Saturday, July 15, 2017

Reception Night and Art Walk for July 2017!!

RECEPTION NIGHT and ART WALK FRIDAY

The morning started out foggy and drippy in Morro Bay, but ended with a beautiful sky and fantastic views from the Gallery. The weather forecasts for this weekend say that inland they will have high temps again, so that will bring more folks to the coast…and into the Gallery. Lots of those folks were out in force in Morro Bay this evening in anticipation of the inland hot weather, and it was great seeing them.


 







REFRESHMENTS

Pat Newton and Greg really put out an amazing food table tonight with all the awesome finger foods and goodies that they served with Virginia who took on the role of Hostess tonight with Beth away. Pat brought her amazing carrots cake and chocolate covered strawberries and tons of cookies! OMG it was all so good. And Diane Miller brought some of her killer brownies. 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!!


  





So many of our artists came in support of Greg and Pat…it was so great seeing them.


 







RECEPTION NIGHT THANK YOUs
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. Special thanks Virginia, Karen, Jo & Neal, Galen, Gay & Jack, Jari, Linda Hill, Alice, Don, Mark, Chuck Abbe, Chuck & Lois, Spanky, George, Carlo, Sarah, Newton, Diane Miller, Pat & Travis & family, Jeff, Marjorie & Tom, and so many great friends of the Gallery…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—


 



Saturday, June 10, 2017

Reception Night & Art Walk for June 2017


RECEPTION NIGHT and ART WALK FRIDAY




With a day starting out drizzling and damp, it warmed up—and the sun actually came out brightly as we ushered in our Reception Night and Marina Square Art Walk. We had a REALLY good crowd and it was great seeing so many of our members attending in support of our Show Artists. We had lots of tourists coming in wanting to talk with our artists and also letting us know that they would come back tomorrow. Jari de Ham and Linda Bench did such a great job in talking with our guests and sharing their beautiful works with us all— Jari’s Chinese Brush Painting and Linda’s Drawings !!





DELICIOUS REFRESHMENTS

Jari de Ham and Linda Bench 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 as you can see below— we all enjoyed every bite!!




RECEPTION NIGHT THANK YOUs

Special thanks Ryan, Suzanne and George for helping us Set Up today. Thank you Karen and Galen, Gay & Jack, Jari, Linda Hill, Alice, Don, Linda Bench, Beth, George, Spanky, Yael & Paul, Gay & Jack, Jo & Neal, Sarah, Angeline, Margie & Tom, Diane, Mike & Iris …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.






Saturday, May 13, 2017

Reception Night and Art Walk for May 2017



RECEPTION NIGHT and ART WALK FRIDAY



Craig’s and Yael’s shows have brought in the customers this month. All the beautiful colors and textures of Yael’s photography and incredible renderings of Craig’s paintings heralded in the month of May. And the customers have loved all the wonderful choices that their shows have offered them—framed pieces, greeting cards, folios of all sizes, bookmarks, and much more. Look how great our Featured Artists looked this evening as they got ready to meet and greet the customers.


























And with all the activities planned in Morro Bay this month, MOTHER’S DAY on Sunday, the AMGEN TOUR on Monday and Tuesday (remember parking will be challenging on those days so come to the Gallery by 9:30am at the latest), MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND from the 27th-29th (with Art in the Park as well)—we have lots to look forward to with tourists and locals coming to visit. So many happy faces tonight. We really had so much fun.










REFRESHMENTS

Craig Harrill and his family, and Yael Korin and her family, really put out an amazing food table tonight with all the awesome finger foods and goodies that they served. Jari de Ham covered for Beth who was sick tonight and took over Hostessing the Food Table. 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!!








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—Jack McNeal, Jeremy Baker and Linda Loebs worked the day and helped Greg Siragusa get the reception set up and helped clean and so all kinds of jobs. A special thanks to Greg for manning the Sales Desk during the evening, Gregory and his amazing Punch, and Jari who manned the Food Tables and with Spanky’s help, cleaned up the Gallery tonight.




















Special thanks Jack, Karen, Spanky, Galen, Jari, Linda Hill, Jeremy, Linda Bench & Ted, Susan Wood, Yael & Paul, Craig and his wonderful family, Walter & Daphne, Marjorie Zlotowitz & her other half, Melanie, and so many dear art-loving friends of the Gallery whose helping hands and big hearts helped make the reception a success! Thank you one and all for supporting our Opening Reception for our wonderful artists.










HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

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