Below is the image of the ACEO (Art Cards) book that I bought a space to be in last year.Â A very dedicated art teacher has been creating this book and making a blog
to encourage her students to creatre and trade ACEOs/Art Cards.Â You can see my painting as one that is featured on the color of last years book.Â I am very glad I did it – I have a nice 2 page spread with a variety of work – and some text. If you are thinking of joining in (it costs $40), the deadline has been extended to September 11, 2008. I have copied the text from 2 posts on her blog (with permission, of course) so that you can read about it and see if perhaps you would like to join in.Â All proceeds help with the students, books for the students and ACEO education.
The Fall 2008 Edition of “Create. Collect. Trade. A Collection of Artist Trading Cards Created by Artists and Students,” is in production and accepting ACEO artists at this time to fill 30 available spots.
WHAT WILL THE ARTIST RECEIVE?
For the $40, each artist will receive 2 FULL PAGES in the book. 4-8 Images from each artist will be placed on the two pages. The artist may write a short paragraph about their art, Etsy shop, experiences, or information they would like to share on their page. Artists may also post links to their shops, website, blogs, etc. for further promotion and information. Upon purchasing, the artist understands that information and images should be appropriate for elementary age students eyes.
-Each artist will be recognized on http://createcollecttrade.blogspot.com/ and gain local and national attention through distribution of the book.
-The book will also be presented in an 2-hour workshop at the AEAI Art Education Conference in November.
-7 Artists will also be selected to appear on the front cover along with 5 students.
Here is the listing to reserve your two pages in the book…http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=14535247
*Each book includes an actual student ATC to start or add to your collection of ACEOs and ATCs.
**Profits from the book and ads go to the purchase of student copies of “Create. Collect. Trade.” I have been writing many grants to help provide copies, but I can only do so much!
If you are not sure if this is something you are interested, feel free to check out the first book (currently on back order, but will be available in 2 weeks).
SPECIFICS ABOUT THE BOOK
*10×8 Standard Landscape size
*Professional binding with a durable, laminated softcover
*High-quality printing on 80# coated, semi-matte paper
*Professional look with bookstore quality
***THIS BOOK WILL BE FOR SALE FOR OTHER ARTISTS TO PURCHASE ONCE THE ISSUE IS COMPLETE***
“…what a wonderful way to reach out and give back to the art community and students in our schools and promote yourself at the same time.” -ACEO Donor to Project ATC
“I loved hearing about your students and their enjoyment of the making atc’s.. what fun you had! It’s fabulous to be a part of it…” -L. Lennox
The book has 21 artists featured in it so far! I am leaving it
open until the images and text deadline on Saturday the 11th if any
last minute artists want to join!
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested!
I hope you have enjoyed reading about this and seeing last year’s book.Â This is the only time that I have ever paid to be in something – but the proceeds are for books for the students. (You can also donate directly to books for the students on the blog).Â I am thrilled that I am in there … perhaps I will even do it again!
Thanks for stopping by!
~ Diane Clancy
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