Sep
1
2010

September Artist of the Month - Nicholas Rocco

My name is Nicholas Rocco and I have been painting since 2003. I have been illustrating in various ways since i can remember. Art has been my outlet for my entire life. Art is not my professional life. I make very little money doing it, and keep at itbecause it makes me happy. My goal with anything i make is to be smiling at the end. When other people see my art, i just want them to smile with me. It is not my intention to use my art to express my opinions, or make some sort of statement. There are plenty of great artists using their abilities to demonstrate the possibility of deeper thought through creation. Those artists have my respect and... [More]
Aug
31
2010

Don't Miss Our Summer Contests!

      I am Dara Goldstein, Assistant Brand Manager of Jerry’s Artarama, and I will be updating you with the latest and greatest with regards to our exciting contests at Jerry’s Artarama.  We are currently holding two contests ending in September.  Our Summer Pastel Challenge ends September 15th.  Whether you prefer using soft, semi-hard, or oil pastels, you are sure to create a competitive masterpiece!  We offer a wide selection of Mungyo Gallery Soft Pastels, Semi-Hard Pastels, and Erengi Art Aspirer Oil Pastels. The first prize winner will receive a $1,000 gift card to Jerry’... [More]
Jul
26
2010

Student Visual Art Competition

In May of this year, we decided to sponsor our very first Student Visual Art Competition.  We contacted high schools in the Raleigh area and asked them to have their students submit 1-2 digital images of their work.  One student from each school was selected as a finalist and received a $100 gift card.  We then opened voting to our facebook fans on our poll to choose the winner who will receive another $500 gift card and whose school will also receive a $500 gift card. This competition was open to Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors from the 2009-10 school year.  Acceptable media included pastels, drawing and dry m... [More]

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