Art in Hand:
The World of Artist Trading Cards

In April 2009 there will be an exhibition, entitled Art in Hand: The World of Artist Trading Cards, of artist trading cards by local, national and international artists at the historic Smithville Mansion Annex Art Gallery in Eastampton, New Jersey.

Anyone may enter, from professional artists and designers to those just beginning their artistic journey. The exhibition will be curated to determine placement, but all entries will be included in the show. Cards will be swapped out to the participants at the end of the exhibition. You will receive as many cards as you send.

There will be four different categories for submissions:

  • Original paintings, mixed-media, collage, handmade prints and drawings
  • Photographs
  • Digital art
  • Digital prints of original artwork (e.g. paintings or drawings)

Cards will be swapped within their category.

Entries should be the standard artist trading card size of 2½ x 3½ inches.

To enter, you should send in three, six, nine or eighteen artist trading cards. There is no submission fee. Please include a stamped, self-addressed envelope with sufficient postage for your card trade returns at the end of the exhibition. International participants do not need to send postage for their returns. Please send one extra card to be used in a scheduled public workshop and trading session.

Send your cards to:

Burlington County Division of Cultural Affairs and Tourism
PO Box 6000
NJ 08060
marked for the attention of Lynn Lemyre.

Entries must be postmarked by 14th March 2009, and the exhibition will take place from 4th to 25th April 2009.

All work received will be exhibited, and the artists listed on the website at The organisers will send photographs and copies of any press coverage of the exhibition to the participants. At the exhibition there will be a world map showing the home countries and cities of the artists.

A prize of $100 will be awarded in each of the following categories:

  • People's Choice
  • Best Mixed-Media
  • Best Painting
  • Best Drawing
  • Best Photograph
  • Best Abstract
  • Best Representational
  • Best Surreal

For more information about the exhibition Art in Hand: The World of Artist Trading Cards or the gallery, please or visit the website at

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