Pacific Northwest Mail Artists

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Pacific Northwest Mail Artists

This group is for mail artists in the northwest corner of the U.S. and British Columbia.  Exchange mail art with your region's artists and maybe meet in person.  We are planning quarterly meetings in the Seattle area where we will make mail art together and share what we are working on, as well as some favorite pieces we have received.  We'll also share tips and techniques.  Put a face to the name on the envelope!

Location: Seattle Area
Members: 7
Latest Activity: Jan 28

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Comment by Amy Candiotti on January 28, 2020 at 8:33am

Possible lunch venues for post-mailart meeting:

Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya
4.5  (1,088) · $$ · Ramen
319 NE Thornton Pl
Casual-chic stop for Tokyo-style noodles
Thai Fusion Bistro
3.7  (145) · $$ · Thai
323 NE Thornton Pl · In Thornton Place
Modern option for classic cooking
Jewel Box Cafe
4.2  (663) · $ · Restaurant
321 NE Thornton Pl · In Thornton Place
Coffeehouse with a fireplace & a patio

Comment by Amy Candiotti on January 28, 2020 at 8:32am

Hello Mailartists!

We have Mailart Congress on 2/3 (Monday) 10am -12:30pm at Northgate Library. (10548 Fifth Ave. N.E. , Seattle, WA 98125).

Here are few thoughts: -If you received awesome or unique mailart, bring to share. -If you have extra mailart or art supplies that you don’t need, bring them to see if someone else can make use of it. Bring them in a shoebox or a bag to share. -Making quick black and white collage postcards together (Yayoi will bring some markers, collage papers etc to share. Bring your glue stick, scissors, rubber stamps, magazines, old book pages, etc.) - let’s decide on next meeting three months out around May time frame. Do you want to contribute showing art ideas we can do together? These are the ideas I can think about...if you have other ideas please add.

Also, as this will be shorter meeting, do you want to go to LUNCH after the meeting? Some suggestions of the restaurants are on the next post. Take a look to see if any of these sounds good to you. They are all close from the Northgate library.

Comment by Esther Artizta on November 18, 2019 at 11:31pm

Thanks for starting the group. I've enjoyed our meetings. I look forward to meeting other mail artists in the PNW. I haven't posted on IUOMA lately. However, I am posting on Mail Art365: 

https://www.mailart365.com/author/estherartizta/ 

Comment by Amy Candiotti on November 15, 2019 at 7:28am

Carmen - thanks for the links!  And welcome to the group.

Comment by Carmela Rizzuto on November 14, 2019 at 6:24pm

Thanks for organizing this group. I don't qualify as a member by definition of PNW, but I do visit the area. Who knows? I may stop in to visit with the group. My next visit is to check out the Confluence Project--I'm a big fan of Maya Lin's installations.

https://www.confluenceproject.org/river-sites/

https://www.confluenceproject.org/about-confluence/?section=maya-lin

Comment by Megan on November 13, 2019 at 1:06am
Thanks for making this group Amy!! Apologies I’ve been out of the mail art game for too long. Too much work travel. Heading to Colombia next week. I’ll try to get something out to you one of these days! Hope to make some nice PNW art friends here!
Comment by Jan Hodgman on November 12, 2019 at 11:49pm

It's so fun to meet in person people we've corresponded with for years, in some cases. Hope to connect with more PNW folk.

 

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