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Last Call for Watercolor Artists

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There’s still time to submit your artwork! Central Art Gallery in Downtown Medford invites all watercolor artists in the local community to submit a portfolio of watercolor paintings for the upcoming Third Friday exhibit on July 16, 2021. This will be a group show to coincide with World Watercolor Month.

If you would like your work considered for the show, please submit up to six digital images and a brief biography to: [email protected]

The deadline to submit for this show is June 6, 2021. For more information on our gallery please visit

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May-June 2021 Art Opportunities

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May Visual Arts News
May = Art Opportunities

We’re excited to share a handful of art opportunities that are being offered this month to foster your inner creativity.
Allen Smith, Skin, Oil on Paper

Central Art Gallery
Display Your Artwork!
Deadline: No Deadline 
Central Art Gallery is a 650 square foot exhibition space located at 101 N. Central Avenue in Medford. The gallery will be offering exhibition opportunities for visual artists monthly during Downtown Medford’s Third Friday Art Walk.  

For those who are interested in participating, please click here or email all inquiries to [email protected]

Sarah F Burns, Late Spring, Mistletoe Road, Ashland, OR, Oil on Panel

Saturday in the Park: Lithia Park Plein Air Painting Event 

Saturday, June 19, 2021 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Open to all, artists can come and go throughout the day. The general public will be encouraged to engage with the artists between 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. where artists can talk about their work and process. Artists will be invited to show one piece created at this event at ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum from June 21 – September 16, 2021. Art will be sold at and by ScienceWorks, with 50% of sales prices going to the artist and 50% to ScienceWorks.

Please register here to be a participating artist by June 1, 2021.

Charlotte Peterson, Three Pink Ladies, Watercolor

The Rogue Gallery & Art Center 
Community Gallery Exhibitions
Deadline: Saturday, June 12, 2021

The Rogue Gallery & Art Center invites artists to submit a portfolio of work for the 2022 Community Gallery Exhibition Series. The gallery is a smaller, more intimate exhibition space. Shows include one artist and special themed exhibitions. Artists working in all media are encouraged to apply.

For those who are interested in participating, please click here or email all inquiries to [email protected]

Northwest Ceramics Studio

Northwest Ceramics Studio
Ceramic In-Person Classes
May 20, 2021 
Times Vary 

Come have fun and get a little dirty at Northwest Ceramics! They offer ceramic classes at all different levels. It is recommended to register for classes early due to small class sizes.

As of right now, a Beginning Hand-Building Workshop and One Time Clay Class on the Pottery Wheel are available. For more information, please visit,

Vince Carl, Wound for Rebound, Acrylic

Grants Pass Museum of Art
Rogue Valley Biennial 

Deadline: May 16 and May 17
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

  The Grants Pass Museum of Art is hosting the Rogue Valley Biennial and the exhibition will be juried IN PERSON! The call for art is open to artists living in Jackson and Josephine counties only. Artist(s) must be able to hand deliver artwork on May 16 or May 17 between 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. for jury consideration.

For those who are interested in participating, please click here or email all inquiries to o[email protected]

Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Thank You! 

To thank and support the Ashland Gallery Association, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival is offering a couple of discount codes to view performances. How exciting! 

Currently streaming until May 29 is Snow in Midsummer. This 2018 U.S. premiere production interweaves two stories of a young woman who curses her city from beyond the grave, and of a wealthy businesswoman who must face the parched, locust-plagued city. This modern ghost story beautifully reimagines a classic myth and explores the legacy of trauma, the heart of injustice, and the lengths to which we go for love.

Length: Approximately 2 hours, 25 minutes, with one intermission.
$5.00 Tiks Code: Connects (If you’re experiencing a hardship) 
$5.00 Student Tik Code: StudentSpring5 
$10.00 Indigenous Community Code: IndianC10Spring 
$10.00 Theatre Lovers of Color Code: TLOC10Spring 
$10.00 Teachers for Social Justice Code: T4SJ10Spring 
$15.00 Group Price (Up to 30 people: per show/per group)

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The Baumann Effect Live Demo

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541.773.1444   101 N. Central Ave., Medford, Oregon 97501
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Thursday May 6, 2021 / 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Central Art is proud to announce a FREE [in-person] painting event:
“The Baumann Effect” presented by Stefan Baumann
Live in-person demo Thursday, May 6 2021 From 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at Central Art
“Fundamentals – What Every Artist Should Know”

“The Baumann Effect”  is new series of classes/workshops based on Stefan Baumann’s successful YouTube channel and his PBS Painting Show “The Grand View”. This FREE introduction lecture and demonstration will be presented Thursday, May 6 from 2:00 to 4:00pm in-person at Central Art and is open to the public.

During the introduction, Baumann will introduce his 12 Keys to Painting demonstrating many proven keys that will improve your painting instantly, and set your painting on the path to success.

These lively talks will be part of an overall series that dives into “The Baumann Effect” and answers questions that many instructors fail to address. There is so much more to painting than color, value, and drawing. In this series, Baumann will explore the secrets to painting with the audience.

Through the study, exploration and evaluation of mastering art in Baumann’s lectures, along with your participation, you will discover not only your style but your core – the essence of why you paint. Students are encouraged to bring a painting for critique and a list of questions that they wish to have answered.

*Registration required. To sign up, visit

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Get Excited About Art This Spring!

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1,264 Reasons To Get Excited
About Art This Spring!

Well, there’s probably a lot more reasons than that, but if we’re going to put a number on it, it’s probably because we’re so excited about the newest thing to hit our shelves here at Central Art: Fabriano’s “1264” art pads! Fabriano has been at the foundation of the fine art papers industry for 750 years, and their latest line of pads is a testament to that long tradition of quality. Featuring a full line of papers for just about every medium (including watercolor and mixed media), you’re sure to find a surface that will suit whatever type of drawing or painting medium you love.

But that’s not all we’re buzzing about this season – for the first time ever, we’re pleased to formally announce the debut of Central Art Gallery, a new art exhibition space housed within our newly-remodeled and beautifully updated creative workspace. In addition to hosting several classes and workshops by local talented instructors, this space now will also serve as a premier gallery space for local shows and art-related venues featuring the works of Southern Oregon’s wide array of creative talent!

We’re also keeping things “lively” with our virtual presence – join us for Central Art’s Facebook Live stream Fridays at 1:00pm every other week, and keep up-to-date on everything new happening in our store – from brand new products and mini-demos to special online events and announcements – you’ll hear about it here first! New in 2021, we’ve teamed up with some of our product reps to go live with us and lend their expertise, tips and answer your questions about art materials!

If Facebook isn’t your thing, be sure to keep an eye on the “Events & Classes” page on our website for upcoming in-person and virtual lectures, workshops, demos and more! It’s time to get excited!

Check Out What’s New & On Sale
This Spring At Central Art:


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Introducing Central Art Gallery

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Announcing: Central Art Gallery

Showcasing art in Southern Oregon

Hello fellow artists! Big changes are coming this year at 101 N. Central – In addition to revamping and improving our classroom space, we are proud to announce another major new venue – Central Art Gallery.

Featuring 650 sq. feet of exhibition space, our newly-renovated annex provides the perfect venue to showcase emerging talent as well as more seasoned career artists. Shows will be held one night only in our gallery “in-person” on Third Fridays of the month, from 5pm-8pm, to coincide with Medford’s Third Friday Art Walk. Exhibits will also be available to access “virtually” via our official website:

We are currently accepting portfolio submissions for future group and solo shows. If you are interested, please email us with an artist statement and several images representative of the work you wish to exhibit or a link to your artist website.

We are fully compliant with CDC/Oregon Public Health COVID guidelines and current state mandates. For more information, please call us at 541-773-1444 or visit

Currently refreshments are not offered due to COVID restrictions.

Standard Information: Gallery commission is 20% minus framing costs. Shows install Thursday prior to event at 5pm. Artists must be present during show. All unsold artwork must be removed by 5pm the Saturday immediately following the show.

For more information, Click here to send us an email!

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GOLDEN Acrylic Virtual Lecture/Demo

Join Us On Zoom for a GOLDEN Acrylic Virtual Lecture/Demo with Barbara De Pirro on March 26!

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GOLDEN Acrylic Virtual Lecture/Demo
MAR 26, 1-2:30 PM (PDT)

Instructor: Barbara De Pirro

This free online event packs in a ton of valuable information about acrylics, guiding listeners through the basics while opening up new possibilities. Learn the unique properties of GOLDEN Fluid Acrylic Colors, Heavy Body Acrylic Colors, OPEN Acrylic Colors and High Flow Acrylics. Get a comprehensive overview on the many Gels & Mediums and how they can change texture, viscosity, saturation, intensity of color and more. The lecture includes a review of Grounds that create truly, contemporary surfaces for painting, drawing and mixed media. Event includes an array of examples of these materials put to use. Artists will leave enthusiastic to explore the extensive potential of Acrylic!

Attendees (US/Canada) will have the opportunity to receive free samples mailed direct. More details will be sent upon registration. The Zoom link will be emailed the days prior to the event.

This event is sponsored by Golden Artist Colors & co-hosted by Central Art Supply in Medford, OR. 

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Central Art – New Year, New Beginnings!

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Happy New Year and welcome to Central Art, friend! If you’re reading this, it means you love making art and want to know what’s new and happening both in our store and throughout the art community of Southern Oregon. We thought we’d take a moment to fill you in on a few changes we’ve made to our newsletter emails, and what to expect when you check your inbox: 

  • Our all-new online newsletter will come direct to your inbox in email form several times a year, letting you know about local featured artists, classes and special events, as well as our in-store sales and coupons. Though it will have much similar content to our printed version, the look will be a bit different. 
  • Your contact information is 100% secure with us and is never sold to anyone. We’re a small, local business that wants to communicate directly with you, and are not interested in other companies needlessly cluttering up your mailbox. 
  • Watch this space for occasional special announcements, workshops or shows happening locally and in our NEWLY REMODELED classroom/gallery space, now dubbed “Creative Central”! 
  • Don’t have a printed coupon to take in with you when you shop? No problem! Our newsletter (both printed and online) will contain a Coupon Code whenever we have a new one in effect, like our January Coupon below: 


Save an extra 20% off  

All Stretched Canvas & Ampersand Panels 

(Good through 1/31/21) *Coupon can be used only once per customer. 

At Central Art we share your passion for art, and we’re excited to have you join us in helping keep our vibrant local art community connected! Have a question about a product, technique or event? Just send us an email, we’d love to hear from you. You can also share your creative journey with us on social media via Facebook, Instagram, and our NEW YouTube channel featuring art tutorials and product demos! 

What are we waiting for? Let’s get this new year ST-ARTED!

Holiday Gift Guide Sale – Central Art Supply

Happy holidays to our entire art community! It’s hard to believe that the holiday season is once again upon us, it has been quite the eventful and memorable year for everyone. We are approaching the holiday season with a lot of hope, cheer, and celebration.

Many of us have kicked off the festive mood early, because why not? It just seems like a great way to end a year – with the spirit of the holidays to help lift our hearts and to share goodness to those we love. Central Art is here to help you find the perfect creative gift for the artist in your life – or to give you something to put on your own wish list. 

Our Holiday Gift Guide Sale is going on now through December 31st, 2020! Whether your gifting/receiving plans are in-house, drive-by or virtual this year, Central Art will be here to provide you with helpful suggestions, stocking stuffer ideas, and any additional inspiration you require while selecting the perfect gifts for your creative crew! Not sure what to select for that special artist in your life? Gift cards are a perennial favorite, and we offer those too!

Staying home this year? No problem! Now you can shop our store online at! Just search “Holiday” and hundreds of products will come up. You can narrow your search for different departments as well. When you are finished shopping you can decide if you want to have it shipped, pick up in-store, pick up curbside, or have it delivered locally for orders over $30.  However, if you are crafting your holiday celebrations this year, we hope you stay healthy and stay inspired as you find new ways to bring the family together! Keep calm and Art On!  

Cheers from the entire Central Art family!

Dan, Ann, Adam, Alex, Anne, Yasmine, Jon, Lara, Leland

Central Art Store Update


During these uncertain times, one thing has become abundantly clear: creativity has no pause button! A tremendous increase in home-based projects means people need to re-stock their art supplies. We are so happy to see so many of you taking this time to explore your art and to share it!


We share your passion for art and have been busy filling curb-side and delivery orders, which help you continue to do art and encourage others to join in the process.


Starting the week of May the 4th, we are going to implement a “soft opening” of Central Art and along with that comes:


– New expanded store hours:

10am – 5pm Mon. – Fri., and

10am – 4pm Sat., CLOSED Sun.

Framing hours: Noon-5pm Mon.-Fri. and Noon-4pm Sat.


Phone Orders, Curbside Pick Up, and Deliveries are still available and encouraged.


– We will limit 4-6 customers in the store at a time. The National Retail Federation recommends a customer limit of 5 customers per 1,000 square feet of store space, excluding employees. We feel this is a little excessive and have reduced that number to focus on the health and safety of everyone.


– Upon entering the store you will need to sanitize your hands at our sanitizing station. Wearing of masks/ gloves is encouraged for safety, but not required.


6 feet Social Distancing Rule shall be employed at all times and we will have more markers to help in achieving that in the store.


We thank you for your continued support and encourage you to Keep Dreaming, Keep Imagining and Keep Creating!

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Central Art Coronavirus Update

Thank you for your outpouring of support and business these past few weeks.

Currently we are working to comply with the safe practices that have been put in place for the COVID-19 virus outbreak. In the wake of Governor Brown’s Stay at Home Order, we at Central Art have made some important adjustments to our hours of operation and our work schedule.

For now we are open only from for curbside pickup and delivery (free for orders $30 or more) 10am-3pm Monday through Saturday

You can call us during those hours at 541-773-1444 to place an order. You can also email us at [email protected] or message us on Facebook @centralartsupply to place an order.

We remain committed to serving our artist community where we share your passion for art. We hope that everyone stays safe, happy and most importantly healthy as we navigate these changes together.

Dan & Ann Ebert and staff