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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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

David Stambal—Guest Artist


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

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

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

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

David also creates jewelry.

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

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

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

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


Marc Genet

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

Untitled © Marc Genet

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

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

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Louise Luthi—Guest Artist

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

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

© Louise Luthi
© Louise Luthi


© Louise Luthi
© Louise Luthi


© Louise Luthi

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

End of the Day in Morro Bay © Bill Rumbler

Orange Sunset © Bill Rumbler

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



















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

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

Virginia Mack—Guest Artist

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

A 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 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