Art Demonstrations

All art demonstrations take place on the second Monday of the month from 3-5 pm and are free to the public – walk ins welcome!

March 10th – MBAA & TPG Members: Marketing Your Artwork with Pat Newton

All TPG and MBAA members are invited to join us at Art Center Morro Bay, on Sunday, March 10 at 2 p.m. for a presentation by Patricia Newton on marketing your artwork.

Join Patricia Newton and learn ways to showcase your talent and turn passion into recognition with a plan for your personal art marketing solutions.

We’ll discuss how to create a memorable impression and cultivate an organic following without the use of paid promotions. Elevate your on-line presence, connect authentically and watch your audience expand. Unlock a broader reach and foster a dedicated following by leveraging the power of strategic branding and social media strategies.

After Pat’s presentation, we will have a short break followed by a peer critique time for those artists who have brought paintings. TPG and MBAA artists are free to bring completed work or work in progress for critique.

About Pat:

Pat served seven years as Marketing Director and President of Morro Bay Art Association where she continues to volunteer during the curating process and hanging of new exhibitions. She manages her social media marketing and updates her own website.

Her artwork is currently represented by Gallery at Marina Square, Park Street Gallery and Art Center Morro Bay.

She is an award winning artist and has been accepted into the 2024 Oil Painters of America, national exhibition, currently located in Wichita, Kansas.

March 11th – Giclée Photos on Canvas with Chuck Jennings, M.A., M.F.A.

Chuck has a BA in painting and drawing, and MA and MFA degrees in Fine Art and Design. He began teaching design and color theory at Cal Poly in 1968. He was the Chair of the Department of Art and Design for 14 years before he retired in 2008. He has exhibited his work throughout the U. S. with favorite venues in Santa Fe, New Mexico and Sedona, Arizona. His work is included in the collection of the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C.

Although for most of his art career he concentrated on painting, he has had a passion for photography since he bought his first single lens reflex camera in 1967. Since 2002, he has devoted all his creative energies to digital photography. He now owns Giclée Print and Photo and ReelEyes Photography.

Chuck has a variety of interests, including classic cars and flying, but he is most well known locally for portraits and event photography, which includes his work with Hospice, CASA, and the League of Women Voters, and his technique of putting photos on canvas. He will be showing his wide ranging photos, explaining his technique, and discussing his journey to professional artist.