Oceanside Museum Of Art Presents 'Outside: Selections From The Doug Simay Collection' Exhibition
- When Ongoing until Sunday, January 5, 2014
- Sunday 1:00pm - 4:00pm
- Tuesday 10:00am - 4:00pm
- Wednesday 10:00am - 4:00pm
- Thursday 10:00am - 4:00pm
- Friday 10:00am - 4:00pm
- Saturday 10:00am - 4:00pm
- Where Oceanside Museum of Art , Oceanside - View Map
- Age limit All ages
- Categories Arts, Exhibits, Museums
- Cost Not available
Above: Exterior photo of the Oceanside Museum of Art. Courtesy of OMA
"Outside: Selections From The Doug Simay Collection"
September 22, 2013 – January 5, 2014
San Diego has a rich history of art collectors and connoisseurs who have supported, molded and been an integral part of our arts community and its continued 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, making them accessible to the public and shining a light on important and serious San Diego art collectors and their individual histories within the San Diego art scene, OMA is set to launch its newest exhibition series, the Collectors Series. On a regular basis OMA’s curatorial staff will focus on varied San Diego art collectors and their collections, covering both private and corporate collections.
OMA is proud to announce the inaugural Collectors Series exhibition, "Outside: Selections from the Doug Simay Collection," which focuses on a passionate collector and longtime participant and supporter of the arts in San Diego, Doug Simay.
The Exhibition Reception will take place on Saturday, September 21st from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The reception is complimentary for OMA Members and $10 for Nonmembers.
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, Simayspace, in 1982 in conjunction with Mark Quint; this gallery went on to thrive in various permeations and locations for 26 years. In addition to Simayspace, he ran Java, a hip artist coffee shop for nine 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.