sketchbook project, brooklyn art library

Oh, I am so doing this. In fact, my little sketchbook for the Sketchbook Project just arrived in the mail from the Brooklyn Art Library yesterday! Wanna do it too? Yes! We just missed the 2017 cut off, but I’m all in for 2018. Here are the ins and outs of this very cool project (est. 2006):

A GLOBAL ART PROJECT

Submit your work to the world’s largest collection of sketchbooks where it will reside in Brooklyn Art Library’s permanent collection, travel to exhibitions across the country and become part of a massive worldwide community of creative people. Anyone – from anywhere in the world – can be a part of the project. To participate and receive a sketchbook {from $30} which will become part of Brooklyn Art Library and our traveling exhibitions, sign up here.

Sign up by: January 5th, 2018
Postmark by: March 31st, 2018
Exhibition starts: June, 2018 
2018 THEMES : UNDERWATER / THIS IS NOT WHAT IT SEEMS / TEXTURES / LINES AND GRAPHICS / LONG STORIES WITH SHORT ENDINGS / A COMIC BOOK ENDING / NO WORRIES / TACOS / CONNECTIONS / PEOPLE I WISH I KNEW 
I chose, “long stories with short endings” – granted all of these are just starting places, but that one spoke to me. Wish me luck, and please come along for the ride if you’d like to! Happy Friday.
*example sketchbooks above by James Oliver and Nuria Riaza.





comments (11)

  1. Maraba /// 05.19.2017 /// 4:53am

    THANK YOU DANIELLE
    … just Signed up.

  2. Inga /// 05.19.2017 /// 9:50am

    Oh yay! This project is so much fun! I filled a sketchbook for this a few years back, and am looking forward to participating again for 2018. Danielle, thank you so much for your blog and podcast. It brightens my day and is an endless source of inspiration to me. Just so you know… YOU ROCK!! And I hope you post some of your sketchbook pages 🙂

  3. the jealous curator /// 05.19.2017 /// 10:24am

    yay! this is gonna be fun … and yes, i’ll post some pages for sure!

  4. Wendi Furman /// 05.19.2017 /// 11:08am

    I’m in. Thanks for the heads up. Xxs

  5. gembel berdasi /// 05.19.2017 /// 8:23pm

    Very good sketches .. Looks like you are very experienced in sketching .. And I hope you post some other sketches ..

  6. Cheryl Hansen /// 05.20.2017 /// 12:35pm

    Let’s do this!

  7. ps@telus.net /// 05.20.2017 /// 6:40pm

    many years of participating in the sketchbook project has upped my game as a practicing artist. pricy, but worth it.

  8. Jen Meyer /// 05.20.2017 /// 7:03pm

    I’ve made four sketchbooks for this project starting back in 2009… I think. It’s very cool. They used to tour the country in a cool trailer full of the sketchbooks. If you ever get a chance to visit them in Brooklyn…DO! It’s a beautiful space you could spend hours looking at the books and next door is a handmade chocolate factory that fills the air with amazingness.

  9. the jealous curator /// 05.20.2017 /// 7:19pm

    hi jen! oh that sounds amazing… we’re talking about doing an event there (i just have to get myself to new york!)

  10. kim smith /// 05.22.2017 /// 8:32am

    How fun! Now the only challenge is where to find the time to do this and #afyecamp, too!

  11. Nizam Rahmat /// 05.22.2017 /// 2:53pm

    Interesting! Awesome! Amazing!