Jun
6
2013

Emergency Convention Kit - We got it

I forgot to bring that!!! Avoid the panic of the last minute... Jerry's Has Your Back!

To avoid the panic of the last minute OMG-I-FORGOT-TO-BRING-THAT syndrome at HeroesCon! Jerrysartarama.com remembers the forgetful at HeroesCon!

For those that need it Karalyn/Mama Hat is bringing an "OMG-I-FORGOT-TO-BRING-THAT-EMERGENCY-CONVENTION-KIT!"

We will be at Table AA-311 for HeroesCon 2013 in Charlotte NC dispensing hope and comfort.

 

The ultimate "OMG-I-FORGOT-TO-BRING-THAT-EMERGENCY-CONVENTION-KIT" is stocked with

  • Duct tape
  • Packing Tape
  • Scissors
  • Box Cutters
  • Zip Ties
  • Phillips and Flathead Screwdrivers
  • Sewing Kit
  • Rubber Bands
  • Paper Clips
  • Blank Price Stickers
  • Glue Stick, Super-Glue Gel
  • TUMS, Aspirin
  • Tylenol
  • Bactine
  • Bandaids
  • Cold Pack
  • Tape Measure
  • Silver, Bronze, Gold and Black Sharpies
  • Pliers
  • Wire Snips
  • Needle-Nose Pliers
  • Scotch Tape A Lint Roller
  • X-Acto Knife
  • Hot Melt Glue Gun
  • and a Partridge in a Pear Tree!

While at the convention if you forget... at least remember to go see Jerry's Artarama/Staff and Karalyn (AKA Momma Hat)

 

We will be at Table AA-311 dispensing hope and comfort. :-)

See you at HeroesCon 2013 in Charlotte NC

 

 

Jun
5
2013

HeroesCon Convention June 7-9 2013 Charlotte NC

Jerry's Artarama will see you at HeroesCon 2013 in Charlotte NC

 

Going to HeroesCon in Charlotte this year? We hope to see you there! In addition to this being the 31st anniversary for HeroesCon, it will be twice the size of any previous year. (floor space will be larger than 4 football fields.... Wow that is huge!)

Attending HeroesCon 2013 are many of the greats like:

  • Jim Steranko
  • Neal Adams
  • Adam Hughes
  • Bernie Wrightson
  • Mark Brooks
  • Brian Stelfreeze
  • Jamal Igle
  • Amanda Conner
  • Jimmy Palmiotti
  • Frank Cho

and many more ! For the full line up of guests head on over to heroes online - Click Here

Jerry's Artarama along with Karalyn Johnson will be at Table AA311 in Artist Alley giving away free samples and major art supplies along with great prizes from Jerry's Artarama, Prismacolor and Artograph and egift certificates to shop online at JerrysArtarama.com

 

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3rd Annual Drink and Draw at the Hilton Friday Night June 6th

Kicking off Friday Night from 7pm-11pm at the Hilton Center City Bar and Patio will be the 3rd Annual Drink & Draw to support Team Cul de Sac. Team Cul De Sac raises money for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.

Loyal HeroesCon veterans know the annual QuickDraw Contest is a great way to put your artistic talents to the test! A HeroesCon tradition, the QuickDraw is an artist competition for 3 different age groups where you get a #2 pencils and Bristol board, and you have 20 minutes of your feverish inspiration.  A qualified Art Instructor then judges the results and in turn, gives the winners some fabulous prizes.  It’s a win-win and it’s open to any and all who want to try their hand at creating some HeroesCon original art!

Drink and Draw:

Jerry's Artarama along with Prismacolor and Artograph are stepping in to sweeten the prize-winners’ pot this year. We are proud to support HeroesCon and team Cul de Sac with more than $6,000 worth of prizes to give away like an Artograph Prism Projector and Protector Bag, JerrysArtarama.com egift certificates and $1000's in product samples, Prismacolor Premiere Colored Pencil Sets and Double Brush Tip Marker Sets. First place prize is worth in excess of $1600.

Prizes will also be awarded to participants of our Drink and Draw on Friday night, June 6 at the Hilton! Drink and Draw submissions will be judged by a panel of some of our favorite Artist Alley Pros, and prizes will be awarded at our show on Saturday!

Along with great prizes and and a great time, Jerry's Artarama will be providing FREE pedi cab service between the Westin Hotel and Hilton Hotel from 7pm-11pm, so get off your feet and beat the heat!

 

Karla Marsh, Event organizer of HeroesCon 2013 has this to say..."We would also like to thank Artograph, Jerry’s Artarama, and Prismacolor for helping to supply our 2013 Live Art Stage, where artists will be crafting their pieces for the HeroesCon Annual Art Auction. The Art Auction will be held on Saturday June 7, from 8PM – until in the Providence Ballroom at the Westin Charlotte"

Read more at www.heroesonline.com/blog

 

 

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Live updates throughout the convention on JerrysArtarama.com's Facebook and Twitter pages

Follow Hashtag: #SuperJerry for live tweets and more... we may even have special prizes and egift cards to give away

 

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We are excited to attend and support HeroesCon and we want to thank Shelton Drum, Karla Marsh and the entire HeroesCon team along with Karalyn Johnson (AKA Momma Hat) for organizing all the awesomeness to come.

 

Information is available at:

http://www.heroesonline.com/heroescon/

Get your tickets at:

http://www.heroesonline.com/heroescon/tickets/

 

Are you going?

let us know in the comments below

 

May
17
2013

Oil Painter Alexey Steele in Jerry's Artist Spotlight

 

Artist Alexey Steele uses Raphael canvas for his "novo-realistic" masterpiece - "The Dawn"

Alexey Steele, born in Kiev, Ukraine in 1967, began his art training at an early age in the studio of his father, the renowned Russian painter, Leonid Steele. He furthered his professional education at the prestigious Surikov Art Institute of the Soviet Academy of Arts in Moscow under internationally acclaimed artist Illia Glazunov. In 1990, Steele moved to Los Angeles where he continues to paint large-scale figurative works, commissioned portraits, and plein air landscapes.


"The Dawn" is a culmination of 15 years in my artistic search. It is my most significant work to date both stylistically and personally.

It is a product of a long quest for finding the most powerful and convincing way of expressing the type of imagery that affects our imagination deeply and expresses truth about our current condition. It is a look at our reality and the unseen forces behind it.

It is a visual statement and product of my thinking on visual language and social purpose of art today, which we call "NOVOREALISM" and which is capable of adequately reflecting our world in turmoil.

This expressive language is based on an inseparable unity of the classical ideal and form with realist color that reflects our modern sensibility, making ART an experiential and emphatic act of contemplating contemporary reality.

The work is conceived as an epic saga spanning the wide range of visual themes that affect senses. The magic, majesty and the promise of a fleeting moment just before sun breaks through a dark horizon and the world is filled with the glow of ever expanding and imminently rising Light. The modern day Madonna invokes the sanctity of motherhood and of a blissful paradise, an island of love, in midst of a dark infinite expanse where forces much beyond our control fight threats we do not see. We don't know what they are, but feel their presence.

The status quo of the world is crumbling all around us, yet the force of life is inextinguishable and the mystery of a new life holds the future in its hands, in fact being more powerful than all forces of the world.

The unveiling of the work at the World of Art Showcase in 2012 coincided with the last days of the Mayan Calendar which are seen not as a particular moment or an event, but as a perfect symbol signifying the vastly transformative nature of our times.

The world will go on, and it is up to us to chart its future course, but for this to happen we need a revolution of an inspired and elevated consciousness... as we greet "The Dawn"

— Alexey Steele


 

For this stunning work, Alexey used a custom canvas stretched with Raphael Oil Primed Linen. To learn more about Alexey Steele's amazing and epic art, visit his website at www.highartforever.com.

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