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Welcome to this week’s

Keep creating with this extra studio time and send in your images!
It inspires us and everyone who sees them!

Please read the following to be apart of our next virtual gallery:

***  When you send images, PLEASE don’t reply to this e-mail
It is a “DoNotReply” e-mail, and images just won’t attach.  Don’t know why, but they don’t.  (Super frustrating for us!)
E-mail your images to  Also use that e-mail if you are placing an order.  And it’s so helpful if you include your name and the word “order” in the subject line.  If you have questions, please call us during CURBSIDE pick-up times (Mon – Fri, 9am-1pm) at 805-747-4200.

Lori Wise“Tori’s Bouquet” 9×12” acrylic on cradled wood panel.”
-Lori Wise


“The cat is a pencil drawing using Tombow pencils of varying sizes; the landscape is watercolor using 140 lb paper and the waterfall is pastel using Italian Clay color paper and various brands of pastels. Thanks for doing this!!”
-Sammie Bankston


Karen Flyod

Title: “Red Hats Society Ladies”
medium:  Mixed (Poly clay, wire, acrylics, cloth)
Size:13″ H X  12″ W X 6″ W

“The last time my husband and I actually ate out at a restaurant before quarantine, we were at Rooster Creek having lunch.  We saw a long table full of older ladies in glorious attire. They, I discovered were part of the” Red Hats Society” group.  I spied two friends of mine and snapped a picture.  I just had to make a sculpture to honor their joy.”

Hope this makes you smile,  -Karen Floyd


Hilda Vandergriff

“Here is a painting I finished that I’d like to share.
Oh how I miss Yosemite right now.

Thank you for all you are doing. Thanks”
– Hilda Vandergriff


Terry Greene

“Here is a piece.  Acrylic and collage on canvas.”
Terry Greene


Dog Portraits of Lucky and Bravo – by Ji Li


“Having fun with watercolors, pastels and acrylics. Miss seeing you all. Thank you for keep us connected.” – Paula Frojae

“On the Bluff”  6” x 8” and “Around the Bend”  6” x 8”

“Here are a few small pastel paintings I recently completed that you can post.  Hope all is well with you, Etty.  Onward and Upward!”
-Jane Russell

“What do artists do during the virus? Paint!”
-Carolyn Blackman

Barbara Rosenthal

“Our daughter and son-in-law are working from home. Charcoal drawing.” – by Barbara Rosenthal.”


“Here’s two watercolors from a volcano series I’m working on, using all Art Central materials, of course! I’ve been doing wet on wet on Arches Hot Pressed watercolor blocks.” -Patti Everett


Kabe Russell
“Safe Harbor” tiny little figure in a big dark world offering a blessing.
-Kabe Russell


Ginny Murtaugh

“Here is my latest watercolor of Mountains by Cuesta Grade near SLO. 12 x16.”
-Ginny Murtaugh


Annamarie Fella

“Cube” Pen and ink drawing by Annamarie Fella

KC Caldwell
“Here’s a new quarantine painting. The was a sole goose all alone in the estuary about a month ago.  He’d fly up and down the creek, back and forth. It seemed like he was building his strength and I assumed he was injured when the flock left in winter. (I don’t know much about birds, so I freely admit this is my own interpretation.) About a 10 days ago, a second goose arrived. They stayed close together, flying and feeding, sitting on the marshes. I haven’t seen them in 3 days. Covid-19 gave me the time to watch him and be inspired by his magnificent presence.”
-KC Caldwell


“We’re staying busy creating art, walking and working in our garden.  Attached are two photos of our recently completed Garden Art:  Tree stakes into pencils. Thanks for your generosity!”
-Bobbye & Kim Thompson


“Why not submit? Here is one finished watercolor ( “Oak Tree Torso in Morning Light”,14″ x 20″ ) and a sketchbook page that has just been completed.
I love your store and the great supplies and sense of community!”
Marcie Hawthorne


Sherry Lewis

“Me Tending to My Brother”
8”X 8” China marker and encaustic on cradle  board
“My brother David died in early March, not of the virus.  It was not a calamity but a sadness. I had been drawing from a book on Egyptian Mythology this picture of the Jackal-headed god, Anubis, who supervises the body and soul into death.
When I added the encaustic, especially on the body, I could see I was grieving/honoring my brother’s death.  I love this picture because of that sentiment.”
-Sherry Lewis

Roxanne Rogoway

“The sun is starting to shine through”
“Half sheet watercolor paper, Mixed media (collage, watercolor, pencils, acrylic, gesso). This painting was facilitated by David Limrite’s “ Create Anyway” course.”
-Roxanne Rogoway

Lia Anisgard
“Cloudy day in the Fields”
Pastel Color Study – Lia Anisgard

Thank you to all of our participating Artists. We look forward to seeing what else you all create during your shelter at home!


Last week we created 250 gift bags for SLO County children in need

 We donated a variety of papers, markers, pencils and crayons, and we’d like to thank the following individuals and companies for their contributions: 


Local Artist Nicki Lenore for donating her amazing SLO-themed coloring books

Ali at Frameworks located on Marsh Street in SLO for cutting hundreds of pieces of colorful matboard for the kits

Savoir Faire and Strathmore Papers for their exceedingly generous donations of paper and colored pencil sets

We are grateful  that we were able to offer help – we may not have masks or food, but we hope the gift bags will brighten the days of these children. 

Here are a few free printable line drawings by Nicki Lenore that you can print out and color in at home!