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Welcome to this week’s

Virtual Gallery Exhibit

Art is the language of LOVE…

“Lotsa Love” by Gini Griffin
Mixed media, 3” x 6”
“Thanks for 10 years of creating opportunities for local artists.” – Gini

“Blooming Heart” by Ji Li
8″ x 8″, Pastel 
“Covid Hot and Cold Heart” by Karen Wilkins
28”x13”  Concrete over carved Styrofoam.
Two sided Mosaic with glass.
“When Covid-19 hit, I decided to finally mosaic this heart. I have the time, no excuses. The white concrete heart has been stationed coldly in the yard for many years.
I forgot how one day at a time gets things accomplished and now it warms my yard.” – K
” EMOTIONAL ” by Steve Andrews
Acrylic on Arches White, 30 ” x 22 “
“I found this with abstract direction to be
More my expression,  Enjoy.” – Steve
” Meant to Be ” by Steve Andrews
Acrylic on Arches, 30 ” x 22″
“For myself real feelings, so a bit of a departure, I enjoyed .  Enjoy.” – Steve

And MORE art to love…

“This past year has been an amazing adventure in art for me.  I’ve painted around 40 pieces, including this huge triptych.  The original has sold, but high quality, inexpensive giclee prints are available in many sizes if you’re looking to fill a big wall with a beautiful window to our golden California Hills!” – Jim Tyler
Instagram @jimtylerfineart
“Alice’s Garden” by Judy Maynard (Judy Ann) 
Alcohol ink,  32 x 24 Framed
“This is from my Alice’s collection.  Inspired by the wacky world of Alice in Wonderland. This a Alcohol Ink with Acrylic layers on Yupo Paper. I have gone down the Rabbit Hole for Inks. Love the color and richness that is achieved and absolutely enjoy the unpredictability of the medium.” – Judy
“April and I are avid travelers. Over the years we have visited many corners of the world. A year into Covid has us feeling that time may be behind us. I decided to celebrate those journeys by creating an installation in our back yard. This piece is titled ‘Eastern Hemisphere’. I am currently working on ‘Western Hemisphere’ for our front yard.

Each time we look at this piece our eyes fall on a particular destination and the memories flood our hearts.”
-Stan Cooper
Cambria, Ca
Materials: 5 gallon plastic bucket, 60 lbs cement, 8‘ 4×4, found wood around the shed, acrylic paint, water based varnish

“Here are a few images generated as of March 2020. I informed my clients in January of 2020 that I was taking the month of March off-no monkey on my back to work. March 15th arrested that simple joy in my head oil on canvas and 30 x 64” ground on paper in progress… happy camper with big stick Sennelier.” -Tika Phipps

If you would like to participate in our upcoming Virtual Gallery Exhibits please send us an email to with your image(s), title, medium, size and your name. Please feel free to also include any additional information about your artwork or inspiring words for our viewers!

10th Anniversary 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 (click on any date for details!). More video demonstrations are still being added, so please stay tuned!

View some of our recent demos on our Instagram feed like the ones below:

And more happenings around our the Central Coast…

What’s Going On In Our Art Community
In And Around SLO County

Veterans’ Voices’ 2021 installation, ‘Wings of Change,’ is Central Coast’s largest outdoor butterfly sculpture garden at Paso Robles’ Deprise Brescia Art Gallery ‘til June 30. The collection features dozens of butterflies created by local veterans, their families, & other artists showing the positive & healing impact of art.  

Deprise Brescia, founder of Veterans’ Voices offers materials for the ‘Wings of Change’ installation, & on-going weekly butterfly painting classes for all ages. Materials are free to veterans & their families. The public’s invited to make butterflies, too, for a small material fee. This inclusive art program is funded in part by California Arts Council, ARTS Obispo/SLO County Arts, & private donations. To sign up for butterflies, or get information, contact 310.621.7543 or 

“I’m honored to have 3 butterflies created with wood, LED lights, fused glass, Plexiglass, & enamel included in this sculpture exhibit. Walk-Drive-Bike by & view ‘Wings of Change’ at 829 10th St, Paso Robles. (Studio photo courtesy of Jayson Mellom.) Enjoy & THANK YOU for supporting this program!” – Larry Le Brane

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

Online Watercolor Video Lessons with Tricia Reichert’s HERE

NEW Online Art Workshops and lessons with Jason Mayr HERE

SLO County Arts’ Newsletter

Morro Bay Arts Association’s Newsletter

Virtual Field Trips

Arts Educational Resources

“Morning has Broken” by Denise Schryver (Emeritus)

San Luis Outdoor Painters for the Environment hosts 
“SLOPE Paints the Serene Magic of Santa Rita Ranch”
A Virtual Art Exhibit

January 28 through February 28, 2021
To celebrate with The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County their acquisition of this incredible ranch, a 1715-acre jewel at the top of Highway 46 West between the Pacific Ocean and Templeton. The Land Conservancy of SLO will receive a portion of art sale proceeds.

Art Show Opening Video
This hour-long video introduces you to this beautiful, natural Central Coast environment and the SLOPE artists who were able to paint the iconic scenes that are now going to be preserved in perpetuity.
Exhibit Webpage   
Paintings thumbnails are square, but if you click on an image, you’ll see the actual proportions and information about how to contact the artist to purchase the paintings and thereby donate nearly half of the sale price to The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County.

The full supply list for Workshop 1 of Strathmore’s 2021 Online Workshops is now posted on the site:

Workshop 1: Watercolor and Gouache
Instructor: Jordan Rhodes
Start Date: March 1: The first video lesson will be posted on the site within the Workshop 1 tab for anyone to follow along to. See the schedule below:
Lesson 1: Watercolor Basics
March 1, 2021: Learn about basic watercolor techniques and exercises that you can do to familiarize yourself with the medium.
Lesson 2: Watercolor Demo
March 8, 2021: Follow along as Jordan paints the Asaro Planes of the Head Statue in watercolor.
Lesson 3: Gouache Basics
March 15, 2021: Discover the differences between gouache and watercolor, the strengths and weaknesses of both, and basic exercises to get used to working with gouache
Lesson 4: Gouache Demo
March 22, 2021: Follow along as Jordan paints the Asaro Planes of the head statue in gouache. Learn how my approach differs based on the selected medium.