Thursday, November 12, 2015

The Paper Artist Collective - Oslo Pop-Up Shop

If stunning paper art gets your attention AND you happen to be in Oslo, Norway November 19-22, you're in for a treat. The Paper Artist Collective, an internet-based group, will be bringing together fifteen artists from eleven countries for its very first live pop-up shop.

Paper Artist Collective - Gold Foil Flower - Detail by Nico Ng
Nico Ng

Visitors will have the opportunity to choose from an array of holiday cards and gift items that feature professional paper art including paper cutting, paper sculpture and illustration... the images you see here are just a tempting sampling.

Paper Artist Collective Annabelle Williams
Annabelle Williams

The shop venue, Is It So Collective, is located at Øvrefoss 14, 0554 in Oslo, and the four day event is sponsored by Norway Designs.

Original Layered Papercut
JV Calanoc

So what exactly is the Paper Artist Collective? The group was formed with the intention of bringing together worldwide paper creatives for exhibitions, events and collaborations.

Paper Artist Collective Logo

It currently includes nearly sixty artists from twenty two countries. A member and photos of his or her unique work are presented each week via the @paperartistcollective Instagram feed, and each member has a feature page on the Collective's website.

Paper Artist Collective Paper Cutting by Georgia Low
Georgia Low

Two artists who have never actually met in person (not that it matters in this day and age!), Kristine Braanen of Norway (@kristinebraanen) and Samantha Quinn of the UK (@prettypaperdreams) who is currently living in Australia, launched the group less than a year ago.

Cut Paper Pug Illustration on Ceramic Cup
Claire Legg

Members are selected based on their unique style and skill level. Samantha and Kristine are always excited to see artists who approach paper art in ways they could never have imagined.

Paper Artist Collective Marina Adamova
Marina Adamova

If you are interested in being considered for inclusion in the group, simply tag your IG photos #paperartistcollective so they will be alerted to your art work.

Paper Artist Collective Naho Katayama

The Oslo Pop Up Shop is the first public event of its kind for the group. A few more shows are already scheduled for the next nine months, including a repeat pop-up shop in Oslo early in 2016.  

Paper Artist Collective Paper Cutting by Simona Meesaiyati
Simona Meesaiyati

An exhibition titled A Date with Data is planned for March 2016 in Cornwall UK, and a three day major exhibition will take place in Geneva next summer.

Paper Artist Collective Christine Kim
Christine Kim

Kristine Braanen and several other members who are participating in the Oslo shop will be present during the show to answer questions about their work and the Collective in general.

Paper Artist Collective Stacey Williamson-Michie (2)
 Stacey Williamson-Michie

Pop-Up Shop participants:

Marina Adamova - Russia (@talamaskanka)
Anniken Askeland - Norway (@annikensa)
Kristine Braanen - Norway (@kristinebraanen
JV Calanoc - Phillippines (@jvcalanoc
Naho Katayama - Japan (@garcon.manque39)
Christine Kim - Canada (@christinejhkim
Claire Legg - UK (@fairymadepaperart)
Georgia Low - UK (@georgialowpapercuts)
Simona Meesaiyata - UK/Thailand (@msimona)
Nico Ng - (@nic_the_
Kristine Svalheim - Norway (@krissval)
Annabelle Williams - Australia
Stacey Williamson Michie - UK (@twoforjoyart)
Norman Von Schmelling - Switzerland (@nonitt)
Paige Zimmerman - USA (@pzimm14)

Paper Artist Collective - Gold Foil Flower by Nico Ng
Nico Ng

Paper Artist Collective is on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

By the way, if you haven't yet entered the Girl Friday Paper Arts giveaway for a chance to win a gift card to spend in the shop (stylish, chic, fun wall art!) it ends tomorrow, November 13!


Verda Smedley said...

Seriously amazing pieces! Thanks for posting them.

Melanie {The Wedding Bistro at Bellenza} said...

Such cool creations and talent!

Vicki Smith said...

Great article. Love the work!

Jennifer said...

Totally taking my breath away!

Suzana Miu said...

Beautiful creations!
Thank you for sharing!

Ann Martin said...

So glad you all enjoyed the post. Thanks for your comments!

Louise Fox said...

Ann, If I had my own jet, I would tell the pilot to "fire her up." What beautiful and exquisite work! Wow. Blessings on your day and thanks. Louise

Ann Martin said...

Hi Louise, I completely understand... if only, right? Me too! I'm glad you liked the post. :)

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