Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Chuck Jennings—Guest Artist

Gallery at Marina Square Presents Our Guest Artist Exhibit for July 2014: “Illumination”

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

Chuck Jennings

Most all of my photographs are ultimately about the light on the subject. Whether I am adapting to the ambient or controlling the artificial in my studio, light is my playmate, my partner. It transforms the atmosphere. It mirrors the water. It burns or caresses everything in its path. There is no such thing as the absence of it. Just varying degrees of its presence, its influence. Although the moon may do it better than I; my eye, my camera, my computer, and my printer conspire to capture the light and expose it as best we can.

Bird Rock Sunset © Chuck Jennings
Pismo Pier Sunset © Chuck Jennings

Chuck Jennings’ photography exhibition “Illumination” can be viewed at Gallery at Marina Square throughout the month of July, from the 1st through the 29th.

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

Sarah DeLong—Featured Artist

Gallery at Marina Square Presents Our Featured Artist Exhibit for July 2014: “California Inspired Watercolors”

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

Sarah DeLong
In Sarah's own words, "I moved to Morro Bay at the end of 2011 from Grinnell Iowa. I have worked in watercolors for over 27 years and I am in my element painting outside near a rushing stream or sitting on a dock in a harbor. I’m mainly a landscape painter but have painted people, animals and flowers. Watercolor has allowed me to have a loose realistic interpretation of a subject. I love the transparent and glowing colors one can create with watercolor when they are mixed on paper."

Sarah DeLong is a signature member of the Iowa Watercolor Society and has won a 1st, 3rd and two 5th place ribbons in their Annual Jury Show. She has exhibited in many shows in Minnesota and Iowa, including the Heritage Gallery in Des Moines. In 2010 the National Transparent Watercolor Society accepted her “Oaxaca Basket Weaver” painting into their annual jury show. Currently, Sarah is also a member of the Central Coast Watercolor Society.

Morro Bay Fish Company © Sarah DeLong
Evening Dance © Sarah DeLong

Sarah DeLong’s watercolor exhibition “California Inspired Watercolors” can be viewed at Gallery at Marina Square throughout the month of July, from the 1st through the 29th.

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

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Alice Cahill—Featured Artist

Gallery at Marina Square Presents Our Featured Artist Exhibit for June 2014: “Light Journeys”

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

Alice Cahill
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.

Peru Weaver © Alice Cahill
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 Red-shafted Flicker was published on the cover of the January/February issue of the magazine in 2013. I won a trip to Peru as part of my award. My journey to South America opened my eyes to a vast new land filled with fascinating people and animals. I had the privilege of visiting Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley, and the Amazon jungle on this trip.

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.

Machu Picchu © Alice Cahill

www.alicecahill.com

Alice Cahill’s photography exhibition “Light Journeys” can be viewed at Gallery at Marina Square throughout the month of June, from the 1st through the 29th.

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

Jeff Odell—Guest Artist

Gallery at Marina Square Presents Our Guest Artist Exhibit for June 2014: “35 Years of Plein Air”

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

Jeff Odell
Jeff Odell has pursued the “truth of color” for more than 30 years on the Central California Coast, painting rural/urban landscapes, seascapes, portraits and figures, interior studies, and “anything that will sit long enough to serve as a subject.” He has created public artwork within the City of Morro Bay, including two “Art Cans” (large concrete trash cans turned into murals); one is located at the top of the Centennial Stairway, next to Dorn’s Breakers CafĂ©, the other is at 845 Embarcadero. He has a large mural on the north wall of the Backstage Salon, located at 960 Main Street, and he has also worked with school children to create a large painting on canvas, which hangs in the multi-purpose room at Del Mar Elementary School in north Morro Bay.

A major influence for Jeff was his experience in the painting studio of nationally recognized painter and Professor Emeritus Wilbur Niewald, who taught that the only way to get at the visual truth of color is to work directly from nature.

Los Osos Oaks © Jeff Odell
Lyon House © Jeff Odell

Jeff Odell’s oil painting exhibition “35 Years of Plein Air” can be viewed at Gallery at Marina Square throughout the month of June, from the 1st through the 29th.

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

Thursday, May 1, 2014

George Asdel—Guest Artist

Gallery at Marina Square Presents Our Guest Artist Exhibit for May 2014: “Paintings, Poems, & Whimsy”

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

George Asdel & friend
“Paintings, Poems, & 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.

Magic Fish © George Asdel

George has been represented 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.

 
Birdbath Weather Report © George Asdel

George Asdel’s drawings, paintings, and ekphrastic poetry exhibition “Paintings, Poems, & Whimsy” can be viewed at Gallery at Marina Square throughout the month of May, from the 1st through the 29th.

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

Virginia Mack and Ardella Swanberg—Featured Artists

Gallery at Marina Square Presents Our Featured Artist Exhibit for May 2014: “In the Moment”

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

Virginia Mack has been exploring the Central Coast for decades capturing aspects of the land and sea that intrigue her.

Virginia Mack
Virginia’s recent passion is kayaking in the bay, and she has developed many pieces based on studies she initiated from her kayak. She works primarily in watercolors and mixed media and is a colorist at heart. Her series of bird studies, each done within two minutes, before the bird flies, swims, or walks away and her studio pieces based on her kayak work are her primary subjects at present.

Coots © Virginia Mack

Virginia received her education in Fine Arts at the University of California, Berkeley and teaches at Cuesta College and Allan Hancock College in the Fine Arts departments.

Winter Light Back Bay © Virginia Mack





Ardella Swanberg
Ardella (Jo) Swanberg loves watercolor best—of all the media she has studied. She started using watercolor when she was a freshman in high school and her art teacher told the class, “Well, it takes twenty years to become proficient with watercolor.” At that moment, she thought, “I better get started!” Watercolor intrigues her because of the brightness of the colors and the way they mix on the paper which is an entirely different effect from any other medium.

River’s Dance © Ardella Swanberg
River’s Dance © Ardella Swanberg

In the time since she graduated from college, Ardella has experimented with print making, oil and acrylic painting, and weaving but she always comes back to watercolor. She was astounded when she took her first watercolor workshop in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She had been painting all her life but never knew anything about quality paper and paint. It is amazing how much better one can paint with fine quality supplies. Now she is careful to select the most permanent paints, the most stable paper and archival matting and framing.



Ardella Swanberg’s and Virgina Macks’ watercolor exhibition “In the Moment” can be viewed at Gallery at Marina Square throughout the month of May, from the 1st through the 29th.

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

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Bill Rumbler—Guest Artist

Gallery at Marina Square Presents Our Guest Artist Exhibit for April 2014: “A Window to Fly Through”

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

Bill Rumbler
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.  So as a photographer I seek images with windows you can fly through, trees you can glide over and mountains you can soar above.

I also like shooting rusty junk. I don’t know why.

Peek-a-Boo Sunset © Bill Rumbler


Most of my images are HDR, high dynamic range. It’s a process of taking several photos of the same scene from the exact same spot but using different camera exposures for each click of the shutter. This results in images with greater depth and a wider range of colors, making it perfect for capturing the rocky morros, dramatic coastline and foggy harbors of the Central Coast.

Bill Rumber’s photography exhibition “A Window to Fly Through” can be viewed at Gallery at Marina Square throughout the month of April, from the 1st through the 29th.

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

Susan McKee, Carole McDonald, Janice Lucier—Featured Artists

Gallery at Marina Square Presents Our Featured Artist Exhibit for April 2014: “Three Points of View”

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

Susan McKee
Susan McKee studied art at the Corcoran Art Gallery in Washington, D.C., the University of California, Berkeley, with various artists in Germany, where her family lived for several years, and she took every art course offered at Cuesta College (!) when she moved to San Luis Obispo. 

Sue found it gratifying that one of her paintings was recognized as Best Of Show (professional category) at the Mid-State Fair years ago. More recently (April 2012) one of her collages was chosen as Best Of Show at the Beacon Art Show in San Luis Obispo. Her paintings have received several awards at the Central Coast Watercolor Society’s Aquarius shows; they’ve been accepted in numerous shows throughout the county; She’s been honored to have one-woman shows as well at the Paso Robles and Santa Maria libraries. Her work was available at the Cambria Coast Gallery, Sycamore Mineral Springs Hotel/Resort, and Spaces Gallery in San Luis Obispo. 

Sunlight Lady © Susan McKee

Sue and her husband served in China for almost two years teaching English to university students. From this experience her work has evolved using more and more collage. She even wrote a book about this life-changing time (published by Oak Leaf Impressions Press). The book’s entitled Days Like Floating Water, A Story of Modern China, and it includes some of her artwork.




Carole McDonald
Carole McDonald is a native Californian and self taught oil and acrylic artist. She has been painting landscapes and seascapes about 40 years. She moved to the Central Coast in 2009.

As a former script supervisor in the film industry and Disney Imagineer, working where art was everywhere and discussed on a daily basis, Carole’s imagination soared. More vibrant colors came to mind along with a general tranquil feeling... just working at the happiest place on earth. Little did she know she would retire in the happiest city in America. Small World.

Lately Carole has been using acrylics for the fast drying time. Next she’s going to try water mixable oils.

© Carole McDonald

Carole says, “I'll keep on painting as long as inspiration comes from real life not dreams of a wonderful life, just life as it is... my experiences, my visions, my past loves, the inner beauty of nature and how it appears to only me. I think painting becomes part of your soul because it’s a part of me that will live on long after I’m gone.”



Janice Lucier
Janice Lucier is a painter and mixed media artist from Grover Beach. She’s found her retreat from the chaos in the world by creating art. Art is a practice and a form of meditation for her. Janice’s intention as an artist is to enjoy the process, continue to learn, and improve. 

Janice paints her subjects using traditional oil paint or water media but sometimes she challenges herself by incorporating mixed media. She also loves to draw and keep several sketchbooks and art journals going at the same time.

Bird at My Window © Janice Lucier
Drawings and sketches: www.lucierjanice.blogspot.com


Susan McKee’s, Carole McDonald’s, and Janice Lucier’s mixed media and painting exhibition “Three Points of View” can be viewed at Gallery at Marina Square throughout the month of April, from the 1st through the 29th.

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

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Geoffery Rowe—Guest Artist

Gallery at Marina Square Presents Our Guest Artist Exhibit for March 2014: “The Illustrative Work of Geoffery Rowe”

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

Exhibit of Geoffery Rowe’s work
Geoffery Rowe has a BFA in Communication Design with an emphasis on illustration. He’s been working in the fast-paced world of advertising for over ten years as a commercial artist.

Living on the Central Coast of California has inspired Geoffery’s new collection of digital illustrated art which is influenced by the poster designs of the early 20th century.

Boats © Geoffery Rowe

Online Portfolio:
www.geofferyrowe.com
www.dribbble.com/GeofferyRowe

Geoffery Rowe’s graphic art exhibit “The Illustrative Work of Geoffery Rowe” 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

Carol Astaire—Featured Artist

Gallery at Marina Square Presents Our Featured Artist Exhibit for March 2014: “Beyond the Sea”

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

Featured artist Carol Astaire
The glorious beauty of nature is an amazing motivation for my paintings! Each place has its own scents, spaces and integrity that makes me feel both humble and alive. I absolutely love he ocean, but my sense of awe from being on the water would be incomplete without the corresponding and equally sublime sense of grander from all of nature; the mountains, trees, plains, deserts, forests and streams; all can stop me cold with wonder.

Shining Through © Carol Astaire

With a lifetime of education, teaching, exhibiting and traveling to draw upon, I now try to bring it all together with a free and joyful expression of what i feel when surrounded by such beauty.

Currently using the old masters' techniques in oils, I use multiple glazes and traditional mediums of turpentine, damar varnish and linseed oil to produce the luminous qualities that are so rich and satisfying to me. I hope to share all my feelings of joy with everyone who views my works.

www.astaire-fineart.com

Carol Astaire’s oil painting exhibition “Beyond the Sea” 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

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Cheryl Strahl—Guest Artist

Gallery at Marina Square Presents Our Guest Artist Exhibit for February 2014: “Exploring Light”

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

Cheryl Strahl
Light is my guide. Where it leads, I follow—camera in hand—as it paints color and shadow, emphasizing lines and shapes, shifting its magic from moment to moment.

I am a traveler, but wherever I go, it’s the light that calls to me, offering new perspectives and revealing bits of the world in a way I’ve never seen before. Whether it’s the warm afterglow of sunset on Half Dome in Yosemite, an iridescent green hummingbird on a bright red Heliconia flower in Costa Rica, the amazing blue color of an iceberg in Alaska, or a beautiful sunset on Morro Rock in nearby Morro Bay, my camera grants me a personal window to the world, allowing me to capture an image frozen in time... and make it mine.

Sunset at Mal Pais © Cheryl Strahl

I am a retired engineer whose passion has gone from writing and managing software to capturing and processing photographs. My photography has gained both local and national recognition, and won several awards as well as acceptance into juried fine art photography shows at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art. I enjoy donating both my art and photographic services to several non-profit groups in our community.

I am loving my photographic journey and am so fortunate to live in such a beautiful place!

Cheryl Strahl’s photography exhibition “Exploring Light” can be viewed at Gallery at Marina Square throughout the month of February, from January 30th through February 27th.

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

Lani Briceland—Featured Artist

Gallery at Marina Square Presents Our Featured Artist Exhibit for February 2014: “My Affair with Nature”

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

Lani Briceland
Lani is a California native and resident of the Central Coast since 1996. Her interest in drawing and painting goes as far back as she can remember. Her love of nature has always been her inspiration. Like many of us, her interest in art took a back burner to family and career for a time. In 1996 Lani had the opportunity to take a six-week road trip through the Western States and many of their National and State Parks. The incredible beauty of the landscapes compelled her to dive back into painting. Pastels seemed an obvious and convenient choice for a medium. Since then she has refined her skill as a pastelist. Her landscape paintings are a tribute to nature’s beauty. Also known for her portraits of pets, she enjoys capturing the personality and attitude of these special companions.

Cave Landing © Lani Briceland

Lani is a member of the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, Morro Bay Art Association, and the El Camino Art Association. In 2010 and 2012 her work was juried into the Brushstrokes Annual Show, and recognized at the Mid-State Fair in 2010, 2011, 2012. Her work can sometimes be seen at the local business and events here on the Central Coast. She also creates jewelry and other crafts for sale.

www.lanibriceland.com

Lani Briceland’s pastel exhibit “My Affair with Nature” can be viewed at Gallery at Marina Square throughout the month of February, from January 30th to February 27th.

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

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Don Doubledee—Guest Artist

Gallery at Marina Square Presents Our Guest Artist Exhibit for January 2014: “Fantasy & Reality”

An Exhibiting Artist Reception will be held Friday, January 10th from 5-8pm at Gallery at Marina Square

Don Doubledee
Don Doubledee is an Architect practicing in Morro Bay since 1982. His pen and pencil sketch art has been a hobby. He has been known primarily for his pencil portraits of employees and clients. His “Postcards of Amsterdam” series from 2001 began what Don calls his “Postcard” sketches. They feature pencil line drawings he created while traveling. His “Postcards of Morro Bay” series features pencil and ink drawings and watercolors of Morro Bay’s waterfront. In addition to graphite, colored pencils, pastels, and watercolor, Don is experimenting with mixed media with his more recent work. Don is also an amateur photographer and has added photography to his palette.

North Point View © Don Doubledee

Don Doubledee’s exhibition “Fantasy & Reality” can be viewed at Gallery at Marina Square throughout the month of January, from the 1st through the 29th.

Gallery at Marina Square

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

Gregory Siragusa, Mary Ratner, Farron Halapciuc—Featured Artists



Gallery at Marina Square Presents Our Featured Artist Exhibit for January 2014: “Reflections”

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


Mary Ratner
has owned a camera and traveled with it for as long as she can remember, playing it “by ear” for most of her life, and capturing, as her first subjects, sand dunes and trees and driftwood—simple images that continue to captivate her. Mary’s journeys to Africa and India have profoundly affected her vision of humanity, as well as her interest in photography. She has always been drawn to “light” and sees her work as an attempt to “freeze time.” Mary has been a member of various local galleries such as SLAG, Law’s Art Center, the Gallery at Marina Square, the Haub Fine Art Gallery in Avila Beach and the Artists Alley in San Francisco, and the San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay Art Centers. She has frequently placed in regional juried shows.

Petra Camel © Mary Ratner



Farron Halapciuc’s interest in art began in early childhood. Art, anything associated with it, fascinated her. She found herself drawing and coloring pictures for hours as a child. The illustrations and amazing colors in books intrigued her and sparked her interest. At the age of thirteen, she started to take art more seriously and began to draw cartoon animals. As she entered high school, she enrolled in every art class that was available, from ceramics to beginning drawing, photography, and sewing. All these classes helped to mold her creativity. As she entered college she became an art major and really started enjoying photography, although she works in other mediums. She entered an art contest at Cuesta College and included her oil stick paintings and photography. Her photography took first place and the title of her work was “A quaint cup of a tea.” She realized at that moment her photography had impressed her peers and instructors and it gave her the confidence to pursue her dream of being an artist. She loves photography because she can capture moments of a smiling face, shadows, or beautiful sunsets. She looks forward to branching out artistically and would love to experiment with family photography as well. She finds she always need to be patient to capture the moment.

Jump for Joy © Farron Halapciuc



Gregory Siragusa is a digital photographer whose photographs capture a variety of subject matter representing nature, performance and architecture. Greg presents his photographs to the viewer and marvels how the context of each image is interpreted. Having relocated to the Central Coast approximately 15 years ago, Greg is traveling constantly, perpetually refining his focus on nature, architecture, music and mood. Greg’s photos focus on subjects that are subtle or commonplace to grand in nature.

© Gregory Siragusa



Gregory Siragusa’s, Farron Halapciuc’s, and Mary Ratner’s photography exhibit, “Reflections,” can be viewed at Gallery at Marina Square throughout the month of January, from the 1st through the 29th.

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

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Gregory Stephen McIntosh—Featured Artist

Gallery at Marina Square Presents Our Featured Artist Exhibit for December 2013: “Chimera”

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

Wanderer © Gregory Stephen McIntosh

“My imagery arrives intuitively, neither intended nor preconceived. I work with the means in a sense of exploration and discovery, allowing suggestion and respecting the mysterious, which places me in the indeterminate, evoking fascinations of the unknown.

Figurative and atmospheric expressions emerge in gouache, pastel, powdered pigment, ink and oil, as monotype and painting. The form and content are neither abstractions nor representations, not ornamental nor a likeness, but rather exist as reality unto themselves, providing perhaps a glimpse into that vital inner world of unrealizable dreams, Chimera.”

Gregory Stephen McIntosh

Visitation © Gregory Stephen McIntosh

Gregory Stephen McIntosh’s exhibition “Chimera” can be viewed at Gallery at Marina Square throughout the month of December, from the 1st through the 29th.

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

San Luis Obispo Camera Club—Guest Artists

Gallery at Marina Square Presents Our Guest Artist Exhibit for December 2013: “Exposures”

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

  

Exposures is an exhibition of local photographers, with Renee Besta, Pat Brown, Bob Canepa, Louisa Cardinalli, Rick Derevan, Mimi Ditchie, Don Henderson, Peggy Jansson, Chuck Jennings, Brian Kesner, Teddy Llovet, Jon Lomax, Anna Plotkin, Kathy Riedemann, Anita Ritenour, Bill Rumbler, and Twila Stofer. Come and meet the artists!

San Luis Obispo Camera Club’s exhibition “Exposures” can be viewed at Gallery at Marina Square throughout the month of December, from the 1st through the 29th.

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

Friday, November 1, 2013

Craig Kincaid & Karen Peterson—Featured Artists

Gallery at Marina Square Presents Our Featured Artists for November 2013: “Land, Sea, Sky”

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

Craig Kincaid
Craig Kincaid has been looking through a lens since he was 20 years old. Throughout his photography career, he has always tried to capture the light, find the contrasts, and make the ordinary obvious and the perspective unique. Landscapes, shadows, sunrises and sunsets, cloud formations and people provide him with ideas for photographs. Dry vernal pools, lichen, seaweed on a beach, waves breaking on the sand are all wonders that interest him. He marvels at how light creates impressions to delight us all.

Point Reyes Lichen #3 © Craig Kincaid

Craig specializes in getting into position and choosing the right exposure and lens to expose what he believes is the unique look at the subject. He graduated from USC with a degree in business. He plays music in a band. He travels, hikes, skis, surfs and plays golf. He teaches a film class at the Palm Theatre. He writes songs. If there is art there he is. Craig says, “Make art. Make art. Enjoy art.”



Karen Peterson
Karen Peterson
received her first camera on her ninth birthday and enjoyed taking snapshots of her family on vacations and of friends around her neighborhood. She didn’t consider the artistic aspects of photography until her Dad gave her his old Zeiss Contaflex 35mm SLR when Karen was in her twenties. She began taking the occasional weekend photography seminar (Point Reyes Field Seminars was her favorite location) and joined the Palo Alto Camera Club. Showing and sharing her images with other photographers encouraged her to take her photography in new directions. 

Afternoon at the Beach © Karen Peterson

Karen began experimenting with Polaroid films, eventually teaching short seminars on Polaroid Image and Emulsion Transfers using Polacolor film. Karen studied traditional black and white darkroom techniques at UC Berkley Extension in San Francisco and hand coloring using Marshall’s Photo Oils. Since moving to the Central Coast in 1999 Karen has been actively involved in the Central Coast Photographic Society and the San Luis Obispo Camera Club, serving terms as President of both organizations. Karen is currently experimenting with various digital techniques including High Dynamic Range (HDR).



Karen Peterson’s and Craig Kincaid’s photography exhibition 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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