Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Setup Day for August 2017


We had such a fun Set Up Day on Sunday! And with all the customer foot traffic with our show installations, it was a super fun day. We started on Jerry de Wilde’s show first, and the Hanging Crew did an amazing job. Jerry had an emergency at home and couldn’t be there, so we couldn’t get a photo of him that day, but his show looks wonderful in the upper Gallery.

Jeff Odell, Don Doubledee, Spanky Anderson
Jerry de Wilde's Featured Artist Wall

And Jeremy Baker’s show is a powerful experience when you come into the Gallery from the front door with his big bold images on canvas. Also, Matt Wilbourn, a new member, got his amazing photography up on his wall in the upper room.

Jeremy Baker
Matthew Wilbourn

We had lots of artists come by to work on their walls…Newton Hightower with his cute dog Lucy, Brady Cabe, Brian Johnson (a new member), Jack McNeal, Hope Myers and Carole McDonald and Karen Peterson who were working that day. Our OUT TO LUNCH BUNCH at the Dutchman Restaurant was great fun…and we had 11 artists sharing stories and experiences... and photos of their travels.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Setup Day for July 2017!!

We’ve had lots of tourists into the Gallery this past weekend and made lots of new customer connections! Our Set Up Day was so much fun. Below are some photos of our Show Installations for Pat Newton and Greg Siragusa! Their shows went up beautifully due to our great Hanging Crew and Pat’s paintings and Greg’s photography look wonderful.


Our hanging crew did such an awesome job and so many artists came by the Gallery for a visit, watch the installations, and come out with us for lunch!


MARK YOUR CALENDARS for Friday, July 14th for our Opening Reception and Gallery 14th year Birthday Party from 5-8 pm.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Setup Day for June 2017


We had such great foot traffic and sales over the Memorial Weekend and it carried over into the days following as well. So many folks admiring the works of Craig Harrill and Yael Korin and admiring all the impressive artists and their works in our Gallery. It was bitter-sweet on Monday when we had our Take Down Day.

Jari de Ham and Linda Bench arrived right on time early Set Up Day Tuesday morning so we could get their shows installed before the crowds descended upon us! Our Hanging Crew did such an awesome job hanging Jari’s beautiful Chinese Brush Paintings and Linda’s amazing pencil drawings—both artists’ work showing their incredible talent as professional artists and true artistic souls. What a beautiful way to ring in the SUMMER!!


And our OUT TO LUNCH BUNCH was a great success at the Dutchman Restaurant again! We had a good crowd and the food was delicious…like it always is! It’s a great time to get to know everyone better and catch up on everything. And the weather was fabulous!! Jerry de Wilde joined us and shared his amazing photography adventures too, and Diane Miller was there as well sharing her stories about her artistic adventures! It’s always such fun.


Our Opening Reception night and Friday Art Walk for JUNE is on Friday, JUNE 9th—from 5-8 pm…hope to see you there sharing in the support of our fine artists and mingling with the customers and all the art lovers visiting our beautiful Gallery!

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Setup Day for May 2017

We had such a fun day getting our new shows set up last weekend. Our Hanging Crew did such an amazing job at getting Craig Harrill and Yael Korin installed with their beautiful artwork. Craig’s incredible paintings and Yael’s wonderful photography are a “must see” for everyone. Yael’s husband, Paul, helped get Yael’s wall changed out as the Hanging Crew, Spanky, Don, Jeff, & Greg, did the installations on the Featured Artists’ walls.

It’s so exciting to see everything up and in place! So many customers came into the Gallery wanting to see what we were doing…at 9am! And even though we have to start early to avoid all the mess when the crowds come in, we still get lots of folks curious about all the activity going on and they want to be a part of it…. All that great creative energy going on! Craig is putting up all the wall tags on his beautiful works.

It’s such a great mix of artwork this month. Craig’s soft paintings and drawings and Yael’s amazing photos of natures textures and colors. Such a wonderful sight to see. And Carole wanted to paint Yael’s images right then!

And our OUT TO LUNCH BUNCH was a great success at the Dutchman Restaurant! We had a good crowd and the food is delicious! It’s a great time to get to know everyone better and catch up on everything. And the weather was fabulous!!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Setup Day for April 2017

Our Set Up Day for Ardella Swanberg and Don Doubledee was very exciting. The Gallery is full of color again embracing the Spring Season, and we are all getting prepared for Opening Reception Night, April 14th— where Ardella and Don will be doing live demos and the MB Estuary will be talking about the Science of the Bay. Mark your calendars to come and support us, meet our newest members, and market your own artwork!

When you walk around the Gallery you will see black Info cards on some of our artists’ walls that the Morro Bay National Estuary Program put up to help inform customers about the science of caring for our beautiful edge of the sea location. Each card talks about different states and aspects of the bay that the MB Estuary protects. Below is Bill Sima’s wall so you can see how it looks…and a pic of Spanky and Suzanne who helped with Set Up Day!


Ardella Swanberg's and Don Doubledee's Shows are amazing…and really capture so many significant places on the bay where the habitat needs our protection.



Saturday, March 4, 2017

March 2017 Setup Day!!

Hello Everyone—

Mark your calendars for the Opening ReceptionFriday, March 10th from 5-8 pm for Dottie Visker and Jack & Gay McNeal and that’s this coming up this Friday!  And we had such a fun Set Up Day this week.  Dottie’s amazing & blazing acrylic paintings were installed by our fabulous Hanging Crew and the whole lower Gallery is Springtime!  



And Jack's and Gay’s incredible combination of photography and fabric art together on the red upper Gallery show wall is simply wonderful.  The Art Quilts pick up the colors in the photography and the combination is really amazing to see.  


BEGINS MARCH 12th... And this will give us more daylight and lots more visitors to the Gallery!

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Setup Day for February 2017!

We had an amazing Set Up Day for Hope Myers and Ryan Carroll.  Hope’s show is a combination of watercolor canvases and her wonderful collages.  Lots of sizes and prices to appeal to all the customers.  Ryan’s incredible cut paper masterpieces are a sight to behold…layers and layers of cut paper that make his artwork 3-dimensional.

Some of Hope Myer's artwork!
Ryan Carrol's Guest Artist Wall!

Our Friday Art Walk & OPENING RECEPTION for Hope and Ryan is Friday, February 10th, 5-8pm...

We will also have Walter Saul doing our music for that night!! The local restaurant owners are preparing for lots of honeymooners and romantic-weekenders coming that weekend to celebrate Valentine’s Day.  We will have lots of HEART related artwork ready for them!!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Setup Day for January 2016!!


It’s hard to believe that this is the last day for 2016 and tomorrow will begin a New Year 2017!  I hope everyone has an amazing New Year’s Day and we will be open at the Gallery so that customers will see all of our amazing artwork!  The town is full of tourists and lots of people are coming to the Gallery to make purchases so we’ve had some great sale days.

The Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival is a yearly eco-tourism event promoting an understanding and appreciation of birds (throughout the month of January) and other wildlife and an awareness of environmental and conservation issues of the Central Coast, while contributing to the well-being of the Morro Bay community.  The event is sponsored by the Morro Coast Audubon Society in collaboration with California State Parks, the Central Coast State Parks Association, and the City of Morro Bay.  For information, visit the website or call (805) 772-2694, then dial O.  You will see lots of photographers from all over the world attending the events of this festival and they, in turn, attract tons of tourists to Morro Bay this month.

Our fabulous Set Up Day Team was in true form installing Virginia Mack’s amazing watercolors!  Her show is awesome and our Opening Reception Night is Friday, January 13th from 5-8pm.  Please mark your calendars and come and support your fellow artists.  We’d love to see you and so would the customers.  And the weekend of our Reception Night is a 3-day weekend with the celebration of Martin Luther King’s holiday!!  So again, lots of tourists coming to Morro Bay!!



And everyone worked extra hard getting Aris Zavitsanos’s work up as his parents were helping to get his work to the Gallery.  The team did a great job in getting Aris’s wall redone and show installed. 

And we helped get Yael Korin's, a new member and wonderful photographer, wall up with her amazing photography as well!  Welcome aboard, Yael!  Yael and her family live in Los Osos.


Another new member, Jean Woodruff and an amazing painter, got her wall up as well!  Welcome aboard, Jean!  Jean lives in Atascadero and has just moved to the Central Coast from Salinas.  And after getting walls done we all went down to the Dutchman for lunch!  We had quite a crowd and had a great lunch.


2016 was a wonderful year, full of new friends and lots of amazing artwork and great customer connections.  2017 looks to be even better with even more new artists wanting to participate in our beautiful Gallery and even more new customers discovering our incredibly talented artists and wanting to support us all!  


Cheers to the NEW YEAR everyone!
See you soon

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!