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    Art Dog’s Fresh New Face

    The Art Dog has been publishing industry news and announcements since 2008 and here we are, ten years later, with a new vision and a renewed mission: Connect the world through creativity by engaging our audience of art materials retailers and vendors to foster an interconnected community by publishing timely, shareable resources and industry news. Whether you’ve been following Art Dog for a while or joined us more recently, we hope you’ll enjoy our new blog design as well as the new approach we’re taking to the stories and news we share. We encourage you to interact and participate with…

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    Honoring Mark Kline, Vice President of Chroma

    It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Mark Kline, Vice President of Chroma. He was 57. With over 34 years at Chroma, Mark was a generous and vibrant industry personality who loved life and inspired all those who knew him. He will be sorely missed by his wife of 31 years, Donna, his daughter Melissa, his brother, his mother, countless friends and employees in the USA, AU and EU. Donations are welcome in his honor to the Wounded Warriors Project or the Humane Society of Berks County. Chroma business will be carried on, as we…

  • Vendor Voices

    INTERMISSION on The Bowery/Houston Wall, NYC

    “We interrupt this program for a brief Intermission”. And this time the “INTERMISSION” is brought to you by none other then US artist Tristan Eaton on the Bowery/Houston wall in New York City. The wall which has now become famous for its heavy weight mural work by artists at the top of their game has been given a reflective yet forward thinking face lift by Eaton. A stunning patchwork of symbols, abstraction and color, INTERMISSION is an eye catcher to say the least, with a constant flow of traffic slowing down trying to process all that they are seeing. With…

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    Two Reminders From GOLDEN

    Winter B-T-S Promotional Period GOLDEN Acrylics and Williamsburg Oils can be advertised up to 40% off every day beginning on 01/01/19 and concluding on 02/8/19. Please contact the GOLDEN Sales Department directly with any questions. Holiday Schedule Reminder Golden Artist Colors will be closed both Monday, December 24 and Tuesday, December 25 for Christmas. We will also be closed on Monday, December 31 and Tuesday, January 1 for the New Year’s holiday. Please plan your needs accordingly. Submitted by GOLDEN Artist Colors, Inc.

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    New Videos from GOLDEN: QoR Watercolor

    We recently added four new videos to our Video Library that we think your customers will be interested in. Videos are quick and easy content to share on Facebook and a great way to boost your organic reach. Please visit our YouTube or Vimeo page to check them out! Transparent Pyrrole Orange QoR Transparent Pyrrole Orange is a clear, bright color, perfect for glazing and mixing. Ideal for creating the warm golden glow of a fiery sunrise or sunset or for mixing with Cobalt Green to create a beautiful speckled weave of green and orange. QoR Transparent Pyrrole Orange Watercolor…

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    DIY Wrapping Paper with Krink

    Use Krink to create DIY wrapping paper! Krink paint and ink markers are permanent, opaque, and come in a range of colors. They are a fun and easy way to make a great looking present! Please feel free to share these images to inspire your customers this holiday season. Krink is handmade in the USA. Submitted by Krink, Inc.

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    iAMart Celebrates 20th Anniversary

    Last month the buying group iAMart celebrated their 20th anniversary with a gathering in Chicago, IL. iAMart prides itself on being a diverse group, containing stores of varying sizes that represent all corners of the market and the map, including Alaska and Hawaii. In their annual meetings they share ideas, support and have a little fun. The initial concept of the iAmArt organization came from Larry O’Connell. In 1998 Larry brought together Steve Aufhauser of Continental Art Supplies and Claudia Myers of Spokane Art Supply. Over months of meetings, input from Jeff Morrow, Beth Bergman of Wet Paint and George…

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    Ben Lapin Announced President of Speedball Art Products

    Speedball is pleased to announce that Ben Lapin has been promoted to President of Speedball Art Products Company. Ben started with Speedball in 1997 as Chief Financial Officer and handled all financial matters during the start-up years. He later took on responsibility for Sales, Marketing, and Customer Service and proved that he was much more than a bean counter. In October 2006, Ben became Chief Operating Officer responsible for all day-to-day activities of Speedball. In the past 12 years Ben has led the integration of several acquisitions while strengthening Speedball’s core business. “Good is never good enough” with Ben; he…