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Friday, September 16, 2011

Mac & Reba

Mac and Reba say Vote Miss Patti Page to the country music Hall of Fame!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Bill Harmatz first inductee to the "Vista Walk of Fame"

Bill Harmatz, 79, a thoroughbred jockey who rode Royal Orbit to victory in the 1959 Preakness Stakes, died Thursday at his home in the San Diego County city of Vista, his daughter Sue Harmatz said. He had cancer.
Harmatz began racing professionally at the Caliente track in Tijuana in 1953. Based in Southern California, he had 1,770 wins by the time he retired in 1971. In the other Triple Crown races of 1959, he and Royal Orbit finished fourth in the Kentucky Derby and third in the Belmont Stakes. Bill Shoemaker won the Kentucky Derby with Tomy Lee and Shoemaker won the Belmont with Sword Dancer.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Monday, November 29, 2010

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Press Release

Vista Sketch Group
The newly formed Vista Sketch Group sponsored by the Vista Art Foundation is getting rave reviews. Every Tuesday morning from 9am - 12 noon local artists gather at Gallery 204 at  204 Main Street in San Diego's, North County city of Vista. The artists of all levels , using whatever medium they choose, share a costumed model. The only fee is $5 - $8 depending the size of the group, goes to the model/actor (VAFis a charity based Art group ). This Tuesday Sept. 7th they are featuring actress Sandra Ellis-Troy , re-creating her recent role as Aunt  Eller  from "Oklahoma"
The Vista Sketch Group is open to the public . First timers please e-mail monitor Arthur Williamson at :  so we have an idea of the size of the group.  Coffee available, pastries welcome.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Open to the Public

Vista Sketch Group is Open to the public. All mediums may be used. For the messier mediums like oils and pastels, please bring a drop cloth of some kind for your area.  $5 - $8 for model (depending on how many people show up). Every Tuesday morning at 9am - 12 noon at Gallery 204 in Vista. Sponsored by the 
Vista Art Foundation.
Arthur Williamson monitor

Gallery 204
204 Main St.
Vista, California

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Friday, July 9, 2010


FREE  (no cover)
(donations appreciated )
204 Main Street, Vista, California

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Support Vista, Buy Art by local artists of local celebrities!


  The Vista Walk of Fame Community Project               

These are Original Signed works (some signed by the Celebrities) These Works were produced for a Fundraising Charitable Event --75%.of Sold works
goes to the Artist and 25% goes to the Vista Art Foundation & The Vista Conservancy--Some of these pieces are Large Scale Works--suitable for the Finest
of Homes, and Corporate Art Collections.Currently some pieces are un-Framed and can be Mounted per Clients Requests--Also some works were Created
by Local Students and will be listed with School Affilations. We are honored to Offer this Unique Collection of our Local Icons to the Public.
  Vista Art Foundation      The Vista Conservancy   

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Friday, June 4, 2010

Thanks to all those involved. Over 30,000 people enjoyed our beautiful city. The concert at the Moonlight was spectacular Thanks to all the entertainers who donated their time, the countless number of volunteers who welcomed guest to our city and served on the boards of the Vista Chamber of Commerce, the Vista Conservancy and the Vista Village Business Association. Thanks to the digital artist for the flyers. Thanks to Hewlett Packard for their contribution for the Walk of Fame and the art work coming out of North County Graphics. Thanks to AJ for our blog and Alan for his filming. The tireless efforts from the staff of the Chamber,  the VVBA and the City of Vista. The support from the City Council. The artist from the high schools and the professional ranks. The service groups and the faith centers. Thanks to the fire department for the rainbow and the kids in the choir.
The list goes on.
We could not do this without the community bonding together. I'm proud to call Vista my home and it was a true pleasure to work with so many community activists.
Please follow our path on our blog and the British Roamer website as we get ready for next year. 

Monday, May 31, 2010

Need more photos of the Strawberry Jamboree.

Photo by Terri Williamson
Photo by Charles Bronson

Photo by Charles Bronson