My interest in mail art started by accident. I was working the streets of Toronto as a bicycle courier to finance courses at art college. During my down time between deliveries I'd occupy myself by drawing on scrapes of card stock. It was around the summer of '94 when a close friend of mine moved to Bermuda to start his apprenticeship as a chef. I began mailing these drawings to him and my mailing list grew from there. It simply started with people I knew. I wasn't even aware of the mail art community at large, until '98 when I participated in my first international exchange.
My Mail-Adress (snail and/or E-mail)
113 B Main St. East
North Bay, ON P1B 1A9
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Send 18 works of size 14.8 X 21 cm (A5 vertical), numbered and signed,
for making up a series of volumes with different artists in each. Each
volume will contain a minimum of 14 artworks, one per artist. Modify
each copy in order to make them unique originals. All techniques:
printings, drawings, paintings, photographs, collages...
Each participant will receive a volume.
Deadline: october, 2010.
Send your art works to:
General Sanjurjo, 62 - 2º
15006 A Coruña
Galicia - España/Spain
Since it's a commercial gallery with overhead I suppose it's a sort of registration fee to help cover expenses....not too steep. The 5X7 board standardizes everything I guess (not sure if that's good or bad)
Just thought it fit in well with your interests.
The 6th World's Poetry Festival 2009 will take place on june and july as a tribute to a venezuelan Poet named Juan Calzadilla (National Prize of Plastic Arts 1996).
This event will be sponsored by Ministerio del Poder Popular para la Cultura and Casa Nacional de las Letras Andrés Bello, so my art archive willheld:
THE 5th INTERNATIONAL ENCOUNTER OF VISUAL POETRY
OPEN NOTIFICATION – NO SELECTION – NO JURY
Everything received will be exhibited – Documentation [to all of you].
Everything sent will be part of the MAIL ART ARCHIVE KEYLA HOLMQUIST.
All the material has to be mailed to:
ARCHIVO DE ARTE CORREO
Apartado Postal 326
Estado Aragua VENEZUELA
DEADLINE MAY 31,st 2009
All the material should be sent perfectly packed in order to prevent damage and with a copy of a data card, stuck on the back of the package.
DRAWING, PAINTING, GRAPHIC, PHOTOGRAPHY, ARTIST SEALS, COPY-ART, EXPERIMENTAL ART.
Measures UP TO A4 MAXIMUM. The base or pedestal needed should be provided by the artist.
POETRY, FREE VERSE OR RHYME, PROSE, NARRATIVE, ESSAY, STORIES.
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