Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Ehlers to Paint for Art's A' Thirive-Inn Invitational


Art’s A’ Thrive-Inn

The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe

5951 Linea Del Cielo, Rancho Santa Fe, CA, 92067 

Cheryl Ehlers has been selected as one of the 60 artists to participate in an artist invitational, “Art’s A’ Thrive-Inn”, which will take place on the historic and truly beautiful property of The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe (Inn at RSF) in San Diego County.  The event will take place over multiple months giving a unique opportunity to exhibit creative banners at the Inn, and the community of Rancho Santa Fe.  In addition, it will also benefit, through a portion of the proceeds, The Balboa Park Conservancy, which is the non-profit of choice this year. 

The exhibition is a display of original banner art that will be placed throughout the property of the Inn at RSF for multiple months culminating in the auction that will benefit the artist and the charity. The theme is centered around 2020 and what “positivity” has come out of this unprecedented time for the artist. 

Schedule: Late January 2021 - The public can preview the completed banners on-site for a “First Reveal” display at The Inn.  Attendees may place early silent auction bids.  No host event at The Inn.

 Mid-March - Early May, 2021 - The public can enjoy themselves as they stroll through and view the artwork. If so inclined you can call in, email or text a bid on your favorite banner.

 Mid-May or early June 2021 (TBA) - Public reception at the Inn’s front lawn (socially distant) with live auction and auctioneer on the Terrace. Public bids are open.

Online viewing at Auction Guides will be printed and distributed at the Unveiling Reception, and throughout the exhibit, and online. A link will be on the Inn’s website as well as the individual artist’s websites and the Sponsors information.

Contact for Info: Cheryl Ehlers,, 760-519-1551.

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Keep Those Bids Coming for Arts Live Banners

Arts Alive Banners 2020 
Banners are down from the light poles and ready for Viewing and Bidding can be done online or view them. Check this out!. 

 1st Viewing:
Saturday &  Sunday August 1  &.August 2, 10-4pm. All the banners together at the former Seaside Bazaar lot next to the La Paloma Theatre.

2nd Viewing:
Sunday, August 9, 10-4pm at the Cardiff Town Center courtyard ( Seaside Market )  for viewing and . bids.

Still taking phone-in bids until. August 11 at 5 pm . View all the banners at:

See you there.

Monday, May 11, 2020

NOW THAT MANY STORES CAN RE-OPEN, Cover up with an Art Designed Face Masks



Check out my new collection of face masks, something for anyone! 
Keep art alive and place a "smile" on your face!

Order yours today at: Face Masks by Cheryl Ehlers

Questions please contact:

Friday, April 24, 2020

Art in the Cloud 2020 - Cheryl Ehlers

Reaching out and communicating with the world. 

The art in this video reflects my emotions, hopes for a future view in the way I will view life. If we all remember to help one another, then we are successful human beings. So outreach to others, make a difference, and enjoy!.. 

Call me if you have questions at 760-519-1551, Take care! 
. Cheryl Ehlers

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Cheryl Ehlers, A Retrospective and Holiday Art Sale, Nov. 23

The Story of Cheryl Ehlers A Retrospective, November 23, 6-9

A great retrospective is one that makes a difference to our understanding of an artist’s work. For Cheryl, she goes into her own space and produces in very different ways. Complexity of content develops its greatest potency through the depth, breadth and repetition of the work they have made over decades, which can only be made palpable through experiencing the volume of works in a well-selected retrospective. Ehlers believes that Art simply cannot mirror what’s taking place. It must ally itself with the forces of liberation, and became a key figure within a vibrant community of creative artists, writers, and activists. Many times over the years, I've looked at a piece I've made and thought to myself, I can't remember doing that.' One remembers only traces of what happened. In that sense one main function of the art work is that it is an artifact of the process. It is much like art choosing the person rather than the person choosing to be an artist. Indeed, I don't really remember ever making the decision to become a painter, I found myself being one. The exhibit runs from November 7 – January 4, 2020.

Join me Saturday, November 23 at 6pm to :9pm pm for Art Night in  Encinitas, at the Encinitas Library located at 540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas, where the public can enjoy the artists as they swing their doors open to a very special Holiday treat, a Holiday Art sale. See what treasures artists have stretched their multiple talents and limits too. Something for everyone! Enjoy live music and refreshments, and it is all free to the public. For more details about Art Night Encinitas visit:

As an advocate for the arts, she enjoys bringing people together to appreciate the journey of art.  View YouTube  “Retrospective” at  and her website at or contact her directly at 760-519-1551.

Friday, June 14, 2019

A Spring Garden Concert - July 21, Private Affair

A private art viewing by artist, Cheryl Ehlers will be combined with a 2019 Spring Garden Concert and buffet hosted by Therese Adair and Lauren Golden, July 21, 2019.

The concert will be performed by The Odeum Guitar Duo, composed of two experienced classical guitarists, Fred Benedetti and Robert Wetzel, who formed their award winning guitar duo ensemble in 1991 in San Diego, California through their mutual love both for the sounds of the classical guitar as well as the innovative music that can be performed on two classical guitars.,

To view all Cheryl Ehlers Art collections visit: 

Monday, May 27, 2019

Sneak Peek of Current Exhibit: Hypnotic Movement, Chasing Coral

The exhibit is up and we are looking forward to seeing  you.  If you are not able to attend the reception, Saturday, June 1, 2019 here is a peek at the exhibit. The exhibit will be up until July 16, 2019, and proceeds will support the efforts of The Ocean Agency and Exposure Film Labs.

Thank you, Cheryl Ehlers

Monday, May 6, 2019

A Special Art Reception, June 1, 2019, Hypnotic Movements; Chasing Coral

On June 1, local artist, Cheryl Ehlers will collaborate with The Ocean Agency and Exposure Film Labs to present an evening filled with coral and ocean themed art along with. a viewing of the Netflix film, Chasing Coral, at the upcoming Art Night hosted by the City of Encinitas. The event will be located at the Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Dr, Encinitas, 6-9 p.m.

Ehlers is supporting through her art, to bring awareness and spread the word about the coral reef crisis. Currently, an unprecedented 23%, have died-off in the world's largest reef, the Great Barrier Reef. World-wide, the percentage is mounting and has been destroyed by climate change. Come learn more, and assist in bringing, into the forefront, the importance of our living reefs.

Exposure Film Labs creates films and brings campaigns that change the world. Their worldwide film work is comprehensive and educational. “The introduction of art is a wonderful medium to peek public interest, and we are all excited about this opportunity “, stated Exposure Film Labs.

The Ocean Agency aims to be different. “There are more than enough ocean science and conservation organizations out there... there just isn't enough support and investment for the critical work they do. Instead their mission is to be a catalyst for ocean conservation, using the powerful combination of new technology, media, and above all creativity to help support ocean conservation as a whole. “We are honored to provide support to Cheryl Ehlers, who is so dedicated to our cause. It is individuals like herself that make a difference”, stated Michelle of The Ocean Agency in Georgia.

Ehlers is a published artist whose artworks are bold, colorful, and expressionist, filled with

emotion and movement. Motivated by watching the video, Chasing Coral, she began a one and half year journey of painting in support of the crisis. “At first, I was merely fascinated by the rainbow colors of coral reefs, and how they re-develop. It took my breath away, and then the reality sunk in, and was taken over by sadness as I watched coral dying. With these thoughts in my mind, the paintings took on a life of their own, and are filled with animals, creatures, and colors of coral and sea. You need to look deep inside the art to seek what is not seen at first glance., much like reef life. I found hope for the future of coral”. View the trailer on YouTube

View the flyer at: Chasing Coral Brochure

Presently, Ehlers is the Art Program Assistant for the City of Encinitas, and curates three galleries, in addition to curating for Jazzercise, Inc., Carlsbad. She has painted for the United Nations, Paris, FR.; Gator on the Bay, LA.; TICA, internationally; Cure for Cancer, HI; and the Rock n’ Roll Marathon, TX.

Come celebrate the city’s diverse arts scene with refreshments and live contemporary and classical music by Craig Devine Guitar School and his students and not yet named local musicians. Also, enter a free opportunity drawing to win a painting by Cheryl, and meet with the other gallery artists, Barbara Murray and Armida Flores whom will have art on display. Free to the public. 

Art Night Encinitas is held bi-monthly, on Saturday nights from 6-9pm. June 1, August 3, October 5 and November 23, it will showcase three of the City galleries, along with local organizations and business. 

For details visit View Ehlers website at and her video, Hypnotic Movements at  or brochure at:

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Still Time to visit "Pieces of Jazz" Exhibition, Oceanside

Pieces of Jazz with Cheryl Ehlers

Date:  Exhibit closes June 10, 2019

Location: O'side Bakery, 3815 Mission Ave Suite 101, Oceanside, CA 92058.
Ph: (760) 305-9500

Stop in and have breakfast or lunch and enjoy the art.

Event Website:
The Oceanside Art Wall Program curated by Ruth Jameson, is free to the public. For more info visit the Arts Wall Program at

Visit Cheryl's website at, and video:

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Sail Into San Diego, TICA Festival 2016 with Cheryl Ehlers

Sail Into San Diego, Cheryl Ehlers paints for America's Finest Felines (TICA Annual) 2016

TICA commissioned "Sail Into San Diego" with Cheryl Ehlers branding the festival with her artwork. The painting "Sail Into San Diego” will be used for T-shirts, banners and other artwork with a limited addition of giclees for sale.

The International Cat Association™ (TICA™) is the world's largest genetic registry of pedigreed cats, the largest registry of household pet cats and kittens. TICA was the first and now the world's largest-registry to allow household cats of unknown ancestry to compete for the same titles and awards as pedigreed cats. The responsible breeding of pedigreed cats preserves the distinct characteristics of individual pedigreed breeds and ensures the continuation of predictable physical and behavioral traits for future generations.

The International Cat Association headquartered in Harlingen, Texas, administers the rules for the licensing and management of hundreds of cat shows annually across the globe and in 104 countries. TICA and its members work together to promote the preservation of pedigreed cats and the health and welfare of ALL domestic cats through education, responsible cat ownership and proper care to the owners of millions of cats worldwide. TICA currently recognizes 63 breeds of cats from the ancient Abyssinian to the newer breeds like the Lykoi cat, and including wild looking Chausie and Bengals.  Festival is September 3/4, 2016 and is located at the Town and Country Hotel in San Diego, CA.  Facebook: TheInternationalCatAssociation .

Ehlers is an accomplished and published artist and recently was commissioned to paint for the Gator by the Bay, 2015 Festival, For more information contact Cheryl Ehlers at 760-519-1551,

The Sky's the Limit with The Stardust Arts at City Hall, Encinitas, December 3 - January 14, 2016

The Sky’s the Limit: The Stardust Arts: A Student Art Education Program Exhibits at Civic Center Gallery, Encinitas, December 3rd to January 14th, 2016.

What a great opportunity to display the student art of The Stardust Arts program, “The Sky’s the Limit.” Over 50 student’s works from 5 schools will be on exhibit at the Civic Center Gallery, City Hall in Encinitas during the 2015 holidays and Supported by the San Dieguito Art Guild a non-profit located at 937 S. Coast Hwy, C103 in Encinitas, CA.

Though not always recognized, art education is a fundamental building block of a child’s development. Since Plato’s time, arts have been a standard component of the common curriculum. Through art, a culture defines and molds itself; and with the growth of the graphic design industry, art education plays an increasingly relevant role. Stardust Arts is a California-based, visual art education program for kids established in 2009 by its founder, Cheryl Ehlers. As the primary educator, Ehlers has reached out to over 12,600 children and is known for her unique ability to help children discover their creative side. Stardust Art brings to underserved students the development of engaging the mind to reflect creativity and visions, and apply those thoughts to creating art. Since art is a universal form of communication, the expression of thought and processing is developed, and is necessary in the further development of a student’s academic success to a well-rounded education

Ehlers created The Stardust Arts as an after school arts program for first through fifth grade students. Few opportunities for positive after school experiences exist for low income children. It It began with a generous grant from the Kenneth A. Picerne Foundation. Ehlers mission was to bring excitement to the learning process, encourage artistic perception, and teach children problems can have more than one solution. She has assisted children in developing visual and spatial organization, creativity, and in building confidence in order to succeed in life. Since 2009 12,600 students in over 19 schools, local organizations and City programs have been available through grants, making classes available to underserved students. As the primary educator, and an artist herself, she is known for her unique ability to help children discover their creative side. Ehlers believes, art education is a fundamental building block of a child’s development and that each child holds within their makeup, exceptional creative visualization, a talent that goes beyond words, and that enables one to communicate with others though form. Art education plays an increasingly relevant role in today’s society and creates a well-rounded education.

The Stardust Arts is recognized by the California State Assembly, and the San Diego County Board of Supervisors for its contributions to the San Diego County Community. It is and is part of a worldwide children’s art organization, Artsonia, and the National Educational Association.

Ehlers believes in teaching her students to “reach for the stars, and if you simply try, you can succeed at anything”., 760-519-1551.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Cheryl Ehlers and Gator by the Bay 2015, May 7, 8, 9 and 10

What a thrill to be the signature artist for 14th Annual Gator by the Bay 2015.  All posters, t-shrits and artwork is a signed series and are for sale at the May 7, 8, 9 & 10th festival located at Spanish Landing in San Diego.

Hope to see you Saturday, May 9th at the Festival Store. Enjoy the music and food.

For more information visit:

Friday, December 26, 2014

San Dieguito Art Guild, President Carol Korfin presents Cheryl Ehlers, Founder of The Stardust Arts funding for youth art.

At the December Annual Small Image show reception for the Gallery artists, The Stardust Arts was awarded funding to promote additional youth art programs.  The sponsorship could not have come at a better time, as Stardust will be promoting its “Angels” program in select schools, providing art to underserved students in the beginning of 2015.  Great things can can come in small packages!

The Stardust Arts, visual arts program was developed to encourage youth and student's personal interests, while providing a greater appreciation for visual art, in order to bring excitement to the learning process, encourage artistic perception, and teach children that problems can have more than one solution. Children develop visual spatial organization, creativity, as well as basic skills. Understanding perspective empowers them with confidence, it is a fantastic development.

There are many programs that provide an art experience, but Stardust tries to transform youth by adding the
element where expression reigns supreme.  “To see the smiles on faces, and the confidence it can build is amazing” states Cheryl. The Stardust Arts has been involved in the North San Diego coastal communities since 2009, and taught over 11,900 students providing an outreach program to all ages of children in numerous locations:  elementary schools, local Boys and Girls Clubs, outreach at community events and fairs, hosting private venues, exhibiting in public libraries, and any source where students art can share the joy of art in one's life.  “Something everyone needs to recognize today, you might say, I am just a kid at heart, and I love to relate to each student.  It is a gift that keeps giving, both ways”.

Stardust began with a dream, and was realized with the assistance of so many organizations that share in the belief, art can make a difference.  Special thanks go to the Kenneth A Picerne Foundation, City of Encinitas, City of Carlsbad, City of Oceanside who have provided The Stardust Arts the ability to maintain the program.  Together we “can” make a difference in the lives of youth, and great things come in small packages.

“I am honored to have the support of the San Dieguito Art Guild", soon to celebrate their 50th year in the community. I appreciate their recognition of the value of art in the community, thank you all",  states Cheryl Ehlers.

You can visit the Stardust Arts at or contact Cheryl Ehlers at 760-519-1551 for more information.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

ZOOINITAS2 Coming soon in 2015

Zooinitas 2 - "all creatures great and small" will be back in 2015 with an unusual  twist and fun.

Stay tuned!

Ehlers to Paint for Art's A' Thirive-Inn Invitational

  Art’s A’ Thrive-Inn The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe 5951 Linea Del Cielo, Rancho Santa Fe , CA , 92067  Cheryl Ehlers has been selected...