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Why Every Artist and Photographer Should Invest in Portfolio Cases

Prat Mera Presentation Case

Prat Mera Presentation Case

As an artist or photographer, you know that being able to present your work is important.   You also want to be able to keep your artwork in great shape, and free from the elements that could ruin it. Besides protection you also want to consider an archival portfolio case that is acid free and will not damage your artwork while it is being stored.  By using archival portfolio cases, your work can easily be shown, protected and transported safely. Rex Art has a huge selection of portfolio cases to choose from, all at our everyday great prices.

Rex Art Carries Traditional and New Portfolio Cases With Rings, Posts, Paper and Pages

Rex Art makes it a point to carry something for everyone, whether traditional or more modern. Whether you are a painter, pencilist, or a photographer your work is valuable and can’t be reproduced easily. Choosing the right portfolio case is a worthwhile investment, and will ensure that you can present your artwork in a clean, sleek and safe way. Those who know art realize that portfolio cases are an important investment. Your painting, photograph or portraiture is valuable, and should be shown and protected in a portfolio case that suits your personality.  Whatever type of portfolio case you are looking for you can find it when you shop with Rex Art and always at a great price!

Look to Rex Art for Your Stretcher Bars and Accessories

Best Aluminum and Gallery Wrap Stretcher Bars

Best Aluminum and Gallery Wrap Stretcher Bars

Artists need a go to place where they are able to get all their art supplies, including canvas and stretcher bars. Rex Art has stretchers that are pre-cut and spliced for easy assembly, meaning anyone should be able to put these together. Rex Art only carries the finest quality stretcher bars to produce a sturdy and durable support for your next canvas project. Do you know who the top manufacturers are for your stretching application? We do at Rex Art. That is why we only carry BEST and Fredrix.

How Reliable Are Your New Stretcher Bars?

When choosing which stretcher bars to use, you should carefully measure the size of the canvas you are stretching and consider what type of bar to use.  Keep in mind that you need to allow enough extra canvas to staple on the side or preferably the back of the stretcher bars (gallery wrap).  You can choose from the most lightweight to our aluminum heavy duty gallery stretcher bars.   Heavy duty stretcher bars have a wider profile (what you see when hung against a wall) and require more canvas to staple on the back of the stretcher bar.  Measuring your artwork, the type of stretcher bar and scope of the project will help you determine what to buy.

Not sure what stretcher bars would be best for your job? We know it can be confusing.  Here at Rex, we have helpful and most importantly knowledgeable Rex Associates standing by to answer any questions to help you with our massive selection of stretcher bars.   We have over 100 years of combined experience.  No question is a dumb one – we are here to assist you with your creative needs!

Buy Your Stretcher Bars at Rex Art in Bulk and Save!

When you know that you are going to be stocking up for your next showing, gallery, or even for your personal hobby, consider buying in bulk and save even more with Rex Art. Don’t know who Rex is? You should! Please visit us at www.rexart.com.

Rex Artist, Michelle Dick, shares her artwork and favorite tool!

Michelle Dick's scratch art image titled - Shell

Michelle Dick's scratch art image titled - "Shell"

It is always wonderful when one of our customers, or Rex Artists as we like to call them, shares their artistic vision with us, and how they use our tools in their creative endeavors. A long time Rex Artist, Michelle Dick, is passionate about scratch art, and one of her favorite artistic tools is the Speedball #112 Flat Scratch Knife pictured below.

Michelle Dick's favorite Scratch Art tool - the Speedball #112 Flat Knife

Michelle Dick's favorite Scratch Art tool - the Speedball #112 Flat Knife

Here is what Michelle told us about her artistic passion:

I find my inspiration living on the Island of Kaua’i, in it’s natural beauty, and in its people and cultural heritage. Black and white, and the almost infinite shades between the two, have always been my primary means of expression. Before I discovered scratch board, I worked in pen and ink…. another medium that could feed my obsession for fine detail. For the last 15 years, scratch board has given me full rein to explore dramatic contrasts of shade, as well as contrasts in detail, and negative space.
I am self-taught, having set challenges for myself in this somewhat marginalized medium, and still find myself surprised and newly inspired with the results.

Here is some more of her fabulous artwork for you to enjoy:

Michelle Dick's scratch art image titled - "Nene"

Michelle Dick's scratch art image titled - "Nene"

Michelle Dick's scratch art image titled - Awapuhi: Hair-washing Ginger

Michelle Dick's scratch art image titled - "Awapuhi: Hair-washing Ginger"

Michelle Dick's scratch art image titled - "Star Tree"

Michelle Dick's scratch art image titled - "Star Tree"

Michelle Dick's scratch art

Michelle Dick's scratch art

Michelle Dick's scratch art image titled - "Anthurium"

Michelle Dick's scratch art image titled - "Anthurium"

If you are interested in contacting Michelle regarding her artwork please visit the NaPali Art Gallery.

Are you a Rex Artist? Do you want to share your favorite Rex Art tools, techniques and artwork to be featured on Rex ARTicles? Please send us an email with a sample of your artwork, background information, and a synopsis of your technique and we might just feature you here on our blog!

As always our family at Rex thanks you for your support and 60 great years! We look forward to the next 60!

Fredrix Cotton Canvas Rolls and Pro Series Canvases | Save More Now!

Save up to 58% on Selected=

Save up to 58% on Selected Fredrix Cotton Canvas Rolls from Rex Art!

We are having an amazing sale on some of our best selling Fredrix products! Save up to 58% on our most popular cotton canvas rolls from Fredrix. Need a 12oz heavy weight, acrylic primed canvas roll 96″ wide for your next mural? We’ve got it, right here! Maybe you would like a medium weight, cotton, in a 73″ width, primed and ready to paint? Check out the Fredrix Yankee rolls. Here at Rex we have a massive selection of canvas rolls from America’s finest and oldest provider of artist canvas, Fredrix. Whatever your artistic needs we are sure to have a cotton canvas roll to meet your creative needs, and as always at the fantastic Rex Art prices you know and love! But hurry these sale prices will only last until April 30!

New - Pro Series Stretched Canvases from Fredrix - On Sale now at Rex Art!

New - Pro Series Stretched Canvases from Fredrix - On Sale now at Rex Art!

Maybe you want something ready to paint, but are looking for something above the standard every day stretched canvas? Introducing the Pro Series from Fredrix. These canvases are definitely a cut above the rest. Featuring:

So what are you waiting for? With our fabulous products, fantastic prices and warmer weather on the way it’s time to get creative! Please act soon our special sale on these products will end on April 30th!

As always our family at Rex thanks you for your support and 60 great years! We look forward to the next 60!

Workshop on Marketing for Professional Artists

Xanadu Gallery

Xanadu Gallery

Ashley Sinclair, Director of Marketing, at Xanadu Gallery wrote us to let us know about an informative art marketing workshop coming to South Florida in March. The workshop is titled, “Starving to Successful”, and according to their site, “is a one-day, intensive workshop where you will learn everything you need to know to get into galleries and sell more art.”
From their website, “in this intensive one-day class, you will learn:”

  • How to create a consistent body of gallery-ready work
  • What you should do to present your work in a manner that will appeal to galleries
  • How to price your work
  • How to organize your work and track your inventory
  • How to best allocate your marketing efforts and dollars with an eye toward getting into galleries
  • How to build your resume
  • How to pick the best markets for your work and how to find the galleries in those markets that would best suit your work
  • How to confidently approach galleries and what to say when you meet the director or owner.

For more information please see the workshop information on their website.

Save 55% on Fredrix Red Label Canvases for a limited time at Rex!

Save 55% Off on Fredrix Red Label Canvases from Rex Art for a limited time!

Save 55% Off on Fredrix Red Label Canvases from Rex Art for a limited time!


We are kicking off the new year with the best prices of the year on Fredrix Red Label Canvases. Fredrix has been producing the best canvas products in the US since 1868. Their quality and reputation for canvas is unmatched. There are lots of brands of canvas out there, but when it comes to your artwork why not choose the best? We have arranged to offer these fantastic canvases with a special factory promotion only through Rex Art.

Now for a limited time you can take 55% off Fredrix Red Label Canvases, our best selling style of canvases. It is a great time to stock up and save! But act soon, because our Winter Fredrix Rex Art Sale is only for a limited time!

As always our family at Rex thanks you for your support and 60 great years! We look forward to the next 60!

There is still time to get your Creative Gifts from Rex Art!

Cretacolor Ultimo Art Set of 36 - Wood Box

Cretacolor Ultimo Art Set of 36 - Wood Box

There is still time to get a fantastic creative gift hand picked by Rex Art, and delivered to your door in time for Christmas. We have a wonderful selection of art supply gifts still available – all at great special holiday Rex Art prices. We also are shipping most orders the same or the next business day.

Want to know if your gift will arrive on time? Call us, email us or check our Rex Art Holiday Map!

Want to know if your gift will arrive on time? Call us, email us or check our Rex Art Holiday Map!


Check out out our Rex Art Holiday Shipping Map to see if your package can still arrive in time. Not sure? Call us at 800-REX-ART2 or email us! Don’t miss out on giving that special person a cool, creative gift this holiday season because you were not sure what to get or whether it would arrive in time. We are here to help! We will work creatively to make sure your artistic gift arrives in time, and will be loved!

As always our family at Rex thanks you for your support. From our family to yours, we wish you a joyous, healthy, and safe holiday season!

Rex Art Gift Sets | Everything you need for a Great Gift this Holiday Season!

Holiday Spotlight at Rex - Rex Art Gift Sets!

Holiday Spotlight at Rex - Rex Art Gift Sets!

The Rex Art Gift Sets are back and better than ever for the 2010 Holiday Season!  At Rex Art we know that giving an art supply gift can be a daunting task.  What brushes should I get?   I need an easel, if so, which one is good?  What type of paper should I get for drawing?  How many and what type of paint should be used?  What airbrush is best to start with? These questions and many others are the typical questions we get every Holiday Season from the average person that wants to give a great artistic, and creative gift, but they do not know what to get or even where to begin. First, we understand, and we are here to help you give a fantastic gift in almost any media whether it is oils, acrylics, watercolor, drawing, etc. Without further delay check out our Rex Art Gift Sets – Problem solved!

The Rex Art Oil Painting Gift Set - Everything you need to give a fantastic gift!

The Rex Art Oil Painting Gift Set - Everything you need to give a fantastic gift!

All of our Rex Art Gift Sets are custom assembled here at Rex Art. We only use the best products hand selected from our massive inventory of creative products. These sets are superior because we choose the components individually, and we only include the best of the best of our products in each media, which meet our strict criteria of quality, functionality, and value!

The Rex Art Drawing Gift Set - Everything you need to give a fantastic gift!

The Rex Art Drawing Gift Set - Everything you need to give a fantastic gift!

You are going be as thrilled to give our Rex Art Gift Sets as much as the person will be to receive them.

If you have any questions please do not forget we are always a phone call, 800-REX(739)-ART2(2782), or email away. There are no stupid questions and we are always happy to help you solve your artistic gift giving dilemmas.

As always our family at Rex thanks you for your support. From our family to yours, we wish you a joyous, healthy, and safe holiday season!

Rex Art Supplies Launches Fredrix Pro Series Stretched Canvases | Save 10% Extra!

Rex Art Supplies Launches Fredrix Pro Series Canvases - Save 10% Extra!

Rex Art Supplies Launches Fredrix Pro Series Canvases | Save 10% Extra!

Fredrix has long been the number one manufacturer and producer of canvas for artists in the United States. Not a company to rest on their laurels they have introduced the Fredrix Pro Series of stretched canvases, one of the finest, and most anticipated products in their storied history. The Fredrix Pro Series Stretched Canvases are not designed for every artist or every artistic application, but when a top quality substrate is required they more than fit the bill. Simply put, the Fredrix Pro Series Stretched Canvases are the finest stretched canvas series ever produced by Fredrix.

The Pro Series from Fredrix all features:

In addition they are available in a large number of different sizes, and constructed with either a 7/8″ Profile Bar, 1-3/8″ Profile Bar, or an ultra contemporary 2-1/4″ Profile Stretcher Bar.

Here is what one of our customers had to say about the new Fredrix Pro Series 2.25″ Stretched Canvases:

This series of canvases are fantastic! It is very well constructed and feels very sturdy overall. The surface is tightly stretched and flat. I kept running my hands over the surface to feel its niceness. I have painted a large portrait (72″ x 60″) with Golden acrylic paints. The result is very satisfactory! I am very sure painting landscape or abstract will be marvelous also. Compared with some custom-made large canvases I used, this one is absolutely at the top. I wish Fredrix could make 84″ x 60″ also!

Everything has pros and cons. Since it has a lot of teeth on the surface and its large size, it eats brush fast also (due to the law of physics). I can see some brush hair remains on the surface. Portrait painters might wish a smoother surface. You cannot have it all. I think it suits palette knife painting the best (but it will eat knife fast also). This is not a complaint though.

I am so happy that Fredrix took this big step to introduce us this high quality new Pro series. I truly appreciate your outstanding customer service. I definitely will order more later.
Wendy F Houston TX

You know at Rex Art we are always about giving outstanding customer service, great products, and great prices. Right now would be a great time to try out the new Fredrix Pro Series Stretched Canvases because we are offering them at an additional 10% OFF from now through 11/30/10. Just click the link below to add the coupon to your cart or enter the coupon code at checkout.

Coupon Code: 1287701651

Take an Extra 10% OFF Fredrix Pro Series Stretched Canvases from Rex Art!

We would love to hear your thoughts on the new Pro Series Canvases from Fredrix. Please post a review on our site, or reply to this blog post.

As always our family at Rex thanks you for your support and 60 great years! We look forward to the next 60!

Save up to 68% on Richeson Easel Sets only at Rex Art!

Save up to 68% on Richeson Easel Sets only at Rex Art!

Save up to 68% on Richeson Easel Sets only at Rex Art!


From now until our supplies last we are offering amazing savings up to 68% off on all the Richeson Studio Easel Sets. Each of the Jack Richeson Studio easels set feature a good quality easel and free bonus accessory items such as a stool, mahl stick, or large wooden palette. The easels are priced at an amazing price even without the bonus items, but are an even better value when you consider the free accessory bonus items. However, act quickly because these items are only available at the prices listed while supplies last. Check out each of the five different models:

Jack Richeson Beechwood Adjustable Lyre Easel Set Save 59% at Rex!

Jack Richeson Beechwood Adjustable Lyre Easel Set Save 59% at Rex!

Save 62% on the Jack Richeson Beechwood Studio H Easel Set at Rex Art!

Save 62% on the Jack Richeson Beechwood Studio H Easel Set at Rex Art!

Save 68% on the Jack Richeson Beechwood Crank Easel Set at Rex Art!

Save 68% on the Jack Richeson Beechwood Crank Easel Set at Rex Art!

Save 58% off on the Jack Richeson Beechwood Watercolor Easel Set only at Rex Art!

Save 58% off on the Jack Richeson Beechwood Watercolor Easel Set only at Rex Art!

Save 64% on the Jack Richeson Beechwood Platform Easel Set at Rex Art!

Save 64% on the Jack Richeson Beechwood Platform Easel Set at Rex Art!

As always our family at Rex thanks you for your support and 60 great years! We look forward to the next 60!