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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Linda Loebs—Featured Artist

Gallery at Marina Square Presents Our Featured Artist Exhibit for October 2014: “Off the Road”

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

Linda Loebs
I’m lucky, my husband likes to drive and I like to look.  This fortunate circumstance allows me to photograph scenes that appeal to my artistic sense, if I capture it before it flies by my window.  Over the past year I’ve collected a fair amount of images, mostly from the highways and byways of California that have inspired my newest paintings.

This last year I’ve worked with my photos to recreate, in the studio, paintings that capture the beauty of nature.  Often the photos I work from are meant to refresh my memory as I’m not a slave to an image, but rather prefer to give my imagination free reign when I paint, sometimes, using my imagination alone to create paintings.

The Overlook © Linda Loebs

Linda Loeb’s multi-media exhibition “Off the Road” 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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Monday, September 1, 2014

Bob Helfert—Guest Artist

Gallery at Marina Square Presents Our Guest Artist Exhibit for September 2014: “Earth Tones”

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

Bob Helfert
In Bob’s own words: “I was born and raised in San Luis Obispo County, and have always appreciated the intensely photogenic character of this area. After a 30-year career in the neurosciences, during which much time was spent applying technical photography to my research, I now pursue photography as an artistic genre, translating perspectives gained as a scientist toward the abstract expression of nature’s offerings.

Being a detail-oriented person, I focus on the finer topographical, textural and tonal aspects of our planet in a manner similar to what I enjoyed while using microscopes to capture close-up images of the brain’s “landscape” and chemistry.

Please examine my work. As you do, relax and look beyond the image to view the underlying forms, textures and colors. There is much to enjoy here in terms of fine detail. This underlying “anatomy” is the essence of my art, and is what I refer to as the Tones of the Earth. I hope you enjoy the experience!”

Contrails Con Sol © Bob Helfert

Bob Helfert’s photography exhibition “Earth Tones” can be viewed at Gallery at Marina Square throughout the month of September, 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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Linda Bench and Hope Myers—Featured Artists

Gallery at Marina Square Presents Our Featured Artist Exhibit for September 2014: “Colorful Nature”

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


Hope Myers
   
Hope Myers is an award-winning artist who paints watercolors and makes one-of-a-kind jewelry in her “An Artist’s Garden” studio in Los Osos, California. She began to work with art forms as a child and continued her interests through a B.A. degree in Wisconsin with a minor in Art History. Her primary medium is transparent watercolor but she also is proficient in other media such as acrylic and oil. Using vibrant colors in sometimes unusual combinations, in clean, and at times simple settings, she emphasizes her love for the beauty of living things and outdoor scenes that can brighten our lives.

Flowers © Hope Myers



Linda Bench
Linda Bench, in her own words says: “I like to draw inspiring natural scenes—coastal panoramas, oak covered hillsides, flowers and wildlife. While I’ve always enjoyed drawing and art, I learned to draw well while studying landscape architecture in college. In 1998, I began focusing my artistic efforts on colored pencil drawing, and have slowly built up my portfolio. Each picture takes about 20 to 25 hours to complete, depending on the complexity of the background. I start with a line drawing, slowly building up multiple layers of color to achieve the depth and intensity I’m looking for. I live with my family in the mountains between Morro Bay and Atascadero.”

Let’s Dance © Linda Bench



Hope Myers’ and Linda Bench’s watercolor and colored pencil exhibition “Colorful Nature” can be viewed at Gallery at Marina Square throughout the month of September, 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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Friday, August 1, 2014

Patricia Newton—Guest Artist

Gallery at Marina Square Presents Our Guest Artist Exhibit for August 2014: “Coastal California”

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

Patricia Newton
“I feel so fortunate to live along the Central Coast of California, where I draw most of my ideas for each work of art. I love getting out with my camera, taking lots of photos for the next subject. The Central Coast is full of amazing color, which I try to capture and express with every oil painting.”
Patricia Newton


© Patricia Newton
© Patricia Newton
www.artbypatricia.com

Patricia Newton’s oil painting exhibition “Coastal California” can be viewed at Gallery at Marina Square throughout the month of August, from July 31st 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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Beth Sargent—Featured Artist

Gallery at Marina Square Presents Our Featured Artist Exhibit for August 2014: “Sharing Nature’s Story”

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

Beth Sargent
Nature’s gift to us is the deep connection to it’s beauty and mystery, and capturing moments of wonder is Beth Sargent’s passion... whether it is a shimmering sunset or the majesty of an owl in flight. Beth wants to share these beautiful moments with you and sincerely hopes that you enjoy what you see.

Beth loves to photograph the natural world and grand vistas to capture a stunning moment in time—one that will elicit a strong emotion in your heart. She knows that you are drawn to photography for a reason because you believe (as she does) that photography is powerful. It can add deep meaning to one’s life that transcends time.

Majestic Flight © Beth Sargent

It is Beth’s aspiration that you will experience a spectacular moment through her passion for photography, and she invites everyone to view her photography. She believes that you may find a powerful moment or beautiful scene that evokes emotion within you.

Blue © Beth Sargent

Beth’s photography has earned awards and has been in juried photography exhibitions.

“It may be my vision, but it is your feelings that give my photography meaning”
Beth Sargent
www.bethsargentimages.com
www.facebook.com/beth.sargent.images

Beth Sargent’s photography exhibition “Sharing Nature’s Story” can be viewed at Gallery at Marina Square throughout the month of August, from July 31st through the August 29th.

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