8.5x11 is an ongoing multiples print exchange project.
11 artists are invited to make eight 8.5"x11" physical images, each in an edition of 11. They are also asked to produce a "half page," which gets sent to another artist to complete - so it is a collaborative piece that connects each artist to another one. The result is a portfolio of 99 pieces in an edition of 11.
This is a pretty intense commitment for each artist and it takes alot of wrangling to get everyone's contributions! I think I can only do this project with people I have personal relationships with because otherwise it would be too easy to bail.
The first 8.5x11 includes Jonathan Chamberlain, Steven Foutch, Matisse Giddings, Katie Hennessy, Melissa Kintz, Valerie Leuth with Paul Roden, Melissa Kintz, William Tourtillotte with Julie Tourtillotte, Lesya Godfrey, Kevin Wadzinski, and myself. Exhibited at Studio Art Center in South Bend, IN.
The second 8.5x11 includes Rainen Knecht with Chris Baird, Keith Evans, Mikel Weymouth, Audrey Molinare, Sharon Gill, Thom Klepach (TEK), Michael Krueger, Suzy Poling, Jordan Stein, Newman Jones, and myself. Exhibited at Experimental Station in Chicago.
The third 8.5x11 has not been initiated as of yet.
Anyone is welcome to facilitate their own 8.5x11 exchange, with or without my knowledge.