Cambridge Art Association
The Cambridge Art Association (CAA) began in 1944 when a group of artists came together to auction their art as a way of contributing to the war effort. Led by the director from the local high school, they rented a basement space in Harvard Square, laid floor board on a dirt floor, installed partitions and lighting, advertised for members, and opened a gallery. Soon they were offering classes and presenting regular exhibits. Today, the Cambridge Art Association consists of approximately 500-juried artist members--photographers, printmakers, painters, sculptors, textile artists, and glassmakers and a supporting group of Friend Members. The purpose of the organization, while constantly evolving as artists' needs change, also remains much the same as it was in the 40's: to enhance the quality of the community by exhibiting art, supporting local artists, and creating diverse opportunities for art education and art appreciation.
I have used Delta glass paints for years. They were wonderful. The "new" batch is awful. Too thick, hate the opening, and I still have votive glasses painted with old version. New stuff is coming off. Very disappointed.
Tulip does it again with a new face painting kit. While I can't get my favourite paints (Palmer) in the supplies I need, we, The Balloonatics will test this new kit and see how kid friendly it will be. We will test toxicity, staining, melding of colours, creating special effects, and just how many faces we can paint with one kit. Tulip is wonderful in its other many many products and I highly recommend them. We will post our findings as soon as we test them out.
- Sue Hutchinson, Head Loonatic "The Balloonatics" in Toronto, Ontario
I love these! I've been using them by the dozen as journals. I write in black fountain pen, and there's no bleed-through of the ink from one side of the page to the other, and the paper has no trouble with any of the adhesives I've used (tape, Zots, glue) to attach photos and such. Covers are a great weight, and the wire binding seems like it's made for the Ages.
I can't draw a stick figure, so I haven't actually used the books for their intended purpose (i.e. sketching), but the paper has a great feel, and, if it'll stand up to liquid ink on both sides, it should work like a dream with other media.
I actually joined Mr. Art as a VIP because I was buying so many of these. There aren't too many products anywhere of which I'm this fond.
- Mark G. in Pasadena, CA
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