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.