|One of my original collage ACEOs that sold on Ebay in 2011|
What's the difference between an ATC or an ACEO if both are art pieces on 2.5" x 3.5" cards?
TWO KINDS OF ART CARDS:
ATC (Art Trading cards)- These cards are the exact size of baseball cards (2.5" x 3.5") as are ACEOs, but as far as I can tell ATCs are the back-bone of the movement. There is a large dedicated base of artists all over the world that trade their original art cards (it's important that these cards usually be original pieces and not prints) by mail or within trading events. Trading is the key word here, and you can find many ATC trading groups in Yahoo groups. If you are serious about this art format I would also recommend joining ATCsForAll.com.
|ATC by Amy S. Turner|
|ACEO by Juan Cruz|
The ACEO to the right was drawn by illustrator Juan Cruz. When I go to art shows I meet many people who have a desire to buy original artwork, but they are not able to spend large sums of money for the work. If that is you, I encourage you to search for ACEO artists that you like. The original pieces and prints are much more affordable with auctions usually starting under $10. You get the satisfaction of owning original artwork and since they are exactly the size of a baseball card they are easy to collect in plastic card sheets or plastic top-loaders.
In the next episode: Why should every artist create ATCs and or ACEOs?
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