please note – we’ll be closed for Memorial Day – have a safe and creative holiday weekend!
We’re excited to announce a Gallery Exhibit (in our real gallery!) to commemorate the art you have been creating during shelter-in-place.
For this exhibit we will NOT be hosting an Artist reception, and there with be NO entry fee! Artwork will be limited to one piece per person, 16×20″ or smaller, artwork must have been created during the Covid-19 Shelter-in-place. You may choose to put a price on the art or not – we will not adhere to our usual policy of requiring the art to be for sale. This exhibit will hang for the months of June and July. Please click on the Artist contract below for more information on the show, you will need to print and fill this out and bring it in with your artwork.
Artwork may be brought in anytime after May 27th that the store is open for business, and we will hang work until we run out of room. The ONLY criteria is that the work MUST have been created after March 19th, 2020.
This week’s VIRTUAL GALLERY
If you haven’t visited our blog before, please read the following if you’d like to participate in our next virtual exhibit.
“Here are two little pieces I did this past week. One is a watercolor from a photo of a friend of mine: ‘Old Blue House’. The Second is a pastel from a pastel society paint out in Morretti Canyon: ‘The Hills are Alive’. Thanks so much for your support of all of us.”
“I would like to thank you for finding a way to simultaneously provide art products, give artists a platform to exhibit, and remain safe and distanced. I sincerely appreciate what you are doing for the community. I have been keeping busy creating art during the corona virus shelter-in-place times. ‘Corona Breakfast’ on left, and ‘Bella’s Buttery Nirvana’ on right.”
“This is Finnegan, romping on the beach at Morro Strand. Pastel, 14″ x 11″.”
Here’s how your chalk was used yesterday at PRHS.” -Geoffrey Land
Thank you Geoffrey for providing this amazing quote: “I hope in the years to come everyone will be able to take pride in how they responded to this challenge.”
-Queen Elizabeth II
Fun art projects to do at home!
Vincent Van Gogh Art Lesson Plan for Kids
A lesson plan in oil pastel for grades 6-8, completed in two 45 minute class periods.
Students learn about the life of the famous artist Vincent Van Gogh, and create an original still life image of flowers in his style.
- Oil Pastels Set of 24
- Black construction paper
- Colored construction paper (for framing)
- white pencil
Click this image below for the full lesson plan and enjoy!
A collage art lesson inspired by Henri Matisse
Students will learn about the life and art of Henri Matisse, and create a cut out collage inspired by his work in 2 45-min class periods designed for children in 3rd-5th grade.
- Construction paper and other colored paper
For Online Workshops with local Artists:
Artists at Morro Bay Art Association : https://artcentermorrobay.org/
David Limrite : https://www.davidlimrite.com/upcoming-events
Jason Mayr : https://www.jasonmayr.com/workshops
Nic Stover : https://www.stoverphoto.com/Workshops/Summerworkshop
Artists at SLOMA : https://sloma.org/online-workshop-classical-drawing/