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!

 

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!