After a hiatus of almost a year, it's time for bARTer to breathe new life. Susan Constanse's great drawings on wood garnered lots of interest but unfortunately no trades emerged. That's ok... we'll try again.
Here's what I would like to do:
1) bARTer '06 is continuing. If you would like to trade for Susan's beautiful work, please let me know. That chain of trades will proceed. At this point in time trading is open to all artists, even, potentially, those traders outside of the U.S.
2) bARTer '07 is beginning today. Like last time, I am starting things off with a work of my own. Unlike last time, you have a choice of what to trade for from me. Here are your options:
OK, so those are your four options. If you would like to participate in bARTer '07, shoot me an email and let me know which piece you want and what you would like to trade for it. Remember, the idea here is to consistently trade up and this progresses in the hope that one day I end up with a masterpiece (wishful thinking??). At the same time, you will have a great new piece of art, you will receive a robust posting here and on Thinking About Art. In exchange for your goodwill you will receive a bit of publicity/exposure in return. I hope you'll consider participating.
But wait! It gets even better. I'd like to take a chance here and offer up something perhaps even more exciting in the bARTer concept... let's call it bARTer '07 Volume II. The concept here is the same. You trade me for a piece of art and then I trade your piece for another and then another. But, unlike previous projects or even the new one above, in this project you have a choice of anything that is available on my Web site. So... go visit jtkirkland.com and look through all of the wood pieces, paintings, drawings and prints. If you find a piece that you want to trade for, email me and tell me about your offer. I will only trade one of my pieces in this fashion to be sure your offer is good.
The idea of bARTer (as introduced here) is for me to trade a piece of mine for another that is slightly better/more valuable. I will then take that piece and trade it for a new piece that in better/more valuable. This process will continue for as long as possible.
The project (all three versions) is open to artists, collectors and gallerists. Basically, if you have a work of art you want to trade, I am all ears.
Be sure to look below for the previous trades.
I hope you'll participate!!