Fountain Hills Art League Member Art
After Bob Coonts shared his collaborative work with the
Art League there seemed to be interest from members to
participate in a similar endeavor. This collaboration is
voluntary. Any member may participate. The final products
from this Art Trade will be displayed at the All Member
Show in February. This is more of a trade than a
collaboration because you will work independently from one
another. However, each artist will have their part of
their work present in each piece completed.
1. During the summer you will need to
create a piece of art. This can be any medium, size, etc
but please make it something easy to trade.
2. Please take a photo of your completed
work before trading it so we can display a photo of the
originals at the All Member Show.
3. The art piece you create will be
given to another artist at the November meeting. You will
receive their art piece at that same time.
4. ***Please keep in mind, you will not
have control over what is done to the art you trade.
Therefore, if you do not want your original changed you
can make a print of your work and trade the print at the
meeting instead of the original. This is up to each
5. Once you receive another member’s
artwork you will have until the All Member Show to put
your own artistic touch on it. The All Member show is set
6. During the All Members show we will
display a photo of the originals from both artists and the
two collaborative works each artist completed.
7. Email Charlene2Beil@gmail.com to
inform her of your partner or to request a partner. In
your email please include your name, medium and medium
you feel comfortable receiving for the trade. Charlene
will work with the AL Board to match up everyone to the
best of her ability. This is meant to be fun so don’t
1. Make a piece of art to trade.
2. Take a quality Photograph your work
before the trade to be displayed at the All Members
3. If you do not want your original
changed you may trade a print of your work. This is up
to each artist. Please understand you lose all control
of your work once traded.
4. Trade with another member. This is
a two person trade. You will receive their art and they
will receive yours.
5. Put your artistic touch on the
artwork you received from the trade.
6. You cannot remove all
aspects of the other artist. For example, if
you receive a painting you cannot cover the entire
painting and make it a new painting. Some aspects of the
other artist must remain intact. There must be evidence
of the original piece you received.
7. Get your pieces ready for hanging
per the Art League Rules.
1. How will it be decided who
trades with whom?
a. If you have a partner in mind that
you would like to collaborate with please discuss it
with that person. If both parties agree, both parties
need to email Charlene Beil to let her know. Her email
is Charlene2Beil@gmail.com. She
will make sure you are paired together.
2. What if I don’t know anyone or
have a partner?
a. Email Charlene Beil if you would
like to participate but don’t have a partner in mind.
She will make a list of all interested parties and pair
them up as best as possible. Please include in your
email your medium and what medium(s) you are comfortable
in receiving from fellow artists.
3. How can you collaborate with
a. The idea behind this collaboration
is to get us to think outside of our comfort zones. The
only limits are your imagination. This is why it
is important to understand that you will not receive
your artwork back in the same condition. The person who
receives your work will be able to do what they want to
it. For example, if I made a tile art painting someone
could smash it and turn it into a mosaic sculpture.
4. I don’t understand how we could
collaborate across mediums?
a. If you are a photographer and
you receive a painting you can take a digital photo of
the painting, manipulate it, and make it your own.
b. If you are a painter and receive a
photo you could tear it up, rearrange it, make it into a
collage painting or paint over it. It is up to you.
c. If you are a sculpture artists you
could make a smaller piece for trading. Someone could
use this as an add-on to a painting, take pictures of it
in a different setting and manipulate it digitally, and
or add it to another sculpture. Fabric artists
could use it to accentuate a purse. The ideas are
d. If you are a fabric artist you
could make a small piece on fabric. You could trade it
with another fabric artists or give it to someone else.
Painters could paint on top of it, others could make it
into a purse, change it into a fabric sculpture, or add
on to it.
e. Jewelry makers could trade as well.
Jewelry pieces can be added to sculptures, mixed into
collage paintings, made into accents for bookmarks,
5. What kind of art should I make
for this collaboration?
a. You can make anything you want but
I would recommend thinking about what can be done to it.
Try to make something that is not so large that it would
be difficult for others to work with. Try to think about
what you would want to receive from others to guide you
in what to make for this collaboration.
6. Who gets to keep the
a. This is up to the artists that are
paired together. They can discuss it beforehand who will
keep which piece. The art league will not be involved in
this aspect. As some might want to keep the piece they
worked on last while others will want to keep the piece
they made for the initial trade. Discuss it with your
partner so everyone is clear beforehand.
7. What if I have more questions or
need ideas on what to do with the piece I receive from
a. If you are local and staying in AZ
for the summer feel free to come to Fountain View
Village Wednesday at 10 am to meet up with other members
and discuss ideas. If you are not in AZ for the summer
feel free to discuss it with other art friend. If you
have questions specific to this trade you can
and she will do her best to answer your