Friday, February 10, 2012

Creative Mark Pro Stroke Bristle Brushes

If you ask an oil painter what kind of brush they prefer, they'll most likely tell you they like a good strong bristle brush. The Chungking bristles use in the Pro Stroke brushes are perfect for working with a heavier paint such as oil. Because Chungking bristles are flagged, or forked, at the tip (Chungking bristles usually having 7 - 9 flags), they are springier and stronger and spread more easily for a greater surface area. This allows the painter to push and move larger amounts of paint over coarser surfaces such as canvas or wood panel.
"Pro Stroke Premium White Bristle Brushes are superbly hand crafted out of the finest quality pure white Chungking bristle hair. Inward natural curve of bristle hair provides a real springy response, making painting a pleasure. Natural flagged tips hold color extremely well for long and full paint strokes. Sold in sizes up to an impressive size 24 which spans 2½" width and is capable of laying down a 3" wide brush stroke.

The hair is specially processed to create a unique softness allowing the hairs to work in unison for incredibly sure strokes with either Rounds, Brights, Flats or Filberts. Hair is hand tied, placed in seamless nickel plated brass ferrules and glued and crimped onto balanced matte black long wood handles with distinctive silver dipped ends. They are excellent for oils and work beautifully with acrylics, caseins, watercolor, alkyds and egg tempera too. They are among the very best produced for serious artists among all skill levels.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

2012 Austin Middle School 8"x10" Art Show & Competition

2012 Austin Middle School
8x10 Art Show & Competition!
May 4th- May 25th, at Jerry’s Artarama,

The Artist’s Supplier and Resource, located at 6010 N IH-35, Exit 238A, announces the 5th annual 2012 Austin Middle School 8x10 Arts Show & Competition!

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:  (i) painting,
(ii) drawing, (iii) printmaking, (iv) sculpture, and (v) mixed media.  The work will be judged by area gallery directors, artists, and other art professionals. 

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 6th,
from 3-5 pm,
at Jerry’s, and the artwork will be on display until May 25th.

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.  Jerry’s has 8x10 canvases available for participants. No frames or glass, please.

This is a fantastic opportunity for your students to be exposed to the art of their peers, compete for prizes, and have their work appear in a public venue.

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

There is no fee for this competition, and the deadline for submission is
5 p.m., Thursday, May 3rdth, at Jerry’s
Judging will be Friday, May 4th

IMPORTANT:  Teachers are asked to help place their students’ 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) [all sales proceeds go to the students]
  • Name of School
  • Teacher’s Name, Contact Phone Number, and e-mail

Teachers must pick up their students’ work by Friday, May 25th.

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.

Thank you,

Catherine Hart (e-mail: )
Questions?      Call Jerry’s Artarama:  (512) 420-8591

Thursday, February 2, 2012

T-Shirt Deals!

t-shirts for sale

Special t-shirt deals!

Wear your Jerry's t-shirt to the store and receive 10% off one item!

Post a picture of yourself wearing your Jerry's shirt while out and about in Austin to our Facebook wall or tweet it to us and receive 10% off one item!

And our personal favorite:
If you're spotted in public by a Jerry's employee while wearing your Jerry's t-shirt, you will receive 10% off your entire purchase next time you're at Jerry's!

If that's not enough incentive, the t-shirts are only $10 each, there's two different designs (designed and chosen by YOU), they were printed by the local Industry Printshop and they're SUPER comfortable.
See you around town!