Tuesday, 7 December 2010

2011 Call for Artist Trading Cards

Just a reminder for those of you who may have forgotten and an introduction for those of you who have never heard of ACT's before. The Municipality currently has an ongoing call for Artist Trading Cards. The Municipality has an open call for these small works of local art.

Below are two examples of previous submission by local artists

Above Left: "Untitled", Margaret Sonnenberg, 2009
Above Right: "Magpie", Helen Hendriks, Acrylic on cardstock 2009

Artist trading cards are miniature works of art created on a 2 ½” X 3 ½” surface. They are original artworks or small editions self-produced by an artist, however anyone can produce them. There are no restrictions on the materials or theme, which means the possibilities for creativity are endless. Everyone is invited to participate and all techniques and mediums are welcome.

Artist trading cards must be original artworks created for this call for entry. Each individual may submit up to nine artist cards. Please place the title, medium, the artists name and contact info on the back of each ATC.
View our local Artist Trading Card collection by clicking on this link to the Municipal Gallery: http://www.woodbuffalo.ab.ca/residents/culture/art_card_gallery/003.asp?subnav=84&subsubnav=57

How to make artist trading cards:
A template can be found on the Municipal website, click here to go to the main Artist Trading Card page.

1. Produce a 2 ½” X 3 ½” backing for your art work. Cardstock is often a good medium to start with; however any medium on any surface is acceptable. 

2. Sign, date, title, and place the edition number (if they are a series) on the back.

Also, if you’re interested in working on your ATCs, RMWB Programs host Open Studio on Tuesday evenings in 2011 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM at the Haxton Centre (Borealis Park – 10500 Morrison Street). Open Studio is a program where artist’s bring their supplies to the Haxton Centre and work with which ever medium they like in a supportive atmosphere with other local artists.

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