IOUMA MOBA (Museum of Bad Art) Super Competitive Competition has its' first entries!!!!

I am so excited to have received the first entries into this month's contest. The winner will be chosen on the 15th of every month. Open to anyone but it would be nice if you joined the group-please send your bad art to BAD ART 407 S. Liberty St Elgin IL  60120 or you can email it to me at:

This first entry is from our esteemed judge, Valentine Mark. He was very bold to attach his name to this, but the heart shaped mouth would have given it away anyway.

This next entry is from Ipswich. I can NOT figure out who this masterpiece is from. As for most of the pieces I receive, I'm sure I will not find them bad in the least bit. I find this piece thought provoking and haunting in a way. I think it's fantastic and I hope the artist will come forward to claim it. This contest is off to an amazing start.

In the e-submission category we have De Villo Sloan with "DKoldKutz". This has been disqualified by our esteemed judge, but since it is incredibly bad, it deserved to be included here.

Thank you for your wonderful art. I'm sure Valentine Mark will be a very fair judge, and if his piece wins, it will be because it is truly the worst. Bon chance!!

This just in from Vizma Bruns. The title is "A Party Monkey"

great entry from Yves Maraux

and this from Mail Art Martha

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Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on November 10, 2012 at 5:26am

No, he's just pleased to see you.

Comment by vizma bruns on November 9, 2012 at 11:44pm

Is that a hot dog in your pants or...?

Comment by DKeys on November 2, 2012 at 6:57pm

fab submission from Yves  Maraux

Comment by yves maraux on November 1, 2012 at 8:23pm

cultural emission as pollution

The culture footprint, as I have defined it, is the world change metric that we need to be looking at. How Bad is art ? The Culture Footprint of Everything  introduce a new world economie .Global culture trading system has 'essentially collapsed' How much do allocated permits cost? Allocations of permits to emit culture  will be decided on an individual basis, rather than through international allocation plans as at present. If the plans are accepted every would be creator will have to buy their permits to pollute through an auction process from the beginning of theire emission . For these reasons, the total culture footprint of the average European  need a quick culture calculator  in every field .

Comment by yves maraux on November 1, 2012 at 3:45pm

go on folks ! down nevropathicart

Comment by yves maraux on November 1, 2012 at 3:42pm

the potato fair

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on November 1, 2012 at 3:25pm

Following Rebecca's revelation/confession, perhaps we should e labelling this stuff "Bad'n'Sad'n'Mad Art".

(if it wa done by blokes, each piece could be "A Tad of Bad'n'Sad'n'Mad'n'Fad'n'Lads Art"

Comment by DKeys on November 1, 2012 at 1:13pm

I thought it was you Rebecca, but wasn't quite sure. I really love this great editorial piece. I think we have all gotten messages of being 'bad' in general so that rang quite a few bells. The 'bad' thing about all this bad art talk now, is that when I make something that is a total flunk and say it is terrible outloud where my husband can hear, he will say "Yeah, but isn't that the point?" And I have to say, "I wasn't trying to make this bad. "

Comment by Rebecca Guyver on November 1, 2012 at 12:05pm

Oh Diane, I'm sorry to report that the mystery bad mail artist is no other than Bad (miss Becca) Rebecca (Moss) Guyver AKA 'Bad Becky'. The thing is, I realise a few things... for me, truly "Bad Art' is unintentional and often part of the process of experimentation.  I don't mean to make bad art but it happens, and it happens often.  I like to work through bad art and I reckon Bad art becomes 'SAD ART' when the artist does not realise what they are making is BAD.  But it seems to me that Bad Art is often Good Art, and even Exceptional Art depending on who the taste maker is. I didn't want to make something dishonest and I kept going around in circles.  It's easy enough to identify distasteful art - bad art to me, but I found that I wanted to avoid dallying in Mean Art, so fell back on my serious streak and made Literal Bad Art , which seems to be my process sometimes.  What my kids would say is my Bad Sense of Humor.

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on October 31, 2012 at 9:30pm

Come on Suus, try and send in some Bad Mail Art for tis month's competition.

You will see, i think, that it's not at all easy to make BAD Mail Art.

Judge Val


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