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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Dance Classes with Christy Johnson - Fun in Carlsbad

Learn to Dance!

Upcoming Spring Courses. Register immediately or you might miss out!!
City of Carlsbad Classes - Harding Community Center, Courses start Wednesday 4/9...


Lead, Follow or Get of the Dance Floor Workshop - Wednesday 7pm, 4/9 only

Beginner Soul Line Dance - Monday 7:30pm, Starts 4/14

Beginner Jitterbug Swing - Wednesday 7pm, Starts 4/16

Intermediate West Coast Swing - Wednesdays 8pm, Starts 4/16

Go to page 17 and 18 in the catalog for more info:

Contact : Christy Johnson  at for more details.

ARTBUZZ1 - April Artists News in Your Mailboxes Today


Spring into action, around town and about.  If you have not joined us or posted your events, consider doing so.  Join all of us today and spread the word.  

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Thank you Billie Day for the wonderful photo.

Thursday, March 27, 2014


CARLSBAD, CA - New Village Arts, Carlsbad’s award-winning theatre company, continues lucky Season 13 with the American Classic TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD directed by Executive Artistic Director Kristianne Kurner and company member Justin Lang. Based on Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel, this adaptation by Christopher Sergel brings to life the timeless tale of innocence, justice, inequality, compassion, and growing up through the memories of a now-adult Scout (played by Kurner). TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD tells the story of Scout, a wide-eyed girl living in the South during the Great Depression with her brother Jem and her widowed-father Atticus Finch. When Atticus, a lawyer, courageously defends a black man accused of rape, Scout, Jem and their friend Dill are faced with the issues of loss of innocence and moral integrity.

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD at New Village Arts features Kristianne Kurner as Jean Louise Finch (adult Scout), Manny Fernandes as the iconic Atticus Finch, Katelyn Katz as Scout, Dylan Nalbandian as Jem and Matthew Mohler as Dill. The rest of the Artistic Ensemble includes: Kathi Copeland, Yolanda Franklin, Lauren King, Justin Lang, Max Macke, David Macy-Beckwith, Durwood Murray, Walter Murray, Eric Poppick, and James Winkler. This production features a Set Design by Tim Wallace, Properties Design by Kacia Castelli, Costume Design by Mary Larson, Original Sound Design by Bill Bradbury, and Lighting Design by Sherrice Kelly.

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD is in pay-what-you-can previews from April 4 - 11, 2014. Opening night is April 12, 2014 and closing is May 4, 2014. Tickets begin at $22.00 and are currently on-sale online at, and by calling or visiting the box office at 760.433.3245 or 2787 State Street, Carlsbad, CA 92008.

“The anguish of racial injustice and the maddening psychology of racism ensure that "To Kill a Mockingbird" will remain a story worth telling.” - The Salt Lake Tribune

“The emphasis is on story-telling itself, and the audience is invited, indeed required, to bring its own imagination to the production.” - The London Telegraph

Contact: Justin Jorgensen, Associate Artistic & Development Director,
O: 760.433.3245 | C: 760.650.5649 | JJORG@NEWVILLAGEARTS.ORG

The Day in Photos at the 3rd Annual Encinitas Arts Festival 2014

The 3rd Annual Encinitas Arts Festival, was held Sunday, March 23, 2014 at the San Dieguito Academy Performing Arts Center.

The San Dieguito Academy Foundation partnered with the City of Encinitas to present the “PASSPORT TO THE ARTS FESTIVAL,” which featured performances and exhibits from all area schools, as well as professional performers and artists from the local arts community.

The Encinitas Arts Festival was funded in part by the City of Encinitas and the Mizel Family Foundation Community Grant Program. The day was filled with music, dancing, art, food and fun! Take a look at the photos at the link below.

Save the Month of MARCH 2015 when we will be hosting the Festival in March 2015 filled with art, music, dance, workshops, local artists, demonstrations and something for every age!

For more information contact: Cheryl Ehlers, Arts Program Assistant, City of Encinitas at

Thanks to "everyone" that volunteered and participated in making this a success!

Silver Surfer Art Exhibit - April 5 at the Omni La Costa Resort and Spa

Silver Surfer Art Exhibit
The Sargent Art Group is having an Art Exhibit at Omni La Costa Resort and Spa, in Carlsbad Saturday April 5 from 9am to 4pm. 

Ten local artist will explore a wide range of styles in oil, acrylic, photography and watercolor, including pottery and fiber art, plus other interesting artisan items.

Participating artist include: Karen Fidel, Bob Coletti, Rosemary Valente, Nancy Evans, Kathleen McVey, Lynn Ely, Rina Torri, Terry Allen and Donald Pallia.

The exhibit and parking is free at Omni La Costa Resort and Spa, 2100 Costa Del Mar Road, Carlsbad. For more information contact Donald Pallia (

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Call to Artists: “Shades of Red” - Vista Chamber of Commerce

VISTA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GALLERY - Call to Artists:  “Shades of Red” ALL MEDIA EXHIBITION – 2nd annual with $800 Cash Awards – First Place $400, Second Place $250, Third Place $150

Entry Opening:  3/1/2014 | Entry Deadline:  5/10/2014

This juried all media show entitled: ”Shades of Red” is open to Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Pencil, Pastel, Charcoal, Photography, Mixed Media, Encaustic and other two dimensional Art. The Vista Chamber of Commerce is proud to present this Art Show as part of the Annual Strawberry Festival held on the Sunday of Memorial Weekend every year.

Exhibition dates are May 25th—June 30th, 2014 at the Vista Chamber of Commerce Gallery. The first day of the display and the awards will be presented during the Strawberry Festival on May 25th (55,000 people attend) with the winners being announced on the Main Stage at 4:00 p.m.

You may submit up to three entries for consideration in the exhibition via Entry is being facilitated through an online jury process. Send digital images of your work to The entry processing fee is: $35.00 for up to three images.

Instructions for submission are located at A MAXIMUM of three pieces may be submitted. All Artwork must be for sale, in good taste and suitable for all audiences, as the gallery is located within a public facility. All art work must be recent (created 2011 or sooner).

For additional information, contact: Maureen Barrack at 760-310-5250 or , ONLINEJURIEDSHOWS.COM

Presented by: Bret Schanzenbach, Chief Executive Officer and The Vista Art Foundation (VAF) is a non-profit 501c3 dedicated to promoting the education and cultural appreciation of fine art in our community of Vista. Maureen Barrack, President John Alesi, Vice President,
Kathryn Gould, Secretary Mike McCaslin, Treasurer, Robin Satori, Sara Finegan, Kris Peterson, Arthur Williamson, Catherine Newhart Jack Flaherty Directors.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

FREE Festival - 3rd Annual Encinitas Arts Festival, March 23, 2014, 12-4 pm - FUN

Grab your chairs and blankets, enjoy a festive day at the 3rd Annual Encinitas Arts Festival, March 23, 2014, 12-4 pm at the San Dieguito Academy Performing Arts Center,

Awe at the Dragon Knight Stilt Walkers with their elaborate costumes and show performances. Enjoy the
Art Workshops • With Art Miles Mural Project – Paint a mural • Youth Art Workshop - Encinitas Country Day School • SDA Youth Workshops and the • Encinitas Parks & Recreation Youth Workshops

25 Artists Booths • Shop our local artists, the San Dieguito Art Guild, Sargent Art Group artists and the Coastal Artists and more, presenting their creative artworks including paintings,  ceramics, jewelry, glass, gourds and more.

Come support the Surfing Madonna’s Ocean Foundation and the 101 Artists Colony, Arts Alive Banner Project. View Student Art • Caulk Art • by the SDA Student Body.  Enjoy a selection of delicious food from SnoCal, InSlider and Fridas Cocina.

Performances, Schedule and Times;
Amphitheater - Outdoor Stage Time Mayor (Teresa Barth) 12:00pm

Dragon Knights 12:10
Ocean Knoll Dolphin Sounds 12: 30
International Dance 1:00
Wildcat Band, Ada Harris 1:30
Kehulili O Kailani 1:55
LCH Glee Club 2:15
North Coast Symphony Strings 2:30
Lost & Found 2:45
Kailani’s Wahines 2:50
SDA Concert Band 3:15

Liggett Theater - Indoor Stage  Patricia Rincon Dance
Collective 12:30pm
Encinitas Ballet 1:00
Dance To Evolve 1:30
Imagomoves 2:00
YMCA 2:30
ECC Teen/Adult Ballet 3:00
SDA Thespians Group 3:10

Band Room Stage  Second Cousins 12:30pm
Step Forward Lads 1:00
Polarized 1:30
SDA Jazz Combo 2:00

The City of Encinitas and the San Dieguito Academy Foundation would like to extend a special “thank you” to all the participants and volunteers for making this event possible.

Information contact the Festival Director, Cheryl Ehlers, 760-633-2748 or email to

Sargent Art Group Arrives In Vista Opening Reception - April 12, 1-4pm

Sargent Art Group Arrives In Vista

The Sargent Art Group will present its inaugural art exhibit entitle “Local Sights, Local Color” at the Rancho Buena Vista Adobe Gallery in Vista from April 3 until May 3. A Meet the Artist reception with food, drinks and music will be held on April 12 from 1 to 4 pm at the gallery located 640 Alta Vista Way, Vista, California. You will want to attend this reception.

Works that explore a wide range of styles in oil, acrylic, watercolor, photography and three-dimensional pottery, glass and fiber art will be showcased. Sargent Art Group, named number one in North San Diego County in 2013, is composed of both professional, emerging artists and patrons of the arts. The group was founded by the late J. McNeil Sargent an internationally recognized artist who traced her roots to painters John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) and James McNeil Whistler (1834-1903).

The Rancho Buena Vista Adobe is one of the best preserved of the San Diego County land grant Ranchos, deeded in 1845. The entire facility imparts a sense of history and an aura of the romance of early California. In 1989 the City of Vista purchased the property across the street from the new Vista Civic Center Complex and Library. The Adobe gallery was once the Casitas for the parents of the owners. It’s open from 10-3pm Thursday through Saturday. The Gallery is located at 640 Alta Vista Way, in Vista. From the 78, exit Civic Center Drive Northbound and follow it to Alta Vista Drive. Turn Right on Alta Vista Drive.  Free parking in the City Hall lot on the right. Cross Alta Vista drive and enter the Iron Gates to the Gallery.

For more information contact Donald Pallia 760-448-5245.  Art “Caballo Soldado” by Bob Coletti.

Blues & Brews Event - Fund Raiser for the Animal Sanctuary, April 6, Fallbrook, CA

Check out the Grapes Cafe  Printable Coupon for the Month of March 2014.
119 N. Main Avenue in the Jackson Square Courtyard, Fallbrook, CA.,

Sunday, March 9, 2014

ARTBUZZ1 - The Power of Communication: Join us for the 3rd Annual Encinitas Arts Festival...

ARTBUZZ1 - The Power of Communication: Join us for the 3rd Annual Encinitas Arts Festival...: Celebrating our "3rd year of the Arts" , the City of Encinitas is joint venturing with the the San Dieguito Academy Performing A...

Join us for the 3rd Annual Encinitas Arts Festival - March 23, 12-4pm

Celebrating our "3rd year of the Arts", the City of Encinitas is joint venturing with the the San Dieguito Academy Performing Arts Center located at 800 Santa Fe Drive in Encinitas. Between 12-4 pm we will bring you a showcase of talent for the afternoon, so bring your family and friends.

Enjoy the outdoor amphitheater with performances and music, indoor theater, music, youth workshops and student art showcase, alongside professional artist booths filled with a variety of art for sale that including paintings, ceramics, jewelry, photography, glass, gourds and banners and more!

Meet the artists; sponsored by local organizations including the San Dieguito Art Guild, 101 Artist Colony, Coastal Artists, Sargent Arts Group and others.

Come support the local art community, enjoy the energy the day will bring to your day. Lawn seating is available so bring your chairs.

For more information contact the Event Coordinator, Cheryl Ehlers at, 760-633-2748 or cell: 760-519-1551.

Don't Miss the Art Glass Guild Annual Spring Show & Sale - May 10/11

ART GLASS GUILD ANNUAL SPRING SHOW AND SALE - May 10,  & 11, 2014   10:00 am – 5:00 pm.
Spanish Village Art Center, Balboa Park located at 1770 Village Place, San Diego, CA  92101

 The Art Glass Guild will be hosting the 2014 Spring Patio Show and Sale.
  • Saturday May 10, 2014 and Sunday May 11, 2014
  • 10:00 am to 5:00 pm both days
  • Spanish Village Art Center, Balboa Park
  • Hands on projects and demonstrations*
  • Live music both days.
  • Free to the Public – pets welcome.
All forms of Art Glass, including blown, fused, torch worked, stained glass, cast, etched and mosaic will be featured.  30+ juried glass artists will be exhibiting their art.
*We invite children & adults to participate in our hands on mosaic projects which will benefit the San Diego House Rabbit Society.  This show/sale will highlight various demonstrations including torch-working and glass cutting.

The Art Glass Guild is a non-profit retail sales gallery. Our studio is run by the artists, each one volunteering to work one day per month. Each artist also donates several hours of their time throughout the year to other non-profit groups as well as some of their artwork which is sold at auctions to help other non-profit organizations.
We are a working studio with a 17" Jen Ken Kiln, for fusing and slumping. An oxygen - propane torch and toolbox bead kiln, for bead making and small hot projects. A light box, glass cutting system, wet grinder, Gryphon wet saw, and foil and lead cutting and burnishing tools, for doing stained glass and mosaics.
We teach classes at Studio 25.  All classes are one on one and geared for you.  There is a single price with no hidden kit fees or extra things to buy. You pick a topic, find a teacher and time and come and have a great time.  We currently offer classes in fusing, stained glass, glass bead making , PMC and also jewelry making.

For more information visit:, our studio at Spanish Village Art Center, Studio 25, or call 619.702.8006 or contact Gail Pulkrabek, 858.576.9466 or

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Tree Top Terry in Maui a former Encinitas local Artist

Promised and delivered from Maui, Treetop "Terry Weaver" is sharing his story of Encintas, CA and his artwork in the City.  Tales from the Tree House - 
Cont. from January; Mosaic Mon, Terry Michael Weaver.Encinitas – Subject Streetscape 2001 Award “The Story”.

Back in March, 2001, while visiting family and friends in Encinitas, I ran into a good friend and then Arts Commissioner, Thomas Soto. Tommy mentioned to me that the City of Encinitas was looking for local artists for the Downtown Encinitas Streetscape project. The Arts Commission wanted to incorporate public art into the street improvement project to make it more interesting. Tommy said, “they should have your mosaics downtown.” He directed me to city hall where I obtained specifications for the art –(16) 36” round medallion to be placed at specific locations. I took this very seriously as both my youth and my heart are rooted in Encinitas. The Downtown Encinitas Streetscape project offered me an opportunity to give something creative back to my hometown. I had only three days to prepare my presentation to the City Council. I had learned the importance of a good presentation while working in architectural firms, so I spent the entire three days preparing. I made 2 images: a horse jumping a gate and a classic Woodie. I printed them to actual size as requested on the spec sheet. I also included a real mosaic which was hung in our family’s dome house- a 2” round lion tile mosaic that I had made back in the early 80’s. I waited patiently as I was the last name in the competition to be called. I proposed that each of the 16 medallions would depict different aspects of the city. I then rolled out the 2 full size images and displayed my round mosaic lion. 

The Council was able to have a true visual of the actual sized art for the medallions. The votes followed and I was awarded the medallion project. I was excited and a little nervous. Reality was, that not only was I a commissioned artist, I was part of a major street renovation project that impacted the businesses on Highway 101. I realized how daunting 16 different image mosaics would be to design, manufacture and to also keep pace with the City’s construction schedule.

Meanwhile back  at home: The Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational (MPAPI) is a weeklong art event held every February in Lahaina on Maui, Hawaii. The MPAPI event is a great event where the public can watch professional plein air painters create their artistic visions of Maui, its people, the landscape, and historical buildings. Terry’s tree house is always a popular subject and this year no fewer than 5 of the 25 showcased artists chose this unique setting as their subject.

Next month: the Art Council and process of creating 16 pieces of art begins

What happens when artists connect with Living Coastal? Jolee Pink and Inspirations for Entertaining


Love San Diego art and food? Then the Living Coastal book is for YOU.  

What happens when Southern California chefs and artists connect to create consummate seaside delights? Each chapter is full of inspirations for entertaining, decorating & cooking California style; fusing art and food in a way that will change your dining experience forever. Meals turn into maritime magic! This unique mix of tantalizing seafood recipes, extraordinary artistic attractions and clever decorating tips will inspire your next celebration.

This is one of the most refreshing, colorful and creative mergers we have seen in awhile. Vividly photographed, Living Coastal, discover innovative party themes for sensational get-togethers, see how unique art can shape trendsetting tablescapes. Living Coastal is a visual, culinary journey that captures the spirit of San Diego artists and chefs inspired by the breathtaking Pacific Ocean.

Wabisabigreen is a proud sponsor of the 2014 Zooinitas Exhibition to beheld in July in Encintas, CA at the Encinitas Library Art Gallery.

Grab your copy now for $19.95.

Contact Jolee Pink at   760.445.9225  or

Front Porch Gallery - APRIL Call for Artists, SD County Juried Exhibition

Front Porch Gallery, a non-profit gallery in Carlsbad will be holding its annual juried exhibition and invites artists to participate. 

Open to all artists18 years of age and older living or working in San Diego County.

EXHIBITION DATES:  May 25-July 12, 2014
Opening Reception with live music and hors d’oeuvres: May 25, 2014, noon-2pm


AWARDS: 1st: $350, 2nd: $200, 3rd: $100, $35 each for 3 Honorable Mentions

JURORS: Steven Nossan, Gallery Director and Julie Weaverling, Assistant Gallery Director

May 14, 15, 16 (noon-6pm) and May 17, 18, (11am-5 pm).

July 12 (after 3pm) & July 16, 17, 18 (noon-6pm) and July19 (11am – 5pm)

All entries will be submitted electronically at  Format images in TIFF, BMP, JPG, or PNG, no less than 800 pixels long.  For best results, make sure your image is 1920 pixels @72 dpi on the longest side.  Images should be in JPEG format, sRGB color space.  A tutorial on how to submit is available on the How OJS Works page. Directions on how to photograph your work and properly size images can be found on the Help page.  Don’t worry, it’s easy!
$35 for 3 entries
After you’ve submitted, continue to checkout, pay through PayPal or with a credit card, and receive your receipt.

May 3, 2014 by email.  Award winners are announced at the Opening Reception.
Please also visit our blog for a list of all Accepted Artists at

- All 2D and 3D media except film, video, or installation. Artwork must have been created within past 3 years.
- Artwork must be original and not previously exhibited at Front Porch Gallery.
- Artwork must be ready to hang with proper hanging device.
- Artwork must be for sale. Gallery retains 40% commission on sales.
- Size of work limited to 40” on longest side, including frame.
- For this exhibition we are looking for artwork that includes all themes of expression.  
- Artwork must be suitable for a general public audience.
- Artwork must be labeled on the back with artist’s name, title, medium, size and price.
- Artwork is insured while at the gallery.
- Artwork must remain in the gallery for the entire exhibition, unless sold.
- Commissions are paid within 30 days of sale. 
- Entering this juried exhibition acknowledges the right of Front Porch Gallery to use your image(s) for publicity purposes for this event.

Call for Student Art: COAL Gallery 20th Anniversary Children's Show

COAL 20th Anniversary Children’s Show

Calling Art Students!

Exhibition: May 7 through May 31, 2014
Submission Deadline:  May 8, 11am – 4pm

Reception to be held: May 10, 3-5pm.

Accepting age groups Grades 3rd - 8th for painting, drawing, ceramic, sculptures, mixed media, photography, computer art.

To enter forms and instructions are available at  

Contact Kathleen Hamilton at 760-547-1564 for questions.

COAL Gallery is located at 300 Carlsbad Village Drive, Suite 101, Carlsbad, Ca  92008.