$20 Postcard Art Show Invite

THANK YOU so much for making the $20 art show a massive success!

The show looked amazing, we have over 1,400 pieces on view and we sold over 500 during the week long event!


You can NOW or anytime pick up your postcards anytime we're open Monday Thru Saturday 11am to 7pm and we'll do payouts at that time. We'll also be emailing each of you individually about this. We're on schedule to have payouts begin on our estimated date of July 14th... There is just a lot more counting to do, but it's clear it's going to take a few days to pay 260 artists (yep, thats how many different artist sold work out of 307 artists who submitted!!! A record for us)

If you can't pick up you're work, we'll be contacting you regarding options for artwork return. We will need all work to be picked up or arranged by August 1st 2017...

If you don't recall giving us a way to pay you for sales, we have a "post show" form you can fill out in 10 seconds at the link below:
Post Show Payment Info Form


1) Do you know another artist that was in this show, yet they did not get this message (pass it on to them or share their contact with us :) ... There were 32 artists that submitted work but did not give us their email or Instagram or any way to contact them

2) We had 147 pieces submitted where the artist forgot to write their name of the back of the postcard OR they filled out our from with one name, and wrote a different name on the back of their artwork...

3) You need to get us a new payment method to pay you... Again, just fill out the form.

4) If you have any questions, concerns, problems etc... send us an email... or fill out this anonymous feedback form. Then you can be as mean as you like, and still help us get better as we grow.

Anonymous Feedback Form:

Yep, it's totally anonymous so go ahead and be brutally honest:

JOINING THE COLLECTIVE is still only $5 a month:

If you enjoyed this experience and might want to get more involved... The Con Artist Collective really is a community of creatives, about 500+ members who organize everything! We have our collective gallery which puts on 50+ group shows a year, We work with 4+ Art Fairs like Art Basel Miami each year, Release products and collaborations and so much more. It's still only $5 to be a member and you can create your account right now at: SIGN UP HERE

This show wasn't just about selling inexpensive art, it's about promoting an idea we believe, and support in the "Cheap Art Manifesto" AND we expect this show to happen again, and we have plans to have it travel to other cities... You might have heard that a gallery in Berlin requested to show about 70 of the postcards... We contacted the artists that the gallery requested, and they are currently being hung in Berlin!!! Still, If you have ideas on where those or other shows like this could happen in your city, let us know. Do you want to still be involved as it continues? Also let us know!

Y'all Rock
+Brian, Brandon and the staff of the Con Artist Collective


The first show was a huge success so do not miss this chance to contribute, check out some press from our 2015 show: 2015 Bedford & Bowery Press

POSTCARD SHOW ON VIEW: June 26th to June 30th 2017
OPENING RECEPTION​ PARTY​: Wednesday June 28th, 7 – 11pm *Postcards are not available for sale until the reception party... and we'll be doing "cash and carry"

Inspiration for the show comes from the Bread and Puppet Theater Cheap Art Manifesto
“Art is food! You can’t eat it, but it feeds you. Art has to be cheap and available to everybody.“ -Bread and Puppet Theater, Glover Vermont, 1984

How to be involved:

1) Create ​1 - 5 original artworks the size of a postcard, exactly 4x6 inches. The art must be original and handmade, no “pre-printed“ cards (screen printed or similar is ok). As a special consideration for this show, please consider signing the back of the pos​tcard, as part of the concept of this show is that guests are encouraged to purchase artwork that they like, and not buying because of the name of the artist. We will however list all participating artists on our wall, in marketing emails and flyers.

Drop off or send submissions to arrive by ​*We've extended late submission are ok to arrive by 7pm on Tuesday, June 27th to:

Con Artist Collective
119 Ludlow St.
New York, New York, 10002

2) All art works will be sold at $20 each, although we have plans to sell some special bulk and discount packs as part of promotions about making art affordable to the public and art lovers. The artists will be paid $10 for every sold piece. Payouts will be completed by July 17th 2017, so please make sure to provide your payment details with the submission. Postcards that are not sold must be picked up by July 10th 2017. Please consider including a return stamped envelope in to return unsold submissions or let us know if you would like to donate unsold works to the collective. Donated works will NOT be sold.

3) Bring in artwork unframed as we will be supply a uniform small 4x6 frame for each piece. Ensure to write your name and info on the back of each postcard as well as orientation so we know which way is up.

Also check our website for updated info, and feel free to invite everyone to the facebook event page

4. Payouts: Artists will be paid within 14 days of the end of the show. We will not be able to tell you if your work was sold or not before then, as we have over 300 artists consistently reaching out to us, and it takes nearly a week to record all the sales records properly. We'll let you know as soon as we know! Email us if you have any questions!

The quick list of confirmed artists this far:
Greg Mishka, DEK 2DX, Yai, Tom Bold, Atomiko, Robots Will Kill, Ivette Urena, Hektad, Ader, Wizard Skull, Albert Diaz, Soreinfest, Al Saulso, Chris Mendoza, Exoned Stickers, JSTAR, Sfauno, ZROPRO, Pillasbros, Goomba, Chow Mein, Jason Martinez, Ian Kualii, Hiss xx, Serenity Smith, A Lucky Rabbit, Yes Yes It's Blessed, BluDog, Brittany Campbell, E-Jay, Curb Your Ego, Scott Dyer, Robyn Song, Gazoo to the moon, Grimace, Danny nero3 Ortega, Kerry NYC, Nkone, Catherine Anderson, Jason Roose, Rage, Debt Money, Royce Bannon, Sharpy, SD, Johnnyinparis, Lurk, Christy Bencosme, Sofa Ghost, Liunic, goatbunny, Astism, Diego_127, Adage, Poppet, Rachel Robeson Adler, Luvone, Adriana J Garces, Noter, Alex Romaro, Angelonce, Arrex Skulls, Sally Yerin Oh, ArtweAll, Joubert Raakwys, Moe Anderson, TSF, Ashley Macias, Bare Bonez, Smiley The Rager, Holly Simple, Becsart, Bernstah, Shana Pederson, Maloverse, Cist One, Ebody Vee, queenkongswitzerland, Cones, Richie, RH Doaz, Drew, EL Toro, Daisy Rosetti, Tone Tank, Erica Johnson, Buttsup, Naked Naks, Hello Kitska, Imamaker, Intellegent Outcasts, Elizabeth Brice-Heames, Me, Ike Sanchez, James Orchard-Hays, Undead, Penny Pinch, Jennie West, Taylor Vranish, Serenity, Jonny Real, Jan, Jude Lobasso, Val Lobasso, junkyard, King Bee, Leaf, L. CooL, jenny lane , Miguel Ibarra, Originative Creations, Sabin De Pierro, Phil, Smurfo udirty, Snakeyjakie, Daniel Rodriguez, Fobia, The Sketch Company, Cycy Punkero, RICHelDIOS, Pez, UR?, Kim Tateo, Inmmezzure, Airrat, Andrea Cook, Josef Pinlac, MOR, Benjamin, Clarke, Derti The Ripper, Jill Gewirtz, Dega, One Tooth, Jason Mamarella, Jose Baez, Trice, Umii, Nite Owl, Jcorp, David Baker, Cool666...
***If you don't see your name in the list, we're likely still getting it updated

If you know any other artists that you think would be interested in being involved in this unique group show, please feel free to forward this email and have them contact us. Thanks for your interest, and we look forward to getting you involved.


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