Wednesday, May 23, 2018


The City of Oceanside Parks & Recreation is excited to bring you the 1st annual Sunday Night Jazz Series. Join us under the stars as you enjoy the melodies, rhythm, and sounds of the Gregory Michael Band, Jimmy William Band, and the
Big Band Jazz Hall of Fame!  Concert dates are June 24, July 22, and August 19.  Relax and kick-back as you enjoy complimentary hor d’ oeuvres with free wine and beer or dance the night away to this live musical experience. 
The shows are from 6:00-9:00 pm at the El Corazon Senior Center. (3302 Senior Center Drive in Oceanside) 
Tickets just went on sale for only $20 per show!
Tickets can be purchased by going to
For more information about Oceanside Parks and Recreation programs, please visit, call (760) 435-5041, or on Facebook at “City of Oceanside Parks & Recreation.”

Senior Service Team,

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Dear Friends and Colleagues

As we continue to celebrate Oceanside as a Cultural Arts City, the East side of Oceanside is beginning to have an art energy of its own. We who live and create in East Oceanside are energized by the new venues which are becoming a welcome harbinger of great things to come. The Heritage District has long been the center of our Cultural awareness, and for visitors a must see. The San Luis Rey Mission  and Heritage Park are the time honored center for our Visitors far and wide.   

As our City's Master Plan for the Arts becomes our guide for the future, one of the elements mentioned is to have venues for the Arts which are not necessarily traditional galleries.

To this end, The New O'side Bakery is presenting art on their walls for their patrons of good food. It is widely known that good food and art go together. So in June we are presenting the first of many openings for this upscale eatery.

is our first Artist with Pete Harwood and other regional artists to follow every two months. Patrick will be at the O'side Bakery for June and July. Photographer Pete Harwood for the months of August and September. We will have an opening for each artist who displays in this engaging venue.

We hope you will join us to celebrate our newest venue for the Arts in Oceanside, to let the whole world know that here in East O'side we will be a player in the world of arts for our region.
Pete Harwood   Oceanside Pier

Thursday, May 10, 2018


Julia Fister A Winner for the Arts and Education

Studio Ace received a 9000. grant from the Oceanside Charitable Foundation last night. Studio Ace will support the Community Arts Education Project with six Community projects this year. 

The Studio Ace is located next door to the East Oceanside Library. I first met Julia Fister when she was a volunteer at the Oceanside Museum of Art  in 2010. She was a glowing light for the Museum with her engaging personality and love of the Arts.

She then became the Director of Education for the Museum and was the originator of the Art Quest Program at OMA.  I was privileged to work with her for three years teaching the 5th Graders of our Oceanside Unified School District about making art in many different genres. She also presented the children historical insights about how the arts have changed over the years from the classical forms to the present digital arts we know in our everyday lives. 

Julia's new studio will be a guiding light for Children, Adults and schools in the East O'side and for our many diverse communities. Her door is always open. So, come by and welcome Julia to the place where the Arts and Education will grow and thrive...welcome Julia !!! 

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Artist Patrick N. Brown
Exhibition at the O'side Bakery
Oceanside CA


A while back I wrote a lament about the many doors of Artists Alley closing to Artists. The rents for studios have skyrocketed out of sight in Downtown Oceanside and most probably will never return to the level that an Artist could afford to be in Artists Alley. The Dream of Artists Alley is now a beloved memory for most of us, and we will whenever possible return to take part in special events. Possibilities remain with the vision of sculptures along the side of the Alley. Perhaps in our new Master Plan for the Arts in Oceanside, this could be an element to which the muse of the alley could smile about...

Now as I hoped, a doors are opening in our Cultural Heritage District in East Oceanside. The Muramid Mural Museum is soon to open next door the the San Luis Rey Bakery and Restaurant near the Mission. Julia Fister has opened her new studio, Studio ACE next door to the East Oceanside Library. And another door will open in June at the new O'side Bakery on Old Mission Ave.

Studio Ace will open in June with the programming in the visual arts for kids, adults, and programs which will be off site. The Studio is located in the Mission Plaza Real next door to the Library. The area is one of our oldest sites of the valley ranches. The Davy Jones Ranch used to be at the corner of what is now Rt.76 and Douglas. This is where the white horse in many of my paintings used to live. The old buildings are still there. a testament to when the Valley was a quiet place of green hills and many livestock.

Our Heritage District is a treasure for our historical record. The San Luis Rey Mission, the Heritage Park, and is now the new site where our beloved Muramid Mural Museum is located. We are eagerly awaiting the reopening of this most colorful and art inspired place to work. Joanne Tawfilis has completely renovated the old house located next to the San Luis Bakery and Restaurant, the address: 480 North El Camino Real, Oceanside, CA 92058. 

One more door will open on June 14th . The O'side Bakery located in the same center as Studio ACE will have their first opening for a fine art exhibition. Patrick N. Brown an artist of wondrous paintings will be our first exhibitor. The address is 3815 Mission Ave suite 101. The french pastries are my downfall...more treadmill work in my future. 

"Cyprus Tree Dream " Patrick N. Brown

A vision is building for the site of the closed Pacifica School in East Oceanside. Pacifica Farm a place where the vision is to grow good food, have healthy eating promoted with classes, a Farmers Market and quite possibly a place where performance can celebrate the fine art of the growing the good seeds of our lives.

More doors will open. The idea of an Art space in storage units is something to consider. The Bridge Storage in Richmond Ca has seen great success in attracting artists to these unique spaces, which in turn is building a new magnetic Art scene in the greater Richmond area...I see a lesson here.