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Oceanside Museum of Art to Host ‘Outside’ Collection

Oceanside CA- (Special Event)  Oceanside Museum of  Art:

San Diego has a rich history of art collectors and connoisseurs that have supported, molded and been an integral part of our arts community and its continual growth. These varied and noted collections are often enjoyed in the privacy of a collector’s home and at times are generously loaned to museums and galleries for public display. To delve deep into these collections, shine a light on these honorable collectors and their individual histories within the San Diego art scene, OMA is set to launch its newest exhibition series, the Collectors Initiative. Through this series on an annual basis curatorial staff will focus on selections of the many and varied San Diego art collectors and their collections, covering both private and corporate collections.
OMA is proud to announce the inaugural Collectors Exhibition,Outside, which focuses on a passionate collector and longtime participant and supporter of the arts in San Diego, Doug Simay. Simay has been highly active in the San Diego area art scene since the early 1980s, rotating through many facets of the art world. Simay formally launched his gallery, Simay space, in 1982 in conjunction with Mark Quint; this gallery went on to live in various permeation’s and locations for 26 years.
In addition to Simayspace, he ran Java, a hip artist coffee shop for ten years from 1985-1994 and ABC, an equally artist friendly bookstore from 1988-1994. Finally, he helped launch and run the Art Academy of San Diego from 1998-2008. All the while Simay was avidly collecting art in both San Diego and Los Angeles. Outside allows museum guests a glimpse into the mind of Doug Simay, the personal relationships he formed throughout the last 30 years collecting art and the evolution of his purchased works and their value within the art market.
Preview Reception is Saturday, September 21
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Complimentary to OMA members
$10 Nonmembers