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Small Business Saturday with Central Art

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Hi Everyone,

This Nov 26, we want to celebrate Small Business Saturday® with you! It’s a special holiday created so communities can show love for small businesses like ours. And it wouldn’t be a celebration without customers like you joining us!

So mark your calendars for Nov 26, the Saturday after Thanksgiving, and get ready to Shop Small® with us. Stop by CENTRAL ART SUPPLY between the hours of 10am and 5pm.

And please don’t forget to share your favorite Small Business Saturday moments on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with #ShopSmall.

Thanks for your support. See you Saturday, Nov 26!


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AAF PAC Disbursements and Success Rate in 2016 Electoral Cycle

The Arts Action Fund PAC helped elect 81.4% of endorsed candidates. See how you helped elect arts candidates this cycle.

UPDATE: Arts Action Fund Mobilizes Grassroots Supporters to Vote for Pro-Arts Ballot Initiatives

All the attention may be at the top of the ticket, but there are plenty of local referenda affecting the arts. Here’s where we won and lost on local ballot initiatives.

Arts Action Fund Mobilizes Grassroots Supporters to Vote for Pro-Arts Ballot Initiatives

All the attention may be at the top of the ticket, but there are plenty of local referenda affecting the arts.

Presidential Candidates respond to Education Survey by Washington Post

Candidates continue to elaborate on education positions up to the election.


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Friday, November 11th, 2016


Need to stock up for a gallery show? Dress your masterworks up in style! We’ve got frames coming in by the truckload (literally)! But they’ll only be here for ONE DAY!


Save 30 – 50% off frames in-store and off the truck!

Mark your calendars for Friday, Nov. 11th!

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Arts Positions of the 2016 Presidential Candidates

Election Day is less than one week away and the Arts Action Fund wanted to share its newest ArtsVote2016 Member Report on the Arts Positions of the 2016 Presidential Candidates.

This new report is one of the many programs and publications of ArtsVote2016, the Arts Action Fund’s biennial election cycle campaign to educate both candidates and voters on issues impacting the arts and arts education. In September, all Arts Action Fund members were e-mailed our 2016 Congressional Arts Report Card.

Arts Positions of the 2016 Presidential Candidates

Read the full Candidate Arts Memo for Hillary Clinton here.

Read the full Candidate Arts Memo for Donald Trump here.

Arts Positions of the 2016 Presidential Candidates : Hillary Clinton Arts Positions of the 2016 Presidential Candidates: Donald Trump
Candidate supports federal funding of the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities?


Watch Iowa town hall video, 9/15/15.

Read Hillary arts platform, 2008.


Defers to Congress. Read interview, 3/28/16.

Candidate would maintain or increase federal support for arts education funding?


Watch New Hampshire town hall video, 7/28/15.


Defers to state and local school districts on funding, but expresses appreciation for arts education. Read interview, 3/28/16.

Candidate maintains current incentives for charitable giving to 501(c)(3) organizations, such as local nonprofit arts charities?


Read article, 3/7/16.


Read article, 9/19/16.

National party platform includes a positive position on the arts & arts education?


See party platform (p. 21), 7/21/16.


Nothing stated in party platform, 7/18/16.

Candidate has pro-arts and culture record in Congress or other public office?


Signed a Senate Dear Colleague letter requesting increased funding for the National Endowment for the Arts, 2006.

Founding member of the Senate Cultural Caucus in 2005.

Supported several pieces of arts and culture legislation in the Senate. See S.888, S.1241, S.1108, S.749, S.287.

Not Applicable

Never held public office.

Candidate has chosen a Vice Presidential running mate with a pro-arts Congressional record?


See Senator Tim Kaine’s Arts Memo and Congressional Arts Report Card records, 2016, 2014.


See then-Rep. Mike Pence’s Arts Memo and Congressional Arts Report Card records, 2012, 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004.

Please help support our ArtsVote2016 activities by contributing to the Arts Action Fund PAC. Please consider contributing as little as $5.

Let's Talk Watercolor!

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Let's Talk Watercolor - Conversation with John cogley, owner of Daniel Smith Art Supplies, at Central Art Supply, Medford, Oregon


Let’s Talk Watercolor!

Join us for an intimate conversation with

John Cogley,

sole owner of Daniel Smith, Inc.


Where: Central Art Classroom

When: Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

Time: 9:00AM – 11:00AM


Curious about Quinacridone pigments? Wonder where in the world the color Serpentine comes from, how a color gets its name or how Daniel Smith tests pigments for lightfastness? Let’s talk watercolor! This is your chance to get your questions answered directly from John!


The presentation will start off with the history of Daniel Smith Manufacturing and the many aspects of developing their products. You will see first hand lab paint outs, minerals used to manufacture colors in the PrimaTek line, and more!


Following will be an overview of the complete Daniel Smith Watercolor Products line up and a very fun opportunity to put paint to paper!


FREE to join, but space is very limited! Please call 541-773-1444 or visit Central Art to reserve your spot for this unique 2-hour event!

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Truckload of Frames at Central Art - One Day Only!


ONE DAY ONLY! Truck Load of Frames Sale Friday, November 11th!

The Truck Load of Frames is returning to Central Art, but it won’t stay parked for long! For one day only, take advantage of 30-50% off frames from off-the-truck and in-stock! Catch these deals before they drive off!

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1$ per Capita for the Arts

Did you know that Congress appropriates a mere 46 cents per person to support the arts across the country? Americans for the Arts’ Arts Action Fund doesn’t think that’s enough. In fact, a majority of Americans agree with us that Congress should double funding to 1$ per capita for the Arts.

Before you cast your votes on November 8th, please explore our 2016 Congressional Arts Report Card. This useful tool can help guide you in picking pro-arts candidates that could potentially help us reach our goal of 1$ per capita for the Arts.

1$ per capita for the arts

Please also contribute to the Arts Action Fund PAC so we can financially support the re-election campaigns of key Congressional arts leaders featured in the Congressional Arts Report Card. The Arts Action Fund PAC is exclusively supported by members like you and 100 percent of the contributions are given to pro-arts candidates.