• Industry News

    Industry News – A Note from Frank Stapleton

    This is a hard note to write. Besides my family, there’s nothing I love more than MacPherson’s and the community we serve. For 45 years (yikes), my chief passion has been building MacPherson’s from its humble beginnings, helping it flourish and finding creative ways to navigate and conquer the many challenges that come our way. I’m so proud of what we’ve built and of the heart, soul, and hard work of so many people over the years. As our talented leadership team finds its way, it’s time for me to exit stage right and give them space to make their…

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    Industry News

      Howard Kaufman On January 16, Pacon Corporation, the parent company of Strathmore Artist Papers™ announced the acquisition of Princeton Artist Brush Co.™, the number-one supplier of fine art brushes in North America. Howard Kaufman and his team will continue to manage and operate Princeton. Speedball reached an agreement to purchase Global Art Materials, Inc. from owner and founder Tom Dix. “When Tom approached us about buying his business, the answer was easy,” said Speedball CEO Walt Glazer. “And when he expressed a desire to stay involved as part of the Speedball Team, I was thrilled.” Anthony Piperno Tom Dix added, “My…

  • Vendor Voices

    New Strathmore® 500 Series Heavyweight Mixed Media

    Available starting in February of 2018, we are pleased to introduce 500 Series Heavyweight Mixed Media pads. At Strathmore, we are extremely proud to be able to provide quality products that meet the ever-changing needs of artists, which is why we have created a new 3-ply grade of product in response! The newest member of the Strathmore Mixed Media® family is an extra heavyweight, 3-ply 100% cotton surface, which is internally sized for wet media while having a durable vellum finish for drawing techniques. This grade is excellent for use with watercolors, gouache, acrylic, graphite, pen and ink, colored pencil,…

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    Golden News January 2018

    Winter B-T-S Promotional Period Reminder All GOLDEN  Artist Colors brands and associated products can be advertised up to 40% off every day until February 8, at which time advertising goes back to 30% off every day. Please contact the GOLDEN  Sales Department directly with any questions. GOLDEN  to Attend CAA Mid-February in Los Angeles, California For a number of years, GOLDEN  has been exhibiting at the College Arts Association (CAA) Annual Conference. As the world’s best-attended international art conference, CAA’s meeting will facilitate networking opportunities and enable participants to exchange ideas and information with colleagues from across the globe. It’s…

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    Gamblin News January 2018

    “Color is an artist’s most important tool.” –Robert Gamblin In our last interview on the Savvy Painter Podcast, we dedicated an entire episode to answer your technical questions about mediums, pigments, varnishing, and solvent-free painting. Based on listener feedback, we’re doing it again. And this time it’s all about COLOR! Listen Now   Join Antrese Woods, host of the Savvy Painter, for an in-depth conversation with Robert Gamblin and Scott Gellatly. We hope this podcast will help answer some of your lingering questions about color. (And perhaps even create some new possibilities for you!) P.S. Thanks to everyone who submitted…