Monday, March 3, 2008

ATC vs. ACEO

"About Her I" Wrenay Gomez Charlton

Lately, I have been making a lot of art cards. I enjoy working on the smaller scale and pretty much anything goes, if you follow 1 key rule: art cards must be 2.5" x 3.5", horizontal or vertical is fine.

Art cards fall into 2 categories ATC or ACEO. An ATC (artist trading card) is for trading with other artists. It's a great way to meet other artists and amass an art collection for the cost of postage. You can also organize artist trades to meet other ATC enthusiasts in your area.

A good site to check out ATC groups is Flickr. The following sites may be of interest as well.

http://www.art-e-zine.co.uk/atcnov03.html
http://www.atcquarterly.com/index.html


Now for the ACEO

ACEO's (art cards, editions and originals) are the same as ATC's with one key difference: they are for sale-not trade. This is quite the point of contention for some ACT artists, since the spirit of the ATC is to have art available to everyone, without placing monetary value on the card. However, there are many collectors who are not artists and the ACEO market provides them a way to expand their collections.

ACEO's can be found at craft fairs, etsy, ebay and http://www.art-cards.org/

1 comment:

moonmystic said...

Hey, you entered this one in the contest.