Back in January I received an ADD&PASS started by C.Canfield, of Santa Fe, NM. This had come via Sue Miller (in Franklin NJ) and Fleur Helsingor (in Oakland CA) and I sent it on to Res Nullius.

I can't find C.Canfield in this IUOMA website. Is this Carol Canfield? Is anyone here in contact with her and know what her likes (and dislikes) in mail art are? When a new name comes up, I usually look at what they've been making and sending out, to at least try and minimise a moment of horror as they open mail from me! 

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Comment by Crystal S on June 2, 2020 at 6:40pm

I received an envelope of these sheets, 4 of them. It was odd to me because they were photocopies of other add & passes. I am glad I know now about this. I had no idea!

Comment by Jennifer Wallace on May 27, 2020 at 6:13pm

Interesting comment, Fleur, about making things into books, because that's what I did with this one started by Carol, and I've done it with other ones, too. But I don't usually post photos of that because I feel it maybe spoils it for the people farther down that ADD&PASS line. Same as I don't post photos here of mail I've made and sent onto someone who I know is an IUOMA member.

With Carol, I had Googled her, but hadn't got very far.

Comment by Fleur Helsingor on May 26, 2020 at 8:29pm

If other artists have made additions to those sheets, I sometimes will bind a single sheet into a little add-and-pass booklet. I've gotten more careful about doing this now, however.

Back to Carol Canfield: not every mail artist is an IOUMA member. I sometimes will use Google or DuckDuckGo to find examples of someone's artwork.

Comment by Fleur Helsingor on May 26, 2020 at 8:09pm

I've started putting Gergel sheets in my paper recycling. I actually wasn't aware of Gergel's history until November 2019, but now I know better.

Just throw those sheets away.

Comment by Jennifer Wallace on May 24, 2020 at 1:46pm

Names in my mail are developing into real people!

Comment by Fleur Helsingor on May 23, 2020 at 7:20pm

Yes, I dropped in at Snap+Share for a short visit. It was a wonderful exhibition and I was glad to see John Held, The Sticker Dude, Joey Patrickt, and several other mail artists that I've met in the mail. 

Speaking of Carol Canfield: when I went to pick up my mail yesterday afternoon, there was an envelope from her containing two completed ATC trio jams and a new set of trio jam starters, along with a short note and some ephemera. She's keeping busy. 

Comment by Jennifer Wallace on May 23, 2020 at 3:19pm

Fleur ... Back in February a friend went to the special event day at Hazel Jones and Mike Leigh's CURIOUS THINGS mail art exhibition in Manchester (UK), came away with the document from the SNAP+SHARE MAIL ART CONGRESS AT SFMOMA, which she's just passed on to me - and I see your name listed as a participant!

Comment by William M on May 23, 2020 at 6:21am

thanks for clearing that up fleur!

Comment by Jennifer Wallace on May 22, 2020 at 9:21pm

Thanks, Fleur!

Comment by Fleur Helsingor on May 22, 2020 at 8:17pm

Yes, "C. Canfield" is Carol Canfield. I've been exchanging ATCs and add-and-pass (A&P) sheets with her for a year or so. She does interesting work and some of it is quite beautiful.

The person who is harassing Allegra Sleep and sending around fake A&Ps is Dennis Gergel, who has a Florida mailing address. As far as I can tell, this particular A&P is not connected to him. 

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