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Here’s all you have to do to be featured in our next Virtual Gallery:
Send us images of your recently created artwork to with subject “Virtual Gallery Submission” and please attach your image as a jpeg. Include your name, title, medium, size. And although not required, we’d love a few words about your artwork or inspiring thoughts for our viewers!

“Beautiful Callie.  She was a simple dog.  She only wanted it all. ❤️”
9×12 painting by Susan Kounanis
“Here’s a mixed media drawing I did at a New Years Eve 2020 zoom life drawing.
  It’s 9×12, I drew with charcoal & soft pastels over a mono print I did earlier that day”

Artwork by Rone Prinz

Left: “Survival”, on right: “To Hold On or Let Go”
Alcohol Inks, Pencil/Marker by Terri Quinn-Faucette

“These pieces were created after my hospital experience where I almost died twice.
They are dedicated to the doctors, nurses, first responders and healthcare workers who see death, tragedy and struggle everyday.  Sending hope, encouragement and gratitude.” – Terri Quinn-Faucette

“Hello! Here are the images of the pavilion project I had mentioned. The project was an attempt to discover organic and interesting solutions to integrating natural contexts with urban city contexts (I have some preliminary study models that help visualize this). To develop this design I created a natural context using beach rocks and an urban context using wood blocks. I then experimented with pulpboard ribbons to weave the two contexts together, while also keeping them separate. The pavilion is meant to be a transition between the two. I then removed the support contextual elements and introduced a perforated material and a slightly transparent frosted material to develop enclosure within the pavilion. The final model was constructed using wood and paper materials.
Have a great day!” – Kyle Beedle

“This is a trail on the Felsman Loop at the base of Bishop Peak.” – Tom Frey
“Hello Art Central,  I just finished this ArtWork.”
“The Search” by Steve Andrews 
mixed, acrylic, water color, and pencil.
18 ” h.   x.  15.5 ” w On Mat Board.
“This was fun and meant to lift one’s Spirit.    Enjoy !”- Steve Andrews

Art Central Gives Back

A local mom asked for help this past Christmas, and we offered gifts for her 3 children. She was kind enough to share her children’s art with us – apparently the gifts were a big hit!

It is because of all of you that support us that we are able to support our community.

Budding artists: Luisa is almost 14 years old, Isabella & America are 11 year old twins.

Art Central Artist Spotlight

Ardella Swanberg

Ardella Swanberg lived on a ranch near Cayucos, California from 1998 until 2015 when she moved to a home over looking Morro Bay Estuary.  Ardella has lived in many places and enjoyed them all but the Central Coast is her favorite. Every aspect from the hills to the birds to the sunsets inspires her art. Her current subjects are landscapes and seascapes of the Estero Bay area and portraits of all the different kinds of people in the USA. Now you can see her paintings here at Art Central!

Ardella loves to invent new color schemes, new compositions and new ideas in her works.  Her media are watercolor, oil, and acrylics.  She also enjoys such diverse processes as book making, journaling, sculptural fabric figures and printmaking.  She might use only one medium in one project and several in the next.

Her motto is “There are no rules in art.”

We are proud to represent Ardella Swanberg in our gallery. View her work during your next visit to our store, on display in the Gallery during store hours.

What’s going on in our Art Community in and around SLO County

Be sure to tune into Facebook for a Virtual Art After Dark,
follow instructions here:

Watercolor Mixed Media on Watercolor Canvas – Demonstration/Lesson Video with Tricia Reichert HERE

And, YES – We have the watercolor canvas in stock!

Find even MORE of Tricia Reichert’s exciting new classes on her site HERE

Online Art Workshops and lessons (Drawing and Oil Painting) with Jason Mayr HERE

SLO County Arts’ Newsletter

“Santa Rita Ranch, Magical Trail”, by Laurel Sherrie, original oil painting

“SLOPE Paints the Serene Magic of Santa Rita Ranch”
A Virtual Art Exhibit
January 28 – February 28, 2021
Please join the Opening Reception, January 28, Thursday, 6-7 PM. 
For the virtual opening party, tune in live on Youtube  (link coming soon) at 6pm on January 28th. We will speak with each artist about their style, technique, and what inspires them as they paint the landscapes of the Central Coast.

Exhibit Webpage:   
Exhibit Details:  
Opening Night Details:  
QUESTIONS: 805.473-4640,

Stay tuned for information on our Annual fundraising sale, date TBA (sometime in March) accepting donations (please bring in right before fundraiser) art supplies, art furniture, etc, all proceeds go to create scholarships for local high school students continuing on to college. (maybe show a couple of images of previous fundraisers)

Ever tried our R&F Pigment Sticks? – Find out some more information on these buttery, creamy, vibrant, gorgeous products below:


  • Marilyn Grizzell says:

    Love it!!!

    On Fri, Jan 22, 2021 at 1:32 PM ART CENTRAL | Art Supply & Gallery wrote:

    > Art Central posted: ” Welcome to this week’s VIRTUAL GALLERY Here’s all > you have to do to be featured in our next Virtual Gallery:Send us images of > your recently created artwork to with subject > “Virtual Gallery Submission” and please at” >

  • Thank you for doing such a wonderful job keeping us all connected! This has been a struggle for so many, and art is a grand release whether you take part or just view