Industry News

Aaron Brothers and Michaels each select one vendor annually who stands above the rest in providing market analysis, driving sales, providing superior product innovation and inspiration, and excelling in product selection and supply chain. At this year’s Vendor Summit held at the Hilton Anatole hotel in Dallas on August 31, 2011 we are proud to announce that  MacPherson’s was honored as Aaron Brothers Vendor Partner of the year.

Our heart goes out to Nevada Fine Art’s Debbie Wolff whose mom Kathryn S. Cox, 76, of Henderson, NV passed away Sept. 12, 2011 at the Nathan Adelson Hospital. Read about her life here. Kathryn Cox Obituary

Bob Glicksman, founder of Easel Art in Miami and father of Mark Glicksman, passed away at the age of 86 on September 10th. Bob was know as an amazing businessman in his day. He was a mentor to many and will be missed terribly.

Mark Wiener

Palm Desert, CA Independent Manufacturer’s rep Mark Weiner has decided to stop his traveling ways and stay close to home for a while.

At the Paper Zone in Seattle, the new Merchandise Manager is Debbie McGowan, a past Daniel Smith Buyer.

Check out General’s Classic Test Scoring Pencil and Cedar Pointe® Pencil featured in the October 2011 issue of Dwell Magazine titled: Made In the USA – “American design makes a comeback” Thanks to Dwell Magazine and Writer Aaron Britt for a fun and innovative look at General Pencil, one of the art material industry’s pioneers and still made in America products. Read the whole article here: Dwell Made in America Office Products

Michael Kalman of Stillman & Birn has shared that he is a newly minted grandpa.  His granddaughter Nora Margaret Kalman was born on Friday, September 9th 2011. Congratulations!

Golden Globe winning actor Jim Carrey let the world know that not only is he an actor, but he’s also an up and coming urban artist as well!  He was photographed recently using several cans of Montana Gold and a stencil to create a unique work on his very own home in New York.  For the full story, click this link: Jim Carrey gets his Urban Art mojo!

Announcing the Grafix Dura-Lar Consumer Ideas Contest! Hey art supply stores, encourage your “starving artists” to submit their art created on Duralar (clear, matte or wet media) film and a chance to win cash. Grafix is launching Artist Notes packed with information direct from the artist’s perspective for creating amazing artwork on Dura-Lar film and they need real world artist examples. The winning pieces will be featured alongside artist advice, best practices and creative tips. For complete entry (and prize!) details, please visit Duralar Artist Notes Contest

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