Monday, September 28, 2009

Is the Map for Sale?

Well, yes, as a matter of fact it is! Individual original panels of the current generation are available for $200 apiece or four for $700. You get the panel as displayed. I make a photocopy of it and start to rework that panel. That way you have the only copy of that panel at that stage of its execution. On panels sold while ArtPrize is in progress UICA will receive $60. A good way to support both artist and institution!

Signed and dated prints of many panels are also available on eBay. Search "Gretzinger Map" and take a look!


Sunday, September 27, 2009

Map Puzzle

Yesterday I placed about a hundred of the "maptiles" on ledges in downtown Grand Rapids. If you found one and know someone else who found one then compare tiles. They may match! All the tiles put together would form a 1/16 scale version of the entire Map, and it would be 8 feet square!

I'll be putting more out today. Let me know what you find......

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Wanna Be Part of The Map?

Since 2004 I have been asking friends to be "guest artists" on The Map. If you would like to join us, email me. I will tell you how to submit a guest artist panel! Your piece will go in the backlog of guest sheets and will be added to The Map when an "Add Guest Artist" card is drawn from the stack. Submissions are taken on a first-come-first-served basis. Your art becomes a new panel on The Map. I copy your sheet also to use as collage material. Your work gradually blends into the over-all fabric of The Map.

C'mon along!

Friday, September 25, 2009

So What's With the Tiles?

Have you found a little "map tile" in downtown Grand Rapids? In 2003 I started printing 1/16 scale versions of Map panels and placing them in public places- ledges of buildings, gas pumps, supermarket shelves...... Kids began to collect them. To date over 6000 of these little guys have made their way into others' hands. Find yours now!

Friday Dawn

The sun is coming up in Maple City, Michigan, and I am getting ready to go to Grand Rapids again. Bill Allen, Bob Purvis, a couple of their friends, my son, Henry, and I are going down to distribute more "map tiles" and see more art. This process is so exciting! I'll be hoping to meet some of you there.....

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Video available online

Hello all-

I've posted the video on Vimeo for all to watch and enjoy. Check out the video and tell me what you think!


Hey everybody! I've been spending time in Grand Rapids mounting the Map for ArtPrize and meeting other exciting artists in the process! I got here on Wednesday the 16th. Lucky, Ray and I put up 233 of the Map panels that day. Bill Allen and I got the other 380 panels up over the 20th and 21st. Thanks to all who have visited the Old Federal Building and given me encouragement. I appreciate it!