Artist Trading Card Exhibition: Call for Entries

Posted on June 5, 2009


Artist Trading Card holder

Artist Trading Card holder




Open to all participants in the Lower Mainland and Beyond

Exhibition: 18 September – 30 October 2009

Deadline for ATC Submission: Post-mark deadline of 4 September 2009

Closing Celebration and Trading Session: Friday, 30 October, 7-8:30pm

The RAG’s 4th Annual Artist Trading Card Exhibition is a display of Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) from local, national, and international participants.  Everyone is invited to participate, and all techniques and mediums are welcome. Throughout the exhibition there will be drop-in workshops, trading sessions, artist talks, and a gala closing celebration/trading session.  All contributors will receive a copy of the full-colour exhibition poster featuring one of their works.

What Are ATCs?
Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) are miniature works of original art measuring 2 ½” x 3 ½” that are made to trade.  This international art movement is intended to be a non-commercial, non-hierarchical, non-judgemental avenue for artistic exchange.

2009 ATC Exhibition Guidelines:
ATCs will be on display alongside the exhibition “Migration/Immigrant Stories” by Elizabeth Russell, and the group exhibition “Black Hole is Also Supernova” featuring Kara Uzelman, Paul Kajander and Colleen Brown .   View our website for details on these exhibitions and for ideas of related themes: .

ATCs must be original artworks, and may be in a series, edition or multiple.  Please “sign” the back of each card. All ATCs will be traded on the closing night of the exhibition.  We will try to ensure fair trades for those not in attendance for the closing Trading Session:  original works will be traded for originals, and digital works will be traded with other digital works.

To Enter:  Send in 9 Artist Trading Cards in a standard 9-sleeve plastic sheet (9 cards per sheet).  Cards will be displayed in the plastic sheets.  Cards must each measure 2 ½” x 3 ½” in order to qualify.  All works received that follow this criteria will be exhibited.  Include a Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope to have your ATCs returned to you

Please go to the RAG website to download the entry form to include with your ATC submission:

Send Cards To:
ATTN:  RAG ATC Exhibition,  Richmond Art Gallery, 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond BC,  V6Y 1R9   Canada

For more information, check out the RAG website at or contact Kathy Tycholis at

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