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Canvas Press will be at the TPPA Convention in Arlington Oct 1st & 2nd...can you say ROAD TRIP! main image
Canvas Press will be at the TPPA Convention in Arlington Oct 1st & 2nd...can you say ROAD TRIP!
by Eric Von Lehmden | September 29, 2011

Hey all you photogs out there.? Canvas Press is making the road trip to Arlington this weekend (October 1st & 2nd) for the TPPA's yearly convention and trade show.? We hope to see you there to meet and mingle on the trade show floor.? To get your free trade show pass click on Canvas Press, save and print your ticket.? We will See you in Arlington this weekend! [caption id="attachment_719" align="aligncenter" width="459" caption="Grab your free trade ...

Video game company shows off its artistic side with gallery show sponsored by Canvas Press main image
Video game company shows off its artistic side with gallery show sponsored by Canvas Press
by Caroline Cohoon | September 20, 2011

Vigil games will be holding a free art show and concert entitled "Vigil Nights" on September 23 in downtown Austin. Though best known as a video game developer, the company is home to many gifted artists and musicians, over 30 of whom will be contributing their personal works and talent to the evening's showcase. The Vigil Nights art show will take place on Friday, September 23 from 7-10pm at The Art Department at 503 Neches Street in Austin. It will ...

"Flames of Life" painting raises money for wildfire victims
by Canvas Press | September 13, 2011

This September, wildfires like we've never seen before in Texas have been devouring homes and businesses right in our backyard. Local artist V....Vaughan was inspired to help out her friends who run Angel Mountain Event Center in Bastrop. They had many of her paintings at the facility and all was lost. Here is what the artist had to say about the process, from her blog: "When I am sad, I often paint, and this seems to help me process ...

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Google+ Review
by Canvas Press | July 21, 2011

With millions of people anxiously awaiting for that coveted invite to get into Google's new social network, we wanted to give you a preview and let you decide if Google+ is a good fit for you. First off, if you're wondering why in the world would anyone want to have to worry about updating their status on yet another social media site, let me begin by saying that this one is different. With features similar to Twitter and ...

Summer Photo Contest Winner main image
Summer Photo Contest Winner
by Canvas Press | June 30, 2011

Tweet Thank you to everyone who participated in our summer photo contest! We just want to give props to James Barton for his photo "Chicago Skyline"! Congratulations, James! Because his image received the most votes, James won a free 16x20 Gallery Wrap canvas of his image! Please check back on our Facebook Page to be notified of our next photo contest begins! ...

Gift Cards from Canvas Press main image
Gift Cards from Canvas Press
by Canvas Press | June 29, 2011

Tweet Lately, we've been asked this question quite a bit, "Does Canvas Press offer gift cards?". The answer is a definite "Yes".   People love the idea of putting their photos on canvas. But it can really prove difficult when you want to get a canvas for someone as a gift. Especially if you don't know what kind of image they would like to have us print for them. And unlike other gift cards from other retailers, a Canvas ...

Lytro Light Field Camera: Rumors main image
Lytro Light Field Camera: Rumors
by Canvas Press | June 28, 2011

TweetOk, so we don't typically post articles about things that haven't come to the public eye yet. However, this rumor about a new camera technology was too appealing to pass up. Let's say you're at a children's birthday party. As we all know, it's difficult to always get your shots in focus when kids are running around and enjoying themselves. However, what if you had a camera that lets you adjust your focus after you've taken the photo? You heard ...

Summer Facebook Photo Contest main image
Summer Facebook Photo Contest
by Canvas Press | June 20, 2011

It's that time of year again, our annual Summer Facebook Photo Contest! One lucky person will receive a free 16"x20" 1.5 Gallery Wrap from Canvas Press. Here's how to enter: Like us on Facebook Post your favorite summer time photo on our Wall Get all of your family and friends to Like your photo Whichever image has the most "Likes" by June 27th, 2011 at midnight CST wins a free 16"x20" Gallery Wrap canvas! Fans are posting their ...

Who is behind your prints at Canvas Press? main image
Who is behind your prints at Canvas Press?
by Caroline Cohoon | March 7, 2011

Adam Boley, print specialist and production supervisor at Canvas Press has had his work selected to be in the Talent in Texas IV exhibit at Texas Biennial 2011, sponsored by FotoFest. The exhibition, Nowhere Near Here: New Photographic Work by Texas Artists features 14 multi-disciplinary artists from across the state. It is the fourth in the Talent in Texas series, started by FotoFest in 2004 to showcase younger artists and curators working in Texas. This year the exhibit is a ...

Canvases decorate new McDonalds - I'm Lovin It! main image
Canvases decorate new McDonalds - I'm Lovin It!
by Canvas Press | July 9, 2010

Canvas Press worked with a marketing firm in Maine to prepare artwork for a new McDonald's restaurant in Bangor, Maine. The canvases were rushed in time for the grand opening and put just the right finishing touches on the restaurant. The sepia toned photos on canvas showed families, the Ronald McDonald House and historical photos of the restaurant chain. A hint of teal accent divided the collages and was used to create a color border for the sides. ...

New review of canvas gallery wrap photo from Canvas Press! main image
New review of canvas gallery wrap photo from Canvas Press!
by Canvas Press | March 25, 2010

Penelope's Oasis is a popular blog focused on moms and babies where Penelope reviews all kinds of related products and offers giveaways to her readers. Check out some of her thoughts about the canvas she received from us... I had the opporunity to have an image enlarged to a 16x20 inch piece for review, and used this photo of my sweet goddaughter and received a vertical print, on 1.5" gallery-wrapped canvas with Image Border. I was very happy when ...

Donation from Canvas Press brightens the look of Fort Hood's Resiliency Campus main image
Donation from Canvas Press brightens the look of Fort Hood's Resiliency Campus
by Canvas Press | March 24, 2010

The following was published in the Fort Hood Sentinel by Dave Larsen on March 18, 2010... Sixty art canvases that went up on the walls of the Fort Hood Resiliency Campus Friday were donated by the Round Rock-based company Canvas Press. Canvas Press chief executive officer Doak Walker said he made the donation after hearing about the campus and taking a tour of the facilities in late 2009. ?I think it is an honor to be a part of this ...

A trip Down Under remembered on canvas... main image
A trip Down Under remembered on canvas...
by Canvas Press | December 15, 2009

? We just received our order and they all look great!? We could not be more pleased with how well our photos turned out and the quick shipping. We had shopped around here at home to try to find a good price to print photos onto canvas but no one came close to the price or quality you had to offer.? I even searched online and you guys had the best deals for what we were looking ...

Canvases Featured at Film Festival main image
Canvases Featured at Film Festival
by Caroline Cohoon | November 6, 2009

Canvas Press made several canvases for the Austin Polish Film Festival to be on display for the duration of the event. Some canvases showcased major donors, while the highlight was a replica of the event's brightly colored poster, designed by world-famous Polish Poster Artist Leszek Zebrowski. The opening reception was attended by special guests related to the first movie shown in the festival, U Pana Boga za Miedza (God's Little Village). They included the writer/ director/ producer Jacek Bromski, actress ...

LifeWorks Home Improvement Challenge main image
LifeWorks Home Improvement Challenge
by Caroline Cohoon | October 27, 2009

Through the LifeWorks Home Improvement Challenge (HIC), corporate and community teams partner with a decorator to design the space of a LifeWorks client. LifeWorks clients live in Supportive Housing ? a program offering subsidized housing to kids who need a ?getting on your feet period.? LifeWorks clients are former foster care children, former homeless youth and teen parents who may have never before received the help they need for a fresh start. November Design Group of Austin, Texas contacted ...

Halloween Photo Contest on our Facebook page starts NOW! main image
Halloween Photo Contest on our Facebook page starts NOW!
by Caroline Cohoon | October 20, 2009

We had so much fun with our summer photo contest on Facebook and we hope you did too. We're bringing it back now for a Halloween Photo Contest! Send us your cutest costumes and scariest pictures. Kids, pets, families, even photo art of creepy places like abandoned buildings or cemeteries... Show us your creative side. Accepting submissions from now until Sunday October 25 at Midnight. It is very important that you follow all of the instructions for submissions or ...

Fine Art Photography on Canvas main image
Fine Art Photography on Canvas
by Caroline Cohoon | October 13, 2009

Our customer Nancy from Florida is an incredibly talented photographer who sells her work at art shows. We have printed many canvases for her that she and her husband stretch themselves for display and sale. Below is a picture of how Nancy has organized her booth for the art shows she does. Please visit her website www.naturesportal.net to view her stunning work. ...

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Canvas Press Customer Testimonial: Guest Room!
by Canvas Press | September 8, 2009

Hello,   I have been a loyal customer to Canvas Press for approximately 1.5 years now, and absolutely love the service and the end result of my picture (s).   We moved from Calgary, Alberta, CANADA...to The Woodlands, Texas, on June 28th, 2007.? We have been fortunate to have many friends and family come to visit us.? I had the idea to create a 'guest wall', in the spare bedroom where our company stays.? ...

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Testimonial from our canvas customers...
by Canvas Press | September 1, 2009

We love our client's photos, almost as much as they love our canvas! And we love when they send us photos of our canvas on their walls. Here's a testimonial from Barbara about her photos of doorways in Italy that we printed for her on canvas:"Just reporting that I am quite pleased with my canvas pieces.? They represent a recent trip to Italy and are a few of my favorites from a series pictures?of Italian entrances. I appreciated the ...

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Calling All Oklahoma Photographers!
by Caroline Cohoon | July 22, 2009

Canvas Press will be at the Professional Photographers of Oklahoma annual Tradeshow next month, August 29-30. The event is held at the Reed Convention Center and Sheraton Hotel in Midwest City, OK. Please come visit us at the tradeshow with this free pass! Simply print the pass and bring it with you to the event. The show is open Saturday and Sunday 11am - 4pm. Please visit the PPO website, www.ppok.org for more details. ...

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Tips-n-Tricks #456

When traveling in a busy city keeping your camera hanging on your shoulder is an invitation for a snatch and grab. Either keep your camera in your bag or strap in across your body. Yes, it is kind of a pain to take it out for every photo, but it better than having a pick pocket run off with your camera.


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