Saturday, December 18, 2010

Holiday limited store hours

If you are planning to visit us, please note;

We are closing at 3:00 p.m. on Friday December 24th (Christmas Eve Day)
and closed on Christmas Day
closing at 3:00 p.m. on Friday December 31st
and closed on New Year's Day,

...and closed on January 3rd for our Inventory.

The rest of the time we will be operating on Normal Business hours:
Monday - Friday 9-6
Saturday 10-5

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Gift Show

We are ready for the Holidays, with lots of paint, paper, canvas, local art, brushes,

and various art supplies!
We hope to help you spread creativity and joy this Holiday Season!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Closed Tuesday December 7th due to Blizzard

Hi folks, it's official: we'll be closed today due to weather
(compounded by illness and lack of power for some of us too, just in case you were feeling jealous...)

Don't forget that you can shop our online e-partner store any time, just follow the link on our homepage!

We look forward to seeing you Wednesday, once we've all shoveled ourselves out.

Artists' Mediums Inc.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

NEW Soy Crayon Rocks

An innovative coloring tool designed to help teach the proper gripping technique, these rock-shaped crayons are ideal for small hands. They are naturally colored with mineral pigments and are made with natural waxes including kosher soy wax. The creamy, smooth colors are great for blending and shading. This 9-color set includes black, brown, green, blue, purple, red, orange, pink and yellow crayons.Free of chemical dyes and other additives. Recommended for ages 3 and up.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

T-shirts in many colors!

We just got in a new batch of Artists' Mediums t-shirts..

(Printed by a local wonderful screenprinting shop called:
we have a limited number of colors and sizes- come and see!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

10 YEARS at Artists' Mediums Inc.!

Many THANKS to our talented and wonderful picture framer; Kristin.

She has worked with all of us here at Artists' Mediums Inc. for 10 YEARS!

We celebrated, and went out to dinner, she really is an amazing lady!
(and if you haven't been to Hen of the Woods in Waterbury: it is truely fine local food.)

I am so blessed, lucky and honored to get the opportunity to work with such a wonderful crew of talented artists! -Chelsea-mngr

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Fresh from Colorado!

Chelsea has just returned from a trip to CO which included a visit with Terry Ludwig of Terry Ludwig Pastels (and yes, we'll have these in the shop soon!) When she's settled back in, we'll have some pictures from her tour of the factory. Until then, here's a bit of background:

"Frustrated with the lack of color options available and few choices for very soft pastels, Terry Ludwig began experimenting with formulas for making his own pastels in 1995.

His goal: create a vast array of color in pastels that were uniformly soft across all densities of hue.

His result: over 500 intense colors, some of which are unavailable elsewhere, in a unique square pastel.

Crafting each pastel with a broad range of pigments by hand with minimal natural binders renders highly concentrated, velvety pastels. The square shape delivers thick, broad strokes and thin, precise lines where necessary."

Look for these in our pastel aisle soon...

Watercolor on the Go!

Join us Saturday October 23rd, 2010

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

for a basic watercolor demonstration with Karen Casper.

Karen's presentation will feature helpful tools and approaches that will surely inspire you to better integrate watercolors into your daily life. Increase your capacity to capture those inspirations while on the go.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Choices in Sculpting Demo--Saturday October 16th

You have plans to create something three dimensional but you just don't know what to use? With so many different materials to choose from, it can be a little overwhelming to choose what's right for your needs.
Come in this Saturday for a basic overview of the sculpting and casting materials available at Artists' Mediums.

Choices in Sculpting
Free Demo:
Saturday October 16th,
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

What should you use?
Does your project need an armature? How strong does it need to be? Will it survive outdoors?

Chelsea Lindner will let you get the feel of many sculpting products to give you some ideas about how to reproduce your three dimensional art, or do other casting projects.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

24HCD half-way point has been passed!

Here's some work by Henry that says it all...
I'm probably not going to finish mine, but I'm on page 17! Still hoping to ink all of them too...
But here's the link our most recent post on the international blog!


Vermont 24 Hour Comic Event in full swing

We're here at: Artists' Mediums Inc. In Williston Vermont USA.

Artists' Mediums Inc.

The artists have begun,

Everyone has coffe, snacks and Chocolate!
With a flurry of paper and pens they begin drawing.
Many Thanks already to our sponsors:
Sweet Clover Market
Rocky's N.Y Pizza
Phoenix Books

The 24 Hour Comic Event

The 24 Hour Comic Event is about to start here at Artists' Mediums Inc. in Williston Vermont!

If you're in the nieghborhood anytime between 9 a.m. this morning, and 9:00 a.m. Sunday morning, stop by and show support for your local comic artists, or at least watch them draw.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The Acrylic Demo withGolden Artist Kate Smith was Great!

We had a full house of 31 people attending...

Kate was her wonderful self,

explaining all the fantastic

Golden Acrylic Products

and thier

many uses!



Saturday October 2nd, 9:00 a.m. through Sunday OCTOBER 3rd - 9:00 a.m.Join an international cartoon drawing event! The Challenge: to draw 24 pages of Comics in 24 hours! Please pre-register if you are interested in participating, or stop by and visit the artists anytime during this 24 hour long event!

If you like the POSTER art, and want to support the Williston Community Food Shelf, we're raffling off the original hand-painted poster at $3 per ticket.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Luminous Layers With Acrylic Workshop

There is still time to sign up!

Luminous Layers With Acrylic

Date: Saturday October 9th 2010
Time: 10.30am -4pm (30min lunch-break at noon)
(802) 879-1236 to sign up
Acrylic is a wonderful medium for creating multiple layers of intriguing depth. In this Hands-On Workshop, discover the array of GOLDEN gels and mediums that can be used to create seductive textured and translucent surfaces. Build your surfaces from thick to thin, with washes, glazes and scraffito. This workshop is designed to create ideas, not finished paintings...expect to play and return to your studio with a new lust for materials and plenty of juicy ideas to take your painting to new heights. All Golden materials are provided for use in class. All levels are welcome.

Please bring: Something to carry several small wet paintings home in the car (a large cardboard lid with sides can work well), paper towels or rags. Wear worry-free clothes!
No additional supplies required, just bring your creativity, an open mind, and a plan for a quick working lunch.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Play with paint

A great opportunity to learn about Golden Acrylic's wide variety of offerings is coming up in two weeks here at the shop. We are only able to do this once a year, so be sure to mark it on your calendar!

When: Saturday September 25th, 11am-1pm
Where: Artists' Mediums
Who: Kate Smith, working artist for Golden Acrylics.
What is it? It's the Golden Artist Color's Lecture/Demo

It's free, and it's fun. Wet and dry paints and mediums will be passed around (so you can really get a feel for the product) and the first 20 or so sign-ups* go home with free product samples, info packet, and hand-painted color charts.
Call to reserve a spot today!
(802) 879-1236
You can sign up for Kate's October 9th workshop at the same time, click the link for more info (there is a fee for the workshop.)

*you do have to actually attend the lecture to get the goods.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Saturday, Sept. 18th, 11:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.
Rick Evans will introduce you to the basics of creating and producing story-based sequential art for the web or print.

Saturday, September 4, 2010



Friday, September 17th
3:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m.
$30.00 fee per person.
Minimum 4, Maximum 10
Pre-payment required by September 10th.
(this photo is from a 2005 demo)

Gwendolyn Evans (an artist, spiritual facilitator, and motivational speaker who happens to be blind.) will help you explore your senses creatively. This will be an interactive class designed to get you out of that logical brain and away from the judgments of the ordinary sense of sight. Be prepared to be blindfolded and have fun!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Final Tag Sale of the SUMMER!

We at Artists Mediums are cleaning out our home studios, as well as the store, for this
Final Tag Sale of the SUMMER!
From Monday August 30th to Friday September 3rd.
(our usual hours of 9-6)
You will find garage sale prices on: big art books, many craft and interior design books, gently used art supplies, LOTS of picture frames, miniature modelling kits, beaded ornament kits, an old wooden mat cutter, Klutz children's kits, Smooth on casting kits, Polymer clays, VHS camera, a great quality 35 mm camera set with lenses, filters and flash, a deluxe unused papermaking kit, and much more!
There will be a lot of FREE stuff, sewing & quilting fabrics, silk flowers, sewing patterns, and even luggage to help transport your art!Lots of art will be at discounted prices, from original art, to prints, even papermache bowls.
There will also be sale prices on select merchandise throughout the store, and some items will drop in price everyday of the tag sale-- until they are sold!

Saturday, August 14, 2010



Saturday August 21st, 11:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.
Sharon Diner will demonstrate the exciting variety of techniques she uses to make her beautiful and unique polymer clay jewelry.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

24 Hour Comics Day is around the corner...

Rick Evans came up with this fantastic design for our 2010 event. We are hoping to raffle off the hand painted version off during 24HCD, to support the local food shelf here in Williston VT.
Looking forward to October with excitement and a bit of trepidation (this year, I'm finally going to sit and draw, not just help with organizing.)
Artists' Mediums Inc.
Williston, VT

Friday, July 16, 2010


Summer is a slow time for us here at Artists' Mediums Inc.

If you are thinking of any large art projects for late summer or for the coming Fall, now is a great time to stop by to get advice from one of our many talented artist/employees here at the store, before we get busy again with Back to School. We have many new products as well as some scrumptious Handmade Papers:
I also wanted to point out that the Portraits and people show is coming down at the end of the Month, actually pick-ups have already begun, so get ready to bring in your art for the "REFLECTIONS" show at the end of the month.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

"Raptor Renditions; Draw a Live Bird of Prey" CLASS

Thank you to Outreach for Earth Stewardship, Sean and Amanda, our customers, and the beautiful Barred Owls who graced our store today for the "Raptor Renditions; Draw a Live Bird of Prey" CLASS (Saturday June 26th) We had a full house with the maximum of 15participants.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Going, going...

But not gone quite yet!

The Tag sale ends today at 5 p.m.

Winsor & Newton soft pastels only $2 each!
Davinci Watercolors at 40% off (and take an extra dollar off of each today only)
Up to 40 % off on select portfolios
Powdered tempera, buy two get one free!
Clearance deals on small picture frames
14x17 sketch pads for only $10

And so very much more... we pulled out all sorts of good things for this one.
Thanks for shopping local!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Portrait in progress-- Contemporary Portrait demo by Kate Longmaid May 15, 2010

Kate Longmaid gave a wonderful demonstration of her portrait painting technique on May 15th.
In case you missed it, here are a few photos from the event.

We just got word that Kate has finished the portrait and
we will post that image as soon as we have it.

Finished self-portrait visible at left, new portrait of our volunteer model visible on right.

Also visible on the walls are some of the pieces in our People & Portraiture show.
Be sure to check that out before the end of July.

Full house!

Thanks again, Kate!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Artists Mediums TAG SALE

Spring cleaning time!
We're digging out all sorts of merchandise, artwork, gently used frames and more from our own closets as well as from the depths of the shop.

Two days ONLY!

Friday June 18th from 9-6
Saturday June 19th from 10-5

Print your COUPONS and bring those too*

All sorts of cool things, including:

Clearanced items
Select mark-downs on great product (oops, we ordered too much)
Gently used picture frames
Irregular stretched canvas at less-than-wholesale prices
Dozens of new small pre-made picture frames
Artwork or prints by the staff (block-prints, drawings, and more)

*Yes, we are allowing the use of our COUPONS on the clearance items!

Friday, May 28, 2010


Artists' Mediums Inc. will be CLOSED during Open studio on May 29th, 30th and 31st, 2010.
Please Support your local artists and craftspeople by touring the show!
Open Studio Weekend is a statewide event, held during Memorial Day weekend, when artists and craftspeople open their studios up to the public.

(I am quoting another artist, but it's the perfect sentiment;)

"It is good to all be working together for a common goal. I hope each of you will be rewarded with strengthened friendships, positive reinforcement of your worth as artists and sales"
We will have maps in front of our door or

more information is available through the Vermont Crafts Council.

Thursday, April 29, 2010


Winsor Newton is discontinuing thier line of Soft Pastels.

I am asking all my Pastel customers which Pastel line I should carry.
So far, I hear NUMEROUS answers!
I am waiting until there is a general consensus, (so let me know what you think!) but in the meantime, I thought I'd mention that the

Winsor Newton Pastels are at a 25% discount off of the list price right now,
until they are gone.

ALSO if you haven't heard about the Pan Pastels, I do have some of them in the store,
there are some really wonderful instructional videos on line that you might enjoy.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Not your Grandmother's Canvas

Ok, well, we probably have that too ..

But the old days of canvas in sizes of only 8x10, 11x14, and 16x20 are gone!

We have a huge selection, like for example:
10x10, 10x20, 12x24, 18x36,
Even really large ones:
20x60, 30x40, 36x36, 36x60, & 60x72
There's even a product called watercolor canvas!
...and if we don't have it in stock, we might even be able to get it!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Friday, March 19, 2010

Artists Mediums Art shows Rules and forms

ALL Art is accepted on a first come first serve basis, and should be something that hasn't shown at Artists Mediums previously.
Our shows will usually be displayed for three months and will be centered on a theme.
We can sell your art through the store, and will now be taking a 20% commission.
Money is paid to the artists at the end of the show when artwork is picked up.
We REQUIRE (like most show locations) that you fill out and sign a Waiver of Liability, and Show TAGS for ALL of the artwork that you would like to show. Completed forms must accompany delivered artwork. Click here to print out these forms:
Waiver of Liability
Show Tags
Drop off's and pick ups need to be made during store hours, within one week of the begining/end of each show. PLEASE understand we are primarily a retail art store, allow for extra time during drop offs and pick ups, as we cannot always accomodate a large influx of art as quickly as a professional gallery.
(Please note that we do not have storage space to store artwork outside of the show dates. Artwork left 30 days past the end date of the show will be charged a $5.00 storage fee. Artwork left over 60 days past the show end date will be donated to a local charity.)

Due to our retail environment, the artwork must be “PG,” ready to hang on the wall safely, and there are some space limitations.
(NO WIRELESS frames.)
If you have very large artwork, we can accomodate a couple pieces per show, so call to see if space is available.

(Per Person: 3 Designs, 3-5 of each max)
These must all be labelled with price, artist and descritpion as well.

3-D ART:
There is some space available in our glass cabinets for 3-D artwork, but that space is limited, by size and availability, feel free to call and ask if the space is full yet.

Your artwork doesn't have to be for sale, and if you do not wish to sell it, just mark it as "NFS".
(EXCEPT DURING OUR HOLIDAY GIFT SHOW, which is a show of unique items for the gift giving season, all art must be for sale during that show only.)
Bring in your art during our normal business hours, and we will try to fit it into the show!
Open to all ages, all styles and all ability levels! We look forward to hearing from you! Contact us at (802) 879-1236 or (800) 255-1290.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Abstract Approach to Watercolors

Saturday April 3rd 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (FREE, no registration needed)

Patrick Kennedy will show his techniques for the introduction of the abstract element into watercolor.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Ukrainian Egg Decorating Demo

Saturday March 13th 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
(FREE, no registration needed)

Theresa Somerset -
Traditional Ukrainian Egg Decorating
Theresa will show and explain the fascinating process of wax application and dyes that make this art form so unique and beautiful.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Tax FREE Day

Vermont's Sales Tax
Independence Day 2010
The State of Vermont has once again declared a sales tax holiday on March 6, 2010 to give Vermont’s economy a boost and Vermonters a much-needed summer bonus. So be ready to create, get all your art supplies, Saturday March 6th, and don't pay a penny in tax.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

February 2010 Demonstrations

Our store demos are free and open to the public. Seating is limited and first-come, first serve. While the store is still open for business, we will do our best to limit distractions and noise wherever possible. Please help by turning off cell phones and pagers during the artist's presentation.

Saturday February 20th 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
(FREE, no registration needed)
Chelsea Lindner - Color Mixing in Traditional Oils
It's a very slow process to mix over 100 colors, and try to keep them from becoming muddy or chalky, but Chelsea will show an overview.

Saturday February 27th 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
(FREE, no registration needed)
Kristin Richland - Acrylic Under painting techniques
Kristin will demonstrate her various under painting processes, which are part of the foundation to the lovely, silky, acrylic paintings that are her trademark.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Snow sculpting

January thaw offers the rare opportunity to create something of interest in your nieghborhood to keep the winter blues away.

This is in progress, because I would still like to color it, (which I do with a spray bottle and food coloring!) but here is my latest project. (I hope you can tell that it's a cat about to pounce)

Show us what you've made!
Chelsea Lindner, manager, Artists Mediums Inc.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Call for Artists!

Bring us your art at the begining of February 2010 for the :

February, March and April in Vermont are traditionally so cold, we were looking for something to warm us up. At first we thought we'd ask you to bring in only art made with WARM tones: like red, yellow and orange. Realizing that many artists work in black and white, and not wanting to show too much color predjudice, we thought, how about an animal show?
Well, in the end, we decided to leave it open to either option, and this show is going to be warm and fuzzy... it can be either, or both .... surprise always do!

Not only did we finally decide what this next show will be but in a rare attempt to stay ahead, so you can actually paint for the shows, we have already decided that the summer show:
May June and July 2010- will be a PORTRAIT show. So start thinking about who's going to be on your canvas!
For rules and further information about showing here at the store, click here.