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Nancy Oleksa

Tuesday, September 10th
Social 12:30 pm
Demo 1 pm - 3:00 pm

Carmel Mountain Recreation Center
Provencal Place at 10152 Rancho Carmel Dr
San Diego 92128

See Map Below

  NCSFA Policy: In deference to our demonstrators, please no video taping

Meetings held Second Tuesday, September through May

General Meeting notes: You may show up for the general meetings at 12:30 to get your seat, sign in, and get your name badge.  Before leaving, please put your name badge in Alpha order by last name, please set your chair in the closet rack, and please pick up your trash before leaving by 3:30 pm. Thank you--looking forward to seeing you!!

Our Meeting Location
with easy access off the 15 and Rancho Carmel Dr:

Carmel Mountain Recreation Center

Provencal Pl at 10152 Rancho Carmel Dr
San Diego 92128

(Turn at the stop light at Provencal Pl and Rancho Carmel Dr)

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10152 Rancho Carmel Dr
Carmel Mountain Rec Center Carmel Mountain Recreation Center Meeting Room Carmel Mountain Rec Center Doorway View From the window of the meeting room

Meetings (except our December Meeting) are held the second Tuesday of the month, 1-3 pm, 12:30 pm social
September through May

Carmel Mountain Recreation Center
10152 Rancho Carmel Dr. San Diego 92128 (see map below)

Our 2019-2020 Schedule

Sept 10 Nancy Oleksa
Watercolor (also sign up for Nancy's September 24th NCSFA workshop)
Oct 8 Michael Steirnagle
Oil Demonstration (also sign up for Michael's October 22th NCSFA workshop)
Nov 12 Helen Shafer Garcia 

Dec 10

Join US! Wildly popular Annual Lunch and Paint out
Bernardo Winery paint out 9:30 am. 11:30 am Lunch at Merlot Cafe, Bernardo Winery. Reserve your seat via PayPal and sign up on our Paint Outs page

Jan 14

Joan Bonetti
Tissue stained paper with acrylic or watercolor (also sign up for Joan's January 28 NCSFA workshop)

Feb 11 Barbara Roth  
Pen and Ink Meets Watercolor (also sign up for Barbara's February 25 NCSFA workshop)
Mar 10 Elaine Harvey
Mixed Watermedia Collage (also sign up for Elaine's March 24 NCSFA workshop)
April 14 Angelika Villagrana
Monotype Printing, (also sign up for Angelika's April 28 NCSFA workshop)
June* (No Formal Meeting) Alternative gatherings are planned and announced via email to members.
See Paint Outs and Informal Critiques

Our 2018-2019 Meetings Archive
April 2019
Kathleen Scoggin, acrylic Kathleen Scoggin watercolor

Kathleen Scoggins Abstract watermediaKathleen is a contemporary abstract artist working in watercolor, acrylic and  mixed media. Her work is inspired  by nature and  expresses organic subjects inviting the viewer to see and be aware of the beauty around them. The work is based on unique texture techniques to describe the varied earth forms that are all around us. 

 Her  art is created to help the viewer see and be aware of the electrifying beauty of nature but still create mystery. 

She paints commissioned portraits of dogs and cats of all breeds

March 2019
Margaret Larlham Margaret Larlham pastel "Lyme Regis Fossil Coast" Margaret Larlham is a award winning pastel artist. She is an expert with plein air painting locally and abroad."Living on the edge of Mission Trails Nature Preserve , I have familiar, fondness, and awe for the incredible hardiness and diversity of the California chaparral scrub." The painting left above is an example of her plein air pastels done at Mission Trails. With her demonstration she discussed the delicate balance of Plein Air and Studio painting with pastels. Margaret Larlham’s pastel work has garnered national and international attention. She is a signature artist of the Pastel Society of America and is a Masters Circle Pastelist of the International Association of Pastel Societies. She was awarded First Place in the Borrego Springs Invitational Plein Air  2018 Festival and participated  recently in an international group exhibition with the Berlin-Brandenberg Plein Air Group. Now a full time artist she includes influences of her career as dancer, choreographer, theatre director, and teacher at Natal University in South Africa and at San Diego State UniversityWebsite:
February 2019
Darlene Katz Artist "Surf's Up" by Darlene Katz "Walk This Way" by Darlene Katz Darlene Katz, studied art at Sarah Lawrence College in New York and Northwestern University in Illinois, and oil painting with well known artists, including Sebastian Capella and Vanessa Lemen. A professional artist since1999, Darlene’s award winning work is displayed in Southern California galleries and national juried shows, as well as in private and corporate collections. Darlene’s inspiration comes from her travels as well as everyday scenes. She has created a series of oil paintings for each subject she paints, which highlight her versatility with color and value, as well as subject matter. Her work is technically proficient without losing the freshness of her painting, no matter what the subject and her unique style is recognizable in all of her work. Darlene is active in California art guilds and galleries.  See or
January 2019 Richard Hawk
Richard Hawk demonstrating

Richard Hawk is an American painter whose work explores themes of dualism, beauty, decay, and eternity. His approach consists of presenting elements which contrast on a number of levels within a unified composition.

The paintings are recognized for strength of underlying design and expressive intensity. His works often merge exquisite oil painting with the intrinsic beauty of oxidized copper, resulting in unique and highly charged statements open to a variety of interpretations.Hawk’s artworks hang in private and public collections around the world and appear in scores of exhibitions and galleries.

November Igor Koutsenko

Igor Koutsenko Igor Koutsenko printmaking "Red Mooment" Mingei Museum in Balboa Park, San Diego, by Igor Koutsenko Igor Kousenko Monoprint Igor Kousenko Monoprint Igor Kousenko Monoprint
October Craig Anderson
Craig Anderson, watercolorist Craig Anderson"s "A Peek Down 6th"
Fiesta on Fifth, by Craig Anderson La Jolla Cove, by Craig Anderson Yosemite Valley by Craig Anderson
September Glen Maxion
Glen Maxion Award Winning Artist Glen Maxion "By the Sea3"

Glen Maxion Pastel

Glen Maxion
Pastel Beach Scenes
Glen Maxion is an award winning artist whose work depicts the people, beaches, light and color of Southern California. Glen's artistic studies have been largely self-directed and his work spans more than 25 years. He began his career working in watercolor using quick gesture drawings as the foundation for minimalist studies in rhythm and color. Today he works primarily in soft pastel and oils, and carries over the spontaneity and energy of his earlier work to more complex compositions. The figure remains the principle subject of his art. The beach has replaced the studio as the backdrop for his inspiration, and San Diego beachgoers have become his un-choreographed models. Glen is a popular teacher of soft pastel at The Art Academy of San Diego and works in his studio in San Diego from field notes and candid reference photos.

Board Meetings 2019-20 Schedule
Rancho Bernardo Library board meetings begin promptly at 1 pm, Monday prior to the second Tuesday.
Mon Sep 9: Board Meeting, 1 pm  

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