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Artist's Trading Cards

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susan catrone

on 19 February 2013

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Artist's Trading Cards What's it about? ATCs are masterpieces in miniature that are swapped and collected just like baseball, hockey and trading cards. What are ATCs? After admiring a collection of hockey trading cards, Swiss performing artist M. Vanci Stirneman was inspired to develop a concept of “A Collaborative Cultural Performance” in 1996. ATCs: An Unofficial History He then created over 1000 Artist Trading Cards, displayed them in his Zurich book store and on the last day encouraged anyone who wanted one to create their own ATCs to trade. 1000 trading cards Unlike other trading cards, ATCs are miniature pieces of art created by artist and strictly traded or swapped, never sold. Original art Artist have found all kinds of ways to fit painting, collage, rubber stamping, watercolor, transfers, beading, found objects, stitching, photography, computers graphics, and even metalwork onto their cards. Small Canvas Although the base of most cards is card stock, some can be made from fabric, metal, and even dried gourds.
They can be 3-d and interactive, with pop- ups, doors, rotating wheels, levers and other playful features. 3-Dimensional Cards ATC trades have been based on all kinds of ideas, interests and obsessions.
ATCs can be academic or silly.
ATCs are as diverse as those who create them. Theme ATCs that are based on one theme and are different are called a series. Series A series
3 in a series
*MUST have the same theme.
*They can be a collage, pencil, computer generated
or pen drawing.
*You can add color using color pencils, marker,
acrylic or water color paint.
*You can collage on paper, stickers, written notes
or found objects. Rules for a series.

* One main focal image.
* Background paper
* Three tiny embellishments. How to get started with a series. A set of identical ATCs are called editions and are numbered.
Editions can have small differences like color.
They will be the same repeated image, example a print or stamp. Editions An edition:
*You must have 3 of the same image. The only way they are to be different is by their color or backgrounds.
*They can be a collage, pencil, computer generated, or pen drawings.
*You can add color using color pencils or watercolor paints. Rules for an edition.
The same image must be used 3 times.
One main image repeated 3 times.
Colors and backgrounds can be the only changes.
Must be number
1/3, 2/3, 3/3 How to get stated with an edition. You will be creating a total of three original art works…
One will be yours to keep
One will be to used for trade
One will be used as part of a assembled piece Rules for an original art work.

One main focal image (series) or theme
Fill up the entire card
(No white areas)
Use a variety of techniques.
Use a variety of art mediums. How to get started with your original artist trading card *All 3 must be turned in at the same time.
*They all must have your information on the back fill out the card information and glue to the back of your ATC.
*Include a statement explaining your decisions and methods. Turning in your project
Open trade – One card will be traded at the Art Expo in May. The trade will be between a range of grades from elementary to high school. Trade center
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