Postmarked 2009: The Exhibition

Wed June 3:We have now been promised obver $1000 in bids...over 50 bidders, and at least a fourth of he envelopes have bids on them -many have multiple bids. Thank you!
June 1: Postmarked 2009 officially opens!
Today we had approximately 45 visitors, some of whom are mail artists who contributed to the exhibition. We have registered 15 bidders, who placed 120 bids on 83 entries,
promising over $400 total donations so far. This is an excellent start!
Today Postmarked 2009 is installed.
Thank you crew and artists: it is fabulous!
Let the bidding begin...
When we are are the hours and the view into the gallery.
Northwest corner, North walls with pedestals in the distance (closeups to follow)
South wall and southwest corner (closeups to follow)
Southeast corner (closeups to follow)
Here is the second shift: mail artists Grandma Peggy, Wes, and Aunt Robyn. Now we are finished installing and can pose for photos!
After the first crew left, I sat to finish off the last few envies and was delighted to find Wes, Grandma Peggy and Aunt Robyn at the gallery door, peeking in. Of course I put them right to work! Here are Aunt Robyn and I installing the Northeast wall.
Seth touch-up painted the peds for us while Pat and Mara continued on the North wall.
Seth joined us at noon,and helped me to figure out a strategy for where to place various groups of envies. Here he is working on the assortment from First Street Gallery, while Mara and Pat continue with the South wall. You can see stacks of mail still on the table.
We use staples to hang the art, except for some fatter pieces that require pushpins or nails.
Then we hang bidsheets under each piece.
At 11, Pat arrived and we began trying to figure out the lazer level we had borrowed from CGU. We experimented with blue tape until we learned to use the level, which was better.
Mara arrived and got to work right away.
I went in at 10:30 to sort envies, and Tony had already cleared the room for us.
Soon, Helen and Dawn arrived with 15 pedestals.

Entries Part IV: the end!

When you reach the end of these images, you can click on "next blog", and see the previous entries as well... I have added the ones that have arrived after the exhibition, but may still be seen by you online. Thank you!

Gershon San Juan, Claremont CA

Pal Csaba, Budapest Vincent Corriere, France
We now have over 500 entries altogether!....
506. Mau Dux, La Verne CA

505. Shaw Osha, Olympia, Washington

504. Mauro Ceselli, Italy

503. Richard Canard, Carbondale IL
502. Diane Garrett, San Bernardino CA
501. Diane Garrett, San Bernardino CA500. Alexa Schlitt, Los Angeles CA
499. Anonymous, Ontario CA
497, 498. Richard Canard, Carbondale IL
496. Richard Canard, Carbondale IL
495. Taylor Lopez, Alta Loma CA
494. Anonymous, Upland CA

492, 493. Matty Jankowski, Panama City FL

491. Dorothy Casas, Upland CA
490. Dorothy Casas, Upland CA
489. De Ann Singh, Los Angeles CA
487, 488. Aleli Jolicoeur, Claremont CA
486. Aleli Jolicoeur, Claremont CA
484, 485. Aleli Jolicoeur, Claremont CA
482, 483. Aleli Jolicoeur, Claremont CA
481. Aleli Jolicoeur, Claremont CA
479, 480. Aleli Jolicoeur, Claremont CA
478. Anne Seltzer , Claremont CA
476, 477. Anne Seltzer, Claremont CA
475. D.C. Spaulding, Lomita CA
474. S Book, Prescott AZ 473. Yoshie Sakai, Gardena CA
472. Diane Person, Pomona CA
471. A.T., Los Angeles CA
469, 470. A.T., Los Angeles CA 468. Arlene Moreno, New Mexico 467. Mike Owens, Washington D.C.
466. Jessica Perri, Upland CA
465. Angelina Navarro, San Bernardino CA
464. Angelina Navarro, San Bernardino CA
463. Angelina Navarro, San Bernardino CA 462. Angelina Navarro, San Bernardino CA 461. David Roberts, Sacramento CA 460. Anne Seltzer, Claremont CA 459. Anne Seltzer, Claremont CA
458. Anne Seltzer, Claremont CA
457. Julie Patee, Salt Lake City UT
456. J. Book, Prescott AZ
455. Duke Mercado, Pomona CA
454. Dineyanti, C., Pomona CA
453. Anonymous, Pomona CA
452. Art Class South Pasadena, South Pasadena CA
451. E Smith, Claremont CA
449, 450. Sioux Bally-Maloof, Mentone CA
447, 448. Sioux Bally-Maloof, Mentone CA
446. Marylinn Kelly, South Pasadena CA
445. Anne Seltzer, Claremont CA
444. Noelle Soto, Diamond Bar CA
443. Jessamyn Lynn, CA
442. Marlena Vensquez, Diamond Bar CA
441. Debbi B., Claremont CA
440. Anne Seltzer, Claremont CA
439. Sean Finegan, Granada Hills CA
437, 438. Sean Finegan, Granada Hills CA
436. Sean Finegan, Granada Hills CA
435. Aragna Ker, Claremont CA
434. Aragna Ker, Claremont CA
433. Aragna Ker, Claremont CA
432. Rebecca Korin, Claremont CA
431. Rebecca Korin, Claremont CA
430. Anonymous, Claremont CA
429. Tony Barnes, Claremont CA
428. Heather Black, Claremont CA
427. Jamie Cortez, Claremont CA
426. Jamie Cortez, Claremont CA
425. Debbie Bleich, Claremont CA
424. Debbie Bleich, Claremont CA
423. Debbie Bleich, Claremont CA
422. Candace C., Claremont CA
421. Marelle D., Claremont CA
420. Laura DeCuir, Claremont CA
418, 419. Dan Keller, Claremont CA
417. Leroy Fontinette, Claremont CA
416. John Lund, Claremont CA
415. John Lund, Claremont CA
414. John Lund, Claremont CA
413. Mildred Lowe, Claremont CA
412. Jackie Marsh, Claremont CA
411. Tim Caufman, Diamond Bar CA
410. Anonymous, Claremont CA
409. Maritza Limon, Diamond Bar CA
408. Drew Cardenas, West Covina CA
407. Hannah Bobo, Pasadena CA
406. Isela Vegas, Diamond Bar CA
404,405. Anonymous, West Covina CA
402, 403, Anonymous, West Covina CA
401. Trevor McCracken, West Covina C