Saturday, April 9, 2016

March 2016 Reception & Art Walk

RECEPTION NIGHT and ART WALK FRIDAY


Featured Artist Marc Genet

Guest Artist Alison Salome

Tonight was our Opening Reception for Marc Genet and Alison Salome! Many folks came in support of all the artists…lots of locals. 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. Alison and Marc had good ads in the New Times and online too.


FOOD TABLES

We had such an array of wonderful goodies to nibble on throughout the evening. Marc and Alison brought some awesome finger foods and our customers loved every bite. We had so many wonderful choices…our artists brought so many gourmet delights and a wonderful finger food trays and 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 all for putting on such an amazing spread!!

NEW MEMBERS

Please welcome Duane and Theresa Laurabee to the Gallery. Duane is a painter in various media and paints wonderful landscapes both in the representational style and abstract style. Here is his wall in the upper Gallery. Theresa is his wife and will do some sitting for him. They live in Santa Ynez. Welcome aboard Duane and Theresa!



Below is also a picture of one of our new members, Ryan Carroll in front of his wall. Ryan really helped out at the reception tonight.




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 Duane set up too! Special thanks to Greg for manning the Sales Desk, Gregory and his amazing Punch, Beth who manned the Food Table tonight, Alice, Mike and his amazing music and singing, Melanie, Sarah, Spanky, Marjorie, Suzanne, Don, Susan Wood, Linda Bench, Joe Aleman and his friends, Marc and Alison, and so many other helping hands that helped make the reception a success! ...Thank you one and all. It was such a great evening. Here’s Mike singing one of his great songs!




HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

Saturday, March 12, 2016

March Reception Night & Art Walk

Tonight we had so many people attending the Opening Reception for George Asdel and Jeff Odell.  And even through the rain, so many folks came in support of all the artists…lots of locals from Morro Bay and Los Osos and of course, our tourists visiting Morro Bay as we had lots of tourists coming into the gallery to participate in the evening’s event.


Our Featured Artist George Asdel
Our Guest Artist Jeff Odell

FOOD TABLES
We had such an array of wonderful goodies to nibble on throughout the evening.  George and Kathie and Jeff and Jackie 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 so many gourmet delights and a wonderful finger food trays and chocolate goodies.  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  
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 Linda Loebs who worked the day!  Special thanks to Greg for manning the Sales Desk, Gregory and his amazing Punch, Galen, Beth who manned the Food Table tonight and helped clean up after a long day, Ingrid, Linda Bench, Jack and Gay, George and Kathie, Jeff and Jackie, Marjorie, Jari, Don, Sarah, Spanky, and so many other helping hands that helped make the reception a success!  ...Thank you one and all.  It was such a great evening.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

February Reception Night & Art Walk

Tonight we had so many people attending the Opening Reception for Gary Fair and Jillian Parks.  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 come to the Central Coast to celebrate the 4-day weekend and Valentine’s Day—and walk throughout the Marina Square Complex for Art walk Friday.  Jillian had her whole family attend and it was so great meeting everyone.  Look how great big guy Gary looks!!

Featured Artist Gary Fair

Guest Artist Jillian Parks

FOOD TABLES

We had such an array of wonderful goodies to nibble on throughout the evening.  Gary and Jillian 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 so many gourmet delights and a wonderful finger food trays and chocolate goodies.  We received so many compliments from so many visitors to the gallery.  Thank you all for putting on such an amazing spread!!  Beth was away this evening so Karen stepped in and managed the Food Table for everyone and Sarah helped too.



   It was a beautiful night! Big THANK YOU'S to all who came!!

Saturday, January 9, 2016

January Reception & Art Walk

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

December Reception Night & Art Walk

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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