The Museum Ball 2018

The Museum Ball: Beneath The Sea

Saturday, July 28, 6:00–11:00pm

Oceanside Museum of Art’s highly anticipated annual gala is taking elegance to a new level at The Museum Ball: Beneath The Sea. Attendees will enjoy an artful 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.

A very special part of the evening’s festivities is the recognition of those individuals who will be awarded this year’s Medals of Distinction. The Medal of Distinction is the highest honor bestowed by the board of trustees to members of the museum who have made significant contributions to OMA. The 2018 honorees are Bram and Sandy Dijkstra and Robin Douglas. They will be presented with their medals at The Museum Ball.

This 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.


We wish to thank our generous sponsors, underwriters, and in-kind donors:


Title Sponsor

Rudy and Elizabeth Van Hunnick
in support of the


Bebe and Rusty Grosse

Coral Reef

Fenner Milton 
Bruce and Ann Mortland 
Ermie and Jim Terry
Cheryl Weiner


A Soothing Seed/Dave and Amber Newman
Clay and Paula Alexander
Drs. Hugh and Judy La Bounty
Jerry Harder
Glenn Zacher and Tricia Hopper
Billie Nunan
Colleen O’Harra
Steven and Lynn Jepsen
David and Victoria Povall
Rick and Cheryl Robinson 
Marty and Mary Rombotis
The San Diego Foundation 
Mary Scherr and Marvin Sippel
John and Sandy Todd


Ray and Sara Botts
Dale and Rita Geldert 
The Law Office of Michael P. McCarthy


Fenner Milton 
Ocean's Eleven Casino 


Helen Frey
Ermie and Jim Terry 


David and Victoria Povall
Strack Family Foundation 

Champagne Reception

Robin Douglas and Jim Mullady

Evening Printed Program

Clay and Paula Alexander

Invitation Printing 

Strack Family Foundation 
Mickelson Capital Consulting 

Premium Wine

Strack Family Foundation 
Sempra Energy


Online ticketing is closed. Please call (760) 435-3721 for availability.


Click here to download sponsorship information.


Click here to see what you’ll add to your wish list.


Click here to see what you might win for as little as $20. Winner need not be present.

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