Thursday, February 11, 2010

Visual Art Gallery Art Trading Cards Workshop Update

The next three VAL Art Cards Workshops are plannned for March 20th, May 22 and July 17, 2010. All VAL ATC Workshops are free and held at the VAL Gallery in Lewisville, Texas. Located just off Fox Road and the I-35 Freeway. Look for the Big Blue "ART GALLERY" sign. The workshop starts at 12 and goes till around 2 pm. Bring your favorite card making materials (2.5 x 3.5 blank cards and image making stuff). Some blank cards will be provided and sharing is encouraged. Card making and trading is on-going during the workshops. For more info contact

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Call For ATC Entries for ZOOMORPHICA


ZOOMORPHICA, a nine card ATC show, opens 12/5/2009, closes 1/10/2010. The ATC Show is being sponsored by the Visual Art League of Lewisville, Texas (VAL). Entrants are asked to submit nine ATC's in a nine card plastic holder sleeve. Place the name of the artist, address, phone #, e-mail address on the back of each card. Also, submit a SASE so your cards can be sent back to you at the end of the show. The theme of the show is about animals morphing, changing, into something or something changing into an animal or derivations of that theme. There will be an art opening for this show in conjunction with other art shows for December. Artists and their friends are invited. As recognition, your nine ATC's will be placed on this Blog. Submitted ATC's must be suitable for family viewing. Any questions e-mail:
The deadline to receive your ZOOMORPHICA ATC's is Nov. 30, 2009. EyeFish with Teeth ATC is by David Mask, Copyright 2009.

Send your ATC's along with an SASE to:

C/O David Mask, Curator
1661 Chisolm Trail
Lewisville, TX 75077

Sunday, September 20, 2009

New ATC Technique Shown at VAL Workshop

Thirteen participants took part in the ATC workshop on September 19th at the VAL Gallery.

Quail Valley Child Development Center was well represented and led by their center director, Ms. Henri May. I hope what's learned at this workshop helps the students at the Center.

Other ATC participants were Liz Munoz, Sharon Giles, Olivia Stokowski, Dawn McCauley, Jane Graf, Joyce Tremethick, Joe Seiler, April Seiler, Emily Seiler, Wanda Grice, Ashley Eguia and Jaime Taylor. Tommy Smith was there documenting the event. Thank you to all the participants for spending part of their saturday at VAL. Everyone seemed to have a great time, too!

During the workshop, I presented different ways to make ATC's and I highlighted a technique that I use quite a bit. I took a large piece of railroad board 22 x 24 inches, gessoed it then had different ATC participants squeegee different colors on the board. After the large sheet was covered with the quick drying thin layer of acrylic, I placed 2.5" x 3.5" grids on the back, cut it, dated it and then numbered each individual ATC: 1/64, 2/64, 3/64...then distributed three ATC's to the attendees for them to place images on them or just keep them for trading later. This technique is useful in placing a colorful background (ground) on the ATC's plus it gives you over 60+ prepared ATC's. It's a quick and easy way to make ATC's.

A big thank you to Joe Seiler for his efforts in inviting new participants to the workshop. Stay tuned for a ATC trading session in the near future. Please check the blog for the upcoming free ATC workshops at the VAL Gallery. The next ATC workshop is on Nov. 21 from 12 to 2 pm.

At the top of the blog page are two ATC's made at this month's ATC workshop. They were done by Sharon Giles and Jane Graf.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

VAL ATC Workshop Schedule till July 2010

The Visual Art league of Lewisville (VAL) provides free bi-monthly ATC workshops for potential VAL members and folks interested in learning more about art trading cards. The workshops are held at the VAL Gallery on Saturdays from 12 noon to 2 pm. Bring your favorite art materials.

Free ATC cards are distributed to participants.

The upcoming schedule till Summer 2010 is:

Sept. 19, 2009

Nov. 21

Jan. 23, 2010

March 20

May 22

July 17

Thanks for Attending the 7/25/2009 ATC Workshop.

Thanks to those that attended the recent VAL ATC workshop (7/25) = Joe, Emily, April, Wanda, Meg and Tom. It was fun. During that workshop, the workshop schedule for the next 12 months
was created and it will be put on the TATC Blog soon.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Art Trading Card Workshop July 25, 2009





Friday, March 20, 2009

Free Art Trading Cards 3/21/2009

Free Art Trading Cards given away with participation in the next ATC workshop held at the Visual Art League Gallery in Lewisville, Texas. The next ATC Workshop is on 3/21/2009 from 12 to 2 pm. Please bring your favorite art materials. For more info e-mail david