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In this week’s blog:

New Exhibit Announcement
Valentines Day Art Contest
11th Anniversary Announcement
About our Scholarship Fundraiser

New Closeout Deals
Call for Artists and Teachers
Our Workshops

Announcing our next exhibit

“SLO City ‘Scapes”

About the artist

“When I was growing up in Chicago, my family lived in a ground-level flat so we kept the shades down at all times lest passers-by see into the house. My bedroom had a window with an unenviable view of a brick wall three feet away. That perhaps explains my interest in “space”: vistas, views, and panoramas. The Central Coast, with its craggy shores and golden hills, present these to photographers in abundance.

I often trek the backroads and climb the farthest hill to get unique images, constantly seeking views with trees you can glide over and mountains you can soar above. Most of my images are local but trips to Argentina, South Africa and Ecuador allowed me to photograph more exotic subjects.

I got into photography via journalism, taking a photojournalism course at the University of Illinois and then working as a reporter and photojournalist at the beginning of my career. I later switched to writing exclusively. But having retired, I got back into photography in 2013 when I purchased my first digital camera.” – Bill Rumbler

About the art

“I often use a technique called High Dynamic Range (HDR), which involves taking three or more simultaneous images of the subject, each with a different degree of exposure. The result is a print with more depth and subtly than an ordinary photo. All my images can be reproduced in nearly any size on paper, canvas, or metal.” – Bill Rumbler


Contact Bill Rumbler: or 805-459-8544

Remember to send us your Valentine’s Day Card Creations by Feb 13th for a chance to win!!!

Join the fun! Send us a picture of your most creative Valentine’s day card art
for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Art Central!

We’ll pick 2 winners – one between the ages of 2-12, and one between the ages of 13-103. If you are older than 103 and submit your creation, please let us know so we can give you your own special award!
Submit to
We’ll post entries on our blog ON Valentines Day! Please share your hearts with us by Sunday, Feb 13th!

We’re getting ready to celebrate our 11th anniversary!


Due to Covid, we’re unable to host our famous Anniversary day event,
HOWEVER we will be having a WEEK of deals to make up for it
Keep an eye out for next week’s blog for details on our sale!

We are hosting our 5th annual fundraising Garage Sale Feb 21st thru 26th.

Can you help?

Clean out your studio and donate your used art supplies and equipment for a great cause!
We will be hosting our 5th annual Scholarship Fundraiser Garage Sale
All proceeds go towards scholarships for graduating local high school students who will continue their art education in college.

Huge thanks to Morro Bay Art Association for helping us to facilitate this fundraiser.
Please drop off your gently used supplies between February 17th and 20th during store hours.
Last year we raised enough money for 9 scholarships, thanks to you!

Sale runs February 21st-26th. Cash only to purchase fundraiser items.
We cannot accept credit or debit cards for these items. We appreciate your understanding.

More Cool Closeout bargains just arrived!

We saved on these finds – so you can as well!

Call for Artists!

Want to be featured in our next Virtual Gallery?
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!

Attention Teachers!

Please start thinking about demos and workshops you’d like to teach at Art Central!

In the hope that Omicron will slow down and slink away, we’d like to begin organizing workshops and classes again. With everything still up in the air we don’t expect you to commit 100%, but let’s start talking! Let us know your thoughts.

We can always cancel classes if covid still remains a safety hazard, but we would like to start booking more classes for March and April!

Workshops at Art Central

– Monthly PRINTMAKING WORKSHOPS at Art Central –

The Central Coast Printmakers will be holding a new series of printmaking workshops focusing on linocuts  (moving on to reduction linocuts and multiple plate linocuts) starting February 8th.

*(Full vaccination and masking will be required )*.

Maryanne Nucci and Tricia Reichert will be teaching these workshops.

CCP 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.

Some of our members will also be attending each of these workshops to join in and help you along the way.

Also, if you enjoy the workshops and printmaking, 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.

(High School and College students will receive a discount if they show student ID).

Monthly on (usually) the second Tuesday, 1–4pm

(Please note – February’s workshop will be on the 15th, NOT the 8th)

March, 8th, April 12th, May 10th and June 14th

Fee: $50 per class (some supplies will be provided and the rest can be purchased on-site).
There will be 10 places available in each class.

*To register (or to be included on the interest list) for these workshops, please contact Tricia* at

– Weekly WATERCOLOR 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.

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, at Art Central, 3rd Wednesdays around the county
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.