ATC groups for every skill level and media.
Are you interested in trading or exchanging your Artist Trading Cards? To get you started we have gathered information on several types of trading groups.
Artist Trading Card local meetups
Find Artist Trading Card groups near you through meetup.com.
“Meet other local collectors, creators and traders. Share your favorite collectible art made to trade with other artists!”
“We are a juried trading group for artists who have been creating art for sometime and want to trade for ATCs and mail art that exhibits a more advanced stage of artistic development and skill. If you're still learning to draw or paint, then this probably isn't the place for you.”
- from the Illustrated ATC registration page
ATCs for All
"Our focus is on friendly ATC and mail art trading and swapping in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Everyone is welcome here. All mediums are welcome too--stamping, painting, drawing, collage, mixed media, fabric, clay--you name it, we do it! And we don't just trade ATCs; there is a lot going on here."
Art Cards Wanted
"Two months ago, we started up a new website dedicated to art cards (ACEOs), because of the growing interest from artists around the world and our own members. Although the ArtCardsWanted.com site is very new, it's already been a great success."
"We are looking for a few paper crafters who love what they do and want to share it with others by joining either the ATC or Card teams already in existence; creative individuals who enjoy being part of a dynamic team, who are interested in building a strong challenge blog, and who love to see what others are up to; individuals with a positive and supportive attitude and enthusiasm."
“If you love ATC's (Artist Trading Cards), then come join us! We have swaps running all the time, each listed in the database. This group is for sharing art work through ATCs.”
Artist Trading Cards Group
This group is for Artist Trading Cards or ATC's. We run this group so that others can share in our enthusiastic endeavors. We LOVE them! Working on a smaller scale is fun & fast!
“ArtTrader is geared toward artists of all levels who enjoy trading mail art and creating altered art and other items. Our articles focus on new to intermediate level artists though we are also a good source of info for more established or professional artists who want to have fun with mixed media and collage. Our magazine often contains artistic nudity and mature themes.”
-from the ArtTrader site
ATC Quarterly Journal
This magazine is no longer published. But here is a pdf sample copy with some intersting Artist Trading Card themes and ideas.