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Representative Chellie Pingree’s Statement at the Full Committee Markup Meeting

The new co-chair of the Congressional Arts Caucus, Representative Chellie Pingree, gives a heartfelt statement at the full committee markup meeting covering arts funding and expanding grantmaking opportunities for the NEA and NEH.

NEA Funding Increase Approved by Full Appropriations Committee

Earlier today, the full U.S House Appropriations Committee voted to approve last month’s Interior Subcommittee vote to increase funding by $2 million each to the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

House Increases NEA Funding by $2 Million!

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House Increases NEA Funding by $2 Million!

Tuesday night, the U.S House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee advanced legislation to fund the nation’s federal cultural agencies, including the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

We are happy to report that under the leadership of Chairman Ken Calvert (R-CA) and Ranking Member Betty McCollum (D-MN), the Subcommittee allocated increases of $2 million to both the NEA and the NEH, bringing their budgets up to $155 million each for FY 2019. Thanks to your impactful grassroots advocacy work, this is the same appropriation level that we requested on Arts Advocacy Day this past March.

Up next, the full U.S. House Appropriations Committee will consider the bill next week before it moves on to the full House and then to the Senate. We’ll need to watch the progression diligently because weakening amendments or perhaps opportunities for even bigger increases can happen along the way as we move into the mid-term Congressional elections this November.

The voice of arts advocates was clearly heard. Help us keep pressure on Congress by contributing  to our Campaign to Increase Funding for the Arts in America.

Central Art's Truck Load of Frames Sale Is Back

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Now there’s TWO chances to load up on ready made frames and canvas, during

Central Art’s Truck Load of Frames & Canvas Sale! 

Friday and Saturday, May 11-12

AND

Friday & Saturday, May 18-19,

save BIG on ready made frames and stretched canvas! The truck will be pulling in on the 18th loaded with ready-made frame stock and selection to dress up your next batch of artistic masterpieces! Plus, you’ll still be able to save on stretched canvas and frames in-store!

Trust us, you don’t want to miss this!

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Discover Creative Ways To Up-Cycle, Add Color & Pizzazz To Old Textiles!

Discover Creative Ways To Up-Cycle, Add Color & Pizzazz To Old Textiles!

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Art Explorations Mini Workshop

Leather Painting with Angelus Paints

Saturday, May 5th, 2018 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Fee: $10 per person

Explore an exciting new realm of textile art: painting on leather! We will be using Angelus Leather Paints and Alcohol Inks to paint 3″ leather coaster rounds and scrap pieces. Supplies provided.

Pre-registration required. Space is limited to 10 students total.

Call or stop in and sign up today!

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101 N. Central, Medford

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Suit Up & Geek Out With Us At Medford Comic Con 2018!

It’s Coming!!! Suit Up & Geek Out With Us At Medford Comic Con 2018!

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Central Art Is Returning To Medford Comic Con 2018!

Come visit Central Art at our booth during Medford Comic Con 2018,

Sat. & Sun. April 28th & 29th!

Express your inner geek and get your art on with essential art supplies, con exclusives, one-of-a-kind Central Art swag, and a very special guest!

Sound incredible? You’ll just have to come and see for yourself!

We’ll see you there!

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Immerse Yourself In This 3-Day UART Workshop with Susan Kuznitsky

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3-Day UART Workshop with Susan Kuznitsky:

“The Power is in the Underpainting”

Location: Central Art Supply, Medford, OR
Date: Friday April 27 – Sunday April 29 2018
Time: Friday April 27 10:00 am-4:00 pm, Saturday April 28 10:00 am -4:00pm, Sunday April 29 10:00 am -4:00pm
Instructor: Susan Kuznitsky
Medium: Pastels
Skill level: Beginner to advanced
Number of Workshop Days: 3
Price: $350.00
Students: 6-12

If you have a solid strong start you can create a strong painting. That is why we will be focusing on the underpainting in this workshop.

There are many ways and many benefits of using an underpainting on UART Premium Sanded Pastel Paper. The type of underpainting depends on the subject and desired end effect. In this workshop we will explore several options. Using strong, vibrant colors but not filling up the tooth of the paper is a great way to create a base upon which to add many glorious layers of pastels.

There will be a demo each morning using a different medium as an underpainting. There will also be an option to ‘paint-a-long’ from the same reference photo as Susan to really get a step-by-step approach of her technique from beginning to end. You will also have an option to work from your own photo reference as well as from a still life set up. You will receive individual instruction tailored to your specific needs, level and goals as well as a constructive critique of work done in the workshop as well as any work you bring along.

UART will provide you via email with a full list of materials before the beginning of the workshop.

Register for this workshop by clicking on or copying/pasting the  below link in your browser:

https://www.uartpastelpaper.com/uart-workshops-susan-kuznitsky/

Check out Susan’s website at www.susankuznitsky.com

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Breaking News : Arts Victory in Congress!

Victory! The voices of arts advocates were heard on Capitol Hill.

Central Art's 37th Anniversary Sale

March Madness! Save BIG During Our 37th Anniversary Sale!

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A New Year, A New Journey Begins…

No matter where the muse takes you in 2018 – from the familiar confines of the studio to the beauty of nature and beyond – let Central Art be your creative passport!

When fresh inspiration is needed, look no further than our wide selection of art instruction and technique books to give you a head start. Brushes on your bucket list? Choose just the right fit for your suitcase with a beautiful assortment of brushes in a variety of styles and travel options. If journaling is your jam, you can never have too many sketchbooks! Fortunately we have all sizes, formats and weights of paper to suit whatever medium makes you happiest. Adding a few words of wisdom to your work is an art form in itself – why not go “old-school” with some dip pens and a bit of ink and rediscover the lost art of calligraphy? Central Art is your Hand Lettering Headquarters!

The list goes on and on, and so does your drive to create! Nobody knows that better than us.

Now is the time to seize the canvas and voyage fearlessly into an artistic adventure, so what are you waiting for? Come see us and begin charting a course today!

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Ampersand Clayboard

In 1994, Ampersand Art Supply began their mission of reviving the time-honored tradition of panel painting with the creation of Claybord, the very first coated painting panel. Over the years, Ampersand has added many wonderful painting panels with unique surface coatings suitable for all media.
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Caran d’Ache Open Stock & Sets

Caran d’Ache is the pen name by which French illustrator, Emmanuel Poire’, achieved worldwide renown in the 19th century. The choice turned out to be a salient one, since “karandash” is the Russian term for “pencil” and in turn comes from the Turkish root “karat ash” which refers to black stone – the origins of graphite. In 1924, Arnold Schweitzer, the founder of a Swiss pencil factory, decided to use the name of the famous illustrator, Caran d’Ache for his business.
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Crescent Mat Board

Crescent is headquartered in Wheeling, Illinois, and is a private, 5th generation family-owned company founded over 100 years ago. Crescent continues to innovate and develop new, on-trend products to meet the changing needs and interests of artists and framers globally. Crescent art material products have been selected by students and professionals alike for decades.
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Holbein Artist Paints

In Osaka Japan, the company was formed just before the turn of the last century, and took the name of European artist Hans Holbein in the 1930’s. From that time, Holbein’s presence has been significant in Southeast Asia, North America, Australia and Europe. Holbein is unique in the art material trade because they do not produce any entry student quality color products. Each of the color lines is adapted to meet the special requirements of the professional artist.
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Pentel Products

For over 70 years, Pentel has supplied the world with the highest quality products. Pentel is the only writing instrument company to receive the Deming Award for recognition of the highest standard of quality. Some of Pentel’s industry-leading products have been in production for many years, and remain in demand today, such as roller ball pens, graphite leads and mechanical pencils. Many new Pentel products will no doubt possess equally distinguished longevity.
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Stabilo Open Stock & Sets

Stabilo is a family run company that has been making writing products for more than 160 years creating pens that are trend-conscious, inspiring and visionary. The diverse products from Stabilo make the lives of people a little more colorful each and every day by delivering quality and implementing innovative designs into each and every pen.
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3-Day UArt Pastels Workshop Starting Friday, April 27th, 2018!

Location: Central Art Supply, Medford, OR   Date: Friday April 27 – Sunday April 29 2018
Time: Friday April 27 10:00 am-4:00 pm, Saturday April 28 10:00 am -4:00pm, Sunday April 29 10:00 am -4:00pm   Price: $350.00   Students: 6-12There are many benefits of using an underpainting on UART Premium Sanded Pastel Paper. The type of underpainting depends on the subject and desired end effect. In this workshop we will explore several options.

There will be a demo each morning using a different medium as an underpainting. There will also be an option to ‘paint-a-long’ from the same reference photo as Susan to really get a step-by-step approach of her technique from beginning to end. You will receive individual instruction tailored to your specific needs, level and goals as well as a constructive critique of work done in the workshop as well as any work you bring along.

Register Online at: https://www.uartpastelpaper.com/uart-workshops-susan-kuznitsky/ 

UART will provide you via email with a full list of materials before the beginning of the workshop. Check out Susan’s website at www.susankuznitsky.com

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