Saturday, June 18, 2011
Artists from all over the world will have the chance to make their art and themselves known globally through a traveling exhibition of sketchbooks.
The Sketchbook Project World Tour 2012 will travel through several cities within the USA and Canada, and will be present in London and Melbourne (these last two reserved only for sketchbooks from the respective continents). All other cities will feature all the sketchbooks.
Participating artists will be able to choose from 40 preestablished themes and have the option to have their sketchbook digitized and uploaded to the official Sketchbook Project virtual archive, so that visitors can explore it online.
The 2012 project will feature a custom-desgined library cataloging system, enabling visitors to easily find a determined sketchbook and artists to keep track of how many times their sketchbook has been requested. The Brooklyn Art Library will acts as the physical extension of Art House and will be home to the Sketchbook Project.
Among the several presented features, an important one will allow art patrons to search for books by theme, geographic location and even user-generated keywords, including when on tour.
Those interested in participating in The Sketchbook Project World Tour 2012, must sign up until October 31st, 2011 and postmark the book by January 31st, 2012.
Books have to be completed in order to be exhibited.
There's a $25 participation fee that will be used to cover all the expensives involved in such a global art project. The optional scanning and online publication of the sketchbook is $20.
All the rules and details should be consulted.
The Sketchbook Project is organized by Art House Co-op.