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UPCOMING EVENTS


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FOR THE BIRDS!

FOR THE BIRDS!

Jan 17, 12:00pm - Jan 17, 4:00pm+35Jan 18, 12:00pm - Jan 18, 4:00pmJan 19, 12:00pm - Jan 19, 4:00pmJan 20, 12:00pm - Jan 20, 4:00pmJan 21, 12:00pm - Jan 21, 4:00pmJan 22, 12:00pm - Jan 22, 4:00pmJan 23, 12:00pm - Jan 23, 4:00pmJan 24, 12:00pm - Jan 24, 4:00pmJan 25, 12:00pm - Jan 25, 4:00pmJan 26, 12:00pm - Jan 26, 4:00pmJan 27, 12:00pm - Jan 27, 4:00pmJan 28, 12:00pm - Jan 28, 4:00pmJan 29, 12:00pm - Jan 29, 4:00pmJan 30, 12:00pm - Jan 30, 4:00pmJan 31, 12:00pm - Jan 31, 4:00pmFeb 1, 12:00pm - Feb 1, 4:00pmFeb 2, 12:00pm - Feb 2, 4:00pmFeb 3, 12:00pm - Feb 3, 4:00pmFeb 4, 12:00pm - Feb 4, 4:00pmFeb 5, 12:00pm - Feb 5, 4:00pmFeb 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, 4:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Art Center Morro Bay presents its annual, For the Birds exhibit in conjunction with the Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival.

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 high-fired stoneware and sculptures of local artists, Stepen Juel and Sheri Parisian, owners of Dancing Dog Clayworks.

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 that cares 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.

The Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival will be held at the Morro Bay Recreation Center, January 13 – 17, 2022. For more information about the festival, visit their website: morrobaybirdfestival.org

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


WHAT: For the Birds
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
WHEN: January 6 – February 21, 2022
RECEPTION: January 9, 2 -4pm, 2022
CONTACT: www.artcentermorrobay.org or 805-772-2504.
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FOR THE BIRDS - Featured Artists Stepen Juel  & Sheri Parisian

FOR THE BIRDS - Featured Artists Stepen Juel & Sheri Parisian

Jan 17, 12:00pm - Jan 17, 4:00pm+35Jan 18, 12:00pm - Jan 18, 4:00pmJan 19, 12:00pm - Jan 19, 4:00pmJan 20, 12:00pm - Jan 20, 4:00pmJan 21, 12:00pm - Jan 21, 4:00pmJan 22, 12:00pm - Jan 22, 4:00pmJan 23, 12:00pm - Jan 23, 4:00pmJan 24, 12:00pm - Jan 24, 4:00pmJan 25, 12:00pm - Jan 25, 4:00pmJan 26, 12:00pm - Jan 26, 4:00pmJan 27, 12:00pm - Jan 27, 4:00pmJan 28, 12:00pm - Jan 28, 4:00pmJan 29, 12:00pm - Jan 29, 4:00pmJan 30, 12:00pm - Jan 30, 4:00pmJan 31, 12:00pm - Jan 31, 4:00pmFeb 1, 12:00pm - Feb 1, 4:00pmFeb 2, 12:00pm - Feb 2, 4:00pmFeb 3, 12:00pm - Feb 3, 4:00pmFeb 4, 12:00pm - Feb 4, 4:00pmFeb 5, 12:00pm - Feb 5, 4:00pmFeb 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, 4:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Art Center Morro Bay presents its annual, For the Birds exhibit in conjunction with the Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival.

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 high-fired stoneware and sculptures of local artists, Stepen Juel and Sheri Parisian, owners of Dancing Dog Clayworks.

Stepen Juel began his love affair with clay in the 1970’s while studying and working in the sculpture department at a California community college. Wood had been a preferred medium until he watched students in a neighboring studio, working on pottery wheels. “Clay work proved to be the perfect wedding of earth, water, fire and air - thus the marriage was consummated.” Having completed an MA degree in recreation therapy, Stepen taught ceramic classes to seniors and adolescents with developmental disabilities where he learned the true value of clay in the creative process. “I spent 16 years overseeing county, aging and disability programs, while sustaining my interest in clay in my home studio.”

My love of whimsy, incorporating animals into functional ware, can be seen in my current work. I’ve developed a special fondness for those ancient, mythical flying creatures, dragons! Dragons and the many crows that inhabit the woods surrounding our home have flavored my recent work.


Sheri Parisian loves the way clay can express emotionally what she cannot express with words. Also, the sensual quality of clay that is so satisfying while creating with it.

“I start with a vague vision of my final construction and the emotion that I want to transmit. Sometimes with whimsy or lightness to share, sometimes with the concern for the difficulties that we all endure. The final piece is often its own. Something I merely watch as it’s born. Honoring bird forms and bird structures have become my passion and expression.”

Sheri dreams of taking flight like a bird. One of her ceramic series evolves around the fantasy of becoming a bird. “A woman, I imagine, is dawning a magic mask that is slowly transforming her into a bird. Then it all fails and she returns to reality,” Touched by their sense of survival and resilience, Sheri imagines herself closely studying the personality and character of these creatures while they are sitting nearby at the water’s edge. She conveys that there are life lessons to be learned from their strength.

Sheri enjoys the outdoors where she can communicate with them. Her birdhouses are for their protection and pure entertainment! Some of them hang while others stand on feet! “I’m communing with them… a reverence that is deep within.”

Upon retiring in 2005, husband and wife, Stepen Juel and Sheri Parisian, moved to Cambria, CA and opened Dancing Dog Clayworks.

Image, courtesy of Stepen Juel.


During this exhibit, you’ll find bird related ceramics by Sheri Parisian and Stepen Juel of Dancing Dog Clayworks, fine art paintings, photography and three dimensional art to include jewelry, glass and more. Don’t miss this exciting exhibit and artist reception featuring live birds from Pacific Wildlife Care! 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


WHAT: For the Birds
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
WHEN: January 6 – February 21, 2022
RECEPTION: January 9, 2 -4pm, 2022
CONTACT: www.artcentermorrobay.org or 805-772-2504.
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DESTINATION UNKNOWN - Watercolor Workshop

DESTINATION UNKNOWN - Watercolor Workshop

Jan 18, 10:00am - Jan 18, 12:00pm+1Jan 25, 10:00am - Jan 25, 12:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a workshop in watercolors with artist and professional art instructor, Virginia Mack!

Are you a watercolorist? Do you have basic watercolor skills? In this series of classes, we will use watercolors as a medium for exploration. We will examine the different ways and uses of color, texture, line, and light. We will also analyse the effects of watercolors when mixed with other media.

The goal is to discover new, and satisfying, directions in your use of this compelling medium.

Organic materials will be the subject matter for this class. Consider sticks, plants, vegetables, landscapes with pathways, seascapes with rocks, perhaps a bird or two. For more information about the instructor, please visit our website.

About Instructor: Virginia Mack is a native Californian who grew up in the SF Bay Area. Having painted since the age of 4 years of age, she has worked in all painting media including stained glass. Virginia taught art in the Bay Area until her move to the Central Coast where she taught Studio Arts, Art History and Art Appreciation at Cuesta and Hancock Colleges.

"I love to explore all parts of the county seeking subject matter for paintings. In recent years that
exploration included Kayak journeys out onto the bay. I have developed many pieces based on
studies I initiated from my kayak (“Kayak-view”). I work primarily in watercolors and am a colorist at heart. My series of bird studies, each done within 2 minutes, before the bird flies, swims, or walks away and my studio pieces based on my explorations of my yard (during Covid
stay-at-home) and the county are my primary subjects at present. In my most recent work, I have been working with the relationship between birds and their environments as reflected through various art media."

Virginia received her education in fine arts at the University of California, Berkeley and California College of Arts and Crafts.

WHAT: Destination Unknown
WHEN: Jan. 11, 18, 25, 10:00 am -12:00 pm
COST: $40.00 per session Members; $455.00 per session Non-Members
Basic Materials are available. Please see the materials list for additional materials
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA
PRE-REGISTER: Reserve your space online: artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/shop/
CONTACT: (805)772-2504 or artcentermorrobay.org

May cancel registration up to 7 days of scheduled workshop for full refund. Your safety is our utmost concern so please wear a mask and show proof of Covid Vaccine during the first day of class.

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CREATIVITY DAY

CREATIVITY DAY

Jan 19, 10:00am - Jan 19, 3:00pm+23Jan 26, 10:00am - Jan 26, 3:00pmFeb 2, 10:00am - Feb 2, 3:00pmFeb 9, 10:00am - Feb 9, 3:00pmFeb 16, 10:00am - Feb 16, 3:00pmFeb 23, 10:00am - Feb 23, 3:00pmMar 2, 10:00am - Mar 2, 3:00pmMar 9, 10:00am - Mar 9, 3:00pmMar 16, 10:00am - Mar 16, 3:00pmMar 23, 10:00am - Mar 23, 3:00pmMar 30, 10:00am - Mar 30, 3:00pmApr 6, 10:00am - Apr 6, 3:00pmApr 13, 10:00am - Apr 13, 3:00pmApr 20, 10:00am - Apr 20, 3:00pmApr 27, 10:00am - Apr 27, 3:00pmMay 4, 10:00am - May 4, 3:00pmMay 11, 10:00am - May 11, 3:00pmMay 18, 10:00am - May 18, 3:00pmMay 25, 10:00am - May 25, 3:00pmJun 1, 10:00am - Jun 1, 3:00pmJun 8, 10:00am - Jun 8, 3:00pmJun 15, 10:00am - Jun 15, 3:00pmJun 22, 10:00am - Jun 22, 3:00pmJun 29, 10:00am - Jun 29, 3:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Creativity is held each Wednesday from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm unless other events/classes conflict.

This ongoing group is FREE, informal and open to the public. Meet in the Studio at Art Center Morro Bay.

Bring your art and supplies in any medium and work at our studio along with other artists.

Bring your lunch and stay for the whole time, or come and go as it works for you. This is an informal and drop-in arrangement with no pre-registration required.

Come join all the FUN & CHAT with this fun group!

Due to the recent uptick in Covid, Art Center Morro Bay requires everyone to wear a mask and asks that you provide documentation of your Covid 19 vaccination. Thank you for helping each other stay healthy and safe.

For more info call the Gallery at:
(805)772-2504

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Life Drawing

Life Drawing

Jan 19, 6:00pm - Jan 19, 9:00pm+47Jan 26, 6:00pm - Jan 26, 9:00pmFeb 2, 6:00pm - Feb 2, 9:00pmFeb 9, 6:00pm - Feb 9, 9:00pmFeb 16, 6:00pm - Feb 16, 9:00pmFeb 23, 6:00pm - Feb 23, 9:00pmMar 2, 6:00pm - Mar 2, 9:00pmMar 9, 6:00pm - Mar 9, 9:00pmMar 16, 6:00pm - Mar 16, 9:00pmMar 23, 6:00pm - Mar 23, 9:00pmMar 30, 6:00pm - Mar 30, 9:00pmApr 6, 6:00pm - Apr 6, 9:00pmApr 13, 6:00pm - Apr 13, 9:00pmApr 20, 6:00pm - Apr 20, 9:00pmApr 27, 6:00pm - Apr 27, 9:00pmMay 4, 6:00pm - May 4, 9:00pmMay 11, 6:00pm - May 11, 9:00pmMay 18, 6:00pm - May 18, 9:00pmMay 25, 6:00pm - May 25, 9:00pmJun 1, 6:00pm - Jun 1, 9:00pmJun 8, 6:00pm - Jun 8, 9:00pmJun 15, 6:00pm - Jun 15, 9:00pmJun 22, 6:00pm - Jun 22, 9:00pmJun 29, 6:00pm - Jun 29, 9:00pmJul 6, 6:00pm - Jul 6, 9:00pmJul 13, 6:00pm - Jul 13, 9:00pmJul 20, 6:00pm - Jul 20, 9:00pmJul 27, 6:00pm - Jul 27, 9:00pmAug 3, 6:00pm - Aug 3, 9:00pmAug 10, 6:00pm - Aug 10, 9:00pmAug 17, 6:00pm - Aug 17, 9:00pmAug 24, 6:00pm - Aug 24, 9:00pmAug 31, 6:00pm - Aug 31, 9:00pmSep 7, 6:00pm - Sep 7, 9:00pmSep 14, 6:00pm - Sep 14, 9:00pmSep 21, 6:00pm - Sep 21, 9:00pmSep 28, 6:00pm - Sep 28, 9:00pmOct 5, 6:00pm - Oct 5, 9:00pmOct 12, 6:00pm - Oct 12, 9:00pmOct 19, 6:00pm - Oct 19, 9:00pmOct 26, 6:00pm - Oct 26, 9:00pmNov 2, 6:00pm - Nov 2, 9:00pmNov 9, 6:00pm - Nov 9, 9:00pmNov 16, 6:00pm - Nov 16, 9:00pmNov 23, 6:00pm - Nov 23, 9:00pmNov 30, 6:00pm - Nov 30, 9:00pmDec 7, 6:00pm - Dec 7, 9:00pmDec 14, 6:00pm - Dec 14, 9:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

BEGINNING JAN 5, 2022

Life drawing has remained the cornerstone of art instruction.
We believe life drawing should be fun, accessible and expressive. Art Center Morro Bay is proud to present a weekly, uninstructed, Life Drawing workshop, featuring a variety of male and female nude models.

Put yourself on the pathway to better art! This evening workshop, is open to all adults regardless of experience. Bring your own art supplies and work with medium of choice.

Models pose for various lengths of time, up to 20 minutes while taking short breaks. There is no instruction. This workshop is appropriate for beginner to advanced and participants should be at least 18 years of age to register.

WHAT: Wednesday Life Drawing
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St. Morro Bay, CA 93442
WHEN: Wednesday Evenings, Beginning January 6-9pm
COST: $10.00 MBAA Members and Students $12.00 Non Members

CONTACT: Bob Rodger (805) 528-4248, brodger56@yahoo.com

Online registration: artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/products/

More information: www.artcentermorrobay.org

Please wear a mask and show proof of Covid Vaccine.
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Faces of Morro Bay - Portrait Workshop

Faces of Morro Bay - Portrait Workshop

Jan 20, 5:00pm - Jan 20, 8:00pm+1Jan 27, 5:00pm - Jan 27, 8:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Art Center Morro By is proud to present a portrait workshop in your choice of medium with a live model from the Morro Bay community.

This fun workshop will feature interesting key people from the beautiful town of Morro Bay. Each session is 3 hours long with the model in one pose for two 3-hour sessions. Workshop designed for beginning to professional artists who creatively pursue the art of independently drawing or painting with a clothed, live model. We will offer this workshop again in March with the goal of a final art show later in the year. For more information about the instructors, please visit our website.

About the Instructors: This is not an instructor led course but facilitated by the Morro Bay Art Association, Adult Education Director, Kirsti Wothe and Anne Fraker. Kirsti is an art educator and artist who enjoys painting portraits and abstracts. Kirsti earned a BFA from Texas A&M, Kingsville, a teaching credential from Fresno Pacific University and works with all art mediums. Anne is a professional artist and a resident of Morro Bay who enjoys painting portraits and landscapes. Her favorite medium is oil.

Image courtesy of Anne Fraker

WHAT: FACES OF MORRO BAY, a portrait workshop.
WHEN: Jan. 20 and Jan. 27, 2022, 5-8pm
COST: Members $60. Non-Members $80. for this 2-day workshop.
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA
MATERIALS: A canvas will be provided. Each artist will need to bring their own painting and drawing materials.
PRE-REGISTER: Reserve your space online: artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/shop/
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or www.artcentermorrobay.org


May cancel registration up to 7 days of scheduled workshop for full refund.

Your safety is our utmost concern so please wear a mask and show proof of Covid Vaccine during the first day of class.

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Quick Studies in Clay with Anne Grannis

Quick Studies in Clay with Anne Grannis

Jan 22, 1:00pm - Jan 23, 4:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a 2 half-days workshop, Quick Studies in Clay with Anne Grannis.

Anne will be teaching techniques to sculpt a whole figure, a torso, or a bas relief using water-based clay. This intense session will guide the beginning or advanced sculptor in the essence of figure sculpting, giving the student a spontaneous, emotional arena to work in; without the finishing details of a refined piece. We will be working from a live model.

Anne has been teaching and working with clay since she was a girl growing up in an artistic household of New England. She has taught ceramic workshops, stone carving and sculpture in Northern California areas; Fort Mason Art School, San Francisco and Half Moon Bay. She was the Artistic Council Chair of SFWA Gallery – Sculpture Representative. She’s taught Quick Studies in Clay in Half Moon Bay, Redwood City, and Palo Alto and now shares her knowledge with us in Morro Bay.

Anne says: “I often use natural clay, as it is an amazingly pliable medium with which to work and being a material originating eons ago, I can connect with the far past to create anything large and rough or small and detailed, with everything in between. My sense of whimsy prevails.”

Clay and tools will be provided. Please bring a 12” to 14” square board to work on and an apron. Bring your favorite tools or supplies if you have them. Firing of the art is the responsibility of the student, and/or you may work with the instructor outside of the workshop for firing.



WHAT: Quick Studies in Clay WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St. Morro Bay, CA 93442
WHEN: January 22 & 23, 2022, 1PM-4PM
COST: $125 MBAA Members $135. Non Members
 CONTACT: Art Center Morro Bay (805) 772-2504, www.artcentermorrobay.org


Pre-registration is required. 
Register Online: artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/shop/ 
Refunds for cancellations up to 7 days before workshop

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Abstract Explored

Abstract Explored

Jan 31, 10:00am - Jan 31, 1:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a workshop in abstract drawing and painting with artist, Vicky Hoffman.

This workshop is an introduction into abstract drawing and painting. You will
explore color, texture, shapes and mark making that will improve composition and improvisation. This workshop is designed to expand your ability to enjoy and respond to abstract art.

This is the one workshop that requires a minimum of 8 people so please sign up
early. For more information about the instructors, please visit our website.

Image courtesy of Vicky Hoffman

About Instructor: Born in Los Angeles, California, Vicky lives and works in her home studio. She
holds a BA in Art from San Diego State University with an emphasis in glass and metal-smithing. Over
time, her work migrated to oils, acrylics and encaustic.

Vicky’s work is grounded in nature and is an exploration of the gritty side of nature. She focuses on
shapes and interesting colors. She strips away all of the extraneous material until the only thing remaining
are those shapes and colors. Weaving together the intricacies of the natural world with an
abstract environment, she creates new and unique surroundings.

She has appeared in several solo and group shows at San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, Chaffey Community Museum of Art, Gallery 825 in West Hollywood, TAG Gallery in Los Angeles, Segil Fine Art
Gallery, FIVE 08 Gallery, Arena 1 Gallery and many more.

Vicky is a member of Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825. Her work has appeared in Kolaj Magazine
and Fabrik.


WHEN: Monday January 31, 2022, 10am - 1pm
COST: $75 Members; $85 Non-Members for this one-day workshop.
All materials are included
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA
ADDITIONAL MATERIALS: Participants are encouraged to bring an apron and inspirational material (about three items.)
PRE-REGISTER: Reserve your space online: artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/shop/
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or www.artcentermorrobay.org

May cancel registration up to 7 days of scheduled workshop for full refund. Your safety is our utmost concern so please wear a mask and show proof of Covid Vaccine during the first day of class.


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Succulent Hearts

Succulent Hearts

Feb 5, 10:00am - Feb 5, 12:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Enjoy a relaxing morning creating with succulents. It's super easy and super fun!

Just preregister, no need to bring a thing and you'll walk out with a gorgeous, lush succulent creation. Care instructions provided.

Preregistration required at www.CreativeMeTime.com

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The Road to Mastery - Drawing Class

The Road to Mastery - Drawing Class

Feb 7, 10:00am - Feb 7, 12:00pm+5Feb 8, 10:00am - Feb 8, 12:00pmFeb 11, 10:00am - Feb 11, 12:00pmFeb 14, 10:00am - Feb 14, 12:00pmFeb 15, 10:00am - Feb 15, 12:00pmFeb 18, 10:00am - Feb 18, 12:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

The Road to Mastery: Lessons in Beginning Drawing with Marie Ramey

This is a foundational beginning drawing class designed to teach basic drawing
skills and on which more advanced skills can be developed. In six 2-hour classes
we will learn the following:

1. How to enhance the illusion of what is near and far on the same page
using the tricks of the masters
2. How to draw a formal still life
3. How to make your own choices in a drawing
4. How to do a contour drawing
5. How to make convincing illusion using a variety of values
6. How to use the creative effects of 2-point perspective

SUPPLIES NEEDED:
- JUMBO vine charcoal
- Compressed charcoal
- Hard eraser (pink pearl is good)
- Conte (red or brown red, black, and white)
- 6B Pencil

WHEN: Dates: Feb. 7, 8, 11, 14, 15, 18
TIME: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay
(805)772-2504

COST: $130 per Member and $140 per Non-member

Pre- register: artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/products/

Min. 5 students Max 8 students
refunds are available up to 7 days before this class begins. Please wear a facial covering and be prepared with a proof of covid vaccine.

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CAPTURING BIRDS Watercolor Demo

CAPTURING BIRDS Watercolor Demo

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

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a free participatory demo on painting birds with artist Virgina Mack.

Birds are captivating, beautiful, elusive, inspiring, and difficult to capture with the paintbrush.
In this demo workshop I will share my pursuit of the birds in my yard, from my kayak, from shore. As I have gotten to know many of the birds, my ability to create satisfying images of them has gotten more fluid. I will share the process of seeing the birds more completely and the process of transforming what I have seen into what I paint. I will demonstrate the various techniques I use in capturing the likenesses of the birds and invite participants to try some of these techniques.

All materials will be provided. This is the Morro Bay Art Association’s free monthly demo meeting.

About Artist: Virginia Mack is a native Californian. She has been exploring and savoring the natural areas of the state throughout her life. Her passions are painting, birding, and kayaking. She has developed many pieces based on studies she initiated from her kayak. She works primarily in watercolors and is a colorist at heart. Her series of bird studies, each done within 2 minutes while looking at the bird.

WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA
WHEN: Feb. 14, 2022
TIME: 3:00-5:00 PM
COST: FREE

All attendees must wear a mask and show proof of Covid vaccine.

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

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Collage Transfer Workshop - Feb 19

Collage Transfer Workshop - Feb 19

Feb 19, 10:00am - Feb 19, 1:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a workshop in Collage Transfer Techniques with artist, Vicky Hoffman.

Class description: Create inspirational art by delving into the many collage transfer techniques.

Vicky will demo some of her favorite techniques, including some of the fussy applications. Transfers can enhance your work with wonderful depth and transparency.

About Instructor: Born in Los Angeles, California, Vicky lives and works in her home studio. She
holds a BA in Art from San Diego State University with an emphasis in glass and metal-smithing. Over
time, her work migrated to oils, acrylics and encaustic.
Vicky’s work is grounded in nature and is an exploration of the gritty side of nature. She focuses on
shapes and interesting colors. She strips away all of the extraneous material until the only thing remaining
are those shapes and colors. Weaving together the intricacies of the natural world with an
abstract environment, she creates new and unique surroundings.
She has appeared in several solo and group shows at San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, Chaffey
Community Museum of Art, Gallery 825 in West Hollywood, TAG Gallery in Los Angeles, Segil Fine Art
Gallery, FIVE 08 Gallery, Arena 1 Gallery and many more.

Vicky is a member of Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825. Her work has appeared in Kolaj Magazine
and Fabrik.

COST: $75 Members; $85 Non-Members for this one-day workshop.
***All materials are included in the cost of the class
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA
WHEN: Saturday, February 19, 2022
TIME: 1:00 – 4:00 pm

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS: Participants are encouraged to bring an apron and inspirational
material (about three items.)

PRE-REGISTER: Reserve your space online: artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/shop/

May cancel registration up to 7 days of scheduled workshop for full refund. All attendees must
wear a mask and show proof of Covid Vaccine at the first day of class.

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

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CALL TO ARTISTS - EARTH AND FIRE

CALL TO ARTISTS - EARTH AND FIRE

Feb 22, 10:00am - Feb 22, 2:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

CALL FOR ARTISTS – EARTH AND FIRE

Art Center Morro Bay is proud to present Earth and Fire.

In the beginning, Earth was on fire and devoid of life. In the eons since, Earth became the Mother to all living organisms. All life forms depend on the original primordial forces to survive and flourish. We humans are made of these elements.

Artists fire clay into vessels that carry our food grown by the Earth and Sun. We carry the burning fire of love and compassion in our hearts for our Mother, and yet, we treat her with disrespect.

This exhibition will reflect how we view our own fundamental beginnings, born of primitive elements and how these origins resonate within ourselves.

Let’s embrace and celebrate these incredible powers and their attributes, physical and spiritual. This theme celebrates artistic expression in all 2D media.

Space is limited to MBAA members only in the main gallery, downstairs for this exhibit. Limitations on the number of art submissions may apply. Please submit artwork with entry forms and wire tags. artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/entry-forms/ in person on Tuesday, February 22, 2022, 10am - 2pm.

Earth and Fire will be on display in the main gallery concurrent with AQUARIUS, which will be on display in the Virginia Russel gallery upstairs from February 24 through April 4, 2022.

Image is copyrighted and courtesy of Carol Paulson

WHAT: Earth and Fire
TAKE-IN: Tuesday, February 22, 2022, 10am - 2pm
WHEN: Exhibition, February 24 through April 4, 2022
RECEPTION: April 10, 2022, 2-4pm
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or www.artcentermorrobay.org

For more information, please contact Barbara Sitar: bsitar66@gmail.com
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EARTH & FIRE

EARTH & FIRE

Feb 24, 12:00pm - Feb 24, 4:00pm+39Feb 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, 4:00pmApr 4, 12:00pm - Apr 4, 4:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Art Center Morro Bay is proud to present Earth and Fire.

In the beginning, Earth was on fire and devoid of life. In the eons since, Earth became the Mother to all living organisms. All life forms depend on the original primordial forces to survive and flourish. We humans are made of these elements.

Artists fire clay into vessels that carry our food grown by the Earth and Sun. We carry the burning fire of love and compassion in our hearts for our Mother, and yet, we treat her with disrespect.

This exhibition will reflect how we view our own fundamental beginnings, born of primitive elements and how these origins resonate within ourselves.

This exhibit celebrates artistic expression in all media to include textile, encaustic, mixed media, oil, watercolor, acrylic and photography.

Earth and Fire will be on display in the main gallery concurrent with AQUARIUS, which will be on display in the Virginia Russel gallery upstairs from February 24 through April 4, 2022. This event is free and open to the public. Art Center Morro Bay is open daily from 12pm – 4pm.

Image copyrighted and courtesy of Barbara Sitar.

WHAT: Earth and Fire
WHEN: February 24 through April 4, 2022
RECEPTION: April 10, 2022, 2-4pm
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or www.artcentermorrobay.org


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Aquarius 2022

Aquarius 2022

Feb 24, 12:00pm - Feb 24, 4:00pm+37Feb 25, 12:00pm - Feb 25, 4:00pmFeb 26, 12:00pm - Feb 26, 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, 4:00pmApr 4, 12:00pm - Apr 4, 4:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

RECEPTION: Sunday, February, 27, 2-4pm (Pending Covid Restrictions)

Art Center Morro Bay is proud to host the Central Coast Watercolor Society’s annual art exhibit, Aquarius 2022.

Frank Eber will be the juror and judge of awards for this exceptional art exhibit. In addition, Mr. Eber will hold a 2-day watercolor workshop (February 28-March 1, 2022) in conjunction with this exhibit.

Frank Eber was raised in Europe and mentored by Italian master painter, Renato Casaro. During the 1980’s and 90’s, Frank worked as a professional illustrator and portrait artist. He settled in the south of France, where he lived and painted on location for three years. His love of travel has taken him to several countries, including the United States, where he currently resides in California. Frank paints with watercolor in the studio and en plein air.

“Atmosphere and light are just the first steps. As shapes dissolve in patterns of value and light, the painting becomes more a poetic statement than a literal representation. Painting is my meditation, my refuge. It exists in a timeless state–an ego-less zone in which I feel whole, as though life actually makes sense. One day I may be able to paint something of significance.” - Frank Eber

Frank is a Signature member of the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society, and the Transparent Watercolor Society of America. He is also an Artist member of the California Art Club.
Frank conducts workshops and demonstrations of his watercolors at the international level and is increasingly in demand as a judge and juror.

Image, Yosemite Valley© watercolor by Frank Eber

Don’t miss this extraordinary event featuring the artworks of several talented watercolor artists! Whether you are attending this exhibit to observe or to find that perfect painting for yourself or as a gift, you are in for a delight. Aquarius will be on display February 24-April 4,2022. Meet the artists at the opening reception, Sunday, February 27, 4pm-6pm. This event is free and open to the public. Art Center Morro Bay is open 12 – 4pm daily.

WHAT: Aquarius 2022
WHEN: February 24-April 4,2022
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Ba, CA 93442
RECEPTION: Sunday, February, 27, 2-4pm (Pending Covid Restrictions)
COST: free
CONTACT: (805) 772-2504, www.artcentermorrobay.org
or www.ccwsart.com
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Featured Artist - Erik Olson

Featured Artist - Erik Olson

Feb 24, 12:00pm - Feb 24, 4:00pm+39Feb 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, 4:00pmApr 4, 12:00pm - Apr 4, 4:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Art Center Morro Bay is proud to present the wood sculptures of Erik Olsonconcurrently with art exhibits, Earth and Fire in the Main Gallery (downstairs) and Aquarius in the Virginia Russell Gallery (upstairs).

“This work is ten years after decades as a motion picture art director and architect. It is a relief from both the set’s and architecture’s demand for structures that work. SHORT and TALL, lift the structure off the base and warp the environment that is then painted relating to elements of the structure. AUSTERE and VIBERANT continues the color response to structural components. All shapes are generated within the confines of geometric constructions as a point of origin.”

This exhibit celebrates artistic expression in all media to include textile, encaustic, mixed media, oil, watercolor, acrylic and photography. Please join us and meet Erc Olson during the reception, Sunday, April 10, 2022, 2-4pm.

Image copyrighted and courtesy of Eric Olson.

WHAT: Earth and Fire with guest artist Erik Olson
WHEN: February 24 through April 4, 2022
RECEPTION: April 10, 2022, 2-4pm
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or www.artcentermorrobay.org
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Splashes and Puddles, Workshop Part 1

Splashes and Puddles, Workshop Part 1

Mar 3, 10:00am - Mar 3, 12:00pm+3Mar 10, 10:00am - Mar 10, 12:00pmMar 17, 10:00am - Mar 17, 12:00pmMar 24, 10:00am - Mar 24, 12:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Art Center Morro Bay is proud to present a workshop in watercolor with artist, Jo Swanberg.

Learn to paint in watercolor using unexpected materials to paint without tiny brushes. The goal of this class is to demystify watercolor. You will learn how to splash paint on paper, make color theory your own, and to look at sky shapes to empower your designs. The media may not be confined to watercolor. I will encourage experimenting if you want to add other media to watercolor. Watercolor can be enhanced with pastel, collage, gouache, acrylic and even drawing with a white Crayola. Let's experiment!

“I am a watercolorist. I love to paint outdoors but I also paint in the studio. The most important things to me are composition and why I am creating that particular piece . I take the elements and principles of art seriously. To me, media isn't important, composition is. Painting is painting. My motto is, There are no rules in art only suggestions.”

About Instructor: Ardella Swanberg was born and raised in California, earned a BS in Art Education from the University of Minnesota in 1968. She has followed her husband around the world. The last 50+ years she spent raising two children, freelance art teaching, plein air painting, visiting world museums, and cooking many thousands of meals. Her interests are painting, making books and keeping Journals, drawing the nude, making dolls, reading novels and artist biographies, genealogy, emergency communication and amateur radio. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States, Italy and Malaysia. She loves looking at all kinds of art and attempts most styles. Since moving to Cayucos in 1998, she has served on the boards of several art groups and radio clubs, and taught watercolor and oil painting to the Cuesta College Emeritus program. She has lived in Morro Bay since 2015.

COST: $160.00 Members; $180.00 Non-Members for each 4-day workshop.
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA
WHEN: Part I – (Thursdays) March 3, 10, 17. 24, 2022
Part 2 (Thursdays) April 7, 14, 21, 28, 2022
TIME: 10am – 12pm
PRE-REGISTER: Reserve your space online: artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/shop/
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or www.artcentermorrobay.org
May cancel registration up to 7 days of scheduled workshop for full refund. All attendees must wear a mask and show proof of Covid Vaccine on first day of class.

See online registration for a full description of each class and material list. Pre-register: artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/products/

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Pastel Magic - Demonstration

Pastel Magic - Demonstration

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

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a demonstration in soft pastel by award winning artist, Greg Trombly, PhD. Discover the magic of pastels, focusing on basic drawing and observation skills.

Dr. Greg Trombly holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in Education from State University of New York at Oswego and State University of New York at Albany. In addition, he holds a PhD in the Cultural Foundations of Education from Union Institute and University, Cincinnati, Ohio. Dr. Trombly 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.

This demonstration will explore color, value and composition with a variety of soft pastels. Greg will apply color combinations that will illuminate the creation of shoreline with a sunset sky. Interaction with the artist is welcome and encouraged.

This demo is FREE and open to the public.

Greg will give a pastel workshop March 19, 20 & 21, 2022, 1-4pm. For registration or more information about the workshop please visit the MBAA website at: artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/products/


COST: FREE and open to the public
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA
WHEN: Monday, March 14, 2022
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or www.artcentermorrobay.org

All attendees must wear a mask and show proof of Covid Vaccine.
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Pastel Magic - Workshop

Pastel Magic - Workshop

Mar 19, 1:00pm - Mar 19, 4:00pm+2Mar 20, 1:00pm - Mar 20, 4:00pmMar 21, 1:00pm - Mar 21, 4:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

March 19, 20 & 21, 2022, 1-4pm


Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a workshop in soft pastel by award winning artist, Greg Trombly.

Discover the magic of soft pastels in a relaxed and supportive environment, focusing on basic drawing and observation skills. This workshop will delve into subject matter relating to the beautiful greens of forest foliage, shorelines and shadows that cast from sunlit skies. An emphasis will be placed on composition, color and value. Students are encouraged to bring a reference photo, however photos will be provided for those who do not bring their own. Greg will begin each day with a short demonstration, followed by independent work with plenty of instruction.

Dr. Greg Trombly holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in Education from State University of New York at Oswego and State University of New York at Albany. In addition, he holds a PhD in the Cultural Foundations of Education from Union Institute and University, Cincinnati, Ohio. 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.

Connect with other artists and learn basic skills in soft pastel. This class is not utilizing oil pastel, rather “soft pastel”. This workshop is designed for beginners and appropriate for intermediate artists. A materials list will be provided.

Greg will give an interactive demonstration of soft pastels prior to this workshop on Monday, March 14, 2022 from 3-5pm. This demo is free and open to the public.


COST: $165. Members; $175. Non-Members for the 3-day workshop.
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA
WHEN: March 19, 20 & 21, 2022, 1-4pm
PRE-REGISTER: Reserve your space online: artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/shop/
May cancel registration up to 7 days of scheduled workshop for full refund.
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or www.artcentermorrobay.org
MATERIAL LIST: Registrants will be provided a materials list following registration.

Please wear facial coverings during this workshop.
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Collage Intensive Workshop - Mar 26-27

Collage Intensive Workshop - Mar 26-27

Mar 26, 1:00pm - Mar 26, 4:00pm+1Mar 27, 1:00pm - Mar 27, 4:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a workshop in exploring collage as a unique art
form of expression with artist, Vicky Hoffman

Class description: Using a diverse source of materials and media, such as newspaper,
magazines, found objects, fabric and more, we will explore collage as a unique art form of
expression. Collage is an important creative outlet as it allows artists to explore and experiment
with often unexpected results.

This is a two-day workshop, and each day is three hours in length. We will explore the
following concepts:
 A collage that deals / confronts the grid
 A collage that invents a new landscape
 A collage based on dreams and memories
 A collage based as a self-portrait

About Instructor: Born in Los Angeles, California, Vicky lives and works in her home studio. She
holds a BA in Art from San Diego State University with an emphasis in glass and metal-smithing. Over
time, her work migrated to oils, acrylics and encaustic.
Vicky’s work is grounded in nature and is an exploration of the gritty side of nature. She focuses on
shapes and interesting colors. She strips away all of the extraneous material until the only thing remaining
are those shapes and colors. Weaving together the intricacies of the natural world with an
abstract environment, she creates new and unique surroundings.
She has appeared in several solo and group shows at San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, Chaffey
Community Museum of Art, Gallery 825 in West Hollywood, TAG Gallery in Los Angeles, Segil Fine Art
Gallery, FIVE 08 Gallery, Arena 1 Gallery and many more.
Vicky is a member of Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825. Her work has appeared in Kolaj Magazine
and Fabrik.

COST: $175 Members; $185 Non-Members for this one-day workshop.
***All materials are included in the cost of the class
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA
WHEN: March 26 -27, 2022
TIME: 1:00 – 4:00 pm

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS: Participants are encouraged to bring an apron and inspirational
material (about three items.)

PRE-REGISTER: Reserve your space online: artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/shop/

May cancel registration up to 7 days of scheduled workshop for full refund. All attendees must
wear a mask and show proof of Covid Vaccine at the first day of class.

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

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Encaustic Demo

Encaustic Demo

Apr 4, 3:00pm - Apr 4, 5:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a free demo in encaustics with artist Vicky Hoffman.

Demo description: Join us for an afternoon of encaustic wax painting.
This is also the Morro Bay Art Association’s free monthly demo meeting.

WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA
WHEN: April 4, 2022
TIME: 3:00-5:00 PM
All attendees must wear a mask and show proof of Covid Vaccine.
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or www.artcentermorrobay.org

All attendees must wear a mask and show proof of Covid Vaccine.

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CALL FOR ARTISTS - LOVE: OPEN HEARTS, OPEN MINDS

CALL FOR ARTISTS - LOVE: OPEN HEARTS, OPEN MINDS

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

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

CALL FOR ARTISTS – LOVE: OPEN HEARTS, OPEN MINDS

Art Center Morro Bay is proud to present Love: Open Hearts, Open Minds.

LOVE has been the inspiration for the creation of more great art than any other human emotion. How do you depict love? How do you convey its complexity and intensity?
Encompassing divine and mortal love, chaste and unchaste, love is what we seek above all. Love breeds compassion, intimacy, fear, longing, jealousy, change, unquestionable certainty, delusion, beauty, darkness and connects to the very core of the human condition. We can be euphoric, drunk and ecstatic in love.
Art speaks many languages of love - gently, slowly, kindly, playfully or critically and violently. This exhibit will examine LOVE as the greatest mystery of all.

This theme is a celebration of beauty or tragedy, evoked by emotions stirred from the physical or spiritual effects of love. Artistic expression in all 2D media is acceptable.

Space is limited to MBAA members only in the main gallery, downstairs for this exhibit. Limitations on the number of art submissions may apply. Please submit artwork with entry forms and wire tags. artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/entry-forms/ on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, 10am – 2pm, at Art Center Morro Bay.

Love, Open Heart, Open Minds will be on display in the main gallery concurrent with CONVERGENCE, Wax on the Water on display in the Virginia Russell gallery upstairs, from April 7 through May 23, 2022.

WHAT: Love, Open Hearts, Open Minds
TAKE-IN: Tuesday, April 5, 2022, 10am – 2pm
WHEN: April 7 through May 23, 2022
RECEPTION: April 10, 2022, 2-4pm
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or www.artcentermorrobay.org

Image: Copyrighted and courtesy of Barbara Sitar

For more information, please contact Barbara Sitar: bsitar66@gmail.com

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Splashes and Puddles, Workshop Part 2

Splashes and Puddles, Workshop Part 2

Apr 7, 10:00am - Apr 7, 12:00pm+3Apr 14, 10:00am - Apr 14, 12:00pmApr 21, 10:00am - Apr 21, 12:00pmApr 28, 10:00am - Apr 28, 12:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Art Center Morro Bay is proud to present a workshop in watercolor with artist, Jo Swanberg.

Learn to paint in watercolor using unexpected materials to paint without tiny brushes. The goal of this class is to demystify watercolor. You will learn how to splash paint on paper, make color theory your own, and to look at sky shapes to empower your designs. The media may not be confined to watercolor. I will encourage experimenting if you want to add other media to watercolor. Watercolor can be enhanced with pastel, collage, gouache, acrylic and even drawing with a white Crayola. Let's experiment!

“I am a watercolorist. I love to paint outdoors but I also paint in the studio. The most important things to me are composition and why I am creating that particular piece . I take the elements and principles of art seriously. To me, media isn't important, composition is. Painting is painting. My motto is, There are no rules in art only suggestions.”

About Instructor: Ardella Swanberg was born and raised in California, earned a BS in Art Education from the University of Minnesota in 1968. She has followed her husband around the world. The last 50+ years she spent raising two children, freelance art teaching, plein air painting, visiting world museums, and cooking many thousands of meals. Her interests are painting, making book and keeping Journals, drawing the nude, making dolls, reading novels and artist biographies, genealogy, emergency communication and amateur radio. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States, Italy and Malaysia. She loves looking at all kinds of art and attempts most styles. Since moving to Cayucos in 1998, she has served on the boards of several art groups and radio clubs, and taught watercolor and oil painting to the Cuesta College Emeritus program. She has lived in Morro Bay since 2015.

COST: $160.00 Members; $180.00 Non-Members for each 4-day workshop.
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA
WHEN: Part 2 (Thursdays) April 7, 14, 21, 28, 2022
TIME: 10am – 12pm
PRE-REGISTER: Reserve your space online: artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/shop/
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or www.artcentermorrobay.org
May cancel registration up to 7 days of scheduled workshop for full refund. All attendees must wear a mask and show proof of Covid Vaccine on first day of class.

Find full class description, material list and pre-register:
artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/products/

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CALL FOR ARTISTS - ConVergence, Wax on the Water

CALL FOR ARTISTS - ConVergence, Wax on the Water

Apr 7, 12:00pm - Apr 7, 4:00pm+46Apr 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, 4:00pmMay 16, 12:00pm - May 16, 4:00pmMay 17, 12:00pm - May 17, 4:00pmMay 18, 12:00pm - May 18, 4:00pmMay 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, 4:00pm

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CALL FOR ARTISTS
ConVergence - WAX ON THE WATER
Morro Bay, CA


www.international-encaustic-artists.org/CallsforEntry/


Encaustic artists are invited to attend an Intimate Retreat by the Bay with a small group of artists and enjoy a shared experience (demos, panels, talks), shared meals, and an opportunity to get to know your fellow artists (Meet & Greet reception, continental breakfasts and lunch buffets).

You will also attend the La Vendéenne Awards Dinner (included with retreat), explore our IEA Juried Exhibition in-depth and socialize with fellow artists at the Artists Reception. Attendees who are new to encaustics can add a pre-retreat beginner workshop (Wednesday and Thursday, April 6th & 7th). Attendees can also sign up for one of multiple post-retreat workshops being offered on Monday and Tuesday (April 11th& 12th).

WORKSHOP ONLY ATTENDEES are invited to join the retreat attendees on Sunday morning for a continental breakfast buffet, a presentation/talk, an IEA meeting and participate in a members art exchange. Everyone is welcome to attend the exhibition and artists reception on Sunday afternoon.

Beginners Workshops: April 6-7, 2022

Additional Workshops: April 11-12, 2022

Registration will open in the fall. Mark your calendar and watch for more details in September 2021.

WHAT: ConVergence, Wax on the Water, Exhibit, Workshops and Retreat.
WHEN: April 7, 2022 – May 23, 2022
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442

ARTIST REGISTRATION: Exhibitions Director: Michelle Robinson
exhibitions@international-encaustic-artists.org

EXHIBIT RECEPTION: April 10, 2022, 2-4pm (open to the public)

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Introducing Encaustics Workshop

Introducing Encaustics Workshop

Apr 23, 1:00pm - Apr 23, 4:00pm

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Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a mini workshop in encaustics with artist, Vicky
Hoffman
Class description: This mini encaustic workshop provides a hands-on introduction to the basic
techniques of the encaustic process – beeswax, resin and pigment. You will be introduced to
transfers, mark making, embedding elements, incorporating mixed media, papers, and other
secrets to achieve a smooth surface.
About Instructor: Born in Los Angeles, California, Vicky lives and works in her home studio. She
holds a BA in Art from San Diego State University with an emphasis in glass and metal-smithing. Over
time, her work migrated to oils, acrylics and encaustic.
Vicky’s work is grounded in nature and is an exploration of the gritty side of nature. She focuses on
shapes and interesting colors. She strips away all of the extraneous material until the only thing remaining
are those shapes and colors. Weaving together the intricacies of the natural world with an
abstract environment, she creates new and unique surroundings.
She has appeared in several solo and group shows at San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, Chaffey
Community Museum of Art, Gallery 825 in West Hollywood, TAG Gallery in Los Angeles, Segil Fine Art
Gallery, FIVE 08 Gallery, Arena 1 Gallery and many more.
Vicky is a member of Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825. Her work has appeared in Kolaj Magazine
and Fabrik.

COST: $75 Members; $85 Non-Members for this one-day workshop.
***All materials are included in the cost of the class

WHERE: Off Site Location to be determined

WHEN: April 23rd, 2022

TIME: 1:00 – 4:00 pm

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS: Participants are encouraged to bring an apron and inspirational
material (about three items.)
PRE-REGISTER: Reserve your space online: artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/shop/

May cancel registration up to 7 days of scheduled workshop for full refund. All attendees must
wear a mask and show proof of Covid Vaccine at the first day of class.

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Rubber Block Printmaking Demo

Rubber Block Printmaking Demo

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

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Demo – Participatory demo on cutting and hand printing rubber blocks.

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a free demo in printmaking by artist, Tricia Reichert.

Demo description: Join us for an afternoon of block printmaking. In this demo Tricia
Reichert will lead you in cutting and hand printing with rubber blocks.

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

About Instructor: Tricia Reichert was born and raised in England where she taught High School for many years before relocating to the US with her husband. Her opportunity to seriously focus on art began over 30 years ago. Over time, Tricia has become a specialist in the practice and theory of portraiture, particularly in the mediums of Pastel and Watercolor. Her other areas of
expertise and interest include many forms of printmaking and clay figure and bust sculpture. Tricia is also an Art Teacher working with groups and individuals on a wide range of classes and workshops both privately, and for sixteen years, through Cal Poly University's Extended Education Division.

WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA
WHEN: May 9, 2022
TIME: 3:00-5:00 PM

All attendees must wear a mask and show proof of Covid Vaccine at the first day of class.
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or www.artcentermorrobay.org
or
Kirsti Wothe
Director of Adult Education
Art Center Morro Bay
805-996-0937

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Printing With or Without a Press Workshop

Printing With or Without a Press Workshop

Jun 11, 10:00am - Jun 12, 3:00pm

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Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a workshop in printmaking with
artists Rosey and Barbara Rosenthal

Class description: The Central Coast Printmakers will be leading a workshop in printmaking. You will learn the difference between relief and intaglio as you work on a linoleum plate. You will
use cutting tools in a way that you can print in relief by hand (as you could continue at home).

You will also be taught to ink your plate in the intaglio method (think etching and engraving) and print it with an etching press. In this way you will have a good introduction to two common
printmaking techniques without the use of acid on a metal plate. Experienced printmakers will enjoy experimenting with this process as well.

Materials: linoleum plates, papers, inks and use of tools and other materials are all Included.
Bring your own notebook, apron; personal gloves are optional. We have disposable gloves in a rather large size for inking and cleanup.

About Instructors: Barbara and Rosey, your instructors for this workshop, love sharing their passion for printmaking. Printmaking and teaching have been the foundation of their careers
for fifty years, and since 1981 on the Central Coast. Rosey first learned printmaking at Pratt
Institute and Barbara first learned from him. Together they have continued to study and develop their own techniques, including working with printmakers in Granada, Spain, for two years. You will be in good hands with two skilled teachers.

COST: $100.00 Members; $135.00 Non-Members
***Materials fee is included with the 2-day class

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

WHEN: June 11-12, 2022

TIME: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm with an hour lunch break. Bring your own lunch or enjoy the local restaurants

PRE-REGISTER: Reserve your space online: artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/shop/
May cancel registration up to 7 days of scheduled workshop for full refund. All attendees must
wear a mask and show proof of Covid Vaccine at the first day of class.

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

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Learning to Breathe - June 2022

Learning to Breathe - June 2022

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

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FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to offer a presentation with Travel Photographer and Lecturer, Michael J. Costa.

Michael J. Costa first made the long the trek to the Mt. Everest Base Camp in 2016 and one year later returned to Nepal to explore the wonders of Annapurna and the Nagarkot region with
his camera. With images both awe-inspiring and down to earth, Costa captures the spirit of Nepal.

Whether you’re inspired by the great Himalaya mountain range, have a soul-searching experience in Buddhist or Hindu temples, or connect with the people that you meet along the journey, Costa says the adventure is unique for each traveler; determined by who you are and how you choose to engage with the experience.

“The images I captured along the way reflect the people and places I encountered, as well as the nature of my personal experience.” -Costa

Costa visually describes a journey that takes you to places like no others on earth. The rigorous hike to the base of Mt. Everest starts at 9,000 ft in Lukla, Nepal and brings you to the top of
Kalla Pathar at an elevation of 18,600 ft. The artist’s travels took him through different regions in this unique landscape – mountains and villages, plains and glaciers – as well refugee camps affected by the April 25, 2015 earthquake.

Michael J. Costa is a graduate of the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He has worked as a photo journalist for the San Mateo Daily Journal and Sierra Star, and as a
videographer for Valley Public Television and Sierra Art Trails. Costa is represented by Stellar Gallery in Oakhurst, CA. He now splits his time between Oakhurst and Los Osos, CA

This exciting lecture demonstration will explore the grand vistas of the Himalayan landscape along the Annapurna Trail (up to 13,000 feet above sea Kathmandu and other, more remote,
locales.

This demo is free and open to the public.

WHAT: Free Art Lecture
COST: FREE and open to the public
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA
WHEN: Monday, June 13, 2022, 3-5pm
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or www.artcentermorrobay.org

All attendees must wear a mask and show proof of Covid Vaccine.
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Featured Artist - Phillip Lopez

Featured Artist - Phillip Lopez

Jun 30, 12:00pm - Jun 30, 4:00pm+39Jul 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, 4:00pmAug 8, 12:00pm - Aug 8, 4:00pm

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Phillip Lopez began his love of ceramics in high school and to this day, his high school teacher remains an inspiration. After high school, Phillip continued his art education and received a BFA from Cal State University Long Beach with a focus on clay, and an MFA from UCLA focusing on design while specializing in blown glass. While at UCLA he studied with Adrian Saxe and Richard Marquis.

Phillip has also studied at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Dear Isle, Maine as well as Pilchuck Glass School with Dale Chihuly, in Stanwood, Washington.

As a third generation Angelino, Phillip found inspiration in the natural environment. Whether swimming at Zuma beach, or camping in Yosemite, nature and color has always influenced his art. As an avid kayak fisherman, his love of the sea has guided and inspired his current series of work. Hand building, throwing on the potter’s wheel, and creating one of a kind sculptures are all incorporated into Phillip's sense of design, creativity and artistic interpretation.

Phillip is currently living and working in Los Osos, Ca. His emphasis is on color and design, primarily using the decoration method of sgraffitto, which is carving on an unfired clay body revealing the contrasting slip/color of the underlying layer.

Phillip maintained a glassblowing studio in Northridge, Ca for many years, taught high school ceramics and art, and currently works out of his Los Osos studio.

Art Center Morro Bay is proud to present Phillip Lopez exhibiting concurrently with Pastel Society of the West Coast and their 36th Annual, International Exhibition of Pastels USA.

Pastels USA and the ceramic pottery of Phillip Lopez will be on display from June 30, 2022 through August 8, 2022.

The opening artist reception will be held Sunday, July 10, 2022, 2-4pm and the closing reception will feature the award ceremony on the last day of this event, Sunday, August 7, 2022, 2-4pm. These events are free and open to the public.

Image courtesy of Phillip Lopez


WHAT: Pastels USA and the Ceramic Pottery of Phillip Lopez
WHEN: June 30, 2022 through August 8, 2022
OPENING RECEPTION: Sunday, July 10, 2022, 2-4pm
CLOSING RECEPTION: Sunday, August 7, 2022, 2-4pm
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or visit www.artcentermorrobay.org

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Pastels USA

Pastels USA

Jun 30, 12:00pm - Jun 30, 4:00pm+39Jul 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, 4:00pmAug 8, 12:00pm - Aug 8, 4:00pm

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Pastels USA 2022

OPENING RECEPTION: Sunday, July 10, 2022, 2-4pm
CLOSING RECEPTION: Sunday, August 7, 2022, 2-4pm

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to host Pastel Society of the West Coast and their 36th Annual, International Exhibition of Pastels USA.

This juried event is a collective of exceptional pastel artworks, featuring some of the finest contemporary artists in the world. Many of the artists are internationally acclaimed. Former entries have come from all over North America and as far away as Africa, Turkey, Asia and Europe!

The Judge of Awards and Jurors of Selection for this prestigious event will be announced at a later date.

Whether you are attending this extraordinary exhibit to observe or to purchase, you’re in for a delight! “Pastels USA” will be on display from June 30, 2022 through August 8, 2022.

The opening artist reception will be held Sunday, July 10, 2022, 2-4pm and the closing reception will feature the award ceremony on the last day of this event, Sunday, August 7, 2022, 2-4pm. These events are free and open to the public.

Image: "The Fencer, After the Fight” © SWC First Place Contemporary Realism - Elena Prudnikova


WHAT: Pastel USA
WHEN: June 30, 2022 through August 8, 2022
OPENING RECEPTION: Sunday, July 10, 2022, 2-4pm
CLOSING RECEPTION: Sunday, August 7, 2022, 2-4pm
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or visit www.artcentermorrobay.org
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On and Off the Wall

On and Off the Wall

Aug 11, 12:00pm - Aug 11, 4:00pm+39Aug 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, 4:00pmSep 19, 12:00pm - Sep 19, 4:00pm

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RECEPTION: August 14, 2022, 2pm-4pm

Art Center Morro Bay is proud to present a very special exhibit, On and Off the Wall. The Painters Group and Central Coast Sculptors are pairing up to bring you an exciting collective of intriguing paintings and sculptures, featuring some of the finest artworks on the Central Coast.

During this exhibit, you will find a variety of artistic mediums and styles from traditional and contemporary paintings to thought provoking sculptures. This compelling event is sure to be a crowd pleaser!

On and Off the Wall will be on display in the Virginia Russell gallery (upstairs) from August 11, 2022 through September 19, 2022. The opening reception will be Sunday, August 14, 2022, 2pm-4pm.

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

Image, Spring Emergence© by JulieGifford

WHAT: Original paintings and sculptures
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay, CA 93442
WHEN: August 11, 2022 through September 19, 2022
RECEPTION: August 14, 2022, 2pm-4pm
CONTACT: www.artcentermorrobay.org or 805-772-2504
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Featured Artist - Anne Grannis

Featured Artist - Anne Grannis

Sep 22, 12:00pm - Sep 22, 4:00pm+46Sep 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, 4:00pmNov 7, 12:00pm - Nov 7, 4:00pm

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Art Center Morro Bay is proud to present the sculptures of Anne Grannis concurrently with art exhibit, The Art of Living held in both galleries.

Anne Grannis grew up in New England and lived in the Bay Area since 1978. She and her husband resided in Moss Beach, near Half Moon Bay for about 24 years until relocating to Pismo Beach in 2016.

Anne is always interested in learning and her art training consists of hundreds of classes and workshops taken over the years for the fun of it. She has found that one learns different techniques and methods from each instructor. Anne has been working with clay since she was young. She taught ceramic workshops, stone carving and sculpture in Northern California areas such as Fort Mason Art School, San Francisco, and Half Moon Bay. She was the Artistic Chair of SFWA Gallery – Sculpture Representative. She’s taught Quick Studies in Clay in Half Moon Bay, Redwood City, and Palo Alto, and now shares her knowledge with us in Morro Bay.

Please join us and meet Anne Grannis during the reception, Sunday, September 25, 2022, 2-4pm.

Image copyrighted and courtesy of Anne Grannis.

WHAT: The Art of Living, featuring Anne Grannis
WHEN: September 22 – November 7, 2022
RECEPTION: September 25, 2022, 2-4pm
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or www.artcentermorrobay.org
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