Artisan Wins Talenthouse U2 Design Contest

ArtFire member rostudios' artwork has been chosen from hundreds of entries as a winner of the Talenthouse U2 collage design contest.

Tucson, AZ, March 02, 2012 --( ArtFire artisan Ryan O'Neil has been selected as a winner of the Talenthouse U2 collage contest; his abstract acrylic painting will be used to create a collage celebrating the 20th Anniversary of U2's Achtung Baby., the premier online artisan marketplace, partnered with in June to give artists the opportunity to collaborate with leading creative icons and brands.

O'Neil's submission will be integrated into a collage with fourteen other winners and featured on, giving global exposure to the winning independent artists. Each winner was chosen for their submission's ability to reflect today's global environment. Their work will be promoted across U2′s social media channels and each winner will each receive a feature about their work, a copy of the final collage, a deluxe box set, and a digital camera.

ArtFire provides members with a first-look at select Talenthouse contests in categories like design, art, photography, fashion and more. Winner Ryan O'Neil says: "Without ArtFire I would of never know about this contest. Thanks to ArtFire I am living my creative dream." Partnering with Talenthouse is one of the ways ArtFire strives to provide new channels for creative collaboration for their members.

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ArtFire offers unique selling tools, interactive features, and a culture of community directed development for artisans and small business owners across the globe. ArtFire continually offers innovative tools and provides unique opportunities for their sellers. Such features include remote checkout technology known as the Rapid Cart and the Facebook Kiosk with the ability to sell directly from Facebook. Along with Talenthouse, ArtFire has worked to develop partnerships with companies such as Jo Ann Fabrics and the Craft and Hobby Association to get discounts and valuable benefits for its members.

Tony Ford