Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The Sketchbook Project 2011 - Art House Co-op

This is such an exciting concept!

It's a project where you sign up and choose a theme you would like to work around, however loosely it fits your style, and in return you will get a sketchbook to fill with your fabulous ideas. You can use any medium you wish and the only constraints is that you MUST remain in the size of the sketchbook sent to you. You can re-bind your sketchbook to better suit your needs as long as you retain the barcode on the back. From there the sky is the limits.

Once done these sketchbooks are to be returned where they will then become part of
a traveling art exhibit that will showcase thousands of submitted sketchbooks in galleries and museums across the country, before cataloging them in the Brooklyn Art Library’s permanent collection. Just like library books, each sketchbook receives a barcode, so artists can view real-time statistics about their books’ activity and perusal long after the tour.

It's like a concert tour but with sketchbooks.

This is what it looked like last year and there were some amazing sketchbooks submitted.
Here are just a few of the themes that are available to choose from.

1 In flight
2 Facing forward
3 Storybook
4 Help!
5 It will be fun, I swear
6 Sleepless
7 Lines and grids
8 Figuring you out
9 A record year for rainfall
10 Jackets, blankets, and sheets
11 Inside/outside
12 I'm sorry I forgot you
13 Things found on restaurant napkins
(your name here)
14 First thing in the morning, last thing at night

I decided that I simply could not resist this little tempatation and decided to jump in with both feet and eyes tightly closed. I chose "I'm a scavenger".

My sketchbook has arrived.

Am I nervous? sweaty? shaky? scared out of my mind?


It will be fun I swear. You in?

To sign up and join me!


Amy Rozeboom said...

I got my book the other day and I can't bring myself to start it yet. Its really intimidating.

Cindy Pestka said...

I signed up for the exact same category about a month ago. I decided to spend the summer just collecting scavanged materials. I've got a box where I just throw in everything I find. Then in the fall I'll figure out what exactly I'm going to do. It's a good compromise because I feel like I am in action, but without the pressure of having to know what to do yet.

aquariann said...

What an awesome idea! I hope the exhibit travels to the eastern shore so I can see the sketchbooks in person.

esther a.k.a. craftyvox said...

Owh wow that is an awesome project but my I can see how it might be intimidating and overwhelming! I'd love to visit that traveling exhibition (doubt it'll come to my parts of the world though heh), must be neat to browse through all the journals. However, I don't think I'd ever be brave enough to participate myself. Good luck!!

DeyiMizu said...

all your artworks are wonderful. I followed you and hope you will follow me too:)

sixthirtythree said...

Wow! What a great idea! The sketchbook. What a fascinating blog. Where did you get the random widget? Ideas are churning in my head. :)

sixthirtythree said...

How was your sketchbook? Did you finish it? Saw the link to the million photos. Quite fascinating.