I am happy to announce that my two entries for the COAL Annual Open Juried Fine Arts Award Show were juried in by esteemed judges John Asaro and Chuck McPherson! These are, "While They Fished, I Painted" 20"h by 28"w and "Overlooking the Buena Vista Lagoon", 11"h by 14" w.
Having just accepted the position of Secretary for the COAL Gallery, I've been learning more about this wonderful organization, and I'm proud to be a part!
In honor of the Carlsbad Oceanside Art League's 60th Anniversary, the cities of Carlsbad and Oceanside are presenting them with proclamations. I happen to have been able to see the document from the City of Carlsbad, and this is how it reads:
“WHEREAS, the Carlsbad-Oceanside Art League (COAL) was formed in August, 1951 by a small group of emerging artists, and
WHEREAS, this group of artists began promoting art education and cultural appreciation of fine art in the community, and
WHEREAS, the Carlsbad-Oceanside Art League has promoted art education and cultural appreciation of fine art in the community with monthly art exhibits, a yearly open exhibit which solicits participation from the surrounding communities, “Art on the Green” in the heart of Carlsbad Village, monthly art demonstrations which are, in part, funded by the City of Carlsbad Arts Office, Featured Artists, who have been granted this opportunity for a solo show within the gallery through their being awarded a Best of Show in one of the monthly judged exhibits, and it’s Life Drawing Group held twice a month at the gallery, but most importantly,
WHEREAS, the Carlsbad-Oceanside Art League has, through it’s efforts, raised scholarship funds for high school students in the surrounding school districts and provided them a venue to display their work annually as well as created a Children’s Art Show each May to provide aspiring and budding artists the opportunity to display their work as well; and
WHEREAS, the COAL Gallery has successfully achieved its mission of art education and cultural appreciation of fine art in the community for 60 years as of August 7, 2011;
THEREFORE, the City of Carlsbad, on behalf of its citizens, acknowledges the Carlsbad-Oceanside Art League’s long standing commitment to the mission of art education and cultural appreciation of fine art in the community as the oldest art association in North San Diego County, recognizes the COAL Gallery for its fine art, its service and educational outreach to the community, and the scholarships it grants, on this, the occasion of its 60th birthday.”