Nikki and I have been working on contracts for the 2010 shows. In the midst of all the administrative functions it's fun to take a breather and plan the themes for the ATC Contests next year. So for all the ATC fans here's the list of themes.
January 9 & 10 Grapevine, TX ~ Architectural Features
January 16 & 17 Riverside, CA ~ Chocolate Makes the World Go Round
February 6 & 7 Lawrenceville, GA ~ Gone Fishin'
February 20 & 21 Vallejo, CA ~ Fashionable Flip-Flops
March 6 & 7 Indianapolis, IN ~ Once Upon A Time
March 13 & 14 St. Charles, IL ~ Man's Best Friend
March 20 & 21 Portland, OR ~ Let Them Eat Cake
April 10 & 11 Allentown, PA ~ There's No Place Like Home
May 15 & 16 Puyallup, WA ~ Bundle of Joy
June 5 & 6 West Springfield, MA ~ Strawberry Fields Forever
July 17 & 18 Grapevine, TX ~ Kitchen Queen
August 7 & 8 Novi, MI ~ The Cat's Pajamas
September 11 & 12 Costa Mesa, CA ~ Brilliant Sunset
September 25 & 26 Anderson, SC ~ Campfire Fun
October 2 & 3 Fort Wayne, IN ~ Think Pink
October 9 & 10 York, PA ~ Christmas Tree
This will give you time to prepare two entries for each day of the show. The themes help the vendors choose the winning ATC.
We also have folks that like to trade the ATC's at the show, so make some extra cards to share with others. It's a fun way to enjoy these small pieces of art. The cards used for trading do not have to fit the theme of the contest. Be sure to include your information on the back of each ATC; name, contact information, theme, and limited edition.