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Shh! Annual Don’t Tell Dan Sidewalk Sale At Central Art

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Shhh – We’ve done it again! While Dan wasn’t looking, we raided our art supply stores and emerged from the depths of the building, loaded down with a menagerie of great products that are either over-stocked, over-looked or over-staying their welcome.

 

We want to give them a proper send-off, so for 2 DAYS ONLY, we’re offering a wide variety of back-stock and discontinued inventory at YARD SALE prices during Central Art’s annual Sidewalk Sale! You won’t want to miss an opportunity like this!

 

Get here early Friday, July 19th between 9am and 6pm, or stop in

Saturday, July 20th between 10am and 4pm for a second chance to catch these amazing deals before they’re gone forever!

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Immerse Yourself In Central Art’s Brand-New Watercolor Sampler July 25th

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NEW! “Take The Plunge” Watercolor Sampler Thursday, July 25th

with Instructor Katrina Meister

 

When: Thursday, July 25

Where: Central Art

Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Fee: $45 (includes supplies)

 

Attention watercolor enthusiasts and newcomers! As part of World Watercolor Month, local watercolorist Katrina Meister will be presenting an exciting new Watercolor Sampler Thursday, July 25th from 2pm – 5pm at Central Art, starting with a beautiful Koi painting featuring 5 new Winsor Newton colors and 8 new Cad-Free colors! Take the plunge and give these gorgeous new colors a whirl!

 

Pre-registration is required. Payment required at time of reservation, no multiple reservations accepted. 15 person max.

 

Sign up by contacting us at 541-773-1444, or stop by Central Art today!

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Get On the Same Page With Central Art’s Altered Book Class

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NEW Classes! Making & Altering Books with Gayla Snow

 

Learn the ever-popular art of altering, re-imagining, and repurposing your very own books to give them a fun and beautiful twist using mixed media techniques.

 

From unique bindings to page-dyeing, Gayla will guide you through multiple projects in a series of different classes designed to spark creativity and help you to master the basics of book making.

 

Classes begin July 26, 2019! For a full schedule of Gayla’s classes including dates, times, and pricing, click the link below to visit Central Art’s Events & Classes page.

 

Space is limited, sign up now to reserve! Call 541-773-1444 or visit us in-store at Central Art to register. *Pre-registration is required.

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Southern Oregon Plein Air Kicks Off 1 Week From Today! Have You Signed Up Yet?

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JUNE 19 – JUNE 22, 2019

$85 registration fee – Register Now!

 

Southern Oregon Plein Air (SOPA) invites artists of all levels to participate in 4 days of plein air painting!

 

Artists can customize their SOPA experience by participating in a vendor fair, attending FREE plein air presentations, joining guest artists for on-location demonstrations, entering art into a juried show, participating in a “quick draw” event, and taking advantage of social events.

 

Paintings entered into the competition will be juried for over $1000 in cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd places and four honorable mentions. This year’s juror is Cody Bustamante, Professor of Art at Southern Oregon University in Ashland, OR.

 

Check In and registration will be happening on Wed. 6/19 at Central Art during our Vendor Fair, so mark your calendars!

 

Thank you for your interest in SOPA 2019 – we hope that you enjoy your experience!

 

*You can PRE-REGISTER NOW by calling 541-773-1444, or by stopping in-store at Central Art and signing up. Payment is required at time of registration to secure a spot. For full event details, click below to visit Central Art’s Official Blog!

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Take A Peek At Featured Guest Artists Appearing At SOPA 2019!

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$85 REGISTRATION FEE, SIGN UP NOW!

PRE-REGISTER BY CALLING 541-773-1444

OR SIGN UP IN-STORE AT CENTRAL ART.

*Complete details on our Official Blog, printed schedule available in-store.

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Dive Into A Fresh New Medium with Instructor Cheryl Magellen!

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STEP-BY-STEP ACRYLIC PAINTING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS

with Cheryl Magellen

 

When: Saturday afternoons, June 29 & August 10, 2019

Time: 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Where: Central Art classroom

Cost: $50 per class, all supplies included

Minimum 4, Maximum 12 students

 

This class will be offered twice and is geared toward absolute beginners who want to try their hand at painting realistic subject matter while learning the basics of color mixing and paint application in acrylic. Using simple subject matter, participants will be provided with a pre-drawn, 8×8 canvas and will follow along as the instructor demonstrates each step from beginning to end. Individual attention will be given to all students during each step in the process.

 

All supplies will be provided.

 

For more info and to sign up, please contact Cheryl Magellen at:[email protected]

You may also visit Cheryl’s website for examples of her art: www.cmagellen.com

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Get Your Artwork Ready For It’s Close-Up This June!

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Central Art's Truckload of Frames Sale is rolling into town for 2 DAYS ONLY! Friday & Saturday June 14th & 15th, save  30-60% off our entire stock of readymade frames!

Central Art’s Truckload of Frames Sale is rolling into town for 2 DAYS ONLY!Friday & Saturday June 14th & 15th, save  30-60% off our entire stock of readymade frames!

Stock up on frames that beautifully  accent your collection of artistic masterpieces, whether you’re redecorating or have a show coming up!

Hurry in Friday 6/14 between 9am and 5pm, or Saturday 6/15 between 10am and 2pm to take advantage of this 2 DAY ONLY event and save BIG!

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Choose Your Own Artistic Adventure With This Unique Instructive Series!

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NEW Choose Your Medium Painting Class with Jeanne LaRae

When: Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 (4 week session)
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Where: Central Art
Fee: $120

 

Choose your own painting adventure in a creative setting that’s as individualized as you’d like it to be. Students will be able to choose both their medium – oils or acrylics – and the subject matter they’d like to paint.

 

In this class, the techniques of artists who inspire you will be demystified, and you will be encouraged, but not pushed, to try various ways of painting that are a little outside your comfort zone.

 

Please bring examples of your work and ideas for possible subjects for your paintings to the first class. Students are responsible for their own materials, or you may discuss with Jeanne about providing supplies for you for each class or just to start.

 

All levels are welcome. Pre-registration is required as space is limited. Call 541-773-1444 or visit us in-store at Central Art today and pay to register.

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Southern Oregon Plein Air Coming 6/19 – 6/22/19!

Read On For The Inside Scoop On All Things SOPA, Coming 6/19 – 6/22/19!
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CENTRAL ART, ART PRESENCE

& SOUTHERN OREGON ARTIST WORKSHOP PRESENT

SOUTHERN OREGON PLEIN AIR

JUNE 19 – JUNE 22 2019, $85 registration fee

 

Southern Oregon Plein Air (SOPA) invites artists of all levels to participate in 4 days of plein air painting!

 

Artists can customize their SOPA experience by participating in a vendor fair, attending FREE plein air presentations, joining guest artists for on-location demonstrations, entering art into a juried show, participating in a “quick draw” event, and taking advantage of social events.

 

Paintings entered into the competition will be juried for over $1000 in cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd places and four honorable mentions. This year’s juror is Cody Bustamante, Professor of Art at Southern Oregon University in Ashland, OR.

 

Wednesday June 19th will begin check-in and registration at Central Art in Downtown Medford. During this time, there will be a vendor fair in which artists will have the opportunity to visit with various art supply vendors and take advantage of incredible savings on plein air painting supplies!

 

After registration and vendor fair, SOPA participants will head to Art Presence Art Center in beautiful Jacksonville, OR for an artist talk and a delicious catered dinner.

 

Thursday and Friday, June 20th & 21st, will be paint outs. Artists may paint at any location of their choice in a 50 mile radius of Medford, OR. However, we encourage artists to join guest artists at specific prime locations to paint the beautiful landscapes and urban designs in Southern Oregon.

 

Guest Artists Include:

Phil Juttlestad – Portland Artist

Stefan Baumann – Artist / Instructional Coach / PBS Show “The Grand View”

Gabriel Lipper – Local Artist and Instructor

Willo Balfrey – Local Artist and Instructor

Jeanne LaRae – Local Artist and Instructor

 

SOPA will conclude on Saturday June 22nd at Art Presence Art Center. Start this busy day early with a nice breakfast hosted by Central Art. Activities this day include announcing winners of the plein air competition, displayed artwork for public viewing, a quick-paint competition, exhibition painting by local artist, gallery walk with juror Cody Bustamante, and an opening reception. Events will conclude by 3pm.

 

“En Plein Air” competition paintings will be on exhibit June 22-30.

 

Thank you for your interest in SOPA 2019 – we hope that you enjoy your experience!

 

*You can PRE-REGISTER NOW by calling 541-773-1444, or by stopping in-store at Central Art and signing up. Payment is required at time of registration to secure a spot.

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At Central Art our number one goal is to help you find the shade, tone, hue, or chroma that best suits your individuality while maintaining that balance in your artistic expression, whatever form it may take. If you're feeling faded, stop in and together we'll work out a formula to reach artistic nirvana! Come celebrate the spectrum of color with us at Central Art!
“Mix it up” at Central Art!

No matter the background, one thing we all have in common – we’re constantly searching for the right balance in the things that fill every well of life’s color palette: relationships, work, play, even our creative passions. We often find that what works in theory can turn out quite differently when applied to a surface.

At Central Art our number one goal is to help you find the shade, tone, hue, or chroma that best suits your individuality while maintaining that balance in your artistic expression, whatever form it may take.

If you’re feeling faded, stop in and together we’ll work out a formula to reach artistic nirvana! Come celebrate the spectrum of color with us at Central Art!

-Adam

 

*Also be sure to check out this issue’s Featured Artist section as well as our upcoming Events including Southern Oregon Plein Air 2019, and a schedule of upcoming Classes!

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FEATURED ARTIST –

Jhenna Quinn Lewis

Jhenna Quinn Lewis was born in Chicago, IL. She studied at University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, later owned and operated The Candystick Gallery in Ferndale, CA, before becoming a full-time artist.

 

“I am drawn to simplicity of color, style, and composition. My inspiration comes from Japanese masters such as Utagawa Hiroshige, Uta Maro, and Hasegawa Tōhaku. In college, I took courses on the Japanese Tea Ceremony and the art of flower arrangement. It is there I discovered the tenets of wabi-sabi, the adherence to beauty in the imperfect, the impermanent, and in austerity. By removing all that is unnecessary in my compositions and exercising restraint and simplicity, I invite the viewer to slow down. Be patient and look. Pay attention to all the necessary details. I believe this is why my works impart a meditative feeling.”

This quote from Gilbert White (1720-1793) best expresses what Jhenna aspires to create in her paintings:

“The language of birds is very ancient, and, like other ancient modes of speech, very elliptical: little is said, but much is meant and understood…”

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Ann’s Favorite Things

Golden and Ampersand have set a high bar of excellence in everything they do. Their products are made with quality, integrity, and attention to detail that gives the artist a wonderful experience.

 

Not only do I love their products, but the entire staff of Golden and Ampersand are such genuine, amazing people who I am proud to call my close business associates and friends.

 

They go above and beyond, offering a tremendous amount of support to many art materials retailers like Central Art, by sending product samples, providing staff training, and by supporting all of our events.

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Tombow Marker Case

This marker storage case features 108 slots to carry and store Tombow Dual Brush Pens and other writing instruments. This durable and portable case allows to you stay organized and prepared wherever inspiration strikes. The accordion style base can be unfolded for desk use, or fold the base and snap the lid on either side to secure the case for travel.
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Unison Pastel Sets

Artist John Hersey took it upon himself to create the tools with which he wished to work, and thus created Unison Pastels. Inspired by a fascination with the texture and deep black pigment of soft charcoal he sought to create a line of pastels with similar attributes. What sets Unison Pastels apart is the process by which they are made. Each pastel is rolled by hand and then air-dried. The 374

creamy textured and deeply pigmented

colors in Unison’s line are likewise the result of a unique process. Rather than adding black and white to pure colors in order to make tints, the color range was designed as a total spectrum, with “cycles of related hues to reflect what he (Hersey) sees in nature.”

It is from this process that the company name – Unison Color – is derived.

 

Deals Aplenty On Your Creative Faves! (It’s Ok. You Can Be Excited.)

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Stonehenge Black Watercolor Pads

The first 100% cotton black watercolor paper: Stonehenge Aqua Coldpress Black.

Black paper is not a new thing, but black 100% cotton paper sized for watercolor is. Utilizing their vast experience producing new papers for emerging markets, Legion was able to work directly with artists to create something totally new and desirable. And with recent introductions of new metallic and pearlescent watercolor paints, pencils, pens, markers and inks, the timing couldn’t be better for Stonehenge Aqua Coldpress Black to bring these media to life.

Central Art’s Annual Truck Load Of Frames Sale Event – June 14th & 15th!

The truck will be rolling in with a fresh new supply of ready-made frames to beautifully accent your personal gallery of masterpieces! Hurry in Friday 6/14 between 9am and 5pm, or Saturday 6/15 between 10am and 2pm and save 30-60% off our entire stock of frames!
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