Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Art of the Carolinas 2013 - The Web site is READY!

WooHoo! Wow. It has been a crazy last couple of months for me. Gathering information from 36 instructors for 119 workshops - descriptions, supply lists and images, oh my! Oh, and then building the Web site too! But I must say, it looks pretty darn fabulous!
Ordering is now underway, so make sure you get in on your favorite instructors' offerings. Also, don't forget to make your hotel reservations. Just call the hotel: 919-872-2323 and let them know you are with Art of the Carolinas so you'll get our group rate.

Hi Everyone!
We are happy to announce the 13th Annual Art of the Carolinas! The show will be here in November, 2013. This year the dates are Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 8, 9 and 10, 2013. Friday and Saturday the trade show hours are 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and Sunday’s hours are 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The artist workshops begin on Thursday, November 7th and run through Sunday, November 10th. Once again the Hilton North Raleigh/Midtown will be “home” for four days of creativity! Be sure to make your hotel reservations as soon as possible, so you can ensure your accommodations for this artful event.
We have searched the world over to bring you the best art supplies at the best prices possible! Get ready for another invasion of trucks with skids and skids of all sorts of art supplies for your innovative endeavors! Jerry’s Artarama is proud to present this amazing show to you, our fabulous customers. It is because of you that we work so hard not only for this trade show, but throughout the year, offering great products, great service and great prices. This show is a wonderful opportunity to stock up for the year for yourself and also for your students.
Workshops! Wholesale Pricing! New Products! New Techniques! Free Product Demonstrations!
What more could an artist want?
Workshops: The workshops offered at Art of the Carolinas are presented by professional artists from all over the country. They show you tips and techniques and share the way they approach and complete a painting. All workshops are hands on, very informative and loads of fun! Lots of instructors and educators join us as students to learn something new to take back to their studios, classrooms and higher learning facilities. Preregister on our Web site:
Wholesale Pricing: Crazy rock bottom prices!
New Products: Our vendors bring in their new products to present for the first time, their best sellers, as well as any close-out items they may have. All are offered to you at the absolute best price possible. Bring your trucks, vans and U-Hauls and stock up!
New Techniques: We are constantly searching for the best of the best in instruction for your art making pleasure! Check out the outstanding selection of artists and workshops we have set up for you this year. You’ll definitely find something that will satisfy your artful cravings!
Free Product Demonstrations: Art of the Carolinas offers attendees a great opportunity to “try before you buy”. This is just our way of standing behind our products that we sell. We know once you use them, you’ll be totally satisfied! That is our guarantee. You will find demonstrations available in just about every booth – so please come by, ask questions, learn something new!
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. I will be happy to help you!
See you at the show!

Sharon L. DiGiulio
Director of Art of the Carolinas Operations

Monday, June 10, 2013

Hello June!

So nice to see you again. We, as usual, have been busy busy at DiGiulio Studios and just in general! So many projects and fun and work. I definitely took a moment and went out to Pope Farms in Knightdale to pick some luscious, juicy strawberries! Oh, they are SO GOOD! We ate a tub load, made some freezer jam - oh YUM! and just froze the rest.

Back to the studio - I have been doing these "loosening up" exercises in painting with my friends and just in general. It really is so much fun. Here is a peek at the latest ones I did...

I'll be working on a DVD using this process and also some other painting projects in the next couple of months with Burning Oak Studios. Exciting stuff! I'm just trying to get the time to get into the studio and just do that. You know how easily I get distracted! Speaking of which...I'm also experimenting with vinyl. Painting on it and sewing it. Just another project to keep me out of trouble.

We at DiGiulio Studios have started a new giveaway that you don't want to miss - Fabulous Final Friday Giveaways! The two of us thought this would be a great idea to give something back. We have been very fortunate to do what it is we love - CREATE ART! So, we figured this would be something fun to do... Each month we will offer something free to someone. All you have to do is post a comment on DiGiulio Studios Facebook page and that's it! At least one lucky winner will be chosen for a gift from DiGiulio Studios. This gift will be hand made or hand painted by either Joe or Sharon. You never know what it will be, but we'll post the selection along with the winner for each drawing. Once the recipient is chosen, we will contact you on Facebook and make arrangements for shipment or delivery. How simple is that? Tell your friends too.

This month, the lucky winner was Ophelia Staton. Here is the prize she won:
Thank you to everyone that participated. If you haven't done so already, "like" DiGiulio Studios on Facebook and you will get a notice on the upcoming final Fridays of each month. All you have to do is leave a comment and you're in the drawing!

Come and join the fun!

And speaking of fun...hope you are enjoying your wonderful days of June!

Here are some images of weekend fun time in the studio...


Take care.