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“Memories” by Susan Kounanis
Oil Painting on linen panel 

at the beginning of the pandemic, when everything came to a screeching halt, we struggled to find ways to stay connected to our close-knit artist community.

Many of you sent us encouraging emails, expressing appreciation of our little shop and some of you included uplifting artwork you had created during those first few weeks of the shutdown –

these heartfelt emails sparked our virtual gallery!

The main goal of our Virtual Gallery is to help inspire others and share creativity and beauty.

Please continue to share your artwork with us!

Here is a look at some of the art shared with us during the last two years…

Want to be featured 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!

Our holiday hours:

There’s still time to pick up beautiful locally made artwork for your holiday gifts!

And while you’re here, be sure to check out our stocking stuffers and art supply gifts!

Upcoming workshops here 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, 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.

Printmaking Prayer/Attention/Focus Flags – With the Central Coast Printmakers

Prayer/Attention/Focus Flags

“Absolute attention is prayer.” -Simone Weil
What do we focus on or desire to bring daily into our consciousness, into our hearts? In Tibetan tradition, prayer flags are hung to promote blessings and peace to all beings. We will be designing our own flags, incorporating personal symbols as a way to focus our thoughts and actions. We’ll be carving 5 small blocks, inking them and printing on paper, then adding a string to hang them. 

Printmaking Workshop at Art Central
Tuesday, December 28th, 10:30am-4:30pm
(Monthly on the second Tuesday until Jan 5th 2022)

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

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One Comment

  • Sue LaCabe says:

    But you made it work…when we could finally come (with masks) and make our purchases. So glad you weathered the storm…..