Our location at the Shoppes at the Arcade has been great but we’re happy for the move to street level with lots of sunshine at 529 Bangs Ave. Asbury Park!
OFFICAL PRESS RELEASE
THE COLLECTIVE ART TANK EXPANDS PRESENCE IN ASBURY PARK WITH
NEW BANGS AVENUE LOCATION
ASBURY PARK, NJ (Oct. X, 2013) – After three years in Asbury Park, The Collective Art Tank, a collaborative by artist and gallery-owner John Viggiano and international fine art suppliers Liquitex, Winsor & Newton and Conté à Paris, today announced its relocation and expansion to 529 Bangs Avenue in downtown Asbury Park. Fueled by its growing reputation as a communal space where artists can work, display art and teach classes free of charge, The Collective Art Tank’s new storefront location will broaden its exposure, enhance accessibility, and further its mission of supporting the thriving arts community in and around the city-by-the-sea.
In its new space, The Collective Art Tank will welcome artists and artists-in-residence, as well as offer art instructors a free space to host technique-based demos, workshops and classes. Products from Liquitex, Winsor & Newton and Conté à Paris will be available for sampling by the public, as well as for use in classes and demonstrations. Gallery openings and art-driven community events will be celebrated.
“We are very excited to move to our new storefront location on Bangs Avenue. I have had the pleasure of working with the team from Liquitex, Winsor & Newton and Conté à Paris for the past three years to support working artists and increase the accessibility of art classes for our local community and throughout the region. We look forward to utilizing The Collective Art Tank’s new space to heighten our exposure and connect with even more artists who seek a collaborative venue that enables them to take their art to the next level,” commented John Viggiano.
Formerly located in the Shoppes at the Arcade on Cookman Avenue in Asbury Park, The Collective Art Tank’s contributions to the city are varied. This spring, it will welcome the return of Liquitex and Winsor & Newton’s annual Artist Outreach Program Weekend to Asbury Park. The event brings professional artists from throughout North America to Asbury Park for a weekend of product demonstrations and gallery exhibits. The Collective Art Tank also supports the artistic development of its instructors and students. Asbury Park artist and Art Tank instructor Jay Mack has received numerous accolades since his start with the program, including an invitation to paint live during the Arts Materials World® 2013 in Minneapolis. In December, Mack will join Liquitex and Winsor & Newton resident artist Jimmy Leslie in Miami to create a collaborative mural during the highly acclaimed Art Basel event.
Classes and demonstrations offered at The Collective Art Tank are open to the public. For more information about upcoming class schedules, or to learn more about how to become an art instructor at the The Collective Art Tank, please visit www.CollectiveArtTank.com.
About The Collective Art Tank
The Collective Art Tank is the collaboration of John Viggiano (artist, gallery owner and graphic designer) and Winsor & Newton, Liquitex, and Conté à Paris fine art materials. Its goal is to support artists in the growing arts community of Asbury Park, NJ by offering technique-based demos, workshops and classes, as well as samples of art materials and exhibition opportunities. The Collective Art Tank is committed to community outreach. It works with and supports local arts groups in an effort to make Asbury Park and its surrounding communities a destination for the arts. For more information about The Collective Art Tank, visit www.collectivearttank.com.
Liquitex created the first water-based acrylic paint in 1955. Since then, the company has partnered with artists to ensure its products continue to evolve – resulting in a long history of acrylic innovation. Today, Liquitex offers the largest array of vibrant acrylic paints, mediums and tools to enable acrylic artists to continually explore art and reach new, unprecedented boundaries. With its innovative drive, creative passion and intense desire to share the joys of artistic expression through unparalleled education and community outreach programs, Liquitex is and will continue to be a strong partner to help artists explore art in decades to come. To learn more about Liquitex, visit www.Liquitex.com.
About Winsor & Newton
Founded in 1832, Winsor & Newton is the world’s leading brand of art materials and has developed an unrivalled reputation for quality, reliability and product innovation. Winsor & Newton has built its reputation on the quality and reliability of its products, combined with continual product development, improvement and innovation. However, while keeping true to the principles laid down by William Winsor and Henry Newton in the 1800’s, Winsor & Newton actively embrace new ideas and technologies while searching the world for the best raw materials available. To learn more about Winsor & Newton, visit www.WinsorNewton.com.