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Swaps

Swaps are exchanges or trades, just simply giving away one piece of artistic expression to receive another,
allowing people to get to know each other. We coordinate Artist Trading Card (ATC) swaps and pin swaps often featuring origami and origami portrayal art. We welcome new and returning swap participants!


Upcoming Swaps:

We are not planning one currently but we are happy to arrange one for you!

Sample Swap Content

4th Rocky Arts Unfolded Day Swap of Artist Trading Cards (ATCs)

We invite you the participate in the 4th Rocky Arts Unfolded Day ATC Swap!

Make your Artists Trading Cards (ATCs) to exchange and you will get a beautiful package of cards including the tail of a rocky journey that led to the most precious stone of all!

To see some examples of other ATCs including origami click here. Novice to experienced enthusiasts alike are encouraged participate. Historically, Artist Trading Cards originated in Switzerland as small editions, handmade the artist, not to be sold.

Guidelines about our ATC Swap:

--- Artist Trading Cards (aka ATC’s) are miniature works of art that are 2.5” x 3.5” (64mm x 89mm) in size.
--- Theme: Rocks - What Grounds You?
--- Please create 9 cards, plus 1 for yourself to keep (it is better to keep one as a personal copy and not send it so you get first choice + it ensures you have one always in your possession) Nine(9) cards fit in a binder sleeve – you can get these sleeves at Staples
--- We request ATCs to fit into a baseball card sleeve for protection.
--- Generally recommendation: Use portrait (vertical) orientation rather than landscape (horizontal) style as that is the direction they commonly are viewed.
--- Since these are little art pieces, aesthetics are important; specifically, glue can be hidden, tape cannot.
--- Question…Do they all need to be the same? This is also up to you. Some people like to make them all identical and some people make different kinds and stick with a theme of colors or model or style and others just make them all different. An ATC represents your artistry and yourself as an artist so make your own statement and most importantly have lots of fun doing it!
--- However, if you desire to create multiple sets, we ask that each set have a different design.
--- The aim is all about networking and meeting fellow artist, talking about your craft and your passion, so the universal answer to buying an ATC is a firm no.
--- Optional: It is nice share a little about yourself so please provide any information you would like others to know, such as a picture of yourself or a little statement about you, your rock, your interest, biography, etc. to be exchanged along with your cards, so we can all know who we are trading with.
--- The back is not typically art, it is documentation and should include, if possible:

  • 4th ATC Rocky Arts Day Swap
  • Massachusetts, USA
  • March 2015
  • Your name
  • Your business name, if applicable
  • Name of model(s) included
  • Named of the creator/designer of the model(s)
  • Any copyright info you wish to include
  • Contact info: direct mail, email, phone and/or website
  • Number in series: Ex. # 5 of 9 or 9/9

ATC Swap Dates:

  • Confirm participation: Friday, March 6, 2015
  • Received by: Friday, March 20, 2015
  • Swapped on: Friday, March 27, 2015
  • Mailed out: Friday, April 3, 2015

Mailing Instructions: Please allow 5 business days for delivery if mailed in the USA – if not received on time for trade, they will be held by the organization for a later swap. Place each sets of 9 in a plastic zip-lock bag, with an address sticker on the outside of the bag. Remember to also place your cards in the plastic sleeves to protect your hard work and to ensure they are not damaged when swapped or mailed. Print your address clearly to ensure smooth delivery.

Mail in ATCs to:
Lisa B. Corfman
60 Nason Street, Unit 2
Maynard, MA 01754, USA

To help facilitate the trade we require a meager $1.50 per traded set and $3.50 for shipping and handling. This can be done on our Etsy site.

Please email me at Lisa@RockyArtsUnfolded.com to express your interest in participating in the ATC swap.

Thank you and happy creativeness!
Lisa B. Corfman

Our Legacy of Swaps:

17th – General swap 2014: ATC
16th – OrigamiUSA Convention swap 2013: ATC
15th – Dowling College Art Club swap 2013: ATC
14th – Argentina swap 2012: ATC
13th – Origami Heaven swap 2012: ATC and Pin
12th – OrigamiUSA swap 2012: ATC and Pin
11th – Rocky Arts Unfolded Day swap 2012: ATC
10th – Rocky Arts Unfolded Special swap 2011: ATC
9th – Argentina swap 2011: ATC
8th – OrigamiUSA swap 2011: ATC
7th – Rocky Arts Unfolded Day swap 2011: ATC
6th – Rocky Arts Unfolded Special swap 2010: ATC
5th – Origami Heaven swap 2010: ATC
4th – OrigamiUSA swap 2010: ATC
3rd – Rocky Arts Unfolded Day swap 2010: ATC
2nd – Origami Heaven swap 2009: ATC
1st – OrigamiUSA Convention swap 2009: ATC


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