Oceanside Museum of Art (OMA)

Oceanside Museum of Art (OMA)
OMA occupies the venerable 1934 former City of Oceanside City Hall designed by pioneering San Diego architect Irving Gill and the Frederick Fisher designed Central Pavillion opened in 2008.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Underwater Photography Winners

This just in! Announcing the winners of OMA’s first juried underwater photography exhibit, Liquid Capture: Masters of Underwater Photography.

April 28 – June 17, 2012

The art of underwater photography provides visitors a glimpse inside the vibrant ecosystems that lie beneath the water’s surface. This juried exhibition, organized by renowned photographer Lee Peterson, features 49 works by 25 different artists from around the world. The work on view invites the audience to take a fish’s (or dare we say mermaid’s) view of the vast ocean, an atmosphere which depths have only been explored a mere 3% by the human eye. Join us in experiencing the secret world of diverse life forms such as sea anemones, urchins, manta rays, squids, pygmy seahorses and beyond!

Get instant gratification with a sneak peak at the Best of Show and First Place winners below, then put some motion in your ocean and surf on over to OMA to see this breathtaking show of underwater-themed photography up close and in person. 

Featured Artists include:

Winner Best of Show
Todd Bretl, Bobtail Squid at Night

Above Water 1st Place
Scott McGee, Bioluminescent Surf at Fletcher’s Cove

Diver 1st place
Christopher Doherty, Feeding Whale Shark

Macro 1st place
 Nicholas Samaras, Alien Spaceship

Marine Mammals 1st place 
 Douglas Hoffman, Our World

Submersion 1st Place 
 Conor Culver, Ink of the Octopus

Underwater 1st place 
 Meaghan Ogilvie, Succumbed: Into the Depths

With other works by William Goodwin, Myles McGuiness, John Albers-Mead, Marie Tartar, Steve Eilenberg, Phil Sokol, Jim Rakowski, Richard Wylie, Meaghan Ogilvie, Pam Murph, Donna Goodwin, Michael Bray, Steve Gould, Gary A. Lindenbaum MD, Todd Bretl, David Lopresti, Brian McHugh, Nicholas Samaras and Akara Sasaki.

There may be plenty of fish in the sea, but this show is only available for viewing at OMA now until June 17th.  Make sure you catch it!

Contributed By:  Stefa Witt
Curatorial and Marketing Intern
Oceanside Museum of Art

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