The Guild Publishers and Distributors of Fine Art Limited
"The Guild" is a company that will make every attempt to provide artwork that is new and exciting while respecting
the need for corporate integrity and respect for the consumer, the artist, the gallery, and, the manner in which art
is defined, distributed and sold.
Over the past twenty-five years, I have had the privilege of working with and distributing artists whose original
prints now hang in the permanent collections of the Art Gallery of Ontario and the National Gallery in Ottawa. I've
also enjoyed the opportunity of dealing with prints that would likely never be seen in a public institution but have
nevertheless enjoyed tremendous popular appeal. Beside publishing original prints and limited edition reproductions,
I've also worked as an agent and as the organizer of art auctions for some of Canada's very best. It's been an amazing
Art should have some measure of exclusivity, and 'The Guild' intends to resurrect that tradition by ensuring that
images will be produced in editions no larger than 250 prints. All of our prints will be created by means of in the
Giclée process, which is unsurpassed in terms both of matching the original artwork and of conservation, or, they
will be produced by the artist's hand or a master printmaker.
"The Guild's" mandate will be to seek out those artists who have enjoyed highly successful careers and yet, have
not been widely accessible to the public. Freeman Patterson, author and photographer for more than fifteen books is a
'The Guild Publisher and Distributors of Fine Art Limited.' is guided by the following principles:
'The Guild' is committed to providing clients with the best possible quality and service to ensure their complete
satisfaction - and to earn their continuing support.
'The Guild' recognizes that its products reflect not only on the artist but also on the dealer and the dealers
clientele. No expense will be spared in the qualitative aspects of an image produced by 'The Guild'— from the support
materials that help educate prospective buyers, to the quality of the papers and inks that are used to create the image.
'The Guild' intends to work with artists whose original art has achieved success in the public market. Any image
reproduced by ''The Guild'' will be supervised by the artist who created the image, be it photographic, original
print or Giclée.
'The Guild' is pleased to provide its dealer network with a variety of support materials for their clientele. With
Freeman Patterson as its marquee artist, 'The Guild' offers extensive resources from newspapers and magazines articles
to books published by Key Porter and other Canadian publishers. Also available are both the general
www.theguildpublishing.com website and the more private and intimate Dealer Website created for the more discerning
collector interested in smaller edition sizes ranging from ten to twenty prints.
'The Guild' is committed to building a future based on its reputation. To that end, it will maintain small edition sizes,
and will not create more than 250 copies of any one image. In keeping with photographic traditions, some photographic
images handled by 'The Guild' have been produced at the discretion of the photographer in edition sizes of ten (10) or
twenty (20), in three (3) sizes, in the Giclée format. All images will be labeled with the original medium, date of
execution, edition size, paper type and ink type.