Cambrian: Arts & Events

Art show, jazz and crafts on Cambria’s calendar

Cambria Library will display watercolors, such as this one, by Charlotte Goforth through Dec. 30.
Cambria Library will display watercolors, such as this one, by Charlotte Goforth through Dec. 30.

Craft fair planned Nov. 19 at Lodge

The Cambria Newcomers’ Annual Craft Faire is set for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, at Cambria Pines Lodge, 2905 Burton Drive.

The event features the works of local artists in such media as handmade crafts, etchings, glass art, hand-painted clothing, jewelry, knitted and quilted items, paintings and tote bags.

‘Little Gems’ art show opens Nov. 19

Diminutive artwork will be on display at the Cambria Center for the Arts Gallery starting Nov. 19 as part of the annual “Little Gems for the Holidays” show and sale.

The show spotlights the work of local artists in a relatively small format: canvases measuring 8 by 8 inches and 12 by 12 inches, prices at $50 and $80, respectively. This year, several 6-by-6 paintings will be raffled off, as well.

A public reception, featuring wine, live music and refreshments, is set for 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20.

Proceeds benefit Cambria Center for the Arts, a not-for-profit organization promoting artistic endeavors in Cambria, including visual and performing arts, creative writing and educational opportunities.

Young jazz masters to perform Nov. 29

The area’s top young jazz artists will join Sandi and Charlie Shoemake in performances at 3 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29, in a semiannual fundraiser to benefit the Central Coast Jazz Institute. The shows are part of the Famous Jazz Artist series.

Four members of the institute were named the nation’s outstanding community college jazz combo by Downbeat magazine. They will join other members of the institute in performing Nov. 29.

The Central Coast Jazz Institute is a 501(c)3 organization, and all donations are tax deductible.

Tickets, priced at $20 for one performance or $30 for both, are available at, 800-838-3006 or at the Cambria Center for the Arts Gallery, 927-8190, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Goforth paintings shown at library

The watercolor paintings by Charlotte Goforth are on display through Dec. 30 at the Cambria Library.

Goforth, who earned a bachelor’s degree in fine arts and education from USC, attended the University of Mexico in Mexico City during the summer of 1963, taking classes in life drawing from Raul Anguiano along with other art classes. She also studied architectural rendering, which helped her to further develop her artwork.

Goforth started a custom invitation and stationery business, Covelli Designs, in Long Beach, after studying calligraphy with Elaine Ridder, Marsha Brady and Lisa Englebrecth. She used calligraphy, design and watercolor to create original pieces.

She moved to Cambria in 2005, where she started working in watercolor. She has worked with Georgia Whitlock and taken classes from Jacquie Brackett and Steve Kellogg.

Goforth paints for her own pleasure and enjoys sharing her work with family and friends.

The Cambria Library is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 1043 Main St.

Cambrian staff