Thursday, May 16, 2019



JANINE FREE
OPENING 
JUNE 13, 7:30 PM
at
O'side Bakery Oceanside
Presented by the Oceanside Cultural Arts 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: janinefree@gmail.com

The exhibition runs from June 11 - August 11, 2019 

Thursday, March 21, 2019

CHERYL EHLERS 
ART WALLS @ OCEANSIDE BAKERY
EXHIBITION APRIL 16 ~ JUNE 10, 2019




OPENING APRIL 18. 7:30 PM - 9:30 pm

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. 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. 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).

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”.

Visit her website at https://cherylehlersart.com , Video: “Pieces of Jazz” at https://youtu.be/toklhkf5Idg

Thursday, January 17, 2019



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