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Saturday, November 7, 2015

Seeking 3D artists for a 2016 Exhibition at one of three City of Encintas Venues

City of Encinitas Seeking 3D artists, (no jewelry please) for one of three venues for 2016.


Contact Cheryl Ehlers, 
Arts Program Assistant, City of Encinitas at 760-633-2748 or email: for additional information.

CALL FOR ARTISTS, Encinitas "Shop Small Saturday", November 28th, E101 Mainstreet

Hello Artists,

E101 Mainstreet would like to invite you to participate in our Shop Small Saturday event on November 28 in Downtown Encinitas. We are in the process of creating a year round campaign to encourage our community to shop small and to shop local.

This event will feature local merchants in our downtown as they offer BIG discounts that day in conjuncture with American Express' Shop Small Saturday.

We also wish to promote local art during this event and that is where you come in! We will be reserving an empty lot along Highway 101 to feature local art for sale. It will be much like a mini art bazaar with live music and live art demonstrations.

Please let me know if you are available for this event. I am looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Contact: Irene Phyun at

Sandy King Martin - November Pottery Art Sales: Encinitas, Cardiff, San Marcos

Just a note ..... from Sandy King Martin.

Hope you can drop by and enjoy these fall shows.

Olivenhain Arts and Crafts Fair 2015~
Olivenhain Town Meeting Hall
423 Rancho Santa Fe Road
Encinitas, CA
Saturday, November 14
9am - 3pm
Weidners Gardens Christmas Market~
695 Normandy Rd.
Encinitas, CA
November 21-22
Saturday: 10am-4pm
Sunday: 12-4pm.
Palomar College Student Art Sale ~
Art Dept. Patio
1140 W. Mission Road
San Marcos, CA
December 2-5
Times vary each day....Wednesday - Saturday

Sandy King Martin ~ studio potter
PO Box 555
Cardiff, CA 92007

ABSTRACTION by Cheryl Ehlers, Dec 5 - Jan 14, 2016, E101 Gallery, Encinitas, CA

ABSTRACTION with  Cheryl Ehlers, "paint what the eyes do not see". 

December 5 thru January 14, 2016, E101 Gallery, 8185 Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA

The Abstraction exhibit is a flow of feeling, thoughts and imagination.  Bright in colors and free flowing shapes, it brings your mind to ponder what was on the artists mind at the very moment of creation? Thoughts become pictures in the mind.  You can feel them.  Placing a brush to a canvas allows the thoughts and colors to flow and is the ultimate experience in painting. 

"Creativity is not duplicating what your eyes see, it is the road that takes you onto many unknown paths. The end result is artistic expression and reveals the personality of an artist at that moment in time. I always want to be evolving in my art techniques", states Ehlers

Ehlers is an accomplished and published artist. Her exhibition portfolio includes venues domestically from San Diego to New York City, as well as internationally including, France, Italy, Germany and New Zealand. This exhibition will showcase Ehlers’ works in mixed mediums and brings color to the surface.

She is the current City of Encinitas, Arts program assistant, managing 3 galleries, and the founder and owner of The Stardust Arts, a youth art program that provides the development of creativity and imagination to those that have the desire and drive to experience art and obtain the academic enrichment it provide to the children in schools today. Teaching over 12,600 students, in school programs since 2009, The Stardust Arts is supported by community donations, grants and sponsorship's and is recognized by the California State Assembly for its contributions to art in local communities and the San Diego Board of Supervisors.

Thank you to the San Dieguito Art Guild for sponsoring The Stardust Arts upcoming exhibition on December 5th at the Encinitas Civic Center Gallery.  Stop by and view the student art.

Info:, 760-519-1551.

San Dieguito Art Guild presents its 5th Annual Holiday Bazaar, Sat., NOV 14

San Dieguito Art Guild presents its 5th Annual Holiday Bazaar

Saturday, Nov. 14, from 10am to 4pm

Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive, (corner of Encinitas Blvd and Balour),    
This event gives local artists a venue to offer their hand-made items to the public, and gives the shoppers a chance to purchase one-of-a-kind artwork which cannot be found in the malls. Meet the artists face to face. If you have been to our Holiday Bazaar in the past, there are new artists and new items to see. Silent Auction: artworks donated by the participating artists.

Hot apple cider and coffee break bites. Lunchtime snacks and afternoon sweet treats will be available, so come anytime of the day and and enjoy the free refreshments, raffle, and art for sale by artists: paintings, jewelry, photography, gourds, glass, ceramics, mosaics, fiber art, cards, prints & more.

Bring a canned good to the Bazaar and receive a raffle ticket to enter to win a $25 gift certificate to the Off Track Gallery. Admission to the Bazaar and parking are free.

San Dieguito Art Guild | 937 S. Coast Highway | Suite C-103 | Encinitas | CA | 92024

Friday, November 6, 2015

Tish Wynne: Creation Expressed Through Animals & Nature: Opening Reception: November 7, 1-4pm, Encinitas,. CA

Tish Wynne, Creation Expressed Through Animals & Nature, November 5 – January 14, 2016

I have been drawing and painting since the day my mom gave me crayons. I have a passion & love for wildlife and nature, I enjoy painting in acrylics most of all, but I am not limited to any mediums, like water colors, pen & ink, oils, pencil etc...I love using color to its fullest. Visit

RECEPTION: Saturday November 7, 2015, 1,4pm. Encinitas Community Center Gallery, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive.

Cheryl Ehlers: Bird is the Word, Exhibition Nov. 5 - Jan. 13, 2016, Encinitas, CA

New Exhibit at the Encinitas Community Center Gallery - Cheryl Ehlers: "Bird is the Word".
This colorful gourd sculpture collection is created from long-handle dipping gourds, known as drinking gourds. The bird designs evolve from the original shape of the gourds and are developed into one of a kind personalities. They are whimsical and fun, and are cataloged and registered with the Library of Congress.


Encinitas Community Center Gallery, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive. Gallery: (760) 943-2260. Hrs 8am - 10pm.

Linda Litteral, Beauty: The Hidden Story at the Encinitas Community Center Gallery

New exhibition by Linda Litteral, November 5-January 14, 2016

Linda Litteral, Beauty: The Hidden Story, Ceramics

Armor: Through beauty, my visual language talks about the psychological constructs made by abused children to protect their psyche during the abuse. The delicate and ephemeral leaves of the porcelain armor would not protect someone, but the idea of the woods as a safe place in your mind does.


Encinitas Community Center Gallery, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive. Gallery: (760) 943-2260. Hrs: 8am - 10pm.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

HELP - I NEED a 3D Artist to display FREE at City Hall on October 22, 2015. any Takers

Hi All,

I need a 3D artist to display in a case at City Hall in Encinitas, CA for October 22 - December 3, 2015.

We are not able to display jewelry, but can take artwork that is no heavier then 15 Lbs. for the glass shelving.  The case is enclosed and is 9' feet in width and 4.5' feet high with a depth of 12" glass shelves.

Please contact me if you are interested at and I will send more information.

Thank you.

Cheryl Ehlers
City of Encinitas, Arts Program Assistant

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Large Sculpture from Small Kilns - Workshop with Cheryl Tall

Large Sculpture from Small Kilns
A 2 day hands on ceramic workshop led by sculptor Cheryl Tall, which will demonstrate rapid coil building, use of modular sections to make a larger sculpture, and once firing techniques with oxides and terra sigillata.  We will focus on how to create a large form in clay, inspired by images from folk art and mythology.  Oct. 1-2, 2015, 10:30-4:30 each day
The workshop includes a presentation of sectional sculpture, demonstrations, and hands-on participation. Each student will sculpt one form out of clay, which will be bisque fired when dry for later pick up by participant. The fee includes a two-day class, and one bisque firing for one sculpture. Bring a lunch.
Two day workshop fee is $220.  Glaze workshop available on Tuesdays, $40. 
Mail to: Cheryl Tall Art Studio, 1114 N. Coast Hwy. 101, Ste. 2, Leucadia, CA  92024.  Call for info and registration: 760-479-0399,

E101 Gallery Artist, Steve Webb - Sept 11th - Oct 23rd

E101 Gallery, Encinitas presents:

Steve Webb - "Adventures and mis-adventures of the common dog."

Exhibit dates: September 11 – October 23, 2015

Through strong brush strokes and vivid color, the artworks portray whimsical still life, abstract, animal and landscape paintings.

"The need to make pictures started as a child with drawing. At the University it went to more advanced expression with more advanced materials, but always with drawing as the core. At first the focus seemed to be the figure and different versions of landscape. Today it's just draw and paint and see where it goes."

The series "art for the common dog"  emerged as a counter to our daily lives, chronicling the adventures and misadventures of our "best friends". It has become a preoccupation with the overall goal being to just lighten it up a bit and introduce a bit of levity into what is often a stressful experience (life).  "I hope you see it the same way."
For more info contact Steve Webb at

E101 Gallery - Encinitas, 2016 CALL FOR ARTISTS

Monday, September 7, 2015

Kirsten Francis exhibits: A Thousand Cuts: Paper Collage and Portraits, Encinitas Community Center

Leucadia Artist, Kirsten Francis pencils, a sharp blade and glue to create unique portraits and is exhibiting her new work in a solo show, A Thousand Cuts: Paper Collage and Portraits, at the Encinitas Community Center Art Gallery September 4- November 4, 2015.

Artist Reception is Saturday, September 26, 1-4 pm The sharp blade of an x-acto knife is just as important in Kirsten Francis’ work as a pencil or paint. Francis begins by drawing expressive figures of people she knows on paper. Then she starts using a sharp blade, cutting out her drawings and as well as found images. The works become more detailed and complex as she cuts and glues together many different images, shapes and textures, from magazine photographs to vintage bird illustrations.

“I was a woodblock printmaker for years, carving images into plywood and printing overlapping layers of color. Looking at my work now, I can see I still use similar techniques. I cut away, then add, and do it again, creating layers and adding complexity.” Francis says. Francis studied Printmaking at Mesa College and the Pacific Northwest College of Art. She has had solo shows at the Bakersfield Museum of Art, Bakersfield, CA, the Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA and Encinitas Library, Encinitas, CA. Her work has also been exhibited at the Athenaeum, La Jolla, CA, the Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, CA, and the San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA.

Kirsten Francis,

Encinitas Community Center Art Gallery, library hours: Monday-Saturday, 8:00 am-10:00 pm, Sunday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm. (760) 943-2268.

Friday, August 21, 2015

FRAME Sale..... Anyone interested?


Picture of the frames we have in various size. They are in Encinitas but I'm taking some to LA on Saturday. Let me know if you have anyone interested.

Best Regards,  

Bruno Barbieri, Senior Associate

Bluefire Mortgage & Realty
2121 Palomar Airport Road Suite#160, Carlsbad CA 92011
Cell (760) 213-0277
Fax (858) 777-3640
DRE License# 01297591

Monday, August 3, 2015

Art Piece Solicitation for the Encinitas Environmental Award Program - $500 Commission

ENCINITAS ARTISTS  - $500 Commission

The Environmental Commission of the City of Encinitas is seeking two (2) artists. Each will design and fabricate one Art Piece.

The City of Encinitas Environmental Commission is holding its Environmental Award Program (EAP) with 2 categories: 1) individual person/non-profit and 2) business. The 2 winners of the EAP will each be presented with the Art Piece as recognition for their outstanding environmental achievements. This Art Piece Solicitation is to commission 2 artists - each to create an environmentally-themed piece of art to be presented along with a Certificate to EAP 2015 winners. The Art Piece must be substantial, high-profile and able to be proudly displayed as a unique and notable piece. The Artist MUST include a sketch and description of THE proposed Art Piece in their proposal.


Two artists will be chosen. Each artist will create (must be original artist work) and deliver one environmentally-themed art piece. The commission amount is $500 per artist and will be the full compensation. Payment occurs when art is complete, delivered and accepted.


A. Candidates MUST be Encinitas residents. Validation will be by street address.

B. The artwork can be two-dimensional or three-dimensional, no more than twelve inches in any dimension.

C. The completed artwork must be complete and delivered no later than October 8, 2015.

D. The City of Encinitas will have all rights to use representations of the art in promotions and public information materials, and the artists will be credited. The EAP Award recipients will own the art.

E. Art must not have been previously shown in public, at any public venue.


· Multiple submissions by a single artist are allowed, but two different artists will be selected and no one artist will win both commissions.

· Your proposal must include your name, address and contact information submitted on a separate sheet attached to your submission.

· Proposals also MUST include in writing and drawings 1) proposed materials and media, 2) a rendering of your proposed piece, 3) dimensions of the piece; and 4) how it responds to the Encinitas environmental-theme. Your text need not be typed, but it must be legible.

· You may optionally include your resume or CV - or your experience using the media proposed, and your history meeting deadlines on a separate sheet. However, extensive experience in art is not necessary – new or young artists are encouraged to propose.

· Submissions are limited to 3 pages, 8 ½” x 11” single sided sheets, which includes optional items.


The selection criteria include but is not limited to:

· Completeness of submission (see proposal requirements above)

· Communication or depiction of the environmental-theme – inspirational, innovative

· Proposed media (materials/media must be permanent – not ephemeral)

· Suitability for display on wall or desktop (see size criteria above)

· Artist's experience with proposed media and meeting deadlines

Artists’ competition timeline:

Tuesday, September 1, 2015, by 5pm: Proposals due. Delivered or mailed to the City Manager's office labeled: EAP Art Proposal to Erik Steenblock Environmental Programs Manager, City of Encinitas, 505 S. Vulcan Avenue, Encinitas, CA 92024-3633 (proposals MUST be received by 5pm)

Wednesday, September 2, 2015: Winners will be announced.

Thursday, October 8, 2015: Finished Art work submitted by awardee.

Art Solicitation and Environmental Award information:

Friday, July 31, 2015


Join us in celebrating the wonderful art that is produced by the talented and creative artists in the County of San Diego.  

Sign up for the "Power of Communication" in the Arts.


Thursday, July 23, 2015

Save the Date! Exhibition and Reception with Connie McCoy, The Joy of the Journey, August 22, 2015

“The Joy of the Journey”

An exhibition of fine art paintings in an evolution of styles by Connie McCoy. The collection shows McCoy’s passage from realism to abstraction in oils. 

The exhibit runs from July 16 through September 3rd at the Encinitas Community Center Gallery, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive.

Meet the artist at a delightful reception on Saturday, August 22, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

Info: Email Connie at or call 858-756-5679.

The show is part of the annual Encinitas Civic Arts Program providing the opportunity for artists to display in one of three galleries.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Help Support the Rancho Coastal Humane Society with a donation for a sheltered animal

Join the 11 Zooinitas Artists in supporting the RCHS, August 1 - August 15.

All creatures great and small -The drop box will be located on the street from August 1 - August 15, 2015 in front of E101 Mainstreet Association and 2nd Street Gallery & Custom Framing. (Reception location)

Please help anyway you can to care for a sheltered animal and support our efforts for the "Safehouse Program", RCHS. Pet adoptions will be on location. Thank you.

A wonderful reception will be held on August 15, 1-4 pm with 2 artist demonstrations with artists Linda Luisi, Muralist and fine art instructor and Darlene Katz, fine artist and wonderful animal painter among other works.

Visit for more information on the participating artists or email with your questions . (760) 519-1551.

Encinitas Highlands Painting Classes with Richard Hawk, A "NEW" format

 After 12 wonderful years of teaching painting in WORKSHOPS, I am doing something new - a CLASS format. The instruction and interaction with painters is much the same, but here's the difference: instead of 2 to 4 days of concentrated study, it's spread out over time.

When: Every other Tuesday, 2-4 PM, starting August 4

Where: My home/studio, a few blocks from beautiful downtown Encinitas

Media: Any and all 
Suggested materials lists are available.

Why? Two reasons...
(At any time during this email, you can go to the classes page on my web site for more detail. Please call me or write to discuss how you will fit and costs.)

First, a number of people over the years have expressed a desire for regular, ongoing painting instruction with me - a place to go and paint on a regular schedule, to 'keep your head in the game', and be constantly reminded and refreshed... on the methods and principles of free, intuitive painting... painting with vigor and confidence... good design principles... enjoyable techniques.

Second, frankly it's a little more manageable with my schedule right now... it's just more comfortable than the concentrated blitzkrieg intensity of a workshop - if you have taken a workshop with me, you know I pour a lot of my guts into it, and ask a lot of you - we're all exhilarated but pretty spent at the end!
Call RIchard Hawk  760.504.4015 or Email

Thursday, July 16, 2015

“Deconstructing a Film Score” workshop, with Emmy-winning film composer Larry Groupé, OSC

All proceeds from this event will be used to provide scholarships to graduating high school seniors (not just from Oceanside but from throughout North County San Diego) pursing artistic and performing arts degrees, and to organize more quality events in this city. “Deconstructing a Film Score” workshop by Emmy-winning film composer Larry Groupé will take place as part of 5th annual Oceanside International Film Festival from 1:00 pm to 2:25 pm, Saturday, August 15, at the Community Rooms of Oceanside Public Library, downtown branch, 330 N Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054 (across the street from Star Theatre and during the break from Star Theatre screenings).

The workshop is a presentation about the artistic and dramatic process of creating original music for motion pictures. It is designed for participants from all musical walks of life looking to augment their knowledge of the field and enhance their compositional skills in the unique art of writing music to picture. It also covers the challenges of both obtaining business opportunities in the entertainment field and then executing the task through a work process. Q&A with the audience will be part of the discussion.

A graduate of the Conservatory of Music at the University of the Pacific, Larry Groupé went on to earn his Masters of Music in Composition at the University of California at San Diego. His work credits are numerous. Larry created the score for Straw Dogs directed by Rod Lurie starring James Marsden, Kate Bosworth and Alexander Skarsgård. He also composed the score for Nothing but the Truth starring Kate Beckinsale, Matt Dillon and Alan Alda. He wrote the score for The Contender starring Joan Allen, Gary Oldman and Jeff Bridges. The Contender received two Academy® Award nominations. He composed the music for Mike Binder's comedy series, The Mind of the Married Man, on HBO, as well as Man About Town starring Ben Affleck. Larry also enjoyed special recognition for his score of Deterrence, a doomsday thriller starring Kevin Pollack and Timothy Hutton. Larry has two Emmy awards to his credit for best documentary score Jonas Salk: Personally Speaking, and Residue a short subject film about the US early involvement in Cambodia. He was also nominated for a primetime Emmy as composer of best original score for ABC's drama series, Line of Fire. His fourth most recent Emmy® Award nomination is for Best Original Score for the feature film “Under the Boardwalk: The Monopoly Story”.

Tickets for “Deconstructing a Film Score” workshop, $10 per person, are now on sale on OIFF’s website. For tickets, complete schedule of all 75 films, screening of Guest Feature Film "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes" with its creator present, go to

Job Opportunity with San Diego County Fair

The San Diego County Fair is entertaining inquires for the position of assistant coordinator for the 2016 Student Showcase Exhibit.

The position would be to work with the coordinator to organize and the student showcase exhibit.

  1. To promote the Student Showcase Exhibit, 7th grade to Community College, to the public schools, private schools, charter schools and home school students.  Encourage administrator’s teachers students and community of the County of San Diego to participate in the exhibit with student entries, demonstrations.
  2. Communicate with the exhibit department staff (especially your office assistant) regarding any ideas, needs or issues concerning your department.  Ask questions if you don’t know the answer to something!
  3. Take direction and guidance from supervisors.
  4. Provide excellent customer service to your exhibitors and the fair going public and demand that your employees do so as well.
  5. Be a team player!  All our efforts combined make this one of the greatest fairs in the nation.
  6. Keep a copy of all correspondence, records, notes, judges’ lists, donor’s lists, etc. in your designated storage area in the exhibits office or with your department assistant.
  7. Attend scheduled exhibit department meetings.
  8. Schedule regular office hours.
  9. Help in obtaining qualified judges.
  10. Adhere to deadlines and procedures.
  11. Assist in ordering necessary supplies.
  12. Assist in soliciting donated awards from individuals, guilds, businesses, etc.
  13. Assist in hiring, and supervise employees for your department.
  14. Stay within budget limitations. Always obtain a PO before purchasing items. 
  15. Assist supervising the setting up the exhibit floor, receiving, judging, display/presentation and return of exhibits, following prescribed procedures.
  16. Serve to assist the coordinator at the fairgrounds during the entire operation of the Fair and be a qualified assistant present during any absence of the supervisor.  Provide department work schedule to the Exhibit Manager or Exhibit Supervisor prior to June 5.
  17. End of the Fair housekeeping-organizing, packing and keep inventory of supplies and display items.  Returning your exhibit space to the condition it was in when you received it. 
  18. Contribute to submitting the end of fair reports by July 15 to the Exhibit Manager.
Email responses to Katie Mueller;
or Neil Bruington;

Vicki Cronk
Student  Showcase
Senior Administrative  Assistant

CALL FOR 2 Encinitas Artist Commissions

 The City of Encinitas Environmental Commission is pleased to announce its new Environmental Award Program (EAP). This program recognizes and congratulates individuals, organizations, and businesses in the city for exceptional environmental achievements. The award winners in each of the two categories will receive an award crafted by an Encinitas artist.

2 Artist Commissions:

Artists who live in Encinitas are sought to submit proposals for environmentally-themed artwork. Proposal guidelines are available online, on the city website: An art jury will select two artists for commissions of $500 for each award. Thus, the EAP not only raises environmental awareness, but it also supports the local arts community.

Deadline to Apply:  Your proposal must be received by Thursday, July 23, 5:00 pm.

More Information:  If you have questions about the artist solicitation, please email Joy Lyndes, on the Environmental Commission.

About The Environmental Award Program:

The Encinitas EAP will present two awards annually, one for individuals or nonprofit
organizations, and one for businesses. Candidates are peer-nominated and must be
Encinitas residents or located in Encinitas. Winners will be selected by a jury of
recognized environmental leaders. Candidates may be nominated as late as September 17 online, on the city website.

The EAP is administered by the City's Environmental Commission. Matching funds have been generously donated by the Surfing Madonna Oceans Project. Surfing Madonna holds its popular 5K, 10K and 10-Mile runs at Moonlight Beach on October 24, and has granted EAP stage time for its award ceremony. Surfing Madonna ("Save the Ocean") and the EAP are closely aligned in their goals. The Encinitas EAP is the first award of its kind in San Diego County, and is one of few in the United States.

More Information

If you have questions about the Environmental Award Program, please email city environmental staff.

Art space for rent, Leucadia, CA

 Art space for rent

 I’m a writer and use the space in the mornings, but it would be available every day from 12 noon onward.

 The space is behind Birdhouse Grill on 101 in Leucadia and the rent for the artist would be $300/month, which includes utilities. Estimate it is 250-300 sq ft

Contact: Gwen Goodkin,  760-613-3601 or email

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Thursday, July 2, 2015

“New Works” collection by iconic Fallbrook artist Brett Stokes at ArtBeat on Mainstreet

ArtBeat on Main Street Gallery in historic downtown Vista is delighted to debut the “New Works” collection by iconic Fallbrook artist Brett Stokes. After a June 20th opening reception, the exhibit runs through July 12th.

This man of multiple lineages, including Native American; multiple talents, including a line of cowboy-tinged greeting cards and hometown public art murals; multiple awards; and an ever-evolving artistic vision, has been called “an enigma.” But Stokes says his underlying mission is clear: “My creations are a portrayal of my own inner life: Chaos, Beauty, Fear, Balance, Peace.”

The exhibit marks Stokes’ second ArtBeat collaboration. ArtBeat Owner Kait Matthews says, “It is an honor to display Brett’s work. This exhibit is a departure from his 2014 Tahitian-inspired collection, but everything this intuitive artist creates is bold, revealing and simultaneously highly personal and spiritually universal.”

Stokes says that is precisely what he is striving to communicate. “For simplicity’s sake, I call the exhibit ‘New Works,’ but it could be titled ‘Semblance’ because each painting represents something that both is and is not what it appears on the surface to be. In creating these pieces, I decided to make myself happy by exploring and experimenting; painting what I liked and changing what I didn’t like. At its core, each piece is a quest and celebration of what it means to be human.”

ArtBeat on Main Street co-op gallery and wine lounge is located at 330 Main Street in downtown Vista. It is open Tuesday, 11:00am- 8:00pm, Wednesday–Saturday, 11:00am-9:30pm, and Sunday, Noon-4:30pm. 

For information, visit, find us on Facebook or discover Vista’s creative vibe in person. To learn about gallery partnering opportunities, including space rentals, email

2016 City of Encinitas Call to Artists

Carlsbad ArtSplash 2015 … A September to Remember! Sept. 26/27, 2015

Carlsbad ArtSplash 2015 … September 26: 10 am-6 pm September 27: 10 am-5 pm, Armada Drive, between Cannon & Palomar Airport Roads.

3D chalk art soaring magically from the pavement while a merry moving sculpture transforms spectators into parade participants: Armada Drive overlooking the picturesque Pacific will come alive with colorful, vibrant, nonstop arts and entertainment at ArtSplash 2015.

The September 26-27 ArtSplash Chalk Art and Entertainment Festival offers free parking and admission, and two full days of art-viewing, art-making, music, food and family fun under the Carlsbad sun. Proceeds benefit arts and music programs in North San Diego County schools.

Renowned artist-performers Tracy Lee Stum, Fern Street Circus, Gerry Kirk, Euphoria Brass Band and other high-energy favorites complement professional museum-quality paintings and imaginative kids’ chalk art squares created right on the street while spectators marvel.

The place to see, be seen and be part of the scene is ArtSplash 2015 – taking creativity not just to the next level, but to an arts-adventurous new dimension.  It’s sure to be … A 3D-lightful September to Remember!

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Friday, May 29, 2015

Vivid Views – paintings by Cathy Carey at Encinitas City Hall - Reception June 12 - 5-7pm

At the “Vivid Views” show, Cathy Carey will be displaying works from several series of colorful California scenes.

The reception will be June 12 from 5 to 7pm.  Her current series includes native animals like owls, bobcats, quail, coyotes and fox, many of which she has seen on her one acre property on a high hill overlooking Lake Hodges. She says,“I love painting the animals I see in the area, we are all part of the interdependent pattern of our shared coexistence.” From bright mid day, sunset, twilight, and the dark sky, she sees these animals, and draws inspiration to paint them in their natural state.

The paintings that will be displayed include costal, and inland scenes. For example, in one of her featured paintings, “Swami’s Agave” you’ll see the surf of Encinitas and an agave in the foreground. An interesting thing about this painting and a few others, is that she paints words in, relating to the image. In the waves hitting the shore you’ll be able to spot the word “swami’s” disguised as a darker shade in the wave. This is a personal touch Carey has been applying to her paintings recently. In another painting, “Surf Sup”, with it’s clever name relating to supper, you’ll see a Pelican flying over the coast, of the Encinitas Beaches to find it’s next meal.

The Contemporary Expressive Colorist style of Cathy Carey is a blend of impressionist brush strokes, vivid expressive color and symbolic images that impart a sense of emotion and mood. Cathy Carey’s oil paintings are more than the reality of description and instead create images that feel joyous and exhilarating because of their bright and invigorating colors. She says, “I want to create movement in my compositions so I combine colors and shapes to make it feel like the pulse between the music and dancers. I paint scenes of places that I love, the California coast and inland North County is one of the most beautiful places in the world.”

Visit Cathy at:

333’s Music at the OMA with the rockin’ sounds of the Bayou Brothers - June 25, 7-9pm

Join Oceanside Museum of Art (OMA) and 333 Pacific Restaurant for another exciting 333’s Music at the Museum. The Bayou Brothers will be rockin’ OMA with the Louisiana flavors of Zydeco, Blues, R&B and that great Mardi Gras sound! Their extensive experience and endless enthusiasm deliver a rousing musical collage all packed into dazzling showmanship! Along with an evening of lively musical entertainment, guests will enjoy an open-air cocktail format with plenty of delicious gourmet appetizers, desserts and specialty wines served throughout the evening.

All museum galleries will be open for view during the event, giving guests the opportunity to enjoy the following in-house exhibitions: 100 Artists, 100 Years: The San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild, 1915-2015, San Diego Dreaming, and Ruth Jameson: Emergence.

Admission is $20 for OMA members and $30 for nonmembers. For early reservations visit or call (760) 435-3721. Tickets are also available at the museum the night of the event. Seating is limited, reservations recommended.

Oceanside Museum of Art celebrates its twentieth year as a premier regional art museum for San Diego and Southern California and as a leader of arts and culture in North County San Diego. Host to more than fifteen exhibitions a year, OMA is a contemporary art museum exhibiting art from the 20th and 21st centuries. The museum has also become an integral part of the Oceanside community through its ongoing educational programming. For more information about Oceanside Museum of Art, visit www.oma-online.

For more information contact Mitzi Summers, Director of Events & Community Engagement, at (760) 435-3730 or email

SAN DIEGO DREAMING, L Street Fine Art Gallery - Reception June 6th - 6-9pm

Rita Shulak one of 30 San Diego Artists Interpret the "California Dream"

L Street Fine Art is proud to partner with Oceanside Museum of Art (OMA) in presenting San Diego Dreaming – dual exhibitions featuring the artwork of San Diego artists at both venues.

In complement to California Dreaming: An International Portrait of Southern California, which traveled to Italy in 2014 and remains on display at OMA through March 29, 2015, the two partnering San Diego Dreaming exhibitions showcase a total of seventy San Diego-based artists and their highly individualized interpretations of the “California Dream”. 

Rita is a juried artist who has won first place in several major art competitions. Her painting styles include pointillism, palette knife, brush, finger painting, washes, dry brush and glazes. “I’m a continual student focusing on new designs and techniques of the masters and learning how to free my spirit into a right brain experience. Color is my passion in painting. I love my paintings to have texture, rhythm,  and a luxurious composition. My paintings are heartfelt, and bright."

Corresponding to its international forerunner, the San Diego Dreaming exhibition at the L Street Fine Art Gallery is composed of original contemporary works by 30 San Diego artists that creatively interpret Southern California’s iconic culture. The exhibition at L Street Fine Art includes artists: Rebecca Bauer, Bre Custodio, Paula Des Jardins, Richard Dowdy, Amber Foote, Helen Shafer Garcia, Amber George, Ken Goldman, Jim Hornung, Mark Jesinoski, Kirby Kendrick, Sherry Krulle-Beaton, Margaret Larlham, Robert Avon Lees, Anita Lewis, Shuang Li, Chris Martino, Glen Maxion, Connie McCoy, Joe Nalven, Diane O’Connell, Robyn Oliver, Robert Pendleton, Robin Raznick, RD Riccoboni, Julianne Ricksecker, Rita Shulak, Julie Ann Stricklin, Michael Taylor, Rosemary Valente.  The exhibit runs March 30 - June 30, 2015. 

Join us on June 6th, 6-9pm, at L Street Fine Art Gallery located at628 L St, San Diego, CA 92101.  Questions: (760) 492-2876 or email

Sunday, May 17, 2015

June 5th, Notes & Pixels Offers Full Sensory Delights at ArtBeat in Vista

A musical and visual celebration will joyfully explode onto the vibrant Vista scene on the evening of June 5, 2015 when ArtBeat on Main Street Gallery and Wine Lounge at 330 Main Street presents Notes & Pixels, starring the folk-and-blues singer-songwriting duo of Coco and Lafe amid the stunning photography of new ArtBeat member Kristin Albright of Jam’n Photos. 

Tickets are $10 in advance at and, on a space-available basis, $15 at the door. Seating is cabaret-style, creating a warm, intimate setting for the original songs and tight harmonies of the duo lauded as “premier American songwriters you should hear live.

” Before and after the concert, guests can mingle with Albright and view her photography exhibit while enjoying a glass of wine or craft beer plus light fare and browsing the Gallery’s ever-changing panorama of diverse, reasonably priced pieces produced by local artists. Albright reports, “I am so excited and happy to be part of the ArtBeat family!”

Before joining together in 2007, Coco and Lafe each amassed a popular following, performed with artists such as Doc Watson and Tanya Tucker, were featured in entertainment publications, garnered appearances on shows such as Conan O’Brien and won multiple awards. As a duo, they have released six CDs and headlined the 2012 national Get Fresh tour of farmers’ markets sponsored by Real Time Farms to promote buying locally and eating healthfully. They eagerly look forward to seeing longtime and new fans at what Lafe calls “an incredible venue – love the vibe!”

ArtBeat owner Kait Matthews states, “Like Coco and Lafe, I strive to continually offer fresh opportunities to our Gallery patrons; both longtime and first-time visitors. With our new webcam streaming live from its perch atop the Gallery, ArtBeat is definitely the place to see and be scene!”

ArtBeat on Main Street co-op gallery and wine lounge is located at 330 Main Street in downtown Vista. It is open Tuesday, 11:00am- 8:00pm, Wednesday–Saturday, 11:00am-9:30pm, and Sunday, Noon-4:30pm. 

For information, visit, find us on Facebook or discover Vista’s creative vibe in person. To learn about gallery partnering opportunities, including space rentals, email Contact: Kait Matthews, 760.295.3118,

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Great Opportunity. Encinitas Friends of The Arts is seeking donations for a night of Cuban culture, May 23

Hi Everyone,

Encinitas Friends of the Arts is promoting the arts at all levels for the community. We can "ALL" be part of the art!

A fantastic event!  Please consider donating, every medium  "welcome."

Wednesday: May 20th. You will receive a tax deductible receipt from EFA for your generous assistance. 

Please drop off your items to Jim Gilliam and Cheryl Ehlers at City Hall at: 505 S Vulcan Ave, Encinitas, CA. (760) 633-2646. Please call if you have questions, and check out the link.

You also have the opportunity to join in their efforts to create an incredible art community in Encintias, CA.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Update for Draw and Paint with Linda Luisi

Call For Artists! LeucadiArt Walk, August 30th

LeucadiArt Walk

The 11th annual event will be taking place on August 30th, 10-5pm. 

We encourage new and returning artists to submit your work today for the chance to display for the 5000 plus visitors who come to Leucadia for this remarkable event. 

For more information go to: . Application is located at

Artist Colony Could Use Your Help, May 17th,10-4pm

The Artists Colony has a booth at the Encinitas EcoFest. Sunday 10 am to 4 pm.

They will be helping the public make recycled art and Full Moon Poets will be hosting an eco-poetry workshop. If you know how to use a screw gun or help a youth write a poem,  and have an overwhelming desire to help, please let Danny know, an hour or two will go along way.

Location: Saxony down from the YMCA at the Leichtag Foundation.

Contact: Danny Salzhandler at, Arts Alive Foundation.

Thank you!!

Monday, May 11, 2015

Sign up and Post Your Events. New Publication: Art Trails San Diego

List your upcoming event with Art Trails San Diego.

Introducing the launch of  Art Trails San - north county edition, which intends to become a valuable source of information as well as a fun-to-browse online guide to fine, functional and fun art in San Diego.

Please visit the site today!  
 List Your Event at the top of the Home Page. It's quick, it's easy.  arttrailssandiego.comThey aspire to become a conduit of information for the Visual Arts community and also serve as a marketing partner for upcoming events to draw attention to local art shows, exhibits, festivals, receptions, competitions, classes, and more.

Artists can register as well, please review the website for additional information.

Thanks to Art Trails San Diego, we now have another outlet to explore for art and events. Congratulations to Lin Holzinger, Publisher.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Spring ARTFLING - Coastal Artists - Reception May 23rd, 12-2pm

Need Artists to Display on Streets - Encinitas, May 7th


You are invited to come display and sell your artwork as part of May First Thursday Alive!
May 7, from 5 until 8 pm, along S. Coast Highway 101 with 9 musical groups playing.

This is a great way for our community to see and purchase your creations at no cost to you. Please respond ASAP to get your appointed location. Be part of this monthly celebration.

This event is sponsored and organized by Encinitas 101 Main Street Association. Call for more information, 760-943-1950.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Draw & Paint at the Leo Carillo Ranch in Carlsbad with Linda Luisi

DRAW & PAINT at Leo Carrillo Ranch, Carlsbad.  
(tables/benches on site, or bring easels)

Draw & paint cottages, gardens, a barn, cantina, windmill, & peacocks (and albino peacock).
at the most delightful park in Carlsbad, with Linda Luisi, BFA.

For rank beginners & those with experience..
Bring any media. Linda is known for depth & dimension & the individual attention she gives: realism, expressive/abstract, highlights/shading, composition, color balance, perspective.
---JUNE, JULY & AUGUST. Call for specific dates.

----Thursdays, 10-12 noon or noon-2 PM.

---$40 for a set of two 2-hour lessons. Register in advance by check.

---Call about possible drop-in fee.

Contact Linda to sign up: (760) 944-8991, Also private lessons.

Friday, May 1, 2015

ARTBUZZ1 MAY 2015 - Flying Fast, Artist Opportunites

Check out our May issue. Join us and subscribe to ARTBUZZ1.  Share with your friends in the community, you have much to offer with your art.

Enjoy keep creating.
Visit www.artbuzz1/ and post your events.

Have a great day!  Best to you, Cheryl Ehlers

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

CUSD Students Are semi-finalists - NEED YOUR VOTES


Carlsbad High School students participated in the Vans Custom Culture Shoes Contest, and for the second year in a row, of 2000 participating schools in the US, they have been selected as one of the top 10 semifinalists in California. They are now in the running for a chance to win $50,000 for their school’s art department.

In the first round of judging, Vans Company Executives choose the top ten designs in each region. The US is divided into 5 regions, Northwest, Southwest, Northeast, Southeast, and California.

Vans mailed four pairs of shoes to each of these 2000 schools, and gave art students four themes--Art, Music, Action Sports, and Local Flavor--to guide their designs. The students designed some remarkable shoes, and their creations made it into the semi-finals. Only ten schools in California and only fifty schools nationwide made the cut.

Now Carlsbad High School needs the community to vote for their shoes on this Vans website: DEADLINE for voting May 11, 2015.

Since the CHS artists are now ranked in the top 10 in California, they were also recruited to design a skateboard deck for the TRUTH Campaign, an anti-smoking initiative. If they take the prize for the best skateboard deck they will be awarded another $10,000. Additionally, one of the top 5 schools’ senior students will win a scholarship to Laguna College of Art and Design.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Sargent Art Group - Art Meet Wine, Tuesday, May 19, 4pm

Art Meets Wine

Wine Steals Seaside Grotto, Cardiff-by-the-Sea is hosting a special Happy Hour on Tuesday May 19 from 4:00 pm to 6:00pm where ten members of the Sargent Art Group will be exhibiting their fine art. 

Meet Marie Chapian, New York Times bestselling author and artist, back from a Caribbean Curse ship speaking engagement, or Rosemary Valente, Diane O’Connell and Rita Shulak who were selected from over 4,000 artist competing to be part of the “California Dreaming” exhibit hosted by the Oceanside Museum of Art.   Other great local artists presenting their work are: Tena Navarrete, Kathy Moridi, Jackie Zucker, Diane Cienki, Kathleen McVey and Don Pallia.

Wine Steals Seaside Grotto will offer the first glass of Champagne for only $1 while you enjoy the beach scene and weather.    The rest of their great wines and beer will be available as usual.  Parking is free at Wine Steals, 1953 San Elijo Ave., Cardiff-by-the-Sea. Benjamin S says “Great place to spend a lounge y afternoon on the coast.  There’s a really nice patio area”

The Sargent art group is a non-profit art group composed of North County professionals and emerging artists.  For more information contact
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Del Mar Art Center Gallery- Season Two Art Show, Reception June 6, 5pm

Season Two Art Show
April 28th - July 26th

Opening Reception: Sat. June 6, 5:00pm-8:00pm.

New work displayed by all 36 members.

Del Mar Art Center
Plaza Level