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

Art Center Morro Bay

Where we connect art lovers with artists.

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

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Art Center Morro Bay Events


Social Justice Sept 21 thru Oct 30

Social Justice Sept 21 thru Oct 30

Sep 21, 12:00pm - Sep 21, 4:00pm

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

Open and Free to the Public
RECEPTION: Sunday, September 24, 2pm–4pm

Art Center Morro Bay presents an undefined exhibition on “Social Justice.”

In this remarkable exhibit, artists express their own concepts of human rights, inequality and betrayal.

Throughout history, art has provided a glimpse into social circumstances surrounding daily life. Today’s climate of shifting world powers make social justice a fertile subject for artist and viewer alike. For this exhibit, artists were invited to define social justice by confronting issues of income disparity, homelessness, health and environmental concerns, immigration, racism and gun violence, to name a few. Its beauty lies in its ability to throw light on our own ignorance.

In the Russell Gallery upstairs, we present Dark Corners, a series of provocative black and white photographs of social conditions by artist Sam Peck. Mr. Peck describes himself as a Buddhist feminist who abhors human suffering. His work is a stark portrayal of the power vacuum in our American culture. As a photographer, Mr. Peck uses his lense to shock and protest the vulnerability of women in a man’s world, where “weapons are metaphors for empowering victims to change the course of events, one way or another.” This exhibit depicts scenes that some viewers may find disturbing and is not suitable for children.

Martin Luther King, Jr. preached that injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. Don’t miss these creative works that aim to raise public consciousness, build community and promote social change.

“Social Justice” is on display from September 21 through October 30, 2017. 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.

WHAT: Social Justice
WHEN: September 21 through October 30, 2017
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

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Oil Painting with Jason Mayr - Mondays

Oil Painting with Jason Mayr - Mondays

Sep 25, 9:00am - Sep 25, 1:00pm

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

Learn to paint still life in oil with Jason Mayr

Mondays, beginner to advanced students 9:00am – 1:00pm

COST: $30.00 MBAA members or $35.00 for non-members
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay
835 Main St, Morro Bay
California, CA 93442

You can register by contacting Jason at 805-234-6941 or email: jkmayr@aol.com These are ongoing classes.
For more information visit www.artcentermorrobay.org or call Art Center Morro Bay at (805)772-2504

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Kumihimo Braided Cord

Kumihimo Braided Cord

Sep 26, 12:00pm - Sep 26, 4:00pm

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

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present “Ancient Arts”, a series of workshops by lapidary artist, Beverly Brown.
Beverly has taught wire sculpture and other jewelry techniques for 12 years. Her fascination with ancient techniques has lead her to a new series of workshops. The first workshop is Kumihimo Braided Cord, a Japanese fiber art. Students will learn how to make a beautiful braided cord that will be useful in a variety of ways such as necklace chain, dog leash, collar, key chain, decorative edging on clothing, etc.

Beverly’s background in Occupational Therapy makes her uniquely qualified in her approach to teaching therapeutic techniques. She demonstrates how humor and patience can ease the stress of beginning a new craft, and stresses the importance of set-up and positioning to avoid frustration and fatigue.
All supplies and tools are provided. All supplies and tools are provided. Your kit will include 2 weaving disks, 8 bobbins, illustrated instructions, and approximately 20 yards of fiber. In the class, you may choose from an array of deer sinew, bamboo, silk, cotton and other fibers. Once you complete the class, you'll have the skill to create a number of projects!

Don’t miss the first in a series of Ancient Arts workshops!


WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA
WHEN: September 26, 2017, 12 – 4pm
Pre-Registration Required: Reserve your space online at www.artcentermorrobay.org
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or email artcenter.morrobay@gmail.com
COST: $65. MBAA Members; $70. Non-Members, must be paid by September 19, 2017.
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Creativity every Wednesday

Creativity every Wednesday

Sep 27, 10:30am - Sep 27, 3:00pm

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

FREE

We welcome you to join the Creativity Group at Art Center Morro Bay. Creativity is held each Wednesday from 10:30 am – 3:00 pm unless other events/classes conflict. FREE, informal and open to the public. Meet in the activity room of Art Center Morro Bay. Bring your art work, in any medium, and join others working in various mediums. Bring your lunch and stay for the whole time, or come and go as it works for you. No pre registration needed.

CONTACT: Ann 805-534-9708
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
WHEN: Wednesdays 10:30am - 3pm
COST: Free

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Adult Coloring Book Club and Zen Doodle - Fridays

Adult Coloring Book Club and Zen Doodle - Fridays

Sep 29, 10:00am - Sep 29, 11:30am

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

FREE and Open to the Public

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

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

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

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Alcohol Ink Play Time

Alcohol Ink Play Time

Oct 7, 10:00am - Oct 7, 12:00pm

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

You'll have great fun experimenting with all of the fabulous colors of alcohol inks. Transform six tiles into coasters, five dominoes into magnets and five ornaments into gorgeous masterpieces using several techniques! Make it a fun outing in beautiful Morro Bay by inviting your friends and family. Class fee is $50. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED at www.Creative MeTime.com Contact Joan Martin Fee for additional info at 805-286-5993.

Art Center Morro Bay
835 Main Street Morro Bay
805-772-2504

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Soft Nudes in a Hard Medium

Soft Nudes in a Hard Medium

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

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

Rosey Rosenthal
"Soft Nudes in a Hard Medium"

Free and Open to the Public

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a demonstration of
linocuts (relief prints), by accomplished artist and gallery owner, Rosey Rosenthal.

Rosey Rosenthal earned a Bachelor of Art degree in Graphic Arts and Illustration from Pratt Institute. It’s difficult to express Rosey’s accomplishments without mentioning his wife and partner, Barbara. The Rosenthal’s are founding members of the Central Coast Printmakers Group of (SLOMA) San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, originating 36 years ago. Rosey, his wife Barbara, Stevie Vorhees and Joan Sullivan operated The Baywood Gallery, at the pier in Baywood, CA. Rosey and Barbara initiated the artist group, (SLAG) an artists’ cooperative located within the San Luis Obispo, Creamery Building. The Rosenthal’s later opened “Art is for Everyone”, a gallery in Baywood Park serving the public for 9 years. They established a printmaking studio, “Granada Arts” in Los Osos, selling over 30,000 etchings and relief prints, where they have taught etching workshops since 1981. Barbara brought art to the San Luis Obispo public schools, through the Santa Barbara Creative Project, for nine years.

During this demonstration, Rosey will give a quick overview of how to make and print linocuts (relief prints) including cutting materials, printing papers and proper inks. He will share how to maintain tools, cleanup and home printing. Touching on everything from rubber stamps to steamroller prints, Rosey will share how easy it is to print linocut/relief prints without a press.

Learn tips and tricks from a master!

WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA
WHEN: October 9, 2017, 3pm – 5pm
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or email: artcenter.morrobay@gmail.com
www.artcentermorrobay.org
COST: Free and open to the public
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Resin Beach Art

Resin Beach Art

Oct 28, 10:00am - Oct 28, 12:00pm

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

Instructor provides an assortment of shells, colored beach glass, an 11” x 14” frame and resin to complete a beautiful custom beach scene. Class fee is $75. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED at www.Creative MeTime.com Contact Joan Martin Fee for additional info at 805-286-5993.

Art Center Morro Bay
835 Main Street Morro Bay
805-772-2504
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