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Thursday, June 26, 2014

ENCINITAS 2015 CALL FOR ARTISTS - Be Part of the Art

The 2015 CALL TO ARTISTS is open for FREE 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.

For more information on the galleries please click the links below.

1) City Hall Gallery, in the lobby of Encinitas City Hall, 505 South Vulcan Avenue, Encinitas, CA 92024. (Six week exhibits) 2-D Info Sheet 3-D Info Sheet

2) Encinitas Library Gallery, in the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024. (Six week exhibits) 2-D Info Sheet 3-D Info Sheet

3) Encinitas Community Gallery, in the Encinitas Community and Senior Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024. (Six week exhibits) 2-D Info Sheet; (Three month exhibits) 3-D Info Sheet.

We look forward to your participation and submissions.  Happy creating.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

E101 New Art Exhibit with Michael Sussna - Mathemagical Images, June 25 - July 30

Numbers are his game, Geometric Yet Organic – Mathemagical Images by Michael Sussna, Ph.D.

Encinitas, the E101 Gallery unfolds the magic of art using fractal imagery, and takes you into an incredible journey into the mind of our July artist, Michael Sussna, Ph.D.

Michael explores undiscovered worlds of exotic scenery filled with exquisite shapes in colorful profusion. This journey into the wilds of magical fractal imagery is made possible by and is a reflection of the beauty of mathematics. These intricate designs serve as snapshots capturing panoramas from the limitless uncharted realms of inner space and often feature spirals speaking spiritually to us of infinity. Michael describes his artwork as “geometric yet organic”.

A self taught artist, his works are unique, and extremely expressive. No wonder, this talented artist born in New Jersey, has a BA in Philosophy from Sonoma State University, an MS in Computer Science from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Cognitive Science from the University of California, San Diego. Michael began developing software in 1973, and creating fractal art in 1985. He is also a published poet and has done original theoretical work in number theory, multi-valued logic, physical chemistry, semantics-based information retrieval, and the statistical analysis of baseball and had the cover article in a prestigious computer graphics journal. Michael’s works are sought after nationwide and housed in private collections.

Many traditional artists have embraced computer graphics to enhance representational depiction. Other digital artisans have employed these new capabilities to create previously un-imagined visual abstractions. The variety of both the potential imagery and the virtual equipment for manipulating it is in effect inexhaustible. Fractal digital imagery is a relatively young yet already rich field. Though different from traditional art, this digital medium also demands a well-developed aesthetic sense. Mastery of an ever-evolving tool-set permits results perfecting form, color, texture, and composition.

Stop by on July 3rd, 5:30 - 8:00 pm during the 1st Thursdays in Encinitas, where the artist will be on hand to answer your questions about the magic of fractal imagery art at the E101 Gallery located at 818 S. Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA. All art is for sale and you can contact the artist directly at:, 858 453-6558 and visit his website at:

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Join the Allant Trio at the Music by the Sea Concerts, Friday, June 20, 7:30pm

The ALLANT TRIO is one of the most exciting young ensembles today. Winners of the 2013 Beverly Hills Auditions, the trio was formed in 2010 at the Juilliard School in New York, of which all three are graduates. Pianist Beth Nam, violinist Anna Park, and cellist Alina Lim have each won numerous awards and achievements as soloists, as a trio, they received the Madrigano Entrepreneurship Grant at The Juilliard School. Most recently, they gave an acclaimed debut recital at Carnegie's Weill Recital Hall.

The trio has been invited to participate in prestigious festivals such as the Yehudi Menuhin
Chamber Music Festival in San Francisco, a residency at The Banff Centre in Canada, and the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival in Connecticut. Named semifinalists at the Young Concert Artist audition in New York and the Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition in Norway, the Allant Trio has been active throughout the New York City metro area and Southern California. They are on a West Coast tour.

WINE RECEPTION With each ticket purchase, enjoy a complimentary glass of wine before each concert, on the patio, overlooking the Pacific Ocean (courtesy of Encinitas 101 MainStreet Association. At the Encinitas Library located at 540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024


Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)

Piano Trio in G Major, Hob.XV/25
"Gypsy Trio"

Kelly-Marie Murphy (b.1964)
Give Me Phoenix Wings to Fly

Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904)
Piano Trio No.4 in E Minor, Op.90



PURCHASE NOW ONLINE: ( processing fee $1.50 per ticket) Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express charge cards accepted.

PURCHASE NOW BY PHONE: (800) 595-4849 ( processing fee $3.50 per ticket)

PURCHASE AT THE DOOR: Encinitas Library, starting at 6:45pm. ( processing fee $1.00 per ticket)

(Unfortunately, tickets are no longer available for purchase at City Hall or the Encinitas Community Center.)

Concert Series website:

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Carlsbad ArtSplash Chalk Art and Entertainment Festival, September 27/28th 2014

Carlsbad ArtSplash Chalk Art and Entertainment Festival
September 27, 10 am-6 pm;   September 28, 10 am-5 pm
Free Parking & Admission * Armada Drive, between Cannon/Palomar Airport Roads

It’s “Hats Off to Artists” as family-friendly ArtSplash offers free parking/admission and free ‘n’ easy access to a multitude of creative things to do, see and create, including chalk art, live music, street entertainment, fine art vendors, sand sculpting, cheese carving, unique artwork auction, children’s area, Taste@ArtSplash and car show. Proceeds benefit arts and music programs in North County schools.

Artists Sought for Inaugural Art Show at Vista Optimist Club’s Summerfest

Artists Sought for Inaugural Art Show Vista Optimist Club’s Summerfest
The Vista Optimist Club’s Summerfest 2014 taking place on August 9, 2014 from 5:30-10:30 pm at the Club’s 600 Optimist Way facility will add a new dimension to its popular  fundraiser featuring music, food, and drink: an Art Show coordinated by ArtBeat on Main Street.

ArtBeat seeks participation in two categories: 1) juried art vendors, $65 for a 10’X10’ booth; and 2) donations of artwork or services from artists for the silent auction. Full details and an application can be accessed on the ArtBeat homepage or directly at deadline to apply is July 1, 2014.

ArtBeat owner Kait Matthews says the partnership meshes well with her co-op gallery’s intent to give back to the community. “As a Vista business celebrating its second anniversary this month, I want to do my part, not only for art, but for other businesses and for our community’s quality of life. The Optimist Club of Vista brings community, culture and art together, so this event is a perfect fit.”  Art vendors are sure to attract the attention of the more than 750 guests expected to attend the art show, which will be attractively laid out in a 4,000-square-foot space. Optimist volunteers will help unload/load artwork. Tables, tablecloths and easels are provided.

In addition to the on-site exposure to themselves and their work, artists will enjoy substantial publicity. They will be highlighted in the event catalogue and on diverse promotional platforms, including social media.  As an extra bonus, Matthews says, “The works of participating Summerfest artists will be displayed at a special ArtBeat reception and month-long exhibit in 2015.”

She believes, “With 15% of each sale benefiting the Vista Optimists, the Summerfest Art Show gives artists an opportunity to showcase and sell their work while furthering the good works conducted by the upbeat Optimists, whose worldwide mission is to bring out the best in kids.”

Info on the Vista Optimists and Summerfest 2014 is at

Arts Alive Banner Auction Sunday June 8 at 2:00pm

Don't miss the live auction  at 2:00pm where you can purchase fantastic art at a fraction of cost.
The Art banners are painted by local artists and are simply amazing, bidding starts at $150.00.

Join the festivities with a reception proceeding the auction at 1:30pm next to the Seaside Market in Cardiff Town Center Plaza.  Banners will be hanging earlier in the morning at 10:00am for viewing and we encourage you to browse the art banners and meet some of the artists. You can also view the banners online at

Grand Opening Celebration - Element Twenty Nine Gallery with Richard Hawk

Join Us! Let's Celebrate!  
An incredibly exciting opening of a new art space, Element Twenty Nine Gallery, on Coast Highway 101 in Encinitas, CA. Element Twenty Nine exhibits the extraordinary works of oil on copper by Richard Hawk. 

Besides great art there will be live music, entertainment, door prizes, fascinating people and much, much more.  Please join us at our grand opening celebration!

WHEN: Saturday, June 28, from 6 to 10 PM
WHERE: 374 Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
RSVP TO: or call 760.815.2859.