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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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It’s Just A Little Snow! Join Us For Day 2 of Central Art’s Extravaganza!

A Bit Of Snow Never Spoiled Anyone’s Creative Spark! And It Won’t Spoil Ours!

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We’ve heard there might be a little snow in the forecast,

but never fear! We’ll all be here!

 

Join us for Day 2 of Central Art’s 8th Annual Art Extravaganza, happening tomorrow (Sat. 2/9) from 10am – 3pm!

 

Vendors! Live Demos! Mini Workshops! Free Samples! Prizes!

And Much More!

 

A little snow won’t be able to stop us from having a fantastic time, and we hope it won’t stop you either!

 

Come one, come all! Art is calling!

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February 8th & 9th, 2019 Will Be A HUGE Weekend at Central Art

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Mark Your Calendar for

Feb. 8th & 9th, 2019!

Central Art’s 8th Annual Creative Art Extravaganza is coming

February 8th & 9th , 2019 promises to be our biggest event ever!

(and that’s just scratching the surface!)

This year’s theme is “Surfaces,” and will feature vendors representing products from Strathmore, Hahnemuhle, Ampersand, Winsor & Newton, Stillman & Birn, Bee Paper, Arches, Art Alternatives, Masterpiece, Arnhem, Canson, Chartpak, Fabriano and more!! That certainly covers a whole lot, doesn’t it?

 

Drawings! Prizes! Samples! Grand Prize Drawing for a $250 Central Art Shopping Spree!

PLUS – 9 Mini Art Workshops to whet your artistic appetite!

You won’t want to miss this year’s Extravaganza! It’s going to be quite a show!

Be sure to come in and pick up your Art Extravaganza “Passport” at Central Art, and get in on the chance to win prizes during the event!

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Plus, enter to win the Grand Prize Drawing: a $250 Shopping Spree at Central Art after the event!

Also included in your Exclusive “Passport” is a complete schedule of our famed Mini Workshops that will feature only at the 8th Annual Art Extravaganza! Hurry and claim your spot, these workshops fill up fast!

Keep up with the latest updates, workshop schedules and more by joining our email list! Just visit www.centralartsupply.com to sign up, and find us on Facebook and Instagram!

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Don’t Miss Out On Post-Christmas Savings At Central Art

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It’s okay if you waited until the last minute – because you can still save BIG before the year is over! From 12/26 – 12/31/2018, take advantage of exclusive deals on select items Central Art’s After Christmas (AKA Dan’s “Stuff” Sale) event!

Selected easels, tables, art sets, sketchbooks and more are at their lowest prices of the season for ONE WEEK ONLY! Don’t miss out, hurry in and feed your art addiction at Central Art!

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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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Prepare Yourself For Artistic Awesomeness! This Is Gonna Be BIG.

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Central Art’s Annual SIDEWALK SALE!

Friday & Saturday, July 13 & 14, 2018 

Beat the summer heat during this HUGE sales event and find unbelievable deals on overstock, discontinued items and even storage and fixtures!

Did we mention it’s gonna be BIG?

You don’t want to miss this, trust us! We’ll see you there!

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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

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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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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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Central Art's 36th Anniversary Sale now through March 31st, 2017

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Missed the deals at the Extravaganza?

That’s a-ok, Central Art’s 36th Anniversary Sale continues

 

NOW through March 31st, 2017!

 

Click below to visit the Promos page of our website and
get a peek at all of the fantastic savings on the products you love to create with!

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