To champion art as essential to life and give our community a creative voice
From the President’s Desk
The first Art in the Park of the season, was a huge success due impart to Bob Rodger who works tirelessly to setup and take down the MBAA booth! Sue Palmer has taken over staffing and managing shifts while several MBAA members pitched in as a docent or rover. Participating vendors were thankful for the short breaks provided by our members, and a wonderful sense of accomplishment was felt while a team effort helped to sell a large photograph for Floyd Snyder! Sales of jewelry and cards were good too. If you wish to participate in the July MBAA Art in the Park booth, watch for the signupgenius in your email or contact Sue Palmer 805-441-5722.
Debra Joy Groesser is a professional artist from the state of Nebraska. Debra is a signature member and President/CEO of the American Impressionist Society, a Signature member of Laguna Plein Air Painters Association and American Plains Artists. She earned the distinction of Master Signature member of Plein Air Artists, Colorado. She is an elected artist member of Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters and the Salmagundi Club in New York. Her work has been featured in national art publications and is represented by several prestigious galleries.
Join us for a free demonstration of oil painting by Debra Joy Groesser, Monday, June 11, 3-5pm. Debra will also be giving a plein air workshop June 12, 13 and 14. You may pre-register by calling the gallery or online at: https://artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/shop/
Flower arrangements designed to compliment selected photos were donated by Floral Design of SLO County for, Thru The Lens. Thank you Barbo Bond and Nancy Johnson for your generosity! We appreciate the expertise and hard work by juror, Kerry Drager. Kerry explained why each winning image was chosen for each award. Brushstrokes is an exhibit you won't want to miss! The next art exchange date is Tuesday, June 26, 10am – 2pm. The exhibit, Rock and the Marketplace, will feature artwork in all media within both galleries. The theme of this show includes iconic Morro Rock and the energy encompassing the people, fruits and vegetables found in open air markets, such as farmers market.
Lately, people have asked if they may remove artwork days before a show has ended. Please, do not remove art before exchange day. Emergencies do occur. If you have an emergency, please contact me to make prior arrangements.
Effective June 2, 2018, Paso Robles will have an additional area code. For areas that are impacted, you will need to dial a 1 + area code, before the number from now on.
The People’s Choice Award, in conjunction with Go Figure, was a tie vote going to Carl Berney for his sculpture, Solace and Christine Cortese for her oil painting, Me and My Crown. People’s Choice Award winners are allowed to enter a future show with all entry fees waived. Congratulations Carl and Christine!
Art Center Morro Bay is a board run, member supported, non-profit organization. Membership includes opportunities to exhibit artwork within the gallery, local businesses and Art in the Park. Members may attend classes, workshops and other gallery related events at a free or reduced rate. Membership comes with a responsibility to help support the organization and daily operation of the gallery. There is still an urgent need for volunteers as docents and board positions, to include Docent Director and Gallery Director. Volunteers, please email me at: email@example.com phone 1-805-423-1100.
WEEKLY LIFE DRAWING CLASSES
every Friday 9:00am - 12:00pm
at the Morro Bay Recreation Center
1001 Kennedy Way
Tom Dale Dakota Pitts
No registration or sign-up is necessary! Just come and bring your own materials. We provide a live model tables, coffee, lighting and music. It is open to all skill levels, and (almost) any media. The cost is $10.00 per session.
Len Boyle Ardella Swanberg
For further info Call Bob Rodger at 805-528-4248
Morro Bay Artwalk Fridays
JOIN US FOR THE NEXT ARTWALK JUNE 8
The Arts district in Morro Bay, California is blossoming into a premier venue and destination for locals and vacationers alike who enjoy the arts, dining and relaxation.
“Morro Bay Artwalk Friday”, is a self guided tour that takes place the second Friday of every month, from 5pm – 8pm. Art Center Morro Bay will be a participant during the Spring and Summer months of May through August. On exhibit, Brushstrokes and Thru the Lens until June 25, 2018.
Stroll the Embarcadero then take the trolley up to Main Street. Enjoy great restaurants, wine and open air music! Meet some of San Luis Obispo County’s internationally acclaimed and emerging local artists!
For more information, visit www.arcentermorrobay.org or call 805-772-2504. Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442
From Plein Air to Studio:
Using Plein Air Studies to Create Effective Studio Paintings
with Debra Joy Groesser
June 11 3:00 -5:00pm
This demonstration will explore composition, using plein air studies as a guide. Debra will apply color combinations that illuminate her painting based on plein air studies. Discussion will include blocking in your painting quickly with correct values from shadow to light, color choices based on plein air studies and why use a plein air study vs. photograph.
If you’ve thought about joining the world of plein air, or simply wish to expound on current skill level, don’t miss this great opportunity to learn techniques from a master, that will help you become a better artist. Read more ...
Love and Work Presentation by Art Historian/Lecturer Tess Wright
Sunday, June 23, 3:00 - 5:00pm
The demands of love and creative expression present major challenges for men and women whose careers are intertwined. The pathways explored by artists to attain love, while rewarding creative expression, is particularly complex. Psychiatrist, Sigmund Freud, considered love and work to be the cornerstone of our humanity. He reflected that perhaps one day in retrospect, the years of struggle in love and work will strike us as the most beautiful of endeavors.
Tess Wright explores the complexity of romance in famous artist partnerships who achieved rewarding and creative experiences, heightened by sensual experiences and erotic attachments.
Ms. Wright will reveal the dynamic forces that brought about complexities, competition and great achievements by notable artist couples such as Georgia O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz, Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, Pablo Picasso and his muses.
With a master's degree in art history and design and an equivalent degree in the field of psychology, presenter Tess Wright’s research has centered on artistic content as well as the artist's life experiences. Her passion to explore and share with art-minded individuals the personal lives and relationships that influence the artist's work has led her to develop a variety of lectures on women artists, artist couples, and women in Surrealism.
Don’t miss this in depth discussion focusing on romantic partnerships and the artwork they created. Read more ...
Meet our Community Outreach Director, Sue Palmer. Sue has taken charge of the Business Art Program and staffing our Art in the Park booth.
Kaya Gwinn face-painting at Art in the Park
Many thanks to Steve Powers for organizing such a unique and talented group of artisans to exhibit their work. The weather was generally kind to everyone over the Memorial Day Weekend for another successful Art in the Park.
Morro Bay Art Association member Floyd Snyder sold a gorgeous 20” x 30” photograph, which was hung in the Art Center booth along with other members’ artwork. It took a group effort, including board President Pat Newton, to make the final agreement that brought the sale to a close. Floyd ordered it special for the customer and will be bringing it to the gallery in a few days for pick-up. Ellen Lodge, one of the Association’s newest members sold a very nice piece of jewelry. Many other members brought their cards, jewelry and paintings to the art center booth to highlight our local talent. Our booth neighbor lent us his clasps to secure our tent closed during the night and he taught Sue Palmer some tricks of the trade regarding the canvas tent. Our wonderful team of rovers, who allow artists to step away from their booths for a short break, will be wearing new neon vests next year with the Morro Bay Art Association logo clearly printed!
Joy of Plein Air Landscape Painting Workshop
with Debra Joy Groesser
June, 12, 9:00am – 5:00pm (classroom);
June 13 & 14 8:00am – 4:00pm (on location)
Nebraska artist Debra Joy Groesser received her BFA degree in art in 1978. Her landscape paintings have garnered national recognition and awards. Being outdoors, whether in her perennial garden, in the mountains or by the sea, provides endless inspiration for her work. Debra’s ability to capture mood, emotion, atmosphere and a sense of place in her work attracts collectors, both private and corporate, worldwide. Prior to the workshop, Debra will give a demonstration, free and open to the public on Monday, June 11, 2018, 3-5pm. This workshop will begin with an indoor class encompassing preparation, use of value and tools. The following 2 days will be held out of doors, on location. Designed for all skill levels. Learn more here.
Astrophotography; Adding Light to Your Milky Way Images
with Brady Cabe
July 6, 8:00pm - Midnight & July 7, 3:00 -6:00pm
This workshop provides a complete Milky Way photography experience, with an emphasis on Milky Way capture, star trails, and light painting. On day one we’ll spend the evening photographing the night sky - going over location planning, best practices, and answering all your astrophotography questions. Day two consists of post-processing where we will dive into our photos from the night before and learn to assemble star trail images. Read more ...
Portraits in Pastel
with Cuong Nguyen
August 2, 3 & 4, 2018 2:00 - 5:00pm
Learn about drawing, values, edges and composition, in a workshop designed to create in a relaxed, informative yet focused environment, for all skill levels. Students will concentrate on drawing the human head and creating life-like skin tone colors using the green foundation technique, while developing new skills in soft pastel and pastel pencil. This workshop will feature live models. Learn more here.
Astrophotography; Perseid Meteor Shower and the Milky Way
with Brady Cabe
August 10, 8:00pm - Midnight & August 11, 2:00 -5:00pm
This unprecedented night photography workshop coincides with the 2018 Perseid Meteor Shower - you don’t want to miss this! The class material offers a complete Milky Way photography experience, with an emphasis on Milky Way capture, star trails, and meteor showers. Read more ...
General Meeting of the Morro Bay Art Association
July 13, 2018
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Watch your email for the MBAA Evite!
at Art Gallery, Morro Bay
then stay for ArtWalk Morro Bay that evening from
5:00 - 8:00!
Bob Mourenza, a member of The Painters Group of SLO Museum of Art, was the winner of the silent auction. Bob had the winning bid on the utility box of high quality, artists' grade oil paints and pallet knives. Thanks for playing Bob!
WE NEED YOU!!!
So much goes on behind the scenes, and changes occur seemingly by magic. Truthfully, Art Center Morro Bay is only as successful as the volunteers who manage and operate it. Currently, we have an urgent need for board members and volunteers. Although not everyone is able to give as tirelessly as others, we need your support, now! Many of these positions can be shared or arranged to allow working with a partner.
Here are some of the areas in which we can use your expertise:
Letter writing (new member welcome letters, donor letters, thank you notes)
Grant Writing (identify sources, work with SPOKES, write grants)
Art in the Park (set-up & tear-down, staff MBAA booth, provide vendor breaks)
Hospitality (set-up food & coffee, set chairs, tidy up activity room)
Finance Assistant (make deposits, assist Treasurer)
Maintenance (light building upkeep)
Please contact me if you would like to become the next Treasurer assistant, Marketing Director, Gallery Director, Docent Director, or are willing to share responsibilities in any of these positions. Do you love to be around people, work on your computer at home or possess book keeping, social media or database skills? Would you be able to serve on a committee? If you have ever considered one of these impactful positions, now is a great time, and training is provided. Email Pat Newton at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 1-805-423-1100.
Old World Drawing and Painting
with Jason Mayr
Mondays, 9:00am - 1:00p Beginning February 5, 2018
This bi-monthly oil painting class is a 10 month course, beginning with drawing techniques and progressing through black and white, limited palette to full palette. All levels of ability and experience are welcome. U-Tube video
COST: $35.00 MBAA members or $40.00 for non-members
For a 2018 Course Description visit www.artcentermorrobay.org
Register by contacting Jason Mayr at 1-805-234-6941 or email: email@example.com
Wednesdays, 10:30am - 3:00pm
Join fellow artists in a safe environment to create, to be inspired and to critique each other's work, plus, it's FREE!
Watercolor - Wet and Wild
Thursdays, 9:00am - 12:00pm
A new watercolor class designed for beginner to advanced students. Classes will be ongoing and feature various instructors.
Adult Coloring and
Zen Doodle Group
Fridays, 10:00 - 11:30am
Relax and unwind in the adult coloring group! Anyone can do it, no experience necessary! Bring your own coloring books or get started with a page from ours. It's FREE!
with Brady Cabe
Monthly classes TBA
Known for his outdoor photography of wildlife, sunsets and Milky Way night skies, Brady will give various photography classes on a monthly basis. Pre-register
Mosaic Play Time
Sunday, July 15th, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Learn how fun and easy it is to make a mosaic project. Choose either a heart or a wine bottle. Projects are super simple and perfect for a beginner and everything is provided. COST: $45
Sea Glass Elegant Jewelry
Sunday, July 15th 10:00am – 12:00pm
Instructor will demonstrate how to drill holes in sea glass then you create a beautiful necklace and earrings in glass she has drilled for you. All materials are provided to complete the project including local sea glass. COST: $55.00
Beach Resin Art Work
Sunday, July 29, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Create a beach scene in an 11” x 14” white frame using instructor’s large assortment of shells, colored glass, sand and glitter then encase it in glistening resin. COST: $75.00
Sunday, July 29th 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Come learn how easy it is to create with succulents. All supplies are provided to make a lush wreath including local succulents, use of tools and a care sheet to maintain your wreath. COST: $70.00-$90.00
Beckett, Jane Templeton
Bermudez, Guillermo Los Osos
Chambers, Joy Morro Bay
Corley, Silas Atascadero
Gedayloo, Debbie Los Osos
League Connelly, Jean
Lewis, Wendy Hanford
Niblick, Carolyn Los Osos
Ronke, Alice Paso Robles
Willmott, Patricia Cambria
Next Board Meeting is June 19, 2018, 12:30 - 3:30pm