The Artist’s Club is Closing

The Artist’s Club is Closing

Unfortunately, due to changes in the tole painting market, we have decided to close the Artist’s Club. This was a difficult decision for our company, as the Artist’s Club was our original brand when we started 29 years ago. We hope that we can continue to serve and delight you over the next few months as we sell through our remaining paint, surfaces, books, patterns, and tools. We will continue to publish craft blog posts for a couple more weeks and hope that they will inspire you to go forth on your artistic journey.

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  1. This breaks my heart. Feel like I’m losing an old friend because I’ve used your products for many years and will really miss the contact.
    Tole painters arise and unite!!! Let’s keep this form of painting going if we can.

  2. So sorry to read that you are closing. Unfortunately you are correct, there have been changes that have led to a decrease in this type of crafting. I just recently got back into painting and will miss you as a vendor.

  3. Oh No! I love this one stop shop supply store and all that goes with it. Always look forward to the catalog and all the wo fearful artists and their projects. My art room is full of so many of them. This is very sad.

  4. So sorry to hear you’re closing! I have found so many great projects to paint over the years. And got all my brushes and many supplies from you. Thank you so much , but wish you weren’t going!

  5. Holy cow, I am so sorry to hear of your closing. You were there for me when I owned a teaching art studio in Corpus Christi, years ago. My students as well as those of my other instructors bought from you for years. I’ve been widowed and remarried in the years since then and was just starting to paint again. I will miss you terribly. I wish all the best for you and your staff. Also wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving and a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

  6. It hurts me to see you close. You’ve been my main source for supplies and surfaces.
    I’ll especially miss the resin figures to paint with instructions for guidance. Thank you for being there when I needed you.

  7. Due you have any $3. small textured resin autumn cornucopias with birds on top? If not, do you know where I can purchase some? If you have anything available, I would sure appreciated you letting me know.
    Thank-you. My Best Regards

  8. I am so sorry to see that you are closing. I have bought many books and other products from you over the years, but I’ve noticed a decrease in the tole painting crafts the last couple of years. And I haven’t seen any decorative painting magazines for several years, either. I always looked forward to receiving your catalog, and you were a great company to deal with. I wish you the very best!

  9. I am very unhappy Artists Club is closing down. I have painted so many of your items over the years enjoying every minute. I couldn’t wait for the next new project. It was my favorite hobby that I will truly miss.

  10. I am so sad to see you closing I am from Canada and have bought product from you for years as I can not find the unique wood pieces here in Canada and loved ordering from here. Will miss Artist Club

  11. I have been ordering from you for years and am more than sorry you are closing. I don’t know where to get books because no craft stores here have them. I wish you the best!

  12. This breaks my heart to see your doors closing. Artists club has always been one stop shopping for all sorts of supplies and your wide selection of painting books has been an absolute godsend. You are going to be very hard to replace!

  13. I have shopped at Artists Club all 29 years…. I am shocked you are closing.. not sure where I will go next… All of the products I have gotten over the years have been excellent… I am so sorry you are closing

  14. I’m so sorry to hear this! My granddaughters are growing up and will be getting their own places soon. I am tole painting something for each of them for every season and holiday. I used to teach tole painting and they came to love it. I don’t think it will ever go out of style as long as there are crafty people! This site had been a favorite! It’s been a long time since I’ve been here, but it was still a surprise. So very sorry!!

  15. I haven’t been able to paint for awhile, but I don’t expect that to last forever. You have been an inspiring resource for ideas, patterns and supplies for years for me. I’m sad to see you go!

  16. I just discovered the artist club. I am so bummed you are going to be closing now!! I am in love with your Santa series.

  17. Oh my gosh. When I started tole painting you were my go to business. With the best brushes and current books. I have thousands of dollars of supplies. But more all the enjoyment of my finished projects. I wish you would stay open. Leanne Hunnel

  18. Noooo!!!! Don’t do it. Find someone to buy you. I have no other place to shop. Please do not do this
    Charlene in CT

  19. I have been hoping and praying that you wouldn’t close so, all I can say now is thank you. You have taught me so much. The artists instructions on the resin helped me learn how to shade and highlight. I had lessons in oils years ago and of course that was so different. I haven’t found another place online like you but I have made a few new friends through your blog. One that I have so much in common with. thank you for that also. I will miss you all so much! I won’t ever find a company like yours. You are one of a kind! Good luck in the future and may God bless all of you.

    Teresa Cullnan

  20. So mañy of my books an supplies for well over 20 yrs have come from you. This just makes my heart sad.

  21. Breaks my heart to see this happen. Bought many supplies over the years. Artist club will be missed. Thank You for years of artistic pleasure.

  22. I am so saddened that Artist’s Club us closing. I have been ordering wonderful products from you for 29 years. I don’t know what I am going to do without you!

  23. I’m very sorry to hear you are closing. I will miss your company very much. If anyone needs a new supplier has a lot of products at great prices. It’s very sad so many tole and decorative painting companies are shutting down.

  24. I am very sad to see you close your business. I started painting in 1994. I am really going to miss you. Great prices, service, and merchandise. I really enjoyed looking forward to see what new books come out and all the different artists. Thank u for your years of business. I just looked u back up yesterday to get some more Christmas books. I had to take a year off. I had to move and then I’ve had surgeries and finally wanted to get back painting. I will miss u all.

  25. So sorry to hear this. Feels like the end of an era. Blessings to all of you for your years of providing not only supplies for us but inspiration.

  26. this is terrible for me as I live in a rural area and a lot if not all of the time I cannot get supplies unless I order on line., I have been a faithful customer and this is devastating for me.

  27. So sorry to see you go. Thank you for your many years of prompt and efficient service, reasonable prices and fantastic offerings. There will never be a company that comes close to your excellence.

  28. I really hate to see you go! You have been my main source of supplies for so many years. You will be missed!

  29. I a so sorry that you are closing. I have ordered my paint, books, brushes and surfaces for many years from you. If something is wrong with the order you are quick to set things straight. I will miss your supplies and your business greatly. You have been a large part of my artistic life. Thanks for your service

  30. I’ve been getting almost all of my supplies from Artist’s Club, so will be tremendously missed. Especially liked being able to view pattern content in books. Am wondering where I will go from here, other than directly to the designer/artists.

  31. This makes me very sad! You were the place I would turn to when I needed the newest painting item/book. I will miss your company very much but thank you for all the years of wonderful service and producs.

  32. I am so sorry to see you go. I, like so many others, looked forward to a new catalog and would go through it many times to see what was new and decide what I would order. You have always given the best service. I will miss you.

  33. I’m so sad. I know things change and we as humans do not accept change very well. I too have every catalog I’ve ever received from you for the last 12 years. It was so exciting every time to see what was new. I know this was a tough decision for you and pray for much success and happiness for each one of you. You will definitely be missed. Thanks for the memories.

  34. I will miss you. I have looked forward for your e-mail catalog. Your pictures and descriptions of the books are so helpful. You have offered free patterns and I appreciated them. You will surely be missed. I so wish you will change your mind. We now have lost the national convention and the Ohio Tole Bowl. 😭😭😭

  35. I have been painting for 47 years and when your catalog came I could hardly wait to go thru it. Now it is sad that this art is being put aside for the plain cold walls and grey décor in so many homes and that so many people will suffer for the modern designers ideas. I will miss all of your efforts and loved your resin pieces. I wish you the best in all of your future endeavors.

  36. I have been ordering from Artist Club for over 15 years. I also buy supplies for my mom too. I am so sorry to see that you are closing. You will be missed. I also live in a rural area and it has always been a nice option to be able to order from you and have it delivered, especially for my mom as she is retired and will not make the 45 miles drive just to get paints, brushes or surfaces. Thank you for so many great years, ideas and service. I wish you the best of luck, success and happiness it whatever comes next for everyone.

  37. I loved getting your catalogs and ordering your painting items throughout the years. I have saved every catalog I have received. Will miss you very much!

  38. I am so sorry that the rumors are true. You really are closing. You gave me so many ideas, projects, paint and supplies for over 25 years. There are no wordsd to say how grateful I feel for all you have brought to my life. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

  39. I have ordered from the Artist’s Club for years and always looked forward to their Christmas catalogs. I live in a small town with few stores and didn’t have to travel to get art supplies. I will miss you very, very much!!!!!!!!!

  40. Oh wow. I discovered Artists’ Club shortly after I started painting, about 25 years ago. I’ve been away from my painting for around 15 years or so-life got in the way.
    I’m just thinking of taking it up again, so came to the site to see what all is new. I’m devastated! Artists’ Club was a constant inspiration to me for a lot of years. Thank you for being there, you will be sorely missed!

  41. When I began painting, you were there. Books by the ton have come from you to give me inspiration for many projects and ideas still grow. I understand the decision as I have seen the changes in purchasing of painted items. For the love of art, I will miss you, but the blogs will grow and ideas will come always. Thanks so much for the nudges, pushes, sparks and growth you have provided.

  42. I have ordered from you for years and years. I will miss you so much. I also love the resin . I also do ceramics. The bisque is similar to work with and can use same type of paint. I’ll keep watching to see if you open again. Good luck . Sandra

  43. I keep looking at the Artists Club site in the hopes of seeing that you’ve changed your minds and aren’t closing! So far no luck. I started painting your resin again last year and as my family will tell you it changed my life! I am so, so sorry that you have to close. If anyone can tell me of another place to order the resin please e-mail me at I had one woman get in touch with me so we are both waiting for another place online like the Artists Club.

    thank you, Teresa Cullnan

  44. I am so sorry to here you are closing I love painting your resin. I give them as gift to all my friends and enjoy painting the angle for them for there babies and weddings . I started painting your Santa’s will miss you. I don’t know of anywhere else you can get resin like yours and always got my paint you. Good luck in your future adventure.

  45. Thank you for your beautiful site. I will miss it very much. I have been painting for the last 15 years and all the paintings that I have done are on my walls in my home thanks to all the Artist in Artist Club who have shared their patterns over the year. I will miss this site very much.

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