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    Call for Artists – Artworks Trenton

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    Deadline February 14:
    Second Annual Juried Print Exhibition
    March 11 – April 25, 2015

    Call For Artists
    Artworks Second Annual Juried Print Exhibition, showcasing the works of printmakers from around the country, whose works are created using traditional hand-pulled media as well as works that employ new and hybridized media.
    February 14 – Entry Materials Due
    February 21 – Notice of Acceptance Sent via Email
    February 28 – (11am-4pm) March 4 and 5 (1pm-6pm) – Artwork Dropped off at Artworks
    March 14 – Reception, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
    April 25 – Exhibition Closes
    April 29,30– Pick up artwork. 1pm – 6pm
    This national / international exhibition is open to all artists that are 18 years of age and older. All printmaking media, exclusive of commercial reproductions, are eligible. Artworks encourages submissions in traditional printmaking media, as well as works that employ new and hybridized media.
    How to Apply:
    1. Fill out this online application form.
    2. Pay non-refundable submission fee of $20 through PayPal using this link: application payment
    3. Send an email with list of artwork and images attached, with PRINT EXHIBITION (ALL CAPS)in the subject line to
    – Image files should be JPG files, no more than 10” in height or width, and no less than 72 dpi and no more than 300 dpi.
    – Name each image file with first initial, last name and title of artwork. (J_SMITH_TITLE)
    – Each title within the file name must correspond with the title on the entry form. Images submitted may be used for promotional purposes.

    First place = $500.00, Second place = $200.00, Third place = $100.00
    By submitting this form you have agreed to the following terms and conditions:
    The Artist affirms that all works of art submitted are original. All artworks are for sale unless expressly stated by artist. The artist is to set the price and Artworks will take a 30% commission from the selling price. Works of art will remain on display for the length of the exhibition. Works of art are insured by Artworks for the length of the show. Artist gives permission to photograph their artwork for promotional and educational use. The Artworks Executive Director and/or Exhibits Coordinator shall decide on the suitability of any art, the framing or support structure, and any visual or written material that might accompany an exhibit. Any works of art left at Artworks more than 1 month after the show closes will become property of Artworks.
    If this could please be listed under Printmaking.
    Click here for more information.

    Filexec Portfolios 25% Off Now at Merion Art!

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    My Carry All portfolios feature a 3-inch fabric gusset, a zipper closure, and a nylon double-stitched shoulder strap. These totes come with a variety of storage space, including an inside sheet protector, with a CD and business card holder. The reinforced stitching and gusset will help you transport most large or heavy art projects, as well as drawings on paper! Available in an assortment of colors with a frosted finish, and in varying sizes. 

    Nitram Charcoal- 10% Off at Merion Art!!

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    Much to the delight of serious artists everywhere, the renowned Nitram Fine Art Charcoal is returning to market. Now presented online at, this product's renaissance comes strictly adhering to the methods and traditions of Nitram's time-tested processes. Brought back by artist and entrepreneur Jerzy Niedojadlo in January of 2011, the charcoal's return has been celebrated by professional artists the world over.

    Niedojadlo's interest in art began at an early age. With Robert Bateman as his high school art teacher, Niedojadlo's passion and vision took full flight. As years passed, however, "business got in the way" and his aesthetic endeavours took a back seat. In recent years, the flame arose again and Niedojadlo took it upon himself to take traditional art classes at Academy of Art Canada, in Toronto. There, he learned of Nitram (Fusains) Fine Art Charcoal and its legacy as one of the best charcoal products in the world.

    It was, unfortunately, discontinued. Disappointed but not deterred, Niedojadlo elected to track down the source of the nearly mythical Nitram Fine Art Charcoal and, after several long sessions of correspondence, was able to discover that "Mr. Nitram" had moved on to other interests. Nitram Fine Art Charcoal, like Niedojadlo's artistic endeavours so many years ago, had taken a back seat.

    That's when the idea struck Niedojadlo to take up the tradition of Nitram for himself. With more correspondence and dedication, Niedojadlo eventually headed to France and purchased the process, trademark and equipment of Nitram Fine Art Charcoal. He learned the techniques and extensively monitored the process of making the charcoal from start to finish, honing the master's process and ensuring that the traditions stood strong.

    So now, Nitram Arts Inc. and Jerzy Niedojadlo are prepared to reintroduce the beloved Nitram Fine Art Charcoal to the world. Using time-honoured methods, Nitram Charcoal is once again available.

    For serious artists the world over, there is no substitute. Nitram Fine Art Charcoal has been an essential component of the artistic community for nearly 50 years, garnering rave reviews:


    "We encourage our students to use only the best possible drawing materials. Nitram is the preferred charcoal of students and instructors at The Florence Academy of Art. Its quality and consistency meets the high standards we demand."
    - Daniel Graves, Founder/Director The Florence Academy of Art

    "Nitram has always stood out with its unique balance of crispness and suppleness that is unmistakable. Nitram quite simply is the finest."
    - Harvey Nelson, Co-director/Co-founder Academy of Art Canada

    "Nitram Charcoal has been my drawing medium of choice for many years. The use of a high quality art materials allows me to focus on my artistic expression rather than the tools themselves." 
    - Juliette Aristides, Author of "A Contemporary Guide to Traditional Studio Practice"


    Featuring Nitram Académie Fusains B (soft), Nitram Académie Fusains HB (medium) and Nitram Académie Fusains H (hard), Nitram Arts Inc. makes available the essential variety of high-quality charcoal. 

    Are You Ready for Valentine's Day?

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    Crafting for V-day? We have red paint galore! Need ideas? Check out our Valentines board on Pinterest!

    Qor Watercolors - Now Available at Merion Art!

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    Golden Artist Colors has enjoyed the privilege of collaborating with artists to make highest quality professional art materials. That same collaborative process has produced a new, thoroughly modern watercolor we call  QoR.

    QoR retains the best qualities of traditional watercolors while expanding the range and versatility of each color. QoR's exclusive binder provides more pigment in every brushstroke, offering a strength, range and versatility unmatched in the history of watercolors.

    The unique QoR formulation accentuates the luminosity and brilliance of pigments even after drying. It provides the subtlety, transparency and flow of a great watercolor, with colors that have as much vibrancy and fire as the best acrylic or oil paint.

    QoR has been formulated to embody the essence of watercolors while offering these unique qualities:

    • Vibrant, intense colors that stay brilliant even after they dry
    • Exceptionally smooth transitions, flow and liveliness on paper
    • Excellent resolubility in water and glazing qualities
    • Vivid depth of color with each brushstroke
    • Greater resistance to cracking and flaking
    • More density of color than traditional watercolors
    • Exclusive Aquazol® binder used in conservation

    Modern Watercolors. The unique formulation of QoR Watercolors accentuates the luminosity and brilliance of pigments even after drying. QoR provides the subtlety, transparency and flow of a great watercolor, with colors that have as much vibrancy and fire as the best acrylic or oil paint.

    Choose from 83 high-intensity colors, including three Iridescent colors. The addition of QoR Mediums and Grounds can increase gloss, improve flow or wetting and provide different textured surfaces, to expand the creative opportunities in watercolor painting.

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