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Art Opportunities

Chronological Listings (in order, by deadlines):

Workshops offered by the NCSFA

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 4 Jim Millard - sign up and pay online, more here
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 5 Kathleen Scoggin - abstract/negative painting- sign up and pay online, more here

Call to Artists

St Marks 56th Religious Art Show Mar 10-Apr 22. Take In: Friday, March 8, 2019, 5-7 p.m. Saturday, March 9, 2019, 9 a.m.– noon. receptionSat Mar 16 3 pm. Juror Thia Nevius prospectus

The San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild 2019 SCULPTURE & WALL ART EXHIBITION at Gallery 21, Balboa Park - March 12 – March 25, 2019 
Open to Artists Guild members and Non-Members . Juror:  Richard Becker, Sculptor and Painter. Deadline:  Monday, February 11, 11:59 p.m. 
Reception:  Sunday, March 17, 4 to 6 p.m. Award winners will be featured on the Artists Guild website. 
1st Place - $300 ~ 2nd  Place -$200 ~ 3rd Place - $100 ~ 3 Honorable Mentions For the prospectus, please go to and click on “Call for Entries.
Front Porch Gallery Deadline: Apr 1. Show dates: Apr 28- Jun 15. Reception Apr 28 noon-2 pm. more here

The San Diego Watercolor Society 38th International Exhibition, San Diego. Show date: October, 2019.  The exhibition is open to all watermedia artists. On-line entries only. Juror: Jeannie McGuire.  Deadline: May 6, 2019.  For more information and to view the prospectus visit  $17,000 in cash and merchandise awards!!

The Fallbrook Art Association now has their own gallery, and would like to invite all artists to enter their monthly shows.
“The Gallery”, as it’s called, is well lit and freshly painted. It’s in the heart of downtown Fallbrook at 127 N. Main Ave. Phone: 760 645 0491. Entry fees are $10 per entry under 35” and $15 per entry 35”-48” for members. Guest artists $15 one entry, $25 two entries, 35”-48” add $5 each. Artists are required to sit the show either a morning or afternoon shift. The fee for those artists who are unable to take a shift is $35. For more information go to;

The Oceanside Museum of Art invites NCSFA Members:
First Sunday of the month, 12:00-2:00pm. Coffee and Conversation with OMA Artist Alliancet, 704 Pier View Way, 92054. OMA is inviting the NCSFA. "First Sunday Coffee and Conversation" is a monthly event free for all artists and creatives. It's a chance to get together at the museum for casual mingling and networking over drinks and snacks. Our goal is to encourage artists to keep up with what's going on in the North County/greater San Diego arts community and to learn about arts organizations and other resources. No reservations are necessary.

Second Chance Brewery. Art show opportunity. Send a request with your name, contact information and photo samples of your work that you will be displaying and email it to: Virginia E. Morrison Esq., Renaissance Woman, Chief Legal Officer & Co-Founder
Delivery address: 15378 Avenue of Science #222, San Diego, CA 92128.
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Ramona Library Quartlerly Juried Shows. Sponsored by the Ramona Art Guild . Must be Ramona or Julian residents. website

California Call for Artist listings here

NCSFA Membership: Renew or join now: your NCSFA membership until May 31, 2019. Your membership helps support the local arts with NCSFA's wide variety of programs, including this website. New membership or renewal

Go to for NCSFA and other show opportunities.

Fallbrook Art Center: Our gallery store located in front of The Janice Griffiths Gallery
fronting on Main Street The Find will be open daily, even when the Fallbrook Art Center is closed during show set-upStore Hours:  Mon-Sat 10am-4pm | Sun 12-3pm  We are specifically looking for:Functional Art Pieces - ceramic, wood, glass, fiber, Wearable Art - jewelry, scarves, hand crafted greeting cards, journals & Photo AlbumsTo receive details on showing:

Gallery/Studio Space: Distinction Gallery & Artist Studios, 317 E Grand Ave, Escondido, CA 92025. (760) 781-5779. Hours Thurs-Fri 12-5, Sat 10-5 & by appointment.

La Jolla Art Association: Whether you are a LJAA member or not, you can apply for a solo or a group show at the LJAA gallery, subject to availability. All the necessary information and application forms can be found here

City of San Marcos and San Marcos Art Association invite artists to exhibit at the Hearth Gallery, San Marcos Community Center, 3 Civic Dr. San Marcos 92069. Work displayed at 2 month intervals.More information.

City of Encinitas Arts Division oversees three civic galleries: the Civic Center Gallery, the Encinitas Library Gallery, and the Encinitas Community Center Gallery (with 2-D and 3-D exhibits at all locations). Applications for 2018 usually open January 2017 until the fall. The Arts Division is seeking artists to mount 56 exhibits in the city's three art galleries in 2017. Exhibit lengths are either 6 weeks or 2 months, depending on the location. No gallery commission. They promote your exhibit via print and social media, in the Encinitas Arts & Events Calendar, and e-Newsletter, that is sent to 16,500 subscribers each week. Onlne PDF application, email up to 10 JPG high res. images. The application and instructions are on the city website.

Access Arts' Art ongoing: click on for income and exhibition opportunities for artists, including local and national juried artist competitions, grants, call for submissions, art jobs, art festivals, residencies, fellowships.

City of San Marcos Hearth Gallery. San Marcos Community Center, 3 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, 92069. 65 feet of gallery space. North County Artists wishing to exhibit work up to 60 days please click here for details.

Professional Artist: new opportunities posted regularly. Click here for link.

San Diego Art Institute, SDAI. Boutique space "Space 1439". Consignment for small works, one foot or less. Contact David Pena

Tuscan Sunrise coffee shop is right in Old Poway and looking to infuse local art in her coffee shop.  Anyone interested should contact her at 858-486-3500 or  

Free Art Education Resources
Local Art Association Links

Please contact Web Administrator to link your local non-profit gallery or art association website to ours

Art Prof is a free, online educational platform for visual arts created by RISD Adjunct Professor Clara Lieu and Thomas Lerra from WGBH Boston. Their mission is to provide equal access to high quality art education for people of all ages and means. Art Prof provides a unique opportunity for a global community to access a free visual arts education for people of all ages and means. In most schools, visual arts programs are meager or simply do not exist. Private art classes and higher education programs are not affordable for most people. Art Prof offers online art courses, online critiques and much more.
Art Prof: a free online art education platform

Useful tool: for figure studies check out www.posemaniacs

Online Art Gallery: WikiGallery

Storage Shed: Contact Lori Chase, Valerie Raymond or Jan Bowersox to borrow the key for the shed. The NCSFA has many items available to loan, includng table easels. A large painting storage rack is available for purchase--$200 or best offer.

Escondido Arts Association. The EAA is Escondido's oldest art organization, offering monthly member shows. Read more

San Diego Fellow Calligraphers click here Guests are always welcome at the General Meetings, usually held on the Friday prior to the second weekend of each month, September through June, at various locations throughout San Diego County. 

San Diego Watercolor Society read more

Artists wanted for membership: art gallery in La Jolla . For more information email

San Diego Visual Arts Network website and mailing list for opportunities: Click Here to add your name. They request a $5 donation. Check out their website

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