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Become a patron of the 11th Biennial Open Art Exhibition


The Ontario Museum of History & Art, Associates is inviting the community to join them in bringing some badly needed joy, enlightenment, color and creativity into all our lives after a most stressful 2020.

The Museum Associates, the volunteer support group of the museum, will hold its 11th Biennial Open Art Exhibition at the Museum from May 6 to June 20. It will attract close 100 local artists whose works range from painting to photography to sculpture, and everything in-between.  


The Museum Associates are looking for people who appreciate the arts to play a prominent role in the exhibition by sponsoring individual awards.  The first-place winner receives $500, second place $300 and third place $200.  There are also four honorable mention awards of $75. In addition to receiving an award, each winner will be invited back the following year to show a larger body of work in the 2022 Ontario Invitational Art Exhibition. Participation in the Ontario
Invitational Art Exhibition can serve as a steppingstone in an artist’s career.

Sponsors will not only guarantee this year’s exhibition will be a success, but also demonstrate their appreciation of the arts and the need to make them accessible to everyone.

This year’s exhibition will be juried by Kathryn Ervin, the board chair for Arts Connection, a state-local partner to the California Arts Council. She is a professor in the Department of Theatre Arts at Cal State San Bernardino and a member of the California Educational Theatre Association, the Association for Theatre in Higher Education and The California Arts Project.


Won’t you join us in this worthy effort? You can do so by simply mailing a tax-deductible check, made payable to “Museum of History and Art, Ontario Associates” to the museum at 225 S. Euclid Ave., Ontario 91762, in care of Ontario Museum of History & Art. Sponsors will be acknowledged on both the Museum Associates and the Museum’s website. For more information, call (909) 395-2510. 

Your participation will advance the cause of the arts in our region and make 2021 a better new year for all of us.

 Museum Associates

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