ACEO (Art Cards, Editions and Originals) give you the opportunity to collect all different types of art, from a variety of different artists and medium. I am starting to collect ACEO's and it's quickly becoming my favorite way to collect art.
Artist trading cards are miniature works of art that are about the same size as a baseball card. Cards are produced in various media, including pencil, pen, marker, paint, collage, papercuts, found objects, even metals or cloth.
M. Vänçi Stirnemann is credited in many circles with popularizing the modern artist trading card in 1996, holding trading sessions in Zurich, Switzerland. The interest of Artists trading cards has spawned the popular ACEO movement.
The cards are usually traded or exchanged rather than sold, but there is a wonderful collection of ACEO's that you can purchase on Etsy. Here are a few of my favorites.
|Gratitude Mosaic ACEO Whimsical Mixed Media Art by JCSpock|
|ACEO Original watercolor Love by WeThree|
|Oil painting of rain drops by nkolika|
|Mini Oval Bloom ACEO Original Ink Pen Drawing by sometimesiswirl|
|ACEO 2.5x3.5 Original Half Alive Media by latienditadelmix|
|Seaview111 ACEO Original Abstract Mixed Media Art by ElisCooke|
|Original ACEO Evening on the Town by CranberryCloud|
Have you ever produced, purchased, or traded Artist Trading Cards?