Inspired: Selections From OMA Staff

Inspired: Selections From OMA staff

February 1–may 23, 2021

Inspired: Selections From OMA Staff

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As part of a wider effort to connect members and visitors to even more remarkable local and regional artists, OMA’s exhibition department invited the OMA team to suggest some whose work really stands out to them. This approach allowed team members to momentarily step back from the practicalities of keeping the museum machine humming and consider the incredible talent and breathtaking creativity that surrounds us every day. The result is a lively exhibition of diverse styles, subjects, and media.

OMA’s core team is an eclectic group of 13 art appreciators with wide-ranging interests and varied experiences in the Southern California art scene. The exciting endeavor of learning about and forming relationships with as many amazing artists in our community as possible is an undertaking that can only benefit by tapping into the team’s collective knowledge.

The OMA team is thrilled to take this opportunity to share work that excites and inspires them by Manuelita Brown, Trinh Mai, Michael Massenburg, Quinton McCurine, Carole Choucair Oueijan, Gustavo Rimada, Katie Ruiz, and Kurosh Yahyai.

Learn more about the artwork in this exhibition:



Watch a clip from the Virtual Exhibition Celebration, live streamed on Thursday, March 25, 2021.

This program was produced in partnership with KOCT Television, The Voice of North County.


Header artwork: Kurosh Yahyai, Setting Apart (detail), 2020. Mixed media on canvas, 30" x 30" x 2".

If you would like to learn more about the artwork, including if the artists have work available to purchase, please email

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