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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.”

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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