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.
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.
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.