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

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

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


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Let's Doodle with Jason Mayr

Let's Doodle with Jason Mayr

May 29, 8:00am - May 29, 11:30pm+3May 30, 8:00am - May 30, 11:30pmMay 31, 8:00am - May 31, 11:30pmJun 1, 8:00am - Jun 1, 11:30pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Art Center Morro Bay is pleased to share a “Doodle” demonstration via youtube.

Jason Mayr has put together a youtube video encouraging everyone to doodle. If you can draw a box, you can doodle. Jason will show us doodling landscapes and trees by working from the inside out; in mass opposed to lines.

So grab something to mark with and something to mark on and have fun doodling!

Link to Doodle demo: www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNJIaxBkBTI&feature=youtu.be

WHAT: How to Doodle
WHERE: www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNJIaxBkBTI&feature=youtu.be
WHEN: ON Youtube Right Now
COST: Free
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Origami Demo Jumping Frog & Swan

Origami Demo Jumping Frog & Swan

May 29, 8:00am - May 29, 11:30pm+4May 30, 8:00am - May 30, 11:30pmMay 31, 8:00am - May 31, 11:30pmJun 1, 8:00am - Jun 1, 11:30pmJun 2, 8:00am - Jun 2, 11:30pm

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Art Center Morro Bay is please to bring you an online tutorial folding a paper jumping frog and paper swan.

This is a fun activity to share with your kids as we shelter at home. These easy projects can be done by all. At the end you will have a jumping frog to play with, have contests with, or just set on a shelf. They can be made with printer paper, newspaper, or just about any paper you have on hand.

Use this link to view demo: youtu.be/2Msh0HxHgxg

WHAT: Folding origami animals
WHERE: YouTube youtu.be/2Msh0HxHgxg
WHEN: ONLINE NOW
Cost: Free

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Friday Feedback with Jason Mayr

Friday Feedback with Jason Mayr

May 29, 9:00am - May 29, 10:00am+1Jun 5, 9:00am - Jun 5, 10:00am

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Every Friday 9am via Zoom.

Join acclaimed oil painter Jason Mayr as he discusses how to strengthen paintings based on your submissions. Learn how to push through to bring your painting to the next level. Submit work for discussion via email and join the conversation.
Take a look at this Friday Feedback Live Demo to see what its all about.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYCvIVhh8W0&feature=youtu.be

If you would like to take this free class, please email jasonmayrfineart@gmail.com for meeting information and how to be a part of the dialog.

WHAT: Friday Feedback Demonstration & Discussion
WHERE: Zoom Online (email for info jasonmayrfineart@gmail.com)
WHEN: Every Friday 9AM
COST: Free


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Friday Life Drawing

Friday Life Drawing

May 29, 9:00am - May 29, 12:00pm+13Jun 5, 9:00am - Jun 5, 12:00pmJun 12, 9:00am - Jun 12, 12:00pmJun 19, 9:00am - Jun 19, 12:00pmJun 26, 9:00am - Jun 26, 12:00pmJul 3, 9:00am - Jul 3, 12:00pmJul 10, 9:00am - Jul 10, 12:00pmJul 17, 9:00am - Jul 17, 12:00pmJul 24, 9:00am - Jul 24, 12:00pmJul 31, 9:00am - Jul 31, 12:00pmAug 7, 9:00am - Aug 7, 12:00pmAug 14, 9:00am - Aug 14, 12:00pmAug 21, 9:00am - Aug 21, 12:00pmAug 28, 9:00am - Aug 28, 12:00pm

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THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATRRONAGE! THIS CLASS IS POSTPONED DUE TO COVID 19 CONCERNS. THE HEALTH AND WELFARE OF OUR PARTICIPANTS, VOLUNTEERS AND THE PUBLIC, IS OUR UTMOST CONCERN. PLEASE CHECK BACK WITH US SOON.

FRIDAY LIFE DRAWING

Learn drawing fundamentals, values and composition, in a creative atmosphere designed to concentrate on drawing the human figure. Live models are afforded in this relaxed environment, appropriate for all skill levels. Artists provide their own art materials. Pre-registration is not required and drop-ins are welcome.

Image courtesy of Larry Armstrong

WHAT: Friday Life Drawing
WHERE: Morro Bay Recreation Center, 1001 Kennedy Way, Morro Bay, CA 93442
COST: $10. Per session
WHEN: Fridays, 9am – 12pm
CONTACT: Diane Mason, (805) 400-7529
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Origami Demo – Folding a Paper Crane

Origami Demo – Folding a Paper Crane

May 29, 12:00pm - May 29, 4:00pm+3May 30, 12:00pm - May 30, 4:00pmMay 31, 12:00pm - May 31, 4:00pmJun 1, 12:00pm - Jun 1, 4:00pm

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Art Center Morro Bay is pleased to bring you the third of three origami demos. This one will be how to fold a crane.

We invite you to write a message of encouragement inside of the crane. Or perhaps you want to share a fun saying, or words of wisdom tucked inside. Like a fortune cookie, the message will only be revealed when the crane is opened.

Bring in your folded crane on the first exchange day after the Covid-19 shelter-at-home has ended and place them on our tree of health, and happiness. You can use any paper that is available to you, printer paper, magazine pages, or origami paper. Color plain paper to make it uniquely you.

Use this link to view demo: youtu.be/1jayFdxS7es

WHAT: Folding origami animals
WHERE: Online at youtube: youtu.be/1jayFdxS7es
WHEN: Online Now
Cost: Free
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Inflatable Fish Origami

Inflatable Fish Origami

May 30, 12:00am - May 30, 11:30pm+2May 31, 12:00am - May 31, 11:30pmJun 1, 12:00am - Jun 1, 11:30pm

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Gail Martin, MBAA Adult Education Director would like to share a family fun project for everyone to do while sheltering at home!

A plane piece of white paper will work just fine for this project. A plain paper bag or any type of paper you have around the house will work. Be creative with your decorations and have fun!

This is a FREE class offered on UTube!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=STRW4kJ3WF4


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Creativity

Creativity

Jun 3, 10:30am - Jun 3, 3:00pm+33Jun 10, 10:30am - Jun 10, 3:00pmJun 17, 10:30am - Jun 17, 3:00pmJun 24, 10:30am - Jun 24, 3:00pmJul 1, 10:30am - Jul 1, 3:00pmJul 8, 10:30am - Jul 8, 3:00pmJul 15, 10:30am - Jul 15, 3:00pmJul 22, 10:30am - Jul 22, 3:00pmJul 29, 10:30am - Jul 29, 3:00pmAug 5, 10:30am - Aug 5, 3:00pmAug 12, 10:30am - Aug 12, 3:00pmAug 19, 10:30am - Aug 19, 3:00pmAug 26, 10:30am - Aug 26, 3:00pmSep 2, 10:30am - Sep 2, 3:00pmSep 9, 10:30am - Sep 9, 3:00pmSep 16, 10:30am - Sep 16, 3:00pmSep 23, 10:30am - Sep 23, 3:00pmSep 30, 10:30am - Sep 30, 3:00pmOct 7, 10:30am - Oct 7, 3:00pmOct 14, 10:30am - Oct 14, 3:00pmOct 21, 10:30am - Oct 21, 3:00pmOct 28, 10:30am - Oct 28, 3:00pmNov 4, 10:30am - Nov 4, 3:00pmNov 11, 10:30am - Nov 11, 3:00pmNov 18, 10:30am - Nov 18, 3:00pmNov 25, 10:30am - Nov 25, 3:00pmDec 2, 10:30am - Dec 2, 3:00pmDec 9, 10:30am - Dec 9, 3:00pmDec 16, 10:30am - Dec 16, 3:00pmDec 23, 10:30am - Dec 23, 3:00pmDec 30, 10:30am - Dec 30, 3:00pmJan 6, 10:30am - Jan 6, 3:00pmJan 13, 10:30am - Jan 13, 3:00pmJan 20, 10:30am - Jan 20, 3:00pm

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THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATRRONAGE! THE GALLERY AND ITS PROGRAMS ARE TEMPORARILY CLOSED AND POSTPONED DUE TO COVID 19 CONCERNS. THE HEALTH AND WELFARE OF OUR PARTICIPANTS, VOLUNTEERS AND THE PUBLIC, IS OUR UTMOST CONCERN. PLEASE CHECK BACK WITH US SOON.


FREE and Open to the Public

We welcome you to join the Creativity Group at Art Center Morro Bay. Use our art studio!

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 Art Center Morro Bay classroom. Bring your art work, art supplies, and join others working in various mediums. Bring your lunch and stay for the whole time, Easels may be available to use.

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

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Learning to Breathe

Learning to Breathe

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

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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 8, 2020, 3-5pm
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or www.artcentermorrobay.org
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Beyond Boundaries

Beyond Boundaries

Jun 25, 12:00pm - Jun 25, 4:00pm+38Jun 26, 12:00pm - Jun 26, 4:00pmJun 27, 12:00pm - Jun 27, 4:00pmJun 28, 12:00pm - Jun 28, 4:00pmJun 29, 12:00pm - Jun 29, 4:00pmJun 30, 12:00pm - Jun 30, 4:00pmJul 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, 4:00pm

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THIS EXHIBIT IS SUBJECT TO POSTPONEMENT DUE TO COVID-19, STATE AND LOCAL STAY AT HOME ORDERS AND POTENTIAL CHANGES TO THOSE ORDERS.


With society in isolation – the arts are needed now more than ever to remind us that we are not alone, we can still dream, escape our current realities and engage our imaginations in building a better world for tomorrow.

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present BEYOND BOUNDARIES.

While many view the world through a new complexity in a rapidly changing environment, artists exhibit their sensitivity to today’s unbounded viewpoints and paradigm shifts. Unrestrained by limitations in personal, cultural, gender, man-made or otherwise, this show hopes to push beyond unbridled viewpoints to allow viewers an opportunity to identify with artists and possibly discover more about themselves.

This exhibit celebrates a variety of creative expression and extends itself to all media.

Beyond Boundaries will be on display in both galleries from June 25 through August 2, 2020. This event is free and open to the public. Art Center Morro Bay is open from 12pm – 4pm daily.

Image of horsehair pottery courtesy of Jim Gregory

WHAT: BEYOND BOUNDARIES
WHEN: June 25 – August 2
RECEPTION: Due to Covid-19, artist receptions are temporarily postponed.
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or www.artcentermorrobay.org

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Let's Etch a Credit Card

Let's Etch a Credit Card

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

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Demos are FREE and Open to the Public

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a demonstration of dry-point etchings by accomplished artist and gallery owner, Rosey Rosenthal.

Rosey Rosenthal earned a Bachelor of Art degree in Graphic Arts and Illustration from Pratt Institute. It’s difficult to express Rosey’s accomplishments without mentioning his wife and partner, Barbara. The Rosenthal’s are founding members of the Central Coast Printmakers Group of (SLOMA) San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, originating 36 years ago. Rosey, his wife Barbara, Stevie Vorhees and Joan Sullivan operated The Baywood Gallery, at the pier in Baywood, CA. Rosey and Barbara initiated the artist group, (SLAG) an artists’ cooperative located within the San Luis Obispo, Creamery Building. The Rosenthal’s later opened “Art is for Everyone”, a gallery in Baywood Park serving the public for 9 years. They established a printmaking studio, “Granada Arts” in Los Osos, selling over 30,000 etchings and relief prints, where they have taught etching workshops since 1981. Barbara brought art to the San Luis Obispo public schools, through the Santa Barbara Creative Project, for nine years.

Participants of this demonstration should bring an old cancelled credit or membership card with an idea for a 2 1/8" x 3 1/4" dry-point etching (see photo). Rosey will have a small etching press and tools needed to scratch designs into the plastic cards. He will give a quick overview and demonstrate how to scratch and print a card, then ink and print your completed etching (original print).

This will be an interactive demonstration that you’re sure to enjoy!

WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA
WHEN: July 13, 2020 3–5pm
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or email: artcenter.morrobay@gmail.com
www.artcentermorrobay.org
COST: Free and open to the public
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2020 Portraits in Pastel

2020 Portraits in Pastel

Jul 17, 10:00am - Jul 19, 5:00pm

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July 2020

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present award winning artist, Cuong Nguyen for a three-day workshop, “Portraits in Pastel”.

A professional artist of international acclaim, Cuong Nguyen, works in both oil and pastel, though casual viewers may have difficulty distinguishing the two media in his hands. He almost never blends strokes, yet achieves a level of detail and smoothness of gradation that is unusual in pastel paintings!

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.

Cuong is currently represented by John Pence gallery in San Francisco, California.

Learn about drawing, values, edges and composition, in a workshop designed to create in a relaxed, informative yet focused environment, for all skill levels. Students will concentrate on drawing the human head and creating life-like skin tone colors using the green foundation technique, while developing new skills in soft pastel and pastel pencil. This workshop will feature live models.

Preregister at: artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/shop/

www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSI8FKHrc08

WHAT: “Portrait in Pastel” workshop
WHEN: July 17, 18 & 19, 2020 10am – 5pm
COST: $400. MBAA Members or $425. Non Members
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442
CONTACT: Gail Martin (805) 234-8766
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Astrophotography

Astrophotography

Jul 24, 8:00pm - Jul 25, 12:00am+1Jul 25, 1:00pm - Jul 25, 4:00pm

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Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present esteemed photographer Brady Cabe for a 2-Day workshop in Astrophotography.

Brady’s passion for photography has grown into sharing and teaching others, incredible astrophotography. Teaching for Brady was an unforeseen blessing along his photography journey as it caused him to reverse engineer everything he did. His process guides you step by step through a simplified curriculum to make beautiful photographs.

This workshop provides a complete photography experience, with an emphasis on Milky Way capture, star trails and night panoramas.

Day 1 Spend the evening photographing the night sky – going over location planning, best practices, and answering all your astrophotography questions.

Day 2 Consist of post-processing where we will dive into our photos from the night before and learn to assemble star trail images.

Brady says

“As I explore this amazing planet, I’m always astounded by the complexity and variety to be found. The nature and landscapes of San Luis Obispo county, the state of California and beyond, provide all the inspiration I need. If I’m not sure where to take pictures, I just hit the road and see where it takes me - usually with my family in tow. I love to be outdoors, with my feet and tripod in the water, capturing a sunset or the Milky Way, late into the night.”

Recommended Gear:

Digital Camera with interchangeable lenses
Wide angle, wide aperture lens; i.e. Rokinon 14mm f/2.8
Sturdy Tripod
REGISTER: Pre-register at www.artcentermorrobay.org or artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/shop/
WHAT: Astrophotography with BRADY CABE
WHEN: July 24 - 25, 2020, 8pm – Midnight Day 1 and 1-5pm Day 2
COST: $350. MBAA Members, $360. Non-Members
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442

May cancel registration up to 10 days of scheduled workshop for full refund.
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Seeing the Light

Seeing the Light

Aug 6, 12:00pm - Aug 6, 4:00pm+38Aug 7, 12:00pm - Aug 7, 4:00pmAug 8, 12:00pm - Aug 8, 4:00pmAug 9, 12:00pm - Aug 9, 4:00pmAug 10, 12:00pm - Aug 10, 4:00pmAug 11, 12:00pm - Aug 11, 4:00pmAug 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, 4:00pm

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Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present SEEING THE LIGHT.

The world around us would be bleak, except for the world within us. Art bears witness to this fact. #AloneTogether

The expression, “every cloud has a silver lining” implies that even on the worst day, there’s something positive yet to come. Art and its creative spirit have the power to restore hope and optimism. It has the power to comfort, inspire and stir emotions.

“It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.” – Aristotle

While we face a worldwide pandemic together, this exhibit celebrates our resiliency as humans in a variety of creative expression and extends itself to all media.

Image courtesy of Gail Martin

SEEING THE LIGHT will be on display in both galleries from August 6 through September 14, 2020. This event is free and open to the public. Art Center Morro Bay is open from 12pm – 4pm daily.

WHAT: SEEING THE LIGHT
WHEN: August 6 – September 14, 2020
RECEPTION: Due to Covid-19, artist receptions are temporarily postponed.
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or www.artcentermorrobay.org

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Polymer Clay – Jewelry Making

Polymer Clay – Jewelry Making

Aug 8, 1:00pm - Aug 8, 4:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Introduction to Mokume Gane
with Jane Morgan

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a ½ day workshop, Introduction to Mokume Gane, with artist Jane Morgan. Mokume Gane is a traditional Japanese technique of laminating layers of colored metal and manipulating the result to create patterns. Polymer clay lends itself well to using a
modification of this technique.

During this class we will create beautiful designs using a modified Mokume Gane technique. We will then create veneers from the resultant designs and use those veneers to create a lovely and unique piece of jewelry. No two pieces are ever alike! Students will also be shown how to incorporate their Mokume Gane designs into larger and more complex pieces of work. All experience levels welcomed.

Jane is an engineer, sociologist and educator. Her polymer clay work has been praised by nationally known polymer clay artists, which varies from precise technical work to organically inspired pieces. She finds peace in the creative process and loves to teach . Along with polymer clay, Jane has exhibited fused glass at several local venues.

WHAT: Polymer Clay – Jewelry Making Mokume Gane Technique
WHEN: August 8, 2020 - 1am-4pm
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St. Morro Bay, CA 93442
COST: $50. MBAA Members $55. Non Members
$5. Materials fee paid to instructor the night of the workshop
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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Folding a Paper Crane

Folding a Paper Crane

Aug 10, 3:00pm - Aug 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 a demonstration of Folding Origami Cranes with Gail Martin.

Paper cranes have long been a peace symbol in Japanese culture. “Senbazuru”, literally meaning 1000 cranes. It was originally popularized through the story of Sadako Sasaki, a Japanese girl who, at two years of age was exposed to radiation from the atomic bombing of Hiroshima during World War II.

Sasaki soon developed leukemia, and at age 12 after spending a significant amount of time in a hospital, began making origami cranes with the goal of making one thousand, inspired by the senbazuru legend.

Paper cranes are a popular gift of good luck and happiness. One who folds 1000 cranes in one year is said to be able to recover from illness or injury and live 1000 years.

Gail will share remarkable pictures of origami by world masters and demonstrate how to make a paper crane as well as a butterfly, and fish; other good luck symbols of the ancient craft.
Join Gail Martin as she leads you through the steps to make your own origami crane.

WHAT: Folding A Paper Crane
WHEN: Monday, August 10th , 2020 3pm – 5pm
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA
COST: FREE
CONTACT: www.artcentermorrobay.org or 805-772-2504

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Astrophotography with Brady Cabe

Astrophotography with Brady Cabe

Aug 21, 8:00pm - Aug 22, 12:00am+1Aug 22, 1:00pm - Aug 22, 5:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present esteemed photographer Brady Cabe for a 2-Day workshop in Astrophotography.

Brady’s passion for photography has grown into sharing and teaching others incredible Astrophotography. Teaching for Brady was an unforeseen blessing along his photography journey as it caused him to reverse engineer everything he did. His process guides you step by step through a simplified curriculum to make beautiful photographs.

This workshop provides a complete Milky Way photography experience, with an emphasis on Milky Way capture, star trails, and night panoramas.
Day 1 Spend the evening photographing the night sky – going over location planning, best practices, and answering all your astrophotography questions.
Day 2 Consist of post-processing where we will dive into our photos from the night before and learn to assemble star trail images.


“As I explore this amazing planet, I’m always astounded by the complexity and variety to be found. The nature and landscapes of San Luis Obispo county, the state of California, and beyond provide all the inspiration I need. If I’m not sure where to take pictures, I just hit the road and see where it takes me - usually with my family in tow. I love to be outdoors, with my feet and tripod in the water, capturing a sunset or the Milky Way late into the night.” ~ Brady Cabe


Recommended Gear:
Digital Camera with interchangeable lenses
Wide angle, wide aperture lens; i.e. Rokinon 14mm f/2.8
Sturdy Tripod

REGISTER: Pre-register at www.artcentermorrobay.org or artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/shop/
WHAT: Astrophotography with BRADY CABE
WHEN: August 21 & 22, 2020, 8pm – Midnight Day 1 and 1-5pm Day 2
COST: $350. MBAA Members or $360. Non-Members
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442
May cancel registration up to 10 days of scheduled workshop for full refund.
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Disrupted Realism - Lecture by John Seed

Disrupted Realism - Lecture by John Seed

Sep 14, 3:00pm - Sep 14, 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: September 14, 2020 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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Perspectives

Perspectives

Sep 17, 12:00pm - Sep 17, 4:00pm+46Sep 18, 12:00pm - Sep 18, 4:00pmSep 19, 12:00pm - Sep 19, 4:00pmSep 20, 12:00pm - Sep 20, 4:00pmSep 21, 12:00pm - Sep 21, 4:00pmSep 22, 12:00pm - Sep 22, 4:00pmSep 23, 12:00pm - Sep 23, 4:00pmSep 24, 12:00pm - Sep 24, 4:00pmSep 25, 12:00pm - Sep 25, 4:00pmSep 26, 12:00pm - Sep 26, 4:00pmSep 27, 12:00pm - Sep 27, 4:00pmSep 28, 12:00pm - Sep 28, 4:00pmSep 29, 12:00pm - Sep 29, 4:00pmSep 30, 12:00pm - Sep 30, 4:00pmOct 1, 12:00pm - Oct 1, 4:00pmOct 2, 12:00pm - Oct 2, 4:00pmOct 3, 12:00pm - Oct 3, 4:00pmOct 4, 12:00pm - Oct 4, 4:00pmOct 5, 12:00pm - Oct 5, 4:00pmOct 6, 12:00pm - Oct 6, 4:00pmOct 7, 12:00pm - Oct 7, 4:00pmOct 8, 12:00pm - Oct 8, 4:00pmOct 9, 12:00pm - Oct 9, 4:00pmOct 10, 12:00pm - Oct 10, 4:00pmOct 11, 12:00pm - Oct 11, 4:00pmOct 12, 12:00pm - Oct 12, 4:00pmOct 13, 12:00pm - Oct 13, 4:00pmOct 14, 12:00pm - Oct 14, 4:00pmOct 15, 12:00pm - Oct 15, 4:00pmOct 16, 12:00pm - Oct 16, 4:00pmOct 17, 12:00pm - Oct 17, 4:00pmOct 18, 12:00pm - Oct 18, 4:00pmOct 19, 12:00pm - Oct 19, 4:00pmOct 20, 12:00pm - Oct 20, 4:00pmOct 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, 4:00pmNov 2, 12:00pm - Nov 2, 4:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

THIS EXHIBIT IS SUBJECT TO POSTPONEMENT DUE TO COVID-19, STATE AND LOCAL STAY AT HOME ORDERS AND POTENTIAL CHANGES TO THOSE ORDERS.

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present Perspectives.

This exhibit explores how perspective gives a three-dimensional feeling to a flat surface. Linier perspective creates the illusion of distance to a vanishing point. It’s a system of representing the way objects appear to get smaller and closer together, the farther away they are from the viewer. We see parallel lines as converging in the distance, although in reality they really don’t. Roads and railway lines are obvious examples. Multiple vanishing points such as a cityscapes, enable a more naturalistic representation.

Atmospheric or aerial perspective, creates the sense of distance by simulating changes affected by color such as blue in a mountain as it meets the sky.

This exhibit celebrates artistic expression in all media and its theme extends itself to anything that represents a variety of perspectives.

Oil painting image is copyrighted and courtesy of Patricia Newton

Perspectives will be on display from September 17 through November 2, 2020. This event is free and open to the public. Art Center Morro Bay is open from 12pm – 4pm daily.

WHAT: Perspectives
WHEN: September 17 through November 2, 2020
RECEPTION: Postponed due to Covid-19
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or www.artcentermorrobay.org
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2020 - Abstraction and Multiple Viewpoint Perspective Workshop

2020 - Abstraction and Multiple Viewpoint Perspective Workshop

Oct 9, 10:00am - Oct 9, 4:00pm+2Oct 10, 10:00am - Oct 10, 4:00pmOct 11, 10:00am - Oct 11, 4:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

October 9, 10, & 11, 2020

Morro Bay Art Association presents Trowzers Akimbo 3-Day workshop Abstraction & Multiple Viewpoint Perspective.

In organic art, with its floating structure orbiting a nodal point, one invites multiple perspectives, existing in a similarly fluid temporal reality, which are assembled by the viewer to create a single composite image. Our gaze wanders through the picture, turning this way and that, zooming in, panning out, the image held together by its own internal design.

We will be playing with tension between 2-D pattern and 3-D depth. We see it in the works of Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque. The workshop goal is to introduce and explore the fascination of Multiple Viewpoint Perspective and for each attendee to go home with an abstract painting of their own design.

Akimbo studied art and received his BFA at CalArts in Southern California. Trowzers Akimbo was raised in Venice, CA and the eclectic vibe of the area is represented in much of his work. The art colony esthetic of the beach town attracted the best of art teachers to the school system and Betty Edwards, who wrote the influential book, "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain” was among his talented high school art teachers

“Honestly, I'm a bit of a sponge. I believe any painter's work I've ever seen has influenced my work on some level.”
- Trowzers Akimbo
What you'll need to bring:
Canvas, panel or other painting substrate
Painting supplies (oils, acrylics, pastels, watercolors, etc.)
Graphite pencil and eraser
Sketchbook or paper pad
Optional tools (Charcoal pencil, drawing pen, etc.)
Bag lunch (or plan to go out to lunch)
3-Day Workshop Agenda
Methods of Abstraction slide Presentation
Multiple Viewpoint Perspective Fundamentals
Sketching Information from the Model for Your Final Design
Designing Your Abstract Painting
Compose/Layout Your Painting
Discussion of the 5 Graphic Means
Let’s Paint Your Design
Critique of Paintings
What you'll need to bring:
Canvas, panel or other painting substrate
Painting supplies (oils, acrylics, pastels, watercolors, etc.)
Graphite pencil and eraser
Sketchbook or paper pad
Optional tools (Charcoal pencil, drawing pen, etc.)
Bag lunch (or plan to go out to lunch)


WHAT: Abstraction and Multiple Viewpoint Perspective
WHEN: October 9th, 10th, & 11th, 2020 - 10am-4pm
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St. Morro Bay, CA 93442
COST: $400. MBAA Members $425. 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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Incorporating Metal into Jewelry Designs

Incorporating Metal into Jewelry Designs

Oct 12, 3:00pm - Oct 12, 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 demonstration in jewelry making, incorporating metal to create unique one-of-a-kind designs. From wire wrapping to texturing metal pieces with a hammer, metal adds a beautiful element to jewelry making.,

Joan Martin Fee is described as a craft designer, television personality, author, magazine editor, Instructions editor, voiceover specialist and owner of creative me time. It’s amazing to know that Joan once had a full-time job in the aerospace industry.

One morning in 1990 she turned on the television and while flipping through the channels, came upon a nationally televised craft show, Aleene's Creative Living. She watched with great excitement and at the end noticed that it was taped only twenty minutes from home. Viewers were encouraged to submit their ideas to the "sharing segment" of the show. Joan did just that! She was totally shocked when the producer asked her to demonstrate how to make her "Dress up Dolly" using shrink wrap and feature her on the show! From that happenstance beginning, nearly 30 years ago, Joan's creative journey that includes working for the largest manufacturer's in the industry, brings us to today where she continues her passion of making people feel special through creativity.

During this demonstration, Joan will discuss metal gauges and demonstrate basic jewelry tools used to manipulate and make holes in the metal. Samples of several different techniques will be on display. Participants will have the hands-on experience of hardening and texturizing metal.


WHAT: Incorporation Metal into Jewelry Designs
WHEN: October 12, 2020 3-5pm
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or visit www,artcentermorrobay.com
COST: Free and open to the public

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Winterfaire and Craft Show

Winterfaire and Craft Show

Nov 5, 12:00pm - Nov 6, 12:00pm+50Nov 6, 12:00pm - Nov 7, 12:00pmNov 7, 12:00pm - Nov 8, 12:00pmNov 8, 12:00pm - Nov 9, 12:00pmNov 9, 12:00pm - Nov 10, 12:00pmNov 10, 12:00pm - Nov 11, 12:00pmNov 11, 12:00pm - Nov 12, 12:00pmNov 12, 12:00pm - Nov 13, 12:00pmNov 13, 12:00pm - Nov 14, 12:00pmNov 14, 12:00pm - Nov 15, 12:00pmNov 15, 12:00pm - Nov 16, 12:00pmNov 16, 12:00pm - Nov 17, 12:00pmNov 17, 12:00pm - Nov 18, 12:00pmNov 18, 12:00pm - Nov 19, 12:00pmNov 19, 12:00pm - Nov 20, 12:00pmNov 20, 12:00pm - Nov 21, 12:00pmNov 21, 12:00pm - Nov 22, 12:00pmNov 22, 12:00pm - Nov 23, 12:00pmNov 23, 12:00pm - Nov 24, 12:00pmNov 24, 12:00pm - Nov 25, 12:00pmNov 25, 12:00pm - Nov 26, 12:00pmNov 26, 12:00pm - Nov 27, 12:00pmNov 27, 12:00pm - Nov 28, 12:00pmNov 28, 12:00pm - Nov 29, 12:00pmNov 29, 12:00pm - Nov 30, 12:00pmNov 30, 12:00pm - Dec 1, 12:00pmDec 1, 12:00pm - Dec 2, 12:00pmDec 2, 12:00pm - Dec 3, 12:00pmDec 3, 12:00pm - Dec 4, 12:00pmDec 4, 12:00pm - Dec 5, 12:00pmDec 5, 12:00pm - Dec 6, 12:00pmDec 6, 12:00pm - Dec 7, 12:00pmDec 7, 12:00pm - Dec 8, 12:00pmDec 8, 12:00pm - Dec 9, 12:00pmDec 9, 12:00pm - Dec 10, 12:00pmDec 10, 12:00pm - Dec 11, 12:00pmDec 11, 12:00pm - Dec 12, 12:00pmDec 12, 12:00pm - Dec 13, 12:00pmDec 13, 12:00pm - Dec 14, 12:00pmDec 14, 12:00pm - Dec 15, 12:00pmDec 15, 12:00pm - Dec 16, 12:00pmDec 16, 12:00pm - Dec 17, 12:00pmDec 17, 12:00pm - Dec 18, 12:00pmDec 18, 12:00pm - Dec 19, 12:00pmDec 19, 12:00pm - Dec 20, 12:00pmDec 20, 12:00pm - Dec 21, 12:00pmDec 21, 12:00pm - Dec 22, 12:00pmDec 22, 12:00pm - Dec 23, 12:00pmDec 23, 12:00pm - Dec 24, 12:00pmDec 24, 12:00pm - Dec 25, 12:00pmDec 25, 12:00pm - Dec 26, 12:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

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 collective 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 5, 2020 through January 3, 2021.

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

Image courtesy of Richard Ristine

WHAT: Paintings, Photography & Fine Crafts
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442
WHEN: November 5, 2020 – January 3, 2021
RECEPTION: All receptions are temporarily postponed due to Covid-19
CONTACT: www.artcentermorrobay.org or 805-772-2504
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2020 - Making a Mosaic Trivet

2020 - Making a Mosaic Trivet

Nov 6, 1:00pm - Nov 6, 4:00pm+1Nov 7, 1:00pm - Nov 7, 4:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

November 6 & 7, 2020

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. They 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 Paula 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 Montessori teacher and former owner of Bay Osos Montessori School in Los Osos. Paula has previously worked with fabric and decoupage but her 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 is 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 then 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 project.
What a great thing to learn right before Christmas!

WHAT: Making a Mosaic Trivet
WHEN: Friday and Saturday, November 6 & 7, 2020 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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Movie Night – Cave of Forgotten Dreams

Movie Night – Cave of Forgotten Dreams

Nov 9, 3:00pm - Nov 9, 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 Cave of Forgotten Dreams.

Cave of Forgotten Dreams is a 2010 documentary film by Werner Herzog about the Chauvet Cave in southern France, which contains the oldest human-painted images yet discovered. Some of them were crafted around 32,000 years ago. The film premiered at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival and consists of images from inside the cave as well as of interviews with various scientists and historians. The film also includes footage of the nearby Pont d'Arc natural bridge.
The Chauvet Cave is one of the most famous prehistoric rock art sites in the world. Located in the Ardeche region of France, the cave art of Chauvet was discovered as recently as 1994 by Jean-Marie Chauvet. The importance of the Chauvet Cave art paintings is based on two factors: firstly, the aesthetic quality of the Palaeolithic cave paintings, and secondly, the great age of the rock art.
This film is rated G and is 95 minutes. Directed and Written by Werner Herzon, released by IFC Films.

WHAT: Movie Night – Cave of Forgotten Dreams
COST: FREE and open to the public
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA
WHEN: Monday, November 9, 2020
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or www.artcentermorrobay.org
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Sunsets and Birds

Sunsets and Birds

Jan 17, 1:00pm - Jan 17, 4:00pm+2Jan 18, 1:00pm - Jan 18, 4:00pmJan 19, 1:00pm - Jan 19, 4:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

The Morro Bay Art Association presents a soft pastel workshop series with award-winning artist Greg Trombly on Feb. 19-21 from 1 to 4 p.m. each day, at Art Center Morro Bay. This course is designed to provide hands-on guidance to students and focuses on basic drawing and observation skills. Emphasis will be placed on composition, color, and value.
Trombly will begin each class with a short demonstration. Participants will then complete independent work from personal reference photos and Trombly’s guidance. Students are encouraged to bring a reference photo of a sunset, shoreline, or birds for these classes. Images, also provided by Trombly, available for your use.

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.

The workshop begins with an introduction to soft pastel and a sunset demonstration on Feb19 and then builds on what you’ve learned throughout the 3-day workshop. This workshop is appropriate for beginner to advance students.

Greg Trombly will be giving a free demonstration of pastel on Feb. 8th, from 3-5pm at Art Center Morro Bay.

WHAT: SUNSETS AND BIRDS, 3-DAY WORKSHOP
COST: $165. Members; $175. non-Members for the 3-day workshop.
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA
WHEN: January 17-19, 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: Materials list can be found at the gallery or contact Gail Martin at gailm1314@gmail.com to request one.
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Architecture of Light - March 2021

Architecture of Light - March 2021

Mar 19, 9:00am - Mar 19, 4:00pm+2Mar 20, 9:00am - Mar 20, 4:00pmMar 21, 9:00am - Mar 21, 4:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present world renowned artist and author, Thomas W. Schaller for a watercolor workshop, “Architecture of Light”.

Following a 20-year career in New York City as an architect and architectural artist, Thomas Schaller is now based in Los Angeles where he devotes himself full-time to fine art in watercolor.

Mr. Schaller feels that a final painting begins long before an artist ever touches brush to paper!

The focus of this workshop will be less about technical expertise and more about intent, inspiration, observation and finding your unique artist voice. Enjoy daily demonstrations and discussions. You'll learn everything you need to know about atmospheric expression in watercolor, including depictions of sky, water, and fog. Then take your art to the next level by exploring the tension, resolution, and connections between complements, including warm and cool, vertical and horizontal, man-made and natural. You'll discover how to make sure all the parts of your painting work in unison to tell a powerfully communicative story! Students may bring their own photo reference – something that resonates with them personally.

“As an artist, it is light, that is the constant narrative in my work. So when I’m deciding on what it is I wish to paint, I concentrate less on specific objects – places or things – and more on the strength of a strong abstract value composition of darks and lights. A common phrase we often hear is: “Mother Nature is the best teacher” While I agree that real world observation is a crucial skill for the artist, no less so are the lessons to be learned from memory, dreams, and pure invention.” ~ Thomas W. Schaller, AWS, NWS, TWSA

Mr. Schaller has authored art books, instructional video’s, DVD’s and has been featured in several publications. He is one of the few watercolor artists to be featured in The American Masters Exhibition 2015 at the famed Salmagundi Club in NYC. He received a Graham Foundation Grant and was a two-time recipient of the Hugh Ferris Memorial Prize. In 2017 he was a finalist for the Lynx Prize for Contemporary Art; Trieste. In 2019 he was awarded the Abu Rawash Master Award.

Mr. Schaller is a signature member of many organizations including: American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, Northwest Watercolor Society, San Diego Watercolor Society, California Watercolor Association, California Art Club, American Society of Architectural Perspectivists and New York Society of Renderers.

He is president emeritus of the American Society of Architectural Illustrators and founding member of the group, North American Watercolor Artists. His work has been included in major exhibitions and collections worldwide.

Discover why it’s better to be less concerned with technical expertise and more about inspiration and observation. This workshop is an indoor class and appropriate for skill levels of intermediate to advanced.

WHAT: “Architecture of Light” workshop
WHEN: March 19,20,21, 2021 9am – 4pm
COST: $425. MBAA Members or $450. Non-Members
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442
Preregister at: artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/shop/

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Mark Making-Developing Your Signature Style - June 2021

Mark Making-Developing Your Signature Style - June 2021

Jun 18, 10:00am - Jun 18, 4:00pm+1Jun 19, 10:00am - Jun 19, 4:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present esteemed artists, Diane Williams & Chuck Potter for a two-day workshop, “Mark Making – Developing Your Signature Style in Abstract Painting”.

Diane Williams and Chuck Potter both hold Master of Fine Arts degrees in Studio Art and Consciousness studies from John F Kennedy University in Berkeley, California. Additionally, both have studied at the University of Hangzhou China, incorporating calligraphy, traditional Chinese landscape painting and Chinese medicine with their western art practices.

Diane and Chuck were adjunct professors for National University and have mentored graduate students from John F Kennedy, University. They also have an extensive exhibition list.
Their works can be found in corporate, public, and personal collections nationally and worldwide.

Mark making is as distinctive as your fingerprint, adding a personal touch to your painting. Marks can energize a painting, or highlight movement, texture or direction. In this 2-day workshop you will practice abstract acrylic painting techniques that are enhanced by your personal mark making. Feeling stuck or that something personal or dynamic is missing in your painting? This class is designed to help you develop your signature style by identifying your personal and unique marks.
Venture with us into the realm of self-expression by identifying your own unique style. We will be exploring a variety of techniques using water soluble pencils, Sumi ink, charcoal, sticks, scrapers, and other mark making tools. We will also use stencils, stamping, special patinas and other applications to create multi-dimensional layering effects adding depth and visual interest. The results are alive, authentic and exhilarating. Unveil the mysteries of abstraction by practicing techniques in form, rhythm and motion. Each student will receive individual instruction and group critique.

This workshop is appropriate for all skill levels.
Copyrighted Image© courtesy of Diane Williams


“Mark Making – Developing Your Signature Style in Abstract Painting” workshop.
WHEN: June 18th – 19th, 2021 10am – 4pm
COST: $225. MBAA Members or $235. Non Members
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442
CONTACT: Gail Martin (805) 234-8766
Preregister at: artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/shop/
refunds available up to 7 days before workshop
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