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Saturday, January 31, 2015

THE STRUCTURE OF WATER: Anita Lewis at L Street Gallery, SD - Reception, February 7, 6pm

Reception, Saturday, February 7, 2015, 6-9 pm
Exhibit runs January 21 - March 26, 2015.

 Many things can be understood under the term “abstract art.” What is both different and mesmerizing about the art of Anita Lewis is that it explains depth and texture, offering its own unraveling story to the viewer. Yet, abstract art hardly describes the feel of her work.

Deriving suggestions from nature, Lewis adds elements of gold, silver and copper leaf to add hidden treasures to her work, setting a sort of vein buried deep beneath, suggesting depth of tangibility. Lewis’ technique is a mixture of the masters Pollock, Diebenkorn, Monet, Rothko, and Richter, all blended to become her own.

Dripping, rubbing and dragging paint over the canvas, she sets a mood to the work, never using brushes. Often described as taking the viewer to a reminiscent place, the viewer is taken deep into the painting.

Visit for more information on the artist.  L Street Gallery located at  6281 L St., San Diego, CA. Info contact:  Curator, Kay Colvin at  (760) 492-2876  or

SAVE THE DATE March 8th, a San Dieguito Art Guild Artists Reception in Encinitas

Please join us as we continue to celebrate the 50th years of SDAG and it artists.

The San Dieguito Art Guild will be hosting a reception on March 28, 1-4pm  with 10 Plein Air artists:  Judy Salinsky, Darlene Katz, Jennifer Richards, Char Cee Colosia,  Janet Finney, Toni Williams, Joan Grine, Jill Treadwell-Svendsen, Diane Dudek, and Cheryl Ehlers, along with three: 3D artists, Grace Swanson, Terry Oshrin and Bobbie Hirschkoff,  who will coordinate a joint reception for the public.

Visit us at the Encinitas Community Center Gallery located at 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive, Encinitas.  Open 8am - 9pm.

The exhibit will be ongoing from March 19 - May 13, 2015. Info: www.offtrackgallery or call Cheryl Ehlers at 760-519.1551.

DMAC 1st Annual Help Shelter Animals February 14, 5-8pm

Join us at the Del Mar Art Center Art Reception on February 14th from 5-8pm, on the second level of the Del Mar Plaza.  

Sculpture Maidy Morhous, Potter Karen Fidel, Watercolorist Mark Sherman, Photo Illustrator Bob Coletti, Glass artist Libbie McMahon, Oil painter Gabrielle Benot, Photographer Mike Orenich and Acrylic painter Don Pallia will be displaying their latest works.  Darlene Katz will present a live painting demonstration creating one of her famous “pet portraits”.  

Shelter animals from the Helen Woodward Animal Center will be there to liven up the reception and benefit from the fund raiser.  Refreshments will be served.  Parking is free at the Plaza.  For more information or call 858-481-1678.

Watercolor courtesy of Mark Sherman.

Friday, January 30, 2015

E101 Gallery to Host “Fantastic Aspect” Exhibition by Patricia Lizon

The E101 Gallery will feature artist Patricia Lizon’s “Fantastic Aspect” exhibition of surreal abstract cartoons from January 28 to February 26. These boldly colored, limited edition archival prints bring to life "characters" who sometimes emote alone or interact with others. Each image creates a subliminal psychological space which is primal. What occurs is intuitively recognizable as universal and organic; felt in the body. The artist begins by clearing her mind and making honest automatic writings; many line drawings in quick succession, unconscious of intent. After such a session, only those marks which speak to an emotional space are retained and scanned into Photoshop where the mood is elaborated with the addition of color and textures. The viewer is invited to bring his/her life to interact with the art and come to personal conclusions regarding the primitive narrative depicted which is nebulous as the last dream which fades as one wakes. Occasionally, words are included to indicate what the "characters" say to the artist.

Patricia is a graduate of San Diego State in Painting and Printmaking and has worked as a freelance Graphic Designer. In the past, she has been in numerous group shows in San Diego and Seattle, more recently was a featured artist for Gap Toothed Madness Online Gallery and was Woman’s Caucus of the Arts San Diego first place winner of the online exhibit “Express Yourself”.

Opening Reception will be held on Thursday, February 5 from 5pm-8pm during the First Thursdays event at the E101 Gallery (818 S. Coast Hwy 101). Free light refreshments. Come one and all!

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For more information on First Thursdays, please visit

Arts Alive Banner Unveiling, February 14, 12-3pm

Sunday, January 11, 2015

North County Society of Fine Arts, Poway CALL TO ARTISTS

North County Society of Fine Arts is now accepting entries for the:
Annual Open Juried 2D Art Show 2015 - POWAY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, 15498 Espola Road, Poway, CA 92064.

SHOW DATES: March 31 through April 28
DEADLINE FOR ENTRY:  Monday, March 2, 2015

Prize Money:  Total Prize Money of $1,100 will be awarded to 13 artworks                              
Entry Fees:
NCSFA Members: 1 Entry @$25, 2 entries@$30, 3 entries @$35
Non-Members:       1 Entry @$35, 2 entries@$40, 3 entries @$45
*First time members: Your membership fee is good until May 14, 2015

Juror: Elaine Harvey
Elaine Harvey works in transparent watercolor, acrylic, and mixed media in a style which combines realistic and abstract elements.  She is an award-winning artist whose paintings and observations on painting have appeared repeatedly inside and also on the cover and editorial page of The Artist’s Magazineand in a number of books and articles by her fellow artists and arts writers. Jury assignments have included National Watercolor Society and many civic and art society competitions throughout the United States.   

For complete prospectus, go to  or
Contact Joyce Nash at with any questions and a reply will be processed as soon as possible. 

January 17 - Pop Up Art Market and Mural Unveiling for Paint Encinitas


January 17, 2015, Moonlight Beach, Encinitas for Paint Encinitas, the most exciting two hours, 2 pm to 4 pm in January, featuring artist Micaiah Hardison, live music by John Bennett, pop-up boutique by Coast Hwy Traders, kid fun by Encinitas Friends of the Arts, opportunity drawing items from Earth's Elements, Crown Ace Hardware - Encinitas, Arnette,Nixon, Jupiter Cold Brew Coffee, and more! Incredible support from Moonlight Beach 7-Eleven, Detour Salon and SoulScape Gift and Bookstore!
Coast Highway Traders celebrates this wonderful event with a "pop" up Art Market from 11 am to 4 pm, presenting a sale of beautiful and unique handicrafts and artistic items by many local artists. Coast Highway Traders is located at: 530 South Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA.
For more information on the mural unveiling go to: Paint Encinitas, and enjoy the community.

Friday, January 9, 2015

San Dieguito Art Guild Classes - Because We Like Hue, Watercolor with Linda Melvin begins January 22nd

Art on 30th - Calling All Artists, All You Need Is Love

Calling all Artists!
 Showcase your artistic talent in a piece of art that
resonates with Art on 30th's 
February 2015 theme: 

For entry information contact: Ari Kate Ashton, Art on 30th - 4434 30th Street, San Diego, CA 92116., Email:


Friday and Saturday, February 20 and 21: Delivery of
entries directly to Brandon Gallery 10am to 3pm

February 25: Notification of all entries
 Accepted/declined by email
February 27: Pick up declined work 10am to 3pm
March 3 – 28: Show dates
March 7: Reception: 5:00pm to 7:00pm
March 28: Pick up artwork 10am to 3:00pm
(Brandon Gallery cannot store work beyond this date)

All entry fees are non refundable. No works will be
considered for show unless payment is made in full
with entry. All works must be priced for sale. Artists
may enter up to three pieces. Works must have
been completed within the last 3 years.
$20 for first piece.
$10 each additional piece (total of 3)
Check or Cash only – Check payable to Brandon
Gallery at time of entry. No refund on declined work.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Sargent Art Group Presentation, Jan. 21, 6 - 7:30 pm, by Julie Weaverling,"Present your Artwork from a Gallery Perspective"

“Presenting Your Art Work From A Gallery   Perspective”

The Sargent Art Groups will start its 2015 season with its annual membership meeting on Wednesday January 21 at the Solana Beach Public Library from 6 to 7:30pm. 

All artists and the public are invited to this free event. 

SPECIAL PRESENTATION:  Julie Weaverling, Assistant Director of the Front Porch Gallery in Carlsbad, will present an informative presentation, including tips for collecting emerging artist art as an investment.   This presentation is designed to aid artist of all levels to better understand what will be accepted by a Gallery including ideas on what will make your art more appealing to an art collector.  

Julie is a vibrant and inspiring art professional and a talented contemporary abstract artist, whose work is exhibited across the United States.  Julie works closely with local artists, curates shows and provides day-to-day experience to the gallery.  She recently curated the extremely popular “Perspectives: The Berlin Wall” open until January 11, 2015.  The Front Porch Gallery is a non-profit, community resource dedicated to creating vibrant, vital communities through art by collaborating  with individual artists and innovative organizations to produce unique exhibits, themed shows, juried exhibits and professional invitational’s  that celebrate the full range of artistic expression at every level of experience.

Refreshments will be served. The Solana Beach Library is located at 157 Stevens Avenue, Solana Beach.  Parking is free. Info: contact Donald Pallia

Sargent Art Group (SAG) is a partnership of professional and emerging artists and patrons of the arts. Governed by volunteers, the group works together to network, support and encourage artists, as well as protecting artists’ rights.  In 2013 and 2014, SAG was voted the best Northern San Diego County Art Group by CA Art News.