Have you heard about the latest fad in art? Its called "Artist Trading Cards" or "ATC" for short. They are the same size as standard trading or playing cards: 2 1/2" x 3 1/2". Yes, they are small! They are all the rage on ebay and I've seen them with bids from 99 cents to $99!
They can be made of any medium but most are acrylics or watercolors on paper or canvas. Some are collages and many are drawn. Some are painted right onto playing cards. Anything goes!
Apparently, some artists starting the trend when they started to trade mini artworks with each other. The fad caught on and is quite popular on ebay where these artists are doing quite well.
I've made a bunch and I am wondering if any tour artists would like to trade with me? Wouldn't it be cool to trade mini artworks at the tour? Email me (email@example.com) if you're interested in learning more about ATC's or want to trade.
I know there has been some discussion about how to cut the $25 fee for local artists. Well, here's an idea: what if each artist donated 25 ATC's instead of $25. Some would be worth more than a dollar so the tour could make more than the $25. Some can be sold at the info booth while others can be auctioned. The leftovers on Sunday afternoon could be put in the last auction with an opening bid of $1. Just a thought.
Let me know what you think-