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Provoked by the critical issues of the past few years, individuals in the Cutting Edge Fiber Arts Group responded by creating art to express their points of view and frustration. “Needling” seemed an appropriate title for these heartfelt works which address politics, war, equality, gun rights, COVID, environmental issues and democratic values.

The Cutting Edge Fiber Arts Group is comprised of fiber and textile artists from the California Central Coast. Members work with a variety of innovative techniques and materials to create art quilts and fiber art that transcend functional craft into the realm of fine art.

Artists’ Reception will be held THIS Saturday, March 4th from 2-4pm


Our next open exhibit is coming up! In honor of spring, the theme is “Flowers and Flutterbys” so we’d love to see your critters and carnations! Exhibit runs April 7th to May 1st and drop off is April 5th.


The artist contract previously stated the exhibit reception would be Friday, April 7th 5-7pm.

Correct Reception date is Saturday, April 8th from 2-4pm***

Save the Date!

Come and browse through gently used art supplies, generously donated by local artists – all proceeds go towards creating scholarships for graduating local high school students continuing their art studies in college.

Please bring cash to purchase fundraiser items...
We cannot accept credit or debit cards for these items, and appreciate your understanding.

Thank you to Morro Bay Art Association for helping to facilitate this fundraiser.

Upcoming Classes & Workshops

Please remember that we have a small parking lot. If you are attending one of our demonstrations or workshops, and it is not a physical hardship for you, please park on one of the nearby side streets. We appreciate your consideration.

For more info on each class, click on the “click here” button for more info about each class, or click on the class title which will take you to our calendar!

Paint Your Pet with Karen Blaney

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When: Sunday, March 5th, 1pm-3pm

Ages: All

“Slo Drawz” Drawing & Social Club

ATTENTION ALL ARTISTS in SLO County! Want to improve your drawing skills while also building a community of supportive creatives? Then join the drawing group Slo Drawz!

Next session (Figure) is Monday, March 6th from 5pm to 7pm

Starting mid-March, Slo Drawz will alternate each week between Mondays and Thursdays. For example, group will be held Monday, March 20th then Thursday, March 30th. (Because of our YART fundraiser, there will be no SLO Drawz Monday, March 13th.)

Fee is $20 per session or $60 for a month’s pass. We suggest advance registration – maximum of 15 people per session! Please sign up by messaging the Instagram @SloDrawz or email Chantelle at

Acrylic Painting with Catherine Lemoine

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When: Friday, March 24th AND/OR Saturday, March 25th

Ages: All

Portraits for Kids with Zoe Williamson

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When: Tuesdays 3:30pm-5pm starting April 11th

Ages: 7+

Sculpey World with Zoe Williamson

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When: Saturday, May 13th, 10:30am-12pm

Ages: 6+

Beyond the Basics Watercolor with Virginia Mack

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When: Wednesdays, 10:30am-12:30pm

Ages: 16-100

Watercolor Without Fear with Virginia Mack

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When: Wednesdays, 1:30pm-3:30pm


Intro to Oil Painting with Spencer Collins

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When: Thursdays, 10:15am-1:15pm

Ages: 16+

Beginning Drawing for Kids with Spencer Collins

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When: Thursdays, 3:30pm-4:45pm

Ages: 8-13

Interested in homeschool art classes? Contact Art Social 805 at for future scheduling.

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Beacon Art Exhibit – SLO United Methodist Church

SLO United Methodist Church is proud to host the Beacon Art Show 2023. This year’s theme is “Artistic Spectrum” and is significant because they believe every person is created in the image of God. “If so, we were created to be co-creators in an incredible spectrum of possibility.” – Pastor Mark Sturgess

Exhibit runs from March 3rd to April 2nd, The “Beacon Art Show” By-Invitation Awards will be March 3rd, 5:30-7 pm, followed by a Public Reception, 7 pm-8:30 pm

Colors of Conservation – Exhibit – San Luis Outdoor Painters for the Environment

 SLOPE and The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County announce “Colors of Conservation”, Spring 2023, an annual exhibit of original landscape paintings from local artist members of SLOPE.

The event will be held in the Milking Parlor at the iconic San Luis Obispo landmark, the OCTAGON BARN CENTER on Friday, March 3, 4:00pm – 7:00pm, and Saturday, March 4, 10:00am – 4:00pm.  

Live demos from the artists will be held all Saturday. Original paintings and prints will be available for sale. A portion of art sales will benefit The Land Conservancy.

Opening Minds Community Arts Show – Call for Artist – Transitions-Mental Health Association

TMHA is in the midst of launching a public, call for art for an upcoming art show and fundraiser – the 2023 Opening Minds Community Arts Show; a biannual event, inviting people of all ages to submit art inspired by living mentally well.

They are currently taking submissions, through a Jot Form online form, hosted by SLO County Arts; the deadline for submissions is March 24th. They are seeking 2D and 3D art this year, as well as literary and performance art. Later this spring, they will jury all submissions and select art for the show, including a featured piece.

Click HERE for the application!

Pastels with Greg Trombly – Demo – Art Center Morro Bay

Art Center Morro Bay is hosting a pastel demonstration with award-winning artist, Greg Trombly, on March 13th from 3-5pm. Discover the magic of pastels, focusing on basic drawing and observation skills.

This demonstration will explore basic composition, drawing techniques, color and value with a variety of soft pastels. Interaction with the artist is welcome and encouraged.

This free art demonstration is a precursor to his upcoming workshop, and open to the public. The upcoming 3-day workshop is, March, 24, 25 & 26, 2023, 1-4pm.

Central Coast Photographic Society – Call for Artists – Art Center Morro Bay

A juried exhibition of the Central Coast Artists Collective’s Photographic Society will take place at Art Center Morro Bay from May 18th to June 26th. There is no theme for the exhibition, and members are encouraged to submit their best and more recent work.

Deadline for submissions is March 15th.

Entry is open to members of the Photo Society of the Central Coast Artists Collective (CCAC) with valid memberships in 2023. (For information on joining CCAC, visit

Oil Painting Workshops with Libby Tolley

Join Libby Tolley for her 2023 studio and plein air oil painting workshops! She’s offering a Plein Air Essentials workshop for studio artists wanting to learn to work on location, and artists that have not worked with her before.

Other workshops available as well, click here for more info!

Check out the Central Coast Artists Collective newsletter for more events in our community!

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– and remember –

Art is a space in which freedom tests its wings.