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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Morro Bay Plein Air Festival

Morro Bay Plein Air Festival

Feb 28, 8:00am - Feb 28, 8:30pm+48Feb 29, 8:00am - Feb 29, 8:30pmMar 1, 8:00am - Mar 1, 8:30pmMar 2, 8:00am - Mar 2, 8:30pmMar 3, 8:00am - Mar 3, 8:30pmMar 4, 8:00am - Mar 4, 8:30pmMar 5, 8:00am - Mar 5, 8:30pmMar 6, 8:00am - Mar 6, 8:30pmMar 7, 8:00am - Mar 7, 8:30pmMar 8, 8:00am - Mar 8, 8:30pmMar 9, 8:00am - Mar 9, 8:30pmMar 10, 8:00am - Mar 10, 8:30pmMar 11, 8:00am - Mar 11, 8:30pmMar 12, 8:00am - Mar 12, 8:30pmMar 13, 8:00am - Mar 13, 8:30pmMar 14, 8:00am - Mar 14, 8:30pmMar 15, 8:00am - Mar 15, 8:30pmMar 16, 8:00am - Mar 16, 8:30pmMar 17, 8:00am - Mar 17, 8:30pmMar 18, 8:00am - Mar 18, 8:30pmMar 19, 8:00am - Mar 19, 8:30pmMar 20, 8:00am - Mar 20, 8:30pmMar 21, 8:00am - Mar 21, 8:30pmMar 22, 8:00am - Mar 22, 8:30pmMar 23, 8:00am - Mar 23, 8:30pmMar 24, 8:00am - Mar 24, 8:30pmMar 25, 8:00am - Mar 25, 8:30pmMar 26, 8:00am - Mar 26, 8:30pmMar 27, 8:00am - Mar 27, 8:30pmMar 28, 8:00am - Mar 28, 8:30pmMar 29, 8:00am - Mar 29, 8:30pmMar 30, 8:00am - Mar 30, 8:30pmMar 31, 8:00am - Mar 31, 8:30pmApr 1, 8:00am - Apr 1, 8:30pmApr 2, 8:00am - Apr 2, 8:30pmApr 3, 8:00am - Apr 3, 8:30pmApr 4, 8:00am - Apr 4, 8:30pmApr 5, 8:00am - Apr 5, 8:30pmApr 6, 8:00am - Apr 6, 8:30pmApr 7, 8:00am - Apr 7, 8:30pmApr 8, 8:00am - Apr 8, 8:30pmApr 9, 8:00am - Apr 9, 8:30pmApr 10, 8:00am - Apr 10, 8:30pmApr 11, 8:00am - Apr 11, 8:30pmApr 12, 8:00am - Apr 12, 8:30pmApr 13, 8:00am - Apr 13, 8:30pmApr 14, 8:00am - Apr 14, 8:30pmApr 15, 8:00am - Apr 15, 8:30pmApr 16, 8:00am - Apr 16, 8:30pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

MORRO BAY PLEIN AIR FESTIVAL
April 13 – 16, 2020

PLEIN AIR ARTISTS: Join us for a plein air demonstration, workshop, Paint Out, Quick Draw competition, VIP Party, Live and Silent art auctions, cash prizes for winning artists for Paint out and Quick Draw events, door prizes and special “meet and greet” with international plein air artist, Guido Frick.

VISITORS will find painters at several on site locations around the city of Morro Bay, to watch as their paintings take shape. Then, head to the Inn at Morro Bay for a VIP Party, with live music, wine tasting, light bites, Quick Draw competition, Live and Silent Auctions and door prizes.

This Festival is made possible by Morro Bay Art Association, Morro Bay Tourism, and Inn at Morro Bay. Along with a host of sponsors who support our community and the Arts.
The Morro Bay Plein Air Festival is open to professional and non-professional artists of all skill levels. We invite the public to enjoy the fun!

FOR MORE INFORMATION and REGISTRATION, visit MorroBayPleinAirFestival.orgor call 805-772-2504

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Friday Life Drawing

Friday Life Drawing

Feb 28, 9:00am - Feb 28, 12:00pm+26Mar 6, 9:00am - Mar 6, 12:00pmMar 13, 9:00am - Mar 13, 12:00pmMar 20, 9:00am - Mar 20, 12:00pmMar 27, 9:00am - Mar 27, 12:00pmApr 3, 9:00am - Apr 3, 12:00pmApr 10, 9:00am - Apr 10, 12:00pmApr 17, 9:00am - Apr 17, 12:00pmApr 24, 9:00am - Apr 24, 12:00pmMay 1, 9:00am - May 1, 12:00pmMay 8, 9:00am - May 8, 12:00pmMay 15, 9:00am - May 15, 12:00pmMay 22, 9:00am - May 22, 12:00pmMay 29, 9:00am - May 29, 12:00pmJun 5, 9:00am - Jun 5, 12:00pmJun 12, 9:00am - Jun 12, 12:00pmJun 19, 9:00am - Jun 19, 12:00pmJun 26, 9:00am - Jun 26, 12:00pmJul 3, 9:00am - Jul 3, 12:00pmJul 10, 9:00am - Jul 10, 12:00pmJul 17, 9:00am - Jul 17, 12:00pmJul 24, 9:00am - Jul 24, 12:00pmJul 31, 9:00am - Jul 31, 12:00pmAug 7, 9:00am - Aug 7, 12:00pmAug 14, 9:00am - Aug 14, 12:00pmAug 21, 9:00am - Aug 21, 12:00pmAug 28, 9:00am - Aug 28, 12:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

FRIDAY LIFE DRAWING

Learn drawing fundamentals, values and composition, in a creative atmosphere designed to concentrate on drawing the human figure. Live models are afforded in this relaxed environment, appropriate for all skill levels. Artists provide their own art materials. Pre-registration is not required and drop-ins are welcome.

Image courtesy of Larry Armstrong

WHAT: Friday Life Drawing
WHERE: Morro Bay Recreation Center, 1001 Kennedy Way, Morro Bay, CA 93442
COST: $10. Per session
WHEN: Fridays, 9am – 12pm
CONTACT: Diane Mason, (805) 400-7529
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Zen Doodle Adult Coloring Book Club

Zen Doodle Adult Coloring Book Club

Feb 28, 10:00am - Feb 28, 11:30am+28Mar 6, 10:00am - Mar 6, 11:30amMar 13, 10:00am - Mar 13, 11:30amMar 20, 10:00am - Mar 20, 11:30amMar 27, 10:00am - Mar 27, 11:30amApr 3, 10:00am - Apr 3, 11:30amApr 10, 10:00am - Apr 10, 11:30amApr 17, 10:00am - Apr 17, 11:30amApr 24, 10:00am - Apr 24, 11:30amMay 1, 10:00am - May 1, 11:30amMay 8, 10:00am - May 8, 11:30amMay 15, 10:00am - May 15, 11:30amMay 22, 10:00am - May 22, 11:30amMay 29, 10:00am - May 29, 11:30amJun 5, 10:00am - Jun 5, 11:30amJun 12, 10:00am - Jun 12, 11:30amJun 19, 10:00am - Jun 19, 11:30amJun 26, 10:00am - Jun 26, 11:30amJul 3, 10:00am - Jul 3, 11:30amJul 10, 10:00am - Jul 10, 11:30amJul 17, 10:00am - Jul 17, 11:30amJul 24, 10:00am - Jul 24, 11:30amJul 31, 10:00am - Jul 31, 11:30amAug 7, 10:00am - Aug 7, 11:30amAug 14, 10:00am - Aug 14, 11:30amAug 21, 10:00am - Aug 21, 11:30amAug 28, 10:00am - Aug 28, 11:30amSep 4, 10:00am - Sep 4, 11:30amSep 11, 10:00am - Sep 11, 11:30am

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 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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Big Bold Abstract

Big Bold Abstract

Feb 28, 12:00pm - Feb 28, 4:00pm+31Feb 29, 12:00pm - Feb 29, 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, 4:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Morro Bay Art Association will present it's BIG BOLD ABSTRACT exhibition in the main gallery downstairs!

What makes contemporary abstract painting relevant? What is a good abstract painting today? Find the answer and inspiration in right-on article link: www.artnews.com/art-news/news/contemporary-abstraction-2205/

Well crafted abstraction is the only rule for entry to this exhibit. We are going to take an "abstract" point of view during the installation of this show and cover all available wall space in the main gallery downstairs. We'll be filling the limitations of space, from floor to the ceiling.

Take-in day is February 17, 2020, 10am-2pm.

Open to all mediums: paint, print, collage, poured or spray-painted surfaces. Artwork must be dry and odor free.
See Gallery hanging policy and fees.

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

Featured 3D artist's will be Suzanne Alward with her ceramic creations and Paula Radke with her glass technicolor abstract creations.

BIG BOLD ABSTRACT will be on display from February 20 through March 30. 2020.

The opening reception will be Sunday, February 23, 2020, 2pm-4pm. This event is free and open to the public. Art Center Morro Bay is open daily from 12pm – 4pm.


WHAT: BIG BOLD ABSTRACT
WHEN: February 20 – March 30, 2020
RECEPTION: February 23, 2020
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442
CONTACT: www.artcentermorrobay.org or 805-772-2504
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Aquarius 2020

Aquarius 2020

Feb 28, 12:00pm - Feb 28, 4:00pm+31Feb 29, 12:00pm - Feb 29, 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, 4:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

The Central Coast Watercolor Society is proud to present “Aquarius”, a Pacific regional water media exhibition hosted by Morro Bay Art Association.
This juried event, is an assembly of some of the finest contemporary artworks of the West Coast.
Judge of Awards:

M.E. “Mike” Bailey, AWS, NWS, is the judge for this celebrated event.

M. E. Bailey is a professional plein air artist, nationally recognized for his superior use of watercolor. Mike began teaching watercolor at the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1999, where he turned his innovative workshops into a full time career with an international following.

Mike’s artwork has been published in Northlight books, Splash and Watercolor, and Watercolor Artist Magazine. Mike is a current member of Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society, Signature Member of American Watercolor Society, past President and Signature Member of National Watercolor Society.

His work is collected widely throughout the USA, Europe and Australia.

Don’t miss this extraordinary event! 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 20 – March 30, 2020. Meet the artists at the opening reception, Sunday, February 23, 2pm-4pm. This event is free and open to the public. Art Center Morro Bay is open 12 – 4pm daily.

Image, Bad Parking Place© courtesy of M.E. Bailey

WHAT: Aquarius
WHEN: February 20 – March 30, 2020
RECEPTION: February 23, 2020, 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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Oil Painting Classes with Jason Mayr

Oil Painting Classes with Jason Mayr

Mar 2, 9:00am - Mar 2, 1:00pm+17Mar 16, 9:00am - Mar 16, 1:00pmApr 6, 9:00am - Apr 6, 1:00pmApr 20, 9:00am - Apr 20, 1:00pmMay 4, 9:00am - May 4, 1:00pmMay 18, 9:00am - May 18, 1:00pmJun 1, 9:00am - Jun 1, 1:00pmJun 15, 9:00am - Jun 15, 1:00pmJul 6, 9:00am - Jul 6, 1:00pmJul 20, 9:00am - Jul 20, 1:00pmAug 3, 9:00am - Aug 3, 1:00pmAug 17, 9:00am - Aug 17, 1:00pmSep 7, 9:00am - Sep 7, 1:00pmSep 21, 9:00am - Sep 21, 1:00pmOct 5, 9:00am - Oct 5, 1:00pmOct 19, 9:00am - Oct 19, 1:00pmNov 2, 9:00am - Nov 2, 1:00pmNov 16, 9:00am - Nov 16, 1:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

All levels welcome to this twice a month Oil Painting class with Jason Mayr.

Reference material will be provided if needed. We will focus on growing our awareness, understanding & sensitivity which naturally improves our skill & proficiency.

Classes meet on the 1st & 3rd Mondays of the month from 9am - 1pm.

Classes are $40 each and that includes access to a video library and lesson.

Supply lists are available online.

To sign up please visit jasonmayr.com/workshop/23392/apprentice-program or call Cindy Mayr at (805) 234-6940.

WHAT: Oil Painting Classes with Jason Mayr
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA
WHEN: 1st & 3rd Mondays of the month, 9am - 1pm
COST: $40. each
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Creativity

Creativity

Mar 4, 10:30am - Mar 4, 3:00pm+46Mar 11, 10:30am - Mar 11, 3:00pmMar 18, 10:30am - Mar 18, 3:00pmMar 25, 10:30am - Mar 25, 3:00pmApr 1, 10:30am - Apr 1, 3:00pmApr 8, 10:30am - Apr 8, 3:00pmApr 15, 10:30am - Apr 15, 3:00pmApr 22, 10:30am - Apr 22, 3:00pmApr 29, 10:30am - Apr 29, 3:00pmMay 6, 10:30am - May 6, 3:00pmMay 13, 10:30am - May 13, 3:00pmMay 20, 10:30am - May 20, 3:00pmMay 27, 10:30am - May 27, 3:00pmJun 3, 10:30am - Jun 3, 3:00pmJun 10, 10:30am - Jun 10, 3:00pmJun 17, 10:30am - Jun 17, 3:00pmJun 24, 10:30am - Jun 24, 3:00pmJul 1, 10:30am - Jul 1, 3:00pmJul 8, 10:30am - Jul 8, 3:00pmJul 15, 10:30am - Jul 15, 3:00pmJul 22, 10:30am - Jul 22, 3:00pmJul 29, 10:30am - Jul 29, 3:00pmAug 5, 10:30am - Aug 5, 3:00pmAug 12, 10:30am - Aug 12, 3:00pmAug 19, 10:30am - Aug 19, 3:00pmAug 26, 10:30am - Aug 26, 3:00pmSep 2, 10:30am - Sep 2, 3:00pmSep 9, 10:30am - Sep 9, 3:00pmSep 16, 10:30am - Sep 16, 3:00pmSep 23, 10:30am - Sep 23, 3:00pmSep 30, 10:30am - Sep 30, 3:00pmOct 7, 10:30am - Oct 7, 3:00pmOct 14, 10:30am - Oct 14, 3:00pmOct 21, 10:30am - Oct 21, 3:00pmOct 28, 10:30am - Oct 28, 3:00pmNov 4, 10:30am - Nov 4, 3:00pmNov 11, 10:30am - Nov 11, 3:00pmNov 18, 10:30am - Nov 18, 3:00pmNov 25, 10:30am - Nov 25, 3:00pmDec 2, 10:30am - Dec 2, 3:00pmDec 9, 10:30am - Dec 9, 3:00pmDec 16, 10:30am - Dec 16, 3:00pmDec 23, 10:30am - Dec 23, 3:00pmDec 30, 10:30am - Dec 30, 3:00pmJan 6, 10:30am - Jan 6, 3:00pmJan 13, 10:30am - Jan 13, 3:00pmJan 20, 10:30am - Jan 20, 3:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

FREE and Open to the Public

We welcome you to join the Creativity Group at Art Center Morro Bay. Use our art studio!

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 Art Center Morro Bay classroom. Bring your art work, art supplies, and join others working in various mediums. Bring your lunch and stay for the whole time, Easels may be available to use.

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

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Watercolor Wet and Wild

Watercolor Wet and Wild

Mar 5, 9:00am - Mar 5, 12:00pm+12Mar 12, 9:00am - Mar 12, 12:00pmMar 19, 9:00am - Mar 19, 12:00pmMar 26, 9:00am - Mar 26, 12:00pmApr 2, 9:00am - Apr 2, 12:00pmApr 9, 9:00am - Apr 9, 12:00pmApr 16, 9:00am - Apr 16, 12:00pmApr 23, 9:00am - Apr 23, 12:00pmApr 30, 9:00am - Apr 30, 12:00pmMay 7, 9:00am - May 7, 12:00pmMay 14, 9:00am - May 14, 12:00pmMay 21, 9:00am - May 21, 12:00pmMay 28, 9:00am - May 28, 12:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Morro Bay Art Association is very excited to host watercolor classes designed for artists, beginner to advanced. Classes will be ongoing throughout the year, featuring a variety of guest instructors. Classes are every Thursday from 9am – Noon, featuring guest instructors. Drop-ins are welcomed, pre-registration is recommended.

Please register online at www.artcentermorrobay.org or by calling (805) 772-2504 and speak with the docent between 12 noon – 4pm daily.

Register Online: artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/shop/

WHAT: Watercolor classes with Virginia Mack
COST: Members - $30. per class
Non-Members: $35. per class
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA
WHEN: Thursdays, 9am-12pm
CONTACT: Alice Isaac (805) 225-1286 email: morrobayisaac@gmail.com
PRE-REGISTER: artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/product/watercolor-wet-and-wild/

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Children's Art - Elements of Color

Children's Art - Elements of Color

Mar 7, 9:00am - Mar 7, 12:00pm+1Mar 7, 1:00pm - Mar 7, 4:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present Elements of Art/Color in an ongoing art series, with elementary school teacher, Mandy Covish.

Mandy taught primarily 2nd and 3rd grade levels in the Merced City School District and Clovis Unified School district. With her recent relocation to the Central Coast she is eager to begin teaching on the Central Coast. Mandy taught GATE students (Gifted and Talented Education) for seven years, emphasizing on the arts as a vehicle to promote higher thought processes.

Students will learn about the Primary Colors and the Color Wheel. Students will be using acrylic paints, wax crayons, canvas, and oil pastels in this workshop.

WHAT: Elements of Art-Color
WHEN: March 7, 2020
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, Activities Room, 835 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
TIMES: K-2nd Graders 9am-12pm;
3rd-6th Graders 1pm – 4pm
COST: $20.00 per session
CONTACT:www.artcentermorrobay.org or 805-772-2504

Preregistration is required: Contact Art Center Morro Bay (805) 772-2504 or online:
artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/shop/

Refunds are provided up to 3 days before the beginning of class. Class programs are designed as age appropriate, however, bringing closely aged children together in either
class is OK. Parents are asked to stay with children 7 years or younger.
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Gypsy Junk and Vintage Journals

Gypsy Junk and Vintage Journals

Mar 9, 3:00pm - Mar 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 of Junk and Vintage Journal Making with Colleen Ray.

A junk journal is typically made with craft supplies, recycled paper, junk mail and found materials. A vintage junk journal is made with items from bygone eras, or made to look like they are by applying aging techniques. Vintage journals are often created around a theme and filled with visual and tactile interest as opposed to stark, blank pages. The splashes of color, texture, pockets and tuck spots are filled with ephemera and create an inviting place to journal or draw,
or stash things away.

Colleen will demonstrate how to make a simple folio style journal with vintage appeal that participants can easily make at home to use as a travel journal, a gardening journal, an
affirmations journal, or art journal.

Join Colleen Ray as she shares these unique and wonderful journals. Each one, a work of art;
and as distinctive and one-of-a-kind as its maker.

WHAT: Gypsy Junk & Vintage Journals
WHEN: Monday, March 9 th , 2020 3pm – 5pm
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA
COST: FREE
CONTACT: www.artcentermorrobay.org or 805-772-2504

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2020 - Painting Tune-Up Workshop

2020 - Painting Tune-Up Workshop

Mar 13, 10:00am - Mar 13, 4:00pm+2Mar 14, 10:00am - Mar 14, 4:00pmMar 15, 10:00am - Mar 15, 4:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

March 13, 14, & 15, 2020

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a 3-day workshop, Painting Tune-Up, with Trowzers Akimbo.

Trowzers provides demonstrations and leads step by step exercises, tuning your knowledge and skills to keep your painting sessions humming along like a well-oiled machine.

During this 3-day workshop, you will review painting fundamentals and be introduced to new methods of analysis and creative procedure that will make you more productive and your paintings more successful. Discover tools that will assist you in painting with confidence and authority. This workshop is open to beginner to advanced. All painting mediums are welcome.

Prior to practicing fine art painting full-time, Trowzers worked as an NBC on air graphic artist, freelance illustrator/graphic designer, animated/live action tv commercial director/designer and as a creative director and chief creative officer in the computer game industry. Work for NBC included over 200 commercial segue illustrations for the Tonight Show, starring Johnny Carson, design of The Gong Show logo and body painting of GoGo dancers for Laugh-In. Trowzers contributed illustrations to the Sesame Street Workshop’s printed publications monthly. He is responsible for the creation of over 50 computer games. Among his many awards, Akimbo was awarded an Emmy for his animated titles for NBC: The First 50 Years: A Closer Look. Powerful influences in his painting work are Sargent, Manet, Monet, Cézanne, Gauguin, Lautrec, and Van Gogh.

Akimbo studied art and received his BFA at CalArts in Southern California.

Trowzers has collected numerous Best of Show and 1st Place awards for his paintings. His work is included in the upcoming Artists Magazine publication, Strokes of Genius 11.

“I believe any painter's work I've ever seen has influenced my work on some level.”
- Trowzers Akimbo


WHAT: Painting Tune-Up
WHEN: March 13th, 14th, & 15th, 2020 - 10am-4pm
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St. Morro Bay, CA 93442
COST: $400. MBAA Members $425. 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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Resin Workshop

Resin Workshop

Mar 21, 11:00am - Mar 21, 1:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Create a beach scene in an 11" x 14" frame or make two resin necklaces.

Joan will bring a huge assortment of shells, colored beach glass and glitter to design your scene. Choose a white frame or two metal necklace bezels for your base. NEW OPTION - Use stencils to enhance your stunning artwork. After your scene is complete, you will encase it in glistening resin. Preregistration is required at www.CreativeMeTime.com or by calling 805-286-5993.

WHAT: Resin Workshop
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street
WHEN: Saturday, Mar 21 10 am – 12 pm
COST: Various
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Sea Glass Hammered Metal Jewelry

Sea Glass Hammered Metal Jewelry

Mar 21, 1:00pm - Mar 21, 3:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

​​Learn how to drill holes in sea glass, how to harden, strengthen and texturize metal to create a gorgeous jewelry set.

No experience necessary. Everything is provided for the project including local sea glass, use of tools in the class, wire and jewelry findings. Joan will demonstrate how to drill holes then you choose from sea glass she has pre-drilled to create your jewelry.

WHAT: Sea Glass Hammered Metal Jewelry
WHEN: Saturday, Mar 21 2020 1:00 - 3:00
COST: $45
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442

Pre-registration is required, contact: Joan at 805-286-5993 or www.creativemetime.com

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Mosaics Choose Your Project

Mosaics Choose Your Project

Mar 22, 10:00am - Mar 22, 1:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Choose your project from two types of hearts, a stepping stone, wine bottle, boot or mirror. All projects are super simple and perfect for a beginner. Everything is provided to complete the project including use of tools, the base piece, broken china pieces, baubles, glue, grout and instruction.

You choose your color of china plate pieces and baubles.

WHAT: Mosaics Choose Your Project
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street
WHEN: Sunday, Mar 22 1 pm – 4 pm
COST: Various

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Polymer Clay Flower Sculpture

Polymer Clay Flower Sculpture

Mar 28, 10:00am - Mar 28, 1:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Learn Polymer Clay basics from how to select the right clay, conditioning, layering, cutting and then we'll create flowers from funky to antiqued. Choose one to create a lovely flower sculpture. See more photos in comments.

PERFECT FOR BEGINNERS!​

​PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

WHAT: Polymer Clay Flower Sculpture
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street
WHEN: Saturday, March 28 10 am – 1 pm
COST: $45

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Brushstrokes 2020

Brushstrokes 2020

Apr 2, 12:00pm - Apr 2, 4:00pm+38Apr 3, 12:00pm - Apr 3, 4:00pmApr 4, 12:00pm - Apr 4, 4:00pmApr 5, 12:00pm - Apr 5, 4:00pmApr 6, 12:00pm - Apr 6, 4:00pmApr 7, 12:00pm - Apr 7, 4:00pmApr 8, 12:00pm - Apr 8, 4:00pmApr 9, 12:00pm - Apr 9, 4:00pmApr 10, 12:00pm - Apr 10, 4:00pmApr 11, 12:00pm - Apr 11, 4:00pmApr 12, 12:00pm - Apr 12, 4:00pmApr 13, 12:00pm - Apr 13, 4:00pmApr 14, 12:00pm - Apr 14, 4:00pmApr 15, 12:00pm - Apr 15, 4:00pmApr 16, 12:00pm - Apr 16, 4:00pmApr 17, 12:00pm - Apr 17, 4:00pmApr 18, 12:00pm - Apr 18, 4:00pmApr 19, 12:00pm - Apr 19, 4:00pmApr 20, 12:00pm - Apr 20, 4:00pmApr 21, 12:00pm - Apr 21, 4:00pmApr 22, 12:00pm - Apr 22, 4:00pmApr 23, 12:00pm - Apr 23, 4:00pmApr 24, 12:00pm - Apr 24, 4:00pmApr 25, 12:00pm - Apr 25, 4:00pmApr 26, 12:00pm - Apr 26, 4:00pmApr 27, 12:00pm - Apr 27, 4:00pmApr 28, 12:00pm - Apr 28, 4:00pmApr 29, 12:00pm - Apr 29, 4:00pmApr 30, 12:00pm - Apr 30, 4:00pmMay 1, 12:00pm - May 1, 4:00pmMay 2, 12:00pm - May 2, 4:00pmMay 3, 12:00pm - May 3, 4:00pmMay 4, 12:00pm - May 4, 4:00pmMay 5, 12:00pm - May 5, 4:00pmMay 6, 12:00pm - May 6, 4:00pmMay 7, 12:00pm - May 7, 4:00pmMay 8, 12:00pm - May 8, 4:00pmMay 9, 12:00pm - May 9, 4:00pmMay 10, 12:00pm - May 10, 4:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to host, The Painters Group of San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, and their compelling, juried exhibit, Brushstrokes 2020.

This annual event is a collective of exceptional paintings, featuring works from current TPG and MBAA members throughout the Central Coast. A variety of accepted mediums include acrylic, oil, mixed media, watercolor, pastel and digital, encompassing a wide range of subject matter of figurative, landscape and abstract.

The juror, Marcia Harvey, is an award winning artist who earned a Bachelor of Art degree in Studio Art from the University of California and Master of Fine Art degree from Washington State University. Marcia is currently on the Faculty of Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo and teaches Printmaking. She is an author and blogger, who stated of her own artwork, “These works are still lifes and landscapes, field notes and occasions, letters and witnessing’s. Like the painters of 17th Century Dutch still lifes, I’m interested in illustrating mundane objects with a care and regard for them, and an emphasis on the transitory nature of life.”

Whether you are attending this striking exhibit to observe or to purchase, you are in for a delight!

Brushstrokes is on display in the Russell Gallery, upstairs, April 2 through May 11, 2020. Meet the artists at the opening reception Sunday, April 5, 2pm-4pm. This event is free and open to the public. Art Center Morro Bay is open from 12pm – 4pm daily.

WHAT: Brushstrokes 2020
WHEN: April 2 through May 11, 2020
RECEPTION: Sunday, April 5, 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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Perspectives

Perspectives

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

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present Perspectives.

This exhibit explores how perspective gives a three-dimensional feeling to a flat surface. Linier perspective creates the illusion of distance to a vanishing point. It’s a system of representing the way objects appear to get smaller and closer together, the farther away they are from the viewer. We see parallel lines as converging in the distance, although in reality they really don’t. Roads and railway lines are obvious examples.
Multiple vanishing points such as a cityscapes, enable a more naturalistic representation.
Atmospheric or aerial perspective, creates the sense of distance by simulating changes affected by color such as blue in a mountain as it meets the sky.
This exhibit celebrates artistic expression in all media to include textile, encaustic, mixed media, oil, watercolor, acrylic and photography. This theme extends itself to anything that represents a variety of perspectives.

Oil painting image is copyrighted and courtesy of Patricia Newton

Perspectives will be on display in the Main gallery downstairs from April 2 through May 11, 2020. Meet the artists at the opening reception Sunday, April 5, 2pm-4pm. This event is free and open to the public. Art Center Morro Bay is open from 12pm – 4pm daily.

WHAT: Perspectives
WHEN: April 2 through May 11, 2020
RECEPTION: Sunday, April 5, 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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Children's Art - Elements of Art - Lines

Children's Art - Elements of Art - Lines

Apr 4, 9:00am - Apr 4, 12:00pm+1Apr 4, 1:00pm - Apr 4, 4:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present Meet Jackson Pollackin an ongoing art series, Meet the Masters, with elementary school teacher, Mandy Covish. This series of art classes is designed to introduce youngsters to famous artists and their technics.

Mandy has taught primarily 2nd and 3rd grade levels in the Merced City School District and Clovis Unified School district. With her recent relocation to the Central Coast she is eager to begin teaching on the Central Coast. Mandy taught GATE students (Gifted and Talented Education) for seven years, emphasizing on the arts as a vehicle to promote higher thought processes.

Students will learn about the Element of LINE in Art. They will create Line Self Portraits, Abstract Line Sculptures, and Line Monsters!

WHAT: Elements of Art - LINES

WHEN: April 4, 2020
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, Activities Room, 835 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
TIMES: K-2nd Graders 9am-12pm;
3rd-6th Graders 1pm – 4pm
COST: $20.00 per session
CONTACT:www.artcentermorrobay.org or 805-772-2504

Preregistration is required: Contact Art Center Morro Bay (805) 772-2504 or online:
artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/shop/

Refunds are provided up to 3 days before the beginning of class. Class programs are designed as age appropriate, however, bringing closely aged children together in either
class is OK. Parents are asked to stay with children 7 years or younger.
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Morro Bay Plein Air Festival

Morro Bay Plein Air Festival

Apr 13, 3:00pm - Apr 13, 5:00pm+3Apr 14, 9:00am - Apr 14, 4:00pmApr 15, 9:00am - Apr 15, 4:00pmApr 16, 8:00am - Apr 16, 8:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Morro Bay Plein Air Festival
April 13 – 16, 2020

The Inaugural Morro Bay Plein Air Festival welcomes painters and visitors to Morro Bay, California to capture and explore the town’s charming downtown, Embarcadero, ocean views, bay and harbor scenery, and surrounding mountain vistas. www.morrobay.org/things-to-do/museum-arts/

Artists from around the country will gather in this quaint seaside destination for a plein air demonstration, workshop, Paint Out, Quick Draw competition, VIP Party, Live and Silent art auctions, and special “meet and greet” with international plein air artist, Guido Frick.

Visitors will find painters at several on site locations around the city to watch as their paintings take shape then head to the Inn at Morro Bay for a Quick Draw competition, Live and Silent Auctions.

Also available for purchase is a 2-day plein air workshop with international plein air artist, Guido Frick and a VIP Party at the Inn at Morro Bay.

This Festival is made possible by Morro Bay Art Association, Morro Bay Tourism, and Inn at Morro Bay. Along with a host of sponsors who support our community and the Arts. Please visit the sponsors found in our Plein Air Festival Brochure.

The Morro Bay Plein Air Festival is open to professional and non-professional artists of all skill levels. We invite the public to watch the art evolve before their eyes, to participate in the evening activities and to purchase beautiful wet paint art pieces in Silent and Live Auction fun.

April 13, 3-5pm Guido Frick Demo at Art Center Morro Bay

April 14-15, 9am-5pm Plein Air Still Life & Landscape Workshop with Guido Frick

April 16, 8am Register at Art Center Morro Bay 835 Main St, Morro Bay, CA (805)772-2504

8-10am Plein Air Festival Registrations and Continental Breakfast at Art Center Morro Bay

8am-2pm Paint Out Competition at various locations throughout Morro Bay

2-3pm All Paint Out art must be delivered to Inn at Morro Bay, 60 State Park R., Morro Bay (805) 772-5651, www.morrobay.org/listing/inn-at-morro-bay/15490/

4-6pm VIP Party in the Morro Bay Room at Inn at Morro Bay

5-7pm Quick Draw Competition, Inn at Morro Bay

6-7pm Paint Out Competition Awards & Prizes

Silent Auction ends at 7pm held in Morro Bay Room

7:15 – 8:30pm Live Auction of Quick Draw Art, Held in Lobby and Lounge of Inn at Morro Bay


FOR MORE INFORMATION and registration visit www.morrobaypleinairfestival.org
(805) 772-2504

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Demo Plein Air Still-Life and Landscape

Demo Plein Air Still-Life and Landscape

Apr 13, 3:00pm - Apr 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 present International, plein air artist and instructor, Guido Frick.

Guido Frick was born in Konstanz, Germany and studied art in Prague Czechoslovakia. Professor Emeritus Dr. Janos Herczeg; University of Szeged, Hungary, refers to Frick as the “living” Bongart.

Mr. Frick teaches his Impressionistic style throughout Europe and America’s western states. Capturing the mood, with oil and watercolor, he approaches each subject with bold and vigorous brushwork, using brilliant color. Frick relays, “As a painter I do not like to be labeled. I am always crossing the borderline between Impressionism and Expressionism. In art there should be no borders, no fences, no stop signs. To learn how to paint means to learn how to see.”

Frick is represented by New Masters Gallery, Carmel CA, Sunset Art Gallery, Amarillo, TX, Evergreen Fine Art Gallery, Evergreen CO, Bebb Fine Art, Ludlow, England and Galerie See Motive, Konstanz, Germany.

Frick has been featured in numerous periodicals and magazines throughout Europe and the U.S. to include, Art Journey America Landscapes: 89 Painters’ Perspectives by Kathy Kipp, Maler sehen den Bodensee: 200 Jahre Landschaftsmalerei aus privatem Besitz by Carlo Karrenbauer, Southwest Art, American Artist Workshop, Art of the West, Art Talk, Western Art Collector Magazine and Oil Painting with the Masters by North Light Books.

As a prelude to his workshop, Guido will give a free demo!

During this workshop, Guido will teach you how to interpret and translate what you are seeing to a canvas and develop your own artistic language. He will discuss the use of colors, values, mood, drama and atmosphere while painting outdoors.
Day 1: Students will be work on a still-life of choice, while painting outdoors to capture the complexity of color working in sunlight. There will be an introduction and theoretical instruction followed by a demo, then students will paint.

Day 2: Students will be a paint plein air landscape at a location to be determined. A full landscape demo will be provided. Guido will circulate giving personal instruction. At the end of each session he will be able to critic your work giving you individual ideas and personalized help.

All levels are welcome. You may choose to paint in oil, acrylic or watercolor. Contact Gail Martin for a supply list.

Join Guido Frick for a free demonstration, Monday, April 13, 2020, 3-5pm

WHAT: Demo - Plein Air Still-Life and Landscape
DEMO: MONDAY, APRIL 13, 2020, 3-5pm

WORKSHOP: Tuesday, Wednesday April 14-15, 2020
COST: $385.00 members - $395.00 non-members
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442
Pre-registration is required for workshop: artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/shop/ or (805) 772-2504
For more information, www.artcentermorrobay.org or Gail Martin Gailm1314@gmail.com (805)234-8766
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2020 Plein Air Still Life and Landscape

2020 Plein Air Still Life and Landscape

Apr 14, 9:00am - Apr 14, 4:00pm+1Apr 15, 9:00am - Apr 15, 4:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

April 2020

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present International, plein air artist and instructor, Guido Frick.

Guido Frick was born in Konstanz, Germany and studied art in Prague Czechoslovakia. Professor Emeritus Dr. Janos Herczeg; University of Szeged, Hungary, refers to Frick as the “living” Bongart.

Mr. Frick teaches his Impressionistic style throughout Europe and America’s western states. Capturing the mood, with oil and watercolor, he approaches each subject with bold and vigorous brushwork, using brilliant color. Frick relays, “As a painter I do not like to be labeled. I am always crossing the borderline between Impressionism and Expressionism. In art there should be no borders, no fences, no stop signs. To learn how to paint means to learn how to see.”

Frick is represented by New Masters Gallery, Carmel CA, Sunset Art Gallery, Amarillo, TX, Evergreen Fine Art Gallery, Evergreen CO, Bebb Fine Art, Ludlow, England and Galerie See Motive, Konstanz, Germany.

Frick has been featured in numerous periodicals and magazines throughout Europe and the U.S. to include, Art Journey America Landscapes: 89 Painters’ Perspectives by Kathy Kipp, Maler sehen den Bodensee: 200 Jahre Landschaftsmalerei aus privatem Besitz by Carlo Karrenbauer, Southwest Art, American Artist Workshop, Art of the West, Art Talk, Western Art Collector Magazine and Oil Painting with the Masters by North Light Books.

During this workshop, Guido will teach you how to interpret and translate what you are seeing to a canvas and develop your own artistic language. He will discuss the use of colors, values, mood, drama and atmosphere while painting outdoors.

Day 1: Students will be working on a still-life of choice, while painting outdoors to capture the complexity of color working in sunlight. There will be an introduction and theoretical instruction followed by a demo, then students will paint.

Day 2: Students will be a painting a plein air landscape at a location to be determined. A full landscape demo will be provided. Guido will circulate giving personal instruction. At the end of each session he will be able to critic your work giving you individual ideas and personalized help.

All levels are welcome. You may choose to paint in oil, acrylic or watercolor. Contact Gail Martin for a supply list.

Join Guido Frick for a free demonstration, Monday, April 13, 2020, 3-5pm

WHAT: Plein Air Still-Life and Landscape

WHEN: Tuesday, Wednesday April 14-15, 2020 9am - 4pm

COST: $385. members - $405. non-members

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

More Information: Gail Martin gailm1314@gmail.com
(805)234-8766

Pre-registration is required
artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/product/april-2020-plein-air-still-life-and-landscape/

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

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Resin Workshop

Resin Workshop

Apr 25, 10:00am - Apr 25, 12:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Create a beach scene in an 11" x 14" frame or make two resin necklaces.

Joan will bring a huge assortment of shells, colored beach glass and glitter to design your scene. Choose a white frame or two metal necklace bezels for your base. NEW OPTION - Use stencils to enhance your stunning artwork. After your scene is complete, you will encase it in glistening resin. Preregistration is required at www.CreativeMeTime.com or by calling 805-286-5993.

WHAT: Resin Workshop
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street
WHEN: Saturday, April 25 10 am – 12 pm
COST: Various
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Call for Artists

Call for Artists

May 1, 12:00pm - May 1, 4:00pm+51May 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, 4:00pmMay 24, 12:00pm - May 24, 4:00pmMay 25, 12:00pm - May 25, 4:00pmMay 26, 12:00pm - May 26, 4:00pmMay 27, 12:00pm - May 27, 4:00pmMay 28, 12:00pm - May 28, 4:00pmMay 29, 12:00pm - May 29, 4:00pmMay 30, 12:00pm - May 30, 4:00pmMay 31, 12:00pm - May 31, 4:00pmJun 1, 12:00pm - Jun 1, 4:00pmJun 2, 12:00pm - Jun 2, 4:00pmJun 3, 12:00pm - Jun 3, 4:00pmJun 4, 12:00pm - Jun 4, 4:00pmJun 5, 12:00pm - Jun 5, 4:00pmJun 6, 12:00pm - Jun 6, 4:00pmJun 7, 12:00pm - Jun 7, 4:00pmJun 8, 12:00pm - Jun 8, 4:00pmJun 9, 12:00pm - Jun 9, 4:00pmJun 10, 12:00pm - Jun 10, 4:00pmJun 11, 12:00pm - Jun 11, 4:00pmJun 12, 12:00pm - Jun 12, 4:00pmJun 13, 12:00pm - Jun 13, 4:00pmJun 14, 12:00pm - Jun 14, 4:00pmJun 15, 12:00pm - Jun 15, 4:00pmJun 16, 12:00pm - Jun 16, 4:00pmJun 17, 12:00pm - Jun 17, 4:00pmJun 18, 12:00pm - Jun 18, 4:00pmJun 19, 12:00pm - Jun 19, 4:00pmJun 20, 12:00pm - Jun 20, 4:00pmJun 21, 12:00pm - Jun 21, 4:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

CALL FOR ARTISTS - May 1 through August 1, 2020

Morro Bay Art Association is pleased to announce it’s 4th Annual Juried Exhibition.

This exhibit is open internationally to both amateur and professional artists. Open May 1, 2020, for submissions of all subject matter, two dimensional media includes, oil, watercolor, acrylic, gouache, pastel and mixed media. $2,000. In awards. Artists may enter up to 5 paintings. Accepted artworks will be published in the exhibit brochure. Artists may enter by following the rules of prospectus at artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/gallery/exhibit-schedule/
The deadline to send digital files for consideration is midnight, August 1, 2020. Cash awards include, Best of Show, First, Second, Third Place and Honorable Mention.

For this exciting exhibit, we are fortunate to have award winning artist, Trowzers Akimbo, as the judge.

Judge of Awards:

Prior to practicing fine art painting full-time, Trowzers Akimbo worked as an NBC on air graphic artist, freelance illustrator/graphic designer, animated/live action television commercial director/designer and as a creative director and chief creative officer in the computer game industry. Work for NBC included over 200 commercial segue illustrations for the Tonight Show, starring Johnny Carson, design of The Gong Show logo and body painting of GoGo dancers for Laugh-In. Trowzers contributed illustrations to the Sesame Street Workshop’s printed publications monthly. He is responsible for the creation of over 50 computer games. Among his many awards, Akimbo was awarded an Emmy for his animated titles for NBC: The First 50 Years: A Closer Look.
�Akimbo studied art and received his BFA at CalArts in Southern California. Trowzers has collected numerous Best of Show and 1st Place awards for his paintings. His work is included in Artists Magazine publication, Strokes of Genius 11.
�“I believe every painter's work I've ever seen has influenced my work on some level.”
- Trowzers Akimbo

www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaRvHFn340c


This exhibit celebrates two dimensional art work in all media and features the three dimensional artwork of Larry LeBrane as part of this extraordinary event. You will find a variety of subject matter spanning traditional landscape to contemporary and abstract. Whether you are attending this exhibit to observe or to purchase, you are in for a delight! Morro Bay Art Association’s Annual Juried Exhibit will be on display from September 17 through November 2, 2020.
The opening reception includes a “meet the artists” and awards ceremony, held, Sunday, September 20, 2020, 2-4pm. This exhibit is free and open to the public.

WHAT: Annual Juried Exhibition
WHEN: September 17 through November 2, 2020
RECEPTION: Sunday, September 20, 2020, 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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Children's Art, Elements of Art - Texture

Children's Art, Elements of Art - Texture

May 3, 9:00am - May 3, 12:00pm+1May 3, 1:00pm - May 3, 4:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present Elements of Art/Color in an ongoing art series, with elementary school teacher, Mandy Covish.

Mandy taught primarily 2nd and 3rd grade levels in the Merced City School District and Clovis Unified School district. With her recent relocation to the Central Coast she is eager to begin teaching on the Central Coast. Mandy taught GATE students (Gifted and Talented Education) for seven years, emphasizing on the arts as a vehicle to promote higher thought processes.

Students will learn about the “elements of art”. They will be focusing on TEXTURE in this workshop. K-2 students will be creating Texture Ice Cream Cones, and 3-6 students will be creating CAT Faces. Students will also be using a variety of materials to produce a TEXTURE COLLAGE! Torn Paper, felt, and a variety of materials will be used in this workshop.

WHAT: Elements of Art-TEXTURE
WHEN: May 3, 2020
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, Activities Room, 835 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
TIMES: K-2nd Graders 9am-12pm; 3rd-6th Graders 1pm – 4pm
COST: $20.00 per session
CONTACT:www.artcentermorrobay.org or 805-772-2504

Preregistration is required: Contact Art Center Morro Bay (805) 772-2504 or online:artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/shop/
Refunds are provided up to 3 days before the beginning of class. Class programs are designed as age appropriate, however, bringing closely aged children together in eitherclass is OK. Parents are asked to stay with children 7 years or younger.

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Zentangle

Zentangle

May 11, 3:00pm - May 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 Zentangle© with certified instructor, Debbie Gedayloo.

The Zentangle Method© of mindful creation is a way to relax, focus and expand one’s imagination. Through guided systematic patterns, students learn to trust their creativity, increase awareness, respond confidently to the unexpected and discover the fun and healing in creative expression.

Incorporating a practice of Zentangle© allows for increased neuroplasticity and youthfulness in the brain. Anyone can feel successful and confident with the practice. If you can write the letters: I, C, S, O…you can follow the patterns. The underlying theories and systematic approach in the Zentangle Method© allow the participants to quiet the mind and focus, one stroke at a time.

Debbie has practiced the art of Zentangle© for five years stating, “Often when sitting in meditation, I simply can’t quiet my mind and I bounce all over the place in my head. But, when I put the pen to the Zentangle© tile, the outside stimuli fade away and my entire being becomes quiet.” Debbie believes in the healing potential of this method and is excited to teach others how to tap into the hidden wisdom in each of us!

Zentangle© is non-representational and unplanned so you can focus on each stroke and not worry about the result. Join certified Zentangle© instructor, Debbie Gedayloo for monthly, celebratory and meditative art.

If you are looking for a calming artwork that anybody can do and you've wondered how it's done, don't miss this free event.

WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442
WHEN: May 11, 2020 3pm - 5pm
COST: Free Demonstration
CONTACT: www.artcentermorrobay.org or 805-772-2504
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Beyond the Sea

Beyond the Sea

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

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Marine Pollution Awareness

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present marine pollution awareness in the art exhibition, Beyond the Sea.

There is a dramatic increase in plastic waste! Everyone agrees that plastic waste does not belong in our oceans or anywhere in the environment. This is a complex and serious global challenge that calls for swift action. Eight million metric tons of plastic reportedly end up in oceans each year and ninety percent of seabirds have ingested it. Reports suggest the world’s oceans will be filled with more plastic mass, than fish mass, by 2050.

Inspired by magnificent oceans and our compelling desire to understand and protect them, this exhibit goes far beyond the fragile beauty of our planet. Among the world’s most immediate and biggest environmental problems, are plastic finding its way into the ocean, washed ashore and fibers reportedly finding its way into rain water.

Artists and activists have taken notice, using recycled plastic for use in their assemblages to create artwork. Although often aesthetically beautiful, the works point to the concerning profusion of these plastics in our environment. This exhibit challenges artistic expression in all media.��

Painting pictured, “Typhon Of Petrolia”© by Patrick Watson. Typhon is the many headed son of Gaea (Earth) and Tartarus (the netherworld), who was born cursed and cast into the volcanic regions. Petrolia is a town in Humboldt County named for the first oil well drilled in California. ��“Beyond the Sea” is on display May 14 through June 22, 2020.

Meet the artists at the opening reception Sunday, May 17, 2pm-4pm. This event from May 14 through June 22, 2020. is free and open to the public. Art Center Morro Bay is open daily, 12pm – 4pm.

WHAT: Beyond the Sea
WHEN: May 14 through June 22, 2020.
RECEPTION: Sunday, May 17, 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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Learning to Breathe

Learning to Breathe

Jun 8, 3:00pm - Jun 8, 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 8, 2020, 3-5pm
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or www.artcentermorrobay.org
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Children's Summer Art, Playing with Food

Children's Summer Art, Playing with Food

Jun 9, 9:00am - Jun 9, 12:00pm+1Jun 9, 1:00pm - Jun 9, 4:00pm

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Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present Playing with Food, in an ongoing children’s summer art series with elementary school teacher, Mandy Covish and Middle School teacher Raquel Meinke.

Students will be inspired by the art of Wayne Thiebaud & Claes Oldenberg, who are famous for their “FOOD” artwork! They will also create dessert paintings while learning about tints and shades. Students will be using fabric, acrylics, tempura paint, and watercolor in this workshop.
Mandy taught primarily 2nd and 3rd grade levels in the Merced City School District and Clovis Unified School district. With her recent relocation to the Central Coast she is eager to begin teaching on the Central Coast. Raquel is currently an art teacher at Los Osos Middle School.

WHAT: Playing with Food
WHEN: June 9, 2020
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, Activities Room, 835 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
TIMES: K-2nd Graders 9am-12pm; 3rd-6th Graders 1pm – 4pm
COST: $20.00 per session or $180. for 12 or more classes purchased.
CONTACT:www.artcentermorrobay.org or 805-772-2504

Preregistration is required: Contact Art Center Morro Bay (805) 772-2504 or online:
artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/shop/

Refunds are provided up to 3 days before the beginning of class. Class programs are designed as age appropriate, however, bringing closely aged children together in either
class is OK. Parents are asked to stay with children 7 years or younger.

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Children's Summer Art - Portraits

Children's Summer Art - Portraits

Jun 11, 9:00am - Jun 11, 12:00pm+1Jun 11, 1:00pm - Jun 11, 4:00pm

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Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present Portraits, in an ongoing children’s summer art series with elementary school teacher, Mandy Covish and Middle School teacher Raquel Meinke.

Students will make a mixed-media portrait in the style of Pablo Picasso using oil pastels, collage, acrylic paints, & rafia. They will also create an Alexander Calder wire self-portrait as well as an Andy Warhol portrait using oil pastels.

Mandy taught primarily 2nd and 3rd grade levels in the Merced City School District and Clovis Unified School district. With her recent relocation to the Central Coast she is eager to begin teaching on the Central Coast. Raquel is currently an art teacher at Los Osos Middle School.

WHAT: Portraits
WHEN: June 11, 2020
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, Activities Room, 835 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
TIMES: K-2nd Graders 9am-12pm; 3rd-6th Graders 1pm – 4pm
COST: $20.00 per session or $180. for 12 or more classes purchased. Call gallery for discounted classes.
CONTACT:www.artcentermorrobay.org or 805-772-2504

Preregistration is required: Contact Art Center Morro Bay (805) 772-2504 or online:
artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/shop/

Refunds are provided up to 3 days before the beginning of class. Class programs are designed as age appropriate, however, bringing closely aged children together in either
class is OK. Parents are asked to stay with children 7 years or younger.

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Children's Summer Art - Robot Art

Children's Summer Art - Robot Art

Jun 16, 9:00am - Jun 16, 12:00pm+1Jun 16, 1:00pm - Jun 16, 4:00pm

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Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present Robot Art, in an ongoing children’s summer art series with elementary school teacher, Mandy Covish and Middle School teacher Raquel Meinke.

Students will make recycled ROBOT ART using recycled objects, stamping and painting. They will create a robot print using legos and other found objects. They will also make robot portraits using clay and acrylic paints.

Mandy taught primarily 2nd and 3rd grade levels in the Merced City School District and Clovis Unified School district. With her recent relocation to the Central Coast she is eager to begin teaching on the Central Coast. Raquel is currently an art teacher at Los Osos Middle School.

WHAT: Robots
WHEN: June 16, 2020
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, Activities Room, 835 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
TIMES: K-2nd Graders 9am-12pm; 3rd-6th Graders 1pm – 4pm
COST: $20.00 per session or $180. for 12 or more classes purchased.
CONTACT:www.artcentermorrobay.org or 805-772-2504

Preregistration is required: Contact Art Center Morro Bay (805) 772-2504 or online:
artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/shop/

Refunds are provided up to 3 days before the beginning of class. Class programs are designed as age appropriate, however, bringing closely aged children together in either
class is OK. Parents are asked to stay with children 7 years or younger.
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Children's Summer Art - Coral Reef Art

Children's Summer Art - Coral Reef Art

Jun 18, 9:00am - Jun 18, 12:00pm+1Jun 18, 1:00pm - Jun 18, 4:00pm

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Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present CORAL REEF SCULPTURES, in an ongoing children’s summer art series with elementary school teacher, Mandy Covish and Middle School teacher Raquel Meinke.

Students will create CORAL REEF sculptures using a variety of materials including pool noodles, vacuum peanuts and mesh ribbon. They will also sculpt a sea creature using baking soda clay. Students will draw a ZENTANGLE sea creature and paint with watercolor.

Mandy taught primarily 2nd and 3rd grade levels in the Merced City School District and Clovis Unified School district. With her recent relocation to the Central Coast she is eager to begin teaching on the Central Coast. Raquel is currently an art teacher at Los Osos Middle School.

WHAT: Coral Reef Art
WHEN: June 18, 2020
TIMES: K-2nd Graders 9am-12pm; 3rd-6th Graders 1pm – 4pm
COST: $20.00 per session or $180. for 12 or more classes purchased.
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
CONTACT: www.artcentermorrobay.org or 805-772-2504

Preregistration is required: Contact Art Center Morro Bay (805) 772-2504 or online:
artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/shop/

Refunds are provided up to 3 days before the beginning of class. Class programs are designed as age appropriate, however, bringing closely aged children together in either
class is OK. Parents are asked to stay with children 7 years or younger.

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Mark Making-Developing Your Signature Style in Abstract Painting

Mark Making-Developing Your Signature Style in Abstract Painting

Jun 19, 10:00am - Jun 19, 4:00pm+1Jun 20, 10:00am - Jun 20, 4:00pm

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2020

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present esteemed artist, 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 Art degrees in Studio Art and Consciousness studies from John F Kennedy University, 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 beginning to intermediate artists.

REGISTER: Pre-register at www.artcentermorrobay.org or artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/shop/
May cancel registration up to 7 days of scheduled workshop for full refund.
WHAT: Mark Making – Developing Your Signature Style in Abstract Painting
WHEN: June 19 & 20, 2020, 10am – 4pm
COST: $225. MBAA Members or $235. Non Members
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442
CONTACT: Gail Martin (805) 234-8766
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Pastels USA

Pastels USA

Jun 25, 12:00pm - Jun 25, 4:00pm+38Jun 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, 4:00pmJul 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, 4:00pm

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OPENING RECEPTION: June 28, 2-4pm
CLOSING RECEPTION: August 2, 2-4pm

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to host Pastel Society of the West Coast and their 34th 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!

Jurors of Selection for this prestigious event are Mary Aslin, Brian Bailey, and Julie Freeman

Judge of Awards:

W. Truman Hosner will serve as judge of awards during this event.

Born in Detroit, 1950, W. Truman Hosner earned a Bachelor of Fine Art degree at Wayne State University and went on to study illustration at The Center for Creative Studies, College of Art and Design in Detroit. During his 17 years as a professional illustrator, his assignments included, among others, The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Field and Stream magazine, CBS-Fox Video, and Reader’s Digest. At the peak of a very successful career in commercial art, Hosner re-focused himself and studied under two master painters at the Scottsdale Artists School in Arizona, Harley Brown and Dan Gerhartz. Plein-air fine art painting captured his passion. Over the past two decades he received personal mentoring from Max Altekruse, himself a student of the renowned Frank Reilly of the Art Students League in New York City.

Mr Hosner earned the distinction of Master Pastelist Pastel Society of America, Master Pastelist International Association of Pastel Societies, Maitre Pastelliste Societe de Pastel de L’est du Canada and Distinguished Member, Pastel Society of the West Coast.

Paintings by W. Truman Hosner have been featured in national and international museum collections and exhibitions throughout the USA, Canada, France and Asia.

“During a painting session, everything is always changing, the light is constantly modulating and then my painting slowly evolves, becomes dynamic, it pulsates energy and exuberance.”

Whether you are attending this extraordinary exhibit to observe or to purchase, you are in for a delight! “Pastels USA” will be on display from June 25 through August 2, 2020. The opening artist reception will be held Sunday, June 28, 2-4pn and the closing reception will feature the award ceremony on the last day of this event, Sunday, August 2, 2-4pm.

These events are free and open to the public.

Image: "The Narrator"© earned Best of Show in 2019, by Candice Grieve, PSA

WHAT: Pastel USA
WHEN: June 25 through August 2, 2020
OPENING RECEPTION: June 28, 2-4pm
CLOSING RECEPTION: August 2, 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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Children's Summer Art - Ocean Day Art

Children's Summer Art - Ocean Day Art

Jul 7, 9:00am - Jul 7, 12:00pm+1Jul 7, 1:00pm - Jul 7, 4:00pm

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Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present Ocean Day Art, in an ongoing children’s summer art series with elementary school teacher, Mandy Covish and Middle School teacher Raquel Meinke.

Students will create a beach themed canvas with water, sand, and footprints. They will also paint a watercolor resist sea creature, as well as construct a mixed-media texture print using bubble wrap and other found objects.

Mandy taught primarily 2nd and 3rd grade levels in the Merced City School District and Clovis Unified School district. With her recent relocation to the Central Coast she is eager to begin teaching on the Central Coast. Raquel is currently an art teacher at Los Osos Middle School.

WHAT: Ocean Day Art
WHEN: July 7, 2020
TIMES: K-2nd Graders 9am-12pm; 3rd-6th Graders 1pm – 4pm
COST: $20.00 per session or $180. for 12 or more classes purchased.
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, Activities Room, 835 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
CONTACT: www.artcentermorrobay.org or 805-772-2504

Preregistration is required: Contact Art Center Morro Bay (805) 772-2504 or online:
artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/shop/

Refunds are provided up to 3 days before the beginning of class. Class programs are designed as age appropriate, however, bringing closely aged children together in either
class is OK. Parents are asked to stay with children 7 years or younger.

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Elements of Art Shape, Children's Art

Elements of Art Shape, Children's Art

Jul 11, 9:00am - Jul 11, 12:00pm+1Jul 11, 1:00pm - Jul 11, 4:00pm

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Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present Elements of Art/Color in an ongoing art series, with elementary school teacher, Mandy Covish.

Mandy taught primarily 2nd and 3rd grade levels in the Merced City School District and Clovis Unified School district. With her recent relocation to the Central Coast she is eager to begin teaching on the Central Coast. Mandy taught GATE students (Gifted and Talented Education) for seven years, emphasizing on the arts as a vehicle to promote higher thought processes.

Students will be learning about the elements of art. They will be focusing on the element of SHAPE in this workshop. Students will be creating Picasso Pop Art Can Portraits, Recycled Robots and Dog Art. Students will be using recycled materials including cardboard, cans and acrylic paints.


WHAT: Elements of Art - Shape
WHEN: July 11, 2020
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, Activities Room, 835 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
TIMES: K-2nd Graders 9am-12pm; 3rd-6th Graders 1pm – 4pm
COST: $20.00 per session
CONTACT:www.artcentermorrobay.org or 805-772-2504

Preregistration is required: Contact Art Center Morro Bay (805) 772-2504 or online:artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/shop/
Refunds are provided up to 3 days before the beginning of class. Class programs are designed as age appropriate, however, bringing closely aged children together in eitherclass is OK. Parents are asked to stay with children 7 years or younger.
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Let's Etch a Credit Card

Let's Etch a Credit Card

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

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Demos are 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 13, 2020 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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2020 Portraits in Pastel

2020 Portraits in Pastel

Jul 17, 10:00am - Jul 19, 5:00pm

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July 2020

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present award winning artist, Cuong Nguyen for a three-day workshop, “Portraits in Pastel”.

A professional artist of international acclaim, Cuong Nguyen, works in both oil and pastel, though casual viewers may have difficulty distinguishing the two media in his hands. He almost never blends strokes, yet achieves a level of detail and smoothness of gradation that is unusual in pastel paintings!

Mr. Nguyen studied at the Academy of Art in Saigon, Vietnam. He earned a degree in Illustration & Graphic Design from San Jose State University and established a successful career as an icon designer with a prominent Silicon Valley company before becoming a professional artist. Ultimately, Cuong’s passion for art resurfaced. He began to create sidewalk chalk drawings. These ephemeral artworks were as large as 16' x 24'. Cuong soon established a reputation for painting amazingly lifelike portraits on asphalt. He began to exhibit in international art fairs and returned to his studio, where he spent endless hours refining techniques with more traditional media.

Cuong Nguyen is a member of Oil Painters of America, International Guild of Realism, a Distinguished Pastellist with Pastel Society of America and Pastel Society of the West Coast, Master Pastelist with Pastel of America and Master IAPS Circle with International Association of Pastel Societies. His work has been exhibited at national and international exhibits; the Triton Museum in Santa Clara, California and the Haggin Museum in Stockton.

Cuong is currently represented by John Pence gallery in San Francisco, California.

Learn about drawing, values, edges and composition, in a workshop designed to create in a relaxed, informative yet focused environment, for all skill levels. Students will concentrate on drawing the human head and creating life-like skin tone colors using the green foundation technique, while developing new skills in soft pastel and pastel pencil. This workshop will feature live models.

Preregister at: artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/shop/

www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSI8FKHrc08

WHAT: “Portrait in Pastel” workshop
WHEN: July 17, 18 & 19, 2020 10am – 5pm
COST: $400. MBAA Members or $425. Non Members
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442
CONTACT: Gail Martin (805) 234-8766
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Astrophotography

Astrophotography

Jul 24, 8:00pm - Jul 25, 12:00am+1Jul 25, 1:00pm - Jul 25, 4:00pm

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Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present esteemed photographer Brady Cabe for a 2-Day workshop in Astrophotography.

Brady’s passion for photography has grown into sharing and teaching others, incredible astrophotography. Teaching for Brady was an unforeseen blessing along his photography journey as it caused him to reverse engineer everything he did. His process guides you step by step through a simplified curriculum to make beautiful photographs.

This workshop provides a complete photography experience, with an emphasis on Milky Way capture, star trails and night panoramas.

Day 1 Spend the evening photographing the night sky – going over location planning, best practices, and answering all your astrophotography questions.

Day 2 Consist of post-processing where we will dive into our photos from the night before and learn to assemble star trail images.

Brady says

“As I explore this amazing planet, I’m always astounded by the complexity and variety to be found. The nature and landscapes of San Luis Obispo county, the state of California and beyond, provide all the inspiration I need. If I’m not sure where to take pictures, I just hit the road and see where it takes me - usually with my family in tow. I love to be outdoors, with my feet and tripod in the water, capturing a sunset or the Milky Way, late into the night.”

Recommended Gear:

Digital Camera with interchangeable lenses
Wide angle, wide aperture lens; i.e. Rokinon 14mm f/2.8
Sturdy Tripod
REGISTER: Pre-register at www.artcentermorrobay.org or artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/shop/
WHAT: Astrophotography with BRADY CABE
WHEN: July 24 - 25, 2020, 8pm – Midnight Day 1 and 1-5pm Day 2
COST: $350. MBAA Members, $360. Non-Members
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442

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Polymer Clay – Jewelry Making

Polymer Clay – Jewelry Making

Aug 8, 1:00pm - Aug 8, 4:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Introduction to Mokume Gane
with Jane Morgan

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a ½ day workshop, Introduction to Mokume Gane, with artist Jane Morgan. Mokume Gane is a traditional Japanese technique of laminating layers of colored metal and manipulating the result to create patterns. Polymer clay lends itself well to using a
modification of this technique.

During this class we will create beautiful designs using a modified Mokume Gane technique. We will then create veneers from the resultant designs and use those veneers to create a lovely and unique piece of jewelry. No two pieces are ever alike! Students will also be shown how to incorporate their Mokume Gane designs into larger and more complex pieces of work. All experience levels welcomed.

Jane is an engineer, sociologist and educator. Her polymer clay work has been praised by nationally known polymer clay artists, which varies from precise technical work to organically inspired pieces. She finds peace in the creative process and loves to teach . Along with polymer clay, Jane has exhibited fused glass at several local venues.

WHAT: Polymer Clay – Jewelry Making Mokume Gane Technique
WHEN: August 8, 2020 - 1am-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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Folding a Paper Crane

Folding a Paper Crane

Aug 10, 3:00pm - Aug 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 a demonstration of Folding Origami Cranes with Gail Martin.

Paper cranes have long been a peace symbol in Japanese culture. “Senbazuru”, literally meaning 1000 cranes. It was originally popularized through the story of Sadako Sasaki, a Japanese girl who, at two years of age was exposed to radiation from the atomic bombing of Hiroshima during World War II.

Sasaki soon developed leukemia, and at age 12 after spending a significant amount of time in a hospital, began making origami cranes with the goal of making one thousand, inspired by the senbazuru legend.

Paper cranes are a popular gift of good luck and happiness. One who folds 1000 cranes in one year is said to be able to recover from illness or injury and live 1000 years.

Gail will share remarkable pictures of origami by world masters and demonstrate how to make a paper crane as well as a butterfly, and fish; other good luck symbols of the ancient craft.
Join Gail Martin as she leads you through the steps to make your own origami crane.

WHAT: Folding A Paper Crane
WHEN: Monday, August 10th , 2020 3pm – 5pm
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA
COST: FREE
CONTACT: www.artcentermorrobay.org or 805-772-2504

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Astrophotography with Brady Cabe

Astrophotography with Brady Cabe

Aug 21, 8:00pm - Aug 22, 12:00am+1Aug 22, 1:00pm - Aug 22, 5:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present esteemed photographer Brady Cabe for a 2-Day workshop in Astrophotography.

Brady’s passion for photography has grown into sharing and teaching others incredible Astrophotography. Teaching for Brady was an unforeseen blessing along his photography journey as it caused him to reverse engineer everything he did. His process guides you step by step through a simplified curriculum to make beautiful photographs.

This workshop provides a complete Milky Way photography experience, with an emphasis on Milky Way capture, star trails, and night panoramas.
Day 1 Spend the evening photographing the night sky – going over location planning, best practices, and answering all your astrophotography questions.
Day 2 Consist of post-processing where we will dive into our photos from the night before and learn to assemble star trail images.


“As I explore this amazing planet, I’m always astounded by the complexity and variety to be found. The nature and landscapes of San Luis Obispo county, the state of California, and beyond provide all the inspiration I need. If I’m not sure where to take pictures, I just hit the road and see where it takes me - usually with my family in tow. I love to be outdoors, with my feet and tripod in the water, capturing a sunset or the Milky Way late into the night.” ~ Brady Cabe


Recommended Gear:
Digital Camera with interchangeable lenses
Wide angle, wide aperture lens; i.e. Rokinon 14mm f/2.8
Sturdy Tripod

REGISTER: Pre-register at www.artcentermorrobay.org or artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/shop/
WHAT: Astrophotography with BRADY CABE
WHEN: August 21 & 22, 2020, 8pm – Midnight Day 1 and 1-5pm Day 2
COST: $350. MBAA Members or $360. Non-Members
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442
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Disrupted Realism - Lecture by John Seed

Disrupted Realism - Lecture by John Seed

Sep 14, 3:00pm - Sep 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 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: September 14, 2020 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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Annual Juried Exhibition

Annual Juried Exhibition

Sep 17, 12:00pm - Sep 17, 4:00pm+46Sep 18, 12:00pm - Sep 18, 4:00pmSep 19, 12:00pm - Sep 19, 4:00pmSep 20, 12:00pm - Sep 20, 4:00pmSep 21, 12:00pm - Sep 21, 4:00pmSep 22, 12:00pm - Sep 22, 4:00pmSep 23, 12:00pm - Sep 23, 4:00pmSep 24, 12:00pm - Sep 24, 4:00pmSep 25, 12:00pm - Sep 25, 4:00pmSep 26, 12:00pm - Sep 26, 4:00pmSep 27, 12:00pm - Sep 27, 4:00pmSep 28, 12:00pm - Sep 28, 4:00pmSep 29, 12:00pm - Sep 29, 4:00pmSep 30, 12:00pm - Sep 30, 4:00pmOct 1, 12:00pm - Oct 1, 4:00pmOct 2, 12:00pm - Oct 2, 4:00pmOct 3, 12:00pm - Oct 3, 4:00pmOct 4, 12:00pm - Oct 4, 4:00pmOct 5, 12:00pm - Oct 5, 4:00pmOct 6, 12:00pm - Oct 6, 4:00pmOct 7, 12:00pm - Oct 7, 4:00pmOct 8, 12:00pm - Oct 8, 4:00pmOct 9, 12:00pm - Oct 9, 4:00pmOct 10, 12:00pm - Oct 10, 4:00pmOct 11, 12:00pm - Oct 11, 4:00pmOct 12, 12:00pm - Oct 12, 4:00pmOct 13, 12:00pm - Oct 13, 4:00pmOct 14, 12:00pm - Oct 14, 4:00pmOct 15, 12:00pm - Oct 15, 4:00pmOct 16, 12:00pm - Oct 16, 4:00pmOct 17, 12:00pm - Oct 17, 4:00pmOct 18, 12:00pm - Oct 18, 4:00pmOct 19, 12:00pm - Oct 19, 4:00pmOct 20, 12:00pm - Oct 20, 4:00pmOct 21, 12:00pm - Oct 21, 4:00pmOct 22, 12:00pm - Oct 22, 4:00pmOct 23, 12:00pm - Oct 23, 4:00pmOct 24, 12:00pm - Oct 24, 4:00pmOct 25, 12:00pm - Oct 25, 4:00pmOct 26, 12:00pm - Oct 26, 4:00pmOct 27, 12:00pm - Oct 27, 4:00pmOct 28, 12:00pm - Oct 28, 4:00pmOct 29, 12:00pm - Oct 29, 4:00pmOct 30, 12:00pm - Oct 30, 4:00pmOct 31, 12:00pm - Oct 31, 4:00pmNov 1, 12:00pm - Nov 1, 4:00pmNov 2, 12:00pm - Nov 2, 4:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

Morro Bay Art Association is pleased to announce it’s 4th Annual Juried Exhibition.

This exhibit is open internationally to both amateur and professional artists. Two dimensional media includes, oil, watercolor, acrylic, gouache, pastel and mixed media. Open for submissions May 1, the deadline to send digital files for consideration is midnight, August 1, 2020.

For this exciting exhibit, we are fortunate to have award winning artist, Trowzers Akimbo, as the judge.

Judge of Awards:

Prior to practicing fine art painting full-time, Trowzers Akimbo worked as an NBC on air graphic artist, freelance illustrator/graphic designer, animated/live action television commercial director/designer and as a creative director and chief creative officer in the computer game industry. Work for NBC included over 200 commercial segue illustrations for the Tonight Show, starring Johnny Carson, design of The Gong Show logo and body painting of GoGo dancers for Laugh-In. Trowzers contributed illustrations to the Sesame Street Workshop’s printed publications monthly. He is responsible for the creation of over 50 computer games. Among his many awards, Akimbo was awarded an Emmy for his animated titles for NBC: The First 50 Years: A Closer Look.

Akimbo studied art and received his BFA at Cal Arts in Southern California. Trowzers has collected numerous Best of Show and 1st Place awards for his paintings. His work is included in Artists Magazine publication, Strokes of Genius 11.

“I believe every painter's work I've ever seen has influenced my work on some level.”
- Trowzers Akimbo

This exhibit celebrates two dimensional artwork in all media and features the three dimensional artwork of Larry LeBrane as part of this extraordinary event. You will find a variety of subject matter spanning traditional landscape to contemporary and abstract. Whether you are attending this exhibit to observe or to purchase, you are in for a delight! Morro Bay Art Association’s Annual Juried Exhibit will be on display from September 17 through November 2, 2020.
The opening reception includes a “meet the artists” and awards ceremony, held, Sunday, September 20, 2020, 2-4pm. This exhibit is free and open to the public.

WHAT: Annual Juried Exhibition
WHEN: September 17 through November 2, 2020
RECEPTION: Sunday, September 20, 2020, 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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2020 - Abstraction and Multiple Viewpoint Perspective Workshop

2020 - Abstraction and Multiple Viewpoint Perspective Workshop

Oct 9, 10:00am - Oct 9, 4:00pm+2Oct 10, 10:00am - Oct 10, 4:00pmOct 11, 10:00am - Oct 11, 4:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

October 9, 10, & 11, 2020

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a 3-day workshop, Abstraction and Multiple Viewpoint Perspective, with Trowzers Akimbo.

While Multiple Viewpoint Perspective will be the main focus of this intensive workshop, other abstraction vehicles will also be discussed and encouraged. The workshop goal will be for each attendee to go home with an abstract painting of their own design.

Trowzers Akimbo was raised in Venice, Ca and the eclectic vibe of the area is represented in much of his work. The art colony esthetic of the beach town attracted the best of art teachers to the school system and Betty Edwards, who wrote the influential book, "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain” was among his talented high school art teachers. Teachers in art school included Bill Moore, Don Graham, Harold Kramer, Emerson Woelffer and one of the Group of Seven hard-edged painters, Frederick Hammersley. Prior to practicing fine art painting full-time, Trowzers worked as an NBC on air graphic artist, freelance illustrator/graphic designer, animated/live action tv commercial director/designer and as a creative director and chief creative officer in the computer game industry. Work for NBC included over 200 commercial segue illustrations for the Tonight Show, starring Johnny Carson, design of The Gong Show logo and body painting of GoGo dancers for Laugh-In. Trowzers contributed illustrations to the Sesame Street Workshop’s printed publications monthly. He is responsible for the creation of over 50 computer games. Among his many awards, Akimbo was awarded an Emmy for his animated titles for NBC: The First 50 Years: A Closer Look. Powerful influences in his painting work are Braque and Picasso (how can these two inventors of cubism and multiple viewpoint perspective, standing on the shoulders of Cézanne, not be an influence), Matisse, Gauguin, Lautrec, Van Gogh, Klee and Kandinsky.

Akimbo studied art and received his BFA at CalArts in Southern California.

“Honestly, I'm a bit of a sponge. I believe any painter's work I've ever seen has influenced my work on some level.”
- Trowzers Akimbo

3-Day Workshop Agenda
Methods of Abstraction slide Presentation
Multiple Viewpoint Perspective Fundamentals
Sketching Information from the Model for Your Final Design
Designing Your Abstract Painting
Compose/Layout Your Painting
Discussion of the 5 Graphic Means
Let’s Paint Your Design
Critique of Paintings
What you'll need to bring:
Canvas, panel or other painting substrate
Painting supplies (oils, acrylics, pastels, watercolors, etc.)
Graphite pencil and eraser
Sketchbook or paper pad
Optional tools (Charcoal pencil, drawing pen, etc.)
Bag lunch (or plan to go out to lunch)


WHAT: Abstraction and Multiple Viewpoint Perspective
WHEN: October 9th, 10th, & 11th, 2020 - 10am-4pm
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St. Morro Bay, CA 93442
COST: $400. MBAA Members $425. 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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Incorporating Metal into Jewelry Designs

Incorporating Metal into Jewelry Designs

Oct 12, 3:00pm - Oct 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 in jewelry making, incorporating metal to create unique one-of-a-kind designs. From wire wrapping to texturing metal pieces with a hammer, metal adds a beautiful element to jewelry making.,

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 home. Viewers were encouraged to submit their ideas to the "sharing segment" of 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: October 12, 2020 3-5pm
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or visit www,artcentermorrobay.com
COST: Free and open to the public

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2020 - Making a Mosaic Trivet

2020 - Making a Mosaic Trivet

Nov 6, 1:00pm - Nov 6, 4:00pm+1Nov 7, 1:00pm - Nov 7, 4:00pm

Art Center Morro Bay835 Main StMorro Bay, CA93442 Map

November 6 & 7, 2020

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. They 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 Paula 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 Montessori teacher and former owner of Bay Osos Montessori School in Los Osos. Paula has previously worked with fabric and decoupage but her 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 is 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 then 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 project.
What a great thing to learn right before Christmas!

WHAT: Making a Mosaic Trivet
WHEN: Friday and Saturday, November 6 & 7, 2020 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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Movie Night – Cave of Forgotten Dreams

Movie Night – Cave of Forgotten Dreams

Nov 9, 3:00pm - Nov 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 documentary film Cave of Forgotten Dreams.

Cave of Forgotten Dreams is a 2010 documentary film by Werner Herzog about the Chauvet Cave in southern France, which contains the oldest human-painted images yet discovered. Some of them were crafted around 32,000 years ago. The film premiered at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival and consists of images from inside the cave as well as of interviews with various scientists and historians. The film also includes footage of the nearby Pont d'Arc natural bridge.
The Chauvet Cave is one of the most famous prehistoric rock art sites in the world. Located in the Ardeche region of France, the cave art of Chauvet was discovered as recently as 1994 by Jean-Marie Chauvet. The importance of the Chauvet Cave art paintings is based on two factors: firstly, the aesthetic quality of the Palaeolithic cave paintings, and secondly, the great age of the rock art.
This film is rated G and is 95 minutes. Directed and Written by Werner Herzon, released by IFC Films.

WHAT: Movie Night – Cave of Forgotten Dreams
COST: FREE and open to the public
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA
WHEN: Monday, November 9, 2020
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or www.artcentermorrobay.org
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