To champion art as essential to life and give our community
a creative voice
From the President’s Desk
Happy 2019! The annual Installation and Holiday Dinner at Windows on the Water, began with Morro Bay High School Choir singing carols. There were a ton of gift certificates provided by local businesses given out as door prizes and the evening ended with a slide show. It was a beautiful and festive way to get into the holiday spirit and meet 2019 MBAA Board of Directors. Best of all, the food was fabulous!
In retrospect, updates to the building include a second upstairs window, responsible, general maintenance, such as termite control and the building was repaired and painted, outside. The MBAA Bylaws went through a painstaking update. Summer Art Walks and Pub crawls designed to introduce the public to Art Center Morro Bay brought lots of people through the gallery and sales continue to do well. Jewelry artists have filled the cases with wonderful pieces for all tastes. It was another great year for Art in the Park and internships with Cal Poly student, Victoria Duehring and Morro Bay High students.
Heading into the New Year, Gail Martin has worked tirelessly on an exciting lineup of demos, classes, workshops and art related excursions. “Meet the Masters” is a new and emerging, children’s art program scheduled to begin in March. In May, enjoy a fun filled and interesting excursion to the Pictographs found on the Carrizo Plain, Painted Rock and a visit to the art studio of Jan Cooper where lunch will be served. Gail has also been working on a great list of gallery videos you will find on U-Tube! Below, Gail will introduce you to the great demo lineup for 2019! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s90sPAjSIVE
The next exhibit, For the Birds, concurrent with the Winter Bird Festival, celebrates all birds that live and migrate to the Central Coast. This exhibit is open to all 2D artists. During this exhibit, Art Center Morro Bay will feature 3D artist, George Jercich. George’s glass sculptures celebrate birds and the Central Coast. Exchange day is January 8, 10am -2pm and the reception is Sunday, January 13, 2-4pm. On January 14, 3-5pm, Finn Hansen will demonstrate leather crafting. Watch Finn use leather crafting tools to create shapes and designs with beautiful results. Gail will stream details of demos that may be difficult to see to the big screen TV for better viewing.
If you’ve thought about joining the board, there’s no better time! Serving as a board member provides a great sense of accomplishment and we’re happy to send you an organizational chart with the outline of duties for each position. Contact any board member.
Annual Holiday Dinner
Approximately 75 people attended the 2018 Holiday and Board Installation Dinner at Windows on the Water. The evening began with Holly Banfield directing the Morro Bay High School Choir. A ton of gift certificates donated by local businesses were collected by board members and given away as door prizes. Members were treated to a U-Tube video created by Gail Martin and a slide show brought to you by Pat Newton and Jan French. The dessert, a delicious cheesecake with berry swirl, was donated by Morro Bay Art Association. The evening was topped off by a fabulous dinner by Chef Paul Merkle and the always outstanding staff of Windows on the Water Restaurant.
NOW IS THE TIME!
2019 MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL
Begins January 1, 2019
Morro Bay Art Association is a non-profit, membership driven organization dedicated to championing art as essential to life and giving our community a creative voice. Without YOU, our devoted members, we would not be able to provide the community with free demos, youth scholarships, hire teachers for classes and workshops, support local organizations and sustain a showplace for artists.
As a member of Art Center Morro Bay, you will enjoy many benefits, including:
Weekly creativity day
Free ZenDoodle classes
Exhibit and sell your artwork at reduced rates
Link your website
Display your artwork in local businesses
Pay reduced rates for classes and workshops
Please consider renewing your membership or joining now and receive the remaining months of 2018 free. Learn more about membership here. THANK YOU for supporting your local art gallery!
Register here or,mail your check, made out to MBAA, to:
Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
BUSINESS ART PROGRAM
Art Center Morro Bay is proud to work together with central coast businesses to exhibit YOUR art. If you wish to participate in this program to exhibit your artwork in local businesses to bring more exposure both to your work and to the Art Center Morro Bay, contact Sue at: email@example.com or phone (805)441-5722
Sue Palmer, has been working diligently to find local businesses who need art for their walls and enjoy supporting the arts community. To date, Sue has work from members of the Morro Bay Art Association hanging in the following establishments:
Central Coast Lending, Morro Bay
Edward Jones Cayucos, Morro Bay
McElhinenney & McElhinenney Law Firm, Morro Bay
Morro Bay City Hall, Morro Bay
Morro Bay Library, Morro Bay
Morro Bay Department of Public Works, Morro Bay
Farmers Insurance, Los Osos
TD Parker Salon, SLO
This program provides a unique opportunity for YOU too
Watercolor, Fix It or Forget It
with Kathy Miller
February 11, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
We always have a glowing ideal of what our work should look like. Enthusiasm reigns as we begin to paint. But what happens if our artistic process goes awry and our original concept is lost? Kathy will help us analyze problem areas and offer different solutions. She says “There are multiple ways to address any problem.” She will demonstrate salvage techniques utilizing things like gesso, crayons, or ink which may be a little out of our comfort zone. Don’t toss out an unfinished or disappointing painting. Turn it into something you can be proud of. Kathy Miller will show you how.
2018 Annual Santa Crawl
The second annual Santa Crawl was a success! Teri Bayus weathered the cold evening air on the Art Center deck, handing out passports to participants. Debra Piazza and Ron Rehfeld poured wine donated by Baileyana Winery, Joan Fee taught lots of people how to make Christmas ornaments using alcohol inks, Ellen Lodge helped set up snacks, while Charmaine Henderson and Pat Newton were on hand to mark off passports and help participants find their way around the gallery. A huge thanks to all who supported this event. Many people were in the gallery for the first time with plans to return at a later date.
Call for Artists
January 25, 26 & 27 - 2019
The Cambria Art & Wine Festival 2019 is extending the deadline and offers artists two opportunities to participate: The Silent Art Auction (Friday-Saturday) held at the Art Center and the Artists’ Faire (Saturday-Sunday) held at the Veteran’s Hall. The festival runs from January 25th through January 27th, 2019.
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
Old World Drawing and Painting
with Jason Mayr
Mondays, 9:00am - 1:00p
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
Did you know that the MBAA Board of Directors is elected by the membership?
There are still vacancies on our 13 person MBAA Board of Directors beginning in January, 2019. As a volunteer-run, non-profit organization, the health and future of the Morro Bay Art Association is dependent on our membership, YOU, to actively volunteer and fill board positions.
If you have thought about becoming a Board Member and would like to consider serving a 2-year term as a Director, please feel free to contact any Board Member to discuss position responsibilities and time commitment:
Patricia Newton, President email@example.com Bob Azevedo, Treasurer firstname.lastname@example.org Janet Hillson, Secretary email@example.com Gail Martin, Adult Education firstname.lastname@example.org Liz Moore, Youth Outreach email@example.com Sue Palmer, Community Outreach firstname.lastname@example.org
Colleen Ray, Membership Director email@example.com
Michael Costa, Docent Director firstname.lastname@example.org
The Morro Bay Art Association Board of Directors meets once a month at Art Center Morro Bay to discuss current and future issues, finances, scholarships, membership, programming, activities and more.
There's never been a better time to volunteer and serve in one of these prominent positions:
Introduction to Soft Pastels and
the Art of Pastel Painting
with Greg Trombly, PhD
February 7, 14, 21 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Discover the magic of pastels in a relaxed and supportive environment, focusing on basic drawing and observation skills. This workshop is designed to provide plenty of hands on guidance, allowing students to work from reference photos of their choice. Students from beginner to advanced are welcome.
Emphasis will be placed on composition, color and value. Greg will begin each workshop with a short demonstration, followed by independent work from personal reference photos and instructor guidance. Students are encouraged to bring a reference photo of a sunset and shoreline for these classes. Read more ...
Plein Aire Painting Indoors
with Ken Christensen
February 8 & 9
1:30pm - 5:30pm
Ken Christensen is a classic, on-site landscape painter influenced by French Impressionists and Fauves. He paints with the vision, color, and verve of such painters as Van Gogh, Vlaminck, Marquet and Derain, and the American perspective of Hopper and Benton.
During this workshop, Ken will discuss the use of supplies, pallet color and the Impressionistic, Fauve style of painting. Ken will demonstrate brush work and the use of strident colors, while discussing subject matter. This workshop is appropriate for beginner to advanced. Learn more ...
Choose from the instructor's vast collection of seashells then break tempered glass and add it and baubles to a mirror or plaque for a fabulous beach lovers work of art. All supplies provided to complete project. COST: $50-60
Mosaics - Choose Your Project
February 2, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Choose your project from garden rocks, hearts, wine bottle plus many more. All are great beginner projects. Everything is provided to complete the project including use of tools, base piece, broken china pieces, baubles, glue, grout and instruction. COST: $45-75
Sea Glass Wire Heart Jewelry
February 10, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Choose from instructors treasure chest of local sea glass then make a gorgeous necklace and earrings with wire. Everything is included to complete project. COST: $55
Succulent Heart Wreath
February 10, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Learn how easy it is to create with succulents and assemble a lush wreath choosing from a large variety of local succulents. Care instructions are included so your wreath thrives. COST: $ 70
Beach Resin Art
February 16, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Instructor supplies a large assortment of shells, colored beach glass, glitter, an 11" x 14" white frame and resin to complete a beautiful beach scene. Resin mermaid inclusions available for a nominal fee. COST: $75
February 16, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Create two stunning necklaces by adding charms, beads, trinkets, glitter, paper and many other treasures to metal tray bezels. We'll mix resin and encase your necklaces so they glisten. COST: $40
Teacup Wire Bird Feeder / Planter
February 24, 11:00am - 1:00pm
This adorable feeder will welcome birds to your home in style or plant it with succulents for a whimsical garden accent. COST: $55