Sunday, March 26, 2017

Reception Night and Art Walk for March 2017!!

The roads are open all around Morro Bay including our State Park and although Hwy 1 is closed past Ragged Point, we had lots of tourists coming to our beautiful harbor on this great evening…we all wish that more had made it into the Gallery, though! There has been so much on the news regarding our Morro Bay Sea Otters as this video shows—hopefully bringing in lots of tourists this weekend. And we’ve had lots of Facebook and Instagram interactions with the public…over 22,997 views from Central Coast viewers alone. All good news!! Dottie’s, Gay’s and Jack’s artwork is so amazing…

And tonight, Dottie Visker and Jack & Gay McNeal herald in the Spring with 2 amazing shows.
Featured Artist Dottie Visker

Guest Artist Gay McNeal

Guest Artist Jack McNeal


Dottie Visker and Jack & Gay McNeal really put out an amazing food table tonight with all the awesome finger foods and goodies that they served with Beth who managed everything. Gregory McIntosh created another fabulous punch for us all. Our customers and artists loved it all!! We had so many wonderful choices…and we received so many compliments from so many visitors to the gallery. Thank you all for putting out such an amazing refreshment table!!

Gay McNeal, Linda Loebs and Dottie Visker



Getting ready for Reception Night is a big deal. We have to make sure all our supplies (punch, trays, glasses, napkins, plates, etc) are all stocked up. We have to prepare the tables, make sure the Gallery is picked up, clean the windows on the doors, make sure our Show Artists are on schedule for the night and so many other details in preparation. We’ve done weeks of advertising for this one night event, and we do all of this every month for each or our show artists. This upcoming July marks our 14th year and 162nd Opening Reception Night…and all of them have been amazing. And whether we have a light turn out or the Gallery is packed with tourists, we still have to put out the same effort. And it’s been so worth it over all these years. But we still need everyone’s support...

I appreciate all the sweet souls who came to help us set up and take down tonight... and worked at making sales throughout the evening—Ryan Carroll and Linda Loebs who worked the day and helped Greg Siragusa get the reception set up. A special thanks to Greg for manning the Sales Desk during the evening, Gregory and his amazing Punch, and Beth who manned the Food Tables and really picked up and clean up the Gallery tonight. 

Special thanks Ryan, Karen, Jo & Neal, Galen, Gay & Jack, Jari, Linda Hill, Alice, Dottie and her friend Glenda, Jari, Don, Angeline, Linda Loebs…all the helping hands that helped make the reception a success! Thank you one and all for supporting our Opening Reception for our wonderful artists. It’s always a fun evening visiting with fellow artists. And we had such great music thanks to our own Mike Swanberg's voice and guitar—and Mike traveled all the way from San Diego business meeting this evening just to be with us…thank you, Mike! We also had many artists who let us know they were sick and couldn’t attend tonight’s reception.

Mike Swanberg

Gay McNeal