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A Call for Artistamp creators at Chaska, Minnesota

June 12, 2019 at 6pm to August 12, 2019 at 7pm
I am looking for those who love creating Artistamps as much as i do! This is my first attempt at creating a quarterly Artistamp zine/book dedicated only to Artistamps.  If you are interested in sending me your Artistamps send to 240 Cherita Drive, Chaska MN, 55318 All participants will receive a 8x10 bound color copy. My hope is to emulate the likes of ISCA quarterly (i am a huge fan of it and Louise Neaderland!!) Send full pages, individual stamps, any shape, size, whatever you enjoy doing!…See More
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"Binder Two of my Artistamp Archive D - Z will be going to The OSU Special Collections & Rare Books Library under the auspices of the Avant Writing Collection [TWO artistamp binders plus my entire mailart archive will be picked up Sept. 11th…"
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"The question below has been answered by the creator of this stamp - It's by Ed Giecek, who did at least five stamps in honor of Neil Young. Best RegARTs, C"
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"Mike, I'm trying to identify the creator of this artistamp, which might also be a rubberstamp image. Could it be yours? Or perhaps a collab you did with Joel Cohen? - ThnX in advance, and if any others here at IUOMA have an idea, please…"
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Why I am involved in Mail-Art:
I'm enjoy sharing my art and having an artist/poet support network which is more important to my creativity then institutional attention, which is often more stifling then supportive. These days, mail-art is more the NORM for me then the creation of art objects. I've been working more in 2-D with graphics software anyway, and that is well suited to creating small book editions and mailart multiples. My spouse, John M. Bennett, and I were able to meet Clemente Padin & other Latin American visual poets/ experimental writers in 2008 in Montevideo Uruguay, and to enjoy Paris France with Nicolas Carras and Alan Revich for a week. In 2009 we presented visual poetry in Mexico City at the X Bieniel, and since then also at Montevideo, UR and Buenos Aires, AR. In 2011, flux fests enabled us to perform fluxus scores in Chicago (between 2011-2017 six Chicago Fluxfests!) and NYC; and at Roanoke VA MAF and now, AfterMAF annual events, plus the occasional Minneapolis gigs via Musicmaster and MN Book Arts events. I've became more involved with artist stamps when I helped Ginny Lloyd to research/edit articles for a book about 30 women artistamp creators who've contributed to her artistamp archive. It is listed at Around the same time (end of Sept.'12) Fantagraphics released The Last Vispo (1998-2009) for which I'm one of four contributing editors. Both those editing opportunities came about because of a desire to stay active and involved with the network.
My Mail-Adress (snail and/or E-mail)
C Mehrl Bennett
137 Leland Ave.
Columbus OH 43214

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Posted on June 22, 2018 at 6:21pm 1 Comment

Yesterday, June 21, 2018, MOBIUS posted our documentation of FluxmaZZ performance, which took place at Portage Park, Chicago, as part of Chicago Fluxfest. But also look at other posts that are being put up all during this month of June - especially look at the Dada Nurse events that happened earlier this month on Staten Island.

Collab by Vizma Bruns and C Mehrl Bennett

Posted on May 11, 2018 at 10:09pm 1 Comment

May 11, 2018

Scanning & Sharing Mailart here or on Facebook platform

Posted on April 16, 2018 at 5:06pm 7 Comments

I put more weight on a reply via snail mail than on any kind of online documentation by the recipient of my mailart. And I hope my mailart contacts are not offended when I do not scan and document online the mailart they send to me. I am old-school in that regard. Though occasionally I might scan & post mailart I receive, it's only done on a whim, not with any regularity.


Posted on January 18, 2017 at 4:18pm 1 Comment

Mailart Spreadsheet Documentation

Posted on March 15, 2016 at 8:55pm 3 Comments

Per spreadsheet documentation I've maintained the past 13 months: Approximately 50 mail artists correspond with me with an average of 7 exchanges per contact during that same period. (There were many exchanges I did not average in, because only one or two exchanges occurred in this period, which may've been submissions to M.A. exhibits/projects; also, I threw out the highest exchange mail artist, Otto Sherman, for purposes of averaging m.a. exchanges.) 

This spreadsheet…


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At 3:23pm on April 8, 2019, jon foster said…

I have no moniker, just boring Jon.

At 7:46pm on April 4, 2019, Sabela Baña said…

Thanks Catherine.

At 9:32pm on September 8, 2018, Bill Porter said…

Hi Mehrl,

I also remember times gone past. Thanks for the friend-vite. My best to you *and* your spouse!

~Bill Porter @ The Olathe Poste

At 6:38pm on April 16, 2018, Bruno Cassaglia said…

Ciao bella immagine con cappello " compleanno artistico 2017!  ti abbraccio . b

At 10:43pm on March 7, 2018, Sabela Baña said…

Thanks. I Received you wonderfull mail. Tomorrow I send you my mail art. Please when I received send  e-mail. 

At 6:49pm on March 1, 2018, Sabela Baña said…

Thanks. I hope you mail art. My adress. Sabela Baña

C/Posse nº 28-1º E

   15009 A Coruña


At 4:14am on June 16, 2017, Bob Jones said…
At 4:12am on June 16, 2017, Bob Jones said…
Greetings...If of interest
At 10:24am on April 11, 2017, Carina said…

Hello Visual Mom! Greetings from Finland. :)

At 8:06pm on June 17, 2016, stripygoose said…

Thanks for the fluxfest Chicago card and for announcing bird's safe arrival. Check out the other arrivals here bird arrivals blog

The next 365 project is just starting the chicken series

Thanks for being part of the project!




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