Archive for November, 2014

Industry News

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Pygmalion’s Art Supplies in Bloomington, IN celebrates the opening of their new mural entitled “Red Studio”, designed and painted by Bloomington artist, Jim Sampson. Store owner John Wilson notes that this mural project is the store’s most recent contribution to the local arts community, which they have long supported since their establishment in 1972.


Concetta Antico, Salon of Art

Concetta Antico, Salon of Art

Concetta Antico, the owner of Salon of Art in San Diego, CA,  has a very rare gift called Tetrachromacy or “Rainbow Vision”.  She can see 100 times more colors than the average person because of this genetic condition. She has more receptors in in her eyes to absorb color, enabling her to see more colors. The average person can see one million colors, whereas she can see 99 million. Read more: Tetrachromacy

Artist & Display in Milwaukee. WI will close at the end of February 2015 after nearly 83 years in business.  Owners Lynn and Jack Klein and Lynn’s sister Nora Hackenberg are planning a travel filled relaxing retirement.  We wish them all the best and are looking forward to receiving postcards from the 4 corners of the earth! In related news Artist & Display has been named the 2014 best in the Art Supplies category by the publication Express Milwaukee:  Express

Lynn, Jack, Frank & Nora

Tops Artist Supplies has been selected the best Art Supply store in Los Angeles by the LA Weekly in their October 2014 issue (Volume 36 ) issue. Congratulations to owners James and Joanna Park whose family has been running the store for 27 years.

la weekly feature

Texas based Independent rep Allan Franklin will be retiring at the end of 2014 and his son, Jeremy Franklin and daughter Stacey Kelley will officially take over the business.

Karen & Allan Franklin

Karen & Allan Franklin

When Frank asked Sakura what video featuring one of their products had the most hits on Vimeo or YouTube the clear winner was The Making of “Hero” from Miguel Endara. He uses Pigma Micron’s to create a portrait of his dad. Incredibly, his pointillist technique required 3.2 million dots to create a most unique face shot! 

Golden & QoR News November 2014

Friday, November 21st, 2014

QoR Ground Prep Boards for Workshops, Demonstrations & Sampling Available Now!

GOLDEN offers QoR Ground dried product sample boards for dealers to use in a variety of ways. The boards are a great way for artists to experience the product at in-store events accompanied with the QoR color sample cards. They also give retailers an opportunity to reach watercolor customers interested in trying something new. The three QoR Grounds bring a totally new wave of expression to watercolors, allowing for use on canvas, panel or other non-paper surfaces. Watercolor Ground quickly transforms nearly any surface into an absorbent bright white painting surface similar to hot-press papers, while Cold Press Ground and Light Dimensional Ground transform surfaces with texture ranging from a cold press to rough paper-like surface or to lustrous modeled surfaces.

The boards are 6” x 8” in size.

QoR GroundsNov

The item numbers for ordering are:

• M736150 Watercolor Ground Dry Sample Board

• M736151 Light Dimensional Ground Dry Sample Board

• M736152 Cold Press Ground Dry Sample Board

Click HERE to download the form that may be emailed or faxed to Golden.   The cost of the boards will be deducted from your Golden Support funds.  The forms should be emailed or faxed to Golden’s customer service attention Kathy Armitage. or fax-607-847-6767

And don’t forget to let artists know about the three QoR Grounds videos as well:

Contact your MacPherson’s Sales Representative to get more details.

Two New Videos from GOLDEN – High Flow

High Flow Staining

Staining with High Flow  Create a fun and interesting effect with this easy technique:

High Flow – Unique and Versatile Tool Explore High Flow Acrylics and their unique features:

Visit GOLDEN at Creativeworld 2014

This year GOLDEN is exhibiting in a booth with their German distributor partner, Art Select (Hall 4.1 Stand G37), so be sure to stop by and visit during the show, which is from January 31 – February 3, 2015. 

Holiday Schedule Reminder

Golden Artist Colors will be closed on November 27th and 28th in observance of Thanksgiving. The facility will also be closed from December 24 to December 26 for the Christmas holiday and they will be closed on January 1 and 2 for the New Year’s holiday. Please plan your needs accordingly.