Jerry’s Artarama and Matisse Derivan Host Create Your Color Contest

National Fine Art Supplier and Top Acrylic Paint Maker Host Giveaway Trip for Two to Australia.

Raleigh, NC, February 28, 2014 --( Jerry’s Artarama, a national retailer of art supplies and materials headquartered in Raleigh, has announced a partnership with Australian acrylic paint maker, Matisse Derivan, to host a contest for applicants to create their own paint colors through Sunday, March 30. One grand prizewinner will be chosen to receive a trip for two to Australia. For more information on contest details, rules and terms and conditions visit keyword search: create your color.

All color swatches will be posted to Facebook to be voted on by the Jerry's Artarama fan community. Ten colors will be chosen based on Facebook votes and another ten will be chosen by an in-house jury. The top 20 finalists will be announced on April 20. Once announced, the 20 finalists will undergo an additional round of judging where top five finalists will be announced Wednesday, April 23. The top five finalists will have their paints created by Matisse Derivan to be sold exclusively on the Jerry’s Artarama website. The bestselling color after twelve months will win a grand prize trip for two to Australia.

“If you have ever wondered why paint companies don’t already make a color and you constantly find yourself mixing on your own palette, than this contest is right up your alley,” says Mike Marchetta, director of marketing for Jerry’s Artarama online division. “We are excited to get the online community involved and to see what new paint colors are created. This is a great opportunity for your work to be sold through a national retailor and win the trip of a lifetime to Australia!”

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- Voting begins April 4, 2014; top 20 finalists will be announced on April 20, 2014, top five finalists will be announced on April 23, 2014.

About Jerry’s Artarama:
Jerry’s Artarama is a national retailer of arts materials and supplies headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., with 15 physical locations throughout the United States and an online store. Jerry Goldstein opened the first Jerry’s Artarama in Long Island, N.Y., in 1968 with the goal of offering quality discount-priced products to 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 leading art manufacturers, as well as Jerry’s own exclusive product lines via the online retail store, art supply catalog and Jerry’s Artarama Superstores. In addition, Jerry’s Artarama serves as an artist resource by offering instructional workshops, new art supply demos and special art-related events, including the Art of the Carolinas Tradeshow, an annual event held in Raleigh. For more information, visit
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