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Archive for March, 2015

Call for Instructors!

We’re looking for a few good instructors!!!

Art Central is looking to have an expansive lineup of workshops and demos of our in store products this year.  To accomplish this we need talented instructors to teach!

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Though we have found Saturdays to work best, we are open to most days and times.

If you have the interest, knowledge and ability to lead a workshop, please contact William through our email at:

You’re Invited! Show Opening!

Come out this Art After Dark, April 3rd, from 6-8pm and take a close look at our Macro-themed show!

“MACRO – Magnify Your World”

 Show runs through April 28th.

 Cheryl Strahl-IcePatternsYosemite

Cheryl Strahl “Ice Patterns Yosemite” Photograph


Jim Trask “Bird’s Eye-View” Acrylic

Shauna Jellison -Alcohol cells

Shauna Jellison “Alcohol Cells” Prismacolor pencils

Malka Kutner-Dandelions

Malka Kutner “Dandelions” Photography

Carlota Santa Cruz “Blue Rose” Photography

Sandi Heller “Nasturtium Cup” Acrylic

Stephanie Richardson “Interior of Purple Haze Carrot” Oil

Deprise Brescia - Waters of Humility

Deprise Brescia “Water of Humility” Mixed Media

Call for artists… Day in the Shade



Some of you know that I worked with Pati for years promoting Day in the Shade, the annual art festival in Templeton in May.  After I opened Art Central, it was impossible for me to try to continue with the festival, and I reluctantly stepped away.  She has continued to run the show virtually singlehandedly… she is amazing!

This year, the show will take place on May 9th.  As always, it is held the day before Mother’s Day!

I’ve attached a pdf of the artists entry form:  DITS 2015 entry Form 

If you enjoy doing art festivals, Day in the Shade is a great venue!


If you decide to give it a try, tell Pati I said hi!

Happy Spring!


It Was A Fun Day With Golden Artist Colors!

Our Golden Artist Colors Day with Judy Gittelsohn  was a blast!!!


Participants learned and worked with Golden’s unique and inspiring line of acrylic mediums and paints with Judy Gittelsohn!


Art Central was proud to host this educational and exciting event.


We’d like to do more workshops with Judy.  Would any of the following be of interest to you?  Let us know!

Playing….. really playing with Golden Interference and Iridescent Paints
Digital Mix More Media – create digital images on acrylic skins and interesting papers and be able to collage them into your paintings. 
Golden Gels and Mediums and How to Use them to make you Happy!
Layering, Blending, Lifting with Golden Acrylics.
Gelli Plate Printing with Golden paints. 

Make sure you check our blog regularly for information on our next upcoming event.  You don’t want to miss out!!!

WANTED: MORE Images for our APRIL show – “MACRO”!

We are looking for more images for our Macro show!

If you are planning on entering our April show, PLEASE send us images! This is your show and we want to advertise it for you!

All 2D and 3D Macro-themed art in any medium!
 Art take-in will be on Wednesday April 1st from 10am-4pm, artists reception on Art After Dark Friday April 3rd. exhibit runs through April 28th.

We hope to hear from more of you!

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Send images to us at:

We still have some room for the Golden demo and workshop this Saturday!

Golden Artist Colors demonstration and workshop on MARCH 14th!

The demo will cover all three viscosities of Golden Acrylics:  Heavy Body, Fluid, and new High Flow, together with a variety of different acrylic mediums.  The workshop will focus primarily on the NEW High Flow Acrylics – these paints are amazing!    PLEASE JOIN US!

TO SIGN UP for demo and / or workshop, please e-mail us at  Please include your name and phone#! 

More info…

Demo (morning, 10-12pm) is free, but sign-up in advance is required8 spaces still available!

Workshop (afternoon, 1-4pm) is $65, and includes paints and brushes.   3 spaces still available!

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for more detailed info, see our blog dated Feb 26th! (


Join us for our March show “Bubble and Squeak”

M.L. Burdick – Bubble & Squeak…

This March, our very own Margaret will be having a solo show exhibiting her vivid ink abstract paintings!  Join us for Art After Dark, this Friday, March 6th, from 6-8pm.

Come check out “Bubble and Squeak” at Art Central.  Exhibit runs through March 31st.





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“Pixie Sky”