Today's Featured Artist: Michael Godard
February 7th, 2013 - 06:06 PM
Today I was reading about an art site that promotes the collecting and selling of art cards, a small trading card, like baseball cards.
Here is the page I read:
"About Art Cards
Just like sports fans collect baseball cards of their favorite players, art fans collect art cards of their favorite artists or artwork.
An art card is a small pocket-sized piece of art. They are commonly know as ACEO (Art Cards, Editions & Originals) as well as ATC (Artist Trading Cards). ATCs are only traded between artists, ACEOs are normally purchased. They can be original artwork or prints/reproductions of original artwork. These cards are bought, sold and traded all over the world. The official standard size of an art card is 2.5" x 3.5" (64 x 89 mm) and all the cards on this site must meet this criteria. There are three main categories of art cards:
Open Edition - Prints/reproductions of artwork that is printed in the standard card size. Open editions can be printed and reprinted depending on the demand for the card. There is no limit to how many will be printed. This can also be a mini-print of a larger original artwork.
Limited Edition - This type is also a print/reproduction, but there is a limit to how many cards will be ever printed/sold. These cards are more valuable then open edition cards, because there is only a limited amount of each card that is available in the world. Many times, limited edition cards will be numbered on the back of the card.
Original Artwork - This card is a unique piece of artwork done by the artist. It can be painted or drawn, but it will be 100% original and only one card exists in the world. This type of card is the most valuable.
This site was created, because of the growing number of collectors of art cards. We wanted to create a place where art card collectors could buy, sell and trade these cards with other people. Our goal is to increase the awareness of art cards around the globe and have a single source for all your art card needs. This site is just starting off the ground and we expect it to grow every day with new members joining. We have lots of great new features & services coming in the new future, so check back often for our updates.
ArtCardsWanted.com is a spin-off of ArtWanted.com, which is a large online art community. Both websites are owned by Art Slam, which is a company dedicated to artist services."
ArtCards is not a site I am familiar with or promoting. I wrote them with a few questions and look forward to receiving their answers. These cards are entirely different from the notecards we print and sell at fineartamerica.com