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Monday, January 27, 2014

Grand Opening, FEB 8, 1-4pm of "The Gallery" at Encinitas Community & Senior Center

Come join us as we open the new "gallery" at the Encinitas Community & Senior Center located at 1140 Oakcrest Park in Encinitas and meet with our first artists,  Stephen Frank Gary and Eva Connell.

Refreshments, music and wonderful art in bronze and glass by Eva Connell, along with a guided tour filled with the stories of artist, Stephen Frank Gary  "Retrospective" exhibit.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

New for 2014 - Richard Hawk Workshops in Encnitas

Announcing exciting painting workshops/classes at the Larabee House and Walled Garden on the grounds of the beautiful San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas, California ( formerly Quail Gardens).

Have you ever wanted to paint more intuitively, with flow, freedom and ease of expression, within a solid design framework?  Understand values and explore new techniques?  You'll be learning and practicing specific ways doing these things in the workshops.

Richard Hawk painting workshops are about learning and adventuring into new territory in a very positive, nurturing and freeing environment.

When:  Mondays   and Tuesdays , beginning in February 2014.
Dates: February 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25. March 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25.
Time:  9 AM to 1 PM.

Media  Any. Bring your materials. Materials lists are available.
Requirements? Some painting experience is desirable. If in doubt, please call to discuss.

The works of Richard Hawk hang in collections around the world. This highly awarded artist has been sharing his own approach to "painting from the core" for more than ten years in popular workshops and classes. 

More about the Walled Garden Workshops:
Mondays will feature a presentation on a particular aspect of painting and a painting demonstration, followed by participant painting time and individual interaction with the instructor.

Featured presentation subject will be at the discretion of the instructor and announced on 

Monday mornings. Desires of the class will certainly be taken into account.

Tuesdays will be devoted to painting time for each participant with individualized instruction.

Cost:  Purchase 3, 6, 9, or 12 days. Choose your days within the 8 week term of February/March. Please use your days within the 8 week term, any combination of Mondays and Tuesdays.  One day carryover to the next term is possible.
3 days - $285
6 days - $545
9 days - $775
12 days - $985
Payment secures your spot. You can pay via check, credit card or PayPal.
Cost includes admission into the San Diego Botanic Garden each day you attend.

Register Here:  and let Rich know which days you would like to attend. Or for quesitrons  Write or call 760.504.4015 today for schedule, cost and more information. Visit Richard at

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Meet "Tree House Terry", Terry Michael Weaver from Maui and his Encinitas Tributes

Maui-Mon blog #1 Jan, 2014

The thriving art community is growing in Encinitas and connections reach across the ocean to the island of Maui,  In steps  a transplanted local Encinitas artist and a connection with the city - and the journey begins. Meet "Tree Top Terry", “Terry Michael Weaver”- "Mosaic Mon", Artist and Musician.

He has made mosaics since the early 70's, and since that time has made over 100 mosaics, including: City mosaics; Hotel, and Condo mosaics; Restaurant, and Private Estate mosaics. Five of my more intricate mosaics can be seen at E Street C@fe Encinitas, and while you're there say 'hi' to Dominic!

Twenty of his public mosaics adorn the City sidewalks of Encinitas, in April 2001 he won the City of Encinitas, Commission for the Arts, Downtown Streetscape project competition. The proposal was for the artist to design and manufacture 16 medallions to be laid, each side of the sidewalk, along Highway 101 from D St. to F St., receiving approval, he began the task of designing and installing each 36" round mosaic for our beautiful City. Seven months later, upon completion of all 16 mosaics, the City of Encinitas won a Great American Street Award.

"There are a host of people he owes a great deal of thanks too during his mosaic journey with Encinitas. Terry will be addressing these people in a monthly blog with "ArtBuzz" , thanks to Cheryl  I will be telling the trials and tribulations - past and present, of being a mosaic artist".

The "Mosaic Mon" blog would not be complete without excerpts from the current art studio at the beach-side tree-house residence on the Lindsey estate at Polanui, "Shark Pit" Maui.. Yes he lives in a tree house on the beach with private sunsets- beautiful vistas in a surf and sun paradise.

“I am so excited about my new "Marine Mosaic" series, which will include 24 glass-tile L.E.D lit mosaics.  Amazing.  are the creatures of our oceans.  With my "Ocean Wellness" program I will interface with local Hawaii biologists to create an educational platform to better understand why we need to make more effort to preserve our oceans. Next month, he will review the ebb-and-flow of being an artist, providing the daunting task of manufacturing 16 medallion mosaics for the City of Encinitas, and include more Maui updates.

And to add to that, he created the 25th Silver Anniversary mosaic, City Seal which will be installed early this year. Keep a lookout for unveiling information coming soon!!!

"A special thanks to Dody Crawford of DEMA, Jim Gilliam and Cheryl Ehlers of the City of Encinitas for promoting the lively Art Community filled with talented Encinitas Artists".

Visit www.mosaicmon or email Terry if you can find him on the beach…. at

More next month......

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Celebrating 10 years with the Sargent Art Group - Opening Reception Saturday, JAN 25

Sargent Art Group 10th Anniversary Exhibition:  January 25 – March 16, 2014

Join the Sargent Art Group Artists at an opening reception on Saturday, January 25, 12-2pm

Come meet the Artists:
Terry Allen, Mary Borges ,Bob Boyd, Diane Cienki, Bob Coletti, Donna Deitrich, Cheryl Ehlers, Lynn Ely, Wendy Hall, Kathleen McVey, Carol Korfin, Gina Lee, Linda Luisi, Kathleen McVey, Kathy Moridi, Tena Navarrete, Diane O’Connell, Don Pallia, Cathy Rowanm Rita Shulak, Rina Torri, Rosemary Valente, Lijun Yang

For information contact the Front Porch Gallery at:2903 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA  92008, (760) 795-6120 or and visit the artists at Sargent Art Group,

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Xactobles - A Stencil Art Show at TPG2 - Friday, January 17

XACTOBLES - A Stencil Art Show
Friday, January 17, 5pm to 10pm at TPG2.  1475 University Ave., Hillcrest, San Diego.

Open: Tues thru Thurs 4pm-Midnight/Fri 4pm-1am/Sat 10am-1am/Sun 10am-5pm.
858.354.6294 . No Cover - RSVP on Facebook to the event HERE.

Questions please email:

Calling All Artists to the 2014 ArtWalk - Old California Resturant Row


1st Sunday of Each Month 10:00am-2:00pm, March through October, 2014.

You are invited to be part of the 2014 ArtWalk! 

The ArtWalk at Old California Restaurant Row in San Marcos is a monthly, outdoor art walk for fine artists, community art-based organizations as well as local aspiring art students. Fine artists are invited to participate in the monthly 2014 ArtWalk held on the first Sunday of each month, March-October, 2014 from 10:00am -2:00pm at the Old California Restaurant Row.

In an effort to bring you more foot traffic, the ArtWalk will now nestle between the Car Show and the Farmers Market! The new layout also offers more space for vendors with tents. On that note, for those of you who depended on the shade of the courtyard, I highly recommend picking up your own tent/umbrella for the 2014 event.

The other change to 2014 is that there will now be a $10 fee to set up. You will see the effects of this fee in more signage and more PR. The goal is to help drive more business your way!

Please complete the entry forms and return with visual examples to Raziah Roushan at or by mail to 1192 Sunset Drive, Vista, CA 92081. We look forward to having you at the ArtWalk.

For info and forms,  contact:

Friday, January 3, 2014

Gypsy Bride - paintings by Raziah Roushan, Solana Beach City Hall, CA. JAN 6 - FEB 15

Gypsy Bride, a series of oil paintings by Raziah Roushan.  The Gypsy Bride on exhibit at the Solana Beach City Hall Gallery, January 6 – February 15, 2014.

 In an age were ceremony is dictated by the undertones of modern culture, the exhibition, Gypsy Bride by Raziah Roushan asks the viewer to reexamine the heart of matrimony. In a series of oil paintings, presented as a cubist exploration, Roushan juxtaposes iconographic symbols of white picket fences, blown-out candles, turning cogs and toads alongside lanky bride-inspired figures to weave into each painting the series’ hypothesis – “What is the real cost of marriage? Not the financial cost, but the compromise given up or gained by the commitment. What is the life cost of being in a committed relationship?” Gypsy Bride is a vibrant series, full of harmonious color and symbolism that speak to viewers of all ages and backgrounds.

Artist, Raziah Roushan has a history of creating works that require viewer response. Her body of works include “Does Your Freedom Come Gold Plated, 005-1, How Trustworthy is your Health Insurance, and Ya, I Said It.” Many of Roushan’s inspirations hinge between social and political commentary, under the technical finesse of a classically trained hand and eye. Roushan holds a Bachelor’s in Fine Art and a Master’s degree in Art Administration. Gypsy Bride is the kind of show that will have people talking.

Closing reception Feb. 13, 2014 from 5:30-7:30pm, Ciity of Solana Beach, City Hall Gallery. 635 South Highway 101, Solana Beach, CA 92075.

For information about the City Hall Gallery, contact Anita Edman at 858-720-2454 or or  Raziah Roushan, Artist, 760-518-8578  |

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Charity Wings Art Center Sponsors 24-hour Global Hope-a-thon

Charity Wings Art Center Sponsors 24-hour Global Hope-a-thon

San Marcos, CA  – In conjunction with the 2014 Craft and Hobby Association (CHA) Mega Show and in coordination with the newly formed Fabric Arts Council’s Banners of Hope project,Charity Wings is presenting 24 hours of world-wide crafting events to be streamed live starting Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at noon PT and ending at noon PT Thursday January 16th.

The “Banners of Hope” project features fabric-based banners created before and during the CHA Mega Show to express messages of hope and encouragement in an artistic format. During the 24-hour Hope-a-thon, Charity Wings Art Center will sponsor 48 live-streamed technique demonstrations and workshops by internationally renowned artists so that viewers worldwide may contribute their own banners of Hope to the project. The community and press are invited to attend this free event where they will be guided to create their own banner of hope to become part of a traveling exhibit that will be displayed in locations such as hospitals, children’s centers and shelters to benefit those in challenging circumstances. 

Charity Wings Art Center is a 501(c)3 corporation engaged in providing creative arts programming for other non-profits serving at-risk and challenged populations, as well as fund-raising projects for charities worldwide. The Charity Wings Art Center is a place for people of all ages to Gather, Give Back and Create.

For more information about this event, visit or call Elena Lai Etcheverry, 619-850-3777.

Inspired by MOPA's exhibition of Pictures of the Year International

Inspired by MOPA's exhibition of Pictures of the Year International, this video showcases photojournalists talking about their craft.

The Museum of Photographic Arts of San Diego wants  to let you know about a recent video made about the current exhibition , Picture of the Year International, which is the world's most prestigious contest of photojournalism. The video features photojournalists from POYi speaking about their craft. We thought you might be interested in seeing it and maybe sharing it on your website!

You can check it out at:

Any questions or inquires contact:  Amandine Aubin  at .

More Art Shows to Enter for January - Online Juried Entries to Add to your List.


North County Society of Fine Arts NCSFA Annual Open Juried Art Show 2014 
Entry Deadline: 1/3/2014

Outdoor Painters Society/Plein Air Southwest OPS Plein Air Southwest Salon 2014  Entry Deadline: 1/6/2014

Shirt Factory Gallery Black & White Photography Juried Show 

Great Lakes Pastel Society 2014 National Exhibit
 Entry Deadline: 2/1/2014

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