Monday, August 1, 2011

Karen Peterson and Don Doubledee—Featured Artists

Gallery at Marina Square Presents Our Featured Artists’ Exhibit for August 2011: “California Dreaming”

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


Karen Peterson’s interest in photography began when she received her first camera on her 9th birthday. After earning a B.S. in Recreation Administration her interest in photography was rekindled by her father’s gift of his old Ziess Contaflex 35mm SLR.

Karen began creating images using the Polaroid Image & Emulsion Transfer processes in the early 1990’s. She has also explored other photographic techniques including hand coloring traditional darkroom b&w and infrared prints, Polaroid SX-70 Manipulations and digital “hand coloring”.

Karen’s images have won numerous awards including the Central Coast Photographic Society’s juried fine art photography shows, the Mid-State Fair, San Mateo County Fair, KINSA, New Times & Palo Alto Weekly Photo Contests.

© Karen Peterson



Don Doubledee has been an Architect since 1982. Don has become known locally for portraits he has completed with graphite, color pencil or pen and ink.

His “Postcards of Amsterdam” began a number of series of what Don calls his “Postcard” sketches featuring line drawings he has completed while vacationing around the world. Now, his “Postcards of Morro Bay” series features detailed pencil drawings of Morro Bay’s waterfront.

North Point View © Don Doubledee



Karen Peterson’s and Don Doubledee’s exhibition “California Dreaming” can be viewed at the 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

Robert Howell—Guest Artist

Gallery at Marina Square Presents Our Guest Artist Exhibit for August 2011: “A Summer Sampling”

A Special Guest Artist Reception will be held Friday, August 12th from 5-8pm at Gallery at Marina Square


Majoring in Fine Arts at Indiana University in the mid 70’s, I enjoyed a broad range of influences in studio courses of painting, printmaking and silversmithing. Although I proved to be a capable realist painter, the influence of visiting professors Carl Umlof (Texas) and Julias Tobias (NY City) led to explorations of abstract expressions that were both gratifying and developmentally important to me.

Taking life by the horns, my wife and I moved to Maine, where I dedicated myself to landscapes and seascapes as we proceeded to have and raise two children. The artists of New England had caught my eye before I knew I wanted to be an artist and Winslow Homer, Emile Gruppe, Aldro Hibbard, to top a long list of artists, became the subjects of my personal “post graduate program.”

With the kids through college, my wife and I came to California, where I continue to paint and now also work as a figurative sculptor, utilizing wire forms which I develop in a variety of finishes including faux bronze.

I feel fortunate to have acquired the broad range of skills and art appreciation which I possess and which I hope will be apparent to those who view my work.

Fence Light © Robert Howell

Robert Howell’s exhibition “A Summer Sampling” 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