Deadline: March 31 – UncommonGoods Hosts National Open Call in Art Contest

March 15, 2013 (Brooklyn, NY) – UncommonGoods, an online retailer that specializes in handmade, eco- friendly and uniquely designed gifts and accessories, has just launched their Art Contest, a call for entries of 2D digital captures including watercolors, acrylics, pastels, colored pencils, collages, digital art and more. The winner will receive $500, 5% royalties on a limited edition of 100 prints, and national exposure by being presented our catalog circulation of 1.75 Million.

After the call for entries, the semifinalist designs chosen by the UncommonGoods buyers will appear on UncommonGoods.com where the online community will vote on their favorite pieces to move on to the final round of judging. The top five voted designs will be judged by UncommonGoods Associate Buyer Katie Gianonne, last year’s Art Contest winner Matthew Amey, and Danielle Krysa, the blogger behind The Jealous Curator. A winner will be chosen in late-April.

“Matthew Amey was the winner of our first ever UG Art Contest,” Says Associate Buyer Katie Giannone. “Since bringing his work into our assortment, we have featured his work in each of the 4 catalogs we have published and we have worked with him to develop a collection of works that continue to grow and evolve (we now offer a total of 6 prints in addition to the original winning piece).”

Until March 31, 2013 at 11:59 EST, designers and artists are welcome to share their products at http://www.uncommongoods.com/designs/art-contest.
For more information, contact Gaby Dolceamore at UncommonGoods, art-contest@uncommongoods.com

**Accepting work from U.S. residents only

About UncommonGoods
Founded in 1999 and headquartered in New York City, UncommonGoods is a catalog and online retailer of creatively designed, high-quality products. UncommonGoods works with a growing network of artists and makers to bring unique and special products to customers across the United States.
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