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Openings, Receptions, and Events

BLACK HISTORY MONTH DUAL EXHIBITIONS WITH PHOTOGRAPHS BY JOE SCHWARTZ show at Big Sky Café, 1121 Broad St. through April 8 (info:  HYPERLINK "" or 545-5401) and at ARTS Space Obispo, 570 Higuera St., suite 165, through March 25 (info:  HYPERLINK "" or 544-9251). An artist Talk will be held on March 19 at 6:30pm. Free. Info: 544-9251.

VINTAGE POSTER SHOW AND SALE is March 21-22 at the Alex Madonna Expo Center. Info:

ART AFTER DARK is an open house featuring galleries all over downtown SLO on April 3, May 1, June 5, July 3, Aug. 7, and Sept. 4 from 6-9pm (times and events vary). Info:  HYPERLINK "" \t "_blank" or 544-9251 or call your favorite gallery directly.

MORRO BAY ART WALK takes place the second Friday of every month at the Embarcadero from 5-8pm. Sample food and wine and talk with local artists. Free. Info: 772-1068.

ART DEMOS IN MORRO BAY are the second Monday of every month at 7:15pm. Info: 772-2504.

ART IN THE PARK AT DINOSAUR CAVES is May 3, June 7, July 5, Aug. 2, Sept. 6, Oct. 4, and Nov. 1in Shell Beach. Check out this fun festival in the most beautiful of locations—on the bluffs of the Pacific—on the first Sunday of month. 10am-4pm. Info: 773-1564 or 704-8128.

SOUTH COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY EXHIBITS AND EVENTS March 21: Dunites of Oceano, 2pm. May 1: Halcyon exhibit, 2pm. July 11: Poetry and Paella, 1pm and 3:30pm. 128 Bridge St. in Arroyo Grande. Info: 489-8282 or

GALLERY AT MARINA SQUARE presents Galen Griswold’s oil and acrylic paintings through March 29. See Sue Robinson’s oil paintings April 1-29 with an opening reception on April 10 from 5-8pm. Gay McNeal shows fabric art May 1-29 with an opening reception on May 8 from 5-8pm. A 4x4 show, featuring the photography of Randee Ward, Jack McNeal, Anne Carpenter Fitzpatrick, and Karen Peterson takes place June 1-29, with an opening reception June 12 from 5-8pm. Deborah Hintergardt shows acrylic paintings July 1-29, with an opening reception July 10 from 5-8pm. Susan Wood reveals watercolors Aug. 1-29, with an opening reception on Aug. 14 from 5-8pm at 601 Embarcadero, No. 10, in Morro Bay. Info: 772-1068.

MORRO BAY ART ASSOCIATION ART EVENTS/EXHIBITS: March 26: Opening of "Spring Magic," a multi-media art show hanging through April 26 with a reception on March 29 from 3-5pm featuring the Morro Bay Art Association's Activity Group. April 13: Program meeting with Fayrene Parrish, demonstrating bas relief sculpturing from 3-5pm. April 30: Opening of Spring Show, "Natures Exotica," hanging through May 31 with a reception on May 3 from 3-5pm, featuring multi-media works and paintings by Marlene McQueen, Rosemary Greenville, Ruth Fischbach, and Eileen Pritchard. May 11: Program meeting featuring Jeanette Wolff demonstrating collage/mixed media. June 4: A black-and-white photo and sculpture show hangs through July 5 with a reception on June 7 from 3-5pm. June 8: Program meeting features Wendy Pond and portraits at 3pm. July 9: Opening of Summer Show through Aug. 9 with a reception on July 12. "Hot Color, Hot Wax" features Carolyn Braun, Flo Bartell, Margaret Bertrand, and Bob Dodge. July 13: Julie Dunn explores Batik at a 3pm program meeting. Aug. 10: Program meeting features Rosemary Greenville with collages at 3pm. Aug. 16:  A reception for "Brushstrokes," a juried exhibition of mixed media that hangs through Sept. 13. Sept. 14: Program meeting featuring Lori Trogden, acrylics, at 3pm. Sept. 20: Reception featuring Peggy Janssen and Rena Doud’s photos from 3-5pm. The MBAA Gallery is located at 835 Main St. in Morro Bay. Info: 772-2504.

PASO ROBLES ART ASSOCIATION’S MAGNUM MASTERPIECES INVITATIONAL ART SHOW AND FUNDRAISER generates proceeds to establish and equip a new facility, the Showroom Gallery, in the heart of downtown Paso Robles. The show features a group of 30 or so imperial-size (6 liter) empty wine bottles handpainted by some of the area’s most collected artists, including Frank Liscko. See them March 27-April 21 in area wineries, hotels, restaurants, and other retail locations. The masterpieces will be brought together at the Showroom Gallery (on Pine Street, across from City Park), as a featured attraction during the 27th Annual Paso Robles Wine Festival in May. Info: 238-5473 or  HYPERLINK ""

CATTLEMEN’S WESTERN ART SHOW AND SALE takes place March 27-29 (10am-6pm on Saturday and 10am-3:30pm on Sunday) at the Paso Robles Fairgrounds Event Center. See the work of painters and sculptors: Laurel Sherrie, John Stechman, and many more from SLO County and beyond. Enjoy barbecue and wines. This is a free event, except for artist reception on Friday night at 5pm. $20. Info: 423-1319 or  HYPERLINK ""

JOYBURTON HEISIG is the featured artist on March 29 at the Cayucos Community Art Gallery, with a show through May 14. Heisig was classically trained in numerous art mediums and now uses a combination of acrylic and watercolor on Asian silk fabrics and paper, creating collages and paintings. A reception is March 29 from 1-3pm at the foot of the pier. Info: 995-2049.

ERASING THE PAST, BUILDING THE FUTURE is a photojournalist exhibit by local artist Janet Allenspach. The show details the lives and challenges of ex-gang members in Central California on display from April 1-12 at the San Luis Obispo Art Center's Nybak Wing. A reception on April 3 from 6-8pm is part of Art After Dark. The images tell stories of people struggling to re-enter the community by becoming clean and sober, breaking the barriers of abuse and incarceration, and removing anti-social, visible, and often gang-related tattoos. Stories and photographs will be presented on clients who participate in the SLO Liberty Tattoo Removal Program. Info: 544-2484.

BEACON RESURRECTION AND CELEBRATION—UMC ART EXHIBIT 2, titled “Creative Expressions of Spirituality,” is April 3-May 17, Thursdays-Sundays, 11am-4pm. Special lectures and two Art After Dark evenings will be featured in addition to the regular hours at the Fellowship Chapel and Hall, 1515 Fredericks St. in SLO. Info: 543-7580 or

STEYNBERG GALLERY PRESENTS ART, CONCERTS, TALKS AND MORE: March: Donald Archer. April 3 at 6pm: Art opening with Beverly Young. April 5 at 4pm: SLO Favorite Poems Project. April 9 at 7pm: Open Mic Night. April 12 at 7pm: Soiree with Linnaea. April 18 at 7pm: Cafe Musique/Waltz, Tangos, Gypsy, and Folk. April 25 at 7pm: The Multi Cultural Center presents RAZA celebrating Cesar Chavez Day. April 28 at 7:30pm: Marianne Dessard/French singer live in concert. May 1 at 6pm: Art opening with Alan Bodner. May 8 at 7:30pm: Echo, Celtic music. May 10 at 7pm: Soiree with Linnaea. May 14 at 7pm: Open Mic Night. June 5 at 6pm: Fabric show art opening. June 7 at 4pm: SLO Favorite Poems Project. June 14 at 7pm: Soiree with Linnaea. July 3 at 6pm: Art opening with Mary Ming Wade. July 5 at 4pm: SLO Favorite Poems Project. July 12 at 7pm: Soiree with Linnaea. 1531 Monterey St. in SLO. Info: 547-0278 or

JULIA ALEXIS, PEG GRADY, AND SARAH WINKLER PRESENT “NATURE GONE WILD” through April at the Porch Cafe in Santa Margarita. A reception for the artists will be held on April 4 from 3-5pm with appetizers and wine. Paintings, prints, and assemblages explore fantastical landscapes and the wild side of nature: volcanoes, giant octopus, explosions, skulls, mutant fruits, and more. See it all at the Porch Café, 22322 El Camino Real. Info: 438-3376.

SLIGHTLY BOOKISH: Typography, handmade books, letterpress books, installation pieces, and hands-on instruction relating to books as art shows April 11-June 5 in the Robert E. Kennedy Library, Learning Commons second floor and room 409 at Cal Poly. An opening reception and artist talk (with book artist Julie Chen) is April 11 from 3-5pm. Info: HYPERLINK "", 756-2305, or HYPERLINK ""

SUSAN PYBURN EXHIBITS AT THE PHOTO SHOP April 15-May 14. A reception is May 1. Foreign Affairs includes not-yet-exhibited images from Eastern Europe, Guatemala, Cuba, Vietnam, and Cambodia at 1027-B Marsh St. Info: 543-4025 or

THE GALLERY AT THE NETWORK presents in April and May: Wood Exhibit. June and July: Glass Exhibit, featuring gallery artists working in glass and mosaics with Larry LeBrane. August and September: Ceramics exhibit. 778 Higuera, suite B, in SLO. Info: 788-0886 or

SEVENTH ANNUAL CALIFORNIA SCULPTORS SYMPOSIUM takes place April 19-26 at Camp Ocean Pines, 1473 Randall Dr. Info: or 927-0254.

CUESTA COLLEGE ANNUAL STUDENT ART SHOW—THE BANANA PEEL JIVE is April 24-May 13. An opening reception is April 24 from 6-8pm. Cuesta College Art Gallery is located on the San Luis Obispo campus off of Highway 1. The show will feature student works hand-selected by juror Miki Garcia, executive director for the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum. Info: 546-3100, Ext. 2753.

STOKEFEST '09 takes place on April 25 at 5pm at Old Vienna Restaurant, 1527 Shell Beach Road. Find live music, local artists and shapers, guest speakers, cold beer, free appetizers, and raffle prizes. $5 donation at the door. Info:,  HYPERLINK "", or 773-4521.

CAMBRIA WILDFLOWER SHOW is April 25-26 at the Vets Hall. Check out this display of fresh wildflowers collected from all over the Central Coast. $2 donation, students get in free. Info: 927-2856.

SEVEN SISTERS QUILT SHOW IN SLO takes place April 25-26 (9am-5pm on Sat. and 9am-4pm on Sun.) at the Alex Madonna Expo Center in SLO. $7-$10. Find vendors, opportunity quilts, challenge quilts, wearable art, dolls, quilt appraisals, refreshments, and silent auction. Info: or 674-7125.

PHOTOJOURNALIST PAOLA GIANTURCO will provide a slide show of her photos of women’s groups from around the world in “Women Who Light the Dark” on April 29 at 7pm. This free event at the Community Church of Atascadero is presented by the Atascadero AAUW. The groups are grantees of the global fund for women. See it at 5850 Rosario Ave. in Atascadero. Info: 528-7025.

SAN LUIS BEAUTIFUL—ART AT THE OCTAGON BARN takes place May 2-3, hosted by the Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County, in celebration of its 25th anniversary. This festival of fine art, music, and history will feature original artwork by artisans from San Luis Outdoor Painters for the Environment, a local guild for Central Coast talent. Enjoy local wines, cheeses, live music, and the work of nationally known painters. $20 per ticket ($25 at the door) is valid for both days. Children 12 and younger get in free. Info:  544-9096, HYPERLINK "", or  HYPERLINK ""

SLO ART CENTER celebrates 50 years on May 3 with parties in Mission Plaza and at the center from 1-3pm. Other events: April 10-May 31: Shay Bredimus, large ink drawings from a young L.A. artist who overcame a near fatal brain injury in childhood. June 2-Aug. 2: Dave Lefner, new color reduction woodcuts, and Corpora in Extremis features several artists who have different strategies for the human figure. Aug. 7-Sept. 27: Perry Ferris, designer abstractions. 1010 Broad St. in SLO. Info: 543-8562 or

A DAY IN THE SHADE: A CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS takes place on May 9 from 9-5pm. Templeton Community Park comes alive with a selection of fine arts and crafts for sale, live music with Big Daddy’s blues, food, wine, giveaways, and activities throughout the day. Admission is free. Info: 237-4490 or

ATASCADERO ART TOURS are citywide and free. Participating businesses will hold artists' receptions on May 15 Aug. 28, and Dec. 4 from 5:30-8:30pm. Info: HYPERLINK "", 704-1126, or HYPERLINK ""

PASO ROBLES FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS features “Follow the River, Paint the Dream” on May 23 from 9am-5pm, with concerts starting at 4pm. Everything kicks off with a plein air quick draw competition and auction, followed by a fine art exhibition, art demonstrations, a public mural project, hands-on children’s art, live music, and performances. Free scenic educational tours of the Salinas River Corridor will take place throughout the day. This event is free at Downtown City Park, 12th and Spring streets. Info: or 227-PASO.

MORRO BAY ART IN THE PARK is May 23-25 at Morro Bay City Park, Harbor and Morro Bay Boulevard, 10am-5pm. Find more than 100 artists who create art, jewelry, sculptures, carvings, photos, and more. Info: 772-2504.

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY SPRING EXHIBIT: YACO’S CHOCOLATE SOUP: PICTURING SLO’S DOWNTOWN REVIVAL shows May 29 at 5:30pm and will stir up memories for people who knew the restaurant. Artist Richard Yaco will be on hand to share stories of his Chocolate Soup portraits. Learn about the ever-changing face of downtown San Luis Obispo. This evening will be filled with music, food, wine, and plenty of chocolate. $45. The San Luis Obispo County Historical Society Museum is at 696 Monterey St. in the original Carnegie Library building, across the street from the Mission. The exhibit is the culmination of Cal Poly student Trevor Walker’s senior project. Info: 543-0638 or  HYPERLINK ""

Y-ARTS—S.L.O. CO. COFFEE HOUSE is June 19. Doors open at 7:15pm, while the show starts at 7:30pm. Spend an evening at the YMCA as local artists present music, poetry, short stories, photography, paintings, and more at 1020 Southwood Drive. Info: or 543-8235.

TEMPLETON OUTDOOR QUILT SHOW is June 27, 9am-5pm. See more than 300 quilts hanging in downtown Templeton. Info:, 550-4488, or 466-1207.

ANOTHER D.A.M. ART SHOW with Dana Kim Hixson, Anne Godsey, and Marylou Falstreau features Morro Bay High School student artist Molly Wilson June 27-28 from 11am-4pm each day at 423 Rennel St. This exhibit and sale benefits the Central Coast Natural History Association and Morro Bay High School Treble Choir. Info: 771-0183.

MORRO BAY ART IN THE PARK is July 3-5 from 10am-5pm at the Morro Bay City Park Harbor and Morro Bay Boulevard. Find more than 100 artists who create art, jewelry, sculptures, carvings, photos, and more. Info: 772-2504.

THE CENTRAL COAST LIVING HISTORICAL REENACTMENT GROUP explores historical periods from 1500 to 1900 on July 18, Sept. 5-6, and Dec. 12-13 at the Santa Margarita Ranch. Training camp day is tentatively scheduled for May 1-2. Info: (530) 305-1759 or  HYPERLINK ""

RAINBOW OF GEMS SHOW takes place Aug. 7-9 at St. Joseph’s Church from 10am-5pm each day. Find dealers, demonstrations, exhibits, rocks and minerals, and a barbecue on Saturday night. 298 S. Thompson in Nipomo. Info: 929-3788 or

ART AND ADVENTURE ART AUCTION IN CAMBRIA is Aug. 15 from 2-6 pm at the Vets' Hall, 1000 Main St.. Greenspace—The Cambria Land Trust celebrates 21 years of environmental protection on the Central Coast. Bid on paintings, pottery, fiber art, and jewelry by leading local artists. Past winners experienced wildlife adventures to the Galapagos, Alaska, Central America, Indonesia, and elsewhere. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Tickets cost $15 at the door. All proceeds benefit local environmental protection. Info: 927-2866 or HYPERLINK ""

MORRO BAY ART IN THE PARK is Sept. 5-7 from 10am-5pm at Morro Bay City Park, Harbor and Morro Bay Boulevard. More than 100 artists create art, jewelry, sculptures, carvings, photos, and more. Info: 772-2504.

I MADONNARI ITALIAN STREET PAINTING FESTIVAL takes place in and near Mission Plaza in SLO with chalk art decorating the pavements Sept. 12-13. Info: 964-4710, Ext. 4411.

WOOD CARVERS SHOW IN CAYUCOS takes place Sept. 19-20 at the Vets Hall. Starts at 10am each day. Info: 995-1200 or 927-3591.

ARTE DE TIZA chalk festival in Paso Robles is Sept. 19 starting at 11am. Taste of Downtown takes place as well. There’s a concert at 3pm. Info: 238-4103.

ANNUAL 'PLEIN AIR' PAINTING FESTIVAL takes place Sept. 28-Oct. 4, 11am-5pm, all over SLO County. Info: or 543-8562.

OPEN STUDIOS ART TOURS take place Oct. 10-11, Oct. 17-18, and Oct. 25-26 all over SLO County. Applications are due April 2. Info: 544-9251 or

Ongoing Exhibitions, Galleries, and Artistic Highlights


ANAM-CRE' POTTERY STUDIO: 570 Higuera St., suite 140, in the SLO Creamery. Info: 544-1850.

ARTS SPACE OBISPO: Creamery, suite 165, at 570 Higuera St. Info: 544-9251 or  HYPERLINK ""

ART ZERO AND THE EXECUTIVE GALLERY: San Luis Center, 4251 S. Higuera St., suite 800, in SLO. A two-month Rotation Exhibit featuring photographer Kenneth A. Thompson reception will be April 24 from 4-7pm. Info: HYPERLINK "", HYPERLINK ""

BIG SKY CAFÉ: 1121 Broad St. in SLO. Info: 937-9761 or  HYPERLINK ""


CUESTA COLLEGE ART GALLERY: Renee Billingslea’s “The Fabric of Race: Racial Violence & Lynching in America” hangs through April 2 at the Cuesta College Art Gallery on Hwy 1. See rows of tattered shirts with hand-sewn tags, each identifying a victim of lynching. Info: 546-3100, Ext. 2753, or  HYPERLINK "" Info: 546-3102.

FRAMEWORKS GALLERY: See photographs of Cuba by Barry Goyette through April 24. 339 Marsh St. Info: 542-9000 or  HYPERLINK ""

THE GALLERY AT THE NETWORK: “The Landscape Connection, Luxuriant, Luminous, and Local” by Julie Dunn, Dotty Hawthorne, and Rosanne Seitz features plein air and studio paintings from throughout the county in watercolor, pastel, oil, and tempera batik hanging through March 31. Info:  HYPERLINK "",,  HYPERLINK "" 778 Higuera, suite B. Info: 788-0886 or  HYPERLINK ""

GENE FRANCIS GALLERY AND STUDIO: 1120 Garden St. Info: 545-7902.

HANDS GALLERY: Two local ceramic artists, Maggie Pickering and John Rose, show through April 5. 777 Higuera. Info: 543-1921 or

HAUB GALLERY: The fine, classical, and contemporary art gallery features local artists Ron Rogers, Joanne Licsko, and Justin Abraham Johnson, among others. 956 Monterey St. in SLO (entrance on Morro). Info: 458-5664 or HYPERLINK ""

JEFF CLAASSEN GALLERY: 1118 Morro St. Info: 391-0361 or

THE LAND CONSERVANCY exhibit includes watercolors (some on foil) at 547 Marsh St. Info: 773-4860.

LIFE CELEBRATION GARDEN honors and remembers family and friends at the SLO Botanical Garden, off Highway 1 in El Chorro Regional Park, across from Cuesta College. Info: 546-3501.

LI LI CLEVER JEWELRY: 1129 Garden St., between Higuera and Marsh. See enamel reverse paintings on antique window panes and glassware featuring mermaids, sacred hearts, and dragons. Info: 545-9689.

LINNAEA’S CAFE EXHIBITS Liz Maruska and Crissa Hewitt in a dual exhibit through March 29. See “Impressions of Light and Stories of Stone.” 1110 Garden St. in SLO info: HYPERLINK "", or 541-5888.

THE MAYR STUDIO: 169 Granada Drive. Info: 547-8717 or

MICHAEL ACKERMAN: Matt Clark Tile and Stone and Pretty/Smith Winery through March. Info: or 550-3878.

NAUTICAL BEAN: 11560 Los Osos Valley Road, suite 150 in SLO. Info: 543-3559 or

NEW FRONTIERS MARKETPLACE exhibits rotating artists each month at 896 Foothill Road in SLO. Info: 785-0194.

PASTEL LANDSCAPE ART BY SANDI HELLER shows at the office of F. Bruce Bailey, 1338 Santa Rosa (at Pismo) through April. Info: 543-8440.


THE PHOTO SHOP: 1027-B Marsh St. Info: 543-4025 or

PICKING DAISIES presents non-objective paintings by artist Glynis Chaffin-Tinglof through March in the SLO Creamery, 570 Higuera St., suite 120. Info: 783-2434.

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY: See “Chocolate Soup,” portraits by Richard Yaco of local characters from the 1970s. 696 Monterey. Info: 543-0638.

SLO ART CENTER presents Hungry Planet, a photo essay documenting 12 families from 12 countries, providing an analysis of worldwide food consumption through March. See Arthur Tress’ Central Coast Skateboard Park Series featuring pictures taken at skate parks by the Cambria photographer through April 5 in the Gray Wing. See Charlie Clingman’s Forever Stoked—art with a surf motif—through April 5. 1010 Broad. Info: 543-8562 or

SOHO STUDIO: 1021 Higuera. Pamela Seeley, Wilda Ferguson, and Kathy Rowe exhibit. Info: 546-0303.

SPIRITS OF AFRICA GALLERY: 570 Higuera St. in the Creamery. Check out Abbey’s fierce pastels. Info: 598-3212.

SUSAN BEAUCHEMIN’S artwork is on display in the conference room of EDA-Design Professionals, 1998 Santa Barbara St., through May 1. Info: 549-8658 or

TRACY TAYLOR STUDIO: 1653 Old Price Canyon Road, above Old Edna's. Info: 704-5690 or 748-7477.


WEDDING GALLERY presents Wire We’re Here: wire sculpture by Ross Rayborn. 1335 Broad St., suite A. Info: 546-9426 or  HYPERLINK ""

WEST END ESPRESSO AND TEA: 670-A Higuera St. Info: 543-4902.


ARTIFACTS GALLERY: 775 Main St. Info: 927-4465 or

BRIDGE STREET GALLERY: 4210 Bridge St. Info: 927-9902.

CAMBRIA LIBRARY: 900 Main St. Open Tues.-Fri., 11am-5pm and Sat. from noon-4pm. Info: 927-4336.

ECR GALLERY WESTERN ART AND MERCANTILE: 2261 Center St. between Bridge Street and Burton Drive. Info: 927-1369.

FRIENDS GALLERY AND STUDIO: 784 Arlington St. presents Faces, with works by JoCarroll. Info: 927-9977.

HOWARD KLINE GALLERY: Hearts of The Spirit hangs through March. 750 Sheffield St. Info: 927-2917 or

MELANEE SYLVESTER GALLERY: 724 Main St. and exhibits paintings by the artist. Trace Sylvester-Harris shows. Info: or 927-5450.

MOONSTONES GALLERY: 4070 Burton Drive. Info: 1-800-424-3827 or HYPERLINK ""

SAIKU GALLERY: 604 Main St. Info: 927-0636 or  HYPERLINK ""

SCHOOLHOUSE GALLERY: Allied Arts Association’s Schoolhouse Gallery. 880 Main St. Info: 927-8190.

SEEKERS GLASS GALLERY presents the work of Bernard Katz, “Sculptural Series,” original designs in contemporary styling and colors with the ancient technique of glass blowing, in March. 4090 Burton Dr. Info: 927-4352 or

SUNFIRE GALLERY: 2289 Main St. Info: 927-1800.

TERRY DELAPP GALLERY exhibits works of Bassman, Ronis, Tice, Erwit, and more. 4210 Bridge St., suite 7. Info: 927-9416.

VAULT GALLERY features Adam Licsko. 2289 Main St. Info: 927-0300 or


FIONA BLEU GALLERY: 900 Embarcadero, 10am-6pm daily. Rowan Chase exhibits. Info: 772-0541.

J. BEHMAN GALLERY: 575 Embarcadero. Info: 234-3634 or

JOHN LANDON GALLERY: 845 Embarcadero, suite E. Info: 772-7799 or 748-2386.

THE MORRO BAY ART ASSOCIATION AND GALLERY presents the Class Act, featuring Eric Peterson and his students, Sylvia Arnold-Hill, Joe Beyer, Ruth Fischbach, Theresa Griswold, Marylin Pusanik, Marie Ramey, Susie Spotts, and Marilyn Wadsworth. The show hangs through March 22. 835 Main St. in Morro Bay. Info: 772- 2504.

NATIVE SPIRIT GALLERY: Marina Square, 699 Embarcadero, suite 3. Robert Osterloh, Raymond Naha, and more are on view. Info: 772-1321.

SEAWIND GALLERY: 245 Morro Bay Blvd. Info: 772-5808.

SEVEN SISTERS GALLERY: 601 Embarcadero in Morro Bay. Info: 772-9955.


CALCAREOUS VINEYARD presents Adam Licsko, with one-of-a-kind painting. Prints are for sale. Drink wine amid the vines and vistas. 3430 Peachy Canyon Road. Info:

CENTRAL COAST ALFRESCO features oils and watercolors by Lana E. Cochrun at the Windward Vineyard Estate, 1380 Live Oak Road in Paso Robles, through April 3. Info: 239-2565.

EARTH TONES GALLERY: 1319 Park St. Info: 238-4413.

FIREFLY GALLERY: Leslie Sutcliffe exhibits her Galaxy series through March 29. 1301 Park St. (corner of Park and 13th). Info: 237-9265 or

ORTMAN FAMILY VINEYARDS: 1317 Park St. in Paso Robles. Info: 237-9009 or HYPERLINK ""

PASO ROBLES ART CENTER AND ASSOCIATION: 2208 Golden Hill Road. Info: 238-5473 or

PASO ROBLES LIBRARY: 1000 Spring St. Info: 237-3870.

SCULPTERRA WINERY exhibits sculptures by John Jagger. Open 10am-5pm on weekends and by appointment. 5125 Linne Road. Info: 226-8881 or  HYPERLINK ""

VINA ROBLES is open daily from 10am-6pm. 3700 Mill Road. Info: 369-0140.


OCTOGENARIAN MULTI-GENRE ARTIST CHET HILL exhibits and sells decades of oil paintings at La Perla del Mar Chapel in Shell Beach through March 12. La Perla is located at 205 Windward Ave. Info: or 748-5547.

FRIENDS OF THE NIPOMO LIBRARY raffles a sampler quilt, titled “Mother’s Day Bouquet,” on display at the Nipomo Library through May 1 when the winning ticket will be drawn. 918 W. Tefft St. Info: 929-3994.

CLARK CENTER EXHIBITS: March and April: South County High School Student Show. May/June: landscape photography and Heidi Franscioni’s mixed media and photography. July/August: Pat Cairns’ water media and acrylics with Janice Pluma’s collage, mixed media and acrylics. September/October: Paul J. McCloskey’s fine art photography and photo-painting/mixed media with Jean Rittenberg’s oils, acrylics, watercolors, and collages. November/December: Donna Long’s oils and Doris Artz’s watercolors and oils. 487 Fair Oaks Ave. at Arroyo Grande High School. Info: 489-9444.

CORK STOP STUDIOS presents Anne Stahl, Carol Paquet, Roger Lee, and Pacha at 1250 Judith Lane in Arroyo Grande. Info: 550-6399 or

ECHO ARTSPACE is in Grover Beach. Info: 234-7355,  HYPERLINK "", or  HYPERLINK ""


at 136 Bridge St. in Arroyo Grande. John Barnard, Pollyanna Lentz, John Long, Cynthia Britain, Jackie Bradley, David Chipping, and others exhibit. Info: or 489-8865.

GATEWAY PICTURE FRAMING: 1800 Grand Ave. in Grover Beach. Great art, great framing. Info: 474-4800.

MOROVINO WINERY in Avila Beach: 550 1st St. Drink wine, view, and buy art daily from noon-5pm. Info: 627-1443

NAMASTE STUDIOS: Hair Salon and Art Gallery, 960-B W. Grand Ave., Grover Beach. Info: 481-4463.

PORTRAIT ARTIST FRED VENTURA is offering 8-by-10 pen-and-ink drawings on Saturdays in the Village of Arroyo Grande. The art show at Farmers Market is from 11am-2:30pm and features live music. Info:

S. QUICK PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITS AT KENNEDY CLUB FITNESS: 1299 James Way in Arroyo Grande through March. Info: 541-2624.

SALISBURY FINE ART GALLERY presents John Maxon through April 15 at 6985 Ontario Road in the Avila Valley. Info: 471-3110.

SEASIDE GALLERY in Pismo Beach showcases Simon Bull, Godard, Victor Ostrovsky, and Linda Blevins at 580 Cypress, suite N-4. Info: 773-8057 or

SLO DOWN PUB ARTISAN GALLERY: 1200 E. Grand Ave. (at Brisco Road) in Arroyo Grande showcasing art, ceramics, jewelry, and furniture created mostly by artists of the Central Coast. Info: 473-0102 or  HYPERLINK ""

STEAMING BEAN COFFEE AND TEA COMPANY in Pismo Beach, 1651 Shell Beach Road, exhibits works by John Landon and more. Info: 773-2222.

TALLEY VINEYARDS: 3031 Lopez Drive in Arroyo Grande. Info: 489-0446.

VILLAGE FRAMING: 121 W. Branch St. in Arroyo Grande. Info: 489-3587.

WILDWOOD GALLERY in Arroyo Grande is at 136 Bridge St. Info: 489-WOOD or


AMAYA R. DEMPSEY AND SAHARA HARVEY, child artists, exhibit at Joebella Coffee Roasters, 1121 Rossi Road in Templeton in the Trader Joe’s shopping center. Info: 434-2479.

THE ARTERY presents Opposing Forces, paintings by Sherry Lewis, hanging through May 1 at 5890 Traffic Way, in Atascadero. Info: 464-0533 or

ART IS FOR EVERYONE!: 1254 Second St. in Los Osos. Info: 528-2141.

B-W GALLERY: 9315 Santa Clara Road in Atascadero. Info: 674-0337 or  HYPERLINK ""

CAYUCOS COMMUNITY ART GALLERY presents a photography show including local photographers Sam Peck, Walter Moore, Bob Wilkins, and others through March 26 at the foot of the pier, Wed.-Sun., 1-4pm. Info: 995-2049.

DOSTER GALLERY presents Life Forms, an exhibition of the work of Central Coast ceramics artist Nathan G. Doster through March 28 at 5970-A Entrada Ave. in Atascadero. Info: 460-9038 or HYPERLINK ""

PAUL MCCLOSKEY EXHIBITS PAINTING WITH LIGHT—– NEW VISIONS OF THE CENTRAL COAST at Gather Wine Tasting in the village of Arroyo Grande and at Native Spirit in Morro Bay along with other venues along the Central Coast. Find cards and prints. Info:

THE PORCH 22322 El Camino Real in Santa Margarita. Info: 438-3376.

PHOTOGRAPHER JOSE OROZCO exhibits his series of black-and-white and color photographs at 934 St. Mary Ave. in Cayucos. Info: 995-3308 or

WEARABLE JEWELRY ART by Jenna Garzaniti, Maggie Pickering, Karen Wilkins, and Cindy Wilson, and "Red tree paintings" by local artist Ronald Ray Rogers show at The Red Tree Gallery in Atascadero. 5850 Traffic Way. Info: 466-5850 or

WILKINS PRINTING: 6405 El Camino Real in Atascadero. Info: 466-1440.

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