SOURCE: Collective Art Tank

May 09, 2013 14:34 ET

Day of Demos Returns to Third Annual Artist Outreach Program Presented by Winsor & Newton and Liquitex

Professional Artists From North America, Canada Converge in Asbury Park, NJ

ASBURY PARK, NJ--(Marketwired - May 09, 2013) - Professional artists from throughout North America and Canada will converge on Saturday, June 1 for the much-anticipated return of the Day of Demos event at the Third Annual Artist Outreach Program to be held in Asbury Park. Presented by Winsor & Newton and Liquitex, two industry leaders and innovators in fine art supplies, the Day of Demos will kick off at 9:00 a.m. in front of the Shoppes at the Arcade at 658 Cookman Avenue and welcome artists, community members and enthusiasts to a full day of complimentary product and technique demonstrations. Eight interactive, educational stations will line the street and be led by the professional artists of the Artist Outreach Program. Highlighting the day, attendees will be invited to use a variety of new Liquitex products to paint a Toyota Scion car.

"Whether just starting out or an experienced professional, artists of every skill level can benefit from learning more about new products and techniques. The Day of Demos aims to educate and inspire artists through its varied on-site demonstrations. From oil paints, to watercolors, acrylics, acrylic-paint markers and spray paints, the Day of Demos will spotlight mediums and how they interact with surfaces and materials," commented Jimmy Leslie, resident artist at Liquitex and director of The Artist Outreach Program.

Free and open to the public, the Day of Demos will encourage guests to rotate between its eight stations in half-hour intervals. Topics to be discussed at each station include: Experimenting with Liquitex Acrylic Mediums; Mixing Winsor & Newton Artists' Oil Bar and Tube Colors; Varnishing with Liquitex; Plein Air Painting with Winsor & Newton; Funky Color and Make Your Own Paint; Choosing the Right Liquitex Medium for Your Surface; How to Use Liquitex Water-based Professional Spray Paint and the newly released Professional Acrylic Paint Markers; Intermixability: Painting a Toyota Scion with Sprays, Markers and Tube Colors.

Sponsored by Winsor & Newton and Liquitex, the Third Annual Artist Outreach Program in Asbury Park is a two-day event that aims to inspire artists through education. On Friday, May 31, professional artists will convene at the Collective Art Tank in Asbury Park for Winsor & Newton and Liquitex's annual Artist Outreach Program conference. "Connections," a gallery exhibition that will, for the first time ever, feature the work of the professional artists in the Artist Outreach Program as a group, will celebrate its opening at The Gallery 13 following the Day of Demos.

The Day of Demos will happen from 9:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. on Saturday, June 1 on the street in front of the Shoppes at the Arcade on Cookman Avenue in Asbury Park. Pre-registration for the Day of Demos is encouraged. Attendees who pre-register will receive complimentary samples of Winsor & Newton and Liquitex art supplies. To register for the event, or to learn more about the Artist Outreach Program, please visit www.CollectiveArtTank.com.

About Liquitex

Liquitex created the first water-based acrylic paint in 1955. Since then, the company has partnered with artists to ensure its products continue to evolve -- resulting in a long history of acrylic innovation. Today, Liquitex offers the largest array of vibrant acrylic paints, mediums and tools to enable acrylic artists to continually explore art and new, unprecedented boundaries. With its innovative drive, creative passion and intense desire to share the joys of artistic expression through unparalleled education and community outreach programs, Liquitex is and will continue to be a strong partner to help artists explore art in decades to come. To learn more about Liquitex, visit www.Liquitex.com

About Winsor & Newton

Founded in 1832, Winsor & Newton is the world's leading brand of art materials and has developed an unrivalled reputation for quality, reliability and product innovation. Winsor & Newton has built its reputation on the quality and reliability of its products, combined with continual product development, improvement and innovation. However, while keeping true to the principles laid down by William Winsor and Henry Newton in the 1800's, Winsor & Newton actively embrace new ideas and technologies while searching the world for the best raw materials available. To learn more about Winsor & Newton, visit www.WinsorNewton.com.

About the Artist Outreach Program

The Artist Outreach Program is a program whose goal is to educate people on the proper use of art materials. It is comprised of working artists who are knowledgeable in both Winsor & Newton and Liquitex products. Located throughout the United States and Canada, the artists provide two hour demonstrations at colleges and universities on four top art material ranges: Winsor & Newton Artists' Oil Colour, Artists' Water Colour, Artists' Acrylic Colour, and Liquitex Artist Acrylic Paint and Mediums. All artists in the AOP are professional artists, most of whom hold an MFA in studio art. Each artist has been selected based upon a unique combination of skills with the materials and the ability to communicate effectively. The artists receive extensive training in the methods, mechanics and chemistry of the materials, as well as how to communicate essential principles in a dynamic and compelling way. For more information, please visit www.Liquitex.com/ArtistOutreach/ or www.Winsornewton.com/Artist-Outreach-Program.

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