Monday Morning Mail Art Call: Red Cross France

My apologies for the lack of a full and complete translation for this one.

It seems to me that the call is requesting mail art in any form on the subject Red Cross by December 31, 2017.

If any of my readers speaks French and can offer and additional information, it would be greatly appreciated in the comments.

Happy Trash to you, until we meet again!

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Monday Morning Mail Art Call: Trash Bubbles: A Poetic Exploration of Trash

There were rumors… people were talking… it was whispered in corners….

Now, it’s official!

Trash Bubbles: A Poetic Exploration of Trash is an exhibit designed to bring about an awareness of trash as art.

Intended to coincide with Earth Day 2018, it is to be an exhibit of my own Trash Bubble creations alongside those created by other artists and mail artists around the globe. In addition, there will be public workshops culminating in a mass mailing of commemorative Trash Bubbles.

The purpose is to bring about an awareness of trash as art, as poetry. These pieces shock and awe on a fun and engaging level. I hope to spark conversation and encourage participation. A venue is currently being sought in the Pittsburgh area, details to follow.

In the meantime, I’d like all of you who said, “I might like to try my hand at creating one of those Trash Bubble thingies!” to get the ball rolling.

Here’s what I need from you:

  • Make a Trash Bubble using ANY SIZE of clear plastic consumer packaging. Note: I have found that pieces smaller than 4x6x2 usually require an envelope, so they don’t get lost. A piece measuring about 4x6x2 can easily be mailed without an envelope and currently costs less than $3 to post within the continental US.
  • Fill it with trashy bits. Let the bits speak to the viewer, telling whatever story you wish. Think Trash Poetry. If necessary, add words to guide the observer.
  • Seal it with tapes, stitching, staples or other fasteners, making certain that your piece will survive the post.
  • Decorate the edges if you wish, but leave room on the back to address it to:

Trash Bubbles: A Poetic Exploration of Trash

The Studio at Piney Creek Acres

107 Marigold Lane

New Brighton, PA 15066 USA

  • Be sure to include your name, email and mailing address
  • Send your Trash Bubble along for inclusion by March 1, 2018
  • NO JURY, NO FEE, NO RETURNS
  • Join the Facebook group: Trash Bubbles: a Poetic Exploration of Trash to see the contributions of artists as they arrive and to receive updates concerning the exhibit.

This is going to be a grand adventure! I am eager to see your interpretation of the theme.

Happy Trash to you, until we meet again!

 

 

 

 

 

Monday Morning Mail Art Call: Black and White

Black and white is classically striking in most instances. At the very least, it is crisp in its delineation.

This mail art call asks you to play with black and white, to use it to create something small that visually packs a punch.

Happy Trash to you, until we meet again!

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!