Art activities abound in new year

COAST CITIES — There will be art to treat the soul and and eyes everywhere you turn in January.The Carlsbad-Oceanside Art League offers art exhibits now through Feb. 3. The January featured member artist is photographer Joel Newman. This month’s show includes oil, acrylic, pastel, and watercolor paintings, drawings, prints, mixed media works, photography, digital fine art, sculpture.

For COAL’s January art demonstration, held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 11 at the Calaveras Community Center, Calaveras Community Park, 2997 Glasgow Drive, the artist will be Chick Curtis, fine artist in several media and oil-painting teacher at Redlands Art Association. View Curtis’s plein air landscapes and cityscapes, and other galleries of mixed media, figural and portrait work at

Admission is free and made possible in part by a Community Arts Grant from the City of Carlsbad Cultural Arts Office.

COAL’s opening reception for January will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 13. Awards will be given in the following media categories: oil/acrylic, water media, mixed media, pastel, drawing and printmaking, photography, digital fine art, and sculpture. Show dates run through Feb. 3.

Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 300 Carlsbad Village Drive, Suite 101. For more information, call (760) 434-8497, or visit



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