Friday, July 1, 2016

2016 Front Porch Gallery Open Juried Exhibition

Accepted Artworks:
Dan Adams                         Oil                                         Camilla
Terry Allen                          Photography                       Wave Crest Salton Sea
Christine Ames                  Mixed Media                       Mint Julep
Linda Anderson                 Art quilt                                Reflecting
Bruce Bartells                    Photography on canvas     Carlsbad Surf
Shant Beudjekian              Acrylic on Canvas                South of France
Abbey Chamberlain          Mixed media; paint and photography     African Gold
Christa  Chapian                Photography                        TOMATO STAKES
Bob Coletti                         Photo Illustration                3 Heads
Anna Efimova                     Oil                                         Russian Horse
Anna Efimova                     Oil                                         Clouds
Kathleen Hamilton            Digital                                   Boardwalk
Betty Hock                          Acrylic on paper                 Ample Time
Jodie Hulden                      Photography                       Morning Fog
Kathy Johnson                   Acrylic                                   A Slice of Heaven
Michelle Kaskovich           Encaustic (beeswax, damar resin, pigment)         Whitewater
Darlene  Katz                     Oil on wood panel               Making Tracks
CuauhtĂ©moc Kish              Fabric Art                              Manscape
Karen Langer Baker          Acrylic on Collage                Mandarin Mountain Grove
Sandy Levin                        CASTED GLASS ON MIRROR         Through the Looking Glass
Dana Levine                       Digital Photography             The Space Between
Kurt Lightfoot                    Digital                                     Pathway Out 1
Michelle Lubin                   Pencil on Wood                    Never Let Go
Kathleen McCabe             Fiber                                        Stuck in the Mud
Tesa Michaels                    Mixed Media; Semi Precious Stones       Deep Exhale
Robert L Nelson                 Graphite, white pencil and acrylic on wood panel       Red Tide
Diane O'Connell                 Oil                                            Hollyhock Heaven
Judith Parenio                   mixed media encaustic on wood      Light of the Forest
Ana Phelps                         Photography                           Sea Painting
Linda Phillips                      Oil on gold leaf                       Sunflower winds
Linda Phillips                      Oil on gold leaf                       Dancer on Gold
Jan Rolston                         Felt, glass, beads                    Ocean
Rita Shulak                          Oil                                             Gorilla in Palm
Rebecca Smith                  Fiber                                          Islands in the Stream of Consciousness
Rebecca Smith                  Fiber                                          Aurora
Nadine Spier                      Coiled Basketry around found antler      Conception
Peggy Stokes                     Low On Water                          High On Beauty
David Stroh                        Screen print, screen printing ink, on Fabriano Uno        Windblown
Christina Ilene Thomas    Acrylic                                        Windswept
Bonnie Tucker                   Hand marbled paper, acrylic paint, collage       black forest
Rosemary Valente           Oil                                                The Opening Reception
William James Warren   Photography                              Carlsbad Culture
Elizabeth Weems             Oil                                               Reflection

Saturday, January 2, 2016


Front Porch Gallery

Call for Photography (no fee to submit)


The Six-Word Story

A Photography exhibition March 20 –May 7, 2016


Consider the well-known adage, “a picture is worth a thousand words”. In The Six-Word Story…in a picture we will view photographs in context with their six-word story. You may be familiar with the legend of “The Six-Word Story”…so the story goes, Ernest Hemingway, while lunching with friends, made a bet that he could craft an entire story in six words. After the pot was assembled, Hemingway wrote the following six-word story: “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” Hemingway won the bet.

We are inviting submissions of photography along with your six-word story which will accompany selected photographs for the exhibition. We welcome you to be creative, whimsical, and introspective which we expect will create great interaction with the viewer. All expressions suitable for general viewing are invited and will be considered. There is no particular theme preferred; please use your imagination!

Front Porch Gallery is a non-profit gallery in Carlsbad, CA whose mission is Art Creates Community. Front Porch Gallery will design and mail postcards for the exhibit, host an Opening Reception for selected artists and the community to include live music and hors d’oeuvres. Additionally, we will advertise the exhibit on KPBS television, NPR, and local press and online listings.  The gallery will retain 40% commission on all sales.

Work must not be larger than 40” wide including frame. All work must be ready to hang with d-rings and wire (no saw tooth hangers or protruding eye hooks). White or off white matting is preferred. Please email up to 3 submissions (300 dpi) to . Please note size of works and include their six-word story.


Please consider the following important dates:

Deadline for consideration to have image on the postcard          January 20, 2016

Final Deadline for submissions                                                                 March 1, 2016

Notification of acceptance/non-acceptance                                        March 5, 2016

Delivery of accepted work                                                                           March 6. 2016 11am-5pm,

March 9-11,   2016 noon-6pm,

March 12, 2016 11am-5pm

Opening Reception                                                                                         March 20, 2016 noon – 2pm

Pick up of unsold work                                                                                  May 8, May 11-14

Friday, July 3, 2015


Les Abeyta                          Photography             Firenze Rain
Basia  Aroyo                        Oil                              Reflections
Dorte Bistrup                        Mixed Media             Diva in India
Christine Bolger                    Fused Glass              Riptide
                                           Fused Glass              Slowly Drifting
Lisa Bryson                           Oil                               Momentary Distraction
                                            Oil                               Sustenance
Bob Coletti                            Photo Illustration       Pegasus Emerging
Vicky  DeLong                      Clay                          Blue Cat with Flowers
Lindsay Duff                          Mixed Media             Behind the Veil
Barbara Eaehart                   Oil                               Computer to the Clouds
Cheryl Ehlers                       Acrylic                          Walking on Sunshine
Helen Shafer Garcia              Watermedia                Memories of Kansas
Deb Gargula                         Colored Pencil           Breath of Heaven
Anne Geiler                          Clay                            Tang Dynasty Dancer
jo p.griffith                             Discharged Fiber Art  Door Number?
Kathy Gruzdas                      Porcelain cone 10 matt glaze  Green Bronze Angel Teapot
Elizabeth Haas                     Mosaic                        Portofino
Kathleen Hamilton                Mixed Media              Woman w Ferns and Succulents
Bonnie Hineline-Kempner       Soft Pastel                  Colors in a Wave
Jodie Hulden                         Photography               Seeing Silence
Pamela Ingwers                    Oil                                Sunset at the Cliffs
Darlene Katz                         Oil                                 Natural Beauty
Jean King                              Acrylic                          Here Comes Trouble
Joo Yeon Lee                        Oil                                 White Tiger in the Snow
Kurt Lightfoot                         Archival Pigment Ink   Reaching Up To The Light
Catherine MacDonald            Oil ink on archival paper    Arrival
Kathleen McCabe                 Mixed Media                Calla Lily
Nancy McIntire                     Oil                               Afterglow
Linda  Meeker                       Mixed Media                 City Mouse, Country Mouse
Kathleen Morgan                   Mixed Media                 Misinformed
Nanette Newbry                     Encaustic monotype on Masa paper    New World
Diane O'Connell                    Oil                                    Happy Birthday Laurie
Judith Parenio                       Mixed Media Encaustic      White Root Pathway                                                                                 Encaustice Mixed Media    White Water
Ana Phelps                            Photography on Gloss Metal    Long Hair Girl
Gina Pisello                           Mixed Media                    Ley Lines
James Respess                      Photography                    Mortars & Thunder
Lisa Ross                               Photography                    Namib
Susan Salazar                       Colored Pencil, ink, watercolor, gouache    Among The Rocks
Judy Salinsky                         Bronze                             Ocean Dancer Trio
David  Schlegel                       Digital                             Rhapsodic Portal                                                                             Digital                           Outside In
Ursula Schroter                      Silk Painting                   Final Breakthrough
Rita Shulak                             Oil                                    Tea Time
Rebecca Smith                      Fiber                                Farewell to Summer
                                              Fiber                               Color Dance 
Nadine Spier                          Coiled Basketry             All Tied Up                                                                                      Coiled Basketry        A Goddess Box
Lia Strell                                  Steel                                Sacred Ginkgo
Christina Ilene Thomas           Acrylic                        Terra Incognita (Pause, Listen, Feel)
Gayle  Tunney-Richardson      Etched & silkscreen glass   Orchids Rediscovererd
Rosemary Valente                 Mixed Media                    Salzburg
Sibylla Voll                            Woodblock Print              Vice Versa
Jack Wade                            Kiln formed glass            Native Amethyst
Chetwynd Wooding                Hand Printed Silkscreen    Bananas
Pamela York                          Photography                    Rain Dance
Gina   Yu                               Mixed Media                   Surface
Debra Zelazny                       Mixed Media                 Geometry

Wednesday, April 8, 2015



Front Porch Gallery, a non-profit gallery in Carlsbad will be holding its annual juried exhibition and invites artists to participate. 

Open to all artists18 years of age and older living or working in San Diego County.

July 19-September 12, 2015
Opening Reception with live music and hors d’oeuvres:
July 19, noon-2pm

June 21, 2015

1st: $350, 2nd: $200, 3rd: $100, $35 each for 3 Honorable Mentions

Steven Nossan, Gallery Director
Julie Weaverling, Assistant Gallery Director

July 8,9,10 (noon-6pm) and July 11,12 (11am-5 pm).

September 13 (11-5) & Sept.15,16,17 (noon-6pm) and Sept. 18 (11am – 5pm)

All entries will be submitted electronically at
  Format images in TIFF, BMP, JPG, or PNG, no less than 800 pixels long.  For best results, make sure your image is 1920 pixels @72 dpi on the longest side.  Images should be in JPEG format, sRGB color space.  A tutorial on how to submit is available on the How OJS Works page. Directions on how to photograph your work and properly size images can be found on the Help page.  Don’t worry, it’s easy!
$35 for 3 entries
After you’ve submitted, continue to checkout, pay through PayPal or with a credit card, and receive your receipt.

Results will be available by July 3, 2015 at
Award winners are announced at the Opening Reception.
A list of all Accepted Artists will also be at

- All 2D and 3D media except film, video, or installation. Artwork must have been created within past 3 years.
- Artwork must be original and not previously exhibited at Front Porch Gallery.
- Artwork must be ready to hang with proper hanging device.
- Artwork must be for sale. Gallery retains 40% commission on sales.
- Size of work limited to 40” on longest side, including frame.
- For this exhibition we are looking for artwork that includes all themes of expression.  
- Artwork must be suitable for a general public audience.
- Artwork must be labeled on the back with artist’s name, title, medium, size and price.
- Artwork is insured while at the gallery.
- Artwork must remain in the gallery for the entire exhibition, unless sold.
- Commissions are paid within 30 days of sale. 
- Entering this juried exhibition acknowledges the right of Front Porch Gallery to use your image(s) for publicity purposes for this event.