If you missed our post about this last year, here’s your second chance. The Sketchbook Project – a group art project in which anyone from anywhere in the world can participate. Artist or otherwise, you and someone you know can be part of this project. To receive a sketchbook, pay $25, choose a theme from a list of 30 intriguing possibilities including: In Fifty Years, Fears and Tears, Treehouse, Heroes and Villains, or opt for the project to choose a theme for you.
Sign up by October 31, 2011, and postmark your completed sketchbook by January 31, 2012. Tour begins April 2012 and will stop in Brooklyn, Chicago, Portland, OR, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Portland, ME, Toronto, Vancouver, Atlanta, Austin, London, and Melbourne.
Creator of the project, Art House Co-op says, “Thousands of sketchbooks will be exhibited at galleries and museums as they make their way on tour across the country. After the tour, all sketchbooks will enter into the permanent collection of The Brooklyn Art Library, where they will be barcoded and available for the public to view. For an additional $20, your completed sketchbook can be professionally scanned and uploaded to the official Sketchbook Project virtual archive. Visitors from anywhere around the world will be able to explore your work online.
Once a sketchbook is barcoded, authors and artists can track how many times it’s pulled it from the shelf, on tour and in the library, so you can stay connected with your sketchbook. How cool is that?
If you did this last year, tell us all about it. If you’re doing it this year, we want to know. Happy doodling!