Artist Trading Card Session – Black & Whites

Winter Carnival Event

Artist Trading Card Session - Black & Whites

Celebrate Vernon Winter Carnival by expressing your creativity and mingling with local artists. Drop into the Vernon Community Arts Centre on Saturday, February 5th, between 1:30-4:30pm, where we will have all the supplies and materials you need to create your own mini artworks to trade. The inspiration for this session will be the “Art of Black of White” which is currently on exhibit in the Centre Gallery. Artists may bring in pre-made cards to trade if they wish, but please keep the theme in mind.

Entry is free but donations are encouraged.

A special trading card wall has been set up for those that wish to drop in with their pre-made minis, starting February 1st. The Arts Centre is open Monday to Thursday, 9am-9pm and Friday and Saturday, 9am to 5pm.

Learn more about how to create Artist Trading Cards below.


Artist trading cards are miniature works of art, similar to baseball cards, that are created, traded and collected around the world by artists of all ages, abilities, and artistic styles.

Rules and General Etiquette:

1. Card size needs to be 2.5 x 3.5 inches (6.35 x 8.89 cm) but the orientation can be landscape or portrait.
2. Cards can be created with any media, materials or techniques, but hand drawn and hand painted are typical. Printmaking is also a fun way to create your art.  Card stock, watercolour paper, mixed media paper work best. Generally you want the art to be flat as many collectors like to store them in plastic sleeves.
3. Please sign and date the back. Adding a title for your piece is also suggested, and some people like to note where they are from.
4. If the work is created by a child, please note the age of the artist on the back.
5. Cards are always traded and never sold. It is never ok to trade another artist’s card.
6. Put your best effort into the card. It doesn’t have to be a professional piece of art but you want it to be original and done to the best of your ability.
7. Have fun, and feel free to make multiple mini works to trade. Maybe you’ll be lucky to pick up a card from one of your favourite local artists!