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Welcome to this week’s

Virtual Gallery

“Calm Sea on a Moody Morning” by Tom Frey
“I painted this 9×12 pastel at the 3CPS Paint Out, June 4th,
 in Shell Beach.” – Tom Frey
“Passage” by Steve Andrews
Acrylic, on Plastic Table Top.
36″ x  29.5″
  What total freedom, the Old tabletop is ready to take all you can throw. A true find, and part of my Series that I
Truly like to bring.  Found / Known / Objects. This is half of the discarded top, so for myself a two for one deal.  
The title has meaning, onto new works.
   Thanks, & Enjoy.
Ink Drawings by KC Caldwell
Ink Drawings by KC Caldwell

“Here’s a couple of drawings I did for an art class I took this past winter semester. The assignment was to draw sushi. I don’t like anything about sushi so it was a personal challenge to make it appetizing. Meet Sushi Girl and Sushi Driver. They are both done with Pigma Micron pens in an old Strathmore Sketchbook I purchased at Art Central. ” – KC Calwell

Please contribute to our mural!

Next time you come in ask to draw on our wall and we will lend you some Posca markers to contribute to our wall in our parking lot! Be sure to snap pictures and tag us on Instagram @artcentralslo

Call For Artists

Art Central’s Virtual Gallery


Here’s how you can participate!

Send images of your recently created artwork to with subject “Virtual Gallery Submission” & please attach your image as a jpeg. Include your name, along with the title, medium & size of artwork. Although not required, we’d love a few words about your artwork or inspiring thoughts for our viewers!

We are now posting our virtual exhibits every 2 to 3 weeks.

Mid State Fair Art Exhibit

Don’t Forget…Adult and youth will have their own competition handbooks and online registration. (4-H/FFA, Special stars & Industrial education will be in the youth handbook)


We love hearing back from our customers on their experience! Here is KC Caldwell’s experience with our Virtual Garage:

“Just a note to say that I found out about the Armstrong panels a few days after your newsletter came out with the garage sale items. I was kicking myself for not reading your email sooner, and certain they’d be long gone. I guess everyone else thought the same thing because Don said I was the first one to call. After a lovely drive to Cambria, we met up with Don and couldn’t believe our good fortune. We scored! These panels look brand new. He had loads of extra accessories and his price was a steal. 
Thank you, Etty, for having the virtual garage sales. It’s a great boon to both seller and buyer. And a huge thank you to Don Archer for providing the tools I need to finally do art shows. A week after buying these panels, I sold 3 paintings at the Wine Fest art event at Four Sisters Ranch. Now I’m living the dream! I think I’ll apply to La Quinta, Laguna Beach, Austin; I’ll need a big camper van, and new pastels, of course, and a good source for UV glass, a white tent and… and… and…. “
-KC Caldwell 

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

SLO County Arts’ Newsletter

Open Studios Tour Artists Information 2021

Morro Bay Arts Association’s Newsletter

Virtual Field Trips

Arts Educational Resources

Classes and workshops

Classes at Art Central:

Beyond the Basics With Virginia Mack:

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.

June 16th, 23rd, July 14th, 21st, Aug 11th and 18th
To enroll please contact Virginia Mack: 

Classes with Tricia Reichert:

Find a full list of Tricia Reichert’s Classes HERE

In other news:
Tricia has opened up a new Outdoor Watercolor Journaling class on Wednesday mornings June 9th – 30th from 9am-12pm
(The Tuesday morning journaling class will also continue into June and
is currently full). Please contact Tricia if you are interested in coming outside to paint in your sketchbook once a week in different locations. (Fee $125.00). To register, please call 805-473-8961.

Tricia will be giving the last Watercolor demonstration Webinar for the
Central Coast Watercolor Society on Wednesday June 2nd at 2pm. All are
welcome to attend, you just have to register with your email ahead of
time to receive reminders and the link to enter. Go to
and select Webinars, scroll down to below the text and you will see this listing. The subject of this demo will be ‘The Power of the White Paper’.

Now she is also getting ready to start the Watercolor classes up again here in my garage Studio!!! You will find all the information about what will be
coming up and when on my web site at
(on the Classes and Workshops page).  If you are interested in joining
any of these classes, please contact her.

Pastel Classes will stay online until the Fall. There are a few places
still left in the latest Pastel class – ‘Foregrounds and Foliage’ on
Friday mornings starting next month. Look under Live Sessions at

Finally for those of you who live out of the area or prefer to work from
home, some Live Session drawing and painting classes and Webinars will
also continue at The first one, ‘Exploring Color with Trees and Negative Painting’ starts at the end of June. (Look for that listing under Live Sessions).

It feels so good to be getting back to (at least a new) normal now, any questions? please contact Tricia 805-473-8961

Classes with Jason Mayr:

Mayr Studio: New Online Courses for Artistic Development

This has been something Jason and I have wanted to do for a really long time and to see if happening is really exciting.  On the school site you’ll find ongoing live classes as well as individual courses you can take at your own pace on your own time schedule.  For instance right now we have a Charcoal Sketching – The Fundamental Forms course that’s been wonderful for all levels of sketchers.

Our next session of Online Painting Classes “Exploring Color” is starting on Monday, June 7th and you won’t want to miss this one! During this new course you will be starting with the fundamentals of mixing oil paint. Then you’ll explore color scheme & color runs from a portrait reference, later from a still life and then moonscape reference. There will be Artist exercises of color mixing & charcoal sketching, you will explore Master’s color runs and also have 3 demonstrations.  If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out Jason and Cindy Mayr.

Don’t miss out – this is something that many never teach!

Online Plein Air Painting Classes with Ken Christensen:

Ken is starting a great new series of painting classes available online. These classes condense his normal four day on-site workshops into a series of 22 episodes. He leads students through the complete process of plein air painting, from the materials you will need to the final touch-ups and cleaning. There are two complete paintings demonstrated on-site as he explains each step of the way.

For more info visit this site:

and view more about Ken visit his site here:

Sculpture class with Deborah Flocco and Bill Gnictel

Start your journey in clay scupture with a new online class with amazing ceramic artists Deborah flocco and Bill Gnictel.

Learn to sculpt the human form in clay, beginner’s are welcome and encouraged.

No experience necessary, all skill levels accepted for these classes. For more information on dates, prices, and registration call (845) 598-4453

Fused Glass Class with Larry Le Brane:

Try Larry Le Brane Design’s NEW Beginning Fused Glass Class in June!
NO PREVIOUS ART SKILLS ARE NEEDED! Colorful fun happens on 3 Sat, 9:30 am-12:30 pm, June 12, 19 & 26 … IF you are 2 weeks PAST GETTING YOUR COVID-19 VACCINATIONS. Make colorful home & garden décor, custom gifts, dishware, jewelry, or add to your own art media. Get class DETAILS, REGISTER & PAY at
This popular 3-week class teaches basic skills to create fused-glass artwork. Design, cut & prepare items for glass fusing & slumping for at least 3-5 projects.
CLASS FEE is $135/3 weeks & includes ALL MATERIALS + tools, molds, equipment & firings. There are only 3-6 students for safety, maximum learning, & student attention. Sign up SOON to save your space for a fun, creative time at our cozy coastal studio: 1279 2nd St, Los Osos-Baywood Park, CA!

Children’s Classes with June Li:

“As a mother, I feel a special connection to children and supporting their creativity. It is so beautiful to share with them the world of possibilities of color, line, shape, and expression, watching their delight as they create something of their very own.
I know that during this time, kids and families are experiencing some of the most difficult times, with school being mostly online and parents juggling a lot more than ever before.
Painting and making art together can deeply help soothe the stress and anxiety of life, bringing balance, joy and wonder.“
Contact June to set up a private class for your family or your kids.
View her site HERE

Happy Painting!