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


Learn Oil Painting with Jason Mayr

Learn Oil Painting with Jason Mayr

Apr 24, 9:00am - Apr 24, 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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Sense of Identity March 23 thru May 1

Sense of Identity March 23 thru May 1

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

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

March 23 – May 1

Open and Free to the Public

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present “Sense of Identity.” In the Russell gallery upstairs, artwork in this thought provoking exhibit, is inspired by the artists’ personal or public sense of identity. During this intriguing event, we are celebrating artistic expression in all media. You will find a variety of subject matter spanning landscape to self portraits.

“Sense of Identity” is on display from March 23rd through May 1st, 2017. Meet the artists at the opening reception Sunday, March 26th, 2pm-4pm. This event is free and open to the public. Art Center Morro Bay is open from 12pm – 4pm daily.


WHAT: “Sense of Identity”
WHEN: March 23rd - May 1st, 2017
RECEPTION: March 26th, 2pm – 4pm
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or www.artcentermorrobay.org

Painting above, oil by Jason Mayr

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David Jonas, A Retrospective March 23 thru May 1

David Jonas, A Retrospective March 23 thru May 1

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

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

FREE and Open to the Public

David Jonas
A Retrospective

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present the intensely moving retrospective art exhibit of David Jonas (1926 - 2014).

There is no mistaking the life force conveyed by this award winning artist from Los Osos, California. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Ca., David attended UCLA, Art Center College of Design and Jepson Art Institute. After working as an illustrator in New York, he joined Walt Disney Studios in LA, focusing on animation and live action films. David also worked for Steven Spielberg and Francis Ford Coppola. In 1989, Jonas retired from Disney to teach art at California Art Institute in Thousand Oaks and to pursue fine art. In 1999, David moved to Los Osos, California with his wife, Susan who also worked 35 years in the Animation business as an ink and paint artist.

Currently David’s production artwork is on display in the recently opened Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco.
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Mr. Jonas was a Signature Member of California Art Club. The Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, CA, The National History Museum of Los Angeles County, Frederick R. Weisman Museum in Malibu and Phippen Museum in Prescott, Arizona all featured his work.
During this event, you will find a collection of vibrant oil and watercolor paintings that evoke the dazzling glow of sunlight. Don’t miss this extraordinary exhibit of contemporary fine art paintings.

“David Jonas, A Retrospective” will be on display from March 23 through May 1, 2017. The opening reception will be March 26, 2pm - 4pm. This event is free and open to the public.

WHAT: David Jonas, A Retrospective
WHEN: March 23rd through May 1st, 2017
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or www.artcentermorrobay.org

Oil painting above by David Jonas


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Creativity

Creativity

Apr 26, 10:30am - Apr 26, 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

Apr 28, 10:00am - Apr 28, 11:30pm

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

FREE

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

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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Portrait Practice with Live Models

Portrait Practice with Live Models

Apr 28, 6:00pm - Apr 28, 9:00pm

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

Portrait Practice with live models will take place in the activity room of Art Center Morro Bay from 6-9pm, 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month. For more information about cost and participation, contact Bob Rodger brodger56@gmail.com or telephone: 805-528-4248.

Portrait above by Bob Rodger
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Homage to the Ranches May 4 thru June 12

Homage to the Ranches May 4 thru June 12

May 4, 12:00pm - May 4, 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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Encaustic with Mixed Media

Encaustic with Mixed Media

May 5, 10:00am - May 6, 4:00pm

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

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a 2-day Workshop combining the effects of encaustic with mixed media by award winning artist, Flo Bartell.

Flo expresses her response to the world through the texture and intense colors possible with encaustic (hot wax, resin and pigments), with mixed media applications that often include fiber. “I am driven to create, so I escape to my studio to savor the fragrance of wax, the rhythm and warmth of my torch and the texture and rich colors possible with encaustic. My paintings and sculptures evolve, even when I try to plan. I build up layers, then scrape them away, revealing a history. Then I add more wax. I experiment, construct, deconstruct and redo until my art reveals my story.”

Flo earned a BA in Education and English from Furman University, South Carolina and a Masters Degree in Counselor Education from University of South Carolina. Continued studies included two years of art education at Cuesta College. She pursued a career in education and mental health. After many years working in those disciplines, she opened a needlework business, taught needle arts, and designed children’s clothing, quilts, embroidery, and needlepoint.

Flo is a member of Surface Design Association and International Encaustic Artists. Currently, she serves as co-chairperson of the exhibition committee of International Encaustic Artists and Co-President of The Painters Group of San Luis Obispo Museum of Art. Flo served as a past President of Morro Bay Art Association.

Students will learn encaustic basics while experimenting with the numerous ways this versatile wax and pigment medium can be used. The possibilities are endless! Encaustic does not have to be difficult. Some experience is helpful but not required.

WHAT: Encaustic with Mixed Media Workshop
WHEN: May 5 & 6, 2017 10:00am - 4:00pm
COST: $225. MBAA Members & $250. Non Members
WHERE: St. Peter's by the Sea Episcopal Church, Morro Bay, CA 93442
CONTACT: KC Caldwell 805-540-1470 or email fogcatchers@gmail.com


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Anatomy of a Seascape

Anatomy of a Seascape

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

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

Patricia Newton
“Anatomy of a Seascape”

FREE and Open to the Public

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a demonstration of seascape painting in oil, by award winning artist Patricia Newton.

This demonstration will consist of an overall review of supplies, applications and methods to achieve a desired result. Those who attend will leave with the ability to recreate glazing techniques for a dramatic effect that will provide depth and emanate shimmering light to water.

Painting the motion of surf and sea doesn’t need not be complex. Patricia will show you how to approach a composition (using the golden mean). During this demo, she will guide you through painting directional movement of background swells, crashing waves, surface foam and wet sand.

Patricia Newton is a member of Oil Painters of America and Portrait Society of America. Her artwork is in private collections throughout the United States and seven other countries.

If you’ve wondered how to create translucent oil paintings with movement and depth, don’t miss this opportunity to see how it’s done!

WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA
WHEN: May 8th, 2017, 3pm – 5pm
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or email:
artcenter.morrobay@gmail.com or www.artcentermorrobay.org
COST: Free and open to the public


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Mosaic Play Day - Choose Your Project

Mosaic Play Day - Choose Your Project

May 20, 10:00am - May 20, 1:00pm

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

Students will learn basic mosaic techniques so all projects are perfect for a beginner. Choose from a heart, rock, frame, wood wine glass, or a 3D flower in this exciting class. Everything is provided to complete the project in class including use of tools, the base piece, your choice of colors of broken china pieces, baubles, glue, grout and instruction. Prices range from $35 - $60.

Make it a fun day in Morro Bay! Create a beautiful mosaic project, have a delicious lunch and enjoy a little shopping in quaint downtown or on The Embarcadero.

Preregistration is required at www.CreativeMeTime.com. For more information call Joan at 805-286-5993

WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay, CA
WHEN: May 20th, 10am - 1pm

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