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 Dawn Tappen

Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation Presents Dawn Tappen Opening Artist Reception Tuesday, Jan 27th, 2020 1:00 – 3:00 PM                     Third Exhibition @ Blade 1936     Dawn Tappen is an abstract painter who lives and works in Oceanside, CA. She received her B.A. at California State …

El Camino High School Art Show & Reception

Art Walls O’side @ O’side Bakery Tenth Exhibition El Camino High School                                      Student Art Reception Friday, January 17, 2020   “O’side Art” El Camino High School Art reveals to the viewer a collective and multifaceted prism of …

Artist John Linthurst

Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation Presents John Linthurst Opening Reception November 21, 2019 @ 1:00 – 3:00 PM Second Exhibition @ Blade 1936   John Linthurst is a former Los Angeles resident who now resides in Oceanside. He has participated in numerous regional shows and has exhibited solo in notable venues throughout the region for many …

Artist Grace Shelley

Presented by the Oceanside     Cultural Arts Foundation Grace Shelley      Opening Reception Ninth Exhibition @ O’side Bakery Oct 17, 7:30 PM ARTIST’S  STATEMENT This show has evolved over the past several years.I love experimenting with new ideas and styles, and though my art is based in photography, I consider myself a photographic …

Blade 1936 Artist Pete Harwood

Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation Presents Pete Harwood Opening Reception October 4, 2019 @ 1:00 – 3:00 PM First Exhibition @ Blade 1936  I bought a Pentax K1000 camera in my late teens and my love of photography begins there. Over the years I’ve embraced digital technology. Photographic art and custom framing are now my passion. …

Artist Don Reedy

Don Reedy Opening Reception Eighth Exhibition @ Oceanside Bakery August 15, 7:30 PM Presented by the Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation                                        Artist’s Statement: My work seeks to explore intimate and difficult subjects around which we thrive or …

Artist Janine Free

JANINE FREE OPENING Seventh Exhibition O’side Bakery June 13, 7:30 PM Presented by the Oceanside Cultural Foundation                                                               Born and raised in France, I moved …

Artist Cheryl Ehlers

CHERYL EHLERS APRIL 16 ~ JUNE 10 ART WALLS  @ O’SIDE BAKERY Sixth Exhibition THE OPENING APRIL 18, 2019 A WONDERFUL NIGHT OF ART, MUSIC AND TASTY TREATS AT THE O’SIDE BAKERY.   Cheryl Ehlers was raised in Europe, and currently resides in North County, Carlsbad, CA. Her creative process is reflective of mental imagery …

Artist Susie Zolghadri

I was born and raised in the green mountains of Vermont. Memories of my childhood always bring me back to nature. The early flowers and birds that welcome spring, the luscious green leaves and warm nights of summer, the beautiful, magical colors of autumn and the white snows of winter. I currently reside in San …

Artist Blake Kern

Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation to Hold a Special Art Walls Exhibit Honoring Blake Kern- December 18, 2018 Blake is an Oceanside resident and has lived in North County since 1975: Married for 47 years with two adult children, and two grandchildren. She is a retired educator (2008) who now has the time to explore her …