Wednesday, March 12, 2008

International Mini-Art Exchange

The title is BABEL....

My collage for the International Mini Art Exchange is finished and about ready for shipping to Brazil. I've been rushing around so much lately that at first I couldn't get anything going I would want to send and several starts were discarded. If you know me, you know it's hard for me to discard anything......I just keep working and working and working trying to get something I'm satisfied with. That doesn't work as well with collage (in my estimation) as it does in layering of acrylic paint.

These little works that come in from all over the world have to measure 20 x 20 centimeters to be installed in special boxes at the venues.

I've been taking part in this exchange since its inception. A tireless worker and organizer for the exchange is Brazilian artist, Clara Pechansky. This was her brain-child, with the very first exhibit in Porto Alegre, Brazil. This 6th exchange/exhibit will return to the venue of Xico Stockinger Gallery in the House of Culture Mario Quintana, Porto Alegre. The exhibit will be promoted by the Museum of Contemporary Art and sponsored by the Secretary of Culture of the State of the Rio Grande do Sul from May 8 to June 29, 2008.

MiniArt is the URL to see the information about previous and current mini art exchanges.


  1. this is wonderful! Glad you kept on working and trying out different things.

  2. Some days it just takes more time and doesn't appear as if by magic.

  3. Cheryl
    Since your usual 8 x8 inch canvas is slightly too large, did you have to create a new support just for this? Just curious. Looks like an ambitions project which is growing!

  4. Isn't it fun doing something out of your comfort zone. I find that whenever I do that, when I get back to my normal work, the different stuff has a way of finding itself into my work. Great job.

  5. Yes, I have to cut a special size to use the 20 x 20 you say just under 8 x 8 inches. I have always used paper or rag mat board for the substrate for the Mini-Art pieces because they do all have to fit into specially made box/framing where they are hung. Also, this small size facilitates mailing from artists all over the world. When the shows come down, they are shipped to the next venue all in one box.