The Gala

Oceanside Museum of Art's 25th Anniversary Gala

Saturday, February 26, 5:00–11:00pm

It was just over twenty five years ago when what started as the dream of a handful of citizens became the reality of an entire community. OMA hosted its first official exhibition in the historic Irving J. Gill building in 1997. This coming year, 2022, is the 25th anniversary of this momentous occasion.

To acknowledge this historic milestone, OMA friends and supporters will be hosting a 25th Anniversary Gala at The Seabird Resort in Oceanside, California on Saturday, February 26, 2022. The Gala will launch a year of festivities, both small and large, as we bring people together to celebrate the transformative power of art.

OMA’s 25th Anniversary Gala will be offering two tiers of ticket options. Please note, Sunset Tickets are nearly sold out.

Purchase tickets:

          Twilight Ticket

Sunset Ticket includes:

dinner, drinks, live and silent auctions, as well as a special 25th Anniversary presentation!

5:00 pm Welcome to The Seabird Resort at 112 Seagaze Drive

Sunset Ticket Holders enter through OMA West gallery to begin the evening with a complimentary glass of champagne. Enjoy a Sunset Cocktail Hour with a hosted bar, signature drink, and tray passed hors d’oeuvres from Valle’s kitchen while overlooking Oceanside’s iconic pier. Complimentary valet.

Silent auction featuring artfully curated local experiences and exclusive original art in the Seagaze.

6:00pm Grand Coastal Ballroom opens for dining and celebrations.

In the spirit of celebrating local food culture, our dinner will theme around a tasting of specialties created by the talented chefs that power the culinary experiences of The Seabird Resort and Mission Pacific. Atmospheric light projections created by Joe Wheaton.

Dinner Selections by Chef Roberto Alcocer and Chef Kurt Habecker

Live Auction & Paddle Raise Hosted by Clint Bell with Special 25th Anniversary Presentation

8:30 pm Dessert on the Coastal Terrace and Dancing in the Grand Coastal Ballroom

After dinner, enjoy an immersive experience of dessert selections and art interactions curated just for this event. Event opens to our Twilight Ticket Holders at this time.

Dancing to Republic of Music continues in the Grand Coastal Ballroom until 11:00pm

Twilight Ticket includes:

party admission, complimentary dessert, DJ, dancing, and cash bar.

Share the celebration!

Dessert on the Coastal Terrace and Dancing in the Grand Coastal Ballroom

Enjoy an immersive experience of dessert selections and art interactions curated just for this event.

Dancing to Republic of Music continues in the Grand Coastal Ballroom until 11:00pm

Throughout the evening, enjoy live music by DJ MandyMixes and Republic of Music while exploring surprise immersive art experiences curated by the OMA team. Reflect on 25 years of OMA’s permanent collection in a survey exhibition in OMA West At The Seabird.

Let the art inspire you! Artfully elegant attire preferred.

Thank you to our incredible hosts for providing gorgeous spaces for celebrating and staying and for providing these special lodging packages.

Fully immerse yourself in the Oceanside experience and stay at The Seabird Resort and Mission Pacific.

About Our Hosts:

The Seabird Resort delivers a fresh take on the classic Southern California seaside resort experience, with grand coastal architecture and stunning Pacific views so close you can hear the crash of the waves as you sip cocktails with the setting sun. Next door, The Seabird’s sister hotel Mission Pacific boasts a novel ambience that taps into the iconic Southern California vibe. Both are located in the heart of the Oceanside California Cultural District and only a few blocks from the museum.

In the spirit of celebrating local art we invite you to wander the hotels to view the unique art collections that Oceanside Museum of Art has curated for both destinations. The collections include the best, unexpected, and the yet-to-be discovered artists of the region. This unique partnership furthers the museum’s mission to champion the art and artists of Southern California.

To Reserve:

Mission Pacific Hotel

The Seabird Resort

Don’t want to book online? Call-in your reservation and use our group code of G-OMA1 for the Mission Pacific Hotel and G-AIUP for the Seabird Resort.

To sponsor the 25th Anniversary Gala:


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Our primary concern is to protect our guests’ health and security, as well as the safety of our volunteers and staff. As we continue to monitor the emergence of new variants and the rise of COVID-19 cases, we are carefully considering various precautionary methods to ensure that our celebration is both safe and respectful. During this time, OMA staff will be revising our current Health and Safety Policy in alignment with guidelines prescribed by the Center for Disease Control, the State of California, and those required by our Gala venue.

Further details for what we are doing to keep you safe, including step-by-step attendance protocols and what to expect the night of the Gala, will be shared in advance of the event via email.


Cathy Crowser

    • Trudi Davidson
    • Robin Douglas
    • Helen Frey
    • Tish Gallagher
    • Rachel Grossman
    • Robbie Hass
    • Dami Rejda
    • Beverly S. Randolph