Teeny Tiny Art Mart 2021


Sale Opens: Sunday, December 5, 2021, 5:00pm


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The 2021 Teeny Tiny Art Mart has ended! Thank you so much for your support!!

After last year’s epic display of creativity during a time when our community needed it most, OMA’s Teeny Tiny Art Mart is back, bigger and better than ever.  Join the teeny tiny movement and create your very own miniature masterpiece for a great cause.   All donated artwork will be for sale at the Teeny Tiny Art Mart with 100% of the proceeds helping to support OMA’s education initiatives that provide thousands of students annually with transformative arts-based experiences.  So, grab your art supplies and let your imagination soar – together we can make a big impact, one teeny tiny artwork at a time.

Artists and art enthusiasts of all ages were invited to submit artwork in almost any media for inclusion in OMA’s Teeny Tiny Art Mart.  Artwork by novices, professionals, civic leaders, and local celebrities will be available for purchase at prices accessible for anyone, with a twist - buyers will not know the identity of the artist until they purchase the artwork.

Sale Details
  • The virtual sale takes place December 5, 5:00pm through December 20, 5:00pm.
  • Artwork measures exactly 5 inches tall x 5 inches wide (no smaller and no larger), and no more than 1.5 inches deep
  • All submissions are original works of art created and owned by the person making the submission.
  • There is no limit to the number of artworks each person may purchase. 
  • Each tiny masterpiece will be sold for $25 (plus $3.50 taxes and fees) —with a twist— buyers will not know the identity of the artist, whether they are a novices, professional, civic leader, or local celebrities, until they purchase the artwork.
  • Purchased artwork may be picked up from OMA during public open hours starting on Thursday, December 9, 2021.
  • If the buyer needs their artwork to be shipped, shipping costs start at $10 and will vary.


  • What materials are the artwork made on?
    Artwork in almost any conceivable is included in the sale. Substrates (such as paper, board, or canvas), frames, and hanging hardware also vary. Many artworks are framed and ready to hang, but not all. 
  • What shape and size is the artwork?
    The artwork must be an exact 5 inch by 5 inch square.
  • If the artwork is framed or matted, is that included in the 5 inch by 5 inch size restriction?
    Yes, the exterior dimensions of the finished submission, including any frame or mat, must be 5 inches by 5 inches.
  • How much will artwork sell for?
    All artworks will be sold at an accessible price of $25, plus $3.50 taxes and fees per artwork. 
  • What is the $3.50 in taxes and fees?
    The Teeny Tiny Art Mart is an online fundraising event for education programs at Oceanside Museum of Art (OMA). As with all online transactions of tangible items, there are related expenses:

    • We are required to collect California state sales tax of 8.25% on all purchases.
    • The BetterUnite platform allows us to share this virtual sale with you and the fees include a platform usage fee of 2% paid to BetterUnite. 
    • There is a standard credit card processing fee of approximately 3%.

    To help cover these taxes and fees, a $3.50 “miscellaneous” fee will be added to the purchase of each artwork.

  • I donated artwork. Can I have my artwork back if it doesn’t sell
  • No, all artwork will be considered a donation to OMA. 
  • Is the sale entirely virtual?
    Yes. The virtual sale of work will start at 5:00pm Sunday, December 5, 2021. A link to the sale and further details to be announced.
  • Can I preview the artwork before the sale?
    Yes. All artwork will be viewable in person at OMA and online the week leading up to the sale.
  • If I see an artwork I really want, can I buy it during the preview?
    No. All artworks are available starting on Sunday, December 5 at 5:00pm.
  • I’d like to purchase artwork. How and when will I receive it?
    Purchased artwork may be picked up from OMA during regular business hours starting on Thursday, December 9, 2021. Hours are:
              Thursday-Saturday 12:00-5:00pm
              Sunday 12:00-4:00pm
    If the buyer needs their artwork to be shipped, shipping costs start at $10 and will vary depending on the number and weight of the works purchased. Please contact Museum Store Manager Luciana Fernandes at luciana@oma-online.org to make arrangements after your work is purchased.
  • Can I handle the artwork while it is on display at OMA? 
    No, the artwork will be eyes-only. In addition to protecting the fragility of artwork, part of the fun is keeping the artists’ identities secret until you buy it!
  • Is artwork returnable?
    All artwork sales are final.

For questions, please click here to email an OMA representative


Scroll to below the "Keep in Mind" section for answers to some frequently asked questions.

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