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: PAIN 2

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This week’s call is one that really appeals to me. I can’t help but think of the song, “Sucker for Pain” by Suicide Squad.

We all experience pain, at one time or another, in our lives. Some of us experience it more frequently than others and there are many different levels of severity to consider. This call asks us to draw on pain we have experienced, either physical, or emotional to convey a visual depiction of it. It asks us to share something intensely personal with the world in hopes of making a lasting impression on the medical students who will view the exhibit. If you would like to be an instrument of change in this area, read on for details.

 

The Hoyt Gallery at the USC Keck School of Medicine presents “PAIN2”, a mail in art/postcard show featuring images depicting physical and mental pain.   PAIN2 will run from September 1 – Oct 27, 2017

Our hope is that PAIN2 will give medical students a visual representation of what their future patients will be going though.  We want them to see their patients as people, not just symptoms.  We need you to draw your personal pains.

Deadline for submissions is August 30th, 2017.

PAIN2 is open to all visual artists worldwide.

Artists retain rights to submitted works, but grant Hoyt Gallery the rights to digital reproduction of their submission(s) to include on the Hoyt Gallery webpage, and PAINARTSHOW Facebook page.   www.facebook.com/PainArtShow/

Artists may send their pieces by postal mail to this address:

Pain

C/O Curriculum Office

Keck School of Medicine at USC

1975 Zonal Avenue, KAM 200

Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA

All work should include Artist name, email address, and info on type of pain depicted.

 

My apologies for the quick turnaround on this one, I only just learned of it.

Happy Trash to you, until we meet again!

Monday Morning Mail Art Call: The Distance

For those of you who were looking for these posts and haven’t seen one since June… I sincerely apologize. I mistakenly thought that I had scheduled MMMAC posts through July. A brain fart, I suppose. I am hoping to remedy the situation beginning with today’s call.

The direction of visual arts of the secretary for culture of the province of Santa Cruz summons visual artists to participate in a mail art exhibition in October 2017 in the city of Río Gallegos. Those interested should send one or more works related to the topic “distance” via postal mail to:

SECRETARIA DE ESTADO DE CULTURA DE SANTA CRUZ, COMPLEJO CULTURAL – RAMON Y CAJAL nro.52 – RIO GALLEGOS (ZC 9400) PROV.OF SANTA CRUZ – ARGENTINA

The works will become part of the heritage of the secretary and will also be published on his website. Also, the following information must be attached: name and surname, ID Mail (email) and postal address. Deadline September 1st 2017. Size: 10 x 15 cm In any technique.
Queries to muestrasartesvisuales@gmail.com

Prof. Malena Malbrán
Directora de Artes Visuales de la Secretaría de Estado de Cultura de Santa Cruz.

Sec.de Estado de Cultura/Complejo Cultural Santa Cruz Ramón y Cajal 51-Tel. 02966 420606 muestrasartesvisuales@gmail.com 

Distance. How near? How far? The expanse in between… When we think of distance, we are usually thinking in terms of how far X is from where we are currently located, the distance between two points. I would venture to guess that we think of distance in this manner one or more times a day. But what about the distance in a relationship? The distance in one’s thoughts? An athlete’s distance?

As always, participate if you feel inspired to do so. Deadline: September 1, 2017

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!

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!