CCAA’s Demo Artist, June 25: Maria Poroy

Maria Poroy will discuss her journey as an artist and the reasons for its evolution, as well as a discussion of techniques and materials for artists illustrated by the paintings in the exhibit at Venture Gallery, June 1-30. Poroy will emphasize  the process and rework a paining on the spot.

Maria loved art from an early age and won a statewide award in high school. Still,  she wasn’t brave enough to stick with art and went a different direction in colleges earning an MBA, along with starting and selling two companies. Only when a near fatal car accident reminded her we don’t always have the time to do what we want, she sold her SF business, stopped the weekly commute and made time to paint. This is a journey that took many directions which she will share in the discussion of the evolution of her work. Maria is partially self-taught, and has benefited with classes with notable local artists, with Johnny Apodaca and Erin Gafill being her favorites. She has also benefited greatly by painting with others on a regular basis and is a big fan of CCAA as well as the experience  showing with talented local artists at Venture Gallery. She will be sharing her experiences along with materials and techniques she uses to create some of the unusual effects she is known for. Maria will also bring a range of work for illustrative purposes.

The Central Coast Art Association meets 6:30-8 pm at the Monterey Youth Center, with a meet & greet time until 6:45 when announcements & the demonstration by the guest artist begins. Meeting/demonstration ends approximately at 8 pm.   777 Pearl St (next to Dennis the Menace Park), Monterey, the fourth Monday of each month (please check for holiday schedules). Attendance is free and open to the public.


January 2018: Mark Farina- Landscape Painting Fundamentals, Oil Painting

February 2018: Murray Wagnon- Plein Air Painting Still Life for a Rainy Day, Oil

March 2018: Maggie Renner Hellman- Color in Painting, Oil Painting

April 2018: Marilyn Van den Bogaerde- Design, Color & Luminosity, Watercolor 

May 2018: Elizabeth Ingebretsen- Plein Air Painting & Travel, Watercolor

June 2018: Maria Poroy- Abstract Painting, Acrylic

July 2018: no demo & no meeting

August 2018: Paul Fortis- Landscape, Oil Pastels

September 2018: Romanoos Mattonen – Palette Knife Oil Painting

October 2018: Cindy Davis- Printmaking

November 2018: TBA

December 2018: no demo & no meeting

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