Tuesday, June 6, 2017





THE ART OF PRESENCE

ART is many things to many different people and with 10 folks in the same room, you will have 10 different definitions of what Art is. For me, one of the elements of 'art' is Presence. By presence, I mean that when you view a work of art, you have a connection which is visceral and yes, seductive in the sense that you are drawn into another world of the making. The process of the making is one of another world away from our own reality, and you visit and have a communication with the maker of what he/she gave forth as their vision of their world's self. There is recognition of a message and you engage with the visual message and when you come away, there is a sense of having shared a journey with the maker.

This is why when you gaze at an overwhelming sunset, or a roaring waterfall, there is a sense of wonder of how this all came about. How did the elements of air, water, and molecules bring about this incredible scene of hypnotic splendor? The same can be said about a visual work of human made art. How did the elements of clay, molten bronze and plaster come about to make a work which is compelling in it's presence? 
The maker of the work brings together the many elements of a bronze with his/her hands, heart, and soul of care. With the human elements, you have this thing we call Art. It has presence, it has soul, and you stop, and gaze upon the voice of the making.


Such is the present offering of the Oceanside Museum of Art's exhibition of “Meaning of Bronze. The display of the bronze faces and hands have a voice of thunder, a voice of sorrow, and voices of acceptance. We gaze at these works, the representation of some who have journeyed through the most perilous of places and have come home with the terrors of battle. Through the process of the making a profound journey takes place with the kneading of the clay, the shaping of form, and the casting process of the crucible. This process the takes pain into a new direction away from our emotional self and the mind which endures the pain.  We heal with the making of our selves into another place of control, and another place without conflict. In the process, sometimes, we make Art. 

The Maker of the sunset, and splendor of a majestic water fall, well that's another story, one which will remain a mystery for our human existence for now....


Sunset Oceanside CA 2017 Ruth J Jameson 


Ruth J Jameson  

Tuesday, May 30, 2017









Hafsat Abiola – Nigeria & Anna Deavere Smith, Playwright
Mukhtar Mai – Pakistan & Susan Yankowitz, Playwright
SEVEN recently premiered in Southern California, the soulful stories of these 7 remarkable women came to life and the audience was WOW’d; it will move you, inform you and leave you both hopeful anJoin Us for a Remarkable Documentary Play
MURAMID MURAL MUSEUM

Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 7 pm
212 F Artist Alley, Oceanside CA. 92054 Hosted By Joanne Tawfilis
(Contact 760.231.1010) Donations Gratefully Accepted

SEVEN: All prevailed, despite the challenges they faced, creating a story of hope and change.
SEVEN is a groundbreaking work of documentary theatre that captures the remarkable lives of seven diverse and courageous global women leaders. A collaboration of seven award winning playwrights, the play is based on personal interviews with seven women in the Vital Voices Group Leadership

Network. Each triumphed over enormous obstacles to bring about major changes in their home countries of Russia, Pakistan, Nigeria, Northern Ireland, Afghanistan, Guatemala and Cambodia.
Marina Pisklakova-Parker – Russia & Paula Cizmar, Playwright
Mu Sochua – Cambodia & Catherine Filloux, Playwright
Anabella De Leon – Guatemala & Gail Kriegel, Playwright
Inez McCormack – Northern Ireland (deceased 2013) & Carol K. Mack, Playwright
Farida Azizi – Afghanistan & Ruth Margraff, Playwright
d inspired. For more about SEVEN: https://seventheplay.com/

Thursday, May 18, 2017










MASTER PLAN FOR THE CULTURAL 

ARTS


FOR THE CITY OF OCEANSIDE

APPROVED MAY 17, 2017

BY THE OCEANSIDE CITY COUNCIL


PLAN TO BE DEVELOPED BY

THE CULTURAL PLANING GROUP 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017



An Extraordinary Woman An accomplished Artist, and Incomparable Visionary for Peace. We are so privileged to have Joanne Tawfilis as creator of the Muramid Mural Museum  and Art Center here in Oceanside, who has  given to Oceanside and Artists Alley this beautiful space for Artists of All ages and all makers of Art.   It is our great privilege to call her Friend and Colleague. Congratulations Joanne, you deserve this Honor...We applaud !                                   



Cal State San Marcos will award three honorary degrees during commencement ceremonies May 19-20 and Joanne Tawfilis is among them!
The CSUSM Honorary Degree Committee, an advisory committee appointed by the president to represent the university community, considers nominations for an honorary degree. Any CSUSM students, faculty, staff, alumni and the greater community may suggest potential honorary degree recipients to the committee.
Nominees must be distinguished in their respective fields, and the eminence of persons nominated must be widely recognized.
The CSU Board of Trustees makes the final determination and awards the degrees in the categories it considers most appropriate. (Joanne is being honored with a degree in Fine Arts!)
Tawfilis, who has partnered with CSUSM on numerous projects, has dedicated her life to promoting peace through art. She will be awarded an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts during the 9 a.m. College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral and Social Sciences ceremony on Friday, May 19.
Tawfilis spent most of her career as a United Nations executive and is a former director of the Women of Srebrenica Project in the former Yugoslavia. Her work took her to Bosnia in the mid-1990s, which proved to be a life-changing experience.
During her time in Bosnia, Tawfilis volunteered for a few hours several times a week facilitating art lessons at a local orphanage. Working with 350 orphans from the war-torn country, she used the only materials available – a 10-gallon can of white wall paint and bed sheets riddled with bullet holes – to create canvases for the children to paint murals.
That experience led to the creation of the Art Miles Mural Project, which works with schools throughout the world to help incorporate art into curriculum. The Art Miles Mural Project has facilitated the completion of more than 5,000 murals painted by more than 500,000 participants from 125 countries.
The project has grown to include a permanent space for the Muramid Mural Museum and Art Center in Oceanside.
Tawfilis has been a speaker for CSUSM’s Arts & Lectures Series and led a project for students after the Sandy Hook tragedy to create 14 murals that were displayed in the Connecticut Capitol building. She has also facilitated mural paintings for many University events, including Discover CSUSM Day and Voices for Hope Suicide Prevention Week.
Cal State San Marcos will award three honorary degrees during commencement ceremonies May 19-20 and Joanne Tawfilis is among them!
The CSUSM Honorary Degree Committee, an advisory committee appointed by the president to represent the university community, considers nominations for an honorary degree. Any CSUSM students, faculty, staff, alumni and the greater community may suggest potential honorary degree recipients to the committee.
Nominees must be distinguished in their respective fields, and the eminence of persons nominated must be widely recognized.
The CSU Board of Trustees makes the final determination and awards the degrees in the categories it considers most appropriate. (Joanne is being honored with a degree in Fine Arts!)
Tawfilis, who has partnered with CSUSM on numerous projects, has dedicated her life to promoting peace through art. She will be awarded an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts during the 9 a.m. College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral and Social Sciences ceremony on Friday, May 19.
Tawfilis spent most of her career as a United Nations executive and is a former director of the Women of Srebrenica Project in the former Yugoslavia. Her work took her to Bosnia in the mid-1990s, which proved to be a life-changing experience.
During her time in Bosnia, Tawfilis volunteered for a few hours several times a week facilitating art lessons at a local orphanage. Working with 350 orphans from the war-torn country, she used the only materials available – a 10-gallon can of white wall paint and bed sheets riddled with bullet holes – to create canvases for the children to paint murals.
That experience led to the creation of the Art Miles Mural Project, which works with schools throughout the world to help incorporate art into curriculum. The Art Miles Mural Project has facilitated the completion of more than 5,000 murals painted by more than 500,000 participants from 125 countries.
The project has grown to include a permanent space for the Muramid Mural Museum and Art Center in Oceanside.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017









Come and join in the quarterly Artists Alliance Critique at the Oceanside Museum of Art. You will be able to see and hear the creative process of the art works of these superb artists. The Artists Alliance currently has an exhibition at OMA in the MuseumGallery downstairs. 

The event starts at 6:30 PM and lasts until 9 PM.

               

Tuesday, May 9, 2017






Cinco de Mayo Art Walk Oceanside Art Waves ...

A celebration of spring for Oceanside art patrons, Artists and Visitors. Usually May is gray, but not this year, warm and with the City Plaza fountains in their glory, we had a wonderful trip in the Art Circle for Oceanside's walk for the Arts.

Starting at the Oceanside Museum of Art, we found a surfboard like no other. It was in iridescent blues, violets and greens. Made entirely with recycled DVDs it shone in the evening light like an ocean gem washed up on the beach, but of course ending up at OMA. Created by Kathleen Ossiander, , she was delightful in her telling the story of how she had these old DVDs with no function,  http://www.oceansideartwalk.org/artists/kathleen-ossiander  had an epiphany... A mosaic!...so it happened a jewel of a surfboard. Of course it does not belong standing up in the sand, but I being a romantic see it there...giving the old disposables bringing a functioning life masquerading as a newborn surfboard springing from the Sea.

From there we made our way to Mary and Joe's new location of their Oceanside Art Gallery at 717 Mission Ave # C , http://oceansideartgallery.com/. As always they had delicious treats with wine. An artist who is unique in her work, Blake Kern was there with her original art. http://www.oceansideartwalk.org/artists/blake-kern
My friends bought one one her one of a kind constructions to send to New York. Oceanside Art is getting around...New York even...! Congratulations Blake.
Blake and her magic art works
We then walked downhill to Artists Alley. The crowds were large and happy in the celebration of the night. Energy flowed as did the refreshments. Music was in the air and dancing vibrations filled my tired old body.

Entering the Muramid Mural Museum, we found that the space was entirely filled with the party atmosphere and the Art Works were indeed to be admired 3 of which were sold. Joanne Tawfilis was the energy at the center of this incredible space for Art. Artists Alley has a long history of ups and downs, but Joanne has taken this old space and transformed it into The First Mural Museum in the World and in doing so brought International art and acclaim to Oceanside. http://muramidmuseum.com/

Leaving the Muramid, we walked down the hall and found a brand new Wine Tasting Room in the Art Building. A first for the Art Building and a nice change of pace from the Craft Beer scene. We did have our taste with the Holme Estate Cellars. http://www.holmeestatecellars.com/ They do have a fine offering. Craig Holem gave us a warm welcome and did the pouring. Located at 216 N. Coast Hwy, the space is very upscale in decor and we found the tasting exceptional.

All in all a delightful way to spend a Friday Night and we will be eager to see what comes next in June, so join us and you too might find a treasure to take home and bring some Art Waves into your life...

Ruth J Jameson

May 9, 2017

Monday, April 24, 2017








ART EXPLOSION ! OCEANSIDE

DAYS OF ART ~ North County Sculpture Salon ~ Cinco de Mayo Art Walk May 5 Downtown Arts District Oceanside.

This year the Days of Art Festival was well attended, and it seemed as though there was a jubilation in the air which was extraordinary. One of the booths which was maned by Mary and next door Husband Joe gave me the sense that here among so many new folks was the foundation of our local art scene. Mary and Joe Villela. https://www.facebook.com/OceansideArtGallery/

Mary and Joe had their first Gallery in Oceanside on Mission. I first met Mary when I returned to Oceanside 8 years ago. Her ceramics are beautifully original in color and function. Joe paints in oils in the tradition of the Masters and his work shines with love of people and our beautiful outdoor scenery.
For several years they were located in the Carlsbad but the lure of Oceanside brought them back home and now they are located 713 Mission Ave suite C. http://oceansideartgallery.com/

Please join them for the festive Cino de Mayo Art Walk and be apart of the energy creating Oceanside's Art Waves in Downtown.




Wednesday, March 15, 2017



FREE FIRST SUNDAYS:
COFFEE AND CONVERSATION
 
First Sunday of every month, starting April 2, 12:00–2:00pm  
Free to all artists and creatives!
Join OMA’s Artist Alliance members for afternoon drinks and snacks. This is an opportunity to socialize with fellow artists, learn more about the community, and explore OMA for free.  

Monday, March 6, 2017






THE MIDNIGHT COWBOY OF ARTISTS ALLEY

Michael Rosenblatt

I first met him back in 1992, while opening my Studio in Artists Alley around 8:00 am which was early for me. I can't remember why I was there so early in the day, but here I was with a steaming cup of coffee and my German Sheppard Dog Kruger.

My Studio was the place which where my art world came into being, and the making of my  sculpture and oil paintings. On this beautiful morning, I was ready to go to finish some small horse sculptures so they could be taken to the Foundry in L.A. 

Out of the corner of my eye, I caught an image of a young man coming up the Alley toward me. Michael, it was he, and looking rather hungry and very very tired. A slow wave to me, and when closer, he said..." I pulled an all nighter again".  Michael Rosenblatt one of the true artists I have met in my lifetime. A Painter of his truth without reservation, and his drive to create was magnificent in  the prolific output of Michael's World of Art. His paintings have matured over the years, but those early years were the findings he loaded into the crucible of discovery and completion of visions.



Michael was one of the artists pioneers who started the Thursday Morning Art events in conjunction with the Farmer's Market in Oceanside. It was a weekly event in which artists from all over San Diego County came and painted live and sold their art works to the folks who came to buy thier weekly veggies and flowers. The very first time we had our Alley Artists doing their gig, Michael made of sale to a couple for 1300. This was huge in our small artist group and set high expectations of what we hoped would be a new and powerful element of culture for Oceanside. This happened before the Oceanside Museum of Art was born.   

While I was in residence in Artists Alley, Michael had many Midnight Cowboy rides, he became one with his visions and to this day, he still does his gig in Oceanside. He painted "live" at the First Friday Art Walk at the Oceanside Museum of Art. His dynamic vivid paintings traveling the huge distance from Artists Alley to the Museum...only a block  away in reality, but in our world of art, miles traveled.  

 
First Friday Art Walk Oceanside CA at the Oceanside Museum of Art

Wednesday, February 8, 2017




Dick Lyon Mayor of Oceanside
1923 - 2017


It doesn't get any better than This!

These were the words Dick Lyon said to me when he was interviewing me for the vacant Arts Commissioner position for the City of Oceanside. He was standing at a lectern in front of his office window looking out over the Pacific Ocean. This is my desk he told me “I hate to sit down when I can stand have the pleasure of this View.

This was in 1992. I was only a year's resident in the City of Oceanside when one morning there was in the local paper an announcement of a vacancy for the Arts Commission. I said to my husband Robert, “do you think I should apply for this position?” He said yes, and that's why I was now standing in the Mayor's office talking about Art.

I did not know him well, but he was a Great Man of many interests and abilities. His was a world view of the human condition, and this understanding of how humans related to each other was infused by his travels in the military and the many conflicts in which he fought for our Country. He told me that one of the bridges to the appreciation of other cultures was through the Arts, and so we had a common ground of understanding of one way to serve Oceanside.

Many a time on the way to my studio in Artists Alley as I was driving in my car, I could see Dick Lyon bicycling on the pathway next to 76...peddling away and waving to all as we went by. What a guy! We all looked up to him and knew that here was an exceptional man we had the privilege to call Mayor.

He was Mayor when I went before the City Council one fine day and asked that the Alley across from City Hall be designated Artists Alley. The case was made that my first studio could be a catalyst and this could be one day a venue patterned after the Gas Lamp district in San Diego. A banner was placed above the Alley proclaiming to all that here was something new. Something to replace the rampant decadence of the underside of Oceanside and bring a new force to our City which had never before had the Visual Arts as an element of Community. This force was the energy which combined with OCAF brought the Oceanside Museum of Art into being which changed the face of the City.

The Artists Alley Artists were the seed planters for all that followed and today there is energy, art murals, a flower shope and The beautiful Muramid Mural Museum. The trees are lighted at night, and music wafts though the air on the First Friday for the Four Seasons Art Walks...”It doesn't get any better than this...”

Dick Lyon


More at the Union Tribune


Tuesday, February 7, 2017


The Dawn of a New Day

Yesterday at the by-monthly meeting of our Arts Commission, there were actually people in the audience. How many times in the past years have I sat in the Council Chambers and no one was there but the Commission and Staff. What a wonderful feeling to have the Community come up to the lectern and have a passionate dialogue which they care about as Stakeholders in our Arts Community.

There were two board members from the Oceanside Museum of Art as well as the New Executive Director Maria Mingalone, Main Street Oceanside represented by Gumaro Escarcega, My favorite Union Tribute newspaper columnist, Lola Sherman, Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation board members, Dmitriy Demidov – Vice President, Ann Mortland OSAF Secretary, and others from our Oceanside Community.

I am happily optimistic about this new change for our Arts Community and I believe that it has a lot to do with the Commission's new liaison from the City council Jerry Kern. A champion for our Art Museum, the enthusiastic supporter of last summers Phantom Gallery, a continuing presence at the Muramid Mural Museum, and an advocate for funding for the Commission.

His warm and friendly presence at our Meetings will generate the perception for our City's commitment to the Arts as an economic driver for our business Community.

There was lively commentary from those in our audience concerning the participation of a Steering Committee to have a Stakeholders contribution of concerns and visions with the chosen Art Consultant who will be developing a Master Plan for the Arts in our City of Oceanside. We are hopeful that the Stakeholders in our City who have spent decades in creating events for the Arts, Supporting the Arts with their time, money. Blood, Sweat and Tears will have a voice in our City's unique needs in the implementation of a policy that will define our image in the Art World Regionally, Nationally, and Internationally for years to come.

We all look forward to this new and vigorous participation in the coming year. It does take all our collective efforts not just voices to make a difference for our vision of Oceanside to become an Arts Destination on our North Coast of San Diego County and Beyond!


Saturday, February 4, 2017







Find out what Our Arts Commission is promoting and the new opportunities for our Community Artists and Art Patrons.

On the Agenda; A new mural for Libby Lake...we do need the inspiration of our Artists and Community members to take their energy to this beautiful park which has had many problems over the past year. So hooray for the Arts lets help make a difference!

There is to be discussion about the RFP  for the Master Plan for the Arts for our City of Oceanside. We need our Community members to take a stand on the importance of a Stakeholders inclusion to the process. There should be an ad-hoc committee to be a dominate voice in this process. After all, OCAF, MSO, The Muramid Museum, The Oceanside Friends of the Arts and OMA are the folks who's  energies have made things happen in the Arts for the Past 25 years. They should not be ignored. I urge all of these organizations to show up on Monday and make their voices heard loud and clear

CA Arts Council Cultural Districts Pilot Program is also on the agenda for discussion. Again the organizations listed above should be proud to make this part of the Discussion, for Oceanside can be the hub for the Arts in North County if we make it our mission to participate.  

Monday, January 23, 2017

A Shining Light in Artists Alley...

From time to time, I have posts form other artists and writers contribute to this  blog.  Such is the post today, this story from Joanne Tawfilis who is the Founder of the Muramid Mural Museum and Art Center. She has brought new life and excitement to our City of Oceanside as a world wide contributor of the Arts.             

Twelfth Night” – A LIVE MURAL at the Muramid Mural Museum and Art Center

Amazing storms hit our beautiful Southern California coast this past week. Oh, how the howling winds and pounding rains pelted away at the metal roof as it felt like never ending rivers of rains would never cease. There were moments of quiet recession when the rains slowed down or stopped for a few moments, but would suddenly find the dark grey clouds roll right on back, returning again, descending with an even more aggressive piercing downpour upon Pacific Coast Highway.
But there, almost hidden in a shimmering new cultural phenomenon in a place called Artist Alley was the Muramid Mural Museum and Art Center. It was there that a merry cast of actors and production crew members rehearsed incessantly, built amazing set designs, sewed away on beautiful costumes and then for three weekends became the impassioned cast in a production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. The production, directed and produced by Gailee Walker Wells came to fruition with packed and nearly packed audiences giving way to intense and profound focus on the determination to make Theatre Arts West a reality.



The Muramid Mural Museum is focused on murals as its title implies. The museum resides in the center of the Artist Alley Complex in the former “LIVE” space once occupied by an antique shop, a dry cleaning operation and an art gallery or two. However, through the dedicated effort of Ms. Walker-Wells, the metal roof, cold cement floor and open space served as center stage for a pretty cool presentation of a seldom performed style of theater in North County.
It can be said that this writer is not an expert on theater performance or Shakespeare for that matter, but it has to be shared how the cast was truly courageous, determined, and dedicated to everything that should have “stopped the show” but together maintained how “the show must go on!” The environmental issues and Mother Nature all worked to try to deter the cast from making this debut performance, a failure. There were the circumstances of no heating system, that metal roof, the museum surroundings and lack of a bonafide stage that could reasonably accommodate a full blown play. Despite the fact that props, lighting and sound equipment were brought in, other issues like the lack of dressing rooms, mirrors for makeup preparation, storage for wardrobe and more could have been the bain of a performers commitment. Instead, the cast members, from those who performed the briefest of parts, to the stars of the play, kept that love of acting foremost in their efforts. There were two (or maybe more) times that the electricity went out and during tonight’s first half of the final performance because of the untimeliness of Southern California’s worst storm in history, the electricity for the whole building went dark!
And here is where these performers and the audience rocked my world. Flashlights, cell phone lights flickered on and off as cast members who were not “on stage” for the scene at hand literally ran from side to side of the staging area and in and out of converted “stage doors” and with tender expertise and of knowing their lines, supported their cast mates by shining their lights of love and care onto their fellow and sister actors. Several members of the audience did the same and I was touched remembering how this is exactly how our museum came into being.


It is that kind of dedication that I witnessed how they ran in and out of the pounding cold raindrops, some of them already sick with colds from late night rehearsals and lack of heat, to ensure the audience could enjoy a seamless performance that to the cast was void of normal stage accommodations and comforts to any deserving performer.
Yes, I stood on the sidelines delighted that just before the end of the first half, the building electric service flashed back on and despite the cold that had begun to chill me to the bone, I found myself affectionately feeling warmed at how the audience hung in there with great anticipation to see the second and final half of the performance.
And so, the show went on with the laughter and applause it so richly deserved and as the imaginary curtain came down and each of the actors took their individual and group bows, the small audience and I stood up and applauded with vigor and admiration. I had looked upon the faces of the actors throughout the rehearsals and performances as they reveled in their roles during those nights of acting with great intensity. As the owner of this “temporary staging”, I was proud of Gailee, proud of the cast and proud that despite the lack of so many infrastructures, that the passion behind the art, the dedication and determination of the “artists” and audience support showed us once again, how important the arts are in our communities. And that’s why the Muramid Mural Museum exists. It is a hallowed space, a place of good karma and welcoming warmth to artists and those that follow and love the arts. For this, I am grateful to my beloved husband’s belief and support and know that he would be proud of tonight’s peek at a classical art form that graced our community within these walls. I am thankful for our all-volunteer artists and staff and to our friends and family who helped us make all of this possible with a live mural of performing arts!
I don’t know if there is a possibility of nominating the producer/director or actors for some kind of an official award, but the reward is sweet and real, and what has always sustained me. The reward is a solid belief that knowing that the arts; be they visual, performing, spoken word, music, dance, poetry and other art forms would always be what cheers us during the darkest of storms (environmental or spiritual), whether they be in a little out of the way place called Artist Alley, in Hollywood, USA or any magical theater or stage throughout the world.
Joanne Tawfilis


January 22, 2017

Wednesday, December 21, 2016


From time to time, I post opportunities for regional artists on this blog...this is such an opportunity,,,




Call to Artists:
Skate Parks Murals

The City of Vista's Public Arts Commission is pleased to announce a Call for Artists for Murals at the two City Skate Parks which are slated to open Summer 2017.

Two stipends will be offered for each park. The city will offer a $9,000 stipend for the mural work at the park located at 400 N. Santa Fe Avenue. For the park located at 510 N. Santa Fe Avenue, the City offers a $6,000 stipend. Interested artists or artists teams may submit to work on one or both parks.

For consideration, artists are to submit a one or two page outline of their concept, a relevant resume, and portfolio images by January 26, 2017. Renderings are not required at the time of submission. Please refer to the call at the bottom of this email for complete information. 

The City highly recommends that interested artists and artist teams participate in the walkthrough of both locations on January 11, 2017 at 10 a.m. RSVP by Noon on January 10, 2017 to Rachel Beld via email.

Timeline:
Optional Sites Walkthroughs: January 11, 2017
Concept Submission Deadline: January 26, 2017 
Artist Interviews:
February 8, 2017
Selection by Public Art Commission: March 7, 2017
City Council Approval: March 14, 2017 (tentative)
Mural Completion: June 30, 2017

For information on the City of Vista's Public Art
program, click here:
vistapublicart.com 


Friday, December 2, 2016

CELEBRATE 
THE HOLIDAY SEASON IN THE ARTS DISTRICT IN DOWNTOWN OCEANSIDE


View a previous Season of Art Walk an event in 2015.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCrkgJ1hDcg



Hello! Tonight is the last of the First Friday monthly Art Walks which have been for the past two years a new opportunity for Artists and Art patrons to have an interaction between the Artists and the Community. The Oceanside Friends of the Arts will in our future be offering First Friday Art Walks as quarterly events. Entitled Four Seasons First Friday will have many of the same elements and are adding the First Saturday as an added plus for new experiences in the Arts.

Starting in March to celebrate Spring the Four Seasons First Friday will have venues in our local merchants, restaurants, galleries and Museums. Artists Alley will play a more prominent role in our events as will our City Plaza.

We urge you to come tonight and celebrate our Holiday Season and participate in Our Oceanside's Arts District for your shopping quests. We know that you will find great Art works, wonderful food, and make new friends in our Arts Community.


Ruth Jameson 


Artists are welcome to make inquires for next year. Contact  
Ruth Jameson or Susan Brown at:  https://apps.google.com/u/1/user/hub