OB-Exposed-2017-gray©Photo by Mike McCarthy
MAY 19, 2017 OB EXPOSED!
was a wonderful event as hundreds of attendees enjoyed seeing photographs of OB and PL while having refreshments provided by local establishments. Winning photos are hanging at the OB Business Center, 4876 Santa Monica Ave. Those that did not donate may pick up photos May 23-June 23 at OB Business Center.

OB EXPOSED! WINNERS: Special Subject Prize“25 year anniversary of the OB farmers market”:
Having a Dog-gone Time at the Farmers Market!,
Kathy Blavatt
People’s Choice: Coastal Blooms, Ted Putnam
Best In Show: The Colorful Alley’s & Trolls of Ocean Beach, Scott Therkalsen
Best Black & White: Center of My Universe, Melinda Therkalsen
Best Color: OB Love, Ed Hopkins
Best Vintage (Historic): Hotel Newport, Vince Adame
Best Child’s Under age 16 : Going  Up, John Burrel  
Best Special Effects: OB Sci-Fi, Ryan Knowl
OB Exposed! THANK YOU:
Food Donors:
Dee’s Newbreak Coffee Co. & Café, European Cake Gallery, Fran Del Santo, Gaslione Brothers, Newbreak Coffee Co. & Café (Beach), OB Quik Stop Liquor & Deli, Ocean Beach Peoples’ Organic Food Market, Olive Tree Market Place, Pepe’s
Food Table & Centerpieces: Stephanie Greenwald, Dedi Ridenhour & Susan James.
Opportunity Drawing Donors:
Bean Me Up Coffee, Dee’s  Newbreak Coffee Co. (Sunset Cliffs), Details Salon & Spa, Floral Fantasia, Lazy Hummingbird, Nelson Photo, Newbreak Coffee Co. & Café (Beach), OB Business Center, OB Mainstreet Association, Often Wander at Noon, Point Loma Masonic Center, Raglan Public House.
A “Special Thanks” to: Fran Del Santo & Joe Ewing for their photos as sales donations.
Judges: Cliff Beck, Joe Ewing, & Steve Rowell.

O.B. Thru The Eyes of a Photographer

Fran-Camera-Apr-2017OBHS Presented and inspiring and intragetic program by Fran Del Santo, April 20, 2017-  “O.B. Thru The Eyes of a Photographer” .  Fran is an OB Street Photographer who wears many hats that include: photographer, sign interpreter, motorcyclist, teacher, community supporter, and more.  Fran is well known in OB for her amazing street photography.
Due to Fran winning so many awards at the OBHS’s Annual OB Exposed! Photo Exhibit and Contest, she has been booted-up to the Professional Category where she exhibits her work. In this capacity she helps other contestants who need advise or mentoring. In 2016, she inspired seven participants to enter OB Exposed! And two of them took first place in separate categories for their wonderful photos.
Even though Fran’s husband John is no longer with us she carries on their personal motto: “If you love Ocean Beach give back to the community.” In this spirit Fran donates all of her entries to the Ocean Beach Historical Society in appreciation of their hard work for the community. Thank you Fran for your lovely photographs, energy and love for OB.