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

Roughly 40 artworks will be juried from submissions by participants in OMA's inaugural Plein Air Festival , including artwork by featured artists Mark Fehlman, Danny Griego, Margaret Larlham, and Shuang Li. This will be a rare opportunity to view and collect artworks from prominent plein air painters at pricing that is approachable for collectors at any level.

As part of the 2021 Plein Air Festival taking place July 24-30, 2021, artists at any level of experience are 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 flora and fauna, and the historic Mission San Luis Rey, among other visual splendor to capture in any artistic media or style. 

Each festival participant will complete multiple artworks en plein air (French for “outdoors”) during the course of the week, but ultimately they will only be able to chose two artworks to be considered for the awards competition and exhibition jurying. Each painting entered into the competition may be listed for sale during the Awards Celebration and Art Sale on July 31. Artwork accepted in the exhibition will be offered for auction via a virtual platform throughout the exhibition.

Click here to learn more about the 2021 Plein Air Festival, to register to participate as an artist, or to register for ticketed festival events.

Featured Artists

Mark Fehlman
Danny Griego
Margaret Larlham
Shuang Li

Exhibition Jurors
And Awards Judges

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

Header artwork: The Glistening Ocean by Mark Fehlman