Do you work til 5pm and can’t wait until the weekend to pay us a visit?
Beginning September 6th, we’re extending our hours on weekdays!
Monday thru Friday we will be open til 6pm
Our new hours will be:
Enjoy the latest beautiful art shared by your fellow artists in this week’s Virtual Gallery!
by William M. Kenyon
Artist trading cards (ATCs) are a conceptual art project initiated in 1997. ATCs are 2.5 by 3.5 mm in size, the same format as modern trading cards (hockey cards or baseball cards). They are self-made unique works or small series, signed and dated on the reverse by the artist/producer, exchanged, and collected by the people who participate in the collaboration. There are many websites and forums with ATC swapping going on; atcsforall.com is a very friendly site for artists and crafters of all abilities and experience levels.
Here are some of the reasons that you may want to try ATC creation
For those interested, William is looking to trade cards; his email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Left: “Sisters”, 8×10 Oil Painting
Right: “Be Still My Heart”, 10×8 Oil Painting
by Susan Kounanis
by Madeline Segler
by Roxanne Rogoway
“Initially, I wanted to paint this message on the OUTside of my garage to remind everyday of the impact of art. I saw the future…and perhaps, not a pleasant one. I could see/hear my neighbors about me defacing my garage door on the alley. So I spray painted this message to my Self on the inside. I’m grateful for Martin Heidegger’s wise words. He argues that art is not only a way of expressing the element of truth in a culture, but the means of creating it and providing a springboard from which “that which is” can be revealed. Pithy words…The statements are worth re-reading again and again and exploring. Go paint…go spray paint…explore.”
– Vicky Hoffman
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 Oil Painting with Spencer Collins
4 week program (started August 8th)
When: Monday, August 22nd
Intermediate Oil Painting with Spencer Collins
4 week program (started August 8th)
When: Monday, August 22nd
Painting Big Sur with Pastels with Jim Tyler
When: Saturday, August 27th OR Sunday, August 28th
Intro to Collage with Spencer Collins
When: Thursday, September 8th OR Sunday, September 25th
Draw Your World! with Spencer Collins
When: Sunday, September 11th AND/OR Sunday, September 18th
Intro to Printmaking with Tricia Reichert
When: 6 sessions – Tuesdays afternoons starting September 13th
Dates: September 13th, 20th, 27th & October 4th, 11th, 18th
Fun Frames with the Family! with Spencer Collins
For Kids and..!
When: Sunday, September 18th
Painting a Central Coast Pastoral with Pastels with Jim Tyler
When: Friday, September 30th & Saturday, October 1st
Local Art News
Exhibit – “ON & OFF THE WALL” – Art Center Morro Bay
The Painters Group and Central Coast Sculptors are pairing up to bring you an exciting collective of intriguing paintings and sculptures, featuring some of the finest artworks on the Central Coast.
The show will be on display in the Virginia Russell gallery (upstairs) through September 19, 2022
Exhibit – “CERTAIN MATTER” – Cuesta College
Certain Matter provides viewers with a bright, vivid, and engaging opportunity to explore contemporary abstraction, weaving together the works of nine multidisciplinary artists featuring paintings, sculpture, ceramics, and digital artwork. The exhibit focuses on the material’s role in each artwork’s capacity for expression as both the subject, the idea the work is about, and the object, the physical artwork itself.
The exhibit runs through October 14th
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, August 24th
For more information, contact: Kirsti Wothe, Director of Adult Education at Art Center Morro Bay
(805) 996-0937 or email@example.com
Exhibit – “CELL FUN AWARE!” – Los Osos Library
The Los Osos Library is thrilled to present “Cell Fun Aware!” a new collection of metal and canvas prints by photographic artist Kurt Rightmyer.
Exhibit runs through August 31st
Using only a smartphone and basic photo editing software, Kurt has created a mesmerizing body of work that asks us to think more about the primacy of image as a means to an authentic art experience today.
Call for Artists – “FACES OF THE CENTRAL COAST” – Art Center Morro Bay
This very special exhibit is an artistic representation spotlighting a likeness, personality and mood of people and animals, the face of buildings and the beautiful landscapes that make the Central Coast a vibrant community!
Faces can be found along a hillside, imagined in clouds or a reflection from a pool of water. Graffiti, landmarks, horseback riding, ranching, surfing and other local sports are great examples.
WHEN: Entry, September 20, 2022, 10am – 2pm
Exhibit: September 22 through November 7, 2022
For more info, Contact Patricia Newton: firstname.lastname@example.org
I think this new website is AWESOME! And the new extended hours are AWESOME!
Etty and staff, you are such wonderful people. Keep up the exceptional work because you guys are the most AWESOME of all!
can’t find the info on watercolors and gold? time and fee?
hi, Nancy –
I’m sorry you had difficulty finding the info – here it is:
Watercolors and Gold with Spencer Collins
September 8, 2022 12pm – 2pm
Art Central, 1329 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA
Open to all ages!
In this class, we will be making original and creative cards. Using 4×6 inch cards and watercolor paints we will create organic floral designs. The final portion of this class will introduce embellishing by using Gold Leaf to enhance our overall design.
To sign-up contact Spencer at email@example.com
$30 per student or $50 for 2 students.
*Majority of materials included, necessary supplies available at Art Central!