Art E Studio's first "Student Art Show" was a great success. All month long people came into the studio to view and vote on 25 paintings. Many of them had a hard time deciding who to vote for. Yesterday I worked on tallying all the ballots and came up with our three winners. Jenny Zhu took first place with 25 votes. Annie Fang got second place with 24 votes and Carissa Leiber took third with 19 votes. I'll have pictures of the winners  next week.

Now that July is over and the show behind us, we are now working on Christmas or Winter themed paintings for Christmas Preview. I know it seams to early to start thinking about Christmas Preview but these months are flying by. The Kids start school Aug 10th and they will all be busy with settling into new routines that may take them away from their art classes here at Art E Studio. Giving them a head start will help take some of the pressure off, i hope. We will be doing another Student Art Show for Christmas Preview and again you will be able to vote for your favorite painting.

That's all the news for now.

I'm very excited and greatly honored by this news!

Dear Darice,


Thank you for entering our Matisse Summer Painting Contest.  I am pleased to inform you that your artwork submission “Golden Tropical Sunset” has won an honorable mention!  You will be awarded a $50 Jerry’s Artarama gift card which will be in the mail in the next two weeks.


Congratulations on your success and have a great day!


Kind Regards,


Dara Goldstein

Division of Jerry's Artarama Inc.

I started a monthly raffle beginning this month for my art students. Every time a student comes to class they get to put their name in a basket. The winner can chose one of my three small paintings I have chosen to give away. Each month I will pick three different paintings so there will always be something new to chose from. The students have been helping me by telling me which paintings are their favorites.

I will be drawing the name of one lucky student tonight and post the winner here in my blog and on facebook.

Each month the non-winning raffle tickets will then go into a big jar. At the end of the year I will draw a name out of that jar for one of my fine art oil paintings.