The Mail Art Experiment


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 (, 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  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.

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Comment by Angie on April 22, 2017 at 1:50pm

Hi Diana! Thanks for sending the very cool vintage notes! I'll get busy with it ...

Comment by Angie on April 3, 2017 at 9:23pm

Hi Diana. If you still have some left, I'd love to participate!

Angie Cope

225 S. Summit Dr

Port Washington WI 53074

Comment by Jan Hodgman on March 31, 2017 at 9:10pm

Big time YES! Looks intriguing.....

Jan Hodgman

3619 W. 4th St.

ANacortes, WA 98221

Comment by Diana Hale on March 14, 2017 at 6:36pm

Hi, Everyone!  You should have a page on the way to you today.  Please let me know if you don't get one in the next couple of weeks (if you are in the US, it should arrive by Friday).  Thanks!

Comment by Richard BAUDET on March 14, 2017 at 10:41am

hello Diana ..... please,send me your sheet ,to "experimente "..; then after alterate it

i will send it to you .  Am I right ?

Richard Baudet,  298 Ave. de Montolivet ,  13012 Marseille, FR

I wait ............

Comment by Ti Ar Raden on March 13, 2017 at 10:18am

Ti Ar Raden

BP 40117

FR-93622 Aulnay-sous-Bois



Comment by stripygoose on March 10, 2017 at 8:23am
Or maybe a collage of three / four pieces for the cover piece?
Thank you for organising such an intriguing project, and a souvenir mag is a cool idea.
Comment by Keith S. Chambers on March 10, 2017 at 3:27am

Sounds fantastic. Do you still have room enough on that list for this

ol' child?

Comment by on March 9, 2017 at 12:48am

A magazine would be fantastic! It seems less common to have such a keepsake from shows or mail art calls, such a great thing to treasure and archive. I would happily pay for a copy. Thank you Diana for this project, I'm looking forward to participating.... I think may be as curator you could choose what you like for a cover or postcards from what comes back to you. 

Comment by Diana Hale on March 8, 2017 at 10:35pm

Thanks everyone!  I have labels typed up and the pages should go out next week.  I have been thinking of creating a magazine from all of the finished pieces that could be printed on demand (I wouldn't make any money off of it, if you wanted a copy, you could order one for less than $10).  Is that something anyone would be interested in?

Which leads to my second question of the day.  I think it would be wonderful to have a piece of artwork that incorporated the title to be used as the magazine cover and cropped to 4x6 for promotional postcards for the show.  Would anyone be interested in creating a cover/postcard piece?  I would be happy to send a second page so that you wouldn't be denied the opportunity to participate in the main portion of the project as well.


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