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

Art Center Morro Bay

Where we connect art lovers with artists.

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

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Art Center Morro Bay Events


Call for Artists - Pushing Boundaries

Call for Artists - Pushing Boundaries

May 24, 12:00pm - May 24, 4:00pm

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

Painting above by Krista Harris
Art Center Morro Bay is currently accepting submissions of paintings in all media, that reflect all things “Abstract”. Take in and judging for “Pushing Boundaries” will be August 1, 2017 from 10am - 2pm. Krista Harris will judge entries. Visit www.artcentermorrobay.org, exhibit schedule and prospectus for more details or call 805-772-2504

artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/upcoming-exhibits/

Prospectus: artcentermorrobay.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Pushing-Boundaries-Prospectus-3.pdf
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Morro Bay Art in the Park

Morro Bay Art in the Park

May 27, 10:00am - May 27, 5:00pm

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

100 exhibitors from 5 western states at the best art show in San Luis Obispo County. Open May 27, 28 & 29. For more information visit www.artcentermorrobay.org or call 805-772-2504
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Homage to the Ranches May 4 thru June 12

Homage to the Ranches May 4 thru June 12

May 27, 12:00pm - May 27, 4:00pm

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

Homage to the Ranches

Free and Open to the Public

In Tribute to a rapidly vanishing ranch lifestyle, from the local landscape, Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present “Homage to the Ranches.” Artwork in this very special exhibit will depict the picturesque ranches, barns and rolling hills of San Luis Obispo County. This exhibit will be juried for acceptance.

Juror for Acceptance: Steve Kellogg

Steve Kellogg currently serves on the Board of the Allied Arts Association, Cambria, Ca. Although he has explored other art medias, Steve enjoys watercolor and ceramic sculpture. He occasionally teaches watercolor classes, stating, “I am more interested in the creative process than in the result. I prefer to play my way though a painting or sculpture and let the result be a surprise.” Steve is a Signature member of the Central Coast Watercolor Society.

During the artist reception on May7th, we are fortunate to have Joan Sullivan, author of “Rounding Up the Ranches”, available for a book signing. Joan’s book is a compilation of historical ranches with facts and images of the Central Coast. Joan’s inspiration, was to preserve the history and beauty of these quickly vanishing ranches. Ms. Sullivan, a local resident, earned a BA degree from University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida and a Lifetime Teaching Credential from California State University at Northridge. Joan has been a reporter for local newspapers and magazines and authored several books. She taught art classes and founded the “Thursday Painters”, an informal adult group of artists who paint, on location en plein air (in the open air).

During this event, we are celebrating the beauty of San Luis Obispo County ranches. You will find paintings of rustic barns and scenic ranches by the “Thursday Painters” and artists from all over San Luis Obispo County.

“Homage to the Ranches” is on display from May 4th through June 12th, 2017. Meet the artists at the opening reception Sunday, May 7th, 2pm-4pm. This event is free and open to the public. Art Center Morro Bay is open from 12pm – 4pm daily.


WHAT: Homage to the Ranches
WHEN: May 4th through June 12th, 2017
RECEPTION & BOOK SIGNING: May 7th, 2pm – 4pm
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or www.artcentermorrobay.org

Image above, Old Edna Blue Belly Barn© painting by Laurel Sherrie


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Learn Oil Painting with Jason Mayr

Learn Oil Painting with Jason Mayr

May 29, 9:00am - May 29, 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

May 31, 10:30am - May 31, 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

Jun 2, 10:00am - Jun 2, 11:30am

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

FREE

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

WHEN: Friday mornings 10am - 11:30am
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay, CA 93442
COST: Free and open to the public

For more information visit www.artcentermorrobay.org or call 805-772-2504

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Portrait Practice with Live Models

Portrait Practice with Live Models

Jun 6, 6:00pm - Jun 6, 9:00pm

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

Portrait Summer workshop begins on June 6th and runs through September 26th.

Portrait class with Bob Rodger, Tuesdays June 6, 2017 through September 26, 2017, 6-9pm. Attend weekly for 16 sessions or partner up with another artist and attend 8 sessions bi-monthly. Models will sit during two consecutive weeks in the same clothing and pose. Models rotate every other week.

For more information, contact Bob Rodger brodger56@gmail.com or telephone: 805-528-4248.

WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay
WHEN: Tuesdays Evenings, June 6 thru Sept 26, 6-9pm

Cost: 16 weeks $160. Members or $190. Non Members paid in advance.
8 weeks $80. Members or $110. Non Members, paid in advance

Portrait above by Bob Rodger
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Succulent Saturday

Succulent Saturday

Jun 10, 10:00am - Jun 10, 1:00pm

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

Choose a Project

Choose from: 9” round wreath that when finished is 13” $70, 11” round wreath (15”) $90, 11” heart wreath (15”) $90, Birdhouse $70, 8” Cork Planter $55. Art Center Morro Bay members, contact Joan about discounts.

Enjoy a relaxing time in beautiful Morro Bay and learn how easy it is to create with succulents. Choose from two sizes of round wreaths, a heart wreath or paint a birdhouse or add corks to a planter then plant with succulents! For the birdhouse, you'll paint a custom made wood birdhouse using colors Joan provides. For the cork planter, you provide the corks (80 plus 13 additional with a purple ends for the grapes).
Everything's included (except the corks) - Use of tools, beautiful, locally grown succulents, wreath forms, birdhouse, planter, glue - so all you do is sign-up, create and enjoy! Preregistration is required at www.CreativeMeTime.com. Contact Joan Martin Fee for more info at 805-286-5993.

Where: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
When: 10am - 1pm

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Watercolor plus Mixed Media Art Demonstration

Watercolor plus Mixed Media Art Demonstration

Jun 12, 3:00pm - Jun 12, 5:00pm

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

Shirley Horacek
“Watercolor Plus Mixed Media” Demo

Free and Open to the Public

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a demonstration of Watercolor with mixed media by award winning artist, Shirley Horacek.

Shirley spent a career in education and education administration and taught beginning to advanced watercolor classes in venues throughout the Central Coast.

This demonstration will consist of a mixed media process called, Watercolor using Elegant Writer, colored tissue paper and watercolor crayons. Shirley states, “I love color and texture in watercolor and this allows me to add mixed media and experimental approaches to my painting. I love the challenge of trying something new, just because I can.”

Shirley Horacek earned a Bachelor of Art degree from University of California, Riverside, Ca., in Art and Art History; Life Elementary and Secondary Teaching Credentials from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Ca. and a Masters Degree with Teaching Credential in Education Administration from California State Bakersfield, Bakersfield, Ca. Shirley is a member of Central Coast Watercolor Society and currently the President of Nipomo Arts Commission.

If you’ve wondered how to create colorful watercolor paintings with the addition of collage and ink, don’t miss this great opportunity to learn these fun techniques.

WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA
WHEN: June 12, 2017, 3pm – 5pm
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or email:
artcenter.morrobay@gmail.org
COST: Free and open to the public
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On and Off the Wall - June 15 thru July 30, 2017

On and Off the Wall - June 15 thru July 30, 2017

Jun 15, 12:00pm - Jun 15, 4:00pm

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

Free and Open to the Public

The Painters Group and Central Coast Sculptors Group, both affiliates of San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, are proud to present, “On and Off the Wall” hosted by Art Center Morro Bay. This juried event is a collective of intriguing paintings and sculptures, featuring some of the finest artworks on the Central Coast.

The juror for this event is Ruta Saliklis, PhD. Dr. Saliklis is the Curator and Director of Exhibitions at San Luis Obispo Museum of Art. She earned a BA in Comprehensive Studio Art with a minor in Art History from University of Illinois at Chicago; a Masters of Fine Art in Museum Studies from Syracuse University; and a doctorate in Textiles and Design at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Saliklis has been with San Luis Obispo Museum of Art since 2011 and supervises twenty-four art exhibitions per year.

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!

PROSPECTUS: www.sloma.org/files/On%20and%20Off%20the%20Wall%20CFE.pdf

“On and Off the Wall” will be on display from June 15 through July 30, 2017. The opening reception will be Sunday, June 18, 2pm-4pm. This event is free and open to the public. Art Center Morro Bay is open daily from 12pm – 4pm.

WHAT: Original paintings and sculptures
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay, CA 93442
WHEN: June 15 – July 30, 2017
RECEPTION: June 18, 2-4pm
CONTACT: www.artcentermorrobay.org or 805-772-2504

Image shown above curtesy of Larry LeBrane "Red Headed Blowfish, Fused Clarinet"©

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