Entries sought for artist trading cards; party in Sequim slated to create mini-artwork

SEQUIM — They’re just like sports trading cards, only they show off ballplayers on the local art scene.

Artist trading cards, as envisioned by the Sequim Humanities and Arts Alliance, are miniature works of art aimed at building community — and introducing art makers and other art lovers.

They’re “small art with a big impact,” said Renne Brock-Richmond, the alliance president and an orchestrator of the project.

“Artist trading cards are the size of baseball trading cards, or in my case, they are the size of ‘Star Wars’ trading cards,” added the avid fan of those George Lucas sci-fi movies.

This week, the Sequim Humanities and Arts Alliance is putting out a call for entries and having a card-making party for artists of all kinds.

First, the group will host a get-together, complete with art supplies, this Wednesday.

“Plenty of glitter and cookies will be on hand,” added Brock-Richmond.

The party will be open to all comers from 4 p.m. till 8 p.m. at Dungeness Design, 520 N. Sequim Ave.

Artists don’t have to attend Wednesday’s event to participate in the trading-card project. They can create theirs at home. The only limits, Brock-Richmond said, are that the cards measure 2 1/2 inches by 3 1/2 inches (63 mm by 89 mm).

All media are welcome.

Cards must be original artworks, Brock-Richmond noted.

An artist trading cards exhibition will go on display Aug. 2 through Aug. 27 at the Museum & Arts Center, 175 W. Cedar St., and the deadline to enter is Saturday. Participants will be able to bring their cards into the MAC between noon and 3 p.m. Sunday, July 31.

The MAC will then host a public reception celebrating the exhibition from

5 p.m. till 8 p.m. Aug. 5 during Sequim’s First Friday Art Walk.

One artist trading card is a single entry; the fee for each group of six entries is $5. Each artist is welcome to submit up to 24 cards.

Proceeds will cover exhibition costs and support the operational needs of the nonprofit Sequim Humanities and Arts Alliance.

The project is a “non-commercial, non-hierarchical, non-judgmental avenue for artistic exchange,” Brock-Richmond noted. “ATCs are traded or exchanged rather than sold.”

For an entry form, visit http://SequimArtsAlliance.org. More details are also available at 360-460-3023.


Features Editor Diane Urbani de la Paz can be reached at 360-417-3550 or at diane.urbani@


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