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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


Striking Oil, Exhibit thru March 20th

Striking Oil, Exhibit thru March 20th

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

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

FREE and Open to the Public

Striking Oil

The Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present “Striking Oil”, a juried exhibition in the main gallery. This event is a collective of fine oil paintings featuring accomplished artists throughout the Central Coast.

Judge

We are fortunate to have Jason Mayr as the judge for this event.

Jason previously owned an art gallery and has been a professional artist and teacher for over fifteen years. He began his career as an impressionistic painter and later pivoted to the chiaroscuro style of the Old Masters. Today, Jason's primary focus is on understanding how to manipulate paint to capture light and shadow. The result is deep variations of color in subtle gradations that create dramatic effects. Jason imparts his knowledge to students who wish to paint in the classic styles of Rembrandt and Leffel.

Jason loves the visual effects of light and dark, adding, “With oil as my medium, I enjoy portraying the rise and fall of light over objects with poetic strokes of paint. The use of realistic objects, invite the unsuspecting viewer to discover the essence of the paint itself, entertaining the viewer on multiple levels.”

This event is open to all oil painters. For more information and entry requirements, visit www.artcentermorrobay.org

“Striking Oil” 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: Striking Oil
WHEN: February 9th through March 20th, 2017
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or www.artcentermorrobay.org

Aquarius, painting by Keiko Tanabe, exhibit thru March 20

Aquarius, painting by Keiko Tanabe, exhibit thru March 20

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

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

FREE and Open to the Public

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

Learn Oil Painting with Jason Mayr

Learn Oil Painting with Jason Mayr

Feb 27, 9:00am - Feb 27, 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

Mar 1, 10:30am - Mar 1, 3:00pm

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

FREE

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

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

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Portrait Practice with Live Models

Portrait Practice with Live Models

Mar 1, 6:00pm - Mar 1, 9:00pm

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

Portrait Practice with live models will take place in the activity room of Art Center Morro Bay from 6-9pm, 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month. For more information about cost and participation, contact Bob Rodger brodger56@gmail.com or telephone: 805-528-4248.
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Adult Coloring Book Club and Zen Doodle

Adult Coloring Book Club and Zen Doodle

Mar 3, 10:00am - Mar 3, 11:30pm

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

FREE

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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Jackie Morello, A Celebration of Life

Jackie Morello, A Celebration of Life

Mar 5, 2:00pm - Mar 5, 4:00pm

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

We have lost a dear friend and family member. For all of you who wish to join us in a "Celebration of Life" for Jackie Morello, a gathering will be held at Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., In the Activity Room. For more information call 805-772-2504

WHEN: Sunday, March 5th at 2pm.
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Ways of Working and Seeing, Abstract Painting

Ways of Working and Seeing, Abstract Painting

Mar 8, 9:00am - Mar 10, 4:00pm

St Peter's by The Sea Episcopal Church
545 Shasta Ave
Morro Bay, CA  93442 Map

Krista Harris
3 Day Workshop
“Ways of Working and Seeing”


Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a workshop in abstract painting by award winning artist, Krista Harris.

Krista is a professional artist of international fame. Her masterful use of vibrant color evokes energy, strength and simplicity. Her captivating work will lure you in to explore richly layered designs that reveal a deeper place – somewhere pure and personal.

Open to both beginning and intermediate students, this workshop is an authentic and creative experience in exploring and understanding nonobjective painting.

Explore ways of thinking and visualizing abstractly, materials and methods of working; and ways of resolve and advance your own studio practice or simply have the gift of 3 days of nothing but art and camaraderie with other artists. The theories and practices taught can be applied to those who work in a realistic manner or artists who are curious about abstract painting but not sure how to make the leap.

Krista earned her BFA from East Carolina University and her work is collected widely in private and corporate collections throughout the world, including Duke Memorial Cancer Center, Durham, NC; Northern Trust Bank, Chicago, IL; and the Ritz Carlton Hotel, Grand Cayman Island. The artist currently lives in Southwest Colorado and participates in international art fairs including SOFA NYC, Chicago and Palm Beach International Art Fair.

WHAT: Workshop “Ways of Working and Seeing”
WHEN: March 8, 9, 10, 2017
WHERE: St. Peter's by the Sea Episcopal Church, Morro Bay, CA 93442
COST: $475. MBAA Members $500. Non Members
CONTACT: Patricia Newton artbypatricianewton@gmail.com or 805-423-1100

Class size is limited

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Mosaic Bunny Workshop

Mosaic Bunny Workshop

Mar 11, 10:00am - Mar 11, 1:00pm

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

$50 Mosaic Bunny Class Fee - MBAA Members
$60 Mosaic Bunny Class Fee - Non Members

Spring is in the air and it's the perfect time to create this cute floppy eared bunny with your color choice of china pieces. This is a super simple project and perfect for a beginner. You'll cut the pieces to fit onto a wood cutout, glue the colorful broken pieces and apply grout so you'll get the whole mosaic experience AND take home a beautiful completed artwork in three hours! Everything is provided to complete this project including use of tools, all materials and instruction by mixed media artist, Joan Martin Fee. Preregistration is required at www.CreativeMeTime.com. For more information, contact Joan at 805-286-5993 or Art Center Morro Bay 805-772-2504.
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Ellen Jewett Mixed Media Demonstration

Ellen Jewett Mixed Media Demonstration

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

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

Ellen Jewitt
Mixed Media Demonstration

FREE and Open to the Public

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a demonstration of Mixed Media by award winning artist Ellen Jewett.

This demonstration will consist of an overall review of supplies, applications and methods to achieve a desired mixed media result. Those who attend will leave with the ability to recreate Ellen’s techniques and style. Ellen jokes, “I love the techniques in mixed media. It allows me to keep destroying and recreating as much as I want! It’s exciting to not know what’s going to happen next. I love the complete and utter destruction!”

Ellen Jewett earned an M.A. in Psychology from Pepperdine University and operated a Marriage and Family Therapy practice for ten years. During this time, Ellen attended several community colleges taking the art classes that contributed to her current artistic techniques.

Don’t miss this fun filled opportunity to learn unique mixed media techniques from a gifted artist.

WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA
WHEN: March 13th, 2017, 3pm – 5pm
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or visit www.artcentermorrobay.org
COST: Free and open to the public
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