Minneapolis, MN – March 2017
In May 2017, Artists to Watch (ATW) introduces wall art representing of over 400 images from the work of more than 30 independent fine artists. The collection includes outdoor photography, illustration, painting, screen and woodcut prints, mixed media, etching, cut glass and more.
Chuck Klein, owner of ATW, says the company is launching wall art in two formats; archival quality poster prints and stretched canvas giclee – both sized at 11” x 14” for easy framing. Klein adds; “Additional sizes, and substrates are in development and will be released soon. We’re always exploring new ways to appreciate art and to bring art into our everyday lives.”
ATW general manager, Andy Iwanin, sees the release of wall art as a natural extension of the successful 20 year run of the company’s greeting card line. “Our customers have frequently saved and framed our cards. This is because we are an art company first and greeting card company second. Our purpose is to connect independent fine artists with art lovers. We’ve won greeting card awards but it’s really about the artists. So making the incredible work of independent fine artists available to everyone as high quality wall art is a no-brainer.”
Another innovation of ATW is its new sister company – Brand to Watch. Brand to Watch (BTW) helps retail brands better live and promote their own purpose. We do this by creating, producing, and distributing a stationery line that represents and promotes each store’s unique voice, personality, and values. This turn-key solution is perfect for larger retail chains looking to bolster their brands and build customer loyalty.
While ATW is introducing wall art and more this year, they are not resting on the laurels of their stationery business. At the 2017 National Stationary Show in NYC, ATW will be unveiling several new products including boxed sets of fold-it notecards (no envelope required) and ornament holiday cards (including a greetable punch-out ornament).
ATW is a small, independent company publishing sustainable art-focused products made in the USA.
Andy Iwanin Chuck Klein
General Manager President-Owner
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