Saturday, December 3, 2016

Setup Day for December 2016

GALLERY CHRISTMAS PARTY is Friday, December 9th!!  
ALSO OUR OPENING RECEPTION NIGHT FOR “EDGE OF THE SEA” from 5-8 pm—mark your calendars!

We had such a wonderful Set Up Day for our huge Group Show “Edge of the Sea” with 34 of our painters and photographers participating.  We have a beautiful brochure that we hope you will pick up and give out to friends and family as well as our December postcard invitation to our Opening Reception Night next Friday!

Set Up Day was chilly but we were able to get the show installed before we all went to lunch at the Dutchman.

Don Doubledee, Ardeva Swanberg & George Asdel

Alice Cahill & Virginia Mack

Here are Don, Jo, & George in the first pic, and Alice and Virginia in the second pic.  Everyone helped out but our Hanging Crew (Don, Gregory, Greg, and Spanky) were the hero’s of the day with all the lifting, hammering, and rearranging they did all morning.  We always begin Set Up Day at 9 am but several of us got there at 8:30 so we could get things ready and put out the big box of donuts for all of us.

Jane Siragusa, Spanky Anderson & Pat Newton

Don Doubledee and Jack McNeal

Here’s Spanky and I helping Pat change out her wall in the first pic, and Don and Jack adding folios to the bins.

The Lunch Bunch!

And here we all are in the Dutchman for lunch.  We had such fun talking and catching up with everyone!!  And there’s Mary de Wilde on the end of the table (across from George) who is one of our newest members to the Gallery!  Welcome Aboard, Mary!!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Setup day for Duane Laurabee and Mark Allen

We took down Linda Bench's and Jo Swanberg’s amazing artwork from the month of October shows as well as the Icon Show in the upper room.  We had lots of sales and activities going on last month!  

We put up Duane Laurabee’s and Mark Allen’s incredible oil paintings for the November shows. Duane's work is found in the Lower Featured Artist area and Mark Allen is on the Upper Room's beautiful red wall! 


Please welcome Dottie Visker to the Gallery.  Dottie paints amazingly colorful abstracts and has taken a Gridwall in the upper room.  She and her husband Larry live in Roseville.  Welcome Aboard, Dottie!

Please welcome Cathy Lischerelli to the Gallery.  Cathy is also an abstract painter, but with an unique style and color palette and has taken a Gridwall in the upper room.  She and her husband Peter live in Paso Robles.  Welcome Aboard, Cathy!

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Setup Day for October


We took down Jari’s and Sharon’s shows and got the Gallery repainted and set up with our new arrangement in the upper room.  Below is Jari in front of her amazing Chinese Brush Paintings.

Featured Artist Jarien de Ham

Guest Artist Sharon Sobraske

And we put up Linda Bench’s amazing drawings and Ardella Swanberg’s beautiful watercolors in the lower Gallery.  Both of these artists are master painters and have an incredible eye for color and composition.  


Both Jack and Spanky were helping set up with all the details that go into making the Gallery look professional and awesome.  And we Scott Birchell, below, got a couple of his beautiful photographs up on his new wall.



Our amazing Hanging Crew also installed the Central Coast Iconographers show in the upper room and it’s an incredible show of color, texture, and beauty—so much gold leaf and history!


Saturday, September 3, 2016

Setup Day for September 2016


We had such a successful Set Up Day this week.  Jari de Ham’s wonderful Chinese Brush Paintings are up and looking great.  We installed a magnificent Chinese Scroll that Jari painted hanging on one of the large walls in the lower Gallery Featured Artist area.  Her work is awesome.  


And in the upper Gallery Guest Artist area we installed Sharon Sobraske’s wonderful paintings…everything from landscapes, waterscapes, coy fish and flowers.  She did an amazing job putting her colorful show together.  She’s putting the finishing touches on her show this week as we all prepare for Opening Reception night!!


Opening Reception Night is Friday, September 9th from 5-8pm.  Please mark your calendars and come to support your Jari and Sharon!  Come hear Mike Swanberg sing & play! 

We are NEEDING new members to join our Gallery.  Please take a minute and think of who you may know who is an artist that may want to sell their work and join our community of great artists.  You can email me their phone or email address and I’d be happy to contact them.  You can also give them my phone 805-801-0882.  Thank you.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Setup Day for August 2016


We had a great time getting Beth Sargent’s and Susan Manbeian’s artwork up on the Gallery Show walls on Saturday.  It was an early foggy Saturday morning so we all enjoyed munching down donuts while we chatted with all the artists.  Jeff Odell and Greg Siragusa, part of our Hanging Crew, helped Susan carry up her wonderful canvases…some were very huge!…and get the canvases ready to hang.  Beth had already carried her photography up the stairs and was ready to go!  Beth’s photography is amazing and it’s the first thing you see when you start climbing to our front door.  And Sue’s ginormous and wonderful  canvas of flowers greets you as you come up the inner stairway.  Come to the Gallery at take a look at our amazing artists and new shows.



We had a good turn-out for our Lunch Bunch crowd at the Dutchman.  The city was so crowded with tourists that it was good we left early for lunch and we got our special table so we all could visit.  Jack and Gay shared photos of their trip to Alaska and we caught up on all the fun things that we all have been doing this summer.  We have such fun!!

Friday, July 1, 2016

Setup Day for July 2016


We had a very productive Set Up Day. Chuck Pruitt arrived super early and we got his wonderful photography up on the Guest Artist Wall in the Upper Gallery. Pat Newton arrived soon after with her amazing oil paintings and we installed her show in the Lower Gallery. Both shows are so colorful and full of awesome images of the Central Coast. Opening Reception Night is Friday, July 8th from 5-8pm. Please mark your calendars and come to support your Gallery Mates!


Featured Artist Pat Newton
Guest Artist Chuck Pruitt


Windows On The Water restaurant has asked Gallery at Marina Square to be the artistic force behind the painting of their Cow for the SLO County Cow Parade 2016. Many businesses in SLO county have purchased cows and contracted with different artists on the Central Coast to paint the cows. Windows On The Water's cow is named the “Half-way Heifer” to be designed and painted by our Gallery Painting Team-- Jeff Odell and myself, Don Doubledee and Greg Siragusa. She will be depicting “So Cal” on the left side of her and “No Cal” on her right side and a 50 yard line down her center-- and lots of landmarks painted on both sides. Right now, the full sized cow is standing on tarps in Suite 4, next to the Wine Shop downstairs. When she arrived, she was totally white fiberglass, and now she has her first coat of black paint on her. After she’s all painted to the design specifications of Stan and Brian (Windows owners) by our Gallery Painting Team, she will be mounted on a cement block and stand on our patio in front of the restaurant. I will keep you posted on her progress.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Setup Day for June, 2016


We had a good Memorial Weekend and we had tons of tourists coming into town and into our Gallery.  Our Set Up Day went great with Spanky getting his amazing paintings installed in the lower gallery and Bill Sima, with his incredible photography on metal, in the upper gallery.  We started early, as usual with our Hanging Crew, so that we could begin hanging at 9am and finish before 11am... so we all could go to lunch.  We had a small group at Lunch Bunch yesterday, only the six of us, but we had so much fun getting to know one another better!!  The shows look wonderful!!



Please mark your calendars for Friday, June 10th for our fun evening of meeting and greeting tourists and creating customer connections.   Our customers are the reason we have a gallery and we need to all spend time developing relationships with the people who love our work and who buy our work.  And you’ll want to hear Mike Swanberg sing and hear his wonderful music!  We will also have some great finger foods to eat!!

Monday, May 2, 2016

Setup Day for May 2016

On Setup Day for May 2016 we setup two amazing artists - Hope Myers & Don Doubledee!

We had such fun getting our new shows set up on Saturday. Hope Myer’s show is full of wonderful watercolors—landscapes, waterscapes, animals cover our lower room Featured Artist area. It’s hugely full of color which is so perfect for our Spring May month! Hope has a variety of work on canvas, framed under glass, tiles, folios and lots of cards ready for the customers coming to the Gallery.

Don Doubledee’s show in the upper gallery is such a wonderful contrast of drawings in black and white and color washes…which really pop on the red Guest Artist wall. He has all different sizes with folios and cards for people to choose from. It has such a great modern feel to his show.

Don and Hope are both amazing artists who have done amazing work to get ready for this show! Be sure to come on down, and see for yourself! Hope's watercolors will bring a dash of light and color, and Don's Pen and Ink drawings will simplify your life!

See you soon!

Friday, April 1, 2016

Setup Day for April 2016

We have two amazing artists sharing the month of April. Our Featured Artist is Painter Marc Genet.

Marc Genet’s abstract paintings are wonderfully filling up the lower walls of the Gallery. 


Our Guest Artist this month is Alison Salome!

Alison Salome's show is full of birds with lots of works which we were able to put out in the upper room.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Setup Day for March 2016


We had such a fun Set Up Day today.  George Asdel, with his wonderful abstracts and poetry are so amazing.  He and his wife, Kathie, worked together to get all the wall tags up and all the pieces priced.  And Jeff Odell’s show in the upper room is fantastic too.  The Hanging Crew did an an amazing job today and we were able to get the shows up and then on down to the Restaurant for our Lunch Bunch.

Featured Artist George Asdel

Guest Artist Jeff Odell

And we had quite a crowd for out Out To Lunch Bunch at the Dutchman Restaurant today.  It’s always so fun to meet with everyone, visit and catch up on what we’re doing, and just chat away and laugh.

Our OPENING RECEPTION for George and Jeff is Friday, March 11th from 5-8pm!!

Please welcome Ryan Carroll to the Gallery.  Ryan works is cut paper and his wall is next to Lisa Kanofsky’s in the upper room.  Ryan lives in Santa Maria.  Welcome aboard, Ryan!

Please welcome Marjorie Zlotowitz to the Gallery.  Marjorie is a jeweler and her jewelry box in next to the Sales Desk in the lower room.  Marjorie lives in Cambria with her husband T.J.  Welcome aboard, Marjorie!

Monday, February 1, 2016

Setup Day for February 2016

Our crews work very hard at taking down Carlo’s and Virginia’s shows on Friday.  Don spent a lot of time painting and spackeling walls and making our Gallery look pristine again. Jeff and Spanky worked hard at taking down work and helping the artists pack up their shows. 

Sharon Sobraske moved to a wall in the upper room and Carlo moved his work to the wall next to Ingrid Brink, so we had lots of activity going on that day.  And Gregory McIntosh was very busy organizing Community Walls with new work and rotating art throughout the Gallery.  And Spanky was busy helping install our newest member, Ryan Carroll, who does amazing paper collage.  His wall is in the upper room next to Lisa Kanofsky—welcome aboard Ryan!

Gary Fair came super early to the Gallery so we were able to get his show up first.  If you haven’t been to a Set Up Day, then you haven’t seen the great system we have in place.  Don, Greg, Jeff, Greg and Spanky do such great work hauling artwork up the stairs, unpacking boxes and bags and set out each piece of artwork that needs to be hung.  We have such a great team working together…my job is to step back and look at each wall as one large canvas so that each framed picture that is hung all works with the others framed pieces around it.  Don hammers the nails in place and works with me on placement while Jeff and Spanky feed him nails and artwork.  It’s a real team effort and lots of work and we’ve had a Hanging Crew do this together for 13 years now—some of the crew has changed over the years, but Don and I have been doing it the whole time.  And Gary’s oil paintings are amazing and his show is great with so many wonderful waterscape images with surfers and boats and so much more.  You have to come and see it all.

Jillian came on time and Greg helped haul her work up to the upper room and I worked out the placement of each piece while Don and Spanky and Jeff got all the wonderful photography up on the walls while Greg helped manage clean up.  Her show looks wonderful and full of color!!  Such fun photography.

We had 7 artists who joined in for the Lunch Bunch and they said they had a great time.  We had Don, Jillian, Gay, Jack, Carlo, Jeff and Greg (who was taking the pic).  It’s such a good marketing strategy to get other artists to know you so that they can sell your work better when it’s their day to sit.

Friday, February 12th is our Opening Reception for Gary Fair and Jillian Parks!!  Please come and support your fellow artists and make some sales for yourself while your there!!  We'll have lots of food and wonderful music by Mike Swanberg.


Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Setup Day for January 2016


We had a wonderful Set Up Day yesterday.  Virginia Mack and our wonderful Hanging Crew got her Featured Artist walls set up with her wonderful show “Feathers and Light” and all her amazing watercolors of birds!!  And Carlo Christian (although he left before I got a pic of him) has his photography up in the upper Gallery and the Hanging Crew did an amazing job with his show too.  His awesome photography is wonderful.  

Mark your calendars for Friday, Jan 8th—next week for our RECEPTION NIGHT!!!

We had such a good lunch at the Dutchman Restaurant…and although I missed getting a pic of Virginia and myself, the rest of the artists look happy and contented from a great meal!

We have a lot to be thankful for this year…our Gallery is staying open and we’re able to pay our bills when so many galleries are having to close.  We have one of the largest galleries on the Central Coast with the most top professional artists under one roof!  We have an amazing location, the best view out our back door, and such loving friendships with each other inside!!