Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Paint Tubes, FW Ink, SOHO Drafting Chairs

This week's goodies:
  1. EMPTY PAINT TUBES are back! Our previous vendor stopped making them but we now have a new one: in stock now.

  2. FW INKS are back! After much delay, we are proud to offer your favorite ink again: in stock now.

  3. NEW: CHARVIN PAINTING MEDIUMS. Due in one week all the way from France.

  4. NEW: SOHO URBAN ARTIST DRAFTING CHAIRS. Due in one week at a price I'm sure you'll love.

  5. AMPERSAND BOARDS all varieties have arrived and in stock.

    If you've never used one, you should try them: you'll never want a canvas again! When in doubt, use Clayboard: the kaolin surface is a perfect binder for watercolor (think hot-press; Aquaboard better for cold-press fans), mixed-media, collage, encaustic, and more. Gessoboard will give the oil or acrylic painter looking for that "smooth surface" the most delicious experience ever.

    Boards cradled with beautiful birch need no frame. WARNING: addictive.

  6. COOL: PANACHE CALLIGRAPHY SETS and refill cartridges. Even ones for lefties!
Upcoming: Charvin walnut oil (yes you heard it!), bookbinding supplies, and Soho watercolor.

Monday, December 7, 2009

By the Buy(er)

Your Once-a-Week to What's Cool or New!

Hey it's snarko!, your buyer. I've been changing the store up with some new and exciting products, plus bringing you updates to your old friends you probably want to hear about.

This will become a once-a-week blog, but for those that have missed out:
  1. We have our first shipment of OLD HOLLAND OIL COLOR in stock.

  2. NEW: PAN PASTELS. Currently available in five different kits. Tell me you love them, and they go open-stock.

  3. We have Iwata AIRBRUSH and right now, a good deal on a starter set. Please talk to me about further needs.

  4. NEW: JACQUARD MARBLING KITS. Come check it out they're on sale through Christmas.
Upcoming: raw wax, damar, and other stews.

Friday, December 4, 2009


If you're near Jerry's you should stop by the 9th annual Blue Genie Art Bazaar. It's right around the corner from us and it has a ton of great local arts and crafts for sale. Our store manager, Catherine Hart, will be selling her jewelry there, along with plenty of other talented artists and craftspeople.

The perfect place to find some perfect gifts for the holiday season? Yes. Yes it is.

AND... if you purchase anything at the Bazaar, bring your receipt over to Jerry's and we'll give you a 10% discount on your purchase here.

Happy creating!

Thursday, December 3, 2009


Make sure you make it out to Co-Lab (613 Allen St. Austin TX 78702) this Saturday or Sunday to see an installation by our staff-member Joshua Saunders. It will make you believe!

Installation: Saturday, December 5, 7-11PM
Open Hours: Sunday, December 6, 12-5PM

Hanged man is a collection of items purchased from the blue hanger and then organized over the course of two years. All the items belonging to this collection were previously owned by someone the collector has never known. There are serious variations within the collection, some items feel like an inside joke, while others invite you to remember the terminal nature of a human lifespan. Some items seem topical while others seem very intimate. Some items make the collection itself feel inappropriate and distort the idea of ownership. Hanged man is about intrinsic value and what items we define our lives with in relation to a saturation point in which items that appear as treasures take on the transient life of trash. The organization of these materials hopes to offer a momentary glance in to the lives of those you don't know while provoking thoughts about self projection in conjunction with personal ownership and value.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Annual Staff Art Show!

Come to the store this Thursday (Nov. 5) between 7:30 & 9:30 pm to see what our talented staffers have been working on. Food and beverages provided by Jerry's!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

$5 goes a long way at Jerry's!

Come check out our amazing Back-To-School sale and see what only $5.00 can get you!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Jerry's Artarama at 101X Event

Jerry's was invited to an art event hosted by 101X Radio. Lots of Montana Gold fans came out to put their talent to work. If you have not yet tried Montana spray paint, you are in for a treat!

Nearly odor-free
100% lead and CFC free
Guaranteed lightfast for at
10 years
Adapts to a variety of interchangeable caps
weatherproof paint resists the elements well
Wide color range is perfect
photorealistic works
Fast-drying, opaque, brilliant color with
For wood, concrete, metal, plastic, canvas, glass and
Suitable for indoor work, atomized spray reduced to a minimum
This very high quality artists' spray paints have been manufactured in Barcelona, Spain since 1994. Interchangeable caps allow you to adjust the spray with by simply changing the cap! Cap nozzle sizes range from ultra-thin for detailed work to extra-fat to cover large areas.
Even if you have never used spray paints before, they have many applications and you owe it to yourself to try these out! Once you use this brand, you will never use another spray color!

Thanks to Jason and Deb from 101X for letting us participate in the fun!

Be sure to tune into 101.5 FM Monday, June 15th @ 8:15am to here about Jerry's Artarama on the radio.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Austin 2009 Middle School Art Competition

Jerry's Artarama Austin congratulates our winners and all who participated! Participating schools this year were the Khabele School, the Ann Richards School, O'Henry Middle School, Deer Park Middle School, Fulmore Middle School and the Girls' School of Austin.

Judging was a difficult process, with almost 200 entries in categories of drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking and mixed media. Works were judged for mastery of technique, composition, and visual statement.

This year's judges were Valérie Chaussonnet, Director/art teacher at La Petit Provence and professional welder/sculptor; Terrence Moline, abstract expressionist painter, illustrator and designer; Denise Prince, video/performance artist, photographer and painter; and Elizabeth Chapin, working portrait painter.

First Place: Ana Poole, The Girl's School of Austin
Second Place (tie): Nic Tapia & McKinzey Torrance, The Girl's School of Austin
Third Place: Jemma Sager, The Girl's School of Austin
Honorable Mention: Gabriella Petterson, The Girl's School of Austin

PRINTMAKING First Place: Hayden Lazarus, The Khabele School
Second Place Place: Avalon Hancock, The Khabele School
Third Place: Avalon Hancock, The Khabele School

First Place: Tillie Walden, The Girl's School of Austin
Second Place: Gabi Poole, The Girl's School of Austin
Third Place: Emmalee Ishmael, The Girl's School of Austin

Second Place: McKinzey Torrance, The Girl's School of Austin
Third Place: Kelly Hoover, The Girl's School of Austin

First Place: Abigail Brinker, The Girl's School of Austin
Second Place: Taylor Boeckman, The Girl's School of Austin
Third Place: Ocean Pleasant, The Girl's School of Austin

Art show is ongoing at the Jerry's "Green Wall Gallery" until May 24 during store hours.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Egg-Citing Weekend at Jerry's


This show is so big one gallery can't contain all the Bible themed art. Opening with the Old Testament Show at Blue Genie Art on Good Friday, the show continues with the New Testament Show at Bearded Lady Printing on Saturday, with both galleries open for viewing on Easter Sunday.

The show will feature 100 artists from Austin and parts unknown, with a mix of styles, mediums, ideas, and statements all revolving around stories handpicked by each artist from the Bible. Don't miss out, mark your calendars today!

Good Friday - April 10, 2009 Old Testament Show Blue Genie Art 916 Springdale Rd. East Austin, Texas Opening Reception: 6pm - 11pm

Saturday, April 11, 2009 New Testament Show Bearded Lady 3504-B East 4th Street East Austin, Texas Opening Reception: 6pm - 11pm

After Party Saturday, April 11 11pm - 2am Shangri-la (after party is 21+)
Easter Sunday - April 12, 2009 Both Galleries Open for Viewing and Sales 12pm - 6pm

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Creative Arts Society at AMOA

Make sure to check out this one night show at the Austin Museum of Art downtown on Thursday, April 2nd from 6-8pm. I had the pleasure of meeting with the Creative Arts Society and the have a diverse, talented, and active group. Be sure to stop by, have some wine, and support the work of over 30 local artists!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

St. Patty's Day Fun

A day of refreshments, green outfits, and free DVD's.

Thanks to all our customers who came out and had fun with us.

Happy St. Patricks Day!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Jerry's Going Green

For those of you who have been to our store recently, you've probably noticed that we have signs announcing we are Going Green! This is refering to the fact that we are no longer mailing our flyers and we are encouraging everyone to join our e-mail list. However, this is not the only way we are doing our part to reduce, reuse, recycle. The dragon you see here is made ENTIRELY from Jerry's cardboard and palettes from our deliveries. This is going to be a stage for the upcoming South By Southwest Music Festival at the Monofonus Studio. Jerry's Artarama is a big fan of this art collective and we thank you for putting our cardboard and palettes to such good use. Check out Monofonus' website: and be sure to stop by there to see great bands such as The Roller and Microfiche.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Book Binding Class

We had a great turn out for Wendy Davis' Book Binding class this past Saturday March 7th. In only three hours all 18 students left with a beautiful hand-made book. Thank You Wendy for such an informative and inspiring class. This was the first time that Jerry's hosted a class of this size and it was a learning experience for us all. Please post comments about what worked or didn't work about the set up in the middle of the store. Thanks to all that made this happen!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Welcome to the Austin Jerry's Blog!

Not only do we have a lot of fun in our store, but there is always a lot going on. We've decided to start a blog so we can share with you what we are all about. Postings will vary from documenting our demos, customer & staff artwork, products we are excited about, art tips and more. Check in with us regularly and we hope you take the time to comment.
Thanks for being a part of the Jerry's Artarama family!