The Mail Art Experiment

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The Mail Art Experiment

I just unearthed a stack of fantastic pages of handwritten experiments.  Inspired by my love of ledger art and the many talented artist who participated in the Philpott Lake Project (philpottlakeproject.tumblr.com), I am sending out a new mail art call!

So, here is the deal; I will send you a sheet of “the experiment” to alter and send back to me.  I will then scan the pieces and post them to themailartexperiment.tumblr.com.  I hope to also open a physical exhibit in Virginia in the Fall 2018.

I would like to present the mail art in a clean and cohesive manner, so I have a few more rules than last time. I will only be scanning and displaying the pages themselves. I do not plan to post envelopes or any additional pieces of art.  If there is any information that you would like to include (name, date, location, title) please incorporate it into the piece.  I would prefer that the pages remain unfolded, in portrait format and unaltered in size.

Enough rules!  There will be NO RESTRICTIONS on theme, content or medium, just keep in mind that your art may be displayed in a public place.

If you are interested in participating in The Experiment, please join the group and message me your address.  I will send you a page ASAP until I run out.  I have roughly 70 pages, so invite your friends!  This time around, I hope to produce a Thank You mailing early on in the game, so once I receive something from you, be on the lookout for something from me.

Thank you!  I look forward to seeing you in the mail.

Website: http://themailartexperiment.tumblr.com
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Comment by on October 21, 2018 at 4:06am

Woah! They look like fine mail art starter packs, they'll be hooked!

Comment by Diana Hale on October 20, 2018 at 9:04pm

Thanks to  for helping with these.  Sending out mail art started packs to anyone who signed the exhibit guest book and left an address.  I think they look like a lot of fun and I cleaned up my paper stacks a bit.

Comment by Carmela Rizzuto on October 3, 2018 at 10:38pm

Diana--Thanks for posting the comments from the exhibit! 

And thanks to all who participated in the project-- I was inspired by the creativity and playfulness of the entries!

Comment by Carmela Rizzuto on October 3, 2018 at 10:33pm

Stuff for mail art starter kit in the mail today.

Comment by on October 3, 2018 at 9:00pm

Such lovely, appreciative comments!

Comment by Carolyn Cline on October 3, 2018 at 5:10pm

This was great fun all the way around! Wish I could be there to help with the mailart starter packs. I like to spread the word about IUOMA. Just sent mailart to the nurse at my doctor's office and she's all excited to start!

Comment by Norma Soulet on October 3, 2018 at 4:28pm

Thanks Diana for posting the notes from the fans of the exhibit!

What a nice assortment of comments. :)

Thanks again for letting us participate in it.

Comment by Diana Hale on October 3, 2018 at 4:13pm

Notes from your adoring fans.  Thanks everyone!

Comment by on September 24, 2018 at 7:45pm

Thanks for the update Diana, sounds like a successful show. It would be lovely to see some of the comments when you have time and I'll have a look to see what I can tuck in an envelope for your send outs. Thanks again for all you did to make this happen.

Comment by Diana Hale on September 24, 2018 at 4:51pm

The exhibit comes down in a week and we have received lots of great feedback in a little notebook where people have signed in.  Several people have left mailing addresses and I was thinking I might put together "mail art starter packs" will some vintage postcards and stamps and ephemera and maybe a small print or two.  If you have anything to add, please send it my way and I will include it in the mailing.  I am hoping to mail these by October 15th.  I will scan the pages so you can read the comments next week after the exhibit comes down.  Thanks!

 

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