collaboration at its finest


The Sketchbook Project: 2011

Art House Co-op is a group that creates massive, international art projects that tie thousands of artists (and regular ol' people) together--opening participation to anyone and pursuing the goal of bringing art to the masses. Their mission is simple and direct: the desire to create art and share it with each other. Created by Art House and returning for its fifth year is The Sketchbook Project--a collaborative, traveling exhibition of sketchbooks created by thousands of people around the world. After the tour, the sketchbooks enter the permanent collection of the Brooklyn Art Library, where they are barcoded and available for public viewing. 

For a fee of $25, each artist is sent the same blank Moleskine sketchbook and over the course of a few months, they fill it with anything and everything their heart desires. When you're finished, just postmark your book before the required date and send! Each book will be given a barcode so it can be easily cataloged into The Brooklyn Art Library system. Once it is cataloged, artists will be able to track where on the tour their book is viewed and how many times someone pulled it from the shelf--very cool! 

Click the "Sketchbook Project" link above to find out more, and enjoy these examples of past books:


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