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  • '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...

  • 'Upcycled' and 'Working Papers' can be seen at Fallbrook Library

    Updated May 5, 2023

    FALLBROOK – Making art is a catalyst for change and transformation. Two innovative and free art exhibits, hosted by the Friends of the Fallbrook Library, open May 8. "Upcycled" sculpture by Julia S. Rasor can be seen on the reading patio while "Working Papers" collage works by regional artists are in the Community Room. All of the work is energetic. Rasor said, "I sculpt because as in my medical science career, I thrive on experimenting and inventing. I use a wide range of material, often upcycling what has been d...

  • Winners of the 17th Annual Art of the Avocado contest announced

    Updated Apr 21, 2023

    2-Dimensional Category First place: “It’s Easy Being Green” – Kim Fiori, Idaho Second place: “Green Gems” – Joanne Van Doorn, Fallbrook Third place: “The Perfect Accessory” – Amy Brown, Oceanside 3-Dimensional Category First place: “Avocado’s Gold Inside” – Peter Sidlaukas, Escondido Second place: “Avocado Grower” – Lisa Stowers, Fallbrook Third place: “Baby, Baby” – Ray Camien, Fallbrook Photography Category First place: “Fear Me” – Lori Beach, Temecula Second place: “Birth of an Orchard” – Tony Velez, San Diego Third place...

  • World of Watercolor and Beyond can be seen at the Fallbrook Art Center

    Updated Apr 13, 2023

    FALLBROOK – World of Watercolor & Beyond, the 14th annual Signature American Watermedia International Exhibition & Sale opened March 31 and runs through May 28, at The Doris. E de Haan Fallbrook Art Center in The Janice Griffiths Gallery. The show presents 78 original works in all forms of watermedia in a wide range of subject matter, technique and style, from experimental to traditional. This show was developed by the Fallbrook Art Center and is a one-of-a-kind show, not presented anywhere else in the world. The show is o...

  • Inspired art, music and dance offered at 'Stages of Inspiration'

    Updated Apr 6, 2023

    BONSALL – When the doors opened for the 2023 BWD/BUSD Art Contest and Show, “Stages of Inspiration,” on March 7, Bonsall Unified School District staff, students and their families, and Bonsall Woman’s Club members found a venue filled with 197 entries in three categories: fine arts, crafts and photography. Hundreds of people filled the Sullivan Middle School multipurpose room to view and judge the art during the first hour of the program, while SMS student Jett Van Alfen played background music on his guitar. Ballet Folklor...

  • Fallbrook Arts pays tribute to Vince Ross

    Updated Mar 17, 2023

    FALLBROOK – Fallbrook Arts held a fundraising dinner at the Fallbrook Art Center on Feb. 8 to honor Vince Ross for his 47 years of volunteer service to the Fallbrook community. Jerri Patchett, president of the Fallbrook Arts Board, opened the program by saying that “The quality of life we enjoy in this Village is directly attributable to Vince's vision and the numerous projects he initiated that make Fallbrook a special place.” Ross founded and was president of the Fallbrook Advisory Council, later to become known as the F...

  • Fallbrook Library welcomes 2 new art exhibitions

    Updated Mar 9, 2023

    FALLBROOK – Two new art shows, “Engaging Trees” by multiple artists and “Metamorphosis in Stone” by Eileen Sprague, are being hosted by the Friends of the Fallbrook Library from Monday, March 13, to Friday, April 28. “Engaging Trees” shows how trees in art are not “accessories” or background props in landscapes, but they are the main focus of the works. Conjured from imagination or plein-air realism, the artists show a reverence for trees as fascinating objects by themselves, alive, emotional, renewing, engaging, communi...

  • The 155th annual American Watercolor Society travel show visits Fallbrook

    Updated Feb 9, 2023

    FALLBROOK – The American Watercolor Society’s travel show features 40 paintings from the 155th annual New York exhibition. Fallbrook Art Center will be the only venue to present this show on the West Coast, opening Friday, Feb. 10. The show will be combined with a new Fallbrook Art Center offering, “The Artful Home.” The combined exhibition will feature artisan furniture, lighting and other decor items to inspire viewers to create their own “Artful Home.” In 1996, the newly founded Fallbrook Art Center, was the first venue...

  • Fallbrook Camera Club honors members' work

    Updated Feb 1, 2023

    6 Fallbrook Camera Club Year End Awards List PROJECTED IMAGES COLOR 1st place Portrait of Pears Heidi Gauthreaux 2nd place Dawn Breaks on the Past Rick Gauthreaux 3rd place Daisy Hat Adrienne Myers HM-1 Running Free in Iceland Lin Craft HM-2 Mom and Kit MaryBrenda McQueen HM-3 Spectacular Sunset Mike Reardon HM-4 Morning wRicknGary in LaJolla Victor Santos HM-5 Dahlia Sunset Kat Fortenberry HM-6 Into the Vortex Ken Quigley MONOCHROME 1st place Floating Blocks Dennis Brown 2nd place Touching Barbara Altevers 3rd place Long...

  • New art exhibits feature monochromatic pieces and animal sculptures

    Updated Jan 13, 2023

    FALLBROOK – Question: What is black and white and contemporary all over? Answer: The new fine art exhibition at the Fallbrook Library, January 17-March 3. Hosted by the Friends of the Fallbrook Library, the wall art in this show focuses on the absence of color. "Only Black and White" is a monochromatic display that is visually strong, honest and arresting. On the Reading Patio, "Anthropomorphic Congregations" is an amusing sculpture collection by Helen Schafer Garcia. Art in the Community Room was created by award winning a...

  • Local artist wins 3 awards

    Updated Dec 28, 2022

    FALLBROOK – Karen Langer Baker's collage, "Nowhere to Hide," received a first place award in the Fallbrook Art Association's latest exhibit, along with a third place award for her watercolor painting, "Summer Heat." Artists are allowed to enter up to three pieces each month. Langer Baker's third piece earned an Honorable Mention. It is a monotype, titled, "Gourds on Display." Submitted by Karen Langer Baker....

  • 'Hello Autumn!' art wins awards

    Updated Nov 3, 2022

    2-Dimensional Category 3-Dimensional Category Photography Category People’s Choice Fallbrook Chamber’s Pick Submitted by: Anita Kimzey, event coordinator; event sponsored by Fallbrook Propane Gas Co. and the Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce....

  • 'Art Under the Stars' benefits arts education and exhibition

    Updated Oct 13, 2022

    FALLBROOK – Fallbrook Arts hosted “Art Under the Stars,” Saturday, Oct. 1. The sold-out event was held outdoors in the yard of the Fallbrook School of the Arts at 310 E. Alvarado St. The evening under the stars included a delicious dinner with champagne and wine. The highlight of the evening was the silent auction of 60 small original artworks by renowned watercolor artists. Larger works by local artists Charles Rouse and Carolyn Reynolds were also auctioned. Vocalist Kari Kirkland from Palm Springs entertained the group thro...

  • Kids explore the arts at Live Oak Park

    Updated May 12, 2022

    FALLBROOK – Arts in the Park was back in full swing after a two year hiatus, Sunday, May 1. Rally for Children and the Fallbrook Union Elementary School District, along with all of their local partners, presented the entire community with a wonderful free, fun day of arts, crafts, live music, reptiles and magic. Some of the community partners have been sharing their time and skills for over 15 years, including Will Gratz, Bob and Diane Gravlin, Daniel Martinez and many more. This year, the enthusiasm from local families w...

  • Art center and FLC join in dedicating wildlife art

    Updated May 5, 2022

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Art Center and Fallbrook Land Conservancy kicked off a month-long Celebration of Nature last week with the opening of the center's "Our Natural World" show and the presentation of the newest sculpture at the Palomares House Sculpture Garden. These long-established nonprofits have enjoyed a wonderful history together establishing the nature art show and working together on Fallbrook's Art in Public Places program. The art show (open daily through May 2...

  • New library exhibit to feature art quilts

    Updated May 5, 2022

    FALLBROOK – "Material Magic: The Art Quilt," a spectacular art textile exhibition, opening May 9, is hosted by the Friends of the Fallbrook Library and is a must see. This show exposes viewers to the range of imagination, inventiveness and processes that art quilters go through to create their works. Abstracting and stretching the imagination leaves the viewer in awe of this special art form. Lori Anderson, Charlotte Bird, Marilyn Chaffee, Viviana Lombrozo, Kathleen McCabe a...

  • Fallbrook Art Association hosts Plein Air Competition

    Updated Apr 29, 2022

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Art Association hosted its seventh annual Plein Air Competition and Show, April 9. Artists from all over Southern California, including one visitor from Wisconsin and another from Nevada, came to paint Fallbrook. Starting at The Gallery, 300 N. Brandon, the artists signed in and picked up a map of Fallbrook. Everything from restaurant buildings, wineries, farms, flowers, and parks were popular subjects. At 2 p.m., they all took their easels with t...

  • Art gallery owners support equine rescue with proceeds

    Updated Apr 23, 2022

    Rick Monroe Special to the Village News When Brandon Gallery moved out of Fallbrook three years ago – after a 32-year run – property owners Ron and Crystal Wylie didn't want to see a shuttered business in downtown Fallbrook, especially before the Avocado Festival. In its place, they opened their own gallery, known as 105 n.main. It's also home for many of the family clocks which are for sale. Ron, long-time local architect, also repairs clocks, most commonly grandfather and...

  • BWC art contest was 'In Good Hands'

    Updated Mar 26, 2022

    BONSALL – The Bonsall Woman's Club's program at its March general meeting featured the art works of members. Four members walked away with first place ribbons and one Best-in-Show ribbon for their entries. First place winners of the In Good Hands: Art Contest and Show were Barbara Chahbazian, fine arts; Elaine Davis, creative writing; Mary Jo Pfaff, photography; and Bev York, crafts. Davis was also awarded Best-in-Show for her fine arts entry by guest judge Mary Perhacs, e...

  • Ragland painting wins 2 awards in TVAL show

    Updated Mar 17, 2022

    FALLBROOK – Jack Ragland recently ran across a 10 year old painting of his wife, Marilee, that he had started as a demo painting for an art association workshop but never completed. He said he didn't like the original painting very much, so he decided to repaint it, making many changes. Since they had returned from a trip to Italy, he decided to set her in romantic Venice with San Marcos in the background and a gondola approaching from the Grand Canal. This time he posed h...

  • Inaugural 'Celebrate! Holidays & Family Traditions' art competition winners announced

    Updated Mar 4, 2022

    2-Dimensional category First Place: “Fourth of July at the Beach” – Dunya Shaw, Fallbrook Second Place: “Fishing with Dad on a Blue Sky Day” – Teresa Mendelson, Fallbrook Third Place: “Christmas Morning” – Cherie Burris, Redlands 3-Dimensional category First Place: “Christmas White Elephant” – Gayle Bamber, Fallbrook Second Place: “Be Mine!” – Margee Luper, Long Beach Third Place: “I Love You!” – Kirstyn Luper, Long Beach Photography category First Place: “Peace & Joy” – Don Rossman, Escondido Second Place: “Julian Christmas...

  • Unseen art exhibition returns to Fallbrook Library

    Updated Mar 4, 2022

    FALLBROOK – “Mother Earth: Fragile Planet,” beginning March 7, is proudly hosted by the Friends of the Fallbrook Library and expresses hope and compassion for this planet despite the fear of climate change. This is the art show that was hung the day before the pandemic closed the library for almost two years. The 2020 unviewed and now expanded show can now be seen. This show is a tribute to Larry Miller, who curated the original exhibition with Kira Carrillo Corser. Miller was the Friends of the Fallbrook Library fine art d...

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