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Archive for September, 2012

and the winner is….

WOW – What a terrific Art After Dark!  Great vibes, great people, and an awesome selection of art!! HUGE thanks again to all the participating artists without whom the “BEST OF” show would not have happened.

We appreciated the beautiful acoustic strumming of Richard Green – his music really added to the ambiance!

Thanks too, to all the guests who attended, and thank you ALL for casting your vote for “BEST OF SHOW”!!! 

Our first place winner was Corynn Wolf with her gorgeous pastel piece titled “Pierside” (shown below).

Terri Quinn’s lovely pastel piece “Strength” won second place, and we had an unbelievable 4-way tie for 3rd, between the artwork of Dave Coronel, Gayle Sheeley-Davenport, Juan Carlos and Denise Kangas. 

If you haven’t had a chance to see the show, we look forward to seeing you soon!  This exhibit will hang through October 2nd.

have you signed up for

Jason’s oil painting class?  We are pushing the dates back, so if you were thinking you were too late, think again!!!  Call Jason to sign up:

JASON MAYR:   “Understanding Oils – Overview”   Start date to be determined:  Tuesdays, 2-5pm (8 weeks).

Fee:  $240 + materials.  (If this class is shortened, then the fee will be reduced, as well.)

Ever feel like something is lacking in your oil paintings but you’re not sure what it is? This class lays all of the pieces of oil painting out and we learn how they fit together. From conception through execution to judging the results of your effort, the goal of the class is to increase awareness, sensitivity and appreciation by understanding the process of oil painting as a whole. Each week we will discuss a piece of the process and see how it fits into the overall picture. We will paint the majority of every class.  Lots of demos, examples and individual attention, this is a great class for beginners as well as more advanced painters.

Contact Jason Mayr at or call at  805-234-6941 to register and receive materials list.


Come and see Flo Bartell demonstrate her incredible skills with ENCAUSTIC paint! 

Wednesday, sept 12th, 2-4pm. 

This event is free, but space is limited –  Call Art Central to sign up …  805 747-4200.


“BEST OF” show at Art After Dark this Friday – Sept 7th!

hi, everyone!

This Art After Dark is very exciting for us – we’ve decided to shake things up a bit by creating a bit of competition! 

When you come in the doors on Friday evening, you’ll be given a ballot and asked to vote for your favorite piece of art in the show! 

Only folks who show up during Art After Dark will be allowed to vote – and the 1st place prize is $100!   Come and support your favorite artist!

We hope to see you here for Art After Dark …..  6-8pm!