(PRWEB) July 22, 2014
American Frame, a web-based custom picture framing and printing company, is launching a monthly contest for all types of visual artists and photographers in July 2014. The goal of the contest is to give artists a chance to showcase their work, build a public following and receive financial rewards, all with the help of American Frame. All artists who offer prints of their work for sale in American Frame’s online Art Gallery are qualified to apply for the contest, regardless of their medium. Maintaining an Art Gallery at AmericanFrame.com is free and artists who do not presently have a gallery are welcome to create one before they apply.
Held monthly via American Frame’s Facebook page, the contest asks the public to select their favorite image among that month’s entrants. Votes will be tallied and the winning artist will receive a choice of either $250 cash or a $400 gift certificate at AmericanFrame.com; a prominent position on the AmericanFrame.com home page for one month; a national press release about the artist and his/her winning work; circulation of the winning image via social media; and a 20% discount on all purchases at AmericanFrame.com good for one calendar year from the date the award is issued.
The contest is the brainchild of American Frame’s President Laura Jajko and CEO Dana Dunbar. “Years ago American Frame opened an online Art Gallery and invited artists worldwide to display and sell prints of their work,” Jajko explains. “The collaboration has proven to be just what we’d hoped: a marriage of great art and great frames. We took this concept further with our Featured Artist program, in which select images were publicized on our homepage and via other media, but now we are opening up the selection process to the public and adding direct financial awards for the artist. We made that decision because art is both deeply personal and a way of communicating, of joining together. We want our artists and people buying their work to have a collaboration and feedback space, and we want the artists to benefit as fully and directly as possible.”
An application, contest guidelines and award information is available now at AmericanFrame.com. Artists wishing to apply can do so online by signing into their art gallery account. Artists without a free art gallery are welcome to create one in order to qualify.
About American Frame
American Frame provides professional-quality DIY custom picture framing supplies and fine art printing services at wholesale prices direct to the consumer. Its easy web interface allows customers to design a custom frame treatment for assembly in the comfort of their homes or studios. They can also upload a digital image to be printed on canvas or fine art paper and receive framed work ready to hang. All orders are handcrafted in Maumee OH and shipped within 2 business days. Family owned and operated since 1973. Love your art. Frame it right.™