Jerry's Artarama Artist Resource Blog

Artist Statement by Cheryl Whitestone

(Left: Bicycle Wheel by Marcel Duchamp)I read Mike Rooney’s blog entry “I want to be a sell out” and I was gratified with the knowledge that I am not the only one who hears the pseudo-intellectual chatter and refuses to be persuaded to create yet another assemblage of stuff. But I actually like to paint…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 12/05/2010

Recipients in the 1st Jerry’s Gift Card Giveaway

As you may recall during the holiday week of 12/23/09 – 12/31/09 we offered up the chance to get a FREE Jerry’s Artarama Gift Card with any order or email sign up. The 3 recipients have been selected…. Congratulations to the following 3 recipients: $1,000 Jerry’s Gift Card: Thomas from South Nyack, NY $500 Jerry’s…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 12/05/2010

$1750 Gift Card Giveaway Update

As you may recall during the holiday week of 12/23/09 – 12/31/09 we offered up the chance to get a FREE Jerry’s Artarama Gift Card with any order or email sign up. We truely appreciate you choosing us when purchasing your art supplies and we wanted to make it fun. The Jerry’s Gift Card Giveaway…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 12/05/2010

Our Influences on Others by Wilson Bickford

Each school year, I have the opportunity to work with several hundred kids in a “Visiting Artist” program, which is set up by the local arts council. My county is the largest in the state so I cover quite an area and frequent many different schools. Very recently, I was scheduled for 4 consecutive days…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 12/05/2010

I Want to be a Sellout by Mike Rooney

Thats right, you heard me correctly. I want to be a sellout! Let me explain. I’m Mike Rooney, a plein air painter, living on the coast of NC. I have about a dozen galleries representing me in NC and Cape Cod, and I also teach workshops and make instructional DVD’s sold at Jerrys Artarama. This…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 12/05/2010

On Being an Artist by Valerie (Valry) Drake

My thoughts have been wandering on the subject of being an artist. The idea of calling myself an “artist” is difficult. The majority of my income is derived from my day job. So what qualifies me to claim this title? Or am I being overly ostentatious? Am I an artist solely because I produce art?…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 12/05/2010

Art as a Matter of Survival by Cheryl Whitestone

I have been a professional artist for twenty something years. I started painting when I was 10 years old and continued playing in all the 2 dimensional mediums I could get my hands on as a child with no money. My Mom was an artist so I was exposed to her art supplies and her…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 12/05/2010

What is Art? by Deb Bartos

Laundry Day in Italy 12×16 in water soluble oil 2009 My name is Deb Bartos. I love art, nature, and exploring new places. I’ve painted on location since taking a Plein Air workshop in 1993. I found that painting plein air was the answer to getting the colors and light I wanted in my paintings……

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 12/05/2010

Yes, YOU Can Paint! by Wilson Bickford

Hello and welcome to my space on the “SPLATTER” blogazine. Thanks for logging on! Wilson Bickford and I am a professional artist and instructor from northern New York state. ( if you’re thinking “Albany”, keep going North. I’m only 30 miles from Canada. I’m at the polar opposite of the state from NYC. ) I…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 12/05/2010

You Choose the Artist Of The Month

We’ve decided this month that the best people to choose our Artist of the Month is YOU! Each month Jerry’s Artarama will: Select one artist to be featured on our facebook page Display their artist statement and images on our Facebook page as well as the SPLATTER blogazine. The artist of the month will also…..

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Michael Marchetta -- 10/05/2010