Guess Who Turned 50?! Second Installment

My apologies to all for the wait. I’ve been having difficulty taking pics with my iphone. It was a storage issue… maybe you know it, too? Here’s how I finally fixed it https://www.simplemost.com/free-space-iphone-5-tricks/ thanks to a friend.

Without further ado, I present the second installment of the loot from the call that I shamelessly issued for my 50th birthday. Much of it came from folks with whom I have not had previous contact. I will be rectifying that.

From Bruno Andrews, a foil covered canvas collage.

From left to right: Bonnie Shorr, Illinois – Katerina Nikoltsou, Greece – Henk Vanooyen, Holland and Antonia Mayol Castelló, Spain

Clockwise: Marni Zainodin, Malaysia – Diane Bertrand, Canada – Sharon Stoller, California – Simon Warren, UK – Joey Patrickt, California – Pamela Gerard, California Center: Cindy McMath, Canada

Left to Right: RF Côté, Canada – Amandia Kapsalis, Illinois and Nancy Bell Scott, Maine

Clockwise: Jimmy Connors – Elise McWilliams, Ohio and Karen Wood, California

It is difficult to explain how very much I appreciate these handmade tidings and well wishes… Variety is the spice of life and these folks really managed to spice up my life.

My sincere thanks to each and every one of you! Mwah!

Look for the third and final installment to come later this week. 😀

Happy Trash to you, until we meet again!

Monday Morning Mail Art Call: New York – Big Apple

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:: NEW YORK – BIG APPLE III :: MAIL ART SHOW

An important event that, promoted by The New York Boyer Foundation, invites all around the world artists to participate on this international art exhibition.

Exhibition from 1 November to 30 November, on the New York Public Library Hudson Park Branch.

THEME :: FREE

MEDIA :: FREE

DIMENSIONS :: FREE (maximum size 8.5×11 inches or 22 x 28cm) Maximum of two works per artist.

Deadline : 30 September 2017

No sales, no jury, no returns.

All work will be permanently archived at The New York Boyer Foundation.

At the end of the exhibition, The New York Boyer Foundation will send documentation to all artists.

The work of art will have to be presented individually identified, with a label in the back of the same with artist’s name, title, media, size and year. Please provide also e-mail and website if the artist has one.

Send to:

The New York Boyer Foundation

New York Big Apple III Project

137 Thompson Street, Suite 13

New York NY 10012-3129

USA

For info e-mail: newyorkboyerfoundation@yahoo.com

What inspires you about New York City? What springs to mind when you think of New York? Have you been there? Do you have favorite views and must sees? Use your art to give us a glimpse of your New York….

Happy Trash to you, until we meet again!

Guess who turned 50?! First Installment

Oh, Happy Days!

For the month leading up to the Big Day, all of the incoming Birthday mail art was collected and saved. I began opening them when I needed a lift and boy, oh boy!

A BIG THANK YOU!!! to all who participated!

There were so many that I have decided to split it out into several posts, of which, this is the first installment.

Several of my Art Sisters sent lovely greetings… I was touched that Lynne even included me in the Feather Swap we held, in which I declined to participate. Isn’t it sweet?

left to right: Neha Luhar-Trice, Jill Adamy and Lynne Foerster

Local friends also sent some great wishes…

left to right: Karen Hart, Sharon Egolf and Jessica Manack

My cousin, Belinda Brown, got in on the action with this very personal collage piece. She used pics of me interspersed with all things originating the year I was born… Can you guess the common thread?

Some of the things surprised me… Did not know that my beloved Pens were 50 this year, which makes it even more awesome that they won the Stanley Cup,again! (for the 5th time, jus’ sayin’) Knew that Lite-Brite and I were the same age, but Kerplunk was a surprise.

Can you believe there’s more still on the way? I’ll have more to share tomorrow….

Happy Trash to you, until we meet again!

 

Monday Morning Mail Art Call: Hope, Faith and Love

If only there were a little more hope, faith and love in the world.

What are your hopes and dreams?

What or who do you put your faith in?

Spread the love.

MAIL ART PROJECT “HOPE” – “FAITH” – “LOVE”

What does “FAITH” – “LOVE” – “HOPE” mean to you? What do you believe / love /  hope ? How would you describe what you believe in? Only original works will be exhibited during the “Luther Year 2017” in Germany online and in a exhibition.

No jury, no participation fee, no return. A catalog is planned.

Info: For my exhibition please send me only postcards that deal with any technique. Size: minimum 10 x 15 cm sent as a POSTCARD. Technique: FREE

Deadline:  31.08.2017

Send to: Artist Susanne Schumacher / Marktstraße 63 / 31303 Burgdorf – Hanover / Germany

email: susanneschumacher@okok.de  web: www.susanneschumacher.de

I am looking forward your contributions and I thank you!

Susanne wants you to put your best foot forward… what will you create for this call, I wonder?

Happy Trash to you, until we meet again!

Monday Morning Mail Art Call: Raoul Hausmann

One of the most intriguing mail art calls I’ve found in some time, the Raoul Hausmann Anniversary Project’s theme is A Kingdom for Dada.

portrait Raoul Hausmann

You might have guessed that Raoul was a dadaist in his time. Austrian born, he moved to Germany with his family at the age of fourteen. He co-founded Club Dada in Berlin and was involved for a time with Hanna Hoch, another prominent dadaist of the movement. You can read more about him here: http://www.dada-companion.com/hausmann/ and here: http://www.artnewsnviews.com/view-article.php?article=raoul-hausmann-the-dadaist-who-redefined-the-idea-of-protests&iid=33&articleid=980

Please note that the deadline for this one is fast approaching… June 30, 2017.

Happy Trash to you, until we meet again!

Monday Morning Mail Art Call: Grape Harvest in the World

This one left me day dreaming….

International Mail Art Project

For the biennial painting festival “The grape harvest in Tebano”, which will be held in Faenza c/o the Tebano’s Wine Pole (http://www.polotebano.it/ ) approximately in September 2017, artists from all over the world are invited to participate in this mail art project organized by the Faenza’s Watercolorists Association. Everyone is welcome to participate, all ages and skill levels. The day of the festival there will be an exhibition of the received works. Moreover all the works will be published online in a special album on the Facebook page of the Watercolourists Association: https://www.facebook.com/groups/associazioneacquerellistifaentini/?fref=ts and later there will be pictures of the exhibition too.

Theme: “Grape harvest in the world”

Size: Postcard (10 x 15 cm / 4 x 6 inches)

Technique: Free (watercolour, painting, drawing, collage and so on)

Rules: No jury, no fees, no return of the works (which will remain property of the “Associazione Acquerellisti Faentini”/”Faenza’s Watercolorists Association” and can reuse them for any subsequent exhibitions), not-for-profit, only original works, no copies. It is up to the artist to send in envelope or not, only 1 piece for each artist.

Deadline: Works must arrive by the 31st of July 2017.

Please clearly indicate name, address and email address on the back of the card.

Send your card to:

Associazione Acquerellisti Faentini
c/o Roberta Savolini
Via Renaccio, 20
48018 Faenza (RA)
Italy

Now, I’m thirsty for a glass of Chianti! How about you?

Happy Trash to you, until we meet again!

Monday Morning Mail Art Call: Tribute to Leonard Cohen

Happy Monday Morning!

Today’s mail art call is one I was glad to see. Leonard Cohen was a prolific writer, poet, singer/songwriter and musician. He was also a painter and a novelist. His work explored everything we question… religion, politics, loneliness, sexuality, and relationships, just to name a few.

When he passed in November of last year, I heard some ask, who was he? What did he do? I was stunned that there were folks who didn’t know his name, weren’t aware of his contributions. The question should be… What didn’t Leonard Cohen do? He was a true multi-potentialite before we had a name for it, before it was cool. He set the tone, he paved the way.

If you want to learn more about him, his poetry and his music I suggest starting here: http://www.leonardcohen.com/

If you are like me, you’ll want to participate in this mail art call, so without further ado, here are the details….

Mail Art Call for all friends, poets, artists, humans who would like to contribute to 100 Thousand Poets 4 Change’s Homage to Leonard Cohen 2017 Worldwide #Hallelujah Event.

Send a postcard size work of art, photography, poetry, words to be featured on
www.100TPC514.tumblr.com

Send by email: 100tpcmontreal@gmail.com
or
SNAIL MAIL:
Betty Esperanza/ 100TPC514
53-418 Claremont,
Westmount, Quebec
H3Y2N2
Canada

NO LATER THAN AUGUST 17, 2017. All material will not be returned unless paid postage and envelope is supplied.

The 100TPC514 Festival will take place in Montreal on Saturday, September 30, 2017 where all art will be featured for public viewing. All your work will also be available online.

ADD #100TPC514 and #HALLELUJAH2017

EVENT: 100 THOUSAND POETS FOR CHANGE IS WORLDWIDE!
This open mic event is in its 7th year and open to everyone. Save the date: Saturday, September 30,2017. Check for your city at www.100tpc.org
Please SHARE with your friends.

Happy Trash to you, until we meet again!