Industry News

We are sad to report that our stellar southern California Sales Representative Dawn McKay will be leaving MacPherson’s at the end of July. Dawn is planning to become an independent rep working for Mooney Sales and Marketing. Dawn has been with the company for thirteen years and we shall miss her but we wish her the best, and we look forward to working with her in her new role! We are searching for a  qualified and motivated individual to take on Dawn’s territory. Those interested in learning more about the job or our company should email a resume to either Marc Jalbert ( or Steve Robinson (

Good news for Ballard, WA artists: Dakota Art Store, after 22 years on Roosevelt Way in Seattle, has moved to the nearby community of Ballard. Owner Craig Lemley says they were happy to relocate to what he notes is a “very artistic community.”

Neil Capozzi, the owner Jay Mar Art and Party Supply of Stuart, FL, announced that he will be closing the store on July 21st after 21 years in the Art and Craft business. We wish you all the best, Neil, and hope to hear from you again soon!

Utrecht is on the move. This week they have opened a new large format store in Santa Monica, CA.

Check out this Montana Cans-sponsored project in Detroit, MI:


Wayne Brooke, long time buyer at Central Florida Art & Office, has left the company to pursue other opportunities.




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