Event Details


Time: June 3, 2018 at 2pm to August 24, 2018 at 8pm
Location: Upstairs Arts Space
Street: 4601 N. High St. Suite 200
City/Town: Columbus, Ohio, USA
Website or Map: http://www.whitneyandventola.…
Event Type: mail, art, exhibition
Organized By: chris wells
Latest Activity: Jul 31, 2018

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Event Description

Please send visual poetry, however you define and practice it, for inclusion in VISPOSTAL, an exhibition to celebrate visual poetry in mail art. All forms of visual poetry are welcome, including but not limited to concrete poetry, typewriter art, asemic writing, calligraphy, found poetry, erasure poetry or other altered texts, and mixed-media works incorporating words, letters, and/or writing. Any technique welcome. 2-dimensional, A4/letter-sized or smaller preferred. No jury, no fees, no returns. Please no obscenity or overtly political/religious content. Documentation of the event, including a list of contributors, will be posted online (IUOMA-Ning and Facebook).

Please send up to three individual works to the following address, with “VISPOSTAL” written somewhere on your envelope/postcard or on the back of your artwork:

C. Wells
P.O. Box 230
Worthington, OH 43085-0230

The opening will be June 3, 2018, at the Upstairs Arts Space (4601 N. High St. Suite 200, Columbus, Ohio, USA). The works will be hung through July 2018.

Your work must be received by May 26, 2018, to be included.

More information about the Upstairs Arts Space:


The following artists have contributed to this event:

John M. Bennett (USA)
C. Mehrl Bennett (USA)
Pietro Romano Matarrese (Italy)
Petra Schulze-Wollgast (Germany)
Lorenz Mueller-Morenius (Germany)
Tiina Kainulainen (Finland)
Mikel Untzilla (Spain)
Clemente Padin (Uruguay)
Carl Baker (Canada)
Kyle Flemmer (Canada)
Rosalie Gancie (USA)
Sacha Archer (Canada)
Cynthia Morrison (USA)
Ilmar (Estonia)
José Rufino (Brazil)
Antonio Cares (Chile)
Silvia Soares Boyer (USA)
Daniel C. Boyer (USA)
Lars Schumacher (Germany)
Hugo Pontes (Brazil)
Jan Theuninck (Belgium)
Richard Baudet (France)
Paul Thaddeus Lambert (USA)
Cinzia Farina (Italy)
David Kjellin (Sweden)
Willie Marlowe (USA)
Roberto Scala (Italy)
Fatima Queiroz (Brazil)
Michael Orr (USA)
C. Petry (USA)
Reed Altemus (USA)
Scott Helmes (USA)
Dawn Nelson Wardrope (Scotland)
Johannes S. H. Bjerg (Denmark)
Billy Bob Beamer (USA)
Ficus strangulensis (USA)
Rafael González (Spain)
Anissa Redjem (France)
Kay Sobjack (USA)
Jennifer Weigel (USA)
Jim Leftwich (USA)
Private World (USA)
Keiichi Nakamura (Japan)
Ptrzia (TICTAC) (Germany)
Thomas M. Cassidy/Musicmaster (USA)
Sharon Silverman (USA)
Richard Canard (USA)
Daniel de Culla (Spain)
Dona Mayoora (USA)
Nancy Bell Scott (USA)
MP Landis (USA)
Borderline Grafix (USA)
Steve Dalachinsky (USA)
Susan Olcott (USA)
Keith S. Chambers (USA)
Sabela Baña (Spain)
Ruud Janssen (Netherlands)
David Drum (USA)
Brinkinfield (Great Britain)
Rita Bourland (USA)
Lisa Berg (USA)
Eberhard Janke (Germany)
Stephen Nelson (Scotland)
Katerina Nikoltsou (Greece)
Claire Dinsmore (USA)
David Chirot (USA)
Bruno Chiarlone (Italy)

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Comment by Sabela Baña on June 2, 2018 at 3:14pm

Chris Wells :Thanks. I´m happy you received my works.

Comment by chris wells on June 2, 2018 at 3:44am

Thanks to everyone for their contributions! Sabela, Ruud, and Daniel - I received your contributions, FYI. I will be posting more documentation online, much of it in the form of video, and the links will be shared on IUOMA and the Facebook event. I have just hung everything I have received in the gallery, and it is quite stunning.

Comment by Sabela Baña on May 21, 2018 at 4:44pm

Chris Wells, Thanks. All right I send it Today. I hope arrived soon.

Comment by Maria José Silva - Mizé on May 21, 2018 at 3:31pm

Boa tarde:

Lamento mas o prazo é muito reduzido para criar e enviar.
Desejo sucesso para o Evento.
Saudações criativas.

Comment by chris wells on May 21, 2018 at 2:56pm

Sabela, if you have something to mail, please send it today. I'll keep an eye out for it. Let's not discuss email quite yet. :)

Comment by Sabela Baña on May 20, 2018 at 7:21pm

It can be sent by e-mail. Because it takes from Spain and if it is sent on Monday 21 May it does not arrive on May 26. Thank you

Comment by Ruud Janssen on May 20, 2018 at 6:37am

Something is on its way!

Comment by chris wells on May 17, 2018 at 4:06am

Hello IUOMA - There are 10 days until the deadline, and so far there are 42 contributors, which is already many more than I had anticipated. Thanks for those of you who have sent me art for this project, and thanks in advance to those who will.

Comment by Daniel de Culla on May 13, 2018 at 8:38pm

Lovely¡, and Blessed Be¡

Comment by chris wells on April 17, 2018 at 7:52pm

I am excited to announce that the Vispostal opening will include a reading/performance by two noted poets and artists who have long been involved in mail art, John M. Bennett and C. Mehrl Bennett! They need no introduction here, but see below anyway:

John M. Bennett has published over 400 books and chapbooks of poetry and other materials. He has published, exhibited and performed his word art worldwide in thousands of publications and venues. He was editor and publisher of LOST AND FOUND TIMES (1975-2005), and is Founding Curator of the Avant Writing Collection at The Ohio State University Libraries. Richard Kostelanetz has called him “the seminal American poet of my generation”.

C. Mehrl Bennett is an artist, visual poet, writer/poet, associate editor of Luna Bisonte Prods, performer/writer/pARTicipant in fluxus and works with audio, video, intermedia, digital art, found objects, assemblage, and traditional art materials. She lives in Columbus OH with her poet spouse, John M. Bennett, and they enjoy traveling to participate in art/poetry/flux events.

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