City of Encinitas seeks artists to exhibit in 2017


The city of Encinitas Arts Division is inviting artists to apply to exhibit their work in revolving exhibits of two- and three-dimensional art in the city’s three art galleries: Civic Center Gallery, Encinitas Library Gallery and the Encinitas Community Center Gallery. In 2017, the city will mount a total of 56 art exhibits.

Encinitas and San Diego artists, both amateur and professional, are encouraged to submit an application for consideration. Artists who do not have enough work for a full exhibit may partner with another artist.

“The visual art program is a service to Encinitas and San Diego County artists,” Jim Gilliam, city Arts Administrator, said in a release. “Their artwork beautifies our city buildings for the benefit of thousands of residents and visitors alike.”

All proceeds from the sale of art go to the artist. There is no gallery commission.

“I was very fortunate to have artwork exhibited in a show with the city of Encinitas and to sell nine paintings, far beyond my expectations,” said Neil Brooks, a previous artist from the program.

Artists who want to be considered for a gallery exhibit must complete an online application and submit digital images of their artwork. The application and instructions are available on the Visual Art Exhibit page on the city of Encinitas website: The deadline to apply is Sept. 15.

For additional information, please contact Cheryl Ehlers, Arts Program Assistant, at or 760-633-2748.

— Submitted press release