LA-Artist.com was started in October 2009 by Oliver I. Shipley and Kristen Sheline. Since 2009 the project has engaged hundreds of artists in a mail art project called ArtCard.
ArtCards are blank pre-addressed postcards that are distributed across Los Angeles County (in coffee shops, art galleries, community centers, schools, etc.) by volunteers and are mailed via the United States Postal Service.
People are encouraged to use each ArtCard as a free 4” x 6” canvas on which to create and mail in their own works of art to be published at LA-Artist.com – the resulting collection of sketches, collages, photographs, and words help to document L.A. County’s varied creative framework and influence.
Completed ArtCards are archived and mapped online at LA-Artist.com by artist name, L.A. neighborhood and Zip code. The collection is also exhibited in museums and galleries, printed in books, made into pins and stickers, and shared by people online.
Neighborhood Art Map
View LA-Artist.com’s Art Map in a larger map
- Oliver I. Shipley (Founder, Organizer & Curator)
- Kristen Sheline (Co-founder)
- Alejandra Hernandez (Outreach and Curator)
- David Mesina (Outreach and Curator)
- Larry Swanson (Outreach)
- Michael Ray De Los Angeles (Outreach and Curator)
- Michelle Cohen (Curator)