Thursday, June 16, 2011

Phrases Finished, Exhibiton Info

Hello all!
As you may have noticed, The Sketchbook project is almost completed! As of June 10th of last week, prompt #30 was announced and the 60 day cycle has commenced. Oh, but we're not nearly done! There is much to do.
We hope you've enjoyed the phrases and look forward to seeing what you've come up with! On that - the exhibition for these works is scheduled:
And In One Another: A Massive Collaborative Sketchbook Project will be on view at The Whoo Space
located at 11 Market St, Northampton MA, from July 6th-July 11th. This event will start at 4pm-8pm.

Please please please mail/send your books (completed or not) by FRIDAY, THE FIRST OF JULY to Adria Sutter @ 245 South Street, Northampton, MA 01060. If you live close to Northampton and find it unnecessary/expensive to mail, contact me ASAP via phone (413-275-8436) or this email and I will come by and retrieve it from you. Additionally, I will be making a trip or two to the North Shore in the next two weeks and will establish a drop-off location for that area. I will keep you all informed of details regarding that excursion.

- Your help to make the space beautiful and cozy! Will you donate interesting, comfortable furniture (chairs, small tables, lamps, funky accoutrement) for the duration of the exhibit? Chairs are most needed, as we want everyone to be able to sit as long as possible, when looking through the books. Pick-up can be arranged to retrieve any items....and to drop them back to you!

- Volunteers for gallery sitting. Pretty standard stuff. You'll be able to look through gorgeous art books the entire time...

- Any fantastic cooks or bakers willing to bring tasty things on opening night? So far, the lovely Ella Flemming has offered to bake a plethora of cupcakes (vegan options!). Bring more cupcakes, a soup, a bread, a salad, a casserole? Anything would be appreciated! Before 4pm on Friday would be best. If you have any specific needs for your food offerings, be in touch.

Keep in Touch! - & In One Another

hat your books are far from completed. Or not good enough yet, etc, etc, etc. I do not want you to fret! But I do not want you to give up. There is still time - and 15 days is plenty. Do not forget: This is your book, and you can do much or as little as you wish within the pages. You could have disregarded the phrases altogether - I want your book for the show. You could have only done a single drawing and ripped out all the other pages of the book - I want it for the show. You may have only drawn pictures of Xena the Warrior Princess on every page - I still want your book for the show. If you truly do not wish to show the work, I will understand, but I will cry. Personally, I know you can do it, or I wouldn't have asked you to do this project. I am so excited to see what you have to express in those pages. I want to see what you need to say.
Be well, Adria

Wednesday, April 13, 2011



Your first assignment has arrived! Good luck and have fun!

If you'd like to receive these prompts by personal email or text, Be sure to contact us:

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Spaces Still Available

Today was technically the last day to sign up for a sketch book but we still have approximately 25 spaces remaining.

If your interested in participating, please send us an email ASAP to let us know, we'll get back to you and let you know if we can count you in so you can send out your form/money right away.

We will fill up the remaining spaces on a first come first serve basis so if you really want to participate you should shoot us an email right away.

Don't miss out!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

& In One Another Returns

Thanks for being on board with & In One Another!

We're returning for our second year and have made some adaptations from last year. First of note is that we will be doing 30 assignments this time, they will come every other day. We are also looking into automating the texts/emails and blog posts so that they will be available at the same time for everyday that there is an assignment.

This year we are hand making the books this year, we're ordering paper from The Guild Art Supply store here in Northampton, as well as ordering cover stock from the French Paper Company, also via The Guild.

This year we are also opening up the opportunity for people to submit ideas for the actual assignments. Last year the assignments were made up by a group of four people and edited down collectively and with the final edit done by one person. You can write down your suggestions for assignments on the reverse of the form you need to fill out to participate (see PDF download below).

Please do consider that space is limited and it is nothing personal if we don't have the space to include your ideas.

So just to be clear, this is how it all works:

Starting April 6th, we will text/email/post on Facebook and on this blog an assignment every other day for 60 days until May 29th.

Your job is to interpret the assignment in your sketchbook as you see fit.
There are no restrictions in medium. Any one from anywhere may participate

We need you to post mark or deliver your completed book to us by June 5th
for the exhibition of collected books: TBD-Northampton June 2011

To get your sketch book, mail this form and $10 to:
Adria Sutter
245 South St
Northampton MA 01060

Send this form along with your check or money order by March 23
we will notify you via email once we’ve received your form/payment.

Do take note, since we are ordering supplies and making the books our supplies will be limited. If you absolutely wait till March 23rd to sign up, we may have to turn you away if we have run out of books.

Download PDF HERE, download starts automatically.

This year our books will be 6 x 9 inches and lovingly hand made and mailed no later than March 30th.

Please also note that you may select more than one option in terms of how you'd like to get the assignments.

We are also looking into possibly setting up a paypal account so that folks may sign up to participate and pay that way.

Email for questions

Cheers from the Now.For.Art Crew!
Adria, Eben & Katherine