Artist Trading Cards: ATCs
ATCs = Artist Trading Cards (aka "Art Cards") = small (2-1/2 x 3-1/2 inch) works of art which are created by one person and exchange with another ATC-maker. These little treasures are never sold, only traded (or gifted). Lois Richter and Phyllis DeHaven worked for six months on the first-ever public ATC Exchange in our region (22 Sept. 2005). It was preceded by three ATC-making classes in August, a workshop in early September, a Davis Enterprise article, and lots of flyers and announcements. More than 20 people came to the Exchange — most with at least a few cards to trade — and there was enough interest in an ongoing ATC group that two more 2005 swaps were planned and a new club was formed early in 2006. Call Lois or Phyllis for current info about the ATC Exchange Club of Northern California.
Here are some examples of ATCs (The first set of images are all ATCs made by Lois Richter. Other artists are invited to add their own ATCs below.)
Other ATCs made by local Davis artists:
2010-03-27 08:19:18 I dropped a half dozen one time around 2005ish, one of which was for the wiki, all with an ATC notice on the back on the table at the downtown Espresso Roma. Anybody pick them up? Another was a flower, another a crown, and a couple abstract items. All were watercolor and Sharpie marker on almond cardstock. None were terribly good; I enjoy painting and drawing for the sake of making, and I do not have innate talent nor have I ever put serious discipline into it. —JabberWokky