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Because of your generous donations
we raised $4800 for scholarships!

Once again, we were delighted to facilitate this fundraiser, which creates scholarships for graduating local high school students. All of the money raised has been given to the Morro Bay Arts Association, who will now work with SLO County high school teachers to put it in the hands of deserving students who plan to continue their art studies in college!

Thank you to all who donated supplies and thank you to all who purchased them.

Be sure to check out our new exhibit
“Back in the Studio”

Featuring the Students of SLO High

Exhibit runs March 4th thru 28th

Welcome to this week’s

“Ivy Bottini, LGBTQ Icon”
by Al Schnupp
Acrylic 12″x16″
“James Baldwin, poet and writer”
by Al Schnupp
Acrylic, 12″x16″

Al Schnupp is the author of the recently published novellas GOODS & EFFECTS (Golden Antelope Press) and ZERO (Cabal Books)

“Gloria Steinem, Activist and Feminist”
by Al Schnupp
Acrylic, 12″x16″
“Tennessee Williams, Playwright”
by Al Schnupp
Acrylic, 12″x16″

His collection of original plays and artworks can be seen on his website

“Out-There” by Steve Andrews
Acrylic/paint pen on canvas, 24″x36″
“Wow, a total surprise, unusual, weird, regardless seemed to be so correct. I enjoyed the spark of creativity. What’s next,  lots of Art.” -Steve Andrews
“Pickled Jalapeños” by Susan Kounanis
Oil Painting, 7″x5″
“Just Up the Street” [a color study]
by Tom Frey

8″x8″ soft pastel on watercolor paper with a watercolor underpainting.
“Mind at Play #2” by INKT
Pen and Wash
View more of his artwork located in our Gallery!

Want to be featured in our next Virtual Gallery?
Send images of your artwork to 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!

Workshops at Art Central


Attention Teachers!

Are you interested in teaching or demonstrating? We are looking to book more demos and workshops here at Art Central!

We can always cancel classes if covid still remains a safety hazard, but we would like to start booking more classes for the next few months!

Thank you to everyone who came out for our printmaking workshop with the Central Coast Printmakers – Don’t miss the next one and register now by emailing Tricia Reichert at


Love: Open Hearts, Open Minds

 April 7 through May 23
Take-in:  Tuesday, April 5   10am – 2pm

LOVE has been the inspiration for the creation of more great art than any other human emotion. How do you depict love? How do you convey its complexity and intensity?  This theme is a celebration of beauty or tragedy, evoked by emotions stirred from the physical or spiritual effects of love. Artistic expression in all 2D media is acceptable.  Space is limited to MBAA members only in the main gallery, downstairs for this exhibit. Limitations on the number of art submissions may apply. Please submit artwork with entry forms and wire tags. Learn more 

Broken Nature

May 26 through June 27
TAKE-IN: Tuesday, May 24   10am – 2pm

Depicting extraordinary true beauty and/or the devastation of nature.  There are two main approaches to take:
environmental – the critical state of the environment due to the impact of human presence.
human condition –  figurative, representational and abstract artists exposing our psyche.  Learn more …