The SWAP is a project that brings together Ottawa-Valley book artists to create, share, make and show and tell about their book or box and their journey through the creative process.
How does it work?
Each participant creates a signature sheet of the specified size, inspired by the given theme. Each participant has to produce as many identical sheets as there are participants (usually between 10-15), plus one more for CBBAG Ottawa archives. These sheets get swapped with the other participants. Each participant then takes a set of loose signature sheets and assembles then in book structure or a box of their own design. A few months later at a CBBAG Ottawa meeting, participants show their finished work and tell us about the creative process.
What are the specifications for this SWAP?
Theme: FIRE The word Fire (feu in French) can evoke images of landscape, nature, emotions, energy, forces, colours, events.
Media: Painting, drawing, calligraphy, letterpress, prints, photography, etc. – you are free to choose. Reproductions of your original artwork are accepted.
Dimensions: The signature sheet measures 8 ¾ inches wide by 8 inches high (22.23 x 20.32 cm). The content created by the participant must occupy the area on the right, mearing 8 x 8 inches (20.32 x 20.32 cm). The extra 3/4 inch wide band on the left remains blank. You may use both sides of the sheet. Accordion folds should be in multiples of 8 x 8 inches. Do not fold.
Your Name: Do not forget to sign your name legibly at the bottom right.
What are the key dates?
|CBBAG OV MEETINGS||ACTIVITIES|
|October 9, 2019||Project launch. To participate, e-mail Madeleine Rousseau at firstname.lastname@example.org|
|December 11, 2019||Last day to confirm participation in the SWAP.|
|March 11, 2020||Participants exchange their completed sheets with the other participants.|
|May 13, 2020||Show time! Participants will show the assembled sheets and tell us about the creative journey of this project.|
How to contact the project coordinator?
I hope you will join in. It is a very rewarding experience, believe me!