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: 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!

 

Tuesday Trash Bubbles: Pedestrian Crossing

Last week, I was uninspired where Trash Bubbles were concerned. I touched, I sifted, I sorted and looked, but nothing came. This week is another story. I am working concurrently on several bubbles.

Pedestrian Crossing was born of some odd toy packaging that I cut to postcard size around the little bubble attached to it. The gray on gray tire print appealed to me, but it took quite a while to get a workable image going.

The bubble is offset in the postcard which made centering the pedestrian tricky. I painted and stenciled it on the paper backing, then added a broken stop sign brad and a broken toy car wheel. After sealing the bubble, I added the Schlotzsky’s 66 sandwich pick, sealed the edges together with street map washi tape and affixed the broken Toyota emblem.

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!