To champion art as essential to life and give our community
a creative voice
From the President’s Desk
February begins with fire safety in mind! The rear exit door, leading from the activity room to the patio, will have a new panic bar. Simply push on the bar to unlock and open the door simultaneously to exit.
For the comfort of those who need to sit and rest during our receptions, we’re adding two new settees to the Russell Gallery upstairs. It’s also the perfect vantage point for gazing at the beautiful artwork while contemplating the possibilities!
A new earring case has also been added downstairs.
MBAA will open exhibits, Light the Way, celebrating International Women’s Day, open to all artists and Aquarius, a juried event, sponsored by the Central Coast Watercolor Society. We are also proud to feature the beautiful pottery of artist, Bob Perry! Take-in for these shows is Tuesday, February 19, 10am – 2pm. The reception has been moved from our familiar Sunday date and time, to Saturday, Feb 23, 4-6pm for this particular event. Space is limited for Light the Way, so get there early!
Don’t miss this month’s demonstration, Watercolor, Fix it and Forget it, by former MBAA President, Kathy Miller, Monday, February 11, 3-5pm. Kathy tells us, “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?” Don’t miss the opportunity to see how easy it is to bring paintings out of storage and get them finished!
Please help us support and maintain this amazing organization by volunteering a little of your time. A huge "thanks" go out to Bob Rodger, Ascension Nelson, Gail Martin, Beverly Brown, Colleen Ray, Carolyn Chambers, Susan Jonas, Sylvia Arnold Hill, Sharon Westray, Nancy Johnson, Ann Brown, Jan French, Lynnae’ Lane, Paula Landis, Anne Grannis, Ralph Northrop and Victoria Duehring for their help in the installation and reception for our current exhibit.
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
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
The People’s Choice Award, in conjunction with Winter Faire and Craft Show, is a tie vote, going to Jeanette Wolf for her watercolor, Morro Bay Life and Hedy Hale for her oil painting, Glorious Day.
People’s Choice Award winners are allowed to enter a future show with all entry fees waived. Congratulations Jeanette and Hedy!!
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
This program provides a unique opportunity for YOU too
EXCURSION TO CARRIZO PLAIN AND
JAN COOPER ART STUDIO
Sunday, May 5 9:00 - 5:00 (lunch included)
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.
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!!
Beginning March 2
Meet the Masters is a new and emerging children’s art program scheduled to begin Saturday, March 2, 2019.
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.
March 2nd: Pablo Picasso
March 3rd: Henri Matisse
March 9th: Wassily Kandinsky
May 25th: GeorgiaO’Keefe
October 12th: Andy Warhol
October 13th: Yayoi Kusama
November 2nd: Vincent van Gogh
November 10th: Paul Klee
Our January demo was striking… literally. Finn Hanson, local leather craftsman, started with an intricate botanical pattern on leather and hammered and tooled it into a beautiful art piece. There were 13 people in the audience which made it easy to get up close to Finn’s workbench. Many questions were answered and techniques shared. Some people even took notes to try when they got home.
Rosemary Lucas was the lucky raffle winner of a hand tooled clutch bag selling for $120.00 in the leather store. Way to go Rosemary!!
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!
Marbled silk scarves are made by layering colorful dyes onto a solution of water and cellulose. This process allows the dyes to float above the liquid. Using custom made combs or rakes, the layers of color are then manipulated into unique designs. When the fabric is placed on top of the composition and absorbs the dye colors, it transfers onto the silk scarf, creating the marbling affect. If you’ve ever wanted to make your own hand-dyed silk scarf or just want to see how it’s done, this is the workshop for you. Read more ...
COST: $45.00 members – $50.00 non-members
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.
Joan will bring an assortment of shells, colored beach glass, glitter, an 11" x 14" white frame and resin to complete a beautiful beach scene or whatever your heart desires then you'll encase it in glistening resin.Everything is provided to complete the project.
Succulents - Choose Your Project
March 16 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Everything's included - Use of tools, beautiful, locally grown succulents, wreath forms or wood vertical planter or birdfeeder materials and use of tools - so all you do is sign-up, create and enjoy! Beginners welcome
Sea Glass Wire Wave Jewelry
March 17 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Catch a wave and create a stunning beach inspired necklace and earrings. Learn how to form wire and basic jewelry making techniques to assemble your jewelry. All supplies are provided including local sea glass to complete your projects. No experience necessary.
Creating with Wine Bottles
March 23 10:00am - 12:00pm
Bring your own wine bottle and create an olive oil or liquid soap dispenser or a garden torch in this easy class.
Mosaics - Choose Your Project
March 23 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Choose your project from garden rocks, hearts, wine bottles plus many more shown on www.CreativeMeTime.com. 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.
Teacup Wire Birdfeeder / Planter
March 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.