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    Industry News – May 2018

    Allard’s in Fresno, CA hosted their annual Customer Appreciation Day . The event featured great promotional pricing, in store demos, make and takes, and a local Food Truck feeding hungry shoppers! UC Davis hosted their annual Picnic Day. The event features over 200 booths, live music, parades, and a chemistry fair. The UC Davis bookstore hosted a table featuring activities for all ages. Artist & Craftsman in San Diego CA, as a part of their local Art Walk, used POSCA paint pens to create a mural. They had over 1,700 participants! Hyatts in New York is nearing their 60th anniversary! They will be…

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    Golden News March 2018

    GOLDEN Conducting Training for Artist Educator Program September 30-October 5, 2018 Golden Artist Colors is seeking painting and mixed media teachers for its GOLDEN Artist Educator Program (GAEP). The Program grants certification after the week of training and successful completion of a test. The training is being held in the beautiful Hotel Mazarin in the French Quarters of New Orleans. Interested candidates need to complete an application by June 1 for consideration. Please visit goldenpaints.slideroom.com to complete the application and for more details. NAMTA Art Materials World 2018 is Just a Couple Weeks Away! At NAMTA Art Materials world 2018…

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    R&F Handmade Paints Celebrates 30th Anniversary

    In 1988, Richard Frumess, founder of R&F, started the business in the basement studio he rented in Brooklyn, NY.  His interest in encaustic painting as an artist, and the lack of a significant source for quality encaustic supplies, led him on a path that eventually developed into what is now R&F Handmade Paints. For R&F’s first 2 years, Richard focused on being an encaustic paint manufacturer.  In 1990 artist and Williamsburg Paint manufacturer Carl Plansky, a close friend of Richard’s, suggested R&F start making an oil stick.  Carl felt that the natural synergy between wax/resin materials used in encaustic and…

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    Jacquard’s YouCAN wins Creative Tool Award at Creativeworld 2018!

    Jacquard is proud to announce that the YouCAN Refillable Air Powered Spray Can won 2nd Place in the Creative Impulse “International Innovation Award for Creative Tool of the Year” at the 2018 Creativeworld tradeshow! From the Creativeworld Press Release: “The Creative Impulse Award is a trend barometer that reflects the great innovative power of the DIY sector. This year, a new record was set for the number of entries with 74 products. A jury of top experts from the trade, industry and media met to assess, test, discuss and evaluate in detail all entries for the four categories.” Jacquard was…

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    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…

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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…