Free Art in NYC—Be a part of it!

7 Dec 2011

Free-Art-smallDo you remember the article on Guerrilla Art by Fred Free (July/August 2010)? Well, I’m lucky enough to regularly run into Fred about town and every time I see him I think—I need to be more guerrilla-like.

But it’s more fun to be guerrilla-like in a group. (interesting fact: a group of gorillas is a “Band.” I think a group of guerrilla artists should be called a “Creative”.)

So, listen up all you collage artists. Now is your chance to be part of something bigger. We’re having a guerrilla freeART show in NYC! and we need your art! (this is our new “logo” by Free Free himself!)

Sometime, between Dec. 23 and Dec 27, 2011, we will be hosting a sidewalk freeART show. Anybody passing by will get a piece of freeART! We’re looking for collage artists to send us 6" x 6" collages with their preferred contact information written on the back (optional) to show in our freeART sidewalk show.

Here are the specifics:

  • You may send in more than 1 collage (the more the merrier)
  • Pieces must be 6" x 6" and under 1/4" thick (and lightweight!)
  • You will not be getting your art back. (Instead you will be helping to spread the art!)
  • Video from the freeART show will be featured in our upcoming Collage in Color vol. 2 eMag!
  • If you put your name on the back of the piece, you will be listed as a contributor in the eMag article.
  • Art needs to arrive at our office by December 19 in order to be recorded and packed for the show.
  • All art will be given away! No art will be refused!
  • There is no fee to enter this project! (Save your money for giftwrap! or new studio toys!)
  • Art Karma is a good thing.
  • Mail all collages to:
    • Interweave/Cloth Paper Scissors
    • freeART
    • 490 Boston Post Rd, Suite 15
    • Sudbury, MA 01776

Planning on being in NYC at this time? Come get a free piece of art and help us host the show! But first you’ll have to find us…follow our activities on for the latest information or find us on twitter: @CPSmagazine #freeART

The freeART show will be planned semi-spontaneously around the weather conditions and busy times of day.

Come be part of our Creative band of Guerrilla artists. Make art, send art, give art away!

Also, those of you with blogs…Spread the word! the more art we get, the more art we can give away!

Now, go and make freeART!


P.S. Don’t worry, I’ll be reminding you regularly to send in your art!

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jclee wrote
on 7 Dec 2011 3:12 PM

This is awesome! I was just thinking about what to blog next and ... here we go! I will be cutting, gluing, and painting up a storm this weekend. What a great way to spread the art love.

on 7 Dec 2011 6:26 PM

Ok, this looks like just too much fun to miss. Expect to see some collages coming from me soon. :D

- Judi

on 8 Dec 2011 11:24 AM

Hi Jen, is that 11 days from now that you need our Art?

Jenn Mason wrote
on 8 Dec 2011 12:38 PM

yes Puppy4christmas...and counting! Short notice, little collages...YOU CAN DO IT!

on 8 Dec 2011 3:39 PM

Thank you Jen...  %/: ) ...

Seth Apter wrote
on 8 Dec 2011 8:05 PM

This looks like something right up my alley and right in my neighborhood. You can count on some collages from me and I will definitely part of the Band.

ljrenz wrote
on 9 Dec 2011 12:41 PM

Count me in! I'm starting on one now!

Mia Bloom wrote
on 10 Dec 2011 10:48 AM

Count me in, too! It's right up my alley. I started a guerilla art project this past September.

ellaveres wrote
on 11 Dec 2011 3:57 PM

this is nice. i live in nyc, so i'd like to be part of the band :)

on 11 Dec 2011 10:36 PM

I love the freeArt idea and wish you well.

What I wanted to share is that for the past 2 years or so I have given away some of my art that I have placed on our garage wall in our alleyway. I have called it Alley ARt Wall.  I made a wooden sign that says" Art work free. If you like it you may take it."

I also have a sign for "Guest Artist." I also have a book and pen for people to write their comments which have been so wonderful.  This project has been one of the most satisfying things I have done as an artist. I hope to publish some of the comments.  I would love to write something for your magazine and perhaps have my project included at the same time. Let me know what you think? All the best,

Josie Rodriguez

amy_duncan wrote
on 13 Dec 2011 11:26 AM

love this idea - I'll be working on some ideas today...I recently prepped a series of cardboard for mini-collages that are 4" x4" - is that acceptable or do you want to stick with the 6" x 6" size?

jnuse wrote
on 14 Dec 2011 5:19 PM

I just mailed mine today!

Jenn Mason wrote
on 14 Dec 2011 6:45 PM

amy, 4 x 4 will work, too. Go ahead and send 'em!

on 20 Dec 2011 4:55 PM

I don't know how I missed the first announcement about this - I'm going to make a few collages & send them your way - hope they make it in time!  How do we find out where they will be shown?  I'd love to be there - I live just north of the city so please let me know!

jnuse wrote
on 10 Jan 2012 4:31 AM

Wondering how this event went?  I haven't seen any postings about the results or if it was a success?  I'd love to see photos if anyone took any.

on 16 Aug 2012 12:28 PM

Have you heard yet about our freeART show in NYC? Here is the original post about making a 6" x