Sunday, January 3, 2010

CALL FOR MAIL ART SUBMISSIONS

Call for Mail Art Submissions Postmarked 2010 6th Annual International Mail Art Exhibition and Silent Auction Fundraiser Exhibit: March 5-14, 2010 Requesting your original mail art for display and sale to raise funds for The Claremont Forum's Prison Library Project, which sends thousands of books free to inmates throughout the country. Hundreds of volunteers package books (donated to the Project by our local community), which are then mailed in response to inmate letters requesting reading material while incarcerated. For many years, The Claremont Forum received these requests in hand-illustrated envelopes created by the prisoners who sent them. It is in this tradition that we present POSTMARKED as our very appropriate fundraiser. Please join us for this international event! Please send submissions of mail art of any size and medium to: Postmarked 2010 Prison Library Project 112 Harvard #303 Claremont CA 91711 Entries must be postmarked by March 1, 2010 **** ONLY the side with the official USPS Postmark/bar code will be displayed*** Your mail art may be painted, stamped, collaged, printed, and/or otherwise decorated or constructed. It may be any shape and size that will go through the mail and receive an official postmark. It may get worn or torn through the mail, but the handling process is an important part of the theme. Only the side with the postmark can be displayed, due to space limitations, but the art doesn't have to be limited to that side. You may include any message inside the envelope, which will be opened only by the person who purchases the art envelope. All entries will be displayed online at the official postmarked blog below. You may submit more than one piece… and begin sending now! To learn more about Postmarked 2010, please visit www.postmarked2010.blogspot.com (updated regularly) For a virtual tour of Postmarked 2009 please visit www.postmarked2009.blogspot.com To learn more about the Prison Library Project and the Claremont Forum please visit www.claremontforum.org Exhibit: Dates: March 5-14, 2010 Public Reception: Fri Mar 5, 5-9pm Auction ends Sunday March 14, 5pm promptly Hours: 11-5 daily Location: Claremont Forum 586 W First St, Claremont CA Postmarked 2010 events are free and open to public, except for what you purchase. For more information contact Anne anniearts2003@yahoo.com. See you at the Post Office!!

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Anonymous said...

Ann Seltzer, who is the organizer of this event, was pleased that you put this on your web. It has wonderful mail art from all over the world! The exhibit is in a great gallery space. A lot of people come to see the event and they do bid. Local papers give a lot of good coverage. Thanks from Ann! cheers, D

(hey)Jude said...

Happy to spread the word. Since I have readership all over the world, it might stimulate additional international submissions!

Vanessa said...

Just now getting around to sharing it on Facebook ~ will blog og Arts later.