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Find Elfonse Mucha the Painterly Elf, Enter To WIN Artsy Loot Right Off the Shelf!!!

Find The Elf In The Basement & Enter To WIN Prizes!!!

***For 3 Weeks ONLY!!***

 

We have hidden an elf in our redesigned basement that is packed full of canvas, boards, portfolios, storage boxes, albums, frames, tables, lights, projectors & so much more!!!!

 

Come find the sneaky little basement elf at

Central Art and enter to win a prize!

Over $2,000 worth of prizes will be given away –

Check the list of amazing prizes in-store!

Game runs from 12/3 – 12/17/2018

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#ShopSmall Saturday, November 24th and Support Local Business!

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Hi Small Business Supporter,
This November 24th, we want to share Small Business Saturday® with you! It’s a holiday shopping tradition, backed by American Express, that celebrates small businesses like ours. And it wouldn’t be a celebration without customers like you joining us.
So mark your calendar for Nov 24th — the Saturday after Thanksgiving — and get ready to Shop Small® with us. Grab a friend or family member and come by Central Art between 10:00am and 5:00pm on the big day.

**Stay Tuned For A Central Art Small Business Saturday Exclusive**

Keep an eye out for our 2018 Holiday Gift Guide for exclusive Small Business Saturday Savings, coming in November!

You can help get the word out and celebrate Small Business Saturday by using #ShopSmall on Facebook, Instagram, and all your social networks.

 

Thank you for supporting our community by shopping local, and we’ll see you Saturday, Nov 24th!
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The Con Is On! Help Design A Bold New Look For Medford Comic Con!

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Are you working on your logo for Medford Comic Con ? We are waiting for your entries! Only one month left to get your submissions in on Sunday, November 18.

Winner will be announced Saturday, December 15.

More details and official rules can be found here:

http://jcls.org/mcc

The MCC Logo Contest Winner will receive recognition through MCC, the Jackson County Library District (JCLD), Jackson County Library Services – Oregon, What to do in Southern Oregon, and Astral Games Medford social media, as well as:

 

– Swag Gift Bag and $100 Gift Card from Central Art Supply for the first year

– Courtesy samples of all items the logo is used on for the first year (except banners)
– Free Vendor Table for the following 5 years at MCC

– Online promotion of Vendor Table for the following 5 years at MCC

– Online promotion of graphic design business (if applicable) for first year

– Recognition on Sponsor list online and on official banner (personal logos may be submitted for Sponsor recognition)

 

Sharing with any artists you may know is greatly appreciated! So excited to see what our fans come up with!

 

#MedfordComicCon #WhattodoinSouthernOregon

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Ashland’s First Friday Art Walk, November 2, 2018 from 5 to 8 pm

Ashland Gallery Association November 2018 Art Exhibits

First Friday Art Walk, November 2nd from 5 to 8 pm

Stroll the galleries and take in the visual delights in downtown Ashland and the Historic Railroad District.  Enjoy this free year-round community event, filled with a diverse array of artwork, live music, artist demonstrations, refreshments and lively conversation!

AGA November Spotlight Exhibits

Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts

Paintings by Mera Oliveria

Ashland Pony Espresso

Mera Oliveria grew up in Southern Oregon and began oil painting in the past 6 years, learning from local artists, which revealed her inherent natural abilities. Mera has always loved art but it wasn’t until she encountered the living God that she feels her art and skill level blossomed in new ways. Like in the story of Exodus, where God gave skill to craftsmen and artists to build the sacred place where He would meet again with His people, she believes artists are gifted with abilities to create art that allows one to encounter the living God, a meeting place, so to speak.

Along with working in painting, Mera engages in chalk festivals where artists spend days on the asphalt creating large chalk murals in the streets. Ashland residents may remember Mera transforming the sidewalk in the summer of 2017 in front of the Black Swan Theater with a 12 x 12 chalk art rendition of Henry IV, the Prodigal Son along with artist Cathy Gallatin.   She feels that involving the public in the process of creating art is special for many reasons, emphasizing the importance of the arts within community and how beauty is a form of unity, a universal language that speaks of the human experience we all live, and the spiritual and emotional journey that no one can escape.

 To see more of Mera’s art and works in progress, visit her on Instagram: @MeraOlive

Mera Oliveria, “Chalk Art”, Grants Pass, Oregon

Mera Oliveria, “Chalk Art”, Grants Pass, Oregon

Hanson Howard Gallery

Animal Crackers: Gallery Artists Pay Tribute to Our Furry and Feathered Friends

If you spend any time in the gallery you will have noticed that many of our artists have a thing for animals in their work.  Why? Well, we don’t want to overthink it….but, we can celebrate it!  From the fun to the reverent, small pieces and large, 2D and 3D, we will be including all the ways our artists honor animals in their work.  Artists include Wayne Armstrong, Don Ajello, Laurel Bustamante, Steven Dewey, Penelope Dews, Baba Wagué Diakité, Claire Duncan, Marly Eidsness, John & Robin Gumaelius, Carol Ingram, Pamela Kroll, Betty LaDuke, Jhenna Quinn Lewis, Gabriel Mark Lipper, Robert Schlegel, Karen Staal, Wataru Sugiyama, Millie Whipplesmith Plank, and Aggie Zed. For this occasion, we’ve invited Portland sculptor, Stan Peterson whose carved wooden figures have all the charm of early folk art.

This is our final show of the year and will all be up throughout the holidays.

Join us for a reception for the artists during the Ashland First Friday Art Walk, November 2nd, 5-8 pm. The show runs November 2nd through the end of the year.

Stan Peterson, “Going Home”, carved wood

Stan Peterson, “Going Home”, carved wood

Photographers’ Gallery

Tiger Lily: Featuring Heinz Danzberger

Heinz Danzberger’s new show “Tiger Lily” opens Friday, November 2nd at The Photographers’ Gallery at the Ashland Art Center. The show is part of an ongoing project covering the landscapes of the “State of Jefferson” and, in particular, the greater Mount Shasta region. It is a photographic journey and discovery of sweeping vistas and landscape details, capturing the unique land at the heart of the West Coast and one of the larger natural areas remaining in the US. It is very diverse with active volcanic roots from which spring wetlands, high deserts and forested mountains, creating a land unlike any other on the West Coast.

Heinz uses modern techniques and classic lenses to capture high-resolution photographs intended for large size pigment print. The massive scale of the landscape around Mount Shasta invites large prints to capture the grandeur of the scene.

Heinz began working in medium format and then migrated to digital once high-resolution cameras became available. The decisive factor in his work style is not as much the camera but the applied lens qualities – in this image he used the classic Pentax 77mm FA lens resulting in beautiful and very classic image.

The Tiger Lily aka Ditch Lily is a welcome sight around Mount Shasta.  This particular flower grew like a bridge over Cold Creek under the forest foliage. The arch of the stalk and the fruits of the bulbs float effortlessly over the small creek. Perhaps a deer displaced it in the spring or the weight of the flowers bent the stalk down towards the water. The horizontal arrangement shows the power of this plant to survive in difficult places.

Heinz’s photography invites us into a visual poetry of the world around us. It is a medium to see the unseen; the fleeting moments of light; the rush of time hiding magnificent moments. One does not have to go too far to find these moments. This Tiger Lily was a short bike trip to the outskirts of town, where it hides in plain sight.

Heinz Danzberger, "Tiger Lily" 2017, photograph

Heinz Danzberger, “Tiger Lily” 2017, photograph

Ashland Art Center

Dia de los Muertos Celebration on First Friday

Music by Frankie Hernandez, Pumpkin painting in the classroom.  Meet our Artists!

Show: Through Our Eyes: Reflections on Nature

Featuring Janette Brown & Katherine Dron

Watermedia artists sharing their interpretations of nature.

 

Featured Main Gallery Artist

Bridget Reynolds

Trained in a very left brained world of business, I came to the creative process quite late in life. I feel like a whole other world opened upfront me. I said a resounding “YES” and have not looked back. It is like playing in huge sandbox exploring images and color. I LOVE it!!!

Guitar Series:

On my fort canvas, all I know was that I wanted a guitar represented. From that, this series emerged.

What fun I have had in creating them.

Intuitive Pieces:

I love to stand before a blank canvas/paper and just make some strokes and then follow my instincts with a piece.

It is always a surprise to see what emerges. 

First Friday Musical Guest: Frankie Hernandez

Frankie Hernandez has played every venue conceivable between Seattle and Los Angeles. Half jokester, half home-brewed Tito and Tarantula, and always love-struck, Hernandez has carved quite a name for himself. The only thing bigger than Hernandez’s voice, which could fill a closet or Yankee Stadium with equal aplomb, is his exuberant personality.

Dia de los Muertos poster

For more information about all of our exhibits and to download the November Gallery Tour map, please visit: www.ashlandgalleries.com  

 

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Thank you for your support of the Visual Arts in our communities!

Art Explorations Mini Workshop 10/5 – Acrylic Painting on Grafix Wet Media Film

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**Art Explorations Mini Workshop**

Acrylic Painting On Wet Media Film!

 

When: Thursday, October 25th, 2018

Where: Central Art classroom

Time: 2:00 – 3:30pm

Fee: $7*

 

Join artist Aaron Hoerber in this unique Art Explorations Mini Workshop, focusing on Grafix Wet Media Dura-Lar Film!

 

Find out just how versatile this amazing product can be as Aaron briefly covers its uses for colored pencil, image transfers, alcohol ink markers and watercolors, then dive right into a step-by-step hands-on acrylic painting project using a unique multi-layered technique!

 

All supplies will be provided.

 

*Pre-registration is required for all workshops. Call 541-773-1444 or visit Central Art to pre-register. Payment is required at time of pre-registration.

 

Space is limited, sign up NOW to get in on this exciting product sampler!

Matt Brundage Teaching Copic Comic Art at Central Art

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Art Explorations Mini Workshop:

Copic Comic Art with Matt Brundage

When: Friday, September 28, 2018
Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Where: Central Art classroom
Fee: $7

Suit up for a crash course in one of comic book artists’ favorite mediums: Copic markers! DC and Vertigo Comics artist Matt Brundage leads the charge in this mini-workshop where you’ll learn some basic shading and coloring techniques along with useful tips and tricks, presented in a fun-filled format by an industry pro!

What are you waiting for? Sign up NOW to reserve your spot!

Pre-registration is required for this workshop. Pay in advance to reserve as space is limited. Visit Central Art or call 541-773-1444 to register.

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Flash Sale On Pentalic Drawing Pencil Sets At Central Art

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***FLASH SALE!!!***

9/17 – 9/29/2018

 

For 2 weeks ONLY, Pentalic 12-piece Drawing Pencil Sets (regular $8.99) are just $5 each!

 

Better hurry – this offer won’t be around for long.

Stop on in and stock up today!

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Discover New Dimensions of Creativity with Art Explorations Mini Workshops at Central Art!

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Art Explorations Mini Workshop:

Leather Painting with Angelus

When: Saturday, September 22, 2018
Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Where: Central Art classroom

Fee: $7Take Central Art’s NEW Angelus leather paints for a test drive, and paint a leather coaster with our own Lara Strazdas!

Angelus Paint can be used on any leather surface, as well as many other surfaces as long as they are prepped properly. Some of these other surfaces include: Canvas, Fabrics, Mesh, & more! Come try them out at this fun mini-workshop, and get inspired for future projects!

Sign up NOW to reserve your spot!

Pre-registration is required for this workshop. Pay in advance to reserve as space is limited. Visit Central Art or call 541-773-1444 to register.

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Here For A Moment, Gone In A Flash! Don’t Miss This Flash Sale at Central Art!

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***FLASH SALE!!!***

9/3 – 9/15/2018

 

For 2 weeks ONLY, take 60% off the regular price for Canson 18″x24″ pads!

 

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Ongoing 4-Week Sessions with Pastel Instructor Janis Ellison at Central Art

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Focus On Design In Pastel Painting

 

Instructor: Janis Ellison
Where: Central Art classroom
When: September 10, 24, October 1, 8, 2018 (Four Monday sessions)
Time: 9:30-1:00
Fee: $125.00

 

Learn how shape, color, value, texture and line can influence your choices in composing a painting with good design elements. Join me for ongoing 4-week session classes that include demonstration and individual instruction time at your easel.

 

Register NOW!

541-218-9788

[email protected] www.janisellison.com

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