A roundup of summer art events around the Central Coast

Get out and see some art

Monica_Jane2000@ yahoo.comJuly 8, 2013 

The Morro Bay Art Association’s upcoming San Luis Obispo County juried show is called “Palette Talent.”

Drop off artwork between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Aug. 6 at Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St. Entries must be original oil, pastel, acrylic or watercolor. Everyone can enter up to two paintings and the fee is $35 for nonmembers. See www.artcentermorrobay.com for an entry form or drop by the gallery.

I don’t see a mention of spray paint for that show, but that’s OK. The Vapor Gallery has that covered for its July group exhibit “99 Cans Of Paint On The Wall.” Lena Rushing is one of 37 local and California artists who have created a tribute to the spray paint can.

My Facebook scroll came to an immediate halt when I saw a pic of Lena’s entry posted. Just beautiful. The shop and gallery is at 508 Higuera St. in San Luis Obispo.

Lena has a solo show at Linnaea’s Café, 1110 Garden St., San Luis Obispo, in July. Don’t miss her paintings and mixed media.

And to enjoy her works in progress, search “Lena Rushing paintings and mixed media art” on Facebook.

Another good one should be a July retrospective of long-time Cambrian Art Van Rhyn’s paintings and sculptures at the Cambria Center for the Arts, 1350 Main St., Cambria sponsored by the Allied Arts Association.

Not too long ago, I wrote about an event to benefit Los Padres ForestWatch’s ongoing efforts to protect wildlife habitat and wilderness landscapes. The San Luis Outdoor Painters for the Environment (SLOPE) sold paintings at the fundraiser and has extended the show and sale online. ForestWatch receives 40 percent of the proceeds. Visit http://lpfw.org/R2C/ to take a peek.

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