Invoking Bad Romance by Jon Foster (Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA)

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Mail-art by IUOMA member Jon Foster (Winston-Salem, North Caroline, USA)

May 27, 2014 - Intrepid correspondent Jon Foster in North Carolina sent me this wonderful example of his ripped-tape collage work: Many thanks! I am always happy to receive work from Jon. The romantic theme of this postcard-size mail-art fits well in the wake of the MinXus-Lynxus Who Has the Best Hair Contest and my fav current mail-art call: Bad Romance, sponsored by the Museum of Bad Mail-Art (MOBMA) at the IUOMA and coordinated by Rebecca Guyver (Suffolk, UK).

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You can learn more about the Bad Romance mail-art call by scrolling through the always fascinating posts at the Museum of Bad Mail-Art:

http://iuoma-network.ning.com/group/iouma-mobma-museum-of-bad-mail-art

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Comment by De Villo Sloan on May 28, 2014 at 6:43pm

I wish I could believe that art has the power to heal this wreckage of broken hearts.

Comment by Rebecca Guyver on May 28, 2014 at 10:17am

Maybe the art wins?

Comment by De Villo Sloan on May 28, 2014 at 4:35am

Thanks for the info, Rebecca. Only there are no winners in a bad romance.

Comment by Rebecca Guyver on May 27, 2014 at 9:21pm

Sounds contentious, I mean a contender... there is really no protocol with bad mail art.  I think at first we mailed to anyone in the group and they posted but then people realised the winners came from  pieces the judges received.  A few of the judges even take bribes, I'm told. I will be delighted to take the submission, but if you decide to send elsewhere or simply post you won't be ruled out as a potential winner, probably.  The winners are invited to judge the subsequent call which they design - ordered chaos with lots of potential for corruption - my kind of call!

Comment by De Villo Sloan on May 27, 2014 at 8:25pm

Really not a plug Rebecca - the Bad Romance mail-art call is such a great concept. I wish M-L could have done it, but I think we'll have to go with the Diane Keys Look-A-Like Contest.

Tell me. Do we mail Bad Romance submissions to you or post them at MOBMA?

Dark wall is preparing "Why Indie Anna Road Rage & Joan of Alsace spit at the thought of me: A Memoir." But where to send?

Comment by Rebecca Guyver on May 27, 2014 at 7:10pm

Great work and thanks for the shout out DVS!  I have made sure to post the latest entries at MOBMA now!

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