Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Bill Rumbler—Guest Artist

Gallery at Marina Square Presents Our Guest Artist Exhibit for April 2014: “A Window to Fly Through”

A Special Guest Artist Reception will be held Friday, April 11th from 5-8pm at Gallery at Marina Square

Peek-a-Boo Sunset © Bill Rumbler

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.  So as a photographer I seek images with windows you can fly through, trees you can glide over and mountains you can soar above.

I also like shooting rusty junk. I don’t know why.

Most of my images are HDR, high dynamic range. It’s a process of taking several photos of the same scene from the exact same spot but using different camera exposures for each click of the shutter. This results in images with greater depth and a wider range of colors, making it perfect for capturing the rocky morros, dramatic coastline and foggy harbors of the Central Coast.

Bill Rumber’s photography exhibition “A Window to Fly Through” can be viewed at Gallery at Marina Square throughout the month of April, from the 1st through the 29th.

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

Susan McKee, Carole McDonald, Janice Lucier—Featured Artists

Gallery at Marina Square Presents Our Featured Artist Exhibit for April 2014: “Three Points of View”

A Special Guest Artist Reception will be held Friday, April 11th from 5-8pm at Gallery at Marina Square

Susan McKee
Susan McKee studied art at the Corcoran Art Gallery in Washington, D.C., the University of California, Berkeley, with various artists in Germany, where her family lived for several years, and she took every art course offered at Cuesta College (!) when she moved to San Luis Obispo. 

Sue found it gratifying that one of her paintings was recognized as Best Of Show (professional category) at the Mid-State Fair years ago. More recently (April 2012) one of her collages was chosen as Best Of Show at the Beacon Art Show in San Luis Obispo. Her paintings have received several awards at the Central Coast Watercolor Society’s Aquarius shows; they’ve been accepted in numerous shows throughout the county; She’s been honored to have one-woman shows as well at the Paso Robles and Santa Maria libraries. Her work was available at the Cambria Coast Gallery, Sycamore Mineral Springs Hotel/Resort, and Spaces Gallery in San Luis Obispo. 

Sunlight Lady © Susan McKee

Sue and her husband served in China for almost two years teaching English to university students. From this experience her work has evolved using more and more collage. She even wrote a book about this life-changing time (published by Oak Leaf Impressions Press). The book’s entitled Days Like Floating Water, A Story of Modern China, and it includes some of her artwork.




Carole McDonald
Carole McDonald is a native Californian and self taught oil and acrylic artist. She has been painting landscapes and seascapes about 40 years. She moved to the Central Coast in 2009.

As a former script supervisor in the film industry and Disney Imagineer, working where art was everywhere and discussed on a daily basis, Carole’s imagination soared. More vibrant colors came to mind along with a general tranquil feeling... just working at the happiest place on earth. Little did she know she would retire in the happiest city in America. Small World.

Lately Carole has been using acrylics for the fast drying time. Next she’s going to try water mixable oils.

© Carole McDonald

Carole says, “I'll keep on painting as long as inspiration comes from real life not dreams of a wonderful life, just life as it is... my experiences, my visions, my past loves, the inner beauty of nature and how it appears to only me. I think painting becomes part of your soul because it’s a part of me that will live on long after I’m gone.”



Janice Lucier
Janice Lucier is a painter and mixed media artist from Grover Beach. She’s found her retreat from the chaos in the world by creating art. Art is a practice and a form of meditation for her. Janice’s intention as an artist is to enjoy the process, continue to learn, and improve. 

Janice paints her subjects using traditional oil paint or water media but sometimes she challenges herself by incorporating mixed media. She also loves to draw and keep several sketchbooks and art journals going at the same time.

Bird at My Window © Janice Lucier
Drawings and sketches: www.lucierjanice.blogspot.com


Susan McKee’s, Carole McDonald’s, and Janice Lucier’s mixed media and painting exhibition “Three Points of View” can be viewed at Gallery at Marina Square throughout the month of April, from the 1st through the 29th.

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

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Geoffery Rowe—Guest Artist

Gallery at Marina Square Presents Our Guest Artist Exhibit for March 2014: “The Illustrative Work of Geoffery Rowe”

A Special Guest Artist Reception will be held Friday, March 14th from 5-8pm at Gallery at Marina Square

Exhibit of Geoffery Rowe’s work
Geoffery Rowe has a BFA in Communication Design with an emphasis on illustration. He’s been working in the fast-paced world of advertising for over ten years as a commercial artist.

Living on the Central Coast of California has inspired Geoffery’s new collection of digital illustrated art which is influenced by the poster designs of the early 20th century.

Boats © Geoffery Rowe

Online Portfolio:
www.geofferyrowe.com
www.dribbble.com/GeofferyRowe

Geoffery Rowe’s graphic art exhibit “The Illustrative Work of Geoffery Rowe” 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

Carol Astaire—Featured Artist

Gallery at Marina Square Presents Our Featured Artist Exhibit for March 2014: “Beyond the Sea”

A Special Guest Artist Reception will be held Friday, March 14th from 5-8pm at Gallery at Marina Square

Featured artist Carol Astaire
The glorious beauty of nature is an amazing motivation for my paintings! Each place has its own scents, spaces and integrity that makes me feel both humble and alive. I absolutely love he ocean, but my sense of awe from being on the water would be incomplete without the corresponding and equally sublime sense of grander from all of nature; the mountains, trees, plains, deserts, forests and streams; all can stop me cold with wonder.

Shining Through © Carol Astaire

With a lifetime of education, teaching, exhibiting and traveling to draw upon, I now try to bring it all together with a free and joyful expression of what i feel when surrounded by such beauty.

Currently using the old masters' techniques in oils, I use multiple glazes and traditional mediums of turpentine, damar varnish and linseed oil to produce the luminous qualities that are so rich and satisfying to me. I hope to share all my feelings of joy with everyone who views my works.

www.astaire-fineart.com

Carol Astaire’s oil painting exhibition “Beyond the Sea” 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

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Cheryl Strahl—Guest Artist

Gallery at Marina Square Presents Our Guest Artist Exhibit for February 2014: “Exploring Light”

A Special Guest Artist Reception will be held Friday, February 14th from 5-8pm at Gallery at Marina Square

Cheryl Strahl
Light is my guide. Where it leads, I follow—camera in hand—as it paints color and shadow, emphasizing lines and shapes, shifting its magic from moment to moment.

I am a traveler, but wherever I go, it’s the light that calls to me, offering new perspectives and revealing bits of the world in a way I’ve never seen before. Whether it’s the warm afterglow of sunset on Half Dome in Yosemite, an iridescent green hummingbird on a bright red Heliconia flower in Costa Rica, the amazing blue color of an iceberg in Alaska, or a beautiful sunset on Morro Rock in nearby Morro Bay, my camera grants me a personal window to the world, allowing me to capture an image frozen in time... and make it mine.

Sunset at Mal Pais © Cheryl Strahl

I am a retired engineer whose passion has gone from writing and managing software to capturing and processing photographs. My photography has gained both local and national recognition, and won several awards as well as acceptance into juried fine art photography shows at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art. I enjoy donating both my art and photographic services to several non-profit groups in our community.

I am loving my photographic journey and am so fortunate to live in such a beautiful place!

Cheryl Strahl’s photography exhibition “Exploring Light” can be viewed at Gallery at Marina Square throughout the month of February, from January 30th through February 27th.

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

Lani Briceland—Featured Artist

Gallery at Marina Square Presents Our Featured Artist Exhibit for February 2014: “My Affair with Nature”

A Special Guest Artist Reception will be held Friday, February 14th from 5-8pm at Gallery at Marina Square

Lani Briceland
Lani is a California native and resident of the Central Coast since 1996. Her interest in drawing and painting goes as far back as she can remember. Her love of nature has always been her inspiration. Like many of us, her interest in art took a back burner to family and career for a time. In 1996 Lani had the opportunity to take a six-week road trip through the Western States and many of their National and State Parks. The incredible beauty of the landscapes compelled her to dive back into painting. Pastels seemed an obvious and convenient choice for a medium. Since then she has refined her skill as a pastelist. Her landscape paintings are a tribute to nature’s beauty. Also known for her portraits of pets, she enjoys capturing the personality and attitude of these special companions.

Cave Landing © Lani Briceland

Lani is a member of the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, Morro Bay Art Association, and the El Camino Art Association. In 2010 and 2012 her work was juried into the Brushstrokes Annual Show, and recognized at the Mid-State Fair in 2010, 2011, 2012. Her work can sometimes be seen at the local business and events here on the Central Coast. She also creates jewelry and other crafts for sale.

www.lanibriceland.com

Lani Briceland’s pastel exhibit “My Affair with Nature” can be viewed at Gallery at Marina Square throughout the month of February, from January 30th to February 27th.

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

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Don Doubledee—Guest Artist

Gallery at Marina Square Presents Our Guest Artist Exhibit for January 2014: “Fantasy & Reality”

An Exhibiting Artist Reception will be held Friday, January 10th from 5-8pm at Gallery at Marina Square

Don Doubledee
Don Doubledee is an Architect practicing in Morro Bay since 1982. His pen and pencil sketch art has been a hobby. He has been known primarily for his pencil portraits of employees and clients. His “Postcards of Amsterdam” series from 2001 began what Don calls his “Postcard” sketches. They feature pencil line drawings he created while traveling. His “Postcards of Morro Bay” series features pencil and ink drawings and watercolors of Morro Bay’s waterfront. In addition to graphite, colored pencils, pastels, and watercolor, Don is experimenting with mixed media with his more recent work. Don is also an amateur photographer and has added photography to his palette.

North Point View © Don Doubledee

Don Doubledee’s exhibition “Fantasy & Reality” can be viewed at Gallery at Marina Square throughout the month of January, from the 1st through the 29th.

Gallery at Marina Square

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

Gregory Siragusa, Mary Ratner, Farron Halapciuc—Featured Artists

Gallery at Marina Square Presents Our Featured Artist Exhibit for January 2014: “Reflections”

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


Mary Ratner
has owned a camera and traveled with it for as long as she can remember, playing it “by ear” for most of her life, and capturing, as her first subjects, sand dunes and trees and driftwood—simple images that continue to captivate her. Mary’s journeys to Africa and India have profoundly affected her vision of humanity, as well as her interest in photography. She has always been drawn to “light” and sees her work as an attempt to “freeze time.” Mary has been a member of various local galleries such as SLAG, Law’s Art Center, the Gallery at Marina Square, the Haub Fine Art Gallery in Avila Beach and the Artists Alley in San Francisco, and the San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay Art Centers. She has frequently placed in regional juried shows.



Farron Halapciuc’s interest in art began in early childhood. Art, anything associated with it, fascinated her. She found herself drawing and coloring pictures for hours as a child. The illustrations and amazing colors in books intrigued her and sparked her interest. At the age of thirteen, she started to take art more seriously and began to draw cartoon animals. As she entered high school, she enrolled in every art class that was available, from ceramics to beginning drawing, photography, and sewing. All these classes helped to mold her creativity. As she entered college she became an art major and really started enjoying photography, although she works in other mediums. She entered an art contest at Cuesta College and included her oil stick paintings and photography. Her photography took first place and the title of her work was “A quaint cup of a tea.” She realized at that moment her photography had impressed her peers and instructors and it gave her the confidence to pursue her dream of being an artist. She loves photography because she can capture moments of a smiling face, shadows, or beautiful sunsets. She looks forward to branching out artistically and would love to experiment with family photography as well. She finds she always need to be patient to capture the moment.



Gregory Siragusa is a digital photographer whose photographs capture a variety of subject matter representing nature, performance and architecture. Greg presents his photographs to the viewer and marvels how the context of each image is interpreted. Having relocated to the Central Coast approximately 15 years ago, Greg is traveling constantly, perpetually refining his focus on nature, architecture, music and mood. Greg’s photos focus on subjects that are subtle or commonplace to grand in nature.



Gregory Siragusa’s, Farron Halapciuc’s, and Mary Ratner’s photography exhibit, “Reflections,” can be viewed at Gallery at Marina Square throughout the month of January, from the 1st through the 29th.

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

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Gregory Stephen McIntosh—Featured Artist

Gallery at Marina Square Presents Our Featured Artist Exhibit for December 2013: “Chimera”

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

Wanderer © Gregory Stephen McIntosh

“My imagery arrives intuitively, neither intended nor preconceived. I work with the means in a sense of exploration and discovery, allowing suggestion and respecting the mysterious, which places me in the indeterminate, evoking fascinations of the unknown.

Figurative and atmospheric expressions emerge in gouache, pastel, powdered pigment, ink and oil, as monotype and painting. The form and content are neither abstractions nor representations, not ornamental nor a likeness, but rather exist as reality unto themselves, providing perhaps a glimpse into that vital inner world of unrealizable dreams, Chimera.”

Gregory Stephen McIntosh

Visitation © Gregory Stephen McIntosh

Gregory Stephen McIntosh’s exhibition “Chimera” can be viewed at Gallery at Marina Square throughout the month of December, from the 1st through the 29th.

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

San Luis Obispo Camera Club—Guest Artists

Gallery at Marina Square Presents Our Guest Artist Exhibit for December 2013: “Exposures”

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

  

Exposures is an exhibition of local photographers, with Renee Besta, Pat Brown, Bob Canepa, Louisa Cardinalli, Rick Derevan, Mimi Ditchie, Don Henderson, Peggy Jansson, Chuck Jennings, Brian Kesner, Teddy Llovet, Jon Lomax, Anna Plotkin, Kathy Riedemann, Anita Ritenour, Bill Rumbler, and Twila Stofer. Come and meet the artists!

San Luis Obispo Camera Club’s exhibition “Exposures” can be viewed at Gallery at Marina Square throughout the month of December, from the 1st through the 29th.

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

Friday, November 1, 2013

Craig Kincaid & Karen Peterson—Featured Artists

Gallery at Marina Square Presents Our Featured Artists for November 2013: “Land, Sea, Sky”

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

Craig Kincaid
Craig Kincaid has been looking through a lens since he was 20 years old. Throughout his photography career, he has always tried to capture the light, find the contrasts, and make the ordinary obvious and the perspective unique. Landscapes, shadows, sunrises and sunsets, cloud formations and people provide him with ideas for photographs. Dry vernal pools, lichen, seaweed on a beach, waves breaking on the sand are all wonders that interest him. He marvels at how light creates impressions to delight us all.

Point Reyes Lichen #3 © Craig Kincaid

Craig specializes in getting into position and choosing the right exposure and lens to expose what he believes is the unique look at the subject. He graduated from USC with a degree in business. He plays music in a band. He travels, hikes, skis, surfs and plays golf. He teaches a film class at the Palm Theatre. He writes songs. If there is art there he is. Craig says, “Make art. Make art. Enjoy art.”



Karen Peterson
Karen Peterson
received her first camera on her ninth birthday and enjoyed taking snapshots of her family on vacations and of friends around her neighborhood. She didn’t consider the artistic aspects of photography until her Dad gave her his old Zeiss Contaflex 35mm SLR when Karen was in her twenties. She began taking the occasional weekend photography seminar (Point Reyes Field Seminars was her favorite location) and joined the Palo Alto Camera Club. Showing and sharing her images with other photographers encouraged her to take her photography in new directions. 

Afternoon at the Beach © Karen Peterson

Karen began experimenting with Polaroid films, eventually teaching short seminars on Polaroid Image and Emulsion Transfers using Polacolor film. Karen studied traditional black and white darkroom techniques at UC Berkley Extension in San Francisco and hand coloring using Marshall’s Photo Oils. Since moving to the Central Coast in 1999 Karen has been actively involved in the Central Coast Photographic Society and the San Luis Obispo Camera Club, serving terms as President of both organizations. Karen is currently experimenting with various digital techniques including High Dynamic Range (HDR).



Karen Peterson’s and Craig Kincaid’s photography exhibition can be viewed at Gallery at Marina Square throughout the month of November, 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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Craft Show 2013—Special Exhibit

Gallery at Marina Square Presents A Special Exhibit for November 2013: Craft Show 2013

An Artist Reception will be held Friday, November 8th from 5-8pm at Gallery at Marina Square

Carol Astaire, Rod Baker, Lani Briceland, Rick Carter, Eliot Diamond, Keith Kerner, Gay McNeal, Diane Miller, Hope Myers, Lois Pruitt, Janice Ray-Lehmkuhl, Rod Steelman, Kathryn Thomas, Bonnie Werring


Novembers’s Craft Show can be viewed at Gallery at Marina Square throughout the month of November, 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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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Robert Taylor—Featured Artist

Gallery at Marina Square Presents Our Featured Artist Exhibit for October 2013: “Origins of Light: The Central Concepts”

A Guest Artist Reception will be held Friday, October 11th from 5-8pm at Gallery at Marina Square

Robert Taylor
My earliest recollections of photography are of my grandfather taking me on photo shoots at the age of four. He let me shoot my own images while all along teaching me about cameras, light and composition.
In school, my studies were always centered around art and light, earning me degrees and certificates in B&W/Color Photography, Graphic Art/Design, Medical Imaging, Radiography and Landscape Design/Installation.

One of my earliest jobs was Forest-Land-Structure restoration along the coast and mountains. While there, I developed a great appreciation of nature and an everlasting love for nature/landscape photography.

Pinnacles © Robert Taylor

Some of my ongoing projects are landscape and nature photography of Tulare, Kern and San Luis Obispo Counties, the 2011 Wildflower Season and Farm and Ranch images.

www.flickr.com/photos/slo_exposures

Robert Taylor’s exhibition “ Origins of Light: The Central Concepts” can be viewed at Gallery at Marina Square throughout the month of October, from the 1st through the 29th.

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

Friday Life Group—Guest Artists

Gallery at Marina Square Presents Our GuestArtist Exhibit for October 2013: “Clothing Optional”

A GuestArtist Reception will be held Friday, October 11th from 5-8pm at Gallery at Marina Square
 
Every artist who is trained in the classical style begins with drawing the nude figure. This includes people you don*t think of such as de Kooning and Picasso. It also includes da Vinci who dissected corpses to understand anatomy, despite the threat of death if the Catholic Church caught him. It takes a great deal of practice and skill to be able to draw the human form convincingly. Without this skill and continual practice, paintings of the figure will not be believable. Many artists draw the figure throughout their lives.

Nude © Joan Sullivan
Determination ©
Katherine Jimison

 







At Ease © Jan French



Stretch © Ardella Swanberg









 © Len Boyle

The Friday Life Group began in 1981 in the studio of an artist in Morro Bay. Within few weeks the group moved to the Morro Bay Recreation Center and the group has been drawing every Friday at the Morro Bay Community Center since it was built. The artists who were there at the beginning include Susan Sears, Rosie and Barbara Rosenthal, Louise DeMore, Frederique Rostofsky Nancy Graham, John Barnard, Gordon Long and Jeff O’Dell. George Gibson, Stephen Rodinoff. Dorla Brebes, Mace Taylor, Walt Wedlock, Phyllis Dorn were also “charter members” but are no longer with us.

We are grateful for all the talented people who pose for our drawings. The sessions last for 3 hours. We begin with five 2 minute poses, three 5 minutes poses and one 10 minute pose. Most of the poses last for 20 minutes. None of them lasts for more than 30 minutes.

De Kooning said that classical training frees you for creating abstraction and non-objective art. All art is dependant on being able to draw well.

The Friday Life Drawing Group’s exhibition “Clothing Optional” can be viewed at Gallery at Marina Square throughout the month of October, from the 1st through the 29th.

The Friday Life Group’s exhibition “Clothing Optional” can be viewed at Gallery at Marina Square throughout the month of October, from the 1st through the 29th.

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

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Linda Loebs—Featured Artist

Gallery at Marina Square Presents Our Featured Artist Exhibit for September 2013: “The Color in Life”

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

Linda Loebs
Living in California I’ve become intrigued as an artist with the sea and rolling hills of this area. Now my art reflects the landscape of the area, but still retains my deep appreciation for the ever changing sky and the effect of sunlight on clouds that I acquired while growing up in the Northwest. Trying to capture the atmospheric wonder that I see is a large part of my art.

A Thunderous Spring

I’ve used many mediums, but I enjoy working with watercolor and acrylic paints the most. While some find watercolor a difficult medium to work in, I love watercolor’s versatility. It can be very controlled or very loose. When using watercolor I can choose to see what the paint will do, and I think it is this potential for the unplanned that makes it ideal for painting clouds.

Sometimes I combine watercolor with acrylic paint. I can achieve the loose feel of watercolor along with the dense vibrancy of acrylic paint. I love the brilliance of acrylic, as color is what drives most of my art. I don’t have a favorite color, but rather get excited by the interaction of colors. To me colors are like people. Life and art would be plain if we were all alike and there was only one color. It’s the mixing of different personalities like the mixing of different colors that gives interest and meaning to life and art.

Color is such a wonderful tool for creating mood; it can be quiet and subtle or loud and spectacularly intense as it blazes nature’s beauty at the viewer. As an artist I’m forever trying to capture the impact of nature on me, and I hope to share those feelings with others through my art.

Linda Loebs’ exhibition “The Color in Life” can be viewed at Gallery at Marina Square throughout the month of September, from the 1st through the 29th.

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

Silk Painters International—Guest Artists

Gallery at Marina Square Presents Our Guest Artist Exhibit for September 2013: “Sensational Silks II”

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

Silk Painters International (SPIN) is a group that promotes silk painting as a fine art around the world. It has the responsibility of designating artists as Master Silk Painters after they submit an application, complete some rather rigid requirements, and pass a committee of their peers. It is a prestigious honor.

In January of 2011, Stephany Andrews, a local artist who was on the SPIN Board of Directors, met with a group of artists to see if there was sufficient interest in having a local chapter. The response has been overwhelming and we now have 35 members who meet monthly to share ideas, techniques, offer support, and promote our local silk artists. We are now the largest chapter in the world.

Our mission statement: “To promote silk painting as an art form. It is our purpose to encourage artists through the sharing of information and techniques.”

Landscape ©
Barbara Alloway
Sea Turtle © Beverly Johnson
Orange Flower ©
Eileen Stegeman 
Between Shore & Dunes © Jackie Bradley







Pink ©
Myrtle Stowitts

Dare to Bloom © Sandy Christey

CB on Silk © Stephany Andrews
Trumpet & Orchid I © Pamela Rivas
Windegoddess © Jill Targer
Necklaces © Susan Patton

The SPIN group exhibition “Sensational Silks II” can be viewed at Gallery at Marina Square throughout the month of September, from the 1st through the 29th.

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

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Cat Evans—Featured Artist

Gallery at Marina Square Presents Our Featured Artist Exhibit for August 2013: “Thru Catz Eyes”

A Featured Artist Reception will be held Friday, August 9th from 5-8pm at Gallery at Marina Square

Cat Evans
I remember taking pictures as a young girl, drawn to capture and preserve the moment. I see art in everyday life and photography allows me to capture what I see.

I have attended classes and lectures from gifted photographers and artists, and studied extensively on my own. The knowledge I acquired and continue to seek gives me the tools to make my creative vision a photographic reality. Each of my photos has a story and comes from my heart.

The Magic Is Still There © Cat Evans

From my first Kodak with a cube flash to digital SLR’s of today - technology allows me to capture art in the world around me. I continue to be amazed at what life has to offer.  See MY world…Thru Catz Eyes...

www.thrucatzeyes.com

Cat Evans’ exhibition “Thru Catz Eyes” can be viewed at Gallery at Marina Square throughout the month of August, from the 1st through the 29th.

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

Lani Briceland—Guest Artist

Gallery at Marina Square Presents Our Guest Artist Exhibit for August 2013: “Seeking Solace, Finding Joy”

A Featured Artist Reception will be held Friday, August 9th from 5-8pm at Gallery at Marina Square

Lani Briceland
Lani is a California native and resident of the Central Coast since 1996. Her interest in drawing and painting goes as far back as she can remember. Her love of nature has always been her inspiration. Like many of us, her interest in art took a back burner to family and career for a time. In 1996 Lani had the opportunity to take a six-week road trip through the Western States and many of their National and State Parks. The incredible beauty of the landscapes compelled her to dive back into painting. Pastels seemed an obvious and convenient choice for a medium. Since then she has refined her skill as a pastelist. Her landscape paintings are a tribute to nature’s beauty. Also known for her portraits of pets, Lani enjoys capturing the personality and attitude of these special companions. She also creates jewelry and other artisan crafts for sale.

Pismo Dunes © Lani Briceland

Lani is a member of the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, Morro Bay Art Association, and the El Camino Art Association. In 2010 and 2012 her work was juried into the Brushstrokes Annual Show, and recognized at the Mid-State Fair in 2010, 2011, 2012. Her work can sometimes be seen at the local business and events here on the Central Coast. Lani also creates jewelry and other crafts for sale.

http://www.lanibriceland.com

Lani Briceland’s exhibition “ Seeking Solace, Finding Joy” can be viewed at Gallery at Marina Square throughout the month of August, from the 1st through the 29th.

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

Monday, July 1, 2013

Geary Wootten—Guest Artist

Gallery at Marina Square Presents Our Guest Artist Exhibit for July 2013: “Enchanted Memories”

A Featured Artist Reception will be held Friday, July 12th from 5-8pm at Gallery at Marina Square

California native Geary Wootten draws and paints representational art. His images are drawn from personal moments in time. Applied in the old Master’s technique of glazing and scumbling, Wootten’s art produces images that, as one client states… “feels like a memory.”

Morro Wave © Geary Wootten

Geary Wootten’s exhibition “Enchanted Memories” can be viewed at Gallery at Marina Square throughout the month of July, from the 1st through the 29th.

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