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Call for Artists – Art Central

“The Good, the Bad, and the Lovely”

WESTERN THEMED EXHIBIT

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

For this open exhibit, we are accepting all mediums! Give us the best of your west! Our region has a rich history of cowboys and grit – We want to see what you think of when you imagine the gold seekers, shantytowns, bucking broncos, golden hills, and chaparral. Find more details in the contract below.

If you are interested in participating, please send an image of your artwork to us at artcentralslo@yahoo.com by July 15th.

To participate, please download and fill out this artist contract and bring it in with your artwork and payment on Aug 3rd between 10 am-4 pm


We are sorry to have to share the sad news that Fredrix Heavy Duty stretcher bars will no longer be available. At this time, we still have inventory on a variety of sizes from 18″ to 72″ and will offer our members great discounts on our available stock. Please stop in and grab some while you still can!


Spencer’s Piñata Demo

Last week our very own Spencer Collins provided an amazing demonstration at Art Center Morro Bay about Piñata Alcohol inks! She’s a fantastic teacher who sparked new interest among attendees. Keep an eye out for her various upcoming classes for kids, teens and everyone else at Art Central!

Piñata Colors are highly saturated, fast-drying alcohol inks for any hard surface, including glass, metal, plastic, ceramic, stone, leather, resin, polymer clay, YUPO® and more. Available at Art Central so come check them out!

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!


Casual Pointed Pen with Mary Lou Johnson

FULL – ask to be added to the waitlist!

When: Saturday, July 16th

Ages: 16-100

Watercolors & Gold with Spencer Collins

When: Sunday, July 17th

Ages: 16-100

Blue + Yellow Makes Green with Spencer Collins

For Kids!

When: Sunday, July 17th

Ages: 5-11

Drawing in Depth with Spencer Collins

For Teens!

When: Thursday, July 21st

Ages: 11-16

Fun with Paper! with Spencer Collins

For Kids!

When: Thursday, July 21st

Ages: 5-11

Fun Frames with the Family with Spencer Collins

For Kids and…!

When: Thursday, July 21st

Ages: 5-11

When: Saturday, July 23rd

Ages: 16-100

When: 2nd & 4th Tuesdays starting September 13th


Dates: September 13th & 27th, October 11th & 25th, November 8th & 22nd

Ages: 16-100


Recurring Workshops


Mix It Up! with Ardella Swanberg

Next Class: Tuesday, July 19th

Ages: 16-100

Intro to Oil Painting with Spencer Collins

Series starts August 1st!

When: Monday, August 1st

Ages: 16-100

Intermediate Oil Painting with Spencer Collins

Series starts August 1st!

When: Monday, August 1st

Ages: 16-100

Beyond the Basics Watercolor with Virginia Mack

When: Wednesdays

Ages: 16-100

Watercolor Without Fear with Virginia Mack

When: Wednesdays

Ages:
16-100


Local Art News


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 – Art Center Morro Bay – “Unlocked”

WHAT: Call to Artists, Unlocked
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442
WHEN: August 9, 2022, 10am – 2pm
Information: Contact Patricia Newton, artbypatricianewton@gmail.com

This engaging exhibit will encompass a variety of artistic expression in all styles, ideas and mediums. Members are invited to submit up to (2) wall hung 2D pieces, (10) note cards, (5) portfolio prints, jewelry and (3) sculptures or 3D artworks. Please print entry forms and submit with your artwork on Tuesday, August 9, 2022, from 10am – 2pm.

One might first consider the feelings of being locked-up. This may conjure thoughts of incarceration and confinement. Shackled by pain and fear, bound by personal or family strife, suppressed emotions of anger, sadness, grief or frustration. In other words, what keeps you locked-up?

Submission information, fees and entry forms are located on the website: artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/entry-forms/
Artist may become a member by going to ArtCenterMorroBay.org or artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/register/

In-Person and Online Classes with Tricia Reichert

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.

Send images of your artwork to artcentralslo@yahoo.com 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.

HAPPY ART-MAKING!

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