Female Art Expo

Don’t miss the Female Art Expo featuring art classes for all ages. 

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2023 Artists

Luz Helena Thompson


Luz Helena Thompson // Imagery Artworks

Luz Helena Thompson is a Colombian artist and Marine Corps Veteran. She is a self-taught artist based on the Southern California coast, best known for her handcrafted intricate glass mosaic artwork. Her custom creations have been featured across the United States. Thompson’s work is inspired by her military service and deep sense of patriotism. Design, art and creative expression have been a very important part of Luz’s life from a very early age. Finding inspiration everywhere she goes Luz has the ability to turn everything she touches into a stunning work of art. She is an artist by nature, with a style all her own that is fresh, creative and unique. Thompson received a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from PennWest University - California in 2014. Luz's meticulous attention to detail and innovative concepts have led her to teaching art professionally and working from her private studio in Oceanside, California.

Julia Fister // Studio ACE

Studio ACE is an arts education nonprofit (501c3) located in the San Luis Rey Valley in Oceanside. Its mission is to enrich lives through Arts, Community and Education. Studio ACE believes that the arts should be affordable and accessible to all and defines its mission through this principle. This is accomplished through free or low cost art classes for kids, teens and adults as well as a variety of other art class offerings. They offer special programming for under-resourced groups and participate in fairs, festivals and school programming throughout the year providing a free arts experience to complement each event. Most of all, Studio ACE wants people to know that art is for everyone, so come join us for some creative fun!!

Nicole Miller

For as long as I can remember, I have had a passion for art. All I have ever wanted to do is create things! While growing up in Ocean County, NJ, my love for the ocean and the beach has definitely driven my subject of artwork. I remember sitting in class in Middle School and High School sketching waves at the top of my notebooks. I earned a degree in Art Education at The College of New Jersey. For my first four years out of college, I taught elementary/middle school art and I used my summers,as I always did, to invest myself into my own artwork. About five years ago, I left my home in NJ to take my paints down to Key West, FL, where I decided to finally take the leap in 2020 to quit teaching and become a full time artist. In June 2022, I relocated to San Diego, CA. where I continue to pursue this passion of mine. I am extremely appreciative of my opportunities & where I am today!