Oceanside Museum of Art has a bumper crop of events in October. Two of those are The Art Auction on October 26, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. with a chance to purchase works from Oct 5 when the exhibition opens features 115 work by over 80 southern CA and San Diego artists hand picked by Sandra Chanis former president of the board and the Art Auction Committee. Outside: Selections from the collection of Doug Simay continues through January 5, 2014.
OMA Art Auction
I loved this introduction by Sandra Chanis and so using this as a intro to this blog entry:
What makes good art? What art should you collect?
In inviting artist to participate in the major Art Auction, I looked for artists who are honest, aware of self, who possess a clear, passionate and compelling message, and have been able to evolve and mature in their vision.
My final goal is to give you the unique opportunity to own carefully selected art affordably with proceeds that benefit the artists, OMA and you, the collector.
Let me explain how the process took place....
all medium were considered: furniture, sculpture, painting drawing, mixed media, ceramics, jewelry, photography, fabric and print making. After much searching, personal visit wer made over a 7 month period by members of the Art Auction Committee to each and every one of the artists displayed. During those visits, the artists generously opened their studios and showed us all their work both completed and in progress Questions and answers followed regarding the vision and the meaning of the art. From the 20 or plus works that each artists showed us, pieces were selected paying careful attendtion to the message, quality and value of the work.
The final product is an immense generous collaboration between the artists and OMA who opened it entire upstairs gallery for this 3 week exhibition/auction.
I applaud not only the artists and the Art Auction Committee who volunteered their time, but also the staff that has given numerous hours of invaluable experience to this complex project.
And we applaud Sandra Chanis for this wonderful show, beautifully displayed, which all together made for an energy filled evening with wonderful food and great support for OMA.
|Cheryl Tall ceramics and Patricia Frischer Borders of Intimacy|
|Penquin by Patricia Frischer|
|Michelle Kurtis Cole|
|Larry and Debby Kline|
|Matt Divine sculpture with proud new owner|
Outside: Selections from the collection of Doug Simay continues through January 5, 2014.
Mr. Doug Simay has the eye of an artist and in this huge showing of just the landscapes from his private collection you get an idea of how dedicated he is to selecting what is acquired. I have know this for a long time as I am an avid follower of his Picks from LA which we post on SDVAN. He is tireless and you could not do better than to use his eye to mentor you if you are a beginning, intermediate or even advanced collector. Doug Simay's LA Picks for Oct 2013
In the late 1970s, he met Mark Quint, who had a small gallery next to Margaret’s Dry Cleaners. “I used to buy art from Mark, and when he moved downtown in the early ‘80s, I joined him, and opened my own gallery space next to his,” Simay said. The Java Coffeehouse Gallery followed, then an art-centered bookstore, and finally one large gallery, under what he called his “visual arts moniker,” SimaySpace.