It's been a few months since I've blogged, but I'll try to get back in the swing now that spring is here! I've got a show up this month at the Creative Arts Resource & Network of Western Racine County (CAR&N) gallery, 220 E Main Street, Waterford, Wisconsin, featuring Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) made by members of the Milwaukee ATC group (including myself).
Although we only take up one wall of the gallery, there are 169 ATCs by 55 different artists. I received the majority of the cards in trade at the Milwaukee ATC monthly live trade meetings. (See our group webpage for more information.) Many of my ATCs included were from my ATC-a-Day project in 2006-2007 because the majority of ATCs that I've made have been traded away to other people! But I got all these fabulous cards in return:
There's quite a variety of art from traditional painting and drawing to collage and assemblage using everything from fabric & fibers to recycled objects and wire and glass. The display case in the first photo above includes some fragile and three-dimensional ATCs.
If you are in SE Wisconsin or Northern Illinois and interested in seeing the show in person, this Google map shows the location of the gallery as well as some local laces to eat nearby. The actual gallery hours vary (and are not what is listed on their website). They are generally open Tuesday-Friday 10-4 and Saturday 10-3, and are sometimes open Wednesday & Thursday evenings until 8 pm but they may close early some days if they do not have any visitors. If you are driving from a distance, I would recommend calling ahead to make sure that they will be open when you are planning to go. If you are unable to see the show in person, you can get a photographic overview on Flickr here.
Besides the Milwaukee ATC group's display, you can also see paintings by Jeremy Uglow, photographs and collages by Nick Torkilson, and jewelry by Jeanne Baas. The ATC portion of the show will be up until about May 23, 2014.