Your Creativity – Our Supplies!

Archive for August, 2014

Welcome, Umut Toker!

We are happy to welcome Umut Toker into our Gallery! 

Come, meet him, and check out his amazing photography during Art After Dark on September 5th!

Having grown up in Turkey and traveled extensively, Umut enjoys photographing the built environment.  The past decade living on the central coast has also triggered his interest in photographing nature, particularly the coastal scenery.  Some of his recent work has explored the relationship between land and sea.

As a frequent visitor of Europe and the Mediterranean, however, he continues to photograph the built environment in that part of the world.




“Reunion 1974-1978” Seems Like Old Times


Artists Reunion and Reception at Art After Dark! 

Friday, Sept 5th,  6 – 8pm. 

Featuring the following amazing artists…

Joyce Rezendes
Joyce Rezendes 1
Chet Amyx
Chet Amyx- Running Scared-w.c22x30
Bob Pelfrey
Bob Pelfrey
Chris Fincke
Icarus Evans
Icarus Evans- you
Mike Morrissey
Mike Morrissey- Revered Headless Buddha
Peter Yelda
Peter Yelda- Our Lady of Paris
Henry Wessels
H. Wessels - HERO

Exhibit runs through September 30th … don’t miss it!

Store hours for Labor Day weekend

hi, all – please note that we will be closed on Sunday, August 31st & Monday, September 1st, for Labor Day.  (That means there will be no “Monday Art Space” group, sorry!)

We’ll be back on Tuesday, regular hours!


Have a great holiday weekend!

GAMBLIN lecture and demonstration – coming to Art Central!

Gamblin is going to have an informative lecture and demonstration here at Art Central on Saturday, October 25th, at 11am

There is no charge for this great opportunity, but SIGN-UPS IN ADVANCE ARE A MUST!!!   We will cap the number of participants at 27, so if you sign up, please show up!

Sign-up by e-mail only:  

Please put the word GAMBLIN in the subject line


Since our founding, Gamblin Artists Colors has handcrafted luscious oil colors and contemporary mediums true to the working properties of traditional materials, yet safer and more permanent. Gamblin’s dedication to today’s oil painters extends beyond offering the finest possible materials – we believe in sharing our knowledge so painters can choose those materials that best support their own artistic visions.

Understanding Contemporary Oil Painting Materials, a 90 minute Lecture Demonstration will cover the following:

  •  Artist’s Oil Colors – Gamblin’s approach to color making
  •  Color Theory – 2-dimensional vs 3-dimensional Color Space
  •  Color Mixing – Navigating Color Space: Gamblin’s practical approach to color mixing
  •  Mineral vs Modern Pigments – How to create a personalized palette of colors
  •  Indirect vs Direct Techniques – Historical application of opaque and transparent colors
  •  FastMatte Alkyd Oil Colors – Benefits and uses of fast-drying, matte oil colors
  •  Galkyd Painting Mediums – Focus on working properties and choosing the right medium
  •  Building Permanent Paintings – Understanding Fat Over Lean approaches
  •  Supports, Sizing and Grounds – How they affect color and permanence
  •  Studio Safety – How to create a safe studio environment using Gamsol OMS
  •  Gamvar Picture Varnish – Understanding contemporary varnishes and controlling surface quality

All attendees will receive FREE Gamblin Product & Literature Samples

Timothy Robert Smith is a Los Angeles based oil painter and muralist, using observational techniques to portray a multi-dimensional perspective of the universe. Since recently graduating from Laguna College of Art and Design with an MFA in studio art, he has had two exhibitions at Copro Gallery in Bergamot Station. He currently teaches at CSU Los Angeles, where he received his BFA degree. Timothy’s artwork can be viewed at:

Timothy Robert SmithThe work of Timothy Robert Smith
View on www.timothy…

Just a reminder:  we ask participants to park on the street (all-day free parking on Pepper Street).

Hope you can join us for this exciting event… sign up today!



Check out something new (and very cool!!!)

Barc Wood!

BarcNest  barcmenue  BarcBooks 

  Paint on it!  Print on it!  Cut it up!

 Looking for a new surface to paint or draw on?   How about invitation cards that will have people talking?   

BARC Wood Sheets & Tapes

These ultra-thin sheets of real wood veneer feature adhesive backing.   They work great with a wide range of media including charcoal, paint, pastel, pencils, pens, markers and more. They are easy to cut with scissors, a knife or a laser cutter. The sheets can be run through an ink-jet, or laser printer with no special priming necessary.  Great for fine art, model making and craft applications.  Available in Birch and Cherry wood.  

Art Central has 8.5×11″ sheets, 18×24″ sheets, & 1″  tape in stock now! 

Your creativity is the limit!  Come in and check out the new Barc Wood products for yourself!

Come on in for “Monday Art Space”!

Circle Art Central Logo

Our Monday Art Space is a fun way to be creative and social!  You bring the fun and we’ll provide the space.  Just come to Art Central any time between 11am and 4pm on Mondays with your own art materials and projects. 

Can’t or don’t want to paint at home?  Wish you had some nearby artistic company?  Art Space is a great way to meet other artists and work in a casual, easygoing environment.   We provide tables and chairs, but if you use an easel, please bring one!    

Come in, make art, have fun!

Please note – This is just a name change from “Manic Monday Art Group”  Same great environment, just a more mellow name!  Monday Art Space is an ongoing event (unless we are closed for a holiday).  

Also, please remember that we ask participants to park on the street (Pepper Street has all day free parking).  Thanks!

Welcome, Steve!

Please join us in welcoming Steve Weaver, ceramic artist, to Art Central’s Gallery!  

Steve weaver Ceramic Steve Weaver Ceramic Vase Steve Weaver Ceramic Vase 2 Steve Weaver Ceramic Covered Pot

Stop by and see his beautiful pottery, and see our August Exhibit, “WAX EFFECTS”, at the same time!

Join us tonight for Art After Dark, or stop by during the week to enjoy this beautiful art.


Hope to see you soon!