A Breath of Fresh Air: Artist Alliance At Brooks Theatre

a breath of fresh air:
Artist Alliance at brooks theateR gallery

september 12–october 17, 2021

Juried By Carole Naegele

William Gullette, Twin Aspens, 2020. Oil, 12x9. Second Place Award Winner.

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“I'm a nature lover. So my plein air paintings are inspired by the natural world as opposed to the man-made or urban motifs. Plein air painting necessitates painting fast and loose, which fits my style. Correct shapes, values, and color. Stand back ten feet. Voila! Perfect! (Well, at least some of the time). Anywhere in the Sierra Madre or Zion National Park would be great painting locations. One needn't go any further. Both have inspired artists for generations. (Sorry, Grand Canyon, too overwhelming).”

Oceanside Museum of Art's Artist Alliance members were invited to submit artwork created en plein air for A Breath of Fresh Air, an exhibition taking place  in downtown Oceanside at the Brooks Theater Gallery.

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  Oceanside Theatre Company at the historic Brooks Theatre in order to support our partners in
celebrating art and creative expression.

Artwork was juried and exhibition layout designed by Carol Naegele, Brooks Theater Gallery Curator. This is a plein air-inspired exhibition; all artwork was created outdoors on location or inspired by local outdoor scenes. Many artists submitted works created during OMA’s Plein Air Festival, which took place July 24-30, 2021. 

Each of these artworks are available for sale to adorn your home. For pricing and purchasing, please contact Brooks Theater Gallery curator Carol Naegele at cnaegele@oceansidetheatre.org.


Featured Artists:



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Oceanside, CA 92054
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Gallery Hours: Sundays 1:00-4:00pm, September 9 through October 17
Additional events: October 17–18 Oceanside Culture Fest; October 1 First Friday Art Walk.

Header artwork: Margaret Larlham, Tethered Blue, 2021. Soft Pastel, 12" x 16".

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