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Clearance Sale!

Stock up on Derwent Procolour colored pencils before they are gone! We need the space for POLYCHROMOS premium quality color pencils, loved for their wide variety of colors, color laydown, and break-resistant lead.

So, we gotta make room!

These pencils have been marked down to irresistible clearance prices. Get ’em while we got ’em!!

Wood Panel Update!

New pricing on Cradled Wood Panels! These premium painting substrates have long had a costly barrier to entry, but we are pleased to announce that we have restructured our pricing to make them now more accessible to anyone who has yet to try them! They are marked down 30% from the suggested MSRP, and Members take an additional 20% off!

Whether you are a seasoned professional or a curious hobbyist, the wooden panel welcomes all. Wooden panels began as a painting surface that predates canvas, and some of the earliest examples date to 100 BCE Egypt, in the form of funerary mummy portraits. They would later be succeeded as the dominant painting substrate by canvas in the 16th century, but panels still endure as a viable surface in their own right. Panels are a more rigid and durable surface and can be customized by the artist towards a wider variety of media and techniques than stretched canvas. They have a solid, weighted presence, and modern conservation research points to the panel as a more permanent painting surface in the long run.

“The Good, the Bad, and the Lovely”


This exhibit runs from August 5th through October 3rd, 2022

Take-in of art is August 3rd between 10 am-4 pm

Virtual Gallery

“A Quiet Self-Confidence” by Jim Tyler

16″ x 20″, Pastel

“This painting just won Best of Show and $2500 in the Pastel Society of the West Coast’s Pastels USA 99 Voices Show.  The show features pastel paintings from artists from across the world.”

Here’s a link to the online gallery:

This year, the show is at the Art Center Morro Bay and runs through August 7th.  Hours are 12-4 pm. Make sure to check it out while you can!

by Susan Kounanis

“BLUE” by Steve Andrews

40 ” H x 26 ” W Acrylic on Arches Aquarelle paper blended Acrylic Brayer work.

“Thriller” by Steve Andrews

23 ”  h  x  19 ” w Acrylic / on BFK Rives.

 “This work gave great results using pcs of BFK paper; different colors: white, black, tan, gray. Paper cut and reassembled as one sheet keeping a Deco edge. A true gift as the Acrylic went from one paper to another. Enjoy”

 “Acrylic Gems” by Lori Mole

6”x 6”, painted on canvas panels

1. “FIREWORKS” – “My dear friend and jeweler, Yvonne Giambrone-Martin, loved these flowers. Perfect for this patriotic weekend.”

2. “STAR GLOW” – “Accidently or creatively, this star shadow just happened. Love those surprises.”

3. “LIGHTEN UP” – “Decisions, decisions while we paint. The table was gold but then became a table runner to compliment the sheet music.”

From left to right: 8×14 mixed media collage, Mixed media 3×5 card, 12×16 Watercolor, pen, pencil and acrylic

by Roxanne Rogoway

Send images of your artwork to with the subject “Virtual Gallery”. Please attach your image as a jpeg. Include your name, along with the title, medium & size of the artwork. And although not required, we’d love a few words about your artwork or inspiring thoughts for our viewers! Works can be finished, unfinished, or simply artistic experiments! Once there are enough submissions, we’ll update the gallery.

Upcoming Workshops and Classes

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 class title which will take you to our calendar!

Intro to Drawing with Spencer Collins

For Kids!

When: Sunday, July 31st OR Thursday, August 4th

Ages: 5-11

(July 31st class moved to August 7th)

Pinch Pots with Spencer Collins (cancelled)

For Kids!

When: Sunday, July 31st

Ages: 5-11

Intro to Oil Painting with Spencer Collins

Series starts August 1st, lasts 4 weeks

When: Monday, August 1st

Ages: 16-100

(Series has been postponed until August 8th)

Intermediate Oil Painting with Spencer Collins

Series starts August 1st, lasts 4 weeks

When: Monday, August 1st

Ages: 16-100

(Series has been postponed until August 8th)

Painting Stars and Planets! with Spencer Collins

For Kids!

When: Thursday, August 4th

Ages: 5-11

Painting Big Sur with Pastels with Jim Tyler

When: Saturday, August 27th

Ages: 16-100

Intro to Printmaking with Tricia Reichert

When: 2nd & 4th Tuesdays starting September 13th
Dates: September 13th & 27th, October 11th & 25th, November 8th & 22nd

Ages: 16-100

When: Friday, September 30th & Saturday, October 1st

Ages: 16-100

Recurring Workshops

Beyond the Basics Watercolor with Virginia Mack

When: Wednesdays

Ages: 16-100

Watercolor Without Fear with Virginia Mack

When: Wednesdays


Local Art News

July Guest Speaker – Central Coast Watercolor Society

Join the Central Coast Watercolor Society in welcoming guest speaker Tricia Reichert at their July meeting!

Her demo will focus on painting skies in watercolor landscapes. Reichert believes it’s the sky that most often defines the mood of a landscape painting. In her demonstration, she will illustrate a variety of different methods to achieve interesting sky mood effects.

The meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 26th in the Wesley Building of the San Luis Obispo United Methodist Church (1515 Fredericks St, SLO)

In-Person and Online Classes with Tricia Reichert

Plein Air Coastal Artists – Art Center Morro Bay

Join Art Center Morro Bay’s casual group of plein air painters on Wednesdays! This is a self-directed fun group of dynamic artists who enjoy painting and sketching outdoors. The group meets at pre-determined locations each week.

Next meeting is Wednesday, July 27th

For more information, contact: Kirsti Wothe, Director of Adult Education at Art Center Morro Bay

(805) 996-0937 or

Beginning Fused Glass – Larry Le Brane

This popular 3-week class teaches basic skills to create fused-glass artwork in any glass studio. No previous art skills are needed, honest! You’ll design, cut & prepare items for glass fusing & slumping, progressing from simple to more detailed projects each week.

When: 3 Saturdays: July 30 + Aug 6, 13, 2022

Call for Artists – City of Arroyo Grande – “Outside the Box”

The City of Arroyo Grande and Arroyo Grande Public Art are looking for artists to help transform the city with artwork by painting electrical boxes. There is a stipend of $1,000 plus, a budget of $250 for art materials for each artist who is chosen.

For more information, visit the AGPA website where all attachments can be found: HERE

The deadline to apply is August 5, 2022, 5pm

Call for Artists – SLO Botanical Garden – Fall Art in the Garden

Apply for a booth at Art in the Garden and the Plant Sale!

Art in the Garden will take place on November 4, 5, and 6, 2022 at the San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden. They are currently accepting applications for artist booths for this event.

Local artists will have the opportunity to show and sell their work in the Oak Glen Pavilion and throughout the Garden. The Garden’s semi-annual Plant Sale takes place on this weekend as well.

In this oil painting workshop, participants will get an inside look into Warren Chang’s art practice and learn how to paint a head to final painting, using a limited palette.

Warren will give a slide presentation revealing his process of creating his unique narrative paintings. By the end of this 2-day workshop, each participant will have a final painting inspired by Warren’s unique approach to painting that gives a window into his practice.

When: January 14-15, 2023