Virtual Road Trip: Impressions Of California

Set out on the open road with Robin Douglas as your guide to an incredible treasure trove of art museums along the Southern California coast. Inspired by OMA’s current exhibition GIFTED: Collecting the Art of California at Gardena High School, 1919-1956, witness the majesty of the Golden State through the eyes of California Impressionists, painters of color and light. Visit esteemed collections up and down the coast, with a few brilliant surprises and local tips for eating on the road. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the art-inspired ride.

Tour stops include the Laguna Art Museum, the Irvine Art Museum, the Norton Simon Museum, and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.



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Behind The Exhibition: Contemporary Quilts

Join curator Beth Smith and exhibitions manager Katie Dolgov for a deep dive into the expansive and boundary-pushing world of contemporary quilting captured beautifully in OMA’s upcoming exhibition Southern California Contemporary Quilts. Take a behind-the-scenes look at how fiber artists in the field today capture a myriad of images to convey their experiences and explore how this invitational exhibition boldly taps into ground-breaking construction techniques that bring a new definition to the ever-evolving concept of transforming cloth into art. This is the perfect introduction to the art and artists of Southern California—and a great way to plan your next in-person visit to the museum.



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Plein Air Paint In

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 virtual Coffee and Conversation to share your work.

Coffee And Conversation With OMA Artist Alliance

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.

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—especially if you participated in the Plein Air Paint In earlier in the day. Send a copy of the image prior to the event by following these simple steps:

  1. Make sure your image is a jpeg file and is sized to at least 1920 pixels on the longest side.
  2. Save your file as “CNC artwork_[YOUR NAME]”
  3. Email your image to Larry Vogel at vogelart@cox.net with the subject line “OMA First Sunday: [YOUR NAME]”

 

Coffee And Conversation With OMA Artist Alliance

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.

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—especially if you participated in the Plein Air Paint In earlier in the day. Send a copy of the image prior to the event by following these simple steps:

  1. Make sure your image is a jpeg file and is sized to at least 1920 pixels on the longest side.
  2. Save your file as “CNC artwork_[YOUR NAME]”
  3. Email your image to Larry Vogel at vogelart@cox.net with the subject line “OMA First Sunday: [YOUR NAME]”

 

Plein Air Paint In

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 virtual Coffee and Conversation to share your work.

SmallTalk: The Roots Of Our Troubled Present

Conceived by art historian and former San Diego Union-Tribune art critic Robert L. Pincus, this SmallTalk will explore his longstanding interest in the way the present-day shortcomings, problems, and crises in society—from racist police practices to xenophobic attitudes toward immigrants to the intrusion of religious beliefs into politics—are rooted in the past. Join Pincus as he moderates a Socratic discussion with artists Alanna Airitam, Debby and Larry Kline, and Marcos Ramírez ERRE on the relationship between art and pressing social and cultural issues of the moment as well the history of those issues.

(image: What If We Could Do 1963 All Over (detail) by Alanna Airitam—No: 104 in OMA’s Art Auction)



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Coffee With A Collector: Hugh Davies

A well-curated collection of artwork can be a work of art in its own right. Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego’s director emeritus Hugh Davies joins OMA’s executive director Maria Mingalone over a cup of coffee as they chat about the purpose and joy behind building a world-class collection of art. These two pillars of the San Diego art scene will deconstruct their personal motivations to collect, offering wisdom and encouragement to those inspired to grow collections of their own from OMA’s Art Auction.


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Virtual Studio Visit: Deanne Sabeck

Enter the creative and personal world of dichroic glass artist Deanne Sabeck during OMA’s new series of Virtual Studio Visits. Featuring artists from the upcoming virtual Art Auction, learn about their artistic processes and sources of inspiration while taking a behind-the-scenes look at where the work happens. The dynamic connection that artists have with their physical space will come alive in these one-of-a-kind tours rarely available to groups outside of collectors or museum professionals. Click on the links below to register for each event and to receive directions to access the live stream from any device.


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Art Auction: Behind The Scenes

This year, the Art Auction is taking a dynamic turn with everything up for bid online! Be a part of supporting art and artists while also indulging in a little retail therapy with behind-the-scenes General Admission access before the auction opens to the public. Tune in to the live stream and hear from Art Auction artists like Ellen Dieter, Steve Eilenberg, Matt Forderer, Beata Edyta Mierzwa, Rebecca Nebert, and Marie Tartar. Register now for access and enjoy the Buy Now option to secure your favorite piece(s) before the auction opens to the general public.


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR BEHIND-THE-SCENES ACCESS $50
General Admission Artwork Preview Bidding opens Sunday, June 7 at 9:00am
Events included:
This behind-the-scenes live stream event on Saturday, June 13 at 6:00pm