Brooks Theater Gallery

The Brooks Theater Gallery is located in the lobby of the historic Sunshine Brooks Theater in the heart of Oceanside’s Cultural District. With year-round exhibits curated to relate to the themes of Oceanside Theatre Company’s main stage and youth productions, the gallery is seen by artist lovers, theater goers, music lovers, tourists, and the Oceanside community. Artist Open Houses for each exhibit offer an opportunity for the public to meet the artists and enjoy the exhibit cost free. The Artist Open Houses, often coinciding with Oceanside’s First Friday Art Walk, include ambient music, an artist-at-work on a new piece, and light nibbles.

To be notified of upcoming Call for Artists, join the Artist Mailing List below. For questions about the Artist Open House or to volunteer to play music at the next artist opening, please contact Gallery Curator Carol Naegele at cnaegele@oceansidetheatre.org

Brooks Theater Gallery – Artist FAQ

How can I participate? Interested artists can email Carol Naegele at cnaegele@oceansidetheatre.org (note spelling) and attach images of the pieces they would like to submit. Artists can submit multiple pieces, but usually only one or two are selected due to space constraints. Online submittal deadlines are firm.

What happens after my work is accepted? If accepted, email verification is sent within one week. To be included in marketing and press releases as a featured artist, please fill out the social media form  as soon as possible after acceptance. A $15 cash/check entry fee per artist is due at time of drop off.

What if I can’t make the drop off date/time? Artists will need to find someone else to bring/pick up their art if they are unable to do so on the scheduled date/time. Alternate days or times cannot be scheduled.

Where do I bring my art? Come to the front entrance of the Brooks Theater at 217 N. Coast Highway, Oceanside 92054. Space will be
reserved out front for loading and unloading.

Do you handle sales? Yes. There is signage posted in the Gallery that the art is for sale. We ask artists to include sales tax in their sales price. A 10% Gallery sales commission is charged when a piece is sold. Buyers pay a 3% processing fee if payment is by credit card. Checks are also accepted, made out to “Oceanside Theatre Company.” The sold piece can be picked up by the buyer on the Art Pickup date.

What happens when the exhibition ends? Art Pickup dates and times are scheduled. Space will be reserved in front of the theater for pickup. Alternate dates and times cannot be scheduled.

More Questions? Please contact Carol Naegele at 760-994-5975 or cnaegele@oceansidetheatre.org. (pls note spelling)

2024 Art Exhibitions & Artist Open Houses

January-March 2024
Theme:
Black Perspective: A Celebration of Community, Family & Heritage
Submission Deadline:
January 4 at 5 pm
Exhibit Dates:
January 9 – March 26
Artist Open House:
January 12, 5:30-8 pm

 

March-April 2024
Theme:
Face2Face, Hello Again – Portraits & Self-Portraits
Submission Deadline:
March 22 at 5 pm
Exhibit Dates:
March 28 – April 28
Artist Open House:
April 5, 5:30-8 pm

 

April-May 2024
Theme:
Mindful Art – Mental Health Illuminated
Submission Deadline:
April 11 at 5 pm
Exhibit Dates:
May 3-26
Artist Open House:
May 3, 5:30-8 pm

 

May-June 2024
Theme:
Abundant Color by Sargent Art Group
Submission Deadline:
May 21 at 5 pm
(Submissions limited to Sargent Art Group only)
Exhibit Dates:
May 31-July 28
Artist Open House:
June 7, 5:30-8 pm

 

July – September 2024
Theme:
Laugh Out Loud!
Submission Deadline:
July 24 at 5 pm
Exhibit Dates:
August 2 – September 5
Artist Open House:
August 2, 5:30-8 pm

 

September – October 2024
Theme:
Adelante – National Hispanic Heritage Month
Submission Deadline:
August 21 at 5 pm
Exhibit Dates:
September 6 – October 8
Artist Open House:
September 6, 5:30-8 pm
Art Walk:
October 4

 

October – November 2024
Theme:
Strictly Sci-Fi
Submission Deadline:
September 28 at 5 pm
Exhibit Dates:
October 12 – November 12
Artist Open House:
October 12, 5:30-8 pm

 

November – December 2024
Theme:
Happy Holidays by OMA Artist Alliance
Submission Deadline:
November 6 at 5 pm
(Submissions limited to OMA Artist Alliance Members Only)
Exhibit Dates:
November 15 – January 6
Artist Open House:
December 6, 5:30-8 pm

 

December 2024 – January 2025
Theme:
Land & Sea (Landscapes or Seascapes)
Submission Deadline:
December 27 at 5 pm
Exhibit Dates:
January 10 – February 11
Artist Open House:
January 10, 5:30-8 pm