Industry News

Last weekend’s 6.0 magnitude earthquake damaged vineyards, homes and restaurants to the tune of over $1 Billion in Napa, CA and surrounding areas. Our industry was touched as well, when Napa Valley Art Supply’s store interior was devastated by the Sunday night tremor. Owner Jeff Holmes is hoping to appeal to the Northern California rep, retailer and supplier community for help in getting the store mess sorted out and back on it’s feet. Luckily the building did not suffer any structural damage. MacPherson’s heard the call and will be sending a team of people headed by Account Manager George Bethurem and Credit Manager Kendall Nolan. If you can help, call (707) 224-2775. The stores address is 3250 California Blvd, Napa, CA 94558

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Artist Guild in was recently featured the Peninsula Pulse a local publication bringing news of Door County, Wisconsin Artist Guild Story

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waltWith sadness Du-All Art & Drafting Supply in Maddison Heights, Michigan reports that their sales manager of 33 years, Eduard Walter Mueller, known as Walt, passed away on July 26th after a short battle with leukemia. He was 64 years old.

Bill StefanowiczLong time ColArt America’s team member Bill Stefanowicz has left the company.

The Huffington Post recently wrote about an emerging trend with artists making their own paint. Both Williamsburg (Golden) and Gamblin received prominent mentions in the article entitled  Artists Rediscover Making Paint

Check out this cool and inspiring video created by Opus in Vancouver, BC inspired by Vincent Van Gogh’s famous quote recounted here:

 “If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” – Vincent Van Gogh

Here’s a link to the full article from the New York Post describing Blick’s commitment to revitalizing and upgrading their Brooklyn, NY Utrecht Paint factory entitled “Blick invests in made in America”

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