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We encourage your participance! Please send us your artwork so we can continue to encourage and support our local artists while getting an inside scoop on what’s being created! We love seeing your artwork as do our followers.

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

“Purple Blossoms in Brass” 12×9″ by  Susan Kounanis

Acrylic Abstract Painting by John Hallvik

“Into the Water” 20×16 pastel painting by Jim Tyler – of local model Kadianne.  We had a photoshoot at Montana de Oro near the sandspit.  The late afternoon sun provided perfect backlighting for the sheer cloth.  This is the first in a series of paintings from that afternoon.   -Jim Tyler
Instagram @jimtylerfineart

” WEAR A MASK ” Acrylic and watercolor  22 x 15″  by Steve Andrews. A statement on human behavior, and responsibility towards others.

Speaking of the devil.. be sure to check out Steve Andrew’s impressive artwork collection at SLOMA’s digital exhibition for “Grease, Water, and Stone: An Ocean Works Retrospective”
Please take a peek at

“Grease, Water, and Stone: An Ocean Works Retrospective”
In the world of fine printmaking, high standards are foundational to the practice. Printmakers take ritualistic care over their work, making calculated decisions on aspects like paper quality, ink viscosities, and proofing until the desired artwork is achieved. Specialized printmaking knowledge combined with a collaborative approach all went into the ethos of Ocean Works Press, a Newport Beach, California printing workshop established in 1979 by partners Steve Andrews and Conrad Schwable.
All artworks on display are from the personal collection of Steven L. Andrews.

Art Central Artist Spotlight

Chet Amyx

Chet’s first introduction to art making was in the medium of watercolor while on outdoor painting trips with his father. And, although he experienced a variety of other media in college, both two and three dimensional, he continued with an emphasis in watercolor. In fact his master’s thesis was a creative project entitled, “Painting in Aqueous Media.”

The landscape and history of California is so great that it is easy to understand why landscape painting is such a powerful draw for artists. Chet grew up with this tradition and continues to find purpose and pleasure in painting outdoors, whether it is to capture its beauty or to make a nostalgic statement about the state’s ever changing demography.

Through years of teaching, encouraging students to explore and expand their own creativity, Chet found that the use of a variety of media is a fuller experience than focusing on only one. Therefore one sees a multitude of materials and styles in his work.

It is that interaction between visual stimuli, an emotional or cerebral response to life, and the joy of “pushing” the media around within the formal framework of composition and design, that propels Chet’s art.

We are proud to represent Chet Amyx in our gallery. View his work during your next visit to our store, on display in the Gallery during store hours.

Visit Chet’s website here

P.S. Don’t miss out on our HOT DEALS!

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And that’s not even half of what we have. So be sure to come in and check it out for yourself!

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

Call for artists: Cambria Center for the Arts: Virtual Exhibit with Plein Air Painters
Contact for entry information

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

Online Art Classes and Instructional Videos (Watercolor and Pastel) with Tricia Reichert HERE

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

Online Art Talk with David Limrite HERE

Check out a few local Arts newsletters below to stay connected and informed on what’s going on in our art community:
Art Center Morro Bay’s Newsletter
SLO County Arts’ Newsletter

SLOPE Paints to Preserve
(San Luis Outdoor Painters for the Environment)
Exhibit at Studios on the Park

NOW TILL-February 28, 2021

SLOPE invites you to take a break to enjoy beautiful art showing the richness of San Luis Obispo County and to share in the preservation of treasured open spaces.

Please stop by to see this exhibit of stunning originals & prints by San Luis Outdoor Painters for the Environment-SLOPE, at Studios on the Park (in a Covid-19 safe environment).  The painters have been sheltering at home and are now ready to break out with new and past paintings and prints. Their stunning originals & prints are on display and for sale at lively and prestigious Studios on the Park!

Acclaimed San Luis Outdoor Painters for the Environment, SLOPE, features some of our region’s top landscape artists, who use their art to raise awareness, funding and education for the Central Coast’s treasured open spaces, ranches, farmland and wildlife. A portion of the proceeds from sales at this event will benefit Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo. Participating Artists:  Dennis Curry, Jan French, Sandi Heller, Daniel Jones, Bernie Kurtz, Tracy Paz, Rosanne Seitz, Laurel Sherrie, Jim Tyler.

Studios on the Park
1130 Pine Street, Paso Robles, CA 93446
Hours: W, Th, Su 12 pm-4pm, Friday and Sat 12pm-9pm, Closed Tuesday
Phone (805) 238-9800


Feathered Friends
Exhibit at the Gallery at Marina Square

Beginning:  JANUARY 1, 2021 Exhibit Ending: JANUARY 29, 2021

January is Bird Month in Morro Bay and photographers and painters from all over the country come to Morro Bay to paint and photograph our feathered friends!!  Gallery at Marina Square is featuring a Group Show for painters and photographers titled, “Feathered Friends” that will showcase beautiful paintings of birds, in all media, and amazing photography of birds—small birds and large birds of all descriptions, in all habitats, that call the Central Coast their home.
Featuring Artists—Jack McNeal, Alice Cahill, Beth Sargent, Greg Siragusa, Ardella Swanberg, Virginia Mack

Tell: (805) 772-1068

Learn somethin’ new!

Easy marker techniques with Winsor & Newton Promarkers Live Demo on Instagram!

January 19th 9am PST/ 12:00PM EST Join TFAC director and Resident Artist Jimmy Leslie for a livestream HERE covering basic marker techniques using Winsor and Newton Promarkers.  These easy techniques will help you improve your marker skill set and as always, Jimmy will field all your marker questions.