Central Coast Art

Central Coast Art

Studio Sundays on the Front Steps at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art

1130 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
805-963-4364

1:30 – 4:30 pm: Visitors of all ages are welcome to participate in this hands-on workshop with SBMA Teaching Artists on the Museum’s front steps. Each month explore a different medium, including clay, metal, ink, wood, photography, and paper, and gain inspiration from works of art in the Museum’s permanent collection or special exhibitions. Front Steps of the Museum FREE


Start: 07/12/15

End: 07/12/15

Ongoing at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, "Visions of Modernity: 20th-Century Japanese Woodblock Prints"

Presented in a series of rotations, Visions of Modernity explores the burst of creativity in 20th-century Japanese printmaking. During this time, artists experimented with Western artistic concepts and techniques such as linear perspective and naturalism in an effort to find new modes of expression befitting of the “modern” time.

After School Art Classes: 7 & 8 Year Olds

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

RELIEF SCULPTURE: Design and create 3-d artwork within rectangular boundaries. Learn to arrange found materials, balancing shapes, colors, textures & space. It’s abstract sculpture viewed only from the front! October 3, 10, 17, 24. $48 includes all materials. LAYERS IN PAINTING: Discover inspiration in SLOMA for your mixed media painting. Combine a variety of images, materials and techniques to create your abstract artwork. October 31, November 7, 14. $36 includes all materials.

Art In A Box: 5 & 7 Year Olds After School Art Class

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Create relief sculpture in a box. Use painted areas and found objects to make an interesting design. It’s fun putting together color, texture and spaces! Mondays, Feb 5, 12, 19, 26. $48 includes all materials

Bryn Forbes: A Light Behind Every Window

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Delving into the mystery of individual existence in modern life is the theme of A Light Behind Every Window, according to the presenting artist Bryn Forbes. Opening with a reception for the artist on Friday, November 3, 6–9 pm, this exhibition focuses on city scapes from around the world colliding in color-filled images, illustrating how frenzied and isolated people are becoming in the worlds of glass and steel, buildings, and vehicles, and screens. Collapsing the incredible complexity of a thr...

California Sculpture SLAM 2017

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

OVERVIEW // “When I walk around a sculpture, I love to be surprised by what I see on the other side,” says Brigitte Micmacker, juror for this year’s SLAM, a biennial exhibition of contemporary sculpture by California artists, opening on September 1 at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art and running through October 29, 2017. California Sculpture SLAM offers a unique opportunity to see current works by both established and emerging sculptors. This year’s call for entries, without adherence to stric...

Carnevale Di Venezia

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Colorful and elegant dresses, enchanting costumes, intriguing masks, models from all over Europe….. all were in Venice, Italy, for Carnevale 2016. Peggy Jansson and Cheryl Strahl were there to capture it all. Close out 2017 with their breathtaking photography. Carnevale will be on view in SLOMA's McMeen Gallery December 1 to December 31, 2017. Centered on the ancient origins of Venice, Carnevale suggests mysteries and artistry of times gone by. Join Peggy and Cheryl as they share their alluring ...

Drawing With A Grid Workshop

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Learn from scratch how to create realistic drawings from photos using the fun and easy grid method, making your creation as large or as small as you would like. Or work on your own grid projects with guidance from Lury. Beginners welcome! Class will include helpful exercises and step-by-step instructions through drawing using objects and photo images. Drawing is the foundation for so many different types of artistic media, from painting to sculpture to craftmaking. March 9–11, 2018. 9 AM — 4 ...

Expressive Mask Making: Grades 3-6 Art Class

8500 San Gabriel Road, Atascadero, CA 93422, 805-543-8562

Find inspiration from Spanish artists in planning your masks. Learn to upcycle trash into extraordinary, expressive masks. Thursdays, January 11, 18, 25, 2018 at San Gabriel Elementary, in Atascadero. Time: 3:00-4:30pm. Grades 3-6. $36, includes materials. Register through SLOMA: http://www.sloma.org/education/youth-atascadero.php?event=1451

Grades 3 – 6 After School Art Classes at Ocean View Elementary

1208 Linda Drive, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420, 805-543-8562

Each session runs on Tuesdays for 3 weeks, starting January 16. Time: 3:00-4:30 pm. January 16-30: Expanding Drawing & Collage. February 6-27: Painting Ocean Sights and Sounds. March 6-27: Weaving As A Creative Form. With teaching artist Susan Connors. For details, visit: http://www.sloma.org/education/ocean-view-arroyo-grande.php

Harmony Glassworks

2180 Old Creamery Road, Harmony, CA 93435, (805) 927-4248

Harmony Glassworks offers a one-of-a-kind experience in contemporary glass art. Harmony Glassworks is an art gallery, studio, and school all in one. Our mission is to create unsurpassed glass art and share the joy of glassblowing with the public, through our unique glass gallery and in-house glassblowing classes. Inside the gallery you will find a large selection of hand blown glass from some of the best glass artists in the world including profound works by Jiri Pacinek, Jason Christian, Charl...

Hidden Gems: Selections from the Permanent Collection

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Rarely seen but always honored, the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art’s is exhibiting Hidden Gems: Selections from the Permanent Collection from July 7 – August 27, 2017. This exhibition offers a glimpse of the California Central Coast’s visual history and unique identity. Curator Ruta Saliklis selected original paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures, photographs, and ceramics for display in Hidden Gems. Saliklis included favorites such as George Gibson’s Sparkling Ranch, Robert Burridge's The Wh...

Kids' Eye View 2017

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Celebrating the prowess of the younger members of our community, Kids’ Eye View showcases selected artwork created during SLOMA’s 2017 youth summer art camps. During six week-long camps, nearly 200 students—from 5-year-olds to teens—enjoyed “brains-on” art classes taught by inspiring teaching artists. A closing reception to celebrate the young artists will take place on Sunday, October 1, 2–4 PM. Artwork by Annika, 10 years old

Landscape Painting Workshop

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

The focus of this workshop is working in the studio to increase confidence with color identification and color mixing to capture outdoor light and color. The first day will be spent inside and the following three days will be on location (weather permitting). The plein air painting days will take all the studio study into the field and we will paint from life capturing the natural light. Design and composition, perspective, and palette organization will be addressed. After the workshop, artists ...

Lecture by Jan Tichy at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art

1130 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
8059634364

Jan Tichy, artist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Photography at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, works at the intersection of video, sculpture, architecture, sound, and photography.


Start: 08/27/15

End: 08/27/15

Morro Bay Surfboard Art Festival at SLOMA

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obipspo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

The San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, in partnership with the Morro Bay Surfboard Art Festival, will bring close to a dozen unique surfboard art installations to Farmers’ Market in Downtown San Luis Obispo on Thursday night, November 2. The size, unique shape and bright, eye-catching colors of the surfboards will attract Market-goers of all ages to the outdoor display. (Broad Street, between Higuera and Monterey Street). Local Central Coast artists transformed the donated and re-purposed surfboards...

Off the Walls 2017

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Over the years, SLOMA has acquired artworks and other collectibles from friends of the Museum with the intention that the items may be sold to benefit the exhibitions and education programs. Now is your opportunity to take home a bargain with Off The Walls 2017. Buy it now or bid to buy. Event ends December 31 at 3 PM. Original paintings, prints, textile arts, sculptures, and more are available. Once a piece is sold, a new artwork replaces it. Buyers can take home a unique work of art... Off Th...

Permanent Collection Spotlight

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Every second Monday of the month at 5:30 PM, the Museum presents Permanent Collection Spotlight, an after-hours exploration of artwork in SLOMA's permanent collection. Each month three pieces are chosen to put on display. Participants are encouraged to join in an open conversation about the artwork with trained docents utilizing Visual Thinking Strategies. This interactive event is free and open to the public. Upcoming Events: December 11: Arne Nybak and Friends

Personal Journey: A Stitched Timeline

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Scraps and moments tell a story. We will create a small scroll timeline using fabric, stitching, and embellishments to represent various experiences and changes in your personal journey. This is a process-oriented workshop. We will start with a fabric and notions “swap.” An abundance of materials is a source of inspiration and will become our palette. Several fabric collage techniques will be demonstrated — layering scraps, appliqué, integrating lace and found embroidery. We will also provide ...

Personal Portraits: 9-12 Year Olds Art Class

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Develop realistic self-portrait drawings focusing on shading and proportion. Work in abstraction to create mixed media portrait collages. Wednesdays, January 10, 17, 24, 31 at 3:15-4:45pm. $48 includes materials. Instructor Vicki Shafer is a graduate of University of Oregon with a degree in dance and an MFA in Creative Arts. She has been an artist since childhood. Since retiring as an art teacher in Walla Walla Public School, she is currently working in printmaking, watercolor, fiber arts, and c...

Phantom Project 8: Original Prints by the Central Coast Printmakers

959 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Visit the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art's Pop Up Gallery at 959 Higuera Street (at Morro Street) in downtown San Luis Obispo. PP8 features artwork from the Central Coast Printmakers. The exhibition is on view December 1 to December 30, 2017. SLOMA's Pop Up Gallery is open Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 1–7 PM. Admission is free and open to the public.

Point Buchon Plein Air Festival

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

PAINT-OUT: Thursday, October 5 through Saturday, October 7. Select artists have the once-in-a lifetime opportunity to paint some of the most scenic views of the California Central Coast while the public watches. See the artists paint the headlands and beaches, historic ranch land, and sweeping ocean vistas on PG&E's private land on the Point Buchon Trail. GRAND OPENING & SALE: Friday, October 6, 6–9 pm. View the Festival Artist's fresh paintings at the Festival's Grand Opening exhibition and sa...

Roses Are Red: Painting In Acrylic

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Students will work with two floral images, likely the classic Love Rose and American Beauty. This class will show students how to transfer an image to canvas and will explore "hard" lines versus "soft" lines to create dynamic flower petals. Students are invited to bring in their own rose photos or live roses to work from. Learn how to create the background, how different brushes create different effects, incorporate stencils, and, of course, no class is complete without laughter. Students shou...

San Luis Obisbo Museum of Art

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo , CA 93401, (805) 543-8562

Provide and promote diverse visual arts experiences for people of all ages and backgrounds through exhibition, education, creation, and collaboration; and preserve the Museum's permanent collection as an artistic legacy of the California Central Coast.

Santa Barbara Museum of Art

1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, 805-963-4364

The mission of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art is to integrate art into the lives of people.

Santa Barbara Museum of Art: Lecture by Guest Curator Joyce Tsai

1130 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
805-963-4364

Joyce Tsai, guest curator of the exhibition The Paintings of Moholy-Nagy: The Shape of Things to Come, discusses the work of László Moholy-Nagy, Bauhaus professor, theorist, and visionary multi-media artist.


Start: 07/05/15

End: 07/05/15

Selections: NYC

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

The works chosen in Selections: NYC, represent a wide variety of subject matter and studio practices. The variety seen in this exhibition is a reflection of the diversity one would encounter on wandering through the multitudinous galleries of New York's arts districts, primarily the areas of Chelsea and Lower East side. Participating artists include Louis Brawley, WIlliam Carroll, Brenda Goodman, Pamela Jorden, Michael Pribich and Bill Weiss. Join us, Thursday, November 2 at 12 PM for Art at Hig...

SLOMA Exhibition - Thursday Painters: A Legacy

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

One of the best things that artists can do to advance their ability is to meet other artists, to talk to them, and to watch them work. This has been as true in San Luis Obispo County as it has been in art colonies from Cape Cod to Carmel—places where artists began to congregate and form art associations. As early as 1946, a handful of painters, enjoying Harold Forgostein’s adult education classes, gathered regularly to paint alongside other artists, to watch them work, and see how they interpre...

SLOMA Exhibition: Fragments

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Challenging its membership is nothing new for The Painters Group (TPG), one of the Central Coast’s largest and most active artists group and an affiliate of the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art (SLOMA). TPG’s most recent challenge was issued when the group’s leadership announced Fragments as the title and theme of TPG’s next exhibition at SLOMA on October 6, 2017 through November 26, 2017. Image: Lux (et umber incendit), John Langdon; 2017

SLOMA Exhibition: Leon Borensztein: Sharon

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Leon Borensztein is a renowned photographer whose artwork captures the integral beauty of people in otherwise painful and challenging situations. His photographs are a glimpse into his life as a single father caring for his severely disabled daughter, Sharon, from infancy until age 29. The San Luis Obispo Museum of Art has organized the exhibition Sharon from July 7 to August 27, 2017 so that gallery visitors can fully engage with these powerful photographs up close. SLOMA’s curator Ruta Salikl...

Surprise Yourself: 7-8 Year Olds Art Class

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Learn how everything comes out backwards when you make original prints. Watch your work multiply as you change ink colors to make each print different. Tuesdays, January 9, 16, 23, 30 at 3:15-4:45pm. $48 includes all materials. Instructor: Barbara Rosenthal is a graduate of UC Berkeley with a BA in Sociology. Barbara’s artwork, based on natural and social themes, and taught painting and printmaking, using traditional and innovative techniques. She has practiced, studied and taught art for the...

The Paintings of Moholy-Nagy: The Shape of Things to Come

The Santa Barbara Museum of Art presents "The Paintings of Moholy-Nagy: The Shape of Things to Come" July 5 – September 27, 2015

Workshop: Mixed Media - Focus on Image Transfer Techniques

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93406, 805-543-8562

Discover exciting new ways to add texture and mystery to painterly compositions with a variety of image transfer techniques. Drawing on varied sources such as personal snapshots, found images, or old family photographs, students will learn how to skillfully blend these images into a painterly surface, creating expressive and evocative compositions. Emphasis will be placed on class demonstrations combined with individualized instruction as students become proficient with each technique. About th...

World of Shapes: 5 & 6 Year Olds Art Class

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Use oil pastels and crayons to create basic geometric shapes. Learn to use shapes to create drawing and discover how shapes are the foundation of expressive work. Combine materials and let your imagination soar! Class Dates: Mondays, January 8, 15, 22, 29 at 3:15-4:45 pm. Cost: $48, includes all materials. Instructor Susan Connors received a degree in Studio Art and Art History from the University of Maryland in Europe, studying in some of Europe's greatest museums. She has been a teaching arti...

Youth After School Art Classes: 5 & 6 Year Olds

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

GROW SOME ART: Explore lines, shapes and colors. Learn to create and combine these elements of art in your drawing and painting. It’s fun to make original artwork! October 2, 9 , 16, 23. $48 includes all materials. ART IN NATURE: Discover the colors & textures in nature. Create drawings, paintings & collage of rocks, leaves, trees and landscapes. Express nature in watercolor and mixed media. October 30 & November 6, 13, 20. $48 includes all materials.



Studio Sundays on the Front Steps at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art

1130 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
805-963-4364

1:30 – 4:30 pm: Visitors of all ages are welcome to participate in this hands-on workshop with SBMA Teaching Artists on the Museum’s front steps. Each month explore a different medium, including clay, metal, ink, wood, photography, and paper, and gain inspiration from works of art in the Museum’s permanent collection or special exhibitions. Front Steps of the Museum FREE


Start: 07/12/15

End: 07/12/15

Ongoing at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, "Visions of Modernity: 20th-Century Japanese Woodblock Prints"

Presented in a series of rotations, Visions of Modernity explores the burst of creativity in 20th-century Japanese printmaking. During this time, artists experimented with Western artistic concepts and techniques such as linear perspective and naturalism in an effort to find new modes of expression befitting of the “modern” time.

After School Art Classes: 7 & 8 Year Olds

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

RELIEF SCULPTURE: Design and create 3-d artwork within rectangular boundaries. Learn to arrange found materials, balancing shapes, colors, textures & space. It’s abstract sculpture viewed only from the front! October 3, 10, 17, 24. $48 includes all materials. LAYERS IN PAINTING: Discover inspiration in SLOMA for your mixed media painting. Combine a variety of images, materials and techniques to create your abstract artwork. October 31, November 7, 14. $36 includes all materials.

Art In A Box: 5 & 7 Year Olds After School Art Class

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Create relief sculpture in a box. Use painted areas and found objects to make an interesting design. It’s fun putting together color, texture and spaces! Mondays, Feb 5, 12, 19, 26. $48 includes all materials

Bryn Forbes: A Light Behind Every Window

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Delving into the mystery of individual existence in modern life is the theme of A Light Behind Every Window, according to the presenting artist Bryn Forbes. Opening with a reception for the artist on Friday, November 3, 6–9 pm, this exhibition focuses on city scapes from around the world colliding in color-filled images, illustrating how frenzied and isolated people are becoming in the worlds of glass and steel, buildings, and vehicles, and screens. Collapsing the incredible complexity of a thr...

California Sculpture SLAM 2017

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

OVERVIEW // “When I walk around a sculpture, I love to be surprised by what I see on the other side,” says Brigitte Micmacker, juror for this year’s SLAM, a biennial exhibition of contemporary sculpture by California artists, opening on September 1 at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art and running through October 29, 2017. California Sculpture SLAM offers a unique opportunity to see current works by both established and emerging sculptors. This year’s call for entries, without adherence to stric...

Carnevale Di Venezia

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Colorful and elegant dresses, enchanting costumes, intriguing masks, models from all over Europe….. all were in Venice, Italy, for Carnevale 2016. Peggy Jansson and Cheryl Strahl were there to capture it all. Close out 2017 with their breathtaking photography. Carnevale will be on view in SLOMA's McMeen Gallery December 1 to December 31, 2017. Centered on the ancient origins of Venice, Carnevale suggests mysteries and artistry of times gone by. Join Peggy and Cheryl as they share their alluring ...

Drawing With A Grid Workshop

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Learn from scratch how to create realistic drawings from photos using the fun and easy grid method, making your creation as large or as small as you would like. Or work on your own grid projects with guidance from Lury. Beginners welcome! Class will include helpful exercises and step-by-step instructions through drawing using objects and photo images. Drawing is the foundation for so many different types of artistic media, from painting to sculpture to craftmaking. March 9–11, 2018. 9 AM — 4 ...

Expressive Mask Making: Grades 3-6 Art Class

8500 San Gabriel Road, Atascadero, CA 93422, 805-543-8562

Find inspiration from Spanish artists in planning your masks. Learn to upcycle trash into extraordinary, expressive masks. Thursdays, January 11, 18, 25, 2018 at San Gabriel Elementary, in Atascadero. Time: 3:00-4:30pm. Grades 3-6. $36, includes materials. Register through SLOMA: http://www.sloma.org/education/youth-atascadero.php?event=1451

Grades 3 – 6 After School Art Classes at Ocean View Elementary

1208 Linda Drive, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420, 805-543-8562

Each session runs on Tuesdays for 3 weeks, starting January 16. Time: 3:00-4:30 pm. January 16-30: Expanding Drawing & Collage. February 6-27: Painting Ocean Sights and Sounds. March 6-27: Weaving As A Creative Form. With teaching artist Susan Connors. For details, visit: http://www.sloma.org/education/ocean-view-arroyo-grande.php

Harmony Glassworks

2180 Old Creamery Road, Harmony, CA 93435, (805) 927-4248

Harmony Glassworks offers a one-of-a-kind experience in contemporary glass art. Harmony Glassworks is an art gallery, studio, and school all in one. Our mission is to create unsurpassed glass art and share the joy of glassblowing with the public, through our unique glass gallery and in-house glassblowing classes. Inside the gallery you will find a large selection of hand blown glass from some of the best glass artists in the world including profound works by Jiri Pacinek, Jason Christian, Charl...

Hidden Gems: Selections from the Permanent Collection

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Rarely seen but always honored, the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art’s is exhibiting Hidden Gems: Selections from the Permanent Collection from July 7 – August 27, 2017. This exhibition offers a glimpse of the California Central Coast’s visual history and unique identity. Curator Ruta Saliklis selected original paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures, photographs, and ceramics for display in Hidden Gems. Saliklis included favorites such as George Gibson’s Sparkling Ranch, Robert Burridge's The Wh...

Kids' Eye View 2017

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Celebrating the prowess of the younger members of our community, Kids’ Eye View showcases selected artwork created during SLOMA’s 2017 youth summer art camps. During six week-long camps, nearly 200 students—from 5-year-olds to teens—enjoyed “brains-on” art classes taught by inspiring teaching artists. A closing reception to celebrate the young artists will take place on Sunday, October 1, 2–4 PM. Artwork by Annika, 10 years old

Landscape Painting Workshop

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

The focus of this workshop is working in the studio to increase confidence with color identification and color mixing to capture outdoor light and color. The first day will be spent inside and the following three days will be on location (weather permitting). The plein air painting days will take all the studio study into the field and we will paint from life capturing the natural light. Design and composition, perspective, and palette organization will be addressed. After the workshop, artists ...

Lecture by Jan Tichy at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art

1130 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
8059634364

Jan Tichy, artist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Photography at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, works at the intersection of video, sculpture, architecture, sound, and photography.


Start: 08/27/15

End: 08/27/15

Morro Bay Surfboard Art Festival at SLOMA

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obipspo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

The San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, in partnership with the Morro Bay Surfboard Art Festival, will bring close to a dozen unique surfboard art installations to Farmers’ Market in Downtown San Luis Obispo on Thursday night, November 2. The size, unique shape and bright, eye-catching colors of the surfboards will attract Market-goers of all ages to the outdoor display. (Broad Street, between Higuera and Monterey Street). Local Central Coast artists transformed the donated and re-purposed surfboards...

Off the Walls 2017

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Over the years, SLOMA has acquired artworks and other collectibles from friends of the Museum with the intention that the items may be sold to benefit the exhibitions and education programs. Now is your opportunity to take home a bargain with Off The Walls 2017. Buy it now or bid to buy. Event ends December 31 at 3 PM. Original paintings, prints, textile arts, sculptures, and more are available. Once a piece is sold, a new artwork replaces it. Buyers can take home a unique work of art... Off Th...

Permanent Collection Spotlight

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Every second Monday of the month at 5:30 PM, the Museum presents Permanent Collection Spotlight, an after-hours exploration of artwork in SLOMA's permanent collection. Each month three pieces are chosen to put on display. Participants are encouraged to join in an open conversation about the artwork with trained docents utilizing Visual Thinking Strategies. This interactive event is free and open to the public. Upcoming Events: December 11: Arne Nybak and Friends

Personal Journey: A Stitched Timeline

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Scraps and moments tell a story. We will create a small scroll timeline using fabric, stitching, and embellishments to represent various experiences and changes in your personal journey. This is a process-oriented workshop. We will start with a fabric and notions “swap.” An abundance of materials is a source of inspiration and will become our palette. Several fabric collage techniques will be demonstrated — layering scraps, appliqué, integrating lace and found embroidery. We will also provide ...

Personal Portraits: 9-12 Year Olds Art Class

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Develop realistic self-portrait drawings focusing on shading and proportion. Work in abstraction to create mixed media portrait collages. Wednesdays, January 10, 17, 24, 31 at 3:15-4:45pm. $48 includes materials. Instructor Vicki Shafer is a graduate of University of Oregon with a degree in dance and an MFA in Creative Arts. She has been an artist since childhood. Since retiring as an art teacher in Walla Walla Public School, she is currently working in printmaking, watercolor, fiber arts, and c...

Phantom Project 8: Original Prints by the Central Coast Printmakers

959 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Visit the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art's Pop Up Gallery at 959 Higuera Street (at Morro Street) in downtown San Luis Obispo. PP8 features artwork from the Central Coast Printmakers. The exhibition is on view December 1 to December 30, 2017. SLOMA's Pop Up Gallery is open Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 1–7 PM. Admission is free and open to the public.

Point Buchon Plein Air Festival

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

PAINT-OUT: Thursday, October 5 through Saturday, October 7. Select artists have the once-in-a lifetime opportunity to paint some of the most scenic views of the California Central Coast while the public watches. See the artists paint the headlands and beaches, historic ranch land, and sweeping ocean vistas on PG&E's private land on the Point Buchon Trail. GRAND OPENING & SALE: Friday, October 6, 6–9 pm. View the Festival Artist's fresh paintings at the Festival's Grand Opening exhibition and sa...

Roses Are Red: Painting In Acrylic

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Students will work with two floral images, likely the classic Love Rose and American Beauty. This class will show students how to transfer an image to canvas and will explore "hard" lines versus "soft" lines to create dynamic flower petals. Students are invited to bring in their own rose photos or live roses to work from. Learn how to create the background, how different brushes create different effects, incorporate stencils, and, of course, no class is complete without laughter. Students shou...

San Luis Obisbo Museum of Art

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo , CA 93401, (805) 543-8562

Provide and promote diverse visual arts experiences for people of all ages and backgrounds through exhibition, education, creation, and collaboration; and preserve the Museum's permanent collection as an artistic legacy of the California Central Coast.

Santa Barbara Museum of Art

1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, 805-963-4364

The mission of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art is to integrate art into the lives of people.

Santa Barbara Museum of Art: Lecture by Guest Curator Joyce Tsai

1130 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
805-963-4364

Joyce Tsai, guest curator of the exhibition The Paintings of Moholy-Nagy: The Shape of Things to Come, discusses the work of László Moholy-Nagy, Bauhaus professor, theorist, and visionary multi-media artist.


Start: 07/05/15

End: 07/05/15

Selections: NYC

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

The works chosen in Selections: NYC, represent a wide variety of subject matter and studio practices. The variety seen in this exhibition is a reflection of the diversity one would encounter on wandering through the multitudinous galleries of New York's arts districts, primarily the areas of Chelsea and Lower East side. Participating artists include Louis Brawley, WIlliam Carroll, Brenda Goodman, Pamela Jorden, Michael Pribich and Bill Weiss. Join us, Thursday, November 2 at 12 PM for Art at Hig...

SLOMA Exhibition - Thursday Painters: A Legacy

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

One of the best things that artists can do to advance their ability is to meet other artists, to talk to them, and to watch them work. This has been as true in San Luis Obispo County as it has been in art colonies from Cape Cod to Carmel—places where artists began to congregate and form art associations. As early as 1946, a handful of painters, enjoying Harold Forgostein’s adult education classes, gathered regularly to paint alongside other artists, to watch them work, and see how they interpre...

SLOMA Exhibition: Fragments

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Challenging its membership is nothing new for The Painters Group (TPG), one of the Central Coast’s largest and most active artists group and an affiliate of the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art (SLOMA). TPG’s most recent challenge was issued when the group’s leadership announced Fragments as the title and theme of TPG’s next exhibition at SLOMA on October 6, 2017 through November 26, 2017. Image: Lux (et umber incendit), John Langdon; 2017

SLOMA Exhibition: Leon Borensztein: Sharon

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Leon Borensztein is a renowned photographer whose artwork captures the integral beauty of people in otherwise painful and challenging situations. His photographs are a glimpse into his life as a single father caring for his severely disabled daughter, Sharon, from infancy until age 29. The San Luis Obispo Museum of Art has organized the exhibition Sharon from July 7 to August 27, 2017 so that gallery visitors can fully engage with these powerful photographs up close. SLOMA’s curator Ruta Salikl...

Surprise Yourself: 7-8 Year Olds Art Class

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Learn how everything comes out backwards when you make original prints. Watch your work multiply as you change ink colors to make each print different. Tuesdays, January 9, 16, 23, 30 at 3:15-4:45pm. $48 includes all materials. Instructor: Barbara Rosenthal is a graduate of UC Berkeley with a BA in Sociology. Barbara’s artwork, based on natural and social themes, and taught painting and printmaking, using traditional and innovative techniques. She has practiced, studied and taught art for the...

The Paintings of Moholy-Nagy: The Shape of Things to Come

The Santa Barbara Museum of Art presents "The Paintings of Moholy-Nagy: The Shape of Things to Come" July 5 – September 27, 2015

Workshop: Mixed Media - Focus on Image Transfer Techniques

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93406, 805-543-8562

Discover exciting new ways to add texture and mystery to painterly compositions with a variety of image transfer techniques. Drawing on varied sources such as personal snapshots, found images, or old family photographs, students will learn how to skillfully blend these images into a painterly surface, creating expressive and evocative compositions. Emphasis will be placed on class demonstrations combined with individualized instruction as students become proficient with each technique. About th...

World of Shapes: 5 & 6 Year Olds Art Class

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

Use oil pastels and crayons to create basic geometric shapes. Learn to use shapes to create drawing and discover how shapes are the foundation of expressive work. Combine materials and let your imagination soar! Class Dates: Mondays, January 8, 15, 22, 29 at 3:15-4:45 pm. Cost: $48, includes all materials. Instructor Susan Connors received a degree in Studio Art and Art History from the University of Maryland in Europe, studying in some of Europe's greatest museums. She has been a teaching arti...

Youth After School Art Classes: 5 & 6 Year Olds

1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-8562

GROW SOME ART: Explore lines, shapes and colors. Learn to create and combine these elements of art in your drawing and painting. It’s fun to make original artwork! October 2, 9 , 16, 23. $48 includes all materials. ART IN NATURE: Discover the colors & textures in nature. Create drawings, paintings & collage of rocks, leaves, trees and landscapes. Express nature in watercolor and mixed media. October 30 & November 6, 13, 20. $48 includes all materials.