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Going Places
by Tina Manzer

Say it ain’t so, Pearl, said New York City’s artists. But it was. Pearl Paint closed in April. Some said that after 80 years, the six-story art-and-craft-supply mecca in TriBeCa had failed to change with the times. Others felt that its trend toward “less personal, more commercial” was its downfall. One artist told New York Magazine that Pearl Paint “had sucked for more than a decade.”
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Airbrushing's Versatility is Good for Your Business
by Tina Manzer

Sparmax, a 30-year-old company based in Taiwan, manufactures airbrushes and oil-less, maintenance-free air compressors. “They allow creative folks to do what they enjoy most: draw, paint and create on almost any media,” said Cathy Fan, Sparmax Senior Project Manager.
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Plein Air Gets Popular
Spring 2005
While it’s not a new concept, painting outdoors or “in the open air,” as en plein air is literally translated, is having a resurgence among hobbyists, professionals, and academicians alike. “There is a massive plein air movement in America,” says Eric Rhoads, publisher of Plein Air Magazin ... [click here to read more]

Artful Behavior
by Jenn Bergin

What are artists creating with your products?

Large installations

“Stencil artists love our paint because of how fast it dries,” said Meredith Fleisher of Plutonium Paint. “We’re also seeing it used for bigger industrial-art applications such as theatre and movie sets.”

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The 2014 Fabulous Awards
If I had to name one aspect of each winning product that contributes to its fabulous status, it’s a detail that they have in common: the ability to make art “more permanent.” Here’s what I mean.
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by Kevin Fahy

Varsity Drag

What do Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Glen Beck and Don Imus have in common?

If you answered that they are among the most popular, and powerful, figures in American broadcasting, and make tens of millions of dollars a year, you would be correct. You would also be correct if you said that all provide commentary on the news of the day, and wield a good deal of political influence.
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