MARNsketch is an opportunity that allows interested members to order a sketchbook, creatively fill it, and return to us for it to be permanently placed in our new brick and mortar MARN ART + CULTURE HUB.
This is an opportunity for artists to creatively express themselves, share their creativity with others through their sketches and expand their notion of what a sketch could be. It could be a mark, documentation of a point in time, a thought, a discovery, a means to experiment, problem solve and/or more. There are no limitations on materials that could be used and artists are welcome to add to or take away from the sketchbook.
Thank you to Milwaukee BLICK for donating the blank sketchbooks.
How does the program work?
Every participant is sent a blank 5” x 8” or 3.5” x 5” sketchbook and once they fill it up, members return the book to us. Each sketchbook is given a label that identifies the artist and includes artist approved contact information which can include website addresses and social media contact information.
What information should be included in the sketchbook?
It would be helpful for readers and viewers experiencing your sketchbook to have the following information:
- Personal Information (name, website, social media handles, necessary contact information, etc.)
- Materials used
- Dates (this can be notated after each sketch or simply a range of dates that the sketchbook was utilized, ex. “April 2023-May 2023”)
- Other components artists are encouraged to include, but not required:
- Designed front/back cover
- A note for the reader
Is there a fee to participate?
The cost to participate depends on the sketchbook size selected by the participant. The options and prices are as follows:
- $25 – includes a 5” x 8” sketchbook, postage for mailing and a postage-paid, addressed return envelope.
- $15 – includes a 5” x 3.5” sketchbook, postage for mailing and a postage-paid, addressed return envelope.
Please pay the fee below and fill out the information form. If you want to purchase a book for another artist please provide their name and address as requested in the form.
What happens with the sketchbook after it is filled and returned?
As a marketing tool for our members, we will display the sketchbooks in the MARN ART + CULTURE HUB so that artists and community members can engage with and explore the creative processes of MARNsketch contributors with the potential to contact our members to commission work or purchase art off their social media pages or websites.
If you would like to check out a sketchbook, you may do so at the HUB MARKETPLACE counter where you can reserve a sketchbook for up to 2 hours. Feel free to grab a snack or beverage from the HUB CAFÉ while you’re at it!
Is there a time limit on how long I can work on the sketchbook?
You have as much time as needed to complete the book. Once your sketchbook is completed, send it back to us and shortly thereafter it will go on display.
Is the program open to all artists?
MARNsketch is open to members only. If you are interested in becoming a member, you can learn more about our membership benefits and levels here.
MARNsketch Order Request
Order your 5″ x 8″ or 5” x 3.5” sketchbook, fill it up and return it to us, at which time it will be on permanent display in our new brick and mortar MARN ART + CULTURE HUB.