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Friday, February 20, 2015

Full Moon Poets 17th Annual Winter Poetry Slam, Thursday, March 5

Full Moon Poets present 17th Annual La Paloma Winter Poetry Slam Thursday, March 5

Local writers and performers gather, compete, celebrate spoken word

Encinitas, CA: Stereotypes and commonly held opinions about poetry are hurled out with the old bathwater when 17 poets perform their work for five live judges and a crowd known to fill every seat in this city’s signature Coast Highway 101 landmark, the historic La Paloma Theatre on Thursday, March 5 at 7:00 PM. Doors open to the audience at 6:45. Free to enter and free to attend, this twice yearly event promises a memorable evening of pure entertainment from familiar locals and nationally renowned writer/performers ranging from angst laden adolescents to wickedly wise and funny seniors whose work spans a broad horizon of poignant reflection, biting satire, incisive commentary and bizarre perspective.

Interested poets should arrive early—sign-in is 6:00 PM sharp. They should be prepared with three of their original poems (each to be performed in 3 minutes or less). No props, no costumes, no musical instruments are allowed and 5 judges picked at random from the audience will observe and report their scores on a scale of 0 through 10.

Please be advised. This is not a warm and fuzzy evening that caters to standards and tastes of the shy, squeamish, and sleepy types. Content can be “adult oriented,” so poets under 18 years of age will need a signed parent permission to participate. As a celebration of First Amendment free speech rights, the La Paloma Slam stands squarely in the middle of every imaginable point of view. It’s an unpredictable roller coaster ride starting with 17 hopefuls in the first of three rounds and ends with 3 finalists (each performing their third poem of the evening). As judges announce scores, the audience responds with approval or disapproval. A generous audience donates cash to reward three finalists.

Thanks to the following local sponsors, this event is free to enter, free to attend: 101 Artists’ Colony, E101 Mainstreet, Iced Tea Services of San Diego, The Coast News, Double Take, Moonlight Beach 7-11, and Soulscape.

For a full version of the rules and directions to the event, please visit For questions or more information ask at

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Jazzercise, Inc. Sponsored Art Exhibit Call for "Abstract" Artists

Jazzercise Corporation, in an effort to support our local artists, has initiated an art lease program.  All local artists are eligible to submit work for the exhibit. 

The parameters for exhibiting are as follows.

Works sought need to be abstract/modern and “eclectic” designs, but must be of one theme, color, or subject matter. Submissions: Up to 6 pieces.  At least 2 of the pieces submitted for review must be at least 36” in one dimension. No work under 24X30 will be accepted in the exhibit. 
All art submitted for consideration must be wired and/or otherwise ready to hang.  Three-dimensional art must have its own pedestal.  All work must be current and original.  Work may or may not be for sale.

Artists submitting works must be willing to participate in a six-month lease program, April - October 2015, with amount of lease payment to be decided based upon selection of art which will be delivered in April.  Exact date TBD.

To obtain your application, please contact Art Coordinator, Cheryl Ehlers at

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

E101 Gallery presents Cathy Carey, “California Color,” February 27th

E101 Gallery presents Cathy Carey, “California Color,February 27th to April 10th.  An opening reception will be held on March 5th, 5-8pm at 818 S. Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA and will coincide with the First Thursdays evening event sponsored by the E101 Mainstreet.

Born in Washington, DC. and educated at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington DC, Cathy received a BFA in Painting and Printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. Her paintings have been exhibited in galleries in Virginia and California, and are in many private collections and have won numerous awards. Her teaching career includes being an instructor of Color Theory at The Art Institute of California in San Diego, workshops in Santa Fe, NM, Pasadena, CA, at the Golden Door, Escondido, CA and at her studio in Escondido, CA .

Cathy Carey has a unique approach to painting. “I have the ability to create the world my mind is going to live in as I paint, and I am determined to express the way I feel.  I spend most of my time painting or thinking about painting, and it is within the realm between joy and grateful where I choose to dwell.”  These are the things she thinks about when painting.  

Her personal philosophy of color is to express emotional meaning through color and believes this is the purpose of art, to express the story of being alive at a particular time. Art is the physical manifestation of the emotional and spiritual nature of an artist's response to the world around them, and the world within them.

For more information: Phone: 760-489-9109 or  Email: .  

Monday, February 9, 2015

Creative Careers Expo for Teens/Young Adults- Saturday, Match 14, 2015, San Diego

The Expo is designed to help San Diego's diverse population 

of teens and young adults gain essential skills and opportunities within the many creative/artistic industries that are crucial to the 21st Century.