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  • Wed

    Artist Trading Cards and more, hands-on demo

    6 - 8 p.m.Art Supply on Main - 2711 Main St 77002 (Map)
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    ATCOn Wednesday, June 3, Visual Arts Alliance (VAA) presents Introduction to Artist Trading Cards, a lecture, demonstration and workshop by Keri Bas. The lecture will feature Artist Trading Cards (ATCs), a movement in which individuals throughout the world make and exchange/trade miniature works of art. The lecture is Wednesday, June 3 at 5:45 p.m. at Art Supply on Main, 2711 Main, 77002.


    Ms. Bas will discuss the movement that has grown to include thousands of individuals who make and exchange ATCs. About the size of a baseball card, 2.5”x3.5”, the small-scale works of art are produced in a variety of media, depending on an artist’s preference. Some artists exchange ATCs and others sell their cards at Artist Card Editions and Originals (ACEOs). Other small-scale art trends that use similar techniques include Inchies, Postcard or Envelope Art.


    During the VAA event, attendees will be able to create an ATC. “Bring your own materials or use some of mine,” says Ms. Bas. “Try collage, colored pencils, stencils, stamps, paint, textiles or whatever you have. The possibilities are limitless.” Ms. Bas recommends that artists bring their own scissors, x-acto knives and preferred glue.