jim leftwich
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Dec 4, 2018
Keith S. Chambers left a comment for jim leftwich
"OMG Jim, you're the 101st person on my IUOMA "friends" list.* I've tried very hard to keep it at 100 or below, but I couldn't say no to you and there's nobody on that list that I want to nix [today] . . . I've…"
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Feb 3, 2018
jim leftwich commented on chris wells's event VISPOSTAL
"no overtly political content? but the history of vispo in mail art is intensely and pervasively political. and we can only hope that the future will be similar. it is 2018, and this show will be in the united states. you should insist on political…"
Feb 2, 2018
jim leftwich is attending chris wells's event

VISPOSTAL at Upstairs Arts Space

June 3, 2018 at 2pm to August 1, 2018 at 12am
Please send visual poetry, however you define and practice it, for inclusion in VISPOSTAL, an exhibition to celebrate visual poetry in mail art. All forms of visual poetry are welcome, including but not limited to concrete poetry, typewriter art, asemic writing, calligraphy, found poetry, erasure poetry or other altered texts, and mixed-media works incorporating words, letters, and/or writing. Any technique welcome. 2-dimensional, A4/letter-sized or smaller preferred. No jury, no fees, no…See More
Feb 2, 2018

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Mail-Artist since:
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Why I am involved in Mail-Art:
i like the exchange of ideas and creative energy. i like collaborative projects. i like getting things in the mail and then making them available for others to see. i like archiving And recycling.

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Mail Art Call: What Is Participatory Democracy?

Posted on August 5, 2016 at 9:29pm 6 Comments

Mail Art Call: What Is Participatory Democracy?
Organized by Jim Leftwich and Warren Fry
in conjunction with Community High School
What Is Participatory Democracy? In Roanoke, it has taken the forms of shadow school activities, collab fests, anti business-lounge meetings, Philosophy Inc projects and walking tours, micro-histories, salons, mail art exhibits, PROject proJECT events, Art Rat gatherings, festivals, house shows, micropress publishing, network…

Roanoke afterMAF 2016

Posted on July 11, 2016 at 6:23am 0 Comments


organized by Olchar Lindsann, Ralph Eaton & Tomislav Butkovic

Thursday, July 7th @Art Rat Studios

5:30 Ralph Eaton, On the Origins of the Art Rat (Roanoke, Lecture)

6:00 Megan Blafas-Chriss, Baroness Elsa: the DadaMama (Roanoke, Lecture)

7:00 Accidental Seabirds (New Jersey, Touring…


Four questions about asemic writing, #05: Jim Leftwich

Posted on July 25, 2015 at 8:55pm 0 Comments

Responses to Questions about Asemic Writing from Marco Giovenale

  1. Anthologies, exhibits and web pages collect very different kinds of asemic works. Some of them resemble scribbles and calligraphy, so they fit the definition of “writing”. Others do not, since they include recognizable letters and symbols, or abstract art. Do you think…

Roanoke afterMAF 2015

Posted on July 14, 2015 at 12:30am 4 Comments

Roanoke afterMAF 2015

Schedule (organized by Olchar Lindsann)


All Day Starting @Noon:

Micropress Fair / Object Displays & Video Loops

1:00 pm    Olchar Lindsann: Revenant Archive Share-and-tell…


Posted on June 9, 2012 at 6:30pm 1 Comment



In Celebration of the 20th Anniversary year of the Decentralized Networker Congress,

we are organizing a series of events, exhibitions, and actions in 5 locations around the globe.

The Decentralized Networker Congress of 1992, Initially conceived by Networker H.R. Fricker, 

and coordinated by Peter W.…


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At 11:44pm on April 11, 2018, Keith S. Chambers said…

OMG Jim, you're the 101st person on my IUOMA "friends" list.* I've tried very hard to keep it at 100 or below, but I couldn't say no to you and there's nobody on that list that I want to nix [today] . . . I've 86'd a few folks over the years because that's the way I roll, no correspondence [never, ever] coming in and, well, there they go. Maybe more so on Facebook than here. But still . . .

Is that bad of me? No, don't answer that question, I prefer to remain blissful in my ignorance.

*Although, my [personal] mail-out list is huge; of which you've been on for a long while . . . and I constantly send out to random people [not on my mail-out list]. It's just that there's so many mailartists out there [thousands!], this solitary-soul just can't keep up with them all . . . I mean, I have to stop and eat sometime . . . okay then, chin up and feet forward.

Onward and upward . . . be seeing you in the mail.


At 10:19pm on March 19, 2018, Bruno Cassaglia said…
At 10:34am on February 3, 2018, Bruno Cassaglia said…
At 11:22am on July 2, 2017, Bruno Cassaglia said…
At 9:52am on January 16, 2017, Bruno Cassaglia said…
At 12:09am on November 14, 2016, Juan Carlos Vargas said…

I invite you to participate in www.mailartunidosporlapaz.blogspot.com.co

At 7:09pm on April 19, 2016, Celestino Neto said…

Convocatória 2st Edition of Engraving Post

At 9:24am on January 19, 2016, Toni Hanner -- tonipoet said…
jim i see you've joined the Cut Ups group--would it be ok for me to send you a few pieces? (i'd love to exchange with you....) if so, message me your address.
At 11:13am on January 16, 2016, Carlos I. Botana said…


Las Meninas by Diego Velázquez
Size: Free
Technique: Free
Deadline: August 15, 2016
Exhibition: September, 2016
No sales. No jury. No return
The work is publisehed in the "blog": mailartlasmeninasdecanido.blogspot.com
Send your work to:
Carlos I. Botana
C/. Javier López López
Nº 11 - portal 2 - 3º E
15009 - A Coruña - Spain
At 11:40pm on January 3, 2016, Jason C. Motsch said…

Hi Jim!  I posted the wonderful vispo you sent on my iuoma page finally.  Sorry about the long overdue blogging.  Thanks!




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