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Minted. + West Elm (studio news that made me dance – literally)

March 19, 2014

Emily Jeffords, First Place winner of the Minted + West Elm Fine Art Contest

I am so excited about some news coming out of my studio this week:

A few weeks ago I entered a big art contest held by Minted. + West Elm; submitting 6 landscapes to a fine art challenge and just, really, hoped for the best.  …after all, this is kind of too good to be true, and my odds were SO slim (guys, there were so so so many amazing entrees).

…But I wanted this.  I wanted it bad.  A chance to offer my artwork on, in West Elm Stores, and on  Ugh… how could I not think about it!?

Eventually my (eternal) wait was over and I found out that I won.  I WON!  You guys, I won FIRST PLACE!  You should have seen my face.  I really wanted to dance and yell all at once, but I was on a very professional conference call and didn’t want to miss a thing so I held it together (barely).  I felt SO incredibly honored, and thankful, and so excited!

So, what does this mean?  Well, there are still things to be done, and no, you can’t see my work online or in stores quite yet, but exciting things are going to be happening over the next few weeks and months and I will keep you in the know.  Soon, I am honored to say, you will be able to buy my artwork from both Minted and West Elm!

In the mean time, check out my collection on Minted (not yet for sale). I am beyond honored to be collaborating with such stunning brands who are both so committed to independent artist and designers.

Thank you ALL for supporting and cheering me on.  I know I didn’t talk about this contest at all on this blog, but I felt your support and love for my artistic career, and that has enabled me to take these risks and challenge myself to do new and exciting things.

This first place award goes to this painting specifically!  xox, “Land of Plenty”
See my full collection on Minted here

Land of Plenty: Emily Jeffords

26 Comments leave one →
  1. March 19, 2014 7:59 am

    Very well done!


  2. March 19, 2014 8:05 am

    Congratulations, Emily! Woohoo!!
    That’s so great. : )


  3. March 19, 2014 8:16 am

    Congrats Emily. Very well deserved – your art is gorgeous!


  4. March 19, 2014 9:18 am

    WOOHOO! Congrats, Emily! Although, I don’t think I’m nearly as surprised as you are – I know how amazing of an artist you are! Xo!


  5. Tom Currie permalink
    March 19, 2014 9:30 am

    Congratulations, You continue to make us proud.


  6. March 19, 2014 9:37 am

    Reblogged this on Space van Yasmin Damaro and commented:
    herzliche gruesse an dich von jasmin damaro


  7. March 19, 2014 10:25 am

    That’s awesome! Congrats!! :)


  8. March 19, 2014 10:26 am

    That’s so exciting! Congrats!! :)


  9. JacindaW permalink
    March 19, 2014 10:45 am

    Congratulations Emily! Well deserved. Your landscapes are dreamy and delightful.


  10. March 19, 2014 11:13 am

    Wow!!! Congratulations, Emily. I must say, it’s well-deserved. Your work is incredible. Cheers to big, fun and exciting opportunities!


  11. March 19, 2014 1:02 pm

    Congratulations!!! Love your work… beautiful!


  12. March 19, 2014 1:26 pm


    These landscapes are gorgeous. :D


  13. March 19, 2014 3:23 pm

    Exciting! Great work! :)


  14. lizbethjoy permalink
    March 19, 2014 3:45 pm

    congrats! this is GREAT news!!!!


  15. March 19, 2014 3:47 pm

    Congratulations! Beautiful work. Cotton candy colors & sunshine daydreams all around!


  16. March 19, 2014 5:18 pm

    So very very happy for you, my friend!! Congratulations!


  17. March 20, 2014 1:27 am

    Oh my goodness! Congratulations sweet girl! There couldn’t be someone who deserves this more. So excited for you! Xo, Marilyn and Kaleb at


  18. March 20, 2014 9:41 am

    Congratulations Emily! Everyone at west elm is super excited about your work!


  19. March 20, 2014 5:22 pm

    Hi there, I just discovered your blog and it is very inspiring! Thank you and congratulations on your winning. This is great to see successful artists. I’ll be very happy to read your blog from now on…


  20. March 21, 2014 1:58 pm

    Hello! I have nominated you for “Shine On and Versatile Blogger Award” please follow the link for more info Congratulations!!!


  21. March 22, 2014 1:48 pm

    Well done !


  22. March 29, 2014 11:22 am



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