What is Art*o*mat®?

What is Art*o*mat®? Created by Clark Whittington in 1997, Art*o*mat® machines are retired cigarette machines that have been converted to VEND ART! For only $5 you can collect paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, jewelry, glass, mixed media and more -all the size of a pack of cigarettes. There are over 100 active machines in various locations throughout the country. Victoria Brown (that's me), and El Centro de Santa Fe are proud to host the first machine in New Mexico which debuted in February 2013. There are now 8 machines in northern New Mexico (Santa Fe and Albuquerque area). @ARToMatNM on Facebook/Instagram

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Hey Artists: Art*o*mat® Needs YOU!

Greetings and Happy Summer, Art*o*mat® friends and fans!

This month I want to give a special shout out to artists. Artists local and far away are needed to join the Art*o*mat® team.  Demand for art for our vending machines is greater than ever and I was hearing a bit of a scuttlebutt in North Carolina that MORE ART IS NEEDED NOW!  If you have made art for us before then we want more.  If you have never made art for us but have always wanted to then now is the time to give it a shot.  If you know an artsy friend who might be interested in becoming an Art*o*mat® artist then please tell them about us!

Art*o*mat® artists are awesome! They get their work seen in machines throughout the country, they can include contact info, websites, and catalogs, and they GET PAID for their art!  It's an amazing marketing opportunity. It's a positive, pro-recycling, and anti-tobacco message to the world.  If you need more reasons to become one of us "Artists In Cellophane" then let me know and I will happily rattle off a dozen.  What kind of art do you do? We need it!