Welcome to the Morro Bay Art Association and its member gallery.

Art Center Morro Bay

Where we connect art lovers with artists.

“The love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art.”

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Art Center Morro Bay Events


Call to Artists

Call to Artists

Aug 19, 3:00pm - Sep 1, 8:00pm

Morro Bay Art Association
835 Main St
Morro Bay, CA  93442 Map

Call to Artists!

Artists submit by Sept 1 for a juried exhibition called "Rejoice in Art"! An Ocean View II that takes place in Redondo Beach in Mid October. Last years exhibition was beautiful and featured seascape painters work from up and down the coast.

You can go to www.rejoiceinart.com and look under juried show. Entry is through www.onlinejuriedshows.com.

Oil Painting with Jason Mayr Sundays, 1:00 - 4:00pm & Mondays, 9:00am - 1:00pm

Oil Painting with Jason Mayr Sundays, 1:00 - 4:00pm & Mondays, 9:00am - 1:00pm

Aug 21, 1:00pm - Sep 4, 3:00pm

Morro Bay Art Association
835 Main St
Morro Bay, CA  93442 Map

Sundays, beginner to advanced students 1:00 - 4:00pm
Mondays, advanced students 9:00am - 1:00pm

Learn to paint still life in oil with Jason Mayr
These are ongoing classes

COST: $30.00 MBAA members or $35.00 for non-members
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay
835 Main St, Morro Bay
California, CA 93442

You can register by contacting Jason at 805-234-6941 or email: jkmayr@aol.com

For more information visit www.artcentermorrobay.org or call the Morro Bay Art Center at (805)772-2504
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Abstract Demo by Krista Harris

Abstract Demo by Krista Harris

Aug 24, 3:00pm - Aug 24, 7:00pm

Morro Bay Art Association
835 Main St
Morro Bay, CA  93442 Map

Krista Harris
Demonstration of Abstract Painting

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a demonstration in Abstract Painting by award winning artist, Krista Harris.

Krista is a career level artist who earned a BFA at East Carolina University. Her masterful use of media provides a unique vehicle of interpretation with vibrant color that evokes energy, strength and simplicity. Her captivating work will lure you in to explore richly layered designs that reveal a multitude of sensations.

As a prelude to teaching a workshop in March of 2017 on “Exploring Abstract Painting”, Krista will be giving a brief demonstration, working primarily in acrylic while encouraging exploration and experimentation of materials. She will be discussing her personal transition from working realistically to a more non-objective style while exploring techniques and principles of abstraction. During this demo, Krista will discuss the challenges and rewards of abstract thinking and painting.

If you’re interested in making a move in your own work toward abstraction this is a great opportunity to see firsthand how one artist begins and moves through the early stages of a painting.

Krista’s art work is widely collected throughout the USA and internationally. She exhibits in prestigious galleries across the country. Her work is included in corporate collections such as the Duke Memorial Cancer Center, Durham NC; Northern Trust Bank, Chicago, IL; and the Ritz Carlton Hotel, Grand Cayman Island. She participates in international art fairs including SOFA NYC, Chicago, Santa Fe and Palm Beach.
WHAT: Demonstration of abstract painting
WHEN: August 24, 2016 TIME: 3- 5pm
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or email: artcenter.morrobay@gmail.com
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wt9kGn6Bo-o

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Adult Coloring Book Club & Zentangle

Adult Coloring Book Club & Zentangle

Aug 26, 9:30am - Sep 2, 1:30pm

Morro Bay Art Association
835 Main St
Morro Bay, CA  93442 Map

WHEN: Friday mornings 9:30am - 11:30am starting August 26

WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay, CA 93442

COST: Free and open to the public


Drop-in class open to all community members. Relax and unwind with the new Adult coloring books! Learn the latest doodle craze called Zentangle. Anyone can do it, no experience necessary! Bring your own coloring books or get started with a page from ours.


For more information, contact Art Center Morro Bay 805-772-2504
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Mosaic Class - Mosaic Grape Rock

Mosaic Class - Mosaic Grape Rock

Aug 27, 10:00am - Aug 27, 2:00pm

Morro Bay Art Association
835 Main St
Morro Bay, CA  93442 Map

Mosaic Class - Mosaic Grape Rock
With Joan Fee

Calling all wine lovers...You'll learn how to cut stained glass pieces, glue, grout and clean your piece to create a fabulous garden accent. This class is designed for beginner to advanced, no prior experience required.

Everything is included to complete the project - stained glass pieces, glass baubles for the grapes, use of tools, grout and approximately 6"- 8" rock.

PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED: www.CreativeMeTime.com

WHEN: Saturday, August 27th, 10am - 2:00pm (includes lunch break)

WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442

COST: $40. members / $50. non-members
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Mixed Media Workshop by Page Graeber This workshop full a second workshop to be announced

Mixed Media Workshop by Page Graeber This workshop full a second workshop to be announced

Sep 9, 9:00am - Sep 9, 3:00pm

Morro Bay Art Association
835 Main St
Morro Bay, CA  93442 Map

Page Graeber
Mixed Media Collage
1-Day Workshop
Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a one-day workshop in Mixed Media Collage given by award winning artist Page Graeber. Her captivating work includes a variety of artistic mediums which signify bold and vibrantly rich color. Her skilled use of media conveys an eye for the dramatic, composition and subject matter.
During Page’s workshop, students will learn several techniques at one time to create a stunning collage. Beginning with a sturdy foundation, setting a mood, layering mixed media and adding embellishments to your composition for a unique finish.
Students do not need prior experience and supplies will be provided.
Page is a member of several local art groups. She is a past President of the Paso Robles Art Association, Signature Member of Watercolor West International, International Society of Acrylic Painters and Central Coast Watercolor Society. Her work is fun and vibrant as she states, "My work is a projection of my personality".
DATE: September 9, 2016
WHEN: 9am – 1pm
COST: $65.00

WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay
835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442
805-772-2504

To register, contact Alice Isaac: morrobayisaac@gmail.com or phone: 805-225-1286
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Sea Glass Wire Wrapped Jewelry

Sea Glass Wire Wrapped Jewelry

Sep 10, 10:30am - Sep 10, 4:30pm

Morro Bay Art Association
835 Main St
Morro Bay, CA  93442 Map

WHEN: Saturday, September 10th 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
TEACHER - Joan Martin Fee
COST: Art Center member $50, non-members $60
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 635 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93446

Learn a super easy wire wrap technique to create a stunning sea glass necklace and two pierced earrings. All materials are provided including use of jewelry tools. Teacher provides genuine, local sea glass or you can bring your own. No jewelry making experience necessary. Preregistration required. www.CreativeMeTime.com 805-286-5993
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Painting Moving Water and Rocks

Painting Moving Water and Rocks

Sep 12, 3:00pm - Sep 12, 7:00pm

Morro Bay Art Association
835 Main St
Morro Bay, CA  93442 Map

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a demonstration in watercolor painting by award winning artist, Sarah DeLong.

Painting the motion of water can be tricky. Sara will demonstrate how she approaches strong design patterns in white water and rocks before making small value sketches. During the demo, she will guide you through painting the movement of a rushing mountain stream. Her transparent watercolor techniques may be used to paint moving water, rocks and crashing coastal waves.

Sarah earned her BA in Art from the College of St. Benedict, Minnesota. She was a professional photographer and artist for the Public Relations Dept. at Grinnell College, Iowa for approximately twenty years. She is a signature member of the Central Coast Watercolor Society and the Iowa Watercolor Society. Her artwork has been accepted into the 2010 National Transparent Watercolor Society.

For this demonstration, Sarah will capture the aspects of rushing water that lead to a dramatic effect. If you’ve wondered how to create glowing watercolor paintings that have movement and depth, don’t miss this opportunity to see how it’s done!

WHAT: Demonstration of Watercolor Painting
WHEN: September 12, 2016 3PM -5PM
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or email: artcenter.morrobay@gmail.com
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Painting in Watercolor with Kathy Miller

Painting in Watercolor with Kathy Miller

Sep 15, 9:00am - Sep 15, 12:00pm

Morro Bay Art Association
835 Main St
Morro Bay, CA  93442 Map

Thursdays, September 15, 23, 29 & October 13 9am - 12pm
Award-winning artist, Kathy Miller, is a Signature Member, of The Central Coast Watercolor Society. Although Kathy attended Bakersfield College and several workshops, she considers herself primarily self-taught. Kathy instructs watercolor classes and has been exhibiting her watercolor paintings for over twenty years. Her loose style provides a unique vehicle of interpretation with a nature inspired color palette.

Kathy's five week watercolor class is designed for beginner to advanced.

WHEN: Thursdays, September 15, 23, 29 & October 13
9am - 12pm

WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay
835 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442

COST: $25. MBAA members, $30. non members per class

REGISTER: 805-772-9230, email: artcrazy@juno.com

For more information: 805-772-2504
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Pastels USA

Pastels USA

Sep 20, 12:00pm - Oct 3, 6:00pm

Morro Bay Art Association
835 Main St
Morro Bay, CA  93442 Map

Pastel Society of the West Coast is proud to present their 30th Annual, International Open Exhibition, “Pastels USA”, hosted by Morro Bay Art Association.
This juried event is a collective of exceptional pastel paintings featuring some of the finest contemporary artworks in the world. Many of the artists are internationally acclaimed. Former entries have come from all over North America and as far away as Africa, Turkey and Europe.

Judge of Awards:

We are fortunate to have Cuong Nguyen as the 2016 judge for this prestigious juried exhibit. Mr. Nguyen studied at the Academy of Art in Saigon, Vietnam. He earned a degree in Illustration & Graphic Design from San Jose State University and established a successful career as an icon designer with a prominent Silicon Valley company before becoming a professional artist.

Ultimately Cuong’s passion for art resurfaced. He began to create sidewalk chalk drawings. These ephemeral artworks were as large as 16' x 24'. Cuong soon established a reputation for painting amazingly lifelike portraits on asphalt. He began to exhibit in international art fairs and
returned to his studio where he spent endless hours refining techniques with more traditional media.

Cuong Nguyen is a member of Oil Painters of America, International Guild of Realism, a Distinguished Pastellist with Pastel Society of America and Pastel Society of the West Coast; Master Pastelist with Pastel of America and Master IAPS Circle with International Association of Pastel Societies. His work has been exhibited at national and international exhibits; the Triton Museum in Santa Clara, California; and the Haggin Museum in Stockton.
Whether you are attending this extraordinary exhibit to observe or to purchase, you are in for a delight! “Pastels USA” will be on display from September 20 through October 30, 2016. A special “Meet the Artists” reception will be held on the last day of this event, Sunday, October 30th, from 1 – 3pm. This event is free and open to the public.

WHAT: Pastel USA
WHEN: September 20 – October 30, 2016
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or email: artcenter.morrobay@gmail.com

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