Friday, January 11, 2008

ATC Trading Day/Lunch with Jean Bourque

I invited Jean Bourque to lunch earlier in the week. Jean is a passionate artist who also has a very informative blog, especially for artists living in the Midlands of South Carolina. Jean belongs to several local art guilds, knows all sorts of art teachers, is professionally organized, often works with fibers, and was an excellent person with whom to share a meal and discuss CYBER FYBER. Jean has agreed to help promote the exhibition on her blog and through her many contacts. This is going to be really important for the success of ATC Trading Day, Saturday, January 17, 2009.

This is the vision for that important part of CYBER FYBER: An afternoon get-together for artists of all ages and media trading ATCs. ATC stands for Artist Trading Card. They are all 2 1/2" x 3 1/2". They can be in any media. Obviously, the success of such an event depends on artist participation. That, of course, means that local artists will need to understand what an ATC is, make them, and come to trade them. I've already got a few of the artists at Gallery 80808/Vista Studios willing to participate. I'm counting on Jean to spread the word...especially next fall!

Now, how can artists in other areas participate......INTERNATIONAL RANDOM ATC TRADE!

Yes, Part of ATC Trading Day on January 17, 2009 at Gallery 80808, 808 Lady Street in Columbia will allow artists from all over the world to send an ATC for trade. Those in the USA will need to send a signed ATC and a self-addressed, sufficently stamped envelope. Those outside of USA will need to send an signed ATC and arrange (via private email) a $5.00 US VISA/MC payment through Mouse House (my business) in order for me to generate the stamped envelope! During ATC Trading Day, January 17, 2009 we will randomly pull the ATCs and stuff the envelopes. Everyone that sends an ATC will receive someone else's ATC...a trade! ALL long as it is flat enough to go in a paper envelope. This is going to be fun. I plan on inviting various ATC trading groups in the USA and abroad to participate.

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