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

Art Center Morro Bay

Where we connect art lovers with artists.

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

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Art Center Morro Bay Events


Adult Coloring Book Club and Zen Doodle

Adult Coloring Book Club and Zen Doodle

Dec 2, 10:00am - Dec 2, 11:30am

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

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

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

For more information, contact Art Center Morro Bay 805-772-2504
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Learn Oil Painting with Jason Mayr

Learn Oil Painting with Jason Mayr

Dec 5, 9:00am - Dec 5, 1:00pm

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

Mondays, beginning to advanced students 9:00am - 1:00pm
Learn to paint still life in oil with Jason Mayr
These are ongoing classes

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

You can register by contacting Jason at 805-234-6941 or email: jkmayr@aol.com

For more information visit www.artcentermorrobay.org or call the Morro Bay Art Center at (805)772-2504
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Creativity

Creativity

Dec 7, 10:30am - Dec 7, 3:00pm

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

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

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

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Adult Coloring Book Club and Zen Doodle

Adult Coloring Book Club and Zen Doodle

Dec 9, 10:00am - Dec 9, 11:30am

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

WHEN: Friday mornings 10am - 11:30am starting August 26
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay, CA 93442
COST: Free and open to the public

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

For more information, contact Art Center Morro Bay 805-772-2504
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Succulent Sunday

Succulent Sunday

Dec 11, 1:00pm - Dec 11, 4:00pm

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

Succulent Sunday
Choose Your Project
Sunday, December 11th
Morro Bay Art Center
835 Main Street
1:00 - 4:00 (time depends on project)
Teacher - Joan Martin Fee

$65 9" Succulent Wreath (finished size approx. 13")
$85 11" Succulent Wreath (finished size approx.15")
$85 11" Succulent Heart Wreath (finished size approx. 15")
$65 Birdhouse Planter with Succulents
$65 12" Succulent Christmas Tree
$75 18" wide x 12" deep x 6" tall Hypertufa Seashell Planter (handmade by Joan)
Enjoy a relaxing afternoon with Mixed Media Artist and succulent lover, Joan Martin Fee who will show you how easy it is to create with succulents. Choose from two sizes of round wreaths, a heart wreath, a succulent Christmas tree, a hypertufa seashall planter or you can even paint a birdhouse and plant it with succulents! For the birdhouse, you'll paint a custom made wood birdhouse using tons of colors Joan provides. Everything is provided to complete the project including use of tools and beautiful, locally grown succulents, so all you do is sign-up, create and relax! www.CreativeMeTime.com 805-286-5993
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Creativity

Creativity

Dec 14, 10:30am - Dec 14, 3:00pm

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

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

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

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Portrait and Still Life Free Demonstration

Portrait and Still Life Free Demonstration

Jan 10, 5:00pm - Jan 10, 7:00pm

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

Jacqueline Kamin
“Portrait in Still Life”
Oil, 3-day Workshop
January 11, 12 &13, 2017

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a 3-day Workshop in Oil by award winning artist, Jacqueline Kamin. As a prelude to her workshop, Jacqueline will give a 2-hour demonstration on January 10, 2017, 5pm – 7pm.

Jacqueline is a professional artist from Washington DC. Her romantic style partially stems from the influence of the passionate Russian Impressionists. She is internationally known for her workshops with fellow modern masters, Sherrie McGraw and David Leffel and continues to teach nationally for Bright Light Fine Art Workshops.

During this workshop, students will learn how to paint with variations of color to create dramatic effects, capture shadows and emanate light. Jacqueline will be assisted by artist, Jason Mayr during this workshop. Jason has been a professional artist and teacher for over fifteen years.

Jacqueline received her formal art education from the Corcoran Museum School in Washington, D.C. She later attended the Art Students League and the Sculpture Studio, both in New York City. She is a member of Oil Painters of America, the California Art Club, where she serves on the Board of Advisors, the Salmagundi Club and American Women Artist, where she earned the distinction of Master Signature Member and serves as President.

Her work was included in several internationally known art expositions held in Hong Kong, New York City and the National Museum for Women Artists in Washington, D.C. Her work is held in private and corporate collections such as Barbara Boxer, U.S. Senator, Entrepreneur Magazine,
Manocherian Brothers of New York, Big Horn Westinghouse Corporation, Ferrari Carano Winery Napa Valley, CA and Red Lion Inn, Santa Barbara, CA. Her work has been featured in Southwest Art and Art of the West magazines.

Jacqueline will give a demonstration on January 10th, 5pm – 7pm that will be free and open to the public. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to see this modern master at work.

WHAT: Oil Painting Workshop
WHEN: January 11, 12 & 13 10am-4:30pm
COST: $450.
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442
CONTACT: KC Caldwell 805-540-1470 or email fogcatchers@gmail.com
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Portrait and Still Life, Oil Painting Workshop

Portrait and Still Life, Oil Painting Workshop

Jan 11, 10:00am - Jan 13, 4:30pm

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

Jacqueline Kamin
“Portrait and Still Life”
Oil, 3-day Workshop
January 11, 12 &13, 2017

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a 3-day Workshop in Oil by award winning artist, Jacqueline Kamin. As a prelude to her workshop, Jacqueline will give a 2-hour demonstration on January 10, 2017, 5pm – 7pm.

Jacqueline is a professional artist from Washington DC. Her romantic style partially stems from the influence of the passionate Russian Impressionists. She is internationally known for her workshops with fellow modern masters, Sherrie McGraw and David Leffel and continues to teach nationally for Bright Light Fine Art Workshops.

During this workshop, students will learn how to paint with variations of color to create dramatic effects, capture shadows and emanate light. Jacqueline will be assisted by artist, Jason Mayr during this workshop. Jason has been a professional artist and teacher for over fifteen years.

Jacqueline received her formal art education from the Corcoran Museum School in Washington, D.C. She later attended the Art Students League and the Sculpture Studio, both in New York City. She is a member of Oil Painters of America, the California Art Club, where she serves on the Board of Advisors, the Salmagundi Club and American Women Artist, where she earned the distinction of Master Signature Member and serves as President.

Her work was included in several internationally known art expositions held in Hong Kong, New York City and the National Museum for Women Artists in Washington, D.C. Her work is held in private and corporate collections such as Barbara Boxer, U.S. Senator, Entrepreneur Magazine,
Manocherian Brothers of New York, Big Horn Westinghouse Corporation, Ferrari Carano Winery Napa Valley, CA and Red Lion Inn, Santa Barbara, CA. Her work has been featured in Southwest Art and Art of the West magazines.

Jacqueline will give a demonstration on January 10th, 5pm – 7pm that will be free and open to the public. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to see this modern master at work.

WHAT: Oil Painting Workshop
WHEN: January 11, 12 & 13 10am-4:30pm
COST: $450.
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442
CONTACT: KC Caldwell 805-540-1470 or email fogcatchers@gmail.com
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For the Birds Exhibit Opens Jan 12th, Reception Jan 15, 2017

For the Birds Exhibit Opens Jan 12th, Reception Jan 15, 2017

Jan 12, 12:00pm - Jan 12, 4:00pm

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

The Morro Bay Art Association is presenting it's 3rd Annual “For the Birds” exhibit in celebration of the Annual Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival.

This exhibit is a collection of fine art paintings and photography depicting Morro Bay’s vast array of indigenous species of birds as well as birds seen around the world and all things bird-related.

Stop in to see this remarkable exhibit. Art Center Morro Bay will have bird related gifts and you may find that perfect work of art. “For the Birds” will be on display from January 12 through February 6, 2017. Meet the artists at the opening reception Sunday, January 15th, 2pm-4pm. This event is free and open to the public. Art Center Morro Bay is open from 12pm – 4pm daily.

WHAT: For the Birds
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
CONTACT: email: artcenter.morrobay@gmail.com or telephone: 805-772-2504
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Aquarius Watercolor Exhibit - Painting by Keiko Tanabe

Aquarius Watercolor Exhibit - Painting by Keiko Tanabe

Feb 9, 12:00pm - Feb 9, 4:00pm

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

Aquarius 2017

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 extraordinary watercolor paintings with some of the finest contemporary artwork of the West Coast.

Judge of Awards:

We are fortunate to have Keiko Tanabe as the judge for this celebrated event. Keiko was born in Kyoto, Japan and resides in San Diego, California. Keiko earned a B.A. in Intercultural Communication at International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan and a Masters in International Education at UCLA, California. She worked in international relations positions in a Japanese government trade organization in Tokyo, at a large law firm in San Francisco and at a private consulting firm in San Diego.

Keiko taught herself to be fluent in watercolor painting as one would master a foreign language. She travels the world painting and giving workshops. Her subjects include Japanese, Italian, French and California landscapes. Keiko is a member of American Watercolor Society, a founding member of North American Watercolor Artists (NAWA), Signature member of National Watercolor Society and was named an official Ambassador for Winsor & Newton.

Keiko’s work is held in public and private collections throughout Asia, Europe and the United States. Public collections include Ming Gallery, Suzhou, China, Ye Qiangyu Art Museum, Tonglu County, Zhejiang, China, Zhongyung Art Museum, Guilin, China and Museu de Arte Contemporânea MAC Bahia, Senhor do Bonfim, Brazil.

Keiko has published several art books and her paintings have been published in leading art magazines throughout Europe, Japan and the U.S.

During this event, you will see some of the finest watercolor paintings of the West Coast.
“Aquarius” is on display from February 9th through March 20th, 2017. Meet the artists at the opening reception Sunday, February 12th, 2pm-4pm. This event is free and open to the public. Art Center Morro Bay is open from 12pm – 4pm daily.


WHAT: Aquarius
WHEN: February 9th through March 20th, 2017
RECEPTION: February 12th, 2pm-4pm.
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or email: artcenter.morrobay@gmail.com
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