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Poetry at Irving Art Association

April 15, 2019 to July 20, 2019
Poetry Send your Poem with or without an illustrationCurated by Junanne Peck / junannepeck@mac.comAll Submissions remain the property of the artistAll submissions will be on display at the Irving Art Association Gallery along with an Art ExhibitFree Theme and TechniqueNo Jury/No Fee/No ReturnsDocumentation: OnlineDeadline: July 20, 2019Reception: September 15, 2019 / 2-4pmLocation: Irving Art Association              1975 Puritan Drive             Irving, TX. 75061 Send all entries to:Junanne…See More
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"I will not reply to your IOUMA friend request, nor to the recent JESUS postcard. You DO seem to have given up art, so you may as well give up mailart too. That is too bad, as Pete at Univ.of Iowa Special Collection had told me last November that…"
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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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Mail-Artist since:
1977
My Website (without http://):
http://cmehrlbennett.wordpress.com/
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 or canvas paintings. 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 again, ten years later, in 2019 we performed in a gallery space in Mexico City. We were invited back to Montevideo, UR to perform at Mundial Poetico and then to present visual poetry in a gallery and presented videos for Video Bardo event in Buenos Aires, AR. In 2011, flux fests enabled us to perform fluxus scores in Chicago (between 2011-2018 seven Chicago Fluxfests!) and in Staten Island & NYC; in Toronto Ontario 2019. During most of that time we also partook in annual Roanoke VA MAF and AfterMAF 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 http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/ginnylloyd. 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

cmehrlbennett@gmail.com

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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

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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.

MAIL ART ACTS

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.) 

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At 6:05pm on July 7, 2019, Mark Rossmiller said…

At 5:51pm on July 7, 2019, Mark Rossmiller said…

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

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At 4:12am on June 16, 2017, Bob Jones said…
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