Aug
28
2014

Number 9 in Jerry's Top 10 U.S. Art Schools Countdown

#9 Savannah College of Art and Design

 Jerry's Artarama has always supported art education and so this year we wanted to show our support of some of the finest in higher art education available in the United States by honoring some of the best schools in our list of the 10 Best Art Schools in the Country.

Next up in our Top 10 list is the Savannah College of Art and Design coming in at spot number 9. 


 

 The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) is a private university with four locations: two in Georgia (Savannah and Atlanta) as well as Hong Kong opened in 2010 and Lacoste, France, opened in 2002. The original Savannah location opened its doors in 1979 with only four staff members, seventy one students and only seven faculty members. Today, this degree-granting university has over ten thousand students, with over seven hundred faculty members.  

The college is broken down into eight different schools with multiple departments and concentrations built in to each school. This list of schools includes the Schools of Fine Arts, Building Arts, Communication Arts, School of Design, Fashion, Entertainment Arts, Digital Media, Liberal Arts, and Foundation Studies such as drawing. Although the areas of fine arts and design are highlights of the university, studies focusing on computer animation and effects have increased in popularity and notable alumni such as Mir Zafar Ali has created visual effects for movies such as The Day After Tomorrow, X-men and The Mummy

Special Mentions

SCAD alumni have a 93% employment rate according to a recent study.The University also hosts large annual events such as The Sidewalk Art Festival, the Sand Arts Festival and The Savannah Film Festival

The Breakdown

  • Professors- The faculty at SCAD have no lack of artistic skills with a reserve of great professors including multiple screenwriters, artistic directors, graphic designers and Tom Lyle, penciler of more than 40 Spiderman comic books and Stuart Robertson, visual effects supervisor of the 1998 hit film What Dreams May Come.
  • Notable Alumnus- Grammy-winning R&B singer India Arie, comic creator Christy Lijewski, graphic novel ceators and comic artists for Spider-Woman, The Luna Brothers, Visual effects artist Joanna Erbach whose animation credits include the movies The Ant Bully and Open Season 2 and Mir Zafar Ali, visual effects specialist and artist for movies X-Men, The Incredible Hulk, The Day After Tomorrow and The Mummy
  • Local flavor- SCAD runs 15 art galleries, 8 in Savannah, 4 in Atlanta, 2 galleries at their Lacoste location, and 1 in Hong Kong. Savannah has a bustling art scene with several other art galleries and cafes where up and coming artists will often display their works for sale. 
  • Currently on Display- The SCAD Museum of Art has a large collection of British and American Art, African American art, and a wide array of modern and contemporary pieces.

 

Exemplary Work from Student Work section of the SCAD website 

 

 For More Information on the Visual Arts Program at the Savannah College of Art and Design, visit www.scad.edu


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Jerry's Artarama 2014 Art Scholarship

 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 Jerrysartarama.com. 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!

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 Jerrysartarama.com 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!

For more information or how to qualify, check out our Scholarship page.

Number 10 in Jerry's Top 10 U.S. Art Schools Countdown

Aug
26
2014

Number 10 in Jerry's Top 10 U.S. Art Schools Countdown

#10 Columbia University School of the Arts

 Jerry's Artarama has always supported art education and so this year we wanted to show our support of some of the finest in higher art education available in the United States by honoring some of the best schools in our list of the 10 Best Art Schools in the Country.

Topping off our Top 10 list is the Columbia University School of the Arts

 

 The Columbia University School of the Arts offers a large curriculum of mixed media and offers Master of Fine Art Degrees in Film, Theatre, Writing and Visual Arts. The Visual Arts program at Columbia differentiates its program from lesser schools by attracting a student body and faculty from around the world, and with a location set in the center of New York City, Columbia is central to one of the largest art hubs in the world. 

The Visual Arts Program pushes an interdisciplinary education offering a Masters in Fine Arts degree in Visual Arts rather than a specific medium chosen by the student. Digital media, drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, installation, performance/video art and photography are all areas of focus in the two year Masters' program.

The Breakdown

  • Professors- Students are well attended to under the tutelage of seasoned professors like Tomas Vu-Daniel, Gregory Amenoff and Jon Kessler, whose own artwork have been shown in exhibits world wide.
  • Notable Alumnus- Sculptor David Altmejd, painter Marc Handelman, visual artist Lisi Raskin, sculptor Banks Violette and painter Dana Schutz
  • Local flavor- New York has many notable art galleries as a resource for students including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Guggenheim Museum, The Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art and many more.
  • Currently on Display- The Leroy Neiman Gallery (see below)

Art on Display at the Leory Neiman Gallery at the Columbia University School of Art 

 

 For More Information on the Visual Arts Program at Columbia University, visit arts.columbia.edu


Jerry's Artarama Fall Back to Class Sale 2014

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 Jerrysartarama.com? Save money and gas by getting all of your supplies at student friendly prices.

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!


Jerry's Artarama 2014 Art Scholarship

 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 Jerrysartarama.com. 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!

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 Jerrysartarama.com 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!

For more information or how to qualify, check out our Scholarship page.

Aug
23
2014

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 Jerrysartarama.com.

 

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 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!

 

 

 

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