Industry News

kerry-kemp-carWe are relieved to report that Kerry Kemp of Art Outfitters in Little Rock, Arkansas is doing fine after a scary car accident last weekend. Here is her account: “Last Saturday, my daughter and son-in-law and I drove to Dallas for my  nephew’s wedding.  About 3 hours before the ceremony, we were T-boned  by a car (running a red light)  in an intersection. We were both  traveling at 45 to 50ish mph. We are alive and have no broken bones.” Whew! Good thing the seat belts were all securely fastened!

darababyDavid Goldstein of Jerry’s Artarama is happy to report the birth of his grandson. Daughter  Dara gave birth to a 7 lb., 2 oz. baby boy, Bryce, on Monday!

MacPherson’s is proud to announce the appointment of Sarah Pousho to the position of West Coast Sales Manager. Sarah starts on June 30th and comes from the publishing industry. Her last position was as VP Sales and Licensing at Artistic Studios, a San Francisco based publisher of children’s activity books and she is a graduate of UC Berkeley.

p1000422Speedball Art Products Company, LLC announces that it has completed the acquisition of the Pottery Wheel Business of Creative Industries. Creative was established in 1971, and makes the Artista™ and Clay Boss™ lines of pottery wheels. Speedball’s president Walt Glazer states that these “are wonderful additions and demonstrate Speedball’s commitment to offering compelling value and quality to professional potters, teachers, and students.”
riley-streetRileystreet Art Supply of San Rafael & Santa Rosa, CA was splashed on the jumbo-tron over the AT & T park in San Francisco last Saturday at the huge Bookstock event benefitting the Giants baseball team. The event was a multifaceted art, music, film and book release event, attended by more than 5,000 people including a massive live art installation along the outfield that featured 25 artists, many of whom were painting on large canvases donated by Rileystreet Art Supply. This was a terrific “out of the box” promotional idea!
n588923607_150476_9613We have confirmed that owner Eva Anderson-Terada of  Hilo Art & Glass in Hilo, Hawaii will be closing her doors for business at the end of the June.
Congratulations to our very own  Dick and Edna Wiest who are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary!

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