Monday, January 28, 2008

Call for Entries!

Call for Entries for The Artful Home Portfolio Competition

Ahlogomaintop Madison, WI – The Guild, Inc., presenter of The Artful Home® catalogs, website, and Guild Sourcebooks, is sponsoring its second annual juried competition designed to identify original works of art that can be turned into a signed and numbered edition of giclée prints and featured for sale through The Artful Home catalogs and website.

The Grand Prize winner will receive an artwork publishing contract with The Guild for the sale of the signed and numbered edition of giclée prints to be made from the winning image and sold through The Artful Home. The Grand Prize winner will also receive a $1,500 cash award and an artist page in the residential section of The Guild® Sourcebook, a book that connects artists with design professionals who can hire them for commissions. Two Honorable Mention winners will each receive a $500 cash award.

The competition is open to all artists, 18 years of age or older, who are legal residents of the United States or Canada, except as specified in the Official Rules, which can be viewed at

Artists may enter up to three images of work created in any two-dimensional discipline including, but not limited to, drawing, fiber, painting, one-of-a-kind traditional prints, photography, and collage. All entries must be the work of the entrant and must not have been previously published elsewhere.

Entries will be accepted from January 15, 2008, through 5 p.m. Central Time February 29, 2008, at, the website for Juried Art Services, a digital jury and application system, which is managing the entries for The Guild.

Ten finalists will be selected by a jury led by David A. Ross, chairman of the Artist Pension Trust Curatorial Committee, and former director of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. The Grand Prize winner and two Honorable Mention winners will be chosen from among the ten finalists by a public online vote, held April 7 through May 15, 2008, on

Complete entry information and Official Rules can be viewed at

The Guild, Inc.® is the leading online retailer of original art and fine craft items shipped direct to customers from artists’ studios. The company presents the work of today’s finest artists through the website, and The Artful Home® and Artful® Gifts catalogs, which offer collections carefully selected from the 10,000 items available online. Since 1985, The Guild has also published annual sourcebooks helping design professionals locate commissionable artists for special projects.

For more information, go to, or contact Julie Kolka, Manager of Public Relations and Partnerships, at (608) 227-4105 or

Stacy Alexander