A DAY TO CREATE 2018

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Presenter: Craig Schottenstein

Winsor & Newton uses only the purest of pigments in the manufacturing of its Artists' Watercolor line, ensuring the cleanest, brightest colors, which in turn produce the best color mixtures. Join us at the Winsor & Newton table and sample the watercolor paints yourself. There will be a variety of surfaces for you to try these luscious pigments on. You will be able to make a mini-painting of your own on a surface of your choosing! In addition to hosting a fun table-top demonstration, Craig will be giving a very informative in-store demonstration that will give you a closer look at the Winsor & Newton Watercolors. Craig will walk you through some of the great qualities of this paint in comparison to it's competitors, as well as talk about the watercolor markers.

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Presenter: Seth Golden

Williamsburg Handmade Oils are crafted by skilled American artisans using top-quality pigments from around the world. Each of the more than 140 colors in the line possesses a unique consistency and texture — some are slightly gritty, while others are extremely smooth. This is what makes Williamsburg Handmade Oils so unique and prized by the painters who choose them. Seth Golden from Golden Paints will be demonstrating this popular line. You will be able to sample the paints yourself and discover exactly what sets these paints apart from the other oil paints on the market.


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Natural Pigments

Presenters: Anton O'Hanlon

We will have George, Tania and Anton O'Hanlon, owners and creators of Natural Pigments will be here to present their very unique oil line. Natural pigments is the manufacturer of Rublev Artists' Oil Color and the new Ceracolor and is a local company based in Willits, California. They specialize in manufacturing rare and hard-to-find materials for fine artists and decorators. Specializing in supplying artists' materials that were used in historical painting since prehistoric times up to and including the nineteenth century.Constantly search for materials and products of the finest quality so that we can bring them direct to you from the source. To do so, they travel the world to find materials specifically for use by professional artists and decorators. They obtain minerals from mines in Afghanistan, Chile, Russia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan, to name a few places, processing these into natural pigments.Their mission is to provide the largest variety of natural pigments, paints and other professional artists' supplies, enabling us to bring you a selection that makes shopping for rare and hard-to-find art materials easy.


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Presenters: Seth Golden

Golden Acrylics have been, and have remained one of our best selling acrylic brands and with good reason. GOLDEN Artist Colors' products are professional quality art materials that are continuously extending creative opportunities for artists and strengthening industry standards. We encourage you to stop by this table and sample these gorgeous paints on an over-sized commemorative piece that you will be able to paint in! Don't be shy, just have fun with it! In addition to all of the fun participants will already be having, Seth will be introducing the new colors that have become available as of April 2018!!! Don't forget Golden's reserved seat demonstration.

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Presenters: Kari Foteff

Kari will be here from Strathmore papers to show off a few new fun papers that are really geared to take a lot of abuse! With the introduction of the toned tan and gray a couple of years ago, the toned paper surged in popularity. So much so in fact, that Strathmore has expanded the toned line to a mixed media weight paper and more recently, a blue toned paper! You will be encouraged to paint, print, draw and just have a blast on these new papers! You will even be able to experiment with collage as this booth will be right next door to the Black Ink Paper booth.  


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Presenters: Andrew Cook

These highly pigmented, heavy body acrylics come in a unique pouch that can be used as a painting tool with the addition of one of the creative tips that attach directly to the pouches itself. This highly pigmented, heavy body paint is an economical way to get a lot of good quality paint and learn to loosen up as it is very easy to squeeze a good amount of paint onto your canvas, palette or palette knife. These are the perfect paints for people who love dimension in their paintings!

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Presenter: Bradford Brenner

Michael Harding Oils are all made by hand, using techniques which date back to the days of the Old Masters. There is a very simple reason for this painstaking process. As an artist and painter Michael wanted to create colours that were true and vibrant, and paint which was beautiful and durable. The greater the pigment content of a paint the greater the resistance it has to fading. Nearly all manufacturers use various fillers to extend the volume of the oil paint. It may increase profits but it compromises on quality. Come and give these wonderful paints a try! We know you will be blown away.


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Presenter: Bradford Brenner

Since the early days of oils, artists have made high demands regarding the durability of their work. In order to meet these demands for optimum durability, Old Holland still produces all its classic oil paints according to traditional formulas (the durability of which has been demonstrated over the course of time), supplemented by the latest contemporary insights. The choice of pigments is a unique mix of the best traditional colors and the best pigments derived from the latest technological developments.


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Presenter: Doug Mooney

Holbein is a family owned Japanese Company with head offices in Osaka Japan. The company was formed just before the turn of the last century, and took the name of the much revered European artist Hans Holbein in the 1930's. Holbein is unique in the art material trade because they do not produce any entry level/student quality color products. Each of the artists' grade color lines are adapted to meet the special requirements of the professional/serious artists with permanence, brilliance, and technique in mind. Indeed, the full range of Holbein color products offer unique characteristics which set them apart from all competitive lines regardless of origin. Stop by and check out the color intensity of these wonderful watercolor and oil paints! We know you will be amazed!


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Presenter: TBA 

What began as a painter’s solo endeavor has evolved into a multi-faceted paint company that is material-focused and artist-driven. R&F’s Founder Richard Frumess began making encaustic paint as a painter simply to support his own artistic practice and to ensure that ready-made encaustic was kept in production at a time when there were no commercial manufacturers. During the first year Richard produced encaustic paint as R&F Encaustics. While he struggled to start-up the business, asking pigment suppliers for double samples and also working a second job, the seed was firmly planted. Twenty five years later, R&F is the leading brand of encaustic paints on the market, and there is a good reason why. Their durability, color intensity, and color variety makes them loved by encaustic artists. We invite you to stop by and try them!


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Presenter: Annie Murphy Springer

Do you have a project that needs a beautiful, smooth, bright white waterproof paper? Or do you have a project that has to be childproof, i.e. it can’t be torn and can be wiped clean? It’s time for you to “do it on YUPO!” This is a wonderfully diverse paper that was originally intended for sign and billboard makers that has mutated into a wonderland of opportunities for artists. Annie Murphy Springer, local watercolor artist has been working on this interesting substrate for several years now, and she swears by it! She is able to get very fluid lines and movement from her watercolors that she would not normally be able to achieve due to the absorbency or rag paper.


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Presenter: Doug Mooney

Masterpiece Canavas is well known for their use of the best quality cotton and linen available for our pre-stretched canvases. They are primed and sized with an acid-free, ph-balanced acrylic titanium gesso to endure archival grade canvas. Their acrylic and oil based primed surfaces are excellent to paint on and work perfectly with oil and acrylic paints. With a variety of weights, surfaces and textures, it is no wonder why Masterpiece has remained a strong competitor in the art materials industry! We encourage you to come and take a peek at some of the wonderful options Masterpiece has to offer to make your Masterpieces that much more successful.


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Presenter: John Mark Eastman

In a small town outside of Barcelona in the fall of 1933, Josep Escoda Roig (1902-1982) envisioned and created a brush factory to produce artist brushes for decorative and fine art. It would be the first of its kind in Spain and despite a Civil War and difficulty in obtaining raw materials, the company developed and grew. Today, the company has produced nearly 75 million brushes with close to a million brushes being produced each year. Josep Escoda’s vision and passion for producing the best brushes in the world continues to this day with his sons Josep Jr. and Ricard. It is is now a 3rd generation company with sons and daughters of both brothers following in their grandfather’s footsteps. The quality of these brushes is astounding! With special patented methods of creating and crimping their one of a kind, hand made brushes, the result is a brush that lasts a lifetime with proper care, that has a natural spring for superb control, and that has become a invaluable tool to painters in all media.


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Presenter: Catherine Thoele

Looking for a paint pen thats opaque and waterbased? Look no further! The ink in the Uni Posca markers dries to a matte finish on both porous and non-porous surfaces. These pens are odorless, fadeproof, and bleedproof, and have a fantastic choice of colors and tip sizes and styles available. These pens are also noted for their brush tip "pump pen" that allows you to load up the pen with a large amount of paint to apply to your artwork. Be sure to check out these awesome pens!


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Presenter: Rik Olson

When we artists hear the brand name “Speedball,” we think of a variety of products from the house hold pen, to screen printing inks to even gilding supplies. With a colorful history, this company has produced a lot of amazing products, but one of our favorites is their line of block printing supplies. From their cutters, to the linoleum blocks and inks, we have seen some amazing pieces of artwork created with these Speedball tools. Locally known artist, Rik Olson, who is well recognized by his block prints and wood cuts, will be here to demonstrate the effectiveness of these tools when making a beautiful linoleum cut.


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Presenter: Doug Mooney & Don Colley

Throughout the years, Faber Castell has offered innovative artist materials to their customers, and while there are so many products to choose from to host at our event, this year we have chosen something on the lighter side of things... something for the young, and young at heart. This year Faber Castell will be working with an array of products from their children's materials lines. Their products are some of the most colorful tools on the Market. From Beeswax crayons, colored pencils, watercolors and more! We invite you to stop by this booth and loosen up a bit by just having some fun! Don't forget Faber Castell's reserved seat demonstration.

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DOMCHIMontana Sprays

Presenter: DomChi

Montana Gold spray paint is famous for its superior quality. High-covering and quick-drying NC-Acrylic lacquer. Highly reliable, it provides artists with the perfect tool for creative work. The specially developed Low-pressure system guarantees maximum accuracy to meet the highest requirements while giving professional results! Local artist DomChi will be here demonstrating this wonderful spray! .


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Presenter: Scott Stevenson

In 1976, while working as a commercial printer, Daniel Smith realized that commercial printing inks were insufficient for the needs of the print artist. Scraping enough money together to purchase on old 3-roll mill, Dan began manufacturing a more specialized ink with the lightfastness and working characteristics artists desired. Over the years, as Dan's partnership with artists grew, so grew the business. Today, Daniel Smith Artists' Materials is a leading designer and manufacturer of thousands of art products, substrates and unique items found nowhere else. Our commitment to partnering with artists continues, as does our desire to never stop thinking like one. His watercolors remain some of the most recommended, and one of the best selling lines in our stores. With a unique palette, and a vibrant selection of Quinacridone colors, it is no wonder that people love these colors. Come try them out for yourself. Don't forget Daniel Smith's reserved seat demonstration.

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Yasutomo

Presenter: Karen Elaine Parsons

With a huge variety of beautiful materials and tools to chose from with an Eastern flair, Yasutomo has made origami more exciting, fabric painting more fun, and given ink painting more of a SPLASH! Karen Parsons will be here on behalf of Yasutomo to demonstrate Niji’s new metallic Sumi Ink! .


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Presenter: Ann Marie Torres

Today, Sharpie stands for far more than just markers. It’s the brand that stands up for self-expression. Letting you be heard, putting you at the center of your world, helping you express all the ideas, feelings, moods, and memories you have with absolute conviction and absolute passion—that’s what Sharpie’s all about! With the introduction of products like Liquid Pencil, Gel Highlighter, and Stained by Sharpie, Sharpie continues coming up with innovative ways for you to uncap what’s inside. Mike Tobin will be here representing Sharpie. You will be able to explore the variety of materials that they have to offer and get a bit of hands on playtime at this dynamic and fun table!


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Presenter: Steve Rosney

For nearly 70 years, Pentel has supplied the world with the highest quality products. Pentel is the only writing instrument company to receive the Deming Award for recognition of the highest standard of quality. Pentel invented roller ball technology...the smoothest way to express ideas. Pentel pioneered graphite lead and our Super Hi-Polymer Lead is the market leader. Their mechanical pencil inventions remain the hallmark of the industry. Steve Rossney will be her on behalf of Pentel to show all passers by some of the wonderful artist grade pens and drawing supplies that cater to the needs of almost any artist. Whether for sketching out compositions, rendering a pen and ink drawing, or adding a finishing touch to an illustration, Pentel is likely to have a tool to suit the job.


Snazaroo Face Paint

Presenter: Stacey Ringseth

Enter a world of color, fun and inspiration and, of course, the finest face painting products. Everything you need to create fantastic characters and designs is right here....Stacey Ringseth from “Color Me Cutie” will be back for another year with Rileystreet and we are thrilled to have her. She will be demonstrating the Snazaroo Face Paints by doing what she does best… putting smiles on our customers faces… as well as a little bit of face paint! Be sure to stop by her table to say hello and have your face painted.


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Presenter: Ron Stocke

M. Graham was founded 22 years ago by a couple of artists who shared a passion for quality artist supplies. Since then, the M. Graham family has remained dedicated to providing the finest color available by milling our paint in small batches. As an essential ingredient in their gouache binding medium, honey contributes to moistness for smooth, easily controlled applications, increased pigment concentrations and freedom from reliance on preservatives. Because of the honey medium, our color resists hardening on the palette, or in the tube. It dilutes easily, often after months of disuse. Ron Stocke has worked closely with M.Graham over the years and he will be here demonstrating this fantastic paint to attendees! Ron Stocke is a nationally celebrated watercolor artist, though you might know him better by the cover art that he produces for the M.Gram watercolor sets that we carry in our stores. We are thrilled to have him on board and we sincerely hope that you will enjoy his charming personality and exquisite artwork as much as we do!

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MadC_Molotow_006Molotow Markers

Presenter: Steve Rossney

Molotow acrylic based paint markers create their most incredible work when used for calligraphy, illustration, graphic art and street art purposes. The entire line of Molitow acrylic paint markers are refillable, have interchangeable tips and are available in an array of different Molotow ink cocktails and colors. Molotow acrylic paint markers were immediately one of our best-selling paint markers after their introduction into our store last year. Steve Rossney will have a line-up of surfaces and Molitow Markers for customers to try first hand. You will see exactly why these markers are superior in their color laydown and permanency. .


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Presenter: Ken Cavanaugh

Bee Paper Company is committed to providing the best quality papers for the aspiring and professional artist. The unique qualities inherit to the paper allow extreme versatility. Bee Paper is able to offer artists a wide variety of papers to meet nearly any form of medium. From sketching to detailed pen work, all the way to heavy watercolor washes and oil paints, Bee Paper carefully crafts papers for all sorts of creativity and uses. Nearly all Bee Paper products are milled within the United States. Top quality levels are vital, always created to cater to the fine artist, never for mass production. Stop by and sample the large variety of papers that the Bee Paper Company has to offer for a wide range of media. .


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Presenter: Ann Marie Torres

One of the leading brands in the world of colored pencils and art markers has always been Prismacolor. With their large variety of colors and with a smooth laydown of both the colored pencil and marker, it is no wonder that they have remained at the top for 75 years now. Ann Marie Torrez will be here on behalf of Prismacolor to show off exactly what can be done with these essential tools of the trade. Since graduating from the Academy of Art in San Francisco, Anne has had a number of personal art shows, worked as a sucessful freelance artist, and has made her chosen medium colored pencil. More specifically, Prismacolor colored pencils. She will have and open supply of pencils to sample as well as the art markers (including the brush tip) to sample.


MTN Sprays

Presenter: Jared Powell

Founded 1994 by a group of paints industry innovators from Barcelona Spain, began the path to create a company by doing what their successors at Montana Colors S.L. still do, listen to their customers. The feedback they received was that brand after brand of aerosol paints lacked consistency, color range, and difficultly in its control. Their answer was to create a product specific with these key issues in mind. With these thoughts in mind, MTN Colors has created a line of spray colors that has taken over the Street Art Industry. Their colors are adored by our customers and sought after by those customers looking for specific laydowns, pressures and effects that they seem not to be able to achieve with other sprays. Local art celebrity Jared Powell will be here to demonstrate just why he loves these paints, and why they are the preferred paints among spray artists. .


Liquitex Acrylics

Presenter: Kristin Brown

As the first water-based acrylic paint line to hit the shelf in 1955, today, Liquitex offers the largest array of vibrant acrylic paints, mediums and tools to enable acrylic artists to continually explore their art and take it to new and unprecedented boundaries.

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Presenter: John Mark Eastman

When you first try an Ampersand panel, you will soon discover that your color is more luminous and that you have more control over your brush work and fine details. Ampersand’s flawlessly prepared rigid surfaces allow painting from edge to edge, eliminating the unsightly stretcher bar impressions or the trampoline effect of ordinary canvasses. We invite you to stop by the ampersand table and check out the variety of surfaces Ampersand has made available for quite an array of mediums. Check out Ampersand’s Reserved seat seminar for more in depth information about these alternative substrates.


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Presenter: Alex Preston

Piñata Colors are highly saturated, fast-drying alcohol inks for any hard surface, including glass, metal, plastic, ceramic, stone, leather, polymer clay and more. Indelible and impervious to water once dry, Piñata Colors clean up with alcohol and re-wet themselves, allowing for unique effects and techniques not easily achieved with water-based systems. As with every anniversary sale, we are hosting a few new product lines. Jacquard has recently introduced a fun temporary tattoo kit. It is similar to henna in that it is applied as a paste, but rather than leaving a brown stain on your skin, it replicates the look of a real tattoo! You will see the staff sporting Jagua tattoos at the event!

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Presenter: Lynn Sauter

Caran DAche Supracolor II Pencils are imported from Switzerland. These watersoluble colored pencils offer the artist a superior quality, lightfast, highly pigmented pencil which is extremely responsive to a wet brush. High quality, thick, soft leads. They are a customer favorite in our store along with their counter-part, the Neocolor II. Neocolor II water-soluble crayons are another lovely addition to any watercolorists' or mixed media artist's palette. They offer limitless creative possibilities for creative people . Lynn will be demonstrating how beautiful and easy to use these Caran d' Ache mediums are. We certainly hope you will stop by and give these fantatic materials a whirl!


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Presenter: Peter Overpeck

Here is a fun and stunningly beautiful edition to the multimedia artist's palette... decorative paper! From collage to decoupage these papers undoubtedly have something that will appeal to every customer. Peter Overpeck from Black Ink will be working with Kari Foteff from Strathmore paper to create beautiful make and take greeting cards right there at their tables! We encourrage you to stop by and take a peek at some of these beautiful papers and discover some of the fun and creative possibilities!


Perplexus

Presenter: Michael McGinnis

After almost 20 years, local Santa Rosa Junior College instructor, Michael McGinnis, met the inventors at KID Group, one of the premier inventing houses in the toy industry. They collaborated on the design to make it more suitable for consumers. It was finally ready. The original product was marketed as Superplexus. Through many twists and turns in the toy industry, Superplexus got tangled up in some changes and ended up being shelved just as it was getting started. But that isn’t the end of the story… In 2008, a group of enthusiasts contacted KID Group about licensing Superplexus. Perplexus, LLC acquired the rights to Superplexus and launched PERPLEXUS in its current form. .


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Presenter: Seth Golden

Stop by at this table to check out these wonderfully vibrant watercolor QOR. QoR retains the best qualities of traditional watercolors while expanding the range and versatility of each color. QoR's exclusive binder provides more pigment in every brushstroke, offering a strength, range and versatility unmatched in the history of watercolors. The unique QoR formulation accentuates the luminosity and brilliance of pigments even after drying. It provides the subtlety, transparency and flow of a great watercolor, with colors that have as much vibrancy and fire as the best acrylic or oil paint. .


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Presenter: John Mark Eastman

With the sky-rocketing price of cotton-based papers such as watercolor paper, we have adopted a newer paper line that offers quality and a reasonable price for watercolor artists. Crafted in small batches at slow speeds in a European paper mill, Fluid watercolor papers possess the strength and working integrity of more expensive mouldmade papers. Glue bound on the two long edges, the Fluid Easy-Block allows artists to paint right on the block without wetting or stretching the paper. The paper is easily separated by sliding a dull knife or letter opener in the open side under the top sheet when the painting is complete. We hope you will stop by and try these wonderful papers. .


Ironlak Spray Paint

Presenter: Mario Quinas

Ironlak has been developed with the artist’s needs in mind and was designed to offer the best coverage, alongside great control and a vibrant colour range of over 90 colours. Whilst primary attention was focused on producing a top quality line of paint, it was important that Ironlak products remained affordable for writers. Ironlak performs extremely well in a variety of different climates, both hot and cold. Come by and watch the artist at work and get your hands involved and try it yourself!


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Presenter: Lisa Fulmer

Marabu Easy Marble Paint is perfect for marbling on a variety of materials such as glass, plastic, wood or polystyrene as well as paper, silk and many fabrics. Mary will be here to show off these wonderful products that are brand new to us! He will be leading a fun hands-on activity where you can marble your very own paper-mâché shape and take it home with you! .


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Derwent

Presenter: Catherine Thoele

Derwent pencils are made in the UK by The Cumberland Pencil Company. They have been making pencils in Cumbria since 1832 and combine traditional pencil making skills with state-of-the-art manufacturing techniques. Today, Derwent has a well-established reputation for innovation, inspiring artists with fantastic product ranges such as Inktense and tinted charcoal, alongside their classic range of Artist pencils. .


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Presenter: Tom Colcord

Gamblin Artist's Oil Colors are crafted by hand with the well-being of artists, their work, and the environment in mind. True to historic working properties, yet safer and more permanent, they combine the best traditions of the past with the latest technical innovations, giving you the freedom to create without compromise.

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Stillman & Birn

Presenter: Maxfield Bala

Today's artists work their sketchbooks in many different ways. Some use their sketchbooks in foundation courses for recording ideas in the field. Others use them as art journals for finished work, utilizing a variety of dry and wet media. Stillman & Birn meets this wide range of artists' needs with sketchbooks containing robust, high-performance art papers. Only Stillman & Birn offers a sketchbook system that gives artists the choice of paper weight, shade, and surface type best suited to their specific techniques. With both internal and surface sizing, our papers have exceptional wet strength that supports the application of multiple washes. Similarly, just as the paper's sizing retards water absorption, pigment stays on the surface of the sheet. The result: remarkably glowing color which nationally recognized, local artist Maxfield Bala will eagerly show you!


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Presenter: Maxfield Bala

Sakura has been a constant customer favorite throughout the years. Pigma ink, invented by Sakura over 25 years ago, continues to be the most reliable permanent ink on the market today. Artists, consumers, the government, and scientists consider Pigma Micron a necessary basic tool for any archival-quality, handwritten project. In addition to the Pigma Microns, Sakura is also known for their lovely Gelly Roll Pens as well as the newest addition of the Koi Coloring Brush Pens. With these no-mess, dye-based, Koi® Coloring Brush pens the artist will find a performance similar to an artist brush. Make fine, medium or bold brush strokes just by changing the amount of pressure to the nib.


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Presenter: Camile La Pointe Lyons

Camile will be here to demonstrate the buttery soft and luminous colors in the Sennelier soft pastel line. These colors are ideal for pastel artists as they are vivid rich colors that blend beautifully on a variety of surfaces. Sennelier uses only the purest pigments, mixed with minimal amounts of natural binders, in an exclusive formula that yields lightfast, water-soluble pastels. There is just enough binder to hold the pigment together as the pastels are formed by hand, placed in special molds, and allowed to air dry. 

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Presenter: Michael Hammer

Within our wide selection of brushes, there is a brand that has a huge variety of styles that maintains a consistently good quality with affordable pricing. Princeton Brushes have been a customer and staff favorite for good reason. Over 25 years ago, Howard Kaufman began a small brush business in the basement of his home in Princeton, New Jersey. Previously the president of one of the world’s largest art supply manufacturers, Howard had gained a vast knowledge of brush-making and an understanding of the needs and desires of artists. He believed that by focusing on innovation, value and the best service, he would always have an appreciative audience for his products. With some help along the way, a keen ear for the needs of the artist and a bit of creativity, Princeton brush has grown to adapt the artist brush into something that has something for everyone! .

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Presenter: Scott Stevenson

Dual Brush Pens have two tips - a versatile, flexible nylon brush tip and a fine tip for smooth lines, with a single ink reservoir ensuring exact color match. Create fine, medium or bold strokes by a change in brush pressure or draw consistent lines for borders, graphics and tight drawings with the fine tip. The Water-based ink is blendable, odorless and acid-free and they are great for any project including coloring, rubber-stamping, hand lettering, doodling, journaling and more.




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Presenter: Emily Martin

Our very own Manga and comic instructor, Emily Martin, will be here on behalf of Copic to demonstrate these wonderful and very popular alcohol based markers. Copic makes one of the highest quality alcohol markers in the world. Developed for—and widely adopted by—the Japanese manga industry, Copic markers are ideal for all styles of art, design, illustration, and crafts. Durable, refillable, and featuring replaceable nibs, you only need to buy a Copic marker once.  Once you try them, you will be impressed with the intensity of color and the blend-ability between colors as well as with the assist of a colorless blender. The colors re-produce very well when taking your art into a digital format.   Emily C. Martin is a comic artist, fine artist, illustrator and teacher. She has been teaching the Megamoth Studio classes since 2003 at Lisa Russel’s S.A.G. Studio in Rohnert Park, California. She is excited to be apart of our 50 year celebration, and we are thrilled that she accepted the inviatation!


Creatacolor

Presenter: Andrew Cook

 The history of the graphite pencils which are made today in the factory in Hirm stretches back as far as 1790, the year in which the successful architect and entrepreneur Joseph Hardtmuth invented the very first graphite pencil in Vienna. Many companies have taken on the task of perfecting the graphite pencil, and though many excellent products have been made since 1790, but Creatacolor has truly reigned among the top of their market with superior products for a multitude of drawing needs. 

Well known for their superior quality, these traditional graphite pencils are made by mixing and then grinding together different types of graphite with high-grade fireproof ceramic clay. This special clay gives the graphite high breaking strength. The proportion of graphite to clay determines the softness and darkness of the lead. Hardness/softness grades from 9B (softest) to H cover the full range of applications. Softer grades produce broader and darker strokes. Harder grades produce more precise and lighter strokes.

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Presenter: Richard Snowden

With the steady incline in the popularity of creative lettering and calligraphy, we have decided to introduce a variety of sets and nibs from William Mitchell. The William Mitchell heritage in making pen nibs began whilst working with his brother John Mitchell in the early 1820s. William Mitchell established his own business in 1825 to become one of the leading nib manufacturers and famous for lettering pens. Almost 100 years later William Mitchell merged with Hinks, Wells & Co another pen manufacturer to form British Pens employing around 1000 people in the Bearwood Road area of Birmingham. During the early 1960s British Pens acquired the pen business of other pen manufacturers Perry & Co and John Mitchell once again reuniting the two brothers. Joseph Gillott who were famous for their artist drawing and mapping nibs amalgamated with British pens in 1969.

Not surprisingly, they are still going strong today and we are ecstatic to have Richard Snowden here representing this line and showing how amazing these simple tools are for creating elegant calligraphic script, or for aiding in the more modern creative lettering.




Fabriano Papersmill

Presenter: Andrew Cook

Very few companies can claim a longer or more distinguished heritage than Fabriano. Dating back to 1264, the Fabriano mill’s fine arts papers were used and highly praised by Michelangelo. Fabrianese paper masters pioneered many of the processes now common in paper manufacture today, including the watermark and the technique of surface sheet gluing using gelatine.

In 2002, Fabriano became part of the Fedrigoni Group, which backed it with significant new investments. The company is committed to renewable energy and makes extensive use of self-generated hydroelectric power. The production yield from the six continuous machines, one of which is dedicated entirely to producing bank notes and security papers, makes the company unique in the European paper industry and one of the leading players in its field worldwide.

That being said, we are extraordinarily proud to carry this brand and many of the beautiful lines that they manufacture and distribute. Andrew Cook will be more than happy to introduce passers-by to a new world of substrates and toned papers that are good from everything from dry media, mixed media to watercolor.




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 Art Alternatives

Presenter: Catherine Thoele

Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Art Alternatives is  a small creative group that designs and distributes art supply essentials at competitive pricing so that we can all afford to make art part of every day.  We carry a very wide range of their products and have found them to be the reliable stand-by in comparison to the name brands that we carry in our stores. Catherine Thoele will be working with a variety of Art Alternative products at her table. Stop by and experience the quality of these products and discover why this is the economy brand that we have been loyal to throughout the years.




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Presenter: Tom Colcord

Until the end of the 17th century, each artist had to make their own painting tools. The desire to continue the creative process with the least possible interruption made it essential for artists to also be excellent brush makers. The better the brush maker, the better the artist could evenly distribute colours.

During the 18th century, an ambitious crafts guild started to master the art of brush binding, relieving the artist of this burden. As this guild increased their expertise through experience and experimentation, the young trade was soon booming in the commercial town of Nuremberg. The city soon gained a worldwide reputation for brush making. Self-conscious brush-makers went to work in a frock coat and bowler hat until the beginning of the 19th century, to visibly reinforce their respected position.

The same pride in the work has been continued on throughout the years with DaVinci Brush. They remain one of the most requested brush brands in our store, and with good reason.




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Presenter: Ann Marie Torrez

Mr. Sketch scented markers were introduced by Sanford in 1965 and have since been popular with children and adults alike. The markers them selves have been through some changes in scent, color and variety in the sets that are offered, but all in all, they are the same fun and smelly product that many of us have grown up with and are so very fond of.  In more recent times, Mr. Sketch has introduced an array of products which includes scented twistable crayons, pencils and fine tipped pens that all share the same fun scents as their larger counterparts.  Stop by and get in on the fun at Sanford's table!


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Presenter: Gary Lange

Grumbacher Pre-Test Oil paints have been on of our mainstays as a professional, yet economical option.   The name "Pre-Test"  itself means that it has been tested by human hands before it ever reaches the retail shelf.  Each color swatch has been tested for masstone and mixability, and has been painted by hand in the USA.  It is further tested by our staff for characteristics such as lightfastness, drying properties, pigment dispersion and viscosity. Draw downs are compared and formulas are altered to ensure that our customers receive the best oil color at the best price. Truly a professional paint, the majority of our colors are single pigment, and have a lightfast rating of 1-excellent. Pre-tested Professional offers artists a modern palette with superior tinting strength.  


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Presenter: Craig Schottenstein

Paper pulp, that skillful blend of carefully selected fibers, is the quintessence of Arches papers and has been the guarantee of their quality for more than 500 years. The natural cotton fibers used for most of its production give Arches paper elegance and strength, with the subtleties of the grain giving the paper both touch and bulk. The traditional cylinder mould, an industrial papermaking process in use for more than a century, gave rise to the roll of paper. At the end of each production cycle, the cutting, plus the tactile and visual inspection of each sheet of Arches paper is entrusted to the hands and eyes of highly experienced women and men. Each production run is subjected to numerous technical controls, some of them very old and others more recent, which guarantee the undisputed quality of the papers that have given Arches its reputation. As a result, Arches continues to produce a paper with outstanding physical and chemical properties and an inimitable natural look and we continue to support this wonderful line of paper that is consistent in its quality and artist approval.


Faber Castell

Faber-Castell-Colored-Pencil-48-Watercolor-Non-Toxic-Lapis-De-Cor-Profissional-Prismacolor-For-Painting-DrawingPresenter: Doug Mooney & Don Colley

Date: June 23rd

Presentation Time: 9:30-10:30

Join Doug Mooney for this insightful demonstration that will focus on a variety of new product that we have introduced to our stores from Faber Castell. Doug will run you through the reasons that the different products stand apart from other competing products on the market and why we were so excited to introduce them to our shelves. From the Polychromos pencils, Pitt Artist Pens, Albrecht Durer water soluble pencils, Pitt pastel pencils to their 900 Monochrome line; all of these lovely products deserve a place in our store and we are excited to have you discover why!

To join us for the reserved seat demonstration, please click here to Read more




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Presenter: Scott Stevenson

Date: June 23rd

Presentation Time:  11:00-12:00

Available in an astounding range of more than 235 colors, Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolors are made by hand in Seattle, Washington. This superior-quality watercolor line includes historical hues, amazing earth colors, and some of the brightest and boldest quinacridones ever formulated. Scott Stevenson will be here to introduce and educate participants why Daniel Smith Watercolors have been and have remained on of our top-selling brands. With their unique color lines which includes colors made of true gemstones, interference colors, and duo-chrome colors, it is no wonder that they have remained a customer favorite!

To join us for the reserved seat demonstration, please click here to Read more




GamblinGamblin Oil Paints

Presenter: TBA

Date: June 23rd

Presentation Time: 12:30-1:30

At Gamblin, their mission is to lead oil painting into the future. This means crafting materials as they ought to be, not just as they have been. Their luscious colors and contemporary mediums are true to historic working properties, yet safer and more permanent. There is a reason that Gamblin oil paints have remained a customer favorite in our stores.

To join us for the reserved seat demonstration, please click here to Read more




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Presenter: Seth Golden

Date: June 23rd

Presentation Time: 2:00-3:00

Join Seth Golden, for this fun and insightful look into the vast world of Golden Acrylic Paints! He will be discussing the huge variety of paints, mediums, methods and applications to create beautiful, expressive and most of all colorful artwork! Seth will cover everything from the Heavy body paints to the high-flow and conversion kits to use the high flow pigments in a paint marker for added control! You will discover some of the "behind the scenes" information about how the Golden company was founded, how the colors have been developed as well as a wealth of information about the technical side of these paints. Seth will also be showing off the exciting new line of colors that were recently introduced throughout the different lines which include Bismuth Vanadate Yellow, Light Orange, Titan Mars Pale among others.

To join us for the reserved seat demonstration, please click here toRead more




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Presenter: Ron Stocke

Date: June 23rd

Presentation Time: 3:30-4:30

You’re inspired by the world around you — so are M. Graham paints. M. Graham watercolors are made with Northwest blackberry honey, recalling the practice of early artists who drew from nature for their materials as well as their subjects. This traditional base creates willing watercolors ready for your brush and yields even, fluid washes. Honey also allows for stronger, truer colors. With a complete range of pleasing pigments — from delicate tints to dark, concentrated colors — you’ll discover more color possibilities with M. Graham watercolors.

To join us for the reserved seat demonstration, please click here to Read more




Sennelier Pastelscamile

Presenter: Camille LaPointe Lyons

Date: June 24th

Presentation Time: 9:30-10:30

Camile will introduce you to Sennelier's pastel lines. The Sennelier pastels are a product that makes use of the components used in all Sennelier colors — top-quality pigments, an extremely pure synthetic binding medium, and mineral wax. The pigments are ground with an inert, non-siccative binding medium that does not oxidize and that has no effect upon either the film stability or the surface. We invite you to join one of our favorite local artists for this highly informative demonstration with Camile LaPointe Lyons. We hope to see you there!

To join us for the reserved seat demonstration, please click here to Read more




c_paint_sennelier-abstract-acrylicSennelier Abstract Acrylics

Presenter: Camille LaPointe Lyons

Date: June 24th

Presentation Time: 11:00-12:00

These highly pigmented, heavy body acrylics come in a unique pouch that can be used as a painting tool with the addition of one of the creative tips that attach directly to the pouches itself. This highly pigmented, heavy body paint is an economical way to get a lot of good quality paint and learn to loosen up as it is very easy to squeeze a good amount of paint onto your canvas, palette or palette knife. These are the perfect paints for people who love dimension in their paintings!

To join us for the reserved seat demonstration, please click here to Read more




Jacquard PINATA

Presenter: Alex Preston

Date: June 24th

Presentation Time: 12:30-1:30

Piñata Colors are highly saturated, fast-drying alcohol inks for any hard surface, including glass, metal, plastic, ceramic, stone, leather, polymer clay and more.Indelible and impervious to water once dry, Piñata Colors clean up with alcohol and re-wet themselves, allowing for unique effects and techniques not easily achieved with water-based systems. As a dye-based, highly transparent ink*, Piñata Colors are unparalleled for vibrancy, and only the most lightfast dyes have been selected for the palette. Acid-free with excellent adhesive properties, Piñata Colors have become the go-to inks for any non-porous surface.

To join us for the reserved seat demonstration, please click here to Read more




 Winsor & Newton OilsPrimary Oils

Presenter: Kristin Brown

Date: June 24th

Presentation Time: 2:00-3:00

Buttery and vibrant, Winsor & Newton Artist's Oil Colour boasts 115 colours, made from only the finest pigments. Each color is carefully formulated for stability, tinting strength and coverage. They are very versatile as oil paint should be and can be used  thickly with a palette knife with a brush, or thinned down to create  a very fine glaze. These paints are very consistent in their handling as well as feel. Kristin Brown from ColArt will be here to demonstrate just how lovely these paints are to work with. She will compare and contrast some of the oil lines to demonstrate how they stand apart from the competition. 

To join us for the reserved seat demonstration, please click here to Read more




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Presenter: Kristin Brown

Date: June 24th

Presentation Time: 3:30-4:30

Since developing the first waterbased artist acrylic products in 1955, Liquitex has always been concerned with the needs of the professional artist. All Liquitex products are formulated by a unique team of chemists and artists — chemists with a wide array of skills in resin technologies, and artists who help the company stay focused on the working properties. This combination allows Liquitex to create the most versatile ranges of intense, highly loaded, permanent colors possible. Liquitex is the only acrylic brand to offer three uniquely different ranges of professional color to suit the needs of the artist. Keeping that in mind,range-specific handling characteristics are established so that every Liquitex paint feels just right — never too sticky or slippery. Their low-odoracrylic resin base represents the latest in acrylic resin technology, offering increased open time and producing colors of great clarity with a minimum ofwet-to-dry value shift. The paint films are highly flexible, durable, non-yellowing, UV-resistant,water-resistant and pH-neutral when dry. All Liquitex Professional Colors can be intermixed with each other as well with as all Liquitex Mediums.

To join us for the reserved seat demonstration, please click here to Read more




DOMCHISpray Paint Walls

If you are heading over to the spray artists, don't forget to get in on the action at our spray walls! Jared Powell, DomChi an Bighepos will be working on their own pieces showing off what each of the paint lines can do! In addition to working on their own pieces, they will be talking to passers by about the paints and the fun qualities of ea ch line. You will be encouraged to get in on the action and try the paints yourself! You will be able to pick a variety of the sprays and paint markers to play with. You will see very quickly how fun it is to apply color without a brush which will give you the freedom of the sprays, as well as the control for finer work with the paint pens!


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Of course, as it is our 50th anniversary, we needed to do something new, fun and slightly over the top... so we've decided to put our spray artists to work on an Art Car! This will truly be a one of a kind ride that will live in infamy through photos as it will be sent away to the great artistic heaven after it's completion. Of course, passers by will be invited to get their hands dirty and add to the mechanical masterpiece


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This area is fun for both little kids and big kids! You will definitely run across three dimensional brain teasing puzzles, coloring outside of the lines, fun ways to make a creative and beautiful mess as well as a place where you can walk in as yourself and leave as someone... or something entirely different! You will love the interactive fun of this area in addition to all of the great products that our artists will be showing... and the best part... there isn't a height or age requirement to play!






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Our friends from the local Killer Baking Company, will be back with their sweet and delicious treats! If you haven't already, we can not recommend their brownies highly enough! Not a chocoholic? Don't worry! They also have butterscotch, carrot cake and pound cake alternative that are out of this world good! Stop by their booth for a sweet treat!




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This event is hot, and we do mean HOT! Please don't forget to hydrate. There will be a water station at this event and we encourage all participants to drink plenty of water to dodge the effects of the heat!

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This year, we are doing things a little bit differently with our raffle prizes. Though not all of the raffle prizes will be announced ahead of time, we will have a few that we want everyone to know about.

Given that it is our 50th Anniversary, we've decided to offer several opportunities to participate in our raffle. As always, we will have our "no purchase necessary" raffle, that we encourage you to participate in.

This year however, we will be offering a blue raffle ticket that will be available with proof of a $25.00 purchase and a golden ticket that will be available with proof of purchase for $100.00 or more.




Just coming by to enjoy the show? Don't forget to enter our no purchase necessary raffle!

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You will have a chance to win:

 Milan drawing  sets

 Strathmore Journals

Stillman & Birn Journals

Pentel Pen Sets Molotow Pen Sets Ampersand Panels Origami Paper from Yasutomo Strathmore Creative Cards    


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Purchases of $25.00- $99.99 will receive a blue ticket.

You will have a chance to win:

 Gamblin Oil Set

Arches Blocks

R&F Encaustic Set

Copic Marker Set

 

 




Ticket_GoldenPurchases of $100.00 or more will receive a Golden ticket.

You will have a chance to win:

Sennelier Oil Painting Set

Princeton Brush gift basket with $400 retail value in art supplies

Col-Art $500.00 Shopping Spree on Col-Art Products

     


Please visit us after your purchase with your receipt at the ticket table outside the front doors to fill your tickets out for the raffle. Tickets may only be filled out on June 23rd and 24th, during store hours to qualify for raffle prizes. Winners will be chosen in the following weeks after the event and will be notified by telephone.

 
 
Here at Rileystreet, we have always taken great pride in providing the best customer service for our communities’ creative needs. However, 2017 proved to be a year that fortified that mission.

With the events of early October that took so much from many of the people that we’ve gotten to know over the years, we saw our community come together in ways that made each of us proud to be a part of something much larger. Support has come in many forms; but what we have taken from this tragedy is that we are surrounded by amazing people who come together in the face of adversity and hardship. We are honored to have been a part of the healing process for some, and we sincerely commit ourselves to continuing to do our small part within our community.

In celebrating our 50th anniversary, we as the Rileystreet family want to take a moment to acknowledge that we wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for our loyal patrons and extended creative family.  We want to thank you all for the many years of inspired fun, and we look forward to adding a bit more color to Sonoma County and continuing to assist in the painting a place that we can all be proud to call home.