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Archive for February, 2012

Join us Friday for this soft and luminous show!

“SPIN”- An Exhibit by Silk Painters International

 March 1st- April 2nd

Artists’ Reception Friday March 2nd, 6-8pm (Art After Dark) Art Central Gallery, 1329 Monterrey St. San Luis Obispo

Join us for this soft and luminous show. This March Art Central welcomes Silk Painters International.

Silk paintings are sensuously light with colors ranging from the delicate and ethereal to brilliant jewel tones.

Silk Painters International (SPIN) aim to support and encourage the professional development of silk artists and to promote worldwide recognition of and appreciation for silk art. Artists use special tools, materials and unique skills to paint on silk.

What’s on SALE at 1329 Monterey?

hi folks!

I’ve just put a handful of items on sale in the store –

Liquitex GESSO – gallons – 50% off!

Winton BIG 200ml select colors $10 ea!

Fabriano Aquarello W/C Blocks – 9×12 – only $13!!!

Sennelier Oil Pastel Sticks (Individual OR Sets!!!)  30% off  MEMBERS ONLY!

Plus, we have a variety of drawing pads, drawing boards & other great stuff on our clearance table!

If you haven’t been in recently, come in & check out our increased line of GORGEOUS handmade papers! 


A Year Older, a year wiser…

Hi!  First of all, a VERY heartfelt thank-you-SO-much! to those of you who came to our 1st Anniversary Event…  It was such a success – and we hope that you enjoyed it!  I know that our manufacturer’s reps really enjoyed showing off their products to everyone, and although Lauren, Logan, Tara and I never stopped running around all day, we all agreed that it was a lot of fun.  Give me a few more days to catch my breath, and I’ll be ready to start planning another event!

One of the things I had put on the back burner until the Anniversary Event was behind me was the creation of a workshop & class schedule.  Some of you teachers have already told me that you would be interested in teaching here.  If you are interested, but haven’t let me know, please do!  I’ll be sending out an e-mail outlining my ideas to all interested parties.  Once we have something in place, we can start advertising it to our customers!

Another thing I’d like to do is to have a “demo” day – something to show off artists’ skills with particular products, as well as the ability to explain how to use them.  I have some ideas for supplies to do demos with, but I am looking for talented artists to show them off – anybody interested?  Please e-mail me if you would like to participate.

Hopefully you saw our Call for Artists for our April Gallery exhibit  “Fur, Feathers & Fins”.    Second Chance at Love Humane Society is a wonderful organization, and we are excited about the opportunity to help them raise funds.  Please remember – ANY animal art is great – doesn’t have to be canine, and sculpture is welcome! 

We hope to see you soon!

Call For Art!!!

Fur, Feathers and Fins

An Animal Art Exhibition benefiting Second Chance at Love Humane Society

Exhibit runs April 5th – May 1st.  Artists Reception Friday, April 6th, 6-8pm.

Where: Art Central Gallery, 1329 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo
Take in day: April 4th, 10am-4pm.   $10 entry fee per art work.

Second Chance at Love is a no-kill animal welfare organization, founded in 1994 for our society’s dog outcasts, “widowed” senior citizen dogs, and dogs without leaders or advocates. While the shelter primarily works with dogs, we encourage artists to enter all animal related artwork.

 Art Central Gallery will be hosting a benefit for Second Chance at Love for the month of April. We want YOUR fur, feather and fin inspired art. Sales from the show will be a 50/50% split between artist and Second Chance at Love.

 Artists Reception is Friday, April 6th, 6-8pm. Artist participation at Art After Dark is strongly encouraged – and PLEASE bring your animal loving friends too.

 In order to know how many artists wish to participate, we require advance “sign-up”… this is easy – just e-mail us at with basic info about your art – medium, size, etc. We’d love to have jpegs for advertising purposes too – feel free to include those!

Please note that all 2-dimensional work MUST be wired for hanging. Paintings must be ready to hang with wire across the back; we cannot accept any sawtooth hangers.

If you have any questions, please e-mail us!

Unsold work must be picked up May 2nd, 10am-4pm.

We look forward to your participation!

Art Central Art Supply & Gallery
1329 Monterey Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 
805 747-4200

New Art Central Gallery Artists … and a plethura of BLUE!

2012 has brought Art Central Gallery some great artists. If you haven’t already been in, come by and check out their work soon!

AND – don’t forget to join us this Friday for ourBLISSFUL BLUES” group show!

Lisa Roberts added a lovely selection of mosaic pieces to the gallery. Her work was a hit at the “Little Treasures” show in December.


Hilda Vandergriff has brought to the gallery her colorful watercolor, acrylic and mixed media collage paintings. In her watercolor paintings she uses bold colors and loose washes. Hilda incorporates eastern and western art techniques into her mixed media art.


…and last but FAR from least!  Sally Tippman’s Figurative abstract paintings show fascinating forms and beautiful compositions of grace and drama.