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Archive for October, 2013

Coming in January – Lian Zhen workshops!

       This is SO exciting!

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Lian Zhen, who is very well known, (read his bio below!) is doing workshops here at Art Central, and in Paso Robles at Studios on the Park www.studiosonthepark.org  in January!

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We expect these workshops to fill up very quickly, so please don’t delay!  You may sign up for either workshop at Art Central.  Please download this PDF:  Lian Zhen Jan 2014 workshop and materials list   For questions or more info, please e-mail us at artcentralslo@yahoo.com.

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Course Title:  East Meets the West – Chinese painting and Watercolor    

Class description for Art Central in San Luis Obispo (2-days):

One day Chinese painting in spontaneous style

Students learn how to use the Chinese brushes,

ink and colors, as well as the theory of the Asian Art.

Subjects will be flower and animal.

One day watercolor

Students learn basic techniques such as compositions

and coloring, as well as Lian’s techniques including

the “Color Pouring and Blending”.

Use 3 primary colors to achieve beautiful effects.

Subject: bird or frogs.

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Class description for Studios on the Park in Paso Robles (3-days):

First day: Chinese painting in spontaneous style

Students learn how to use the Chinese brushes, ink and

colors, as well as the theory of the Asian Art.

Subjects will be flower and landscape.

Second and third day: watercolor

Students learn basic techniques such as compositions

and coloring, as well as Lian’s techniques including

the “Color Pouring and Blending”.

Use 3 primary colors to achieve beautiful effects.
Subjects: animal – Elephants or buffalos or moose

(one and half day) on 1/2 sheet watercolor paper;

Grapes or fish (half day) on 1/4 sheet watercolor paper.

Corn Chinese painting  

Lian Quan Zhen is a popular watercolor and Chinese painting artist and teacher in the US and abroad. He is one of the most popular authors of North Light Books.

Lian started sketching and painting in his childhood and continue as hobby while he practiced medicine as a family physician in Canton Province, China. After immigrating to the US in 1985, he obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree from University of California at Berkeley in 1992 and a Master of Architecture Degree from MIT in 1996. He has many shows in the US, Hong Kong and China and developed an international following. His paintings hang in numerous institutional and private collections including the MIT Museum which has collected 14 of his paintings.

His art teaching credentials include at the University of California at Berkeley where he taught watercolor outdoor sketching for 8 years; watercolor and Chinese painting workshops nationwide in US, and other countries in Europe, Canada, Mexico, Bahamas, China, South Africa and Australia. Also, Lian has been an invited juror for California, Colorado, New Mexico and Kentucky Watercolor Societies’ exhibitions and other local shows. His paintings featured in magazines such as Watercolor 94 Spring, Splash4, Collectors (Hong Kong) and books of Landscape on Watercolor (UK), Finding Your Visual Voice and Painter’s Quick Reference books by North Light Books: Flowers and Blooms, Dogs and Cats, Birds and Butterflies, Landscapes and Drawing and Painting Animals – the Essential Guide.
Lian’s three books are distributed internationally. The Chinese Painting Techniques for Exquisite Watercolor, published in October of 2000; the Chinese Watercolor Techniques – Painting Animals, published in December of 2004, with demos on video tapes and DVDs made by Teaching Arts in UK; Chinese Watercolor Techniques for Exquisite Flowers published in 2009. They were main selections for North Light Book Club members. In Fall 2013 North Light will publish his fourth book: Chinese Landscape Techniques for Watercolor.

You’re invited to the Opening!

“Little Treasures” Exhibit

Art After Dark

November 1, 6-8pm

Come see this wonderful exhibit of 2D and 3D artwork …

All art is priced at $100 or less!

Great stocking stuffers…

perfect creative gifts for family and friends, co-workers, bunco buddies, the babysitter!

Exhibit runs through December 30th, 2014

              Patti Sullivan Mixed Media Cards                 Joanie constable 2

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Eileen Braun Ornaments             Frank Zappa, musician Jan Swarbrick

“Best” Easels Coming Soon!

   Do you have an EASEL on your Christmas List?

We are getting ready to put an order in for “Best” Easels!

Pre-orders will get an extra discount, but MUST be placed by November 7th.

 There are many styles and sizes available…  Let us know which one you want before November 7th and receive an extra discount!

         University 880400             Classic Santa Fe 1 880300          European 880525Halley 880600

Call for Artists!

Looking for artists to exhibit their wonderful ‘little’ creations in 2-D or 3-D in our next Art After Dark.

“Little Treasures”

Drop Off Oct 30 10-4pm

 at Art Central

Show begins Nov 1 and runs thru Dec 30, great for all the holiday shoppers!

Artwork must be priced to sell $100 or less.

See attached contract for details.

Little Treasures Contract-2013

Strathmore Cover Contest!

Strathmore is looking for artwork submissions for their 2014 Product Catalog Cover and 2014 Facebook page cover image!

Anyone is welcome and encouraged to submit artwork to the Strathmore website. Style, subject and mediums used are up to the artist, they just ask it’s created on Strathmore paper!  There is no fee to participate. Art will be selected based on aesthetic qualities and technical skill.

The artist whose artwork is chosen for the 2014 Product Catalog cover will be awarded $300.

The artist whose artwork is chosen for their Facebook cover image will be awarded with $100 retail value of Strathmore product.

Contest Submissions Due Friday, November 15th

Click Here for Contest Details and Entry Form

Note: We do not receive the submissions here at Art Central! Please use the link above to submit your entry.

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For sale – Machinery for making Art Tiles!

FOR SALE:  Maxx Digital Clam Heat Press, 11x 15″, 120 volts $625 – Like New. (no taxes or shipping)

MAKE  & SELL YOUR OWN ART TILES!   Heat Press that can be used for Sublimation Tiles, coasters, t-shirts, caps, whatever a heat press can be used for.  Pics available.
Heat Press that can be used for Sublimation Tiles, coasters, t-shirts, caps, whatever a heat press can be used for.  Pics available.      Rachel – 805-423-7647

Artist Reception!

Rod Aszman image

Join us Sat. October 12th, 5-7pm 

 for the

“Shiny Rails” Exhibit

Art Central is collaborating with the Opening of the Railroad Museum and the celebration of 135 years of Railroad on the Central Coast!

Come meet the artists and cast your vote for your favorite piece in the show!

The winner will get a prize, so help your favorite artist be number one!  

Looking forward to seeing you.

Attention Bargain Hunters… Overstock and Clearance!

Hey – every so often we just HAVE to clean house! 

(Spring cleaning in the Fall!?)

We have a TON of products that we’ve just put on sale – many of the items are on the sale table, but a LOT of them don’t fit on there! 

Look all over the store for the bright orange stickers! 

First come, first serve!  See below for a list of what goodies are available! 

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Item Name Item   Description  Qty SALE Price
GD905 * Golden Fluid Acr 1oz 10set 1 $40.00
LQ104201 * Liq Ink Essential Set 6 2 $25.00
CYCBT14 * Ampersand Aquabord 14×18 1 $10.00
CN100510213 * Arches W/C Board CP 8×10 3pk 5 $5.00
CN100510214 * Arches W/C Board HP 8×10 3pk 2 $5.00
CN100510215 * Arches W/C Board Rough 8×10 3pk 4 $5.00
CR1200114-3 * Crescent Canvas Board Hvy 15×20″ 15 $3.00
CR1200113-3 * Crescent Canvas Board Reg 15×20″ 14 $2.50
CN100510216 * Montval W/C Board 8×10 3pk 5 $4.00
ESSDEE-1220 * Scratchboard 12×20″ Black Ess-Dee 6 $11.00
ESSDEE-2024 * Scratchboard 20×24″ Black Ess-Dee 6 $22.00
SE4203 * Book – HT Paint Landscapes in oils 1 $12.00
LQ692003 * Basics Brush Set –   Lg 4set 29 $4.00
YS4400M * Gothic Lettering Brush med 2 $8.00
JR7010-200 * Quiller Synth Flat Wash 2″ 2 $40.00
JR7010-150 * Quiller Synthetic Flat Wash 1.5″ 3 $30.00
RS40-14 * Signet Broad #14 Bristle Brush 4 $25.00
RS40-16 * Signet Broad #16 Bristle Brush 4 $30.00
RS40-18 * Signet Broad #18 Bristle Brush 3 $35.00
RS789 * WH Sable Goliath Wash Simmons Brush 2 $30.00
FR1089-YARD * Canvas Portrait Linen 54″x1yd 4 $45.00
FR1088 * Canvas Roll Galicia Linen 53×6 1 $190.00
FR1047 * Canvas Roll Tryon primed cotton 60″x6yd 1 $90.00
WN6015-138 * Dp Edge Canvas 24×36 6 $35.00
FR6126 * Heavy Duty Stretcher Strip   26″ 10 $6.00
FR6154 * Heavy Duty Stretcher Strip   54″ 12 $10.00
FR6172 * Heavy Duty Stretcher Strip   72″ 10 $14.00
FR6184 * Heavy Duty Stretcher Strip   84″ 12 $20.00
WN6020-108 * Stretched Belgian Linen Canvas 8×10 1 $8.00
WN6020-109 * Stretched Belgian Linen Canvas 9×12 2 $10.00
JR210247 * Ceramic Tool 5-set 18 $5.00
KMB3 * Clean up Tool for Clay 17 $2.50
JR210504 * Loop Tool 1 3/4″ 20 $2.50
SYS3301 * Sculpey 30 sampler set 6 $20.00
HY72900 * Craft Foam 10 asst colors 9×12 5 $5.00
MULV-CP01 * Craft Punch Heart 1 $4.00
MULV-CP87 * Craft Punch Paw 1 $4.00
MULV-CP25 * Craft Punch Snowflake 2 $4.00
HY8312 * Felt Assorted colors 9″x12″ 12sht pack 6 $4.00
JAC9444 * Funky Groovy Tye Dye Kit 5 $8.00
YSOC1000 * Origami Kit 1000 Cranes 1 $12.00
YS4610 * Origami Outdoor Waterproof 5 7/8″ 14sht 4 $4.00
PK3010TG * Adj Triangle 10″ 11 $19.00
PKMT2418 * Cutting Mat 18×24 Transparent 11 $24.00
AA27004 * Parallel Straightedge Board 24×36 * 4 $120.00
ART-E223 * Aluminum Tripod for Pochade easel 11 $38.00
EL950-053 * Foam Board 20×30   Blue 19 $4.00
EL950-054 * Foam Board 20×30   Green 19 $4.00
EL950-051 * Foam Board 20×30   Orange 10 $4.00
EL950-052 * Foam Board 20×30   Red 19 $4.00
EL950-050 * Foam Board 20×30   Yellow 19 $4.00
MC55824 * Clip Frame 18×24 3 $13.00
L328-1234 * Easel-back 5″ self-stick wht 25 pk 9 $6.00
L328-1230 * Easel-back 7″ self-stick wht 25 pk 16 $6.00
MC42547 * Urban Flat Frame Black 16×20 4 $15.00
PKWW2436 * Drawing Board Melamine 24×36 1 $23.00
EL1530 * Elmers Glue Stick Pen 4 $1.00
WN0605-055 * Gouache 14ml Bril Yellow 13 $11.00
WN0605-108 * Gouache 14ml Cad Yellow 10 $16.10
WN0605-249 * Gouache 14ml Flame Red 19 $6.70
WN0605-331 * Gouache 14ml Ivory Black 24 $6.70
WN0605-514 * Gouache 14ml Pthalo Blue 22 $6.70
WN0605-660 * Gouache 14ml Ultramarine 16 $6.70
TU2065 * Unryu Black 25×37 3 $2.00
TU2012 * Unryu blue chiffon   25×37 4 $2.00
TU2037 * Unryu Burgundy   25×37 7 $2.00
TU2045 * Unryu cherry 25×37 2 $2.00
TU2025 * Unryu Golden/Green   25×37 7 $2.00
TU2013 * Unryu Lavender   25×37 5 $2.00
TU2010 * Unryu salmon 25×37 2 $2.00
TU2026 * Unryu Sienna 25×37 3 $2.00
TU2035 * Unryu Teal Green   25×37 5 $2.00
DS284-270001 * Dan Smith Walnut   Ink 2oz 3 $7.00
CQ10040 * Chroma Tempera Paint WH 3.5oz 3 $2.00
CD100-7004 * ClayZee Memories in Stone 1 $9.00
X16785 * Crayon Sharpener 3 $1.50
CK1241 * Creativity For Kids Flower Press Nature Cards 1 $11.00
CK1571 * Creativity For Kids Mosaic Jewelry Box 1 $14.00
VA40509 * Jazz Tempera WHITE 16oz 13 $2.50
JR401000 * Kids Neatness Jars 6-set w/tray 4 $12.00
SAN19078 * Mr Sketch Washable Markers 8-set 6 $6.00
CA208 * Natural Model Dough 3 pack 1 $5.00
YSNOP36 * Niji Oil Pastel 36 set 1 $4.50
SYH3001 * Pawprint Ornament Kit 2 $8.00
JR501828 * Stainless Steel 2″ Trowel Knife 13 $8.00
YSGS200 * Gel Stylist Pen 21 $0.90
SK47582 * Pen-Touch Calligrapher Silver Med Pt 2 $2.50
BB2030 * Letramax Black Board 20×30 4 $4.00
DE54150 * Dexter Mat Cutter 1 $29.00
AL7778B * Magnifier Folding Double Lens 10 $4.00
GROS0624 * Grumbacher Max watersoluble Oils 6 set 1 $28.00
AR100511534 * Arches W/C 16×20 140CP 3 Pack 4 $9.50
SV71-30001218 * Artistico W/C 140lb HP 5×7″ Block Tradtional White 2 $17.00
BLOTTER * Blotting Paper 24×36 89 $3.50
SR235-72 * Bristol 2-P P 500 series 23×29 sht 22 $5.00
SR235-62 * Bristol 2-P V 500 Series 23×29 sht 9 $5.00
CR12-00002 * Graffiti Paper Roll 30″x5yards 22 $9.00
CR12-00001 * Graffiti Paper Roll 40″x10yards 6 $15.00
CR12-00003 * Graffiti Paper spiral pad 18×24″ 8 $15.00
CN100510433 * Hardcover Field Sketch Spiral 5×7 2 $8.00
LaCARTE * LaCarte Paper 19.5×25.5 15 $9.00
CN702-663 * Marker Layout 19×24 Pad 50sht 7 $20.00
JR100537 * Quiller W/C Rough 300lb 15×22 Block 2 $60.00
JR427319 * Richardson Handmade Pastels 18 set 1 $50.00
JR427515 * Richardson Handmade Pastels 24 Half-stk set 1 $30.00
SV132520-241 * Sennelier Oil   Pastel Landscape 24set 1 $60.00
KO250000 * Rotring Artpen XF 1 $25.00
KO250205 * Rotring Callig   Artpen 1.9 1 $25.00
DW-TINT * Derwent Tinted Charcoal Pencil ALL Colors 15 $1.25
POLYCOLOR * Lyra Polycolor Colored Pencils  ALL colors 761 $1.00
SP3470 * Block Print Ink Starter 6set 1 $16.00
SP4562 * Fabric Screenprint Ink 8oz Blue 1 $6.00
SP4551 * Fabric Screenprint Ink 8oz P Blue 1 $6.00
SP4561 * Fabric Screenprint Ink Red 8oz 1 $6.00
SP4625 * Silkscreen Ink FIRE Red 8oz 2 $6.00
SP4623 * Silkscreen Ink MED Yellow 8oz 2 $6.00
SP4631 * Silkscreen Ink Ultra Blue 8oz 1 $6.00
SP4620 * Silkscreen Ink White 8oz 3 $6.00
GM02502 * Galkyd Slow Dry 2oz 2 $4.00
KR403 * Krylon Glitter Red 4oz 1 $4.00
LQ6025 * Liq Soluvar Gloss Varnish spray 295g 5 $14.00
TN2004T-48-60 * Deluxe Pencil Case 48 3 $17.00
TN-2436T-SE-60-BLK * Economy Portfolio 24×36 Black 12 $15.00
NEO7500-340 * Caran D’Ache NeoColor ll 40-tin 2 $70.00
WN0303-089 * Cotman W/C 8ml Cad Orange 2 $4.00
WN0303-100 * Cotman W/C 8ml Cad Red Lt 5 $4.00
WN0303-192 * Cotman W/C 8ml Cobalt Violet 4 $4.00
WN0303-347 * Cotman W/C 8ml Lem Yellow Titan 3 $4.00
WN0303-692 * Cotman W/C 8ml Viridian 2 $4.00
DC203F * DaVinci W/C 15ml Arylide Yellow 8 $12.00

(please note –  sale prices are for in-stock inventory only – no rainchecks!  And please understand that we can’t combine other discounts with these great prices!)

Artist Reception!

Art Central & Central Coast Railroad

Proudly present

“Shiny Rails”

Celebrating 135 years of Railroad here on the Central Coast!

Locomotive IconDiane Harrison 'Night Train' 16x20 pastel n acrylic'SLO Roundhouse' Joan Sullivan 14x17 sepia n ink wash'SP Caboose' Joan Sullivan 12x14 watercolor pen n inkRod Aszman image

Artist Reception October 4th

6-8pm Art After Dark

&

Special 2nd Reception October 12th 5-7pm

Here at Art Central

artist selling art materials

hi, all – there’s a gal selling a bunch of art supplies, and I was asked to help – happy to do it!  Here’s the info, if you’re interested.  Please note – contact her, not us – we’re just helping to spread the word!

 

An artist friend is moving and selling much of the contents of her beautiful studio.

The sale will be on this Saturday, October 5, from 8 – 1, at 2217 Humbold St, Los Osos.

You can reach Betty Thomas at 528-0829 for further info.

Included in the sale:
Hughes Easel 3000, with double post. Like new. Value $1400. Price now $800.
Storage unit
paper
brushes
stretcher bars
canvas
viewer
Drawings
some art materials for sale or give away
magazines – free