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Art House Co-op
C/o Sketchbook Project
103A N. 3rd St
Brooklyn, NY 11249
After you sign up to participate in the project, we'll send you a package containing a custom-designed Sketchbook Project sketchbook with a barcode on it, your chosen theme, and detailed instructions about the project.
When you sign up for the project you will be able to choose from a list of 40 themes. The themes are supposed to be a starting point, not a restriction, so remember to keep an open mind and consider the theme to be a guide.
After receiving the completed sketchbooks, the entire 2012 collection is exhibited on an international tour. Every completed sketchbook that we receive back in time will be included on the 2012 tour and cataloged and displayed in our permanent collection at the Brooklyn Art Library.
All dates and cities for the tour are subject to change.
For a $20 fee, we will digitize your sketchbook and upload it to our online Library website. This means that people will be able to view your entire book online, leave comments, and tag it with subjects, media and other attributes. Sorry, but we cannot accept your own scanned images for upload to the website. This is a long process and the $20.00 goes toward the costs of manually scanning each page, building and maintaining the online database, and hosting the website.
This is a massive, international project and there are many costs associated with its operation. Your entry fee isn't paying for a sketchbook – you're helping to offset material and shipping costs while supporting the Brooklyn Art Library. Your entry fee also helps cover expenses related to the maintenance of the website and digital library, supports our dedicated team of librarians, and allows thousands of sketchbooks to travel more than 20,000 miles. Phew! Unlike many galleries, we do not jury work. Everyone who sends us their completed sketchbooks postmarked by January 31st, 2012, will be included in the tour and our permanent collection.
We do not offer refunds for artists who do not finish a sketchbook, regardless of the reason for incompletion.
We offer group discounts for any group over four. We also offer discounts for educational groups – please contact us directly for more information.
We do not return sketchbooks. Your work will be included in the permanent collection of the Brooklyn Art Library and will always be available for viewing.
The Sketchbooks are not for sale.
All the images in artists' profiles and the project photos section are uploaded by the artist. Art House does not, and can not, upload or take photos of your work with the exception of official project digitization. If you want to upload your own images, make sure you take photos before you mail us your work.
Here at Art House, we do everything we can to keep your work in pristine condition. Unfortunately, unforeseen problems sometimes arise. We are unable to replace your work in the event of loss or damage. We are not responsible for missing, stolen, or destroyed artwork, but we'll do our best to fix anything that happens. We know sketchbooks are a bit like children and we'll treat them with care and respect!
Your work is your work. We will never ever sell your physical work without your express permission. We retain the rights to use your work in promotional materials and advertising across all formats. We also reserve the rights to publish your work in an exhibition catalog or other Art House publication. We reserve all copyright to any published materials. Please note that digital images may be shared and disseminated under a noncommercial Creative Commons license, in order to better share the Sketchbook Project with a global audience.
We will do our best to respond to your email in a timely manner. However, please remember to read through our FAQs and rules before contacting us. The best way to ask a question is to visit our support board. We cannot respond to all emails, especially around deadlines when things get extremely busy. Our thanks for your patience!
We document each exhibition and encourage participants and visitors to take photographs of the Sketchbook Project tour. Photographs of submitted books may not be used commercially without the consent of both the artist and Art House.
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