Thursday, November 29, 2012

COASTAL ARTISTS!

Don Coordt, Karen Aschenbrenner and Amber Irwin enjoying themselves at the opening.  They each have wonderful work in the exhibition.  Please stop by!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

JULIET SALTMAN AT COASTAL ARTISTS OPENING RECEPTION

Juliet Saltman with her husband peeking around the corner at Steve Gould's wonderful photograph Icelandic Church I...photo taken by Steve at the Opening Reception of Coastal Artists: Shared Inspirations, the new exhibit at the gallery.  The work is interesting and varied.  Please stop by!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

PURL by Beverly Bell

Purl is a portrait of an elderly woman, whose sees without glasses.  Her inner
thoughts entertain her. Her fingers remain nimble as she busies herself doing
the work she knows by heart.

I always paint the aging being active, sending a message of hope.
Beverly Bell, artist

Saturday, October 6, 2012

A REFLECTION OF THE SELF

Artist Shant Beudjekian's painting, A REFLECTION OF THE SELF
"I have always had a drive to pursue art as a profession; my influences and inspirations are dependent on artists such as Claude Monet, Andre Derain, Vincent Van Gogh and the bold visual definitions of Pablo Picasso. I believe I have the tendency to view art as a process that enables me to release myself with creativity. My interest in art as a love and passion in its earlier stages was inspired by the traditional works of Italian artists of the Renaissance. Moreover, I have been painting seriously for the past five years in San Diego in the genre of Landscape Painting on location.

Shant's painting is on display in our exhibit, SPIRAL BOUND: The Spiritual Journey of Aging - through November 4.

Monday, August 20, 2012

SPIRAL BOUND: The Spiritual Journey of Aging ACCEPTED ARTISTS

Please find below the list of accepted entries into the Front Porch Gallery 10th Anniversary Celebration exhibition, SPIRAL BOUND: The Spiritual Journey of Aging.  We are very excited about the exhibition which will include photography, painting, mixed media, book arts and sculpture.

The Opening Reception will be held Sunday, September 16, 2012 from noon to 2pm and will feature musician Clay Colton and will include hors d’oeuvres. 

We are so appreciative of all who participated. We hope to see everyone there!
Thank you so much!


Linda Anderson                                 Carousel of Time
Bruce Bartells                                   Carlsbad Sunset
                                                           Park in Fog
Beverly Bell                                      Purl
Shant Beudjekian                              A Reflection of the Self
Gabriele Bitter                                  The Look
Josephine Coyle                              Transition
Chick Curtis                                      The Vision
Herb Dockham                                 Olive Pickers
Tama Dumlao                                   Spiritual Topo Map #62: When I’m Afraid
Regina Hurley                                   Bucket List
                                                           Transition
Darlene Katz                                     Tree of Life
                                                           Patient Flower Girl
Blake Kern                                        Through the Looking Glass
Karen Langerbaker                           Waiting
Jill Le Croissette                               Burgeoning (Life Cycles)
Doreen Long                                     Women Searching for Meaning
Gina M                                                Aging Root
                                                           Mother & Child
Vince Mattina                                     Khronos Adrift
                                                           Salt of the Stars
Janet Perkin                                      Sun Spots
Andrew Radigan                               Treasured Memories
                                                           Life’s Tests
Cheryl Radigan                                 Journey’s End
Karen Rhiner                                     Nadine
Nicholas Roberti                               Zi’ Angela Sitting
Josie Rodriguez                               Lala’s Lace
Susan Salazar                                   A Time for Reflection
Harriet Shoup                                    Fellow Traveler
Maya Shropshire                               Indian Wedding Gown
Vita Sorrentino                                  Untitled
Lia Strell                                            Female Energy
Christina Thomas                             Dreams
Lev Tsimring                                     Defiance
                                                           Doriana Gray
John Valois                                       Wizened Hands
Tracy West                                        Fire Within
                                                           Strong Willed
                                                           Fuzzy Headed
Jackie Zucker                                   Guitar

Friday, June 8, 2012

CALL TO ARTISTS - GALLERY 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION!

  
Call to Artists for a Juried Exhibition
September 16 – November 4, 2012

1st: $750 award, 2nd: $500 award, 3rd: $250 award

Front Porch Gallery, a non-profit gallery in Carlsbad, CA will be holding a National juried exhibition and invites artists 18 and over to participate. 

In celebration of Front Porch Gallery’s 10th anniversary we are reprising SPIRAL BOUND: The Spiritual Journey of Aging.  We ask artists to explore the physical, mental and spiritual issues of aging.  The opening reception will be on September 16 and the exhibition will run through November 4, 2012.  This exhibition will be the signature event around the 10th anniversary celebration which will also include a lecture, artist led workshop on creativity, and screening of the documentary: Herb and Dorothy.
Front Porch Gallery invites artists to submit work to our upcoming juried exhibition.  For this exhibition we are looking for artwork that includes all themes of expression (must be suitable for general public viewing). Open to all media, including painting, installation, assemblage, video, photography, sculpture, mixed media, book arts, etc.  Size limited to 48”W x 84”H and 50 pounds for 2D and 3D works.  Installation size limited to 60”W x 96”H x 96”D. The entry fee of $35 allows you to submit up to 3 works. Accepted artwork must arrive ready for installation.  Artists are responsible for shipping/delivering artwork to/from the gallery.
Gallery Director Steven Nossan and Assistant Director Julie Weaverling will be jurors.  Front Porch Gallery provides an artist’s reception, printed and emailed announcements as well as a press release.  Additionally, the exhibition will be advertised on San Diego’s public television stations, both on radio and television. Front Porch Gallery will retain a 40% commission on all sales.  However, artwork does not have to be for sale.  Artwork must remain for the entire exhibit period unless sold at the exhibit.  Artist commissions are paid within 30 days of sale.
Artists Opening Reception on Sunday September 16, 2012 from noon – 2pm will feature live music by Clay Colton and hors d’oeuvres.  Accepted artists are invited to attend.  Winners will be announced at the opening.
Submissions received by August 16, 2012 will be considered for the exhibit. Entry fee is $35 for up to three submissions.
Entries by jpeg may be emailed to jweaverling@frontporch.net or mailed on CD and must arrive by 4 pm by August 16, 2012.  Please submit information on entry form and high resolution images 300dpi @ 5x7 or minimum 1 MB.  If by mail, to: Front Porch Gallery, 2903 Carlsbad Blvd., Carlsbad, CA 92008.  Please provide a self-addressed postage paid envelope if you would like your materials returned.  Please call the gallery, 760/795-6120 to pay fee by credit card before mailing or emailing entries. If preferred, you may send a check to the above address.  Entry fees are non-refundable. 
Artists will be notified of acceptance or non-acceptance by email by Aug 20, 2012.
IMPORTANT DATES:
August 16, 2012          Deadline for entry either by mail or email
August 20, 2012            Notification of acceptance or non-acceptance by email
List of Accepted Artists will be posted on our blog: http://frontporchgalleryca.blogspot.com/
Aug. 22-Sept.7, 2012          Delivery of accepted artwork (W-F noon-6, S-S 11-5)
Sept. 16, 2012          Opening Reception noon-2pm
Nov. 4, 2012             Exhibit closes
Nov. 7-11, 2012       Pick-up of unsold exhibited work (W-F noon-6, S-S 11-5)
Front Porch Gallery 2903 Carlsbad Blvd. Carlsbad, CA 92008

Contact: Julie Weaverling   email: jweaverling@frontporch.net
Phone: (760)795-6120
Website: 
www.FrontPorchGallery.org
Blog: http://frontporchgalleryca.blogspot.com/
 Twitter: @FPGalleryCA
Front Porch Gallery Juried Exhibition - Entry Form
  
Name_________________________________________________
Address_______________________________________________
City__________________________________________________
State______________ Zip________________________________
Phone________________________________________________
E-mail________________________________________________

I hereby give permission to allow Front Porch Gallery to photograph
my work for publicity purposes, unless I state otherwise in writing.

Signature__________________________Date_______


Entry #1 Title__________________________________________
Medium____________________________Size______________     
Price_______________                    Accepted      /     Not Accepted
 

Entry #2 Title__________________________________________
Medium____________________________Size_______________     
Price_______________                     Accepted      /    Not Accepted


Entry #3 Title__________________________________________
Medium____________________________Size_______________             
Price_______________                     Accepted      /     Not Accepted


Thursday, May 24, 2012

WINNER!



Catherine MacDonald is the first prize winner of the 2nd Annual San Diego County Open Juried Exhibition!  Front Porch Gallery is pleased to announced that Catherine MacDonald's APPROACHING DAWN was selected as this year's winner.  APPROACHING DAWN is an intaglio/etching.  Please visit us to see all of the wonderful work!  The exhibit runs through July 14, 2012.

Friday, May 4, 2012

2012 Juried Exhibition Accepted Artists


Accepted Artists
Front Porch Gallery 2012 Open Juried Exhibition
**indicates image was also selected for the invitation

Thank you artists for your entries!  You submitted work that is interesting, beautiful, creative and accomplished.  We are sorry we weren’t able to accept work from each entrant.  We appreciate the time and energy it takes to enter a show and we are grateful to have had such a wonderful response. The work selected offers a glimpse into what is happening in our San Diego County art community.  Traditional art forms remain popular, and innovative work with new media and technique is also seen.  Our goal was to create a beautiful, cohesive exhibit which exemplifies the best of what San Diego County has to offer.  We believe we have succeeded and look forward to a great exhibit,.

Thank you again for entering, we look forward to seeing you at the Opening! 
Steve and Julie

Artists listed alphabetically

Rebecca Amroian               Dream Weaver                                      Acrylic
Tom Ballew                        Waking the Angels to Light the Stars      Digital
Bruce Bartells                    Bodie, CA                                             Photography
Mary Beck                         Summer                                               Oil
Alana Bishop                     **Eggo the Bulldog                                 Oil
Alana Bishop     Artist’s Interpretation of Zhaoming Wu's “The Dancer”  Oil
Jeffrey R. Brosbe                Bark #31                                              Photography
Yanina Cambareri               **Free                                                  Watercolor
Jack Cameron                    Celestial Wizard                                    Digital
Jack Cameron                    Galactic Portal                                      Digital
Sylvia T. Clark                    Inward Journey                                      Fabric Collage
Josephine Coyle                **Refining One’s Vision                           Acrylic
Vicky DeLong                    Cappuccino Bottle                                 Ceramic
Patricia Dispenziere            Odessa Survivor                                    Transparent W/C
Barbara Earhart                  White Light                                           Oil
Darlene Katz                      **Pas de Deux                                      Oil
Ruth Kennedy                    **Angel Among Us                                 Oil
Carol Korfin                        Geisha Under Glass                              Fused Glass
Carol Lang                         **Love Is                                               Knotting
Jill Le Croissette                 Red Line I                                             Fiber
Karen Langer Baker            Ancient of Days                                    Acrylic w/Collage
Dana Levine                       Tenakill Brook                                       Water Media
David Leyva Jr.                   Los Rinocerontes                                  Linocut - Oil
Ashley Lieber                     Big City Life                                          Mixed Media
Catherine MacDonald         **Approaching Dawn                               Intaglio Etching
Kait Matthews                    Tell Tail                                                Oil
Kathleen McCabe               Agave in Green and White                      Fiber – Art Quilt
Linda Meeker                     Summer Song                                       Watercolor
Beth Milakovich                  Santorini                                               Watercolor
BettyJo Norton                   Softly Through the Woods                      Watercolor
Adam Orr                           Contrast                                               Mixed Media
Ana Phelps                        **Coral Tree                                          Photography
Carre Ridgway                    The Happy Gardener                             Mixed Media
McNeil Sargent                   **Dahlia                                               Oil
Ann Scott                          Orchid                                                  Mixed Media
Elaine Seeley                     Whispers                                             Metal Sculpture
Elaine Seeley                     **Laughing Medusa                               Metal Sculpture
Harriet Shoup                     Cock-eyed                                           Watercolor
Corrine Steiger                   Dawn’s Grace                                       Bronze
Denise Strahm                   **He Shall Rise Again                            Photography
Joseph Villela                    **Cooking Potatoes                                Oil
Richard Wynn                    Samurai                                                Mixed Medium
Debra Zelazny                    High Seas                                             Mixed Medium

Saturday, February 4, 2012

JURIED EXHIBITION AT FRONT PORCH GALLERY

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Call to Artists for a Juried Exhibition
May 20 - July 14, 2012

1st: $250 award, 2nd: $100 award, 3rd: $50 award
Honorable Mention receives free entry into the following year’s exhibition

Front Porch Gallery, a non-profit gallery in Carlsbad will be holding a juried exhibition and invites artists 18 and over to participate. 
Front Porch Gallery invites artists living in San Diego County to submit work to our upcoming juried exhibition.  For this exhibition we are looking for artwork that includes all themes of expression (must be suitable for general public viewing).  Artwork should be created in 2009, 2010, 2011.  Please no previously submitted works. Open to all media, including painting, photography, sculpture, mixed media, etc.  Size limited to 48” x 84” and 50 pounds.  Artwork must be ready to hang (wire with d-rings preferred, no saw tooth hangers or screw eyes protruding from the back).  No colored mats.
Gallery Director Steven Nossan and Assistant Director Julie Weaverling will be jurors.  Front Porch Gallery provides an artist’s reception, printed and emailed announcements as well as a press release.  Front Porch Gallery will retain a 40% commission on all sales.  However, artwork does not have to be for sale.  Artwork must remain for the entire exhibit period unless sold at the exhibit.  Artist commissions are paid within 30 days of sale.
Artists Opening Reception on Sunday May 20, 2012 from noon – 2pm will feature live music and hors d’oeuvres. Accepted artists are encouraged to attend.  Winners will be announced at the opening.
Submissions received by March 20, 2012 via mail or email will be considered for the exhibit announcement.
Entries by jpeg may be emailed to jweaverling@frontporch.net or mailed on CD and must arrive by 4 pm by April 25, 2012.  Please submit information on entry form and high resolution images 300dpi @ 5x7 or minimum 1 MB.  If by mail, to:  Front Porch Gallery, 2903 Carlsbad Blvd., Carlsbad, CA 92008.  Please provide a self-addressed postage paid envelope if you would like your materials returned. Please use PayPal (credit card) on our blog http://www.frontporchgallery.blogspot.com/ to pay entry fee or call to pay fee by credit card before mailing or emailing entries. Entries by mail may send a check.  Entries received without payment will not be considered. Entry fees are non-refundable. 
Artists will be notified of acceptance or non-acceptance by email by Monday, May 5, 2012.
Entry Fees: $25 for up to 3 entries.  Please pay by PayPal (credit card) or check with entry.
IMPORTANT DATES:
March 20, 2012             Deadline for entry by email to have image(s) considered for the exhibit postcard & evite
April 25, 2012               Deadline for entry either by mail or email
May 5, 2012                  Notification of acceptance or non-acceptance by email
List of Accepted Artists will be posted on our blog: www.FrontPorchGallery.blogspot.com
May 9-13, 2012              Delivery of accepted artwork (W-F noon-6, S-S 11-5)
May 20, 2012                Opening Reception noon-2pm
July 14, 2012                Exhibit closes
July 17-20, 2012            Pick-up of unsold exhibited work (W-F noon-6, S-S 11-5)
Front Porch Gallery
2903 Carlsbad Blvd.
Carlsbad, CA 92008
(between Carlsbad Village Dr. and Grand Ave.)
Contact: Julie Weaverling   email: jweaverling@frontporch.net
Phone: (760)795-6120
Website: 
www.FrontPorchGallery.org
Blog: www.FrontPorchGallery.blogspot.com  Twitter: @FPGalleryCA


Front Porch Gallery Juried Exhibition - Entry Form
  
Name_______________________________________
Address______________________________________
City_________________________________________
State______________ Zip_______________________
Phone_______________________________________
E-mail_______________________________________

I hereby give permission to allow Front Porch Gallery to photograph
my work for publicity purposes, unless I state otherwise in writing.

Signature__________________________Date_______


Entry #1 Title__________________________________________
Medium_______________________________________      
Price_______________                    Accepted      /     Not Accepted
 

Entry #2 Title___________________________________
Medium__________________________________ _____      
Price_______________                     Accepted      /    Not Accepted


Entry #3 Title___________________________________________
Medium________________________________________             
Price_______________                     Accepted      /     Not Accepted

------------------------to be attached to artwork---------------------
Entry #1 Title___________________________________________
Artist Name__________________________________________        
Price_______________                    
 

Entry #2 Title___________________________________________
Artist Name__________________________________________            
Price_______________                    


Entry #3 Title___________________________________________
Artist Name_________________________________________             
Price_______________                    

JOURNEY

Lev Tsimring has a special ability to capture a moment in time.  What others may often overlook, Lev's thoughtful eye captures in his photography.  This image was taken on a train in Japan and is strikingly beautiful.  Such a simple scene, yet pure and full of beauty.  It looks like a painting with the striking composition and Lev's masterful use of light and color.  On exhibit through March 11.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

MOONLIGHT BEACH BY MARC SHERIDAN

Marc Sheridan, photographer and Carlsbad resident is one of the artists who was invited to show a mini series in the upcoming exhibition, The Soul of Light.  Marc had many options that would have made lovely series, but his souful works portraying the ocean are special.  His six images include both color and black & white.  Marc has an ability to capture light as it comes through the clouds and mixes with the balance of the composition.  We invite you to see Marc and the others' photos in the exhibit which runs through March 11.  Our Opening Reception is Sunday, January 29 from 12-2.