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Friday, July 31, 2015


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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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