Jerry's Artarama sponsors Dare2Draw TV at NYCC 2015

Live action photo highlights from Dare2Draw at NYCC 2015!

Jerry's Artarama has been proudly sponsoring the Dare2Draw TV Series and pulled out all the stops for the Dare2Draw panel at New York City Comic Con! We're celebrating comics and bringing cartoonists together, in the Dare2Draw tradition - with ace professionals, to mentor and challenge everybody to step outside their comfort zone and get surprised by what they can do if they just Dare2! The panel was held in New York City, on Thursday, 10/8, at the awesome NYCC. Wow - what an an awesome turn out! And a great way to start NYCC, drawing with each other and sharing the experience! Dare2Draw welcomed Special Mentoring Guest of Honor Walt Simonson, along with mentoring artist friends from Artist Alley: Federica Manfredi, Gary Erskine and Darryl Cunningham; and host, Simon Fraser.
The Dare2Draw, a mentoring comic book drawing group, in NYC, was created by Charles D. Chenet, to bring together artists, to reach for their best, with drawing competition and mentoring events and projects.

In support of this amazing crew of dedicated artists, bringing people together, Jerry's Artarama provided packed art bags for everybody, all the drawing supplies and prizes for the "Quick Draw" Contest winners. We also invited all Dare2Draw attendees to take spectacular selfies, during and around the convention weekend, with their Jerry's Artarama buttons, to wow us with their creativity, and compete to win the Special Jerry's Artarama Selfie $200 Gift Card!

Congratulations to ALL the "Quick Draw" Contest Winners, and to everybody who came out to draw with Dare2Draw and Jerry's Artarama, and be part of our Episode 6 shoot! And hats off to our Spectacular Selfie Contest winner! Here are some photo highlights of the event!

  • 1st Place:  Bill Lonergan
  • 2nd Place:  Stephen Rogers
  • 3rd Place:  Daniela "IELLA" Attard



Spectacular Selfie Winner:  Salina Marie Gomez
You can watch all the Dare2Draw Episodes, brought to you by Jerry's Artarama, here: https://goo.gl/fzcCz1



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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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.


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Send an Art eGift Card for Valentine's Day

Send your your Valentine something better than chocolate...Valentine Creative eGift Card

Often times we are left thinking about how to surprise a loved one on Valentine's Day and for those that are creative, it can be even more of a challenge (unless you already know what they want and got the signal from the quarterback :-) ). Valentine's Day is in the "main street" way, associated with buying chocolates, flowers, dinners and even the diamonds. What about art supplies and creating a piece to be cherished forever? Thinking a bit outside the box here if I may, have you ever considered the gift of art?

Creating art can be soothing, inspiring and an amazing experience you can do together, make it fun. Often times we are caught up in the daily grind of life and need to make time for each other. A great way to do that is grab some of your favorite art supplies and create art together one night! It can be anything but believe me, you will experience a different connection, have fun together and have something you can hold on to forever. (read more below)

eGift cards are the perfect gift for artists for any occassion. Send a Valentine's Day electronic art gift card today!

In a family with kids where the luxury of a babysitter to go out to dinner or be alone is just not going to happen, include them! Have a family Valentine's Day Art Night. Having a family art night can be a rewarding experience on a regular schedule but for Valentine's Day it can be even better. You have the dinner going, the roses out, the chocolates ready... now all you need is the art supplies and you are all set.

If you do not know what to buy and often times those signals are uknown, you can send an electronic Valentine's Day gift card with your personal message. Pick the design, plan your message and have it sent to yourself to include in a lovely card (Don't forget the card!) or send it directly to your loved one's email. The Valentine's Day eGift card will arrive in minutes. For all those who are "last minute" shoppers (like me!) this works great. They can buy whatever they want and have fun doing that so...


  • Send your Valentine's Day designed art egift card
  • Plan out your art night
  • Get your favorite supplies
  • Have an enjoyable experience and have fun!
  • Have something you can both or all will enjoy and look back on forever

As I have often done, I would also recommend that you frame and hang your completed artwork so you you can look at that piece as a reminder of that day. We carry alot of beautiful ready made picture frames to frame and hang your artwork. Taking it one step further if framing is not an option, you can keep it safe in our New Eternity Archival Storage boxes prefect for storing valuable art, photos and memorabilia.
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I would love to hear comments on your experiences as you get ready for Valentine's Day or if you have taken the time to sit down together and create art together, all comments welcome so please post them below in the comments box

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