Wilder Collage started as an Instagram account to highlight different artists working in collage and grew into a more formal group. Artist Elyse Jokinen is the founder and their website includes a list of the first 30 individuals that joined.
The mission of Wilder Collage is to increase the visibility of collage and collage artists. To build skills and connect with the community and the world!
There are just over 40 members. The members are from all over the world, and of many different ages and skill levels. It’s an incredible community of supportive, talented artists.
If an artist or creative wants to get involved, they can sign up through their Patreon page. Once they’re a member, they have access to the recorded calls and all the live calls moving forward. If becoming a member isn’t right for them at the moment, they can still follow along on Instagram and tag their work under #wildercollage.
The group hosts two virtual Zoom calls each month. One is hosted by a leader in the collage community and one is a studio call where each member gets to share a bit about what they have going on in their art practice. There are also Instagram Live interviews, a directory of artists, and blog interviews.
The group has had calls with hosts such as Kike Congrains, Nancey B. Price, Twiggy Boyer, Miss Printed, Heather Polk and more. They’ve also been featured in Contemporary Collage Magazine.