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Archive for October, 2017

Welcome Ardella Swanberg to our Gallery!

Art Central welcomes this talented watercolorist
to our gallery!

Ardella Swanberg

Ardella will be joining our gallery in November, and will be showing her lovely paintings during this upcoming Art After Dark! 

Join us on Friday, November 3rd from 6 – 8pm and meet her!

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Ardella Swanberg lived on a ranch near Cayucos, California from 1998 until 2015 when she moved to a home over looking Morro Bay Estuary.  Ardella has lived in many places and enjoyed them all but the Central Coast is her favorite. Every aspect from the hills to the birds to the sunsets inspires her art. 
Her current subjects are landscapes and seascapes of the Estero Bay area and portraits of all the different kinds of people in the USA. 
Now you can see her paintings here at Art Central!
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Ardella loves to invent new color schemes, new compositions and new ideas in her works.  Her media are watercolor, oil, and acrylics.  She also enjoys such diverse processes as book making, journaling, sculptural fabric figures and printmaking.  She might use only one medium in one project and several in the next.

 Her motto is “There are no rules in art.”

join us this Friday evening!

this Friday, November 3rd, 6 – 8pm

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“Little Treasures”, our popular holiday exhibit, is back! 

Phyllis - Laura Susan Thomas - Giclee from Oil

WhaleTails - Melissa Traylor - Copper and Glass

And the beautiful art is better than ever!

On Solid Ground - Lori Mole - Acrylic

Please join us this Friday evening from 6-8pm for our festive Artists Reception!

Wild Iris in Bodie - Cheryl Strahl - Photography

“Little Treasures” will be on display thru December 31st.

Twilight Lagoon - Linda DeRosa 12x12 Acrylic

Macrame 1 - Heidi Kruger - Macrame on Canvas

We hope you’ll find a perfect gift for your perfect someone!

Old Yellow - Laura Susan Thomas - Giclee from Oil

Support the Arts!



picking up your 12×12 (x12)?

hi, OSAT artists – apparently there’s a bit of confusion regarding pick-up of unsold art from the Preview show.  Pick-up is this Monday (10/30).  If you can’t get here Monday, you may pick up Sunday or Tuesday (Oct 29 or 31).   

When picking up your 12×12 (x12), PLEASE sign it out at the front desk

Store hours:  Sun: 12-4pm, Mon – Fri 10-5:30pm, Sat 10-5pm.  

If (and PLEASE let me know in advance) you are participating in our Little Treasures exhibit, you may pick up your 12×12 piece and drop off your new work on WED, Nov 1st.  (note: Take-in is Wednesday only!) 

Little Treasures entry form:  2017-11 and 12 Little Treasures

Thank you all for participating!  the Preview show was beautiful, and I was honored to be a part of it.  I hope all of you did really well during the Tour, and that you’re jazzed to create even more!



“Little Treasures” Drop off … Nov 1st!

Will you be participating?  

We would appreciate having pictures of your work to include in our advertising!

Please send JPEGS to:

(please only send images of work that will be in this exhibit!)

download entry form here:  2017-11 and 12 Little Treasures

Drawing Workshop Reminder!

– Larry Le Brane’s –

Drawing Workshop is this Thursday!

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Larry Le Brane: Drawing Foundation Series “Value”
Thurs. October 26th, 5pm-8pm
Fee: $45
Study shading & applying principles of value to achieve the illusion of natural & mood lighting. Make your drawings come alive with this skill. These 4 Drawing Foundation mini-classes focus on specific fundamental skills. Take only 1 or all lessons. For ALL skill levels, very beginning to practicing painters & artists.
To enroll, contact Larry by email: or phone: 805-528-8791

Don’t miss out on this chance to explore an important fundamental of drawing with a fun and talented instructor.
Enroll today!

Mark your calendar for a SPECIAL Play-Date on November 4th!

Here’s another opportunity to try a variety of creative products, and to be able to learn about them from GREAT artists.  

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One more weekend…

and we still have plenty of catalogs!  Stop by and grab one, visit some of your favorite artists and meet some new ones! 

There are so many talented people participating this year!

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We liked the slideshow idea, but unfortunately, it doesn’t show up as such in most e-mails.  There is a link at the bottom of that e-mail, which will link you to the blog and the slideshow.  To see the wonderful slideshow, please click on this link: Did you miss Art After Dark this past Friday?

Love technology.  NOT.

Did you miss Art After Dark this past Friday?

Art After Dark this past Friday was fantastic!  Many of the artists participating in this year’s Open Studio Tour brought a piece of art to include in this beautiful Preview show.

Attendance was great, and we enjoyed the sounds of The Darrell Voss Duo all evening.  What an amazing pair of musicians!

Here are some pictures of the evening and some of the awesome art…

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Open Studios Art Tour is coming!

THIS weekend, October 14 & 15, and the following weekend, October 21 & 22.

And make sure you see this exhibit, it will be here at Art Central through October 29th.

enjoy the TOUR!  



Call for Artists – are you ready to participate in our next show?

hi, there!  Our “Little Treasures” show is rapidly approaching! 

As in previous years, this exhibit has no ‘theme’, per-se.  The criteria is that the art must sell for $100 or less. 

Please think ‘gift-giving’…  people like to give one-of-a-kind art to their friends and family for the holidays!

Here is the entry form:  2017-11 and 12 Little Treasures

Remember that this is a 2-month exhibit!

Take-in is November 1st, and the Art Reception will be November 3rd, 6-8pm.  


As always, we would love to have JPEGS from you, we use them to advertise the show! Please send them to us at:

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