Saturday, February 7, 2009

Campbell River Art Gallery-Art Trading Card Event

PRESS RELEASE
February 6,2009
Campbell River Art Gallery
Contact: Manon Staiger (250-287-2261)

Next Art Trading Card Event - Thursday, February 26th from 7-8pm


Come down to the Campbell River Art Gallery on February 26th and join a group of people who love to make and trade “art cards”. What’s it all about? This is a fun, social and creative program that meets on a Thursday of every third month to swap trading cards. The only difference between these and sports trading cards is that you create your own homemade 2 ½ x 3 ½ inch trading card. Your cards can be painted, collaged, mixed media, photographs, three dimensional shapes, or found objects. There are no rules. It's up to you what you want to make. Sign the back as you would any art work and add contact info if you wish. Bring along about 20 cards to trade on a one-to-one basis with other participants. Artist trading cards are unique in that they cannot be sold only traded. People are trading them worldwide. Drop in to see what the fun is all about. All ages are encouraged to participate.

Back in 2002, the Campbell River Art Gallery was the first location in British Columbia to start the art trading card program. Originally, the concept was started in 1996 in Zurich, Switzerland . The first Canadian artist trading card session, lead by Chuck Stake (aka artist Don Mabie), took place at The New Gallery in Calgary, followed by sessions at the Alberta College of Art and Design. His partner, Wendy Toogood, introduced the program during her exhibition at the Campbell River Art Gallery and our Art Trading Card program began. Come out for the next event on Thursday, February 26th from 7-8pm and see what the fun is all about. The Gallery is located at 1235 Shoppers Row (same building as the Visitor Info Centre). For more info call 250-287-2261 or email contact@crartgallery.ca.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

September ATC TRADE . .on YouTube

ATC's for Calgary Show and Trade

ATC's for Calgary Show and Trade
ATC Victoria Group

ATC's for Calgary Show and Trade

ATC's for Calgary Show and Trade
ATC Victoria Group

ATC's for Calgary Show and Trade

ATC's for Calgary Show and Trade
ATC Victoria Group

ATC's for Calgary Show and Trade

ATC's for Calgary Show and Trade
ATC Victoria Group

ATC's for Calgary Show and Trade

ATC's for Calgary Show and Trade
Victoria ATC Group

ATC's for Calgary Show and Trade

ATC's for Calgary Show and Trade
Victoria ATC Group

ATC's for Calgary Show and Trade

ATC's for Calgary Show and Trade
Victoria Group

NEXT ATC SESSION

NEXT ATC SESSION
Hope to see you there!

"deTING" joins the antics of the group

"deTING" joins the antics of the group
Never a dull moment . . .

Statcounter

Newcomer Newt Stremple

Newcomer Newt Stremple
Welcome to Newt . . the new Queen of organization!

Rubber Stamp Day

Rubber Stamp Day
A grouping of rubber stamps were part of the workshop this Sunday

Andi . .

Andi  . .
Many Thanks to all those that made cards for Andrea . . she really enoyed each and every one of them and has shared them with the hospital staff.

Kathy Nash

Kathy Nash
ATC .. A visitor from Vancouver joins our session

Nick Bantock

Nick Bantock
The Forgetting Room . . Gallery/Studio

Nick Bantock

Nick Bantock
Workshops . . see entry

NeoCounter

Creative Corner topped off with sugar

Creative Corner topped off with sugar
Each session we are treated to the sweeter things of life

Dale always camera ready . .

Dale always camera ready . .
Seems to be my lot in life . . to photo document so here's one to prove that I was there too.

Jeffrey at the table of visual delights

Jeffrey at the table of visual delights
Each month we add to the table of collage treasures open for artful transformation into the 2.5" x 3.5" format

The Table of Possibilities

The Table of Possibilities
Collage items . . fresh coffee and truffles . . a dreamscape of possibility