Art News Philadelphia and Beyond


Calling all artists: Take Part in the Artists & Art Materials USA 2009 Survey and Help the Art Community! Raise money for visual-arts scholarships, help advocacy for art education and funding, and gain a chance to win one of five $100 art materials store gift certificates by completing the survey online at

The results of this survey will be compiled as part of the landmark report on art materials and artists in the United States : “Artists & Art Materials USA 2009,” to be announced in Fall 2009. An executive summary will be made available to all survey participants. The consumer survey is open to artists working in all areas, including oil paintings, acrylic paintings, watercolors, pastel drawings, pencil, ink, or marker drawings, mixed media or collage, murals or wall art, handmade books, cards, or scrapbooks, functional art, three-dimensional art, conceptual or installation art, communication art or graphic design, digital art, quilting arts, fiber arts, and more.

Survey for Art Materials Suppliers
Survey forArt Materials Retailers
NAMTA  is donating $1 for the first 2,000 completed surveys to visual-arts scholarships through the NAMTA Foundation for the Visual Arts.  Survey participants will be eligible to win one of five $100 gift certificates to an art materials store. Participants must register to receive the executive summary and to enter the sweepstakes by clicking on the link on the thank you page after submitting their completed survey. The sweepstakes and executive summary sign-up is separate from the survey to keep the survey
anonymous. All survey responses will be kept anonymous .

Philadelphia Open Studios Tours is on again for the fall. If you didn’t apply May 1, your studio can’t be on the tour this year.   If you can’t open your studio to the public, be sure to attend in the fall.  It’s lots of fun. Press here for more information.

fIf you want to see what’s cooking  for the summer at Philadelphia’s Fleisher Art Memorial, press  here.

While you’re at it, check out one of my favorite Internet art sites, Wet Canvas.