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A Kickstarter Art Central is proud to be a part of!

Turning pollution into Art.

How a small group of visionaries is using  this big idea to improve the world!
And Gamblin Paints is on board:

-– Gamblin Artists Colors is excited to be partnering with John Sabraw and his colleagues at Ohio University to help turn pollution into beautiful, non-toxic paint.

“The idea of turning pollution into pigment, which can live in the world for centuries within an oil painting, while having a net-positive impact on the environment is so exciting – we wanted to be part of it,” says Scott Gellatly, Gamblin Product Manager. “The idea was the first thing – but the fact that it yields such beautiful, inspiring colors is what secured our interest in partnering with John and his team.” 

“The Kickstarter campaign is the first step in Ohio University’s efforts to produce these pigments on a larger scale. Once their goal has been realized, we will be working together to make these colors more broadly available to painters, so their project can economically sustain itself in the future. We greatly appreciate the support John and his team has received from our community of painters and from independent retailers such as Art Central Art Supply.”

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Art Central has contributed to this amazing program and we hope you will, too!
Take a moment to view their Kickstarter page and find out more.
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A few days ago, I spoke to Scott at Gamblin, and expressed my excitement about this project.  I asked him if I could get a tube of the color to give to Libby Tolley, so that she could try it out and let me know what she thought.  She stopped by Art Central yesterday, picked it up, and painted with it today.  She called me this evening, buzzing with enthusiasm, and was happy to share her thoughts, which she then e-mailed to me.  I am attaching her letter here:

“Today I had the opportunity to try Gamblin’s Reclaimed Earth Violet.  Before I painted with it, I gave it the mixing test.  I mixed it with my palette that I use for painting on location or for studio landscape paintings. 

As an artist that chooses to paint natural light and color, I found the hue (color) to be a companion to my palette. The  Reclaimed Earth Violet is a grayed violet that can be pushed warmer or cooler and it does not take over another mineral color…   The pigment and brush ability passed my test.  If this paint becomes available I will incorporate it on my palette. 

To this end, hoping there will be new earth friendly archival colors that we as artists can choose to use, I have donated to help this research.”

Elizabeth Tolley

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Gamblin Limited AMD paint + pigments

 

We CAN make a difference.

Winsor & Newton’s Pigment Markers price drop!

Winsor & Newton
has dropped the price on their wonderful Pigment Markers!
– $4.95 –
(and members still get 20% off!)

A high quality marker for fine art!
These markers have beautiful, rich color, are light-fast, and are archival quality. Non-fade, fine art pigments instead of dyes 
keep your work fresh and vibrant for years.
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Pigment Markers offer over 100 beautiful colors, including 24 shades of grey across four scales.  A unique White Blender allows you to mix tones and create your own colors – even on black paper.

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The unique shape of these dual-tipped pens are ergonomically designed with a comfortable, ultra slim profile. A fine tip is designed for fine work.  The other end is a chisel tip for thick application.  With these versatile tips, you can do a wide variety of techniques.

A new kind of marker for the modern artist.
If you are familiar with alcohol based markers, make sure to give these
Winsor & Newton Pigment Markers a try…
You won’t be disappointed!

 

New Product Showcase! Saturday, September 16th!

Art Central
wants to inspire you with awesome new products!

On Saturday, September 16th, from 12-3 pm we’ll be offering you the opportunity to try out some great new products… for FREE!

Check out some of the cool new items you’ll see… (click on the pictures for videos of each product!  COOL!)

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Marabu Easy Marble Paint –
A truly easy way to give a marble pattern to almost anything.  Just dunk it!

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– Marabu Porcelain & Glass Paint Markers –
Decorate everything from wine glasses to mugs to windows!

Marabu Fashion Design Produkte

– Marabu Fashion Sprays & Liners –
Customize your outfit!  Write, draw and decorate on shirts, pants, skirts…you name it!

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– Sennelier Abstract Acrylic Paints –
A great line of quality acrylic paints, from a renowned company, that’s also economical?  Yes, PLEASE!

Jacquard screen printing ink

– Jacquard Screen Printing Ink –
Beautiful colors, archival, light fast, enhanced open/working time, and wash safe once heat set.  What more could you want from a screen printing ink?    https://www.jacquardproducts.com/jacquard-screen-ink.html

Amazing deals will be offered on these products… but ONLY if you come in  Saturday! Don’t miss out! 

Saturday Sept. 16th!

12 – 3pm!

GET CREATIVE… no sign-up necessary! 

Bring your own wine glass, T-shirt, or whatever you want to try out these products!

 

TAKE 10…. this week only!

This week – thru Saturday, May 20th…

ALL CLEARANCE – extra 10% off !

 This week ONLY!

 

Graphite and Erasers… the choices are ENDLESS!

Why are there so many graphite pencils?

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“H” indicates a harder pencil which leaves a fairly light mark.  The higher the number, the harder the lead, the lighter the line.  

“B” indicates a softer lead, which leaves a darker mark.   The higher the number, the softer the lead & the darker the line.  

This wide range allows for rich and realistic depth and perspective.  imageshv5gm88f

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AND… Just as important as your grade and type of graphite is the eraser to match it!

Erasers like the Art Gum crumble away with the removal of graphite, thus being very gentle. artgum

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Vinyl erasers are very tough and will even erase some pen. imagesYC5S4BIQ.jpg

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Kneaded erasers are very versatile in shape and can be renewed by kneading them.  (They don’t make a mess, so if you’re sketching someplace that might frown upon eraser shavings, kneaded erasers are pretty handy.)kneaded.png

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For small areas there are clickable erasers and electric erasers.

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 For extra fine details, use an eraser pencil. These sharpen just like a regular pencil.

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Keep sketching, feel free to erase…. and create something beautiful!

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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COME IN THIS WEEK AND SAVE !

12×12 Sale!

Great Deals on 12″x12″ Panels & Gallery Wrapped Canvas!

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Once again, Art Central is proud to be hosting this year’s

Open Studio Art Tour’s

 “ 12x12x12  Preview Show “ 

 Proudly presented by 
Arts Obispo

Thru the end of JULY, Art Central will be selling select 12×12 cradled panels and stretched canvas at AMAZING discounts…

COME IN AND SAVE !

Love Art Central? Come, and have fun!

We have been working SO hard to make our 4th anniversary event a fantastic day for you… great deal$, great demos, great opportunities to try product…  thank you so much, all of our awesome customers, for helping us to achieve this milestone!

Here is some of what you can expect to see this Saturday! 

Our “main attractions” demonstrations will be held in our gallery, each will be about an hour long:

Laure Carlisle  will offer a colorful demo in the morning, using the new Golden High Flow acrylics!

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Tricia Reichert will demonstrate the new NITRAM Charcoal Sticks in the early afternoon!

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Both artists will have some examples of their art hanging in the gallery all day – (if you fall in love with one of their paintings, they will be available for purchase!)

In addition, we will have demonstrations and play-stations throughout the day in the store.

Check out the NEW colors by Art-Graf called “Earth Colors”, and use them on Global’s new 100% rag cold press watercolor paper.  These beauties can be used dry on dry paper, dry on wet paper, wet on dry paper – OHHH!  THE POSSIBILITIES!  Meet Dawn, our sales rep for this company – she can answer all of your questions!  (Morning, again late afternoon)

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We’ll be offering the opportunity to try a “blind taste test” with the Nitram Charcoal  (no, you won’t actually taste them!)  See if you can tell the difference between 4 different brands of charcoal sticks!  Sandy will be handing out samples freely – don’t miss out!  (Morning, again late afternoon)

Watch as William demonstrates how easy it is to do GOLD LEAF.  I have been selling this product for years, and I always thought it was so complicated!  Wow – it’s actually pretty easy!  We’ll have plenty for you to try – check it out!   (Mid-day)

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Stephanie will be doing a demonstration using very cool metallic water-based paints & PATINAS made by Sophisticated Finishes – watch as the items she paints oxidize before your eyes!   Imagine adding touches of these paints to your paintings, or refinishing a tired old frame?…   (Mid-day)

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Sandy has never done a Gelli-Plate monoprint before, but she’s such a trooper, she’s going to show everyone how to do it!  Be there to cheer her on, and try it yourself!  You can try all kinds of fun products at this table – the High Flow Acrylics, Catalyst Blades, Gelli-Plates…  have a love affair with color and texture!  (early afternoon)

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And …….

WHAT else, you ask, can you expect?  what kind of deal$?…

Far too many to list them all, but all of the above products will be on sale, of course, and LOTS more…

Select Easels and Chairs… great discounts!

Select brushes… 50% off… Holbein Watercolors and Gouache… 50% off… Grumbacher Oil Painting Mediums… 50% off…

Print bins, both canvas & wooden ones – up to 60% off!

Select Frames on Clearance – great prices!

Select Portfolios – 30 – 40% off!

Select Higgins Inks – 35% off!

And, as always, a deal on renewing your membership!

(there’s more, but you’ll have to come in to see!)

And don’t forget the pre-buys on Montana Gold spray paint and the Cradled wood panels!

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* We have gotten a TON of support from our manufacturers and distributors – They are the ones to thank for all the goodies that will be in the gift bags that our first 50 customers will receive.  

SUNDAYS?

Hi, all!

We’ve decided to try opening on SUNDAYS!

William is willing to be here… so if you need something, come on in!  (it might be good to call us first, just to be on the safe side.)  We’re going to see what the response is before we decide to make it permanent.  (hours will be 12-4pm)

Please make sure you tell him that you read about it in our blog, so that we know how you heard…

Thanks!

etty

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HO, HO, HO!!!

Hi, everyone!

I’ve been a busy girl, playing Santa’s art-supply elf … It’s SO much fun finding new and cool stuff for the store! 

As we did last year, we are putting ALL of our “BEST” wooden easels on sale – 40% off!  (and some other brands, too!)   AND – once again there is a manufacturer rebate on the BEST easels, on TOP of our sale price.  SAY WHAT?!!!

Logan just assembled several of these beauties –  put a ribbon on ’em and they’re ready to go!

From this incredible “Santa Fe”…

  

to the simple yet elegant “Navajo”…

     

and these adorable children’s easels are on sale, too!

   

Plus, we’ve gotten in a selection of drafting tables, print racks, taborets, as well as gift sets for all ages and abilities!

(PSSST… Lots more than what is pictured… & many of them are sale-priced lower than our standard member discount prices!)

Also…

Please know that we’re going to be E-X-P-A-N-D-I-N-G the store!  The first week of January, the place is going to be a crazy mess, as we move the wall that separates gallery from store.  We will be open for business, but I gotta tell you, it might be a bit tough to find what you want if you’re looking for oil paint, watercolors, or anything else that currently sits on those shelves!  You might just want to try to make it in before January 3rd!

We hope to do the re-model within 2 days – at least that’s my goal…  but we will ask you to be patient with us during that first week.  Growing pains, right?

But yes, that’s right, we are expanding BECAUSE we’re doing great, and it’s all because you are SO supportive of us!  Especially during the holiday season, I really want to thank all of you for being our customers – you’re helping us become the the best store & gallery that we can be!

We wish you all a wonderful holiday, & hope it’s full of joy, love and laughter –

Etty, Lauren, Logan, Tara, Eimi & Margaret