MAIL ART CALL by Bianca Tangande "Flower"

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MAIL ART CALL by Bianca Tangande "Flower"

Time: July 1, 2018 to August 31, 2018
Location: Etaloge in the Art Factory Wtwee
Street: Art and Advice, Boschveldweg 465, 5211 VK
City/Town: Den Bosch, The Netherlands
Event Type: exhibition
Organized By: Bianca Tangande
Latest Activity: Jul 13, 2018

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MAIL ART CALL by Bianca Tangande:
Send as many of your “flower” postcards as you wish (either in drawing or handmade graphics) for the Vicki Brown house in Den Bosch for people who have cancer. The Vicki Brown house, with the helping hand of many volunteers, gives every guest with cancer a chance to take a happy postcard home.
Vicki Brown was a beautiful singer who raised awareness of cancer before her death.
Bianca said: "Since being diagnosed with cancer from November 2017 and I have received many flowers and colourful flower cards at home, it helped me to go through this difficult time. As an artist I have a wish; to give other cancer patients this kind of gift from National and International artists".
Theme: Flower
Deadline: June 15, 2018
Size: postcard (9cmx13cm)
All works will be exhibited at Etaloge in the Art Factory Wtwee, from July 1 to August 31, 2018. Free of charge.
Send your mail art postcards to:
Artist Bianca Tangande, Art and Advice, Boschveldweg 465, 5211 VK Den Bosch, The Netherlands.

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Comment by Janys oliveira on July 7, 2018 at 2:58am

Vai ter lista dos artistas que mandaram os postais? Espero que o meu tenha chegado a tempo para  a exposição.  Agradecida

Comment by J on July 7, 2018 at 2:45am


I hope this was a good day for Bianca. 

I just saw facebook photos of the flower cards all attached to each other. Looks amazing. I am rarely on facebook and don't really want to be sucked in so is there another place where we can see our flower cards and the exhibit in action? 

I just wanted to ask just in case...



Comment by Georgia Grigoriadou on July 4, 2018 at 8:49am

Dear friends,

Bianca said "....

..many thanks to my dear dreamteam: Veerle Dijsselbloem and Kathy Hoyer.

Work in progress:
Etaloge Flower( Wtwee art factory Den Bosch, the Netherlands) presentation of 323 flowercards from artist National and International, elderly - and children flower cards too! 
Next weekend when I can walk again, I will make and send you some detail close- up pict. and a short video of flower cards, thanks also to my lovely daughter Veerle who will help me again by climbing in the lodge. *Selfie picture and other pictures are from Veerle and Kathy."

Please, to see more about the exhibition, visit:,

Comment by Georgia Grigoriadou on June 25, 2018 at 6:31am

ETALOGE juli-aug
1 juli t/m 31 augustus 2018

SHOW LODGE WITH ‘FLOWERS’ : text by Paula Kouwenhoven
The former porter’ s lodge of the art workshop Willem II Den Bosch has duly been transformed to an interior showcase for art, a show lodge. There are regular small exhibitions to be seen by artists who use the show lodge.
During the summer months of July and August 2018 a special presentation will be held there with the colourful title:
A large number of national and international visual artists, not connected to the Willem II, created special cards with flowers as the central topic. In all sorts of forms and colours and different materials. Minimalistic and headstrong cards, to tasteful and realistic.
Flowers are a boosting feast for the eye. The porter’s lodge is filled with such abundancy of flowers it is almost a flower festival. We unintentionally get associated with the flower island Madeira and the Festa da Flor in Girona.
In art flowers always create a festive atmosphere. In 2017 the Grand Palace in Paris regaled us with her exhibition ‘Jardins’ (Gardens) with a survey on floral themes of famous visual artists. We name Claude Monet as the most important painter of flowers and plants. He himself says he owes his pictorial art to flowers. Yet in the same context we can’ t forget the other grand masters such as Van Gogh, Matisse, Renoir, Klimt and Kandinsky.
Even music and ballet are closely linked to flowers. Let’s consider Tchaikovsky’s Flower Waltz and the Danish composer Holger Paulli’s ballet music ‘ Flower Festival in Genzano’.
Also the world’s largest Flower Parade comes to mind, held in Zudert, Van Gogh’s birthplace, on September 2 and 3.
The flower cards in this exhibition all have originated especially for those affected by cancer. It is every artist’s wish that the beauty of each flower’s calyx and crown may give to all the strength, that nature will keep abiding within their soul. Later a selection of cards will be donated to the Vicki Brown House in Den Bosch, where people with cancer can participate in relaxation activities, follow informative lectures and are offered workshops in a homely unpressured atmosphere and a hospitable welcome with a cup of coffee or tea.
The singer Vicki Brown, who died in 1991, also found strength in nature. Not only for herself but also for us who stay behind. She sings:
Time for me to go now, I won’ t say good-bye.
Look for me in rainbows.
Just look for me and love me
as you know I love you.
( translation: Patrizia de Rachewiltz)

Inleidende tekst ETALOGE juli-aug
1 juli t/m 31 augustus 2018: 
Paula Kouwenhoven dir. World Art Delft.
Claude Monet `Agapanthus´

Comment by Georgia Grigoriadou on June 8, 2018 at 8:19am

Dear friends,

Bianca's condition is very serious!

She wants to thank you for more than 300 post cards she has received.

She said: "I had no time to put the latest wonderfull cards on face book Flowercard album......... dear artists vriends Nora Beatens and Kathy Hoyer will help to make the Flower presentation Etaloge juli/aug. They have my instructions... I am thinking to give the many funny childrenflower cards to the Princes Maxima center for 600 children with cancer. It was lately opend in Utrecht and the Queen Maxima did the opening".

Comment by J on June 7, 2018 at 8:05am

Thanks Georgia!

Comment by Georgia Grigoriadou on June 6, 2018 at 10:48am

Dear J.

Bianca will be very happy to get your beautiful card!

Please, sent it to her!

Comment by J on June 6, 2018 at 12:06am

Hello Bianca,

Vicki's story is beautiful. I'm glad you shared it with us. 

I just spent some time creating a postcard for cancer patients and your exhibit. It's a collage made of cellophane sheets, tissue paper, markers, colored pencil, and magazine pages. 

The thing is it measures around 13cm x 18cm (a little over what you asked for which I had forgotten to check).

Please let me know if you can still use and I will mail it off (I'm here in Los Angeles so it might take a while). 



PS. If you can't, no worries. I can put it another good use.  

Comment by Georgia Grigoriadou on May 27, 2018 at 9:07pm

by Hellie

Comment by Georgia Grigoriadou on May 27, 2018 at 9:05pm

by Giovanni and Renata from Ravenna, Italy

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