ArtfulGathering.com and JerrysArtarama.com Announce Winners of the 2012 Official Blog Hop

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ArtfulGathering.com announced the winners of their official blog hop event on Monday, May 7th 2012. To celebrate the opening of this year's online video art retreat, Artful Gathering 2012, Cristina Zinnia Galliher hosted a unique blog hop for bloggers across the miles of the web. Sponsored by Jerry’s Artarama, one grand prize winner and two runners up were selected at random to receive e-gift card prizes.

ArtfulGathering.com and JerrysArtarama.com team up to promote online video art classes
our online attendees have the opportunity to save on the expenses of travel, hotel, and vacation time. We have 30 new online video workshops created by professional artists and filmed inside their own art studio.

ArtfulGathering.com announced the winners of their official blog hop event on Monday, May 7th 2012.

To celebrate the opening of this year's 2nd Annual Artful Gathering online video art retreat, Cristina Zinnia Galliher hosted a unique blog hop for bloggers across miles of the web. Sponsored by Jerry’s Artarama, one of the web's largest resource for low priced fine art supplies, one grand prize winner and two runners up were selected at random to receive e-gift card prizes. In order to be eligible to win, participants were asked to visit a new blog posting each week and collect a string of words that would later form an artful phrase. New words were posted on artists blogs across the web each week with the final destination at JerrysArtarama.com.

While learning about the professional artists that are going to be teaching at the 2012 Artful Gathering, blog hoppers also had the opportunity to see and read blogs they have never
visited before. Art venues such as mixed media, drawing, painting, jewelry, fabric art, sculpture, assemblage and collage, offered new explorations for blog hoppers interested in learning more about the 2012 Artful Gathering instructors and the art workshops being offered June - August of this year.

Expanding on the use of the web for online art classes, the 2nd Annual Artful Gathering Online Art Retreat works to bring together professional artists and students while embracing a diverse and celebrated community of people who wish to learn, share and create art but who may not have the time or the opportunity to attend a live retreat. "Our online attendees have the opportunity to save on the expenses of travel, hotel, and vacation time. We have 30 new online video workshops created by professional artists and filmed inside their own art studio. Attendees can visit with their instructors in their online classrooms 24/7 while viewing video presentations that take the viewer right over the shoulder of their instructor. They can tune in on their own time schedules and interact with their instructors for the full duration of the six week workshop." says Cristina Galliher of ArtfulGathering.com

About The 2nd Annual Artful Gathering Online Art Retreat

This year Artful Gathering is offering two different 6 week sessions of online video workshops:
*Session One: June 6 – July 17
*Session Two: July 15 – August 25

Each workshop consists of comprehensive learning where steps, demonstrations, and explanations are done by your instructor, and you will be able to watch as though you were standing right over their shoulders as they share their knowledge, techniques, and information.

Professional Artists who are known nationally and internationally.

Classes that are produced by working artists, filmed in their own art studio, and filled with rich explanations, clear instruction, and lots of creative fun and participation!

Included are sponsors, door prizes and raffles.

For a full listing of instructors: http://artfulgatheringfest.ning.com/page/2012-instructors

“Working with Artful Gathering has been wonderful and worked perfectly into our goals of expanding our online support of artists and we are thankful to be sponsoring this amazing event online. Communicating with the many artists involved has provided JerrysArtarama.com a direct outlet to help and support the artists and art community” says Michael Marchetta, Director of Marketing Operations at Jerry’s Artarama

The three lucky winners of JerrysArtarama.com e-gift cards will have the opportunity to shop online at JerrysArtarama.com from over 70,000 art supplies and materials.

More information and details about the 2012 Artful Gathering Blog Hop and the 2nd Annual Artful Gathering Online Art Retreat can be found at:
http://theartfulgathering.blogspot.com/

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