Friday, September 9, 2016

September 2016 Artists Reception & Art Walk

RECEPTION NIGHT and ART WALK  FRIDAY


The evening was so beautiful tonight making it a perfect night to be walking on the waterfront. All the stores were open and ready to welcome customers.  And we had a wonderful crowd of people coming through the Gallery and enjoying our food and meeting and talking with our artists who attended.  Lots of shops were open in support of Art Walk Friday and great music going on with Mike Swanberg in our gallery and also on the patio by the cafe below.  We had lots of new faces show up to see Jari's amazing Chinese Brush painting and Sharon’s wonderful landscapes paintings.  The pictures I took tonight didn’t turn out, but luckily I have our Set Up day pics below of our 2 Featured Artists and their amazing work.

Featured Artist Jari de Ham  
 
Guest Artist Sharon Sobraske

FOOD TABLES

We had such an array of wonderful goodies to nibble on throughout the evening.  Jari and Sharon brought some awesome finger foods and our customers and artists loved every bite.  Veggies and meat and cheese Swirls trays, the chocolate brownies, tons of fantastic sesame cookies and other goodies.  We had so many wonderful choices…and we received so many compliments from so many visitors to the gallery.  Thank you both for putting on such an amazing spread!! 

RECEPTION NIGHT THANK YOUs

Special thank you’s to all the sweet souls who came to help us set up and take down, and worked at making sales through out the evening—Ryan, Ingrid and Jeremy Baker who worked the day and helped get the reception set up and carry up all the car loads of goodies!  Special thanks to Greg for manning the Sales Desk, Gregory and his amazing Punch, and Beth who manned the Food Table tonight. Special thanks to Angeline, Don, Karen, George, and Alice, Ingrid & her parents, Jari, Jo & Neal, Kitty, Galen, Spanky, Sarah, Virginia, Sharon, Hope and Christina, and so many other helping hands that helped make the reception a success!  Thank you one and all for supporting our Opening Reception for Jari and Sharon.  It was such a great evening.  And we had such great music thanks to Mike!!

Saturday, August 13, 2016

August 2016 Featured Artist's Reception & Art Walk

RECEPTION NIGHT and ART WALK  FRIDAY


We had such a good week of sales.  The evening was overcast and cool making it a perfect night on the waterfront.  And we had a good crowd of people coming through the Gallery and enjoying our food and meeting and talking with our artists.  Lots of shops were open in support of Art Walk Friday and great music going on with Mike Swanberg in our gallery and also on the patio by the cafe below.  We had lots of new faces show up to see Beth’s amazing photography and Susan’s wonderful paintings.  It was such fun meeting again Walter, Janet, Eileen, and Kitty--our newest members and introducing them to the rest of us!  Such a fun evening and very successful in sales for Beth and Susan!! 


  
Featured Artist Beth Sargent

Guest Artist Susan Manbeian

FOOD TABLES


We had such an array of wonderful goodies to nibble on throughout the evening.  Beth and Susan brought some awesome finger foods and our customers and artists loved every bite.   …and meat and cheese Swirls trays, the chocolate candies, the linguica and tons of fantastic cookies and other goodies.  We had so many wonderful choices…and we received so many compliments from so many visitors to the gallery.  Thank you both for putting on such an amazing spread!! 

  



RECEPTION NIGHT THANK YOUs

Special thank you’s to all the sweet souls who came to help us set up and take down, and worked at making sales through out the evening—Karen Peterson and Jeremy Baker who worked the day and helped get the reception set up and carry up all the car loads of goodies!  Special thanks to Greg for manning the Sales Desk, Gregory and his amazing Punch, and Karen who manned the Food Table tonight with Beth.  Special thanks to Angeline, Don, Karen, George, and Janet, Alice, Walter & Daphne, Carlo and Betsy, Susan and Beth, Ingrid & Jan & her parents, Jari, Jack, Jo & Neal, and so many other helping hands that helped make the reception a success!  Thank you one and all for supporting our Opening Reception for Beth and Susan.  It was such a great evening.  And we had such great music thanks to Mike!!

  

Sunday, July 10, 2016

July 2016 Art walk & Featured Artists Reception

RECEPTION NIGHT and ART WALK  FRIDAY

We had such a good day and night of sales…both Pat Newton and Chuck Pruitt sold some art tonight!  The evening was so beautiful and the water was so calm.  And we had a good crowd of people coming through the Gallery and enjoying our food and meeting and talking with our artists.  Lots of shops were open in support of Art Walk Friday and even Morro Bay Art Association was opened for business tonight in support of this event.  We had lots of new faces show up to see Pat’s amazing oil paintings and Chuck’s wonderful photography.  

 
Featured Artist Patricia Newton
 
Guest Artist Chuck Pruitt
  


FOOD TABLES
We had such an array of wonderful goodies to nibble on throughout the evening.  Pat and Chuck and other artists brought some awesome finger foods and our customers and artists loved every bite.   Pat brought this amazing carrot cake from Madonna Inn Bakery…omg it was good…and meat and cheese trays, slider sandwiches, Lois’s amazing meat balls and tons of fantastic cookies and other goodies.  We had so many wonderful choices…and we received so many compliments from so many visitors to the gallery.  Thank you both for putting on such an amazing spread!!  

 

 

RECEPTION NIGHT THANK YOUs

Special thank you’s to all the sweet souls who came to help us set up and take down, and worked at making sales through out the evening—Karen Peterson and Ryan Carroll who worked the day and helped get the reception set up and carry up all the car loads of goodies!  Special thanks to Greg for manning the Sales Desk, Gregory and his amazing Punch, and Beth who manned the Food Table tonight.  Special thanks to Spanky, Don, Karen, George, and Galen Griswold, Angeline, Pat and Travis, Chuck and Lois, Sharon Sobraske, Alice, Jeff and Jackie, and so many other helping hands that helped make the reception a success!  Thank you one and all for supporting our Opening Reception for Pat and Chuck.  It was such a great evening. 

Saturday, June 11, 2016

June 2016 Art Walk & Featured Artists Reception

Hello Everyone—

RECEPTION NIGHT and ART WALK  FRIDAY
We had such a good day and night of sales…both Bill Sima and Spanky Anderson sold prints, cards and giclees.  And we had a good crowd of people coming through the Gallery and enjoying our food and meeting artists even though it was Graduation Night for so many parents and students.  But they will be back this weekend!!  And Bill had to ask his daughter Arielle to stand in for him tonight as he had a conference in San Francisco he had to attend.  She did a great job.  And both she and Spanky talked to so many visitors and customers throughout the whole evening.  They both were so wonderful.


Featured Artist Spanky Anderson

Arielle Sima


FOOD TABLES
We had such an array of wonderful goodies to nibble on throughout the evening.  Spanky and Arielle brought some awesome finger foods and our customers and artists loved every bite.  Arielle is a Caterer, and you can imagine all the wonderful treats she brought—avocado humus in tiny glasses, and pulled pork sliders and so many other treats.  Spanky brought an incredible strawberry pie, and meat and cheese trays, pin wheels, and tons of fantastic cookies and other goodies.  We had so many wonderful choices…and we received so many compliments from so many visitors to the gallery.  Thank you both for putting on such an amazing spread!!  




  

RECEPTION NIGHT THANK YOUs

Special thank you’s to all the sweet souls who came to help us set up and take down, and worked at making sales through out the evening—Karen Peterson and Ryan Carroll who worked the day and helped get the reception set up and carry up all the card loads of goodies!  Special thanks to Greg for manning the Sales Desk, Gregory and his amazing Punch, Beth who manned the Food Table tonight, Mike and his amazing music and singing.  Special thanks to Spanky, Arielle Sima, Don, Karen, George, Jo & Neal Swanberg, Sarah, Mark and Galen Allen, and Galen Griswold, Hope, Angeline, Ingrid and Jan and her parents, Jari, Lee Lawson, Sharon Sobraske, and so many other helping hands that helped make the reception a success!  Thank you one and all for supporting our Opening Reception for Spanky and Bill.  It was such a great evening. 

Saturday, May 14, 2016

May 2016 Art Walk & Featured Artist's Reception

RECEPTION NIGHT and ART WALK FRIDAY

Tonight, in spite of the overcast weather all day, we had a good turn out of people attending the Opening Reception for Hope Myers and Don Doubledee. Many folks came in support of all the artists and it was such fun catching up on what so many artists are doing. We had a good number of tourists as well coming into the gallery—and walking throughout the Marina Square Complex for Art walk Friday. Hope and Don had good ads on Facebook too.

  
Featured Artist Hope Myers

Guest Artist Don Doubledee

FOOD TABLES

We had such an array of wonderful goodies to nibble on throughout the evening. Hope and Don brought some awesome finger foods and our customers and artists loved every bite. We had so many wonderful choices…chocolate goodies, fruit and veggie platters, cookies, cheese and crackers…and so much more. We received so many compliments from so many visitors to the gallery. Thank you both for putting on such an amazing spread!!


NEW MEMBERS

Please welcome Aris Zavitsanos to the Gallery. Aris is a photographer who blends reality-landscapes with fantasy-landscapes…very cool. He has the large wall next to the window in the Upper Room. Aris lives in SLO. Welcome aboard Aris!


Please welcome Isaac Wollman to the Gallery. Isaac is an abstract painter living in SLO. He uses all colors and media. He has taken the wall next to Bill in the lower room. Welcome aboard, Isaac!!


RECEPTION NIGHT THANK YOUs

Special thank you’s to all the sweet souls who came to help us set up and take down, and worked at making sales through out the evening—Susan Wood and Linda Loebs who worked the day and helped get the reception set up! Special thanks to Greg for manning the Sales Desk, Gregory and his amazing Punch, Beth who manned the Food Table tonight, Mike and his amazing music and singing. Special thanks to Spanky, Marjorie, Suzanne, Don, Linda Hill, Karen, Pat & Travis, George, Jeff & Jackie, Jo & Neal, Isaac, Aris and his dad, Anthony, Sarah, Mark and Galen Allen and Galen Griswold, Virginia, Hope, Angeline and so many other helping hands that helped make the reception a success! ...Thank you one and all for supporting our Opening Reception for Hope and Don. It was such a great evening.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

April 2016 Reception Night & Art Walk

RECEPTION NIGHT and ART WALK FRIDAY


Featured Artist Marc Genet

Guest Artist Alison Salome

Tonight was our Opening Reception for Marc Genet and Alison Salome! Many folks came in support of all the artists…lots of locals. It was such fun catching up on what so many artists are doing. We had a good number of tourists as well coming into the gallery—and walking throughout the Marina Square Complex for Art walk Friday. Alison and Marc had good ads in the New Times and online too.

FOOD TABLES

We had such an array of wonderful goodies to nibble on throughout the evening. Marc and Alison brought some awesome finger foods and our customers loved every bite. We had so many wonderful choices…our artists brought so many gourmet delights and a wonderful finger food trays and chocolate goodies, fruit and veggie platters, cookies, cheese and crackers…and so much more. We received so many compliments from so many visitors to the gallery. Thank you all for putting on such an amazing spread!!

NEW MEMBERS

Please welcome Duane and Theresa Laurabee to the Gallery. Duane is a painter in various media and paints wonderful landscapes both in the representational style and abstract style. Here is his wall in the upper Gallery. Theresa is his wife and will do some sitting for him. They live in Santa Ynez. Welcome aboard Duane and Theresa!



Below is also a picture of one of our new members, Ryan Carroll in front of his wall. Ryan really helped out at the reception tonight.




RECEPTION NIGHT THANK YOUs

Special thank you’s to all the sweet souls who came to help us set up and take down, and worked at making sales through out the evening—Karen Peterson and Ryan Carroll who worked the day and helped get Duane set up too! Special thanks to Greg for manning the Sales Desk, Gregory and his amazing Punch, Beth who manned the Food Table tonight, Alice, Mike and his amazing music and singing, Melanie, Sarah, Spanky, Marjorie, Suzanne, Don, Susan Wood, Linda Bench, Joe Aleman and his friends, Marc and Alison, and so many other helping hands that helped make the reception a success! ...Thank you one and all. It was such a great evening. Here’s Mike singing one of his great songs!




HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

Saturday, March 12, 2016

March Reception Night & Art Walk

Tonight we had so many people attending the Opening Reception for George Asdel and Jeff Odell.  And even through the rain, so many folks came in support of all the artists…lots of locals from Morro Bay and Los Osos and of course, our tourists visiting Morro Bay as we had lots of tourists coming into the gallery to participate in the evening’s event.


Our Featured Artist George Asdel
Our Guest Artist Jeff Odell

FOOD TABLES
We had such an array of wonderful goodies to nibble on throughout the evening.  George and Kathie and Jeff and Jackie brought some awesome finger foods and our customers loved every bite.  As you can see from the photos, we had so many wonderful choices…our artists brought so many gourmet delights and a wonderful finger food trays and chocolate goodies.  We received so many compliments from so many visitors to the gallery.  Thank you all for putting on such an amazing spread!!  

 



SPECIAL THANK YOUs  
Special thank you’s to all the sweet souls who came to help us set up and take down, and worked at making sales through out the evening—Karen Peterson and Linda Loebs who worked the day!  Special thanks to Greg for manning the Sales Desk, Gregory and his amazing Punch, Galen, Beth who manned the Food Table tonight and helped clean up after a long day, Ingrid, Linda Bench, Jack and Gay, George and Kathie, Jeff and Jackie, Marjorie, Jari, Don, Sarah, Spanky, and so many other helping hands that helped make the reception a success!  ...Thank you one and all.  It was such a great evening.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

February Reception Night & Art Walk

Tonight we had so many people attending the Opening Reception for Gary Fair and Jillian Parks.  Wow!  It was amazing. So many folks came in support of all the artists…lots of locals from Morro Bay and Los Osos and all around the Central Coast. We had such a super FUN night.  We had lots of tourists as well coming into the gallery to participate in the evening’s event and come to the Central Coast to celebrate the 4-day weekend and Valentine’s Day—and walk throughout the Marina Square Complex for Art walk Friday.  Jillian had her whole family attend and it was so great meeting everyone.  Look how great big guy Gary looks!!

Featured Artist Gary Fair

Guest Artist Jillian Parks

FOOD TABLES

We had such an array of wonderful goodies to nibble on throughout the evening.  Gary and Jillian brought some awesome finger foods and our customers loved every bite.  As you can see from the photos, we had so many wonderful choices…our artists brought so many gourmet delights and a wonderful finger food trays and chocolate goodies.  We received so many compliments from so many visitors to the gallery.  Thank you all for putting on such an amazing spread!!  Beth was away this evening so Karen stepped in and managed the Food Table for everyone and Sarah helped too.



   It was a beautiful night! Big THANK YOU'S to all who came!!

Saturday, January 9, 2016

January Reception & Art Walk

RECEPTION NIGHT and ART WALK
Tonight I was not able to attend the reception due to being sick with that horrible flu….but Greg says that we had so many people attending the Opening Reception for Virginia Mack and Carlo Christian.  And I talked with other artists who said it was amazing. So many folks came in support of all the artists…lots of locals from Morro Bay and Los Osos and all around the Central Coast. We had lots of tourists as well coming into the gallery to participate in the evening’s event.  It started off slowly, then ebbed and flowed and we had a great night and our artists sold works!!






Here’s Carlo and Virginia talking with customers!!







FOOD TABLES
Karen says we had such an array of wonderful goodies to nibble on throughout the evening—just look at all the goodies.  Virginia and Carlo brought some awesome finger foods and our customers loved every bite.  As you can see from the photos, we had so many wonderful choices…and we received so many compliments from so many visitors to the gallery.  Special thanks to Beth who did amazing work, and Karen too, for keeping the tables looking good.





SPECIAL THANK YOUs
And thank you so much to all the sweet souls who came to help us set up and take down, and worked at making sales through out the evening—Sarah DeLong and Linda Loebs who worked the day!  Special thanks to Greg for manning the Sales Desk, Gregory and his amazing Punch, Mark Allen, Spanky Anderson, ingrid Brink, Diane Miller, Jack and Gay, Alice and Don, Carlo & Betsy Christian and Virginia Mack.  Special thanks to Don Doubledee and Karen Peterson for doing all my work since I was home sick. Thank you Linda Hill, Louise Luthi, Hope, Jeff Odell, Jo and Neil Swanberg who joined Mike as well in great music, and Susan Wood and all the other sweet souls who came to help and market their work!!  Everyone says it was a very fun evening! 






HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!!

Saturday, December 12, 2015

December Reception Night & Art Walk

RECEPTION NIGHT and ART WALK


Tonight we had so many artists attending the Opening Reception for our “Glory of the Morros” and “Zoom In, Zoom Out” shows.  Wow!  It was amazing and so wonderful. We are such a great bunch of people.  And we had lots who came in support of all the artists…lots of locals from Morro Bay and Los Osos and all around the Central Coast. We had such a super FUN night. The whole evening was full of artists and art lovers! 



FOOD TABLES
We had such an array of wonderful goodies to nibble on throughout the evening. Our Show Artists brought some awesome finger foods and our customers loved every bite.  As you can see from the photos, we had so many wonderful choices…our artists brought dips and so many gourmet delights and veggies and a wonderful finger food trays and dips.  And OMG the cookies…tons of them!!  We received so many compliments from so many visitors to the gallery.  Thank you all for putting on such an amazing spread!!  


SPECIAL THANK YOUs
And thank you so much to all the sweet souls who came to help us set up and take down, and worked at making sales through out the evening—Sarah and Tracy worked the day!  Special thanks to Greg for manning the Sales Desk, Gregory and his amazing Punch, Don, Karen and Sarah who also helped in setting up, Beth who manned the Food Table tonight and helped clean up…she is so awesome!!  Thank you Jeff, Mark & Galen, Angeline and Alex, Gay and Jack, Crawf and Kathy, Alice & Don, Carlo and Betsy, Mike and his amazing music, Jillian, Ingrid, George, Teresa, Melanie, Sarah, Lois & Chuck, Spanky who helped clean up and took out all the trash at the end of the evening with Beth, and so many other helping hands that helped make the reception a success!  ...Thank you one and all.  It was such a great evening.


Saturday, November 14, 2015

November 2015 - Reception Night!


RECEPTION NIGHT and ART WALK
Reception Night is a time that all the artists come together and meet and greet the public.  It’s really a night for merchandizing our artwork to the local and tourists who have come to learn about us and get to know us better.  Those artists who came (and I know some of us can’t come) to the reception also give other artists a chance to know them better so they can sell their artwork better too.  It’s a win, win.

Tonight was such fun with Ingrid, Sarah and Mark…such an amazing selection of artwork to choose from for all of our customers. The Gallery looked great.   And we had a great turnout for the first reception of the Fall where it was dark!  And lots of new faces and first timers to the Gallery!!  It always amazes me that after 13 years we still get people who are visiting for the first time.

Featured Artist Sarah DeLong
Featured Artist Ingrid Brink


Guest Artist Mark Allen

FOOD TABLES
We had such an array of wonderful goodies to nibble on throughout the evening—Sarah brought tons of cookies and chocolate goodies, Mark and Ingrid brought savory dishes.   As you can see from the photos, we had so many wonderful choices…our artists brought so many gourmet delights and veggies and a wonderful finger foods.  We received so many compliments from so many visitors to the gallery.  Thank you all for putting on such an amazing spread!!  

    

SPECIAL THANK YOUs
And thank you so much to all the sweet souls who came to help us set up and take down, and worked at making sales through out the evening—Karen Peterson, Joe Aleman & Mary Lou  and Linda Loebs who worked the day!  Special thanks to Greg for manning the Sales Desk, Gregory and his amazing Punch, Don, Jack & Gay, Linda Bench, Tracy Taylor, Carol Astaire, Angeline, and Beth who manned the Food Table tonight and helped clean up.  Thanks to Mike and his amazing music, Alice, Mark & Galen, Helia & Luna, Ingrid & Jan, Karen, George, Susan, Sarah, Lois & Chuck, Carlo & Betsy, Linda Hill, Hope,  and so many other helping hands that helped make the reception a success!  ...Thank you one and all.  It was such a great evening.

Monday, October 12, 2015

October 2015 Reception Night

RECEPTION NIGHT and ART WALK

Tonight we had so many people attending the Opening Reception for Ardella and our Icon Group.  Wow!  It was amazing. So many folks came in support of all the artists…lots of locals from Morro Bay and Los Osos and all around the Central Coast. We had such a super FUN night.  We had lots of tourists as well coming into the gallery to participate in the evening’s event and get away from the heat of the valley—and walk throughout the Marina Square Complex.  Of course, it was super hot in Morro Bay today, and the weather was a huge conversation starter!!  Deb Festa took charge of the Iconographers, helping and guiding and introducing them to all of our members who were there.  She really did an amazing job organizing the food with her group too.  Thanks Deb!!  And Ardella had so many wonderful compliments on her beautiful works on paper!  The whole evening was full of artists and art lovers!

    



FOOD TABLES
We had such an array of wonderful goodies to nibble on throughout the evening.  Ardella and the Icon Group brought some awesome finger foods and our customers loved every bite.  As you can see from the photos, we had so many wonderful choices…our artists brought dips and so many gourmet delights and veggies and a wonderful finger food trays and dips.  We received so many compliments from so many visitors to the gallery.  Thank you all for putting on such an amazing spread!!  Ardella brought her killer cookies and there were none left!!

    

SPECIAL THANK YOUs
And thank you so much to all the sweet souls who came to help us set up and take down, and worked at making sales through out the evening—Susan Wood and Linda Loebs who worked the day!  Special thanks to Greg for manning the Sales Desk, Gregory and his amazing Punch, Don, Galen, Beth who manned the Food Table tonight and helped clean up with Neal, Alice & Don, Carlo, Mike and his amazing music, Jillian Parks, Ingrid, Karen, George, Susan, Melanie, Sarah, Lois & Chuck, Spanky who helped clean up and took out all the trash at the end of the evening with Beth, Deb Festa and her family, and so many other helping hands that helped make the reception a success!  ...Thank you one and all.  It was such a great evening.