Monday Morning Mail Art Call: Clown Parade Project

Send in the Clowns….

International Clown Week – August 1-7  2017

As part of the celebrations, Cascadia Artpost and Walmarth of Retailia are sponsoring a Mail Art call about clowns. Send your art on a postcard to arrive by June 30 to:

MailArtmartha
12 River Grove Park Beckenham  BR3 1HU  UK
or to
Cascadia Artpost
3116 Moore Street SE  Olympia  WA 98501-3517  USA

Please follow clownparadeproject.blogspot.com (http://clownparadeproject.blogspot.com) where all entries will be documented as they arrive. By the end of the parade a printed photo-essay, also documenting the project and listing all contributors, will be sent to all participants.

Have fun with this one!

Happy Trash to you, until we meet again!

 

Monday Morning Mail Art Call: Mail A Smile

In April, I received the following message:
Dear Lynn,
My friend and I are hosting a mail art project dedicated to raising awareness of endangered species. We’d love it if you would consider promoting our mail art call, the more participants, the greater the impact we can make!
Mail a Smile’s endangered animals mail art call runs from
February 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017
and received pieces will be displayed in Budapest, Hungary in 2018. 
-We accept decorated envelopes, postcards, letters, or anything “mailable”.
-There is no entry fee, we do not return with replies, and there is no size limit.
-Multiple entries are welcome, and we will accept multiple pieces dedicated to each animal.
-We ask that senders indicate the name of the animal, and they may optionally include their name, country, and social media contact on the back of the card/envelope.
-Mail art may be sent to:
       Mail A Smile
       Budapest
       Pf.:20
       1554-Hungary
More information about it can be found on our website: mailasmile.org
Thank you for your time!
Sincerely,
Micu and Nic
A worthy endeavor that these two friends have undertaken, in my humble opinion. I’m already giving consideration to the endangered species I’d like to represent… maybe I’ll choose the Amur Leopard pictured above. There is a list on their website and they’re highlighting the species as they receive them, in hopes of receiving one or more mail art pieces per animal on the list. Take a look, maybe you’ll be inspired to participate.
Happy Trash to you, until we meet again!

Monday Morning Mail Art Call: Guess Who’s Turning 50?

Turning 50 is a BIG DEAL!

It requires living 5 decades.

That’s half a century!

So, yeah, turning fifty is a BIG DEAL.

We’ve all heard the horror stories of the Fear of Fifty… but I refuse to buy into them.

Because I believe age IS just a number and birthdays should ALWAYS be celebrated, I am determined to own this one with as much JOY and CREATIVITY as I can possibly muster.

The joy of cake and ice cream when you’re six and wearing polka dots!

That’s where YOU come in…

LYNN TURNS 50! Mail Art Call

I am shamelessly and joyfully requesting that you help me celebrate by sending birthday greetings my way in time for the big day.

What to send: A handmade postcard (4×6 inches) to celebrate my 50th Birthday. There is no restriction as to medium, or technique, but I hope you might be inspired by some of my favorite things: color, polka dots, Seth Apter, rust, nature, Maxfield Parrish, surrealism, dada, Marcel Duchamp, collage, Kurt Schwitters, fiber art, books, mixed-media, found objects, assemblages, Joseph Cornell, music, pop art, Andy Warhol, vintage bits, flea market finds, mail art, Ray Johnson, stamps and vintage postage, dark chocolate, coffee, poetry, boho, industrial, shabby chic, trashpo, ephemera, hand lettering, the 1970’s, intuitive art. Just to name a few! 😀

No jury, no returns.

Deadline: June 10, 2017

Send to: Lynn Radford – The Studio at Piney Creek Acres                                              107 Marigold Lane – New Brighton, PA 15066 USA

Note: All pieces received will be featured in a future blog post commemorating the occasion. They may also be documented via Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/lkradford95/

My sincere thanks, in advance, for helping me to celebrate this monumental birthday!

Happy Trash to you, until we meet again!

 

 

 

 

 

Monday Morning Mail Art Call: Yesterday-Today-Tomorrow

This weeks MMMAC was inspired by Albert Einstein’s quote, “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.

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OPEN CALL

YESTERDAY – TODAY – TOMORROW”

INTERNATIONAL MAIL ART PROJECT

Theme:“YESTERDAY – TODAY – TOMORROW” (inspired by Albert Einstein)


Technique/Media: 
All technique (Photographs, snail mail , collages, poems, visual poems, paintings, grafiti, prints, digital images, article, story, all visual artwork or literary work)

Size / Format: 10x15cm

Work number unlimited – No jury – No fee -No return

Note: All works will be displayed on this website

http://yttmailart.tumblr.com/

Exhibition: All participants will be informed about the date and place of the exhibition.

After the event, all works will be included in the permanent collection of „ŠTIFLA“ Art Gallery.

Catalogue: All works will be presented in the catalogue, which will be emailed to every participant. Catalogue will be published by Art School Štifla
Please include your name and last name, country, e-mail, address

Deadline: 21 November 2017

Info: yttmailart@gmail.com

Send to:

PREDRAG KOVAČIĆ
Promenada 49,
22000 Sremska Mitrovica
SERBIA

I’m inspired! How about you?

Happy Trash to you, until we meet again!

 

Monday Morning Mail Art Call: Kurt Schwitters

Do you have a favorite mail artist in history?

I do!

Can you guess who it might be?

If you’re creating, sending and receiving mail art, but have never looked into its history or its principal players of years gone by, this call might entice you to do so.

Boy, oh boy! I was so glad to see the English translation for this one! My high school German isn’t very sharp these days.

Look up Kurt and his collages… I promise you won’t be disappointed.

If you really like his style, like I do, maybe you’ll be inspired to create a piece for the call. You have plenty of time. Deadline is December 16, 2017.

Happy Trash to you, until we meet again!

Monday Morning Mail Art Call: David Bowie

When David Bowie passed away I saw many artists take to their craft to mourn his loss and celebrate his life. Is it no wonder then, that he might be memorialized in a mail art call?

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Theme: David Bowie – the man, his music and his songs.

Technique/Media: All techniques e.g. drawing, painting, printmaking, photographs, collages, (visual) poems, graffiti etc.

Size/Format: Any size up to A4 preferred as easier to scan images but pieces larger than A4 also accepted.

Work number unlimited – No jury – No fee – No return

All works will be displayed here on the Positively Postal website – 

http://positivelypostal.com/david-bowie-mailart-call/

Racist, violent and pornographic artworks will not be exhibited.

Please include your full name, country, email and address.

Deadline: All participants who send in mailart to arrive before 30th June 2017 will be entered into a draw to win a David Bowie stamp presentation pack – one name will be picked at random. Mailart can however be sent in up until July 31st 2017.

Please send to:

Positively Postal
David Bowie Mailart
P.O. Box 477
Hounslow
U.K. TW3 9HD

The deadline is July 31, 2017, but I’m shooting for the early deadline of June 30, 2017, so I can be eligible for the David Bowie stamp presentation pack drawing. Otherwise, I confess, I’m gonna have to purchase those gorgeous stamps!

Happy Trash to you, until we meet again!

 

 

Monday Morning Mail Art Call: ROCO Tenth Annual 6×6

Welcome to the return to the Monday Morning Mail Art Call posts.

This week, I present to you a quick deadline for the upcoming Tenth Annual Rochester Contemporary Art Center’s small art phenomenon 6×6. All entries must be received by April 16th!

There are a few reasons that I like this call. First, the size! It’s not often that mail artists work in squares, 6×6 is a fun size, even though it will cost a bit more to mail. I also like that this is an exhibit and sale to benefit contemporary art programming. I don’t live in Rochester, New York, but that I might contribute to their programming from where I live is appealing to me. I also like the way this sale is executed. The works are anonymous, signed only on the back, so folks are buying for the art, not who made it. You sign and include identifying info. on the back. All pieces are priced at $20 no matter whether it was created by an elementary student or a person of some fame. I always have loved a good mystery!

Submit a 6×6 art piece, any medium, signed on the back only, for exhibit and sale to benefit RoCo. “All proceeds benefit Rochester Contemporary Art Center. This is a fun initiative that brings together a diverse group of people. It is also an important fundraiser that enables thoughtful contemporary art programming.”

You can find all of the juicy details and entry form here: http://www.roco6x6.org/6x6x2017_2pages.pdf and here: http://www.roco6x6.org/6x6x2017_intro.php Also find the event on fb here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1905564533009771/

For those of you who will wish to send your piece as organic mail art, (naked, without benefit of an envelope) my suggestion is to shrink the entry form and glue it to the lower left hand corner of the piece, leaving space to address and post.

Go make art!

Happy Trash to you, until we meet again!

 

 

Monday Morning Mail Art Call: A Special Request

This Monday Morning Mail Art Call is a special request from Michael Orr, aka: Pone in the mail art world. Read on for details….

I have a very close friend who is about to pass. She has pancreatic cancer. I think she may have a few months left to go. She has always been supportive of my art and has shown a special interest in mail art in particular. She doesn’t participate, but has always been thrilled when I’ve sent her stuff in the past.

If any of you feel like sending something her way I would be very grateful.

Thanks everyone. Miss y’all.

Please send To: Cynthia Montoya
1383 Scott Blvd
Decatur GA 30030

If you’ve been looking for some small way to spread love, send joy, or express kindness send a piece of mail art to Cynthia.

On a personal note: I am taking a break from the blog until after the holidays. The MMMAC posts will return on Monday, January 9th.

Wishing you all a very Happy New Year!

Happy Trash to you, until we meet again!

 

 

 

Life’s Little Bits: Happy Cyber Week!

Happy Cyber Week!

This post replaces the Monday Morning Mail Art Call.

But WAIT! Don’t be disappointed!

Use coupon code: FREESHIP in my Etsy ( https://www.etsy.com/shop/LynnRadford?ref=hdr_shop_menu ) to receive FREE SHIPPING on any order of $30 or more, now thru November 30th!

What’s in my shop?

Cigar Band Collage Coasters are a great gift for him! Buy one or mix and match a set of four! They’re only $15 each! They are sealed with three coats of cold wax making them durable for cold drinks like his favorite whiskey or scotch!

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Take a peek and save on shipping! Don’t see what you want? I create custom orders! Does he have a cigar band collection, some special bands you’d like me to use? Same price! Contact me!

Our regularly scheduled programming will return next week….

Happy Trash to you, until we meet again!