Film Screening: A Choice of Weapons

“I might have turned to the gun or the knife, but by then I had chosen the camera.”
– Gordon Parks

Join us in-person at Oceanside Museum of Art for a free community screening of the film A Choice of Weapons: Inspired by Gordon Parks (99 minutes). Presented in partnership with Oceanside Public Library and the North County African American Women’s Association, the film explores the power of images in advancing racial, economic, and social equality as seen through the lens of Gordon Parks, one of America’s most trailblazing artists, and the generation of young photographers, filmmakers, and activists he inspired. From the 1940s through the 2000s, Parks’ bold and revealing body of work captured the intersections of art, race, class and politics across the United States, documenting civil rights and social justice as part of the everyday experience.

Free copies of the book A Choice of Weapons by Gordon Parks will be given away by Oceanside Public Library while supplies last.


A Choice of Weapons: Inspired by Gordon Parks is a co-production of Kunhardt Films and HBO. Film for this screening provided by Kunhardt Film Foundation.


Free  


Taste of Art: Composition and Impact

As part of our Refresh and React series, join Robin Douglas to connect to art on a multi-sensory level by exploring the essential question – what makes a work of art work? Dive deep into the work of artists like Gustav Klimt, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Wassily Kandinsky to dissect the dominant and subdominant parts of their unique compositions to inspire the elements of your own painting working to create one stunning image. All supplies for your original artwork will be provided and artists of all levels are welcome.


Members $50, Visitors $65  

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.


image above: Gustav Klimt, Der Kuss, 1907

Taste of Art: Lush Landscapes

As part of our Refresh and React series, join Robin Douglas to tap into your artistic senses by exploring the lush jungle scenes and landscapes inspired by the dreamy works of Henri Rousseau. Immerse yourself in green leaves and grasses, blue sea water and orangish purple skies to paint your own paradise. All supplies for your original artwork will be provided and artists of all levels are welcome.


Members $50, Visitors $65  

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.


image above: Henri Rousseau, Exotic Landscape in Africa, 1910

Taste of Art: Drawing With Expression

As part of our Refresh and React series, join Robin Douglas to invigorate your creative spirit by exploring the expressive drawing techniques perfected in the tradition of Chinese landscape painting. Connect to art making as a meditative practice through marking making with wet and dry techniques, and follow your creativity to create captivating imagery, both expansive and petite. All supplies for your original artwork will be provided and artists of all levels are welcome.


Members $50, Visitors $65  

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.


image above: Wu Guanzhong, Banyan and the Sea, 1997.

Two-Day Workshop: Exploring Composition and Design

Be a part of our Refresh and React series and invest in the fundamentals shared by all artists, no matter if you are a seasoned pro or early on in your creative development. Join Robin Douglas for a two-day workshop to take a fresh look at your work by revisiting the basics and gain a deeper understanding of what holds a work of art together to spellbind the viewer. With a focus on the intersection of creativity and the underlying elements and principles of design, create unique and expressive compositions of still life, landscape and abstraction. All supplies for your original artwork will be provided and artists of all levels are welcome.


Members $70, Visitors $100  

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.


image above: Lee Krasner, Combast, 1965 at the Barbican Art Gallery, London

Two-Day Workshop: Remarkable Painting Techniques

Be a part of our Refresh and React series and invest in the fundamentals shared by all artists, no matter if you are a seasoned pro or early on in your creative development. Join Robin Douglas for a two-day workshop to take a fresh look at your work by revisiting the basics and expand your repertoire of multiple painting techniques by using multiple layers, overlapping and transparent washes, impasto, glazes, hard edge and more inventive processes. With an emphasis on the study of color in nature, all supplies for your original artwork will be provided and artists of all levels are welcome.


Members $70, Visitors $100  

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.


image above: Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Luncheon of the Boating Party, 1880-1881.

Two-Day Workshop: All About Color

Be a part of our Refresh and React series and invest in the fundamentals shared by all artists, no matter if you are a seasoned pro or early on in your creative development. Join Robin Douglas for a two-day workshop to take a fresh look at your work by revisiting the basics and experiment with vibrant, glowing colors and unique combinations inspired by the color palette of many masterpieces throughout the ages, including Vincent van Gogh, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and more. All supplies for your original artwork will be provided and artists of all levels are welcome.


Members $70, Visitors $100  

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.


image above: Jean-Michel Basquiat, Dustheads, 1982

Exhibition Celebration

Discover what’s new at OMA and meet fellow art lovers as we celebrate the opening of three exhibitions: 2022 Artist Alliance Biennial, Don Bartletti: Elusive Moments–Enduring Stories, and Oceanside Unfiltered. Join this community-focused event featuring OMA’s incredible artist members and highlighting scenes of Southern California, giving you a chance to connect with the many artists that fill the museum with creativity.

The After Party has been canceled for this event due to an increase in COVID-19 precautions. The event will be limited in capacity and RSVPs are required.


Members free, Visitors $10


Artist Alliance Quarterly Exchange

Artist Alliance members and their guests can participate in sharing and critique sessions promoting professional development. Not a member? No problem, join now or at the event!

Artist Alliance Quarterly Exchange

Artist Alliance members and their guests can participate in sharing and critique sessions promoting professional development. Not a member? No problem, join now or at the event!