In 1992 the Art Commission began searching for a venue for a museum that would be a “jewel of artistic importance.” The Arts Commission, being an advisory body only, turned over the administration of the museum to OCAF. In September of 1993 OCAF officially chose the name “Oceanside Museum of Art” and from that point forward they pursued the goal of acquiring the Gill Building, designed by architect Irving Gill, which was situated within City Hall. Once OCAF had officially approved the concept to establish an art museum in the Gill Building, the next step was to present the concept to the City Council. It would take the remainder of 1993 before OCAF was ready to officially present the City Council with the concept to convert the Gill Building into an art museum. The establishment of the Oceanside Museum of Art, however, created a third and somewhat independent entity. Now there were three working groups: the Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation, the OCAF Organizing Committee, and the Oceanside Museum of Art. On November 30, 1993, the City held a second meeting to allow public input concerning the redevelopment study. Members representing OCAF attended the meeting and communicated their intention to create a museum of art in the Gill Building. They also stated they hoped to raise $1.5 million and to bring their concept to the City Council in early 1994. The same day OCAF members hung a large banner across the front of the vacated Security Bank building. The banner read: Temporary Office – Oceanside Museum of Art. The North County Blade Citizen, (now the North County Times) published a photo of the banner on January 21, 1994. To the members of the Cultural Arts Foundation, a photograph of the banner in the Blade Citizen was no small event. Nearly five full years had passed since the original Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation first gathered in March, 1989. In December of 1994 the Articles of Incorporation for the Oceanside Museum of Art were filed with the State of California and the Gill Building was officially established as its headquarters. Shortly after the dissolution of the Organizing Committee for the museum and the activation of the authority of the OMA Board of Trustees over all museum business became final. And, finally, the activation of OMA’s 501(c)(3) nonprofit designation allowed donations to be received directly by the museum. The dream from nine years earlier was finally realized!