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Artist Trading Card Swap

Introduction

What are Artist Trading Cards (ATC)? Historically they are handmade sets of cards created by a group of artists who trade their cards amongst themselves, ending up with new sets of cards comprised of one card from each artist.

The size requirement for ATCs is 2.5 x 3.5 inches (64 x 89mm), the size of baseball trading cards. Origami ATC’s have the added requirement of having origami on or as part of the card. In addition they should be able to fit in a trading card plastic sleeve, to protect the artwork, which limits the overall thickness.

General Information

  1. Anyone who enjoys making ATCs may participate in this Swap. But you must register no later than Wednesday, June 21, 2021. You will receive an email confirmation within 48 hours.
  2. Mail-in participation is limited to the Continental US.
  3. There is no official design theme for the swap. Let your imagination be your guide!
  4. An official set consists of 18 cards, one set per person! Once I know how many people are registered this number may change.
  5. Your set must be received no later than Wednesday, July 7, 2021.
  6. Swapped cards will be mailed no later than July 16, 2021.
  7. Cards for this Sixteenth ATC Online Convention Swap will be on display at the 2022 OrigamiUSA convention exhibition.

Registration

  1. To register, email Jean Baden-Gillette at PaperBerry [at] aol.com
  2. Please include your name and email address (print clearly).
  3. The deadline for registration is Wednesday, June 21, 2021.
  4. If you are registered but for any reason need to cancel your participation, please contact Jean as soon as possible.

Cards: Making, Sending, Receiving

  1. Official sets consist of 18 cards: 2.5 x 3.5 inches or 64 x 89 mm. There is no official theme other than origami. Be creative!
  2. Your ATCs must include origami or be an origami folded card conforming to the 2.5 x 3.5 standard dimensions.
  3. Please include on the back of the card a label with the following info:
    • Name of the artist
    • Location of the artist (City, State)
    • Title of the card
    • Email address
    • Edition number of card, e.g., 1/18, 2/18, 3/18 etc.
    • Date: June 2020
    • Optional: To respect the creativity of origami creators, you may want to include the model creator’s name
    • Optional: Sixteenth ATC Swap @ OrigamiUSA Online Convention 2021
  4. For the protection of your art work please put each card in a plastic sleeve.
  5. Please package your cards in a sealable plastic bag with your name and contact information on it.
  6. Cards must be received no later than Wednesday, July 7, 2021.
  7. Please include $5.00 for postage & padded envelope.
  8. Mail your ATC set (ideally in a padded envelope) to:

Jean Baden-Gillette
6478 W Roxbury Drive
Littleton, CO 80128

Phone: 720-410-2912 (no texting available)
Email: PaperBerry [at] aol.com