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Let’s see your creative costumes and decorations from this Halloween!

Send some images to with your name and a brief description.

Steve Andrews Creative Halloween Decor!

Welcome to this weeks

“Longing” by Susan Kounanis
Oil Painting 
Horse Shoe and Nail Cross by Shauna Jellison
(by yours truly, the girl behind these blogs)

INKTOBER Contributions by Deborah Hintergardt

Here’s all you have to do to participate in our next Virtual Gallery:
Send images of your recently created artwork to with subject “Virtual Gallery Submission”, & please attach your image as a jpeg. Include your name, along with the title, medium & size of artwork. And although not required, we’d love a few words about your artwork or inspiring thoughts for our viewers!


Scrap mat board 16″x20″ and under only!
BUY 20 SAVE 20%
BUY 30 SAVE 30%

Mention you saw this sale on our blog to save, this sale ends November 30th, 2021!


New Art Central DIY Mini Masterpiece Canvas Ornaments

Scroll through some other DIY creative ornaments
you can try this year with the whole family!

Using our selection of handmade papers, Sculpey oven-bake clay, shrinky dinks, origami and more!

Congratulations to the winners in our current exhibit


We are excited to officially announce our Wonders of the Oak Woodlands youth art show winners and invite you to an artists reception hosted by Art Central on November 13th. This will be a fun gathering where artists can take photos with their art and our finalists can pick up their prizes! Please wear a mask when inside the gallery and art store.  
Artists Reception
Art Central SLO1329 Monterey StSan Luis Obispo, CA
Saturday, November 13th, 2-4 pm
No set program. Come and go as you please!
Lysette Bloomer, Valley Oak Leaf in Morning Dew 

Kindergarten – 2nd Grade
1st place: Michela Lastreto, Acorn Woodpecker (modeling clay)2nd place: Grace Wilson, Barn Owl3rd place: Samuel Sharon, Butterfly in the SkyHonorable Mention: Noah Swanson, Black Orb Spider
3rd – 5th Grade
1st place: Makai Capalare, Wildlife Camera Curios Deer2nd place: Annie Schwent, Western Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly3rd place: Jahna Campos, California QuailHonorable Mention: Brett Beck, Mountain Lion

 6th – 8th Grade
1st place: Mckenna Rose, Red-tailed Hawk2nd place: Mckenna Rose, California King Snake3rd place: Becca Hamilton, Sketch of a Deer in GrassHonorable Mention: Emery Cannon, Anna’s Hummingbird 

9th – 12th Grade
1st place: Noe Vasquez, Monarch Butterfly2nd place: Katie Wagoner, Black and White Fox3rd place: Irie Olivio, Great Horned OwlHonorable Mention: Dorian Morris, Burrowing Owl  
Katie Wagoner, Black and White Fox
Irie Olivio, Great Horned Owl

Looks like everyone must have done a great job cleaning their studios in last year’s Virtual Garage Sales – because we only got one response to our recent request for garage sale items…

If you’re in the market for a NEW and never used beautiful aluminum watercolor easel, please contact Sara at (805) 234-0133

Regularly retails for $139.99

For sale for $70

Ongoing & Upcoming Classes and Workshops at ART CENTRAL


Wednesdays 1:30-3:30, $35/session.
To enroll please contact Virginia Mack:   


This is a watercolor class designed to let you jump in and try out this engaging medium through experimentation. We will push colors around, discover what we can do with the brushes, and enjoy the process. Your results will let you discover the possibilities that watercolor offers you.

We will work with various subjects and with all subjects, we will explore different approaches. You will find your best approach, along with your favored palette of colors.

As we progress, we will experience and develop the basic techniques of watercolor painting and realize the characteristics of the medium.

This class is designed for beginners and for those with watercolor experience who wish to expand their knowledge of painting in watercolors.



First and second Wednesdays of every month, 10:30am- 12:30pm, $35/session
Wednesdays 1:30-3:30, $35/session.
To enroll please contact Virginia Mack:   


This is a class for those who love imagining ways to further their visual expressions. We are mostly watercolor-based but branch out into other media. We discuss all elements but mostly color and its interactions, and we explore composition, intention, and process.

MONO PRINTS FROM NATURE – With the Central Coast Printmakers

Printmaking Workshop at Art Central
Tuesday, November 9th 10:30am-4:30pm
(Monthly on the second Tuesday until Jan 5th 2022)

Using leaves and flowers this monoprint process is a way to capture the beauty of plants. Students can make cards or 8×10 prints.

Cost: $15 per person
(High School and College students will receive a discount if they show student ID).

To register please contact Tricia Reichert
Phone: 1-805-473-8961

Central Coast Printmakers would like to introduce more people to the very interesting and varied world of hand-made prints. We are pretty passionate about all of the possibilities of contemporary printmaking and we are looking forward to sharing some of them with you. All ages are welcome and no prior experience is necessary to attend these workshops, just a desire to learn, explore and experiment.

Maryanne Nucci and Tricia Reichert will be teaching these, along with some of the other members of the Printmaking group.  

Also, if you enjoy the workshops, we’d like to invite you to become a member and join in with us as we learn and share with each other in our various studios throughout the year.

The *Central Coast Printmakers* is a dedicated group located in California’s San Luis Obispo County. CCP was founded over 25 years ago by Barbara & Rosey Rosenthal. With 30+ diverse active members, CCP’s mission is to maintain the tradition of making art prints & designing plates by hand. Our printmaking processes include etching, linocuts, woodcuts, silkscreen, collagraphs, & monoprints. Members participate in local demos, open studio tours, education, exhibits & community events.

To join the Central Coast Printmakers group,

Please contact Tricia Reichert at or Evy Justensen at

POCHOIR MONOTYPE – With the Central Coast Printmakers

Printmaking Workshop at Art Central
Tuesday, November 16th 10:30am-4:30pm

Learn a unique monotype process using stencils to build layered images. Flipping and layering to create exciting second and third prints.

Cost: $15 per person
(High School and College students will receive a discount if they show student ID).

To register please contact Tricia Reichert
Phone: 1-805-473-8961


“LITTLE TREASURES” here at Art Central

Artwork must be priced at $100 or less. Perfect for our holiday shoppers!

Find more details in the contract below.

To participate, please download and fill out this artist contract and bring it in with your artwork on Dec 1st between 10am-4pm. Please send in images of your work you would like to enter so we can use it for advertising as soon as possible. Email us at

Exhibit runs Dec 3rd – Jan 31st

Ornament Fundraiser

This year we are hosting our 1st Annual Ornament Fundraiser! Kicking off at our opening reception for Winter Faire!

All ornaments are hand-painted or crafted by MBAA members and featured for sale, in the Gallery. All proceeds will go to the Art Center to fund our ongoing community projects!

Each ornament is a beautiful, one-of-a-kind piece – hand signed by the artist.

Please help support the wonderful art community of Morro Bay & the Central Coast, by purchasing an ornament or two!
Available for $15 each.

Aquarius 2022
Art Center Morro Bay will be hosting the Central Coast Watercolor Society as they present, Aquarius 2022.  

Artists wishing to submit to this juried exhibit, must do so through CCWS. Please review the prospectus for rules of entry into this prestigious event.

Frank Eber will be the juror and judge of awards for this exceptional art exhibit. In addition, Mr. Eber will hold a 2-day watercolor workshop (February 28-March 1, 2022) in conjunction with this exhibit.
 Aquarius 2022 will be on display February 24 -April 4, 2022. Meet the artists at the opening reception, Sunday, February 27, 4pm-6pm.
Online Entries Only: Due 10:00 pm January 3, 2022
CONTACT: (805) 772-2504,