This is our directory of Sponsors who are so generiously giving to the World Tour Exhibition. Without their participation, the World Tour would not be possible. Learn about each company, visit their Web sites and patronize their businesses!
Golden Brush Sponsor 2007-2009
GOLDEN ARTIST COLORS, INC.
Our mission: To grow a sustainable company dedicated to creating and sharing the most imaginative and innovative tools of color, line and texture for inspiring those who turn their vision into reality"
GOLDEN continues the legacy that began with Sam by producing professional grade acrylic paint and materials. The company also continues a commitment to provide employee and community support in a variety of ways. The company provides a leadership style that encourages individual and group improvement as well as community involvement. In the past, GOLDEN has sponsored Paint Day, designed to let the people who work with the paint use the product, and Kids Day, designed to let kids come and see where their parents work during the day and use the products. In 1996, the company invited all employees to the National Art Material Trade Association (NAMTA) show in Toronto. Employees, along with local and artist communities, are also offered a "Seconds Program". The Seconds Program offers paint that does not meet GOLDEN standards and offers it at little or no cost to artists or nonprofit organizations.
GOLDEN also offers many benefits to the community. Waste disposal receives careful attention. The company recycles and meets disposal requirements of Chenango County, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). A proactive approach is taken to abide by and surpass standards set by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). To meet the requirements of the Federal Hazardous Substances Act, enforced by the CPSC, all products are evaluated by the toxicological services of Duke University. This system allows the company to select the safest raw materials and formulations for the consumer. In the rare occurrence that a product cannot be made nonhazardous, it is thoroughly labeled with warnings and precautions.
Employees contribute to the community in a variety of ways. GOLDEN employees aid in demonstrations and volunteer as helpers for Colorscape Chenango, a local arts celebration held in September. Others are actively involved in local community planning boards, the Chamber of Commerce, the restoration task force of the local Earlville Opera House or serve in volunteer fire departments.