Artbeat – Arts & Culture from the Edge – July 1, 2022

Artist Trading Card by Jeannette Wilding.

Art Trading Cards and Miniature Works Show

Join us in the exploration of small works of art staring a favorite the Artist Trading Card!

Started in 1997 by Swiss artist M. Vanci Stirnemann He 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. This idea of “Art for the People” has been growing in popularity ever since.

The ATC project as it is often called builds on different traditions. Miniature art has been in existence for centuries tracing its heritage back to the illustrated manuscripts of scribes in the Far East and Europe prior to the 15th century.

The wonderful thing is everyone can make Artist Trading Cards! It’s a great way to work on developing your art skills. The only official rule for ATCs is the size: 2-1/2 inches by 3-1/2 inches and they are to be traded only (ATC will NOT be sold).

 There will an ATC trading event at the end of the show. This will be a fun way to swap trading cards with other artists! There will continue to be chances to create your own ATC throughout the run of the show so we invite anyone to come create something to trade!

Other small works of art will be on display and sale as well with a maximum size of 8″x8″

Join us for this exciting new show! At the Village Gallery 1975 Vernon st. from July 4th – 30th

Call for Artist – Fibre – Art of Life

August 1st – Sept 3rd

Fibre is familiar and part of our daily lives. When fibre is art, everyday becomes extraordinary.

Weavers, Felters, Quilters, Spinners, Embroiderers, just a few of the artists who create things of wonder starting with a single thread. 

Join MAC in celebrating the beauty in the art of our everyday! In these days of mass production join us as we explore the world of fibre in all its forms as it is transformed into amazing works of art that we get to appreciate in our daily lives.

Application Deadline July 30, 2022