CSCA Brings the World to the Village

Carlsbad Sister City Ambassadors (CSCA) is bringing the world to Carlsbad and sharing Carlsbad with the world through international art exchanges. The organization recently announced six members of Carlsbad-Oceanside Art League (COAL) who will each be exhibiting five of their original artworks in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic in August. The artists chosen include Rita Shulak, Sibylla Voll, Elli Havel Thomas, David Schlegel, Lois Athearn, and Charles Dozer. Two alternate artists, Christine Ames and Diane O’Connell, were also chosen. Many of the winning artists hope to travel abroad and visit the exhibition in person in August. The exhibit is part of an international art exchange that will take place between the two international sister cities. In June 2016, Karlovy Vary artists will then send their own artwork to Carlsbad where it will be exhibited at the COAL gallery in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Carlsbad-Karlovy Vary International Sister City relationship. CSCA also recently selected six students from Carlsbad High School to travel to the sister city at the invitation of the Honorable Lord Mayor Petr Kulhanek to attend the International Film Festival in Karlovy Vary in this coming July.

More recently, the CSCA also hosted visitors from Carlsbad’s other sister city, Futtsu, Japan, for a week-long tour which also included an exhibition of artwork from Futtsu elementary and junior high school students which was displayed in the Carlsbad Dove Library and at La Costa Heights Elementary School. For more information visit