Local Art Walk

November 2016


Cover art by Alex Alberti Curated by Cynthia Melfi

Click here to see profiles of many of the artists.

Below are the venues that participated in First Friday: Oceanside Art Walk for November 2016.


** A representative from Blick Art Materials will be at the Art Walk passing out art supplies! **



Artists and Events



704 Pier View Way

  • Kelly Halloran (live music)
  • free exhibitions: Beauties Beasts ;  Marjorie Nodelman: San Diego Artist ; Space, Structure, Light : The Art of Russell Forester



330 N Coast Hwy

at sunset: 

The Firelight Ladies and Lad (fire dancing)


last minute cancellation



212-C Artist Alley



212-D Artist Alley

Stephen M Jackson (paintings)



212-E Artist Alley

Myles McGuinness (photography)



212-F Artist Alley

  • Rick Elliott and Second Hand Smoke (live music)
  • Weldon May, master muralist (paintings)
  • Millie Zarco (paintings)
  • Sheila Wooten Montez (gourds)
  • interactive mural painting: Fairy Tale Mural Mile, to go to Italy
  • New Mural Exhibition from the Art Miles project
  • Murals from the Art Miles Mural Project



501 Mission Ave



605 Mission Ave 

multiple artists



605 Mission Ave 

John Sisley (paintings)



701 Mission Ave 



711 Mission Ave




713 Mission Ave

  • Mary Villela (ceramics)
  • Joe Villela (paintings)
  • Blake Kern (multimedia)



918 Mission Ave 

Star Party in the OPT parking lot, where you can image deep space from downtown!

6pm - 11pm


Alex Alberti

Alex Alberti is a photographer based out of Oceanside, CA. He has practiced photography for eight years, and he first specialized in photographing touring bands and sporting events to contribute to local news publications. Using and studying mostly digital media, Alex now practices photography with the goal in mind to bring an authentic and creative approach to the photojournalistic style which he practiced throughout college at the University of Toledo.

Having a driving passion to constantly create memorable photographs, learn, and progress is what fuels Alex as an artist.

He uses his background in photojournalism to capture and convey the feelings and emotions from a moment in time through his images, regardless of whether the subject is a surfer catching a wave, a football player scoring a touchdown, a beautiful sunset, or a couple at their wedding.

Alex plans to continue to expand his creative horizons by capturing stunning nature and landscape photos throughout California while focusing on photographing engagements and weddings.

Check out more on the artist website alexalberti.com, Instagram @alexalbertiphotography and Etsy alexalbertiphoto






Cory Patterson

Cory Patterson is a photographer at heart, who is absolutely and completely enthusiastic about his work. He lives in Ca. and thrives in capturing the artistic beauty of life and landscapes, and also brilliantly photographs high-fashion. Shooting 35mm, medium format and digital, he certainly has the knack for taking a perfect picture. 

Practicing photography for 16 years, Cory is always brainstorming and dreaming of what’s next. He does not compromise his ability to get the best shot. The camera is his tool and he wants nothing more than to capture life-as-it-happens photographs that are more than pleasing to the eye, but also fiercely expressive, creative, sublime.

Feel free to contact him for booking info at corypattersonphoto@gmail.com

Check out more on the artist website corypphotography.com, Facebook Cory Patterson Photography and Instagram @corypatterson

Todd C Hummel

The beauty of the ocean is unsurpassed. Majestic colors, mesmerizing movement, and captivating sights all thrive below the surface and create a sense of peace and intrigue. It is an honor to be able to capture this dreamlike world and share it with others.

Todd Hummel is an advanced certified diver who has visited some of the world's top dive destinations, including Indonesia, the Great Barrier Reef, Cozumel, Cayman Islands, Hawaiian Islands, Aruba and many other treasured locations throughout the Caribbean.

Trina Louise Barnes

I am an inspirational Photographer and shoot anything and everything that inspires me. I sell my canvases, metal, Photo Gifts etc. My goal as a photographer is to inspire each and every person I come in contact with through my lens. I am a mother of four beautiful children and absolutely love what I do.

Check out more at the artist website and Facebook An-Inspirational-Touch-Photography

Pete Harwood

My passion is capturing and sharing local natural beauty with my camera.

I've lived in North San Diego County side 1987. Raised a family and spent many happy hours on Oceanside beaches. The kids are grown and pretty much gone (there's one 23 year old on his way out) and my wife and I are Oceanside residents just a quick walk from the harbor and pier.

Check out more on the artist website.

Blake Kern

“I begin with an idea or sense of where I want to go, and by the end of the process I often find myself somewhere unexpected. The piece just takes on a life of its own. I know when the piece is complete because it just feels right.” My goal is to not only evoke an emotional response, but to tell a story.

Blake Kern, an Oceanside resident who has lived in North County since 1975. Married for nearly 43 years, she has two adult children, and two grandchildren. Blake is a retired educator and is enjoying her new found time exploring her personal creativity. Blake has found her niche in collage and mixed media work, whether it be on canvas, in a box, or a book. Blake enjoys writing poetry, which becomes the story behind the art in her sometimes rather dark and mysterious books. Creating altered books and altar boxes is a way for her to focus on a particular theme and develop the layers of texture and 3-D effect that is not obtainable with canvas or paper.

Firelight Ladies

Amalia is originally from Chicago,IL and moved to beautiful Oceanside one year ago. Amalia brought with her a deep passion for flow art which is a type of interpretive dance using various props and dancing styles. It all started at a young age when she participated in many different forms of dance and baton twirling. Amalia got her hands on some fire poi when she was 18. After being active in the Chicago music scene she evolved into a fire performer by the time she was 21. Unlike many physical arts, learning flow arts (poi, fans, hoops) does not usually involve formal education. A strong sense of community and self-teaching are key elements of modern flow art. She found herself performing for music festivals and clubs in Chicago along the way she keeps adding to her list of props to dance with. Fire is the passion element and Amalia has a passion for dancing with fire. Being new to Southern California she is determined to start a fire flow performing group. She's currently reaching out to the San Diego flow community looking for others to perform with. During the the day you can find Amalia working at Apotheque spa where she does hair and teaches a fitness Hula-Hoop class in the spring and summer.

Kelly Halloran

Kelly Halloran is a singer-songwriter, who started writing songs in 2006.

She believes in the power of music as a universal language. Her style is countryesque and can have a kick of jazz, sass, pop, rock, whatever is needed to serve the song.

She has performed as a solo artist and with her band Sequin in the Sky. She has performed at Carlsbad Flower Fields, in Oceanside at Crossroads Stagehouse, Sunshine Brooks Theatre, Star Theatre, and sang at the Oceanside Days of Art and in “That’s Amore” at the Oceanside Cultural Arts Center Valentine Fundraiser Show.

Several of her original songs have been recognized by the Song of the Year contest online. Her song, Lonely Night in Paris was a part of a compilation cd.

Kelly has 5 music videos available on YouTube, two of them were in the Oceanside International Film Festival (Boo!Koo! in 2013 and Eye of the Storm in 2014). Her music is available on iTunes (Kelly Halloran and Sequin in the Sky). Kelly has 4 music videos in progress and is currently writing her first musical, Angel Girl. Kelly has grown to love all aspects of filmmaking and stage production.

Kelly is also a Dermatology Nurse Practitioner at Oceana Dermatology in Carlsbad.

Check out more at Facebook SequinInTheSky and YouTube SequinInTheSky

Kathleen Ossiander

I am a local Artist. I enlisted in the Army another lifetime ago and it was there that I learned to draw and paint. After 17yrs of boots and rucksacks I left to go back to school for a degree in Health Science. I put down my brushes and pens and began my career in the Dental Field. Now my life and family have brought us to Oceanside and it is here that I have rekindled my passion for Art. Today I am taking classes with Charlotte Collosia at the Art Beat in Vista.

The " What's in your head?" series is something I have been working on. I enjoy illustrating with watercolor and ink. The abstract ocean scenes are using a mono print style, using water colors.

Taylor Gallegos

Taylor Gallegos has been exhibited in solo and group shows in art galleries and businesses throughout the western United States and abroad. His work is in public and private collections from Hawai’i to Italy.

Taylor has always loved, created and studied art. He was born in Boulder, Colorado, and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts with a double concentration in both Painting and Drawing from Colorado State University. To expand on his formal education and artistic practice, he went abroad in 2004 to study, paint and draw in Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy. Since then he has lived and worked in the world of art practicing his craft in many different mediums and styles. Taylor now lives and makes art in Fallbrook, California, twenty minutes from the ocean that he visits often for fun, connection to the world and deep inspiration.

Check out more on the artist website taylorgallegos.com

Oceanside Museum of Art Artist Alliance

The Artist Alliance is a membership affiliate group dedicated to the support of the Oceanside Museum of Art. It provides opportunities for interaction, visibility and growth for artists in the region.

For more info, check out the website.

The Artist Alliance appears monthly on the patio of the Oceanside Museum of Art

The Center for the Arts at TERI, Inc

The Center for the Arts at TERI, Inc in Oceanside CA opened its studio doors in 2007. The Art Studios provide a space for artists with autism and other developmental disabilities to collaborate, experiment with sensation, personal expression and to connect to you, as audience. The work is expressive and often collaborative; thus giving the opportunity of participation to people of diverse abilities. The greater body of work is in acrylics on various platforms, but includes creation in collage, mosaic, and mixed media.

Myles McGuinness

He’s a waterman and cameraman, can communicate verbally and visually, and manages brand strategy as well as he does typography. He is a Creative Director whose intuition and experience allow him to break from the script but stay exactly on-strategy. A fine artist backed with facts. And a shooter whose precision focus coexists with a broad depth of field. Instead of dictating, he integrates, shifting roles to fit the project, crew, client and shot at hand. Everything else just gets in the way of the idea.

He follows a basic principle: always go the extra mile.


These images have been exhibited & published internationally in U.K., Brazil, France, Italy, Japan, Germany, Australia, U.S. and recognized by: American Advertising Federation (AAF), National Geographic, The Smithsonian,  Oceanside Museum of Art, Surfer, The California Surf Museum, Communication Arts Photo Annuals, PDN Photo Annual and a Follow the Light Finalist.

Images Represented by : Aurora Photos (US), The California Surf Museum (CA), and 6Feet and Perfect (France).

Check out more on the artist website 9mphoto.com, Facebook 9mphoto, Instagram @9mphoto, Tumblr 9mphoto.