The 4 x 6 Exchange 2

Another worldwide community art swap

There’s no better feeling here at Art House HQ than the arrival of the mail — each day brings us a slew of inspiring artwork from all over the map. The 4 x 6 Exchange is designed to share that thrill by creating an art swap on a global scale. Sign up for the project and mail us a 4” x 6” artwork and a USPS self-addressed, stamped envelope. We’ll exchange your work with another artist’s submission and surprise both of you with the results! Keep your eyes on your mailbox...

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  • March 10, 2012

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  • 2000/2000


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  • April 02, 2012

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  • Limit one entry per person
  • Artwork must be 4” x 6” to be exchanged.
  • Please use actual USPS stamps — not metered postage — on your self-addressed envelope! Unlike stamps, metered postage has an expiry date. If you're from outside of the United States, please enclose an International Reply Coupon along with your self addressed return envelope.
  • Please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope!
  • Artwork must lie flat. No 3D work, please!
  • If you’d like to be in touch with the artist who receives your work, please include any contact information on the back.
  • Postmark your 4" x 6" artwork by March 31st to:
    Brooklyn Archives
    ℅ 4x6 Exchange
    355 Bedford Ave.
    Brooklyn, NY 11211

The 4 x 6 Exchange captures the excitement of an unknown gift while making introductions between artists from around the world. Participants contribute a single 4” x 6” artwork to the project — these works are then exchanged, with each artist receiving a stranger’s contribution in the mail. Paint, draw, print, collage, write, sketch or sew: Any medium is welcome, as long as the 4” x 6” artwork fits flat in an envelope. Bring a burst of excitement into your life every time you check the mailbox — and know that somewhere around the world, you're about to make a stranger's day.

The 10 x 10 Series is proudly presented by The Self-Portrait Project. Every artist who contributes to The Self-Portrait Project is helping to support the 10 x 10 Series and ensuring that Art House will continue to produce free community art projects.