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 Suzanne Jarvis on December 22, 2017 at 7:06pm

Comment by Suzanne Jarvis on December 22, 2017 at 7:06pm

Comment by Bruno Cassaglia on December 1, 2017 at 10:57pm

Comment by Bruno Cassaglia on December 1, 2017 at 10:56pm

Bel titolo!  posterò qualcosa

Comment by Yayoi S.W. on September 23, 2017 at 10:14pm
Sending mine back to you this week, Diana.
Comment by Bruno Cassaglia on August 24, 2017 at 8:06pm

La Mail Art Oggi confluisce nel Web!  la nuova Mail art è WEB ART!


Comment by Bruno Cassaglia on August 24, 2017 at 8:05pm
Comment by Chris Wells on July 29, 2017 at 12:06am

Definitely interested. I sent you a friend request so I can message you my address.

Comment by Ficus strangulensis on June 21, 2017 at 3:23pm

Hello, Diana. I've started using a DSLR when there's something on my screensaver which I can't capture using the screen captor software. I think the files are 3-meg JPGs.

Comment by Diana Hale on June 21, 2017 at 3:13pm

Hi, Terry, yes, I have it.  Apologies to everyone, I have quite some catching up to do but I hope to get caught up shortly.  I will keep you posted.  Some of the pages were too big for my scanner, so I need to figure out what to do.  Thanks for your patience and understanding.


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