20th International Collage Exhibition and Exchange

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The 19th International Collage Exhibition & Exchange is now on its permanent home at www.outofsight.co.nz/Ice19.

A list of artists who have sent in their collages for the 20th is kept here.

Volume 1, II and III - hundreds of collages I've collected from this exchange.
Lovely things.

You can see these books on the Press part of my site at dalecopeland.co.nz.

For the 20th International
Artists each make 13 collages (more or less), size not bigger than A4 (about 8" X 10" or 20cm X 26cm), and send them to me in New Zealand, to arrive by 20th July, 2018 (early is good, it saves a lot of the last minute rush).

NEW. If you can enclose a list of titles it makes the database work faster for me. Thank you.

  1. One from each artist will be offered for sale at an exhibition here in Taranaki, New Zealand with the artist setting the price.
    30% commission taken, the rest to the artist.
    That selling exhibition will also be on the Net on the Virtual TART site, at http://virtual.tart.co.nz allowing the world-wide audience the chance to buy these collages.
    If unsold, that collage will rejoin the exchange.
  2. One is part of a month-long exhibition on the Virtual TART site during September and will also permanently be on exhibition on the outofsight.co.nz Internet site.
    It will then be donated to the Musee ArtColle in France.
    For 2012 the Collage Collection was donated to Aotea Utanganui, the Museum of South Taranaki in New Zealand.
    For 2013 the Collection has become part of the permanent collection of Puke Ariki, the museum in New Plymouth, New Zealand
    For 2014 the Collection was donated to University of Wisconsin, the Art Department at the Marshfield/Wood County Campus in USA
    For 2015 the Collection was donated to the Art & Design Department at EIT in Napier, New Zealand
    For 2016 the Collection was donated to The Verbeke Foundation in Belgium
    For 2017 the Collection was donated to Musee ArtColle in France
    And, good news, for 2018 the collection will be going to Stone Valley Arts in south west Vermont, USA
  3. To accompany your work to the permanent collection, you can include one copy of a short summary of your bio/statement.
    No more than one page.
The other collages are shared out into parcels which are sent back to each contributing artist.

So you send 13 of yours, get back 12 others (or 11 and money from your sale), and you become part of a public collection.

NOTE: if you can't finish as many as 13, or you want to send more, that's fine. You'll just get fewer (or more) back in your parcel.
(Please send at least three collages).
Interested in taking part?
Here's how it works:

Make 13 collages, roughly 8" X 10" (20cm X 26cm) Can be smaller, not too much bigger. Please, no bigger than A4 size.

Send :
  • your collages,
  • your name & address,
  • email address if you've got one
  • (and the URL of your own website if you've got one and want it listed)
  • Mark which collage you want to offer for sale, and the price.
    (Make it clear which currency you're talking about!!!!)
    30% commission will be taken.
  • A short summary/bio of you as an artist. To go with your work to the institution.
  • If you want to select which one goes on the Net and then to the art institution, that's fine
  • Postage costs have gone up; I've had to put the price at US$60 or the equivalent in your own currency.
    ($40 for New Zealand addresses.)

    Just use cash or PayPal or a cheque/check in your own currency (made out to Dale Copeland), please nothing fancy like bank drafts or money orders.
    Cash would be preferable as it avoids all the bank fees.
    (PayPal button below if you like, or use your own PayPal access and send to dale@tart.co.nz )
    Or, within New Zealand, direct deposit to:
    TSB City branch, D D Copeland 15 3942 0699605 00

  • (and if you can send a re-usable envelope, or include another one in with your collages, that will be greatly appreciated. Not stamped or prepaid, as I have to use New Zealand stamps.)
Dale Copeland
7266 Surf Highway
R D 37 Okato
New Plymouth 4381
(Phone number 06 752 8126 if you need it)
to arrive before 20th July, 2018

A package of 11 or 12 collages by other artists will be sent to each participating artist by mid September 2018.

Have I forgotten anything?
Let me know if you're going to take part. Thanks.
email to Dale at   dale @ tart.co.nz (without the spaces)
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     Thank you.
The small legal bit:
By taking part in this exchange artists are agreeing to allow one of their collages to become part of the collection of an art institution to be selected each year.
The artist is also agreeing to allow their work to be shown on the websites virtual.tart.co.nz and outofsight.co.nz
Their collage might be chosen as one of those shown on the postcard and/or to advertise the exhibition.
Copyright of the work remains, as always, with the artist.

While the copyright is retained by the artist on works donated to the art institution, unlimited usage is granted to the museum/institution for publicity, raising money etc. Acknowledgement of the artist is requested in any such usage.

Selling your collage in New Zealand
For those who have asked advice on setting a suitable selling price
(the hardest thing for an artist to do!).
In New Zealand it is hard to sell any unframed collage for more than NZ$100, which comes to about US$80 at today's exchange rate. I usually ask about $NZ100 for mine, they don't always sell.
30% commission is taken on sales for this exhibition, and the rest will be sent to you with your packet of collages.
(In the currency of your country if it's humanly possible.)
If your collage doesn't sell, it will join the exchange.
So just let me know which one is for sale, and the selling price (specify which currency!!)

The 19th Exchange
The invitation to the exhibition in the Percy Thomson Gallery.
And the postcard which will be sent to each of the participants.
Click on images for a closer look.
The 17th Exchange
What an excellent idea: the six collage artists of Port Macquarie in New South Wales, Australia, have put together an exhibition of the exchange collages they've received over the last three years. Lorraine Neill of the The Glasshouse Regional Gallery has sent these images of the exhibition.
Doesn't it look super?
That's Kay Garven in red and Lorraine Neill in green. Jackie Deane did all the organising of the exhibition.
Click on images for a closer look.
The 15th Exchange
The 14th Exchange

The collection from the 14th exchange, on display in Aotea Utanganui - the Museum of South Taranaki - in Patea, New Zealand.
These photos from the curator, Cameron Curd. (Click on images then use 'Back' button to return)

I drove to Patea today & got some more snaps .... they've made an impressive job of hanging the exhibition. You can imagine how difficult it is to make a coherent show, with over 90 works of different sizes & media. They've solved the problem beautifully, with panels of blond plywood on the grey walls, painted with a stripe of white gesso and the collages supported on that by little silver pins over the corners. I think it's lovely.

I tried to photograph each panel, but left a whole wall out. So I've even left out my own collage! I think I need sleep.
But you can be proud of the exhibition. Oh, and they said it can be a travelling exhibition after it finishes there at the end of January. I'll let you know what I hear.

You can see the poster for the 13th exchange here - a pdf file.

There are some photos of the 12th International Collage Exhibition/Exchange on my blog at www.dalecopeland.co.nz :
the postcard, the sorting process, and the New Zealand gallery exhibition.

(scroll down till you find March and April 2010)

The International 11th Exhibition/Exchange collection was shown in Puke Ariki from 28th March until 5th May, 2009.

Click here to see the Puke Ariki website.

And click here to read the Press Release they put out about the 11th International (in pdf format).

Click on images to see the postcard which is advertising these exhibitions. (Use 'Back' button to return)

The 10th Exchange

Click here to read the text
on invitation & ticket.

And also the text of the article in the Amarillo Style magazine.
Both sides of the invitation and ticket for the "Art Stampede" in Amarillo, Texas.
The 10th exchange.
The 9th exchange
Card for Melbourne

The 8th exchange
click on images for a closer look

Some comments from artists in 2008.
"My packet of collage arrived today and they are all awesome! Thanks so much for such a great selection."M.O.

"What a thrill to open the mail box today and see the big packet from New Zealand! "L.M.

"thank you so much for such a wonderful selection of work, it is so exciting seeing all the different styles of working"A.D.

"Today I received package. Thank you so much. see you next year... I always love the exchange and the wonderful! creativity of the artists!!"S.J.

"Just to let you know that my wonderful package of collages arrived this morning. I am really pleased with them"R.D.

"I also received my collages today. What fun, I'm absolutely over the moon with all my beautiful exchange pieces and will try and thank every artist individually as much as possible. It must have been a gigantic task to swap them all out and mail them off. I'll keep my envelope too as a lovely reminder! I have loved taking part so much that as soon as I saw you're going to do this all over again next year, I could not help myself but simply had to commit myself immediately." F.O.

"My collages arrived today and I love them! What a joy it is to receive the package from you every year."J.R.

"another wonderful surprise... all the work you sent was fabulous. i love this project. thanks so much for doing it."L.G.

"wow, what a package of collages! I am thrilled about this collection! "C.K.

"My collages came in today's mail. I am so excited. You did such a great job of selecting on my behalf. I really appreciate it and I couldn't be happier with my collection."J.M.

"I received the beautiful exchange collages today.

Thanks for your careful selections - and for your dedicated time & efforts into this project."P.S.

"I received my package also - and it is WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!! I will contact the individual artists soon. This is one of the highlights of my art year - truly."L.G.

"My collage package arrived this week and I was just thrilled when I opened it and found one of yours. I'm just delighted with all of them...and getting all those e-mails from all over the world has been a real joy for me. Thank you so much for all that you do for us. I've already started planning for next year's exibition..."J.L.

Some comments from artists in 2006. (I forgot to do this in '07)
"My collages arrived today. Thank you so much for all that you do. It's so much fun opening the package and seeing what other collage artists are doing." J.R.

"What a blast!! I am so thrilled with the collages I received. Wish I could figure out how some of the effects are achieved but Iíll email the artists soon and ask. I didnít realize we could figure out who got what as well. Thatís a huge amount of work youíve done." L.H.

"Thank you so much for organizing the Baker's Dozen. I love my new collages which arrived in the post today. They are AWESOME. I"M so looking foward to the exchange next year. I wish we could do two a year!!!!!" M.K.

"I am so delighted with each and every piece in my parcel. I cannot express it adequately, I hope it is enough to say I am so glad I took part." M.G.

"My package arrived today. Wow!!!! I think the quality of the work improves with each passing year." C.B.

"I'd also like to pay respect to your logistic skills and computer literacy. This is one helluva feat to pull off and your attention to detail stuns me. So bravo. One very satisfied 'customer'." B.K.

"I could not have been more thrilled with the artwork that came in the package nor more enriched by the experience of participating in this exchange." M.O.

"Thanks so much. What a treat.
And u are so clever matching up works.
Lovely getting a doggy collage in exchange for my doggy one etc." N.C.

"My package arrived today, and I feel like royalty! Every one a treasure, .." J.J.

"Just wanted to say that I was honoured to be part of such an exciting event.
Thank you so much. I was really awed and overwhelmed to receive a parcel of beautiful collage images." C.M.

The 7th exchange

Click here to see the earlier Bakers Dozen Collage Exchanges.

click on images for a closer look

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