Vista CA— From winsome fish and other animals to human portraits, still life paintings, abstracts and more, San Marcos artist Connie Zekas Bailey says she specializes in “whatever strikes my fancy.” It’s a “fancy” that evokes a lot of life.
Bailey’s exhibit at ArtBeat on Main Street Gallery and Wine Lounge, 330 Main Street, Vista, showcases the breadth of her artistry in 16 watercolor and mixed media pieces, several of which bring to mind the many colors of summer. After an Opening Reception from 6-9 pm on July 18, 2015, the exhibit runs through August 16, 2015.
Bailey [www.facebook.com/conniezekasbailey] is an award-winning artist whose works have been featured in publications and displayed in juried national and international shows. She is an instructor who has taught at the high school level as well as in workshops and classes. And she is, by self-definition, an individual who has used art to get through challenging life transitions, revealing, “I have found art to be therapeutic and very fulfilling.”
Bailey recently became a member of the ArtBeat family. She says, “I love the Gallery, especially the friendly ambiance that draws people in and makes them feel comfortable. ArtBeat does so much to bring arts to the community, and the community to the arts.”
ArtBeat Owner Kait Matthews states, “Artist-members like Connie make this co-op Gallery a pleasure to run. Having opened in June 2012, we are beginning an exciting fourth year of offering a wide array of arts, art classes, entertainment and enrichment opportunities to Vista and the entire North San Diego region. I am so grateful to our members, instructors, performers, patrons, guests and everyone who has stopped by to say hello and browse our eclectic offerings. Art resides inside each of us, and it certainly resides inside ArtBeat on Main Street!”
ArtBeat on Main Street co-op gallery and wine lounge is located at 330 Main Street in downtown Vista. It is open Tuesday, 11:00am- 8:00pm, Wednesday–Saturday, 11:00am-9:30pm, and Sunday, Noon-4:30pm. For information, visit www.artbeatonmainstreet.com, find us on Facebook or discover Vista’s creative vibe in person. To learn about gallery partnering opportunities, including space rentals, email firstname.lastname@example.org.