Our Mission:  To champion art as essential to life and give our community a creative voice.

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CREATIVITY DAY

CREATIVITY DAY

Oct 20, 10:00am - Oct 20, 3:00pm+36Oct 27, 10:00am - Oct 27, 3:00pmNov 3, 10:00am - Nov 3, 3:00pmNov 10, 10:00am - Nov 10, 3:00pmNov 17, 10:00am - Nov 17, 3:00pmNov 24, 10:00am - Nov 24, 3:00pmDec 1, 10:00am - Dec 1, 3:00pmDec 8, 10:00am - Dec 8, 3:00pmDec 15, 10:00am - Dec 15, 3:00pmDec 22, 10:00am - Dec 22, 3:00pmDec 29, 10:00am - Dec 29, 3:00pmJan 5, 10:00am - Jan 5, 3:00pmJan 12, 10:00am - Jan 12, 3:00pmJan 19, 10:00am - Jan 19, 3:00pmJan 26, 10:00am - Jan 26, 3:00pmFeb 2, 10:00am - Feb 2, 3:00pmFeb 9, 10:00am - Feb 9, 3:00pmFeb 16, 10:00am - Feb 16, 3:00pmFeb 23, 10:00am - Feb 23, 3:00pmMar 2, 10:00am - Mar 2, 3:00pmMar 9, 10:00am - Mar 9, 3:00pmMar 16, 10:00am - Mar 16, 3:00pmMar 23, 10:00am - Mar 23, 3:00pmMar 30, 10:00am - Mar 30, 3:00pmApr 6, 10:00am - Apr 6, 3:00pmApr 13, 10:00am - Apr 13, 3:00pmApr 20, 10:00am - Apr 20, 3:00pmApr 27, 10:00am - Apr 27, 3:00pmMay 4, 10:00am - May 4, 3:00pmMay 11, 10:00am - May 11, 3:00pmMay 18, 10:00am - May 18, 3:00pmMay 25, 10:00am - May 25, 3:00pmJun 1, 10:00am - Jun 1, 3:00pmJun 8, 10:00am - Jun 8, 3:00pmJun 15, 10:00am - Jun 15, 3:00pmJun 22, 10:00am - Jun 22, 3:00pmJun 29, 10:00am - Jun 29, 3:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Creativity is held each Wednesday from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm unless other events/classes conflict.

This ongoing group is FREE, informal and open to the public. Meet in the Studio at Art Center Morro Bay.

Bring your art and supplies in any medium and work at our studio along with other artists.

Bring your lunch and stay for the whole time, or come and go as it works for you. This is an informal and drop-in arrangement with no pre-registration required.

Come join all the FUN & CHAT with this fun group!

Due to the recent uptick in Covid, Art Center Morro Bay requires everyone to wear a mask and asks that you provide documentation of your Covid 19 vaccination. Thank you for helping each other stay healthy and safe.

For more info call the Gallery at:
(805)772-2504

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Call to Artists - Winter Faire & Juried Crafts

Call to Artists - Winter Faire & Juried Crafts

Oct 20, 10:00am - Oct 20, 2:00pm+13Oct 21, 10:00am - Oct 21, 2:00pmOct 22, 10:00am - Oct 22, 2:00pmOct 23, 10:00am - Oct 23, 2:00pmOct 24, 10:00am - Oct 24, 2:00pmOct 25, 10:00am - Oct 25, 2:00pmOct 26, 10:00am - Oct 26, 2:00pmOct 27, 10:00am - Oct 27, 2:00pmOct 28, 10:00am - Oct 28, 2:00pmOct 29, 10:00am - Oct 29, 2:00pmOct 30, 10:00am - Oct 30, 2:00pmOct 31, 10:00am - Oct 31, 2:00pmNov 1, 10:00am - Nov 1, 2:00pmNov 2, 10:00am - Nov 2, 2:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

CALL FOR ARTISTS – WINTER FAIRE & JURIED CRAFT SHOW
Take-In Day - November 2 10am - 2pm

Art Center Morro Bay provides an opportunity, open to all artists who wish to participate in the annual Winter Faire and Juried Fine Craft Show, featuring some of the finest artworks on the Central Coast.

Here’s your opportunity to shine! Bring original artworks only. Artists are asked to enter original paintings, photography and fine crafts in various sizes and price points to include jewelry, wood, glass, ceramics and pottery, metal, stone, sculpture, fiber, felt, paper and mixed media and more. Let’s bring varied sizes that include affordable price ranges for our art and fine crafts. Hint: Prices that include a range from $20 - $50 sell well. Fine art paintings from $500.- $2,000. also sell well. Only limited edition, reproductions of original art, for art bins please. Note cards, especially for the holidays are welcome.

This show offers something for everyone! Our community is supporting our efforts and looking for unique local art and crafts to make this winter holiday artsy and personal. During this special holiday event, Art Center Morro Bay will offer a collection of exceptional artwork and fine crafts, spanning a variety of artistic mediums from classical to contemporary, small and large.

Please, no beading with the use of manufactured parts, prints on tile or mugs, or baby items.

MBAA will be presenting its annual Winter Faire and Juried Craft show November 4, 2021 through January 3, 2022. Art take-in for this event is Tuesday, November 2, 10am – 2pm.


Entry forms: artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/entry-forms/

Gallery hanging policy: artcentermorrobay.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/FORMS-HANGING-POLICY-JUNE-2021.pdf


WHAT: Paintings, Photography & Fine Crafts
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442
WHEN: November 4, 2021 through January 3, 2022.
ART EXCHANGE: TUESDAY, Nov 2, 10am – 2pm
RECEPTION: Sunday, November 7, 2021, 2-4pm (Pending Covid Restricitions)
CONTACT: www.artcentermorrobay.org 805-772-2504

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VISIONARY HUMAN

VISIONARY HUMAN

Oct 20, 12:00pm - Oct 20, 4:00pm+10Oct 21, 12:00pm - Oct 21, 4:00pmOct 22, 12:00pm - Oct 22, 4:00pmOct 23, 12:00pm - Oct 23, 4:00pmOct 24, 12:00pm - Oct 24, 4:00pmOct 25, 12:00pm - Oct 25, 4:00pmOct 28, 12:00pm - Oct 28, 4:00pmOct 29, 12:00pm - Oct 29, 4:00pmOct 30, 12:00pm - Oct 30, 4:00pmOct 31, 12:00pm - Oct 31, 4:00pmNov 1, 12:00pm - Nov 1, 4:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay

VISIONARY HUMAN / toMORROws SCULPTURE

RECEPTION: Sunday, September 12, 2-4pm


This pandemic provides an opportunity to break with the past, reconcile with current injustices and imagine a world anew.

We are at the crossroads. Turning away from yesterday, we’re leaping forward into a new future.

As we transition from current habitual concepts and a fabricated persona, we shed the past and pivot into a renewed spirit and sense of vision.

Visionary Human gives rise to questions of survival and demonstrates how art continually pushes us to reimagine our existence.

During this exhibit, artists have been encouraged to draw from centuries-old practices while imbuing them with fresh perspectives to examine issues bubbling up in today’s volatile cultural and environmental climate while constructing their version of reality and self.

You’ll find a wide scope of two and three dimensional art, including paintings, photography, mixed media, jewelry and extraordinary sculptures by Central Coast Sculptors in their simultaneous exhibit, toMORROws Sculpture.

Whether you are attending this extraordinary exhibit to observe or to purchase, you are in for a delight! Visionary Human and toMORROws Sculpture will be on display from September 9 through November 1, 2021. The opening artist reception for these concurrent exhibits is scheduled for Sunday, September 12, 2-4pm. The public is invited to this free event.

Image: Steampunked at 4am© courtesy of Rene Smoller

WHAT: VISIONARY HUMAN / toMORROws Sculpture
WHERE: ART CENTER MORRO BAY, 835 MAIN ST., MORRO BAY, CA 93442
WHEN: Exhibit Open daily SEPTEMBER 9 – NOVEMBER 1, 2021
RECEPTION: Sunday, September 12, 2-4pm (Pending Covid Restricitions)
GALLERY OPEN DAILY, 12PM – 4PM
Further Information: contact Barbara Sitar, Art Curator and Gallery Director at bsitar66@gmail.com

Please wear a facial covering while inside the gallery. Thank you.

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VISIT Central Coast Sculptors’ “toMORROw’s Sculpture” Sept 9-Nov 1 + “Visionary Human,” Morro Bay!

VISIT Central Coast Sculptors’ “toMORROw’s Sculpture” Sept 9-Nov 1 + “Visionary Human,” Morro Bay!

Oct 20, 12:00pm - Oct 20, 4:00pm+12Oct 21, 12:00pm - Oct 21, 4:00pmOct 22, 12:00pm - Oct 22, 4:00pmOct 23, 12:00pm - Oct 23, 4:00pmOct 24, 12:00pm - Oct 24, 4:00pmOct 25, 12:00pm - Oct 25, 4:00pmOct 26, 12:00pm - Oct 26, 4:00pmOct 27, 12:00pm - Oct 27, 4:00pmOct 28, 12:00pm - Oct 28, 4:00pmOct 29, 12:00pm - Oct 29, 4:00pmOct 30, 12:00pm - Oct 30, 4:00pmOct 31, 12:00pm - Oct 31, 4:00pmNov 1, 12:00pm - Nov 1, 4:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

⚜ Central Coast Sculptors are pleased to present their open-themed contemporary sculpture exhibition & sale, “toMORROw’s Sculpture” at Art Center Morro Bay, Sept 9-Nov 1, 2021. This collection reflects traditional, contemporary, elegant & whimsical sculpture. It’s shown in conjunction with Morro Bay Art Association’s mixed-media exhibit, “Visionary Human,” resulting in a fantastic pairing of 2D & 3D artwork!
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⚜ JUROR, architect, sculptor, & political graphic commentator Russell Hodin selected art by 24 sculptors which includes sculptures with varied materials, styles & techniques. Featured artists are members of Central Coast Sculptors &/or Morro Bay Art Association Gallery.
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⚜ Enjoy sculpture by: Teresa Allen, Steve Andrews, Carl Berney, Peter Charles, Mark Danitschek, Dave Doust, Anne Grannis, Mike Hannon, George Jercich, Phillip Lopez, Gail Martin, Patrick McGinnis, Cindi Morrison, Erik Olson, Sal Orlando, Tom Peck, Beryl Reichenberg, Ron Roundy, Mark Selby, Creig Sherburne, Barbara Sitar, Nico Vandenheuvel, & Keasha Willingham.
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⚜ During the Opening Artist Reception, Sun/Sept 12, 3 JUROR AWARDS of EXCELLENCE were presented to Teresa Allen for “Tiny Dancer,” Carl Berney for “Renacent,” & Ron Roundy for “Irregular Block with Three Ball’s.” CONGRATULATIONS for this honor, & to all artists who submitted sculpture!
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⚜ CELEBRATE regional sculpture & fine art this fall & visit Art Center Morro Bay SOON! EXPLORE “toMORROw’s Sculpture” & “Visionary Human” at Art Center Morro Bay. OPEN DAILY: Sun-Fri, 12-4 pm | Sat 12-6 pm | Sept 9-Nov 1, 2021 at 835 Main | Morro Bay CA | FREE Parking | 805.772.2504 | ArtCenterMorroBay.org. Facial coverings are required inside the gallery, please. THANKS for supporting #LocalArt!
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⚜️ FOLLOW Central Coast Sculptors’ EVENTS, ask about MEMBERSHIP & get on our ARTIST LIST! Contact Carl Berney at sculpto707gmail.com. CentralCoastSculptors.org.

⚜️ SHARE YOUR ART at Morro Bay Art Association, join & get Art Center Morro Bay info at ArtCenterMorroBay.org
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🔹 WHEN: Sept 9 - Nov 1
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🔹 WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay | 835 Main | Morro Bay CA | 805.772.2504
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🔹 OPEN DAILY: Sun-Fri, 12-4 pm | Sat 12-6 pm
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🔹 MORE INFO: CentralCoastSculptors.org & ArtCenterMorroBay.org
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🔹 ART SHOWN: Courtesy of sculptors Mike Hannon, Sal Orlando, Tom Peck, & Creig Sherburne.
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Mosaics for Beginners

Mosaics for Beginners

Oct 23, 10:00am - Oct 23, 2:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Choose from several projects, register then dive in on the class date to learn mosaic basics to create a mosaic masterpiece. Great for beginners.

Preregistration required at www.creativemetime.com or contact 805-286-5993

#mbaaworkshops

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Succulents - Choose Your Projects

Succulents - Choose Your Projects

Oct 24, 10:00am - Oct 24, 12:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Come create a beautiful pumpkin succulent centerpiece to usher in the fall season! You bring the pumpkin and Joan supplies succulents, moss, glue and instruction. When the pumpkin is no longer usable, the top can be cut off and planted in soil to give the succulents a new life in another container. $25 workshop fee.

Preregistration required at www.creativemetime.com or contact 805-286-5993

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Winter Faire - Featured Artists, Robert Dodge and Margaret Bertrand

Winter Faire - Featured Artists, Robert Dodge and Margaret Bertrand

Nov 4, 12:00pm - Nov 4, 4:00pm+51Nov 5, 12:00pm - Nov 5, 4:00pmNov 6, 12:00pm - Nov 6, 4:00pmNov 7, 12:00pm - Nov 7, 4:00pmNov 8, 12:00pm - Nov 8, 4:00pmNov 9, 12:00pm - Nov 9, 4:00pmNov 10, 12:00pm - Nov 10, 4:00pmNov 11, 12:00pm - Nov 11, 4:00pmNov 12, 12:00pm - Nov 12, 4:00pmNov 13, 12:00pm - Nov 13, 4:00pmNov 14, 12:00pm - Nov 14, 4:00pmNov 15, 12:00pm - Nov 15, 4:00pmNov 16, 12:00pm - Nov 16, 4:00pmNov 17, 12:00pm - Nov 17, 4:00pmNov 18, 12:00pm - Nov 18, 4:00pmNov 19, 12:00pm - Nov 19, 4:00pmNov 20, 12:00pm - Nov 20, 4:00pmNov 21, 12:00pm - Nov 21, 4:00pmNov 23, 12:00pm - Nov 23, 4:00pmNov 24, 12:00pm - Nov 24, 4:00pmNov 25, 12:00pm - Nov 25, 4:00pmNov 26, 12:00pm - Nov 26, 4:00pmNov 27, 12:00pm - Nov 27, 4:00pmNov 28, 12:00pm - Nov 28, 4:00pmDec 1, 12:00pm - Dec 1, 4:00pmDec 2, 12:00pm - Dec 2, 4:00pmDec 3, 12:00pm - Dec 3, 4:00pmDec 4, 12:00pm - Dec 4, 4:00pmDec 5, 12:00pm - Dec 5, 4:00pmDec 8, 12:00pm - Dec 8, 4:00pmDec 9, 12:00pm - Dec 9, 4:00pmDec 10, 12:00pm - Dec 10, 4:00pmDec 11, 12:00pm - Dec 11, 4:00pmDec 12, 12:00pm - Dec 12, 4:00pmDec 15, 12:00pm - Dec 15, 4:00pmDec 16, 12:00pm - Dec 16, 4:00pmDec 17, 12:00pm - Dec 17, 4:00pmDec 18, 12:00pm - Dec 18, 4:00pmDec 19, 12:00pm - Dec 19, 4:00pmDec 22, 12:00pm - Dec 22, 4:00pmDec 23, 12:00pm - Dec 23, 4:00pmDec 24, 12:00pm - Dec 24, 4:00pmDec 25, 12:00pm - Dec 25, 4:00pmDec 26, 12:00pm - Dec 26, 4:00pmDec 27, 12:00pm - Dec 27, 4:00pmDec 28, 12:00pm - Dec 28, 4:00pmDec 29, 12:00pm - Dec 29, 4:00pmDec 30, 12:00pm - Dec 30, 4:00pmDec 31, 12:00pm - Dec 31, 4:00pmJan 1, 12:00pm - Jan 1, 4:00pmJan 2, 12:00pm - Jan 2, 4:00pmJan 3, 12:00pm - Jan 3, 4:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Art Center Morro Bay is proud to present featured artists, Robert Dodge and Margaret Bertrand as part of its Winter Faire and Juried Craft Exhibit. Few things capture the imagination more than two, equally engaged, influential couples, as this award winning couple do.

Robert Dodge was born in the suburbs of Chicago and gained artistic inspiration as a young man while watching his father paint. He served in the United States Air Force and later worked in the computer applications department of a Chicago bank for twenty years. In 1990, Bob began to develop his own artistic style using oil, acrylic, encaustic, collage, pastel, ink, and more. Bob studied and practiced Zen Buddhism and much of his work is reminiscent of travels throughout Southeast Asia, Japan and China. His work has been widely collected throughout the United States and Japan.

Margaret Bertrand was born in Niagara Falls, New York. Margaret graduated from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois as a psychology major with a minor in art history. She went on to spend thirty three years in advertising and marketing for a multi-
million dollar hair care and a snack food company. Margaret has been a full time artist for approximately twenty five years and works mostly in encaustic or encaustic monotypes. Her work is reflective of her extensive travels throughout Southeast Asia to include Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Japan, China and visits to France. Her work has been exhibited and collected throughout the San Francisco Bay area and San Luis Obispo County.

Both Bob and Margaret have studied art under notable instructors and currently reside together in Los Osos, California. Robert Dodge and Margaret Bertrand bring out their best of creativity for this very special curated exhibit, during the holidays!
This very special holiday event is a collective of exceptional paintings, photography and fine crafts, spanning a variety of artistic mediums from traditional to contemporary. Crafts include fiber art, wood, glass, jewelry and more.
Whether you are attending this extraordinary exhibit to observe or to find that perfect holiday gift, you are in for a delight! The Annual Winter Faire & Craft Show, featuring Robert Dodge and Margaret Bertrand will be on display from November 4, 2021 through January 3, 2022.

Image, Deep Sea Window©, courtesy of Margaret Bertrand

Meet the artists at the opening reception Sunday, November 7, 2pm-4pm. This event is free and open to the public. Art Center Morro Bay, is open from 12pm – 4pm daily.

WHAT: Winter Faire and Juried Craft Show, featuring Robert Dodge and Margaret Bertrand
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442
WHEN: November 4, 2021 through January 3, 2022.
RECEPTION: Sunday, November 7, 2021, 2-4pm (Pending Covid Restricitions)
CONTACT: www.artcentermorrobay.org or 805-772-2504
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WINTER FAIRE & CRAFT SHOW

WINTER FAIRE & CRAFT SHOW

Nov 4, 12:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

RECEPTION: Sunday, November 7, 2021, 2-4pm (Pending Covid Restricitions)

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present The Annual Winter Faire & Juried Craft Show, featuring some of the finest artworks on the Central Coast.

This very special holiday event offers a collection of exceptional paintings, photography and fine crafts, spanning a variety of artistic mediums from traditional to contemporary.

Crafts include fiber, wood, glass, sculpture, pottery, jewelry and more.
Whether you are attending this extraordinary exhibit to observe or to find that perfect holiday gift, you are in for a delight!

The Annual Winter Faire & Craft Show will be on display from November 4, 2021 through January 3, 2022.

Image of glass courtesy of Carolyn Niblick

Art take-in for this informally juried event is on Tuesday, November 2, 10am - 2pm. Please refer to the hanging policy for more information. Take-in forms are available on the MBAA website. Please print out the appropriate form and wire tags and present completed forms at time of entry.

artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/entry-forms/

WHAT: Paintings, Photography & Fine Crafts
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442
WHEN: November 4, 2021 through January 3, 2022.
RECEPTION: Sunday, November 7, 2021, 2-4pm (Pending Covid Restricitions)
CONTACT: www.artcentermorrobay.org or 805-772-2504

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Movie Night, Walking on Water - November 2021

Movie Night, Walking on Water - November 2021

Nov 8, 3:00pm - Nov 8, 5:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a documentary film Walking on Water.

The transient mega-artwork of Christo Javacheff—made in collaboration with his wife Jeanne-Claude until her death in 2009—is celebrated in Andrey M. Paounov's documentary Walking on Water, which follows the creation of one of Christo's recent gigantic populist exhibitions: The Floating Piers, a series of walkways installed at Lake Iseo in northern Italy from June 18 to July 3, 2016.

The exhibit consisted of chains of interlocking plastic cubes, their tops covered with bright saffron cloth, which stretched from the village of Sulzano to (and around) islands in the lake, and when traversed gave pedestrians the illusion of walking on the water's surface. Paounov's film closes with images—many aerial—of the walkways as thousands of visitors enjoyed the effect.

The film covers the preliminary work of planning and design, in which Christo and his nephew and aide Vladimir Yavachev discuss the project, often breaking out in volatile arguments. Myriad logistical problems had to be overcome, before actual construction could proceed, and the opening was threatened by the fact that—contrary to promises—officials failed to take necessary measures for crowd control. Throughout, Christo comes across as an engaging figure—a cantankerous but committed octogenarian—and Yavachev is a dedicated servant of his art.


WHAT: Movie Night – Walking on Water
COST: FREE and open to the public
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA
WHEN: Monday, November 8, 2021
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or www.ArtCenterMorroBay.org

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Beaded Glass Pearl Bracelet - November 13, 2021

Beaded Glass Pearl Bracelet - November 13, 2021

Nov 13, 10:00am - Nov 13, 12:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Morro Bay Art Association is pleased to present a jewelry workshop, “Making a Glass Pearl Bracelet” with Gail Martin.

Beaded Glass Pearl Bracelet
Nov. 13th - Saturday - 10:00am – 12:00 Noon
Art Center Morro Bay 835 Main St. Morro Bay, CA 93442
Celestial Crystal® Pearl Bracelet
with Gail Martin

Morro Bay Art Association is pleased to present a jewelry workshop, “Making a Glass Pearl Bracelet” with Gail Martin.

During this workshop we will create a beautiful sea inspired faux pearl bracelet using Celestial Crystal® pearls with easy loop clasp. Celestial Crystal® glass and pearls are loved for their versatility, color selection and understated refinement. Faceting on these crystal beads reflect lively highlights while faux pearls are created with the elegant appearance of traditional pearls in mind.
You may choose to make an easy leather and pearl design or one using beads and pearls. This simple to learn technique needs relatively no special tools and you can take away a skill to use later. Make lovely beaded bracelets for friends and family birthday gifts or to sell at Art in the Park type venues.

Gail discovered the joy of jewelry making while taking classes from renowned bead maker and jewelry artist Klew of Klew Expressions.

WHAT: Beaded Glass Pearl Bracelet
WHEN: Nov. 13th, 2021 - 10am-12 Noon
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St. Morro Bay, CA 93442
COST: $40. MBAA Members $45. Non Members
All materials are provided and included in the workshop registration fee.
CONTACT: Art Center Morro Bay (805) 772-2504, www.artcentermorrobay.org

Pre-registration is required:
Register Online: www.artcentermorrobay.org
Refunds for cancellations up to 7 days before workshop

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Sea Glass Hammered Metal Jewelry

Sea Glass Hammered Metal Jewelry

Nov 27, 10:00am - Nov 27, 12:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

​​Learn how to drill holes in sea glass (for safety this will be a demonstration), hammer metal to create strength and texture and basic jewelry making skills. ​​​​

​Create a gorgeous sea glass necklace and two pierced earrings. Everything is provided to complete the projects from local sea glass (choose brown, white or green in class), to metal, jewelry findings and use of tools.

Preregistration required at www.creativemetime.com or contact 805-286-5993

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Sea Glass Wire Wrapped Jewelry Class

Sea Glass Wire Wrapped Jewelry Class

Nov 27, 1:00pm - Nov 27, 3:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

​Learn basic wire wrapping to create a lovely necklace and two pierced earrings. All materials are provided including local sea glass, jewelry findings, jewelry wire and use of tools.

Choose from brown, green or white genuine local sea glass.

Preregistration required at www.creativemetime.com or contact 805-286-5993

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Mosaics for Beginners

Mosaics for Beginners

Nov 28, 10:00am - Nov 28, 2:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Choose from several projects, register then dive in on the class date to learn mosaic basics to create a mosaic masterpiece. Great for beginners.

Preregistration required at www.creativemetime.com or contact 805-286-5993

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Mosaics for Beginners

Mosaics for Beginners

Dec 5, 10:00am - Dec 5, 2:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Choose from several projects, register then dive in on the class date to learn mosaic basics to create a mosaic masterpiece. Great for beginners.

Preregistration required at www.creativemetime.com or contact 805-286-5993

#mbaaworkshops

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Sea Glass Hammered Metal Round or Rectangle Jewelry

Sea Glass Hammered Metal Round or Rectangle Jewelry

Dec 11, 10:00am - Dec 11, 12:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

​​Learn how to drill holes in sea glass (for safety this will be a demonstration), hammer metal to create strength and texture and basic jewelry making skills. ​​​​

​Create a gorgeous sea glass necklace and two pierced earrings. Everything is provided to complete the projects from local sea glass (choose brown, white or green in class), to metal, jewelry findings and use of tools.

Preregistration required at www.creativemetime.com or contact 805-286-5993

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Making a Mosaic Trivet

Making a Mosaic Trivet

Dec 18, 1:00pm - Dec 18, 4:00pm+1Dec 19, 1:00pm - Dec 19, 4:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present, Making a Mosaic Trivet with the owners of Cracked Up Mosaics, Anne Hodges and Paula Hulet.


Mosaics are works of art created by using glass or ceramic tiles and grout to make a picture. Mosaics date as far back as 1500 B.C. and are found all over the world. Mosaics adorn the ceilings in cathedrals with elaborate details but can be as simple as a beautiful trivet to adorn your home.

Anne Hodges and Paul Hulet will teach you step by step, how to make a mosaic trivet.

Anne has worked in calligraphy and stained glass, focusing on mosaics for the last 10 years. She is a retired teacher and former owner of Bay Osos Montessori School in Los Osos.

Paula has previously worked with fabric and decoupage. A love of gardening led her to collaborate with Anne creating beautiful mosaic pieces. Paula is a retired Pastor from the Estero Bay United Methodist Church and currently involved with Yes, We Can Peacebuilders, nonviolence awareness classes. She can also be seen volunteering on the Embarcadero.

During this workshop you will learn how to design and create a mosaic trivet. You will learn how to select materials, lay out a pleasing pattern and adhere the tiles to the trivet base.

Anne and Paula will teach you how to properly grout and seal your project. All materials will be supplied, however, if you have a favorite tile or ceramic pieces you may bring those and incorporate them into your workshop project.

What a great thing to learn right before holidays!


WHAT: Making a Mosaic Trivet

WHEN: December, 18 & 19, 2021 (Saturday and Sunday) from 1-4pm each day.
COST: $60. MBAA Members, $65. Non-Members
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442


Pre-registration is required, contact: Art Center Morro Cay (805) 772-2504 Register Online at: www.artcentermorrobay.org

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FOR THE BIRDS!

FOR THE BIRDS!

Jan 6, 12:00pm - Jan 6, 4:00pm+46Jan 7, 12:00pm - Jan 7, 4:00pmJan 8, 12:00pm - Jan 8, 4:00pmJan 9, 12:00pm - Jan 9, 4:00pmJan 10, 12:00pm - Jan 10, 4:00pmJan 11, 12:00pm - Jan 11, 4:00pmJan 12, 12:00pm - Jan 12, 4:00pmJan 13, 12:00pm - Jan 13, 4:00pmJan 14, 12:00pm - Jan 14, 4:00pmJan 15, 12:00pm - Jan 15, 4:00pmJan 16, 12:00pm - Jan 16, 4:00pmJan 17, 12:00pm - Jan 17, 4:00pmJan 18, 12:00pm - Jan 18, 4:00pmJan 19, 12:00pm - Jan 19, 4:00pmJan 20, 12:00pm - Jan 20, 4:00pmJan 21, 12:00pm - Jan 21, 4:00pmJan 22, 12:00pm - Jan 22, 4:00pmJan 23, 12:00pm - Jan 23, 4:00pmJan 24, 12:00pm - Jan 24, 4:00pmJan 25, 12:00pm - Jan 25, 4:00pmJan 26, 12:00pm - Jan 26, 4:00pmJan 27, 12:00pm - Jan 27, 4:00pmJan 28, 12:00pm - Jan 28, 4:00pmJan 29, 12:00pm - Jan 29, 4:00pmJan 30, 12:00pm - Jan 30, 4:00pmJan 31, 12:00pm - Jan 31, 4:00pmFeb 1, 12:00pm - Feb 1, 4:00pmFeb 2, 12:00pm - Feb 2, 4:00pmFeb 3, 12:00pm - Feb 3, 4:00pmFeb 4, 12:00pm - Feb 4, 4:00pmFeb 5, 12:00pm - Feb 5, 4:00pmFeb 6, 12:00pm - Feb 6, 4:00pmFeb 7, 12:00pm - Feb 7, 4:00pmFeb 8, 12:00pm - Feb 8, 4:00pmFeb 9, 12:00pm - Feb 9, 4:00pmFeb 10, 12:00pm - Feb 10, 4:00pmFeb 11, 12:00pm - Feb 11, 4:00pmFeb 12, 12:00pm - Feb 12, 4:00pmFeb 13, 12:00pm - Feb 13, 4:00pmFeb 14, 12:00pm - Feb 14, 4:00pmFeb 15, 12:00pm - Feb 15, 4:00pmFeb 16, 12:00pm - Feb 16, 4:00pmFeb 17, 12:00pm - Feb 17, 4:00pmFeb 18, 12:00pm - Feb 18, 4:00pmFeb 19, 12:00pm - Feb 19, 4:00pmFeb 20, 12:00pm - Feb 20, 4:00pmFeb 21, 12:00pm - Feb 21, 4:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Art Center Morro Bay presents its annual, For the Birds exhibit in conjunction with the Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival.

This exciting exhibition celebrates Morro Bay’s vast array of indigenous species of birds and all things bird-related! During this exhibit, Art Center Morro Bay will be featuring the high-fired stoneware and sculptures of local artists, Stepen Juel and Sheri Parisian, owners of Dancing Dog Clayworks.

Pacific Wildlife Care will be joining us at Art Center Morro Bay during the opening reception with at least one or more of their fascinating, rescued birds! Pacific Wildlife Care is San Luis Obispo county's only licensed rehabilitation center that cares for injured birds, mammals, and reptiles. As a result of the Apex Houston oil spill that brought a number of oiled pelicans to the beaches of San Luis Obispo County, Pacific Wildlife Care, a non-profit, volunteer organization, was founded in 1986. Since then, PWC has grown from a small group of dedicated home rehabilitators into a successful non-profit organization with a well-equipped rehabilitation center, a full-time wildlife veterinarian, a small paid staff, and over 200 volunteers. PWC is open 8:30am – 5pm daily. For more information about this wildlife rescue service, please visit their website at www.pacificwildlifecare.org Report injured, sick or orphaned wildlife by calling the Hotline: 805-543-9453. For Marine Mammal rescue, contact The Marine Mammal Center: 805-771-8300.

The Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival will be held at the Morro Bay Recreation Center, January 13 – 17, 2022. For more information about the festival, visit their website: morrobaybirdfestival.org

During this exhibit, you’ll find bird related fine art paintings, photography and three dimensional art to include pottery, sculpture, jewelry, glass and more. Don’t miss this exciting exhibit and artist reception featuring live birds! This event is free and open to the public. Art Center Morro Bay is open from 12pm – 4pm daily. For more information, visit our website at www.artcentermorrobay.org


WHAT: For the Birds
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
WHEN: January 6 – February 21, 2022
RECEPTION: January 9, 2 -4pm, 2022
CONTACT: www.artcentermorrobay.org or 805-772-2504.
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Disrupted Realism - Lecture by John Seed - January 2022

Disrupted Realism - Lecture by John Seed - January 2022

Jan 10, 3:00pm - Jan 10, 5:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present lecturer John Seed discussing his recent book “Disrupted Realism”.

John Seed is a Professor Emeritus of art and art history who taught at Mt. San Jacinto College for 31 years. Seed has written about art and artists for Arts of Asia, Art Ltd., Catamaran, Harvard Magazine, International Artist, The HuffingtonPost and Poets and Artists. He was a featured expert in the Google Arts and Culture video series "Name That Art."

Disrupted Realism is the first book to survey the works of contemporary painters who are challenging and reshaping the tradition of Realism. Helping art lovers, collectors, and artists approach and understand this compelling new phenomenon, it includes the works of 38 artists whose paintings respond to the subjectivity and disruptions of modern experience. Widely published author and blogger John Seed, who believes that we are "the most distracted society in the history of the world," has selected artists he sees as visionaries in this developing movement. The artists' impulses toward disruption are as individual as the artists themselves, but all share the need to include perception and emotion in their artistic process.

WHAT: Lecturer John Seed
WHEN: January 10, 2022 3-5pm
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or visit www.artcentermorrobay.org
COST: Free and open to the public
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Quick Studies in Clay with Anne Grannis

Quick Studies in Clay with Anne Grannis

Jan 22, 1:00pm - Jan 23, 4:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a 2 half-days workshop, Quick Studies in Clay with Anne Grannis.

Anne will be teaching techniques to sculpt a whole figure, a torso, or a bas relief using water-based clay. This intense session will guide the beginning or advanced sculptor in the essence of figure sculpting, giving the student a spontaneous, emotional arena to work in; without the finishing details of a refined piece. We will be working from a live model.

Anne has been teaching and working with clay since she was a girl growing up in an artistic household of New England. She has taught ceramic workshops, stone carving and sculpture in Northern California areas; Fort Mason Art School, San Francisco and Half Moon Bay. She was the Artistic Council Chair of SFWA Gallery – Sculpture Representative. She’s taught Quick Studies in Clay in Half Moon Bay, Redwood City, and Palo Alto and now shares her knowledge with us in Morro Bay.

Anne says: “I often use natural clay, as it is an amazingly pliable medium with which to work and being a material originating eons ago, I can connect with the far past to create anything large and rough or small and detailed, with everything in between. My sense of whimsy prevails.”

Clay and tools will be provided. Please bring a 12” to 14” square board to work on and an apron. Bring your favorite tools or supplies if you have them. Firing of the art is the responsibility of the student, and/or you may work with the instructor outside of the workshop for firing.



WHAT: Quick Studies in Clay WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St. Morro Bay, CA 93442
WHEN: January 22 & 23, 2022, 1PM-4PM
COST: $125 MBAA Members $135. Non Members
 CONTACT: Art Center Morro Bay (805) 772-2504, www.artcentermorrobay.org


Pre-registration is required. 
Register Online: artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/shop/ 
Refunds for cancellations up to 7 days before workshop

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Aquarius 2022

Aquarius 2022

Feb 24, 12:00pm - Feb 24, 4:00pm+37Feb 25, 12:00pm - Feb 25, 4:00pmFeb 26, 12:00pm - Feb 26, 4:00pmMar 1, 12:00pm - Mar 1, 4:00pmMar 2, 12:00pm - Mar 2, 4:00pmMar 3, 12:00pm - Mar 3, 4:00pmMar 4, 12:00pm - Mar 4, 4:00pmMar 5, 12:00pm - Mar 5, 4:00pmMar 6, 12:00pm - Mar 6, 4:00pmMar 7, 12:00pm - Mar 7, 4:00pmMar 8, 12:00pm - Mar 8, 4:00pmMar 9, 12:00pm - Mar 9, 4:00pmMar 10, 12:00pm - Mar 10, 4:00pmMar 11, 12:00pm - Mar 11, 4:00pmMar 12, 12:00pm - Mar 12, 4:00pmMar 13, 12:00pm - Mar 13, 4:00pmMar 14, 12:00pm - Mar 14, 4:00pmMar 15, 12:00pm - Mar 15, 4:00pmMar 16, 12:00pm - Mar 16, 4:00pmMar 17, 12:00pm - Mar 17, 4:00pmMar 18, 12:00pm - Mar 18, 4:00pmMar 19, 12:00pm - Mar 19, 4:00pmMar 20, 12:00pm - Mar 20, 4:00pmMar 21, 12:00pm - Mar 21, 4:00pmMar 22, 12:00pm - Mar 22, 4:00pmMar 23, 12:00pm - Mar 23, 4:00pmMar 24, 12:00pm - Mar 24, 4:00pmMar 25, 12:00pm - Mar 25, 4:00pmMar 26, 12:00pm - Mar 26, 4:00pmMar 27, 12:00pm - Mar 27, 4:00pmMar 28, 12:00pm - Mar 28, 4:00pmMar 29, 12:00pm - Mar 29, 4:00pmMar 30, 12:00pm - Mar 30, 4:00pmMar 31, 12:00pm - Mar 31, 4:00pmApr 1, 12:00pm - Apr 1, 4:00pmApr 2, 12:00pm - Apr 2, 4:00pmApr 3, 12:00pm - Apr 3, 4:00pmApr 4, 12:00pm - Apr 4, 4:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

RECEPTION: Sunday, February, 27, 2-4pm (Pending Covid Restrictions)

Art Center Morro Bay is proud to host the Central Coast Watercolor Society’s annual art exhibit, Aquarius 2022.

Frank Eber will be the juror and judge of awards for this exceptional art exhibit. In addition, Mr. Eber will hold a 2-day watercolor workshop (February 28-March 1, 2022) in conjunction with this exhibit.

Frank Eber was raised in Europe and mentored by Italian master painter, Renato Casaro. During the 1980’s and 90’s, Frank worked as a professional illustrator and portrait artist. He settled in the south of France, where he lived and painted on location for three years. His love of travel has taken him to several countries, including the United States, where he currently resides in California. Frank paints with watercolor in the studio and en plein air.

“Atmosphere and light are just the first steps. As shapes dissolve in patterns of value and light, the painting becomes more a poetic statement than a literal representation. Painting is my meditation, my refuge. It exists in a timeless state–an ego-less zone in which I feel whole, as though life actually makes sense. One day I may be able to paint something of significance.” - Frank Eber

Frank is a Signature member of the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society, and the Transparent Watercolor Society of America. He is also an Artist member of the California Art Club.
Frank conducts workshops and demonstrations of his watercolors at the international level and is increasingly in demand as a judge and juror.

Image, Yosemite Valley© watercolor by Frank Eber

Don’t miss this extraordinary event featuring the artworks of several talented watercolor artists! Whether you are attending this exhibit to observe or to find that perfect painting for yourself or as a gift, you are in for a delight. Aquarius will be on display February 24-April 4,2022. Meet the artists at the opening reception, Sunday, February 27, 4pm-6pm. This event is free and open to the public. Art Center Morro Bay is open 12 – 4pm daily.

WHAT: Aquarius 2022
WHEN: February 24-April 4,2022
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Ba, CA 93442
RECEPTION: Sunday, February, 27, 2-4pm (Pending Covid Restrictions)
COST: free
CONTACT: (805) 772-2504, www.artcentermorrobay.org
or www.ccwsart.com
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Pastel Magic - Workshop

Pastel Magic - Workshop

Mar 19, 1:00pm - Mar 19, 4:00pm+2Mar 20, 1:00pm - Mar 20, 4:00pmMar 21, 1:00pm - Mar 21, 4:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

March 19, 20 & 21, 2022, 1-4pm


Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a workshop in soft pastel by award winning artist, Greg Trombly.

Discover the magic of soft pastels in a relaxed and supportive environment, focusing on basic drawing and observation skills. This workshop will delve into subject matter relating to the beautiful greens of forest foliage, shorelines and shadows that cast from sunlit skies. An emphasis will be placed on composition, color and value. Students are encouraged to bring a reference photo, however photos will be provided for those who do not bring their own. Greg will begin each day with a short demonstration, followed by independent work with plenty of instruction.

Dr. Greg Trombly holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in Education from State University of New York at Oswego and State University of New York at Albany. In addition, he holds a PhD in the Cultural Foundations of Education from Union Institute and University, Cincinnati, Ohio. Greg has been an educator and administrator for the public school system and at the university level. He has continued art education by participating in workshops from acclaimed artists such as Terri Ludwig and Daniel Greene. He exhibits artwork in New York and his artwork is held in private collections throughout the country.

Connect with other artists and learn basic skills in soft pastel. This class is not utilizing oil pastel, rather “soft pastel”. This workshop is designed for beginners and appropriate for intermediate artists. A materials list will be provided.

Greg will give an interactive demonstration of soft pastels prior to this workshop on Monday, March 14, 2022 from 3-5pm. This demo is free and open to the public.


COST: $165. Members; $175. Non-Members for the 3-day workshop.
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA
WHEN: March 19, 20 & 21, 2022, 1-4pm
PRE-REGISTER: Reserve your space online: artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/shop/
May cancel registration up to 7 days of scheduled workshop for full refund.
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or www.artcentermorrobay.org
MATERIAL LIST: Registrants will be provided a materials list following registration.

Please wear facial coverings during this workshop.
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CALL FOR ARTISTS - ConVergence, Wax on the Water

CALL FOR ARTISTS - ConVergence, Wax on the Water

Apr 7, 12:00pm - Apr 7, 4:00pm+46Apr 8, 12:00pm - Apr 8, 4:00pmApr 9, 12:00pm - Apr 9, 4:00pmApr 10, 12:00pm - Apr 10, 4:00pmApr 11, 12:00pm - Apr 11, 4:00pmApr 12, 12:00pm - Apr 12, 4:00pmApr 13, 12:00pm - Apr 13, 4:00pmApr 14, 12:00pm - Apr 14, 4:00pmApr 15, 12:00pm - Apr 15, 4:00pmApr 16, 12:00pm - Apr 16, 4:00pmApr 17, 12:00pm - Apr 17, 4:00pmApr 18, 12:00pm - Apr 18, 4:00pmApr 19, 12:00pm - Apr 19, 4:00pmApr 20, 12:00pm - Apr 20, 4:00pmApr 21, 12:00pm - Apr 21, 4:00pmApr 22, 12:00pm - Apr 22, 4:00pmApr 23, 12:00pm - Apr 23, 4:00pmApr 24, 12:00pm - Apr 24, 4:00pmApr 25, 12:00pm - Apr 25, 4:00pmApr 26, 12:00pm - Apr 26, 4:00pmApr 27, 12:00pm - Apr 27, 4:00pmApr 28, 12:00pm - Apr 28, 4:00pmApr 29, 12:00pm - Apr 29, 4:00pmApr 30, 12:00pm - Apr 30, 4:00pmMay 1, 12:00pm - May 1, 4:00pmMay 2, 12:00pm - May 2, 4:00pmMay 3, 12:00pm - May 3, 4:00pmMay 4, 12:00pm - May 4, 4:00pmMay 5, 12:00pm - May 5, 4:00pmMay 6, 12:00pm - May 6, 4:00pmMay 7, 12:00pm - May 7, 4:00pmMay 8, 12:00pm - May 8, 4:00pmMay 9, 12:00pm - May 9, 4:00pmMay 10, 12:00pm - May 10, 4:00pmMay 11, 12:00pm - May 11, 4:00pmMay 12, 12:00pm - May 12, 4:00pmMay 13, 12:00pm - May 13, 4:00pmMay 14, 12:00pm - May 14, 4:00pmMay 15, 12:00pm - May 15, 4:00pmMay 16, 12:00pm - May 16, 4:00pmMay 17, 12:00pm - May 17, 4:00pmMay 18, 12:00pm - May 18, 4:00pmMay 19, 12:00pm - May 19, 4:00pmMay 20, 12:00pm - May 20, 4:00pmMay 21, 12:00pm - May 21, 4:00pmMay 22, 12:00pm - May 22, 4:00pmMay 23, 12:00pm - May 23, 4:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

CALL FOR ARTISTS
ConVergence - WAX ON THE WATER
Morro Bay, CA


Encaustic artists are invited to attend an Intimate Retreat by the Bay with a small group of artists and enjoy a shared experience (demos, panels, talks), shared meals, and an opportunity to get to know your fellow artists (Meet & Greet reception, continental breakfasts and lunch buffets).

You will also attend the La Vendéenne Awards Dinner (included with retreat), explore our IEA Juried Exhibition in-depth and socialize with fellow artists at the Artists Reception. Attendees who are new to encaustics can add a pre-retreat beginner workshop (Wednesday and Thursday, April 6th & 7th). Attendees can also sign up for one of multiple post-retreat workshops being offered on Monday and Tuesday (April 11th& 12th).

WORKSHOP ONLY ATTENDEES are invited to join the retreat attendees on Sunday morning for a continental breakfast buffet, a presentation/talk, an IEA meeting and participate in a members art exchange. Everyone is welcome to attend the exhibition and artists reception on Sunday afternoon.

Beginners Workshops: April 6-7, 2022

Additional Workshops: April 11-12, 2022

Registration will open in the fall. Mark your calendar and watch for more details in September 2021.

WHAT: ConVergence, Wax on the Water, Exhibit, Workshops and Retreat.
WHEN: April 7, 2022 – May 23, 2022
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442

ARTIST REGISTRATION: Exhibitions Director: Michelle Robinson
exhibitions@international-encaustic-artists.org

EXHIBIT RECEPTION: April 10, 2022, 2-4pm (open to the public)

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Learning to Breathe - June 2022

Learning to Breathe - June 2022

Jun 13, 3:00pm - Jun 13, 5:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to offer a presentation with Travel Photographer and Lecturer, Michael J. Costa.

Michael J. Costa first made the long the trek to the Mt. Everest Base Camp in 2016 and one year later returned to Nepal to explore the wonders of Annapurna and the Nagarkot region with
his camera. With images both awe-inspiring and down to earth, Costa captures the spirit of Nepal.

Whether you’re inspired by the great Himalaya mountain range, have a soul-searching experience in Buddhist or Hindu temples, or connect with the people that you meet along the journey, Costa says the adventure is unique for each traveler; determined by who you are and how you choose to engage with the experience.

“The images I captured along the way reflect the people and places I encountered, as well as the nature of my personal experience.” -Costa

Costa visually describes a journey that takes you to places like no others on earth. The rigorous hike to the base of Mt. Everest starts at 9,000 ft in Lukla, Nepal and brings you to the top of
Kalla Pathar at an elevation of 18,600 ft. The artist’s travels took him through different regions in this unique landscape – mountains and villages, plains and glaciers – as well refugee camps affected by the April 25, 2015 earthquake.

Michael J. Costa is a graduate of the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He has worked as a photo journalist for the San Mateo Daily Journal and Sierra Star, and as a
videographer for Valley Public Television and Sierra Art Trails. Costa is represented by Stellar Gallery in Oakhurst, CA. He now splits his time between Oakhurst and Los Osos, CA

This exciting lecture demonstration will explore the grand vistas of the Himalayan landscape along the Annapurna Trail (up to 13,000 feet above sea Kathmandu and other, more remote,
locales.

This demo is free and open to the public.

WHAT: Free Art Lecture
COST: FREE and open to the public
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA
WHEN: Monday, June 13, 2022, 3-5pm
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or www.artcentermorrobay.org
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Pastels USA

Pastels USA

Jun 30, 12:00pm - Jun 30, 4:00pm+39Jul 1, 12:00pm - Jul 1, 4:00pmJul 2, 12:00pm - Jul 2, 4:00pmJul 3, 12:00pm - Jul 3, 4:00pmJul 4, 12:00pm - Jul 4, 4:00pmJul 5, 12:00pm - Jul 5, 4:00pmJul 6, 12:00pm - Jul 6, 4:00pmJul 7, 12:00pm - Jul 7, 4:00pmJul 8, 12:00pm - Jul 8, 4:00pmJul 9, 12:00pm - Jul 9, 4:00pmJul 10, 12:00pm - Jul 10, 4:00pmJul 11, 12:00pm - Jul 11, 4:00pmJul 12, 12:00pm - Jul 12, 4:00pmJul 13, 12:00pm - Jul 13, 4:00pmJul 14, 12:00pm - Jul 14, 4:00pmJul 15, 12:00pm - Jul 15, 4:00pmJul 16, 12:00pm - Jul 16, 4:00pmJul 17, 12:00pm - Jul 17, 4:00pmJul 18, 12:00pm - Jul 18, 4:00pmJul 19, 12:00pm - Jul 19, 4:00pmJul 20, 12:00pm - Jul 20, 4:00pmJul 21, 12:00pm - Jul 21, 4:00pmJul 22, 12:00pm - Jul 22, 4:00pmJul 23, 12:00pm - Jul 23, 4:00pmJul 24, 12:00pm - Jul 24, 4:00pmJul 25, 12:00pm - Jul 25, 4:00pmJul 26, 12:00pm - Jul 26, 4:00pmJul 27, 12:00pm - Jul 27, 4:00pmJul 28, 12:00pm - Jul 28, 4:00pmJul 29, 12:00pm - Jul 29, 4:00pmJul 30, 12:00pm - Jul 30, 4:00pmJul 31, 12:00pm - Jul 31, 4:00pmAug 1, 12:00pm - Aug 1, 4:00pmAug 2, 12:00pm - Aug 2, 4:00pmAug 3, 12:00pm - Aug 3, 4:00pmAug 4, 12:00pm - Aug 4, 4:00pmAug 5, 12:00pm - Aug 5, 4:00pmAug 6, 12:00pm - Aug 6, 4:00pmAug 7, 12:00pm - Aug 7, 4:00pmAug 8, 12:00pm - Aug 8, 4:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Pastels USA 2022

OPENING RECEPTION: Sunday, July 10, 2022, 2-4pm
CLOSING RECEPTION: Sunday, August 7, 2022, 2-4pm

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to host Pastel Society of the West Coast and their 36th Annual, International Exhibition of Pastels USA.

This juried event is a collective of exceptional pastel artworks, featuring some of the finest contemporary artists 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, Asia and Europe!

The Judge of Awards and Jurors of Selection for this prestigious event will be announced at a later date.
Whether you are attending this extraordinary exhibit to observe or to purchase, you’re in for a delight! “Pastels USA” will be on display from June 30, 2022 through August 8, 2022.

The opening artist reception will be held Sunday, July 10, 2022, 2-4pm and the closing reception will feature the award ceremony on the last day of this event, Sunday, August 7, 2022, 2-4pm. These events are free and open to the public.

Image: "The Fencer, After the Fight” © SWC First Place Contemporary Realism - Elena Prudnikova


WHAT: Pastel USA
WHEN: June 30, 2022 through August 8, 2022
OPENING RECEPTION: Sunday, July 10, 2022, 2-4pm
CLOSING RECEPTION: Sunday, August 7, 2022, 2-4pm
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or visit www.artcentermorrobay.org
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On and Off the Wall

On and Off the Wall

Aug 11, 12:00pm - Aug 11, 4:00pm+39Aug 12, 12:00pm - Aug 12, 4:00pmAug 13, 12:00pm - Aug 13, 4:00pmAug 14, 12:00pm - Aug 14, 4:00pmAug 15, 12:00pm - Aug 15, 4:00pmAug 16, 12:00pm - Aug 16, 4:00pmAug 17, 12:00pm - Aug 17, 4:00pmAug 18, 12:00pm - Aug 18, 4:00pmAug 19, 12:00pm - Aug 19, 4:00pmAug 20, 12:00pm - Aug 20, 4:00pmAug 21, 12:00pm - Aug 21, 4:00pmAug 22, 12:00pm - Aug 22, 4:00pmAug 23, 12:00pm - Aug 23, 4:00pmAug 24, 12:00pm - Aug 24, 4:00pmAug 25, 12:00pm - Aug 25, 4:00pmAug 26, 12:00pm - Aug 26, 4:00pmAug 27, 12:00pm - Aug 27, 4:00pmAug 28, 12:00pm - Aug 28, 4:00pmAug 29, 12:00pm - Aug 29, 4:00pmAug 30, 12:00pm - Aug 30, 4:00pmAug 31, 12:00pm - Aug 31, 4:00pmSep 1, 12:00pm - Sep 1, 4:00pmSep 2, 12:00pm - Sep 2, 4:00pmSep 3, 12:00pm - Sep 3, 4:00pmSep 4, 12:00pm - Sep 4, 4:00pmSep 5, 12:00pm - Sep 5, 4:00pmSep 6, 12:00pm - Sep 6, 4:00pmSep 7, 12:00pm - Sep 7, 4:00pmSep 8, 12:00pm - Sep 8, 4:00pmSep 9, 12:00pm - Sep 9, 4:00pmSep 10, 12:00pm - Sep 10, 4:00pmSep 11, 12:00pm - Sep 11, 4:00pmSep 12, 12:00pm - Sep 12, 4:00pmSep 13, 12:00pm - Sep 13, 4:00pmSep 14, 12:00pm - Sep 14, 4:00pmSep 15, 12:00pm - Sep 15, 4:00pmSep 16, 12:00pm - Sep 16, 4:00pmSep 17, 12:00pm - Sep 17, 4:00pmSep 18, 12:00pm - Sep 18, 4:00pmSep 19, 12:00pm - Sep 19, 4:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

RECEPTION: August 14, 2022, 2pm-4pm

Art Center Morro Bay is proud to present a very special exhibit, On and Off the Wall. The Painters Group and Central Coast Sculptors are pairing up to bring you an exciting collective of intriguing paintings and sculptures, featuring some of the finest artworks on the Central Coast.

During this exhibit, you will find a variety of artistic mediums and styles from traditional and contemporary paintings to thought provoking sculptures. This compelling event is sure to be a crowd pleaser!

On and Off the Wall will be on display in the Virginia Russell gallery (upstairs) from August 11, 2022 through September 19, 2022. The opening reception will be Sunday, August 14, 2022, 2pm-4pm.

This event is free and open to the public. Art Center Morro Bay is open daily from 12pm – 4pm.

Image, Spring Emergence© by JulieGifford

WHAT: Original paintings and sculptures
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay, CA 93442
WHEN: August 11, 2022 through September 19, 2022
RECEPTION: August 14, 2022, 2pm-4pm
CONTACT: www.artcentermorrobay.org or 805-772-2504
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