Matisse Derivan Create Your Color Contest 2014-UPDATE

Create Your Color Contest - Win a trip for 2 to Australia!

Top 5 Entries

We have narrowed it down to our top 5 contenders and after many wonderful entries and colors, the winners have been picked. These top 5 colors chosen will now be manufactured by Matisse Derivan in Australia and will be offered for sale on the Jerry's Artarama website. Each of these 5 entrants will recieve a $250 eGift Card to


A Grand Prize Winner will be determined by sales. Whichever of the Top 5 Colors sells best over the first 8 months of availability will be the winner of the trip for 2 to Australia.

 The Top 5 Colors

Have you ever wondered, "Why don't they already make this color? I'm constantly having to mix it myself, and it sure would be convenient if I could buy it right off the shelf."

Matisse Derivan and Jerry's Artarama want to help you solve this problem! But first they need your help. Matisse is the premier maker of the finest line of acrylic paints. Using any brand or combination of brands of acrylic paints, you can help them find the perfect new color for their palette and sold exclusively on the Jerry's Artarama web site. If you have mixed the perfect color, you can enter it for a chance to be sold in stores and more importantly- win a trip for 2 to Australia, valued at over $7,000 sponsored by Jerry's Artarama and Matisse Derivan.

How to enter:

Make sure you have all of the following items prepared, then enter the art contest here and fill out the contest entry form.

1 Photo of the color swatch for your created color.

1 Photo of whatever inspired you to create your color

1 Photo of a piece of artwork you painted using your color.

A brief description of why this color is important and what inspired you to create it (see example below)

A detailed list of all colors used to mix your custom color. Please include brand name, color name and any pigment numbers or other identifying features found on the paint tubes.

Optional: A video that shows you mixing/making your color with an explanation of how and why it was created. Upload your video to youtube, then copy the link to the video and paste it into the contest entry form. 

How are the winners determined?

After all entries have been submitted on the Jerry's website contest page (art contests), the color swatches will be posted to Facebook where our fan community will have the chance to vote for their favorites. 10 colors will be chosen by our fans and your friends on Facebook. 10 other colors will be chosen by jury. From there, a separate jury of professional artists who will narrow it down to the top 5 colors which will be manufactured and will be excitingly put up for sale exclusively on

We will then feature the top 5 winning colors on our website. Whichever color sells the best over the first 8 months of availability will be the grand prize winner of the trip to 2 to Australia! 

Sample Entry


Contest runs from January 9th-March 30th, 2014. For full contest rules and details, visit and search keyword "CREATE YOUR COLOR." Let us know what colors you plan to enter in the comments below!





Go Back to Class with Jerry's Artarama 2014 Art Scholarship

Win a $5000 Scholarship from Jerry's


This year, with the help of several sponsors and friends, Jerrys will empower one young artist with a scholarship award of $5000 as well as an eGift Card worth $500 in art supplies from Jerry's is searching out a young talented Graduate Student, Undergraduate Student or High School Senior who is going into the arts. Apply today for your chance to win the Jerry's Artarama 2014 Art Scholarship!

The Scholarship

One $5000 non-renewable scholarship will be awarded to one special student artist to be used towards tuition and fees required by their educational institution. In addition to tuition and fees, a $500 eGift card to will be provided to the student to use on art supplies and materials. Jerry's will also throw in a $250 Supply Pack to the student's chosen Art Department!

How to Qualify

There are two ways to apply for this scholarship.

1.) Students can nominate themselves- If you're a student in a fine art program or headed into one, fill out the entry form, tell us your story and show us your artwork!

2.) Teachers can nominate their artistic students who stand out in class. Nominate them and tell us why they should be chosen and show us their work and in addition to that student being nominated for the award, you will receive a $250 value Supply Pack (Oils, Watercolors, Drawing or Acrylics) for your school's art department.

You can fill out your entry form on our special Scholarship Page.

Contenders will be judged on artwork submitted(in the discipline in which they are pursuing a degree in) and an essay answering these questions:

  • Students- Why do you want to be an artist? What inspired you to do so? What do the arts mean to you? What are your future plans within the art community?
  • Teachers- Why should this student receive this scholarship? How have they shown commitment to the arts? What are their future plans? How are they working towards becoming an artist?

Additional information is required as well.

Sign up by October 31st, 2014 to qualify. Entries will be evaluated by a jury of creative professionals and a recipient chosen based on the criteria perviously set forth with emphasis on the essay portion and artwork submitted. The winning recipient will be chosen in November, notified and announced on our website and social media.

To enter, read the rules or find out more information about Jerry's Artarama 2014 Art Scholarship, check out our Art Scholarship Page!

Good Luck Future Artists! 

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On a budget back to class shopping? Don't sweat it, Jerry's has you covered. Don't miss out on our BIG Back to Class Fall Sale going on Now through October 17, 2014.

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Amazing Deals at Jerry's Back To Class Sale

Buy More, Save More at our Back to Class Sale!



 Jerry's Artarama is your Back to Class shopping headquarters for all school and art supplies! We have a whole guide to 2014 class supplies featuring all the essentials and everything you will need to continue your art education.


Get your class supply lists out with ease with our handy and easily accessible Teacher's Carts. Quickly add any Art Supplies your students will need this upcoming year into your own customizable online shopping cart. With just a few simple clicks, students will be able to find everything they need for your class without the hassle for searching for items one by one. Students can find your personalized cart on and find their class lists set up for them already. Getting your student's prepared for this year has never been easier! 

Also, find amazing deals on classroom materials such as:

  • Easels
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Jerry's Artarama is the one-stop-shop for all of your back to class needs. Why run from store to store trying to find all of your supplies when you can order them with just a few clicks on Save money and gas by getting all of your supplies at student friendly prices.

Plus, now when you order with Jerry's, you will also find amazing discounts, savings and even free gifts like these:


And of course, we carry all your favorite brands with great savings on supplies from LUKAS, Fabriano, Winsor & Newton, SoHo Urban Artist, GOLDEN, Arches and many more.

Start Shopping Todayor Check out all the classroom essentials in our 2014 Back to Class Art Supply Shopping Guide!

Sale Ends October 17, 2014 so get your supplies why the savings lasts!


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