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Jerry’s Artarama Announces 2014 Art Scholarship

RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 5, 2014 – Jerry’s Artarama, a national retailer of art supplies and materials headquartered in Raleigh, announces its financial assistance of one graduate student, undergraduate student or high school senior with the 2014 Jerry’s Artarama Art Scholarship. Valued at $5,000, the student may use the scholarship towards tuition and other academic fees. The award recipient will also receive a $500 eGift card to Jerry’s Artarama’s online store, a $250 package of art supplies to donate to their school’s art department and a $250 package of art supplies for their nominating teacher.

Funded by Jerry’s Artarama and premiere brands such as Prismacolor, Winsor & Newton, Grafix, Golden, LUKAS, Ampersand, Strathmore and Jack Richeson & Co., students may personally apply for the scholarship or have their art teacher nominate them.

Scholarship applicants and nominees must be a graduate or undergraduate student of the design/visual arts disciplines, such as painting, drawing, sketching or illustration (excluding fashion design, interior design, film, music or the performing arts.) Applicants must also plan to enter a career in the creative professions. The applicant must be matriculated (or planning to matriculate) at a qualifying college, university or art institution in the United States for the fall 2014/spring 2015 academic year and intend to maintain full-time status for the entire year. Entries are limited to one per person and must be received in completion by October 31, 2014.

Visit http://jerrysartarama.com to enter the contest and view a full listing of scholarship rules and details.

“Through this scholarship, Jerry’s Artarama and our sponsors hope to provide financial support for an aspiring artist advancing their art education,” said Mike Marchetta, director of marketing for Jerry’s Artarama online division. “We are passionate about art and believe in artists. Because many young artists often face difficult financial challenges as they work to become established in their careers, we are excited to help these talented individuals through this scholarship opportunity.”

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 http://jerrysartarama.com.

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