Friday, January 30, 2015

Updating the informal exchange list

Hi everyone!

In the interest of keeping our informal address list up to date, I've started a new page, aptly labeled "2015 informal exchange."
If you are interested in participating in casual 1:1 mail exchanges with other artists, please add your information to the new list.

The 2014 list will be deleted March 1st.

By starting a new list every year we are able to start fresh with committed mail artists, and remove anyone who has dropped out of the swapping habit.

In other news, I miss this community, and as I'm getting into a good groove with my new job I'm ready to start some swapping again.  It won't be every week, but stay tuned for some new swap announcements!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Liberate Your Art Postcard Swap - 2015

Kat (of Kat Eye studio) is hosting her 5th annual "Liberate your Art" postcard swap.


You send five postcards to Kat, you get six in return (because she sends you one of her own!) This swap requires you to go out and get your original art work printed in postcard form.  I did this one a few years back and had a bunch of my work printed at  I was hesitant at first to spend money on reprints, but I ended up being really glad I did.  The swap itself was fun, but the push to do the printing was a good one for me.  Most of the time I prefer creating and swapping original work, but there are times a printed postcard is the perfect thing - a quick note to a possible new mail art friend, an inclusion in a package, a gift tag, etc.  And I learned about some good sources for printing, and I took a brave step to invest in myself when I was still quite new to art and swapping.

Deadline is March 14th.
Details and sign-up info here.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Turquoise Mail Art Call

Hi Everyone, 
Thought I'd pass along this call for mail art.

Create a postcard sized piece with the topic TURQUOISE and mail it!
Artists from all over the world are invited to participate in this International Mail Art Project. Everyone is welcome to participate in this project, all ages and skill levels.
Rules: No jury, no fees, no return of the works.
Postage and Deadline: Post it like you would a regular postcard, please don’t use envelopes. Ensure that you use the correct postage to reach Austria. Artists may submit only one piece. Entries must be postmarked by March 31, 2015.
Please indicate name, address, and email address on the back of the work.
Documentation: Your artwork will be exhibited online in the blog, an extensive catalogue or book is possible if sponsors are found for the project.
More information in the blog and on the page on Facebook
Please send your postcard to
Monika Mori
Hauptstrasse 17a/7
2344 Maria Enzersdorf