Tekst Site First Anniversary Party April 19

by The Editors on April 16, 2014

Be Sure to stop by TEKST Gallery this Saturday, April 19th from 7:00 – 10:00 PM and enjoy live music, art, drinks, and more in honor of their website’s 1 year anniversary! There will be over 50 works of art on display. Tekst is located at 2680 State Street, in Carlsbad, California. For more info click the link.

[Link: Carlsbad Village]


Coastal Roundabout Sculpture Approved

by The Editors on March 26, 2014

No, that piece of twisted metal is not the mangled fuselage of a downed Cesna 172, it’s Bay Area artist Roger White Stoller’s newest work “Coastal Helix.” And it will be the centerpiece of North County’s newest (yet rather pointless) traffic circle at the confluence of State Street and Carlsbad Boulevard on the Village’s north end.

“The roundabout is an important entryway into the City of Carlsbad, so we want a piece of art that tells people that this is a vibrant city, a cultural city, a city that treasures the environment and welcomes innovation,” said City of Carlsbad Cultural Arts Manager Vincent Kitch. “Roger White Stoller has developed this piece of art working with stakeholders, the Arts Commission and community members. Everyone involved with the project has been impressed by his design and appreciation of our unique community.”

For the official word from the City of Carlsbad and more on artist Roger White Stoller, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]


Carlsbad Artist’s Attack of The Fez Men

by The Editors on September 9, 2013

Jaimie ArtshowCarlsbad artist, designer, author and musician, Jaimie Muehlhausen is launching his showing of Modern Day Folk Art titled Attack of the Fez Men Saturday, September 14, 2013 from 7 to 11 PM at the Craftlab Gallery in Oceanside.

Jaimie will also be playing a short acoustic music set during the night. Plus, there will be a display of the artist’s personal vintage Fez collection. Show runs until October with additional appearances by the artist. There will also be a display of new art from local artist Chris Kepler.

. . . and drinks provided by Stone Brewery. Craftlab Gallery is located at 821-A S. Tremont Street, in Oceanside. [click to continue…]


La Costa Film Festival Coming This Fall

by The Editors on May 1, 2013

La Costa Film FestivalCarlsbad will get a taste of fine films this fall with the launch of the La Costa Film Festival held October 24-27, 2013 at the La Costa Spa and Resort, according to a story in the Hollywood Reporter. Festival founders Michael and Ruby Callihan say the festival will help raise money for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Carlsbad.

The Opening Night Gala will feature an open-air screening at the La Costa Resort and Spa. Additional screenings will take place at La Costa Cinepolis Theaters, as well as the Ruby G. Schulman Theater at the Carlsbad Dove Library. . . The festival will feature a special competition focusing on sports-themed films as well as a shorts competition for local high schools. . . “We have been amazed by how many people living around La Costa have Hollywood connections,” said festival co-founder Ruby Callihan. “So, when we began to share our dream, they all said, ‘yes, let’s bring Hollywood to the beach!’”

The festival is currently accepting submissions and will until the deadline of June 15, 2013. For more information, click the link.

[Link: Hollywood Reporter]



Save The Date For New Village Arts Theatre

by The Editors on March 25, 2013


The New Village Arts Theatre has chosen Saturday, June 22, 2013 for their annual gala fundraiser. This year’s theme will be 60′s By The Sea: Celebrating Carlsbad In The 1960.

This year’s Gala is a celebration of Carlsbad culture in the 1960s, set against the backdrop of sunset over the gorgeous Agua Hedionda Lagoon. Besides dinner at the Lagoon Discovery Center, you will also have the opportunity to take home the best offerings of America’s finest city by bidding on our various silent and live auction items. Carlsbad doesn’t get any cooler than this. We look forward to seeing you there!

Tickets will be $280 per couple until April 12. Just use the code “PARTY” at check out. For more information, click the link.

[Link: New Village Arts]


New Village Arts: Inside The Cuckoo’s Nest

by The Editors on March 11, 2013

Michael Striler Painting

The Foundry Studios, the art gallery portion of the New Village Arts Theatre is presenting an art show titled Inside The Cuckoo’s Nest in the lobby at New Village Arts Theatre, Saturday, March 30 through Sunday, April 21.

The resident artists at THE FOUNDRY STUDIOS present art themed to the new play at New Village Arts Theatre, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, an epic American classic that fights for the freedom of the human mind. Brawler Randle P. McMurphy feigns insanity to serve out his prison sentence at a mental institution controlled by Nurse Ratched, who dominates with a kind of violence that McMurphy can’t fight with his fists. The battle for control of the ward pushes rivals to the breaking point.

The opening reception for the art show is Saturday, March 30, 2013 from 6-8 pm. The New Village Arts Theatre is located at 2787 State Street in Carlsbad Village. For information about the exhibit and the play call 760/433.3245 or visit or follow the jump. [click to continue…]


New Village Art’s Fridays At The Foundry

by The Editors on October 16, 2012

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This Friday night, October 19, 2012, the New Village Arts Theatre kicks off their new quarterly event Friday’s @ The Foundry beginning at 7 PM. It’s apparently an art party.

The evening will include local art by the Foundry artists, live music by roots and blues-man Nathan James, an interactive art project, complimentary appetizers, and a cash bar.

If you’re in the Village this Friday night, stop by. It’s a good crowd. The party runs from 7 – 10 PM. New Village Arts Theatre is located at 2787 State St, Carlsbad, California.

[Link: New Village Arts]


Cannon Art Gallery’s Exquisite Garden

by The Editors on March 21, 2012

Joebrubaker 03Beginning April 1, 2012 Carlsbadistan’s William D. Cannon Art Gallery will be hosting a new installation led by the work by Bay Area sculptor Joe Brubaker titled The Exquisite Gardeners.

The Exquisite Garden installation process first took shape at the Donna Seager Gallery in San Rafael, California in 2008 and was soon followed by a second, expanded collaboration at the Bakersfield Museum in 2009. For two weeks prior to the opening of the exhibition. Carlsbad will host the core group of 12 “gardeners,” comprised of sculptors, stonemasons, carpenters, painters, writers and students, as they collect and reuse throwaway materials from our culture, much of it rescued from the waterways and shorelines. Bringing their own tools, materials and expertise to the site, Joe Brubaker and the Exquisite Gardeners will create a thematic installation from this raw material. Participating local artists include Carlsbad muralist Ron Juncal, Vista sculptor Elon Ebanks and students from MiraCosta College. At the end of the exhibition, the installation is carefully dismantled to leave no trace behind and create no new waste.

For the official word, follow the jump. [click to continue…]


Fashion Show Tonight A New Village Arts

by The Editors on November 21, 2011

Fashionshow 2On Monday, November 21, 2011 Carlsbadistan’s New Village Arts Theatre in association with Intriguing Lingerie and Oh La! La! is hosting a Moulin Rouge Fashion show.

Guests will be treated to appetizers and desserts from Vintage Bistro and the Carlsbad Chocolate Bar as well as a selection of wine and drinks during the pre and post show receptions and be given a gift bag with gift certificates for all three stores!

The show begins at 6 PM. VIP tickets are already sold out, but you can click here to buy tickets now.

[Link: New Village Arts Theatre]


Chalk Up Another Carlsbad Art Splash

by The Editors on September 26, 2011

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Paper and Stone’s Dana (pictured above) half of the husbad/wife artist collab known as Jeanne Dana was only half kidding when he rushed to hold up a “No Photos” sign as soon as he saw us take out our camera. The artists from Sky Valley, California who were selling their faux marble sculpture this weekend at Carlsbadistan’s Art Splash have seen cameras out before. “You’re okay,” Jeanne said. “But a lot of times artists don’t like people taking pictures of their work. Someone takes a photo and then next day their stuff is is selling at Target.”

092511 10D   1741The chalk artists, on the other hand, didn’t seem to mind having their art photographed. After all, photos are the only thing that’s left after the street sweepers come rolling through. But that kind of goes with the transience of the form.

With chalk art there’s not much more than the doing. “None of us get paid to do this, you know, ” said artist Cynthia Kostylo. “We just do it for the art.”

Kostylo, who was covered head-to-toe in chalk dust says she does about seven chalk art events a year. “Some of us have kind of decided that if someone will pay our expenses and fly us out, we’ll do the the art.”

And that’s good, because without the help of artists like Kostylo Art Splash would never even happen. And without it, local schools would not get a little extra money for their art and music programs.

Click here for a photo gallery from Art Splash 2011.