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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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The "best of the best artists" can now be part of the newest and most exciting network of Artists, Galleries, and Art Lovers.  ArtPin can pair you with "Show Requests" that will be sent to you via email (opportunities for you to show your artwork around town in galleries, business, parties, private, public). 

Sign up now and create your portfolio and rise above the rest.  Visit and become a member, Free!

Share this with your friends, jump onboard and enjoy the ride!

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.

Friday, August 8, 2014

TERI Artists - 2 Terrific Art Exhibitions in August - GO....TERI

TERI Artists on the Roll.......

August 9, 2014, 5:00 - 7:30pm

Encinitas, CA …… The San Diegutio Art Guild/ Off Track Gallery. Welcomes back the TERI artists. A reception is being hosted in the Artists honor, 5:00pm -7:30pm. Stop by and enjoy their new and wonderful artwork. 

The Off Track Gallery is also hosting 10% sales during a delightful reception. Something for everyone. Time to think gifts!!!

The Off Track Gallery is located in the Lumberyard at 937 S. Coast Hwy 101, C103, Encinitas. Visit for more information call 760-942-3636.


August 16, 5:00pm

Vista, CA … August 16th, ArtBeat on Main Street is excited to partner with North County-based TERI Center for Arts and Adult Education by presenting an exhibit of two dozen multimedia works created by program participants whose lives are touched by special needs. The artists are looking forward to meeting Gallery guests at the August 16, 2014 opening reception taking place at 5 pm at ArtBeat, 330 Main Street, Vista. The TERI players will provide lively entertainment.

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-4:00pm. For information, visit or discover Vista’s creative vibe in person. To learn about gallery partnering opportunities, including space rentals, email

ART SPLASH - Artists & Vendors Sign Up for September 27-28

 September 27-28 - ArtSplash
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday/10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday

Participate in the 12th annual Carlsbad ArtSplash 2014- an exciting chalk art festival that is “A Community Celebration for Arts Education!”  

ArtSplash's goal is to raise money for arts & music in North County Schools.   Located off Armada Drive above The Flower Fields®. Chalk artists will be on hand to design original works of art along Armada Drive, overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

Please send a slide or photo of your ORIGINAL art and your booth with your Application and your Exhibit Fee(s) to ArtSplash. For your protection, please submit slides in a plastic sleeve. All photographs and slides will be returned to you. You must also include your California Seller's Permit Number, issued by the California State Board of Equalization, or your application cannot be accepted.

The Application, Exhibit Fee(s) and slides and/or photographs of your work must be received by no later that September 1, 2014. Please make your check or money order payable to "ArtSplash" and mail to 7551 Esfera St., Carlsbad, CA 92009, Your confirmation will be mailed to you upon approval of your application packet.

Visit: to download the Application.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Art of the Holiday - Fallbrook Art Center

Art of the Holiday 
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Nov 28 – Dec 24, 2014. Deadline for Entry: 10/10/14 

The Fallbrook Art Center presents a fabulous gift boutique of fine art from regional artists and artisans. Artwork displayed has a distinct point of view, with impressive technique and design execution. 

Jury Process: Artists are selected by a jury comprised of gallery owners and art collectors in the region. Artists will be notified of the jury’s decision no later than 10/20/14 


Full Moon Poetry Slam - August 10th, 7pm