Art Supply Company Sponsoring City Artist at International Show

The artist Jay Mack

The artist Jay Mack

Liquitex, an industry leader in art supplies, plans to sponsor Asbury Park-based aerosol artist Jay Mack at the International Art Materials Association’s conference Arts Materials World 2013 in Minneapolis on May 1 through May 3.

A three-day conference, Arts Materials World 2013, welcomes hundreds of retail buyers, manufacturers, importers, publishers and distributors from around the globe to network, forge new business opportunities and support the arts and art material business. Mack, an aerosol artist whose current work includes an outdoor mural on the side wall of Asbury Park’s popular retailer A&J Sneakers, will be on-site at the conference to paint a Toyota Scion car and demonstrate the ease of use and quality of Liquitex’s recently released Professional Paint Markers and Professional Spray Paint.

“As a professional artist, it is an incredible honor to be invited by Liquitex, one of the biggest international names in art supplies, to demonstrate its products at such an acclaimed conference. I am excited for the opportunity and hope I am able to inspire fellow artists with Liquitex’s spray paint markers and paints,” Mack said.

In addition to his work as a professional artist, Mack instructs classes at The Collective Art Tank in Asbury Park. Supported by Liquitex, Winsor & Newton and Conte a Paris, and in collaboration with gallery owner and artist John Viggiano of The Gallery 13, the community-driven Collective Art Tank offers technique-based demonstrations, workshops, classes and exhibition opportunities. (Class schedule here.)

The education-based Collective Art Tank collective aims to support artists in Asbury Park and surrounding areas with technique-based demos, workshops and classes, samples of art materials, and exhibition opportunities. The Collective Art Tank is also committed to community outreach by working with and supporting local arts groups in an effort to make Asbury Park and Monmouth County an art destination in the tri-state area.

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