Saturday, December 1, 2012

Carol Astaire—Featured Artist

Gallery at Marina Square Presents Our Featured Artist Exhibit for December 2012: “Catch a Wave”

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


Carol Astaire

     
I absolutely love the ocean! Being on it, in it, or hiking beside it brings me pure joy. Every day is a new experience and I always start to smile and sing when I take off in my kayak. Born and raised on the California coast, it just simply is in my blood.

With a lifetime of education, teaching, exhibiting, and traveling to draw upon, I have devoted the last five years to exploring the ocean south of the Port of Los Angeles to north of Monterey County; photoraphing extensively in all conditions year round. Then I use my reference photos to help remind me of my experiences on the water when I return to my studio and get to work.

Rough Seas at Montana de Oro © Carol Astaire
I now try to bring it all together in a free and joyful expression of the things of the sea I love most. Still using the old masters’ techniques of multiple layers, glazes, and traditional mediums to produce the luminosity and visceral qualities that are so rich—I hope to share all of it with anyone who views my work.

http://www.astaire-fineart.com

Carol Astaire’s exhibition “Catch a Wave” 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 2012: “Point of View”

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

San Luis Obispo Camera Club’s motto is “Photography the Fun Way.” We enjoy the camaraderie of people with a common interest in photography. Whatever your level of experience, if you are interested in photography you’ll enjoy our activities and members. We have a good time while learning from each other!

Lupine and Fog © Nyla James

Our club is a non-profit organization devoted to photography as a hobby. Membership is open to all who have an interest in photography, no matter what your level of experience. Meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. on the 2nd Thursday of each month (except December) in the Fireside Room at the Veteran’s Memorial Hall in San Luis Obispo. Please see our web site for information about the Club as well as upcoming meetings and directions to our meeting location http://www.slocameraclub.org

Mission Garden © Bob Lata
“Point of View” is an exhibit of favorite images by about 20 of our 130 members. The participating photographers represent a cross section of our membership—from a few who are relatively new to photography and have never exhibited their work before to those whose work scores high in our Club Competitions and local juried art shows to members who teach photographic techniques at local workshops and seminars.

Morro Rock © Pat Brown




Monarch © Ronnie Goyette

Sandhill Cranes at Sunset
© Don Henderson

San Luis Obispo Camera Club’s exhibition “Point of View” 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