POSTMARKED 2009: Call for Mail Art Submissions

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POSTMARKED 2009: Call for Mail Art Submissions

Time: March 16, 2009 at 6pm to May 25, 2009 at 4pm
Location: The Claremont Forum, The Packing House
Street: 586 W First Street
City/Town: Claremont CA
Website or Map: http://www.postmarked2009.blo…
Phone: 909-624-8424
Event Type: mail, art, exhibition, and, fundraiser, silent, auction
Organized By: Anne Seltzer
Latest Activity: Apr 16, 2009

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Event Description

Call for Artwork

Fifth Annual International Art Envelope Fundraiser Exhibition and
Silent Auction
June 1-7, 2009

Requesting your original mail art for display and sale to raise funds
for The Claremont Forum's Prison Library Project, which sends
thousands of books free to inmates throughout the country. Hundreds
of volunteers package books (donated to the Project by our local
community), which are then mailed in response to inmate letters
requesting reading material while incarcerated. For many years, The
Claremont Forum received these requests in hand-illustrated envelopes
created by the prisoners who sent them. It is in this tradition that
we present POSTMARKED as our very appropriate fundraiser.

Please join us for this international event! Your mail art may be
painted, stamped, collaged, printed, and/or otherwise decorated or
constructed. It may be any shape and size that will go through the
mail and receive an official postmark. It may get worn or torn
through the mail, but the handling process is an important part of
the theme.. Only the side with the postmark can be displayed, due to
space limitations, but the art doesn't have to be limited to that
side. You may include any message inside the envelope, which will be
opened only by the person who purchases the art envelope.

All POSTMARKED 2009 entries will be on display at the Claremont Forum
for a week, during which time visitors may place silent auction bids.
All sales proceeds go to the Prison Library Project. You
may submit more than one piece… and begin sending now!

Please address your art to:
Postmarked 2009
Prison Library Project
112 Harvard #303
Claremont CA 91711

Submissions must arrive by May 25, 2009

To learn more about Postmarked 2009 please visit

To view POSTMARKED 2008 Entries and Exhibition please visit

To learn more about the Prison Library Project and the Claremont Forum please visit

Exhibit: June 1-7, 2009
The Claremont Forum
586 W First Street (in the Packing House)
Claremont CA

Hours: noon-4 daily
Public Reception: Fri June 5, 5-9pm
Auction ends Sunday June 7, 5pm

For more information please contact Anne @
Art Work Studio (909) 624-8424 or email anniearts2003@

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