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!

 

 

Monday Morning Mail Art Call: Again but Not the Same

Hands down, this is the best mail art call out there if you are seeking printed documentation of participation. Eberhard Janke creates a full-color catalog of the work of all participants that rivals any museum or auction house catalog.

It has been my pleasure to participate in several of the Edition Janus calls and I am always delighted to receive the catalog, to view all of the entries received from around the globe.

The theme for the Edition Janus calls are always intriguing. White Shadows was one of my favorites. This time, it’s Again but Not the Same. Duplicity and yet, not. My brain is already mulling ideas over for this one. I hope you’ll be inspired to submit… I’ll look for you in the catalog!

Happy Trash to you, until we meet again!

Monday Morning Mail Art Call: Bandung Artventure

It’s Monday morning and time for a new MMMAC! This international call originates in Indonesia. Exotic and colorful, the advertisement beckons….

Below is the English text as found on the blog: http://bandungartventure.blogspot.com/

MailArt is an international art project where you can make art from digital printing, drawings, postcards, painting, collages, caricature, photography, or anything you want and share your creative process by sending it through postal mail. Send your imagination on an adventure through a journey of a mail.

Art is a freedom of expression. Let your vision to be felt and inspire people from all over the world. Sanggar Olah Seni SOS is proudly inviting every creative soul to participate in Bandung 3rd International Mail Art Exhibition. The theme for this project is Touching cross culture understanding with Art. Can Art be the source foundation of a City development ?

Bandung Artventure

Deadline : 30 September 2016

Free technique and size.

No fees. No jury. No return.

Online Documentation
All Art work will be the collection of Bandung International MailArt Museum

Exhibitions in 2016, SOS Sanggar Olah Seni ( http://www.saveSOS.blogspot.com )

Send to :

Bandung Artventure

Kotakpos 6622

BDCO 40116a

Bandung – West Java

Indonesia

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Does the theme speak to you? I wonder what you’ll send? For myself, I will have to think on it.

Happy Trash to you, until we meet again!

Attention All Doodlers! Netflix Call for Art!

It isn’t often that a call of this caliber enters my radar, but when it does, be rest assured I’ll be passing the information on to all of you!

Netflix has received so much great envelope art that they have issued a call for art for their fall 2016 mailers. That means a chance for us to get our artwork printed and distributed to the masses. Yes! You read correctly. Although the streaming portion of Netflix is more popular than its DVD home delivery service, they still have 5.3 million subscribers who receive movies by mail. Multiple that number by the 3 or 4 movies each subscription has in their possession at one time and… BAM! That is a number too great to ignore when you’re trying to get your art out there.

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They are looking for art that falls under the themes of Back-to-School, Fall and Halloween. You can find all the details in the link below.

http://blog.dvd.netflix.com/new-dvd-releases/your-chance-to-design-fall-mailers/4/15/2016?dsrc=EMAIL&utm_source=april%20mem&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Email%3A%20April%20Mem

Best of Luck! Be sure to share with us here if you’re participating, so we can cheer you on!

P.S. I forgot to mention that the deadline for this one is coming up FAST! MAY 16, 2016!

Happy Trash to you, until we meet again!

Monday Morning Mail Art Call: Cabinet of Curiosities

Cabinet of Curiosities MAC

This week’s MMMAC really spoke to me. My hope is that it will speak to you as well.

My mailbox is a cabinet of curiosities… so much potential.

All details in the image, but please note the deadline: May 20th!

Don’t dilly dally! Go now and create something wonderful!

Happy Trash to you, until we meet again!

Monday Morning Mail Art Call: Star of St. Vincent

This particular Monday Morning Mail Art Call (MMMAC) is visually inspiring.

It asks that you use the Star of St. Vincent, also known as the Black Star of Digne, as your inspiration, but gives you free reign as to how to do so. I have thought of several ways to create pieces for this call since first running across it and am itching to create a piece.

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intergalactic MAIL ART CALL // МЭЙЛ АРТ  //ARTE CORREO //邮件艺术 // ART POSTAL

1st International MAIL CART CALL & EXHIBITION in Digne-Les-Bains (Provence, France)

The local news blog “Digne ma ville” organizes from March 1 to September 1, 2016, in partnership with UNESCO Geopark of Haute-Provence, the first international mail art project on the theme of the Star of Digne-les-Bains (Provence, France).

Draw your inspiration from the Star of Digne and send your mail art before 1st September 2016 !

Theme: Black Star ( or “Star of St. Vincent ” ) of Digne-les-Bains (Provence, France))

Techniques: all

Size: 40 x 40 cm MAX

Deadline : 1st September 2016

Exhibition: yes , all the works received will be exhibited on September 2016 !

Send your artwork to:

Appel à Art postal – Etoile de Digne

10 , impasse de la Lauze

04510 Aiglun 

France

You have a while to come up with something for this call, as the deadline isn’t until September 1st. Hope you’re inspired. As always, we’d be interested to see your interpretation of the theme.

Some of you have been asking if I have been submitting to these calls and if perhaps I might share my work with you. With that in mind, here is the piece I sent in for the Urban Landscape Mail Art Exhibition:

Stormy Citiscape Urban Mail Art Call 2016 UK

Stormy Citiscape

There’s still time to participate in the Urban Landscape call, as the deadline isn’t until May 31st. If you’re interested, you can find that MMMAC post here: https://trashbubblesandlifeslittlebits.wordpress.com/2016/03/07/monday-morning-mail-art-call-urban-landscape-mail-art-exhibition/

Happy Trash to you, until we meet again!

Monday Morning Mail Art Call: FREEDOM

Last week, I featured an international mail art call on the subject of LOVE. This week, our MMMAC (Monday Morning Mail Art Call) deals with another oft elusive principle, FREEDOM.
As Americans, our country was founded on the premise that simple FREEDOMS are the right of everyone. Our forefathers fought for Freedom from oppression, Freedom from taxation and Freedom of religion, just to name a few.
In the United States, we have come to take FREEDOM in all forms for granted. We go about our daily routines relatively unconcerned for our own personal FREEDOM, unless some political or journalistic agenda brings us to question it. Even more rarely do we pause to consider the FREEDOM of other peoples from around the world.
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“FREEDOM” Mail Art Call!
“…To live like a tree alone and free,
and like a forest in brotherhood… Nazım Hikmet Ran”
“Artists Without Borders” invites all artists to participate at AWB’s 3rd International Mail Art project and exhibition.
Theme: “FREEDOM”
Size: Free
Technique: Free (but no audio, video or perishable material)
Deadline: 12 September 2016
Exhibition: 23-29 September 2016
Exhibition Place: Riverside Studios
*Online Documentation!
-No Jury; No Fees; No Return.
-All artwork must be sent by snail mail only. No artworks sent by email will be accepted.
-Please, remember to add the title, your name, address and email, etc., in each artwork.
Send your artworks to:
AWB C/O Riverside Studios
130A North Main Street,
Ste. Genevieve MO 63670 USA
For more information and your questions: artists_without_borders@yahoo.com
Please, remember to visit our Facebook Page!
https://www.facebook.com/Artists.Without.Borders
Here are the links for the photos of our former mail art projects, themed “Green” and “Water”; May 2013 & 2014; KargArt, Istanbul.
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
*Sponsored by Riverside Studios*
Special thanks to:
Ayse Turemis
Gallery Saint Louis
Jen Cunningham
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Today, I urge you to take time to consider the simple, yet complicated principle of FREEDOM… yours and that of others. If you are so moved, or inspired, please create a piece for this mail art call.
Happy Trash to you, until we meet again!