Visitors to the Museum often inquire about our quirky little machine situated in the lobby. Inevitably, younger visitors cast an eye to its bright colors and promise of a mystery prize.
This reconstituted cigarette vending machine offers 2" x 3" original artworks created by artists from all over the country. Simply insert a token - procured for $5 from the fine volunteers at the front desk - and out comes a miniature artwork. The Art-o-Mat is a great way to get affordable, handmade pieces of art; start your personal art collection on the cheap through this donation to the Artists in Cellophane group.
Clark Whittington, the National Bureau Chief of Artists in Cellophane, has been repackaging art to incorporate into people's daily lives for more than ten years. The success of his project is evidenced by the number of Art-o-Mats installed worldwide - more than 80 of them!
Here, at the Boca Raton Museum of Art, we have featured in our machine a few hometown heroes from around the state of Florida:
If you're a hepcat who is more interested in creating pocket art than in buying it, visit artomat.org and learn about how you can become part of the Artists in Cellophane crew.
The other artists currently featured in our Art-o-Mat:
If you are interested in supporting one of these artists, don't hesitate. These they sell out quickly and we are always incorporating new art into the mix.
And don't forget, with the holidays approaching...