Monthly – New Art Shows

We replace the artwork every month. so you have a chance to see something new every month. The Carlsbad-Oceanside Art League offers its Members the opportunity to display their art and sell at the North Coastal Art Gallery. All shows are judged and awarded. Artists can sign up for the shows here.

BI-ANNUAL OPEN SHOWS are offered to all San Diego artists and judged with awards monetary prizes, and a reception. Check the show page here.

MONTHLY – Demonstrations

Monthly, the Carlsbad-Oceanside Art League offers the public, and its Members the opportunity to paint with a professional artist, FREE to all. Enjoy learning how the professionals do it! You may always bring your preferred mediums to use. To secure your painting table SIGNUP/RSVP

For further details, contact Scott Bruckner @ [email protected] or Lorraine Marie Cote @ [email protected]

Demonstration Schedules: Begin on January 4, 2024, every Thursday. Dates: January 4, February 4, March 7, April 4, May 9, June- 6, in-house Paint Along, July 11, August 15, in-house Paint Along, September 5, and October 10, walk-ins welcome. Review our flyers on our Events page here.

WEEKLY – Art on the Green @ The Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort

Art on the Green is open every weekend (weather permitting), for the public to enjoy all forms of artwork for sale.

Artists are encouraged to join us and participate in direct sales in an outside venue, please email Deb Capetz at [email protected] to “get the scoop”. Entrance is fee-based; Members: $20/day and $35 for both days. on-Members (juried in) $40/day and $75 for both days. Must have a Sellers Permit, (see info here). Visit us on Facebook
Part of the Carlsbad Oceanside Art League’s outreach programs.

BI-ANNUAL – COAL Village Art Faire, open to all

Join the 14 artists who present an array of artwork during two months out of the year at the Carlsbad Village Faire Center. Sponsored in part by the Sima Property we enjoy the public, music, and fun, 10 am-4 pm. The COAL | NCAG mission is to encourage artists to join in the Arts. A great opportunity. Info will be announced in 2024. Signup application. More details here.

Monthly @ the Gallery – FREE Space for Artist Demos/Sales

Demonstrations: Right out front of the gallery, greet the Members, and enjoy watching them paint for the public out front. Join in, or simply watch and be amazed at the artist’s process of creating works during the week.

Artist Sales: You never know what our local artists might have created for sale. All local artwork is sold also in front of our gallery during business hours. FREE to members. You simply need to sign up on the schedule provided and you will be provided with your guidelines. Signup here.

Bi-Annual @ the Gallery – Art Classes

Enjoy the experience, and learn something new and exciting in a wonderful atmosphere surrounded by art. We provide the supplies or bring your own in this 2-hour class. Announced in June and August for signup.

ANNUALLY –“INSPIRE” Promising Youth Artists

Part of COAL | NCAG’s mission is to encourage young artists to explore their creativity and share their art with the community. Recipients are selected from all over San Diego County, and we provide the opportunity and encouragement to exhibit and explore our gallery. Artists are awarded for their talent and technical abilities at each grade level 1st – 12th. Applications are open NOW for May 2024. Signup here. See you then. Visit the video on YouTube. Signup application. More details here.


Every May we want to share youth artwork in our wonderful gallery. All details are within the application and spread the word, it is open to “any” youth that is interested in the arts. Apply here.

72nd Annual Fine Art Exhibition

Every year the Gallery hosts a juried and awarded open show for all artists in California. Entry begins in April of 2024 and closes in July. All details will be announced online

NOV/DEC Holiday Small Image Award Show

Every year the Gallery hosts a juried and awarded open show for all artists in California for the holidays, NOV/DEC. Entry begins in August 2024 and closes in October. All details will be announced online


Member Jewelry artists. We have limited availability. We are seeking (1) jeweler to join us in our bi-monthly space available. Contact Gertrude Lewis for details at [email protected]. We have many programs to offer our artists, view our website pages. Join one of the finest galleries in Carlsbad, CA today!

Baffle Artists

Members . We have 16 spaces open bi-monthly for all members who have artwork that weighs under 2lbs and with limited glass fronts to hang on the available panels for your art. They are moved around, so glass is not appropriate or anything breakable, and cannot be considered unless secured to the satisfaction of the Gallery.