About Us


USArtQuest Mission Statement

To provide opportunities within our local and extended community for personal and professional development, by supplying the finest art materials and by  offering instruction that inspires others to discover their own creative potential.


usartquest retail store front Old US12 Chelsea Michigan PergolaAbout USArtQuest

USArtQuest has proudly manufactured and sold to the public, locally and online, for nearly 25 years. Originally a home-based business started by Susan Pickering Rothamel, it began with 2 videos and the flagship product Perfect Paper Adhesive. In 2013, USArtQuest acquired a paper warehouse, and now carries nearly 900 quality art materials and 300,000 sheets of fine art paper – making them now one the largest art paper suppliers in the world! In 2016 USArtQuest acquired European Papers, and incorporated unique collage materials and components, integrating 3 companies into one cohesive and extremely creative company!


USArtQuest proudly focuses their directions to emerging artists that come from many areas of the marketplace including, artists, crafters, mixed-media, art quilting & home décor artisans.


Susan Pickering RothamelAbout Susan Pickering Rothamel

Coming from generations of creative entrepreneurs, Susan Pickering Rothamel is an expert in understanding creative techniques and materials. With children grown and working as a selling artist and instructor, Sue focused on shooting instructional videos. The first two were best-selling, and they launched the need for a superior collage adhesive, which famously became Perfect Paper Adhesive. USArtQuest was formed to market the videos and adhesive, packaged papers and brushes. Many videos and books later, Susan continues to build the USArtQuest brand by inventing, developing products and purchasing complimentary companies, all the while finding blocks of time to explore her passion for art and writing.