Plein Air Paint and Prosper

Be a part of this special two-day dynamic paint-out at Seaside Flowers and Gifts, hosted by OMA Artist Alliance! Bring all your usual outdoor painting gear to this charming cottage flower shop with neighboring street scenes. Check in with Paint Out Volunteer, Andrew Johnson, on either mornings then explore the area and select your favorite scene to paint. Whether you’re a first-time painter or a seasoned pro, this event welcomes artists of every skill level.


We’re thrilled to offer all participating artists the opportunity to set up and sell their art on location while they paint! Take up this unique opportunity to create, showcase your talent, and connect with fellow plein air painters and art enthusiasts.



Please Note: This is a non-instructional event.



Event Bonus: When you are finished painting on Sunday, October 1, bring your painting to the Museum for the Artist Alliance-hosted event, Coffee and Conversation. The event is FREE and runs from 12:00-2:00pm. This is a great opportunity for networking and showing off your artwork to the art community!


Become an Artist Alliance member here and learn more about the activities at Oceanside Museum of Art.

Panel Talk: Art in Times of Crisis

Join us for a panel inspired by OMA’s exhibition currently on view, Art for the People: WPA-Era Paintings from the Dijkstra Collection. This discussion will offer an insightful look at art created within the socio-political conditions of the 1930s, and to consider how these works offer relevance today. The creative voices rising during the current era of crisis, political divisions, and strife offer compelling parallels to the artists working during the Works Progress Administration era, initiated by Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1935. 
 
Scott A. Shields, Ted and Melza Barr Chief Curator and Associate Director at the Crocker, is joined by Bram Dijkstra (Professor Emeritus of American and Comparative Literature Ph.D. at UC San Diego); Henry Adams (Ruth Coulter Heede Professor of Art History at Case Western University); and independent curator Susan M. Anderson. This panel was originally presented at the Crocker Art Museum on February 4, 2023.
 
General Public $15, OMA Members $10 

 

 

After Party | OMA Rising 2023 Gala

Join us at OMA Rising After-Party beneath the enchanting Hunter’s Moon for an evening that blends art and life seamlessly. Embrace the season’s spirit with your colorful stylish and artistic attire, and come celebrate under the moonlight. Indulge in our signature cocktail, be entranced by captivating art, and dance the night away.



Be an OMA Rising Sponsor


We invite you to celebrate the illuminating growth that OMA is experiencing as an institution on the rise. This is a wonderful time to acknowledge OMA’s radiating influence in the cultural sphere of the Southern California region and to show your support for OMA’s continued ascension. With sponsorship of the 2023 OMA Gala, you or your company can become a part of the OMA journey.

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Exhibition Celebration

Join us for an evening of art to unravel personal stories and histories of unseen faces, challenge cultural norms in women’s life experiences, and encounter the most outstanding recent works by members of OMA’s Artist Alliance. Discover and connect with fellow artists, dedicated curators, and a vibrant community as you explore the art and stories of Southern California artists in three new exhibitions at OMA. 


 


Members free, Visitors $15


Plein Air Paint Out At Historic Cafe 101

Artist Alliance members, bring all your usual outdoor painting gear and join us for a vibrant and dynamic paint out at the historic diner, 101 Cafe in Oceanside. Come and meet our newest Paint Out Volunteer, Andrew Johnson (pictured above), on Sunday, September 3, at 9:00am to check in. Afterwards, you will be on your own to explore the area and select your favorite scene to paint. Please Note: This is a non-instructional event.





Whether you’re a first-time painter or a seasoned pro, this event welcomes artists of every skill level. It’s the perfect opportunity to learn, create, and connect with fellow plein air painters. Immerse yourself in the charming nostalgia of the 101 Cafe, a cherished Oceanside landmark that provides the perfect backdrop for your creative endeavors.





Event Bonus: When you are finished painting, bring your painting to OMA and share it with the group gathered for the Artist Alliance-hosted event, Coffee and Conversation. The event is FREE and runs from 12:00-2:00pm. This is a great opportunity for networking and showing off your artwork to the art community!


Become an Artist Alliance member here and learn more about the activities at Oceanside Museum of Art.

Member Market

Join us for our Member Market!

Support OMA and local artists, by shopping at our Museum Store on Sunday, July 9, 12:00-2:00pm. Members are invited to enjoy complimentary mimosas and receive door prizes such as exclusive discounts while they browse through unique local goods. Limited signed catalogs by the Dijkstras for the exhibition, Art For The People: WPA-Era Paintings from the Dijkstra Collection, will be available to shop.
 




Not an OMA member? You are more than welcome to join us regardless.

 

Off The Wall: Connie Jenkins | Virtual Series

Connie Jenkins is an accomplished Realist painter known for her large-scale canvases depicting the natural landscape. Her artwork explores the interplay between yin and yang forces and captures the cyclical nature of time, mirroring the human life cycle. Jenkins holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in art from the University of Colorado at Boulder. With over 25 years of teaching experience, she has shared her expertise in drawing, painting, and design at various colleges and universities in Southern California. Join us as we explore specific artworks by Jenkins, examining their deeper meanings and the stories they tell.

 


Welcome to Off The Wall! Whether you are an art enthusiast, a student, or simply curious about the artistic process, this virtual interview offers a rare opportunity to gain insights and connect with a renowned artist from the comfort of your own home. Discover the stories behind the strokes, the inspiration behind the masterpieces, and the passion that fuels the artist’s soul!



 

Plein Air Festival Awards Celebration | Oceanside Plein Air Festival 2023

Celebrate the culmination of the second Oceanside Plein Air Festival with fellow artists and art lovers. Mingle over refreshments, view and buy paintings selected for the 2023 Plein Air Festival Juried Exhibition, and purchase your own original work of art at the Plein Air Easel Sale. Join us as we recognize the outstanding paintings in various categories and award the winning prizes, including Best in Show judged by Shuang Li, Michael Obermeyer, and OMA Executive Director Maria Mingalone. As we put a stamp on a week of outstanding creativity, gather with old and new friends alike to raise a glass to art and the natural environment in Oceanside’s second Plein Air Festival.


Free for General Public.

Plein Air Artists Register here:

https://90085.blackbaudhosting.com/90085/VIP-Exhibition-Pre-Sale-And-Blunch


 

Geoff Allen: “Painting Trees in Watercolor” Workshop | Oceanside Plein Air Festival 2023

The focus of this workshop will be on designing tree shapes and expressing foliage with the fewest strokes with artist Geoff Allen.


During workshops, participants will have the opportunity to receive expert guidance and instruction from experienced artists. Participants will learn specific techniques depending on the artist who is teaching, receive personalized feedback on their work, and get to ask questions about the Plein Air painting process all while capturing some of Oceanside’s most iconic scenery. Workshops are limited to 15 participants and are not included in Plein Air Festival registration.


$115


Refund Policy

Full payment is required at the time of registration for all levels of Plein Air Festival participants. Refunds will not be available for Plein Air workshops. We understand that plans change and things may come up to prevent your attendance. Purchase of workshop tickets may be transferred to a friend or for credit used towards tickets to the museum, a different workshop (if available), towards a membership, or for a 100% tax-deductible donation.

Eileen McCullough “Capturing the Coastal Community” Workshop | Oceanside Plein Air Festival 2023

Artist Eileen McCullough is recognized for the vibrant, fluid watercolor painting style that captures the sensation of Southern California beach communities. She is a signature member of LAPAPA and holds a Master signature membership of Watercolor West. Paint along with Eileen as she paints the Aqua Cafe. Follow her three-step process. Learn how she establishes her whites and glazes by layering transparent washes and finishes with energetic calligraphy.


During workshops, participants will have the opportunity to receive expert guidance and instruction from experienced artists. Participants will learn specific techniques depending on the artist who is teaching, receive personalized feedback on their work, and get to ask questions about the Plein Air painting process all while capturing some of Oceanside’s most iconic scenery. Workshops are limited to 15 participants and are not included in Plein Air Festival registration.


$115


Refund Policy

Full payment is required at the time of registration for all levels of Plein Air Festival participants. Refunds will not be available for Plein Air workshops. We understand that plans change and things may come up to prevent your attendance. Purchase of workshop tickets may be transferred to a friend or for credit used towards tickets to the museum, a different workshop (if available), towards a membership, or for a 100% tax-deductible donation.

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