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DonnaRoyal Talens North America is excited to report that Donna (Gorham) Bowers is now Sales Operations Manager. Donna had worked for many years at Canson. According to Kirk Gillespie she has already had an immediate impact on the company’s best practices in Customer Service and Supply! Donna’s email address is

IMG_0056Tom Richards will be leaving Chartpak at the end of July and then will join Pacon to become the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Strathmore Artist Papers.



Jim Gallagher

Jim Gallagher


Jon Martensson

In related news at Chartpak, Jim Gallagher has been promoted to EVP of Sales and Marketing reporting directly to Steven Roth, while  Canson’s Jon Martensson is moving over to become Chartpak’s Senior Brand Manager reporting to Jim Gallagher.


Jenni Gamel

Jenni Gamel

At Michael’s Jenni Gamel will become the General Merchandise Manager Drawing – Art Supplies, reporting to Rich Gartmann, and Krista Lasche will be moving to a Private Brand Manager in Paper Crafting



SCH photoColArt’s Gail Pasquier recently announced that Steve Chamberlain has been appointed as Commercial Director – North America. Steve will lead the long-term commercial growth of the business in North America. The North America Marketing function led by Theresa Kuiken will report to him. Read the entire press release.


Many of you know that former independent art material manufacturer’s rep Julianne Eastman has waged a fierce and dignified fight with a vicious form of breast cancer. She has maintained her strength, poise and positive spirit throughout and now treatment options have narrowed. Her dad Ken Eastman wrote recently that sadly the cancer is winning the battle and he wants all of her industry friends and supporters to know about the blog she has maintained throughout that provides a place to send your prayers and good wishes. Visit here at Juliannes Blog. You may donate funds to help in the education of her 3 beautiful children here. GoFundme Julianne Kids.



We recently heard from store manager David Millman that Steve Steinberg’s iconic New York Central Art Supply will close its doors for good in August after being in business for 111 years. The Steinberg family recently sold the building. Here is the store’s blog post announcing the store closure.


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