OMA SUMMER SOIRÉE
July 28, 2012
6:00 to 11:00 PM
The highly anticipated Summer Soirée returns to OMA with a spectacular evening of dining and dancing al fresco paired with a silent and live auction. Guests will once again enjoy a twilight champagne reception on the museum’s Biogen-Idec terrace, along with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, an elegant seated dinner featuring artisan American cuisine, and dancing to live musical entertainment by The Fabulous Pelicans under the stars. Reservations for OMA’s Summer Soirée are $200 per person. Those who make their reservations by June 30 will receive the early-bird price of $175 per person. In addition, a variety of sponsorship options are available. For more information or reservations call (760)435-3721 or visit www.oma-online.org.
The semi-formal/black tie optional fundraiser will begin at 6:00 p.m. in an elegant outdoor garden setting, with tray passed hors d’oeuvres, a delicious plated dinner and dessert. The Summer Soirée Art Auction will offer guests an exceptional opportunity to support the museum by bidding on artwork from renowned artists such as James Hubbell, Tony DeLap, Charles Arnoldi, Larry Bell, William Glen Crooks, Einar and Jamex de la Torre, Jean Lowe and Kim MacConnel. Guests can also bid on specialty packages that include hotel accommodations, wine packages and more.
Oceanside Museum of Art presents the Medal of Distinction each year at the Summer Soirée in honor of members of the museum and the community who have made a significant contribution to the success of the museum. This year’s honorees are Beate Rüsse and Dick and Margie Newell.
Beate Rüsse and her husband Michael have been OMA Members since 1998. Initially she became involved with the Ball Committee and went on to chair and co-chair the Museum Ball for four years while also serving on other fundraising committees. In 2002 Beate became a Board Trustee and served as Secretary, Vice-President, and President; serving her Presidential term from 2009 to 2010. While Board President Beate attended events and program with admirable fervor and worked the hours of a full time OMA employee. Beate grew up in small town in northern Germany. After receiving her degree in Nursing, she moved to Berlin where she worked for 10 years in the Anesthesiology Department at a teaching hospital. In 1985 Beate and her husband moved to Carlsbad, California. Once settled in Carlsbad she took the State Board for Nursing and became a Registered Nurse. Beate now fills her time teaching yoga classes in her Vista studio, assisting her husband Michael with his company, traveling and being a devoted OMA activist.
Dick and Margie Newell moved from Seattle to Oceanside, California in 1985 and have been devoted members of the museum since 2005. Both Dick and Margie are constant faces at OMA events and exhibition openings. Dick has been an OMA Trustee since January 2008 and is a member of the OMA Audit Committee. Margie has chaired the Soiree Silent Auction Committee since 2010 and is an integral part of the Summer Soiree’s success and growth. Their never ending generosity, support and sense of humor are greatly appreciated by all OMA staff. Dick and Margie married in 1965 and have two daughters and a grandson.
Join these honorees and other OMA supporters for this spectacular evening of dining and dancing paired with a silent and live auction. Enjoy an elegant seated dinner featuring a delectable assortment of artesian appetizers such as mini crab cakes, Asian beef salad, tarragon chicken salad bouchees and shrimp cocktail, with creative entrée selections such as Filet of Sole stuffed with fresh spinach served with cognac lobster sauce & topped with bay scallops or Pan seared beef tenderloin served with cabernet sauvignon sauce and ending with dessert of Molten chocolate lava cake garnished with fresh berries.
Proceeds from the Summer Soirée benefit the museum’s exhibitions and educational programs. OMA would like to thank Tri-City Medical Center for being a title sponsor of this event and acknowledge the generous support of the 2012 Three Event Sponsors. Ruby Sponsors: Jeremy Cohen with S.D. Malkin Properties Inc. and Ann & Bruce Mortland. Sapphire Sponsors: Loretta Ames, Lois Berning, Next Ignite, Ralph Roos, Jim & Ermie Terry, Linda Scott and Cheryl Weiner.
Opened in 1995, Oceanside Museum of Art educates and inspires through a unique range of diverse engaging exhibitions and programs that connect people with regional, national and global artists and art forms. The museum is open Tuesday-Saturday 10 am to 4 pm and Sunday 1 to 4 pm. Free admission every Tuesday, general admission is $8, $5 for seniors and free for students and military. For more information call 760.435.3720 or visit www.oma-online.org. The museum is located at 704 Pier View Way in downtown Oceanside, California within walking distance from the Oceanside transit center with Amtrak, Coaster, Sprinter and Metrolink stops.