Book Club—Morning Session

Arts-inspired titles will spark lively and meaningful discussions. This virtual members-only program is limited to no more than 15 and currently full. Email bookclub@oma-online.org for details and get added to the waitlist.



 

 

Book Club—Evening Session

Arts-inspired titles will spark lively and meaningful discussions. This virtual members-only program is limited to no more than 15 and currently full. Email bookclub@oma-online.org for details and get added to the waitlist.



 

 

Artist Alliance Quarterly Exchange

Artist Alliance is taking the quarterly critique online. Viewing is open to both members and visitors, but sharing artwork is limited to Artist Alliance members only.


Click here to watch the critique from your computer, tablet, or smartphone on the night of the event. 



Artist Alliance members will need to snap a photo of current work and submit it ahead of time to share with the group during the Quarterly Exchange.

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 (just like we usually do for Online Juried Shows).


2.  Save and name your file as“Quarterly artwork_[YOUR NAME]”


3.  Email your image to Larry Vogel at lavogelart@gmail.com with the subject line“OMA Quarterly Critique: [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 Oceanside plein air paint challenge this month. 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]”

 

Painting Challenges And Plein Air Art Share

Paint Out: In association with OMA’s upcoming Plein Air Festival in April, OMA invites seasoned or beginner painters to venture solo into the great outdoors and paint iconic Oceanside locations over the next four months. Each month we will offer a suggested painting location to celebrate the environmental diversity in Oceanside. January’s suggested location is the Buena Vista Lagoon Ecological Reserve, home to dozens of migrant and resident waterfowl, and plenty of parking!


Paint In: Ready to explore the beauty of Oceanside without leaving your home? Grab your art supplies and a computer or personal device, and take a virtual trip to several favorite spots selected by members of OMA’s Artist Alliance on this month’s interactive map.  

Whether you decide to paint inside or outside (or both), join Coffee and Conversation on February 7 for a virtual plein air art share. (Image shown here is by Plein Air Festival featured artist Shuang Li.)


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.


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]”
  4. Questions? Send an email to Linda Volz at Lindamvolz@gmail.com to learn more.

 

Virtual Member Welcome

Get ready to welcome a new year and a new slate of extraordinary exhibitions at OMA! Sit back with your favorite cup o’ joe and join membership manager Vic McKellips and exhibitions manager Katie Dolgov for a special look at the eclectic series of shows scheduled for the first quarter of 2021. With so many new artists, exhibitions, and programs in the works, you will not want to miss this sneak peek offered exclusively to our members. Not a member yet? Now is the perfect time to join!


Your link to connect online to this virtual event will be sent in the confirmation email after you have completed enrollment. Additional reminder emails will follow a few days before the event.


Members free, RSVP required to get your link to join online.

Members will need to sign in.

Must-See Museums: Back In The USA

Plan your next armchair adventure with Robin Douglas as your virtual tour guide through some eclectic and eccentric art collections of famous Americans including the Thomas Hart Benton Studio, Kemper Museum, and the Morgan Library and Museum. With excursions that promise unique surprises and off-the-radar recommendations, these small but mighty institutions deserve to make your must-see list.


Your link to connect online to this virtual lecture will be sent in the confirmation email after you have completed enrollment. Additional reminder emails will follow a few days before and on the day of the lecture.



Members free, Visitors $5

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

Pictured: Kemper Museum


Must-See Museums: Venice, Italy

Join Robin Douglas for a virtual Venetian journey through some unforgettable experiences not found in traditional Italy guide books including a glide down the Grand Canal to visit Peggy Guggenheim’s daring Modernist collection and a stroll through the Doge’s Palace. With excursions that promise unique surprises and off-the-radar recommendations, these small but mighty art venues deserve to make your must-see list.


Your link to connect online to this virtual lecture will be sent in the confirmation email after you have completed enrollment. Additional reminder emails will follow a few days before and on the day of the lecture.



Members free, Visitors $5

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

Pictured: detail of Pablo Picasso’s Joy of Life


Must-See Museums: South Of France

Join Robin Douglas for a virtual journey perfectly curated for the art-loving globetrotter. Explore an array of spectacular art collections in the South of France including a walk through actual countryside scenes painted by Van Gogh, Cezanne, and Matisse. With excursions that promise unique surprises and off-the-radar recommendations, these small but mighty art museums deserve to make your must-see list.


Your link to connect online to this virtual lecture will be sent in the confirmation email after you have completed enrollment. Additional reminder emails will follow a few days before and on the day of the lecture.



Members free, Visitors $5

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

Pictured: the Maeght Foundation sculpture garden


Virtual Lecture: Food and Art (A Love Story)

With an endless amount of variety and flavor, food and art serve as the perfect pairing, bringing people together and providing nourishment for the soul. Join Robin Douglas for a virtual feast and discover why artists—from the Romans to Rembrandt to the major contemporary artists of today—have been so compelled to use food as subject matter. Sit back with a glass of wine or your beverage of choice and dig into a smorgasbord of delectable and mouth-watering works of art, each to be savored like a favorite meal. As we say goodbye to 2020, this is also the perfect time to give thanks to all who have supported OMA throughout the year by sharing an exclusive sneak peek of programs being offered in 2021.

Your link to connect online to this virtual lecture will be sent in the confirmation email after you have completed enrollment.



Members free, Visitors $5

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

(Artwork shown is by Fernando Botero.)