Artist trading cards are miniature pieces of art that are traded around the world. Artist create, trade and collect art at "swap" events, either in person or online. It is a great way to meet other artists and share your work. The only official rule is the size: 2.5"x 3.5".
How did the movement start?
In 1997, M. Vanci Stirnemann, a Swiss artist, created 1200 cards by hand as part of an exhibit. On the last day, he invited others to create their own cards and trade with him during the closing reception. After that, the movement took off as other artists organized major "swap" events! Today, there are swaps in almost every major city around the world.
Would you like to trade with me?
They are fun to do & trade with other artists!