Current Exhibit

Pushing Boundaries, Exploring Abstractions

August 3 – September 18, 2017



Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present Pushing Boundaries: Exploring Abstraction, a National Juried Exhibit.
Abstraction indicates a departure from reality in depiction of imagery in art. This departure from accurate representation can be slight, partial, or complete, as abstraction in art exists along a continuum. Even art that aims for realism of the highest degree can be said to be abstract since perfect representation may be elusive.
We are fortunate to have award winning artist, Krista Harris, as the judge for this celebrated event.
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.
Krista earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from East Carolina University. Krista exhibits in Dallas, Palm Desert, Chicago, Vermont, Telluride, Portland and other fine art galleries across the country. Her work is widely collected 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.
This exhibit celebrates artistic expression in all media. You will find a variety of subject matter spanning partial to total abstract.
“Pushing Boundaries” is on display from August 3 through September 18, 2017. Meet the artists at the opening reception Sunday, August 6, 2pm-4pm. This event is free and open to the public. Art Center Morro Bay is open from 12pm – 4pm daily.
WHAT: Pushing Boundaries
WHEN: August 3 – September 18, 2017
RECEPTION: August 6, 2017, 2–4pm
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or

 Congratulations to award winners of

Pushing Boundaries, Exploring Abstractions

A total of $1400. in cash awards were given


Noah Erenberg, First Place for “Windstorm”

Tom Shultz, Second Place for “Santa Rosa Coast”

Erik Olson, Third Place for “Holding the Square”

Ascension Nelson, Third Place for “Mannequins of Surrealism Study”

Ellen November, Honorable Mention for “Julia Morgan”

Rosemary Pisciotta, Honorable Mention for “The Call to Adapt”