Saturday, February 11, 2017


HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY TO OUR AMAZING ARTISTS 💟 

With Hwy 41 now re-opened after a LONG month of closure, it has been so nice seeing cars and people coming into Morro Bay again!!  And we had some good sales for many of our artists this weekend.  Here is a link to see how Caltrans has been repairing Hwy 41…it’s incredible to see…  http://www.sanluisobispo.com/news/local/article132172989.html

Yesterday was a holiday for a lot of folks and it was so cool that they came to the Central Coast to celebrate a Valentine’s Day weekend.  And next Monday is President’s Day holiday, so we get another 3-day weekend ahead as well.  We’re getting lots of great compliments for our Hope Myers and Ryan Carroll shows!!  And lots of people are buying small priced items from many artists….tons of greeting cards, folios, bookmarks, trivets, and magnets!  

Featured Artist Hope Myers

Guest Artist Ryan Carroll



Saturday, January 14, 2017

RECEPTION NIGHT and ART WALK FRIDAY

The evening was so beautiful and cold making it a perfect New Year night to be walking on the waterfront and enjoying all the activities going on. Many other stores were open and ready to welcome customers.  And we had a wonderful crowd of people coming through the Gallery in spite of the road closures around the county.  Lots of shops were open in support of Art Walk Friday and great music going on with Mike Swanberg signing and making great music.  We had lots of new faces show up to see Virginia's and Aris’s fabulous shows—both of them receiving great press in the local papers these last weeks.  And George drove all the way around to Hwy 101 and the Grade to support Aris and Virginia.  Thank you George!!




And we had such fun catching up with everyone and sharing.  It was very cold tonight and most of us kept our coats on to stay warm  




FOOD TABLES
Virginia Mack (and Jean & Kathy Woodruff and more of Virginia’s fantastic friends), Aris, Rania and Anthony Zavitsanos really outdid themselves tonight with all the awesome finger foods and goodies that they served tonight. Our customers and artists loved every bite!! Fruit and cookies, chocolate brownies, tons of fantastic fudge & chocolate cookies and other goodies.  We had so many wonderful choices…and we received so many compliments from so many visitors to the gallery.  Thank you all for putting on such an amazing spread!! And of course, Beth got the table organized with Virginia and her crew putting out such a great spread.  Thank you all.

 




RECEPTION NIGHT THANK YOUs
Special thank you’s to all the sweet souls who came to help us set up and take down, and worked at making sales through out the evening—Ryan and Linda Loebs who worked the day and helped get the reception set up.  Special thanks to Greg for manning the Sales Desk, Gregory and his amazing Punch, and Beth who manned the Food Table tonight. Special thanks to Virginia, Jean, Aris, Anthony & Rania Zavitsanos, Karen, George, Jo & Neal, Galen, Spanky, Sarah, Virginia, Hope, Kathy Woodruff,  our new artists Dottie Visker and Yael & Paul, Gay & Jack and so many other helping hands that helped make the reception a success!  Thank you one and all for supporting our Opening Reception for our wonderful artists.  It was such a great evening.  And we had such great music thanks to Mike!!





HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Reception Night and Art Walk for December 2016

Hello Everyone—

RECEPTION NIGHT and ART WALK  FRIDAY
The evening was so beautiful tonight and the rain stopped making it a perfect night to be walking on the waterfront. All the stores were open in support of Art Walk Friday and Christmas decorated and ready to welcome customers.  And we had a wonderful crowd of people coming through the Gallery and enjoying our food and meeting and talking with lots of artists who attended.  We had lots of new faces show up to see all the wonderful landscapes paintings and photography of our "Edge of the Sea” Show.  

  


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 and artists loved every bite.  Veggies and cookies, chocolate cake, tons of fantastic cookies and other goodies.  We had so many wonderful choices…and we received so many compliments from so many visitors to the gallery.  Thank you all for putting on such an amazing spread!! 


   

RECEPTION NIGHT THANK YOUs
Special thank you’s to all the sweet souls who came to help us set up and take down, and worked at making sales through out the evening—Ryan, Jerry deWilde and Linda Loebs who worked the day and helped get the reception set up and carry up all the car loads of goodies!  Special thanks to Greg for manning the Sales Desk, Gregory and his amazing Punch, and Beth who manned the Food Table tonight. Special thanks to Angeline, Don, Karen, and Alice and Don, Ingrid, Jari, Jo & Neal, Kitty, Galen, Spanky, Sarah, Virginia, Hope, Linda Bench and Linda Richardson, Melanie, Carlo, Mary de Wilde, Galen Griswold, Duane & Theresa, Jack & Gay, Diane, Pat & Travis, Geoffery Rowe, Jessica, Susan Wood, and so many other helping hands that helped make the reception a success!  Thank you one and all for supporting our Opening Reception for our “Edge of the Sea” Show.  It was such a great evening.  And we had such great music thanks to Mike!!


   


Sunday, November 13, 2016

Reception Night and Art Walk Friday for November 2016

The evening was so beautiful tonight making it a perfect night to be walking on the waterfront—except that the Patio was closed and people couldn’t use the elevator. But all the stores were open and ready to welcome customers.  And we had a wonderful crowd of people coming through the Gallery and enjoying our food and meeting and talking with our artists who attended.  Lots of shops were open in support of Art Walk Friday.   We had lots of new faces show up to see Duane’s and Marks wonderful landscapes paintings and they both sold work.  

Featured Artist Duane Laurabee
Guest Artist Mark Allen

FOOD TABLES
We had such an array of wonderful goodies to nibble on throughout the evening.  Duane and Mark brought some awesome finger foods and our customers and artists loved every bite.  We had so many wonderful choices…and we received so many compliments from so many visitors to the gallery.  Thank you both for putting on such an amazing spread!! Theresa had her mom attended and she made fabulous cookies too!!

 



RECEPTION NIGHT THANK YOUs
Special thank you’s to all the sweet souls who came to help us set up and take down, and worked at making sales through out the evening—Ryan, Gregory and Sharon who worked the day and helped get the reception set up and carry up all the car loads of goodies!  Special thanks to Greg for manning the Sales Desk, Gregory and his amazing Punch, and Beth who manned the Food Table tonight. Special thanks to Duane & Theresa and her mom, Mark and Galen, Don, Karen, and Alice, Jari, Jo & Neal, Spanky, Sarah, Hope, Jari, Susan Wood, Linda Bench, Jerry de Wilde, Cathy Lischerelli, Jack & Gay, Suzanne, and so many other helping hands that helped make the reception a success!  Thank you one and all for supporting our Opening Reception for Mark and Duane.  It was such a great evening.  

Jeri de Ham

Karen Peterson, Linda Bench & Susan Wood
   


OUR NEWEST ARTISTS
Cathy Lischerelli and Jerry de Wilde came in support of our Featured Artists tonight and it was so great having them meet so many of our long time members and get acquainted with everyone.  Cathy and Jerry have amazing work in the Gallery!

Kathy Lischerelli

Jerry de Wilde
  

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!
HAPPY VETERAN’S DAY!

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Reception Night & Art Walk for October 2016


RECEPTION NIGHT and ART WALK  FRIDAY
We had an amazing night with so many people coming to support our artists!!  Our food tables were filled with wonderful goodies and Linda and Jo and the Icon Group made great finger foods.  Here are some pics of our Featured Artists and Guests!

 



 
 


 
SPECIAL THANK YOUs
Thank you to so many artists who came in support of our Gallery Shows—Ryan, Jeremy and Virginia worked the day and helped us set up for the evening.  Special thanks to Karen and Beth for all the help with the Food Tables.  Thank you Ingrid, Sarah, Diane, Linda Hill, Margie, George, Alice, Jari, Kitty, Greg McIntosh and his amazing punch, Greg Siragusa at the Sales Desk, Neal & Jo Swanberg setting up and taking down, Mike and his amazing voice, Jessica, Angeline, and so many other sweet souls…thank you one and all.

Friday, September 9, 2016

September 2016 Artists Reception & Art Walk

RECEPTION NIGHT and ART WALK  FRIDAY


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

Featured Artist Jari de Ham  
 
Guest Artist Sharon Sobraske

FOOD TABLES

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

RECEPTION NIGHT THANK YOUs

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

Saturday, August 13, 2016

August 2016 Featured Artist's Reception & Art Walk

RECEPTION NIGHT and ART WALK  FRIDAY


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


  
Featured Artist Beth Sargent

Guest Artist Susan Manbeian

FOOD TABLES


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

  



RECEPTION NIGHT THANK YOUs

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

  

Sunday, July 10, 2016

July 2016 Art walk & Featured Artists Reception

RECEPTION NIGHT and ART WALK  FRIDAY

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

 
Featured Artist Patricia Newton
 
Guest Artist Chuck Pruitt
  


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

 

 

RECEPTION NIGHT THANK YOUs

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

Saturday, June 11, 2016

June 2016 Art Walk & Featured Artists Reception

Hello Everyone—

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


Featured Artist Spanky Anderson

Arielle Sima


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




  

RECEPTION NIGHT THANK YOUs

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

Saturday, May 14, 2016

May 2016 Art Walk & Featured Artist's Reception

RECEPTION NIGHT and ART WALK FRIDAY

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

  
Featured Artist Hope Myers

Guest Artist Don Doubledee

FOOD TABLES

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


NEW MEMBERS

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


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


RECEPTION NIGHT THANK YOUs

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