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: Mushrooms and Happiness

Happy Monday Morning!

It feels so good to be getting back into the routine.

This week, the offerings are both from Spain.

First, an international mail art call for Mushrooms of the World. It is fall where I live and wild mushrooms are everywhere. Last week, at a locally owned and operated restaurant, Scratch F&B, I ordered a delicious Pennsylvania Wild Mushroom Crostini plate for dinner. That might be why this one grabbed my attention. I have visions of whimsical mushrooms dancing through my head….

The second offering for today: Happiness. Who doesn’t need a little more happiness in their life. This call asks you to reflect on what happiness means to you. (Pharrell Williams’ song, Happy, is playing in my head now, mingling with the mushrooms!) Can you put your version of happiness on a 4×6 postcard? Antonia Mayol Castelló is hoping you’ll do just that by December 31st!

Happy Trash to you, until we meet again!

P.S. If you are local to the Pittsburgh area, you might want to check out Scratch F&B. Here is the link to their site: http://www.scratchfoodbev.com/#splash

 

Monday Morning Mail Art Call: Velimir Khlebnikov

Happy Labor Day to readers here, in the States!

This MMMAC is one that will challenge you, for sure! You have a good deal of time to think on it though. The deadline is May 20, 2017. It asks for mail art to honor Velimir Khlebnikov. Read the blurb about him in the call and dig into him and his work… you never know what might inspire you. Maybe one of his characters, something about his life?

Happy Trash to you, until we meet again!

Monday Morning Mail Art Call: Bicycle and Tourism Mail Art

Happy Monday Morning!

I have just returned from a late summer mini-vacation. A few days at the lake does wonders to restore!

This week’s MMMAC is a call for Bicycle and Tourism mail art. Read the details below…

“ Bicycle and Tourism”
INTERNATIONAL MAIL ART PROJECT
Theme: Tourism, Travel, Tour with Bicycle
Technique/Media: Photographs, emails, cartoons, collages, poems, visual poems, paintings, grafiti, prints, digital images, article, story, all visual artwork or literary work.
Size/ Format: Free
No jury, No fee, No return.
Note:  All works will be displayed on this website
Exhibition: All works will be exhibit at Balıkesir University
Please include your name and last name, country, e-mail, address
Deadline: 15 October 2016
Send to: Assist. Prof. Dr. Sabriye ÇELİK UĞUZ
    Balıkesir University
    Burhaniye Uygulamalı Bilimler Y.O.
    Örentepe- Burhaniye 10700 Balıkesir / Turkey

I can think of many interpretations for this one, some simple, others more complicated… I hope it inspires you to come up with something to send along. October 15th is only a little more than a month away!

Happy Trash to you, until we meet again!

 

Monday Morning Mail Art Call: My Town

Happy Monday Morning!

This week’s mail art call goes to an exotic locale… Indonesia. It’s theme: My Town, holds all kinds of possibility. What is special about your town? Your city? The one you live in, or the one you grew up in? It lends itself well to a one shot photo essay… after all, a picture’s worth a thousand words!

Have some fun with it!

Happy Trash to you, until we meet again!

Monday Morning Mail Art Call: Faces

Pretty simple, this mail art call issues forth from Lancillotto Bellini of Italy for Faces of any kind. Send a postcard, or mail your standard page in an envelope if you prefer. (Costs the same either way.) Collage it, paint it, sketch it, distort it… you name it! Have fun with it, whatever you do! This one has no deadline… send several if you feel so inclined.

Happy Trash to you, until we meet again!

Monday Morning Mail Art Call: Visions of Europe

Happy Monday Morning!

Lately, we have seen a Europe that has been wreaked with havoc and plagued with terrorism. Where do your thoughts roam when you think of Europe? That’s what the mail art call, Visions of Europe, wants to know. There is no deadline listed in the info, so the sooner the better, I think.

This week’s bonus will probably grab those of you who like to create ATCs… Dame Mailarta doesn’t disappoint, I assure you. Have fun with it!

Happy Trash to you, until we meet again!

Monday Morning Mail Art Call: Brothers Grimm

Happy Monday Morning to you all! I trust that you have been having a delightful summer! I know you haven’t heard from me in many moons… my life has been a whirlwind these last few months. It is now settling enough that I can promise a regular return to the MMMAC posts and other posts as I am able. My hope is to catch you all up to speed over the next several weeks. Thanks for sticking around!

The mail art wheel has continued to spin… by that I mean that there have been lots of interesting mail art calls issued while I was away. I cannot catch us up to speed on all of them, but you’ll find two calls in today’s post.

The first mail art call is quite inspiring, to me anyway… I mean, who doesn’t love a fairy tale? And the Brothers Grimm… their tales are some of the best ever written! You have some time to work on this one, as the deadline is October 15, 2016.

The bonus mail art call for today has no deadline. Laurence Gillot invites you to surprise him and in return he promises to surprise you! Sounds like a good deal to me!

It feels good to be back! Thanks again, for sticking around!

Happy Trash to you, until we meet again!

 

 

Monday Morning Mail Art Call: Pubs and Alcohol

A few months ago, I came across a mail art call issued by Stories From The Pub: https://publichousestories.wordpress.com/2015/07/13/pubs-and-alcohol-themed-mail-art-exhibit/

The Pubs and Alcohol call is open-ended, which can be good and bad. I prefer a deadline, as it forces me to get something out. No deadline gives more breathing room, but I tend to forget about an open-ended call because there’s no urgency. How do you feel? Do you prefer a deadline?

Here are the details for the Pubs and Alchohol call:

I would like to announce the commencement of my very own Mail Art exhibit. Starting now, and ongoing indefinitely, I will post photos or scanned images onto my blog of any Mail Art that is sent to me provided that it relates to the theme of “Pubs and Alcohol”. This could be a postcard made from a collage of beer labels, a poem written about vineyards, entertaining tastings notes, or a drawing of a pub on an envelope. The possibilities are endless! Those who send me art can expect a suitable response.

My mailing address is:

Stories From The Pub
7770 McLennan Road
Vernon BC
V1B 3S7
Canada

It reminded me of a similar call for an exhibit a year or so ago by Fleur Helsingor of Oakland, California. Back then, the Pennsylvania Flavor Beer Mat Mobile was my contribution. I used mats with local Pennsylvania/Pittsburgh flavor and sent it in a festive Black and Gold decorated envie.

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Pennsylvania Flavor Beer Mat Mobile – LKR 2015

Here’s hoping that your favorite adult beverage inspires you to participate….

Happy Trash to you, until we meet again!