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And now for something completely different.......

Artist Trading Cards

Dec 11, 2020 - Jan 14, 2021

Exhibiting Artists:

Barry M. Brosch Jan Foulk Pat Jackson
Georganna Krumlinde Deb Lewis Kim Kissinger Marino
Annette McGarrahan Sarah Merideth Shirley Nachtrieb
Rhonda Schrum




Click to view the exhibition album from the "Artist Trading Card Show"

An all media exhibit of miniature art created in the form and function of Artist Trading Cards!
What are artist trading cards? Artist trading cards (ATCs) are miniature pieces of art that are created and traded for other ATCs through swap events. This often happens via mail through swaps set up online through trading groups or organizations.  The only official rule for ATCs is the size: 2.5" x 3.5".


Not sure how to create an ATC? Most swaps, or in this case-exhibits, are open to any media, materials or techniques as long as the card fits into a standard trading card sleeve. ATCs are normally created to be

traded, not sold. However, artists intended to sell them refer to theirs as Art Card Editions and Originals (ACEO). For the purpose of this exhibit, all cards will be offered for sale and all remaining cards will be traded amongst the artists.

How did the movement start?
In 1997, M. Vanci Stirnemann, a Swiss artist, created 1200 cards by hand as part of an exhibit. On the last day, he invited others to create their own cards and trade with him during the closing reception. The movement took off, and today, there are ATC swaps in almost every major city around the world. There are also many online swaps.


The images contained on this site are copyrighted by the artists
and cannot be downloaded, copied or used without written permission. 

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