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”

Featured 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.

Petra Camel © Mary Ratner



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.

Jump for Joy © Farron Halapciuc



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



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