Mickelson: Chair of the City of Oceanside Arts Commission, Vice-President
of Oceanside Museum
of Art, President, Creative
image of Oceanside, as a cultural arts center for North County and San
Diego is finally starting to be recognized. Carolyn Mickelson is proud
to be a part of this realization through her work in the community for
the promotion of the arts in our region. Carolyn is a graduate from
the University of Michigan with a Fine Arts degree. She has been a teacher,
and has worked in both print and broadcast advertising as an Art Director.
She currently owns Creative Designs, a full service graphic design company.
Carolyn Mickelson is involved in bringing both the performing and visual
arts to Oceanside showcasing local talent through a number of avenues.
As part of Oceanside Museum of Art, she has chaired the membership committee
and 5 fundraisers. Additionally, as a graphic designer, she has created
many invitations and promotions for the museum. As Chair of the Arts
Commission, she has overseen sculpture contests, the painting of utility
boxes, Concerts in the Park, installation of sculptures and murals for
the City and other projects. Carolyn Mickelson has helped organize,
promote and create graphics for the Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation,
including the Oceanside Days of Art and the Music Festival.
is your vision of the future of the Visual arts for San Diego?
"Through the arts, I would like to see the community celebrate
the diverse ethnic cultures in the region. I visualize the City of Oceanside
taking a leadership role in making the cultural arts an integral part
of the community. I am working in the forefront to help create an infrastructure,
or overlay, incorporating the performing and visual arts in the planning
of the City of Oceanside. There will be venues for theatre; poetry,
dance, music, technological arts, and environments plus funding for
sculptures, paintings, mosaics and multi-media. The cultural arts boost
the economy and help create a desirable location for businesses, employees,
residents and tourists."