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Friday, March 27, 2015

Passport to the Arts - 4th Annual Encinitas Arts Festival, March 29, 12-4

Arts Festival Information

12:00pm, Welcome: Mayor Kristin Gaspar,
Supervisor Dave Roberts, Dragon Knights Stilt Theater
12:15, Kehulili O Kailani Hawaiian Dance
12:45, Patricia Rincon Dance Collective
1:15, Ballet Folklorico el Tapatio
1:45, DanzArts Flamenco Dance
2:15, Ballet Folklorico de San Dieguito
2:45, Coastal Communities Concert Band 
3:35, San Dieguito Academy Concert Band

Opportunity Drawings! Enter to Win!
12:00pm, Encinitas Community Center Teen/Adult Ballet
12:05, Morava Folklore Ensemble-Serbia
12:30, Uma Suresh &  Indian Classical Dance Company
1:00, Encinitas Ballet, Sleeping Beauty, Don Quixote
1:30, Blue Ming Chinese Dance Company
2:00, IMAGOmoves
2:30, North County School of the Arts, Bye Bye Birdie

BAND ROOM STAGE Middle School, High School and College Bands  
12:00pm, The Elements
12:25, House of Cards
12:45, All Mixed Up
1:10, Kennady Tracy
1:35, Cordelia Degher
2:00, Triceratropical
2:35, Second Cousins

ARTIST EXPO Original Art for Sale by Local Artists
Cindy Alcoset, Nira Levy, Karen Fidel, Paul Richter, Susan Schulte, Lisa Brown, Wild Habit, 101 Artists’ Colony, Claire and Austin Killeen, Carol and Harvey Korfin

ART-MAKING WORKSHOPS Fun for Kids and Adults
Encinitas County Day School-visual art
Art Miles Mural Project/UNESCO-visual art
Encinitas Parks and Recreation-shakers
SDA Students-face painting
SDA Music Council-visual art
Julie Bubar-small canvasses
Barbara Millé-jewelry
Charity Wings-recycled art



CHALK ART  See Art Being Made
Karen Real-Athens, Ever Galvez, Gus Moran, Liz Espinoza, Theresa Wear, Mike Striler, SDA Students

ARTIST EXPO & DEMO See Art Being Made
Linda Melvin, Artie Mattson, Grace Swanson, Chris Reilly, Chuck McPherson, Scott Hicks, Nadine Spier,
Alex Long, Candy Sharda, Mark Jesinoski 

For more information contact Cheryl Ehlers, 760-633-2748, City of Encinitas.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Art Glass Guild Annual Spring Show and Sale May 9/10, 2015

Spanish Village Art Center, Balboa Park, 1770 Village Place, San Diego, CA 92101

• Hands on projects and demonstrations

• Free to the Public – pets welcome

• Special Artist Booth – St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center – Serving Adults with Developmental Disabilities

All forms of Art Glass, including blown, fused, torch worked, stained glass, cast, etched and mosaic will be featured. 30+ juried glass artists will be exhibiting their art.

We invite children & adults to participate in our hands on mosaic projects. This show/sale will highlight various demonstrations including torch-working and glass cutting.

For more information visit:, our studio at Spanish Village Art Center, Studio 25, or call 619.702.8006.  Contact Information: PR 619.702.8006

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

4th Annual Encintas Arts Festival seeking Demo Artists, Exhibitors and Chalk Artists

Join us as we celebrate our 4th Annual Encinitas Arts Festival, March 29, 12-4pm.  We are seeking artists that would like to demonstrate, sell their art  or have an art-workshop,($)
No fees, you must have a canopy (10X10) and you can share.
A really fun filled event!  

Areas will be mapped for demos,  workshops and selling locations (save your spot)  at the 
San Dieguito Academy Performing Art Center.

If you are interested please contact Cheryl Ehlers, Arts Program Assistant, City of Encinitas at (760) 633-2748.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

March - Demos Dialogue and Art - Presented by the San Dieguito Art Guild

Join us March 15th, 2-4pm at the Encniitas Community Library.

Presented by the San Dieguito Art Guild, and sponsored by the City of Encinitas , County Library and Mizel Family Foundation.

Artist pallet donated by

A Gamblin Oils $120 "Award Set" will be raffled. RSVP required.

Contact: Julie Bubar,

Richard Hawk - Encinitas Highlands Wrokshops, March - May 2015

Encinitas Highlands Workshops
March-May 2015
I'm excited to announce this lineup of four new workshops for March, April and May. Each one focusses on a specific theme or emphasis based on what painters are telling me they want most.
The workshops are in a light, bright, airy house on a hill near the ocean two blocks from Coast Highway 101 in Encinitas, California. Small by design, the workshops fill quickly so don't delay if you are interested. 
Please go to the workshops page on my web site for more detail and cost.
Poet Hafiz-Inspired Workshop
March 27, 28, 29  (Fri, Sat, Sun)
10 AM - 3 PM

In this workshop we will each develop our own visual composition inspired by the poetry of Sufi mystic, Hafiz. We'll have a group reading and discussion of Hafiz. Then, you will work from supplied visual elements or draw from your own reference you bring to the workshop in the form of photos or life drawings. 

Whether a beginner or advanced, you'll be guided in developing your idea and composition as a shape collection. You'll apply a value plan. You will paint according to principles of free, loose, expressive painting resulting in creative rewards and great fun in the workshop. Get in touch with something deep and meaningful to you in this workshop, and make a narrative composition come to life through the application of paint.

If you're looking to go deeper, to get more spirit in your work, and like the idea of tying your work into some of the most brilliant prose poetry ever written - this workshop is for you.

Freedom Painting In Acrylic
April 11-12  (Sat, Sun)
10 AM - 3 PM
Painters sometimes say "I'd like to take one of your workshops but I'm not a watercolor painter," or "I have an investment in acrylic paint and prefer using it."
It's the approach that matters, much more than the type of paint, but if you like or want to experience painting loosely in acrylic, this is your opportunity. Painting from your creative core based on the techniques and approaches of 'freedom painting', certainly is possible - and actually quite amazing - in this medium.
In this workshop come and learn how to marry H2O and your acrylic pigments for lovely, naturalistic effects and take advantage of the high pigment strength and layering capability for which acrylic is known.
Your Own Composition For Successful Painting
April 20, 21, 22  (Mon, Tues, Wed)
10 AM - 3 PM
Bring your own reference photos or life drawing studies to this master class, and delve into the art and science of building a heart-and-soul-winning figurative composition. Recommended for those who have taken one of my workshops before or have some comfort with developing their own shape-based compositions.
What are the benefits of working from reference photos? What are the pitfalls? What are the three most important things to know about using photo reference for paintings? How about painting from life? These are some of the questions we'll answer in depth as we extract exciting compositions from sometimes unlikely material.
Learn how to create a shape collection for successful painting. Then, paint, paint, paint! Bring your open mind and adventurous spirit to this workshop.
Visage Revisited
May 18, 19, 20  (Mon, Tues, Wed)
10 AM - 3 PM
By popular demand here is a new workshop with emphasis on the face.
How do we render the windows to the soul, the sensuous mouth, the infamous nose - with some attention to truth, yet a look that is expressive, confident, free and bold? We'll explore many different answers to these questions and more in this popular workshop.
Reference materials - photographic reference for the face and a shape collection based upon it - will be supplied. Bring your own for discussion. We'll look at some of the work of the masters - from Da Vinci to Warhol - and understand what makes them tick.
This is the art and science of successfully rendering the human face - not a portraiture class per se - though how to get a likeness will be discussed and explored for those who desire it. Come join us!


Again, while the room in which we'll work is spacious, these workshops by design are for a small group. If you are interested please don't delay.
Painting demos, presentations and painting time each day... as well as plenty of individual coaching for each participant.

I look forward to painting with you soon. Please contact me with any questions you may have.


ART GROUP OF NORTH COUNTY, Art Attack at the Adobe Gallery, March 7th

You are invited.
ART GROUP OF NORTH COUNTY --- consisting of 20 artists/friends --- is holding a 2-month long art show at the Adobe Gallery. Artwork being exhibited includes paintings, drawings, sculptures and ceramic pieces. Most items are available for sale.

March 4 – April 30, 2015, Thursday through Saturday, from 10 am – 3 pm (and Tuesday and Wednesday by appointment: call Carol Lang at (760) 639-6164.

Show opening reception March 7th from 11 am – 2 pm, Refreshments and Music at the Adobe gallery, at the Rancho Buena Vista Adobe, 640 Alta Vista Dr., Vista (park across the street at Civic Center parking lot.)

Further information: Michael Duke, and

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