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!

 

 

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!

 

 

Life’s Little Bits: Happy Cyber Week!

Happy Cyber Week!

This post replaces the Monday Morning Mail Art Call.

But WAIT! Don’t be disappointed!

Use coupon code: FREESHIP in my Etsy ( https://www.etsy.com/shop/LynnRadford?ref=hdr_shop_menu ) to receive FREE SHIPPING on any order of $30 or more, now thru November 30th!

What’s in my shop?

Cigar Band Collage Coasters are a great gift for him! Buy one or mix and match a set of four! They’re only $15 each! They are sealed with three coats of cold wax making them durable for cold drinks like his favorite whiskey or scotch!

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Take a peek and save on shipping! Don’t see what you want? I create custom orders! Does he have a cigar band collection, some special bands you’d like me to use? Same price! Contact me!

Our regularly scheduled programming will return next week….

Happy Trash to you, until we meet again!

 

Monday Morning Mail Art Call: Time and Clocks

This morning’s post is a quick one, but not without merit. A domestic mailing to break up the international calls I’ve been posting of late.

It is no wonder that this call caught my attention. I have been enthralled with time pieces ever since I can remember. The collage piece seen here was the first in a mail art series by yours truly, entitled False Faces. It went to France, I believe, back in 2012.

False Faces Front Sent to Val 2012

Theme: Time and Clocks

Comment: Anything that has to do with time and clocks

Info: Prefered size: 210x148cm or 148x105cm (postcard). Any medium, any technique. No returns.

Deadline: March 31, 2017

Send To:

Sequoia High School – ATTN: Mrs. Szydlowski – 1201 Brewster Ave. – Redwood City, CA 94062  USA

Thank you so much,

Megumi Swarthout

Lots of time left on this one… enough that you could wait to attend to it until after the holidays if you wish, but please do put this one on your calendar. Let’s show the students of the Sequoia High School some support in their endeavor.

It is unclear as to whether there will be an exhibition, but the deadline suggests there may be something in the works to coordinate with a spring art show. If I get any more info. I will update the post. In the meantime, I hope that someone involved with the project will see this blog post and comment accordingly.

Happy Trash to you, until we meet again!

 

 

Monday Morning Mail Art Call: Mushrooms and Happiness

Happy Monday Morning!

It feels so good to be getting back into the routine.

This week, the offerings are both from Spain.

First, an international mail art call for Mushrooms of the World. It is fall where I live and wild mushrooms are everywhere. Last week, at a locally owned and operated restaurant, Scratch F&B, I ordered a delicious Pennsylvania Wild Mushroom Crostini plate for dinner. That might be why this one grabbed my attention. I have visions of whimsical mushrooms dancing through my head….

The second offering for today: Happiness. Who doesn’t need a little more happiness in their life. This call asks you to reflect on what happiness means to you. (Pharrell Williams’ song, Happy, is playing in my head now, mingling with the mushrooms!) Can you put your version of happiness on a 4×6 postcard? Antonia Mayol Castelló is hoping you’ll do just that by December 31st!

Happy Trash to you, until we meet again!

P.S. If you are local to the Pittsburgh area, you might want to check out Scratch F&B. Here is the link to their site: http://www.scratchfoodbev.com/#splash

 

Monday Morning Mail Art Call: FeMail-XX Project

My sincere apologies to those who look forward to the MMMAC posts on Monday mornings. I have been overwhelmed the last several weeks and dropped the ball.

This week, I am attempting to return to our regularly scheduled programming.

A very dear mail art cohort, Sinclair Scripa, has taken a leap and ventured out into the wide world of specialized mail art projects. She has not seen the response she had hoped for and needs a boost. As I deem it a worthy pursuit, I am bringing you the details in hopes that you will help to make this project a success! Thanks in advance!

***Please note that the work submitted for this call will be featured at least TWO EXHIBITIONS beginning in August 2017.

http://femailxxproject.wixsite.com/femailxxproject/art-calls

Deadline: July 1, 2017 And since we’ve got so much time, you could submit multiple times! Spread the word!

A brief word about the project from the project coordinator, Sinclair Scripa: “I make poems and things from the anagrammatical use of the word WASTE. Women Art Scientist came from that. By Women Art Scientist,  I mean to say that we are women, using art in conceptual/non-commodified art practices as a scientific process to encounter the existential and to explore truth, reality and life’s mysteries. We are Women Art Scientists involved in a process of exploration, whose explorations leave documentations or evidence.”

Details as promised:

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“PLEASE SEND MAIL ART!
#FeMailXXProject‘s First Art Call
Women Art Scientist’s Testament ExplorationsART CALL REQUIREMENTS1. POST-CARDS ONLY or Stapled Fold-Outs (w/ stamps&address on opposite side) tryptychs are optimal. Any size or media.
2. ORIGINAL WORK of: thoughtful interpretation of an actual FeMail-XX-Artist (past, or present), accessible to the viewer.
3. VISIBLY WRITE “WomenArtScientistTestamentExploration” on the art-work, AND “your last name-XX ” (ex: Scripa-XX ).
4. ADDRESS and send via mail-post to: “FeMailXX-Call1 ” WomenArtScientistTestamentExploration”; #803 TownFarmRoad;
….Ludlow, Vermont; USA #05149
5. SEND NO LATER THAN: July 1st, 2017.
6. SEE YOUR DOCUMENTATION AT: http://femailxxproject.wix.com/femailxxproject & facebook@femailxxproject
7. SUBSCRIBE & SURVEYS AT: http://femailxxproject.wix.com/femailxxproject Email: femailxxproject@gmail.com

NO REJECTIONS -NO RETURNS / ONLINE DOCUMENTATION/ 2Shows2017: CastletonUniversity Vt- Oct + SVAC Gallery VT -Aug

‎*FeMailXX Project is an art initiative and ongoing project designed to promote the work(s) of FeMail-XX Art(ists) Globally; especially women that are presently working in conceptual-visual-art domains which include but are not limited to: postdada, postfluxus, interMEDIAperformance, imMEDIAte-networked and postal-correspondence. The project will make active art calls to living contemporary artists that intends to look anew at the FeMailXX artists of the past as well as relooking at the FemailXx Condition of the present. Art work that is sent into the calls will become part of an ever growing body of INTENTIONAL-XX work and as such will continue to be shown in various formats in Universities, museums, galleries and alternative spaces… each time making a larger impact and reaching a bigger audience. The Projects Mission to Promote FeMailXX Art(ists) will XXplore, XXhume, XXamine, XXpose, XXhibit and XXpound XX artists and work(s) will be done not only via exhibition-representation, but also via research and writting that will be conducted primarily through participation in Surveys, Questionaires, Interviews and Documentation gathered from willing XX participants on the FeMail-XX Project WixSite http://femailxxproject.wix.com/femailxxproject .
Please become a subscriber and active participant there. Your information and documentation will lead to analysis and dissertation, journal articles, publicity and bigger and better venues for shows & recognition. Please Support This Effort!”

If you have any questions about your entry or the project, you can email the project coordinator at femailxxproject@gmail.com
Happy Trash to you, until we meet again!

Monday Morning Mail Art Call: Library Love

Our MMMAC posts haven’t featured a domestic call in a few months. So glad to have stumbled on this one.

An avid reader, a bibliophile and passionate supporter of libraries, this call cried out to my very essence. I hope it hooks you, too!

The Midwest City, OK library will not only display all of the Library Love mail art they receive for the entire month of December, but they also write back! “Give a little love… get a little love back!” (If you can tell me in the comments where that quote originated, I’ll give you a cookie!)

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Please remember to let me know if you send something and if you know of a mail art call that needs some love, post a link to it in the comments.

Happy Trash to you, until we meet again!