The Museum Ball 2017

The Museum Ball: Puttin’ On The Ritz

Saturday, July 22, 6:00–11:00pm

Oceanside Museum of Art’s highly anticipated annual gala is taking glitz and glam to a new level at The Museum Ball: Puttin' On The Ritz. Attendees will enjoy an elegant and captivating evening of dining and dancing under the stars. The night commences with a sunset champagne toast on the expansive Biogen-Idec museum terrace before party-goers proceed to the Oceanside Civic Center Plaza where cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and an al fresco dinner from Crown Point Catering will be served.

The live auction promises to have everyone’s paddles in the air competing to be the highest bidder on a variety of exclusive handpicked items. Guests will then dance the night away to the lively entertainment of local classic rock legends, The Fabulous Ultratones.

The opportunity drawing will have even those not in attendance clamoring to buy tickets for a chance to win a variety of premier prizes, as winners need not be present to win. The drawing tickets are $20 for one, $50 for three, or $100 for eight, and purchasers can designate which prize they’d like the opportunity to win.

This special evening is also a time to recognize the museum for its dynamic vision within our North San Diego County communities. Funds raised at The Museum Ball directly support OMA’s engaging events, top-notch art exhibitions, and critical educational programming for members and visitors of all ages. We hope you will join us for this vibrant evening in support of OMA.

Become A Sponsor

As a sponsor, your name or company will be connected with this fabulous event and your generosity will go a long  way toward sustaining and expanding OMA’s exhibitions and programs. Click here to learn more.

Many Thanks To The Museum Ball Event Sponsors
Title Sponsor

Rudy and Elizabeth Van Hunnick
in support of the

Presenting Sponsor

Tri-City Medical Center

Glitter and Gold Sponsors
Rusty and Bebe Grosse
David Mickelson (in loving memory of Carolyn Mickelson)
Glamour and Glitz Sponsors

Assemblymember Rocky Chavez and beautiful wife Mary
Bruce and Ann Mortland
Billie Nunan
Jim and Ermie Terry
Cheryl Weiner

Park Avenue Sponsors
Clay and Paula Alexander
Mike and Sandi Blessing, BNCC, Inc.
Sara and Ray Botts
Jerry Harder
Steven and Lynn Jepsen
Hugh and Judy La Bounty
Colleen O’Harra, Esq.
Ocean's Eleven Casino
A Soothing Seed/Dave and Amber Newman
David Nydegger
Rick and Cheryl Robinson
Marty and Mary Rombotis
The San Diego Foundation
Kevin and Ellen Stotmeister
Jim and Ermie Terry
John and Sandy Todd
Top Hat Sponsors

Dale and Rita Geldert
Deputy Mayor Chuck Lowery
The Law Office of Michael P. McCarthy
Dr. and Mrs. Nicholas Roberti

Thank You To The Underwriters And In-Kind Donors

Pamela and Paul Kelly

Champagne Reception

Robin Douglas and Jim Mullady

Premium Wine

Jan and Gael Strack
Terri Zimdars

Evening Bar

Jan and Gael Strack

Themed Décor

Michelle D’Elia
Katherine Mulderrig


Robin J. Lipman
Jack and Pamela Morgan

Invitation Design and Graphics

Marilyn Agredano and Dana Morotta, Divagrafix

Mailing Services

ZUZA, Marketing Asset Management

Security Guards

Rancho Santa Fe Security Systems


Allie’s Party Equipment Rental, Inc.


For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Merry Lampinen at (760) 435-3726 or click here to email. 
$225 per person
before June 30
and $250 thereafter

Dinner Choice
Seating Preference


Click here to download sponsorship information.