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Golden Artist Colors Employees Celebrate 100% Ownership of the Company

As of October 1, 2021, Golden Artist Colors is proud to announce it is now a 100% employee-owned company. This transaction culminates a plan put in place in 2002, when the company implemented an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) for staff.  In May 2010, a new phase of the ownership journey began when GOLDEN staff became one of only 4,000 other companies across the entire United States to be majority owned by its employees.

“Implementing 100% ownership for staff is very unique and something our family has dreamt about since the company’s beginning,” said GOLDEN CEO Mark Golden.  “We began on the premise that ‘what you care about will grow’ and Golden Artist Colors has grown many times beyond the dreams we once had as we peered across the fields from my parent’s kitchen. Four decades later it is clear that we’ve grown in the most wonderful ways. It has been through the care and dedication of each of our staff that has joined us on this journey and made this place part of themselves.”  

An ESOP is an employee benefit plan, which provides company stock to employees as part of their retirement benefits.  As a 100% ESOP owned company, all of the Golden Artist Colors, Inc. stock is now held in trust by the ESOP exclusively for the benefit of the GOLDEN employees. 

To learn more about Golden Artist Colors, go to  For additional information about employee ownership, go to

QoR Masking Fluid to Cease Shipping Nov. 1

As you may already be aware, QoR masking fluid is not freeze-thaw stable, meaning we cannot ship it safely during colder calendar months.

For 2021, we will cease shipping this product effective Monday, November 1st. We expect to resume shipping this product in March or April of 2022.

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Join Golden Artist Colors on Social Media! 

In November, we’ll explore Cadmiums & Friends on GOLDEN social media channels, and we’ll continue to look at our Cadmium colors on Williamsburg as well. On QoR Watercolors, we’ll share short demonstrations about creating Chromatic Neutrals with pairs of colors highlighted in a recent article

To watch videos and events, just visit the appropriate channel on the dates/times listed below. We hope you’ll join us! Happy painting! 

Golden Artist ColorsWilliamsburg Handmade Oil Colors, and QoR Watercolors

@goldenpaints@williamsburgoilpaints, and @qorwatercolors


PS. If you are unable to see the live videos at their published start times, please refresh the page. That should do the trick!

You can view our complete video schedule for November and download a shareable PDF by clicking here.

If you have any questions about any of the above information, contact your MacPherson Sales Representative.

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