Artists show their love of the coastline at upcoming exhibit

Drawing inspiration from their shared love of the coastline, the studio artists of The Studio Door have created Day at the Beach, Night at the Beach, an exhibit that will be up at the Encinitas Community Center from Dec. 1 through Jan. 12.

Invited by the city of Encinitas Civic Arts Program, the group of artists will present diverse contemporary artworks at 1140 Oakcrest Drive, with an artist reception scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 3 from 1 to 4 p.m.

Day at the Beach, Night at the Beach asked each of the participating artists — Hyacinthe Baron, Dennis Dizon, Evelyn Loss, Crisinda Lyons, Dixie McCarthy, Danne Sadler, Patric Stillman, Stefan Talian, Christina Ilene Thomas and Chris Smith — to find their own voice in response to a common theme for Californian visual artists. Fortunately for the artists, the ocean and coastline provides an endless source of inspiration, according to a news release.

Though they work alongside of each other all year long in individual studios housed within The Studio Door facility, this is the only the second show and first public exhibition in San Diego for this particular group of artists. Last year, the artists exhibited at Venus Studios in Palm Desert in the well received exhibition Empyrean Artifacts.

Fused and stained glass works are presented alongside of oil, acrylic and mixed media paintings at Day at the Beach, Night at the Beach, and all works are available for sale.

“It was fascinating to see the exhibit come together,” Director of The Studio Door Patric Stillman said in a news release. “Each artist has such a strong voice within their own body of work that I imagine we’ll be seeing people surprised at the beauty and originality found within this exhibition.”

The Studio Door is an arts incubator dedicated to the creative marketplace and the promotion of contemporary artists. The core of their activities are to assist artists with the business side of selling art as well as creating opportunities to bring greater attention to San Diego’s visual artists. The Studio Door features an art gallery, working artists’ studios, art instruction and art-to-market services.

For more details about The Studio Door and the studio artists, visit, join them at the artist reception in Encinitas or stop by The Studio Door, 3750 30th Street in North Park, from Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 7 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m.

— Submitted press release