Industry News – June 2018

New Officers at iAmArt

iAMart is a coalition of independent, locally-owned art-materials stores committed to helping artists of all experience levels succeed by helping them purchase the best supplies for their individual needs.

  • President: Nick Gallo of Blue Rooster Art Supplies
  • Vice President:  Victor Davis of Spokane Art 
  • Treasurer: Scott Rote of Herweck’s
  • Secretary: Jessica Dumitru of Art Creations 
  • Vendor Chair:  Dan Ebert of Central Art Supply
  • Asst. Vendor  Chair:  Luke Randall of Endeavors
  • Membership Chair:  Kate Mitchell of Arch Art and Drafting
  • Past President: Kathy Brennan of Preston Arts Center

Art Community Rallies Around Walnut Studios After Fire

Oftentimes retailers in the art business have the privilege of forming relationships with local artist collectives, non-profits and studios. One of the organizations Curry’s works with in Toronto, Walnut Studios, experienced a fire on May 19th. Thankfully nobody was injured, but the fire has displaced the 45 artists who rented studio space out of this facility. At least 22 artists lost artwork as well as art materials housed on the premises. Curry’s has offered the artists $5,000 in Gift certificates to help them restock their studios and continue their studio practices. Donate to their GoFundMe and learn more about the artists here.

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