ArtStamps Partners with Jerry’s Artarama to Sponsor a National Art Challenge

Artists are encouraged to create the “one change” they would like to make in the world.

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A percentage of proceeds from the artwork purchased from the challenge will be donated to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).

JDRF is honored to receive this support and partner with such a great cause! These children are creating the change in the world. Together, they will help us find a cure for T1D, and that’s one change that millions of people around the world would love!

Farmington, CT (PRWEB) October 09, 2012

ArtStamps, a leading fundraising company for non-profit organizations across America, today announced it has partnered with Jerry’s Artarama, a worldwide art supplier to promote the “One Change Art Challenge“ for artists who would like to make a difference in the world.

Participants are encouraged to sketch, color or paint One Change they would like to make in the world. Each image needs to include a One Change statement that should clearly be displayed on the top of the image. The image should then creatively communicate their One Change statement.

The challenge is open to all artists in grades K-12. There will be 1 winner per age group, for a total of 4 grand prize winners. On November 12, 2012 all participating images will be displayed (by age group) on the ArtStamps' website. The community will then vote for their favorite images. The top 4 images that receive the most votes (per age group) will proceed to the judges’ panel on December 12, 2012 for final voting. Prizes include: gift cards, art sets and supplies.

A percentage of proceeds from the artwork purchased from the challenge will be donated to the JDRF. JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Sarah Blackmon, Development Manger at JDRF, states,“ JDRF is honored to receive this support and partner with such a great cause! These children are creating the change in the world. Together, they will help us find a cure for T1D, and that’s one change that millions of people around the world would love!”

“We are proud to partner with Jerry’s Artarama and encourage children to express themselves and create the change they want to see in the world,” said JoAnn Ippolito, COO of ArtStamps. “It is also a great way to provide the finalists with quality art supplies from a company that has been empowering artists since 1968, as well as, provide donations to the important work of JDRF.

“We are thrilled to be teaming up with ArtStamps,” said Michael Marchetta, Director of Marketing Operations at Jerry’s Artarama. “ArtStamps is committed to art education and we knew it was a perfect fit to continually inspire artists’ creativity and talent. Supporting JDRF is near and dear to my heart, and I’m grateful for all that they do!”

To learn more about the One Change Art Challenge and/or ArtStamps’ fundraising products and programs, please go to https://www.ArtStamps.com/1Challenge or https://www.ArtStamps.com/programs.php.

For all things ART, including more information about the company and the many art supplies available online, please go to: http://www.JerrysArtarama.com.

About Jerry’s Artarama
Empowering artists for over 44 years. Jerry's Artarama prides itself on offering exceptional quality art supplies at everyday low prices. Providing artists with the best selection of paints, canvases, brushes, frames, papers, and art materials of all kinds is their passion and great service is their commitment.

About ArtStamps
Based in Farmington, Connecticut, ArtStamps is a privately held company that believes in supporting the inherent creativity of youth by allowing them to experience school fundraising in a unique and extraordinary way. Its patent-pending fundraising process lets students convert their original art into real U.S. postage, note cards and an array of other products. Photos, logos and other images can also be applied to over 500 products for fundraising or just for fun. More information about ArtStamps can be found at http://www.ArtStamps.com or by calling (877) 4 A STAMP

About the JDRF
JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. For over four decades, we have been renowned as a highly effective research organization with remarkable efficiency in directing donor dollars toward curing, treating and preventing T1D. Each year, JDRF’s unwavering commitment to funding the best in T1D research has earned it high marks from the scientific and business media, and from charity watchdogs.

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For ArtStamps
Kenya D’Agustino
(877) 4 A STAMP
kdagustino (at) artstamps (dot) com


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