Artist’s Note

 

Past Artist Notes
March 5, 2018This year at the PLA there was a big emphasis surrounding branding and customization- this is what Great River Arts excels at! Our products are both promotional and interpretive! If you have a special shop that celebrates your area your customer very likely drove some distance to shop with you. They are looking for a meaningful gift, something memorable and distinctive that celebrates your area. They want your branding on the map- and they want a little story on the back! Please notice our prominent cartouches on the maps. With a purchase order of 35 or more pieces we can feature you logo will be featured in the title of the map. When the customer frames the map and hangs it up in their home or office, your brand- not just the destination will connect with your customer every day.  Please take a look at our label template below and note all the space for your branding and interpretive message on the logo! It would be our pleasure to personalize the maps so they are your maps. GRA can minimize their branding by reducing the copyright statement to tiny font, giving more space to your brand. In summary:-Our digital art technology allows easier customization -Our products are promotional AND interpretive! -The interpretive messages have already been written and are ready for your approval! Please also note that we are pleased to offer: -Warehousing, split shipping, net 30 terms -order of 35 pieces for logo drop on the label and the cartouche on the map (if applicable) Let us know if we can send some sample prints out for your shop to review, or if you’d like us to be directly in touch with the rangers. We would love to serve you and help you promote your brand and region with our beautiful map art. What can we do to work together? Are you interested in starting with magnets, note cards, or 11×14’s? Is there anything we can we do to help with the approval process? Please let me know! Lisa Middleton Greatriverarts.com 406-471-7563​ [...] Read more...
October 2, 2017We are off to an explosive start with our custom map services as you may have noticed! Not only are we offering a Lake Map Promo this month, but we are also going to work on Ski maps for you—Just in time for Christmas!     Lake Map Designs Custom Ski Runs Map   Why this sudden interest in Lake and Ski maps you might ask? WELL (drumroll please) I have officially have a new licensing contract with Oldwoodensigns.com or more historically known as Meissenburg Designs, the grand-daddy of printing and manufacturing art prints on wood, metal, and board! It will be a year or so before my designs are out in stores, but I should be able to sell their products on my website too! This will make good use of my in-stock images and keep me challenged with designing new work for their distribution. I’m honored and excited! So don’t be shy- step right up! I will be happy to design your lake especially within our areas of distribution. Right now design is free with the purchase of a limited edition giclee starting at $125 (which by the way are on sale this month!) In other news I will be starting my migration Southwards this weekend. My heart is very torn this year but I think I will travel one more year then next winter stay close to home in the Mountain community that loves me. Stay tuned to more adventures in Wisconsin, Florida, New Mexico, Arizona, and Southern California…then a vanlife road trip up CA101 destination Sequim, WA where I hope to spend early spring. Very best wishes! Order your custom maps EARLY! we need 4 weeks to design them!   Jojo is ready for adventure! [...] Read more...