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UPPERCASE Surface Pattern Design Guide 3rd edition 


The third edition of the UPPERCASE Surface Pattern Design Guide will feature the best in up-and-coming surface pattern designers. By being part of the guide, your work will be exposed to an engaged and active readership of art and design buyers, potential clients, collaborators and consumers. 100 artists will be included in the Guide.

Submitters will be also considered for an exciting list of opportunities*:

  • Windham Fabrics will select an artist for a fabric collection (for submitters without a forthcoming, current or previous fabric licensing contract)
  • Eva Franco will select an artist whose designs will be printed on fabric and incorporated in her clothing design
  • Art Maison Canada will select one or more artists for licensing their artwork for wall art, murals, pillows, furniture and home accents
  • Lilla Rogers and Make Art That Sells will be awarding a Home Decor e-course ($330 value) and the Home Decor Live Plus course ($200 value) to one recipient
  • UPPERCASE will feature one artist's work on the Surface Pattern Design Guide cover.
  • and more opportunities to be announced!

Please submit new and/or recent work from your portfolio. If you were published in the first or second edition of the Guide, you are welcome to submit new work.

DEADLINE JANUARY 10, 2019

The entry fee of $15USD is to cover the hosting and administration costs of this submission system.

* Please note that if you are selected or contacted by one of the companies, you are under no obligation to pursue a contract. All negotiations, contracts and licensing details are between the companies listed and the artist—UPPERCASE is simply the method of making the match! 


By submitting to this form, you acknowledge that the work submitted is your own and you are not infringing on the rights of any other artist or company. You will also be added to the UPPERCASE general email list. You can opt out at any time. thanks!

In our homes, surface pattern design is all around us. Decorated curtains, tea towels, ceramics and dinnerware, upholstery, rugs, pillows and quilts and bedding can punctuate our everyday lives with pattern. New designs, vintage patterns, and the things we've made with our own hands show off our style, aesthetics and talents.

Through words and pictures (photos and or illustrations), please share your stories about how you're at home with surface pattern.

To be featured in UPPERCASE's weekend email newsletter "All About YOU" please fill in the following. Thanks!

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We'll be featuring tours of UPPERCASE magazine subscriber studios in the magazine and in the weekly newsletters. Share your workspace, studio or corner of the dining room... wherever it is that you create.
Fresh! is a new feature highlighting previously unpublished creatives.

Whether you're a fresh graduate or mature artist, it is often a dream to be published for the first time! 

If you've never been published in print before, please share your work and I will endeavour to publish the best submissions in future issues and share your submission and links in my newsletter, blog or social media as well. (Please note that space is limited, so this is a merit-based selection.)

By submitting to UPPERCASE you agree to receive our weekly newsletters. (You can opt out at any time.) You also agree that the work you are submitting is your own or that appropriate permissions are in place.

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