Sunday, February 8, 2009

What to Do with an ACEO

I often have people ask, "What is an ACEO and what do you do with them?

ACEOs (Artist Cards Editions and Originals) are collectable art 2.5" x 3.5" - that's the short answer. You can get a long answer later.

What do you do with them?
Some people put them in albums like baseball cards and try to collect them either with a certain theme or from their favorite artists or they try to get them from artists in every state in the USA or from as many different countries as possible.

Other people use them as accent art on a table or hanging on the wall.

The VAST team has many wonderful artist creating wonderful ACEOs.

Here are some examples. (sorry, these are clickable) You can also scroll down through our VAST blog and fin lots of great ACEOs.

Here are some ideas of how you can display them. Pick up a frame for a 2.5 x 3.5 picture and set them out.

Visit VAST Etsy shops and begin your collection of beautiful affordable art to brighten your home or workspace - today!


makeart said...

Wonderful post with a lot of great information and ideas! I'm running a unique ACEO Trade at I will pass along a link to this post's great ideas!

R Lyndel Littleton said...

Amanda, what a fun idea you have (I checked your blog ) I'll be sending you a pebble from the Bear branch of Whites Creek - it's just ten feet from my backdoor. I'll send a pic of the creek with it.

A Painting a Day by Kristen Stein said...

I agree with Lyndel. Amanda, what a neat exchange idea! When I visit my family, I'll pick a pebble for you. I have family on an island in Lake Erie and I have family in I'll get two different pebbles for your collection.

Thanks Lyndel for the ACEO information and for including one of my enchanted garden designs.


makeart said...

Wow! Thank you both! I'm so excited by this project. Who knew when I first started creating ACEOs last year I'd be having so much fun! :-)

Marionette said...

Thanks for this very informative article on ACEOs! They are so much fun! Also, thanks for including my ACEO in your poster sketch!

Aloha from Kauai,

Vita said...

what a great post! I am so happy I peeked in:)
and so delightful to see my very own blue oxen among the other beautiful works! thank you!

artangel said...

Great post - love your display ideas! Thanks for including my ACEO too!