Plein Air Exclusive Painting Locations

Select opportunities are available for artists registered for the Plein Air Festival to paint from two private property locations on a first-come, first served basis.


Holiday Inn Observation Deck, 1401 Carmelo Dr, Oceanside, CA 92054

Three artists can be accommodated each day, 10:00am-6:00pm.


Register for July 26, Register for July 27, Register for July 28, Register for July 29



Beach House Winery, 1534 Sleeping Indian Rd, Fallbrook, CA 92028

Four artists can be accommodated each day, 9:00am-5:00pm.


Register for July 26, Register for July 27, Register for July 28, Register for July 29

VIP Preview – 2021 Plein Air Festival Juried Exhibition

Be the first to experience the 2021 Plein Air Festival Exhibition and sip on champagne before the crowds. With exclusive access to the online auction including a Buy It Now feature, enjoy the opportunity to view and collect artworks from prominent plein air painters in a relaxed and stylish atmosphere.


VIP Tickets $125


Photo by Alexander Naglestad


Plein Air Festival Awards Celebration

Celebrate the culmination of our inaugural festival with fellow artists and art lovers. Mingle over refreshments, view and bid on paintings selected for the 2021 Plein Air Festival Juried Exhibition, and purchase your own original work of art at the Plein Air Art Mart. Join us as we recognize the outstanding paintings in various categories and award the winning prizes, including Best In Show judged by Jean Stern. As we put a stamp on a week of outstanding creativity, gather with old and new friends alike to raise a glass to Oceanside’s first ever Plein Air Festival. Cash bar available, all Awards Celebration attendees will receive one complimentary drink ticket.


Visitors $20 

Plein Air Festival artists attend free and will be on a list at the event check-in station.


Plein Air Art Mart

Artwork submitted for jurying and judging but not selected for the exhibition will be part of a one-day sale. Taking place directly behind the museum, you can find the next gem for your collection at pricing accessible to any level of collector, or simply browse the hundreds of artistic interpretations of Southern California’s natural beauty and built environment created over the course of the preceding week. The sale will be open both before and after the Plein Air Festival Awards Celebration taking place just around the corner at OMA, making it an exciting way to start or end your day of celebrating art in the open air. 



Admission to the Plein Air Art Mart is free and does not require reservations.


Artwork pictured by Kate Joiner.



 

Coffee And Conversation With OMA Artist Alliance

Join Artist Alliance with a cup of coffee and enjoy some conversation with fellow artists online. Sculptors, painters, photographers, and artists of all disciplines are welcome.


Click here to join the online meeting room.  

Join the conversation from a computer, tablet, or smartphone. You will need an internet connection, speakers, and a microphone.


Feel free to snap a photo of what you are currently working on to share with the group. Send a copy of the image prior to the event by following these simple steps:

  1. Make sure your image is a JPG file and is sized to 1920 pixels on the longest side.
    Click here for help with resizing your artwork.
  2. Save your file as “CNC artwork_[YOUR NAME]”
  3. Email your image to Larry Vogel at lavogelart@gmail.com with the subject line “OMA First Sunday: [YOUR NAME]”

 

Plein Air Paint Out At Buccaneer Beach

Open to artists at any level, join OMA’s Artist Alliance for this non-instructed opportunity to paint en plein air with peers at Buccaneer Beach in Oceanside. Tune into Coffee and Conversation after to share your work with Artist Alliance members over a cup of coffee until 2:00pm. 


Artwork pictured by Lydia Velarde.

First Friday Art Walk: Music At The Museum With Whitney Shay

Explore the exhibitions for free starting at 5:00pm and stay for the free concert as Oceanside’s First Friday Art Walk extends into the night with the electric energy and soulful style of four-time San Diego Music Award winner Whitney Shay. The music starts and cash bar opens at 6:30pm. 

Capacity may be limited, and we don’t want you to miss a thing! Ensure you’re in by clicking here to secure a free ticket ahead of time or click here for one of the exclusive VIP tables of four for $50

Save time in line at the bar and click here to purchase your drink tickets ahead of time for beer or wine ($7) or premium wine by the glass ($14).

It’s going to be a great night as we welcome the start of summer and we can’t wait to share it with you!



Free General Admission (museum at 5:00pm, concert at 6:30pm)


Exclusive Reserved VIP Table For Four $50


Drink Tickets: Beer or Wine $7, Premium Wine $14



Two-Day Workshop: Contemporary Pop Art Painting

MONDAY & WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2 AND 4

Are you intrigued by fast food? How about commercial objects and their wrappers? Join Robin Douglas to represent the real and imagined existence of mass-produced favorites through a variety of painting methods. Meet guest artist Taylor Chapin and hear about the intent and inspiration behind her exhibition at OMA, Consumption Capital. All supplies for your original artwork will be provided.



Members $60, Visitors $90

Members will need to sign in online to receive their discount at check out.

Limited space is available. This event will be held onsite at OMA in compliance with CDC, state, and county guidelines. Sanctioned social distancing will be followed and masks that cover both the nose and mouth are required to be worn at all times.


Artwork pictured by Taylor Chapin from her Consumption Capital exhibition at OMA.



 

Taste of Art: Rorschach Print Painting à la Andy Warhol

Create a unique image for the world to decipher based on the classic Andy Warhol series inspired by Hermann Rorschach’s amorphous ink blots. Follow Warhol’s process of painting one side of a canvas and then folding it vertically to imprint the other half to produce your own symmetrical work of art. Join Robin Douglas for an introduction to the work of a Pop Art icon, and enjoy drinks and appetizers before completing your own Rorschach-style print. All materials provided. 



Members $40, Visitors $50

Members will need to sign in online to receive their discount.


Limited space is available. This event will be held onsite at OMA in compliance with CDC, state, and county guidelines. Sanctioned social distancing will be followed and masks that cover both the nose and mouth are required to be worn at all times.


Pictured: Two of Andy Warhol’s 1984 Rorschach prints.



 

O’side Murals Walking Tour

The creative spirit unique to the community of Oceanside is on prominent display through its stunning and vibrant collection of outdoor murals. Explore this state-recognized Cultural District through the lens of public art. Join local arts advocate Brigid Parsons for a walking tour that will lead you through the heart of downtown O’side to hear the hidden stories behind the creation of some of its most impressive works of art. As a special perk, participants will also receive free admission to OMA for the day.  



Members $10, Visitors $15

Members will need to sign in online to receive their discount.


Pictured: Mural by Skye Walker on the Star Theatre.