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Archive for January, 2015

You’re Invited To “Pre-Vis”, our February Show!

A Concept Creation Club Exhibit at Art Central!

Come see this great show!  Our local Concept Creation Club’s illustrators & pre-production artists explore frontiers of the imagination with digital imaging techniques and traditional media!

This Art After Dark, Friday February 6th, 6 – 8pm.   

Exhibit runs through March 3rd, 2015

Dylan Wright “Game Girl 3”

eolsen_landscape2Eva Olsen “Landscape 2”

jfong_floweronapedistalJessica Fong “Flower on a Pedestal”

Will Silva “Walkies”

Dylan Wright “Croc”

Emily Mullins “Moon Beast”

Arianna Cabebe Gorilla
Arianna Cabebe “Gorilla”

Jessica Fong “Bones”

Will Silva “Marrooonneed”

Arianna Cabebe tarsier
Arianna Cabebe “Tarsier”

jfong_thekeeperJessica Fong “The Keeper”


Save this date!



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Saturday, February 14th will be a day of gifts, deals, demos and fun at Art Central, so mark your calendar!

Thanks to our generous suppliers and distributers, the first 50 customers through the door will receive a gift bag full of great products!

Demonstrations and Try-Me Play Stations will be going on throughout the day!

Special deals and promotional prices on great products to be had!

Make sure you watch for upcoming blog posts for exciting details on our big day!

Studios on the Park Hosting Lian Zhen Workshop* in February!




Hi, all! 

*We are just helping to get the word out.  For more info, PLEASE contact directly.  We are not taking sign-ups at Art Central!

Lian Zhen will also be teaching a Watercolor workshop on Feb 16 17 18, in Orcutt. Some spaces are still available!   For more info, contact Sheila at (805) 929-1440 or

Chinese Watercolor Techniques

with Lian Quan Zhen
Thursday, February 19 – Saturday, February 21: 9 am – 4 pm
Click here for the downloadable supply list.
Click here for more information or to sign up.

Lian teaches basic techniques such as compositions and coloring, and his unique methods including “Color Pouring and Blending” and “Paint Around”. There are 4-6 short demos each day with student practices between. In critics Lian helps students by touching up their paintings. At end of workshop students may be able to finish couple of paintings, or learn enough techniques to complete them later.

Maximum 24 students. $225 per student.

About Lian Quan Zhen
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 are featured in many magazines and books.

Studios on the Park  1130 Pine Street (between 11th and 12th), Paso Robles, CA 93446


Thursday: 12 pm – 6 pm
Friday: 12 pm – 9 pm
Saturday: 12 pm – 9 pm
Sunday: 12 pm – 6 pm
Closed Monday – Wednesday

A Warm and Wonderful Opening

show brings out friends, artists and art lovers

The opening show of mother and daughter, Marian Loomis and Michelle Stevens, was a great success!
Guests mingled while enjoying the work of two supremely talented artists.

Thank you, to all who attended this wonderful first artist reception of the year!