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 Town Center Galley to Feature Five Artists at the Radisson
Sunday, April 27th from 10:00am - 4:00pm

 In March, the Gallery held its first all member exhibition at the Radisson and due to the success of the first exhibition, the Gallery has chosen to feature a number of small group exhibits that showcase the work of five artists in the upcoming months.

Franczeska Angel

Franczeska Angel is a painter of florals and 1920’s themed elegant ladies. “Art is a passion, a fulfillment within me that I have enjoyed ever since I could remember,” shares Angel, “My fondest desire is to instill this passion in others and to share the knowledge I have acquired.”


John Card

Abstract painter John Card, finds drawing, watercolor, and the acrylic mediums demanding but very relaxing and fulfilling. He states, “I enjoy the association with other artists in the area who all seem to share so easily new ideas and experiences.”


Marilyn Benson

Painter of Florida landscapes and ethnic women Marilyn Benson explains, “I achieve so much satisfaction when my thoughts transform themselves into a completed painting. I was thrilled recently when a lady walked into one of my shows and exclaimed ‘How wonderful, you paint with happy colors!’”


Michael Corob

Michael Corob is a painter of birds and flowers. “The natural beauty and grace of flowers and birds fills my sense and warms my heart,” says Michael Corob, “I hope to inspire others to find and express the beauty in their lives.”


Susan Patton

Susan Patton crafts unique jewelry and beautiful hand-dyed silks. “Over the years, I have sampled many artistic and creative activities.” Patton explains, “Nothing else has given me the pleasure of working with the color and light-play that I get from working with glass, stones and silk.” 

 The free exhibition will be held in the large meeting room adjacent to the main lobby of the hotel with an artist’s reception planned from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The Radisson Hotel is located at 3455 Airpark Dr. Santa Maria, CA 93455 next to the Santa Maria Airport. For more information contact Michael Corob at 805.264.6722.

Radisson Hotel Show
Sunday March 2, 2014



Important Dates!

Next exhibition at the Radisson Hotel is slated for Sunday April 27th.

Artists exhibiting are Marilyn Benson, John Card, Michael Corob, Susan Patton, and Francescka Angel.



Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, April 28 6:15 PM

Patricia Smith's Residence


Intake for Airport Showcase

Monday, May 12 Noon - 2 PM

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Future Show Schedules at the Radisson

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Sunday, September 7, 2014

One of the last two shows will be an all-members Show

For Information, Contact

Michael Corob, Special Events Coordinator

(805) 264-6722

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Procedures for HangingArt on the Walls at the Santa Maria Public Airport

  •  Each individual artist will be the contact person for any anyone interested in purchasing their artwork displayed either in the showcase or on the wall and you have two options when making a sale.

Option #1:  The artist will go to the airport, have the check (plus tax 8.75%) made out to Town Center Gallery then:

  • Use the key (located in the lock box) to access the receipt book and  log.
  • Place the check in the pouch and log in the sale to the log book.
  • Then let a board member know you made the sale and the check is in the packet.

Option #2:  Have the check, plus tax, made out to Town Center Gallery. Then mail the check to Patricia Smith (address in members directory).

  • The artist will arrange for a backup member to make a potential sale, if the artist is working, on vacation or for some reason might be unable to meet the person purchasing the art.  
  •  The Gallery will supply the tags for the artwork with the name of the artist, title of art, artist's phone number, the medium, the price, and the phone number of the back-up.
  • The artist will replace any art sold with another piece equal to or larger than the piece purchased.
  • If the artist does not wish their personal phone # to be displayed on the tag, other arrangements may be made.

Sharon 04/03/13

The Gallery has entered into a one-year agreement with the Santa Maria Airport  to display approximately 45 pieces of artwork throughout the facility.  This is in addition to the artwork presently displayed in the showcase.  Each show will run for two months. The   Although the Airport is considered a secure facility members are reminded that the Gallery is not responsible for loss and damage to any artwork.

To all Town Center Gallery Members

Our inaugural show at the Santa Maria Airport is a great success.  We hung just under 50 paintings and had many compliments from bystanders.  However, there are always a few glitches that need to be ironed out.  Poor presentation reflects not only on the artist but on the Gallery. Members are encouraged to re-read the display guidelines in the Member Directory.  Frames, matting and glass must be in good condition and clean.  Wiring should be firmly attached, the screws holding the wire inserted one-third of the way down from the top and the top of the wire 2 1/2 “ down from the top of the frame so the hanger does not show.  Do not wrap any tape at the middle of the wire.  A checker will be present at the next intake prior to the registration table.  Artwork not adhering to the Guidelines will not be accepted. 

We had to turn away some of the members who arrived late to the intake as we ran out of hanging space.  One solution to this problem is to temporarily limit the number of large pieces.  We are going to ask the Airport for more space to specifically hang larger pieces but in the meantime the following rules will be applied.  Fee for one piece (30” x 36” or smaller will still be $10.00 and the fee for two pieces (30” x 36” or smaller) will be $15.00.  The fee for one large piece measuring more than 30” x 36 will be $15.00 and members are limited to one large piece.

As members will be making the sale of their pieces remember to replace the sold piece with one of comparable size.  The sales tax at the Airport is 8.25%.

Remember, intake for the Airport Gallery is the second Monday of EVEN months and Intake for the Airport Showcase is on the second Monday of the ODD months.  The Showcase is limited to one piece per member (30” x 36 or smaller) or 3-D art at a fee of $10.00 per piece.   Let’s all pull together and make this venue a huge success.