Saturday, April 15, 2017

Reception Night and Art Walk for April 2017


We’ve had lots of tourists in town this week enjoying the wonderful sunny weather at the seacoast! And the Embarcadero was bumper to bumper with cars! So lots of people were out and about having dinner, celebrating Good Friday & Easter week and eventually walking into the Gallery to see our wonderful shows. Lots of tourists coming into Morro Bay just to see our cute Otter families hanging out in the harbor! If you haven’t seen the video below, take a look:

http://www.sanluisobispo.com/news/local/article136555328.html

Ryan, Anita and Louise worked the Gallery today and helped us set up for the evening. The Estuary folks brought many tourists into town just to see their science interacting with our artwork for their State of the Bay program. We had tons of fabulous comments about how beautiful and informative everything was for this show!!

And we had so many people coming to see all the informational posters that the Estuary had put up on easels to educate the public on the health of our harbor and the animals around us. And the Estuary used the artwork of our own Susan Wood for the cover on the Estuary’s Annual Report and some great artwork inside the report too.


 

And so many of our artists came in support of Don and Ardella—










REFRESHMENTS

Ardella and Don really outdid themselves tonight with all the awesome finger foods and goodies that they served tonight. Our customers and artists loved every bite!! Fruit & veggies, tons of cookies, pulled pork sliders! 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!! Karen worked the food tables keeping everything looking great this evening. And Neal Swanberg who made the punch and handled the punch table as Greg McIntosh was sick. Thank you Neal!!


Special thanks Ryan, Louise, Karen, Jo & Neal, Galen, Gay & Jack, Jari, Linda Hill, Alice, Don, Hope, George, Margie, Anita, Spanky, Sarah, Suzanne, Susan W., Virginia, Susan M., Diane, Greg S.…all the helping hands that helped make the reception a success! Thank you one and all for supporting our Opening Reception for our wonderful artists. It’s always a fun evening visiting with our fellow artists. And we had such great music thanks to our own Mike Swanberg's voice and guitar!

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Reception Night and Art Walk for March 2017!!


The roads are open all around Morro Bay including our State Park http://www.ksby.com/story/34702547/morro-bay-state-park-and-campground-to-reopen-thursday and although Hwy 1 is closed past Ragged Point, we had lots of tourists coming to our beautiful harbor on this great evening…we all wish that more had made it into the Gallery, though! There has been so much on the news regarding our Morro Bay Sea Otters http://www.sanluisobispo.com/news/local/article136555328.html as this video shows—hopefully bringing in lots of tourists this weekend. And we’ve had lots of Facebook and Instagram interactions with the public…over 22,997 views from Central Coast viewers alone. All good news!! Dottie’s, Gay’s and Jack’s artwork is so amazing…






And tonight, Dottie Visker and Jack & Gay McNeal herald in the Spring with 2 amazing shows.
Featured Artist Dottie Visker

Guest Artist Gay McNeal

Guest Artist Jack McNeal





REFRESHMENTS


Dottie Visker and Jack & Gay McNeal really put out an amazing food table tonight with all the awesome finger foods and goodies that they served with Beth who managed everything. Gregory McIntosh created another fabulous punch for us all. Our customers and artists loved it all!! We had so many wonderful choices…and we received so many compliments from so many visitors to the gallery. Thank you all for putting out such an amazing refreshment table!!

Gay McNeal, Linda Loebs and Dottie Visker


  


RECEPTION NIGHT THANK YOU

Getting ready for Reception Night is a big deal. We have to make sure all our supplies (punch, trays, glasses, napkins, plates, etc) are all stocked up. We have to prepare the tables, make sure the Gallery is picked up, clean the windows on the doors, make sure our Show Artists are on schedule for the night and so many other details in preparation. We’ve done weeks of advertising for this one night event, and we do all of this every month for each or our show artists. This upcoming July marks our 14th year and 162nd Opening Reception Night…and all of them have been amazing. And whether we have a light turn out or the Gallery is packed with tourists, we still have to put out the same effort. And it’s been so worth it over all these years. But we still need everyone’s support...

I appreciate all the sweet souls who came to help us set up and take down tonight... and worked at making sales throughout the evening—Ryan Carroll and Linda Loebs who worked the day and helped Greg Siragusa get the reception set up. A special thanks to Greg for manning the Sales Desk during the evening, Gregory and his amazing Punch, and Beth who manned the Food Tables and really picked up and clean up the Gallery tonight. 

Special thanks Ryan, Karen, Jo & Neal, Galen, Gay & Jack, Jari, Linda Hill, Alice, Dottie and her friend Glenda, Jari, Don, Angeline, Linda Loebs…all the helping hands that helped make the reception a success! Thank you one and all for supporting our Opening Reception for our wonderful artists. It’s always a fun evening visiting with fellow artists. And we had such great music thanks to our own Mike Swanberg's voice and guitar—and Mike traveled all the way from San Diego business meeting this evening just to be with us…thank you, Mike! We also had many artists who let us know they were sick and couldn’t attend tonight’s reception.


Mike Swanberg

Gay McNeal
   




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.