Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Etsy Maine Team ACEO Challenge

Here’s the Challenge....This Challenge is open to Etsy Maine Team members only.

Create one (1) ACEO with a “Maine” theme using re-cycled or up-cycled materials. It does not have to be 100% re-cycled materials but as much as possible.

Often artist make a group of ACEOs using a common idea. Please choose only one card for entry. You may use whatever medium us choose as long as you follow the size restrictions given in the following description.

What is an ACEO you ask? A.C.E.O. stands for: Art Cards, Editions and Originals. An ACEO is "always" 2.5 x 3.5 inches in portrait or landscape orientation. Small collectable pieces of original art or a signed "Open" or "Limited" Edition reproduction print by the artist. Designed on the Artist Trading Cards (ATC) which are 'traded' ...ACEO's are for sale to collectors. They allow people all around the world to collect and sell art because of their affordability and that the miniature size provides ease of shipping.

After you’ve completed your ACEO add it to your own blog or photo-sharing site like Flickr. Please include a title and a brief description of you work. To enter the challenge come back here and post a comment including a link to your ACEO photo. Feel free to come back and check others comments and photos offering comments and encouragement on their work. Members are encouraged to blog about the challenge to help promote the team.

The deadline for entries is 8:00 pm February 26, 2009. All entries will be placed in a drawing. The prize is yet to be determined and will be posted here by Feb. 15th. The completed works of art and the winner will be posted on this blog on February 28th.
A team ACEO / ATC swap will follow the challenge for those wishing to participate.

Maine Team reserves the right to use the photographs of your ACEO/ATC for team promotional purposes only.