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Monday, May 2nd thru Saturday, May 7th

8×10 and 11×14 Daler Rowney brand canvases.

Buy 1, get 2nd of the same size free!

Daler-Rowney Artists’ Stretched Canvases are triple-primed to create a perfect ready-to-use painting surface for both oils and acrylics.

  • 100% cotton.
  • 350gsm heavyweight canvas. Stapled at the back.
  • Medium grain.
  • Heavy wooden bars for strength and stability.


Stock up on Procolour and Goldfaber colored pencils before they are gone! We need the space for POLYCHROMOS premium quality color pencils, loved for their wide variety of colors, color laydown and break-resistant lead. We expect to receive the Polychromos mid-June.

So we gotta make room!

Derwent Procolour Faber-Castell Goldfaber have been marked down to irresistible clearance prices. Get ’em while we got ’em!!

Drink up this Week’s


Oil Paintings by Susan Kounanis
Check out more of her artwork on her Instagram @susankounanis

Spirit Rising by Riki Schumacher
8″x12″ cold wax and oil on cradled board.

“Spirit Rising”,is a recently completed piece, that speaks to me about the amazing spirit of the Ukrainian people and the trials that they are currently facing. A small tribute, but a meaningful one for me.

“Boundaries” by Steve Andrews

Mixed media, acrylic, and back light. 59″ x 25.5″ x 3.5″

“This is multi-layered, starting with a front frame of 2″ x 2″ redwood, on the back of the frame is mounted plexiglass. The plexiglass is with acrylic paint on its backside, and tape work. Behind the plexiglass is a collage of: Kozo hand-made paper (daffodil yellow), on the front, a steel 6 ” square mesh grid. 
Note: this front section is Back Lite using LED’s, mtg. In a removable back frame. For myself a first at acrylic reverse paint on clear Plexi, the backlighting adds another dimension to the Art.”
-Steve Andrews 

Here are more images of his discoveries under different lighting!

“Sometimes it’s just so exciting. I made some unique discoveries. Regarding the back lighting of art, each small detail does matter. Check it these pics, whoa! Wow, Bang!” – Steve Andrews

   “The GRID” by Steve Andrews
Mixed Media  22″ x 5″ 
“This exploration for potentials has given
Results. Enjoy” – Steve Andrews
Mixed Media on 3″x5″ Card
by Roxanne Rogoway

Artwork by Kelene Cooper

“I lived in San Luis Obispo for 36 years and I love to paint, my art is acrylic pouring and sculpting.

I hope you enjoy my work as much as I do making it.” – Kelene Cooper

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 and Demos at Art Central


Email Rachel to Enroll

Class Fee:
$15 per class, or $50 for 4 classes (Cash or Venmo)

Ages 16+

Class limited to 12 students

This class will be canceled on May 6th and will be moving to THURSDAYS from 10:30 – 12:30 PM starting May 12th

Want to better understand every body? Come draw with Rachel and work on style, proportions, and loosening the fixed perspectives we have on art and ourselves. A live, clothed model will pose from 1-20 minutes over a 2 hour period. Bring your mark-making tools, sketchbooks and your friends!  Veteran figure drawer? Pick up some toned paper and white conte or charcoal from Art Central.

Email Rachel to Enroll

Class Fee:
$30 per class, or $100 for 4 classes (Cash or Venmo)

Ages: 10+

Class limited to 12 students

This class will be canceled on May 5th and will be changing times to 1:30 – 4 PM starting May 12th

This is an explorative acrylic painting workshop, meant to expose the ideas in your mind, and express them on canvas. Artists of any skill level are welcome to join. We will find patterns in our mark-making, and explore our creativity as we slowly recognize images in our creations.
Required supplies: canvas or gesso board and your favorite big and small brushes. 
-Rachel will supply primary colors and black/ white. If you have a favorite color you’d like to paint with, please do! All other supplies can be purchased from Art Central. 

The LinoCut Workshop is coming to a close – sign up NOW for the next workshop – Woodblock Printing – starts June 14th!

Email Tricia Reichert to Enroll:

Class Fee: $210 for a 6 part workshop series
(some supplies included)

2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month, 1 – 4:30 pm
June 14th, 28th, Jul 12th, 26th, Aug 9th, 23rd

Limited to 10 spaces
*(Full vaccination and masking will be required )*

-Join The Central Coast Printmakers in exploring the very interesting and varied world of hand-made prints. In this series, you will be learning the process of carving and executing the ancient art of woodblock printing. All ages are welcome and no prior experience is necessary to attend these workshops.
-Some members will also be attending each of these workshops to join in and help you along the way. If you enjoy the workshops and printmaking, we’d like to invite you to become a member of the printmakers.
-Maryanne Nucci and Tricia Reichert will be teaching these workshops.

Email Virginia Mack to Enroll:  

Class Fee:
$35 per class

Limited to 12 spaces

This is a watercolor class designed to let you jump in and try out this engaging medium through experimentation. 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.

Email Virginia Mack to Enroll:  
Class Fee:
$35 per class
3rd Wednesday session will be held around the county “En Plein Aire”

Limited to 12 spaces

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.

Email Spencer to Enroll

Class Fee:
$35 for one child- $60 or two

Ages: 5-11

Class limited to 12 students

Join local artist and Art Central Staff Spencer Poulter in an hour long kids art class, with new lessons each week! Supplies not included in class fee, check our events calendar for specific lessons and required materials lists, all supplies available at Art Central!

Email Ardella to Enroll

Class Fee:
$40 per class

Ages: 16+

Class limited to 12 students

NEW! Ardella Swanberg’s specialty is watercolor but she is interested in how other media interact with it. So in this class, she proposes to MIX IT UP! explore using watercolor, gouache, acrylic, and any other water-soluble media. Each media has unique characteristics. Some play well with others and some don’t. Let’s find out what they do. We can paint watercolor over gouache, add pastel or charcoal, or even acrylic. We will work small on different surfaces to find out what works best. Bring your favorite media and she will supply the rest.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Expressive Collage and The Art of Drawing with Chantelle Goldthwaite have been cancelled.

Call for Artists – We want your Western Art!

“The Good, The Bad and The Lovely”


This exhibit runs from August 5th through October 3rd.

For this open exhibit, we are accepting all mediums and encourage you to focus your artwork on the agricultural lifestyle that has been a large aspect of our community for centuries. Whether that be the large open landscapes,  livestock, the equipment or the characters behind, find more details in the contract below. If you are interested in participating, please send us an image of your artwork to by July 15th.

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

Workshops and Demos in the Area

Online Pastel Demo

What:  Online Zoom Demo by Susan Kuznitsky When:  Wednesday, May 4, 2022 from 2 – 4 pm Pacific Time
What:  Online Zoom Demo by Susan Kuznitsky
Cost:  $20 for members, $30 for non-members
Registration:  Go to Shop at to sign up. The demo will be taped and be available for one week in case you can’t make the live event or want to review it. Susan will be doing a dappled light landscape demo on Lux Archival Sanded Paper, 8 x 8 using a watercolor underpainting using pastel ground for added texture. Watercolors are a great base upon which to layer hard and soft pastels to capture that beautiful summer light. This will be followed by a slide presentation showing different subject matter and underpainting approaches.

Upcoming Workshop with Jason Mayr:

When:  Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 29th, 30th & May 1st, 9 am – 2 pm in Atascadero.
Sign up now to reserve your spot before the class is full. $175 for this 3-day workshop.
All levels and sketching mediums are welcome.  No paints please.
Contact: Cindy Mayr Phone: 805-471-7090
Website direct link:

In-person and online classes with Tricia Reichert:

The Central Coast Printmakers will be leading a workshop in printmaking. You will learn the difference between relief and intaglio as you work on a linoleum plate. You will use cutting tools in a way that you can print in relief by hand (as you could continue at home).

You will also be taught to ink your plate in the intaglio method (think etching and engraving) and print it with an etching press. In this way you will have a good introduction to two common

printmaking techniques without the use of acid on a metal plate. Experienced printmakers will enjoy experimenting with this process as well.

Printmaking Workshop with artists Rosey and Barbara Rosenthal

For more information about the instructors: Here

COST: $100.00 Members; $135.00 Non-Members
***Materials fee is included with the 2-day class
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA
WHEN: June 11-12, 2022
TIME: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm with an hour lunch break. Bring your own lunch or enjoy the local restaurants


Materials: linoleum plates, papers, inks, and use of tools and other materials are all Included.

Bring your own notebook, apron, and personal gloves are optional. We have disposable gloves in a rather large size for inking and cleanup.

Contact: Kirsti Wothe (805) 996-0937

Call for artists

There are two main approaches to take:
– the critical state of the environment due to the impact of human presence. Think locally and globally. Confront global warming, drought, wildfires, climate change, extinction of species, pollution, ocean plastic garbage patch, polluted air, etc. If you are a landscape artist, question the truth beyond the beauty or the present visions for the future. Mixed media artists are challenged to use the plastic waste directly or find visual ways to expose the truth beneath the glossy illusion of objects that are embedded with underpaid labor and utter waste of natural resources. 
2) HUMAN CONDITION – let us dare to confront our broken nature. Figurative, representational and abstract artists exposing our psyche. Defy monstrous Big Pharma practices ensnaring humans into opioid addictions, the broken health care system, the fragile and neglected brothers and sisters and the divide in the nation.This exhibit is a challenge to dare. To pose raw questions, expose current states of matter and to envision the solutions. Let us address the consequences of our choices and urgent need to live sustainably within Earth’s resources and within our own psyche.

Art Center Morro Bay – “BROKEN NATURE”

TAKE-IN: Tuesday, May 24, 2022, 10am – 2pm
WHEN: Exhibition, May 26 through June 27, 2022
RECEPTION: June 5, 2022, 2-4pm
WHERE: Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442CONTACT: 805-772-2504 or

BROKEN NATURE will be on display in the main gallery concurrent with UNDER PRESSURE, which will be on display in the Main gallery downstairs from May 26 through June 27, 2022.

Space is limited to MBAA members only in the Virginia Russell Gallery (upstairs) Members may submit up to (2) wall hung art pieces, 10 note cards, 5 print bin items, (3) sculptures (depending on size) and jewelry.  (One large wall hung artwork is OK)Please submit artwork with entry forms and wire tags, in person on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, 10am – 2pm. 3D FORMS 2D FORMS WIRE TAGS