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Archive for July, 2015

Join us for “Passionate Women”

You’re invited to our August exhibit “Passionate Women”

This August, six inspired female artists are combining forces for a group show at Art Central.  Join Tricia Reichert, Flo Bartell, Ellen Jewett, Ana Bass, Kathy Spencer-Canepa, and Etty Klinger as they use a wide range of mediums and styles to bring their passionate visions to life.  These Central Coast artists are sure to inspire!

Artist’s reception is Friday, August 7th 2015 during Art After Dark, from 6-8pm. Show runs through August 31st.

Anna Bass photo 2Anna Bass photo 3
“Reaching for Pluto”, “KAT”
Ana Bass
Ellen J I wish I was a Magpie
“I wish I was a Magpie”, “Koi Women”
Ellen Jewett
  Kathy LOREN-1
Kathy Spencer-Canepa
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“Ana”, “First Day at School”
Tricia Reichert
F Bartel Backwash F Bartel Wander
“Backwash”, “Wander”
Flo Bartell

Strathmore has put out “A Call for Artists”

Strathmore is looking for
original artwork
feature on the cover
of their
next catalog.


Calling for Artwork Submissions for our 2016 Product Catalog Cover!
ARTWORK THEME: Make something _____________.
You fill in the blank. We love to celebrate artists who use real materials and real paper to make artwork. We want you to make your artwork based on the theme of making something, and then fill in the blank to title it to describe your artwork. Examples could be “make something serene”, “make something colorful”, “make something yellow”, “make something intricate”, etc.

  • The artist whose artwork is chosen for the 2016 Product Catalog Cover will be awarded $300.00
  • Four runner-ups will be awarded with $100.00 retail value of Strathmore Product

Artists selected will be credited by name wherever artwork is featured. Anyone is welcome and encouraged to submit artwork. Style, subject and mediums used are up to the artist, but it must be created on Strathmore paper. There is no fee to participate. Art will be selected based on aesthetic qualities, technical skill, and relation to outlined theme.


Deadline for Entry: Wednesday, September 30, 2015.

A Call for CCWS Members

Our September show is…

“Visions in Watermedia”

open exclusively to members of the Central Coast Watercolor Society!

Art Central is excited to host this showcase of water-media pieces by members of the Central Coast Watercolor Society.

CCWS members can find their registration form and information

The 12×12 Sale is Coming to an End

Our deals on 12×12
gallery wrapped canvases and cradled panels
is over at the end of July

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Still Room for Oil Painting Workshop

Apple on Rug

There are two seats left
for Jason’s incredible
three day oil painting workshop!

Jason Mayr: “Painting for Impact”
July 23
rd, 24th and 25th Thurs, Fri, and Sat 10am-1pm
Fee: $125 + materials for three class series

In this workshop we will learn how the eye and paint work together. This knowledge allows you to paint the invisible, mysterious and vague as well as the clear, focused and bright. Bringing these two together can give your paintings a brilliant sense of impact that will delight the viewer’s eyes. This workshop is open to all.
To register contact Jason Mayr at or 805-234-6941

Don’t miss out on this tremendous workshop!


Have a Blast This 4th!!!

Art Central
will be closed this
4th and 5th of July


Please have a fun and safe holiday weekend!

Two Great Workshops are Coming!

Art Central wants to remind you of two exciting upcoming workshops!

Please contact these terrific instructors directly, to let them know you are interested in attending.



Penny Fitzgerald: “Build Your Marketing Strategy/Brand Class I”
July 12th Sun 12:30pm-3:30pm

Fee: $35
Gain insight into the best strategy for you marketing success.  You’ll learn how to combine your background, experience and passion into a definitive statement of your unique approach to your art. Your takeaway includes knowing the necessary elements of building your strategic skills for presenting your work. We will explore what a brand means and how it applies to you as an artist. This 3 hour session is guided by brand professional Penny Fitzgerald.
My website is and email is


Wisdom Series #555

Gayle Rappaport-Weiland:  “Exploring Abstract Watercolor Mixed Media”
July 18th Sat 11am-4pm

Fee: $89
Learn magical effects, new tricks and techniques with watercolor in Gayle’s direct instructional approach. Experiment with rice papers, metallic, pastels, gesso, mica and more to stretch creativity and skills. No previous experience required. This workshop will get the beginner started and renew the advanced painter’s thirst for more… Join Gayle for creative bliss. Material list provided. (Some extra materials will be shared by the instructor.) Contact Gayle for questions or registration by phone: 916-435-4096, or email: