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Master Teacher Art Exhibition at Golden Artist Colors

January 10, 2017

Golden Artist Colors partners with DCMO BOCES to host its first Master Teacher Art Exhibition. The Opening Reception, which will be held on Saturday, February 11, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in The Loft Gallery at the GOLDEN facility will feature the artwork of 11 local art teachers who participated in the recent Master Teacher Program. The event, held at 188 Bell Road in New Berlin, is free and open to the public.

In the Fall of 2016, Golden Artist Colors partnered with DCMO BOCES to offer a professional painting instruction course for art teachers within the Delaware, Chenango, Madison, and Otsego BOCES District. The 8-week professional development program began in August 2016 and concluded late October 2016. It was focused on helping participants explore a range of painting media and techniques to reinforce or establish their own voice.  

The Master Teacher Program took place at the GOLDEN facility and was facilitated by professional artist Carrie Mae Smith.  Smith was most recently a Visiting Assistant Professor at Indiana University.  To learn more about her and her work, visit her website at

Mark Golden, CEO and Founder of GOLDEN shared, “Our first Master Teacher Program was a great success, so we’re thrilled to celebrate with an art opening for these incredible local art teachers. None of this would have been possible without the guidance and support of DCMO BOCES, so we’re incredibly grateful for all they’ve done for this Program as well!”

​To learn more about Golden Artist Colors, visit Details about DCMO BOCES can be found at

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Jodi O'Dell at 607-847-6154.

Golden Artist Colors' Staff Volunteers at Colorscape Chenango 2016

September 12, 2016

GOLDEN staff enjoys a weekend of arts with the local community!

On September 10-11, GOLDEN employee owners volunteered their time to spend the weekend with Chenango County residents as they got the chance to be creative and use GOLDEN paints to create a special art project! Creativity could be seen everywhere as individuals explored a variety of art materials with their neighbors and friends.

This year, Colorscape Chenango Arts Festival celebrated its 22nd year, drawing an estimated 12,000 people from throughout the Northeast to experience the arts! Activities included painting, music, poetry slams, a student art exhibit, artist demonstrations and a variety of other creative opportunities throughout the parks. Admission and all activities are always entirely FREE of charge, thanks to many generous community sponsors and members.

A great time was had by all!

Kikuo Saito 'Color and Drawing' Exhibition Sept. 24 at Sam & Adele Golden Gallery

September 01, 2016

'Color and Drawing' is an exhibition of paintings by the late artist Kikuo Saito, opening at the Sam and Adele Golden Gallery - the SAGG - at Golden Artist Colors, Inc., 188 Bell Road, New Berlin, NY.  The show will be on view from September 24, 2016 through March 24, 2017.  An opening reception will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 24th.  The public is invited to attend.

Kikuo Saito was known both as an abstract painter with a remarkable sense of color and as the creator of evocative theater/dance pieces.  He was born and grew up in Tokyo, Japan.  In 1966, at age 27, he emigrated to the United States and took up residence in New York City.   

Saito had more than 60 one-person exhibitions since his first in 1976 at the Deitcher-O'Reilly Gallery in New York City.  He had participated in well over 100 groups shows.  In 2005, Saito became a painting instructor at the Art Students League on 57th Street in New York.

The works in 'Color and Drawing' were made between 1979 and 2012.  These large acrylic paintings combine elements of painted calligraphic shapes that were 'stained' directly into the raw unprimed canvas and are juxtaposed against atmospheric fields of color.  Saito approached these works directly and expressively, and all at once, foregoing any overpainting.  The paintings in 'Color and Drawing' give witness to the challenge that Saito undertook to create an independent body of work.

A full color catalog of the paintings in 'Color and Drawing' will be available.  To learn more about Kikuo Saito and his artwork, visit his website at To view the Sam and Adele Golden Gallery (SAGG) online, visit

The SAGG is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

For more information about Golden Artist Colors, go to 

Three Educators Nationally Selected for 2016 Scholastic Art & Writing Award GOLDEN Artist Residency

August 04, 2016

The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers and Golden Artist Colors

Host One-of-a-Kind Artist Residency in New York with a Focus on Painting Technology


Three art educators were selected for the second annual GOLDEN Educators Residency – a two-week art residency created by nonprofit Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, in partnership with Golden Artist Colors. This residency honors educators with students who received recognition in the 2016 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the country's longest-running and most prestigious scholarship program for creative teens in grades 7–12. Isaac AlaridPease of Media Arts Collaborative Charter School in Albuquerque, NM, Jessica Clark of Lumberton Senior High School in Lumberton, NC, and Bryan Wilson from Northwest School of the Arts in Charlotte, NC, are this year’s 2016 Artist Residency honorees. For more information about the GOLDEN Educators Residency, visit

From July 20 to August 2, 2016, these three artists-in-residence lived in private apartments at the Sam & Adele Golden Foundation Artist Residence in New Berlin, New York, and received the unparalleled opportunity to enhance their own artistic skills through access to large studio spaces and a vast array of unique painting materials and technologies from Golden Artist Colors, which is located just a few hundred yards from the Residency Barn.

“My time here was invaluable. The opportunity to connect with the GOLDEN company, family and products gave me a new way to approach my painting practice, as well as more efficient ways to use paint. This Residency was a ‘game changer’ for me. I was treated primarily as an artist and, at the same time, respected for my experience as a teacher,” said Bryan Wilson.

“This has been an amazing and life-changing experience for me that will definitely impact my artistic practice and role as an art educator,” said Jessica Clark.

“This entire experience has been nurturing and transformative for me both as an artist and as an educator. I’m thrilled and thankful for these two weeks as a GOLDEN Educator in Residence,” said Isaac AlaridPease.

“Our renewed partnership with Golden Artist Colors and the expansion of the GOLDEN Educators Residency is an unprecedented opportunity to celebrate and support art educators as they pursue their own artistic visions,” said Virginia McEnerney, Executive Director of the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. “We know that this residency will renew their creative spirits and inspire them when they return to their classrooms in the fall.”

While in residence, the three educators focused on developing their own artistic practices while exploring Golden Artist Colors’ wide range of custom and experimental acrylic, oil and watercolor products available for professional artists working with paint. On-site GOLDEN Materials and Application Specialists challenged them to use innovative materials, open new channels for creative expression, and expand the way they think about the painting process. Residents attended daily exploratory workshops and gained 24/7 access to open studio space and 140 acres of pastoral meadows within the premises. Also included in the residency were two weeks of room, board, studio, and travel costs, plus each 2016 Scholastic Art & Writing Award educator received a one-year membership with the National Art Education Association, supplies of GOLDEN’s high-quality art materials, and a $1,000 gift certificate for additional GOLDEN paints and supplies.

Mark Golden, CEO of Golden Artist Colors said, “It has been so exciting to share the resources here with these exceptional artists. It is clear that their talent as artists adds immensely to the value they bring to the classroom. Their willingness and delight in exploring everything here will hopefully be an aid to their own work in the future and I am confident this will extend to their students as well.”

Educators working in paint with at least one student who received recognition in the 2016 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards were invited to apply to the Golden Educators Residency. From this pool of thoughtful and inspiring submissions, three teachers were selected as GOLDEN Educators Residents through a competitive juried process based on the quality of their personal submitted artwork. Deadlines for educators’ students to apply to the 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards vary by region throughout the winter months, with National Medalists announced in March 2017. To learn more about the Awards, visit the Scholastic Media Room online at

Golden Artist Colors Hires Sales Director for Paintworks® Division

July 18, 2016

Golden Artist Colors is proud to announce and welcome Brent Barnard as its new Paintworks® Sales Director.  In his role, Barnard will manage and grow existing relationships with private label, OEM and toll manufacturing customers, as well as develop lasting business relationships in new markets.  His strategic thinking and problem-solving skillset will help foster the division’s sales and marketing strategy.

GOLDEN Paintworks is the commercial paint and coatings division of Golden Artist Colors.  Paintworks offers an innovative range of product and marketing support solutions that include custom formulation, manufacturing, packaging, and private-labeling of high quality waterborne specialty coatings and materials. Paintworks also markets the Proceed®Professional Decorative Painting System.

As Paintworks Sales Director, he will be instrumental in collaborating with and supporting the CFO in development of the Paintworks strategy and communicating this direction with the corporate Management team as well as staff.  Barnard will be responsible for execution of this strategy, driving sustainable increased revenue and profitability for the Paintworks Division.

“Brent has a proven record of facilitating long term business relationships with both customers and industry leaders,” said GOLDEN CFO, Jim Henderson.  “His strong winning attitude and personality are assets that will complement and enhance Paintworks’ ability to meet the needs of our customers as we continue to provide quality, innovative products to the marketplace.”

Prior to joining GOLDEN, Barnard gained experience at several leading paint and coating businesses throughout the U.S.  His background includes Regional Manager at Mini Fibers, Inc., Central Region Sales Manager and Midwest Territory Manager at GE Sealants & Adhesives, and National Paint Sales Manager and Paint Channel Product Manager while at Red Devil, Inc.  Barnard’s most recent role as Technical Sales Representative at Lintech International allowed him to succeed in establishing a presence in a new territory with multiple competitors in order to develop a customer base, resulting in notable new business sales.  With over 20 years’ experience in the field, he is a proven leader specializing in commitment to excellence for creating successful sales and marketing programs, penetrating markets and accomplishing corporate growth initiatives. 

Barnard holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Eastern Illinois University. He currently resides with his family in Lake Saint Louis, MO, where his office will be based.

European Artists Colours Association Launches New Website

July 08, 2016

The European Artists Colours Association (EuACA), of which Golden Artist Colors is a member, is pleased to announce the launch of its brand new website! The new site is availalbe and can be accessed here:

The goal with the site is to provide visitors an easy way to learn about the Artists' Colours Sector Group of CEPE and to give an insight into the valuable collaborative work undertaken by this unique fraternity of Artists' paints, inks and colours manufacturers.

For questions about the website or organization, please contact Véronique De Clercq, Communication & Web Manager at

Williamsburg Handmade Oil Colors Seeking Lecturers

May 31, 2016

Williamsburg Lecturer Program

Deadline: June 30, 2016

Attention Oil Painters and Teachers - US ONLY: Williamsburg Handmade Oils has an opening for two Williamsburg Lecturers.

Qualifications: We are looking for oil painters who love Williamsburg Handmade Oil paints. Your lifestyle needs to be flexible and mobile since this is not a full or part-time position. This opportunity suits artists needing time to paint and devote time to their career. Other qualifications include: an entrepreneurial spirit, self-motivation, a lively personality, love learning technical oil information, patience, love teaching, enjoy helping people and be comfortable in front of a crowd. Familiarity with the three primary painting mediums: acrylic, oil and watercolor would be a plus. B.F.A. required, M.F.A. preferred.

Job Requirements: Williamsburg Lecturers present lectures to universities, retail stores, and art organizations. The lectures are designed to educate students and artists on the properties of oil paints as a material and provide an introduction to the unique range of Williamsburg colors and mediums. As an Independent Contractor this position will require a commitment of 15-20 of these events per year. Some travel will be required. There is also an opportunity to teach workshops with our products.

Go to and click on the 'Seeking Williamsburg Lecturers' tile on the homepage for more information and to apply for a position.

Golden Artist Colors Hosts Upstate Regional Art Residency Forum

May 23, 2016

On May 20, 2016 Golden Artist Colors hosted its first Upstate Regional Art Residency Forum.  Sixteen representatives from 11 regional upstate New York art residency programs attended the session in an effort to collaborate with one another, share best practices and learn how best to resolve mutual challenges that confront the organizations and their programs. Forum participants also plan to visit one another’s sites in the future, helping to generate new ideas as some programs are still being developed and more clearly defined.

Mark Golden, CEO of Golden Artist Colors and Alliance of Artists Communities Board Member, organized the initiative in an effort to bring support to local art residency programs.  “Our community is rich with art residency programs and tremendous leadership,” said Golden. “However, we can’t experience our greatest success by working in isolation.  Bringing everyone together makes us exponentially stronger.  I’m hopeful that what we’re doing will become a potential model for other Residency clusters throughout the U.S.”

Flannery Patton, the Director of Member Services at The Alliance of Artists Communities joined the forum to help facilitate the regional meeting.  The Alliance is an association of artist residencies around the world which advocates and supports these residencies that provide individual artists the time and space to explore, to take risks and create new works.  Patton shared, “We are thrilled that the Upstate New York area has an incredible wealth of these residency resources to allow for this exciting exchange of creative ideas and insights regarding how to support one another’s efforts.”

Art Residency organizations represented at the forum included:

Sam & Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts (SAGF), New Berlin Aunt Karen’s Farm, Mt. Vision Saltonstall Arts Colony, Ithaca Sculpture Space, Utica The Horned Dorset Colony, Leonardsville Range Studio, Clermont Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, Cazenovia Residency 108, Clermont Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, Woodstock Writers & Books / The Gell Center of the Finger Lakes, Rochester The Post Contemporary, Troy

The agenda included tours of Golden Artist Colors and the Sam & Adele Golden Foundation Residence.  Discussions focused on the group sharing insights on topics of developing strategic plans and tools to integrate the organizations into their communities. A tour of the Horned Dorset Colony Residence was in the afternoon followed by dinner at the Horned Dorset Restaurant.

For more information about this initiative, contact Alliance of Artists Communities at  To learn about Golden Artist Colors, visit Details about the Sam & Adele Foundation Residence program can be found at

GOLDEN Introduces New QoR® 24 Watercolor Set

March 24, 2016

The new QoR® 24 Set from GOLDEN allows artists to experience a wide range of colors in one convenient set. Packaged in a versatile palette tin, this collection is comprised of a full spectrum of vivid colors, making it appealing to any watercolorist, whether they are a student, teacher or professional who wants to experiment with a modern watercolor.

QoR’s exclusive Aquazol® binder offers a strength, range and versatility unmatched in the history of watercolor. It is clearer and cleaner, bringing out the brilliance and luminosity of pigments even after they’ve dried, while retaining all the best qualities of traditional watercolors.  QoR provides the subtlety, transparency and flow of a great watercolor, with colors that have as much vibrancy and fire as the best acrylic or oil paint.

The twenty-four 5 ml tubes included in the set are Cadmium Yellow Primrose, Nickel Azo Yellow, Quinacridone Gold, Diarylide Yellow, Transparent Pyrrole Orange, Cadmium Red Medium, Permanent Scarlet, Permanent Alizarin Crimson, Quinacridone Magenta, Dioxazine Purple, Ultramarine Blue, Cerulean Blue Chromium, Phthalo Blue (GS), Cobalt Teal, Viridian Green, Sap Green, Green Gold, Raw Sienna (Natural), Burnt Sienna (Natural), Raw Umber (Natural), Van Dyke Brown, Paynes Gray, Neutral Tint and Titanium White.

Within the QoR product line, artists can choose from 83 high-intensity colors, including three Iridescent colors. The concept of QoR Watercolors does not end with colors. Like every product that comes from GOLDEN, the idea of equipping artists to realize their creative vision inspires every product. Three QoR Mediums help extend and enhance the creative range and control of watercolors while three QoR Grounds bring a new wave of expression to watercolors. 

Watercolor Ground quickly transforms nearly any surface into an absorbent bright white painting surface similar to hot press papers, while Cold Press Ground and Light Dimensional Ground transform surfaces with texture ranging from toothy cold press style surfaces to lustrous modeled surfaces that artists design.

The QoR 24 Sets will begin shipping to your local art supply retailer at the end of March, so be on the lookout for them soon!  Learn more about QoR Watercolor by visiting  Within the site are several short videos detailing QoR Grounds and various applications using these materials, so be sure to take a look at those as well!

GOLDEN Marketing Team Experiences Growth

March 15, 2016


Golden Artist Colors announces the recent hire of Brent DeLanoy to its Marketing team.  DeLanoy joins the Marketing team as Brand Community Coordinator for all three Golden Artist Colors brands: GOLDEN Acrylics, Williamsburg Handmade Oils and QoR® Watercolor. He will also support the Paintworks Division of the company.

In his role as Brand Community Coordinator, Brent is responsible for activities and communications in the public space, particularly social media venues, development of customer electronic communications (e-mail and messaging), and analysis of these activities.

Dana Rice, Marketing Director of Golden Artist Colors, shared, “As a company, we are putting more emphasis on connecting with various artist communities through social media, so we’re excited to welcome Brent to the Marketing team.  Social media is an area where we can be a catalyst in bridging creative communities, increase our Brand awareness across the globe, and act as a resource for artists. Filling this new Marketing role was essential in continuing our engagement and dialog with artists no matter where they are located.”

Prior to joining GOLDEN, Brent earned his MFA in Creative Writing from New Mexico State University and taught English and Creative Writing at SUNY Oneonta and Hartwick College. After finishing a contract as Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Hartwick, Brent worked as a freelance writer and photographer.

DeLanoy currently resides in Oneonta, N.Y., with his wife and children.

Golden Artist Colors and Alliance for Young Artists & Writers Support Arts Educators

March 15, 2016

Golden Artist Colors and the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, the organization that administers the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, are celebrating the impact of art educators across the country through a joint initiative. Support from GOLDEN in this partnership is three-fold. In addition to a financial contribution to the organization, GOLDEN is offering art educators whose students have received a 2016 Scholastic Award, a chance to participate in the Golden Residency Program. Lastly, GOLDEN will be providing materials support to a number of educators through a gift certificate donation.  GOLDEN and the Alliance sincerely value the roles that educators play in the success of the next generation of artists and this effort is a strong reaffirmation of that belief.

GOLDEN Educators Residency:

Golden Artist Colors and the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, with support from the Sam & Adele Golden Foundation, have partnered to offer an unprecedented opportunity for art educators whose student(s) received recognition in the 2016 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Three educators will be invited to participate in a 14-day artist residency in upstate New York.

Educators will be chosen in conjunction with the Alliance and the National Art Education Association (NAEA). As Golden Artist Residents, these educators will have an unparalleled opportunity to work with unique materials that open new channels for expression and the creative process. New technologies which challenge the way we think about paint are also available for residents to explore. GOLDEN experts will provide technical assistance throughout the residency.

GOLDEN Materials Support:

For the third year in a row, through the generosity of GOLDEN, art educators with National Scholastic Award-winning art students will receive materials support for their own practice. This year, gift certificates provided by Golden Artist Colors in $1,000 denominations will go to 12 art teachers. Recipients will be chosen in conjunction with the Alliance and include the three 2016 Golden Educator Residents.  Art educators across the country play a crucial role in the Scholastic


Art & Writing Awards; they encourage and engage students, inspire their creativity, and help them submit their work. This donation is a gift for those that continue to motivate young artists every day and will provide these educators with support to continue painting for themselves.

For information about the Sam & Adele Golden Foundation, go to To learn about the Golden Educators Residency, visit  For the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, take a look at


About Golden Artist Colors, Inc.

Golden Artist Colors, Inc. is a manufacturer of artist quality materials including colors and mediums for painting in acrylics, oils and most recently, watercolor. With two locations, a 100,000-square-foot facility in rural Columbus, N.Y., and a 45,000-square-foot commercial warehouse and distribution center in Norwich, N.Y., the company’s 155 employees are committed to producing materials that encourage exploration of form and concept, while assuring archival integrity. The GOLDEN brand of acrylics is known for quality and archival integrity as well as being the most innovative and extensive system available. The company also owns Williamsburg Handmade Oil Colors, which is known for its quality and extensive palette of colors including genuine Italian and French earth colors. QoR®, a new, thoroughly modern watercolor is made with an exclusive Aquazol binder, providing more pigment in every brushstroke, as well as color strength, range and versatility unmatched in the history of watercolors. Furthermore, the Custom Lab at GOLDEN serves artists and organizations by formulating materials to fit their needs and purposes. Not only committed to its customers and local community, GOLDEN is dedicated to its employee owners as well. In April 2010, GOLDEN employees became the majority owners of the company and in 2008, the company became a 100% Tobacco Free Campus for staff and visitors. To learn more about GOLDEN, call 1-800-959-6543 or visit, or


About the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers and the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to identify students with exceptional artistic and literary talent and present their remarkable work to the world through the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Through the Awards, which were founded in 1923, students receive opportunities for recognition, exhibition, publication, and scholarships. Students in grades 7 through 12 across America submitted more than 300,000 original works to the Awards this year, spanning 29 different categories of visual art and writing. Beyond the Awards, the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers produces a number of programs to support creative students and their educators, including the Art.Write.Now.Tour, the National Student Poets Program, the Scholastic Awards Summer Series, the Alliance Summer Arts Program, the Golden Educators Residency, and much more. Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, John Baldessari, Stephen King, and Lena Dunham are just a few of the renowned artists and writers whose creative promise as teenagers earned them Scholastic Awards. Find out more at

Artists Receive FREE QoR® Cobalt Blue, Expanding their Palette and Encouraging Experimentation

March 15, 2016

GOLDEN is giving watercolor artists an opportunity to expand their color palette with its unique Spring 2016 Free Color Promotion highlighting QoR Watercolors. With the purchase of 3 tubes of QoR, artists will receive an 11 ml tube of QoR Cobalt Blue FREE!  This is a great opportunity to give QoR Watercolor a try if they’ve never experimented with them before! 

The free tube of QoR Cobalt Blue (Series 4) will be packaged with a flyer and a QoR Sample card, which they can share with a friend.  This package represents a great value and not only brings artists savings, but it allows them to try new color combinations, inspiring exploration and expansion of their ideas! 

QoR Watercolor retains the best qualities of traditional watercolors while expanding the range and versatility of each color. QoR's exclusive binder provides more pigment in every brushstroke, offering a strength, range and versatility unmatched in the history of watercolors.

The unique QoR formulation accentuates the luminosity and brilliance of pigments even after drying. It provides the subtlety, transparency and flow of a great watercolor, with colors that have as much vibrancy as the best acrylic or oil paint. QoR offers several unique qualities:

·         Vibrant, intense colors that stay brilliant even after they dry

·         Exceptionally smooth transitions, flow and liveliness on paper

·         Excellent resolubility in water and glazing qualities

·         Vivid depth of color with each brushstroke

·         Greater resistance to cracking and flaking

·         More density of color than traditional watercolors

·         Exclusive Aquazol® binder used in conservation

All QoR retailers are invited to participate in the program at no cost to them, so artists will have plenty of access to the materials during the promotion, which begins March 14.

Artists can learn more about QoR Watercolor by viewing some short, informative videos at  

Look for more information about the GOLDEN Spring 2016 Free QoR Color Promotion at your local art supply retailer beginning early March.  To learn more about QoR Watercolor, go to  For technical product information, feel free to contact the Materials & Applications team by calling 607-847-6154 or by emailing

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