Saturday, September 1, 2012

Jarien de Ham—Guest Artist

Gallery at Marina Square Presents Our Guest Artist Exhibit for September 2012: “Brush With a Chinese Accent”

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

Jarien de Ham

Jarien de Ham has lived on the Central Coast since 1974 with her husband, Gerald, and has raised two sons here. Her interest in art began as a child, then on to a BA from UCSB, working as an artist from home, followed by classes in Chinese painting and calligraphy at Cuesta College in the early 2000’s. This added to a lifelong interest in Asian culture from martial arts to Zen Buddhism leading, naturally to study at an art academy in Hangzhou, China. It is ever a challenge to master traditional techniques as well as push the boundaries of spontaneity. The climate and locale of the Central Coast continues to inspire and feed the need to express landscapes and forms with an Asian feel.

Egret Pair at Sweet Springs © Jarien de Ham

Jarien de Ham’s exhibition “Brush With a Chinese Accent” 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

Sarah DeLong and Hope Myers—Featured Artists

Gallery at Marina Square Presents Our Featured Artist Exhibit for September 2012: Watercolors of Hope Myers and Sarah DeLong

A Featured Artist Reception will be held Friday, September 14th from 5-8pm at Gallery at Marina Square

Hope Myers
Hope Myers is an award-winning artist who paints watercolors and makes one-of-a-kind jewelry in her “An Artist’s Garden” studio in Los Osos, California. She began to work with art forms as a child and continued her interests through a B.A. degree in Wisconsin with a minor in art history.

In California, Hope has extended her fine arts studies through academic classes at Cal Poly, and through professional workshops with Robert Reynolds, Helmuth Wegner, Kolan Peterson, Tom Lynch, and others.

Frogs © Hope Myers

Hope’s primary medium is transparent watercolor. Using vibrant colors in sometimes unusual combinations; in clean and at times simple settings, she emphasizes her love for the beauty
of living things and outdoor scenes that can brighten our lives.



Sarah DeLong
Sarah DeLong moved to Morro Bay at the end of 2011 after living in Grinnell, Iowa. Watercolor has been her medium of choice for over 24 years. She is in her element painting by a mountain stream or painting a boat in a harbor. In recent years painting people has been an interest of hers. Sarah loves the glowing transparent colors you get with watercolor and has developed a loose realistic style.

Sarah is a signature member of the Iowa watercolor Society and has won a 1st, a 3rd and two 5th place ribbons in their Annual Jury Show. She has exhibited in many shows in Minnesota and Iowa. In 2010 the national Transparent Watercolor Society accepted her "Oaxacan Basket Weaver" painting in their Annual Jury show. She is represented by Catriri's Art Oasis in Amana Iowa.

Approaching Fog Morro Bay © Sarah DeLong


Hope Myer’s and Sarah Long’s watercolor exhibition 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