Mail Art

I've recently discovered the fun of exchanging art through the mail. If this is something you would like to get involved in, join me at International Union of Mail Artists and let's start trading.

The photo above is some postcards I made over the weekend. Just some goofy collage cards made from old ephemera; 1920's Newspapers, 1950's How-To book, 1960's Comic Book, and some 1990's Patriot Militia Newsletters. Quite the odd mix!

I'm working on a post featuring some of the artists who have sent me work. Stay tuned for some unique art features! 

Warsaw Photo Days 2013

Here is a free to enter call for work from the first ever Warsaw Photo Days festival to be held in October 2013 in Warsaw, Poland
Submissions are now being accepted for Warsaw Photo Days 2013 Open Programme based under the theme ‘CLASH’.
Open Programme welcomes entries from visual artists both nationally and internationally, supporting all disciplines of photographic (and photography-based) practice.
Our Jury will select 3-5 projects which will be exhibited during the festival.
Our theme - ‘CLASH’ - may be understood and interpreted in a number of ways e.g.: mixed media practices, opposites, meetings, collisions, borders, body / spirituality, male / female, pixel / grain, full / void, culture / nature, passive / active, tradition / modernity, life / death, open / closed, light / dark, synthesis, pop culture / kitsch / high culture, global / local, documentary / fiction and others.
We are looking for both photographic and mixed media projects using photography and/ or video.
Submissions sent by email to have to include the following: 
pdf containing a set of photographs from the project (resolution 72 dpi), file size up to 5Mb;
description in pdf - max. 1800 characters, that obligatory includes:
project statement;
information whether or not the project has already been presented (if so, where);
proposed formats and technical description;
brief artist’s bio;
for video work - a link to a web page;
contact information (email, phone, Skype, mailing address).

Our Jury will decline your submission if it does not follow all the guidelines.
All applications must be received by September 5, 2013 (23:59 CET).
One artist can submit one project for consideration.
There is no entry fee.
Application deadline: 5 September 2013 (23:59 CET)
Results: 15 September 2013 - announced on
Exhibitions: 4-31 October 2013
Detailed rules of participation can be found in the Terms and conditions of the competition.
Warsaw Photo Days Facebook Group

Free up some art

Designed to be the opposite of copyright, a kopimi notice specifically encourages that the work be copied - for any purpose, commercial or non-commercial. Kopimi is similar to the CC0 license created by Creative Commons, although Kopimi adds a positive imperative for others to copy.

"copyright is a barrier to free flow of artistic creation.
remove it.
promote the free exchange of art.
dissolve proprietary art."



Independence Day, 2008

Here's a great 4th of July exhibit put together by Crista Dix of Wall Space Gallery... Lot's of familiar names. It is fun to see each person's take on this special day.

wall space gallery | the flat file