Last week we posted images of some Artist Trading Cards created by ArtSplash Artists. Today we’ve got two more images to share with you! These are all part of the ongoing display at French Bleu Gallery, details are in this post.
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When you visit the Carmel Arts & Design District this month be sure to stop in and view the Hamilton County Artist Trading Card project on display at French Bleu Gallery (next door to ArtSplash)! Starting on August 13th, during the Second Saturday Gallery Walk, you can see a selection of these tiny pieces of art created by artists that live or work in Hamilton County – included several of the ArtSplash artists!
Artist Trading Cards (commonly called ATC’s) are miniature works of art that are popular with many artists. The original ATC project was initiated in 1997 by zurich artist m.vänçi stirnemann. Since then people from all over the world have traded ATC’s! They can be one-of-a-kind original pieces or also can be created as limited editions. Card styles include pen & ink, watercolor, acrylic, printmaking, mixed media, scrapbook style, sewn/stitched, photography, digital and many other media. Ranging from simple to ornate, serious to silly (and everything in between), they can make a statement, express emotions or share your favorite interests. They are art for arts sake! Each card is 2.5″ x 3.5″ (the size of a playing card). They can be originals or small editions, all self-produced by the artist. ATC’s are created for the purpose of sharing your art, collecting art from others and connecting with fellow artists. For this particular project images of the cards will illustrate a book about the contributing artists, and the cards will be preserved as a “snapshot” of the arts community in Hamilton County for 2011.
For more information on making your own ATC’s here is a great webpage: Art In Your Pocket