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In Love with Succulents

In Love with Succulents

Feb 4, 10:00am - Feb 4, 12:00pm

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Enjoy a relaxing morning creating with succulents. It's super easy and super fun! Just preregister, no need to bring a thing! Choose from a succulent wreath or a succulent grapevine wreath.

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Sea Glass & Hammered Metal Jewelry Making

Sea Glass & Hammered Metal Jewelry Making

Feb 4, 1:00pm - Feb 4, 3:00pm

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Learn how to drill holes in sea glass (for safety this will be a demonstration), hammer metal to create strength and texture and basic jewelry making skills. ​​​​

​Create a gorgeous sea glass necklace and two pierced earrings. Everything is provided to complete the projects including metal, local sea glass, jewelry findings and use of tools.
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Mosaics that Make Your Heart Sing

Mosaics that Make Your Heart Sing

Feb 5, 10:00am - Feb 5, 2:00pm

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Choose a project to make your heart sing while learning mosaic basics to complete your project.

You have many colors, baubles and beads to choose from!
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CALL FOR ENTRIES: CRAFTMAKERS

CALL FOR ENTRIES: CRAFTMAKERS

Feb 5, 12:00pm - Feb 5, 4:00pm+47Feb 6, 12:00pm - Feb 6, 4:00pmFeb 7, 12:00pm - Feb 7, 4:00pmFeb 8, 12:00pm - Feb 8, 4:00pmFeb 9, 12:00pm - Feb 9, 4:00pmFeb 10, 12:00pm - Feb 10, 4:00pmFeb 11, 12:00pm - Feb 11, 4:00pmFeb 12, 12:00pm - Feb 12, 4:00pmFeb 13, 12:00pm - Feb 13, 4:00pmFeb 14, 12:00pm - Feb 14, 4:00pmFeb 15, 12:00pm - Feb 15, 4:00pmFeb 16, 12:00pm - Feb 16, 4:00pmFeb 17, 12:00pm - Feb 17, 4:00pmFeb 18, 12:00pm - Feb 18, 4:00pmFeb 19, 12:00pm - Feb 19, 4:00pmFeb 20, 12:00pm - Feb 20, 4:00pmFeb 21, 12:00pm - Feb 21, 4:00pmFeb 22, 12:00pm - Feb 22, 4:00pmFeb 23, 12:00pm - Feb 23, 4:00pmFeb 24, 12:00pm - Feb 24, 4:00pmFeb 25, 12:00pm - Feb 25, 4:00pmFeb 26, 12:00pm - Feb 26, 4:00pmFeb 27, 12:00pm - Feb 27, 4:00pmFeb 28, 12:00pm - Feb 28, 4:00pmMar 1, 12:00pm - Mar 1, 4:00pmMar 2, 12:00pm - Mar 2, 4:00pmMar 3, 12:00pm - Mar 3, 4:00pmMar 4, 12:00pm - Mar 4, 4:00pmMar 5, 12:00pm - Mar 5, 4:00pmMar 6, 12:00pm - Mar 6, 4:00pmMar 7, 12:00pm - Mar 7, 4:00pmMar 8, 12:00pm - Mar 8, 4:00pmMar 9, 12:00pm - Mar 9, 4:00pmMar 10, 12:00pm - Mar 10, 4:00pmMar 11, 12:00pm - Mar 11, 4:00pmMar 12, 12:00pm - Mar 12, 4:00pmMar 13, 12:00pm - Mar 13, 4:00pmMar 14, 12:00pm - Mar 14, 4:00pmMar 15, 12:00pm - Mar 15, 4:00pmMar 16, 12:00pm - Mar 16, 4:00pmMar 17, 12:00pm - Mar 17, 4:00pmMar 18, 12:00pm - Mar 18, 4:00pmMar 19, 12:00pm - Mar 19, 4:00pmMar 20, 12:00pm - Mar 20, 4:00pmMar 21, 12:00pm - Mar 21, 4:00pmMar 22, 12:00pm - Mar 22, 4:00pmMar 23, 12:00pm - Mar 23, 4:00pmMar 24, 12:00pm - Mar 24, 4:00pm

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Entry Deadline: March 31, 2023

Where: Art Center Morro Bay

Exhibition Dates: May 18-June 26, 2023

Reception: May 21, 2023, 2-4 pm

Art Center Morro Bay is pleased to host a very special juried exhibit of juried fine crafts presented by the Central Coast Artist Collective.

This juried exhibit is open to members of the Central Coast Craftmakers with valid membership. There is no theme for this exhibition and CCC members are encouraged to submit their best and most recent work. Entries may include: textiles and fiber, clay, glass, jewelry, paper and mixed media

Juror
Sheryl Chestnut, Artist, Gallery Owner
Sheryl Chestnut has a BA in Art and has 25 years of experience in design and fine art. Sheryl worked in San Francisco and SLO County both as an art director and a freelance designer across many industries. She has gallery representation of her own fine art across the country, and in 2018 she started EDNA Contemporary Gallery to bring world class artwork to the Central Coast.

The deadline to apply is midnight on March 31, 2023. Notification is on or before April 30, 2023.

Artists wishing to submit to this juried exhibit, click on this link:

artcentermorrobay.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/Craftmaker-Call-for-Entry-Morro-Bay-2023.pdf


Image: Splash© Courtesy of Diane Draze

Exhibition dates: May 18 – June 26, 2023
Opening Reception: Sunday, May 21, 2023, 2-4 PM
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442 / (805) 772-2504, www.artcentermorrobay.org.

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For the Birds

For the Birds

Feb 5, 12:00pm - Feb 5, 4:00pm+15Feb 6, 12:00pm - Feb 6, 4:00pmFeb 7, 12:00pm - Feb 7, 4:00pmFeb 8, 12:00pm - Feb 8, 4:00pmFeb 9, 12:00pm - Feb 9, 4:00pmFeb 10, 12:00pm - Feb 10, 4:00pmFeb 11, 12:00pm - Feb 11, 4:00pmFeb 12, 12:00pm - Feb 12, 4:00pmFeb 13, 12:00pm - Feb 13, 4:00pmFeb 14, 12:00pm - Feb 14, 4:00pmFeb 15, 12:00pm - Feb 15, 4:00pmFeb 16, 12:00pm - Feb 16, 4:00pmFeb 17, 12:00pm - Feb 17, 4:00pmFeb 18, 12:00pm - Feb 18, 4:00pmFeb 19, 12:00pm - Feb 19, 4:00pmFeb 20, 12:00pm - Feb 20, 4:00pm

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WHAT: For the Birds
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
WHEN: January 19 – February 20, 2023
RECEPTION: January 22, 2 -4pm, 2023
CONTACT: www.artcentermorrobay.org or 805-772-2504.


Art Center Morro Bay presents its annual, For the Birds exhibit.

This exciting exhibition celebrates Morro Bay’s vast array of indigenous species of birds and all things bird-related! During this exhibit, Art Center Morro Bay will be featuring the hand blown glass of George Jercich

Pacific Wildlife Care will be joining us at Art Center Morro Bay during the opening reception with at least one or more of their fascinating, rescued birds! Pacific Wildlife Care is San Luis Obispo county's only licensed rehabilitation center caring for injured birds, mammals, and reptiles. As a result of the Apex Houston oil spill that brought a number of oiled pelicans to the beaches of San Luis Obispo County, Pacific Wildlife Care, a non-profit, volunteer organization, was founded in 1986. Since then, PWC has grown from a small group of dedicated home rehabilitators into a successful non-profit organization with a well-equipped rehabilitation center, a full-time wildlife veterinarian, a small paid staff, and over 200 volunteers. PWC is open 8:30am – 5pm daily. For more information about this wildlife rescue service, please visit their website at www.pacificwildlifecare.org Report injured, sick or orphaned wildlife by calling the Hotline: 805-543-9453. For Marine Mammal rescue, contact The Marine Mammal Center: 805-771-8300.

During this exhibit, you’ll find bird related fine art paintings, photography and three dimensional art to include pottery, sculpture, jewelry, glass and more. Don’t miss this exciting exhibit and artist reception featuring live birds! This event is free and open to the public. Art Center Morro Bay is open from 12pm – 4pm daily. For more information, visit our website at www.artcentermorrobay.org

Image: Great Tailed Grackle© is copyrighted and courtesy of Sara Danta


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CALL FOR ENTRIES:  CENTRAL COAST PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY

CALL FOR ENTRIES: CENTRAL COAST PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY

Feb 5, 12:00pm - Feb 5, 4:00pm+38Feb 6, 12:00pm - Feb 6, 4:00pmFeb 7, 12:00pm - Feb 7, 4:00pmFeb 8, 12:00pm - Feb 8, 4:00pmFeb 9, 12:00pm - Feb 9, 4:00pmFeb 10, 12:00pm - Feb 10, 4:00pmFeb 11, 12:00pm - Feb 11, 4:00pmFeb 12, 12:00pm - Feb 12, 4:00pmFeb 13, 12:00pm - Feb 13, 4:00pmFeb 14, 12:00pm - Feb 14, 4:00pmFeb 15, 12:00pm - Feb 15, 4:00pmFeb 16, 12:00pm - Feb 16, 4:00pmFeb 17, 12:00pm - Feb 17, 4:00pmFeb 18, 12:00pm - Feb 18, 4:00pmFeb 19, 12:00pm - Feb 19, 4:00pmFeb 20, 12:00pm - Feb 20, 4:00pmFeb 21, 12:00pm - Feb 21, 4:00pmFeb 22, 12:00pm - Feb 22, 4:00pmFeb 23, 12:00pm - Feb 23, 4:00pmFeb 24, 12:00pm - Feb 24, 4:00pmFeb 25, 12:00pm - Feb 25, 4:00pmFeb 26, 12:00pm - Feb 26, 4:00pmFeb 27, 12:00pm - Feb 27, 4:00pmFeb 28, 12:00pm - Feb 28, 4:00pmMar 1, 12:00pm - Mar 1, 4:00pmMar 2, 12:00pm - Mar 2, 4:00pmMar 3, 12:00pm - Mar 3, 4:00pmMar 4, 12:00pm - Mar 4, 4:00pmMar 5, 12:00pm - Mar 5, 4:00pmMar 6, 12:00pm - Mar 6, 4:00pmMar 7, 12:00pm - Mar 7, 4:00pmMar 8, 12:00pm - Mar 8, 4:00pmMar 9, 12:00pm - Mar 9, 4:00pmMar 10, 12:00pm - Mar 10, 4:00pmMar 11, 12:00pm - Mar 11, 4:00pmMar 12, 12:00pm - Mar 12, 4:00pmMar 13, 12:00pm - Mar 13, 4:00pmMar 14, 12:00pm - Mar 14, 4:00pmMar 15, 12:00pm - Mar 15, 4:00pm

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Entry Deadline: March 15, 2023

Where: Art Center Morro Bay

Exhibition Dates: May 18-June 26, 2023

Reception: May 21, 2023, 2-4 pm

A juried exhibition of the Central Coast Artists Collective’s Photographic Society takes place at Art Center Morro Bay in the Russell Gallery and Main Gallery. There is no theme for the exhibition, and members are encouraged to submit their best and more recent work.

ELIGIBILITY: Entry is open to members of the Photo Society of the Central Coast Artists Collective (CCAC) with valid memberships in 2023. (For information on joining CCAC, visit
centralcoastartistscollective.org/Membership.html

Please note that shipping is not allowed, and selected artwork must be hand delivered to Art Center Morro Bay on May 16, 2023.

ENTRY AND FEES: It is our goal that each member of the Photo Society have at least one work accepted for the exhibit. But to ensure a high quality show, each member is invited to submit three images. The juror will then choose the best of the three to be displayed. If space permits, the juror would select additional images to hang as needed.

Entry fee is $15 for 1-3 pieces. Fees are non-refundable. Artists will supply all images through EntryThingy: www.entrythingy.com/d=centralcoastartistscollective-photography.

Each image must be labeled as follows: PSxxxA.jpg, PSxxxB.jpg and PSxxxC.jpg where xxx is the Competition Number that was assigned to you when you joined the Photo Society (for reference, a list of member names with corresponding competition numbers will be sent out with the Call for Entry).

Images should be no longer than 1800 pixels on the longest side. To ensure anonymous judging, images may not contain names, watermarks, text, logos or borders.

The deadline to apply is midnight on March 15, 2023. Notification is on or before April 15, 2023.

SALES: The Morro Bay Art Association will retain a 25 percent commission on all art sales. The artist receives 75 percent of the sale. All artwork must be for sale. Prices set by the artist may not be changed after acceptance.

JUROR: Chuck Jennings has a Bachelor of Arts degree in painting and drawing, a Master of Arts degree, and a Master of Fine Arts degree in design theory. He started teaching Art at Cal Poly in 1968. He taught graphic design, drawing, and color theory until 2008. He served as Department Chair of the Department of Art and Design from 1985 through 1994 and 1998 through 2003. He exhibited his paintings nationally but mostly in galleries in New Mexico and Arizona. Always interested in photography, he concentrated his work in digital photography not long after Canon introduced the first digital Rebel. After he retired from Cal Poly in 2008, he began to focus more on digital photography and large format printing. He opened Giclee Print and Photography in 2010.

The Juror reserves the right to reject at time of installation any work that does not meet the standards shown in the images supplied. Photography must be original. Works may not be substituted after jurying.

Submission of work to this exhibition constitutes an agreement to the conditions stated in the Call for Entry and a commitment to show accepted work for the duration of the exhibition. By entering this exhibition, photographers agree to allow CCAC and Art Center Morro Bay to use submitted images in promotional material.

ART PRESENTATION GUIDELINES: Artwork should be ready to hang and not exceed 36 inches in the longest dimension. ALL wall-hung art must have braided picture wire, with wire ends taped securely. Wire must be fastened approximately one third from the top with wire reaching not less than 3 inches from the top of art piece. All artworks must be presented in an appropriate manner, i.e., clean, dry, secure and neat in appearance. Photography on metal must also be wired. Saw tooth hangers are not acceptable. Museum wrapped canvas need not be framed, however must be wired. When framing deep-edged canvas (Museum wrapped canvas or deep board) adequate depth so that the substrate does not extend more than 1⁄2” beyond the back of the frame. Artwork may contain the photographer’s watermark, signature, or logo.

AWARDS: Three awards (First, Second and Third) will be presented.

LIABILITY DISCLAIMER: CCAC, its members, and Art Center Morro Bay representatives will make every reasonable effort to protect artwork from the time it is received until it is returned to the artist. They will not be held responsible for any damage or theft of work. Artists are encouraged to carry their own insurance.

CCAC is open to all artists ranging from emerging to professional. CCAC’s goal is to further art on the Central Coast by supporting artist groups and exhibitions of their work: www.centralcoastartistscollective.org.

TIMELINE:
Deadline to submit: Friday, March 15, 2023
Notification: Sunday, April 15, 2023
Take-in: Tuesday, May 16, 2023, 10 am-2 pm
Installation: Wednesday, May 17, 2023, 10 am-6 pm
Exhibition opens: Thursday, May 18, 2023
Reception: Sunday, May 21, 2023, 2-4 pm
Exhibition closes: Monday, June 26, 2023
Take-out: Tuesday, June 27, 2023, 10 am-2 pm

Photo: Chapel Hill Sunset #2© courtesy of Karen Peterson

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FEATURED ARTIST - GEORGE JERCICH

FEATURED ARTIST - GEORGE JERCICH

Feb 5, 12:00pm - Feb 5, 4:00pm+15Feb 6, 12:00pm - Feb 6, 4:00pmFeb 7, 12:00pm - Feb 7, 4:00pmFeb 8, 12:00pm - Feb 8, 4:00pmFeb 9, 12:00pm - Feb 9, 4:00pmFeb 10, 12:00pm - Feb 10, 4:00pmFeb 11, 12:00pm - Feb 11, 4:00pmFeb 12, 12:00pm - Feb 12, 4:00pmFeb 13, 12:00pm - Feb 13, 4:00pmFeb 14, 12:00pm - Feb 14, 4:00pmFeb 15, 12:00pm - Feb 15, 4:00pmFeb 16, 12:00pm - Feb 16, 4:00pmFeb 17, 12:00pm - Feb 17, 4:00pmFeb 18, 12:00pm - Feb 18, 4:00pmFeb 19, 12:00pm - Feb 19, 4:00pmFeb 20, 12:00pm - Feb 20, 4:00pm

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WHAT: For the Birds, Featuring hand blown glass sculptures of George Jercich

WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442

WHEN: January 19 – February 20, 2023

RECEPTION: January 22, 2023 from 2 -4pm

CONTACT: www.artcentermorrobay.org or 805-772-2504.


Art Center Morro Bay presents its annual “For the Birds” exhibit. This exciting exhibition celebrates Morro Bay’s vast array of indigenous species of birds and all things bird-related! During this exhibit, Art Center Morro Bay will be featuring the hand blown glass of George Jercich.

George’s characteristic, hand blown glass sculptures, capture the spirit of Morro Bay and the Central Coast. George graduated from San Jose State University in 1984 with his MFA in Sculpture/Plastic Arts. He travelled throughout the USA, Europe and Asia seeking experiences in glass. He attended Pilchuck Glass School, the Interglas Symposium in Novy Bor, Czechoslovakia, participated in American/Thai Cultural Exchange Programs and co-instructed glassblowing at Ox-Bow Summer School of the Arts (SAIC). George is also the co-founder of the California Glass Exchange. George instructed glassblowing, glass forming, 3D design and sculpture courses at Cal Poly for over 35 years.

During this exhibit, you’ll find bird related fine art paintings, photography and three dimensional art to include pottery, sculpture, jewelry, glass and more. Don’t miss this exciting exhibit and artist reception featuring live birds!

This event is free and open to the public. Art Center Morro Bay is open from 12pm – 4pm daily. For more information, visit our website at www.artcentermorrobay.org

Image is copyrighted and courtesy of George Jercich


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CALL FOR ENTRIES: CENTRAL COAST SCULPTORS

CALL FOR ENTRIES: CENTRAL COAST SCULPTORS

Feb 10, 12:00pm - Feb 10, 4:00pm+49Feb 11, 12:00pm - Feb 11, 4:00pmFeb 12, 12:00pm - Feb 12, 4:00pmFeb 13, 12:00pm - Feb 13, 4:00pmFeb 14, 12:00pm - Feb 14, 4:00pmFeb 15, 12:00pm - Feb 15, 4:00pmFeb 16, 12:00pm - Feb 16, 4:00pmFeb 17, 12:00pm - Feb 17, 4:00pmFeb 18, 12:00pm - Feb 18, 4:00pmFeb 19, 12:00pm - Feb 19, 4:00pmFeb 20, 12:00pm - Feb 20, 4:00pmFeb 21, 12:00pm - Feb 21, 4:00pmFeb 22, 12:00pm - Feb 22, 4:00pmFeb 23, 12:00pm - Feb 23, 4:00pmFeb 24, 12:00pm - Feb 24, 4:00pmFeb 25, 12:00pm - Feb 25, 4:00pmFeb 26, 12:00pm - Feb 26, 4:00pmFeb 27, 12:00pm - Feb 27, 4:00pmFeb 28, 12:00pm - Feb 28, 4:00pmMar 1, 12:00pm - Mar 1, 4:00pmMar 2, 12:00pm - Mar 2, 4:00pmMar 3, 12:00pm - Mar 3, 4:00pmMar 4, 12:00pm - Mar 4, 4:00pmMar 5, 12:00pm - Mar 5, 4:00pmMar 6, 12:00pm - Mar 6, 4:00pmMar 7, 12:00pm - Mar 7, 4:00pmMar 8, 12:00pm - Mar 8, 4:00pmMar 9, 12:00pm - Mar 9, 4:00pmMar 10, 12:00pm - Mar 10, 4:00pmMar 11, 12:00pm - Mar 11, 4:00pmMar 12, 12:00pm - Mar 12, 4:00pmMar 13, 12:00pm - Mar 13, 4:00pmMar 14, 12:00pm - Mar 14, 4:00pmMar 15, 12:00pm - Mar 15, 4:00pmMar 16, 12:00pm - Mar 16, 4:00pmMar 17, 12:00pm - Mar 17, 4:00pmMar 18, 12:00pm - Mar 18, 4:00pmMar 19, 12:00pm - Mar 19, 4:00pmMar 20, 12:00pm - Mar 20, 4:00pmMar 21, 12:00pm - Mar 21, 4:00pmMar 22, 12:00pm - Mar 22, 4:00pmMar 23, 12:00pm - Mar 23, 4:00pmMar 24, 12:00pm - Mar 24, 4:00pmMar 25, 12:00pm - Mar 25, 4:00pmMar 26, 12:00pm - Mar 26, 4:00pmMar 27, 12:00pm - Mar 27, 4:00pmMar 28, 12:00pm - Mar 28, 4:00pmMar 29, 12:00pm - Mar 29, 4:00pmMar 30, 12:00pm - Mar 30, 4:00pmMar 31, 12:00pm - Mar 31, 4:00pm

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Entry Deadline: March 31, 2023

Where: Art Center Morro Bay

Exhibition Dates: May 18-June 26, 2023

Reception: May 21, 2023, 2-4 pm


Art Center Morro Bay is pleased to host a very special juried exhibit of juried sculptures presented by the Central Coast Artist Collective.

This juried exhibit is open to members of the Central Coast Sculptors with valid membership. There is no theme for this exhibition and CCS members are encouraged to submit their best and most recent work.

Artists wishing to submit to this juried exhibit, click on this link

artcentermorrobay.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/CENTRAL-COAST-ARTISTS-COLLECTIVE-PRESENTS-SCULPT...

or you may find a link on the MBAA exhibit schedule: artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/gallery/exhibit-schedule/

The deadline to apply is midnight on March 31, 2023. Notification is on or
before April 30, 2023.:

Exhibition dates: May 18 – June 26, 2023
Opening Reception: Sunday, May 21, 2023, 2-4 PM
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442 / (805) 772-2504, www.artcentermorrobay.org.

Image: Stake© courtesy of Mark Danitschek

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Telling Your Story & Bringing Vibrancy and Energy into your Work

Telling Your Story & Bringing Vibrancy and Energy into your Work

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

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FREE DEMONSTRATION

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a free demo by Toni Danchik who will talk about her story and the context for her “Africa” inspired paintings. Her demo will feature her Plein Air process and procedures to bring vibrancy and energy into her work.

Join us for an afternoon of learning about how living in South Africa impacted Toni Danchik and her heart to tell the stories of women and children, especially those living in shanty towns and rural Africa, and how she endeavors to connect her work to purpose. Now she resides in Southern California where she has been exposed to the Plein Air movement. She will do a demo on her process & procedures to bring vibrancy into her work. Toni will also show slides and a video about South Africa which will precede her painting demo.

This is the Morro Bay Art Association’s free monthly demo meeting.

About the Instructor

Living along the coast of Southern California has been a great source of inspiration for Toni. She has enjoyed capturing subjects such as birds on the beach, sunsets, children building sand castles, dog walkers in the park, the beautiful harbor scenes and land & seascapes.

Being born and raised in South Africa has given Toni some insight into the plight of women and children living in the shanty towns and rural villages with their lack of clean running water and the absence of the most basic facilities. Her heart is tender towards children who have been orphaned due to the ongoing HIV/AIDS pandemic in Africa. Through her art she has been able to tell their stories and bring awareness to their situations and she supports several organizations that are making an impact at a grassroots level (see the organizations "Acres of Love" and "Wells of Life").

Her skills as a painter were honed by taking painting workshops with accomplished artists throughout the country. Now she also enjoys teaching art classes in a local gallery in San Juan Capistrano called MISSION FINE ART GALLERY.

Toni has been honored to have her paintings juried into national shows like the California Art Club Gold Medal Show, Oil Painters of America, LPAPA and SOCALPAPA and felt privileged to exhibit her work at the Laguna Festival of Arts in 2017, 2018, 2022. She has done many painting demos for local art associations and has been asked to judge their art competitions.

WWW.TONIDANCHIKFINEART.COM. | 949-212-8410 | TDANCHIK@GMAIL.COM

WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA

WHEN: Feb. 13th, 2023

TIME: 3:00-5:00 PM

CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or www.artcentermorrobay.com

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Plein Air Expressive Painting Two-Day Workshop

Plein Air Expressive Painting Two-Day Workshop

Feb 18, 9:00am - Feb 18, 4:00pm+1Feb 19, 9:30am - Feb 19, 4:30pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

WORKSHOP: Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a workshop in Expressive Plein Air Painting with artist, Pat Watson.

WHEN: Saturday, February 18 and February 19, 2023

TIME: 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Saturday, 9:30 AM-4:30 PM Sunday

WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA

Class description: In two all-day sessions, attending artists will be guided through basic strategies to create on-site, plein air paintings that have unique and expressive qualities that embrace both a clearly recognizable sense of place and a personal expressive statement. This course is designed for those painting in oil. A watercolor version will be offered at a different time.

About The Instructor: Pat Watson has been an art instructor for 40+ years, working with students from grades four through upper division and graduate instruction at the college and university level, embracing both beginners and aspiring professionals. He’s been shown in group and solo shows regionally, nationally and internationally in a wide range of media, including traditional studio arts of drawing and painting, as well as digital creative work, including photography, art, and 3D animation. Pat retired from the California State University system in 2018 and currently teaches through the Emeritus College program offered by Cuesta College.

Connect with other artists and learn the basic skills and camaraderie of outdoor painting. This workshop is designed for beginners and appropriate for intermediate artists. A materials list will be available from ACMB for registrants upon registration.

COST: $200.00 Members; $ 225.00 Non-Members for the 2 day workshop. Registrations may be refunded up to seven days prior to the workshop.

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Storytelling Through Character Design - Two-Day Workshop

Storytelling Through Character Design - Two-Day Workshop

Feb 18, 1:00pm - Feb 18, 4:00pm+1Feb 19, 1:00pm - Feb 19, 4:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

2-day WORKSHOP, February 18 & 19, 1pm - 4pm

$50. Members $55. Non Members

Maximum 10 students, teens and adult

Art Center Morro Bay is proud to introduce Amelie Butkus, a young writer and illustrator from Morro Bay, California. Amelie has currently written and illustrated the young adult mystery novel “A Lamplighter in Larkeney” that is set to be released this winter on Kickstarter. She has illustrated for multiple books, podcasts, and comics and is an accomplished character designer and illustrative artist. Her work spans from traditional, retro-influenced situational pieces to digital cyberpunk. You can find her work and portfolio at booksofamelie.com and @ameliebutkus on instagram.

This workshop Amelie will begin with an introduction of herself and share how she works her way through a single rendered full-body character in pencil, talking about motion and fluidity in blocking shapes, and expressing emotion in both facial and body language. Students are asked to arrive with a short story, for a character they wish to draw as an accompanying illustration. Amelie will begin by going over short stories, provide a quick demo, blocking in a character, teaching techniques in movement and fluidity. Students will learn how to add character, body language, accessories, clothing, weight and a time period to convey a story. This workshop is designed for teens and young adults, however, everyone is welcome!

Please bring the following art supplies: #2 pencils, erasers and 8.5” by 11” paper.
Amelie will be giving a free demonstration, Monday, January 23, 2023, 3-5pm. If you are wondering if this workshop is for you, please attend the free demo and register for the workshop online.

WHAT: Storytelling Through Character Design

WHEN: February 18 & 19, 1pm - 4pm

WHERE: ART CENTER MORRO BAY, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442

COST: MBAA Members $50. NON Members $55 (2-day workshop)

PRE-REGISTRATION: artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/products/. Students must pre-register for this workshop. Registrations may be canceled within 7 days of workshop.

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CALL FOR ARTISTS - TIDAL ZONE

CALL FOR ARTISTS - TIDAL ZONE

Feb 21, 10:00am - Feb 21, 2:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

WHAT: Call for Artists - Tidal Zone
WHEN: Tuesday, February 21, 2023, 10am - 2pm

WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Ba, CA 93442

RECEPTION: Sunday, February, 26, 2-4pm

CONTACT: (805) 772-2504, www.artcentermorrobay.org


Art Center Morro Bay is proud to present the captivating art exhibition, Tidal Zone.

Artists have long been inspired by the ocean’s seductive movement and transformative power. The sea can be described in an endless number of ways. Its power and beauty can be refreshing and magnificent, seductive, or its mysterious vastness can become turbulent, terrifying and downright humbling.

During this exhibit, artists are asked to capture the exhilarating sensation of the sea in a wide array of ocean themed artworks in all media. Subject matter should include a part
of or all ocean scape.

This exhibit is open to MBAA Members, in the Main Gallery. Artists may submit up to 2 wall hung artworks in all media, 5 portfolio prints, 10 notecards and 3 sculptures. Take-in is scheduled for Tuesday, February 21, 10am –
2pm.

FORMS: artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/entry-forms/

Image: Midnight© Courtesy of Patricia Newton

Tidal ZONE will be on display February 23-April 3, 2023.

The opening reception is
Sunday, February 26, 2pm-4pm.

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Featured Artist – Anne Grannis

Featured Artist – Anne Grannis

Feb 23, 12:00pm - Feb 23, 4:00pm+36Feb 24, 12:00pm - Feb 24, 4:00pmFeb 25, 12:00pm - Feb 25, 4:00pmMar 1, 12:00pm - Mar 1, 4:00pmMar 2, 12:00pm - Mar 2, 4:00pmMar 3, 12:00pm - Mar 3, 4:00pmMar 4, 12:00pm - Mar 4, 4:00pmMar 5, 12:00pm - Mar 5, 4:00pmMar 6, 12:00pm - Mar 6, 4:00pmMar 7, 12:00pm - Mar 7, 4:00pmMar 8, 12:00pm - Mar 8, 4:00pmMar 9, 12:00pm - Mar 9, 4:00pmMar 10, 12:00pm - Mar 10, 4:00pmMar 11, 12:00pm - Mar 11, 4:00pmMar 12, 12:00pm - Mar 12, 4:00pmMar 13, 12:00pm - Mar 13, 4:00pmMar 14, 12:00pm - Mar 14, 4:00pmMar 15, 12:00pm - Mar 15, 4:00pmMar 16, 12:00pm - Mar 16, 4:00pmMar 17, 12:00pm - Mar 17, 4:00pmMar 18, 12:00pm - Mar 18, 4:00pmMar 19, 12:00pm - Mar 19, 4:00pmMar 20, 12:00pm - Mar 20, 4:00pmMar 21, 12:00pm - Mar 21, 4:00pmMar 22, 12:00pm - Mar 22, 4:00pmMar 23, 12:00pm - Mar 23, 4:00pmMar 24, 12:00pm - Mar 24, 4:00pmMar 25, 12:00pm - Mar 25, 4:00pmMar 26, 12:00pm - Mar 26, 4:00pmMar 27, 12:00pm - Mar 27, 4:00pmMar 28, 12:00pm - Mar 28, 4:00pmMar 29, 12:00pm - Mar 29, 4:00pmMar 30, 12:00pm - Mar 30, 4:00pmMar 31, 12:00pm - Mar 31, 4:00pmApr 1, 12:00pm - Apr 1, 4:00pmApr 2, 12:00pm - Apr 2, 4:00pmApr 3, 12:00pm - Apr 3, 4:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

WHEN: FEB 23 – APRIL 3, 2023, 12-4pm daily

WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St. Morro Bay, CA 93442

RECEPTION: Sunday, February 26, 2-4pm
COST: FREE

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to feature the sculptures of Anne Grannis. “A transplant from New England to California; I grew up in an artistic family. This was a privilege I relished as art materials abounded and I was never allowed to be bored. The master sculptors Michelangelo, Rodin and Bernini are my heroes. Because of my fascination with other places, people and animals, it is no accident that scuba diving is my second favorite thing to do. I draw inspiration from these surreal worlds where science fiction and mythology merge.

It is no coincidence that I love to sculpt, as I find living things endlessly fascinating. I try to stretch my imagination and skills to create a beautiful sculpture integrating the human and animal forms that look as if they “could be” real by making it anatomically correct. I often use water based clay, as it is an amazingly pliable medium with which to work, and being a material that has been used over the ages, I can connect with the far past to create anything large and rough or small and detailed.”

Anne loves creating art from stone carving, pastel painting and fabric. She has taught clay sculpting since she was a young girl. Her sense of whimsy prevails in her popular dream boxes and her figurative sculptures are the very shape of intimacy, created from live models.
Whether you are attending this exhibit to observe or to find that perfect painting for yourself or as a gift, you’re in for a delight.

Aquarius and the sculptures of Anne Grannis will be on display February 23-April 3, 2023. Meet the artists at the opening reception, Sunday, February 26, 2pm-4pm. This event is free and open to the public.

Art Center Morro Bay is open 12 – 4pm daily.

CONTACT: Art Center Morro Bay (805) 772-2504, www.artcentermorrobay.org


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Tidal Zone

Tidal Zone

Feb 23, 12:00pm - Feb 23, 4:00pm+39Feb 24, 12:00pm - Feb 24, 4:00pmFeb 25, 12:00pm - Feb 25, 4:00pmFeb 26, 12:00pm - Feb 26, 4:00pmFeb 27, 12:00pm - Feb 27, 4:00pmFeb 28, 12:00pm - Feb 28, 4:00pmMar 1, 12:00pm - Mar 1, 4:00pmMar 2, 12:00pm - Mar 2, 4:00pmMar 3, 12:00pm - Mar 3, 4:00pmMar 4, 12:00pm - Mar 4, 4:00pmMar 5, 12:00pm - Mar 5, 4:00pmMar 6, 12:00pm - Mar 6, 4:00pmMar 7, 12:00pm - Mar 7, 4:00pmMar 8, 12:00pm - Mar 8, 4:00pmMar 9, 12:00pm - Mar 9, 4:00pmMar 10, 12:00pm - Mar 10, 4:00pmMar 11, 12:00pm - Mar 11, 4:00pmMar 12, 12:00pm - Mar 12, 4:00pmMar 13, 12:00pm - Mar 13, 4:00pmMar 14, 12:00pm - Mar 14, 4:00pmMar 15, 12:00pm - Mar 15, 4:00pmMar 16, 12:00pm - Mar 16, 4:00pmMar 17, 12:00pm - Mar 17, 4:00pmMar 18, 12:00pm - Mar 18, 4:00pmMar 19, 12:00pm - Mar 19, 4:00pmMar 20, 12:00pm - Mar 20, 4:00pmMar 21, 12:00pm - Mar 21, 4:00pmMar 22, 12:00pm - Mar 22, 4:00pmMar 23, 12:00pm - Mar 23, 4:00pmMar 24, 12:00pm - Mar 24, 4:00pmMar 25, 12:00pm - Mar 25, 4:00pmMar 26, 12:00pm - Mar 26, 4:00pmMar 27, 12:00pm - Mar 27, 4:00pmMar 28, 12:00pm - Mar 28, 4:00pmMar 29, 12:00pm - Mar 29, 4:00pmMar 30, 12:00pm - Mar 30, 4:00pmMar 31, 12:00pm - Mar 31, 4:00pmApr 1, 12:00pm - Apr 1, 4:00pmApr 2, 12:00pm - Apr 2, 4:00pmApr 3, 12:00pm - Apr 3, 4:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

WHEN: February 23-April 3,2023

WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Ba, CA 93442

RECEPTION: Sunday, February, 26, 2-4pm

Art Center Morro Bay is proud to present the captivating art exhibition, Tidal Zone.

Artists have long been inspired by the ocean’s seductive movement and transformative power. The sea can be described in an endless number of ways. Its power and beauty can be refreshing and magnificent, seductive, or its mysterious vastness can become turbulent, terrifying and downright humbling.

During this exhibit, artists are asked to capture the exhilarating sensation of the sea. Don’t miss this immersive exhibit featuring a wide array of ocean themed artworks, offered in a wide variety of media including the sculptures of Anne Grannis.

Image: Morning Kiss© Courtesy of Patricia Newton

Whether you are attending this exhibit to observe or to collect that perfect artwork for your home, you’re in for a delight.

Tidal Zone will be on display February 23-April 3, 2023. Meet the artists at the opening reception, Sunday, February 26, 2pm-4pm. This event is free and open to the public.

Art Center Morro Bay is open 12 – 4pm daily.

CONTACT: (805) 772-2504, www.artcentermorrobay.org


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DEMO: Pastels with Greg Trombly

DEMO: Pastels with Greg Trombly

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

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA

WHEN: March, 13, 2023, 3-5pm

CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or www.artcentermorrobay.org

Art Center Morro Bay is happy to present a pastel demonstration with award-winning artist, Greg Trombly. Discover the magic of pastels, focusing on basic drawing and observation skills.

This demonstration will explore basic composition, drawing techniques, color and value with a variety of soft pastels. Interaction with the artist is welcome and encouraged.

This free art demonstration is a precursor to his upcoming workshop, and open to the public. The upcoming 3-day workshop is, March, 24, 25 & 26, 2023, 1-4pm. For more information about the workshop and pre-registration, please visit our website at: artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/products/

About the instructor:

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. Greg has been an educator and administrator for the public school system and at the 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.

Image is copyrighted and courtesy of Greg Trombly


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Mosaic Mini's

Mosaic Mini's

Mar 18, 10:00am

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Create a necklace, a wine stopper or a keychain in this fun and super easy mosaic class.

You'll have many colors, baubles and beads to choose from to make unique, one-of-a-kind project.
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Succulent Wreath Blowout!

Succulent Wreath Blowout!

Mar 18, 1:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Everything is included to make a beautiful, lush wreath. Super simple, super easy and, oh, so lovely. Only $50!!!
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Let's Step on It Mosaics

Let's Step on It Mosaics

Mar 19, 10:00am - Mar 19, 2:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Learn mosaic basics to create a one-of-a-kind heart project. Stepping stones are only one choice! Choose a project to make your heart sing while learning mosaic basics to complete your project.

You have many colors, baubles and beads to choose from!
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Capturing the Essence of Nature - Pastel Workshop with Greg Trombly - Three-Day Workshop

Capturing the Essence of Nature - Pastel Workshop with Greg Trombly - Three-Day Workshop

Mar 24, 1:00pm - Mar 24, 4:00pm+35Mar 24, 2:00pm - Mar 24, 5:00pmMar 24, 3:00pm - Mar 24, 6:00pmMar 24, 4:00pm - Mar 24, 7:00pmMar 24, 5:00pm - Mar 24, 8:00pmMar 24, 6:00pm - Mar 24, 9:00pmMar 24, 7:00pm - Mar 24, 10:00pmMar 24, 8:00pm - Mar 24, 11:00pmMar 24, 9:00pm - Mar 25, 12:00amMar 24, 10:00pm - Mar 25, 1:00amMar 24, 11:00pm - Mar 25, 2:00amMar 25, 12:00am - Mar 25, 3:00amMar 25, 1:00pm - Mar 25, 4:00pmMar 25, 2:00pm - Mar 25, 5:00pmMar 25, 3:00pm - Mar 25, 6:00pmMar 25, 4:00pm - Mar 25, 7:00pmMar 25, 5:00pm - Mar 25, 8:00pmMar 25, 6:00pm - Mar 25, 9:00pmMar 25, 7:00pm - Mar 25, 10:00pmMar 25, 8:00pm - Mar 25, 11:00pmMar 25, 9:00pm - Mar 26, 12:00amMar 25, 10:00pm - Mar 26, 1:00amMar 25, 11:00pm - Mar 26, 2:00amMar 26, 12:00am - Mar 26, 3:00amMar 26, 1:00pm - Mar 26, 4:00pmMar 26, 2:00pm - Mar 26, 5:00pmMar 26, 3:00pm - Mar 26, 6:00pmMar 26, 4:00pm - Mar 26, 7:00pmMar 26, 5:00pm - Mar 26, 8:00pmMar 26, 6:00pm - Mar 26, 9:00pmMar 26, 7:00pm - Mar 26, 10:00pmMar 26, 8:00pm - Mar 26, 11:00pmMar 26, 9:00pm - Mar 27, 12:00amMar 26, 10:00pm - Mar 27, 1:00amMar 26, 11:00pm - Mar 27, 2:00amMar 27, 12:00am - Mar 27, 3:00am

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

3-DAY WORKSHOP - MARCH 24, 25 & 26, 2023, 1-4pm

WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA

$165 Members; $175 Non-Members for the 3-day workshop.

Art Center Morro Bay is happy to present a 3-day, soft pastel workshop with award- winning artist Greg Trombly. Focusing on basic composition, drawing techniques, color and value, this course is designed to provide hands-on guidance to students in a relaxed atmosphere. Students will learn how to incorporate contrasting shadows cast from sunlit skies along various rocky shorelines, to fields dotted with floral wonder. Trombly will provide an introduction to pastels, surface varieties and how to choose subject matter, with a short demonstration to begin each day.

Students are encouraged to bring a reference photo of a flowery field, a sunset and/or shoreline, for these classes. Images are available upon request. This workshop is designed for beginner to advanced.

About the instructor:

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. Greg has been an educator and administrator for the public school system and at the 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.

Image is copyrighted and courtesy of Greg Trombly.

Greg Trombly will be giving a free demonstration of pastel on March 13, 2023, 3-5pm at Art Center Morro Bay. If you’re not sure if this workshop is for you, get a free introduction by attending this exciting demo!

PRE-REGISTER: Reserve your space online: artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/asp-products/capturing-the-essence-of-nature-pastel-workshop-with.... Class is limited to 10 students. Registrations may be refunded up to 7 days before workshop.

CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or www.artcentermorrobay.org

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CALL FOR ARTISTS - The Power of Red

CALL FOR ARTISTS - The Power of Red

Apr 4, 10:00am - Apr 4, 2:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

WHAT: The Power of Red

WHEN: Take-in day, Tuesday, April 4, 2023, 10am – 2pm

WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Ba, CA 93442

RECEPTION: SATURDAY, April 8, 2023, 2-4pm

TAKE IN: April 4, 2023, 10am – 2pm

ENTRY FORMS: artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/entry-forms/

Art Center Morro Bay is proud to present a riveting art exhibit, The Power of Red.

The colors and hues of red often symbolize an undeniable sense of power, strength, passion and confidence.

Chinese brides have worn red since the Ming Dynasty because it is considered the color of luck and wealth, and was once thought to drive away evil spirits. Like the scarlet letter, red implies a sensual connection to a woman’s sexuality. Some have painted their front door red as a sign of hospitality and fashion designers are currently declaring red to be a sought after color in 2023! Is it any wonder why sport car fans often prefer the color red?

Like a bowl of fresh strawberries or other fruits, the dynamic colors of red bring energy to still life and abstract paintings. A dazzling red sunset can culminate intense energy or add strength to an otherwise calming mood.

Artist are asked to splash the color of red in all styles of artwork. This exhibit is open to all subject matter. This show is in both galleries, and open to all artists and 2D media. Artists are also welcome to submit up to 5 portfolio prints, 10 notes cards, 3 sculptures and jewelry.

During this exhibit, artists are asked to capture the exhilarating sensation of RED.

Image: Christmas Poinsettias© Courtesy of Bobbye West-Thompson

The Power of Red will be on display April 6 - May 15,2023. Meet the artists at the
opening reception, Saturday, April 8, 2023, 2pm-4pm. This event is free and open to the public.

Art Center Morro Bay is open 12 – 4pm daily.
CONTACT: (805) 772-2504, www.artcentermorrobay.org


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THE POWER of RED

THE POWER of RED

Apr 6, 12:00pm - Apr 6, 4:00pm+39Apr 7, 12:00pm - Apr 7, 4:00pmApr 8, 12:00pm - Apr 8, 4:00pmApr 9, 12:00pm - Apr 9, 4:00pmApr 10, 12:00pm - Apr 10, 4:00pmApr 11, 12:00pm - Apr 11, 4:00pmApr 12, 12:00pm - Apr 12, 4:00pmApr 13, 12:00pm - Apr 13, 4:00pmApr 14, 12:00pm - Apr 14, 4:00pmApr 15, 12:00pm - Apr 15, 4:00pmApr 16, 12:00pm - Apr 16, 4:00pmApr 17, 12:00pm - Apr 17, 4:00pmApr 18, 12:00pm - Apr 18, 4:00pmApr 19, 12:00pm - Apr 19, 4:00pmApr 20, 12:00pm - Apr 20, 4:00pmApr 21, 12:00pm - Apr 21, 4:00pmApr 22, 12:00pm - Apr 22, 4:00pmApr 23, 12:00pm - Apr 23, 4:00pmApr 24, 12:00pm - Apr 24, 4:00pmApr 25, 12:00pm - Apr 25, 4:00pmApr 26, 12:00pm - Apr 26, 4:00pmApr 27, 12:00pm - Apr 27, 4:00pmApr 28, 12:00pm - Apr 28, 4:00pmApr 29, 12:00pm - Apr 29, 4:00pmApr 30, 12:00pm - Apr 30, 4:00pmMay 1, 12:00pm - May 1, 4:00pmMay 2, 12:00pm - May 2, 4:00pmMay 3, 12:00pm - May 3, 4:00pmMay 4, 12:00pm - May 4, 4:00pmMay 5, 12:00pm - May 5, 4:00pmMay 6, 12:00pm - May 6, 4:00pmMay 7, 12:00pm - May 7, 4:00pmMay 8, 12:00pm - May 8, 4:00pmMay 9, 12:00pm - May 9, 4:00pmMay 10, 12:00pm - May 10, 4:00pmMay 11, 12:00pm - May 11, 4:00pmMay 12, 12:00pm - May 12, 4:00pmMay 13, 12:00pm - May 13, 4:00pmMay 14, 12:00pm - May 14, 4:00pmMay 15, 12:00pm - May 15, 4:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

WHEN: April 6 - May 15, 2023

WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Ba, CA 93442

RECEPTION: Sunday, April 8, 2023, 2-4pm

Art Center Morro Bay is proud to present a riveting art exhibit, The Power of Red.

The colors and hues of red often symbolize an undeniable sense of power, strength, passion and confidence.

Chinese brides have worn red since the Ming Dynasty because it is considered the color of luck and wealth, and was once thought to drive away evil spirits. Like the scarlet letter, red implies a sensual connection to a woman’s sexuality. Some have painted their front door red as a sign of hospitality and fashion designers are currently declaring red to be a sought after color in 2023! Is it any wonder why sport car fans often prefer the color red?

Like a bowl of fresh strawberries or other fruits, the dynamic colors of red bring energy to still life and abstract paintings. A dazzling red sunset can culminate intense energy or add strength to an otherwise calming mood.
During this exhibit, artists are asked to capture the exhilarating sensation of RED. Don’t miss this spectacular display of artwork featuring a wide variety of media, including the 3D artwork of Melanie Bedwell.

Image: Onion Soup© Courtesy of Bobbye West-Thompson

Whether you are attending this exhibit to observe or to collect that perfect artwork for a pop of color to your home, you’re in for a delight.

The Power of Red will be on display April 6 - May 15,2023. Meet the artists at the opening reception, Saturday, April 8, 2023, 2pm-4pm. This event is free and open to the public.

Art Center Morro Bay is open 12 – 4pm daily.

CONTACT: (805) 772-2504, www.artcentermorrobay.org


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FEATURED ARTIST - MELANIE BEDWELL

FEATURED ARTIST - MELANIE BEDWELL

Apr 6, 12:00pm - Apr 6, 4:00pm+39Apr 7, 12:00pm - Apr 7, 4:00pmApr 8, 12:00pm - Apr 8, 4:00pmApr 9, 12:00pm - Apr 9, 4:00pmApr 10, 12:00pm - Apr 10, 4:00pmApr 11, 12:00pm - Apr 11, 4:00pmApr 12, 12:00pm - Apr 12, 4:00pmApr 13, 12:00pm - Apr 13, 4:00pmApr 14, 12:00pm - Apr 14, 4:00pmApr 15, 12:00pm - Apr 15, 4:00pmApr 16, 12:00pm - Apr 16, 4:00pmApr 17, 12:00pm - Apr 17, 4:00pmApr 18, 12:00pm - Apr 18, 4:00pmApr 19, 12:00pm - Apr 19, 4:00pmApr 20, 12:00pm - Apr 20, 4:00pmApr 21, 12:00pm - Apr 21, 4:00pmApr 22, 12:00pm - Apr 22, 4:00pmApr 23, 12:00pm - Apr 23, 4:00pmApr 24, 12:00pm - Apr 24, 4:00pmApr 25, 12:00pm - Apr 25, 4:00pmApr 26, 12:00pm - Apr 26, 4:00pmApr 27, 12:00pm - Apr 27, 4:00pmApr 28, 12:00pm - Apr 28, 4:00pmApr 29, 12:00pm - Apr 29, 4:00pmApr 30, 12:00pm - Apr 30, 4:00pmMay 1, 12:00pm - May 1, 4:00pmMay 2, 12:00pm - May 2, 4:00pmMay 3, 12:00pm - May 3, 4:00pmMay 4, 12:00pm - May 4, 4:00pmMay 5, 12:00pm - May 5, 4:00pmMay 6, 12:00pm - May 6, 4:00pmMay 7, 12:00pm - May 7, 4:00pmMay 8, 12:00pm - May 8, 4:00pmMay 9, 12:00pm - May 9, 4:00pmMay 10, 12:00pm - May 10, 4:00pmMay 11, 12:00pm - May 11, 4:00pmMay 12, 12:00pm - May 12, 4:00pmMay 13, 12:00pm - May 13, 4:00pmMay 14, 12:00pm - May 14, 4:00pmMay 15, 12:00pm - May 15, 4:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

WHAT: The Power of Red, featuring Melanie Bedwell

WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442

WHEN: April 6 – May 15, 2023

RECEPTION: SATURDAY, April 8, 2023 from 2 -4pm

CONTACT: www.artcentermorrobay.org or 805-772-2504.

Who knew that playing with mud pies as a child would lead Melanie Bedwell to throwing porcelain forms on a pottery wheel.

Although she has enjoyed several other artforms, creating pure white or blended color porcelain objects has become her obsession.

“I don’t see myself as a production potter, knocking out quantities of identical pieces. Each time I sit at the wheel with clay I’ve prepared, the experience becomes a conversation and a unique shape emerges, whether it’s large or tiny.”

Melanie’s career path included broadcasting, public relations in several different industries, employee training, firefighting, teaching, mystery writing and massage therapy. She conveys that each of her former endeavors involved engagement and interaction with others. To Melanie, working with clay is simply a new form of communication - a relationship between the potter and raw material.

This year, Melanie plans to give her elegant, marbled agateware or Neriage, a new twist and updated colors!

Whether you are attending this exhibit to observe or to find that perfect artwork for yourself or as a gift, you’re in for a delight. The Power of Red exhibit, featuring the extraordinary, marbled agateware of Melanie Bedwell, will be on display April 6 – May 15, 2023. Meet the artists at the opening reception, Saturday, April 8, 2023 from 2 -4pm. This event is free and open to the public. Art Center Morro Bay is open 12 – 4pm daily.

Image is copyrighted and courtesy of Melanie Bedwell

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Disrupted Realism with John Seed

Disrupted Realism with John Seed

Apr 10, 3:00pm - Apr 10, 5:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

WHAT: Disrupted Realism, a Lecture by John Seed
WHEN: April 10, 2023 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


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.

Join us for a short distraction from the norms of daily life! This free lecture by author, John Seed is open and free to the public.



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Healing Through Art Expression with Beverly Engel, LMFT - Two-Day Workshop

Healing Through Art Expression with Beverly Engel, LMFT - Two-Day Workshop

Apr 22, 10:00am - Apr 22, 4:00pm+1Apr 23, 10:00am - Apr 23, 4:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

April 22 & 23, 10am – 4pm

This workshop will focus on healing trauma, including childhood abuse (emotional, physical and sexual) and adult trauma (domestic violence, emotional abuse, sexual assault) as well as the loss of a loved one or other types of trauma. Focusing on artistic expression as a healing tool, Beverly, a licensed psychotherapist, will offer strategies, prompts, demonstrations and guidance to help you safely identify and express your emotions of fear, anger, sadness, and shame, heal the damage caused by trauma, and create a positive future.
This will be a safe yet powerful workshop that can help you process unexpressed emotions and move through stuck places in your recovery.

“Art is a wound turned into light.” ~ Georges Braque

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Beverly Engel has been a licensed psychotherapist for nearly 40 years, specializing in working with victims of childhood and adult abuse and is the author of numerous books related to healing abuse, including: The Emotionally Abused Woman, The Emotionally Abusive Relationship, Healing Your Emotional Self, The Nice Girl Syndrome and It Wasn’t Your Fault. Her latest book, Freedom at Last: Healing the Shame of Childhood Sexual Abuse will be published in December of 2022.
Beverly is a survivor of emotional and sexual abuse and has used art expression for many years to help her heal from these traumas.

WHAT: Healing Through Art Expression with Beverly Engel, LMFT
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442
WHEN: (2-day workshop) April 22 & 23, 10am – 4pm
COST: $200 members $250 non-members (limited scholarships may be available)
Additional Information: art center.morrobay@gmail.com or 805-772-2504

MATERIALS LIST
• Your journal or a new journal
• Any medium you prefer to use for creating (acrylic paint, liquid acrylic, poster paint, watercolor, pastels, colored pencils, markers, crayons). Suggest you bring several different mediums to work with.
• Any material you prefer to paint or draw on (watercolor paper, poster board, canvas)
• If you have no or little experience creating art bring the following at a minimum: Large drawing pad of paper, poster board or at least two canvases (18”x24”), felt markers, poster paint, liquid acrylics.

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Driftwood Mosaics

Driftwood Mosaics

Apr 29, 10:00am - Apr 29, 12:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

What a fabulous combo! Driftwood and mosaics!
You'll learn mosaic basics to create a spectacular one-of-a-kind project. Choose from Joan's vast selection of beautiful, local driftwood. Your driftwood will be approximately 18" long with a 1" wide pre-cut channel to add your colorful choice of baubles, beads, shells and other glass pieces!
This is a no grout project. You will fill in nooks and crannies with tiny rocks and / or sand for a beautiful finish.

You have many colors, baubles and beads to choose from!

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Angles & Dangles

Angles & Dangles

Apr 30, 10:00am - Apr 30, 2:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Learn mosaic basics to create a one-of-a-kind project. Choose a project to make your heart sing while learning mosaic basics to complete your project.
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You have many colors, baubles and beads to choose from!

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DEMO: Photographing your artwork with Patricia Newton

DEMO: Photographing your artwork with Patricia Newton

May 8, 6:00pm - May 8, 8:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

WHEN: May 8, 2023, 3-5 PM

WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay, 93442

CONTACT: 805-772-2504, or visit www.artcentermorrobay.org

COST: Free and open to the public

Make crisp and clear photos of your art! Art Center Morro Bay is happy to present a demonstration with artist Patricia Newton.

Patricia Newton is an award winning artist and former MBAA President, who has exhibited in numerous galleries on the Central Coast. She is known mostly for her renditions in oil of the vitality and beauty of the ocean. She's known to a lesser degree for her photography.

Over her years of service on the Morro Bay Artist Association, board of directors, she has developed a keen eye for photos that are washed out or fuzzy depictions of artwork that could actually be dynamic and beautiful. The Art Center has asked her to share that knowledge, and teach how to do it right. This information could be valuable if you are interested in printing giclee copies for folio bins, cards or entering art competitions.

During this demonstration you will learn basic skills in taking great photos with a basic camera or smart phone, cropping, rendering images in dpi300, jpeg and other versions. How to compensate for shadows and color contrast from photos to painting, and how to select what will make a good painting from photos.

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Central Coast Artists Collective

Central Coast Artists Collective

May 18, 12:00pm - May 18, 4:00pm+39May 19, 12:00pm - May 19, 4:00pmMay 20, 12:00pm - May 20, 4:00pmMay 21, 12:00pm - May 21, 4:00pmMay 22, 12:00pm - May 22, 4:00pmMay 23, 12:00pm - May 23, 4:00pmMay 24, 12:00pm - May 24, 4:00pmMay 25, 12:00pm - May 25, 4:00pmMay 26, 12:00pm - May 26, 4:00pmMay 27, 12:00pm - May 27, 4:00pmMay 28, 12:00pm - May 28, 4:00pmMay 29, 12:00pm - May 29, 4:00pmMay 30, 12:00pm - May 30, 4:00pmMay 31, 12:00pm - May 31, 4:00pmJun 1, 12:00pm - Jun 1, 4:00pmJun 2, 12:00pm - Jun 2, 4:00pmJun 3, 12:00pm - Jun 3, 4:00pmJun 4, 12:00pm - Jun 4, 4:00pmJun 5, 12:00pm - Jun 5, 4:00pmJun 6, 12:00pm - Jun 6, 4:00pmJun 7, 12:00pm - Jun 7, 4:00pmJun 8, 12:00pm - Jun 8, 4:00pmJun 9, 12:00pm - Jun 9, 4:00pmJun 10, 12:00pm - Jun 10, 4:00pmJun 11, 12:00pm - Jun 11, 4:00pmJun 12, 12:00pm - Jun 12, 4:00pmJun 13, 12:00pm - Jun 13, 4:00pmJun 14, 12:00pm - Jun 14, 4:00pmJun 15, 12:00pm - Jun 15, 4:00pmJun 16, 12:00pm - Jun 16, 4:00pmJun 17, 12:00pm - Jun 17, 4:00pmJun 18, 12:00pm - Jun 18, 4:00pmJun 19, 12:00pm - Jun 19, 4:00pmJun 20, 12:00pm - Jun 20, 4:00pmJun 21, 12:00pm - Jun 21, 4:00pmJun 22, 12:00pm - Jun 22, 4:00pmJun 23, 12:00pm - Jun 23, 4:00pmJun 24, 12:00pm - Jun 24, 4:00pmJun 25, 12:00pm - Jun 25, 4:00pmJun 26, 12:00pm - Jun 26, 4:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Opening Reception: Sunday, May 21, 2023, 2-4 PM

Art Center Morro Bay is pleased to host a very special juried exhibit, featuring the Central Coast Craftmakers, Sculptors and Photographic Society.

This juried event is a collective of exceptional photographic artworks, sculptures and professional crafts featuring some of the finest contemporary artist on the Central Coast of California and beyond.

Judges of Awards and Jurors of Selection for this prestigious event are Chuck Jennings Tricia Reichert and Sheryl Chestnut.

Whether you are attending this extraordinary exhibit to observe or to purchase, you’re in for a delight! You will find a of variety of artworks including, photography, sculptures, textiles and fiber, clay, glass, jewelry, paper and mixed media.

This extraordinary exhibit will be on display May 18 through June 26, 2023. The opening artist reception will be held Sunday, May, 21, 2023, 2-4pm.

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

Images:
Fine Craft: Nest© courtesy of Beryl Reichenberg
Sculpture: Stake© courtesy of Mark Danitschek
Photograph: Chapel Hill Sunset #2© Karen Peterson

Exhibition dates: May 18 – June 26, 2023
Opening Reception: Sunday, May 21, 2023, 2-4 PM
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442 / (805) 772-2504, www.artcentermorrobay.org.

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CALL TO ARTISTS - Central Coast Woodturners

CALL TO ARTISTS - Central Coast Woodturners

May 19, 1:00pm - Jun 1, 5:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

SUBMISSION: March 1 through June 1, 2023, midnight.

This exhibit is a non-themed show focusing on selected wood turned artwork. artcentermorrobay.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/CCW-Prospectus-.pdf

A Juried Exhibition presented by THE CENTRAL COAST WOODTURNERS at Art Center Morro Bay.

ABOUT THE JUROR: James Santhon was introduced to woodturning during his early teens when he was conscripted into his brother’s fledgling woodturning business gluing and cleaning up.

James served in the U.S. Navy before beginning his own career in 1969. He apprenticed under his brother for several years before striking out on his own while working at a variety of companies, including a stair company, a lamp manufacturer and several cabinet shops.

In 1998 he joined the Orange County Woodturners in Southern California and American Association of Woodturners. James began to demonstrate woodturning for local woodturning clubs in southern California, and Arizona. In 2011 he was on a discussion panel at the 25th anniversary AAW symposium in St Paul Minnesota; in 2014 he demonstrated for the North London Woodturners and was a demonstrator at the AAW symposium in Phoenix Arizona.

James occasionally offers to provide woodturning demonstrations while working full time for a large cabinet firm in the San Gabriel Valley located in Southern California.


ABOUT CCW: The Central Coast Woodturners became a chapter of the American Association of Woodtuners in September 1991. CCW endeavors to encourage and enhance wood turning skills through “sawdust” sessions, meeting at selected member shops for targeted lessons and demonstrations from world renown woodturners. The CCW has a working relationship with the Marian Regional Medical Center Foundation and Beads of Courage supplying lidded bowls and wig trees to both children and seniors dealing with cancer on the Central Coast.

For more information, please visit www.artcentermorrobay.org or
the Central Coast Woodturner website: www.centralcoastwoodturners.com

Image courtesy of Tom Bullock

WHAT: CENTRAL COAST WOODTURNERS JURIED EXHIBIT
SUBMISSION DATES: March 1 through June 1, 2023, midnight.
EXHIBIT DATES: 8-10-2023 - 9-18-2023
RECEPTION: Sunday, August 13, 2-4 PM
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or www.artcentermorrobay.org

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Dyeing Silk Scarves

Dyeing Silk Scarves

May 20, 1:00pm - May 20, 4:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a workshop, Dyeing Silk Scarves with Sharon Gellerman.

Sharon Gellerman is a local artist who creates one-of-a-kind, hand-marbled, silk scarves and silk tallits. Sharon has a fresh and modern interpretation of the classical art of marbling on fabric. Through experimentation with color, technique and dye, she has refined her style and designs.

Her sense of art has been greatly influenced by memories of Israel and her love of the California Coast. These elements are reflected in the intricate patterns and vibrant colors of her textile designs. These complex designs and skillful use of color make each scarf or tallit a unique and wearable piece of art.

Marbled silk scarves are made by layering colorful dyes onto a solution of water and cellulose. This process allows the dyes to float above the liquid. Using custom made combs or rakes, the layers of color are then manipulated into unique designs. When the fabric is placed on top of the composition and absorbs the dye colors, it transfers onto the silk scarf, creating the marbling affect.
If you’ve ever wanted to make your own hand-dyed silk scarf or just want to see how it’s done, this is the workshop for you.

WHAT: Marbled Silk Scarves
WHEN: May 20, 2023 1PM-4PM
COST: $65. MBAA members - $75. non-members
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442
CONTACT: www.artcentermorrobay.org or 805-772-2504
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Art Center Morro Bay, (805) 772-2504
May cancel registration up to 7 days of scheduled workshop for full refund.

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DEMO: Oil Painting with Myles Herman

DEMO: Oil Painting with Myles Herman

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

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

WHEN: JUNE 12, 2023, 3-5 PM

WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay, CA 93442

CONTACT: 805-772-2504, or artcentermorrobay.org

COST: Free and open to the public

Art Center Morro Bay is happy to present a demonstration by classical artist Myles Herman.

Myles studied for twelve years under the intense tutelage of Oil Painters of America Master, Joyce Pike. She was a coveted Master Class Instructor who co-founded that organization and the Arts League of Los Angeles. Myles is also experienced in mechanical, civil, and architectural drafting.

He continues to paint every day. His work ranges from tight realism to local impressionism and covers a wide variety of landscapes and portraits. His painting tells a story which invites the viewer to participate.

Myles will demonstrate his process and discuss how he keeps his painting fresh and warm.

This art demonstration is free and open to the public.

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CALL FOR ARTISTS - Brushstrokes 2023

CALL FOR ARTISTS - Brushstrokes 2023

Jun 25, 1:00pm - Jun 25, 5:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

A Juried Exhibition presented by THE PAINTERS GROUP OF SAN LUIS OBISPO

Submission Deadline: June 25, 2023

Exhibition: September 21 – November 6, 2023

Virginia Russell Gallery, Art Center Morro Bay, Morro Bay, CA

Opening Reception: Sunday, September 24, 2-4 PM

Brushstrokes is a non-themed annual exhibition, open to all painters who are California residents. Brushstrokes represents a wide range of artistic expression in all painting mediums, including acrylic, oil, pastel, watercolor, encaustic, digital, and collage. No giclees will be considered. Size of the work, including frame, shall not exceed 42 inches in any direction; and all artwork must be original and available for sale.
Please note that shipping is not allowed and that selected artwork must be hand-delivered to Art Center Morro Bay.

Artists wishing to submit to this juried exhibit, must do so through: www.entrythingy.com/d=centralcoastartistscollective.org. Please review the prospectus for rules of entry into this notable event.

or find the prospectus on the MBAA website:
artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/gallery/exhibit-schedule/

For further information, please contact: TPG SLO at tpgsloart@gmail.com or Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442 / (805) 772-2504, www.artcentermorrobay.org.

Image courtesy of Cynthia Kevorkian


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CALL TO ARTISTS - ABSTRACTION

CALL TO ARTISTS - ABSTRACTION

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

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

WHAT: CALL TO ARTISTS - ABSTRATION
WHEN: Take-in, Tuesday, June 27, 2023, 10am – 2pm
RECEPTION: Sunday, July 9, 2023, 2–4pm
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or www.artcentermorrobay.org


Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present the fine art exhibit, Abstraction, in the Virginia Russell gallery, upstairs.

Abstract by definition is having only intrinsic form with little or no attempt at pictorial representation or narrative content. Enter the realm of self-expression and a departure from reality where every brushstroke is a form of abstraction, displaying a variety of expressive expanses. Here, sharp edges, solid colors, geometric compositions and brushed, poured or spray-painted surfaces abound.

During this exhibit, we’re throwing out the rules, where the amount of abstraction is up to the artist. That’s how art is born and breakthroughs happen.

This show is open to MBAA Members and all 2D media. Artists are welcome to submit up to 2 wall hung artworks in any size, 5 portfolio prints, 10 notes cards, 3 sculptures and jewelry.

TAKE IN: Tuesday, June 27, 2023, 10am – 2pm
ENTRY FORMS: artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/entry-forms/

Image: Rhapsody in Blue and Green© Courtesy of Debra Piazza

Abstraction and the glass artworks by Carolyn Niblick will be on display in the Virginia Russell gallery from June 29 through August 7, 2023. Meet the artists at the opening reception Sunday, July 9, 2023, 2pm-4pm. Art Center Morro Bay is open from 12pm – 4pm daily.

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ABSTRACTION

ABSTRACTION

Jun 29, 12:00pm - Jun 29, 4:00pm+39Jun 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, 4:00pmAug 3, 12:00pm - Aug 3, 4:00pmAug 4, 12:00pm - Aug 4, 4:00pmAug 5, 12:00pm - Aug 5, 4:00pmAug 6, 12:00pm - Aug 6, 4:00pmAug 7, 12:00pm - Aug 7, 4:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

WHAT: Abstraction and Glass artworks of Carolyn Niblick

WHEN: June 29 through August 7, 2023

RECEPTION: Sunday, July 9, 2023, 2–4pm

WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present the fine art exhibit, Abstraction, in the Virginia Russell gallery, upstairs.

Abstract by definition is having only intrinsic form with little or no attempt at pictorial representation or narrative content. Enter the realm of self-expression and a departure from reality where every brushstroke is a form of abstraction, displaying a variety of expressive expanses. Here, sharp edges, solid colors, geometric compositions and brushed, poured or spray-painted surfaces abound.

This exhibit is concurrent with the featured glass artworks of Carolyn Niblick.

During this exhibit, you’ll find a variety of artistic mediums and styles in thought provoking abstraction! This compelling event is sure to be a crowd pleaser!

Image: Kaleidoscope© Courtesy of Debra Piazza

Abstraction and the glass artworks by Carolyn Niblick will be on display from June 29 through August 7, 2023. Meet the artists at the opening reception Sunday, July 9, 2023, 2pm-4pm. This event is free and open to the public.

Art Center Morro Bay is open from 12pm – 4pm daily.

CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or www.artcentermorrobay.org



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FEATURED ARTIST - CAROLYN NIBLICK

FEATURED ARTIST - CAROLYN NIBLICK

Jun 29, 12:00pm - Jun 29, 4:00pm+39Jun 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, 4:00pmAug 3, 12:00pm - Aug 3, 4:00pmAug 4, 12:00pm - Aug 4, 4:00pmAug 5, 12:00pm - Aug 5, 4:00pmAug 6, 12:00pm - Aug 6, 4:00pmAug 7, 12:00pm - Aug 7, 4:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

RECEPTION: Sunday, July 9, 2023, 2-4pm

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to feature the glass artwork of Carolyn Niblick.

Carolyn has been a resident of Los Osos for over 20 years. Her fascination with glass began at an early age following a visit to the Olivera Street Market, located in Los Angeles, CA.

“My favorite stalls were always the glass blowers who created all sorts of magical little animals. I’m not a glass blower but my journey has taken me through most other aspects of glass art - stained glass, mosaics, and finally to fused glass.”

Carolyn has since studied her craft with many talented artists locally and nationally. Carolyn has been accepted into several juried art exhibits and enjoys participating in the San Luis Obispo County Arts, Open Studio Art Tour.

Image is copyrighted and courtesy of Carolyn Niblick.

Abstraction and the glass artwork of Carolyn Niblick will be on display June 29 through Aug 7, 2023. Meet the artists at the opening reception, Sunday, July 9, 2pm-4pm. This event is free and open to the public.

Art Center Morro Bay is open 12 – 4pm daily.
WHAT: Abstraction, Featuring the glass artwork of Carolyn Niblick
WHEN: June 29 – Aug 7, 2023, 12-4pm daily
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St. Morro Bay, CA 93442
RECEPTION: Sunday, July 9, 2023, 2-4pm
COST: FREE
CONTACT: Art Center Morro Bay (805) 772-2504, www.artcentermorrobay.org

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DEMO: Gold Leafing on Watercolor Paintings with Spencer Collins

DEMO: Gold Leafing on Watercolor Paintings with Spencer Collins

Jul 10, 3:00pm - Jul 10, 5:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

WHEN: July 10, 2023, 3-5 PM

WHERE; Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Maiin St. Morro Bay, CA 93442

CONTACT: 805-772-2504, or visit www.artcentermorrobay.org

COST: Free and open to the public

Art Center Morro Bay is pleased to present a demo in which participants will learn the art of gold leafing on watercolor paintings.

Art teacher Spencer Collins (formerly Poulter) has never questioned her ability to be an artist; she is simply compelled to express herself with her hands. A popular artist, known for fun, interactive
workshops, she has led numerous workshops at Art Central and here the Morro Bay Art Cnter on anything from drawing to bronze to print-making to photography. Her style ranges from realistic
landscapes to expressionist abstracts.

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CALL FOR ARTISTS - Lazy Days of Summer

CALL FOR ARTISTS - Lazy Days of Summer

Aug 8, 10:00am - Aug 8, 2:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

WHEN: Take-in, August 8, 2023, 10am – 2pm

RECEPTION: Sunday, August 13, 2-4pm

WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442

The Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a very special art exhibit, The Lazy Days of Summer.

Artists are asked to create artworks en plein aire, (French for outdoors) inspired by the beautiful scenery and colorful wildlife found throughout the gentle sloping landscapes of the Central Coast. Leave the four walls of your studio behind to experience the constant change of light and shadow, achieved by creating outdoors.

Artists are welcomed to join the Plein Air Coastal Artists, (PACA) free of charge. PACA artists meet weekly on location, following a schedule of meetups for day painting and nocturns. For more information, please visit our website: artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/plein-air-painters-of-the-central-coast/

The Lazy Days of Summer is open to all artists and all media. Take-in for this show is Tuesday, August 7, 10am – 2pm.

Entry Forms: artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/entry-forms/

The opening reception is Sunday, August 13, 2-4pm.

Image: Sweet Springs© Image copyrighted and courtesy of Mimi Whitney-Hafft

CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or www.artcentermorrobay.org


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Lazy Days of Summer

Lazy Days of Summer

Aug 10, 12:00pm - Aug 10, 4:00pm+39Aug 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, 4:00pmSep 14, 12:00pm - Sep 14, 4:00pmSep 15, 12:00pm - Sep 15, 4:00pmSep 16, 12:00pm - Sep 16, 4:00pmSep 17, 12:00pm - Sep 17, 4:00pmSep 18, 12:00pm - Sep 18, 4:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

EXHIBIT: The Lazy Days of Summer

WHEN: August 10, through September 18, 2023

RECEPTION: Sunday, August 13, 2-4pm

WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442

The Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a very special art exhibit, The Lazy Days of Summer.

Artists are asked to create artworks en plein aire, (French for outdoors) inspired by the beautiful scenery and colorful wildlife found throughout the gentle sloping landscapes of the Central Coast. Leave the four walls of your studio behind to experience the constant change of light and shadow, achieved by creating outdoors.

Image: Los Osos Back Bay©. This image is copyrighted and courtesy of Mimi Whitney- Hafft

Enjoy the nature inspired scenes imbued with romance, desire and dramatic light often found in plein air paintings and other nature scenes.

The Lazy Days of Summer, in conjunction with the beautiful wood turned vessels, bowls and other three dimensional artwork presented by Central Coast Woodturners, will be on display in both galleries from August 10, through September 18, 2023. The opening reception is Sunday, August 13, 2-4pm and the public is invited.

Art Center Morro Bay is open daily, 12pm – 4pm.

CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or www.artcentermorrobay.org


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CENTRAL COAST WOODTURNERS

CENTRAL COAST WOODTURNERS

Aug 10, 12:00pm - Aug 10, 4:00pm+39Aug 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, 4:00pmSep 14, 12:00pm - Sep 14, 4:00pmSep 15, 12:00pm - Sep 15, 4:00pmSep 16, 12:00pm - Sep 16, 4:00pmSep 17, 12:00pm - Sep 17, 4:00pmSep 18, 12:00pm - Sep 18, 4:00pm

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CENTRAL COAST WOODTURNERS JURIED EXHIBIT
EXHIBIT: August 10 - September 18, 2023
OPENING RECEPTION: Sunday, August 13, 2-4 PM
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or www.artcentermorrobay.org


Art Center Morro Bay is proud to host a very special juried exhibit presented by the Central Coast Woodturners.

This exhibit is a non-themed show focusing on selected wood turned artwork. A prospectus containing complete entry dates and rules for this exhibit will be available soon.

The Central Coast Woodturners became a chapter of the American Association of Woodtuners in September 1991. Both organizations are dedicated to advancing the art and craft of woodturning.

Woodturning is the craft of using the wood lathe with hand-held tools to cut a shape that is symmetrical around an axis of rotation. Like the potter’s wheel, the wood lathe is a simple mechanism which can generate a variety of forms limited only by the imagination of the artist or craftsperson.

The Central Coast Woodturners group have a working relationship with the Marian Regional Medical Center Foundation and Beads of Courage supplying lidded bowls and wig trees to both children and seniors dealing with cancer on the Central Coast.

This fascinating exhibit will feature the finest of selected artwork through a jurying process. This show is in conjunction with The Lazy Days of Summer and will be on display August 10 through September 18, 2023. The opening reception is Sunday, August 13, 2-4pm. Art Center Morro Bay is open to the public, 12-4pm daily.

Image courtesy of Barry Lundgren

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DEMO: Introduction to Calligraphy and Hand Lettering

DEMO: Introduction to Calligraphy and Hand Lettering

Aug 14, 3:00pm - Aug 14, 5:00pm

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WHEN: August 14, 2023, 3-5 PM

WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay, CA 93442

CONTACT 805-772-2504, or visitwww.artcentermorrobay.org

COST: Free and open to the public

Art Center Morro Bay is happy to present a demonstration with Calligrapher and teacher, Mary Lou Johnson.

Johnson has created lettering for numerous wedding invitations, wine labels, books, and business brands, including the Farmer’s Market and the Morro Bay Harvest Festival. She has taught numerous workshops at Cuesta College, Art Central, Slo Adult Education, and various other locations in and around the central coast. She began hand lettering in the 1980’s, and once she joined the L A Society for Calligraphy in the 90’s, never looked back. Her enthusiasm is infectious, and her knowledge is the best.

In this interactive demonstration you will have an opportunity to hand letter using different brushes and pens that are the tools of the Calligraphy trade.

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DEMO: "Our Planet is a Clay Factory" - Ceramics with Jack Mettier

DEMO: "Our Planet is a Clay Factory" - Ceramics with Jack Mettier

Sep 11, 3:00pm - Sep 11, 5:00pm

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WHEN: SEPTEMBER 11, 2023, 3-5 PM

WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 main St.,Morro Bay, CA 93442

CONTACT: 805-772-2504, or visit www.artcentermorrobay.org

COST: Free and open to the public

The Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a talk with ceramicist Jack Mettier entitled, “Our Planet is a Clay Factory.”

Jack Mettier is a raconteur extraordinaire, and has a lot to talk about. He has had over 60 years of passion, experimentation, curiosity and joy in the art of making ceramics.

He earned a B.A. and an MA in Art from California State University San Jose with Ceramics and Glass concentration followed by operating a private glassblowing studio.

Jack has thirty-five years of teaching ceramics, art and jewelry. He taught art and ceramics at Paso Robles High School and was Chair of the Visual and Performing Arts Department there. At Taft College he taught ceramics and jewelry and was Director of the Art Gallery as well as chairman of the fine arts department. Over the years he has experimented with making kilns and making functional and representational pieces and glazes from different materials, including native clays. He has extensive knowledge of clay history.

He has elevated thrown vessels into pieces that speak of conflict, resolution, and design that transcends the simple form into an artistic statement. He is still experimenting today in his home
kiln and continues to experience the magic and joy of unpredictable finished surfaces.

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CALL TO ARTISTS - REFLECTIONS

CALL TO ARTISTS - REFLECTIONS

Sep 19, 11:00am - Sep 19, 3:00pm

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CALL TO ARTIST
REFLECTIONS

WHAT: REFLECTIONS
WHEN: Take-in, September 19, 2023, 10am – 2pm
RECEPTION: Sunday, 24, 2023 2-4pm
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or www.artcentermorrobay.org

The Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present the compelling art exhibit, Reflections.

THIS IS A THEME FOR EVERYONE!

During this exhibit, artists are asked to examine the world of art through their own personal looking glass.

Artists may interpret Reflections as a cast of light, an image you see when you look into a mirror or the expression of human experience.

Reflections are an important part of art composition. Without reflections, art may simply have a flat unrealistic appearance. Consider how reflections create light and shadow in the eyes of a portrait, the sense of peace reflecting across still water with moored boats and the sparkle across a shiny car or other still objects. Photographers are additionally challenged to change shutter speeds for dramatic light from the stars or create soft reflections of a sunset.

Artists are encouraged to create artworks with the reflections of light and shadow in all media and subject matter.

This exhibit is open to MBAA Members in the main gallery. Artists are welcome to submit up to (2) wall hung artworks, (10) note cards, (5) portfolio prints and (3) 3D artworks in all media. Take-in for this show is Tuesday, September 19, 2023 10am – 2pm. Entry forms and wire tags: artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/entry-forms/

The opening reception is Sunday, September 24, 2-4pm.

Image: This image is copyrighted and courtesy of Nola Barnick


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REFLECTIONS

REFLECTIONS

Sep 21, 12:00pm - Sep 21, 4:00pm+46Sep 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, 4:00pmNov 3, 12:00pm - Nov 3, 4:00pmNov 4, 12:00pm - Nov 4, 4:00pmNov 5, 12:00pm - Nov 5, 4:00pmNov 6, 12:00pm - Nov 6, 4:00pm

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WHAT: REFLECTIONS
WHEN: September 21, 2023 through November 6, 2023
RECEPTION: Sunday, 24, 2023 2-4pm
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or www.artcentermorrobay.org

The Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present the compelling art exhibit, Reflections.

During this exhibit, artists are asked to examine the world of art through their own personal looking glass.

Artists may interpret Reflections as a cast of light, an image you see when you look into a mirror or the expression of human experience.

Reflections are an important part of art composition. Without reflections, art may simply have a flat unrealistic appearance. Consider how reflections create light and shadow in the eyes of a portrait, the sense of peace reflecting across still water with moored boats and the sparkle across a shiny car or other still objects. Photographers are additionally challenged to change shutter speeds for dramatic light from the stars or create soft reflections of a sunset.

This engaging exhibit is in conjunction with featured artist and potter, Jack Mettier and the juried exhibit, Brushstrokes. These stunning exhibits offer a collection of exceptional paintings, photography and pottery spanning a variety of artistic mediums from traditional to contemporary.

Whether you’re attending this extraordinary exhibit to observe or to find that perfect gift, you are in for a delight!

Reflections will be on display from September 21, 2023 through November 6, 2023 and the opening reception is Sunday, September 24, 2023, 2-4pm.


Image: This image is copyrighted and courtesy of Nola Barnick

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BRUSHSTROKES 2023

BRUSHSTROKES 2023

Sep 21, 12:00pm - Sep 21, 4:00pm+42Sep 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 5, 12:00pm - Nov 5, 4:00pmNov 6, 12:00pm - Nov 6, 4:00pm

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WHAT: Brushstrokes 2023
WHEN: September 21 through November 6, 2023
RECEPTION: Sunday, September 24, 2pm-4pm
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or www.artcentermorrobay.org


Morro Bay Art Association is proud to host, The Painters Group of the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, and their compelling, juried exhibit, Brushstrokes 2023.

This annual event is a collective of exceptional paintings, featuring works from current TPG and MBAA members throughout the Central Coast.

A variety of accepted mediums include acrylic, oil, mixed media, watercolor, pastel and digital, encompassing a wide range of subject matter, figurative, landscape and abstract.

Whether you are attending this extraordinary exhibit to observe or to purchase, you are in for a delight!
Image is copyrighted and courtesy of Linda Elder

Brushstrokes will be on display in the Russell Gallery, upstairs, September 21through November 6, 2023. Meet the artists at the opening reception Sunday, September 24, 2pm-4pm. This event is free and open to the public. Art Center Morro Bay is open from 12pm – 4pm daily.

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DEMO: Artful Images on Everyday Objects with Carol Manuputy

DEMO: Artful Images on Everyday Objects with Carol Manuputy

Oct 9, 3:00pm - Oct 9, 5:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

WHEN: October 9, 2023, 3-5 PM

WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay, CA

CONTACT: 805-772-2504, or visit www.artcentermorrobay.org

COST: Free and open to the public

Art Center Morro Bay is happy to present a demonstration with artist and teacher Carol Manuputy. Carol represents 1/2 of the Peaceful Planet Design team that also includes her husband,
Richard. They have designed textiles, murals, paintings, and sculptures for hospitals, schools, and other public buildings throughout California since 1986.

Carol was born in Rochester, NY, and holds a BA in applied Art from Cal Poly. She has taught at the SLO Art Center, public and private schools, and in their studio in Los Osos, where Richard also teaches yoga and plays guitar.

In this interactive demonstration, you will be making art that is collaborative, fun and surprising: an immersion into their philosophy of making beauty from everyday objects.

This art demonstration is free and open to the public.

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WORKSHOP: Art Applied to Everyday Life – Hand Painted Table with Carol Manuputy

WORKSHOP: Art Applied to Everyday Life – Hand Painted Table with Carol Manuputy

Oct 14, 12:00pm - Oct 14, 4:30pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

WHEN: Saturday, October 14, 2023

TIME: 12pm - 4:30pm

WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA

COST: Online Registration $60. Members; $65. Non-Members. PLEASE NOTE: There is an additional $50 art supply fee per person to be paid to instructor the day of workshop.

Class description: During this workshop, students will be immersed into a philosophy of creating beauty from everyday objects. This surprisingly fun workshop starts with all of the supplies needed to make beautiful art designs on foldable tray tables. Students can complete one project during the workshop and take home their new table and purchased art supplies for ongoing projects at home!

About The Instructor: Carol is the owner of Peaceful Planet Images, a design team that includes her husband, Richard and son, Ethan. They have designed textiles, murals, paintings, and sculptures for hospitals, schools, and other public buildings, and private commissions, throughout California since 1986. Carol was born in Rochester, NY, and holds a BA in Applied Art and Design from Cal Poly. She has taught at the SLO Art Center, at public and private schools in SLO county, and in their studio located in Los Osos.

Connect with other artists and learn the basic skills and camaraderie of learning to add great design and artwork to a personal table. This workshop is designed for beginner to intermediate artists.

Last Day of Registration: 9/30/2023. May cancel registration up to 14 days of scheduled workshop for full refund.

CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or www.artcentermorrobay.org

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CALL FOR ARTISTS - WINTER FAIRE & JURIED CRAFT SHOW

CALL FOR ARTISTS - WINTER FAIRE & JURIED CRAFT SHOW

Nov 7, 10:00am - Nov 7, 2:00pm

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Winter Faire & – Call for Artists 2023

Art Center Morro Bay is proud to present the annual Winter Faire & Juried Craft Show, featuring some of the finest artworks on the Central Coast.

This special holiday event is open to all artists, providing an opportunity to exhibit paintings, photography, sculpture and fine crafts. This exhibit is open to all mediums and subject matter. Crafts include, but not limited to fiber, wood, glass, sculpture, pottery and jewelry.

This fine art exhibit is designed for customers who are holiday shopping and looking for special gift ideas!

Artists are invited to submit up to (3) wall hung 2D pieces, (10) note cards, (5) portfolio prints, up to (12) jewelry pieces, (3) large sculptures and/or (12) craft items.

Please print entry forms and submit with your artwork on Tuesday, November 7, 2023 from 10am – 2pm. Submission information, fees and entry forms are located on the website: artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/entry-forms/
Artist may become a member by going to ArtCenterMorroBay.org or artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/register/

WHAT: Paintings, Photography & Fine Crafts
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442
WHEN: Tuesday, November 7, 2023, 10am – 2pm.
RECEPTION: Sunday, November 12, 2023, 2-4pm
CONTACT: www.artcentermorrobay.org or 805-772-2504

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Winter Faire & Juried Craft Show

Winter Faire & Juried Craft Show

Nov 9, 12:00pm - Nov 9, 4:00pm+51Nov 10, 12:00pm - Nov 10, 4:00pmNov 11, 12:00pm - Nov 11, 4:00pmNov 12, 12:00pm - Nov 12, 4:00pmNov 13, 12:00pm - Nov 13, 4:00pmNov 14, 12:00pm - Nov 14, 4:00pmNov 15, 12:00pm - Nov 15, 4:00pmNov 16, 12:00pm - Nov 16, 4:00pmNov 17, 12:00pm - Nov 17, 4:00pmNov 18, 12:00pm - Nov 18, 4:00pmNov 19, 12:00pm - Nov 19, 4:00pmNov 20, 12:00pm - Nov 20, 4:00pmNov 21, 12:00pm - Nov 21, 4:00pmNov 22, 12:00pm - Nov 22, 4:00pmNov 23, 12:00pm - Nov 23, 4:00pmNov 24, 12:00pm - Nov 24, 4:00pmNov 25, 12:00pm - Nov 25, 4:00pmNov 26, 12:00pm - Nov 26, 4:00pmNov 27, 12:00pm - Nov 27, 4:00pmNov 28, 12:00pm - Nov 28, 4:00pmNov 29, 12:00pm - Nov 29, 4:00pmNov 30, 12:00pm - Nov 30, 4:00pmDec 1, 12:00pm - Dec 1, 4:00pmDec 2, 12:00pm - Dec 2, 4:00pmDec 3, 12:00pm - Dec 3, 4:00pmDec 4, 12:00pm - Dec 4, 4:00pmDec 5, 12:00pm - Dec 5, 4:00pmDec 6, 12:00pm - Dec 6, 4:00pmDec 7, 12:00pm - Dec 7, 4:00pmDec 8, 12:00pm - Dec 8, 4:00pmDec 9, 12:00pm - Dec 9, 4:00pmDec 10, 12:00pm - Dec 10, 4:00pmDec 11, 12:00pm - Dec 11, 4:00pmDec 12, 12:00pm - Dec 12, 4:00pmDec 13, 12:00pm - Dec 13, 4:00pmDec 14, 12:00pm - Dec 14, 4:00pmDec 15, 12:00pm - Dec 15, 4:00pmDec 16, 12:00pm - Dec 16, 4:00pmDec 17, 12:00pm - Dec 17, 4:00pmDec 18, 12:00pm - Dec 18, 4:00pmDec 19, 12:00pm - Dec 19, 4:00pmDec 20, 12:00pm - Dec 20, 4:00pmDec 21, 12:00pm - Dec 21, 4:00pmDec 22, 12:00pm - Dec 22, 4:00pmDec 23, 12:00pm - Dec 23, 4:00pmDec 24, 12:00pm - Dec 24, 4:00pmDec 26, 12:00pm - Dec 26, 4:00pmDec 27, 12:00pm - Dec 27, 4:00pmDec 28, 12:00pm - Dec 28, 4:00pmDec 29, 12:00pm - Dec 29, 4:00pmDec 30, 12:00pm - Dec 30, 4:00pmDec 31, 12:00pm - Dec 31, 4:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Winter Faire & Juried Craft Show 2023

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 collection 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’re 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 9, 2023 through December 31, 2023.

WHAT: Paintings, Photography & Fine Crafts
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442
WHEN: November 9, 2023 through December 31, 2023.
RECEPTION: Sunday, November 12, 2023, 2-4pm
CONTACT: www.artcentermorrobay.org or 805-772-2504

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DEMO:  Paint Your Pet with Karyn Blaney

DEMO: Paint Your Pet with Karyn Blaney

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

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

WHEN: November 13, 2023 3-5 PM

WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay, CA 93442

CONTACT: 805-772-2504

COST: Free and open to the public

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present, “Paint Your Pet”, an interactive demonstration.

Although Karyn Blaney has a fine art degree from Kent State University with a concentration in printmaking, she never wants to be restricted to one medium. Whether it’s paint, ink, pencil or
paper, Karyn lets whatever subject she's working with dictate the creative process. Karyn pulls from images and memories that excite her and hold her attention. From movie scenes to people she connects with or passes on the street, Karyn finds inspiration everywhere. Her resulting creations feature loose brushstrokes and a dreamy feel to a uniquely Impressionistic style.

Karyn started ArtSocial805, a traveling art studio, 8 years ago on the central coast, and is based in Paso Robles. She has instructed thousands of people from ages 5 to 95 since the business' start. She has branched out into specialized classes featuring Paint Your Pet, Homeschooling, Glow events, Watercolor Bar by ArtSocial805 and so much more.

For more information visit www.artsocial805.com.

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  DEMO: Mosaic Jewelry with Joan Martin Fee

DEMO: Mosaic Jewelry with Joan Martin Fee

Dec 11, 3:00pm - Dec 11, 5:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

WHEN: December 11, 2023, 3-5 PM

WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay, CA 93442

CONTACT: 805-772-2504, or visit www.artcentermorrobay.org

COST: FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a hands-on demonstration of mosaic jewelry!

Joan Martin Fee is a craft designer, a television personality, author and instruction and magazine editor. She is also the owner of Creative Me Time, offering interactive workshops throughout the Central Coast.

Her creative journey began in 1990 when she submitted her ideas to the “Aleene’s Creative Living” television show and was asked to demonstrate her “Dress Up Dolly” idea, using shrink wrap. Since then, she has worked for the largest manufacturers in the craft industry. Today she is widely known and appreciated for her ability to make people feel special through their creations.

During this demonstration, Joan will show you how to make beautiful jewelry just in time for the holidays. And don’t be surprised by the many participants reciting all of the Creative Me Time workshops they have participated in!

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