Events

Lets Rock - Through July 30

Let's Rock - Through July 30

Jun 15, 12:00pm - Jun 15, 4:00pm

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

Meet the artists at the opening reception Sunday, June 18, 2pm-4pm. This event is free and open to the public. Art Center Morro Bay, is open from 12pm – 4pm daily.

WHAT: Paintings, Mixed Media, Fiber Art, Photography and Sculpture
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442
WHEN: June 15 – July 30, 2017
RECEPTION: Sunday, June 18, 2pm - 4pm

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present Let’s Rock, an exhibit of fine art featuring some of the most gifted artists of the Central Coast. Iconic landmark, Morro Rock, sometimes referred to as the Gibraltar of the Central Coast, watches over Morro Bay Harbor. The last in a row, of what is referred to as the nine sisters, is a plug of an underground, extinct volcano. Morro Rock seems to draw visitors and romantics alike, from all over. Locals just call Morro Rock home.

Artists will exhibit their perspectives of this beloved landmark in photographs, paintings and mixed media.
Whether you are attending this extraordinary exhibit to observe or take home that perfect painting for your mantle, you are in for a delight! Let’s Rock will be on display from June 15 through July 30, 2017.

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All-Important Value in Your Pastel Landscape June 23 and 24

All-Important Value in Your Pastel Landscape June 23 and 24

Jun 22, 9:00am - Jun 24, 4:00pm

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

Sign up today for this great pastel workshop!

$250. MBAA Members & $275. Non Members

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a 2-day Workshop in Pastel by award winning artist, Clark Mitchell.

Clark is a professional artist from Sonoma County with an international following. His masterful use of color and interpretation lend a rich, distinctive dimension to his landscape paintings. Clark is known for his expressive capabilities and peaceful interpretations will make the viewer want to linger.

Clark earned a BA from Colorado College and continued his study of art through Academy of Art College in San Francisco, CA. He continues to challenge himself through continued painting expeditions throughout the state and across the country. He is ranked as Master Pastelist by Pastel Society of America and Distinguished Pastelist by Pastel Society of the West Coast and Signature Member of Laguna Plein Aire Painters of America.

Clark Mitchell is represented by several prestigious galleries. His work is collected widely throughout the world. He was the cover artist for American Artist’s March 1993 issue. He was chosen as poster artist for the Sedona Plein Air Festival for 2008. In 2009, his painting was on the cover of Southwest Art’s annual landscape issue. In 2011, Mitchell’s painting was on the cover of The Pastel Journal’s June issue.

Workshop fee includes an optional photo outing on June 22 from 3-5pm, followed by a Meet & Greet with Clark Mitchell at Art Center Morro Bay gallery. Students will enjoy a private showing of the exhibit, On and Off the Wall, sponsored by the Central Coast Sculpture Group and The Painters Group of SLOMA, as well as MBAA's exhibit. Let's Rock, portraying the many varied perspectives of Morro Rock. Afterwards, students who wish to may set up their easels at St. Peter's by the Sea.

WHAT: Pastel Painting Workshop
WHEN: June 23 & 24, 2017 9am-4pm
COST: $250. MBAA Members & $275. Non Members
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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Kids Summer Art Classes June 20 - August 10

Kid's Summer Art Classes June 20 - August 10

Jun 22, 9:00pm - Jul 4, 3:00pm

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

Tuesday and Thursday morning sessions are designed for ages 7-10. Afternoon sessions are for ages 11-14. Saturday art workshops are great for families, couples and friends. Children under age 6 should be accompanied by an adult.

Diana Tabarez is an alumnus of Morro Bay High School and graduate of University of California Davis, with a Bachelor of Art degree in Art Studio and minor in Education. Diana studied Art Studio in France and exhibited her artwork at several venues including the Chancellor’s Honorary Show in 2015. has painted three murals with youths from elementary and junior high schools in Davis and Sacramento. She has spent many hours as an elementary teacher’s assistant, interacting with children during after- school programs and giving independent art lessons. Her real talent lies in helping young students discover the magic of art!
Summer art programs are designed to get students excited about art, and help them learn new skills and techniques. Mediums include painting, drawing, clay, printmaking, mixed media and more. Prior experience is not necessary to participate. All art supplies are provided. Lessons are subject to change based on student’s interest and energy levels.

For class descriptions please visit our website at: artcentermorrobay.org Register online at: artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/shop/

or call 805-772-2504.

Class Schedule:
June 20, 22, 27, 29
July 6, 11, 13,
August 1, 3, 8, 10

Ages: 7-10 Time: 9:00 -11:00
Ages: 11-14 Time: 1:00-3:00

COST: $20 per class includes materials, or $165 for all 11 classes if paid in advance.

Saturday Workshops:
July 8, 15, 22 & 29
Time: 9:00-11:00
Cost: $20 per person, $30 for family

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Adult Coloring Book Club and Zen Doodle - Fridays

Adult Coloring Book Club and Zen Doodle - Fridays

Jun 23, 10:00am - Jun 23, 11:30am

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

FREE

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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Mosaic Play Day

Mosaic Play Day

Jun 24, 10:00am - Jun 24, 1:00pm

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

Choose Your Project

Learn how to mosaic in this exciting and fun class! Choose your project (everything from necklaces, wine glass, heart frame or a garden rock), learn the ins and outs of how to mosaic and take home a completed project. Everything is provided including use of tools, base piece, choice of broken china piece colors, baubles, glue, grout and instruction. Prices vary from $35 to $65. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED at www.CreativeMeTime.com. Contact Joan Martin Fee for additional info.

Where: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St, Morro Bay, CA
When: 10am - 1pm
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Oil Painting with Jason Mayr - Mondays

Oil Painting with Jason Mayr - Mondays

Jun 26, 9:00am - Jun 26, 1:00pm

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

Learn to paint still life in oil with Jason Mayr

Mondays, beginner to advanced students 9:00am – 1:00pm

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 These are ongoing classes.
For more information visit www.artcentermorrobay.org or call Art Center Morro Bay at (805)772-2504
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Creativity every Wednesday

Creativity every Wednesday

Jun 28, 10:30am - Jun 28, 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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Fun With Drawing

Fun With Drawing

Jul 10, 3:00pm - Jul 10, 5:00pm

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

Marjory Abeyta
"Fun With Drawing"

Free and Open to the Public

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a demonstration of equine portraiture, by Los Osos artist, Marjory Abeyta.

Over 25 years ago, Marjory fell in love with her first Arabian horse, Wind Khloud. This special bond inspired Marjory to begin drawing realistic equine portraits.

Charcoal and graphite are among the most fundamental of art materials. You can use the inherent characteristics of each to great effect, contrasting not only lighter and darker tone, grey and black, but also matte and glossy surface finish.

This demonstration will consist of techniques with traditional charcoal, graphite and Cretacolor Nero pencil, an oil based charcoal. Marjory will share the advantages of various papers, mediums and methods in sketching. She will also share how to create textures and values to produce realistic looking artwork.

Marjory is an Associate Member of the Central Coast Watercolor Society.

Learn about the possibilities and effects of these fundamental drawing tools for lifelike interpretation in your artwork! While you’re enjoying the demo, don’t miss the current art exhibit, On and Off the Wall! www.facebook.com/events/1189232574507612/

WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA
WHEN: July 10, 2017, 3pm – 5pm
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or email:
artcenter.morrobay@gmail.com or www.artcentermorrobay.org
COST: Free and open to the public

Patricia Newton
Director of Marketing
Morro Bay Art Association
805-423-1100

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Pushing Boundaries, Exploring Abstraction Aug 3 thru Sept 11

Pushing Boundaries, Exploring Abstraction Aug 3 thru Sept 11

Aug 3, 12:00pm - Aug 3, 4:00pm

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

Free and Open to the Public

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present Pushing Boundaries: Exploring Abstraction, al 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.

PROSPECTUS:
artcentermorrobay.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Pushing-Boundaries-Prospectus-5.pdf

“Pushing Boundaries” is on display from August 3 through September 11, 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 through 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 www.artcentermorrobay.org

Image shown above curtesy of Krista Harris, "Christo's Piers"©

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Are You Afraid of the Darks?

Are You Afraid of the Darks?

Aug 14, 3:00pm - Aug 14, 5:00pm

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

Carol Timson-Ball
"Are You Afraid of the Darks"

Free and Open to the Public

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a demonstration of pastel by award winning artist, Carol Timson Ball.

Carol is a professional artist who grew up in Leicester, England and earned the equivalent of a Bachelor of Arts degree from Loughborough University College of Art & Design, Leicestershire. Carol worked for advertising agencies and created silkscreen poster design for college venues and the music industry including EMI Records. She relocated to Southern California where she continued graphic design work. Currently, Carol resides on the Central Coast where she discovered a love of fine art. Carol works in several art medias and is a member of Pastel Society of the West Coast and Signature Member of Sierra Pastel Society.

This demonstration will explore composition, perspective and editing. Carol will apply color combinations that illuminate her painting, creating a dynamic between light and dark. Carol commented, “I would like to encourage people to become better artists.”

If you’ve wondered how to create pastel paintings that illuminate light with the use of darks, don’t miss this great opportunity to learn techniques that will help you become a better artist.

WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA
WHEN: August 14, 2017, 3pm – 5pm
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or email: artcenter.morrobay@gmail.org
COST: Free and open to the public

"Halter Ranch Covered Bridge"© pastel painting by Carol Timson Ball

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Journey to Sculpted Paintings Art Demo

Journey to Sculpted Paintings Art Demo

Sep 11, 3:00pm - Sep 11, 5:00pm

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

Susan Malmgren
“Journey to Sculpted Paintings”

Free and Open to the Public

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a demonstration in sculpture by Susan Malmgren.

Susan earned a BA in Sociology from University of California, Santa Barbara. She continued with art education through University of California Santa Cruz, Pacific Art League and Palo Alto Cultural Center over the past 25 years. Inspired by others, she began to explore a variety of mediums. Susan explains, “Most of my paintings are acrylic, but I’ve also tried encaustic, oil, mosaic, glass, printing and collage.”

This demonstration will consist of Susan’s own unique style of turning a painting into a colorful sculpture! Using acrylic paint on watercolor paper, Susan molds her paintings into a distinctively, dynamic sculpture, transforming it from two to three dimensional art.

If you’re looking for a fun new medium that would take your two dimensional art to an entire new level, don’t miss this opportunity to see how it’s done!

WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA
WHEN: September 11th, 2017, 3pm – 5pm
CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or email:
artcenter.morrobay@gmail.com or www.artcentermorrobay.org
COST: Free and open to the public
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Social Justice Sept 21 thru Oct 30

Social Justice Sept 21 thru Oct 30

Sep 21, 12:00pm - Sep 21, 4:00pm

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

Open and Free to the Public
RECEPTION: Sunday, September 24, 2pm–4pm

Art Center Morro Bay presents an undefined exhibition on “Social Justice.”

In this remarkable exhibit, artists express their own concepts of human rights, inequality and betrayal.

Throughout history, art has provided a glimpse into social circumstances surrounding daily life. Today’s climate of shifting world powers make social justice is a fertile subject for artist and viewer alike. For this exhibit, artists were invited to define social justice by confronting issues of income disparity, homelessness, health and environmental concerns, immigration, racism and gun violence, to name a few. Its beauty lies in its ability to throw light on our own ignorance.

In the Russell Gallery upstairs, we present Dark Corners, a series of provocative black and white photographs of social conditions by artist Sam Peck. Mr. Peck describes himself as a Buddhist feminist who abhors human suffering. His work is a stark portrayal of the power vacuum in our American culture. As a photographer, Mr. Peck uses his lense to shock and protest the vulnerability of women in a man’s world, where “weapons are metaphors for empowering victims to change the course of events, one way or another.” This exhibit depicts scenes that some viewers may find disturbing and is not suitable for children.

Martin Luther King, Jr. preached that injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. Don’t miss these creative works that aim to raise public consciousness, build community and promote social change.

“Social Justice” is on display from September 21 through October 30, 2017. Meet the artists at the opening reception Sunday, September 24, 2pm-4pm. This event is free and open to the public. Art Center Morro Bay is open from 12pm – 4pm daily.

WHAT: Social Justice
WHEN: September 21 through October 30, 2017
RECEPTION: Sunday, September 24, 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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