Archive for May 27, 2009

Rex Art 14th Anniversary Celebration – Fredrix Dixie Style 123 12oz Primed Cotton Canvas Rolls

Save an Additional 14% off our Fredrix Dixie Style Canvas - Size 72" x 6 yd Roll

Save an Additional 14% off our Fredrix Dixie Style Canvas - Size 72" x 6 yd

Here is another ridiculous special to celebrate our 14th Anniversary on-line, and 59 years serving you. This special is for our best selling Fredrix Dixie acrylic primed, heavy duty 12oz, cotton canvas roll in our most popular size of 72″ x 6yds. Normally we have a fantastic discount of 50% off, but to celebrate our 14th anniversary you can save an additional $20.65 by adding this coupon to your cart. That amounts to 57% off the list price! Remember this coupon will only work for the 72 x 6 yard size, will only be available for a limited time, and while supplies last! Enjoy the savings! Keep watching our blog for more fantastic 14th anniversary Rex Art savings!

Save an Additional 14% off our Fredrix Dixie Style Canvas - Size 72"  x 6 yd Roll

Save an Additional 14% off our Fredrix Dixie Style Canvas - Size 72" x 6 yd Roll

Use this coupon to save an additional 14% off our Fredrix Dixie Style Canvas – Size 72″ x 6 yd Roll

Rex Art 14th Anniversary Celebration – Daler Rowney Watercolor Case Set

Save an additional 14% on this Daler-Rowney Suitcase Watercolor Pencil Set

Save an additional 14% on this Daler-Rowney Suitcase Watercolor Pencil Set


Take advantage of this great Rex Art 14th Anniversary special for the Daler Rowney Watercolor Pencil Suitcase set. This set was a great holiday item that we offered last year. It has 16 artist quality Daler Rowney Watercolor Pencils all housed in a really nice faux-leather and white stitched pencil case. This set is really a great value considering we have sold pencil cases like this one separately for as much as the the set. We already have this set at a great price of $29.99, but when you apply the 14th anniversary coupon you will save an additional 14%. This particular 14th anniversary coupon will run until supplies are exhausted, but do not wait too long because they have already sold well as of the time of this post!
Save an additional 14% on this Daler-Rowney Suitcase Watercolor Pencil Set

Save an additional 14% on this Daler-Rowney Suitcase Watercolor Pencil Set

New CASE Envy Pro Series Ice Nine Portfolios

Wow! These are really cool. CASE Envy has added to their Pro Series Ice Nine Portfolio selection. Pro Series portfolios stand out with a silver metal spine. Available already in translucent clear and green, they now come in frosted black and phenolic encased linen.

CASE Envy Pro Series Frosted Black Ice Nine Portfolio

CASE Envy Pro Series Frosted Black Ice Nine Portfolio

CASE Envy Pro Series Linen Phenolic Ice Nine

CASE Envy Pro Series Linen Phenolic Ice Nine Portfolio

The frosted black adds a sophisticated option for a bold, clean presentation. The new linen phenolic portfolio combines a linen fabric base with a hardened phenolic resin. Known for its high impact strength and excellent wear characteristics, this new Ice Nine is designed to last. As always, the Ice Nine portfolio’s screwpost binding makes removing and adding pages easy. Plus, the trademarked hinge is unbelievably rugged for such a beautiful design.

These two new books are sure to add style to any project!

Also, we’ve made up new Rex Art exclusive portfolio kits with these two books for a complete presentation. Choose from Linen Phenolic Ice Nine/Black Arsenal or Frosted Black Ice Nice/Frosted Clear Arsenal. They’re both sure to make an impression.

Rex Art 14th Anniversary Celebration – Best Classic Dulce Promotion!

Right now until the end of May you can save an additional 14% off our best selling Best Classic Dulce easel. This has been our best selling easel over the last 10 years, and offers the professional and novice painter the perfect mix of value, quality and functionality. I can honestly say we have never had one person order this easel and was disappointed. We have several customers that have had one for over 15 years, and they still work as well as they day they bought it. All the the Best Easels from Jack Richeson come with a lifetime factory warranty, and no other manufacturer stands behind their easels like Richeson does.

Get a Best Classic Dulce for only $214.99!

Get a Best Classic Dulce for only $214.99!

Our regular price for the Best Classic Dulce is $249.99, which is already over 47% off, but during our anniversary special you can save an additional 14% off if you apply this coupon. Your final price will be $214.99, which is less than the price we charged for it in 2005, and a savings of over 55%! But hurry and act now, because this promotion is only good while supplies last, and until the end of May! At this price I do not think it will last very long!

14th Anniversary Special – Additional 14% Off The Best Classic Dulce

Rex Art Anniversary Celebration – 14 Years On-Line!

Rex Art Celebrates 14 Years On-Line!

Rex Art Celebrates 14 Years On-Line!

This month Rex Art is celebrating 14 years of being the original on-line art supplier, and 59 years of being in business serving all our wonderful customers. It is hard to believe, but four generations of Morrises have had the pleasure of operating Rex Art and helping our customers through generations of their families. I will be posting several ridiculous and wacky specials for the remainder of May as our way of thanking you for supporting Rex for so many years. Serving you is why we are here, why we are successful, and everyday we never forget those facts.

Now, just so you know, many of these specials will only be available for a very limited time. I will put in the post how long the special will go for so you have time to plan. However, these specials will only last as long as the coupon lasts or while supplies last. Due to the nature and value of these promotions we cannot make any exceptions! So act quickly and check the blog often so you see the new specials posts as they are listed.

To kick things off, I have arranged an amazing special on one of our most popular Prat Start Presentation Cases – the Start 3 presentation case.

The Prat Start 3 Presentation Case

The Prat Start 3 Presentation Case

From now until our stock is depleted we will offer the 17″ x 14″ Prat Start 3 presentation case at 50% off the list price @ $53.77, and if you place your order before the end of May you can receive an additional 14% off as by adding this coupon to your cart. Thus, your final price for this would be only $46.24 or 57% off list! There is no limit to the number of times you can order, or number of pieces you order. However, the extra 14% off is only good through the end of May and while supplies last! Thank you again for supporting the Rex Art Family and enjoy our anniversary savings!

14th Anniversary Special – Additional 14% Off Prat Start 3 Presentation Case

Rex Art @ NAMTA 2009

Katrina and I just returned back from this year’s National Art Materials Trade Show, which was held in Louisville, KY. The NAMTA show is the biggest show in the industry and all the major companies are there to show off their wares exclusively to businesses in the art materials trade. This show is always a great to attend because we get to meet with all our favorite suppliers face to face, and get to see all the new and not so new fabulous products that they produce up close and personal.

We had never been to Louisville before, and we really enjoyed the city. We stayed at a very cool hotel downtown called the 21c Museum Hotel. The hotel is surrounded by art everywhere you go. When we heard about it we had to stay there! There was art in each room, in the hallways, by the elevators, and they also had a full museum downstairs which featured several artists. It was really a fabulous place to stay, and I highly recommend it if you ever are in Louisville. A hotel like the 21c would be much more expensive if it were located in a city like New York, San Francisco, or Miami. Here are a couple of shots of the hotel, and also their cool interactive feature by the elevator.

21c Gallery Space

21c Gallery Space

21c Gallery Space

21c Gallery Space

21c Gallery Space

21c Gallery Space

21c Gallery Space

21c Gallery Space

Pan Bronze in the Proof on Main Bar @ the 21c

Pan Bronze in the Proof on Main Bar @ the 21c

21c Elevator Interactive Art

21c Elevator Interactive Art

21c Hotel Room

21c Hotel Room

Of course, the main reason we attend NAMTA each year are the art supplies. At Rex Art we always like to make sure we are offering some of the latest and greatest materials in our industry to you, our customers. This year’s show offered some great exciting new products that you will be seeing shortly on our digital shelves, but in the meantime here is a little preview of some things to come…

Daler Rowney Simply Products

Daler Rowney Simply Products

Langton Watercolor Spiral Book

Langton Watercolor Spiral Book

F&W is Back in Big Bottles!

F&W is Back in Big Bottles!

A Holiday Preview - Georgian Wood Box Sets!

A Holiday Preview - Georgian Wood Box Sets!

Caran d'Ache Limited Edition Set

Caran d'Ache Limited Edition Set

Caran d'Ache Hat Set

Caran d'Ache Hat Set

New Cretacolor Set!

New Cretacolor Set!

New Sennelier Professional Acrylic Paints!

New Sennelier Professional Acrylic Paints!

New Faber Castell Watercolor Set

New Faber Castell Watercolor Set

Holiday Preview - Grumbacher Paint Sets

Holiday Preview - Grumbacher Paint Sets

Shiva Professional Oils from Richeson get a facelift!

Shiva Professional Oils from Richeson get a facelift!

Cool Bookmaking Kits!

Cool Bookmaking Kits!

Jason and Brooke show off the new Case Envy Book!

Jason and Brooke show off the new Case Envy Book!

Kat models with the cool Louisville horses!

Kat models with the cool Louisville horses! Bye for now!

Rex Art featured on ArtId blog!

artid Artist Community

artid Artist Community

ArtId is an innovative site that provides a community for artists and art lovers. Each member artist receives a gallery, a blog, a biography and contact applications – all for free! Premium members receive even more services, such as a Paypal capability and listings in ArtId’s Ebay store. Art lovers receive access to hundreds of high quality, original artwork not found elsewhere.

Rex Art was recently featured in ArtId’s featured blog:

Here at ArtId we have made a commitment to accept advertising, from eco friendly art suppliers, only. Companies that are making a difference in their everyday business practices deserve our support. When members log in there is a link to Rex Art Supplies one of our environmentally responsible partners. So what is Rex Art all about?

Katrina Morris, Director of Internet Marketing, states, “Here at Rex Art we do our best to be green. Our offices and warehouse are painted with low VOC paint, we use non-toxic cleaning products and we recycle shipping boxes and packing material. We’ve installed efficient lighting fixtures throughout our facility and programmed our thermostats so that we use less energy. We even made sure our desks were certified to have less of an impact on the environment throughout their lifecycle.”

April 1950 gave birth to a new small business, in Coral Gables FL, Rex Artist Supplies. In 1995 Rex Art was the first on-line provider of art supplies. Family owned and operated for four generations, Rex Art understands the importance of customer service and personal attention; this, combined with high quality art supplies, and a commitment to using less energy, makes Rex Art a leader in the industry. It has been very difficult for us to find art supply companies that are also earth friendly in their business model, or produce a truly nontoxic product. Art materials have historically and consistently ranked very high in toxicity and posed a real danger to the artist and the earth, now is as good a time as any to start buying green supplies from green companies and demanding more companies rethink their business practices.

Equally important with eco friendliness and quality products is customer service. Katrina added, “When you shop at Rex Art you get 21st century convenience with old fashioned, knowledgeable, fast and friendly service. We are not as big as some of the huge art supply providers, but quite often we offer pricing that is just as good as the big guys and we have better free freight deals. Customers can feel really good about shopping at Rex Art because there is a real family working here. Art supplies are our lives, as they have been in our family going on 4 generations! We care very much about our customer’s needs, and want to make sure we can do our best to fulfill them. Our main goal is to provide personal service, something that is often lacking online.” They also have a Special Order service should you want something they don’t usually carry.

Read the entire article here.