Thursday, August 29, 2013

OMA Mega Exhibition Reception
Saturday, November 16
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Oceanside Museum of Art and San Diego History Center (SDHC) have collaborated with local art scholars to produce a joint exhibition that offers visitors a unique and diverse perspective from which to view our region’s landscape. Nature Improved: San Diego Artists Interpret Our Landscape, will open at SDHC on September 19 and at OMA on October 26 and will continue through January 26, 2014 at SDHC and February 23, 2014 at OMA.

This Painting of Michael Roenblatt is on View at OMA with the opening reception, "Nature Improved", this Saturday Evening. Come and have a wonderful time with our fellow Artists of  North County and become a Member today.

Michael Rosenblatt

A Young Artist of unbridled passion. Congratulations Michael on your upcoming shows at two prestigious Art Museums in San Diego County.

Michael will be showing at both OMA and the San Diego History Center this fall.  SDHC Members Only Reception is Sept. 19 (Sept. 19 – Jan. 26, 2014) and OMA’s Public Reception is Nov. 16 (Oct. 26 – Feb. 23, 2014).

I have known Michael Rosenblatt since 1993. We met in Artists Alley in Oceanside while we were both working day and night in our world of the hidden artists of Oceanside. In those days he could be seen walking up the alley in the early dawn, paint on clothes and hands with the eyes of the painter who was still in the thrall of “seeing” the vision becoming reality.

He was after coffee and I was just arriving at the Alley with my eyes half open … 5:30 being too early at my age.

“Another all-nighter” was all he said…I knew what he meant and gave him a hug. 
One of my most precious possessions is a self portrait of Michael. He was younger then, with hair and a beard. Now he is a man of great strength with the heavy brows of knowing his own vision of truth. Onward Dear Michael, keep the path of your truth and Thrive…  

Friday, August 23, 2013

Oceanside Museum of Art: OMA 
Launches Public Artist-In-Residency Programs w...: GREAT NEWS! Oceanside Museum of Art (OMA) just received a $150,000 Exploring Engagement Grant from The James Irvine Foundation  ...

Friday, August 9, 2013

A World of Beauty…Seaside Flowers

You enter into this beautiful small world created by Sherry Shelton and marvel at the wonderful change in the Promenade of Artists Alley. Here in Oceanside where the unexpected has become the now expected we find a Shop which is graced by the fragrance and enchantment of the Flora.

I remember when this Studio Space had another Artist from another Time. The years have given this Venue for the Arts a patina of use, it has had a struggle to find the fulfillment of our Dream for Artist Alley. Sherry has changed much of this aura for the Energy of Flower Power is visceral.

Looking down the Alley now you will see the welcoming yellow Sunflowers with their funny faces smiling at you and beckoning your presence to be part of a stroll to find new adventures in Artists Alley.

The Sunflowers will have a permanent presence here for the South Entrance is graced with an image of Vincent Van Gogh and his enigmatic smile of his Art World…

Sherry is a Colorado Girl. She is adventurous, courageous, engaging and most of all full of creative energy. She has been in the Floral Trade here in Oceanside for 20 years and is a confirmed supporter for all of the Arts here in Oceanside.

“The greatest joy I have is helping my customers create a custom made arrangement that will carry their message, as they are telling me about the situation and/or their loved one. They share with me their lives, and the flowers express their feelings”

As I gaze around the blue flowered interior of Sherry’s Studio I remember the yesteryear of when our Artists Alley was in full bloom. With Seaside Flowers, we now have “The Bloom” and are on our Way to find the luster which just awaits quiet now, inside the Studios along the Artists Alley of Oceanside CA.