Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Reception Night, March 14th

We had a great crowd of visitors to the gallery all day long continuing into the night for our reception for our exhibiting artists, Carol Astaire (oil painting), and Geoffery Rowe (graphic art).  Carol talked to so many people during the evening who loved hearing all about what impassions her to paint. And people loved talking with Geoffery Rowe about his incredible graphic art.  It was a great evening. Carol and Geoff sold several pieces each of their framed work and lots of prints and cards. It was a hugely attended and successful reception!  Below are pictures of Geoffery, Carol, and Mike during the reception...

Featured Artist, Carol Astaire 
Geoffery Rowe discusses his art
Mike Swanberg, the gallery’s own
“music man”

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Setup Day for March Shows

As always, at the end of each month, our installation crew works hard to make sure all the artwork looks perfect throughout the whole gallery. The last day of February, they helped set up Carol Astaire’s beautiful oil paintings in the lower gallery as well as installing Geoffery Rowe’s amazing graphic art in the upper room.

Carol Astaire
Geoffery Rowe’s graphic art

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Setup Day for Our January Exhibits

Gallery at Marina Square set up its January exhibits on December 30th—Don Doubledee set up his mixed media “Fantasy & Reality” show, and Gregory Siragusa, Farron Halapciuc, and Mary Ratner set up their photography exhibit, “Reflections.”

Here are some photos from setup day:

Photographer Farron Halapciuc
works on setting up her exhibit,
with the help of her baby
and her mom
Artist, photographer, architect
Don Doubledee proudly
stands in front of his
January exhibit
Photographer Mary Ratner
is almost finished with
setting up her exhibit

An artists’ reception will be held on Friday, January 10th, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Join us for art, conversation, and refreshments!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Festive December Reception

Gallery at Marina Square had a wonderful holiday reception on December 13th, in honor of featured artist Gregory McIntosh with his vibrant, evocative, mixed media work, and guest artists from the San Luis Obispo Camera Club with their wonderful photography. Here are some photos: 

Camera Club members
discuss their work
Artists Alice Cahill and Beth Sargent
check out Gregory McIntosh’s work

Artists Don Doubledee and Gregory
Siragusa man the beverage table
The featured artist elucidates

A bonus—a Christmas cake!
The food table looks great (as usual)

The sales desk has a little respite

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Setup Day for December’s Shows

Some of Gregory McIntosh’s work.    
On November 30th, as usual at the end of each month, the gallery was abuzz with activity as featured artist Gregory McIntosh set up his “Chimera” exhibit and guest artists from the San Luis Obispo Camera Club set up their “Exposures”  exhibit. Both exhibits will be on display through December 29th. “Setup day” is also the day that many of the rest of the gallery artists change out their artwork and bring in new work to show.

An artists’ reception will be held on Friday, December 13th, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. There will be plenty of refreshments, and good company... please join us!

The San Luis Obispo Camera Club display.

Monday, November 11, 2013

November Reception

November 8th was reception night for our 2013 Craft Show, and for our two featured artists, Karen Peterson and Craig Kincaid, photographers. As always we had lots of artists, lots of activity, and lots of great food:

Some of the “Central Coast Crafters” in front of their exhibit:
Rick Carter, Lois Pruit, Bonnie Werring, Kathryn Thomas,
Rod Steelman, Hope Myers, Gay McNeal

Featured artists:
Craig Kincaid
Karen Peterson

     New gallery member:
Lisa Kanofsky, new member artist

                     Delicious food:
... and goodies

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Setup Day for Our November Show

October 30th was the setup day for our November shows: Karen Peterson and Craig Kincaid, (photography) are the featured artists and our  “Central Coast Crafters” artists are featured in our 2013 Craft Show. This was also the day for our new artists to set up their work and for those artists who could to join in the “Lunch Bunch” at a nearby restaurant—always a great opportunity for the artists to hobnob and rub elbows.

New gallery member Dorsey Dunton
Karen Peterson, featured artist, setting up her show
Getting the craft show set up
The “Lunch Bunch”—happy to hobnob

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

October Reception

We had a busy October reception for our featured artist Robert Taylor (photography), and our guest  artists, the Friday Life Drawing Group. And there was such a scrumptious array of goodies to choose from—chocolate cookies and veggie trays and cheese dips and witch-fingers and bones! Receptions are such a great opportunity for friends and fans and the public in general to come and meet our artists, and for the artists to get to know each other. Here are some photos:

Artists Jo Swanberg and
Cheryl Stahl are relived to
have the guest artist
wall complete!
Robert Taylor and his wife,
Debbie Taylor are pose
in front of Robert’s
photography exhibit

Mike Swanberg sings!
Get it before it's gone!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Setup Day for the October Show

Every month, on the 30th, Gallery at Marina Square has a “setup day.” The new exhibiting artists set up their shows, new artists set up their spaces for the first time, and older artists some in to change out artwork and freshen up their displays. Many of the artists also get together to have lunch at a nearby restaurant—it’s always a great time of activity and connection!

Photographer Robert Taylor in front of his show
New artist, Cherri Blazek

Ardella Swanberg in front of the
guest artist wall for the Friday Life
Group’s “Clothing Optional” show
Featured artist, Linda Loebs

The “Lunch Bunch”

Saturday, September 21, 2013

September Reception Night

Gallery at Marina Square hosted a reception for the exhibiting artists for September, 2013: Linda Loebs’ acrylics paintings, and the SPIN Group’s paintings on silk (Silk Painters International). The food was wonderful, lots of people came out to see the new shows, and artists and customers had a grat time connecting, as usual.

Featured Artist Linda Loebs
in front of one of her
acrylic paintings
Members of the SPIN group
(Silk Painters International)
in front of the group’s wall
The gallery and the sales desk are always
busy on reception nights

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Setup Day for September’s Show

Artist Don Doubledee
hangs guest wall
Artist Greg Siragusa,
in action
Another busy setup day at Gallery at Marina Square!

Featured artist, Linda Loebs
Linda Loeb’s wall
New artist, Taylor Jacob

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

July 2013 Reception

The second Friday of the month is Gallery at Marina Square’s reception night. On July 12th the reception was for featured and guest artists, Patricia Newton, and Geary Wootten—both oil painters. It was a terrific night of meeting with other artists, friends, fans, and new and old gallery customers. There is always great food and conversation at our receptions, and we have our very own music man, as well: Mike Swanberg.

Mike Swanberg, gallery “Music Man”

Patricia Newton,
featured artist
Geary Wootten,
guest artist

Monday, July 8, 2013

July 2013 Setup Day

On June 30th, Gallery at Marina Square featured and guest artists for July, Patricia Newton and Geary Wootten, put up their work for the July exhibitions. As always, many of the other artists also came in to change the work on their walls, and get together for lunch at a local eating place.

Here are some pictures:

The “lunch bunch” from left to right: Jeff Odell,
Geary Wootten, Gay McNeal, Carole McDonald, Janice
Lucier, Hope Myers, Sarah DeLong, Pat Newton, Jack
McNeal, Travis Newton, Greg Siragusa, Jane Siragusa

Featured artist,
Patricia Newton
Guest artist,
Geary Wootten