Monday, May 20, 2013

Art Cards Editions and Originals A.C.E.O. and ATC..... What is it?

Vibrant Colors Angel Card with Jewels

 ACEO stands for Art Cards, Editions and Originals

ACEOs are miniature pieces of art that measure 2-1/2" x 3-1/2". If a small piece of art has different measurements than this, it does not qualify as an ACEO.

 They can be original art, printed editions or photographs.

Most ACEOs are two dimensional, but three dimensional elements may also be incorporated. Paintings, Drawings, Collages, Pop-Ups, books, and sculpture can all be ACEOs as long as they measure 2-1/2" x 3-1/2"!

ACEO History

ACEOs started off of Artist Trading Cards (ATCs), developed by the artist M.Vänçi Stirnemann. He based the size of ATCs on sports trading cards. 
 ATCs can only be traded or given away. Their purpose is to share art and to encourage creative exchange between artists.
Like ATCs, ACEOs may be made with any media, material, or method as long as they measure 2-1/2" x 3-1/2".

Vintage Jeweled Paris Collage Cards

Original Colored Markers Done freehand
 Pretty Pink Purses Card