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“Water’s Edge” by Riki Schumacher
“A 8×8” cold wax medium on cradled board. This painting started out being sky and land, and became rock and water, after turning it over! Love being able to play with cold wax and develop whatever comes to mind. This is an imagined scene, using a different color pallet for me, and a bit more abstract. Pleased with the result.” – Riki Schumacher

“Whiskey Neat” by Susan Kounanis
Oil Painting 10×8
“Kinetic Energy” by Steve Andrews
Acrylic on White Fiberglass panel
55″ x 43″
“The shape is irregular with angles.
The substrate is 1/2 ” inch ply, mounted to
a 2″ x  2″ lumber.  For myself an evolution.
The title was given by 10-year-old Olivia, 
It is what she saw. Note: The shape was
Very spontaneous and a great new change.
  Enjoy,”   – Steve

Here’s all you have to do 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!

The last of our Inktober! Thanks to everyone who participated
We hope you enjoyed it and explored Ink in a new way!

“Inner World” by Norma Frey
5×7 alcohol ink on Yupo
“One Step Beyond” by Thomas Frey
5×7 alcohol ink on Plexiglas
Female Figure Ink Line Drawing by Mark Selby
Male Figure Ink Line Drawing by Mark Selby

Inktober started in 2009 as a challenge to improve inking skills and develop positive drawing habits. It has since grown into a worldwide endeavor with thousands of artists taking on the challenge every year.

Feel free to continue this challenge as long as you’d like to grow and learn year-round!

Inktober Rules:

1) Make a drawing in ink (you can do a pencil under-drawing if you want).

2) Post it and/or email it to us at

3) Hashtag it with #inktober #inktober and #artcentral

4) Repeat for the whole month of October…. or as long as you would like!

Note: you can do it daily, or go the half-marathon route and post every other day, or just do the 5K and post once a week. Whatever you decide, just be consistent with it. Inktober is about growing and improving and forming positive habits, so the more you’re consistent the better.



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, $35/session
Wednesdays 1:30-3:30, $35/session.
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.

MONO PRINTS FROM NATURE – With the Central Coast Printmakers

Printmaking Workshop at Art Central
Tuesday, November 9th 10:30am-4:30pm
(Monthly on the second Tuesday until Jan 5th 2022)

Using leaves and flowers this monoprint process is a way to capture the beauty of plants. Students can make cards or 8×10 prints.

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

POCHOIR MONOTYPE – With the Central Coast Printmakers

Printmaking Workshop at Art Central
Tuesday, November 16th 10:30am-4:30pm

Learn a unique monotype process using stencils to build layered images. Flipping and layering to create exciting second and third prints.

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



Artwork must be priced $100 or less. Perfect for our holiday shoppers!

Find more details in the contract below.

To participate, please download and fill out this artist contract and bring it in with your artwork on Dec 1st between 10am-4pm. Please send in images of your work you would like to enter so we can use it for advertising as soon as possible. Email us at

Exhibit runs Dec 3rd – Jan 31st

Art Central’s Gallery Artist Spotlight:


A watercolorist, commercial artist, illustrator, and a Plein Air fine artist. She possesses a style that embodies classical discipline with the fluidity that comes from allowing paint to express itself. Her work is in collections throughout California and a few places in Europe. Find her beautiful paintings at our gallery during store hours and visit her website: