I collect as well as paint these! ACEOs are fine art – miniature pieces that must measure 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″. If a small piece of art has different measurements than this, it does not qualify as an ACEO.
The acronym “ACEO” stands for Art Cards, Editions, and Originals. They can be original art, print editions or photographs. All of my ACEOs are originals, signed, fine art pieces. Most are paintings, although I am doing some copper sculpture pieces as well.
The majority of ACEOs are two dimensional, but three-dimensional elements may also be incorporated, as long as the 2D measurements remain 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″.
Why ACEO Art?
Well, several reasons I think it is a wonderful facet of visual arts. 1) They are beautiful; 2) They are affordable; and, 3) There is always more shelf or wall space to display them!
I have been collecting, creating and selling ACEO art for 15 years…and I am going to continue to do so. If you have always wanted to paint this is a great way to start!
ACEOs stemmed from Artist Trading Cards (ATCs), an idea developed by the artist M. Vänçi Stirnemann. He based the size of ATCs on sports trading cards. ATCs were only to be traded or given away to other artists or patrons. Their purpose was to share art and to encourage creative exchange between artists.
Like ATCs, ACEOs may be made with any media, material, or method as long as they measure 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″.
ACEOs, unlike ATCs are made with the intention to sell. The ACEO name was invented by Lisa Luree on eBay in 2004. There are ACEO collectors all over the world…and most know junk from art. Free shipping for all of our art – in the USA. Frames of natural wood are available at a small cost. You can order them in natural wood (pine) and paint them yourself, or we will paint them for you – whatever color you desire. Make your selection for natural finish or color choice at the pricing of each card. We will contact you after the sale to discuss your custom color choice.