Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Art-o-Mat

I found this website yesterday and got really excited.  I had to share it with you!  Have you heard of Art-o-Mat?  A group called Artists in Cellphane got a bunch of retired cigarette vending machines and turned them into art vending machines!  How amazing is this idea?? 

People can put $5 into the machine and they get a little piece of art.  There are Art-o-Mats all over the world.  There is even one in Austin!  I want to go see it and take a picture for my project.  I might have to get a little piece of art while I'm there, too! 

The machines alone are pieces of art that I would love to see.










 


I'm thinking about trying to submit a project in the spring to see if I can get accepted.  I was going to make ACEOs but now I think I want to try something completely new and special just for Art-o-Mat.  I probably won't be accepted and if I do it won't be a  big money maker, but it sounds like a really fun project to be part of and I could share my work with a whole new group of people.  I'm going to keep my ideas a secret because I still haven't figured it all out, but I will be sure to tell you when I'm ready to submit something.  :-) 

4 comments:

katiebug92 said...

ooh, this sounds really cool!

Missy said...

wow...I have never seen anything like that before! Such a sweet idea of getting art put there to people. I wish they had something like that here. You should definately submit, you never know what they are looking for...you could be just perfect for them! Go for it!
xxx

Cheryl said...

What a really cool idea. I can't wait to find out what you are going to submit.

marci said...

Missy - You don't have to have an Art-o-Mat where you live to participate. Even if there is one where you live your art might not be in that machine anyway. It would be fun to actually get art from one though. :)