Tuesday, November 3, 2009

ACEO, Miniature Acrylic Landscape Painting

What is ATC (Artist Trading Cards) and ACEO (Art Card Editions and Originals)?
The simple explanation is they are miniature art works the size of baseball cards at 2 ½" X 3 ½.” The cards are made in a variety of subjects, substrates and art media but the size is uniform. The ATC’s are usually exchanged but not sold. ACEO’s are traded, collected and sold. (Click the following url and find thousands. http://tinyurl.com/yfyel5r )
Creating an ACEO has the same amount of effort, standards and commitment but for me, I think a little punch of fun and whimsey goes into the work. As an artist you know the collector/viewer is going to be much more intimate with their ATC or ACEO because of its size. You hold it in your hand versus stand three to ten feet away. You smile, giggle and connect with the artwork much more readily. Perhaps that’s the reason I’m fond of small format art.

Connecting, it’s all about bringing the work, artist, and viewer/collector together even if it’s only the size of a baseball card

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