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“Bird of Paradise” Glasscape by Larry Le Brane

“Thank you very much for continuing your Virtual Gallery in Art Central’s blogs.

Here are 2 recent fused glass projects. The newest “Bird of Paradise” glasscape is just out of the kiln. It’s hand-painted fused glass with a resin protective coat, & wall-mounted metal display, 10” round. This flower is one of my favorites to draw or paint; they always seem to have personalities. So it was fun to try it as part of a fused glass design.  

Thank you, Larry Le Brane

“Lady of the Storm” by Rachel Corvese 22″ x 30″ Oils & egg tempera on canvas 

“This piece is the latest in the Goddess Collection, where I paint people who inspire me as the alchemists they truly are.”
– Rachel Corvese

“Library of Dormant Words” by Roberta Fountain

Acrylic and mixed media on canvas
overall 32″ by 40″ (4 canvases are pictured, each 16 x 20). This is part of a larger project in progress.
” STATIC ” by Steve Andrews
Acrylic on Canvas. 30″x24″
“This work is with multiple layers of Acrylic.
For myself it gave back the results that
I wanted, plus some wonderous surprises.
As (I say) wowsers. The best part is the
Fun that the art conveys. Still need to add the Varnish, as per  “Etty’s” secret mix.”
   Enjoy,  – Steve 
“Dainty Sweetness” by Susan Kounanis
Oil on linen panel 

“Good afternoon, I wanted to submit a couple of things that I’ve created during the pandemic. We all appreciate you guys keeping art alive! Thanks!” – Charles Bolin

“Welcome Spring,” Mixed Media, 12″ x 16.”
“Having longer days, more daylight & seeing green pop up everywhere motivated me to paint this new work in March. Hope you’re all enjoying nature all around our Central Coast this spring.” Thank you, Jay Bonestell 
“I was in the store today buying a mini-canvas set, some inexpensive brushes, and a couple of Raymar drying boxes.  I’ve been stuck in a rut creatively and thought the mini-canvases might be a fun challenge just to get my creative juices flowing.  I decided to start with some acrylics before I dipped into my normal oils just to give it a go and did this one based on a picture I took while driving home on Orcutt road. It was so much fun!!! Thank you for the inspiration.  What an absolutely lovely idea.”
-Lorraine Cote
The results of a super cool paint party – a group of 14 year old girls having fun with our great little mini-canvases!
“Here are two of my glass on glass mosaics of some favorite SLO landmarks for the virtual gallery.” – Amy Hendricks

Want to participate in our next Virtual Gallery Exhibit?

Here’s all you have to do!

Send images of your recently created artwork to with subject “Virtual Gallery Submission” & 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!

SUBMIT YOUR MINI MASTERPIECE(S) for our contest, and the possibility to WIN BIG!

AND — You asked for it!

We are now selling our mini-canvases individually!
Stop by and pick some up (individually or by the box) and enter our “Mini-Masterpiece” contest!

Here’s what you need to know about our Contest

Use our Mini canvases to create a mini-masterpiece and submit your artwork by April 28th.
All submissions must be on one or more of these tiny canvases 2.5×2.5″ or 2×3″.  E-mail us your mini creation at Include artist’s name, phone number, email, and Instagram (if you have one). In subject line, write “MINI-MASTERPIECE CONTEST”


1st prize – Chosen by Art Central employees $100 Art Central Gift Certificate

2nd prize – Chosen by Art Central employees $25 Art Central Gift Certificate

3rd prize – Random Drawing $25 Art Central Gift Certificate

Honorable mentions – (3)

Winners will also be shared and tagged on our Instagram @artcentralslo
All contest submissions will be shown in our Mini-Masterpiece Virtual Gallery on April 30th

Submissions must be received (jpegs only, please) by April 28th.
Winning submissions will be exhibited in our gallery for the month of May.

Do you have used art supplies and equipment you need to sell?

Take advantage of our Spring Cleaning VIRTUAL GARAGE SALE MAY 14th!

Send us images of what you have to sell. Include a good description – size, condition, if price is negotiable, etc. Also include your sale price, and a way for the buyers to contact you. We will not handle transactions, and do NOT take any commission. All we do is connect buyers and sellers through our blog post.

If you are uncomfortable having someone you don’t know come to your home you may use Art Central’s parking lot as a meeting place 🙂

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

Morro Bay Arts Association’s Newsletter

Virtual Field Trips

Arts Educational Resources

Classes with Tricia Reichert:

NATURE SKETCHING: For the month of April 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, look for the options for other *Webinar* classes under Webinars on
FIX-IT SESSION: If you would like some individual help with any of your paintings you can schedule a Fix-It session with me on Monday mornings. (Select_Live1-to-1_ on the home page and scroll down to below the text to find
this option_)
– 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 or watch her YouTube videos HERE

PLEASE NOTE – Tricia hopes to resume live classes later this Spring – stay tuned for more info!

Classes with Jason Mayr:

April Session of Online Painting Classes:  “Exercises & Finishing What You Started”
Have you worked on a painting and got “stuck” or put it aside to work on later?? Well you’re in luck as Jason’s next Session of Classes for the month of April are “Exercises & Finishing What You Started”.
Online painting classes start on Monday, April 5th and the classes meet on Monday & Fridays from 9:45am – 11:00am (pst). The feedback from Students has been AMAZING and watching each artist grow has been so rewarding!
You have nothing to lose and everything to gain! Come paint with us. To register go to

Brand new Class starting Wednesday, April 7th – Introduction to Procreate
Exciting news!!! Jason is launching an Introduction to Procreate class during the month of April. What is Procreate you ask??? It’s a program that you can use on your iPad that helps Artists sketch, paint & create.
Classes will meet on Wednesday evenings from 7pm – 8pm (pst) where the first half an hour will be lesson & questions. Then the second half hour will be a group sketch where you can try out your new skills.
Come join us! Class is only $25 and you can register here:

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