January Newsletter
Morro Bay Art Association
From the President’s DeskI

2016 was a wonderful year for MBAA, and 2017 will be even better!  Much of our success is due to members like you and a dynamic board of directors.  The Holiday Installation Dinner was a sold-out smash success.  We bid a sad farewell to 3 of our most dedicated board members: Alice Isaac (VP), Ann Brown (Director at Large) and Sandi Heller (Secretary).  After years of service, they now have more time to make art, and you’ll be seeing more of them on Creativity Day.  On their heels we say, “Welcome Aboard!” to Janet Hillson (Secretary), Lynn Douglass (Docent Director) and Juliana Morse (Membership Director), a trio of talent with lots of experience. 

The horizon looks very bright for MBAA!  We’ve got a pile of new workshops, from Clay Tile Sgrafitto to Pine Needle Basketry; from acrylics to watercolor to oil painting and pastel.  Our Second Monday Demo calendar is filled with new artists, new styles and new mediums. Read on for more information about where Art Center Morro Bay and the Association is headed in 2017… and welcome to an exciting new year! 

Back by popular demand!  The December workshop sold out, and now we are offering another opportunity to spend a Saturday afternoon being creative with succulents at Art Center Morro Bay. The next  class is January 7, 2017 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm.  Students can make a succulent birdhouse, or a round or heart-shaped succulent wreath. Cost ranges from $65 - $85, based on project selected.  All materials are provided. Interested students can register at  Simply click on the workshop and choose the project.  Secure online payment is available.   
Portrait & Still Life Oil Painting Workshop
with Jackie Kamin

Waitlist is available.
Come to the free demo on January 10 3:00 - 5:00pm
See below for more info.

The Art of Sgraffito Workshop
with Jackson Gray

Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present a workshop in the ancient art of Sgraffito for ceramics on January 16 from 9:00am - 12:00pm.  Cost is $113.00 which includes materials.

Sgraffito is a technique produced by applying layers of plaster tinted in contrasting colors to a moistened surface of unfired clay. The contrasting slip or glaze is then scratched to reveal parts of the underlying layer.

Jackson Gray is a studio potter from San Diego who has been working in clay for 25 years. Her work has been exhibited at the American Crafts Council show in San Francisco; Contemporary Crafts Market in San Francisco, Santa Monica and Pasadena; Rio Grande Art Festival in Albuquerque, New Mexico; Art in the High Desert in Bend, Oregon and various locations throughout San Diego County.

During this workshop, Ms. Gray will provide clay tiles ready to decorate with Sgraffito. This workshop is suitable for beginner to advanced. Bring your own design ideas or choose from those provided. Your completed tile will be sealed, fired, framed and ready for giving or hanging approximately one week after the workshop.  Click here to register for this unique workshop, or contact KC Caldwell at 540-1470 or email:

From the Gallery
          - Dianne Ravin, Gallery Director         
Our annual Holiday Winter Faire opened this year with a record number of submissions and an exceptional array of fine art, crafts, and a unique selection of holiday gift items. Thanks to all you artists and artisans who contributed your work- and to our talented team of gallery volunteers who put it all together - making it a work of art in itself!
A special thanks to Hallie Wieser, who generously donated her artfully crafted quilt for our holiday raffle, with all proceeds going to the Art Association.  The winning ticket will be drawn at 12 pm on December 23rd. (Take-Out day) and the winner will be announced in our next newsletter.
Our 2017 Show Schedule is now online! (see Gallery \ Exhibit Schedule) with a link to each show’s “Entry Form”.  These forms can be printed from the webpage, and all your information completed before entering your artwork – saving everybody lots of time at Take-In.
Thank you, Pat Newton, for doing such a fabulous job of setting this up for us!
Take a look at all the shows coming up in 2017, and get your creative juices flowing for your next masterpiece(s) to be shown.  Next on the schedule is “For the Birds”, featuring bird-related artwork to attract all those birders flocking into town for the annual Morro Bay Bird Festival.  Take-In is January 10, 10 am – 2 pm, with an opening reception on January 15, in concert with the Bird Festival activities.
Happy Holidays everyone!
2016 Holiday Installation Dinner
The 2016 Annual Holiday Installation Dinner was attended by 67 new and current members of the Morro Bay Art Association at Windows on the Water on Monday night, December 12. A good time was had by all!


Chas Burke - Morro Bay
Darlene Roker -  Ventura
Michael & Sandra Rude - Atascadero
Carolyn Henderson - Nipomo
Shannon House - Morro Bay
David & Morri Nash - Visalia
Katherine Jimison -
                Pismo Beach
Donna Lee Heer - Paso Robles
Barbara Musso - Los Osos
Melinda Ude - Morro Bay
Dianne Burke O'Quinn -
Sheryl Tealdi - San Mateo
H.G. Sanchez - SLO
Chas Burke - Morro Bay
Karin Traber - Morro Bay
Elaine Hollows - Los Osos

We thank you!
   Time to Renew   

A friendly remind that your MBAA membership expired on December 31.*  We offer a grace period through January 31, so if you haven't already renewed your membership, please click here to make your secure online payment, or you may send a check to:
835 Main Street
Morro Bay, CA 93442
$30.00 single membership**
$40.00 family membership

*Memberships purchased after September 1 are valid through December 31, 2017.
** Same price as last year.  What a deal!
    January and February Classes & Workshops
 Sgraffito: Making Clay Tiles
 January 16 - Martin Luther King Day
 9am - 12pm

 $95 + $18 Materials Fee

Portrait Practice with Live Models       
Image result for portrait modeling Starting January 18
 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month

 Call Bob Rodger for details at 805-528-4248

Pine Basket Weaving with Elizabeth Bear
February 4
9:30am - 2:30pm

$110.00 members / $125.00 non-members

 Pastels with Greg Trombley            
  February 9, 16, 23
  1:00 - 4:00pm
  $30.00 members / $35.00 non-members


Classes with Joan Fee:
Mosaic Heart Workshop  
January 21
February 18  
10am - 12pm - Sea Glass Jewelry or Salad Servers
  1pm - 3pm - Double Wraped Sea Glass Jewelry

February 25
10am - 12pm - Starfish with Mosaic Tempered Glass

    To register for any of Joan Fee's classes, click here.
Jacqueline Kamin
JANUARY 10  3 - 5pm
Jacqueline Kamin is a member of the Oil Painters of America, the California Art Club, where she serves on the Board of Advisors, and the Salmagundi Club. She also serves as President and Master Signature Member of American Women Artist. She is on the staff of the Artists' Guild and teaches workshops with David Leffel and Sherri McGraw live and through Bright Line Fine Art studio.  Don't miss this demo by a nationally renowned artist and instructor! 
Our MBAA member and former president, Flo Bartel, is exhibiting her work at San Luis Obispo Museum of Art

Now in her seventies, Bartell examines what advancing age means in her life and art. She translates this new awareness using encaustic media, adding sculptural, three-dimensional objects like wire mesh armatures, plaster gauze, fabric, and organic matter. The opaque, shadowy nature of the wax and the layered elements represent the effects of time passing. The neutral palettes that appear old or rusty imply the richness and depth of aging. 

During the process of creating, artists often unearth stories from their memories. A testament to the many facets of personal family history, Bloodlines is an exhibition of encaustic artworks by Flo Bartell on view at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art's McMeen Gallery from December 2, 2016 — January 29, 2017. 
Next Board Meeting is January 16, 1:30 - 4:30pm.
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January 2017 Newsletter

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