about guild canvas

Formally known as Whitmire Canvas, Guild Canvas Co. was established on the methods of the late Ken Whitmire, a legendary portrait artist whose work is recognized nationwide. The Whitmire family helped pioneer the canvas process in the 1960s using the original McDonald canvas mount system which we are still using today.   It is, in a sense, an imperfect science where every roll of canvas varies in texture and requires special attention. Ward Whitmire, Ken's son, is our current canvas expert bringing over 30 years of canvassing experience to our clients.

A GUILD /GILD / IS AN ASSOCIATION OF ARTISANS OR craftsmen WHO OVERSEE THE PRACTICE OF THEIR CRAFT.

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The Guild family

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Tavis and Amy have had a successful portrait studio since 2008 and they have extensive knowledge about canvassing and what clients are looking for. These two took ownership of the canvassing company in 2017 and they're very excited to continue this legacy by offering the same amazing quality that was first established 50 years ago.

THE GUILDS ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT FAMILY, MAKING MEMORIES, AND OFFERING BEAUTIFUL PIECES OF ART TO THEIR CLIENTS AND FRIENDS

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TAVIS & AMY GUILD

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Our philosophy is simple. 
We specialize in ONE product type: 
MUSEUM QUALITY CANVAS MOUNTING
(and we believe it's the best in the nation.)

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Standard canvas:
ready to frame

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FRAMING OPTIONS

Option 1: Order a Custom Frame
21 frame options
ANY size, made to order
Brand new frame stock
Frame stick samples available
More pricing & details available in client resource folder

Option 2: Shop our Private Collection
One of a kind 
100+ different options of already made frames
Many vintage frames 5-40 years old
more pricing & details available online:
www.portraitdecor.com

testimonials

I have been canvassing through this company for years. Their canvasing techniques are exceptional and one of a kind. The customer service is fantastic and the product is top notch quality. I feel completely confident giving these canvases to my clients because I know they will not only stand out but they are so well made they will last for a lifetime. Simply put, they are hands down the best!  - Kira Baron Photography

We searched and searched for a company that offered a craftsman made canvas. We were so excited to find them and we've been with them ever since! We are in love with the lacquering and brush stroking from an artist. It's definitely a premium product that our clients appreciate and repeatedly invest in. We are huge fans of these canvases and our clients are too! It's no wonder this company has the best reputation among portrait artists - Memory Montage Photography 

"hands down
the best"

"We are in love with the lacquering and brush stroking from an artist."

We chose this canvassing company because they are the best quality we could find with solid wood stretcher bars and painter quality canvas. Each one is truly a one of a kind custom piece of art! We love that they are handmade by talented craftsmen with special touches like glazing and brush strokes. Our clients want their family portrait to be an heirloom to pass down to their children and this is a product we can confidently stand behind because it will last.  - Love Photography

"A product we can
confidently
stand behind"

"We are in love with the lacquering and brush stroking from an artist"

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A luxury line of museum quality, handmade canvas for the portrait artist

HELLO@guildCANVAS.COM

509-248-6700
YAKIMA, WASHINGTON