Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Art Trading Card Fall Swap!

Stroll by The Art Store (109 South Granite St., Prescott, AZ) on Friday, November 28th from 5–7 pm and join us for our Art Trading Card Fall Swap!

Art Trading Cards or ATCs are small pieces of artwork that are the same size as a trading card – 2 1/2 inches by 3 1/2 inches. They can be any media and any thickness, though some collectors prefer to trade only for cards that can be displayed in a sleeve or album. Art Trading Cards are NOT for sale! Historically, artists have often traded small works of art with each other. In 1997, M Vanci Stirnemann, a Swiss artist, created 1,200 cards by hand as part of an art exhibit that he did. On the last day of the event, he invited other artists to create cards and trade with him during the closing reception. The idea became very popular and now there are ATC trading events and swaps throughout the world.

If you have never made an ATC before, join us at
The Art Store on Friday, November 28th from 5–7 pm for our Art Trading Card Fall Swap. You will have the opportunity to create one or more ATCs that night to start your collection and to trade with other artists.