Artist Alliance


Artist Alliance is an affiliate group of membership available to OMA members at any level for an additional fee of $20 per year per person. Current OMA members who add Artist Alliance to their existing membership level will continue to be current members until their existing expiration date. Annual renewals will include the membership level plus the Artist Alliance fee. Membership in Artist Alliance provides opportunities for interaction, visibility, and growth for artists in the region.

Artist Alliance members are featured in an online registry that can be linked to their artist website. If you have an artist website, Instagram page, or Facebook page you would like added to the registry please contact Katie Dolgov at with the URL.

Not a member? Click here to join now online, or call (760) 435-3724.


A Breath of Fresh Air: Artist Alliance at Brooks Theater Gallery

Artist Alliance members are invited to submit artwork created en plein air for A Breath of Fresh Air, an exhibition to take place at the Brooks Theater Gallery in downtown Oceanside.

Oceanside is one of only 14 designated California Cultural Districts and home to an eclectic, emerging art scene. OMA seeks to activate creativity in the community through partnerships with local organizations such as the historical Brooks Theatre in order to support our partners in celebrating art and creative expression.

Artwork will be juried and exhibition layout designed solely by Carol Naegele, Brooks Theater Gallery Curator.

This is a plein air exhibition; therefore, all artwork is to have been created outdoors on location. Artists are encouraged to submit work created during OMA’s Plein Air Festival, taking place July 24-30; however, this is not a requirement.

Submissions close: August 5, 2021
Acceptances Announced: August 18, 2021
Artist Reception: Friday, September 3 during First Friday Art Walk, 6:00-8:00pm.

Click here to submit for this show.

2021 Artist Alliance Biennial

This juried exhibition at OMA will feature a cross-section of the most noteworthy artwork from the museum’s talented Artist Alliance members.

Submissions Open: Mid-July, 2021
Submissions Close: October 4, 2021
Exhibition Opens: December 18, 2021

Plein Air Festival

Artists of all skill levels are encouraged to participate in this week-long event in Oceanside with a number of awards and art sale opportunities as well as a juried exhibition. Any artist may participate–they do not need to be members. However, members of OMA’s Artist Alliance group receive a discount on registration rates. Students may register for free.

Registration Opens: May 1, 2021
Festival Dates: July 24–31, 2021
Juried Exhibition: August 1–October 10, 2021

Click here for details and to register.

Hotel Project

The final call for submissions closed on June 3, 2019. 

> Click here for more information and FAQs about the project.


OMA holds a number of events that either feature Artist Alliance members’ artwork, are exclusive to Artist Alliance members, or offer free or discounted admission.

june, 2021

No Events

july, 2021

sun04jul9:00 am12:00 pmPlein Air Paint Out At Buccaneer Beach9:00 am - 12:00 pm

sun04jul12:00 pm2:00 pmCoffee And Conversation With OMA Artist AllianceCONNECT ONLINE12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

august, 2021

No Events



Plein Air Paint In

First Sunday of Every Month,  9:00am–12:00pm
With the Plein Air Paint Out on hold for the time being, everyone can continue painting with the Plein Air Paint In! Open to artists at any level—paint the world through your window, in your backyard, or from your studio during the event’s usual time. Afterward, join OMA’s Artist Alliance with a rejuvenating drink of your choice for a virtual Coffee and Conversation to share your work.

Coffee And Conversation

First Sunday of Every Month,  12:00–2:00pm
We’ve been asked to stay home, but we don’t have to be alone. Join Artist Alliance for a cup of coffee and enjoy some conversation with fellow artists. Sculptors, painters, photographers, artists of all disciplines are welcome. If you took part in the day's Plein Air Paint In, you are encouraged to share your work with the group.
Click here for information about how to connect to this virtual event.