If you have read my book or heard me speak, you might already know I am a fine woodworker. Were that hobby a business, one of the places I would be most proud to display my works would be on The Artful Home Web site produced by The Guild. (BTW, if you like that the links open in a new window, thank Jennifer Young. Her suggestion prompted me to learn a little more HTML to fulfill it. See her link in my Blog & Web site sidebar links.)
The Guild produces a most gorgeous print and online catalog of fine arts and crafts. If you agree with me it would be worthy of your work and you want to apply through its jury process, you need to get busy. I just looked at the site today and realized the jury selection process is April 1 – April 30. Start here to learn how to go about becoming a Guild Artist.
Here are some of stringent standards for 2D artists published on the site:
The Guild only accepts work by living artists who reside and produce their work within North America. The Guild does not accept framed 2D work or giclees printed on canvas. All giclees and prints need to be limited edition, as we do not accept open edition 2D work. We also do not accept any reproductions. Strong preferences are given to artists who submit with a consistent body of work.
The terminology in the above paragraph can be confusing. Seems like giclees and prints are acceptable, but reproductions are not. Using the S.W.A.G. (Scientific Wild Ass Guess) Factor, I’m going to say by reproductions they mean open edition prints and posters. I will contact the company for clarification and other reasons as another post on them is planned. Good luck to all who make the effort to join the jury process. I will be thrilled if any readers use this alert and end up in the catalog…let me know.