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Archive for April, 2014

You’re Invited!


Come Join us for the Opening Reception & Art After Dark!

“The Elements of the Laureate”

Check out local young artists’ work…

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Art Teacher, Carin Van Gaale says,

“You never see art as pure and true as that of a child’s!  The Elements of the Laureate exhibit will showcase the unique and vibrant works of K-8 students.  The Laureate School of San Luis Obispo has some spectacular artists that deserve to be recognized by our community.  Our exhibit will display the importance of the elements of art while considering some influential artists from history.  Students have also come together to create a cooperative piece that represents the growth and development that takes place here at our beautiful school.  To be an art educator for The Laureate has been a phenomenal experience.  It is my goal to give students the chance to recognize that their creativity is gallery worthy!  Each and every one of my students is an artist and I am so proud of them. There is an artist in all of us; sometimes it just takes the opportunity and encouragement to believe and see it.  So show your support for art in education and come check out our exhibit!”

Students participating  are from the Laureate School in San Luis Obispo.

The Laureate School seeks to create opportunities for students to reach their full potential as responsible, caring and highly competent individuals who, as citizens of the world, play positive roles in their communities.

Our mission is to enable students to reach their full potential as trustworthy, responsible, caring, and knowledgeable individuals in a highly globalized world. We equip students with the skills to question, evaluate and understand through inquiry and project learning, and then to use those skills in ways that are unique, positive and constructive.

880 Laureate Lane    San Luis Obispo    Ca    93405   805.544.2141


Opening Reception-Friday, May 2nd, 6-8pm

Show runs thru June 3rd during our regular hours.

Come celebrate and show your support for these amazing young artists!


Fun at our Fundraiser

Our Arts Obispo workshop and fundraiser was a HUGE success!!!


Tracy Taylor was as stunning as always, completely willing to share her watercolor painting techniques and have fun!  Superb wine from Adelaida Cellars and amazing chocolate truffles courtesy of Mama Ganache were REALLY enjoyed by our participants!

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Arts Obispo is a great asset to our creative community!  Art Central wishes to thank all those who donated and attended for this awesome organization.  We couldn’t have done it without you!!!


Collage Play Date was GREAT!

If you missed it, you missed out!

Fun was had and art was made at our Collage Play Date!

Check out the wonderful work created by our enthusiastic crew of artists.










New friends and new art!  What could be better?

Our next Play Date:   Magnificent Masks will be on Saturday, June 14th! 

Check your calendar and don’t miss out on the fun!  Sign up by phone 805-747-4200, or e-mail us at

Two Great Encaustic Classes Coming Your Way!


Come join Flo Bartell and learn the hot” encaustic technique!


Beginning class- May 31st

Advanced (including 3 Dimensional!) class- June 21st!

This is a hot new old technique!


Each workshop runs 12-4pm

$65 plus materials


Register and Sign-up thru Flo Bartell at and

be sure to check out her website at!

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National Juried Encaustic Exhibit

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Cash and product awards

Juror:  Eileen Goldenberg

New submission deadline:  JUNE 15th!

CD’s containing artwork  must be submitted to Art Central by 6/15/14

Please view the attached prospectus for details:  2014-8 Wax Effects

Sponsored in part by RF Paints  RF Logo

Art Central Gallery & Art Supply    

1329 Monterey Street     San Luis Obispo, CA  93401


This Friday… You’re Invited!


“Minimal Color”

Less is More…

Monochromatic and Black and White Works!

Come see what exciting creations your local artists have put together!


Anita Keegan- From Morro Strand


Floating Gull 8x11, 1-2014 scratchboard art

Karen Perterson- Floating Gull

Bell Tower San Miguel Mission-Page Graeber

Bell Tower, San Miguel Mission- Page Graeber

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Cheese- Susan Jenkins

Our Town-B&W-G. Brandes

Our Town- G. Brandes

Art After Dark-SLO, Friday, April 4th 6-8pm

Show runs thru April 30th during our regular hours.

Can’t wait to see you!