Matisse and SoHo Fall 2014 Painting Contest Winners

Let's give a big hand for our winners!

After much deliberation, we finally have our winners for our Matisse Derivan 2014 Fall Painting Contest and our SoHo Urban Artist 2014 Fall Painting Contest! With our many yearly contests, Artists have the opportunity to share their art with the world as well as gain fabulous prizes from Jerry's such as Jerry's Artarama eGift Cards

So without much further ado, here are our winners for each contest.


First Place

by Katie Hofacker

"I love using Matisse Acrylic paints! I have not found another paint that can rival this brand. The ease of use and vibrant colors are second to none. I would recommend Matisse acrylic paints to any acrylic artist out there!"


Second Place Winner

"Purple Clematis"
by Mary Hertler Tallman

"Matisse Flow Acrylics are fantastic! I chose to work on a non-traditional ground of quilted fabric to create my painting. I was so pleased with the paint's performance. I could mix my colors and values with great ease and with an anticipated outcome. I recommend Matisse without reserve."


Third Place Winner

"Pumpkin Patch"
by Karen Ahuja

"I enjoy using Matisse acrylic paints because of their unique color palette. Some of my favorite Matisse colors that I have used in the 'Pumpkin Patch' are Australian Salmon Gum, Alpine Green and Metallic Copper"



First Place

"The Last Whiskey"
by Ruben Calle

"The Soho Oil paints give a professional look to my paints and they have a very rich pigments and they have an affordable price."


Second Place Winner

by Yampier Yampier

"I recommend SoHo because it has a very good quality in all its products. The oil painting of SoHo, is brilliant in its colors, and the white has a very high quality for color mixing. The oil colors are quick drying and have a wide variety of pigments. And it's very affordable."


Third Place Winner

"Mya, Age 6"
by Heather Moritz

"I started oil painting in 2009 and was looking for an oil paint that was affordable but yet high quality. I found SoHo on Jerrysartarama.com and bought a few colors. I fell in love with SoHo oils and still use them! I love the consistency of the oil paints. It isn't terribly thick and spreads on the canvas very well. The color is reliable in every tube I have purchased and they last a long time in the tubes. My 13 year old daughter is even using them now in her paintings! SoHo makes affordable, yet high quality products that allows me to do more with artwork!"

To see the Honorable Mentions Click below:

Matisse Derivan Fall Contest Honorable Mentions

SoHo Urban Artist Fall Contest Honorable Mentions

Be sure to keep checking our Contest Page to look out for many of our other yearly contests including our Self Portrait Contest!



Announcing Jerry's 3rd Annual Self Portrait Contest- Enter Now!


2015 Self Portrait Contest- Up to $4000 in prizes can be yours!

Last year we had over eleven hundred of people enter our Annual Self Portrait Contest with hundreds of great entries and 33 happy winners who walked away with a combined $4000 in prizes, the 1st place winner winning a $2,000 eGift card. This year, we are kicking off our third self portrait contest at the beginning of this exciting new year and with the kickoff of our annual sales catalog. 

So from now until April 5th, you can enter your own self portrait submission on our Jerry's Artarama Contest Entry Page. Our rules for the contest are simple: pick any wet or dry media (acrylics, oils, watercolors, colored pencils, pastels, you choose!), then paint or draw a picture of yourself and submit it to our Contest Entry Page. You can use any media as long as it is you!. Each contestant may submit one portrait apiece and the winners will be chosen from there. Voting will begin on April 6th and 30 finalists will be chosen by a community popular vote from our fans. 30 additional finalists will be chosen by a jury of artists.

All 60 finalists then will then be reviewed by a separate jury of professional artists who will decide the winners for First Place, Second Place, Third Place and 30 Honorable Mentions.

All 33 Winners will be announced May 4th, 2015!

Contest Details

So enter today for your chance to win! For the full contest rules and details, check out our contest page.


Jerry's New Year's Resolution Number Three: Expand Your Art Supplies

New and Innovative Art Supplies from Jerry's can Increase Your Artistic Abilities!

This year, one of our favorite resolutions is to expand our collections of art supplies and broaden our artistic capabilities with new products designed to enrich and enhance our art. 

Right now, Jerry's Artarama has many new and exciting products made to help you reach your full potential as an artist. We have new products that will broaden your drawing and painting horizons in exciting new ways. Whether you're looking for something to make field work and plein air painting easier or you want to get started easily in a new type of medium, Jerry's has everything you need to get started.

Be sure to check out our New Art Supplies area to see all the new items we carry that can help make you a better artist. You'll find items like:

      • The Acurit Light Tablet- Trace and Transfer Artwork with over 300,000 hours of LED illumination. If you want to hone your drawing skills, tracing is a great way to do that, and what better way to 
        trace over an image or photograph than with bright and strong LED lights clearly outlining your work. The Acurit Light Tablet provides a lit, scratch resistance surface that is perfect for tracing and never gets hot. 

    • Creative Air Airbrush Sets- If you're a seasoned pro or a new beginner, Creative Air has airbrushes for all skill levels. Easy to use sprayers provide an even, steady application of paint that can be adjusted easily to get the definition you need. 

    • Chelsea Classical Studios Lavender Brush Cleaner- Looking or a new way to clean your paint brushes without the toxic smells and harsh chemicals used in turpentine and mineral spirits? Lavender Brush Cleaner is made with all-natural ingredients including lavender that gives it the ability to clean brushes as well as any other cleaner, but without the harmful odors created by those other cleaning materials. Instead, Lavender Brush Cleaner produces a nice lavender aroma.

    • Winsor & Newton Watercolor Markers- Expand what you thought you could do with both watercolor paints or markers by combining the two together. Now, enjoy the brilliant flow of watercolors with the creation of finer details and controlled lines of markers in this innovative hybrid.

  • and many more... 

 Jerry's is dedicated to bringing artists many new products this year, just like these to better let you express yourself in ways you haven't even imagined. So be sure to keep up with our New Art Products Page and find what you need to make 2015 your most artistic year yet!


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