Was honored to attend the NAMTA Art Materials Show in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, April 30 to May 2, 1014, as a working artist representative for Pebeo Paint company (www.Pebeo.com). It was exciting to meet the owner of the company from France; Pebeo is a 3rd generation family owned company - how often do you see that these days?
Home away from home in the Pebeo Paint booth at NAMTA.
Loved spending my days making art for the curious retail art supply buyers and had a blast getting to know the high quality people who run the North American division. I learned so much from the folks there and was bursting to share that knowledge with others!
After the NAMTA show, I traveled to the Allentown & Philadelphia, PA, Blick Art Supply stores to present Pebeo product demonstrations and gave away lots of great Pebeo prizes.
Some happy prize winners at the Allentown, PA, Blick Art Supply store.
Then, it was off to Minneapolis and Edina, MN, to demonstrate and give away more prizes of fun Pebeo Fantasy paints and accessories.
Minneapolis, MN, Utrecht / Blick Art Supply Pebeo product winners.
Attendees having fun creating their own masterpieces in Minneapolis.
With Blick Art Supply store demonstrator, Christine, in Edina, MN.
Fortunately I then had a few days back home in Florida to do laundry before jetting off to Boston and Cambridge, MA, for 3 more Pebeo demo's. It was delightful to spend the time in Boston with Pebeo VP, Yves, who is very familiar with the town and introduced me to his favorite restaurant in Chinatown...I didn't know Boston had a Chinatown!
Lucky winner Sarah with Pebeo Paint Co. VP, Yves, in Boston, MA.
It was a whirlwind tour, and my favorite part was meeting all the curious and talented artists who make my job so much FUN. A huge shout out to all the attendees; please post pictures of your Pebeo creations here on my blog or email me pictures at MultiMediaMaven@yahoo.com. Can't wait to see your Pebeo Paint Creations!
My next big Pebeo demonstration will be at Utrecht in Miami, FL, on May 31 from 3-5 pm during their 15 year celebration party. See you there for fun and more winners!
Happy Arting! :D Tristina