Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Charles Pruitt—Featured Artist

Gallery at Marina Square Presents Our Featured Artist Exhibit for November 2011 Reflections of Nature

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


Charles Pruitt began taking photographs over 40 years ago when he was given an old 35mm camera by a family friend.

While living in Hawaii, Chuck was mentored by Boone Morrison, founder of the Volcano Art Institute in Volcano National Park. This association led to meeting and learning from Brett Weston, Minor White, and Paul Caponigro. During this time Chuck began working in large and medium film formats, abstract photography using color infrared film and long exposures; often taking a 4x5 Crown Graphic on backpacking trips.

Chuck studied photography after returning to California. While in college he combined chemistry and photo classes to recreate historic techniques of wet plate negatives, cyanotypes, platinum and albumin printing methods. Chuck received state and national recognition for his experimental prints.

Chuck took up digital photography in 2004, but still uses his 50+ year old Hassleblad.

In 2008 Chuck began printing on canvas and other fine art media. This process is called Giclée (zhee clay) and uses archival inks and media.


Spring Storm Half Dome © Charles Pruitt

Charles Pruitt’s exhibition “Reflections of Nature” 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

Annual Holiday Gift Show—Special Exhibit

Gallery at Marina Square Presents Our Special Exhibit for November 2011: “Annual Holiday Gift Show”

An Artist Reception will be held Friday, November 11th from 5-8pm at Gallery at Marina Square

Our crafty artists, from left to right: Janice Ray-Lehmkuhl, Sandy
Christey, Rodney Meador, Beverly Brown, Bonnie Werring,
Gay McNeal, Hope Myers, Lois Pruitt, Debbie McCrigler 

Gallery at Marina Square is pleased to present the wonderful work of our wonderful craft artists—just in time for holiday gift giving. We will be displaying their work in jewelry, ceramics, glass, and wood.

Glass creations...

Getting the show ready...

Setting up the displays...






































 
Our Annual Holiday Gift 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