Welcome to the fourth edition of The Pulse -- The State of the Art -- a survey in words and pictures of the online artist community. Nearly 150 artists have answered a list of questions which make up The Pulse. Their responses will be presented as a series of online and print projects. Links to the first three projects (Secret Sunday, The Book Guild, and StudioScapes) can be found on the sidebar of my blog.
Viewer's Choice is the fourth installment. All artists participating in The Pulse were asked to name their favorite from a number of categories. Today's top favorites: online store. Drum roll please...
Dick Blick - The first choice of the most surveyed artists. By far. 'Has a huge selection of art supplies at discounted prices, fast service and a person who will pick up the phone and help you solve your problem, should one arise. A great paper catalog too.'
Cheap Joes - Art stuff
Volcano Arts - 'A wide selection of materials for different mediums makes this one of my favorite online stores.'
Silver Crow Creations - 'They have the coolest stuff, their prices are very reasonable and their service is awesome.'
Art Supply Warehouse - 'Here I can usually find the best prices and a good selection of all the art materials I use.'
Daniel Smith - 'For watercolors and art supplies."
Paper Studio - 'Carries beautiful artist papers and a wide selection of bookmaking/binding products as well as a lot of other great multi media and journaling supplies.'
Ebay - Speaks for itself.
Jerry's Artarama - 'Nice selection of pastels and accessories.'
Dharma Trading Co. - 'I use Dharma for most of my marbling supplies.'
Retro Cafe Art - 'Kristin has some fabulous treasures and all reasonably priced, which means that I can buy quite a few things even though I'm in the UK. She is also really friendly and helpful.'
Art Goods Shop - Roben-Marie's online art emporium.
Mister Art! - 'Because of the super-low VIP prices.'
Opus - Great newsletter, community events board, as well as really good sales and prices on art supplies.'
Art Discount - Why pay more? - UK store.
Stampington & Company - 'They have an incredible list of online resources.'
Paper Arts - 'Has a broad variety of papers and you can order samples too.'
Paper Whimsy - Collage images and more.
Curry's - Canadian online art store.
Tomorrow: top websites