Archive for August, 2009

Artist Trading Cards


ARTIST TRADING CARDS are miniature works of art created on 2 ½ X 3 ½ inch or 64 X 89 mm card stock. 

They are originals, small editions and, most importantly, self-produced.  Anybody can produce them.
  The idea is that you trade them with other people who produce cards, either at Trading Sessions or wherever you meet another ATC trader in person.
  It is important that you meet other people in person to trade – i.e. it is ok to trade by mail or to participate in editions but the main purpose of this performance is the trading session and the personal meeting. 
 It’s not about money: participants in trading sessions and editions should not be charged any money: the point of the project is the exchange of cards as well as personal experience.
  There are monthly trading sessions at different places and you can start your own Trading Session wherever you live. The project was initiated in 1997 by Zurich artist      M.Vänçi Stirnemann, since then several hundred people from all over the world have traded ATCs.   Here are a few samples of ATCs.

If anyone of you are interested in trading a card with us, we would love it.


                                                                                                                           not for trade…

                                                                                                                                                                                                    for trade…

for trade


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Recently we had the opportunity of visiting an art exhibition in Newtown, Penna.  There were beautiful pieces of art created by students of Nelson Shank along with some of Mr. Shank’s work.  For those of you who have never see his paintings, he is probably the most amazing portrait artist in the world.  Nelson Shank is the founder of Studio Incamminati.  Studio Incamminati provides a dynamic teaching program to produce highly skilled artist who create art with depth and purpose.  We had the wonderful opportunity of meeting Nelson Shank and some of his talented students along with seeing some of his works.  Very exciting to meet such a talented man.

from left to right:  Karen, Nelson Shank, Rose, Linda

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001_MLSN_peakWe are all capable of drawing with our fingers or writing, “Wash me” on a dusty car…but Scott Wade takes drawing in the dust to a whole new level.  Scott lives on an unpaved road, which creates his canvas for his short lived art.

He uses his fingers, brushes, and sticks…

Pretty amazing!031_scott-w-brush


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