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Are you addicted?Do you have a problem?Here at the collage club we can help you.A problem shared is a problem halved .A virtual COLLAGIST ANONYMOUS. This is the place to post all your collagescollaborations & cut n paste madness ...Who is your favourite collage artist?What glue do you favour?Have you found your scissors yet?(True collage addicts will understand this last question...)ALL ARE WELCOME JOIN TODAYSee More
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A mail art celebration of the Year of the Monkey, 8 Feb 2016 - 27 Jan 2017.All formats of mail art are welcome.Please send to:Phillip Lerche877 South 3rd StreetColumbus OH 43206USAAll mail art will be documented on line at See More
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In honor of my artist brother's 60th birthday, I am hosting a mail art call like the one I did for my 60th, in 2012 (The Year of the Golden Rabbit).Send mail art on the theme of The Chinese Year of the Red Fire Monkey to:Tom Atkins c/o Carla Crypticto the address listed below betweennow and the end of January 2017The documentation will be on Flickr in the album Year of the Red Fire Monkey (go to to get to that album)Listen to my song with alanatomic called…See More
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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 (2011-2014, 2015 five Chicago Fluxfests!) and NYC; and at Roanoke VA MAF and now, AfterMAF annual events, plus the occasional Minneapolis gigs via Musicmaster and/or 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.
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C Mehrl Bennett
137 Leland Ave.
Columbus OH 43214

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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…


Letter started, never finished or mailed, to mailartist Lon Spiegelman from 1985:

Posted on June 27, 2015 at 10:46pm 3 Comments

Dear Spiegelman,

I don't really know that the mailart community is all that interested in our live little mailart product, but since you made such a big deal out of Ben Bennett's birth when guest editing Judith Hoffberg's Umbrella newsletter, I can understand how you might want to follow up on it. Your son, Lon, is one of the main events of your life, so you can appreciate Ben's impact on us. Yet I tell you, the majority of artists I meet in the live social scene of Columbus…


Documentation for THE 70 PROJECT

Posted on October 16, 2012 at 12:15pm 0 Comments

As The 70 Project winds down, I count mailart receipts from nearly 190 mailartists in 22 countries!

The Oct. 12 deadline (John M. Bennett's 70th birthday) has come&gone.

THANKYOU ALL & an address list of pARTicipants will follow soon!

Documentation and links to video and Facebook photo albums from the 70th Birthday performance of John's poetry

and the release party in Ohio for THE LAST VISPO visual poetry anthology and for the CD: Pico Modolo



The 70 Project

Posted on August 13, 2012 at 5:30pm 3 Comments

PLEASE send mailart on the theme of 70 and/or John M Bennett to:

The 70 Project c/o C Mehrl Bennett

137 Leland Ave

Columbus OH 43214


John is a well known experimental poet and visual poet, head of Luna Bisonte Prods, and will be turning 70 mid-October 2012. John likes…


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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!

At 7:55pm on April 19, 2016, Celestino Neto said…

Convocatória 2st Edition of Engraving Post

At 4:56pm on March 16, 2016, stripygoose said…

You're on the 365 list - thanks for joining in, friend!

At 11:14pm on July 20, 2015, Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) said…

Thank you for the collab  calligraphics and goodies!

blogged here:

At 6:21am on June 29, 2015, Joe McCarthy said…

Hello!  i saw your comment about pig dada and now i can't find it anywhere?  where is this project going on?  

At 5:11am on June 27, 2015, Thomas Brown said…

Hullo there. Yes I saw you two there, but wasn't feeling social. I kept thinking about saying hi, but never got into gear.

At 3:50am on April 17, 2015, vizma bruns said…

Cool!! The mail made it to you...I can't remember what I sent, but glad you liked it. I'm getting worse and worse at documenting stuff, hope I don't end up sending the same stuff to you over and over, ha! C you around!

At 8:10pm on April 2, 2015, Tamara C said…
At 7:33pm on March 23, 2015, Mary Disney said…

Hi Mehri! Thanks for friending me. Maybe I'll get active here. Over a quarter of a century ago I learned about mail art and was active for awhile, but not so much, these days. Hey! In answer to your questions on google, I am from Des Moines, Iowa, went to the U for graduate school in the multimedia studio with Hans Breder. Now it's call "Intermedia". I was involved with the Fluxus people when they visited in the mid-'80s. I worked with Eric Andersen and Alison Knowles, and met Dick Higgins when I traveled to New York with Eric. Yes, I was one of Eric's many loving "ports". I did have a strong affinity for fluxus, even before I met Alison and Eric and Dick, but don't identify as fluxus now. I'm very happy to keep in touch with you, Visual Mom. Where in Iowa did you grow up? 




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