OCEANSIDE PLEIN AIR 2023
Painting Southern California in the Open Air
We're excited to welcome artists of all skill levels to participate in our bi-annual Oceanside Plein Air Festival. Oceanside offers gorgeous coastlines, charming cityscapes, peaceful lagoons, rolling hills with lush flora and fauna, and the historic Mission San Luis Rey, among other visual splendor to capture on canvas. Plein air painting is a painting completed in the field, on location, and “in the moment.”
REGISTRATION OPENS FEBRUARY 2023
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Oceanside Plein Air Festival 2023 Schedule
Beginning the week-long celebration of outdoor painting as a participating artist, make your first stop at OMA for canvas stamping and to pick up your welcome packet, including a full festival itinerary, tips for how to explore Oceanside, and information showcasing local businesses.
Explore a variety of styles and techniques that draw from the rich traditions of plein air painting. Participating artists will have a chance to add art workshops, artist talks, and virtual lectures.
Participating artists are invited for a fun, high-energy event bringing together both artists and spectators for a two-hour burst of creativity highlighting one of Oceanside’s most iconic outdoor locations with the task of completing a painting in a single sitting. Artists are challenged to grab a brush, set up an easel, and paint en plein air for all to see.
Celebrate the culmination of OMA's 2nd bi-annual Oceanside Plein Air Festival and the opening of an exhibition of artwork by participating artists with an awards presentation, art sale, silent auction, and highlights from the week.
This is a rare opportunity to view and collect artworks from prominent plein air painters at pricing that is approachable for collectors at any level.
JOIN ARTIST ALLIANCE GROUP LEVEL AND SAVE
Be part of a community of artists. Artist Alliance provides opportunities for interaction, visibility, and growth for artists in the region. Group-level members get to participate in Quarterly Critiques, submit work to offsite exhibitions, and our popular Artist Alliance Biennial, an exhibition at OMA celebrating the best work of Artist Alliance members where one selected artist is awarded a solo exhibition.
View 2022 Artist Alliance Biennial solo exhibition winner Lani Emanuel and her exhibition Lani Emanuel: Beside Herself, closing March 5, 2023.
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Located at the northern edge of San Diego County is the Southern California beach town of Oceanside or O'side. Home of the largest of all California Missions, Mission San Luis Rey, the longest wooden pier on the west coast, and a vibrant art community with over 40 murals designating it as one of 14 California Cultural Districts, explore what it means to be original in O'side.