Call for Mail Art Artwork
POSTMARKED 2009 Fifth Annual International Art Envelope Fundraiser Exhibition and Silent Auction
June 1-7, 2009
Envelope created by Patricia Evans for POSTMARKED 2008 © Claremont Forum 2008
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:
Prison Library Project
112 Harvard #303
Claremont CA 91711
Submissions must arrive by May 25, 2009To view POSTMARKED 2008 Entries and Exhibition please visit http://www.postmarkedmailart.blogspot.com/ To learn more about the Prison Library Project and the Claremont Forum please visit http://www.claremontforum.org/ Exhibit: June 1-7, 2009The Claremont Forum 586 W First Street (in the Packing House)Claremont CA Hours: noon-4 dailyPublic Reception: Fri June 5, 5-9pmAuction ends Sunday June 7, 5pmFor more information please contact Anne @Art Work Studio (909) 624-8424 or email mailto:anniearts2003@%20yahoo.com See you at the Post Office!!