Saturday, January 9, 2016

Reception Night, January 2016!!

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

Reception Night & Art Walk - December 2015

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.


Monday, September 14, 2015

Gallery at Marina Square presents our Featured Artist for September 2015

Gallery at Marina Square presents Our Featured Artist Exhibit for September 2015: Mari O'Brien & her show "Dreams of Africa”

A Featured Artist Reception will be held Friday, September 11th, from 5-8pm at Gallery at Marina Square


"I view my art as a means to explore, discover, experiment, and learn – in other words, as a maker of art, I am an adventurer."  

"My adventures are, if you will, treks into my subconscious – a subconscious informed by previous encounters with people, music, dance, literature, and art--and by my own research into--a variety of human cultures.  (I am, after all, an erstwhile academic!)   I find that my creative impulses lately have arisen unbidden from this treasure trove of my past experiences, which then combine with my very active imagination and emerge into paintings.  Ironically, in spite of the very personal genesis of my paintings, the emotions I strive to express are universal."

"A successful painting, for me, is one that is balanced visually, with which the viewer can experience an emotional or spiritual connection."

"I am an active board member of the Central Coast Watercolor Society, and a signature member of both the International Society of Acrylic Painters and the Utah Watercolor Society."

Mari O'Brien's exhibition "Dreams of Africa" can be viewed at Gallery at Marina Square throughout the month of September, from August 30th through September 29th.

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

Gallery at Marina Square Presents Our Guest Artist Exhibit for September 2015

Gallery at Marina Square Presents Our Guest Artist Exhibit for September 2015: “Jack & Gay McNeal presents Pixels to Piecing, 2 Views II”

A Guest Artist Reception will be held Friday, September 11th, from 5-8pm at Gallery at Marina Square

Jack & Gay McNeal and their Show

Gay McNeal's love of textiles and the fiber arts started when her mother taught her to sew when she was ten years old.  Gay received a BA in Art with an emphasis in Interior Design from CSU Long Beach.  She continues to take classes in order to explore and experiment with all aspects of the fiber arts.


Jack McNeal’s passion has been to thoroughly explore the places he loves.  “I have always been a wanderer.  As a child I would explore the hills around our home in Highland Park, CA.  Later, after we moved to Long Beach, CA, I would explore the salt flats and dunes of dredging spoil near the San Gabriel River and Alamitos Bay.  A few years later I had a small boat and spent days on Alamitos Bay.  My explorations continue to the present with a clear bias toward the sea.  I attempt to capture my love of water while hiking, cycling and paddling canoes and kayaks in my photography."

Jack & Gay McNeal’s Pixels to Piecing, 2 views II exhibition can be viewed at Gallery at Marina Square throughout the month of September, from August 30th through September 29th.

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


Saturday, August 1, 2015

Linda Loebs—Guest Artist

Gallery at Marina Square Presents Our Guest Artist Exhibit for August 2015: “Along The Way”

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


Linda Loebs
    
Linda remembers that as a child she crawled behind her couch to draw a whole village of circle people on the wall. Her skills have come a long way since her wall drawings, but the passion is still there. She loves to paint, to create, to watch as an image appears, and finds it’s always exciting to see how colors come together on the canvas, and her art reflects this love of color.

Linda has two degrees in art: an AA in Fine Art from Cuesta College and a BS in Art and Design from Calpoly.

Along the Way © Linda Loebs

Linda Loeb’s Along the Way exhibition of acrylic paintings can be viewed at Gallery at Marina Square throughout the month of August, from July 30th through August 29th.

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


Gallery at Marina Square Presents Our Featured Artist Exhibit for August 2015: “Coastal Visions”

A Featured Artist Reception will be held Friday, August 14th, from 5-8pm at Gallery at Marina Square

Spanky Anderson
A life well lived is like a very long art project, one of appreciation, variety, compassion and abundance. I think we all feel at times like we are missing out on the "artistic life" but all it takes is an extraordinary moment to reestablish the vision and the dream. For me a spectacular sunset is that gateway. I believe we are defined by special moments in our life. Hopefully my paintings can capture these moments and extend their power.



Peace of Mind © Spanky Anderson

Dusk at Morro © Spanky Anderson

Beyond the Rock © Spanky Anderson

Spanky Anderson’s Coastal Visions acrylic and oil painting exhibition can be viewed at Gallery at Marina Square throughout the month of August, from July 30th through August 29th.

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

Gregory Siragusa—Guest Artist

Gallery at Marina Square Presents Our Guest Artist Exhibit for July 2015: “Into the Light”

A Featured Artist Reception will be held Friday, July 10th, from 5-8pm at Gallery at Marina Square

 
Greg Siragusa
   
Gregory Siragusa is a photographer whose work captures a variety of subject matter representing nature, performance and architecture. Greg’s work focuses on subjects that can be subtle, grand or commonplace. Living on the Central Coast and traveling around the world has resulted in a myriad of tremendous adventures for himself and has aligned his philosophies with those of Jean-Luc Godard in mind, Photography is truth.

Flight Rock © Gregory Siragusa

Gregory states, “Consider that all art is comprised of three primary components; subject, form and content. Upon understanding this, the viewer can begin to appreciate that photography can be used as a tool to capture not only a moment but also to communicate a sense of the sublime as well. I believe that ultimately photography is more than the technical use of a camera; it is, at its essence, the science of capturing then freeing light.”

Morro Rock and Boats © Gregory Siragusa

Gregory Siragusa’s Into the Light photography exhibition can be viewed at Gallery at Marina Square throughout the month of July, from June 30th through July 29th.

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

Gallery at Marina Square Presents Our Featured Artist Exhibit for July 2015: “Way of the Sea”

A Featured Artist Reception will be held Friday, July 10th, from 5-8pm at Gallery at Marina Square

Patricia Newton,
featured artist
   
 The Central Coast is full of amazing color and beauty!  From the Golden hillsides to the rugged Coastline, there is an endless supply of subjects to fill the heart of an artist! I count myself very lucky, to be able to live here and have been painting with oil on canvas for over 30 years.  I’m always intrigued by the essence of light, the luminosity of color and potential for creativity!  By utilizing a glazing technique, I apply several thin layers of paint to create a translucent effect that provides depth and emanates light from my paintings.  Every painting tells a story and mine is very much about the Central Coast!

Summer Breeze © Patricia Newton

As a child, gazing into the dreamy landscapes painted by a favorite Aunt, I decided early on, I wanted to explore painting with oils!  Although raising a family and a career slowed this goal down a bit I continued to pursue lifelong dreams and began to paint.  I have been painting with oils for over 30 years.

Three Amigos © Patricia Newton

A career brought me to what became another love…. The Central Coast of California!  I planted roots, worked hard, painted when time permitted and raised a family.  I have been a resident of the Central Coast of California for over 30 years and paint whenever there is a spare moment!

I have always been intrigued by the essence of light, luminous color, expression of a face, warm gentle breeze, smell of citrus and salty air.  My painting style is representational, utilizing a glazing technique by brushing on several thin layers of oil paint that lend a translucent effect and emanate light to my subjects.

Patricia Newton’s Way to the Sea oil painting exhibition can be viewed at Gallery at Marina Square throughout the month of July, from June 30th through July 29th.

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

Bill Sima—Guest Artist

Gallery at Marina Square Presents Our Guest Artist Photography Exhibit for June 2015

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

Bill Sima
Bill Sima is a local orthopedic surgeon who has been practicing in Templeton for twenty years. Growing up in Hawaii inspired Bill’s passion for photography. He primarily captures pictures of the Pacific coastline, but he also travels frequently to Costa Rica and Belize for missionary work and great photographic opportunities. Besides doing photography, Bill enjoys kite boarding, flying, tennis and bike riding. He also volunteers his time to his local church and to the SLO Sheriff’s Department Flying Samaritans for humanitarian medical aide in the aero squadron.


Belize Turtle © Bill Sima

© Bill Sima

Cayucos © Bill Sima

Bill Sima’s photography exhibition can be viewed at Gallery at Marina Square throughout the month of June, from May 30th through June 29th.

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

Gallery at Marina Square Presents Our Featured Artist Exhibit for June 2015: “Nature’s Best”

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

Alice Cahill
In Alice’s own words: “In my photography I strive to see with the eyes of my heart, to find the essence of my photographic subjects. With a sense of wonder I explore Nature’s wild places, her textures and designs. My images convey a deep spiritual connection with Nature. I believe the natural world is a healing force and a refuge from the chaos of daily life. When we are quiet and listen, we can find peace and discover our own inner voice of wisdom.

“I have been honored to receive numerous awards for my photography. Most recently I was the Grand Prize winner of Audubon Magazine’s 2012 contest and my photo of a Northern Flicker was published on the cover of the magazine.

“I am a member of the North American Nature Photography Association and the National Association of Photoshop Professionals. My photography is also represented by GETTY Images.”

Flicker Flight © Alice Cahill

Glorious © Alice Cahill

The Way Home © Alice Cahill

Spring Delight © Alice Cahill

Alice Cahill’s “Nature’s Best” photography exhibition can be viewed at Gallery at Marina Square throughout the month of June, from May 30th through June 29th.

www.alicecahill.com

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

John Gannon—Guest Artist

Gallery at Marina Square Presents Our Guest Artist Photography Exhibit for May 2015

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

John Gannon
“As a photographer, I spend my days living through the lens of a camera. Compositional lines are everywhere and I find myself constantly studying how light affects various objects around me, no matter how mundane the scene may be to an average individual. I find pleasure as a photographer in sharing a different perspective on life and to offer the world as I see it, full of life and color.

Each of my photos tells a story and, no matter how large or small the scene may be, has meaning in my life and represents a bit my personality. I hope you enjoy this glimpse into my life and can appreciate the world as I see it, through my eyes.”

© John Gannon

© John Gannon

John Gannon’s photography exhibition can be viewed at Gallery at Marina Square throughout the month of May, from April 30th through May 29th.

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

Gallery at Marina Square Presents Our Guest Artist Exhibit for May 2015: “Sea, Sky, and Tangled Trees”

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

Susan Wood
I spent many of my childhood years in Italy, and I guess you could say I became attached to the sea and find it hard to image living away from the ocean. In 2003 I moved to the Central Coast from the other coast (Massachusetts). I love the way a short walk here in Morro Bay can take me right to the water, I can pretty much always see it.

As long as I can remember, I’ve been interested in art. My parents were both artists, and I loved to draw and paint from a very early age. I lived in New York City in my teenage years, and I went to the High School of Music and Art. For college I went to to the School of Fine Arts at Boston University where I had classical training in drawing and painting, and in sculpture, my major.


Indian Paintbrush #1 © Susan Wood
    
When I arrived on the Central Coast, after spending several months traveling in Europe and across the country, I fell in love with it. I decided to stay and I started doing sculpture and life drawing after many years of not doing any artwork at all (working and raising a family). I soon found myself doing watercolors for the first time since I was a teenager, inspired by the beauty of this wonderful place.

I enjoy working “plein air,” with the challenges of  wind, temperature, light, and tide constantly changing. I feel my most successful paintings have a quality of spontaneity and freshness that watercolor is so suitable for. My goal is to capture the energy and the essence of the setting, rather than to be exactingly realistic.

Tangled Trees © Susan Wood
Dune View of Morro Rock © Susan Wood

Susan Wood’s watercolor exhibition, “Sea, Sky, and Tangled Trees” can be viewed at Gallery at Marina Square throughout the month of May, from April 30th through May 29th.

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