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Collective Sense Opening Tour

Andrea Pramuk


Andrea Pramuk


Collective Sense presented by Generousart.org opened this past weekend during EAST.  I thought it best to show you how beautifully these three artists came together with their styles, all on Ampersand panels, I might add:  Ampersand’s Andrea Pramuk working on Claybord, Artists Panel and some Encausticbord.  Kerry Schroeder working on Gessobord and Judith Simonds 2D work on Claybord.

Ampersand and Jerry’s Artarama  co-sponsored this event to benefit several Austin area non-profits.  In turn, 40% of each purchase of art will go to the non-profit of the collector’s choice.  For more information on the whole show, you can view the “Ampersand is Generous” post.

Andrea Pramuk


Collective Sense will continue through this weekend during the East Austin Studio Tour,  both at the Center61/PeopleFund building in Austin and online at:  Generousart.org.  Take note that you can make a purchase online as well as in person, so you don’t need to show up in Austin to see the whole show and support your favorite non-profit.  Show ends Sunday 11/18.

To view all of the works online, have a look at the Generousart.org website:

Kerry Schroeder


All things Ampersand,
Karyn Meyer-Berthel
Artist & Social Media Specialist
Ampersand Art Supply

Click here to explore the full selection of Ampersand panels and tools.

Kerry Schroeder


Kerry Schroeder


Judith Simonds work


Judith Simonds


Judith Simonds


Ampersand is Generous during EAST

Shadows in the Ash by Andrea Pramuk

Ampersand Art Supply is proud to co-sponsor a special exhibition entitled Collective Sense that opens during the upcoming East Austin Studio Tour. This initiative is part of a new outreach program designed to give back to the local Austin arts community. Organized by Generous Art, an online gallery that supports both artists and non-profits, the exhibition features three of their artist members:  Andrea PramukKerry Schroeder, and Judith Simonds. These artists present a cohesive look at how the power and fragility of life can be seen and expressed from three unique points of view, each drawing inspiration from the natural world.

All three artists are contributing members of GenerousArt.org and eagerly accepted the invitation to participate in this show. Founded by Austin artist Jennifer Chenoweth as a way to bring collectors, artists and non-profits together, Generous Art donates 40% of each sale to the collector’s non-profit of choice and another 40% goes to the artist.

All three artists created work on a variety of Ampersand panels including Claybord and Gessobord specifically for this fundraising event, a good number of which are presented in frames provided by Jerry’s. Both the panels and frames used in the exhibition are available for sale at both the Jerry’s store in Austin and online.
By purchasing a work of art from Collective Sense through Generous Art, 40% of the sale will benefit these fantastic non-profit organizations. Artwork can be purchased both in person and online, either option will benefit the participating non-profits listed below.

[Preview the art here]

Collective Sense is jointly being sponsored by Jerry’s Artarama, PeopleFund and Center61. Jerrys Artarama is an art supply store for painting supplies, picture framing and more at discount prices. Jerry’s can be found both locally in Austin and online. PeopleFund provides small business loans as well as business assistance and education to people with otherwise limited access to such resources such as artists and creatives. Center61 serves Austin-based nonprofits and social entrepreneurs through access to collaborative workspace and professional facilities.

You are invited to see the exhibition, meet the artists, and enter to win great raffle prizes from Ampersand and Jerry’s like free custom panels and art supplies.

Exhibition Details:

November 10-11
November 17-18
11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
both weekends

2921 E 17th St
Austin, TX 78702
Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Andrea Pramuk
Marketing Director
Ampersand Art Supply

Click here to explore the full selection of Ampersand panels and tools.

Be Generous, Buy Art, Meet Gensler Fundraiser Sept 29


Ampersand is proud to support GenerousArt.org in their efforts by supplying free panels to select Generous Artists on which to create works for sale in order to raise funds for local Austin non-profits. The Generous Art online gallery is dedicated to donating 40% of sales to local nonprofits, and gives 40% to local artists, seamlessly supporting the Austin community. Please join us for this grand opening affair – everyone is welcome:  Generous Art Opening Show and Fundraiser:  “Be Generous, Buy Art, Meet Gensler”

Listen to live music by the Robert Kraft Jazz Trio, while browsing and buying one-of-a-kind works of art. Come meet global design firm Gensler and tour their new offices in the W Hotel. Refreshments will be served.

WHEN:  Thursday, September 29, 2011 from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

W Hotel, 3rd Floor
212 Lavaca Street, Suite 390
Austin, TX 78701

ENTRY:  The event is free and open to the public.


ABOUT GENSLER:  Gensler is an international group of architects, designers, planners and consultants dedicated to the transformational power of design in improving the quality of life in the communities it serves.