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Art Center Morro Bay

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

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Art Center Morro Bay Events


Pastels USA

Pastels USA

Sep 20, 12:00pm - Oct 30, 4:00pm

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

Painting Animals and Personality

Painting Animals and Personality

Sep 20, 1:00pm - Sep 20, 3:00pm

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

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a demonstration in pastel pet portraiture by award winning artist, Tina Moore, in conjunction with the annual International Pastel USA exhibit.

Tina Moore has been a teacher and artist for over 25 years. Her pursuit of artistic knowledge took her to Stephens College in Missouri, the University of Hawaii, and University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA where she earned a B.A. in Fine Art. After completing her formal education, she continued honing her skills. Today, Tina Moore’s work is in collections around the world.

Masterful use of color and the ability to capture subject matter realistically are hallmarks of her work. Tina notes that as a realistic artist she has always sought
to capture the warmth and vibrancy of life. She enjoys teaching workshops, offering demonstrations and judging shows. She is a member of the Sierra Pastel Society, Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America, Distinguished Pastelist with the Pastel Society of the West Coast, member of the Portrait Society of America and most recently Women Artists of the West.

Tina is the former President and currently serves as Vice-President and ‘Exhibits and Awards Chair’ of the Pastel Society of the West Coast. She has served five terms as President of the Stockton Art League and Show Chairman of the prestigious 45th through 54th Annual Exhibitions at the Haggin Museum. Her work is collected widely in corporate and private collections throughout the United States and Canada, including Kaiser Permanente, Porsche Club of America and University of the Pacific. She was accepted into the Pastel Society of America’s annual show in New York City and has
received six awards in The Pastel Journal’s annual competition.

If you have dreamed of pursuing skills in pet portraiture, don’t miss a demonstration by
this prestigious pastelist.

This is a free event. Public is welcome

WHAT: Demonstration of Pastel
WHEN: Sept 20th, 2016 1PM -3PM
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 22, 9:00am - Sep 22, 12:00pm

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

Thursdays, September 15, 22, 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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Cuong Nguyen Workshop

Cuong Nguyen Workshop

Sep 23, 9:00am - Sep 25, 4:00pm

Fresno Art Hub
2024 N Van Ness Blvd
Fresno, CA  93704 Map

Cuong Nguyen will be giving a workshop at the Fresno Art Hub, located in Fresno, CA September 23, 24 & 25 of this year. This workshop is limited to 14 students in a very roomy studio space.

For those traveling in RV's, parking is available. Coffee and snacks provided in the morning. A light lunch will be provided, however, you are welcome to bring your own with use of a full kitchen on site.

COST: $450. Must Pre-pay 1/2 of fee
Call to reserve space at (559)229-2405
or email art@fresnoarthub.com

fresnoarthub.com/workshops/workshops.html.

www.icuong.com/html/testimonial.htm

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Adult Coloring Book Club & Zentangle

Adult Coloring Book Club & Zentangle

Sep 23, 9:30am - Sep 23, 11:30am

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
#mbaaadultclasses

Painting in Watercolor with Kathy Miller

Painting in Watercolor with Kathy Miller

Sep 29, 9:00am - Sep 29, 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
#mbaaadultclasses

Adult Coloring Book Club & Zentangle

Adult Coloring Book Club & Zentangle

Sep 30, 9:30am - Sep 30, 11:30am

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
#mbaaadultclasses

Lets Draw with Larry Le Brane

Let's Draw with Larry Le Brane

Oct 4, 1:00pm - Oct 4, 4:00pm

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

“Let’s Draw”
October 4, 11, 18, 25 and November 8 & 15, 2016 1pm – 4pm.
BEGINNING DRAWING with Larry Le Brane

Morro Bay Art Association will host “Beginning Drawing” classes with award winning artist, Larry Le Brane.

Sharpen your pencils and your drawing skills with Larry Le Brane this Fall!
These classes are designed for beginner to advanced students. During this popular class you will learn foundation drawing skills with lectures, demos, student practice, instructor coaching and gentle critique. Students will discover new ways to see line, form, perspective, shading and composition.

Larry received an M.F.A. from Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles. He has taught fine art at Orange Coast College & Cuesta Community College for over 35 years. He has been a juror for previous art exhibits and is regularly represented by galleries located on the Central Coast. His work is in public and private collections nationwide.

Don’t miss this fundamental drawing class with an instructor who makes learning fun with patience and a sense of humor.


REGISTER & DETAILS: Please get a Workshop Flyer to register at larron4@charter.net or 805.528.8791. Students will receive a Confirmation Notice with details. For convenience, Larry accepts PayPal, checks, cash & major credit cards.

Cost: $118. for 6 Tuesday afternoon classes. Materials are added fee of $20. - $25. Materials list provided during first session.

When: 6 Tuesdays; October 4, 11, 18, 25 and November 8 & 15, 2016.
(no class on Nov. 1st) 1pm – 4pm.

Where: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay, CA 93442
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Adult Coloring Book Club & Zentangle

Adult Coloring Book Club & Zentangle

Oct 7, 9:30am - Oct 7, 11:30am

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
#mbaaadultclasses

Sea Glass Wire Wrapped Salad Servers Utensils

Sea Glass Wire Wrapped Salad Servers Utensils

Oct 8, 10:30am - Oct 8, 12:30pm

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

WHEN: Saturday, October 8th 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
TEACHER - Joan Martin Fee
COST: $45 Art Center member, $50 non-member
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442
Get a jump-start on your holiday gift list with these beautiful sea glass wire wrapped salad servers / utensils. All materials are included to make one large fork and one large spoon (each measures 9" and are made by Oneida). Teacher provides genuine, local sea glass for you to use but you can bring your own too! Tools are available for use during workshop. Preregistration required. www.CreativeMeTime.com 805-286-5993
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