Sunday, December 5, 2010

Viewer's Choice - Online Store

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...


Top 10

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.'


More Favorites

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


Gwen Buchanan said...

oh great Seth.. suppliers.. even better that they are recommended by fellow artists... Thanks!!!

Kimber said...

You're an!
Always love having more places to shop online, and as Gwen said even better then recommended by fellow artist!

MrCachet said...

One that I also recommend for those of us who have need of calligraphic supplies and book arts supplies(as well as a very fine selection of books) is John Neal Booksellers:

They for many years had a newsletter which I received by snail mail, and now have an eNewsletter that offers special discounts and seasonal offerings.

Kathryn Dyche said...

What a great list of online resources. I usually buy most of my supplies locally but I'm definitely going to be checking these out. Thanks.

Marit said...

Oh wow, this really is helpful! I will check them out! It's always nice to hear from other artists which store they recommend. Thanks!

(Oh, BTW, for stamps and stamping supplies, I recommend viva las vegas stamps!

Retro Cafe' Art Gallery said...

Oh, I'm doing a happy dance! I feel so honored to be included in this wonderful list!!! THANK YOU!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Did you hear that??? That is the sound of cash registers at all those sites you have listed, happily taking my money.
*Sigh...* ;D

Good post!


Parabolic Muse said...

What a great list!

Debrina said...

This is GREAT stuff, Seth! I'm going to list all these store links on my blog. Very handy.

Sharmon Davidson said...

When in doubt (or nay other time), shop! Thanks for all the new places to check out...

Debrina said...

PS. One of my favourite stores is European Papers:
Great ATC and collage supplies.