The Life in Maastricht Sketchbook Project

We’re embarking on a new, collective and collaborative journey by participating in The Sketchbook Project. What is our plan? For starters, we’ll invite artists and illustrators, storytellers and story-dwellers, designers and doodlers to each fill one (or two) page(s) of the sketchbook.

A GLOBAL ART PROJECT
Your work will be submitted to the world’s largest collection of sketchbooks where it will reside in Brooklyn Art Library’s permanent collection, travel to exhibitions across the country and become part of a massive worldwide community of creative people. Anyone – from anywhere in the world – can be a part of the project.

The 2018 challenge evolves around the themes of

UNDERWATER / THIS IS NOT WHAT IT SEEMS / TEXTURES / LINES AND GRAPHICS / LONG STORIES WITH SHORT ENDINGS / A COMIC BOOK ENDING / NO WORRIES / TACOS / CONNECTIONS / PEOPLE I WISH I KNEW /

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We’d like to bring some of Maastricht’s finest creative forces, and of the southern region of the Netherlands, to the Brooklyn library which as you may know, is the Anglicized name for the Dutch city of Breukelen. There’s a lot of Dutch history in New York! So let’s add something new to the mix! If you’re interested in participating, send us an email at lifeinmaastricht@gmail.com with “The Sketchbook Project” in the subject line. We’d love to hear from you!

You can visit the digital library here.

“We are an independent Brooklyn-based company that organizes global, collaborative art projects. Our flagship endeavor is The Sketchbook Project, a crowd-sourced library that features 36,071 artists’ books contributed by creative people from 135+ countries. Brooklyn Art Library is our storefront exhibition space in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY where The Sketchbook Project collection is on view to the public.

The Sketchbook Project began in 2006 in Atlanta, GA and moved to New York City in 2009. Since that time, our small organization has grown into a worldwide community of more than 70,000 artists. By focusing on the intersection of hands-on art making and new technology, The Sketchbook Project nurtures community-supported art projects that harness the power of the virtual world to share inspiration in the real world.”

Visit them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SketchbookProject

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