Summer Update Part I

28 06 2012

Hey guys,

I know that some of you are subscribed, but maybe not all? Spread the word if need be. The last call for registration for the ATC went out, so in a day or so we should find out how many cards we need to make. I’d be happy to meet with anyone who wants to share ideas or ask for help in figuring out how to do anything sometime early in the summer. If you wanted to do something like that, those who wanted the help should all meet at once…at Starbucks or something. I’d bring those cards from previous years I never got to show you and we could discuss what you are doing, and what could make it easier.

Remember that participation in this show is the only thing I am expecting from you this summer, but your IWB should reflect your process, and this gives you an opportunity to also attend and be involved in an art project that connects our community. Lots of great stuff to be reflected and recorded here.

One way or the other, we’ll see you at the event. Enjoy your summer!

and don’t forget your EE over the summer, I know your rough draft is to be in by September 19 (ick)


ATC Update

21 07 2010

Just to make sure everyone has the latest update, here’s the email I recently received. Hope the summer is everything it should be.

Good afternoon to all,

I hope you are all having a great summer and this beautiful weather is not getting in the way or creating your ATCs. The trading event is almost three weeks away from now and so far only two people have cancelled which brings the number of cards to make to 63.

There will be refreshments served during the evening and music will be provided by Max Keenlyside.

See you all on August 11, at 7 p.m.

Artist trading cards registration call

28 05 2010

Hi gang, as promised here is the info on the ATC event. Remember, participation in this event will satisfy my requirements for your summer work. You don’t have to do this, but if not this then you’ll be given some other grand artistic task. That could be good, or it cold be bad.

ATC from 2009 show

Charlottetown – P.E.I.’s fourth annual artist trading card event is coming to the Confederation Centre Art Gallery this summer, and gallery staff are looking for artists of all ages and disciplines to register now.

Artist trading cards (ATCs) are miniature works of art. They can be created with any material imaginable. Cards can be made from paper, wool, wood, clay and more.

The registration deadline is June 11. A week after registration, participants will be contacted to confirm the number of cards they are required to create for the August trading event. If 50 people sign up for this program, participants will be requested to create 50 ATCs for trading at the August event.

Cards can be produced in editions (a limited number of the same card), series (set of cards with a unifying theme), or as singular originals.

The main requirement is the size: cards must be the same size as modern baseball cards <>  or 2 ½ X 3 ½ inches (6cm x 9cm), small enough to fit inside standard card-collector pockets, sleeves or sheets. ATCs must be self-produced and signed by the artist. The artists’ name and contact information as well as the card title and the edition or series number is written on the back.

That trading event will be on Wednesday, August 11 at 7:30 p.m. Along with the card trading, there will be music and refreshments. More details on the evening’s program will be announced in the summer.

For more information or to register, please contact Monique Lafontaine at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery by email at <> , or by phone at 902-628-6105.