Matisse Derivan Create Your Color Contest 2014

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

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 Jerrysartarama.com.

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 www.jerrysartarama.com and search keyword "CREATE YOUR COLOR." Let us know what colors you plan to enter in the comments below!




Go Back to School with Jerry's!

Save on all of your art supplies this Semester

As school starts back up this January, teachers will be coming to their students with brand new art supply lists. At Jerry's Artarama, you can find everything you need for teachers and students! We have colored pencils, brushes, paints, bags, paper, pencils and more. What items are on your back to school shopping supply list?


We've collected all of the best art supplies and materials for every sort of class at Jerry's and should be your back to school shopping headquarters. To make shopping even easier, Jerry's Artarama even has a way to help teachers get their students everything they need. Through the teacher's cart system, teachers can set up class supply lists for their students to get all of their supplies in one spot! Students can simply find their class and see everything on the supply list. We know teachers have it tough already, so Jerry's is here to help simplify getting their students more organized with just one click.


Art students can find all of their supplies at discounted prices. Why pay more for student grade paints when you can get professional grade artist paints for the same price? For both teachers and students, Lukas paints are the best option. Lukas paints are a much better option compared to the cheap hobby paints most teachers will have their students buying. With a higher pigment load, a smooth consistency and more brilliant colors, Lukas is the best option for any art class. So why pay more for less quality? Teachers, make the wise choice and put Lukas in your teacher's cart!


 We also carry a full list of great products all at discounted prices perfect for back to school shopping. Products like:

We have made it easy: See our list of Back To Art Class Supply Essentials

  • Strathmore Drawing and Sketching Pads
  • Vanish 4-in-1 Erasers - We receive so many amazing comments about this one!
  • RAS Acrylic and Tempera Paint
  • First Impressions Complete Art Set
  • The Fundamentals Children's Easel
  • Paramount Canvas Value Packs
  • Paintbrushes and Palette Knives
  • Canvas and Surfaces - Practica Canvas is your best choice on this one!
  • Paints - Lukas, Matisse, and Soho!
  • And so much more, all at Jerry's Artarama

So save this semester at Jerry's.

Teachers, why pay more for your paints and supplies when you can shop at Jerry's and find the right supplies up in quality, not in price. Remember only at Jerry's Artarama,

Save More, Create More.TM


Cheers To A Creative New Year!

What does the New Year mean to you and your art?

A new year means new art! We've made our artist resolutions for the year here and we know you have too. Over the last two weeks we posed this question on social media and at Jerry's Artarama online store:


This week on Jerrysartarama.com, we took a poll asking artists what they wanted to accomplish over this next year in art? We received thousands of interesting answers and everything from "make more time for art" to "get a gallery showing" to "learn to draw stickmen neatly for a change."

Here are the results of our "Do you have any art related resolutions or plans for 2014?" Poll:

As you can see, the biggest resolution was to create more art and spend more time creating art. Next up at 51%, more artists want to experiment with new art techniques.50% of those polled wanted to finish their art projects.Tied at 46.2% of those polled want to shop at Jerry's and save more money on great art supplies while others wanted to get better organized in their art studio. Others really want to sign up for art workshops and to learn to sell more of their artwork. 

Well, we at The Splatter will be bringing you plenty of articles and content this year based on these results. Get ready for a year of learning new techniques, art contests for you to enter and win prizes. We will have more What's the Buzz?- product reviews by artists like you and tons of new product reviews to help you create more!

The Splatter will also teach you more about how to work as a professional artist, organize your studio like the greats and give you even more tips and tricks. Also be on the lookout  for our 5 Part Investigative Series on "How to Stop Eating Your Paints" coming in March (just kidding).

And Jerry's Artarama will continue to bring you more savings and discounted prices on the best, top quality art supplies and materials in the industry. You can count on Jerry's to support your creative passion. 

Remember, with Jerry's, this year you can Save More, Create More!


Here are some more of our favorite 2014 artist resolutions from our fans on Facebook that we thought we'd share. Maybe you'll see yourself in here!

Top artist resolutions 2014

"Just cancelled my cable...less TV and more painting!"- Claudia Hyde

"Finish all works in progress, rebuild my art portfolio and Etsy store, and begin new projects."- Kelli Bosarge

"Ditch realism and pursue Impressionism."- Mary Abraham Bowles

"Finish up my half sleeve and draw a few new tatoos for myself; also become more comfortable with oil paints."-Kristin Ellen Brown

 "Break my own mold."- Steven Marino

"Paint more. And to keep pestering you guys to get a store in the western part of NC"- Dawn Dreibus

"To concentrate on drawing men. And hands....hands piss me off."- Katilyn Monnier

"To challenge my creativity outside my comfort zone!"- Lynnette Hill Saucedo

"Create it, do it, make it, paint it, sculpt it, love it"- Suzi Reaves

"More Nudes!"- Mark Sharpe

"Enter more art shows!"- Cody Newman

"Spend more time in God's glorious painting of Earth and paint more paintings of my darling horse, Jezebel"- Reginald Fairview

"To sharpen my portrait skills in watercolor, pastel and graphite"- Dixie Art


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