Trax Art Studios Blog

Our new STORE is OPEN... and we found a DEAL for YOU!

YOU ASKED FOR IT!!!

After many of you asked us where to find the art supplies we use in our classes... we took action and are excited to share that the new TRAX Art Studios online STORE is OPEN!

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When you click on our website STORE tab at the top of the page or in the mobile device drop-down menu, a new window will open up with our Shopify art supply shop. Here you will find pages of art supplies that have been curated into both our class title and product type groups so you can easily find the items you are looking for. There is also a SEARCH field at both the top and bottom of the shop pages to help you quickly hunt down a particular item. Here's what the shop website looks like...

You can click on the picture above to open the shop website in a new window. 🎨

You can click on the picture above to open the shop website in a new window. πŸŽ¨

The red arrow in the picture above points to the SEARCH field where you can type in a specific item for which you are looking. The blue arrow points to a class title and the orange arrow points to a product type group. If you select the 'Collections' menu item on the shop screen, you will see the various class and product groups organized with pictures to help you better identify your desired class or type of products. 

We've found you the BEST DEALS!

We have scoured the internet and local businesses to find you great prices and the right sources from which to purchase supplies through our store. When we find fantastic deals, we'll pass them along to you! Check out the AMAZING price we just found for one of our popular class items below...

Geez! The 12 stick set is around $20, so this set is a BARGAIN πŸ˜€ Click on the picture and we'll take you to the TRAX Art Studios store to grab a set while they last.

Geez! The 12 stick set is around $20, so this set is a BARGAIN πŸ˜€ Click on the picture and we'll take you to the TRAX Art Studios store to grab a set while they last.

You will notice when selecting items to view in our shop that some of the products can be added directly to our shop CART (e.g. Asian Joss Papers for collage and mixed media art), while most of the store products have been linked to Amazon.com with a button that says 'VIEW ON AMAZON'. See the Inktense Blocks Amazon hosted example below...

When you click on the 'VIEW ON AMAZON' button you will actually be viewing the product on the Amazon.com website. Just click the yellow 'Add to Cart' button on the right hand side of the screen in Amazon to add the item to your Amazon cart. See the Inktense Blocks listing on Amazon below...

You can easily flip back and forth between the TRAX Art Studios store and Amazon store screens to put multiple items from the TRAX store into your Amazon cart before checking out of the Amazon store. When you are ready to check out of Amazon, simply click on the little picture of a shopping cart in the upper right hand corner of the Amazon.com screen and follow the directions for checkout.

We are fortunate to earn a referral commission directly from Amazon for ANY items you purchase on their site within 24 hours of linking to them from our TRAX Art Studios shop.

The checkout process is the same on the TRAX Art Studios shop (click on the shopping cart picture in the upper right corner of the screen) for any items you order on our store that are shipped directly from us.

We are here to HELP! Please feel free to contact us by email at Info@TRAXArtStudios.com or by phone on 954-368-2294 if you have any questions about using our new TRAX Art Studios online shop or if you would like us to source items and add them to the store for you.

Thank you for your support and HAPPY SHOPPING! πŸ˜

July TRAX Art Studios Class And Event Schedule

The July TRAX Art Studios event schedule is here! Hope you will join us for a fun art class or come see the exciting TRAX Student Artwork in the Opening Reception art exhibit on July 28th from 6-9 pm during the Music on Main Street special event in front of the studios. See you here soon! πŸ˜€

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FREE - June Art Gallery Reception and Studio Open House

SAVE THE DATE!
Friday ~ June 23 ~ 6-9 pm

MIXED MEDIA EXTRAVAGANZA
Art Show Open House

Come to TRAX Art Studios for our FREE Art Gallery exhibit to meet the artists who created the gorgeous artworks featured on the studio walls in our latest MIXED MEDIA EXTRAVAGANZA Art Show and Open House.

Sneak Peek of artworks by Tristina Dietz Elmes

Sneak Peek of artworks by Tristina Dietz Elmes

This show features the artwork of the 3 teachers who were the instructors for the 3-Days/3-Teachers 'Mixed Media Art Extravaganza' workshop that took place at TRAX June 15th to 17th - Heather Neiman, Tristina Dietz Elmes and Tatiana Cast - with many pieces available for purchase to beautify your home or office. Even after the exhibit, please feel free to inquire about any of the artworks shown in this article by emailing us at Info@TRAXArtStudios.com.

Sneak Peek of artworks by Tatiana Cast

Sneak Peek of artworks by Tatiana Cast

While visiting to see this exquisite art exhibit, we also invite you to inquire about the Adult Art Classes and Children's Summer Art Camp happenings at TRAX Art Studios.  The artists featured in the exhibit are fantastic art teachers who offer classes at TRAX Art Studios for beginners through advanced students. 

Sneak Peek of artworks by Heather Neiman

Sneak Peek of artworks by Heather Neiman

Looking forward to enjoying a toast with you here to celebrate the MIXED MEDIA EXTRAVAGANZA Art Show closing reception June 23rd from 6-9 pm! πŸ·πŸ˜€πŸŽ¨

June TRAX Art Studios Class And Event Schedule

The June TRAX Art Studios event schedule is here! Hope you will join us for a fun art class or come see the exciting artwork of the MIXED MEDIA EXTRAVAGANZA show artists' Closing Reception art exhibit from 6-9 pm during the Dancing in the Streets music festival in front of the studios on June 23rd. See you here soon! πŸ˜€

FREE - May Art Gallery Reception and Studio Open House

SAVE THE DATE!
Friday ~ May 26 ~ 6-9 pm

MIXED MEDIA EXTRAVAGANZA
Art Show Open House

Come to TRAX Art Studios for our FREE Art Gallery exhibit to meet the artists who created the gorgeous artworks featured on the studio walls in our latest MIXED MEDIA EXTRAVAGANZA Art Show and Open House.

Sneak Peek of artworks by Tristina Dietz Elmes

Sneak Peek of artworks by Tristina Dietz Elmes

This show features the artwork of the 3 teachers who will be the instructors for the 3-Days/3-Teachers 'Mixed Media Art Extravaganza' workshop at TRAX June 15th to 17th - Heather Neiman, Tristina Dietz Elmes and Tatiana Cast - with many pieces available for purchase to beautify your home or office. Even after the exhibit, please feel free to inquire about any of the artworks shown in this article by emailing us at Info@TRAXArtStudios.com.

Sneak Peek of artworks by Tatiana Cast

Sneak Peek of artworks by Tatiana Cast

While visiting to see this excuisite art exhibit, we also invite you to inquire about the Adult Art Classes and Children's Summer Art Camp coming up at TRAX Art Studios (such as the 'Mixed Media Art Extravaganza' workshop in June ~ for details click HERE).  The artists featured in the exhibit are fantastic art teachers who offer classes at TRAX Art Studios for beginners through advanced students. 

Sneak Peek of artworks by Heather Neiman

Sneak Peek of artworks by Heather Neiman

Looking forward to enjoying a toast with you here to celebrate the MIXED MEDIA EXTRAVAGANZA Art Show opening May 26th from 6-9 pm! πŸ·πŸ˜€πŸŽ¨

Final Reception SHOEBOX TREASURES Art Exhibit at TRAX

SAVE THE DATE!
Friday ~ April 28 ~ 6-9 pm

Come to TRAX Art Studios on Friday, April 28th, 2017 from 6-9 pm for an exciting look into the mind of the artist with our latest show - SHOEBOX TREASURES ~ Discovering the Artist Mind - featuring artists Julio Green, Heather Neiman, Tristina Dietz Elmes and Tatiana Cast. This is the FINAL RECEPTION for this exceptional art project, so mark it in your calendar now!

This interactive art exhibit encourages the viewer to dive deep into each artist's intimate 'shoebox' containing drawings, journal entries and sample paintings leading to their fruition as completed works of fine art in the form of paintings and sculpture. And, the finished artworks and some of the in-process works will also be available for purchase during the show. Sponsored by TRAX Art Studios and InternationalGallery.org, this event has been so EXCITING!

Come see what the rave reviews from the Opening Reception attendees is all about...

If you are not able to join us for this closing reception, contact us to arrange your own private viewing of the show through April 30th. Don't miss this fantastic opportunity to experience first-hand creativity, community, fun! 

P.S. The City of Oakland Park will be hosting the DANCING IN THE STREETS event on this evening, so after viewing our show and selecting your favorite artworks, stroll down Main Street (which will be closed off to cars) to enjoy the music and festive atmosphere.

April TRAX Art Studios Class and Event Schedule

The April TRAX Art Studios event schedule is here! Hope you will join us for a fun art class or come see the exciting artwork of the SHOEBOX TREASURES show artists up through Apr 30, 2017 in the studio gallery. And, we'll be hosting the Closing Reception for the SHOEBOX TREASURES exhibit from 6-9 pm during the Dancing in the Streets music festival in front of the studios on Apr 28th. See you here soon! πŸ˜€

Exciting and Unique SHOEBOX TREASURES Art Show at TRAX

YOU'RE INVITED

TRAX Art Studios is honored to host our latest special project art show, SHOEBOX TREASURES, sponsored by InternationalGallery.org. This show runs from the opening reception on Mar 24th (6-9 pm) through April 30th, with a closing reception on April 28th from 6-9 pm taking place during the Dancing in the Streets Music Festival along Main Street in front of TRAX Art Studios! We are happy to give you access to the show in our studio Gallery at any other time by appointment. Just give us a call on 954-368-2294.

Thank you to our show sponsor, InternationalGallery.org. Below you'll find a video sneak peek at the artists participating in TRAX Art Studio's SHOEBOX TREASURES special project art show: Julio Green, Heather Neiman, Tristina Dietz Elmes and Tatiana Cast. Enjoy!

We look forward to having you join us at TRAX Art Studios from 6-9 pm on March 24th and April 28th for this fun glimpse into the musings of the artist mind at the SHOEBOX TREASURES receptions.

Both small artworks on paper and larger finished artworks by the 4 artists involved are available to purchase from the show; and, the InternationalGallery.org has several financing plans available if you would like to invest in one of the larger sculptures or paintings. To find out more about the show, click HERE. πŸŽ¨πŸ˜€

March TRAX Art Studios Class and Event Schedule

The March Trax Art Studios event schedule is here! Hope you will join us for a fun art class or come see the exquisite artwork of the ART PASSION show artists up through Mar 10, 2017 in the studio gallery. And, we'll be open for some hoppin' good Irish fun and dancing during our Music and Studio Open House on Mar 24th. See you here soon! πŸ˜€

Fabulous ART PASSION Exhibit Sponsored by InternationalGallery.org at TRAX Art Studios Gallery

Thank you to everyone who has visited TRAX Art Studios to enjoy the receptions and view the artworks in the ART PASSION show sponsored by InternationalGallery.com! Please contact us if you are interested in receiving the show catalog or inquiring about a particular artwork you see in the pictures below. Enjoy the fun and artwork of: Tristina Dietz Elmes, Heather Neiman, Tatiana Cast, Julio Green and Joseph Yznaga Regan! πŸ˜€

February TRAX Art Studios Class and Event Schedule

The February TRAX Art Studios event schedule is here! Hope you will join us for a fun art class or come see the exquisite artwork of the ART PASSION show artists during our Champagne & Roses reception Feb 10th and Studio Open House and Meet the Artists of ART PASSION on Feb 24th in the studio gallery. Happy February! πŸ’–πŸ˜€

Come to Holiday Shop at TRAX Art Studios and Support Your Local Artists

Come check out our unique artwork and jewelry crafted lovingly by local artists at the TRAX Art Studios Holiday show and sale on Dec 9th from 6-9 pm. We would love for you to show support for your local arts based business ~ we appreciate you! πŸŽπŸŽ‰

Rootin' Tootin' Great Time During AMERICANA Art Exhibit at TRAX Art Studios

Thank you to the artists who participated in the AMERICANA Art Exhibit, show juror Francisco Sheuat for beautifully curating the show, and to all our friends, family and guests who came to see the American Inspired artworks during the opening and closing receptions. We appreciate you all!!! 🀠

AMERICANA Art Call

ART INTAKE
Saturday | Sept 17 | 11am - 4pm
  Sunday | Sept 18 | 11am - 2pm

 A CELEBRATION OF AMERICAN CULTURE

CALL FOR ART

Exhibit Opening:
September 23rd 2016  |  6:00-9:00 PM

Exhibit Dates:
September 23rd thru October 28th 2016

Juror: FRANCISCO SHEUAT

CASH AWARDS!

THEME:
Artwork must showcase predominately ICONS OF AMERICAN CULTURE or the COLORS Red, White, Blue or a combination of the three. Examples of Icons include; Eagle, Cowboy Boots, American Flag.

AWARDS:
1st Place             =     $150 USD     Cash recognition award
2nd Place           =     $100 USD     Cash recognition award
3rd Place            =     $  50 USD     Cash recognition award
People’s Choice =     $  50 USD     Cash recognition award

PROSPECTUS: 
This exhibit is open to all 2D Fine Artists including PAINTERS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS in Broward, Miami Dade, and Palm Beach counties. 
●All artwork presented must be for sale. 
●Art must be artist’s original work. No reproductions will be accepted.

ENTRY FEE:
● ENTRY FEES:  $15 for first entry, $10 each additional entry.
● MAXIMUM ENTRIES PER ARTIST: 3
● PAY AT ART INTAKE OR PAY HERE BEFORE DROP OFFhttp://traxartstudios.com/book-now/americana-art-call
● ENTRY FEES ARE NOT REFUNDABLE.

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ARTWORK SIZE AND PRESENTATION:
● MAXIMUM SIZE: 30 inches X 30 inches (Including frame)
● NO WET PAINT!!!
● All artwork must be Retail Ready. Unframed canvases must be gallery wrapped with NO visible staples or tape.
● All wall-hanging works must be properly wired for hanging.
● Unframed artwork mounted on foam core or similar board will not be accepted. Acrylic or metal prints with finished backs will be accepted.
● Plexiglas is strongly recommended for enclosed framed works.
● Each element of a series (Diptychs or Triptychs) is charged as an individual entry. For example, a Diptych is charged as 2 artworks, Triptych as 3.

EMAIL FOR QUESTIONS: 
info@traxartstudios.com

Exhibit Juror: Francisco Sheuat
Juror Francisco Sheuat will make the final selection of artworks accepted into the show on Sunday, Sep 18, after 2pm.

ART INTAKE:
TRAX Art Studios

3540 NE 12 Ave
Oakland Park, Florida 33334
954-368-2294
Saturday, September 17th from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. And
Sunday, September 18th from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM SHARP

DATES FOR ART PICK UP:

●Artworks NOT ACCEPTED into the exhibit must be picked up by Sunday, September 25th to avoid a storage fee of $20 per week or part thereof. Call TRAX Art Studios to set up a time for your artwork pickup.

●Artworks ACCEPTED, but not sold during the exhibit, must be picked up on Saturday, October 29th or Sunday October 30th from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. To avoid a storage fee of $20 per week or part thereof, please pick up on time. Call TRAX Art Studios if you need to set up a different pick up time.

 ART SALES / COMMISSION: 
TRAX Art Studios’ commission fee for all sold artworks is 30% of the retail sales price. Artists will be paid within 14 days after sales $ is received.

 EXHIBIT MARKETING AND EVENTS:
TRAX Art Studios’ intention is to sell the works exhibited and to allow maximum exposure to the participating artists. As part of our Marketing efforts the studio will promote the exhibit and art pieces via digital marketing, its newsletter and social media channels. The studio will also sponsor these β€œAmericana” Exhibit events:  

 β—OPENING EVENT: Friday, September 23rd  (6:00-9:00 PM) 
●ART AND INTERIOR DESIGN EVENT w/ guest speaker:
Wednesday, October  12th(6:00-9:00 PM) ***CANCELLED***
●CLOSING EVENT: Friday, October 28th (6:00-9:00 PM)

NOTE: TRAX ART STUDIOS OFFERS ART PHOTOGRAPHY AND ART WIRING SERVICES. IF YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL PIECE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SUBMIT TO THE SHOW BUT NEED A GOOD PHOTOGRAPH TO SUBMIT OR NEED HELP WITH WIRING, TRAX CAN ASSIST. CONTACT US AT 954-368-2294 TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT.

TRAX Art Studios, Inc. is an artist-owned company committed to promoting art, education and professional development for working artists in South Florida.

Website: www.traxartstudios.com  PH: 954-368-2294

This is How We Do It!

Join us to get cool on a hot sizzlin' night on Friday, July 22, when TRAX Art Studios hosts their next Artsy Open House during the City of Oakland Park's "Music on Main Street" event, featuring the Pocket Change band. We'll be introducing Pebeo's exciting new decoMarker Acrylic Paint Pen that will be released this fall; stop in and try them out before anyone else! See you here. :D

Groovy Music and Artsy Fun

June 24th Join us at Trax Art Studios 6-9 pm

On Friday, June 24th, join us at TRAX Art Studios from 6-9 pm for a fun evening of art and music. Enjoy a groovy punch presented by our favorite caterer, The Artists Caffe, and join the City of Oakland Park's free event "Music on Main Street" to hear the smooth sounds of the Solid Brass Band. See you then!

Free Elfin Princess Picture Download

'Get Sketchy' Drawing Art Studio Event

What a BLAST we had on Wednesday night, June 1st, at our first GET SKETCHY event! The creativity of our models, Devon and Samantha Skye, and makeup + hair stylist Gio Mattia brought to life beautiful Elfin Woodland and Warrior Princesses for our drawing pleasure. Plus, a big THANK YOU to our sponsors Blick Art Materials Fort Lauderdale for raffle give-away goodies and The Artists Caffe who provided delicious food and a Fair-Trade coffee give-away.

P.S. There are more pictures on our Facebook page. And while you're there, please LIKE us! :-D 

Click on the button below to get a FREE copy of the Elfin Princess Pictures PDF file. You can use the pictures as reference to finish your drawings (if you attended the event) or for drawing or painting new artworks. Feel free to share this blog post with your artsy friends so they can download the pictures, too. Enjoy!

Special Photography Session at TRAX

This afternoon we had a Photography special event and welcomed master realistic artist Joseph 'Joe' Regan with his stunning shell paintings. The weather cooperated beautifully to get some excellent photos for reproduction prints! Come meet Joe, our Featured Artist, on Wednesday June 1st at TRAX Art Studios from 7:30 - 9 pm at our monthly Open House. 

Contact us to make an appointment to have your 2-dimensional artwork photographed and lightly edited for reproduction print and internet / website purposes. $15 per image.