Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Sketchbook Project 2011

The Sketchbook Project: 
It's like a concert tour but with sketchbooks!

Organized by Art House Co-op who seeks to create large art projects that tie hundreds to thousands of artists together.  The newest incarnation of their Sketchbook Project for 2011 is possibly the most ambitious attempt yet.  Unlike other sketchbook sharing and interactive projects, this one gives each artist their own book to work with.  Each artist is sent the same blank Moleskine.

Anyone from anywhere in the world can be a part of this project.

There are 31 themes to choose from.  I selected "Down your street".

These sketchbooks will be exhibited at galleries and museums as they make their way on tour across the country.  All books will be included in an exhibition that tours the following cities:  Brooklyn, NY; Austin, TX; San Francisco, CA; Portland, ME; Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL.

After the tour, all sketchbooks will enter into the permanent collection of The Brooklyn Art Library where they will be bar-coded and available for the public to view.  A specific book can instantly be found by person or theme.  Once recorded, artists will be able to track where on the tour their book is viewed and how many times someone pulled it from the shelf.  There will be a digital companion to accompany The Brooklyn Art Library.  The website will contain high-resolution, professionally digitized versions of the sketchbooks for you to flip through.

Once I receive my Moleskine, I will keep you up to date on the progression of my drawings.  I am inviting you talented people to participate in the Sketchbook Project 2011 and provide a link of your work to my site.

Isn't it going to be a wonderful adventure?

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