New Exhibition + More Things To Do At Oceanside Museum Of Art This Month

October is already in full swing and Oceanside Museum of Art (OMA) is kicking off the month with a brand-new exhibition, celebrating all things plein air and diving into the world of famous portraits throughout history.

Neil Kendricks

New Exhibition | Neil Kendricks: Temple of Story

October 9-February 20 | 704 Pier View Way

This exhibition is a multisensory experience inspired by the pandemic and the effect it has had on our communal psyche. Neil Kendricks: Temple of Story will run from October 9 through February 20. Dedicated in memory of his father, this unique exhibition is based on 10 short stories created over the last year and a half by artist and filmmaker Neil Kendricks, each with a distinctive surreal or magical realism feeling.

Viewers will take a stroll through a forest of fables with drawings on the walls to illuminate their path. This gallery will feature numerous drawings, white charcoal/chalk on black paper, inspired by the stories Kendricks created along with scannable QR codes bringing visitors to audio readings of the story behind each.

The gallery will also most notably feature a large projection of a video depicting drawings done with Procreate drawing software, which will evolve and morph over time. Additionally, Kendricks collaborated with composer and musician, Mike Mare, to incorporate Mare’s atmospheric music and sound design with Kendricks’ narratives, allowing visitors to discover an intimacy with an unseen storyteller.

Tickets are $10 for General Admission and Free for OMA members.

To purchase tickets, click here.

2021 Plein Air Festival Auction Closing Celebration

October 10 | 3PM-5PM | 704 Pier View Way

Join OMA as they say farewell to the 2021 Plein Air Festival Juried Exhibition. This will be your last chance to check out the paintings created during the week-long Plein Air Festival and celebrates the diverse expression of Oceanside captured through the eyes of its community.

The exhibition features a stunning showcase of original plein air artworks representing Southern California’s natural beauty and urban environments. Make your voice heard by placing your vote for the “People’s Choice” award and by placing your bid for your favorite piece of artwork to take home with you.

Artists exhibited in the collection will also have an opportunity to vote for the “Artist Choice” award. Plus, take advantage of your time here and explore all of OMA’s many other exhibitions currently on display. Admission to
is free, but tickets are limited and are available on first-come first-serve basis, so RSVP by October 6 to secure a free ticket.

Tickets are free
To RSVP for tickets, click here.

Taste of Art: Portraits-Imagined and Imaginative

October 14 | 6PM-8PM| 704 Pier View Way

Every face tells a story and throughout time artists have created portraits that reflect an inner essence. Join OMA art instructor, Robin Douglas to unpack the how and why of famous portraits, including a demonstration on human facial proportions. Plus, be inspired by OMA’s current exhibition Contemporary Portraits from the Simay Collection before starting your own artwork using realistic, ideal or abstract portraits in a variety of media. Refreshments and
all supplies for your original artwork will be provided.

Tickets are $50 for Visitors & $40 for OMA members
To purchase tickets, click here.

About Oceanside Museum of Art

Since 1997, OMA has served as an anchor and catalyst for change in North County San Diego by serving as the premier art venue along the cultural corridor between Los Angeles, San Diego and Tijuana. OMA’s exhibitions showcase artists’ works, presenting innovative and dynamic exhibitions of significant local and regional art. The museum’s galleries are redesigned for each exhibition, surprising visitors with a fresh, exciting visual transformation for every new installation.

For more information on Oceanside Museum of Art, visit here.

See you there, San Diego!