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Featured Product: Bruynzeel Coloured Pencils

The Origins of Colored Pencils Ancient pigmented wax-based colors date back more than 10,000 years. In AD 59, “Pliny the Elder” recorded Romans using colored wax based “Creta”, the Latin word for clay. The word’s descendent, “Crayon”, French for pencil, dates back to the 17th century where the oldest known wood covered pencil was discovered. […]

Featured Story: The Makers Guild

The Makers Guild is a new collective of non-competitive material manufacturers with a mission to support retailers with the collaboration of leading art materials brands who specialize in their fields and share a common set of goals. Royal Talens, Strathmore, and Princeton have come together to create robust endcap solutions to improve your customers’ in-store […]

Featured Product: Van Gogh Watercolor Half Pan Spinner Display

NEW item no. VGWCHP40 Van Gogh Watercolor Half Pan Spinner Display – Full range – 40 Colours Assembled Dimensions: 10-⅜”w x 11-¾”d x 23-¾”h — 16″ diameter footprint This display is wonderful inspiration for the artist who wants to create their own custom watercolor palettes. With it’s small footprint of only 16″ this attractive display […]

Featured Talk: Competing in a Digital World

Missed our talk at NAMTA or would like to review what you heard? Click on! The .pdf version of our presentation is available here. How Retailers Can Compete with Amazon Kyle Richardson/Kirk Gillepsie/Jeff Olson How retailers can compete with Amazon and others through our partnerships directly or through or distribution partners like SLS and MacPhersons. […]

Justin Vining: Getting Started with Plein Air

Artist Justin Vining walks you through the basics of getting started with Plein Air painting Justin Vining is an Indianapolis-based artist, specializing and landscapes and cityscapes. Justin studied Art Education at Purdue University and taught elementary art for three years. Following his tenure as a teacher, Justin attended Valparaiso Law school, where he rekindled his […]

Namta 2018

Where to Find Us Show Specials   15% OFF  All showcased product in our booth! 20% OFF Order 3 or more of our new assortments to receive 20% off!   Special NAMTA Talk with Kyle Richardson and Kirk Gillespie    

Featured Product: Talens Gouache

We’re about to take a trip into the most misunderstood, perhaps mysterious and certainly one of the most versatile mediums in our range.  For centuries artists, designers, illustrators and educators have been using Gouache for a variety of purposes.  Because of its many unique properties and as a result of it being difficult to classify, […]

Royal Talens North America is Hiring!

Key Account Manager – Eastern Region Apply Here Royal Talens North America – Northampton, MA 01060 Full-Time About the Position Royal Talens North America is seeking a talented individual to fill the role of Eastern Region Key Account Sales Manager. At the direction of the VP of Sales and Marketing, they are responsible for Royal […]

Featured Product: Talens Mediums for Oils

MEDIUMS FOR OIL COLOUR The purpose of a medium is to influence one or more properties of the paint and to make the paint suitable for a certain application. Examples include consistency, gloss, flow, drying time, transparency and durability of a paint film. As an underlying (lean) layer absorbs oil from a subsequent layer, a […]

Featured Retailer: Artists Emporium

  Founded in 1977, Artists Emporium has been serving the arts community for over 40 years. However, it is in their most recent past under the ownership of Janeen Belnovic and management of Bart Jose that Artists Emporium has transformed into a beloved destination for professional artists and beginners alike.  Their slogan “Rediscover the Art […]