Labor shortages, stranded shipping containers, and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine have forced artists to come up with creative solutions.
Art Teachers Get a Higher Tax Deduction for Out-of-Pocket Supplies
Starting in 2023, teachers will be able to deduct $300 instead of $250. It’s the first expense deduction increase they get in 20 years.
Anti-Trump Protests Are Boosting Art Supply Sales
A new report by the market research company NPD Group shows how the Women’s Marches directly increased sales of sign-making material.
The Power of Art (Supplies)
For the bulk of my art, I mainly use …
Iconic Downtown Art Supply Store Imperiled by Sale
The building at 304–306 Canal Street, known for housing the Pearl Paint emporium, has been listed for sale and lease and may close, Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York reported yesterday.
A New Site for Repurposing and Reselling Used Art Supplies
A new website and online bartering post facilitates the sale and trade of used art supplies.
An Online Museum for Analogue Art Supplies
The Museum of Forgotten Art Supplies is an online-only museum that celebrates the artistic relics of yesteryear.
Don’t Take Yourself Too Seriously
SPOKANE, WASHINGTON — Two weekends ago, I volunteered for Speedball printmaking inks at my local art supply store, Spokane Art Supply in Spokane, Washington. The shop was hosting an annual event called demo days, a weekend of hobby enthusiasts rollicking from booth-to-booth in search of the latest breakthroughs in art materials. The demographic was mostly retired craft warriors establishing themselves as masters in watercolor and decollage. I was feeling anxious, my self-conscious mind hounded me with thoughts of superiority, for my world of art was far different than theirs. Kitsch (the bad kind) was their motivator and I was stuck in the middle of a scene that I made sport of in art school and circles of like-minded peers.