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.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Summer Soirée Art Auction and Exhibition 2012

Summer Soirée Art Auction Exhibition

June 30 – July 28, 2012

OMA’s annual Art Auction gives you the opportunity to acquire artwork by renowned regional artists at exceptional prices while supporting the museum. Featured artwork will include paintings, sculptures, photography and works on paper by established and emerging artists. Many of the artists have a close association with OMA having been featured in past or upcoming exhibitions.

Works in this exhibition are available for purchase with all proceeds supporting future exhibitions and programs at Oceanside Museum of Art. This silent art auction is designed in conjunction with OMA's largest annual fundraiser, the Summer  Soirée, which takes place on July 28 at the Museum. The 47 works by 42 artists reflect the diversity of Southern California art and OMA's exhibition philosophy.  Many of these talented artists have a close association with OMA, having been featured in past or upcoming exhibitions.  Jim Hubbell, Charles Arnoldi and Tony DeLap will all be the subjects of solo exhibitions at OMA In 2013.

Points of departure for the artists range from the multiple narratives of Ernest Silva, Jean Lowe and Michael Summers to the cultural commentary of Raul Guerrero and Jamex and Einar de la Torre.  Other artists such as Carolyn Guild, Robert Pendleton and Lee Peterson challenge traditional perspectives of photography, bringing heightened awareness to everyday surroundings. In contrast to these literal translations, the bold nonrepresentational work of Tony DeLap, David Fobes, Bob Matheny, Ned Evans, Charles Arnoldi, Ellen Salk and Kim McConnell draw from a broad stylistic range from Minimalism and Abstract Expressionism to Pattern and Decoration.

The Art Auction opens for viewing in the Groves Auditorium Gallery on June 30 and will open for bidding at 10:00 a.m. on July 24 in the Gleason Gallery.  In order to place a bid on artwork in the silent art auction, an individual must register for a bid number at the museum admission desk or by calling (760) 435-3721 after July 24. 

To place a bid, individuals will list their bid number and amount on the bid sheet or have OMA staff assist in placing a bid over the phone. For all phone bids please contact Danielle at (760) 435-3722 (phone bids will not be accepted after 5:00 p.m. on July 28.) Please observe the minimum bid noted for each item as well as the incremental bid requirement. The Silent Art Auction will close at 9:00 p.m. on July 28. 

View all the artwork in the exhibit and up for bid in the auction by clicking HERE.


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

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