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


For the Birds Exhibit Opens Jan 12th, Reception Jan 15, 2017

For the Birds Exhibit Opens Jan 12th, Reception Jan 15, 2017

Jan 12, 12:00pm - Jan 12, 4:00pm

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

FREE and Open to the Public

The Morro Bay Art Association is presenting it's 3rd Annual “For the Birds” exhibit in celebration of the Annual Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival.

This exhibit is a collection of fine art paintings and photography depicting Morro Bay’s vast array of indigenous species of birds as well as birds seen around the world and all things bird-related.

Stop in to see this remarkable exhibit. Art Center Morro Bay will have bird related gifts and you may find that perfect work of art. “For the Birds” will be on display from January 12 through February 6, 2017. Meet the artists at the opening reception Sunday, January 15th, 2pm-4pm. This event is free and open to the public. Art Center Morro Bay is open from 12pm – 4pm daily.

WHAT: For the Birds
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
CONTACT: email: artcenter.morrobay@gmail.com or telephone: 805-772-2504
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Learn Oil Painting with Jason Mayr

Learn Oil Painting with Jason Mayr

Jan 23, 9:00am - Jan 23, 1:00pm

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

Mondays, beginning to 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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Creativity

Creativity

Jan 25, 10:30am - Jan 25, 3:00pm

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

FREE

We welcome you to join the Creativity Group at Art Center Morro Bay. Creativity is held each Wednesday from 10:30 am – 3:00 pm unless other events/classes conflict. FREE, informal and open to the public. Meet in the activity room of Art Center Morro Bay. Bring your art work, in any medium, and join others working in various mediums. Bring your lunch and stay for the whole time, or come and go as it works for you. No pre registration needed.

CONTACT: Ann 805-534-9708
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
WHEN: Wednesdays 10:30am - 3pm
COST: Free

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Adult Coloring Book Club and Zen Doodle

Adult Coloring Book Club and Zen Doodle

Jan 27, 10:00am - Jan 27, 11:30am

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

FREE

WHEN: Friday mornings 10am - 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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Learn Oil Painting with Jason Mayr

Learn Oil Painting with Jason Mayr

Jan 30, 9:00am - Jan 30, 1:00pm

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

Mondays, beginning to 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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Adult Coloring Book Club and Zen Doodle

Adult Coloring Book Club and Zen Doodle

Feb 3, 10:00am - Feb 3, 11:30am

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

FREE

WHEN: Friday mornings 10am - 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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Pine Needle Basket Weaving Workshop

Pine Needle Basket Weaving Workshop

Feb 4, 9:30am - Feb 4, 2:30pm

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

$110 Members; $125 non-Members

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a workshop in pine needle basket weaving with Elizabeth Bear. Employing coiling techniques and long-leaf pine needles, this art form has remained virtually the same for hundreds of years.

Elizabeth Bear earned a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University, Santa Barbara. She owned and operated Dream Weaver, a store in Santa Barbara that carried a variety of hand woven products. She combined her love of weaving and pine needle basketry to produce uniquely designed works of art. Her baskets have been displayed in the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden store and galleries in California and New Mexico.

Connect with the smells, texture and beauty of nature as we learn the art of basket weaving. During this workshop, Ms. Bear will guide students through the traditional technique of coiling used by ancient cultures. You’ll start two baskets, one to complete in class and another for practice at home. Each piece is a work of art as unique as the person who makes them.

These make great Valentine’s Day gifts filled with treats for your
special someone. Bring scissors (sharp, please!) and a bag lunch. All other materials are provided.

WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA
WHEN: February 4, 9:30am – 2:30pm
REGISTER: Reserve your space online at www.artcentermorrobay.org
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or email: artcenter.morrobay@gmail.com
COST: $110 Members; $125 non-Members






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Striking Oil

Striking Oil

Feb 9, 12:00pm - Feb 9, 4:00pm

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

FREE and Open to the Public

Striking Oil

The Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present “Striking Oil”, a juried exhibition in the main gallery. This event is a collective of fine oil paintings featuring accomplished artists throughout the Central Coast.

Judge

We are fortunate to have Jason Mayr as the judge for this event.

Jason previously owned an art gallery and has been a professional artist and teacher for over fifteen years. He began his career as an impressionistic painter and later pivoted to the chiaroscuro style of the Old Masters. Today, Jason's primary focus is on understanding how to manipulate paint to capture light and shadow. The result is deep variations of color in subtle gradations that create dramatic effects. Jason imparts his knowledge to students who wish to paint in the classic styles of Rembrandt and Leffel.

Jason loves the visual effects of light and dark, adding, “With oil as my medium, I enjoy portraying the rise and fall of light over objects with poetic strokes of paint. The use of realistic objects, invite the unsuspecting viewer to discover the essence of the paint itself, entertaining the viewer on multiple levels.”

This event is open to all oil painters. For more information and entry requirements, visit www.artcentermorrobay.org

“Striking Oil” is on display from February 9th through March 20th, 2017. Meet the artists at the opening reception Sunday, February 12th, 2pm-4pm. This event is free and open to the public. Art Center Morro Bay is open from 12pm – 4pm daily.

WHAT: Striking Oil
WHEN: February 9th through March 20th, 2017
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or www.artcentermorrobay.org
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Aquarius Watercolor Exhibit - Painting by Keiko Tanabe

Aquarius Watercolor Exhibit - Painting by Keiko Tanabe

Feb 9, 12:00pm - Feb 9, 4:00pm

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

FREE and Open to the Public

The Central Coast Watercolor Society is proud to present “Aquarius”, a Pacific regional water media exhibition hosted by Morro Bay Art Association.

This juried event is an assembly of extraordinary watercolor paintings with some of the finest contemporary artwork of the West Coast.

Judge of Awards:

We are fortunate to have Keiko Tanabe as the judge for this celebrated event. Keiko was born in Kyoto, Japan and resides in San Diego, California. Keiko earned a B.A. in Intercultural Communication at International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan and a Masters in International Education at UCLA, California. She worked in international relations positions in a Japanese government trade organization in Tokyo, at a large law firm in San Francisco and at a private consulting firm in San Diego.

Keiko taught herself to be fluent in watercolor painting as one would master a foreign language. She travels the world painting and giving workshops. Her subjects include Japanese, Italian, French and California landscapes. Keiko is a member of American Watercolor Society, a founding member of North American Watercolor Artists (NAWA), Signature member of National Watercolor Society and was named an official Ambassador for Winsor & Newton.

Keiko’s work is held in public and private collections throughout Asia, Europe and the United States. Public collections include Ming Gallery, Suzhou, China, Ye Qiangyu Art Museum, Tonglu County, Zhejiang, China, Zhongyung Art Museum, Guilin, China and Museu de Arte Contemporânea MAC Bahia, Senhor do Bonfim, Brazil.

Keiko has published several art books and her paintings have been published in leading art magazines throughout Europe, Japan and the U.S.

During this event, you will see some of the finest watercolor paintings of the West Coast.
“Aquarius” is on display from February 9th through March 20th, 2017. Meet the artists at the opening reception Sunday, February 12th, 2pm-4pm. This event is free and open to the public. Art Center Morro Bay is open from 12pm – 4pm daily.


WHAT: Aquarius
WHEN: February 9th through March 20th, 2017
RECEPTION: February 12th, 2pm-4pm.
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or email: artcenter.morrobay@gmail.com
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Mr. Tromblys Pastel Magic Landscape or Seascape

Mr. Trombly's Pastel Magic "Landscape or Seascape"

Feb 9, 1:00pm - Feb 9, 4:00pm

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

$30. Members; $35 non-Members per class.

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a workshop in soft pastel by award winning artist, Greg Trombly. Discover the magic of pastels in a relaxed and supportive environment, focusing on basic drawing and observation skills. This workshop is designed to provide plenty of hands on guidance, allowing students to work from reference photos of their choice. Students from beginner to advanced are welcome.

This course is held during three Thursdays in February. Emphasis will be placed on composition, color and value. Greg will begin each workshop with a short demonstration, followed by independent work from personal reference photos and instructor guidance.

Week one will begin with a demo of, “The Landscape or Seascape”.

Week two will begin with a demo of, “The Foral Rockscape”.

Week three will begin with a demo of an animal.

Students are encouraged to bring a reference photo of a landscape, seascape, floral, rockscape, pet or subject of their choice to work from.

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. Mr. Trombly has been an Educator and Administrator for the public school system and 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. A materials list will be provided. Take one or all three workshops!

COST: $30. Members; $35 non-Members per class. Take one or all three!
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA
WHEN: Thursdays, February 9th ,16th and 23rd 1pm – 4pm
REGISTER: Reserve your space online at www.artcentermorrobay.org
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or email: artcenter.morrobay@gmail.com


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