2021 Plein Air Festival Juried Exhibition

2021 Plein Air festival juried exhibition

August 1–october 10, 2021

Juried By Scott W. Prior and Jean Stern with OMA executive director Maria Mingalone
 

As part of OMA’s inaugural Plein Air Festival (July 24-31, 2021) artists at all levels of experience were invited to come to the burgeoning coastal city of Oceanside to paint Southern California in the open air. Oceanside offers gorgeous coastlines, charming cityscapes, peaceful lagoons, rolling hills with lush ora and fauna, and the historic Mission San Luis Rey, among other visual splendor to capture in any artistic media.

Each festival participant completed multiple artworks en plein air (French for “outdoors”) during the course of the week, from which the jurors Scott W. Prior, Jean Stern, and OMA Executive Director Maria Mingalone selected for this exhibition. 40 artworks were juried from submissions by the nearly 240 participants, including artwork by featured artists Mark Fehlman, Danny Griego, Margaret Larlham, and Shuang Li

The 2021 Plein Air Festival Juried Exhibition is a stunning showcase of original plein air works of art representing Southern California’s natural beauty and urban environments in a variety of media, all created over the course of one exciting week. This exhibition is also a rare opportunity to collect artworks from prominent plein air painters through a virtual silent auction. Proceeds bene the artists and OMA’s Exhibition Fund.

Congratulations to OMA's 2021 Plein Air Exhibition Artists:

Award Winners

Best In Show (pictured in web page header)
Durre Waseem, Meet Me by the Pepper Tree
 
Altman Family Second Place
Ryan Jensen, Eager Painter
 
Third Place
Chuck Kovacic, Mission Contemplation Garden
 
Chris Clevering Best of Student Submissions
Olivia Prior
Strada Easel award
Chuck Kovacic, Mission Contemplation Garden
 
Trailblazer Award Presented by Frontwave Credit Union
Neda Towfiq, Lovers Lane
 
Osider award
Carolyn Zbavitel, Brooks Theater
 
Osider Honorable Mentions
Mike Hill, Oceanside Pier at Night
Kathleen Strukoff, Come Fly With Me
Honorable Mentions
Peter Adams, Reverie at Sunset, St Malo Oceanside
Geoffrey Allen, Strand Glow
Susan DeArmond, Peaceful Mission Gate
Victoria Huff, Cassidy Street
Kate Joiner, Sunny Side Cassidy
David Rickert, Ready to Go
Kathleen Strukoff, Come Fly With Me
Joyce Trinh, Oceanside Pier Boardwalk
Brianna Voron, Upside Down
KingOfFrames.com Awards
Brian Belfield, Guardian
Cheryl Comstock, Oceanside
Rick Delanty, To Oceanside, From Maxton Brown
 
Visit Oceanside Best Sunset Award
Ayah Andoh, The Pier
 
Visit Oceanside Best Sunset Award Oceanside Arts Commission Best Oceanside View Award
Geoffrey Allen, Strand Glow

Featured Artists

Click Here To View The Featured Artist Pop-Up Auction. The artwork will be on display at OMA through Sunday, October 10.

Mark Fehlman
Danny Griego
Margaret Larlham
Shuang Li