Some mail art resources

This post is for those participants from the recent Mail Art Workshop I taught through the Britannia Art Gallery. I’m sharing here, online and book resources I brought to the workshop. Unfortunately I forgot my camera phone so could not document the great work that was being produced. So I’m sharing here one of my mail art cards.

Mail art postcard sent to IUOMA member Celestial Scribe!

Mail art postcard sent to IUOMA member Celestial Scribe!

ONLINE RESOURCES

Websites/blogs

http://mailartprojects.blogspot.ca – for exhibition calls as well as personal project calls

http://iuoma-network.ning.com – become a member of IUOMA to connect to the international mail art movement, have discussions, and meet people you can send mail art to. IUOMA has been around since 1988, the website/forum was created in 2008. Veteran mail artists can be found hanging around here. I am a member of IUOMA.

http://www.sendsomething.net/ –  find mail enthusiasts with similar interests as yours (thank you to Matthew M. for sharing this link)

http://redletterdayzine.wordpress.com – a mail art related blog by Jennie Hinchcliff, the author of Good Mail Day (see below)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mail_art – some history on the mail art movement

http://www.panmodern.com – interesting articles on mail art/postal art

http://www.panmodern.com/artistamps/ – see artistamps samples

http://mailartists.wordpress.com – biographies, works and links of representative Mail Artists

Of course this is just scraping the surface of what’s out there, but it’s a starting point.

BOOKS

Good Mail Day – a primer for making eye-popping postal art by Jennie Hinchcliff and Carolee Gilligan Wheeler

The Collage Workbook – how to get started and stay inspired by Randel Plowman

Ray Johnson – correspondences edited by Donna de Salvo and Catherine Gudis, this book is available at the Vancouver Public Library

 

I hope the workshop got you excited about postal art!

Don’t forget to send me your postcard for this is where i go.

 

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