Charvin Winter Painting Contest Winners


Check out the talented winners of the 2013 Charvin Winter Painting Contest!

Our most recent Charvin Painting Contest -- for the winter of early 2013 -- was undeniably a resounding success! We received so many amazing entries from our talented artist friends and customers that picking winners was incredibly difficult. But after multiple rounds of voting, we've narrowed the choices down to the following amazing entries!


First Place Winner

"Maiko Satohana"
by Phil Couture

"I have used many brands of oil paint over the years, but Charvin is unmatched. The vibrancy and flow of the paint on the canvas is astounding and the range of colors they offer is fantastic. Naples Yellow is a personal favorite, because of it's rich, buttery consistency straight from the tube. I recommend Charvin products to all of my artist friends, as I know they will not be disappointed."


Second Place Winner

"American Jugs"
by Marcel Franquelin

"Colors! Unusual colors!! Charvin gave me a new 'horizon' for my palette! From wild and daring to settled. Also it is probably the only brand whose color labels on the tube are an accurate representation of the paint inside, no need to look around quickly and open the tube in the store just to make sure!"


Third Place Winner

"Grassy Waters-Winter Morning"
by Patricia Maguire

"I have been using Charvin Oil Paints for the past 2 years and recommend them to my students. The range of colors is unsurpassed by any other brand, and I love the convenient large size and the clarity of the packaging when making a selection. The colors go on creamy and supple, and dry with luminosity. Some colors have become personal favorites and form part of my permanent color palette: Green shade, Lagoon Blue, Naples Yellow, Carmine Red, and Payne's Gray. The pre-mixed pastel colors are a joy to take to my Plein Air painting sessions, as they save time when setting up. I am hooked!"


To see the Charvin Winter Painting Contest Honorable Mention winners, as well as view all of the amazing entries, be sure to check out the Charvin Contest Gallery page!

And as always, don't forget to enter one of our many fun and fantastic art contests -- maybe you will be our next big winner!


Lukas Painting Contest 2013 Winners

It was an exciting round of new contests brought to you by Jerry's Artarama with record breaking entries! In the first part of the year we announced two new contests sponsored by Lukas and Charvin and the turnout was amazing. Thank you to all those amazing entrants and the 3 winners are listed below.

We have many more exciting new contests going on right now so please be sure to enter here-> Art Contests. These contests are free to enter and offer great exposure and prizes.


First PLace painting contest winner Jill PinkeyFirst Place Winner

"Rising Up" by Jill Pinkey

One of my artist friends introduced me to Lukas Oils a few years ago.  I loved them instantly because there is so many colors to choose from and the fast drying time is awesome. There are 2 grades to choose from, as well.  I can varnish earlier!  I introduced them to my former students at Texas State University and I think it is safe to say that many, if not most of them use Lukas acrylics & oils now because they are so affordable




Second Place painting contest winner Jim MoyerSecond Place Winner

"Reflections" by Jim Moyer

"I have been using Lukas paints for about 3 years now with great results. The consistency along with dry time are what impressed me the most when I purchased a set of split primary colors for Plein Air work which are now paints I use exclusively in my studio. I would highly recommend the Lukas oil line of paints to all amateur or professional artists."




Third Place painting contest winner Cande SaganThird Place Winner

"Hidden" by Cande Sagan

"I have been using Lukas Oils for over a year and are now one of my top three favorite brands of oil paint. These are the ONLY ones I will use. I love the colors and the texture and they maintain their luster and intensity through thinning and glazing. I love them!!"



See All Contest Winners-> 2013 LUKAS Painting Contest Winners Gallery

Prizes awarded to winners: $1,000 eGift Card, $500 eGift Card, $250 eGift Card and $50 eGift Cards to 10 honorable mentions. We gave away a total of $2250.


We have many more exciting art contests going on right now so enter for FREE today at! Just Announced are 2 new contests from Soho and Turner.

soho oils and acrylics painting cotnests
turner  painting cotnests


Jerry's 45th Anniversary Artist Appreciation Extravaganza


We're celebrating our 45th anniversary — and you're invited!

Happy birthday to us! Here at Jerry's Artarama, we are celebrating our 45th year in business, and it's YOU we have to thank for it!

We've spent the past 45 years striving to provide you with the best art materials at the lowest prices, as well as innovating new products and free resources to empower and inspire artists everywhere. We could never had made it this far without your support! So as a great big THANK YOU to all our artist friends and customers, we're turning this week-long anniversary celebration into an Artist Appreciation Event to show just how much we appreciate you!

Of course we've got loads of art supplies on deep discount — from up to 45% off paints, 55% off easels, and a whopping 75% off brushes and more — but it doesn't stop there! From this Tuesday through Sunday, we'll be holding random drawings to give away free gift cards, magazine subscriptions, art materials and more. Entering is easy -- if you're already a customer, you're already entered; if you're not yet, then just supply your email address and you'll be entered to win -- no purchase necessary!

To find out if you're one of our lucky winners, just check back here throughout the week, where we'll be listing the day's random drawings:

 Daily Prize Winners: Tuesday April 23 Anne Sieling and Egidius Kemp
 Daily Prize Winners: Wednesday April 24 Cindy Eisenhauer and Judy Butler
 Daily Prize Winners: Thursday April 25 Christine (Churdan, IA) and Cheryl R. (Liberty Hills, TX)
 Daily Prize Winners: Friday April 26 Anna A. (Isle of Palms, SC) and Doris L. (Albertville, AL)
 Daily Prize Winners: Saturday April 27 Denyce C. (Baton Rouge, LA) and Jenn F. (Suffolk, VA)
 Daily Prize Winners: Sunday April 28 Laurie T. (Buckeye, AZ) and Michelle T. (New Freedom, PA)
 GRAND PRIZE WINNER! KAREN M. (Providence, RI) !!!


But wait, there's more! For the first time ever, we're giving away the grandest of Grand Prizes at the culmination of the Artist Appreciation Event: an AMAZING all expense paid trip to the Art of the Carolinas Trade Show (worth up to $6,000)! Art of the Carolinas is the east coast's biggest and best art material trade show and workshop collection open to the public — and YOU could be our guest at the upcoming event in November of this year! In addition to travel and lodging for two people, the Grand Prize winner will also receive hundred of dollars worth of art supplies, gift certificates, 2 free workshops, limo services, a chance to tour the Jerry's facilities, special gifts and so much more! To get all the details and to enter to win, head on over to the Jerry's Official 45th Anniversary Grand Prize Page, then check back here next week to find out if you've won!

These past 45 years have been a wild, crazy and fun ride, and we couldn't have done it without you! Thanks so much to our friends and customers the world over — this Artist Appreciation Event is for you!


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