2019 Photo Contest

2019 Photo Contest

instagram collage of matboard and frame submissions

We are launching our biggest contest ever! E-mail or Instagram a picture of our mattes or frames with your artwork for a chance to win up to $200. This is a fun way to share your artwork with our audience and show case how you use our custom matting and framing products! NEW, special gift for artists who share their booths 🙂 Check out previous contests on Pinterest.

How to Enter

All you have to do is send us a photo of your art work with our products through Instagram or e-mail.

  1. Tag us @matboardandmore and use #MBNM2019Contest on Instagram
  2. marketing@matboardandmore.com with the subject MBNM 2019 Contest

Artist Booth Prize

For our artists out there, we’d love to see your booth with our mats and frames. A special $100 gift will be set aside for the best booth. Enter like any other customer but this gift is only available for artists 🙂
Carena at Sea Tones Art, called “Blue Honu”

Contest Rules

  • 1st Place = $200, 2nd Place = $150, 3rd Place = $50
  • Artist Booth winner = $100
  • Must have made a purchase at Matboard and More
  • Image must include a Matboard and More product
  • Must include the #MBNM2019Contest and tag us @matboardandmore through Instagram
  • E-mail submissions are accepted through marketing@matboardandmore.com with subject: MBNM 2019 Contest
  • Images should be relatively high resolution and winners will be judged based on overall image quality and creativity
  • You can re-share images that you may have sent us in the past and make multiple entries
  • Matboard and More reserves the right to share your artwork on our Social Media and future marketing materials

V-Grooves Now Available

V-Grooves Available for Custom Matting

V-Grooves are a shallow cut across the mat which exposes the core color of the top mat. V-Grooves can be cream, white or black depending on the mat core color. Your matboards will have extra flair and style that will make uniquely display your art.

 

Add a VGroove with just 1 click on the + sign at the bottom right of the preview on our custom mat builder.

V-Groove on Matboard
custom off-sets with v grooves

Custom Offsets!

1/2″ is the most popular offset for a VGroove but you can customize your offset to 3/4″ or 1″ as well. Contact us for even more custom V-Grooves including custom engravings.

Paris in Paint, Paris on Film

Paris in Paint, Paris on Film

While we can mat and frame a lot of different things, photos and paintings are the most common things to put in a frame, so deal with them a lot. And on this rainy Friday, it gave me an idea- let’s take a look at the same place thorugh the mediums of both painting and photography. I chose none other than Paris. If you want make a side by side comparison, have  look at our multi-opening mats.

Van Gogh's painting of the Paris skyline

              First, a painting of Paris from one of its most famous residents- none other than Vincent Van Gogh. While living with his brother on a hill above Paris, at some point Van Gogh realized he had an amazing view. Its hard to fault the artist for wanting to capture this view. The architecture and colors of the nearby buildings are great, and the way the view extends into the distance breathtaking.

A old painting of Paris

              Next, have a look at this piece by Seurat of the Eiffel Tower. Painted only a few years after the Van Gogh, the tower was still new at this time. Seurat also uses an interesting style in this piece that makes it look a bit like an old color photo to me. I’m sure that wasn’t what he was going for, but I find the effect interesting.

A black and white photo of Paris

              And finally, one of the oldest photos of Paris I could find- though there are many to be sure. It’s not just artists who have been impressed with the city. The above paintings show the beauty of the city, but this photo shows a very different perspective. I can imagine walking down this street every day and still being awed by the view. And if you want to take in a view like this every day, you can order a mat and frame to go with any of your favorite photos.

The Photo Contest Returns!

Creative Potter art in a custom matboard

The Photo Contest Returns!

After a brief hiatus for the New Year, our month photo contest is back! We have two winners this time, one for each month.

 

This month, the winners are htegan with a colorful and beautiful wall display, and emm_squared with a unique and fun piece of Harry Potter artwork. 

PRIZES The winners will get a $100 Matboard and More Gift Card.  

HOW TO ENTER Upload your photo of your art with our mats or frames using any social media network (TwitterFacebookInstagramPinterest) with #MBNMPhotoContest. We’re going to use this hashtag for ALL CONTESTS going forward, so you don’t have to remember a new one each month. Multiple entries are encouraged, especially on all of your social media accounts. For Facebook, make sure the post is marked public or post it to our Facebook page directly.  

DEADLINE April 2, 2019.

Some colorful wall art with matboards