"On Your Own Time” Showcases Art By City Of Carlsbad Employees

The City of Carlsbad's Cultural Arts Office is hosting the sixth showing of “On Your Own Time: The National Arts Program at Carlsbad” featuring art by City of Carlsbad employees and their families beginning June 10 through July1, 2011 at the William D. Cannon Art Gallery, in the Carlsbad City Library Complex, 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad.
 
The 2009 exhibition included 177 artworks by 127 employees and family members, ranging from photography and watercolor to metal sculpture and fiber crafts. This year, cash prizes in sixteen classifications will be awarded to participants for original, creative works in the field of fine arts and crafts. An awards committee made up of Arts Commissioners Heath Fox, Sibylla Voll and Pamela Friese will judge the submissions.
 
“On You Own Time,” sponsored by the National Arts Program Foundation, Inc., fosters creativity by providing artists of every level and age the opportunity to exhibit their works publicly. Since 1985, The National Arts Program® has provided scholarships for continuing art education, certificates of participation, and cash awards to public employees and their family members who participate in this annual exhibition. The National Arts Program® currently runs 78 programs, encompassing more than 400 cities and counties, in 43 states and the District of Columbia. Questions about the program should be directed to Karen McGuire at 760/602-2021.
 
Operated by the Carlsbad Arts Office, the Cannon Art Gallery is a focal point for arts and culture in San Diego’s North County, offering a broad range of exhibitions, school and family programs, gallery tours, lectures and publications to the community. It is located at 1775 Dove Lane off El Camino Real and is open to the public Tuesdays through Sundays. For information on all Gallery programs, contact the William D. Cannon Gallery (760) 602-2021 or the City of Carlsbad website, www.carlsbadca.gov/arts.
 
General Information
Location: William D. Cannon Art Gallery, 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad, CA 92011-4048
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Free admission and parking, Handicap accessible
Tel: 760-602-2021, Arts info line 760-434-2904
 
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