World of Art Showcase Adds ArtistsNetwork as Sponsor of Raleigh Event Running Nov. 1-3

ArtistsNetwork Donates $5,000 to Help Support the Inaugural World of Art Showcase.

Raleigh, NC, November 02, 2013 --( The World of Art Showcase (WOAS), an international art show dedicated to exhibiting talented artists and creating a community where artists have direct access to their market, has announced that ArtistsNetwork has donated $5,000 to sponsor the event, which will be held Friday, Nov. 1 through Sunday, Nov. 3 at the Raleigh Convention Center, located at 500 S. Salisbury St. The inaugural showcase will feature more than 1,000 pieces of artwork from more than 80 artists around the world.

Targeting art hobbyists and enthusiasts, ArtistsNetwork has the primary goal of bringing ideas, instruction and inspiration to artist of all skill levels. Its various publications include The Artist’s Magazine, Watercolor Artist, Pastel Journal, Drawing and North Light Books. ArtistsNetwork has partnered with the main sponsor of the WOAS, Jerry’s Artarama, over the years to help educate artists on various techniques and materials. The company has chosen to extend the partnership to include the WOAS to further support artists as they network with one another and display their work to potential clients and buyers. This is the only art showcase ArtistsNetwork sponsors because of the impact the WOAS has in the art community,

For more information on the 2013 WOAS event, visit:

“We appreciate the generosity of ArtistsNetwork, and we look forward to including the organization in the showcase,” said Samantha Velkoff, director of the World of Art Showcase. “ArtistsNetwork strives to provide artists with relevant opportunities, and the WOAS is a great opportunity for those artists to demonstrate their work to collectors and art buyers.”

“We are happy to help sponsor the World of Art Showcase,” said Jamie Markle, ArtistsNetwork publisher. “This is a great opportunity to help artists connect with one another and join the conversation about art as a profession.”

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About World of Art Showcase:
The World of Art Showcase (WOAS), sponsored by Jerry’s Artarama, is an international art show dedicated to exhibiting talented artists and creating a community where artists have direct access to their market. The inception of WOAS arose from a desire to redefine the role art plays in our society – to get back to the grassroots of what art stands for and to revolutionize the way the art market functions. Aligning its vision with that of the Raleigh Arts Commission in transforming the City of Oaks into the Creative Capital of the South, WOAS will host its inaugural event at the Raleigh Convention Center the first weekend in November. Audience members will have an opportunity to attend receptions, artist lectures, panel discussions, live art demonstrations and more. For more information on the World of Art Showcase, please visit or call (919) 232-6551. To purchase tickets, please visit

About Jerry’s Artarama:
Jerry’s Artarama was founded in 1968 when Jerry Goldstein opened his own art supplies and materials store in Long Island, N.Y., introducing discount pricing to budding and 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 top art manufacturers, as well as Jerry’s own exclusive product lines via an online retail store, art supply catalog, and Jerry’s Artarama Superstores. In addition, Jerry’s Artarama serves as an artist resource by providing instructional workshops; new art supply demos; and special art-related events, including the Art of the Carolinas Tradeshow, an annual event held in Raleigh, N.C., Jerry’s Artarama’s corporate headquarters. For additional information, please visit
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