Art Walls O’side

The History of Art Walls O’side

The Original Vision
OCAF wished to seek out new exciting venues for the region’s artists to show and sell their artwork. With that thought in mind, Ruth Jameson started Art Walls O’side in 2018 as a year-long pilot project of OCAF to further the fine arts in the City of Oceanside. The first venue for Art Walls was the O’side Bakery in East Oceanside. OCAF’s goal was to excite and engage our communities and visitors in the exploration of Oceanside’s establishments of fine dining and shopping through the arts.

The Original Mission
OCAF felt that by bringing businesses and artists together they could provide economic benefits to both. The many walls of our business communities can offer regional artists new places to gather and exhibit their work and meet new clients. Great food and great art have always had a simpatico relationship – music, poetry, readings, and visual art can make Oceanside full of exciting experiences with the Art Walls O’side program by presenting new artists and performers every two months during “opening receptions” for the artist.

FrontwaveWe are so very pleased that FRONTWAVE Credit Union has once again generously agreed to sponsor Art Walls O’side for another two years!
A big THANK YOU goes out to Chip Dykes and his team for making this happen for OCAF once again! They definitely live up to their commitment posted on their website – “But we also have a mission that’s much bigger — to be a positive force in the community.”

Artist Lori Sandström

Artist Lori Sandström

Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation presents Artist Lori Sandström at the O’side Bakery Opening Reception Thursday, November 3rd from 5:30 – 7:30 PM “Dots! After admiring Mexican and African bead art for many years, I started playing with dots in my paintings. A trip to Alice Springs, Australia, had me reeling — I was so awed …

Artist John Linthurst

Artist John Linthurst

Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation presents Artist John Linthurst at the O’side Bakery There will be no reception for this exhibit, but John’s artwork will be on display August 24 – October 25, 2022.   John Linthurst received his Photo Arts degree from Pasadena City College back when dinosaurs ruled the Earth. He promptly swapped the …

Artist Annie Omens

Artist Annie Omens

Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation Presents ArtWalls at Oceanside Public Library 330 N Coast Hwy   (3rd  Exhibition) Featuring artist Annie Omens Opening Reception  Saturday, July 9th, 2022 at 3:00 -5:00 pm Artist Statement I seek the mystical element in nature that seems to exist just beyond our perception of the day-to-day.  As an artist I explore …

Artist Summer Ramesh

Artist Summer Ramesh

OCEANSIDE CULTURAL ARTS FOUNDATION                AT O’SIDE BAKERY                                       (21st Exhibition)       FEATURING ARTIST           Summer Ramesh   OPENING RECEPTION     THURSDAY, May 26, …

Artist Phyllis Swanson

Artist Phyllis Swanson

Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation Presents ArtWalls @ Oceanside Public Library – Mission Branch 3861 Mission Ave Ste B             (1st  Exhibition) Featuring Artist Phyllis Swanson Opening Reception Thursday, May 19, 2022 5:00 – 7:00 pm Phyllis Swanson is a lifelong resident of San Diego County. After graduating in 1978 from San …

Artist Linda Ponder

Artist Linda Ponder

OCEANSIDE CULTURAL ARTS FOUNDATION                AT O’SIDE BAKERY                                       (20th Exhibition)       FEATURING ARTIST            Linda Ponder   OPENING RECEPTION     THURSDAY, March 24, …

Artist Linda Phillips

Artist Linda Phillips

Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation Presents ArtWalls at Oceanside Public Library 330 N Coast Hwy   (1st  Exhibition) Featuring artist Linda Phillips Opening Reception Saturday, February 12, 2022 3:00 -5:00 pm Artist’s Statement: I stand before each blank canvas with a sense of adventure and trepidation because I never know for sure what the end journey …

Artist Blake Kern

Artist Blake Kern

OCEANSIDE CULTURAL ARTS FOUNDATION AT O’SIDE BAKERY  (19th Exhibition) FEATURING ARTIST Blake Kern       Come meet the artist on Jan 12 – Jan 26 – Feb 17 from 1-3 PM Come see her eclectic mix of art and collaged cards. Blake is an Oceanside resident and has lived in North County since 1975: Married …

Artist Melissa Nabulsi

Artist Melissa Nabulsi

OCEANSIDE CULTURAL ARTS FOUNDATION             AT O’SIDE BAKERY                                 (18th Exhibition)  FEATURING ARTIST  Melissa Nabulsi  OPENING RECEPTION   THURSDAY, November 4, 2021       5:30 – 7:30 PM   After raising four children and …

Artist Trish Vernazza

Artist Trish Vernazza

OCEANSIDE CULTURAL ARTS FOUNDATION             AT O’SIDE BAKERY                                 (17th Exhibition)  FEATURING ARTIST   Trish Vernazza  OPENING RECEPTION   THURSDAY, September 23rd     5:30 – 7:30 PM ABOUT THE ARTIST: Trish has traveled around …