ATC Swap

1/19/2010 04:48:00 PM Posted In Edit This 6 Comments »
Way last fall my friend, Vicki, and I decided to participate in an Artist Trading Card Exhibition at Richmond Art Gallery.     The exhibit was in Richmond, British Columbia, and the cards were on display from September 18 through October 30, 2009.  We don't live anywhere near B.C., so sadly we weren't able to go see all the cards.  Besides the exhibit, there were classes, trading sessions, artist talks, and workshops.  It would have been a lot of fun to go, don't you think? 

Anyhow, we each submitted 9 cards that we had made, and we opted to have them traded rather than get our own back.  Time went by and we both forgot all about it.  Then we each got an email that said there was only one person working on doing the trades and sending them all out .... and, that there were over 300 participants!  Needless to say, it took her quite awhile to finish the job, bless her heart.  Again, we forgot all about them.  Recently we got an email saying that the cards had been mailed, and today ...  Ta Da - they arrived!  So, without further adieu, here they are!

By the way, the Richmond Art Gallery is planning another ATC exhibit next year, scheduled for November, 2010.  Maybe you will want to participate!


Duane aka Phredkite said...

Those are great cards. I'd say you hit the jackpot even if it did take a while.

Do you have a pic of the ones you sent too?

Andie (diAne) said...

Don't you just love the surprise of the ATCs you get in return from swaps? I am always amazed at what other people do. Thanks for sharing.


Unknown said...

This is magnificent to say the least. I have tried and tried to get a Museum or Library to show ATC and ACEO cards in Boston. They will not touch them.
I even tried to interest them with having the weekend where artist and interested people could have a sit down and make and trade on site.
Guess Boston, MA is too stuck up.

Minerva said...

What a great experience to participate in an ATC exhibition and trade! Thanks on the heads up for the next one.

Anonymous said...

How cool! I love ATCs!

Timaree said...

Nice ATC's!