Saturday, April 27, 2013


Artists accepted into the 3rd Annual Front Porch Gallery Open Juried Exhibition are listed below.  47 works were selected from 198 entries from artists throughout San Diego County.

We are so appreciative of everyone who entered and wish we could have accepted more work.  As always we are looking for thoughtful, well executed work across the spectrum of style and medium.  Accepted works include paintings, photography, sculpture, fiber art, drawing, glass, mixed media, etc.

Congratulations to the artists accepted into the exhibition, we look forward to a wonderful show.  We hope those not accepted will visit the exhibition and will enter again next year.   Thank you.

*indicates image was selected for the invitation

Rebecca Amroian                Golden Girl
Linda Anderson                    Where We Met
Stellana Bazilevs                  Baby Who Ruled the World
Mary Beck                             One Week in May
Shant Beaudjekian                A Half Reclining Pose of a Figure
Pierre Bounaud                     Nine Holes
Pierre Bounaud                     Shell #2
Jeffrey Brosbe                       Bark #62
Chick Curtis                           Break Time
Codie Carman                       It’s Hot Up Here
Pat Dispenziere                     Play of Light II
Kathryn Erickson                    Mystery of the Superstition Mountains
Michelle Ferrera                     *The Deep Breath Before the Plunge
Michelle Ferrera                     mmm…
Emily Halpern                         Meatflowers
Kathleen Hamilton                  Lucy
Mary Helmreich                       *Benches at Power House Beach
E. Lindsey Hornkohl                Succulents: Large
Bonnie Kempner                     Eucalyptus Valley
Wade Koniakowsky                *Flat Rock Torrey Pines
Wade Koniakowsky                Prehistoric Point
Carol Lang                               One Size Does Fit All
Jill Le Croissette                     Four Red Squares
Kurt Lightfoot                           Glow in the Park I
Kathleen McCabe                    Looking Up
Catherine McDonald                Journey West
Kathleen Morgan                      Kathryn I
Jackie Myers                             Queen Calipha
Laurel Nelson                            Eureka
Laurel Nelson                            Pinocchio
Laurel Nelson                            Sunday at the Pond with George
Diane O’Connell                        Key West Porch
Gail Oyer                                    White Roses
Mark Rimland                             Red Shoes
Susan Salazar                            Le Chapeau
Elaine Seeley                             Icarus Falling
Maya Shropshire                        Rush
Nadine Spier                              *Entwined
Christina Thomas                       Fat Tuesday
Matt Thompson                          Hand
Jacquie Thye                              Shanghai Koi Frenzy
Rosemary Valente                      Blue Sky in the Village
Kristina Woodruff                        Russian Onion Domes
Dennis Wymbs                           *Sisters
Dennis Wymbs                            Venetian Masque
Richard Wynne                            Folk Guitarist
Inka Zamoyska                            Evening Under Grand Teton

Thursday, February 7, 2013


Call to Artists for a Juried Exhibition
June 2 - July 14, 2013

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 2011, 2012, 2013.  Please no previously submitted works. Open to all media, including painting, photography, sculpture, mixed media, etc.  Size limited to 48”w x 84”h and 40 pounds.  Artwork must be ready to hang (wire with d-rings preferred, no saw tooth hangers or screw eyes protruding from the back).  White/neutral mats preferred.
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 June 2, 2013 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 to be received by April 10, 2013
Entries by jpeg may be emailed to or mailed on CD and must arrive by 6 pm by April 10, 2013.  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  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 May 1, 2013.
Entry Fees: $25 for up to 3 entries.  Please pay by PayPal (credit card) or check with entry.
April 10, 2013               Deadline for entry either by mail or email
May 1, 2013                  Notification of acceptance or non-acceptance by email
List of Accepted Artists will be posted on our blog:
May 18-26, 2013            Delivery of accepted artwork (W-F noon-6, S-S 11-5)
June 2, 2013                 Opening Reception noon-2pm
July 14, 2013                Exhibit closes
July 17-20, 2013            Pick-up of unsold exhibited work (W-F noon-6, Sat 11-5)
Front Porch Gallery 2903 Carlsbad Blvd. Carlsbad, CA 92008

Contact: Julie Weaverling   email:
Phone: (760)795-6120
Blog:  Twitter: @FPGalleryCA

Front Porch Gallery Juried Exhibition - Entry Form
State______________ Zip________________________________

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


Entry #1 Title__________________________________________
Size(w x h)_________Price_________Accepted    /   Not Accepted

Entry #2 Title__________________________________________
Medium__________________________________ ____________      
Size(w x h)_________Price_________ Accepted    /   Not Accepted

Entry #3 Title___________________________________________
Medium________________________________________ _______           
Size(w x h)_________Price_________   Accepted    /   Not Accepted

------------------------to be attached to accepted artwork---------------------
Entry #1 Title___________________________________________
Artist Name____________________________________________        

Entry #2 Title___________________________________________
Artist Name____________________________________________            

Entry #3 Title___________________________________________
Artist Name____________________________________________            

Thursday, January 17, 2013


Kiyoko Messenger, wonderful artist turns 90!  A lovely birthday party was held for her at the Carlsbad Senior Center.  Kiyoko was beautiful in a pale gold kimono. Kiyoko is originally from Japan and has lived in the United States for 50 years.  She feels lucky to have two countries to call home.  Kiyoko recently gave a wonderful calligraphy demonstration at the gallery as part of our 10 year anniversary celebration.  Kiyoko is a beloved artist and teacher.  We wish her many more wonderful years!