thank you to everyone who participated in our gallery exhibit “While We Sheltered”. This exhibit will long be remembered as an important part of Art Central’s history, commemorating the beauty you all created during this strange pandemic and world crisis of a year. We are here for you and we appreciate you being there for us! BIG
We are delighted to announce the opening of our NEW exhibit , “I’ll Take You There” featuring the art of talented watercolor artist Rosanne Seitz.
This solo show features over 25 works created from her solo trips, off the beaten track, to places showing the majesty and quiet beauty of our Central Coast scenery. Art Central is honored to host this exhibition. Come and see it during our store hours, Monday thru Saturday, 10am-4pm, October 1-November 24, 2020. This show will benefit ‘Learning Among the Oaks’, a program of the San Luis Obispo Land Conservancy which works to save special places on California’s Central Coast. Seitz’s latest landscapes are inspired by personal sketches, photos and plein air paintings developed while driving along California’s out-of-the-way backroads. Seitz used these travels to revitalize her mind and body as well as to engage in her passion for painting. Her love for California land, agriculture and farm structures are iconic in her work. Passion, dedication and a reverence for land and agriculture motivate her paintings. Her award-winning art has been featured in numerous solo exhibits and is included in public and private worldwide collections. She is a frequent guest presenter at art groups and is a Signature member the Central Coast Watercolor Society. She is an active member of San Luis Outdoor Painters for the Environment, (SLOPE), which raises awareness and funds for California’s rural lands, flora and wildlife corridors. She was co-owner of Gallery at the Network, in downtown San Luis Obispo for 15 years. Please visit our gallery in October or November to discover Rosanne Seitz’s artwork reflecting Central Coast’s quintessential beauty.
Welcome to this week’s
! VIRTUAL GALLERY
“This is a drawing of my 16 month old granddaughter June. When she was shown the drawing on a cell phone she pointed and laughed and said ‘June!’. Without a doubt that’s the best compliment I’ve ever gotten as an artist.” -Jim Tyler www.JimTylerFineArt.com Instagram @jimtylerfineart
“Summer’s Gifts” Oil on linen panel 16×20 “These cute little figs are called Tiger Figs. The vase was given to me by a dear friend and I love it!! 🤗 Thank you so much!” – Susan Kounanis
Artwork by Terry Greene “Estero Bluffs” – acrylic, “LOVR” – Acrylic, “San Simeon”- Acrylic
“Hi Etty, I’ve been doing more oil painting lately and want to submit MY FAVORITE THINGS for viewing on your virtual art page. Thank you for encouraging artists by having an online art show. Stay safe” xxxxxoooo -Joan Sullivan
“Thank you so much for doing the virtual gallery. I had the privilege of doing a little plein air work this summer right before the Creek Fire burned through the Bass Lake area. I hope this image of clear skies and a peaceful lake inspires us all to keep supporting our first responders and those families affected by these fires.” “The Early Bird” by Lorraine Cote 9×12 Oil on Raymar linen board
“I am happy to have a peaceful activity to do at home!” Artwork by Nancy David
“Hi Etty😊 Haven’t painted in awhile, but got inspired today after seeing all the amazing work in your virtual gallery. Thanks for spreading beauty into our community and encouraging us to stay creative!” -Roxanne Rogoway
“Experimenting with pen and ink and watercolor, I painted it with paper, paint, brushes from your great Art Central!!!” Artwork by Janet Von Freymann
“Hi Etty & Art Central Team, Inspiring to see your weekly Virtual Gallery with local artist designs. Enjoy my latest sculpture, “Form Sans Function.” It was a creative adventure to blend a clarinet & horse tack, & then shatter tempered glass inside this orange ‘fused glass sandwich,’ 14” x 25.5” x 7”, 14.5 lb. It’s on display in “Out on a Whim” ‘til Nov 2 at Art Center Morro Bay. Here’s to making art when you can!” Thank you, Larry Le Brane
“Hi there, I just finished a painting called Pelican. Hope you like it. Many thanks!” – Ji Li
“Break the rules ‘20” – 12” x 12” oil on panel “Anthony Bourdain was a true storyteller. His enjoyment of breaking bread with people of other cultures was infectious to watch. The connection was real. He is missed. I will donate 10% of the proceeds to National Suicide Prevention if this piece sells.“ “Justice ‘19” – 18” x 24” acrylic on paper “Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a true path forger. She was instrumental in the crusade for women’s rights and her death is such a profound loss. What an exceptional woman. R.I.P.” “The state of our union ‘20” – 10” x 10” Mixed media and resin on canvas “My depiction of our president in 2019. I could continue adding more content to this piece, but it speaks for itself.” “Flow ‘20” – 10” x 10” Italian Smalti Glass, 18k Gold Italian glass and rock pebbles on canvas “Inspired by color and movement, illustrating the beauty that surrounds us.” Thank you! – Elizabeth Chaney
” ESCAPE ” by 19 x 13″ Steve Andrews Mixed Media, For Sale for $650.
“0233” by A-ME Markers, paint markers, 7×10 inches
Please keep sending us artwork (created during the pandemic) to
firstname.lastname@example.org with a title, medium, size and any positive thoughts you wish to include to share with our followers!
WE EXPANDED OUR HOURS!!
We finally have more helping hands in the store which allows us to be open
! 10-4pm Monday-Saturday
Check out SLO County Arts Council newest newsletter!
Check out Morro Bay Art Center’s October newsletter!
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Stay tuned – Art Central’s Flash Sale next Friday….. No, We won’t tell you what will be included ’til then –
please don’t try to tickle the details out of us! 🙂