2021 PLEIN AIR FESTIVAL
Festival: July 24–31, 2021
Exhibition And Auction: August 1–October 10, 2021
View and Bid on the Plein Air Festival Juried Exhibition and Auction
Closing on October 10 at 5:00pm
Painting Southern California in the open air in one of only 14 designated California Cultural Districts.
As part of OMA’s inaugural Plein Air Festival 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.
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. Click here to see a full list of exhibiting artists and award winners.
Festival Featured Artists And Jurors
Click Here To View The Featured Artist Pop-Up Auction
The Pop-Up Auction will close at 5:00pm on October 10
This is a time-limited opportunity to view and bid on five selected artworks, one from each of our featured artists. Want to see the work in person? The artwork will be on display at OMA through Sunday, October 10.
Plein Air Locations
Visit Oceanside has created a map of recommended painting locations with suggestions from a variety of local experts. We hope this inspires you to check them out for yourself.
Click Here To View The Featured Artist Pop-Up Auction. The artwork will be on display at OMA through Sunday, October 10.
And Awards Judges
Scott W. Prior and Jean Stern with OMA executive director Maria Mingalone