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

Our Mission: To champion art as essential to life and give our community a creative voice.

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


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CALL TO ARTISTS - MBAA MEMBERS

CALL TO ARTISTS - MBAA MEMBERS

Apr 23, 1:00am - Apr 23, 4:00am+11Apr 23, 12:00pm - Apr 23, 4:00pmApr 24, 1:00am - Apr 24, 4:00amApr 24, 12:00pm - Apr 24, 4:00pmApr 25, 1:00am - Apr 25, 4:00amApr 25, 12:00pm - Apr 25, 4:00pmApr 26, 1:00am - Apr 26, 4:00amApr 26, 12:00pm - Apr 26, 4:00pmApr 30, 1:00am - Apr 30, 4:00amApr 30, 12:00pm - Apr 30, 4:00pmMay 1, 1:00am - May 1, 4:00amMay 1, 12:00pm - May 1, 4:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

MBAA SALON 2021

INFO ENTRY DEADLINE - MAY 1

TAKE-IN: May 25, 10am - 2pm


This special exhibit will feature MBAA Member Artists and their choice of artwork that best represents their personal artistic journey. Artwork will be accompanied by the artist’s photo and brief bio. All art media and artistic approaches are welcomed.

The Salon Wall concept, large groupings of art hung at different heights, allows us to honor great tradition and display a lot of pieces in the celebration of rich creative genius of our art community. The exhibit will be installed in the traditional French Salon format, in alphabetical order.

In order for you to participate in the MBAA SALON 2021, please submit
ENTRY SUBMISSION INFORMATION NO LATER THAN May 1, 2021

• Your best quality color, phone-selfie or photo portrait, with plain wall background, head and chest only. (no art)
• Half page bio, include your website, email, (phone -optional), your current location(city only) and personal statement (max 30 words) about you and your art.

Please send the required photo and information to Barbara Sitar, Gallery Director, at bsitar66@gmail.com , using your full name and MBAA SALON 2021 in the email subject line.

The information received will be converted to black & white and displayed in its entirety within a show catalog.

This information and photo will then be converted to a large tag, to accompany your artwork on the wall. MBAA may edit your information to fit the tag template.

• Take in Day, submit your artwork during the regular exchange day, May 25, 10am – 2pm, on the patio.
• Please print out entry forms and wire tags and have them ready.
• All standard fees apply
• Artists may enter up to (3) wall hung artworks.
• As an opportunity to exhibit your very best artwork, (1) of your pieces may be entered as NFS


The main focus of this exhibit is to provide significant promotion to the Morro Bay Art Association, established in 1951, and YOU, today’s MBAA Members! MBAA Members are strongly encouraged to participate in this extraordinary event, CELEBRATING 70 YEARS!
The new “MBAA History Wall” will be revealed and on display as part of this celebration.

An opening Vernissage with live music will be held on the Art Center Patio on Saturday, May 29, 2021, 5pm – 7pm.

More fun! Artists participating in the MBAA Salon, will be judged by public votes throughout the exhibit, for Best Artist. The best 3 artists will be granted a free one-year MBAA membership for 2022 and chosen as a featured artist within one of the upcoming shows.

This exhibit is open to MBAA Members only.
To become an MBAA Member, please visit our website: www.ArtCenterMorroBay.org

WHAT: MBAA SALON 2021
INFO DEADLINE, MAY 1, 2021
TAKE-IN : MAY 25, 10am – 2pm
WHEN: Exhibit: May 27 – July 12, 2021, Gallery open 12pm – 4pm daily
OPENING VERNISSAGE: Saturday, May 29, 2021, 5pm – 7pm.
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay

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CALL FOR ART “Tomorrow's Sculpture,” Deadline: Sun Aug 1, 2021

CALL FOR ART “Tomorrow's Sculpture,” Deadline: Sun Aug 1, 2021

Apr 23, 12:00pm - Apr 23, 4:00pm+41Apr 24, 12:00pm - Apr 24, 4:00pmApr 25, 12:00pm - Apr 25, 4:00pmApr 30, 12:00pm - Apr 30, 4:00pmMay 1, 12:00pm - May 1, 4:00pmMay 2, 12:00pm - May 2, 4:00pmMay 7, 12:00pm - May 7, 4:00pmMay 8, 12:00pm - May 8, 4:00pmMay 9, 12:00pm - May 9, 4:00pmMay 14, 12:00pm - May 14, 4:00pmMay 15, 12:00pm - May 15, 4:00pmMay 16, 12:00pm - May 16, 4:00pmMay 21, 12:00pm - May 21, 4:00pmMay 22, 12:00pm - May 22, 4:00pmMay 23, 12:00pm - May 23, 4:00pmMay 28, 12:00pm - May 28, 4:00pmMay 29, 12:00pm - May 29, 4:00pmMay 30, 12:00pm - May 30, 4:00pmJun 4, 12:00pm - Jun 4, 4:00pmJun 5, 12:00pm - Jun 5, 4:00pmJun 6, 12:00pm - Jun 6, 4:00pmJun 11, 12:00pm - Jun 11, 4:00pmJun 12, 12:00pm - Jun 12, 4:00pmJun 13, 12:00pm - Jun 13, 4:00pmJun 18, 12:00pm - Jun 18, 4:00pmJun 19, 12:00pm - Jun 19, 4:00pmJun 20, 12:00pm - Jun 20, 4:00pmJun 25, 12:00pm - Jun 25, 4:00pmJun 26, 12:00pm - Jun 26, 4:00pmJun 27, 12:00pm - Jun 27, 4:00pmJul 2, 12:00pm - Jul 2, 4:00pmJul 3, 12:00pm - Jul 3, 4:00pmJul 4, 12:00pm - Jul 4, 4:00pmJul 9, 12:00pm - Jul 9, 4:00pmJul 10, 12:00pm - Jul 10, 4:00pmJul 11, 12:00pm - Jul 11, 4:00pmJul 17, 12:00pm - Jul 17, 4:00pmJul 18, 12:00pm - Jul 18, 4:00pmJul 24, 12:00pm - Jul 24, 4:00pmJul 25, 12:00pm - Jul 25, 4:00pmJul 31, 12:00pm - Jul 31, 4:00pmAug 1, 12:00pm - Aug 1, 4:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Central Coast Sculptors will host an open themed in-person exhibit, “Tomorrow's Sculpture,” representing a wide range of artistic expression, scope and materials through diverse sculpture.
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ENTRY DEADLINE is Sun, Aug 1, 2021 for up to 3 submissions. Artist Notification will be Aug 29. www.centralcoastsculptors.org/downloads/CCS%20MorroEntry.pdf
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“Tomorrow's Sculpture” is open to Members of Central Coast Sculptors &/or Morro Bay Art Association. This exhibit will be on display Sept 9-Nov 1, 2021 in conjunction with Art Center Morro Bay's painting exhibit, “Visionary Human.”
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JUROR is Russell Hodin, architect & political graphic commentator.
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There will be 3 Juror's Awards of $250 each. All sculptures must be for sale; artists will receive 75% or art sales. Entries must be free-standing or
pedestal mounted.
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GET Call for Art & Entry Rules at www.centralcoastsculptors.org/downloads/CCS%20MorroEntry.pdf
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ART SHOWN: Carl Berney's "Solace©," courtesy of the artist.
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QUESTIONS: Contact Carl Berney at sculpto707@gmail.com. Details at www.CentralCoastSculptors.org
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FOR MEMBERSHIP, please apply at:
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* Central Coast Sculptors: www.CentralCoastSculptors.org
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* Morro Bay Art Association: ArtCenterMorroBay.org/
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Sea Glass Wire Wrapped Jewelry Project

Sea Glass Wire Wrapped Jewelry Project

Apr 24, 10:00am - Apr 24, 11:00am

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Create in the comfort and safety of your home with this kit featuring local sea glass and a how-to video to guide you to a successful, fun project. Time and date listed are for curbside kit pickup.

​Learn basic wire wrapping to create a lovely necklace and two pierced earrings. All materials are provided including local sea glass, jewelry findings, and jewelry wire except for basic jewelry tools (wire cutters, round nose pliers and flat nose pliers) available for purchase on website.

Choose from brown, green or white genuine local sea glass (Joan will contact you about your color selection after purchase.)

Preregistration required at www.creativemetime.com or contact 805-286-5993
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Sea Glass DOUBLE Wire Wrapped Jewelry

Sea Glass DOUBLE Wire Wrapped Jewelry

Apr 24, 11:00am - Apr 24, 12:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Create in the comfort and safety of your home with this kit featuring local sea glass and a how-to video to guide you to a successful, fun project. Time and date listed are for curbside kit pickup.

​Learn basic wire wrapping USING TWO WIRES to create a lovely necklace and two pierced earrings. All materials are provided including local sea glass, jewelry findings, and jewelry wire except for basic jewelry tools (wire cutters, round nose pliers and flat nose pliers) available for purchase on website.

Choose from brown, green or white genuine local sea glass (Joan will contact you about your color selection after purchase.)

Preregistration required at www.creativemetime.com or contact 805-286-5993
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Visit Featured Ceramic Artist, Jenny During: Apr 8-May 24 in Morro Bay!

Visit Featured Ceramic Artist, Jenny During: Apr 8-May 24 in Morro Bay!

Apr 24, 12:00pm - Apr 24, 4:00pm+17Apr 25, 12:00pm - Apr 25, 4:00pmApr 26, 12:00pm - Apr 26, 4:00pmMay 1, 12:00pm - May 1, 4:00pmMay 2, 12:00pm - May 2, 4:00pmMay 3, 12:00pm - May 3, 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 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 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, 4:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Visit Art Center Morro Bay Apr 8-May 24, 2021 & explore Jenny Durling's unique colorful ceramic artwork, reminiscent of mid-century modern design & shape, with a nod to abstract. Many of her motifs are adapted from nature & textiles.
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This decorative pottery begin with rolled slabs, formed on slump & hump molds, or constructed from cut pieces of leather hard clay. They are decorated with colored slips & underglazes at the greenware or bisque stage, then finished with a durable clear glaze.
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Jenny’s methods include mono printing (designs drawn & colored on newsprint in reverse & transferred to clay as a whole image), to carving the surface, for sgraffito or Mishima, applying additional color, or letting the clay body show through. These processes allow a layering of images bringing more depth to the surface.
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These bold ceramic artworks are fun & appropriate for everyday use. A must-have for ceramic collectors! Don't miss this showcase!
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WHEN: Apr 8-May 24, 2021
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main, Morro Bay, CA 93442
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or www.artcentermorrobay.org

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"BROKEN NATURE," a mixed-media exhibit, April 8-May 24, 2021

"BROKEN NATURE," a mixed-media exhibit, April 8-May 24, 2021

Apr 24, 12:00pm - Apr 24, 4:00pm+17Apr 25, 12:00pm - Apr 25, 4:00pmApr 26, 12:00pm - Apr 26, 4:00pmMay 1, 12:00pm - May 1, 4:00pmMay 2, 12:00pm - May 2, 4:00pmMay 3, 12:00pm - May 3, 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 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 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, 4:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

April 8 – May 24, 2021.

Art Center Morro Bay is proud to present, Broken Nature.

While we grapple with a worldwide pandemic, the effects of global warming, drought, fire, climate change, divisions, hidden agendas, distorted realities, extinction and polluted oceans are all on the rise.

Will we find holistic approaches to leave behind an earth busting with life for our ancestors or one eerily devoid of activity? Can we mend the divides in our broken society or find strategies to unbreak the cycle to heal ourselves and the planet? Can we un-break and re-wild the nature and ourselves?

Art has the ability to communicate the complexities of socioeconomic, political and environmental issues in a way that is loud and unyielding in its resolve. This exhibit addresses consequences and the urgent need to live sustainably within the earth’s finite resources.

In celebration of Earth Day, April 22, 2021.

This exhibit celebrates artistic expression in all media to include textile, encaustic, mixed media, oil, watercolor, acrylic and photography. This event is free and open to the public. Art Center Morro Bay is open Thursday through Monday, 12pm – 4pm daily.

Image, Pachamama© courtesy of Barbara Sitar

WHAT: Broken Nature
WHEN: April 8, 2021 – May 24, 2021
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or www.artcentermorrobay.org
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MIXED MEDIA BASICS - Live Online

MIXED MEDIA BASICS - Live Online

Apr 28, 2:00pm - Apr 28, 3:30pm+3May 5, 2:00pm - May 5, 3:30pmMay 12, 2:00pm - May 12, 3:30pmMay 19, 2:00pm - May 19, 3:30pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Wednesdays April 21-May 19, 2:00-3:30pm (PDT)
Mixed Media Basics | 5-Week Class
$95 Non-member $85 Members

Mixed Media Art is the ideal medium to explore your creative side without the pressure of having to be artistic or create a perfect piece of art. In this live Zoom workshop you will combine acrylic painting, collaging, texturizing and, adhering found objects. You will also learn the basics such as working with acrylic paints & medium, basic color mixing and composition. You will end up with 2 final mixed media pieces by the end of the class. Have fun blending a variety of mediums and techniques to create art that is rich, dimensional & unique. The magic happens when we welcome accidents and mistakes to happen. In this class you are free to discover what organically unfolds. This class is ideal for anyone with little or no prior art experience and is the perfect introduction to mixed media.

WHAT: Mixed Media Basics
WHEN: Wednesday, April 21 through May 19, 2pm – 3:30pm
WHERE: Live Online
REGISTER: : artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/asp-products/5-consecutive-mondays-beginning-feb-15-mixed-media-a...



Materials:
• 9 x 12 in. (140 lb.) Watercolor or Mixed Media Paper
• Acrylic Paints (Variety of Colors + Unbleached Titanium White OR Buff)
• Paintbrushes (1”-1/2” wide)
• Paint palette, butcher tray or plastic plate (for mixing paint)
• Cup (for water & brushes)
• Spray bottle with water
• Gesso & Palette Knife
• Matte Medium, Decoupage (Matte) OR Mod Podge (Matte)
• Cheesecloth
• Hairdryer
• Collage materials
• Mulberry Sampler Packet
• Scissors
• Plastic Putty Spreader or equivalent
• Tissue Paper (white or any color)
• Crafter’s Pick The Ultimate (OR E6000-keep in mind this is toxic and should be used in ventilated areas)
• Collection of Found objects
• (2) 8 x 8 inch preprimed art boards (you’re free to work on more then 2 completed pieces)
www.dickblick.com/products/blick-edu-painting-panel-class-packs/
www.dickblick.com/products/blick-project-panel-class-packs/

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Unprimed art panels, but you will need to primed them yourself (click here to watch video on how to prime your boards)
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Canvas Panels (8 x 8 in. square)

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Tempered Glass Mosaics

Tempered Glass Mosaics

May 15, 10:00am - May 15, 11:00am

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Create in the comfort and safety of your home guided by a comprehensive how-to instruction sheet. Date and time listed are for curbside kit pickup.

This kit begins with a chat with Joan to select your colors, your theme, baubles and personal photos you'd like to include. Then, she will go through her extensive supplies, send you photos of the supply suggestions and a suggested layout for your approval. Tempered Glass Mosaic Kits $75

Great for beginners!

Preregistration required at www.creativemetime.com

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Succulent Wreaths

Succulent Wreaths

May 15, 11:00am - May 15, 12:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A CREATE AT HOME PROJECT COMPLETE WITH KIT AND HOW-TO INSTRUCTION SHEET AND VIDEO TO GUIDE YOU TO CREATIVE SUCCESS.

Learn how easy it is to create with succulents. Choose from two sizes of round moss wreaths or heart wreaths. Care instructions are provided so your succulent projects thrive for a very long time.

​Everything's provided (except garden shears) including beautiful, locally grown succulents, wreath forms and specialty pins, so all you do is sign-up, create and enjoy!

Kits $55-65
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Sea Glass Wire Wrap Jewelry

Sea Glass Wire Wrap Jewelry

May 16, 10:00am - May 16, 11:00am

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Create in the comfort and safety of your home with this kit featuring local sea glass, a step-by-step instructions sheet and video to guide you to a successful, fun project.

​Learn basic wire wrapping to create a lovely necklace and two pierced earrings. All materials are provided including local sea glass, jewelry findings, and jewelry wire except for basic jewelry tools (wire cutters, round nose pliers and flat nose pliers) available for purchase here.

Choose from brown, green or white genuine local sea glass (Joan will contact you about your color selection after purchase.)

Kit with Video $35

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Sea Glass Coiled Jewelry

Sea Glass Coiled Jewelry

May 16, 11:00am - May 16, 12:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Create in the comfort and safety of your home with this kit featuring local sea glass and a step-by-step instructions sheet to guide you to a successful, fun project.

​Learn basic wire wrapping techniques plus you'll learn how to add a coil to create a lovely necklace and two pierced earrings. All materials are provided including local sea glass, jewelry findings, and jewelry wire except for basic jewelry tools (wire cutters, round nose pliers and flat nose pliers) available for purchase here.

Choose from brown, green or white genuine local sea glass (Joan will contact you about your color selection after purchase.)
Kit with Video $35
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Featured Artists - Jim and Sandy Gregory

Featured Artists - Jim and Sandy Gregory

May 27, 12:00pm - May 27, 4:00pm+46May 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, 4:00pmJun 27, 12:00pm - Jun 27, 4:00pmJun 28, 12:00pm - Jun 28, 4:00pmJun 29, 12:00pm - Jun 29, 4:00pmJun 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, 4:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Art Center Morro Bay is happy to feature the pottery of Jim and Sandy Gregory.

Jim fell in love with pottery while attending grad school at Western Oregon State University in 1975.

After finishing college, Jim began his teaching career. He taught pottery at Reedley High School (33 years) and Reedley Jr. College (26 years) as an adjunct faculty member.

We always had a small pottery business, doing some shows and taking special orders. Sandy was a behind the scenes helper in their business.

Jim specializes in functional stoneware, raku and horse hair. He loves making and firing decorative raku, as each piece is unique. Raku is a firing technique that was developed in Japan in the early 1500’s. Jim’s horsehair pieces have also become a very popular item. It is also a firing technique where a strand of horse hair is applied to piece while it is still hot allowing the hair to burn into the clay body and creating a very southwest look to each piece. Horse Hair pottery was developed by the southwest native Indians.

Sandy is also a retired teacher. Since retiring she has developed her own line of functional stoneware, yard totems and birdhouses.

Both Jim and Sandy love making new and exciting clay pieces.

WHAT: Pottery by Jim and Sandy Gregory
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St. Morro Bay, CA 93442
WHEN: July 27 - May 12, 12pm-4pm daily

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Morro Bay Art in the Park-Call for Artists

Morro Bay Art in the Park-Call for Artists

May 29, 10:00am - May 29, 5:00pm+2May 30, 10:00am - May 30, 5:00pmMay 31, 10:00am - May 31, 5:00pm

Morro Bay Park734 Harbor St # 780Morro Bay, CA93442 Map

Call for Artist vendors.

Morro Bay, Art in the Park is taking reservation applications from artists who wish to exhibit and sell original art and fine crafts.

For more information about these fine art park shows, contact Steve Powers: steve@stevepowers.com or 805-440-8318

Pending dates for upcoming shows are:

Memorial Day Weekend: May 29, 30, 31, 2021 Saturday, Sunday, Monday

July 4th Weekend: July 2, 3 & 4, 2021 – Friday, Saturday, Sunday,

Labor Day Weekend: September 4, 5 & 6, 2021 – Saturday, Sunday, Monday

application form: www.morrobayartinthepark.com/EXHSIDE/pdfs/General%20App%202021.pdf
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Mark Making-Developing Your Signature Style - June 2021

Mark Making-Developing Your Signature Style - June 2021

Jun 18, 10:00am - Jun 18, 4:00pm+1Jun 19, 10:00am - Jun 19, 4:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present esteemed artists, Diane Williams & Chuck Potter for a two-day workshop, “Mark Making – Developing Your Signature Style in Abstract Painting”.

Diane Williams and Chuck Potter both hold Master of Fine Arts degrees in Studio Art and Consciousness studies from John F Kennedy University in Berkeley, California. Additionally, both have studied at the University of Hangzhou China, incorporating calligraphy, traditional Chinese landscape painting and Chinese medicine with their western art practices.

Diane and Chuck were adjunct professors for National University and have mentored graduate students from John F Kennedy, University. They also have an extensive exhibition list.
Their works can be found in corporate, public, and personal collections nationally and worldwide.

Mark making is as distinctive as your fingerprint, adding a personal touch to your painting. Marks can energize a painting, or highlight movement, texture or direction. In this 2-day workshop you will practice abstract acrylic painting techniques that are enhanced by your personal mark making. Feeling stuck or that something personal or dynamic is missing in your painting? This class is designed to help you develop your signature style by identifying your personal and unique marks.
Venture with us into the realm of self-expression by identifying your own unique style. We will be exploring a variety of techniques using water soluble pencils, Sumi ink, charcoal, sticks, scrapers, and other mark making tools. We will also use stencils, stamping, special patinas and other applications to create multi-dimensional layering effects adding depth and visual interest. The results are alive, authentic and exhilarating. Unveil the mysteries of abstraction by practicing techniques in form, rhythm and motion. Each student will receive individual instruction and group critique.

This workshop is appropriate for all skill levels.
Copyrighted Image© courtesy of Diane Williams


“Mark Making – Developing Your Signature Style in Abstract Painting” workshop.
WHEN: June 18th – 19th, 2021 10am – 4pm
COST: $225. MBAA Members or $235. Non Members
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, Ca 93442
CONTACT: Patricia Newton, artbypatricianewton@gmail.com

Preregister at: artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/shop/
refunds available up to 7 days before workshop
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Sea Glass Wire Wrapped Jewelry Project

Sea Glass Wire Wrapped Jewelry Project

Jun 26, 10:00am - Jun 26, 11:00am

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Create in the comfort and safety of your home with this kit featuring local sea glass and a how-to video to guide you to a successful, fun project. Time and date listed are for curbside kit pickup.

​Learn basic wire wrapping to create a lovely necklace and two pierced earrings. All materials are provided including local sea glass, jewelry findings, and jewelry wire except for basic jewelry tools (wire cutters, round nose pliers and flat nose pliers) available for purchase on website.

Choose from brown, green or white genuine local sea glass (Joan will contact you about your color selection after purchase.)

Preregistration required at www.creativemetime.com or contact 805-286-5993

#mbaaadultclasses

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The Great Outdoors

The Great Outdoors

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Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

July 15 - Sept 6, 2021

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present The Great Outdoors.

After months of sheltering in place and staying close to home, there may be no better cleanse for the human spirit than art!

Artists create en plein air or artworks inspired by the beautiful scenery and colorful wildlife found in San Luis Obispo county from their respective studios. Local backyards provide creative inspiration for many novices and seasoned artists alike! View nature inspired scenes imbued with romance, desire and dramatic light in all media.

In addition to this exhibit, Art Center Morro Bay will feature beautiful wood turned vessels, bowls and other three dimensional artworks by special guest artist, Larry Truesdale!

China Cove©, watercolor painting courtesy of Harwood Benton.

With special social distancing measures in place, Art Center Morro Bay remains open to visitors seeking to leave behind the dust of everyday life, even if just for a few hours. Please join us for this very special exhibit.

The Great Outdoors will be on display from July 15, 2021 through September 6, 2021. This event is free and open to the public. Art Center Morro Bay is open from 12pm – 4pm daily, except Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

WHAT: The Great Outdoors
WHEN: July 15, 2021 through September 6, 2021
RECEPTION: Postponed due to Covid-19
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or www.artcentermorrobay.org
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Let's Etch a Credit Card - July 2021

Let's Etch a Credit Card - July 2021

Jul 12, 3:00pm - Jul 12, 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 of dry-point etchings 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.

Participants of this demonstration should bring an old cancelled credit or membership card with an idea for a 2 1/8" x 3 1/4" dry-point etching (see photo). Rosey will have a small etching press and tools needed to scratch designs into the plastic cards. He will give a quick overview and demonstrate how to scratch and print a card, then ink and print your completed etching (original print).

This will be an interactive demonstration that you’re sure to enjoy!

WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA
WHEN: July 12, 2021 3–5pm
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or email: artcenter.morrobay@gmail.com
www.artcentermorrobay.org
COST: Free and open to the public
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Hammered Metal Jewelry - August 2021

Hammered Metal Jewelry - August 2021

Aug 9, 3:00pm - Aug 9, 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, hammered metal jewelry creating unique one-of-a-kind designs. Discover the exciting world of hammered metal to create gorgeous jewelry. Joan Martin Fee is described as a craft designer, television personality, author, magazine editor, Instructions editor, voiceover specialist and owner of creative me time.

It’s amazing to know that Joan once had a full-time job in the aerospace industry. One morning in 1990 she turned on the television and while flipping through the channels, came upon a nationally televised craft show, Aleene's Creative Living. She watched with great excitement and at the end noticed that it was taped only twenty minutes from her home. Viewers were encouraged to submit ideas to the show. Joan did just that! She was totally shocked when the producer asked her to demonstrate how to make her "Dress up Dolly" using shrink wrap and feature her on the show! From that happenstance beginning, nearly 30 years ago, Joan's creative journey that includes working for the largest manufacturer's in the industry, brings us to today where she continues her passion of making people feel special through creativity.

During this demonstration, Joan will discuss metal gauges and demonstrate basic jewelry tools used to manipulate and make holes in the metal. Samples of several different techniques will be on display. Participants will have the hands-on experience of
hardening and texturizing metal.

WHAT: Incorporation Metal into Jewelry Designs
WHEN: August 9, 2021 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
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Make Marbled Silk Scarves with Sharon Gellerman,  Sat/Aug 21,  2021

Make Marbled Silk Scarves with Sharon Gellerman, Sat/Aug 21, 2021

Aug 21, 10:00am - Aug 21, 1:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Morro Bay Art Association is pleased to present a ½ day 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.

During this workshop every student will dye their own unique scarf. Sharon will guide you through the process and techniques used to obtain beautiful patterns and colors within the silk scarf. All materials, tools, and supplies are provided for you.

WHAT: Dying Silk Scarves
WHEN: Saturday, August 21, 2021 - 10am-1:00pm
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St. Morro Bay, CA 93442
COST: $45. MBAA Members $55. Non Members
All materials are provided and included in the workshop registration fee.
CONTACT: Art Center Morro Bay (805) 772-2504 www.ArtCenterMorroBay.org

Pre-registration is required:
Register Online: www.ArtCenterMorroBay.org
Refunds for cancellations up to 7 days before workshop
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Polymer Clay Jewelry Making

Polymer Clay Jewelry Making

Aug 28, 1:00pm - Aug 28, 4:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a ½ day workshop, Introduction to Polymer Clay Jewelry Making with artist Jane Morgan.


In this fun and informative class, you will learn a variety of polymer clay techniques to create stunning one of a kind pieces of jewelry. We will cover the basics of using this incredibly versatile material. You will learn how to create gradient blends of color, how to make custom colors, how to use stamps and household items to create texture and depth in the clay. Jane will demonstrate how mica powder can add interest to your piece as well as incorporating beads and other elements. She will explain tips and techniques to drilling holes, sanding and buffing, and resin as a surface treatment. There’ll be plenty of time for you to create, ask questions, and most importantly, have fun!

Jane is an engineer, sociologist, and educator by training and has been creative all her life. Her polymer clay work has been praised by nationally known polymer clay artists and varies from precise technical work to organically inspired pieces. Jane loves to create and teach; she finds peace in the creative process. Along with polymer clay, Jane has exhibited fused glass art locally in shows and at the SLO Art Museum, Studios on the Park.

WHAT: Polymer Clay Jewelry Making 
WHEN: August 28, 2021 – 1pm-4pm
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St. Morro Bay, CA 93442
COST: $50. MBAA Members $55. Non-Members
$5. Materials fee paid to instructor the night of the workshop
CONTACT: Art Center Morro Bay (805) 772-2504, www.artcentermorrobay.org
Pre-registration is required:
Register Online: www.artcentermorrobay.org
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Quick Studies in Clay with Anne Grannis

Quick Studies in Clay with Anne Grannis

Oct 9, 1:00pm - Oct 10, 3:00pm

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: OCTOBER 9 & 10, 2021, 1PM-3PM
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/ 
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Dot Mandala

Dot Mandala

Oct 11, 3:00pm - Oct 11, 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 of Dot Mandala with Lynne Harrington.

A mandala is a spiritual and ritual symbol in Asian cultures. It can be understood in two different ways: externally as a visual representation of the universe or internally as a guide for several practices that take place in many Asian traditions, including meditation. In Hinduism and Buddhism, the belief is that by entering the mandala and proceeding towards its center, you are guided through the cosmic process of transforming the universe from one of suffering into one of joy and happiness.

In their most basic form, mandalas are circles contained within a square and arranged into sections that are all organized around a single, central point. They’re typically produced on paper or cloth, drawn on a surface with threads, fashioned in bronze, or built in stone. While extraordinary as a standalone work of art, mandalas hold symbolic and meditative meaning beyond their vibrant appearance.

Lynne works as the Director of Data Management at Cal Poly, but when not at work she enjoys creating art. She is passionate about dot mandalas, finding the process of creating them meditative and the end result beautiful. Lynne also enjoys ink and paper drawing and making jewelry that combines dot mandala techniques.



WHAT: Dot Mandala

COST: FREE and open to the public
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA

WHEN: Monday, October 11, 2021, 3-5pm

CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or www.ArtCenterMorroBay.org
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Movie Night, Walking on Water - November 2021

Movie Night, Walking on Water - November 2021

Nov 8, 3:00pm - Nov 8, 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 documentary film Walking on Water.

The transient mega-artwork of Christo Javacheff—made in collaboration with his wife Jeanne-Claude until her death in 2009—is celebrated in Andrey M. Paounov's documentary Walking on Water, which follows the creation of one of Christo's recent gigantic populist exhibitions: The Floating Piers, a series of walkways installed at Lake Iseo in northern Italy from June 18 to July 3, 2016.

The exhibit consisted of chains of interlocking plastic cubes, their tops covered with bright saffron cloth, which stretched from the village of Sulzano to (and around) islands in the lake, and when traversed gave pedestrians the illusion of walking on the water's surface. Paounov's film closes with images—many aerial—of the walkways as thousands of visitors enjoyed the effect.

The film covers the preliminary work of planning and design, in which Christo and his nephew and aide Vladimir Yavachev discuss the project, often breaking out in volatile arguments. Myriad logistical problems had to be overcome, before actual construction could proceed, and the opening was threatened by the fact that—contrary to promises—officials failed to take necessary measures for crowd control. Throughout, Christo comes across as an engaging figure—a cantankerous but committed octogenarian—and Yavachev is a dedicated servant of his art.


WHAT: Movie Night – Walking on Water
COST: FREE and open to the public
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA
WHEN: Monday, November 8, 2021
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or www.ArtCenterMorroBay.org

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Beaded Glass Pearl Bracelet - November 13, 2021

Beaded Glass Pearl Bracelet - November 13, 2021

Nov 13, 9:00am - Nov 13, 12:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Morro Bay Art Association is pleased to present a jewelry workshop, “Making a Glass Pearl Bracelet” with Gail Martin.

During this workshop we will create a beautiful sea inspired faux pearl bracelet using Celestial Crystal® pearls with easy loop clasp. Celestial Crystal® glass and pearls are loved for their versatility, color selection and understated refinement. Faceting on these crystal beads reflect lively highlights while faux pearls are created with the elegant appearance of traditional pearls in mind.

This simple to learn technique needs relatively no special tools and you can take away a skill to use later. Make lovely beaded bracelets for friends and family birthday gifts or to sell at Art in the Park type venues.

Gail discovered the joy of jewelry making while taking classes from renowned bead maker and jewelry artist Klew of Klew Expressions.

WHAT: Beaded Glass Pearl Bracelet
WHEN: November 13, 2021 - 9am-12 Noon
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St. Morro Bay, CA 93442
COST: $40. MBAA Members $45. Non Members
All materials are provided and included in the workshop registration fee.
CONTACT: Art Center Morro Bay (805) 772-2504, www.artcentermorrobay.org

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

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Making a Mosaic Trivet

Making a Mosaic Trivet

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

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present, Making a Mosaic Trivet with the owners of Cracked Up Mosaics, Anne Hodges and Paula Hulet.


Mosaics are works of art created by using glass or ceramic tiles and grout to make a picture. Mosaics date as far back as 1500 B.C. and are found all over the world. Mosaics adorn the ceilings in cathedrals with elaborate details but can be as simple as a beautiful trivet to adorn your home.

Anne Hodges and Paul Hulet will teach you step by step, how to make a mosaic trivet.

Anne has worked in calligraphy and stained glass, focusing on mosaics for the last 10 years. She is a retired teacher and former owner of Bay Osos Montessori School in Los Osos.

Paula has previously worked with fabric and decoupage. A love of gardening led her to collaborate with Anne creating beautiful mosaic pieces. Paula is a retired Pastor from the Estero Bay United Methodist Church and currently involved with Yes, We Can Peacebuilders, nonviolence awareness classes. She can also be seen volunteering on the Embarcadero.

During this workshop you will learn how to design and create a mosaic trivet. You will learn how to select materials, lay out a pleasing pattern and adhere the tiles to the trivet base.

Anne and Paula will teach you how to properly grout and seal your project. All materials will be supplied, however, if you have a favorite tile or ceramic pieces you may bring those and incorporate them into your workshop project.

What a great thing to learn right before holidays!


WHAT: Making a Mosaic Trivet

WHEN: December, 18 & 19, 2021 (Saturday and Sunday) from 1-4pm each day.
COST: $60. MBAA Members, $65. Non-Members
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442


Pre-registration is required, contact: Art Center Morro Cay (805) 772-2504 Register Online at: www.artcentermorrobay.org

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Disrupted Realism - Lecture by John Seed - January 2022

Disrupted Realism - Lecture by John Seed - January 2022

Jan 10, 3:00pm - Jan 10, 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 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.

WHAT: Lecturer John Seed
WHEN: January 10, 2022 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
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Art in the 21st Century - March 2022

Art in the 21st Century - March 2022

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 documentary of four contemporary Los Angeles artists. Community is what the L.A. art world is all about. Join us for this free video highlighting four contemporary artists who share their space, time and freedom to experiment.

Diana Thater was born in San Francisco in 1962. She makes video installations that poetically grapple with threats to the natural world, from the extinction of species to long-lasting environmental disasters such as the nuclear fallout of Chernobyl. Many of the artist’s works take the space where people and animals meet as their subject, exploring the experiences of wild gorillas in a Cameroon park, a wolf trained to work in Hollywood films, and a monkey-inhabited temple in India.

Liz Larner was born in Sacramento, California in 1960. She experiments with abstract sculptural forms in a dizzying array of materials, including polychromatic ceramics that evoke the tectonic geologic shifts of the western landscape. An inventor of new forms, Larner’s sculptures are not easy to categorize. They defy easy description by design, such as the geometric sculpture of a cube turning into a sphere that is both yet neither, or a complex chain of linked metal rings that never tangles and can also be worn as jewelry.

Tala Madani was born in Tehran, Iran in 1981. She skewers stereotypes in her sharply satirical paintings that evoke clashes of culture: men and women, the rational and the absurd, Western and non-Western. Madani’s figurative paintings often feature a riotous cast of middle-aged men, balding and stocky, whose libidinal mayhem wreaks havoc on any situation the artist thrusts them into.

Edgar Arceneaux was born in Los Angeles in 1972. He investigates historical patterns through drawings, installations, and multimedia events, such as the reenactment of Ben Vereen’s tragically misunderstood blackface performance at Ronald Reagan’s 1981 Inaugural Gala. In the artist’s work, linear logic is abandoned in favor of wordplay and visual associations, revealing how language, technology, and systems of ordering produce reality as much as describe them.

WHAT: Art in the 21st Century
COST: FREE and open to the public
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA
WHEN: Monday, March 14, 2022, 3-5pm
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

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

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
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