The Mail Art Experiment


The Mail Art Experiment

I just unearthed a stack of fantastic pages of handwritten experiments.  Inspired by my love of ledger art and the many talented artist who participated in the Philpott Lake Project (, I am sending out a new mail art call!

So, here is the deal; I will send you a sheet of “the experiment” to alter and send back to me.  I will then scan the pieces and post them to  I hope to also open a physical exhibit in Virginia in the Fall 2018.

I would like to present the mail art in a clean and cohesive manner, so I have a few more rules than last time. I will only be scanning and displaying the pages themselves. I do not plan to post envelopes or any additional pieces of art.  If there is any information that you would like to include (name, date, location, title) please incorporate it into the piece.  I would prefer that the pages remain unfolded, in portrait format and unaltered in size.

Enough rules!  There will be NO RESTRICTIONS on theme, content or medium, just keep in mind that your art may be displayed in a public place.

If you are interested in participating in The Experiment, please join the group and message me your address.  I will send you a page ASAP until I run out.  I have roughly 70 pages, so invite your friends!  This time around, I hope to produce a Thank You mailing early on in the game, so once I receive something from you, be on the lookout for something from me.

Thank you!  I look forward to seeing you in the mail.

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Comment by stripygoose on August 24, 2018 at 1:03am
Beautifully designed and presented - thanks for letting us all take part! :>)
Comment by Keith S. Chambers on August 23, 2018 at 9:54pm

A brilliant exhibition, from inception to fruition. Undoubtedly, Diana rocks.

Thank you Diana, for allowing us all to be part of your experiment.

Comment by Terry Owenby on August 23, 2018 at 5:39pm

Wow! This is excellent! You did a beautiful job! 

Comment by Janys oliveira on August 22, 2018 at 5:39pm

Aeee uhuuu

Comment by Diana Hale on August 22, 2018 at 4:48pm

A few photos from yesterday, set up went smoothly and we had lots of visitors.  Thank you all!

Comment by Maria Nekrasova on August 19, 2018 at 11:26pm

Hi Diana,

Title:  Current forces 

by Maria Nekrasova (MaNe) 

Original title was: Experiment 4 continued II (Concurrent forces initially) 

Comment by on August 19, 2018 at 10:35am

Hi Diana, I'm not sure if I gave it a title, so if I didn't I'd like.... The result was not as expected. 

Comment by Diana Hale on August 19, 2018 at 1:51am

Hi, everyone!

I am putting the final touches on the show and I have one last request.  If you have a title, please send me a message (I have found a few while packing pieces up), otherwise I will use your experiment number of you have one for the artist list.  Also, please let me know if you think I might not be presenting your name as you would like it and I will make the fix.  Thank you!

I hope to post photos on Wednesday.  I am very excited for the show!

Comment by Robin Jeree on August 7, 2018 at 11:29pm

Oh my, I see these comments about I too late?

I've been so behind, planning my MailArt365. 

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on August 2, 2018 at 11:42pm

Thank you, Diana, your invitation arrived in Greece!

Congratulations on a successful project ...

my "Circles" the your vintage page :-)


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