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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

FIRST THURSDAYS in Encinitas - May 1st

Art Shows – Live Music – Refreshments – Giveaways

May 1 starts the First Thursdays for Encinitas. Come downtown on the first Thursday of every month for unique events, activities and freebies at dozens of shops and restaurants. Enjoy free entertainment, food, drinks and special offers well into the evening. All offers/activities are from 5-8pm.

The E101 Gallery is hosting an Artist reception with Cheryl Ehlers, 5:30 - 8pm, "All the Jazz". Stop in and see us at 818 S. Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA.

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Thank you to photographer, Peggy Stokes for her contribution to May's Artbuzz1 Newsletter.  

 Visit Peggy Stokes at: Fine Art America.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Puppets on Parade - Garit Imhoff, Artist Reception, May 4, 2-4pm

Garit Imhof, doll maker, puppeteer, arts advocate, professional clown and more is hosting an artist reception, May 2, 2014, between 2-4pm at the Encinitas Community Art Gallery located 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive, Encintas, 92024.

The display is filled with some life size soft sculptured dolls, the product of many years making window dressings, exhibits for stores, museums and for animated films. Character, portrait dolls and patches have been commissioned over the years. These puppets have been purchased by such prominent buyers at Vincent Price, Clint Eastwood and others and have been enjoyed by many.

In addition, he manages to provide a host of arts related programs to communities and is currently at the Encinitas Boys and Girls Club sharing his talents and experience working with “Shadow Puppets” for enrichment programs in the Encinitas Union School District and the Encinitas Boys and Girls Club. The children made their own puppets for performances of Aesop Fables as well as original stories, which are scattered around this display and were created as examples

Shadow Plays are an ancient theater tradition originally from India that spread through many countries in the near and far east. The flat stick puppets are used on a cloth screen which is back lit creating shadows that are sometimes translucent. I studied puppetry in Indonesia where the tradition is particularly rich and where the puppets are elaborately carved and decorated. They are considered sacred and tell religious stories. The Chinese tradition is more for popular entertainment while in Turkey and Greece the characters and situations are comic.

Stop by the Encinitas Community Art Gallery or visit his website at For additional information call Garit at

Sunday, April 27, 2014

May 1 - FIRST THURSDAYS in Encinitas and E101 Art Reception

Art Shows – Live Music – Refreshments – Giveaways

May 1 starts the First Thursdays for Encinitas. Come downtown on the first Thursday of every month for unique events, activities and freebies at dozens of shops and restaurants. 

Enjoy free entertainment, food, drinks and special offers well into the evening. 
All offers/activities are from 5-8pm, unless otherwise noted.

The E101 Gallery is hosting an Artist Reception with Cheryl Ehlers, 5:30 - 8pm, "All the Jazz". Stop in and see us at 818 S. Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Gary Jonhson and Mountain Gold Reception - O'Dunn Gallery, La Mesa

Friday, April 25th is the opening reception for the “Mountain Gold” art show at the O’Dunn Gallery in La Mesa. The show features artwork representing San Diego County mountain landscapes and wildlife. Live music, food and drink. 

The reception is from 5 pm to 8 pm and the show will hang until July if you can’t make it to the reception.
For more information, visit Gary at, and the gallery website  O’Dunn Fine Art, 
8325 La Mesa Blvd., La Mesa, CA 91942., open
Wed-Sun: 11 am to 6 pm.  (Painting, Woodie by Gary Johnson)


Stop by on May 1, 2014, 5:30 - 8pm at an Artists Reception and check it out~

La Costa Canyon High - SPRING CRAFT FAIR - Call to Artists, Vendors

Hello Vendors!

La Costa Canyon High School is holding a SPRING CRAFT FAIR just before MOTHER'S DAY. The fair will take place on Saturday, May 3, 2014, 10am-2pm. This is a Fundraiser for the La Costa Canyon High School Grad Night 2014!!

We are looking for demo/presenters, entertainers, produce, flowers, crafts, artists, businesses and food (hot, cold and packaged) at this event. The booth fee for this event is ONLY $20 and must be paid in advance. Each vendor is responsible to bring and set up a 10x10 canopy, any tables for displays, chairs, etc. This will be held at an outdoor venue.

We are marketing the SPRING CRAFT FAIR to the entire school community and our local La Costa community through social and traditional media outlets, as well as, signage, flyers and posters in the school neighborhood. We expect a 1,000 neighbors, students, teachers, coaches, and parents to attend.


For Application and questions contact Christy Johnson at or call
760-580-0116 760-580-0116.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Artbuzz1 - Still accepting entities for Front Page Newsletter Cover

Got any interesting photos or painting you want to share with everyone?

Send your pixs for entry into the monthly newsletter cover.  Think seasons and check your files.
Love to expose your favoorite pieces and share with everyone.  Photo credits go to everyone submitting and accepted!  Send to  See you in May!  Thanks.

New Call for Artists - University Heights Open Aire Market

Call for artists! 

The first Saturday of each month the University Heights open Aire market, features an art show on the grass at the base of the historic teachers annex in University Heights.

We welcome you to come out and showcase your art & original creativity.  Applications are available on our website and entry fee is $20 - we would love to welcome you! 

Contact Lisa Hamel, Manager at 760*500*7583 or obtain your application at

Solo Show Of Beachy Surf Art by Bradley Begent

The Sea Abstract Art Show

Located at Cardiff, CA Community Library April 1 – June 30 we are proud to be displaying a selection of my beachy abstract surf art for my show “Sea Abstract” at the wonderful library in Cardiff CA. Cardiff has a great tradition of being a wonderful surf community in north county San Diego. 

"I personally think Cardiff State Beach is the best camp ground in all of California because of is closeness to restaurants ( bull taco & pipes cafe ) and its great variety of water activities:. Many of the paintings in Sea Abstract are inspired by Cardiff and its beautiful ocean. Art show will be showing till June 30. Hope everyone can peek inside to see. Sea Abstract by Bradley Begent.


Visit the Cardiff Central Library at:   2081 Newcastle Ave., Cardiff By The Sea, CA 92007

Coastal Aritsts Present "Spring Splash" - Artists Reception May 10, 2014

Coastal Artists presents a new exhibit "Spring Artsplash" 
May 1 to June 30 at the Carmel Valley Library, 3919 Townsgate Drive. 

An Artist's Reception will be held on Saturday May 10, from 12 to 2 pm, with a light lunch buffet on the patio. For more information, call 858-552-1668 or visit

Question please contact Karen Aschenbrenner, phone: 619-851-4861

Artist Reception, All That Jazz, May 1 at E101 Gallery, Encintas with Cheryl Ehlers

 All That Jazz, an artist reception in Encinitas with Cheryl Ehlers on May 1, 2014, 5:30-8:00pm. 

Located at theThe Encinitas 101 Main Street Association is a little gallery named E101 Gallery, funky, fun and great energy.  "All that Jazz”, is bold and dynamic, utilizing watercolor and acrylics and simply fits right into Encinitas and all its surroundings

This musical series has traveled to the Brubeck Institute and been hosted by the Villa Musica in San Diego. Each piece is sparked by imagination and a passion for painting in the moment. Spontaneously, my emotions are reflected in the art, I know no other way to do it! 

Art, for me is a celebration of life, a way to create an appreciation for the simple joys that surround me, and I extend "many thanks"  for all your support and gracing me with your friendship, while sharing your creativity.  The world is a wonderful place because you are all part of my world.

Hope to see there.  Share a glass of wine, or not. Munch on some treats and just enjoy the moment. This also happens to also be the First Thursday's opening for the City where business participate and provide extra special activity's and discounts.  So pop in!

Happy creating.... visit or contact me at 760-519-1551.

The Stardust Arts : Seeking grownup "kids" at heart for the Doheny Surf Festival and the Mad Hatters in June.

June 28 and 29th - Become a famous Mad Hatter with The Stardust Arts as we put on the the right stuff to get creative and have fun!   
Stardust Arts needs two volunteers for part of each day day to dra'em, stick'em, twist'em and wear"um "and create a mess of fun for the kids and families attending!

Doheny Surf Festival in Dana Point, Calif. is an event organized to protect and revitalize beaches in the area. The festival features surf exhibits and demonstrations, meet and greets from some of the biggest names in the sport and promotes environmental education!
This is a FREE event and includes ALL THINGS SURF:  The Kona Brewing Party Place w/ the Still Water “unplugged” stage, surf demonstrations, environmental education, surf Legends, tandem exhibition. Family fun FOR ALL AGES. Saturday Water Event Schedule. Legends of the Longboard Era | The Tyler Warren Invite: “New School” of Traditional Longboarding | Terry Martin “Sport of Kings” “Concours d’Elegance”. Sunday Water Event Schedule “60′s Longboard Contest” Hosted by Doheny Longboard Association | Hobie Alter Tandem Invitational. 

Performing Saturday June 28 - Common Sense, Trevor Green, Aloha Radio.

Stardust is putting on the "ritz" and supporting our parks with art! Please contact Cheryl Ehlers at 760-519-1551 or email to Thank you for your consideration.

The Doheny State Beach Interpretive Association and the San Onofre Foundation are producing the DohenySurf Festival as a fundraising event for the State Parks. The two day event is an expanded version of the summer surf event that has been held for the last 6 years. It will include all things surf: exhibits, surf demonstrations, environmental education, surf star autograph signings, tandem, outrigger & SUP exhibitions. A major music line-up includes Common Sense, Tevor Green and a couple of big name surprises. 20,000 attendees are expected.

Tickets on Sale for the 20th Annual Mothers Day Art & Garden Tour in North County

Presented by the San Dieguito Art Guild's 20th Annual Mother's Day Art & Garden Tour shares two days chock full of exciting art pieces on display and for purchase.Bring your mom (or your friends) to explore this year's amazing collection of distinctive North County gardens.

This year's eight unique gardens are easily accessible in a day and feature the artwork of San Dieguito Art Guild's multi-talented artists who will have their artwork on display and for sale. Please note: some locations may not be disabled-friendly. Please, no pets.

All art pieces, priced directly from the artists, include paintings, original drawings, photographs, and distinctive jewelry, garden decor, sculptures, and unique glass, metal and gourd art. 

Tickets are $20 per person, good for both days and include a souvenir booklet and map with driving directions to each location. Ticket holders can feel free to re-visit a favorite home or split their visits over the weekend. Children 17 and under are free when accompanied by an adult. 

Purchase online at:TICKETS or at the Off Track Gallery located at 937 S. Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA  92024, 760-942-3636.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Kenneth A Picerne, Artist Outreach Project Grant Re-opened in North County

Artists "apply" for a fabulous program and give back to your community! The North County Areas had been re-opened for artists!

The Artist Outreach Project (AOP) gives experienced artists a chance to share their passion and expertise with people who might not otherwise have opportunities to enjoy the benefits of quality arts programs. Click on a link for more information.

The Foundation is well aware of the enormous therapeutic and educational contribution artists can make to those in-need within their communities. Artists often do not receive the support necessary to allow them to make this contribution. The Foundation also recognizes that significant therapeutic and educational impact rarely occurs in short "hit-and-run" programs. Therefore, the Foundation has developed a year-long program that provides support for experienced artists who are motivated to contribute to their community.

Through the Artist Outreach Project, The Kenneth A. Picerne Foundation awards grants to accomplished visual, performing and literary artists, age 55 and older. These grants are intended to support the artists' efforts to give back to their community. Artists awarded the grant spend six to eight hours a week with an underserved group served by a non-profit organization of their choice, sharing their talent in arts-based services that are both educational and therapeutic.

Application Information: The Foundation will begin accepting applications on May 1, 2014. The application deadline is Thursday July 31, 2014. In the meantime, artists interested the Artist Outreach Project are encouraged to contact the Kenneth A. Picerne Foundation to discuss plans for an Artist Outreach application in 2014.

Visit or contact Victor Nelson, the Foundation Executive Director, if you are an artist with questions about the Artist Outreach Project, if you represent a nonprofit organization interested in hosting a visual, performing, or literary artist, or if you are interested in starting an Artist Outreach Project in your own community. Mr. Nelson can be reached at 949-267-1517 or via e-mail by clicking e-mail contact or the contact link at the top of the page.

Kenneth A. Picerne Foundation, 30950 Rancho Viejo Road, Suite 200, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675.  Phone: (949) 267-1517, fax: (949) 487-6263.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

San Dieguito Art Guild Presents - Art with Char Cee - Spring Classes Available

Plein Air Watercolor Classes - Four (3) hour sessions; you will learn how to create impressionist watercolor paintings; loose and colorful.  This fun, comprehensive class nurtures success and new ideas and includes drawing instructions. You will be making several quick color and shape paintings then proceed to a larger format and explore color combinations that are beyond your imagination.  

Classes held at Alta Vista Gardens, Vista, CA.
Fridays, April 18, 25, May 2, 9 - 8:30 am - 12:30 pm.
 Please bring your own basic watercolor supplies.  Contact Kate O’Brien at and reserve your space. for classes.  Fee:  $100. 

About the Instructor, Char Cee
After After extensive study with many prominent artists in my native Southern California, Mexico, and abroad, I have blended combinations of styles into my own unique form of expression. I have explored various art mediums over the past 40 years, and feel that each has its own special qualities to be used for various effects.
An “on location” painter, I image the world around me into abstract plein-air paintings. My passionate ability to convey feelings and emotions into abstract landscapes, flowers, and people have made me one of the more interesting and innovative artists in San Diego. 

My philosophy is that any art form should set off the viewer’s feelings that have been hidden away. With the wind in my hair and the sun on my face, the artwork takes its own course — driven by the environment.  Visit for more information on the artist.

Friday, April 4, 2014

ARTBUZZ1 SEEKS Monthly Photography for Newsletter

Hello Creative Souls,
Last month I was seeking a colorful photo for the front of the the ARTBUZZ1 and wanted to depict Spring.

I came across, Billie Day and her photography which caught my eye, (you can see why).  She not only loves color but is a vibrant person herself and a wonderful contributor to the arts. This indeed depicts the theme of Spring!

So I thought, hum....... maybe some other artists might like to be part of the ARTBUZZ1 community?

If you are interested, I like monthly themes and would like to collect them for May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December.  Keeping this simply, I will always place credits to the artworks received and it goes out to over 1800  artists and organizations.

Simple... just send them to me and if chosen, you will be posted!  I like "color, emotion" and what makes a person smile in a blink of an eye.

Send them to and lets have some fun! 

Cheryl Ehlers, Publisher of ARTBUZZ1

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Cheryl Ehlers and All That Jazz at the "E" 101 Gallery, Encinitas CA, APR 4 - MAY 13

April 4 - May 13, The E 101 Gallery located in the Encinitas 101 Main Street Association offices is located at 818 S. Coast Hwy 101, is presenting All That Jazz”, a solo art exhibition by Artist, Cheryl Ehlers.

Her signature is bold and dynamic utilizing watercolor and acrylic mediums. Sharing a palette of vibrant color, her musical series has traveled to the Brubeck Institute and been hosted by the Villa Musica in San Diego. She is an award winning, published artist that paints in an array of styles; impressionism, contemporary and abstract art. Each piece is sparked by imagination and a passion for painting in the moment. Spontaneously, her emotions are reflected in the art that is eloquently executed. 

“Art, for me is a celebration of life, a way to create an appreciation for the simple joys that surrounds me,” states Cheryl.

An Artist Reception will be held on Thursday, May 1, 5:30-8:00pm and a percentage of the proceeds from the sales will be donated to support youth scholarships at The Stardust Arts. So stop in and visit me!

Visitors will be able to enjoy the “All that Jazz reception and the First Thursdays in Encinitas, new event of the season, with a free light refreshments and wonderful art. The public is encouraged to attend.

For more information on Cheryl Ehlers you can contact her at 760-519-1551 or visit

For more information on First Thursdays in Encinitas, please contact Dody Crawford at (760) 943-1950 located at 818 S. Coast Hwy 101.

Doheny Surf Festival CALL FOR ARTISTS Win $500 in our Surf Art Competition

June 28 & 29, 2014 - DOHENY STATE BEACH


Support your local beaches by registering your art for one of Doheny Surf Fest's Art Competitions.  One winner in each category is chosen to win $500 and a FREE vendor booth space at the festival!  All proceeds are donated to preserve Doheny State Beach so present and future generations can enjoy it for years to come.

Going green is the thing!  Doheny State Beach wants your help to promote environmental awareness and preservation so future generations will be able to enjoy the beauty of the beach.  Submissions in this category can depict anything related to surfing, the ocean, or the beach as long as they are made out of 90% recycled materials.

Submissions in this category must reflect, interpret or depict surf culture. (ie: water, sea life, shells, coral, dolphins, fish, beach, etc.)

Fabricate and design a surf board out of any material you choose to best represent Doheny's Surf culture.  The surf board art must be a regulation size surfboard in order to participate but does not need to function.


Hope to see some of you there, I will be there with The Stardust Arts, Mad Hatters, having a blast! 
Looking for two volunteers to spend 1 day with me.  If your are interested in turning into a Mad Hatter, are able to have fun and can laugh all day, email me at  
Love to have you onboard!  Cheryl Ehlers.