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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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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

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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

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Stabilo Open Stock & Sets

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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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Federal Arts Funding, Arts Education and Americans for the Arts

Americans for the Arts                  - Arts Action Fund
              

It’s time for members to cast their annual 2018 Arts Policy Vote.

Arts Advocacy Day is just around the corner on March 12, 2018. The Arts Action Fund would like to join 90+ national arts partners with a unified message to Congress. Please cast your vote on these three policy agendas for 2018. Click below to vote and you’ll also be given an option to make your annual gift to the Arts Action Fund Political Action Committee (PAC) to support our legislative efforts.

Thanks,

Nina Ozlu Tunceli
Executive Director

P.S.  Please cast your vote by March 12, 2018. 

Grants, Winners, Poetry and Exhibit News from OAC February 2018

February 2018

News & Updates

A new Arts Commissioner, lots of grant news and a powerful new exhibition in the Governor’s Office — plus a preview of the 2018 Poetry Out Loud contest!

Matt Stringer appointed to Arts Commission

Matthew Stringer, the executive director of Four Rivers Cultural Center and Museum​ in Ontario, Oregon, has been appointed to the Oregon Arts Commission by Governor Kate Brown​. Stringer fills the position previously held by Libby Unthank Tower, who completed her second four-year term in December.
Matthew Stringer

Jess Perlitz named 2018 Joan Shipley Fellow

Jess Perlitz, a Portland-based artist working in sculpture, performance and drawing, is the 2018 recipient of the Oregon Arts Commission’s honorary Joan Shipley Award.
Perlitz leads a group of 19 Oregon artists selected from a pool of more than 120 applicants from 23 Oregon cities for the Arts Commission’s Individual Artist Fellowships.
Jess Perlitz, That Which is Set Before the Eyes, 2015. Concrete, foam, office furniture, paint.

Motoya Nakamura exhibits in Governor’s Office

Portland artist Motoya Nakamura is exhibiting “Images of the 442nd: Nisei Japanese American WWII Veterans and Their Continuing Legacy” in Governor Kate Brown​’s Office at the Oregon State Capitol​ in Salem now through April 4.
Motoya Nakamura, Kenny Namba, 2009, archival pigment print, 30 x 24 inches.

Poetry Out Loud winners named

Congratulations to Jaden Schiffhaur and Leopold Westrey, the first and second place finishers in the Feb. 12 Poetry Out Loud contest at Lincoln High School!
Jaden will represent Lincoln Saturday, March 3, at the Portland Regional Contest at Lewis and Clark College. Regional contests also are scheduled that day at Rogue Community College in Medford and at Willamette University in Salem.
Jaden Schiffhaur (left) and Leopold Westry (right) took first and second place in the Lincoln High School Poetry Out Loud contest Feb. 12.

Arts Learning grants announced

Congratulations to the 20 Oregon arts organizations sharing $193,001 in FY 2018 Oregon Arts Commission Arts Learning grants! The grants, ranging from $4,451 to $12,046, support arts education projects now under way across the state.
Teacher Bari Frimkess leads a recorder class for students in the Phoenix/Talent school district as part of an Arts Learning project led by the Rogue Valley Symphony Association.

Small Operating grants announced

Congratulations to the 79 small Oregon arts organizations to receive FY2018 operating support from the Oregon Arts Commission! Awarded to arts organizations in 29 towns and cities across the state, Small Operating Grants are designed to provide operating support to arts organizations with budgets under $150,000.
A Corvallis Guitar Society event..

Arts Build Communities grants announced

Congratulations to the 33 projects awarded $209,400 in 2018 Oregon Arts Commission Arts Build Communities grants! Arts Build Communities projects use the arts as a means of addressing community need. They target broad geographic impact and arts access for underserved audiences in Oregon. More than half of this year’s awards go to communities outside of the Portland area.
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Conversations with Funders and Partners happening now

More than $5 million in funding will be on the table when Oregon Cultural Trust Manager Aili Schreiner joins with colleagues from the Cultural Trust’s Statewide Partners and other funders for “Conversations with Funders and Partners,” a 14-stop state tour. Attendees will learn about grant programs available from multiple grantmakers and will have the opportunity to discuss their projects and programming. Other statewide programming resources also will be presented.
A 2017 Conversations with Funders event in Eugene.

Happy 55th to the Corvallis Art Center

January marked the 55th anniversary of the opening of the Corvallis Art Center. We are proud of your longstanding service to the greater Corvallis community!
Corvallis Art Center.
Oregon Arts Commission | Phone 503-986-0082 | www.oregonartscommission.org

Artist Powers – Activate! Join The Fandemonium At Central Art

Artist Powers – Activate! Join The Fandemonium At Central Art This Thursday!
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Starting THIS THURSDAY!
In honor of Medford Comic Con,

Join the “Fandemonium” at Central Art Supply!

During this FREE 3-part event, you are invited to don your creative cape and cowl as you prepare for Medford Comic Con & Central Art’s Fan Art Contest 2018!

 

Thursday, February 22nd, 4:30-6:00pm – Session 1: “Origins”
Never heard of “Fan Art?” Maybe you have, but need some inspiration to get started. Whether you’re a Sidekick or Superfan, this informal uninstructed intro to the Fan Art phenomenon is your golden opportunity to unleash your untapped powers and create something extraordinary!

 

Saturday, March 10th, 2:30-4:00pm – Session 2: “Of Capes & Canvas”
You’ve laid the foundation for your Fan Art concept. Now’s your chance to hit it with a bold splash of color an make it burst from the page with a pastel, pen or brush! What medium will you choose?

 

Thursday, March 29th, 4:00-5:00pm – Session 3: “Doing Art Justice”
Fulfill your creation’s destiny! Let Central Art’s classroom be your creative “Fortress of Solitude” to add those final touches to give some POW! and ZAP! to your creative vision before you submit the finished product.

 

*Limited art supplies available for use during this event.
Be sure to bring your own!

 

Deadline for entries is 4:00pm, Saturday, March 31st, 2018. Artwork must be submitted with completed entry form to:

 

Central Art, 101 North Central Avenue, Medford, Oregon 97501

 

If you have any further questions, please email [email protected]

Get Ready For An Art-Rageous Event at Central Art!

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CENTRAL ART’S 7TH ANNUAL ART EXTRAVAGANZA, FEBRUARY 9TH & 10TH, 2018! 

FRI. 10am – 4pm, SAT. 10am – 3pm

It’s time to stamp your passport for Central Art’s 7th Annual Art Extravaganza! This is your golden ticket to dive in and discover the hottest creative trends and freshest tools, presented by art materials experts in a hands-on format!

Join us Friday AND Saturday, Feb. 9th & 10th to get the full experience! Visit all 12 of our vendors’ tables showcasing over 50 exciting art products! Take home samples! Enter to win prizes, including a $250 Central Art Shopping Spree!

But that’s not all! Be sure to sign up for a Mini Workshop during the Extravaganza! Central Art’s one-hour mini art workshops are returning for both days of the event, with something unique and different offered for the creatively curious!*

*But remember: space is limited! Call and reserve yours now! 541-773-1444. Payment required at time of registration. Pre-registration is required. 

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This Friday & Saturday Feb. 9th & 10th, join Central Art for our

7th Annual Art Extravaganza!

 

Come for the FREE Demos!

Attend an amazing assortment of “Mini Art Workshops”!

 

*Pick up your Exclusive Passport  BEFORE the event

& enter to  WIN awesome prizes!*

 

– AND –

 

For 2 DAYS ONLY save BIG on EXCLUSIVE DEALS throughout the store!!!

Visit Central Art!

The big event kicks off from

10am – 4pm Friday February 9th then continues

Saturday February 10th from 10am – 3pm,

Exclusively at Central Art!

 

We’ll see you there!

Geek Out With DC & Vertigo Comics Artist Matt Brundage and Copic Markers!

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Copic Comic Art Workshop, Followed by a “Geek & Draw!” 

Workshop Location: Central Art

When: SATURDAY, FEB. 10TH – 2:30PM – 3:30PM

Fee: $7 

BAM! POW! Find out why COPIC markers are all the rage in this action-packed Extravaganza Mini Workshop taught by DC and Vertigo Comics artist Matt Brundage. You’ll learn pro techniques to add punch to your COPIC art and blow minds with your next “ink”-citing adventure!

*Hurry! Seating is limited, reserve yours now! 541-773-1444. Pre-registration required. Payment required at time of registration.

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Be sure to join Matt after the Extravaganza on SATURDAY, FEB. 10TH from 5PM – 7PMfor a FREE “Geek & Draw” hangout in the classroom at Central Art! Bring Your Own Supplies and Snacks (BYOSS) and prepare to geek out and sketch it up with Matt and other fellow artists/comic enthusiasts!

This is going to be EPIC!

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