-5 images of work (jpeg) and a brief description of your work.

Please submit application and/or inquiries to Lesley at

For Info:

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Synergy Art Foundation -Call to Artists - FROM BLANKS 2 BEAUTY” (B2B) project

SYNERGY ART FOUNDATION is inviting local artists to participate in our 2014 “FROM BLANKS 2 BEAUTY” (B2B) project

CALL TO ARTISTS:  Come on have some fun for a great cause!

The exhibition/silent auction of these works will be vital part of our annual FUNdraiser to be held at the World Beat Center, Balboa Park, on Saturday, November 15, 2014. The event will include the B2B Exhibition/Silent Auction, fabulous live music, exciting performance, art installations and much more. Entry to the Event will be free for all B2B participant, so long as all contact information is provided.

The theme this year for B2B is “ROOTS”. We encourage all participants to interpret this creatively. To assist, here are some definitions of “roots” which we hope might be inspirational:

Theme: To establish deeply and firmly the basic cause, source or origin of something, e.g." love of money is the root of all evil”

The part of a thing attaching it to a greater or more fundamental whole; the end or base

Family, ethnic, or cultural origins

A number when multiplied by itself a specific number of times equals another number (e.g. 2 is the square root of 4)

Underground base of a plant (some edible), tree, hair, tooth etc.

This year, we are honored to have two amazing jurors – ROBERT PINCUS and MARK LUGO. They will select the best 100 artworks (10X10 canvas)  to be displayed and auctioned at our event. If your piece is NOT selected, you may elect to have it returned. All proceeds will benefit Synergy’s EASL and PWER grant programs. Canvases will be issued on a first‐come first‐served basis. Interested artists may pick up/drop off a blank/completed canvas (maximum 2 per artist). For more information apply:

See you there!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Call for Artists: Fallbrook Brandon Gallery Celebrating the Elements of Art “Small Works”

Fallbrook Brandon Gallery Celebrating the Elements of Art “Small Works”, OPEN  & JURIED

DEADLINE:  October 24 & 25, 2014, directly to the Brandon Gallery.

CALL TO ARTISTS  --  We invite artists and community members to join us in celebrating the joy of small significant works of art.  The Brandon Gallery welcomes a wide variety of art styles and media for entry and reserves the right to decline any entries that do not meet the criteria, standards or quality level of the exhibition.  The show is in celebration of the elements of art and all works will be submitted/judged in “open” categories.  Works can be submitted by hand to  Brandon Gallery.

Entry forms are available at Brandon Gallery or ,  Two  completed forms required per entry.  Art must be delivered to Brandon Gallery on Friday, October 24 or Saturday 25, 10am to 3pm. Brandon Gallery 105 N. Main Avenue Fallbrook, CA 92028 760-723-1330

Grand Opening - Emerald C Gallery in Coronado - Oct 3, 5-9pm

The new Emerald C Gallery located at 1331 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118, Phone: (619)333-1331 or (619)322-7227.

A spectacular grand opening of the Emerald C Gallery in Coronado, CA on October 3rd, 2014 from 5:00 to 9:00 pm featuring a wide collection of work from various artists in the Baja Norte to Southern California regions.

The Emerald C wants to show you what you've been missing in your local art scene! paintings, glass art, ceramics, sculptures, jewelry and textiles are just a taste of what we bring to you at our opening festivities. So join us!

Job Opportunity: Artist/Studio Assistant, Part-Time

Artist/Studio Assistant Job Opportunity – Part-Time

Accomplished professional artist in Oceanside seeking an Artist/Studio Assistant for 6 to 12 hours per week. Administrative duties include writing proposals & emails, arranging travel, coordinating with galleries, record keeping, etc. Production duties will involve cleaning brushes & pallets and prepping painting surfaces, including measuring, cutting, priming and sanding Masonite sheets. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential. 

Must be able to design and compose successful written proposals & documentation, handle business relationships professionally, and be proficient with basic painting techniques, brush-work, and color mixing. Basic familiarity with Photoshop is helpful but not necessary; knowledge of Microsoft XL is a plus.

Pay is $10-$12 per hour depending on experience
Very flexible schedule, casual working environment

Interested parties should send a one-page cover letter, resume, and writing sample to:    

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

REV OCT 2014 ARTBUZZ1 In Your Mail Boxes!

Hi Everyone,

If you have not signed up for the ARTBUZZ1 here is your chance!.  Keep in touch with Artists opportunities to exhibit, sell and show your art around town and out of state as well.

There were some truncated links after delivery that have been repaired, so sorry for two postings.

Cheryl Ehlers
ARTBUZZ1 - The Power of Communcation

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Aesthetics, Inc Looking for San Diego Artists

Aesthetics, Inc. is seeking artists who reside in San Diego County who may be interested in providing artwork that evoke messages of hope and healing for a variety of hospital art projects in San Diego county.

Aesthetics is looking for artists, who work in a variety of original media; painting, mixed media, wood, stone, collage, metal and ceramics in two and three dimension. Existing and commissioned artwork will be considered. If presenting previous work as a representation of possible commissions, please note. If selected, most artwork will be hung on walls and placed in public spaces of medical facilities. We are looking for artwork with a demonstrated wholesale value between $2,500 and $25,000 (if selected, pricing need to be substantiated by previous sales).

Please submit up to 25 digital images (jpegs) of past work via email to Make sure that each image is not over 1 megabyte and the preferred size is 7” x 10” at a 150 dpi. In your email, please provide a resume and annotated information about size, media and wholesale price of each piece of artwork being submitted. Label your images with the image number, title and size (ie; 01 Autumn Shores 24x36.jpg).

All inquiries, questions and digital images should be sent to Pam Nickell at  The deadline for submitting is October 15, 2014.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Cheryl Ehlers kindly requests your assistance, a mere vote to spring board youth art

Hello Everyone!

I am applying for a grant with Mission Main Street for Cheryl Ehlers, to assist The Stardust Arts. The Mission Main Street Grants Program allows businesses a chance to grow.
Won't you please help by voting for me, Cheryl Ehlers and casting your vote at:  (type in Cheryl Ehlers for the business)

In order for me to move forward into the reviewing process I need to gather 250 votes by October 15th. I really appreciate if you can assist me in achieving my goal for The Stardust Arts, youth visual art program that  I have been providing since 2009.

The Stardust Arts has been involved in the North San Diego coastal city communities and provided over 11,600 students visual art instruction to all ages of children and youth in numerous venues for profit and for non-profit in schools, local Boys and Girls Clubs, outreaching at community events and fairs, hosting private venues, exhibiting in public libraries and any source where my students art was requested and I could spread the word about the importance of art in one's life. Visit The Stardust Arts at today!

Visit the videos of The Stardust Arts at

And please remember to vote for me, Cheryl Ehlers. Your assistance is so very appreciated.

Thank you all.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Call for Artists - Serenity Spa & Salon - Hilton Garden Inn San Diego/Del Mar, Just in Time Fun Run


The Serenity Spa & Salon - Hilton Garden Inn San Diego/Del Mar is hosting a wonderful opportunity for artists to join their upcoming event on:

September 27, 2014, the “Just in Time Fun Run”.

We hope that you will be interested! For more information, please respond to Cheryl at

Your own 10X10 booth will be required.

Enjoy and share in their event!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Richard Hawk, New workshops beginning November 2014

Richard Hawk Workshops at Element Twenty Nine 

News -A new run of painting workshops beginning in November. They will be held at Element Twenty Nine Gallery on Coast Highway 101 in the Leucadia area of Encinitas. It's a nice, high-ceilinged space just a few blocks from downtown Encinitas and Moonlight Beach. Richard's work is featured on the walls and it is a very pleasant and conducive painting/learning environment.

Please join in for one of the weekday - or, now by popular demand - weekend - workshops.

Click here to see workshop dates and reserve your space.

The workshops feature specific learning experiences and all are steeped in the idea of learning specific ways of painting fluidly and freely from your intuitive core. That idea has been central to the workshop teaching I have done over the last 15 years, and continues today.

Aristotle said, "We are what we repeatedly do. Come learn to be a painter with me" .Ph: 760.504.4015, E:

Felix's Bonomo, Reunifying Hideyoshi: A Photographic Essay, October 30th

Reunifying Hideyoshi:  A Photographic Essay” by Felix Bonomo,

Felix's  Bonomo, is presenting a show at the Japanese Friendship Garden in Balboa Park on October 31, 2014-January 4, 2015.

This photographic essay reunifies Japan’s Great Unifier Hideyoshi—his castle and artifacts from his castle—all together one last time at the Japanese Friendship Garden. 

Please join in for an Opening Reception and Gallery Talk to be held on October 30, 5-7pm, rsvp at 619-232-2721, x104.  Japanese Friendship Garden, Balboa Park, 2215 Pan American Road, E., San Diego, CA. 

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Enjoy ArtBeat’s Sippin’ Sundays with Sultry Celeste

Enjoy ArtBeat’s Sippin’ Sundays !

Vista, CA ... From “Jailhouse Rock” to down-home blues and classic jazz, Celeste Barbier owns the stage and wows the crowd on Sundays from 3-5 pm at ArtBeat on Main Street, 330 Main Street, Vista. Admission is free, reports ArtBeat owner Kait Matthews.

She says, “Sippin’ Sundays offer a great way to wind down the weekend with three-dollar mimosas and Celeste’s million-dollar sounds, amid an art-filled environment that enhances the experience.” A great wine lounge environment.

Barbier has become iconic in North County and throughout San Diego for her mellifluous voice and captivating spirit. She performs at events small and large, and says she enjoys the intimacy of ArtBeat. “Everyone’s friendly and I love singing while being surrounded by beautiful art. 

Barbier can be sampled at and enjoyed in person every Sunday afternoon at ArtBeat. Matthews says, “Our downtown Vista vibe has become quite melodious, thanks to Sippin’ Sundays with sultry Celeste!” 

ArtBeat on Main Street co-op gallery and wine lounge is located at 330 Main Street in downtown Vista. It is open Tuesday and Wednesday, 11:00am-7:30pm; Thursday-Saturday, 11:00am-8:30pm; Sunday, Noon-7:00pm. For information, visit, or discover Vista’s creative vibe in person. To learn about gallery partnering opportunities, and space rentals, email

Celeste Barbier is a Southern California based professional vocalist. She has performed in several bands ranging from jazz trios, big swing bands, surf rock, retro rock, rockabilly, and more. She was classically trained at Chapman University as a dramatic mezzo soprano operatic vocalist. She has toured throughout Italy and the Western United States. Presently, she is available to perform jazz standards at private parties, weddings, restaurants, marketplaces and for corporate events. She performs solo shows with backing tracks and provides her own PA system. Her influences include Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Julie London, Etta James, Eartha Kitt, Sarah Vaughn, Billie Holiday and Candye Kane. She has performed at many venues in coastal Southern California. She always dresses in vintage and pin-up or cotton club styles for her shows and uses her Shure 55 vintage microphone to add that special "look" along with her vintage sound. Contact her at or (619)846-0193.

ARTBUZZ1 - SEPT14 Monthly Newsletter

Hello Everyone,

Hope you are enjoying your weekend!

In the limp and gimp of missing my computer and profiles, I am providing those that are not signed up with Artbuzz1 the monthly newsletter information with opportunities. The show must go on!

Enjoy, and some of you might get another notification, sorry about that, just want to cover all bases.  So sign up to Artbuzz on this page and be part of the "Power of Communication."

La Jolla Art Association 5th Annual Southern California Black and White Juried Exhibition 
DEADLINE: 09/05/14 

Degas Pastel Society Fifteenth Biennial National Exhibition 
DEADLINE: 09/06.2014

Pacific Art League Landscapes, Seascapes & Urbanscapes 
DEADLINE: 09/15/2014

Community Art Project, Laguna Beach CA Retrospective Exhibition 
DEADLINE: 09/21/2014

Laguna Plein Air Painters Association Call for Signature Members 
DEADLINE: 9/22/2014 

City of Vista Civic Gallery Best Shot Photography Exhibition
DEADLINE:  09/24/2014

The Olde Ramona Hotel Gallery, 25th Annual Fine Art Show
DEADLINE:  09/25, 26th, 27th, 10-4p.m.
Deliver too: The Olde Ramona Hotel Gallery, 845 Main St., Ramona.
Three entries maximum, four categories: oil/acrylic, watercolor/watermedia, 
Photography, computer art, and other (collage, pen & ink, pastels, sculpture, graphics, other media.  Artists may call 1(760) 789-3682 for an application, if they have not entered previously.

2014- 10th Annual National Competition, Photography
DEADLINE:  10/05/2014

Artist Guild San Diego Museum of Art Illuminations 
DEADLINE: 10/6/2014 

Go Figure,  A Juried Show with Judge Sean Ulmer,
DEADLINE: 10/07/2014
Director of the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art. Welcome are entries that explore issues of the human body. From classic nudes, contemporary interpretations, portraits, (yes, selfies too) to full figure, and naturalistic abstraction. The figure remains a vital subject of exploration and conversation about how and why we present the body as a subject for art. Entry fee. Details:

Free to all artists.  Get a website created, be placed on a list for shows and connect with others. A NEW “must” for any 2D artists. Sign up today,

A Charity Auction Opportunity for Artists
Email For Details To: Julie Weaverling at:
The San Diego County Employees’ Charitable Organization (CECO) will be hosting an upcoming charity auction. CECO is a non-profit, employee-managed organization that raises money to support local non-profit agencies and eligible employees in need, and they are holding a silent auction in October as part of their annual fundraising campaign.  The organization would love to have artwork of all types and price ranges donated to be part of this event.  All items donated will be listed online so that all of their nearly 15,000 employees will be able to participate in the silent auction. Since 1956, CECO has distributed millions of dollars to non-profit agencies in support of a variety issues impacting the San Diego community including homelessness, veterans in need, at-risk youth and the Access and Functional Needs populations.

Friday, August 29, 2014

ARTBUZZ1 SEPT Newsletter delayed due to computer issues. But....will be

NOTICE:  The Artbuzz1 SEPT  monthly newsletter will be delayed due to computer issues.  @#$%@$%^

I will be posting all the opportunities and  information using the on the Artbuzz1.blogspot for the month of September. Thanks for being patient.

Have a great weekend!

Cheryl Ehlers

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Dare to Enter Zooinitas, Call to 2D-Painters 2015

Dare to Enter Zooinitas, Call to 2D-Painters

Seeking wildlife and domestic 2D-Painters, any mediums, to jury into a submission for the Encinitas Civic Art Program 2015. 

Works no smaller then 18X24 or larger then 3X3 need apply for consideration. We are a group of artists that promote animal care and put on a spectacular exhibition.

This is a juried event on two levels.  First, your art must be accepted by the curator of Zooinitas, and second, “our” art will be re-juried by an Art Panel selected by the City of Encinitas in order to be accepted for Zooinitas 2 exhibition. Results will be announced in October 2014.

A lengthy process, but well worth it, if we are successful.  One of the artists requirements (1yr. from now), will be a donation requirement to fund the incredible opening reception event, in the amount of $40.00.  We host demos, silent auctions, pet adoptions and more, so every little bit helps to make this a well attended and very successful event.

If you are interested, please email Cheryl Ehlers, Curator at and you will be provided with an application.  DEADLINE TO SUBMIT  AUGUST 16th.

Visit our website and see what we are all about.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Become a part of ARTPIN - The best talented artists - great new website!

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2015 Encinitas Call to Artists -" Be Part of Art" - Reminder Deadline AUG 30th, 5pm

The 2015 CALL TO ARTISTS is open for submission. Each year 46 talented 2D and 3D artists have the opportunity to exhibit in one of three galleries located within the City and we look forward sharing your art with the community.   The process is simple. 
APPLY: On the website at: We provide the Instructions and the Application (in a fillable PDF form). Please submit up to 10 JPG digital images of artwork that will be in the exhibit. Email the completed application and JPGs to This is a free submission and is juried by the Visual Art Selection Committee, with notifications in October 2014.

Deadline to submit will be August 30, 2014, 5:00pm
We look forward to your participation and submissions.

The City of Encinitas, Art Division.

Seeking Watercolor Instruction - Join Jayne Spencer

Exceptional Watercolor Class Instruction  Encinitas, Coastal Cottage Art Studio
Learn to paint watercolor and improve your artistic skills.

Jayne provides a highly personalized experience.  
Inspired at an early age by her father's painting and sculpting Jayne majored in Graphic Arts at San Diego State University and began her career as a computer artist. Jayne's background in graphic design is seen in her paintings; they are bright and bold with a strong sense of design. She paints what inspires her, capturing a moment in time. 

Her work is influenced by her personal day-to-day experiences as well as her travels abroad. Jayne specializes in watercolor and displays her work around San Diego. Her works include local scenes, figures, landscapes, animals, and commissioned work.

Classes: Mondays from 12:00-3:00pm | Tuesdays from 1:30pm-4:30pm | All levels are welcome.