Archive for December, 2010

Planted: 2010 Ornaments

There is something special about walking the village during the first hours of Christmas morning. The fog rolls in thick each year and a blanket of moisture splashes across the silent streets like an empty wave upon an undiscovered beach. Each ornament is planted with thought and care. A relationship between the craft and its […]

The Golden Carl winner is…

PROJECT: Plant an Ornament 2010’s craft night was attended by more than 60 friends, strangers and family this year making it the largest attended craft night to date. Each a year a favorite craft is chosen, but this year marks the beginning of a tradition… the Golden Carl. Congratulations Suzette from Grow: Gift Studio and […]

The Golden Carl Awards

WHAT: The innaguaral Golden Carl Craft Awards WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 30th WHERE: See the entire collection of PROJECT: Plant an Ornament’s crafts during’s first award ceremony post. A variety of chosen ornaments will receive awards, but only one will take home the Golden Carl. Click HERE for PROJECT: Plant an Ornament 2010 info!

Project: Plant an Ornament 2010

Did you find one of the 80 crafted ornaments? They are currently scattered in the village streets. Log the ornament number below as a comment and… don’t forget to include a description of your ornament! Project begins Christmas morning!!! Each logged ornament exposes a puzzle piece! Click HERE to see the puzzle! Click HERE for […]

Crafting for Plant an Ornament 2010

What began as 6 friends crafting over a coffee table has grown over the past 3 years into an event attended by 50+ family and friends. Live music by Sprout Farm bounced off the colorful walls of Crafticality as PROJECT: Plant an Ornament 2010’s craft night kicked off another Christmas themed art installation by […]

Urban Paddle Boarding: Part 2

On December 22, 2010, John Engelbrits, Jesse Carbajal and Logan Schmidt launched their paddle boards into the flooded Coast Hoghway in between Carlsbad and Oceanside. Bryan Snyder, local artist and editor of, met up with them for an interview. Snyder then suggested an idea which resulted in the above photo and video. Click HERE […]

Urban Paddle Boarding: Part 1

Avid paddle boarder and Carlsbad resident John Engelbrits called his cousin Jesse Carbajal of San Diego and friend Logan Schmidt of Oceanside with a creative way to spend the wet afternoon. On Wednesday, December 22nd at 1PM, John, Jesse and Logan packed up their paddle boards and headed to the coast. Rather than walking along […]

2010 Ornament Craft Night @ Crafticality

WHAT: Craft night for future public art installation hosted by Crafticality WHERE: Crafticality in the Carlsbad Village (map) WHEN: Tuesday Dec. 21st. 6PM WHO: Anyone and Everyone MUSIC: Sprout Farm Come celebrate a full moon, the first day and Winter and the 3rd annual PROJECT: Plant and Ornament. All ornaments will be used for […]

Snyder Art 2010 Prints: Available ONLINE

Orchid and Butterflies (18in. x 24in.) $15 Orchid and Butterflies (8.5in. x 11in.) $10 Butterflies (8.5in. x 11in.) $10 Young at Art (8.5in. x 11in.) $10 All prints are screen printed and water painted by hand in a one-time limited edition run. Each print in signed, dated and numbered by the artist. Orchid and Butterflies […]

Snyder Art 2010: Opening Reception

Thank you all for all your support, kind words and encouragement. Snyder Art 2010, my 3rd annual solo show hosted at my studio, was an enormous success and I thank you all again for being part of another warm community gathering! Click HERE for photos of all my paintings!

Snyder Art 2010: TONIGHT

The past year has been a whirlwind of creativity and a roller coaster of emotions. My life went though a major change, leaving me confused and doubtful. The open path which I had looked down so excitedly and passionately had become unclear, fogged by heartbreak and constricted by an uncertain future. Through time and the […]

Skylar’s Home and Patio: 1 day

While crawling the village, stop by one of Carlsbad’s newest businesses for a great selection of home and patio furniture, as well as some Snyder Art favorites. WHAT: Skylar’s Home and Patio Grand Opening WHEN: Friday, Dec. 10th 6-9PM WHERE: 2840 State St. Carlsbad Village (map)

A Motherly Interview

How old were you when you had Bryan? Where was he born and what number is he of all your children? I was 22 years old when I had Bryan. He was born in La Jolla, Ca and is the eldest of my 3 children. What artistic interests did you have before and after the […]

Nathan James Interview

How old are you? Where do you live and where did you grow up? How long have you been playing music? 32. Live in Oceanside and grew up in Fallbrook. Started playing guitar at 13 1/2. Started playing professionally at 18. Did growing up in Fallbrock, CA influence your decision to begin playing music? Growing […]

The Village King: 4 days

See this painting in person at SNYDER ART 2010! WHAT: Snyder Art 2010: 3rd annual solo art show WHERE: Snyder Art and Design (map) WHEN: Friday Dec. 10th 6pm- LATE WHY: Snyder’s 2010 body of never before shown work

Snyder Art 2010 Prints/Merchandise: 5 days

Snyder Art 2010 will include a wide variety of limited edition merchandise available at affordable prices. Limited Edition Prints: Screen print and water painted by hand. Each limited edition print signed, dated and numbered. Packaged in a plastic sleeve. Key Chain/Christmas Ornament: A multi-functional limited edition screen print on Birk Plyood hung by beaded hemp […]

Carlsbad Bird Houses: 6 days

Carlsbad Bird Houses, a public art installation, is my way of giving back to the community and wishing you all the Happiest of Holidays! Have you found all 18 bird houses? Purchase your own or one for a loved on on December 10th at Snyder Art 2010!

Snyder Art 2010 PREVIEW: 7 days

The first in person glimpse of my 2010 body of work will be available this Saturday night at Bakerloo Salon in the Carlsbad Village. 11 other artist will also be exhibiting work! WHAT: Fall in December Group Art Show WHEN: Sat. Dec. 4th 71-PM WHERE: Bakerloo Salon (map) WHY: Art, Drink, Live Music and friends

Childhood Doodle by bryan snyder: 8 days

Some of my most vivid memories are of the countless hours I spent doodling as a young child. Propped up on a chair and attempting to avoid crumbs from the evening’s dinner, I would doodle into the night. When it was time to go to bed, I would sneak out from under my covers and […]

New Addition to my Collection: 9 days

Thanks Marsha for the awesome painting!

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