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Archive for February, 2014


Just a reminder-

Call for artist for March Art After Dark- 

“A Riot of Color”



 Drop-Off Date

 Wednesday March 5th between 10-4pm

Looking forward to another great show!

See you soon!

Oil Painting Classes with Jason Mayr!

Oil Painting:
A Foundation


Have you ever wanted to try painting in oils?
Have you been painting in oils but would like to firm up your painting skills and understanding?

Sign up for this basic three week class with Jason Mayr! 

WHAT: Foundations of Oil Painting Classjasondemo - Copy
WHEN: Thursdays March 20th, 27th and April 3rd.
TIME: 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM
WHERE: Art Central, 1329 Monterey St. SLO

COST: $90 plus supplies
“This class will introduce and re-enforce the fundamentals of oil painting through a series of demonstrations and exercises with personalized feedback and assistance. We will be painting in black and white so that the complexities of color do not confuse the issues.”

If you’re interested in learning the basics of oil painting, contact Jason and sign up ASAP! Spots will fill up fast!
Phone: 805-234-6941

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Thank you! Hope to see you here!

upcoming exhibits at Art Central… call for artists!

hi all!  As you should have seen already, our March exhibit will be called A Riot of Color, and we want BRIGHT and BOLD paintings!  (Spring colors, if you will!)  We will have a couple of great guys playing guitar & bass guitar for us – Dave & Dave – during the artist reception.  Click here to download entry form:  A Riot of Color March 2014

Still working on a title, but our April show will be the opposite – looking for Black and White, or monochromatic work.  One title that came up was “Sans Color” …  what do you think?

Our May exhibit will be a closed show, it will be an exhibit of Kindergarten art!  Stay tuned…

Our June / July show also doesn’t have a title yet, but we just finalized it – do you remember how we did a fundraiser back in 2012 for “2nd Chance at Love”?  This awesome group of gals rescue abused and geriatric dogs, and they were such a pleasure to work with that we are doing it again.  Last time we titled the show “Fur, Feathers, and Fins”, and it was a stunning success.  We’ll be looking to repeat this performance (or better it!), and so we hope if you have animal art that you’ll participate.  Please keep in mind that for this exhibit, the sales of the art are a 50%/50% split between artist and 2nd Chance.   If you think of a great title, let me know, otherwise we’ll probably use the same title as last time.  This will be a 2 MONTH SHOW!

Our September and October exhibits will both be closed shows, so the only other opportunity of the year will be for our annual “Little Treasures” show in November/December.  Same criteria as in the past, where the work must sell for $100 or less.

Hope this information gives you all the time & inspiration that you need to start creating!

We look forward to your participation, and, as always, as the show approaches, we’ll be hoping you’ll send us jpegs to use in our advertising!

Happy painting!

The latest deals at Art Central! New products, new discounts, great stuff on clearance!

Get your paints and brushes out for this great deal!

We have dropped our pricing on Stretched Canvases40% off, EVERY DAY!  Plus, members get an additional discount of 25%!wncanvas

We have also lowered the prices on our canvas panels, AND additional members discounts…  Stock up Now!

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 DaVinci Watercolors, Galeria Brushes, Gold sectional frames, plus lots more on CLEARANCE! Come take a look. 

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We are SUPER excited to tell you that Daniel Smith Watercolors will be arriving any day!


Gold Coast Art n Frame

Hey there – Sad news for all of us, Gary at Gold Coast is closing his doors at the end of February.  The only silver lining is that he has a lot of inventory to sell…  Go see him for great prices on mat board and your other framing needs!

See his note:

Gold Coast Art ‘n Frames has been a part of the community since 1997. Our goal was to offer valued added products and services to the local artisans on the central coast. We have moved the store a couple of times in order to reach new clients and, reduce our overhead. As everyone is well aware of, the financial stability of our economy has been poor for the last few years. Many small businesses, much like Gold Coast, have succumbed to the pressures of a weakened economy. Many of you are aware that we have struggled for some time now. As positive as I try to stay, the time has come to take another path. It saddens me to say that Gold Coast Art ‘n Frames will be closing the doors indefinitely near the end of February. I have enjoyed working with each of you, watching you grow, and creating some amazing art! So many wonderful pieces of art have crossed my design table over the years! I have grown too. I have also gained an education and insight from each of you that will not be forgotten. Thank you, Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for years of support.

I will be liquidating everything in the shop over the next month. Please watch your in box for the first of many great deals!!Sincerely,

Gary Brandes

Gold Coast Art ‘n Frames


Hours: 11-5 Tues-Fri; Sat 10-2

You’re Invited to the Opening Reception!

Come Check Out these Amazing Art Students from North SLO County High Schools!


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Opening Reception February 7th, 6-8pm

Show runs thru March 4th.  Regular store hours M-F 10-5:30pm Sat 10-5pm

Come show your support of these young upcoming artists!

Our 3rd Anniversary was a BLAST!

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Our Third Anniversary Event was AMAZING  ….. & i
t’s all thanks to YOU!

 We really appreciate all of your support in making this event happen!
We hope that if you came you had a great time watching the demos and playing with different products – we sure did!

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The day started off with colorful demos of the Derwent XL Sticks and the R&F Paint Sticks!
Special Thanks to John, Sandy and Dawn for leading these enticing demos!


Libby Tolley’s oil painting demonstration was packed – we were so lucky to have her show us some awesome tips!


In the afternoon, The Jacquard Silk Colors painting demo was a total hit! Thanks, Debbie, for such a fun time!


Many beautiful creations were made with the Pebeo Fantasy paints – Thanks Margaret, for the informative demonstration!  

Once again, THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH for joining us on Saturday! We look forward another creative and colorful year with all of you!




See you again next year 🙂