Shows and events

North Coastal Art Gallery Mission

To promote art education and cultural appreciation in the community, by providing an experience for adults and youth artists alike, that will empower creativity for a lifetime. We are a volunteer-based organization that relies on its Membership to support the day-to-day operations of the North Coastal Art Gallery, Members are important to us as we appreciate the valuable time they offer in support of the arts.

History of North Coastal Art Gallery and Carlsbad-Oceanside Art League

The North Coastal Art Gallery is managed by the (COAL), Carlsbad-Oceanside Art League which is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, that was formed in August 1951, by a group of 5 emerging and established artists who lived in the Carlsbad and Oceanside area. The mission is to promote art education and cultural appreciation in the community. COAL is a tax-exempt organization whose primary purpose is to serve the public.

Board of Directors


Cheryl Ehlers,

Vice President



Linda DiRosa


Interim, Gertrude Lewis


Scott Bruckner,

Director of Gallery Operations

Interim, Gertrude Lewis

Director of Art on the Green

Ann Hurd

Director of Programs

Interim, Karen Crowell

Director of Award / Youth Programs

Diane Adams

Director of Publicity


Thank you to all the Supporting Committee Chairs

Monthly Show

Mary Lou Owen, Lou Kasza, Deb Capetz

Art Installation

Phaya Gifford


Abbey Chamberlain

Featured Artists

Lorraine Cote


Nancy West

Treasurer’s Assistant

Judy Richardson


Galina Marcus

Brushmark Newsletter

Cindy Fatica

Social Media

Stephanie Fielden