RALEIGH, NC, October 02, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Jerry's Artarama, a national retailer of art supplies and materials headquartered in Raleigh, is hosting a series free online drawing and painting contests. All U.S. artists ages 18 and older are asked to submit their artwork by Saturday, Nov. 30 for a chance to win a combined total of $4,500. Prizes vary for each art contest and range from a Jerry's e-Gift Card to the opportunity for the winner's work to be featured in a Jerry's Artarama Catalog. ---
Jerry's Artarama is asking artists to put their artistic skills to the test and enter one or both of the competitions online, which are free to enter. Contestants are encouraged to gather creative inspiration by viewing the art contest galleries online from previous winners. There are a variety of mediums each contestant is allowed to use ranging from pencils and acrylics to pastels and watercolors.
Over recent years, Jerry's has awarded over $200,000 in prizes to art contest winners. To learn more about the online drawing and painting art contests, visit the art contest page on Jerry's Artarama's website: http://www.jerrysartarama.com/art-contests/index.htm.
"Jerry's Artarama is thrilled to host these online drawing and painting contests," said Michael Marchetta, director of marketing for Jerry's Artarama. "These contests will allow artists to show off their talents. There are so many gifted artists who want to display how good they are, and we want to be a part of helping them."
- Work must be original, executed in 2012-13 and not previously used by Jerry's Artarama for any of its marketing materials.
- Up to two paintings may be entered per contestant, and each painting may be represented by two separate images. The required first image must show the painting in its entirety from the front. The optional second image should show a detail view of the work, such as a close-up of the paint texture or the focal point of the painting.
- Each image must be named with the painting title and artist name.
- Works must be submitted as a digital image in JPG format only and should not exceed 10 megabytes.
- The image resolution should be no lower than 150 dpi and no higher than 300 dpi.
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Jerry's Artarama is a national retailer of arts materials and supplies headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., with 15 physical locations throughout the United States and an online store. Jerry Goldstein opened the first Jerry's Artarama in Long Island, N.Y., in 1968 with the goal of offering quality discount-priced products to established artists. Jerry believed in treating customers like family, a tradition that still continues. Today, Jerry's offers more than 70,000 top-quality art materials at direct savings — as much as 75 percent off traditional retail on products from the industry's leading art manufacturers, as well as Jerry's own exclusive product lines via the online retail store, art supply catalog and Jerry's Artarama Superstores. In addition, Jerry's Artarama serves as an artist resource by offering instructional workshops, new art supply demos and special art-related events, including the Art of the Carolinas Tradeshow, an annual event held in Raleigh. For more information, visit http://www.jerrysartarama.com.
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