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Central Coast Printmakers – “Wildlife”

June 27-August 5, 2024

Reception: Sunday, June 30, 2-4 pm

SAVE the DATE! Art Center Morro Bay is pleased to host Central Coast Printmakers’ captivating member exhibition 🐾 “Wildlife,” June 27-August 5, 2024 as they celebrate 40 years as a local art group! This magical showcase of hand-pulled art print images will feature imagined & real creatures that live on California’s beautiful Central Coast. Members will feature an exciting variety of art prints that use traditional printmaking techniques honoring wildlife & the ways that these charmed critters enrich our lives.

“Wildlife” will be in conjunction with Morro Bay Art Association’s juried exhibit, “Show Off” that reflects members’ top artwork. Karla Ely, an artist who paints with glass, will be on display with her striking works of art as Art Center Morro Bay’s Featured Artist, too. You’re in for a visual treat, whether you are attending these 3 exhibits to view or to purchase! Visit for more information.

MEET the artists at the Opening Reception Sunday, June 30th 2-4 pm.


Show Off

June 27-August 5, 2024

Russell Gallery

Reception: Sunday, June 30, 2-4 pm

Join us in celebrating the finest work our community of talented artists has to offer! For “Show Off,” there are no “themes” or guidelines for submission. We simply invited members of our creative community to select one or two of their very best pieces to enter into this exhibition for a show we expect to be rich in both diversity and medium. First-, second-, and third-place prizes will be awarded in recognition of the most outstanding work.


August 8 – September 16, 2024

Brushstrokes – (Russell Gallery) The Painter’s Group

Yin and Yang – (Main Gallery) MBAA Member’s Only

Artist Take-in: 8/6/24   10 am – 2 pm

Artist Pick-up: 9/17/24  10 am – 2 pm

Opening:  8/8/24

Reception: 8/11/24  2 pm – 4 pm

Suze Crowley


MBAA Member’s Only Exhibit

The “Yin and Yang” exhibit asks artists to explore any stop along the often clashing, contradictory, and/or harmonious spectrum of the Chinese philosophical concept that explores such dichotomies as black-and-white, balance and instability, dark and light, harmony and chaos, and female and male – whatever that means.  Yin and Yang, too, is about two seemingly disparate parts of a whole that, once joined, become stronger than when apart.  You might decide to experiment just with black-and-white, (or just black or white) or, delve deeper into the Yin/Yang concept of harmony and balance.


Note: We are updating our entry requirements so make sure you take the time to read the following before submitting.  See the entry form for additional details.

  • Entries are limited to 1 piece for this show
  • No more than 24″ wide
  • No art, solely based on artificial intelligence, will be accepted unless given prior authorization from the gallery director.


Russell Gallery

The Painters Group TPG’s prestigious open annual “Brushstrokes 2024” exhibit at Art Center Morro Bay, CA on view Aug. 8-Sept. 16, 2024.  This un-themed exhibition will include all painting mediums, including acrylic, collage, digital, encaustic, pastel, oil, & watercolor.

TPG is honored that “Brushstrokes 2024’s” juror is award-winning artist Frank Eber. He is a signature member of the American Impressionist Society, American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society, and a juried artist member of the prestigious California Art Club.