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  • 2024 'Art of the Avocado' art competition winners

    Updated May 9, 2024

    2-Dimensional Category First Place: "Avo Moon Dance" – Jill Beltran, Bonsall Second place: "Growing Avocados" – Linda DiRosa, Oceanside Third place: "Flying Avocado Girl" – Ben Ussher 3-Dimensional Category First place: "Fallbrook Fruit & Flower" – Mary Brockman, San Jose Second place: "Low Hanging Fruit" – Peter Sidlauskas, Escondido Third place: "Avocado Dancer" – Lisa Stowers, Fallbrook Photography Category First place: "Chip 'N Dip" – Alexandra Carlsson, Highland Seco...

  • Local sculptor installs unique work in Pasadena

    Lucette Moramarco, Associate Editor|Updated Apr 24, 2024

    When the city of Pasadena put out a public call for a sculpture to add to its Art in Public Places program last year, Kellan Shanahan decided to combine his experiences in art, architecture and computer programming to create a one-of-a-kind piece for his submission. He fabricated a small-scale model that earned him a spot in the second round where he was interviewed by the Pasadena City Council about his proposal. Once his project was chosen, building it took him three...

  • Award winners named for 2024 Annual Signature Watermedia International Exhibition

    Updated Apr 5, 2024

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Art Center's 15th annual Signature American Watercolor International Exhibition & Sale runs through April 14 in tThe Janice Griffiths Gallery. The center is open Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sundays, 12-3 p.m. Admission is free daily for children and the military, $10 per person Wednesdays – Sundays for other community members and there is no admission fee on Tuesdays Docent tours are available by appointment. The exhibition and sal...

  • Bee Happy junior art competition winners named

    Updated Mar 6, 2024

    "What makes me happy...." Pre-Kindergarten – First Grade First place: Tristan Everett – "The Center of Color" Second place: Marcus Woolf – "Picnic with Strawberry Pie" Third place: Johnny Casarez – "Baby Brother & Me" Second – Fourth Grade First place: Noah Woolf – "My Dog Pickles makes everyone happy!" Second place: Hazel Ussher – "Chocolate Chip Squishmallow" Third place: Kendra Ramos – "The Beautiful Outdoors" People's Choice: Estelle Montgomery – "I Love Books" Fifth – Ei...

  • Celebrate! Holidays & Family Traditions art competition winners

    Updated Mar 6, 2024

    2-Dimensional Category First place: "Country Christmas at the Ranch" – James Wallace, Fallbrook Second place: "The Storyteller" – Amy Walker, Oceanside Third place: "Decorated" – Barbara Corbett, Hemet 3-Dimensional Category First place: "Find Santa's Secret" – Peter Sidlauskas, Escondido Second place: "Party Time" – Gayle Bamber, Fallbrook Third place: "Winter Baubles" – Margee Luper, Long Beach Photography Category First place: "Quilted with Love" – Joanne Van Doorn, Fallbr...

  • A rainy day at Potter Junior High

    Updated Feb 16, 2024

    Potter Junior High teacher Chris Burrows submitted these photos Feb. 6; they were taken by two of the seventh graders in his School Announcement Class, Lily Bakalchuck and August Wilson....

  • Life in Fallbrook when the sun shines

    Updated Feb 9, 2024

    Besides documenting Workers of the Week at businesses around town, volunteer photographer David Landry captures interesting shots of life in the village whenever he goes out. From horses being trained to oranges hanging on a tree, bees or ladybugs hanging out in local gardens to sunsets, he sends us a record of the small aspects of life in Fallbrook....

  • Art center debuts photography exhibit

    Updated Feb 1, 2024

    FALLBROOK – The inaugural photography exhibition, "Visual Narratives: The Art of Observation", showcases award-winning national and international photographers' work at the Fallbrook Art Center and opens Feb. 3. The art center will be open Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This must-see show promises to be a captivating experience, allowing viewers to see the world through the creative lens of these talented photographers. "Visual Narratives: The Art of O...

  • Free calendars feature fourth-graders' water artwork

    Updated Feb 1, 2024

    FALLBROOK – About 275 Fallbrook fourth-graders put their creative caps on for the Fallbrook Public Utility District's annual water conservation poster contest. But only 14 made it into the final product: the 2024 "Be Water Smart" calendar. Twelve of those winning images appear inside the calendar – one for each of the 12 months of the year; another image is printed on the cover, and another is for January of 2025. The calendars are available free at the FPUD office, and the...

  • 'Beginnings' and 'Story Torsos' bring new art to the library

    Updated Jan 4, 2024

    FALLBROOK – Friends of the Fallbrook Library present two new art exhibits. “Beginnings” in the Community Room and “Story Torsos” on the Reading Patio will be on display from Jan. 16 to March 15. The beginning of a new year, new career, new love, new start, new life. The art show in the Community Room hosts 15 exceptional artists from West Coast Drawing. These artists, facing a blank sheet of paper or canvas, ask themselves, “Do I start with a line, a spot, a scribble?” “What am I trying to accomplish?” As artists, they fac...

  • Hello Autumn! art competition winners announced

    Updated Nov 9, 2023

    Village News / Courtesy photos...

  • Winging It: Birds in Art

    Updated Nov 1, 2023

    FALLBROOK – The latest art exhibition, “Winging It: Birds in Art,” in the Fallbrook Library took flight Monday, Nov. 6, and will stay until Friday, Jan. 5, 2024. Bird lovers will enjoy seeing the interpretations from 10 locally gifted artists who all agree fine feathered friends are a perfect subject to capture in painting, photography and sculpture. Friends of the Fallbrook Library displays the beauty and diversity of birds with 38 paintings in the Community Room and hallway as well as with sculpture on the Reading Patio...

  • Artists welcome visitors to Open Studio Tour

    Updated Oct 13, 2023

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Artists Association held its first ever Open Studio Tour Sept. 30 and the response from the community was excellent. FAA President Thom Lingle said, "We want to thank all of the artists that donated their time, opened their art studio and shared their passion by supporting this new adventure in art with people who came from Hemet and beyond; we thank the art tourists as well. "We also appreciate the Grant we received from the Vintage Car Club last w...

  • Fallbrook Propane Gas Company announces the 'My Hero, Our Heroes' art competition winners

    Updated Oct 5, 2023

    2-Dimensional Category Photography Category Fallbrook Chamber Merit Award People’s Choice Award Submitted by Anita Kimzey, event coordinator....

  • The Bakers win again

    Updated Sep 13, 2023

    FALLBROOK – Larry Baker and Karen Langer Baker have each received awards in Escondido Art Association's latest themed show, "Society." Baker's collage, "The Other Woman," was awarded an honorable mention. Langer Baker's monotype, "Side by Side II," received second place, and her watercolor painting on gesso, "Sunday Afternoon," took third place. These, and many other wonderful works of art, can be seen at the Escondido Art Association's Gallery at 121 W. Grand Ave., E...

  • Open Studio Art Tour to raise funds for art education

    Updated Aug 31, 2023

    FALLBROOK – Fallbrook Artists Association will be hosting a brand new event, the FAA Open Studio Art Tour, Sept. 30. This event will be a fun and friendly opportunity to visit and talk with real working artists in their home studios and learn what inspires them, as well as the techniques and styles of many different professional artists and art educators. A wide array of art will be shown including sculpture, watercolor, oil painting, works of plein-air artists, pastel, and collage to name a few. The studio tour will f...

  • Ecology Monochromatic art exhibit showing at Fallbrook library

    Updated Aug 31, 2023

    FALLBROOK – An innovative and free art exhibit, Ecology Monochromatic, hosted by the Friends of the Fallbrook Library, will open Sept. 5 and will run through Nov. 2. Curated by artist Daniel Marquez, the exhibit is an invitation to the public to consider “ecology as the network that interactively connects all life on Earth.” In the language of art, this is a call for the expression and focus on the conservation and protection of the planet. In their own style, each artist captures this subject and the challenge to use a mon...

  • Fallbrook Art Center presents annual "The Find Magnified Show" exhibition and sale opening July 29

    Updated Jul 27, 2023

    Fallbrook Art Center is thrilled to announce its highly anticipated annual event, "The Find Magnified Show," which will showcase an exquisite collection of one-of-a-kind, affordable artful gifts created by over 40 talented local artists. The event will feature a diverse range of mediums, including woodworking, glass, textile arts, ceramics, jewelry, gourd art, cards and more. "The Find Magnified Show" is a celebration of the vibrant artistic community in Fallbrook and the...

  • Ragland family's art recognized at the fair

    Updated Jul 19, 2023

    FALLBROOK – Jack, Marilee and Natasha Ragland all won ribbons for their animal depictions in the San Diego County Fair Wildlife Art Competition June 29. Jack made a charcoal drawing of two mustangs fighting; Marilee drew two bunnies munching and Natasha painted a raccoon. Two paintings from Natasha were juried into the Fine Art Exhibition this year. “Donna’s View Over Gird Road” was her interpretation of a beautiful local spot which she visits weekly at the home of her advanced piano student/duet partner Donna Wheeler...

  • Langer Baker takes first place

    Updated Jul 19, 2023

    FALLBROOK – Karen Langer Baker's mixed media piece, "Contemplation," was awarded first place at Fallbrook Art Association's latest show. It was shown at The Gallery at 300 N. Brandon through July 15. Torn papers surround a seated figure which she had drawn in the past from a live model and then collaged during a demonstration she gave recently for the Menifee Art Group. Other works of hers were highlighted in a special mixed media/collage show at the Fallbrook Library at 1...

  • Metal man creates a world of whimsy

    Updated Jul 14, 2023

    Tim O’Leary Special to the Village News We storytellers are a nosy sort. We love to poke our noses, and our notebooks, where they do or don’t belong. Come along now, dear readers, as I share my most recent discovery. One cannot spin a story until they have seen, heard or lived one. This discovery cost me $300, but I made a new friend, I learned a lot and I snared three new treasures for my eclectic art collection. This may shock some longtime Smallbrook residents who think they have seen every corner of our little piece of...

  • 'Caravanserai: A Look Back' and 'Recollection' opens at Fallbrook Library July 10

    Updated Jul 7, 2023

    Unnamed photos by artist Carol Nye of the vibrant Uyghur culture and people in China’s western Xinjiang Province. FALLBROOK — The Friends of the Fallbrook Library are honored to present two new free art exhibits, “Caravanserai: A Look Back,” a photo journalistic journey by Carol Nye, and “Recollection,” a sculpture display by Dean Ramos, July 10 to Aug. 25. Explore the vibrant Uyghur culture and people in China’s western Xinjiang Province through the lens of Carol Nye, noted local photographer. The photographs in her solo e...

  • Fallbrook Art Center announces winners of 12th Annual Artist Guild Show

    Updated Jul 7, 2023

    FALLBROOK – Over 90 works of art are on display and for sale at the 12th Annual Fallbrook Art Center Artists Guild Show. These works of art span a wide range of mediums and disciplines, including painting, printmaking, fine art jewelry, sculpture, textile arts, photography and mixed media. Vicki Walsh, MFA, show juror, chose this year"s winners, and she is pleased to declare the Annual Artist Guild Show a must-see exhibition. The exhibition will continue through July 16. Elizabeth Leader, president of the board of Fallbrook A...

  • FAA Art Walk brings guests to downtown Fallbrook

    Updated Jun 15, 2023

  • FAA holds annual Plein Air Competition

    Updated May 10, 2023

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Art Association held its eighth annual Plein Air Competition April 29. Artists from all over Southern California came to paint Fallbrook. Many had participated in past competitions and, of course, many of the FAA’s regular plein air group were in attendance. Judging took place at Vince Ross Village Square, where the participants were greeted by FAA President Thom Lingle. The artists worked most of the day on their paintings, with a few completing two. Artists were given a map of Fallbrook at check in...

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