Shows and events

Carlsbad-Oceanside Art League 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, 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 whose primary purpose is to provide art enrichment to artists and the public at large.

Board of Directors

President 2022-2024

Cheryl Ehlers, [email protected]

Vice President, (Open)

Mary Lou Owen

Treasurer (Open)

Interim, Gertrude Lewis Co-Treasurer, Judy Richardson

Membership (Open)

Interim, Cheryl Ehlers

Director of Gallery Operations

Gertrude Lewis

Co-Gallery Manager, (Open)

Director of Art on the Green

Deb Capetz

Director of Programs

Susan Bell

Director of Publicity – OPEN
We need dedicated volunteers to fill our existing vacancies for 2023, Interested? check them out and signup (here).

Thank you to all the Supporting Committee Chairs

Monthly Show

Mary Lou Owen

Art Installation

Phaya Gifford


Jude Sayer

Best of Show Artists

Lorraine Cote Graphic Assistant, Mark Watkins


Nancy Atherton West, Lorraine Cote, Videographer, Mark Watkins


Suzie Concors


Galina Marcus

Brushmark Newsletter

Cindy Fatica

Social Media (OPEN)

Instagram: Melissa Nabulsi; Facebook, OPEN; Calendar Posting, OPEN; Creative Writer, OPEN

Supporting Volunteers: Char Cee Colosia, Youth Programs Chair & Baffle Coordinator; David Rickert, Card Coordinator;