About a year ago another artist turned me on to Artist Trading Cards. What I adore about them is that because they are limited to 2.5"x3.5" cards, they are so immediate and portable it is easy and satisfying to make art even in the midst of a hectic life. I started to fantasize about having an exhibit at Sanctuary after I'd been making them for a few months. Well this dream is becoming a reality and I am curating my very first ever international ATC show called Please Mr Postman in August 2010. Now here's where you come in... My BIG fat ATC dream is to have at least 1000 different cards from all over the world by all kinds of different people of all ages and levels of creative experience participating. All art will be gratefully welcomed and shown regardless of skill level. I am asking you (perhaps begging is more accurate) to be part of my dream. PLEASE MAKE ART for this Amazing Event! This is the link to our Facebook Event please join us there if you are so inclined This is the link to a handy dandy PDF for everything you would want to know about making this happen and being a part of it.
If you really want to be part of this, and you do not want to cut your own cards to size you can find precut ones on Amazon or in most art supply stores here's a link http://www.amazon.com/Strathmore-Artist-Trading-Bristol-Texture/dp/B001CE1PBQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1276821982&sr=8-1
ANDDDD if you just simply cant deal with addressing an envelope to us, printing your own submission form, and getting some ATC blanks for yourself. I've made some handy dandy kits to get you started. They contain everything to get you going, you just make the art and send it back to me. Please either pop on over to Sanctuary to pick one up or if you are not in Maine, just let me know if you need me to mail one to you.
You get to decide if you want to receive your own artwork back or if you want the extra fun of getting back another person's art and either adding to your already existing ATC collection or launching a new way to spend your free time.
I am sure this is going to be an amazing exhibit. I have already received my first submission and I'm in the process of making a card a day till we hang the show in August.
Thank you for being you. Thank you for being creative!
Thank you for making the world a more beautiful place!
Thank you in advance for helping me to make this show a whopping success!
BTW PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD far and wide, Please Please Please repost this, tell your friends, tell your acquaintances, tell your high school rivals whom you haven't spoken to in 15 years!
BIG BIG BIG love and creative wishes to you!