Art Auction General Admission Event

This year, the Art Auction is taking a dynamic turn with everything up for bid online with three levels of access for three engaging live stream events that culminate in this final event on Sunday, June 28.


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR GENERAL ADMISSION ACCESS $50
Be a part of supporting art and artists while also indulging in a little retail therapy with General Admission access before the auction opens to the public.
General Admission Artwork Preview Bidding opens Sunday, June 7 at 9:00am
Events included:
This General Admission Live Stream Event on Saturday, June 13 at 6:00pm

 

Art Auction VIP Event

This year, the Art Auction is taking a dynamic turn with everything up for bid online with three levels of access for three engaging live stream events that start with this VIP event and culminates in the final Auction Closing event on Sunday, June 28.


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR
VIP ALL ACCESS $125
If you’ve fallen in love with a piece you want to be sure is yours, then VIP is for you with first dibs at Buy It Now and other great perks like free artwork delivery within 50 miles of OMA and private exhibition access by appointment. 
Events included:
VIP Artwork Preview Bidding opens Sunday, May 31 at 7:00am
This VIP Live Stream Event on Saturday, June 6 at 6:00pm

 

Art Auction Closing Event

This year, the Art Auction is taking a dynamic turn with everything up for bid online with three levels of access for three engaging live stream events that culminate in this final event on Sunday, June 28.


SELECT YOUR AUCTION ACCESS LEVEL:
VIP ALL ACCESS $125
If you’ve fallen in love with a piece you want to be sure is yours, then VIP is for you with first dibs at Buy It Now and other great perks like free artwork delivery within 50 miles of OMA and a private exhibition tour (by appointment).
VIP Artwork Preview Bidding opens Sunday, May 31 at 7:00am.
Events Included:
General Admission Live Stream Event on Saturday, June 13 at 6:00pm
This final Auction Closing Event on Sunday, June 28 at 4:00pm
GENERAL ADMISSION ACCESS $50
Be a part of supporting art and artists while also indulging in a little retail therapy with General Admission access before the auction opens to the public.
General Admission Artwork Preview Bidding opens Sunday, June 7 at 9:00am
Events included:
General Admission Live Stream Event on Saturday, June 13 at 6:00pm
This final Auction Closing Event on Sunday, June 28 at 4:00pm
AUCTION ONLY ACCESS
All are welcome to enjoy two weeks of artwork preview and bidding before this final Auction Closing Event on Sunday, June 28. 
Auction Only Artwork Preview Bidding opens Sunday, June 14 at 9:00am

 

Hanging With Drei

Ready to hang your artwork like a pro? Join OMA’s facilities manager and lead preparator Drei Kiel for a masterful behind-the-scenes look into what it takes to prepare artwork for display in a variety of settings—from a public museum to your living room. The perfect companion piece to this month’s virtual Art Auction, pick up a variety of how-to gems and unique insights from an expert working in the museum world with 35 years of experience and a lifetime of stories to boot.


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for this donation-based event and receive directions to access it from any device.



 

Virtual Studio Visit: Charlotte Bird

Enter the creative and personal world of quilt artist Charlotte Bird 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.


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for this donation-based event and receive directions to access it from any device.



 

Virtual Studio Visit: Barbara Runge And Larry Vogel

Enter the creative and personal world of artists Barbara Runge and Larry Vogel 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.


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for this donation-based event and receive directions to access it from any device.



 

Lecture: The Art Of Collecting

The practice of collecting art boasts a rich history that traces back centuries and transcends nationality. Join Robin Douglas for an exploration of some of the world’s greatest art collections including those of Catherine the Great, the Medicis, and J. Paul Getty, as well as a host of other unique figures who have cemented their legacy in the art world over a lifetime of acquisitions. Perhaps you will be inspired to join their ranks and acquire work from OMA’s upcoming virtual Art Auction, adding to the contingent of diverse and personal collections full of enchanted stories and historic treasures.  



CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for this donation-based event and receive directions to access it from any device.


Art Apart Workshop: How To Photograph Your Artwork

Have you ever tried to shoot your own artwork and felt frustrated with the results? Join Artist Alliance member and photographer Larry Vogel for an in-depth presentation covering all you need to know about how to photograph your work for online juried submissions and website postings. As a fine art photographer and commercial photographer for over 40 years, watch as Vogel demonstrates how to set up and photograph a painting and to process the image file for online distribution. Learn how to get great results with minimum equipment—even with a smartphone!


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for this donation-based event and receive directions to access it from any device.



  • Topics to be covered: 

    • Cameras
    • Lighting

    Photo Techniques:

    • Camera placement
    • Artwork setup and placement

    Lighting Techniques

    • Natural light
    • Flash light
    • LED lights

    Processing Image Files

    • Simple software for image correction
    • Color balance
    • Perspective control
    • Resizing files for submission

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.