Just click on the image to be included in all that we have happening monthly during the year. Events, specials, adult and youth programs, receptions, and more. You won’t want to miss out. Signup today. You can opt out at any time. Thank you.

Monthly – New Art Shows

Every month, we put up new artwork for you to see. At the North Coastal Art Gallery, members of the Carlsbad-Oceanside Art League can show and sell their art. There are contests and awards for these shows. Artists who want to join can sign up here.

MONTHLY – Demonstrations

Every month, the Carlsbad-Oceanside Art League invites everyone, including members, to join a painting session led by a professional artist at no cost. It’s a great chance to pick up some tips from the experts! You’re welcome to use any painting materials you like., e do also have supplies so reserve a spot for 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, you’re invited to sell your work with us outdoors. To join, email Deb Capetz at [email protected]. It costs money to join: $20 per day or $35 for two days for members, and $40 per day or $75 for two days for non-members after approval. You need a Seller’s Permit (find out how to get one here). Check out our Facebook page for more information. This opportunity is part of the Carlsbad Oceanside Art League’s community events.

Monthly @ the Gallery – FREE Space for Artist Sales

Artist Sales: Check out the unique pieces our local artists have for sale. You can buy local artwork right in front of our gallery when we’re open. If you’re a member, it’s FREE. Just join the schedule and follow the easy steps we give you. Sign up here.


Monthly @ the Gallery – FREE Space for Artist Demos

Demonstrations: Come to the front of the gallery to meet the artists and see them painting live. You can choose to participate or just watch as they create new art throughout the week.

Biannually – COAL Village Art Faire, open to all

Join us at the Carlsbad Village Faire Center, where 14 artists showcase their creations two months each year. This event is possible thanks to the support from SIMA Property Mgmt. Everyone is welcome to enjoy the art, listen to music, and have fun from 10 am to 4 pm. The COAL | NCAG is all about encouraging more artists to get involved. Don’t miss this chance! To sign up, click here. More details.

3X Annually @ the Gallery – Art Classes

Join us for a fun 2-hour art class where you can learn and create in a beautiful setting. We have all the materials you need, or you can bring your own. Hurray space is limited, fee based. Sign up for any of the classes.

COMPETED: JUN 13 – 5-7pm Sip n’ Paint “Gesture”-live model drawing class with Charcee. All supplies are provided. A NEW class will be announce soon!
JUL 27 – 10am – 1pm. Vessels, Urns and Vases, Mixed media-Collage with Gilbert Weemes. All supplies are provided.
AUG 15 – 5-7pm. Paint-along with Lorraine. All supplies are provided.

Annual –“INSPIRE” Youth Artists of the Future

Annually, COAL | NCAG invites kids and teens from all over San Diego to display their talents and get involved with our community gallery. We celebrate San Diego Counties, young artists, grades 1st through 12th for their creativity and skillsets. You can watch the recent reception video on YouTube . 2024 Winners List Tell others about this opportunity—it’s for any young person who loves art! Email here to be on the list for 2025 to receive an application.

Open Art Shows: All Artists

It happens twice a year in San Diego, where artists can participate in an awards competition with cash prizes and enjoy a special event. Find more information on the current open shows here and below.

Annual 72nd Open Fine Art Exhibition – Welcomes all

The renowned Gallery is set to open its doors once again for its highly anticipated annual event, an open show that welcomes the creativity and talent of artists from across California. As a juried and awarded exhibition, it underscores a commitment to celebrate the diverse and dynamic art scene within the state. The show promises to be a celebration of artistic expression, providing a platform for both emerging and established artists to gain recognition. It’s not just an exhibition; it’s an opportunity for cultural exchange, professional development, and community building within the arts. Entry for this prestigious event is poised to begin annually on April, marking the start of an opportunity for artists to showcase their work to a wider audience and connect with other art enthusiasts. The submission period will extend through to July, giving artists ample time to prepare and submit their best pieces for consideration.

Details regarding the submission process, eligibility criteria, gallery rules, and information about the juror will be available online on our “Open Show” page.

NOV/DEC Holiday Small Image Award Show

Every year during the holiday season in November and December, the Gallery invites artists from all over California to submit their work for a special competition. Artists can start entering their pieces in August 2024, and they have until October to do so. Keep an eye on the Gallery’s website for more information.

Baffle Artists

Members: There are 16 spots available every two months for members to display their artwork. Your art pieces should be lighter than 2 pounds and should not have much glass on them because they’ll be moved around. If your art has glass or breakable materials, make sure they are fastened, or else they can’t be placed on the panels in the Gallery.


Attention Jewelry Makers! We’re looking for one talented individual to come aboard at our event happening every two months. If you’re interested, please reach out to Gertrude Lewis at [email protected]. Don’t miss out on the various opportunities we offer at our gallery in Carlsbad, CA. Take a peek at our website for more info. We’d love to have you join us!


We have sculpture pedestals available to artists. Have something outstanding you want to place for a two-month period., must be a member to come aboard If you’re interested, please reach out to Gertrude Lewis at [email protected]. Don’t miss out on what we offer at our gallery in Carlsbad, CA.