I received an e-newsletter from Art House Co-op this morning with exciting news about the reinvented Sketchbook Project.
Since The Sketchbook Project was started six years ago, people from over 135 countries participated and the Art House Co-op staff has traveled almost 50,000 miles to share their collection of sketchbooks with others all over the United States. With the ever-growing number of participants and sketchbooks, the staff wanted “something that would be more accessible and easier for them to visit more cities and reach more people”. As a result, The Mobile Library was created. The Mobile Library is a custom built 16-foot trailer that will travel the back roads of America year-round hoping to reach as many as 45 cities a year. It already has a schedule of 20 cities in 2013.
Do you love to draw and share your creations with others? Well, it’s never too late to participate in The Sketchbook Project.
One of the perks of the new Sketchbook Project is the rolling submission. Sign-ups for The Sketchbook Project are not just once a year anymore. Now you can sign up any time throughout the year and you can even have endless time to work on your sketchbook.
In the past, once you signed up for The Sketchbook Project, you had to send it back to The Art House Co-op by a set deadline. For example, when you signed up for The Sketchbook Project 2012, your sketchbook had to be postmarked by January 31, 2012 in order for it to be part of The Sketchbook Project Tour 2012. If your sketchbook wasn’t postmarked by then, you had to sign up for the next project in 2013 and start filling up a brand new sketchbook. With the rolling submission, you can now spend as much time on your sketchbook as you need before sending it back.
Image from thesketchbookproject.com.