Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present the MBAA Juried Exhibit 2018. This juried event is a collective of exceptional paintings, featuring some of the finest artworks from artists throughout California. The exhibit features a variety of artistic mediums from traditional to contemporary.
Judge of Awards:
We are fortunate to have Debra Joy Groesser as the 2018 judge and juror for this esteemed exhibit.
Debra Joy Groesser earned a Bachelor of Fine Art degree from Bellevue College, Bellevue, New England. Debra paints many subjects, however is noted for her impressionistic style plein air landscape work. “Painting is such a spiritual experience for me. Nothing inspires me more than being out on location, capturing the subtle nuances of color, light and atmosphere that can only be achieved by painting from nature. Debra also paints portraits and figurative works. In 2011, she was commissioned by Omaha Performing Arts to create a large portrait of Richard and Mary Holland, which hangs at the Holland Performing Arts Center in Omaha, Nebraska.
Debra is a signature member and President/CEO of the American Impressionist Society, a Master Signature member of Plein Air Artists, Colorado, a Signature member of Laguna Plein Air Painters Association and American Plains Artists. She is an elected artist member of Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters and the Salmagundi Club in New York. Her work has been featured in several national art publications including Art of the West, American Art Collector, Southwest Art and a feature article in the October/November 2014 issue of Plein Air Magazine. She was a finalist in Southwest Art Magazine’s 2012 Artistic Excellence competition. Debra was a faculty member for the 2014, 2015 and 2018 Plein Air Conventions in Monterey, California.
Debra is represented by SouthWind Art Gallery, Topeka KS, Mary Williams Fine Art, Boulder CO, Vanessa Rothe Fine Art, Laguna Beach CA, Montgomery-Lee Fine Art, Park City UT and The Mission Gallery, St. George UT.