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Be sure to read the prospectus in its entirety before continuing.

Oceanside Museum of Art
2023 Oceanside Plein Air Festival

2023 Oceanside Plein Air Festival

Hosted by Oceanside Museum of Art (OMA)

July 15-22, 2023

Oceanside Museum of Art is seeking 10 artists to participate in the 2023 Plein Air Festival as “Select Artists” based on the merit of their portfolio.

Take a look at the benefits chart to see the difference between participating as a Select Artist and a general artist.

Participation as a Select Artist includes:

·      Guaranteed inclusion in the juried exhibition

·      Entry of three (3) artworks for exhibition jurying consideration (one more than general artists)

·      Eligible for Best In Show award - only compete against other Select Artists and the festival's four Featured Artists (all participating festival artists are eligible for further awards)  

·      Name included in promotions

·      Waived Festival registration fees ($115 standard, $95 OMA Artist Alliance members)

·      Full access to the festival - participation in all communal “Paint Out” events and the Quick Paint Challenge; entry of one artwork into the Quick Paint Challenge Sale; participation in two Easel Sales and two networking events; one ticket to the Closing Event/Awards Ceremony on July 22; access to ticketed festival workshops led by the Festival Featured Artists

Oceanside offers gorgeous coastlines, charming cityscapes, peaceful lagoons, rolling hills with lush flora and fauna, and the historic Mission San Luis Rey, among other visual splendor, to capture in the media of your choosing.

Submitting the application indicates your intention to participate, if selected.



Oceanside Museum of Art

704 Pier View Way

Oceanside CA, 92054


And the surrounding environs of Oceanside.



Monday, May 15, 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time (PST)



Monday, May 22: Notification to chosen Select Artists

Saturday, July 15: 8:00am event check-in opens, and continues through Thursday, July 20

Friday, July 21, before 11:00am: Artwork submissions due for exhibition jurying consideration

Saturday, July 22: Exhibition opens, closing event including awards presentation and easel sale

July 22, 2023-January 2024: Exhibition on view at OMA

Mid-August, 2023: Artists’ commission of 50% sent for artwork sold during the festival. Payments for artwork sold during the exhibition will be sent in the weeks following each sale. Sold artwork must remain in the exhibition until the exhibition closes in January 2024.


Please visit the Festival web page for all scheduled dates, including Quick Paint, further sales opportunities, and networking events.



In addition to OMA’s Executive Director Maria Mingalone, there will be two exhibition jurors and judges for first, second, and third place prizes, to be determined). These will be accomplished plein air artists.



$50, non-refundable

Artists who are not selected to participate as Select Artists may apply their jurying submission fee towards Festival registration fees if they chose to participate as registered artists ($115 standard, $95 OMA Artist Alliance members).



$3,000 Best in Show

$1,500 Second Place

$500 Third Place

Further awards and prizes to be confirmed soon!


Click the yellow “Enter this show” button at the top of this page. Submissions will only be accepted through


· Five (5) to ten (10) artwork images.

· Artist’s CV or resume. To add, click on Your Artist Profile, and then Bio/Statement/Password.

· The quality of artwork photography may affect your eligibility. Ensure that artwork is photographed in a well-lit environment, and that details are clear. Include only the artwork in the image. If the artwork is three-dimensional, photograph against a neutral/blank background.


For best results submit high quality 72 dpi images under 4 MB, and close to 1920 pixels on the longest side. Image files should be jpg.

For technical support with your entry or help with your images, contact:


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· Artists receive a 50% commission on the sale of their work.

· Tax of 8.25% will apply to all sales at check out, to be paid by the buyer

· Artists should bring their own art supplies and surfaces on which to create artwork. There are limited locations to purchase supplies near Oceanside.

· Festival stamp MUST BE VISIBLE on the back of the artwork

· If the stamp will be obscured after framing, please provide photos or video of the work with the stamp visible being framed

· Artwork submitted for exhibition jurying must include hanging hardware (wires or D rings attached to frames or a sturdy substrate). Unframed canvases must be trimmed or be wrapped with finished edges.

· To participate in easel sales, artists must provide their own easels

· Maximum 2D size: 24" x 36" not including frame

· Maximum 3D size: 24" x 24" x 24"

· If artwork for sale on OMA premises does not sell, it must be retrieved by the artist at the end of the sales opportunity. If the artist is no longer in the area, they will be responsible for shipping fees. Any artwork remaining at OMA more than 60 days after the close of the art sale it was a part of will be considered an unrestricted donation to the museum.



The mission of Oceanside Museum of Art is to bring people together to explore the art and stories of Southern California artists. OMA educates and inspires the public through a diverse range of engaging exhibitions and programs that connect people with regional, national, and global artists and art forms of the 20thand 21stcenturies. OMA operates as a private, non-profit 501 (c) (3) corporation.

The Artist Alliance is an affiliate group of membership dedicated to the support of Oceanside Museum of Art. Artist Alliance provides opportunities for interaction, visibility, and growth for artists in the region.



After carefully reading this prospectus in its entirety, you may direct remaining questions to OMA Director of Exhibitions and Collection Katie Dolgov



A Note from Online Juried Shows


PLEASE NOTE: Notifications are sent through Constant Contact

On the day of notification, you can do the following, but you will also receive an email notification, sent from Constant Contact, that will state the same.

1.Go to and log in using your email address and password.

2.Right above where you just logged in, click "Your Artist Profile."You are now in Your account!

3.You will see your results at the very bottom of the page (under shows that jury by work as a whole).

4.As you will see, it will say either "You have been Accepted or Declined into the show."Under that sentence, you can click "Read Acceptance (or Declined) Letter."The letter will then be displayed.

NOTE:Please be sure to read your letters in their entirety.Most acceptance letters will ask you to RSVP or will have special instructions you must follow.

Thank you,

P.S.While you are in your account on, click "Personal Info" and make sure your name, address, phone number, and email address are up to date.




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