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Oceanside Museum of Art
2022 Artist Alliance Biennial

“2022 Artist Alliance Biennial” At Oceanside Museum of Art

Juried By Alessandra Moctezuma

December 18, 2021 through May 1, 2022



2022 Artist Alliance Biennial




This is a call to artists who are members of Oceanside Museum of Art Artist Alliance: You are invited to submit any number of entries for consideration in this juried art exhibition at OMA, which will feature the best works by members of OMA’s Artist Alliance. Artwork will be on view in the large ground floor Gleason Gallery. Submissions will be accepted exclusively through


Artwork must be appropriate for all ages.


Artists who are not members of the OMA Artist Alliance but are interested in participating in this exhibition must submit their membership applications for OMA with the Artist Alliance add-on before submitting artwork for consideration. Details on how to join can be found in this prospectus, or at


Thank you for being a part of OMA! Submission fees (less OJS listing fee) and membership dues support the museum’s exhibitions and educational programming.


After carefully reading this prospectus in its entirety, you may direct remaining questions regarding participation in this show to OMA’s exhibition manager Katie Dolgov at



EXTENDED Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time (PST)



On or before Tuesday, November 16, 2021




Grand Prize: Director’s Choice Solo Exhibition Invitational

One artist will be chosen to receive a solo exhibition at OMA opening in mid to late 2022

There will be three additional prizes:

$500 First Place

$300 Second Place

$200 Third Place




Oceanside Museum of Art

704 Pier View Way

Oceanside, CA 92054



December 18, 2021 - May 1, 2022

Exhibition Celebration Tentatively Saturday, February 12, 6:00-8:00pm

This exhibition will be celebrated with two other concurrent exhibitions at OMA: Contemporary Street Photography curated by Zach Cordner and an as-yet untitled solo exhibition by Don Bartletti.


Friday, December 10, 2021, 11:00am–1:00pm

Saturday, December 11, 2021, 11:00am-12:00pm



Thursday and Friday, May 5 and 6, 11:00am-1:00pm



$20 for the first entry and $10 for each additional entry. Unlimited entries.

Thank you for being a part of OMA! Submission fees (less OJS listing fee) and membership dues support the museum’s exhibitions and educational programming.



Artists must be a current OMA member with the Artist Alliance affiliate membership, which can be added to any membership for an additional $20.

Artists who are not members of the OMA Artist Alliance but are interested in participating in this event must become members of OMA at any level with the Artist Alliance add-on affiliate membership before submitting artwork for consideration. Details on how to join can be found in this prospectus.

OMA Artist Alliance can be joined by one of the following methods:

  • Online: Visit Choose any level of membership and then add Artist Alliance (must be done in two transactions)
  • By phone: Call the OMA membership center at (760) 435-3724
  • In person: Visit Oceanside Museum of Art at 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside CA (please check for public hours)



  • Priority will be given to works that have not been displayed in an Artist Alliance exhibition (at OMA or off site) in the past five years.
  • All submissions must be original works of art. No giclees or other reproductions, with exception of limited edition prints or photography.
  • Two- and three-dimensional work no larger than 84” in any direction, including frame, and no heavier than 200 pounds.
  • Artists are encouraged to submit a variety of sizes.
  • Artwork may be in any media or style.
  • Artwork must be appropriate for all ages.
  • Edges of unframed two-dimensional artwork must be clean, finished, or gallery wrapped.
  • Hardware: Artwork must be installation-ready upon delivery. For 2-dimensional works, D Rings must be installed on the back at precisely equal distances from the top of all wall-mounted work. Please remove wires.
  • A maximum of two artworks per artist will be selected.



Artwork will not be advertised for sale in the gallery. If the artwork is available for sale, please indicate the price on your submission.

Should there be any inquiries, the museum will take the name and contact information of the interested party and pass the inquiry on to the artist. The museum will not quote a price for the artwork, even if a price is indicated with the submission. All sales will take place privately between the artist and the buyer.

If artists would like to donate any percentage of the sale to OMA post transaction all proceeds will support exhibitions, operations, and educational programming. A donation of 20% is typical.

Artwork must remain in the exhibition through the close of the show on May 1.

Either the buyer or the artist may pick up the artwork after the exhibition closes. The museum must be alerted if there will be a different person picking up the artwork than who delivered the work.





Alessandra Moctezuma is Professor of Art and Gallery Director at San Diego Mesa College, where she leads the Museum Studies program and teaches Chicano Art. She earned Bachelor of Art and Master of Fine Arts degrees from UCLA. She has curated exhibits for Oceanside Museum of Art: Borderless Dreams (2005), Through a Lens Sharply (2006), as part of the Getty’s PST LA/LA, unDocumenta (2017), and Twenty Women Artists: NOW (2021). Alessandra has extensive experience as an artist, curator, and arts administrator. From 1994-1998, she worked for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority as the Public Arts Officer for the Eastside Subway extension, and managed large-scale public arts projects for three main lines. Previously, she was the Gallery Curator for the Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC) in Venice, California. In the 1990's, she served in the Public Art Commission, City of Pasadena and recently in the City of San Diego Public Art Committee..



Oceanside Museum of Art (OMA) is a centerpiece for arts and culture in North San Diego County and centerstage in one of only 14 designated California Cultural Districts. Located in downtown Oceanside, the museum is a few blocks from the beautiful Pacific Ocean, and easily accessible along the cultural corridor between Los Angeles and Tijuana.

The museum is a gathering place where friends and family meet to share and enjoy rich cultural experiences. OMA continues to grow as a nationally acclaimed focal point to celebrate the inspiring and transformative power of arts and culture. OMA operates as a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation.

The mission of Oceanside Museum of Art is to celebrate art through engagement, education, and innovation.

OMA’s 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.



To apply for this event, register withOnline Juried Showsand upload artworks in high-resolution, reproduction-quality.

Keep in mind, the quality of the photography of your artwork may affect whether your artwork will be selected. Ensure your artwork is photographed in good lighting with a steady camera. Include image only without frame. Complete instructions for DIGITAL IMAGE SPECIFICATIONS are found on

When entering for the first time, follow the instructions for opening an account and creating a password. Record your password for reuse in all future entries with Scroll down to locate the listing for “2021 Artist Alliance Biennial” and follow the directions for entry.

For further instructions on how to enter through Online Juried Shows, please visit the guide on this link:

Oceanside Museum of Art is not responsible for any technical difficulties with artwork submission. All submission issues will be handled exclusively by Online Juried Shows (OJS). If you anticipate needing technical assistance with your submission, are experiencing difficulties, or have questions about your entries, please contact the Online Juried Shows team at help@OnlineJuriedShows.comor phone OJS at 949-409-4061.



By submitting images, the entrant warrants that they created each of the artworks submitted and that they possess all legal rights to them. The entrant agrees that all submitted images selected by the juror may be used for marketing and promotional purposes related to the event.By providing the images and other information through this entry, the entrant gives permission for OMA and OMA Artist Alliance to use images of accepted artwork for promotion, reference, printed materials and online postings related to this exhibit as well as in future advertising. All images used by OMA and OMA Artist Alliance shall be credited to the artist. Copyright and all other rights remain that of the artist.


By submitting this entry form, the submitting artist agrees to all terms as stated above.



After carefully reading this prospectus in its entirety, you may direct remaining questions to OMA Exhibitions Manager Katie Dolgov at


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