Art Walls O'side

Art walls O'sdie is a year long pilot project of OCAF to further the fine arts in the City of Oceanside. The first venue for Art Walls is the O'side Bakery in East Oceanside, 3915 Mission Ave Suite 101.
Images above for our first exhibition at the Bakery were by Patrick N Brown. Please scroll down to view his works.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

O'side Bakery June 13, 7:30 PM
presented by the Oceanside Cultural Foundation

Born and raised in France, I moved to San Francisco at the age of 22, in search of adventure and broader horizons. As a child, I carried my father’s equipment while he filmed and photographed the places we visited in Europe. I have been traveling since, with a camera as my best friend.
I learned the intricacies of the darkroom with a San Francisco fashion photographer. I became familiar with the computer world while I worked as a Research Librarian at QUALCOMM. Since 1987, I have lived in Leucadia, a small beach town in North County San Diego.
In 2008, I started a project documenting how women were represented in different countries through the mannequins living behind store windows. It soon turned into an art form, as I used the reflections off the glass of the stores to create surreal, multi-layered images. I like to spend time in large cities here and abroad, walking in the streets, searching for their urban essence through architecture, street art, and store mannequins.
If you wish to see more of my work, I would be very pleased to hear from you. I can be reached by email at:

Exhibition runs from June 11 - August 11,2019 

Thursday, March 21, 2019

APRIL 16 ~ JUNE 10
Sixth Exhibition  

APRIL 18, 2019


Sixth  exhibition
Cheryl Ehlers was raised in Europe, and currently resides in North County, Carlsbad, CA. Her creative
process is reflective of mental imagery and emotions. She enjoys allowing the mind to take over the art
during the process, capturing a flash in time that morphs a thought, and transforming it into art. Her
works are bold, colorful and vary in styles.

She shines as her art works sing...

 A majority of her art is published and she has painted for
Independence Peace Day, “Silent Beauty”, United Nations, (UNESCO) Paris, FR; “Gator on the Bay”, San Diego, CA; “Sail into San Diego”; TICA; Cure for Cancer, Maui, HI.; “Reach for the Stars”, Auckland, NZ,  and recently for The Ocean Agency, “Hypnotic Movements”, in support of programs protecting the coral reefs. Presently, working as an Arts Program Assistant for the City of Encinitas, Ehlers has a BA in Commercial Textile Design, Fashion Institute of Technology, Manhattan, NY.
Jam session Robert and Wolf  at the O'side Bakery 

She has broad interests, and in 2009, she founded The Stardust Arts and had taught over 11,250 under-served youth the fundamentals of creative art. The program is solely funded by local grants and is recognized by the California State Assembly and the San Diego Board of Supervisors. She collectively has published chronicles on genealogy and biographical histories which are housed in public libraries in Texas, Georgia, Illinois, New York, The National Archives in Washington, DC, Wisconsin and New Zealand. (1997-2014).
Steff Sings

Rudy Wins !
She is a published visual artist, awarded recognition by the California State Assembly and the San Diego Board of  Supervisors for her accomplishments in art in local communities (2009, 2010). In 2014 she was named Volunteer of the Year by the Encinitas 101 Mainstreet Association CA, for her curative efforts with the  community emerging artists. She has been awarded numerous Visual Art grants, and continues to pursue her efforts to reach out and education the public on art. “Art at its best is creative, imaginative, and a valuable universal language”.

A perfect night at the Bakery

Visit her website at , Video: “Pieces of Jazz” at

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Fifth exhibition
February 14, 2019


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 Diego, California
and find myself surrounded once again with
nature. Mountains, desert and ocean inspire me
to continue creating.

Early in my painting career I attended a workshop
on visual journaling and fell in love with the process.
The act of creatively expressing myself in a journal
format captivated me. Along with satisfying myself
creatively with art journaling, I began painting abstracts.

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Art Walls O'side
Fourth exhibition 

Susan  J  Osborn  December. 13 - February 11 

M.A. Visual Art and M.A. Education, San Diego State University-
Now working full time in her studio. Ms. Osborn previously taught art at the Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, the San Diego Art Department, Southwestern Community College and seventeen years at The Bishops School in La Jolla. Her work is included in various collections in the United States, Denmark, Japan and Spain. She is listed in Who’s Who of American Women. Among her many awards, she has received a Visual Artists Assistance Award from the State of California (1977.)  
"Matisse's Studio/Freedom" Art Walls exhibition

2018 “Survival is Insufficient” Oceanside Museum of Art
2017 “Wings and Whimsey,” Encinitas Library
2016 “Part and Parcel,” San Diego Art Institute
2015 “Colorful Marks,” Girard Gourmet, La Jolla, CA
“She Says…,” Next Door Gallery, San Diego, CA
2012 “Wings and Whimsey,” San Diego Art Department
2011 “Demented Dolls and Devices,” San Diego Art Institute
2010 “Crosses, Shrines and Tributes,” San Diego Art Institute
2009 “Evolutions,” San Diego Art Department, San Diego, CA
2007 “Pastel Views,” San Diego Art Department,
2006 San Diego Hospice Exhibition, Third Ave., San Diego, CA  2004 “Small Constructions” at San Diego Hospice
2003 Ariel Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1999 “Artists Guild Presents”, (exhibit of four selected artists), San Diego Museum of Art
1997 “Myth and Animals,” The Art Union Gallery, San Diego
1995 “Painting: Three New Directions,” Southwestern College, Chula Vista CA
1992 “Landscapes,” Stephen Clayton Gallery (Addi Galleries), Coronado CA 
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:PERMANENT COLLECTION: Museo Internacional de Electrografia, University

de Castilla-La Mancha, Cuenca, Spain, 1990
INCLUDED in Who’s Who of American Women, 25th edition (2005 – 2007); Who’s Who in America, 60th anniversary edition; Artistic Photographic Processes, Suda House, Amphoto Books (Watson-Guptill), New York, 1981; Michelangelo, His Life and Works with Pictures and Stories, Otto Mower, Ph.D., 2004; cover design for On Zion’s Hill, Anna Small Roseboro, 2015.Read More

Art Walls O'side
Third exhibition

Dan Peragine
Artist/Arts Educator

Forty years extensive experience as an Artist and Art Educator. Sculptor, Painter, 1% for art, local municipalities and, private and corporate fine art commissions. Design, implement, assess and evaluate programs to facilitate the adjustment, achievement, retention and career planning for students ensuring a fine art career. 

Expertise in teaching Life Drawing, Mixed Media Drawing, Composition, Color Theory, Painting, 2-D and 3-D Design, Sculpture, Ceramics; Mold Making, wood working, stone carving, experience welding, bronze casting. Multi Media Development , Adobe Creative Suite. Curriculum Development.

EDUCATION 2016 UCSD Clear Credential program 2005 California State University San Marcos, EDSS University of California San Diego,Extension, Multi-Media Development MFA, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska, BFA, University of Nebraska, Omaha, Nebraska,

CREDENTIALS California Single Subject Art, PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 1989- Present, The Winston School, Visual Art/Digital Media Instructor Drawing, Mixed Media on paper, Painting, 3-D design, Ceramics · Address educational needs of Dyslexic, Attention Deficit Disorder and/or Hyperactive, high functioning Aspergers students. Plan, administrate and evaluate a comprehensive Visual Art program · Provide Art curriculum development, student portfolio preparation.

Contact information:
179 Madison st, Oceanside, CA 92057
760 533-1672                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Art Walls O'side 
Second Exhibition

Pete Harwood 

  Pete Harwood     

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 and photographic art is now my passion.  Retiring recently and living near the Pacific Coast in Oceanside California offers opportunities to shoot amazing images on land and sea.

 I’ve shown and sold copies of my photographic artwork at various locations in San Diego County including the SpringHill Suites Marriott, Masters Kitchen and Cocktail, Holme Estate Cellars, Oceanside Days of Art and the First Friday Art Walk in Oceanside.  A variety of my prints decorate the historic Century 21 building on Mission Ave in downtown Oceanside. I like to print on metal, canvas, acrylic and fine photographic paper. Using different framing techniques and image sizes, I produce artwork that appeals to many tastes. 

 I’m also on the First Friday Art Walk board of directors where we encourage and support local artists with a dynamic artwork exhibit.  Born in West Germany.   

Harwood Photographic Art established 2014
Board member of First Friday Art Walk Oceanside. 
Currently residing in Oceanside, CA.