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ATC-Kitsilano Update

Artist Trading Cards Exhibition

ATC Trading October – December

2909 West Broadway

The ATC Exhibition at the Creative Neighbours Art Space (MLA David Eby’s Community Office, 2909 West Broadway) is up – but it’s just begun.

There will be opportunities for you to add your cards and to trade during the exhibition.

Joanne Brown and I (Mary Bennett) will be available at the Creative Neighbours Salons in October and November to assist with hanging more ATCs and encouraging people to trade Artist Trading Cards.

Each person (or group) exhibiting needs to fill a 9-card binder holder. Please use a sharpie to mark the edge of your sheet with your name. You are welcome to make an ATC about YOU – and include in the page.

At Trading sessions, you can take your own sheets down off the “clothes line” and trade with others.
We imagine this as pretty informal – you walk around and meet people who are interested and negotiate a trade one-on-one. Or you can bring new cards and leave the ones that are exhibited up.

The grey wall closest to the counter is reserved for “anything goes” trades! That is, if you put your cards up there, you’re willing to have anyone make a trade without your even being there. It’ll be an evolving space.

The other areas are for trading only when the artist is present to remove the sheets and negotiate trades. The artist will then put the binder page back (or take it home if they’re done trading).

TRADING SESSIONS: ATCs are made to be traded!

6 – 6:45 pm and 8-9 pm on October 28 and November 25 Creative Neighbours Salons.

Salon presenters speak from 7 – 8 pm. November, Mary Bennett will be talking about ATCs, the history, the practice and possibilities for a monthly ATC group in Kitsilano.

The show remains up (but changing) until December 15. Artists can come between 2 and 4 pm to do one last trade and take your cards home.

More information:  Email: mary@marybennett.net  Web: Marybennett.net/ATC

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ATCKitsilano/

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/KitsATC/

ATC Art Show Participants

The Artist Trading Card Art Show will be October-December, 2018.

Location:  Creative Neighbours Art Space at MLA David Eby’s Community Office, 2909 West Broadway

Participants will share a 9-card binder page of ATCs–either ones they’ve created or traded with other artists. All ages and abilities are welcome to participate. If you h ave more than 9, you can submit more. Ideally all cards are viewable in the same orientation – i.e. either vertical/portrait or horizontal/landscape. If you have a mix of your original cards and ones you’ve traded, you can separate those too.

Binder pages should be submitted between September 30 and October 10.

Register by September 15 to be included letting us know how many pages you will be submitting. Names and, if wished, contact information will be listed here and on a display in the art space.

  1. Mary Bennett (4 pages: one originals vertical; one originals horizontal; one traded vertical and one traded horizontal)
  2. Joanne Brown
  3. Jackie Conradi-Robertson
  4. Cole Dudley
  5. Joan Ellis
  6. Siobhan Ryan
  7. Billy Wittman

 

Come Visit This Weekend

I’m showing some of my new work inspired by ideas of Alchemy.

Also – I’ll have some ATC’s (Artist Trading Cards) for you to browse at–and create your own!

The 2 books I created with Keith Wilkinson’s poetry will be available for $10 each – and of course the art is for sale!

Here are some photos from the ATC workshop at the Roundhouse. I’ll have some of the same things available for you to play, create and trade.

ATC

ATCs at AIOM – May 24 afternoon @ Roundhouse, Vancouver
A one-hour workshop creating Artist Trading Cards (ATC) using collage and mixed-media. Mary Bennett has long been interested in engaging everyone in making art and sharing it. Lots of materials will be provided. If you already have an ATC collection, please do bring it for show-and-tell-and-share.

More info will be posted as final decisions about time etc are made.

SkyTrain Art

I took this photo from the back seat of a SkyTrain heading for an art session with my New Westminster friend.

I posted it along with several others to facebook and so many people liked this one in particular, I started two new canvases (18″ x 36″) each with a photocopy transfer.

 

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sold. 5 Stars + 5 Squares 18″ x 36″ on canvas. One of the pieces inspired by a photo taken from the back of the Skytrain
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3 Stars + X What could that mean? The starting point of this piece was a photo transfer from a photo taken on a rainy day from the back of the skytrain.

Studio 14

Charlett deciding which painting is her favorite.
Legend showing all 32 of the First Signs. Who knew that ice-age people used the #hashtag? I suppose the handprints were their selfies!
Welcome to Studio #14 – 3625 West 11th. If you missed the West of Main Art Walk this year, we hope to see you in 2018! – Mary, Jackie & Camille
It was a beautiful weekend. So many visitors arrived wearing sun hats or bike helmets. A wonderful time to be on an art walk. We had over 200 visitors–a new record.
3625 West 11th – Open Studio once a year. Stay tuned for dates for the 2018 West of Main Art Walk.
Ancient Intersections 10″ x 10″ One of several pieces got named during the weekend. I often find ascribing a title to my pieces can’t be rushed.

West of Main Art Walk Studio #14 is…

  • Jackie Conradi Robertson
  • Camille Mehta
  • Mary Bennett

Flower Labyrinth

Gail Stephan has taken photos of the flower labyrinth (“living labyrinth”) at the Unitarian Centre, 49th & Oak (actually on Fremlin, the east side of the church).

The idea is to take a photo every month to see the change in the seasons. Which of these views do you think is the best one?