Artist – Craftsperson by Valerie (Valry) Drake

What’s the difference between an artist and a craftsperson? According to Dictonary.com it is fairly straightforward: an artist is “a person who produces works in any of the arts that are primarily subject to aesthetic criteria” or “one who professes and practices an imaginative art” or “a person skilled in one of the fine arts”……

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 31/05/2010

May Art Tips Contest Winner

We often get questions and comments related to “How To’s” from our customers. We decided to present them in this new area called “Art Tips“. We have received so many fantastic Art Tips from many of our loyal custmers and we put them online for others to try and enjoy. Example: Sent in by Renee…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 28/05/2010

A Message from Tom Jones

After several weeks on the road teaching workshops I am back in the studio at home.
I apologize for the delay in the newsletter and updates to my web site, but I have rebuilt 
my web site for the second time in two years.  My goal is to make it as easy as possible 
for artist…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 28/05/2010

Art Business Marketing – 6 Steps to Re-Energize Slumping Art Sales by M Theresa Brown

Follow this six step plan to get your art business back on track and re-energized! There is nothing harder to do than to walk into your studio and start (or finish) a piece of art when you already have a number of unsold pieces sitting around. The energy is suddenly not there. The phone is…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 27/05/2010

Artists Blogging at Jerry’s Artarama

Joseph DiGiulio Joseph DiGiulio is a professional abstract painter and recent cancer survivor from Raleigh, NC. He is the Educational Accounts Manager and Executive Artist for Jerry’s Artarama, which is one of the country’s leading artist materials retailers. In 2006, Joseph traveled to Sydney, Australia to help develop a range of fine artist acrylic color…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 21/05/2010

Artist of the Month Facebook Contest

Jerry’s Artarama invites you to enter our Artist of the Month Contest! Each month Jerry’s Artarama will: Select one artist to be featured on our facebook page Display their artist statement and images on our Facebook page as well as the SPLATTER blogazine. The artist of the month will also receive a $65 gift card…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 21/05/2010

Commissioned Art – How to Stay in Control Throughout the Process by M Theresa Brown

Commissioned art. It’s the bread and butter art for many artists. It’s what pays the bills. And it’s also the one area where an unsuspecting and unprepared artist first comes face to face with Client Changes. Learning HOW to prevent surprise changes is the key to an artist enjoying creating commissioned art. So let’s start…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 12/05/2010

The World of Fakes, Forgeries and Trickery by M Theresa Brown

Sometimes, in the course of creating art, it’s fun to put down the paintbrush and delve into the little known realms of art history. I did just that when I came across an excellent article on “Varsity,” an online publication from Cambridge University in the UK. The article “Faking it” is a well written and…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 12/05/2010

Humble Beginnings by WIlson Bickford

  Whenever someone finds out that you’re an “artist,” the first assumption is that you were “born with talent” and “came by it naturally.” (and a hundred other comments which allude to the same idea). When it came to painting, I can assure you that I had no “gift” bestowed upon me. Shown here is…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 12/05/2010

Preparing for Surtex – Website by Valerie (Valry) Drake

  In my efforts to obtain an agent or a licensing contract, it is essential to have a web site and portfolio that correctly demonstrates my work. Since my day job is in the computer industry, I am fairly good with computer things. And since I am totally OC I tend to always want to…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 12/05/2010