The day I met… altered art 'celebrities'

Which altered art 'celebrities' have you met?

Some time ago we heard from one of our visitors that one of the most thrilling things that happened to her was to meet Swiss artist Vanci Stirnemann, who is credited with the creation of the first artist trading cards in 1996. Apparently he was in residence at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, where our visitor also had a studio. She recalls that he was very nice, and that she felt like a silly, giggling teenager!

Tim Holtz

Although we've conducted an interview with Tim Holtz by email, we've never actually met him ourselves. We've read a lot of accounts, though, from people who have met Tim in person, and had a very similar reaction to that which our visitor records.

This got us wondering which well-known names in altered art some of our other visitors had met, and what was the result of the meeting.

Have you ever met anyone who's well-known in altered and mixed-media art? Did he or she inspire you to try something new, or were you so excited that you didn't take anything in?

Tell us your story...

So which altered art 'celebrity' have you met?

Do you have a great story about how you met someone well-known in altered and mixed media art? Here are some stories that other visitors have told us. Tell us your story in your own words or, if you prefer, just answer these questions as fully as you can:

  • Who did you meet?
  • Where were you?
  • What was the occasion?
  • Was it an organised event, or did you meet by chance?
  • What happened?
  • Were you inspired to try something new?
We're looking forward to reading your story…

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