Oak Gallery is a fine art photographic boutique located in Carlsbad, California bordering the village of Carlsbad and the Barrio on Oak Avenue. Featuring artists that draw upon their experimental, imaginary, and conceptual seeing eye to bring unique and captivating photography at its finest. All photographic art is framed and/or matted, metal, acrylic or presented in alternative methods of presentation such as jewelry, leather bags, pottery, tintypes, tapestries, note cards, and more.
The idea of a gallery has been a dream of fine art photographer and owner Brandy Sebastian from the
Brandy Sebastian: Photo By Deb Hellman
time she was a young girl. Her long-time vision has always been to showcase her fine art along with other talented creators incorporating alternative means in which to share their art and in this case, photography. To have a place that not only shares with the public wall art but also the art of music, poetry, and food. Also to teach photography inspired classes of 6 to 8 students from a
variety of intermediate to more advanced courses, artist lectures, portfolio Brandy Sebastian & Jade McConnellOwners and makers of all handcrafted items of Sebastian & McConnell Bijouterie
reviews, and films are just a few of the offerings she hopes to provide at Oak Gallery. Also showcased at the gallery is a personal collection spanning of over eighty years in the vast array and the many styles of image makers, the camera. This special collection is on loan by friend and fellow business partner of Sebastian & McConnell Bijouterie, Jade McConnell.
This dream and vision could not have come to fruition without the love and support of her family, friends, and photographic community. Her mother Penny Kachuck, owner and operator of the Glass and Mirror Shoppe, and Brandy found a way to share Penny’s
Brandy, Smidge & PennyA split view of the shared space with Brandy Sebastian Oak Gallery and Penny Kachuck with Smidge of the Glass and Mirror Shoppe.
unique and special space. By sharing the space, it would benefit both her mom’s vision as a glass artist as well as Brandy’s dream of a gallery. Her father Gary Sebastian drove many hours to help in the
remodel of the glass shop utilizing many of Brandy’s visions of how the gallery space needed to feel and look. Her husband David Garcia was an immense support both emotionally and physically. Lucky for Brandy a newfound friend and fellow photographer had electrical skills that helped in the space having lights, outlets, and fans. Friends Barbara Beck, Donna Cosentino with The Photographer's Eye Collective, Jade McConnell, as well as others offered a listening ear, guidance, and support from the start of this amazing endeavor.
Without her community and their support this dream would not have been possible. Thank you!