Friday, March 26, 2010

Free Portfolio!

Starting today, if you spend $25 or more on paper here at Jerry's, you'll receive a free Jerry's Artarama cardboard portfolio!

Also, we are clearancing our current wall of decorative paper to make way for some really amazing brand new paper that we will be getting in once we've sold through what we have. Lucky for you, that means the whole wall of decorative paper is 30% off!

Stop by Jerry's and go home with some beautiful paper and a free portfolio!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

St. Patrick's Day at Jerry's!

The winner of the $100 Jerry's gift card for wearing the best Irish Green outfit went to Nancy! She came to shop in her finest Irish get-up and definitely deserved the gift card. Have fun shopping, Nancy!

Our runners up were Johanna and her family...

And Court..
Thanks for shopping at Jerry's, folks!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Announcing the 2010 Austin Middle School 8x10 Arts Show & Competition!

Last year's finalists!

The Austin area’s 6th, 7th and 8th grade art students
are cordially invited to participate in a show and competition of their work in the following categories:
  • painting
  • drawing
  • printmaking
  • sculpture
  • mixed media
The work will be judged by area gallery directors, professional artists, and museum curators.

Prizes will be awarded at a reception and awards ceremony – a pizza party for students, friends and families. The reception and awards ceremony will take place on Sunday, May 9th, from 3-5 pm at Jerry’s, and the artwork will be on display until May 22nd.

ALL work must be done in the 8” x 10” (including mats) format (i.e.: 8x10 canvases, Bristol board, sculpture, etc) and be able to be displayed standing on ledge molding or from a nail. Jerry’s has 8x10 canvases available for participants. No frames or glass, please.

The idea for the show’s format was borrowed from The Arthouse at the Jones Center 5x7 Show, held in Austin, every year in May, for Texas professional artists. Unlike the charity Arthouse event, the work of our students can be for sale and all proceeds will go to the young artist (the work DOES NOT have to be for sale). We hope this will be the continuation of an Austin Art tradition (this is the 3rd year for this event), and there will be media coverage!

This is a fantastic opportunity to expose your students to the art of their peers, competition with prizes, and having their work appear in a public venue.

Teachers can enter more than one piece of work for a student, but no more than 50 entries from any one school.

There is no fee for this competition, and the deadline for submission is 6 p.m., Friday, April 30th, at Jerry’s.

Teachers are asked to help place their student’s work that day and PLEASE have it labeled on the back with:
Student’s Name, Grade, and Age
Medium, Title, and Sale Price or NFS (not for sale)
Name of School
Teacher’s Name, Contact Phone Number, and e-mail
Teachers must pick up their students’ work by May 26 th.

We hope you will take advantage of this amazing opportunity to recognize Austin’s young artists and your school’s art program. Contact us now to register your school! Please let us know ASAP if you will be a part of this great event (please send email to both addresses)!

Thank you,

Your Co-ordinators,
Catherine Hart (
Nancy Hoover (

Questions? Call Jerry’s Artarama, (512)420-8591 or Nancy Hoover, (512) 694-1954

Thursday, March 4, 2010


[Every Saturday here at Jerry's we bring in a special treat - A local Austin artist comes to the store and shares their knowledge and experience with you, providing lessons about whatever it is they specialize in. It happens on Saturday from Noon-3PM and best of all, it is free! Come learn with us!]


Mando Gonzalez, is not only an important part of the Jerry’s Austin store's family, he is also a successful and talented screen printer. Come out and learn the fine art of screen printing and how to do it without access to a large studio full of expensive equipment!


Burn a screen (weather permitting).

Print a two color print.

Screen care.

Mando will be there to answer all of your questions!


Jerry's Austin is proud to be a sponsor of the upcoming Emerge Graffiti Show at the United States Art Authority.


Emerge Graffiti show is coming to the United States Art Authority on April 3rd!

Sloke, Spain, Niz, Belief, Tim Scott, Mez, Dave Lowell, Rei, Reks, Deko, Zach Mcdonald, Slie, Spik, Dusten Cook, Robem 1, Jsen,Jms, El Uno Nueve, Wake, Grnd Lifestyl, Gene Parmesan, Gaglia, Cactus Carl, Josh Row, Deform, And Saint.


Orion, Cauze One, Silent Rob, Chorizo Funk, Tako


Msg Crew, Co2, Ratarue


Romeo Navarro And Recon Present Bboy City's 1On1 Battle

Benefit for Austin EcoSchool (

United States Art Authority

2906 Fruth Street

7:00 PM

No Cover - Please make a donation to help Austin Eco School!