UPDATE: I have had a tremendous response to this post via email and a lot of questions, so please let me clarify. The 4 for 3 swap ends on the last day of March. The mosaic swap ends on the last day of April and is a 2 for 2. Participants need to email your intent to play prior to sending cards. I must have your mailing address for the database before you are officially entered.
Thanks....and have fun!
I am hosting an Artist Trading Card swap for an art organization and 36 people have signed up. Huge swap! My granddaughter, Maya, also plans to participate.
Over the next ten days, I will be receiving these miniature works of art, swapping them out and sending them back to the artists.
This particular swap is a "four-for-three", so each artist makes four, receives three back and I get to keep one card for hosting the swap.
I've written about ATC's before, but want to revisit the subject because lately when I pick up the mail, there are new cards, each unique and inspirational and I can't not mention them!
There are entire organizations devoted to ATC's and their exchange. Since the inception of the concept, the cards have spread across the world like wildfire.
People collect them, reuse them in their own art pieces, trade them, frame them and carry them around in plastic cases for instant art fixes while they are out and about. I used to keep a stack of them on my coffee table for use as conversation pieces or as a meditation aid. I have always loved looking at them over and over.
The cards can be made of virtually anything...metal, wood, glass, tile, paper....so long as they conform to the size regulations, anything goes!
They are small and are sometimes referred to as "pocket art"...baseball card size...2.5" x 3.5". For this swap, I have received some real beauties...but the one card that my friend, Joanne sent from England (especially for me to keep) evoked the idea that I should host a mosaic ATC exchange. Here is the entire set:
And this it the mosaic card up close:
If you would like to participate in the mosaic ATC swap, please send me an email for the details:
bayarts4u at gmail dot com.
The swap will be two-for-two. You create and send two mosaic 2.5" x 3.5" cards on any rigid substrate, and you'll receive two of someone else's cards. You can create your card from ceramic tile, polymer clay, glass...whatever you want. Those are the basics. I think it will be fun!
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