To champion art as essential to life and give our community
a creative voice
From the President’s Desk
Please welcome new MBAA building maintenance person, Phillip Lopez. Phil is already helping out with the replacement of gallery lights and more. Recently, Phil and Bob Rodger installed new ceiling mounted, music speakers throughout the gallery. In addition, the redwood deck has been removed to make way for a paver style patio! Mark your calendars and help us celebrate with a Chamber Mixer, May 15, 5:30 – 7:30pm.
Colleen Ray has graciously taken over the supervision of MBAA membership data. For members who renew online, you may go to our website at anytime and login under membership to update contact information. Those who struggle with online media, may contact Colleen by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The upcoming exhibit, From Natural to Abstraction is a non juried event, open to all media and subject matter. This show will take place in the Russell gallery upstairs. The exchange day is April 2, 10am – 2pm. During this show, the beautiful horsehair pottery of Jim Gregory will be on display!
Don’t miss the Student Art Show, downstairs in the main gallery. Youth Education Director, Liz Moore has generously donated her time to teach local high school students how to matte and frame their artwork. Framing supplies, ribbons and cash awards are donated by MBAA. Liz has also guided student intern, Whitney G., giving her valuable hands on experience during the planning stages of this event. The art reception and student awards ceremony will be Sunday, April 7, 2-4pm.
Julie Dunn will give a demonstration of Tempura Batik Monday, April 8, 3-5pm. Julie will guide you through the stages of her unique style, characterized by a vivid use of color and a contrast between realism and the abstract. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn from this talented artist!
Our hard working board members, Bob Azevedo, Janet Hillson, Gail Martin, Michael Costa, Liz Moore and Sue Palmer donate much of their time behind the scenes, often going unnoticed. Please be sure to thank them for their dedication and support.
Friday night, March 15
Many local lucky leprechauns began their St. Patrick's festivities at the Art Center Morro Bay on Fridah night, March 15. Participants were able to purchase Leprechaun Crawl passports on our brightly lighted deck, enjoy a drink and view the two exhibitions on view in our galleries before heading out to explore over participating venues around Morro Bay. Over the course of the evening, approximately 200 costumed participants came through the gallery doors. We sold a couple of artworks (tiles) and people promised to return again to the gallery.
Brandon and Lauren from Yes Cocktail Co. used their mixers to whip up sample cocktails from spirits donated by CalWise Spirits.
Morro Bay Annual Yard Sale Weekend
Thursday, April 4th is the "Preview" 12pm - 4pm
April 5, 6, & 7 8:00am - 4:00pm
Tara Lee's Thrift will be the "headquarters" to get a yard sale map on Thursday, April 4th located at 248 Morro Bay Blvd. Empty out your vehicle and drive on over to Morro Bay to join in the yard sale experience. Find treasures you never knew you needed and now can't live without!
Friday Night Art Walks
May 10 5:00-8:00pm
Art Center Morro Bay, Gallery at Marina Square, Seven Sisters Gallery and Paula Radke Art Glass, will join together to celebrate Artwalk Fridays! Enjoy beautiful Spring and Summer evenings, the second Friday of May, June, July and August, 5pm - 8pm. Board a trolly or walk to participating galleries. Wine and cheese will be served! Join in the fun or volunteer at the gallery!
Art in the Park
May 25 (10:00-5:00)
May 26 (10:00-5:00)
May 27 (10:00-4:00)
Join the Morro Bay Art Association at the 64th annual Art in the Park. This show offers artists and crafts people a high quality outdoor setting to display and sell their wares to an appreciative audience. Stroll the more than 100 artisan booths, hear live music and help support your local art gallery. Morro Bay Art in the Park is looked upon as the finest display of handmade art and crafts presented in San Luis Obispo County.
Sue Palmer is always looking for volunteers to staff the Morro Bay Art Gallery booth and to act as rovers to give artists a short break from their booths. As a volunteer, you may hang and sell your artwork in the Morro Bay Art Association booth at no charge! Please email Sue at email@example.com if you are available to work a 4-hour shift.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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
The Art of Fiber and Spinning
with Nancy Weber
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
May 13 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Nancy is an accomplished instructor of twenty-two years, designing and creating unique apparel with a large variety of hand-spun fiber. During this demonstration, she will show you how to use a Hackle or Blending Board to create roving into yarn of unique and difficult to find colors. Nancy will give you a hands on experience using her spinning wheel to create yarn. Don’t miss this opportunity for a truly hands on experience! Learn more ...
EXCURSION TO CARRIZO PLAIN AND
JAN COOPER ART STUDIO
Sunday, May 5 9:00 - 5:00 (lunch included)
(Space is limited. Reserve your seat today!)
On Sunday, May 5 , 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. Be sure to reserve a space in this excursion or other fun and educational activities at the gallery, or, online: https://artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/shop/
Board a luxury charter in Morro Bay* and travel in comfort to the Carrizo Plain. A tour guide from the Goodwin Education Center will provide a brief history. The group will then travel to the Painted Rock Parking Lot and hike approximately two thirds of a mile to Painted Rock. Although the path does not have a significant change in elevation, it is not handicapped accessible.
Painted Rock, a large U-shaped rock, features what was once an elaborate, multicolored pictograph site created by the Chumash, a Native American people who historically inhabited the coastal regions of California. Time spent within the Painted Rock alcove may be limited or canceled to protect prairie falcons or other nesting birds. Not surprisingly, the power of this location, with it’s historical, Native American Pictographs, continues to enthrall visitors today.
Visitors will then re-board the tour van, traveling approximately thirty minutes to the studio of Jan Cooper, where lunch will be served. Guests may enjoy an opportunity to make sketches or photograph the beautiful Carrizo Plain! Jan has been an integral part of the Carrizo Plain her entire life. With family roots reaching back generations, her watercolor collage paintings reflect the Native American pictographs found in what is now a National Monument. Jan will demonstrate watercolor collages of rock paintings and share her knowledge of the area.
Refunds will be given for cancellations made seven days prior to excursion with the exception of a $20.00 non-refundable, registration fee. Please return form to Gail Martin, email@example.com Click for Participation form
** Wear comfortable walking shoes and layered clothing. No cell service is available on the Carrizo Plain. Hiking portion of tour is not handicapped accessible. For additional information, email Gail Martin: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 805-234-8766.
* Bus leaves at 9:00 am from the Morro Bay Library, 625 Harbor St. There is parking on Dunes, Kennedy, and Shasta, as well as in the library parking lot.
Early Bird registration for the 2019 Open Studios Art Tour starts March 12, 2019.
OPEN STUDIOS ART TOUR
ARTS Obispo’s Open Studios Art Tour is FREE to the public—and one of the largest art tours in the country! Every October, approximately 200 artists participate throughout San Luis Obispo County by opening their studios for visitors to tour. Art in a variety of media and styles—from abstract and representational painting to wood, glass, metal and ceramic—is displayed and sold by artists directly from their working studios. Some artists have live demonstrations so visitors can see art being created and experience the creative process.
Tour visitors plan self-guided routes by looking through the printed full-color catalog, the online catalog or the mobile-friendly map. Printed catalogs are found at various locations throughout San Luis Obispo County beginning in mid-September throughout the Tour. Click here for more information ...
CALL FOR ARTISTS
Born in the USA
May 16 through June 24, 2019
Immigration has been a touchstone of the U.S. political debate for decades. Even as most Americans celebrate their heritage and identity as a “nation of immigrants”, there seems to be a deep ambivalence about future immigration. Despite the complex issues surrounding the struggle of asylum, assimilation and deportation, increasing numbers of people continue to risk emotional and physical heartbreak for the opportunity to live a safer and better life by migrating to America. In some cases, the human toll mounts as men, women and children quietly disappear from the dessert landscape in pursuit of the “American Dream”. Whether we are direct descendants of an immigrant or an immigrant ourselves, in the current climate, socially and politically, this subject is more relevant than ever. Read more ...
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
MEET THE MASTERS
art classes for kids!!
Meet the Masters is a new and emerging children’s art program
Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present Mandy Covish, Elementary School Teacher for ongoing art classes designed to reach children between Kindergarten and 6th grades.
In the Meet the Masters classes, each session will focus on one of the great art masters. (Dates of featured artist below). Mandy will engage students with short videos and hands on learning. During the first session featuring Pablo Picasso, K-2nd graders will make faces in the style of Picasso including rose period painted circles and blue period collages. Children in third to six grade levels will make Picasso cardboard masks, cubist portraits with newspaper and blue period guitars. Each session will feature a different artist with learning and activities illustrating their artistic style.
Mandy has taught primarily 2nd and 3rd grade levels in the Merced City School District and Clovis Unified School district. With her recent relocation to the Central Coast she is eager to begin teaching on the Central Coast. Mandy taught GATE students (Gifted and Talented Education) for seven years, emphasizing on the arts as a vehicle to promote higher thought processes. She worked as the Reading Intervention Teacher and successfully implemented a fluency and comprehension program through Read Naturally, Soar to Success, Seeing Stars utilizing appropriate leveled books for grades K-6.
May 25th: GeorgiaO’Keefe
October 12th: Andy Warhol
October 13th: Yayoi Kusama
November 2nd: Vincent van Gogh
November 10th: Paul Klee
Compositing with Photoshop with Kathy Curtis-Cahill
Kathy Curtis-Cahill ignited our imaginations, demonstrating how to do compositing with Photoshop.
Kathy created a full composite right before our eyes utilizing the big screen TV so we could see her every key stroke. She answered questions, displayed different composited works, showed us abbreviated steps to layering, taught how to accomplish many effects within the program to bring out the very best in our photographs. Tricks and tips abounded. It was a quick 2 hours packed with information.
There were 12 people in attendance. Information about the ant issue in the activities room and its resolution as well as an update regarding our patio were the discussions of the meeting.
Our next meeting is on April 8th when we will have a demonstration on Tempera Batik with Julie Dunn.
Deborah Wogan was the raffle winner of one of
Kathy Curtis-Cahill’s composites.
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: 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!
Classes & Workshops
The Beauty of Florals in Pastel
with Greg Trombly
April 12, 13, 14 1:00pm - 4:00pm
This course is held April 12, 13 & 14 1:00-4:00pm. 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 field, forested landscape and flower arrangement. Images will be provided for reference to those who do not bring their own. Learn more ...
COST: $30. Members; $35. non-Members per class or $90.
$105 for the 3-day workshop.
You will have a whale of a time in this workshop. You will create a fun whale using polymer clay, then embellish it with mixed media in a steampunk style. Not into steampunk? Use crystals for a bling whale! Or leave it au naturelle. The finished piece can be a brooch, pendant or a small wall piece. All materials are provided. Just bring a smile! All skill levels welcome, no prior experience required. Read more ... COST: $55 members/$65 non-members
Special Meet & Greet with the Instructor April 26th, 4:00 pm-6:00 pm
Painting with Polymer Clay
with Christi Friesen
April 27 2:00pm - 5:00pm
During this workshop, students will explore creating bas relief style sculptural pieces and adding painterly details with pastels and real gold leaf. Completed pieces can be a brooches, pendants or even small wall pieces. All skill levels welcome, no prior experience required. Read more here ... COST: $55 members/$65 non-members
Polymer & Mixed Media Exploration
with Christi Friesen
April 28 10:00am - 4:30pm
Students will explore sculpting with polymer clay to create a butterfly that can be a brooch, pendant or wall piece. You will learn how to form an artful bowl and use powders to decorate it with incised line art. Polymer can mimic stained glass! It’s easy and very addictive – you’ll explore this technique as well. After creating polymer clay sculptural anemones, you’ll use resin to create a delightful tide pool brooch. But wait, there’s more! You will use epoxy clay to combine polymer and range of embellishments to create a small mosaic piece that can be a personal adornment or a decorative embellishment. All skill levels welcome, no prior experience required. All materials are provided, just bring your smile! COST: $100 members/ $120 non-members
Upcoming Classes with Joan Fee
**Pre-registration required for all Joan Fee classes
No experience necessary. Everything is provided for the project including local sea glass, use of tools in the class, wire and jewelry findings. Joan will demonstrate how to drill holes then you choose from sea glass she has pre-drilled to create your jewelry. COST: $55
Tempered Glass Mosaic Mirror or
May 4 1:00pm - 3:30pm
You'll 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. Wall art size: 8" x 8" Mirror size: 12" x 12" All materials and use of tools are provided. COST: $50-$60
May 18 10:00am - 12:00pm
Your choice - create a scene in an 11" x 14" frame or make two resin necklaces! Joan will bring a huge assortment of shells, colored beach glass and glitter to design your scene. Choose a white frame or two metal necklace bezels for your base. After your scene is complete, you will encase it in glistening resin. COST: $75
May 18 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Learn how easy it is to create with succulents. Choose from two sizes of round moss wreaths or a grapevine wreath or make a Wood Succulent Vertical Garden. Care instructions are provided so your succulent projects thrive for a very long time. Everything's included - Use of tools, beautiful, locally grown succulents, wreath forms or wood vertical planter and use of tools - so all you do is sign-up, create and enjoy! COST: $45-$90
**Pre-registration required for all Joan Fee classes
Berry, Suzy Pismo Beach
Hammon, Karen Morro Bay
Harkness, Jennifer Cambria
Hoerner, Lee Arroyo Grande
Kelling, Jeffrey Morro Bay
Knecht, Michelle Atascadero
Millenaar, Heather Atascadero
Paine, Nancy Arroyo Grande
Pilot, Terri Cambria
Rea, Karen Morro Bay
Reti, Joe Cayucos
Schleif, Gina Paso Robles
Next Board Meeting is April 18, 2019 12:30 - 3:30pm