Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Bill Rumbler—Guest Artist

Gallery at Marina Square Presents Our Guest Artist Exhibit for April 2014: “A Window to Fly Through”

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

Bill Rumbler
When I was growing up in Chicago we lived in a ground-level flat. The window shades in the living room were always pulled down, lest passers-by on the sidewalk see all the way through the house. My bedroom had a window, but all I could see for the first 18 years of my life was the brick wall of the neighboring building three feet away. That perhaps explains my interest in “space”:  vistas, views and panoramas.  So as a photographer I seek images with windows you can fly through, trees you can glide over and mountains you can soar above.

I also like shooting rusty junk. I don’t know why.

Peek-a-Boo Sunset © Bill Rumbler


Most of my images are HDR, high dynamic range. It’s a process of taking several photos of the same scene from the exact same spot but using different camera exposures for each click of the shutter. This results in images with greater depth and a wider range of colors, making it perfect for capturing the rocky morros, dramatic coastline and foggy harbors of the Central Coast.

Bill Rumber’s photography exhibition “A Window to Fly Through” can be viewed at Gallery at Marina Square throughout the month of April, from the 1st through the 29th.

Gallery at Marina Square
601 Embarcadero #10, Morro Bay, CA 93442
Open Daily 10am - 6pm
805-772-1068

Susan McKee, Carole McDonald, Janice Lucier—Featured Artists

Gallery at Marina Square Presents Our Featured Artist Exhibit for April 2014: “Three Points of View”

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

Susan McKee
Susan McKee studied art at the Corcoran Art Gallery in Washington, D.C., the University of California, Berkeley, with various artists in Germany, where her family lived for several years, and she took every art course offered at Cuesta College (!) when she moved to San Luis Obispo. 

Sue found it gratifying that one of her paintings was recognized as Best Of Show (professional category) at the Mid-State Fair years ago. More recently (April 2012) one of her collages was chosen as Best Of Show at the Beacon Art Show in San Luis Obispo. Her paintings have received several awards at the Central Coast Watercolor Society’s Aquarius shows; they’ve been accepted in numerous shows throughout the county; She’s been honored to have one-woman shows as well at the Paso Robles and Santa Maria libraries. Her work was available at the Cambria Coast Gallery, Sycamore Mineral Springs Hotel/Resort, and Spaces Gallery in San Luis Obispo. 

Sunlight Lady © Susan McKee

Sue and her husband served in China for almost two years teaching English to university students. From this experience her work has evolved using more and more collage. She even wrote a book about this life-changing time (published by Oak Leaf Impressions Press). The book’s entitled Days Like Floating Water, A Story of Modern China, and it includes some of her artwork.




Carole McDonald
Carole McDonald is a native Californian and self taught oil and acrylic artist. She has been painting landscapes and seascapes about 40 years. She moved to the Central Coast in 2009.

As a former script supervisor in the film industry and Disney Imagineer, working where art was everywhere and discussed on a daily basis, Carole’s imagination soared. More vibrant colors came to mind along with a general tranquil feeling... just working at the happiest place on earth. Little did she know she would retire in the happiest city in America. Small World.

Lately Carole has been using acrylics for the fast drying time. Next she’s going to try water mixable oils.

© Carole McDonald

Carole says, “I'll keep on painting as long as inspiration comes from real life not dreams of a wonderful life, just life as it is... my experiences, my visions, my past loves, the inner beauty of nature and how it appears to only me. I think painting becomes part of your soul because it’s a part of me that will live on long after I’m gone.”



Janice Lucier
Janice Lucier is a painter and mixed media artist from Grover Beach. She’s found her retreat from the chaos in the world by creating art. Art is a practice and a form of meditation for her. Janice’s intention as an artist is to enjoy the process, continue to learn, and improve. 

Janice paints her subjects using traditional oil paint or water media but sometimes she challenges herself by incorporating mixed media. She also loves to draw and keep several sketchbooks and art journals going at the same time.

Bird at My Window © Janice Lucier
Drawings and sketches: www.lucierjanice.blogspot.com


Susan McKee’s, Carole McDonald’s, and Janice Lucier’s mixed media and painting exhibition “Three Points of View” can be viewed at Gallery at Marina Square throughout the month of April, from the 1st through the 29th.

Gallery at Marina Square
601 Embarcadero #10, Morro Bay, CA 93442
Open Daily 10am - 6pm
805-772-1068