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Sat, July 31 3:00 PM PT
TO Sun, October 10 5:00 PM PT

2021 Plein Air Festival Juried Exhibition

Gorgeous coastlines, charming cityscapes, peaceful lagoons, rolling hills, and the historic Mission San Luis Rey, among other visual splendor captured on canvas.

Photo by Visit Oceanside

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As part of OMA’s inaugural Plein Air Festival (July 24-31, 2021) 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. 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.


The exhibition presents 40 artworks by 38 artists, including 16 award winning works.


Want even more bidding opportunities? Click here to view and bid on the Featured Artists Pop-Up Auction!




  1. Click “Register to Bid” at the top of this page or the Exhibition Auction page.
  2. Follow the prompts to register.
  3. Click the link in your confirmation text message or the green “View Your Event Now” button on the confirmation webpage. You will be taken to the sales page.
  4. At the top of the page you will see a link to Perauthorize your card to participate. Click on this link. 
    • You must enter your credit card information to bid on artwork. 
  5. Click on the artwork you would like to bid on.
  6. You may chose the "Next Bid" amount or chose the "Buy It Now" option.
  7. If you are the winning bidder, your credit card will be charged following the close of the auction on July 31.




  • Attend the Closing Celebration on October 10, 2021. Event details to be announced. 
  • OR go to Oceanside Museum of Art at 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside, CA 92054 after October 10 during regular business hours and present proof of purchase text message. You may also send a representative.
  • OR If you require your artwork to be shipped to you, contact Katie Dolgov, Shipping fees will vary and are the responsibility of the buyer.
  • If you are the winning bidder, full instructions on how to collect your work will be communicated at the close of the exhibition (the week of October 11, 2021).




Payment must be made directly through our secure checkout page on the BetterUnite platform. You must pre-register your card to purchase artwork. Purchases will be finalized and credit cards will be charged weeknight evenings throughout the duration of the sale.


We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express via the secure checkout page on the BetterUnite platform.



Participation Agreement 

By clicking to buy, you have agreed to the sale procedures and have entered into a legally binding contract to purchase the item. OMA is not liable for any occurrence resulting from the use of purchased items or services. All sales are final. Refunds or exchanges are not allowed. 


Every effort has been made to describe all items accurately. Still, all items are sold “as is” and without warranty or representation of any kind regarding the description, authenticity, value, or fitness of items. 



What if I have a question that wasn’t answered here?

Please contact OMA at (760) 435-3730 or click here to email Katie Dolgov with any additional questions or concerns.



Award Winners

Best In Show

Durre Waseem, Meet Me by the Pepper Tree


Altman Family Second Place

Ryan Jensen, Eager Painter


Third Place

Chuck Kovacic, Mission Contemplation Garden


Chris Clevering Best of Student Submissions

Olivia Prior


Honorable Mentions

Peter Adams, Reverie at Sunset, St Malo Oceanside

Geoffrey Allen, Strand Glow

Susan DeArmond, Peaceful Mission Gate

Victoria Huff, Cassidy Street

Kate Joiner, Sunny Side Cassidy

David Rickert, Ready to Go

Kathleen Strukoff, Come Fly With Me

Joyce Trinh, Oceanside Pier Boardwalk

Brianna Voron, Upside Down


Strada Easel award

Chuck Kovacic, Mission Contemplation Garden


Trailblazer Award Presented by Frontwave Credit Union

Neda Towfiq, Lovers Lane


Osider award

Carolyn Zbavitel, Brooks Theater


Osider Honorable Mentions

Mike Hill, Oceanside Pier at Night

Kathleen Strukoff, Come Fly With Me Awards

Brian Belfield, Guardian

Cheryl Comstock, Oceanside

Rick Delanty, To Oceanside, From Maxton Brown


Visit Oceanside Best Sunset Award

Ayah Andoh, The Pier


Visit Oceanside Best Sunset Award Oceanside Arts Commission Best Oceanside View Award

Geoffrey Allen, Strand Glow


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