Only a Couple Days Left
Make sure to stop by and snag anything that catches your eye before the sale ends on Saturday, March 18th at 5pm.
FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL ART TEACHERS ONLY – On Sunday, March 19th, between 12-4pm, stop by to help yourself to assorted supplies that were not sold at our fundraiser garage sale. Proof that you are a teacher at a public local elementary, middle or high school is REQUIRED. Bring your own boxes or bags and help yourself. First come, first serve only, no holds. Bring business card from your school or a letter on your school’s letterhead, please.
On Monday, March 20th we’ll put out a pile of free stuff for the general public to sift through.
CLOSEOUT on Encaustic Cakes!
Don’t worry, we aren’t getting rid of encaustics – we’re going start stocking the smaller size!
All R&F 104 ml cakes on clearance – at 40% off!
Click here for a list of what’s left in stock. First come, first serve.
🐝CALLING ALL ARTISTS🦋
Our next open exhibit is coming up! In honor of spring, the theme is “Flowers and Flutterbys” so we’d love to see your critters and carnations! Exhibit runs April 7th to May 1st and drop off is April 5th.
*** PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING CORRECTION ***
The artist contract previously stated the exhibit reception would be Friday, April 7th 5-7pm.
Correct Reception date is Saturday, April 8th from 2-4pm***
There is still time to see our current fiber art exhibit:
Provoked by the critical issues of the past few years, individuals in the Cutting Edge Fiber Arts Group responded by creating art to express their points of view and frustration. “Needling” seemed an appropriate title for these heartfelt works which address politics, war, equality, gun rights, COVID, environmental issues and democratic values.
The Cutting Edge Fiber Arts Group is comprised of fiber and textile artists from the California Central Coast. Members work with a variety of innovative techniques and materials to create art quilts and fiber art that transcend functional craft into the realm of fine art.
Why Make Art? It’s Good for You!
Neuroaesthetics: How Art is Scientifically Proven to Help Brain Health
“Neuroaesthetics […] is the study of how arts measurably change the body, brain, and behavior and how this knowledge is translated into practice,” said Susan Magsamen, founder, and director of the International Arts + Mind Lab Center for Applied Neuroaesthetics at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. There are 100 billion neurons in the human brain and the way we grow and learn is through neuroplasticity. Our brains grow dramatically with more enriched and sensorial environments.
Magsamen and Ivy Ross, co-author of their book, found that as either the maker or the beholder, just 20 minutes of art a day makes a huge difference in human development. Magsamen explains, “Art can create new neuropathways in the brain because this happens through sensorial experience. With high visual stimulation, if we see a lot of art or make a lot of art, we are growing — dramatically — parts of our brain.”
Read more here & make some art!
Upcoming Classes & Workshops
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 “click here” button for more info about each class, or click on the class title which will take you to our calendar!
“Slo Drawz” Drawing & Social Club
ATTENTION ALL ARTISTS in SLO County! Want to improve your drawing skills while also building a community of supportive creatives? Then join the drawing group Slo Drawz!
Next meeting (figure) is Monday, March 20th, 5-7pm
Fee is $20 per session or $60 for a month’s pass. We suggest advance registration – maximum of 15 people per session! Please sign up by messaging the Instagram @SloDrawz or email Chantelle at email@example.com
Acrylic Painting with Catherine Lemoine
When: Friday, March 24th AND/OR Saturday, March 25th
FREE Golden Lecture Demo with Judy Gittelsohn
Have you met Judy Gittelsohn? Check out her FREE demo on Golden Acrylics! Call us to reserve your spot.
When: Friday, April 14th, 11am-1pm
Golden Acrylic Workshops with Judy Gittelsohn
Four workshops over 2 days! Check out the flyer for more details.
When: Saturday, April 15th & Sunday, April 16th
Mommy & Me Paper Mache Frames with Spencer Collins
Spend quality time painting as a family on Mother’s Day and decorate adorable frames!
When: Sunday, May 14th, 11am-12pm
Portraits for Kids with Zoe Williamson
When: Tuesdays 3:30pm-5pm starting April 11th
Beyond the Basics Watercolor with Virginia Mack
When: Wednesdays, 10:30am-12:30pm
Beginning Drawing for Kids with Spencer Collins
When: Thursdays, 3:30pm-4:45pm
Interested in homeschool art classes? Contact Art Social 805 at firstname.lastname@example.org for future scheduling.
Community Bulletin Board
If you’d like us to advertise your art event here, email us at email@example.com
Opening Minds Community Arts Show – Call for Artist – Transitions-Mental Health Association
TMHA is in the midst of launching a public, call for art for an upcoming art show and fundraiser – the 2023 Opening Minds Community Arts Show; a biannual event, inviting people of all ages to submit art inspired by living mentally well.
They are currently taking submissions, through a Jot Form online form, hosted by SLO County Arts; the deadline for submissions is March 24th. They are seeking 2D and 3D art this year, as well as literary and performance art. Later this spring, they will jury all submissions and select art for the show, including a featured piece.
Click HERE for the application!
Beacon Art Exhibit – SLO United Methodist Church
SLO United Methodist Church is proud to host the Beacon Art Show 2023. This year’s theme is “Artistic Spectrum” and is significant because they believe every person is created in the image of God. “If so, we were created to be co-creators in an incredible spectrum of possibility.” – Pastor Mark Sturgess
Exhibit runs from March 3rd to April 2nd
Oil Painting Workshops with Libby Tolley
Join Libby Tolley for her 2023 studio and plein air oil painting workshops! She’s offering a Plein Air Essentials workshop for studio artists wanting to learn to work on location, and artists that have not worked with her before.
Other workshops available as well, click here for more info!
“Our Central Coast” – Call for Artists – Studios in the Park
Morro Bay Art Association will be teaming up with Paso Robles Art Association, Cambria for the Arts and Atascadero Art Association for an exciting summer exhibit hosted by Studios on the Park!
Click HERE for more info
Tell me your not going out of business. I love your store!
Don’t worry Mickie, we’re not going anywhere!