Welcome to this week’s
Graphite drawings by Dean Herrington
“During Covid I took my daughter’s three illustrated journals of our one-year trip around the world and I decided to clean up the prose, add some photos and publish it. The book is 390 pages and has 1000 illustrations and photographs. It is a safe journey for armchair travelers. As of last month, the eBook is on Amazon and the hardcopy should be out in March. Thank you for considering it for your Virtual Gallery.” Fond Regards, – Holly Smirl
Here’s all you have to do to be featured in our next Virtual Gallery:
Send images of your recently created artwork to firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
Do you have used art materials or equipment?
Clean out your studio and donate for a great cause!
We will be hosting our 4th annual Scholarship Fundraiser Sale
All proceeds go towards creating scholarships for graduating local high school students continuing on to study art in college.
Huge thanks to Morro Bay Art Association for helping us to facilitate this fundraiser!
Please drop off your gently used supplies between March 5th – 8th during store hours.
Last year we raised enough money for 5 scholarships, thanks to you!
Sale runs March 8th – March 13th. Please bring cash to purchase fundraiser items. We cannot accept credit or debit cards for these items, and appreciate your understanding.
10th Anniversary Celebration!
Continue the Celebration Through the end of February
See our recent blogs for details of fantabulous deals, and join us on our Instagram (@ArtCentralSLO) for LIVE Video Demos with talented artists & more ginormous deals!
Stay tuned on Instagram for these LIVE STREAM DEMOS. More video demonstrations are still being added, check ’em out!
Art Central Artist Spotlight
A retired software engineer whose passion has gone from writing and managing software to capturing and processing photographs. Cheryl’s photography has gained both local and national recognition. She is a traveler, and her passion for photography has led her to many exciting locations around the world. Wherever she goes, it’s the light that calls to her, offering new perspectives and revealing bits of the world in a way she’s never seen before. visit her WEBSITE for more about Cheryl.
We are proud to represent Cheryl Strahl in our gallery. View her work during your next visit to our store, on display in the Gallery during store hours.
Stay up-to-date with our Art World in and around SLO
Be sure to tune into Facebook for a Virtual Art After Dark, follow instructions HERE
Classes with Tricia Reichert:
FREE Webinar demonstration for the Central Coast Watercolor Society on March 3rd at 2pm. Painting Figures in watercolor. You will need to register for this demo at Tricia.yondo.com
For the month of March on Tuesday mornings there will be a new *Nature Sketching* class where we will be drawing with a pen and using a little watercolor to depict subjects both from life and photographs. (You will find this class under Live Sessions as above. There are 8 places available in this class). Look for the options for other *Webinar* classes under Webinars on Tricia.yondo.com.
If you prefer to work at your own pace, or on your own schedule, there are many skill building watercolor video classes available under *Videos* and *Courses* on Tricia.yondo.com or watch her YouTube videos HERE
Classes with Jason Mayr:
Mayr Studio – Online Courses for Artistic Development https://onlinecourses.jasonmayr.com
Charcoal Sketching – The Fundamental Forms. Only $25 for 28 lessons within the course. https://onlinecourses.jasonmayr.com/courses/charcoal-sketching-the-fundamental-forms
View Jason’s YouTube series HERE