Monday, June 30, 2014

First Friday Art Walk Oceanside CA
August 1, 2014

Oceanside is the home to military, surf, skate and NOW A THRIVING ART DISTRICT. Join us as we promote our
vibrant art community showcasing live performances, music, poetry, art education, culinary and popup
art galleries
embedded in local businesses and public spaces.
Who: Over 1,000 regional residents are expected to attend the First Friday: Oceanside Art Walk,
put on by dozens of businesses and showcasing dozens of local artists
What: Downtown Oceanside is coming alive with vibrant arts, performances, music, poetry,
activities, food, and fun for all ages, all free
When: First Friday of August August
1 from 69
pm and
every month after that
Where: Businesses and vacant spaces throughout downtown Oceanside, and
extending down the coast
Why: The Oceanside Cultural Consortium (OCC) was established in 2013 with the goal of
establishing Oceanside and surrounding communities as an important arts, culture,
entertainment and tourism hub/destination. Its members include nearly 50 different
Oceanside arts, community, business, and civic organizations.
How Much: Free to attend!
Event maps will be distributed every month, listing that month’s locations, art happenings and sponsors, also on
● California Surf Museum
● Hill Street Country Club
● LinkSoul
● Main Street Oceanside
● Oceanside Library & Civic Plaza
● Oceanside Museum of Art
● Petite Madeline
● Sole Lab
● Star Theatre
● Sunshine Brooks Theatre
● Ty’s Burger House
● and more to be announced!
Artists/Performers/Musicians/Poets Artistic
talent will be matched with a venue for a partnership that can
range from one night to an entire monthlong
exhibition. Visual, installation, performance and video artists
should contact Margaret Hernandez at with up to 5 images of their work.
Venues/Spaces We
need businesses or vacant spaces in the downtown Oceanside/Coast Hwy area that
can accommodate presenting art or performances. Contact Dinah Poellnitz at if
you are interested in hosting an artist.
Sponsors & Supporters First
Friday: Oceanside Art Walk is a great opportunity for visibility for many
businesses and organizations in the community, to support this most important new event aimed at
transforming downtown Oceanside into a thriving arts, culture, and entertainment destination for the region.
Contact Cyndi Melfi at for sponsorship opportunities.
For more information, please visit or email

Friday, June 27, 2014

Call for Artists

Dinah Poellnitz (left) and Margaret Hernandez

The Hill Street Country Club (HSCC), a 501c3 non-profit is calling for ALL artists in the North County area (visual artists, video artists, installation artists, designers, etc.) to populate the gallery for a group exhibition entitled, “The Coastal Collective.”

The Coastal Collective exhibition (Augusts 1-22, 2014) intends to assemble as many as 20 artists into the HSCC gallery (located on 212D Artists Alley) to continuously develop an artist network program. The exhibition will also serve as a summer fundraiser for HSCC as we plan for next year’s upcoming events. To do so, HSCC plans to rent wall space for a donation ranging from ($20 to $100).  Donations will help HSCC continue its mission to cultivate an art community and foster emerging artists in the area.

Perfect timing…
The City of Oceanside plans to launch its inaugural First Friday Art Walk on August 1, 2014. HSCC’s Coastal Collective opening reception will also coincide with Oceanside’s First Friday Art Walk along with 30 other local businesses and venues throughout the City of Oceanside.

To participate in our Coastal Collective exhibit, please send inquiries and submittals to Submissions must be received by July 25, 2014.

Monday, June 16, 2014

North County Sculptors

Last Week the North County Sculptors met at the Studio of Marta Hotell, Vickie Shepard, and Steve Erickson in San Marcos. The Studio Space is amazing and we were overwhelmed by the many sculpture fabricating machines which Steve told us about. 

Julia Rasor

This is the great ingredient for us as sculptors who employ such a wide array of media which we use in the construction of our Work.

"Cup Cake for Mom"
Marilyn Rudoff

Learning about our methods, the materials each of us use, and the advantages and limitations of the different media are some of what charges our meetings with energy, emotion and much laughter. Such a great time together with like minded colleagues give us much to reflect on and inspire us in the days which follow.
Sculpture by Marta Hotell

NCS meets every other month in the late afternoon…5:00 PM for about 2 ½ to 3 hours. We come from the many different areas of North County as well as some from the San Diego area. We have been meeting since last September and it seems like the time goes too fast.

"Mom in Heaven"
Mark Jurecki

Wood Sculpture
Scott Bruckner
We always bring something to share with our fellow artists. Not necessarily for critique but if the artist wishes to have some suggestions, he/she usually introduces the work for this kind of constructive input.

My sculpture producing years seemed far behind me but the Group has given this long time maker of art some new energy and purpose.

If you are interested in this group contact Scott Bruckner:

The Studio