Wednesday, April 1, 2015

David Stambal—Guest Artist


Gallery at Marina Square Presents Our Guest Artist Exhibit for April 2015: Mixed Media Paintings

A Special Guest Artist Reception will be held Friday, April 10th, from 5-8pm at Gallery at Marina Square

The Fog Moves In © David Stambal
Almond Grove © David Stambal

David Stambal paints in oil and mixed media and lives and works in Morro Bay.  In his own words, “For me, the artistic creation is about achieving some sense of perfection from the end result."

David also creates jewelry.

David Stambal’s oil and mixed media exhibition can be viewed at Gallery at Marina Square throughout the month of February, from the 1st through the 29th.

Gallery at Marina Square
601 Embarcadero #10, Morro Bay, CA 93442
Open Daily 10am - 6pm
805-772-1068
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Marc Genet—Featured Artist

Gallery at Marina Square Presents Our Featured Artist Exhibit for April 2015: “Ocean Land Action Art”

A Special Guest Artist Reception will be held Friday, April 10th, from 5-8pm at Gallery at Marina Square


Marc Genet

In Marc Genet’s own words:  “The act of creativity is a lesson in letting go... to let the art create itself, the rhythm, and spontaneity must grow itself... all the Artist does is start the process, start the basic beat, working in the terms of color and design and the physiological reaction to the concept of aesthetics.  That being said, it is all so important for the Artist to create artifacts, real tactile objects, to have a concrete form in front of you completes the communication, expression.  In my work, painting and dripping are pretty much a meditation.  I get blinded in the process of the flow.  I'm never afraid to jump into new ideas where there are no mistakes.”

Untitled © Marc Genet

Marc Genet’s acrylic exhibition can be viewed at Gallery at Marina Square throughout the month of April, from March 30th through April 29th.

Gallery at Marina Square
601 Embarcadero #10, Morro Bay, CA 93442
Open Daily 10am - 6pm
805-772-1068

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Louise Luthi—Guest Artist

Gallery at Marina Square Presents Our Guest Artist Exhibit for March 2015: “Living Stones”

A Special Guest Artist Reception will be held Friday, March 13th, from 5-8pm at Gallery at Marina Square

© Louise Luthi
© Louise Luthi


© Louise Luthi
© Louise Luthi


© Louise Luthi

Louise Luthi is an artist with expertise in printmaking, drawing, and painting. Her work can be described as a fusion of observation and revelation; through her feeling for light and atmosphere she imbues the visible with evidence of things not seen.

The Living Stones, drawn from the kings and queens of the Royal Portal of Chartres, represent a current study inquiring into the visual expression of the evident transforming power of the Holy Spirit in the human heart.

Louise received her BA from UC Santa Barbara in printmaking and art history and an MFA in printmaking from Yale University School of Art. Her prints are in the collections of Washington University, Purdue University, UC Riverside, and ten US embassies around the world. She has taught all her working life at all levels from college to kindergarten and in many different settings.

Louise Luthi’s ink wash and graphite exhibition “Living Stones” can be viewed at Gallery at Marina Square throughout the month of March, from the 1st through the 29th.

Gallery at Marina Square
601 Embarcadero #10, Morro Bay, CA 93442
Open Daily 10am - 6pm
805-772-1068
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Bill Rumbler—Featured Artist

Gallery at Marina Square Presents Our Featured Artist Exhibit for March 2015: “Golden Light”

A Special Guest Artist Reception will be held Friday, March 13th from 5-8pm at Gallery at Marina Square

In Bill’s own words, “When I was growing up in Chicago we lived in a ground-level flat. The window shades in the living room were always pulled down, lest passers-by on the sidewalk see all the way through the house. My bedroom had a window, but all I could see for the first 18 years of my life was the brick wall of the neighboring building three feet away. That perhaps explains my interest in “space”:  vistas, views and panoramas. The Central Coast with its craggy shores and golden hills present these in abundance, so I seek images with trees you can glide over and mountains you can soar above.

I also like shooting rusty junk. I see my photos of obsolete hulks as sort of noble epitaphs for once powerful machines.

A recent trip to South Africa offered an unequaled opportunity to capture images of exotic beasts in their natural habitat, as well as humans in their most challenging.”

End of the Day in Morro Bay © Bill Rumbler

Orange Sunset © Bill Rumbler

Unbowed in Bodie © Bill Rumbler
You Shoulda Seen the Other Guy
© Bill Rumbler



















Bill Rumbler’s photography  exhibition “Golden Light” can be viewed at Gallery at Marina Square throughout the month of March, from the 1st through the 29th.

Gallery at Marina Square
601 Embarcadero #10, Morro Bay, CA 93442
Open Daily 10am - 6pm
805-772-1068
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Sunday, February 1, 2015

Virginia Mack—Guest Artist

Gallery at Marina Square Presents Our Guest Artist Exhibit for February 2015: “Splash: Images of Morro Bay”

A Special Guest Artist Reception will be held Friday, February 13th from 5-8pm at Gallery at Marina Square

Virginia Mack
Virginia Mack is a native Californian. She grew up in the Bay Area. She has been exploring and savoring the wild lands of the state throughout her life and has been living on the Central Coast for over 12 years. She is a part-time instructor at both Allan Hancock College and Cuesta College in the Fine Arts departments.

Virginia works primarily in watercolors and mixed media and is a colorist at heart. She builds most of her pieces in a wet-on-wet process (wet watercolor paints on wet watercolor paper) resolving the pieces as the paper slowly dries. She creates the forms with rich colors playing those against contrasting colors thereby subduing them while preserving their presence in layers of color. She often mixes the watercolor process with the use of colored pencils, pastel, charcoal, and pencil. Virginia lives in Atascadero, California and shows her work statewide.

Back Bay Bird © Virginia Mack

Bufflehead © Virginia Mack

Great Blue Heron © Virginia Mack

Godwit © Virginia Mack

Virginia Mack’s watercolor exhibition “Splash: Images of Morro Bay” can be viewed at Gallery at Marina Square throughout the month of February, from the 1st through the 27th.

Gallery at Marina Square
601 Embarcadero #10, Morro Bay, CA 93442
Open Daily 10am - 6pm
805-772-1068

George Asdel—Featured Artist

Gallery at Marina Square Presents Our Featured Artist Exhibit for February 2015: “Wildlife Wisdom and Whimsy”

A Special Featured Artist Reception will be held Friday, February 13th from 5-8pm at Gallery at Marina Square

George Asdel
“Wildlife Wisdom & Whimsy” is a gallery show of the drawings, paintings, and ekphrastic poetry (poems describing the art) of George Asdel. He is a poet and lifelong artist. Much of his art and poetry is whimsical but often dealing with serious subject matter mostly animals and foolish humans.

Asdel’s art media is pen and ink, pencil, watercolor, and acrylic. His poems range from haiku and limericks to ballads and free verse. He has been in many galleries and has owned studios in Newfoundland, Canada; Pismo and Shell Beach. Asdel’s art is in collections around the world, and his poems have won awards. He now lives in Atascadero, California with his wife Kathie.

Big Sleeping Birds © George Asdel

Four Birds in a Tree © George Asdel

Conversation with a Bear © George Asdel
 
Mice in Cheese Asteroids © George Asdel

George Asdel’s exhibition of drawings, paintings, and poetry “Wildlife Wisdom and Whimsy” can be viewed at Gallery at Marina Square throughout the month of February, from the 1st through the 27th.

Gallery at Marina Square 
601 Embarcadero #10, Morro Bay, CA 93442 
Open Daily 10am - 6pm
805-772-1068

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Kathleen VanHyfte—Featured Artist

Gallery at Marina Square Presents Our Featured Artist Exhibit for January 2015: “Painting in Paradise”

A Special Guest Artist Reception will be held Friday, January 9th from 5-8pm at Gallery at Marina Square

Out of the Blue © Kathleen VanHyfte

In Kathleen’s own words: “We moved to Los Osos from Iowa in March of 2014, we love the climate and the people. It is such a lovely mix of beauty that surrounds us and it does inspire me. I am an acrylic painter and find the medium allows me to have the most fun and creativity.

I am a graduate of the University of Iowa with a BFA in studio art. My work has been shown in many juried exhibits across the country. I am finding a new path here on the Central Coast.”

Painting in Paradise © Kathleen VanHyfte

Food & Entertainment! Come and hear Music by Mike Swanberg and enjoy a wonderful array of refreshments on our Opening Reception Night, January 9th from 5 pm to 8 pm.

Kathleen VanHyfte’s “Painting in Paradise” exhibition of acrylic and oil paintings can be viewed at Gallery at Marina Square throughout the month of January, from December 30th through January 29th.

Gallery at Marina Square
601 Embarcadero #10, Morro Bay, CA 93442
Open Daily 10am - 6pm
805-772-1068
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Don Doubledee—Guest Artist

Gallery at Marina Square Presents Our Guest Artist Exhibit for January 2015: “Morning Walk”

A Special Guest Artist Reception will be held Friday, January 9th from 5-8pm at Gallery at Marina Square


Don Doubledee
Don Doubledee has been a resident of Morro Bay for 45 years. He has drawn many pictures of local subjects. The newest series of his “Post Cards of Morro Bay” are color pencil drawings featuring his morning walks along Morro Bay’s Embarcadero Board Walk. The series begins with the piece “Morning Walk” and followed by “Morning Walk Spring.” Other work featured in his show include other “Post cards of Morro Bay,” his “Cats and Dogs” series and some of his “Post Cards from Amsterdam” series.

In Don’s own words:  “My show, ‘Morning Walk’ includes detailed pencil drawings of realistic images of people, animals, architecture and local views.  Also included are artworks with combinations of pencil and photography and some completely abstract images.  I like to mix photo quality images with pencil sketches.  As an architect, I love the abstract and reality of life and of the way life expresses itself to us all.”

North Point © Don Doubledee
Sleepy Cat © Don Doubledee

Food & Entertainment! Come and hear Music by Mike Swanberg and enjoy a wonderful array of refreshments on our Opening Reception Night, January 9th from 5 pm to 8 pm.

Don Doubledee’s “Morning Walk” exhibition of pencil & photography works can be viewed at Gallery at Marina Square throughout the month of January, from December 30th through January 29th.

Gallery at Marina Square
601 Embarcadero #10, Morro Bay, CA 93442
Open Daily 10am - 6pm
805-772-1068
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Monday, December 1, 2014

Special Exhibit—Photographers’ Group Show

Gallery at Marina Square Presents a Special Photography Exhibit for December 2014: “Coastal Light”

A Special Artist Reception will be held Friday, December 12th from 5-8pm at Gallery at Marina Square

Gallery at Marina Square is proud to present the most amazing and prestigious fine art photography on the Central Coast through December 30th, 2014. Images depicting nature’s “Coastal Light” will be featured by fourteen Central Coast photographers: Alice Cahill, James Crawford, John Gannon, Bob Helfert, Chuck Jennings, Jack McNeal, Dan Morris, Karen Peterson, Charles Pruitt, Bill Rumbler, Beth Sargent, Bill Sima, Gregory Siragusa, and Cheryl Strahl.

Bay Clouds © Alice Cahill

Storm Riders © Beth Sargent

Morro Bay Aerial © Bill Sima

Mysterious Mountain © Bill Rumbler

Waves of Sand © Bob Helfert

Winter Sunset © Charles Pruitt

Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse © Cheryl Strahl

Wave © Chuck Jennings

Pelican in Flight © Dan Morris

Supermoon © Gregory Siragusa

White Pelicans and the Rock © Jack McNeal

Gull Sitting Under a Cloud © James Crawford

Untitled © John Gannon

Deb’s Iris © Karen Peterson

The “Coastal Light” special fine art photography exhibition can be viewed at Gallery at Marina Square throughout the month of December, from November 30th through December 29th.

Gallery at Marina Square
601 Embarcadero #10, Morro Bay, CA 93442
Open Daily 10am - 6pm
805-772-1068
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Saturday, November 1, 2014

Craft Show 2014

Gallery at Marina Square Presents a Special Exhibit this November: “Craft Show 2014”

An Artist Reception will be held Friday, November 8th from 5-8pm at Gallery at Marina Square


Fourteen Central California Coast Crafters are collaborating together for Gallery at Marina Square Craft Show 2014: Rick Carter, Kathryn Thomas, Rod Baker, Thomas Brown, Gay McNeal, Don Kirkham, Lisa Kanofsky, Hope Myers, Carole McDonald, Bonnie Werring, Diane Miller, Alexandra Iorio, Carol Astaire, and Mari O’Brien. Crafters are showing beautiful works in wood, silk, fused glass, blown glass, jewelry in all media, pottery, fabric, and stone.

Food & Entertainment! Come and hear Music by Mike Swanberg and enjoy a wonderful array of refreshments on our Opening Reception Night.

Novembers’s Craft Show can be viewed at Gallery at Marina Square throughout the month of November, from the 1st through the 29th.

Gallery at Marina Square
601 Embarcadero #10, Morro Bay, CA 93442
Open Daily 10am - 6pm
805-772-1068
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Jarien de Ham—Featured Artist

Gallery at Marina Square Presents Our Featured Artist Exhibit for November 2014: “Brush Flying, Ink Dancing”

A Special Guest Artist Reception will be held Friday, November 14th from 5-8pm at Gallery at Marina Square

Jarien de Ham
    
In Jarien’s own words; “Brush Flying, Ink Dancing speaks to the spontaneous side of Chinese brush painting. When the brush touches the paper, that’s when the magic begins—watching the ink spread and blend. Taking the brush through calligraphy, landscapes, figures and bird and flower paintings is a delight and a torment. Trying to capture form, mood and essence is a continual challenge. If it is easy, why do it?

Living on the central coast for 40 years, I often marvel at how the landscape and atmosphere resemble a Chinese painting. Rather than paint China, I choose to paint what is here before me or in my imagination. Scrolls long ago were made to be unrolled a little at a time, taking a journey of the mind. It’s only ink and paper, maybe a little color, but it takes you places.”

Monolith © Jarien de Ham

Plum Branch © Jarien de Ham

Yellow Mums © Jarien de Ham

Food & Entertainment! Come and hear Music by Mike Swanberg and enjoy a wonderful array of refreshments on our Opening Reception Night.

Jarien de Ham’s Chinese brush watercolor and ink exhibition “Brush Flying, Ink Dancing” can be viewed at Gallery at Marina Square throughout the month of November, from the 1st through the 29th.

Gallery at Marina Square
601 Embarcadero #10, Morro Bay, CA 93442
Open Daily 10am - 6pm
805-772-1068
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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Mark Allen—Guest Artist

Gallery at Marina Square Presents Our Guest Artist Exhibit for October 2014: “ForesTREE”

A Special Guest Artist Reception will be held Friday, October 10th from 5-8pm at Gallery at Marina Square

Hazard Canyon Eucalyptus
© Mark Allen
I have always painted for myself. Painting is how I explore the world around me and express how I perceive it. Art and science may seem mutually exclusive in today’s world, but it wasn’t always thus, and I strive to revive art as a scientific instrument. I find painting and drawing to be powerful tools in teaching us to see what’s all around us – through the simple act of following an amazing line or pattern into infinity.

I’ve always viewed my paintings as entries in my journal—part of my reference library that reminds me of where I’ve been and how I’ve seen the world, which often leads to what’s next. I had never considered selling my art—until I discovered giclée reproductions. They can so precisely replicate the original, I feel I have as full-dimensional a “journal entry” as ever.

Mark Allen
I judge a painting by its ability to always please me, and, even better, to be an ongoing source of discovery and rediscovery.

I hope this is what you’ll find in my collection of paintings and giclée prints.

Mark Allen’s oil based enamel exhibition “ForesTREE” can be viewed at Gallery at Marina Square throughout the month of October, from the 1st through the 29th.

Gallery at Marina Square
601 Embarcadero #10, Morro Bay, CA 93442
Open Daily 10am - 6pm
805-772-1068
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