Saturday, September 28, 2013

#37 Tofu's Beer

TOFU is exhibiting his beer themed collages at City Beer in San Francisco from October 8 to November 3, 2013. Go to for more details.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

#36 Outgoing mail art

I'm finally catching up on my responses to mail art that I have received lately. I'm digging deep into my printmaking file to find sources of inspiration for postcards. It's been fun!

To_ Anonymous artist at Coombe Lane, UK
Mixed media monotype
To_E Coles, UK
Plant print card in gratitude for her plant print book
To_Franklin Art Gallery's Call for Entries, USA
Mixed media monotype
To Mail Art Martha, UK
Mixed media monotype
To_ Russell Manning, Texas
Monotype fragment with artist stamp, Inktense pencil

Saturday, September 14, 2013

#36 Final Arrivals, Addendum

Emily Coles of Plymouth, UK sent this accordion-fold book illustrated using plant prints (from ferns growing on her property) with a brief poem added to the design. What a unique addition to this collection! Shown in order are: pages 1 & 2, 3 & 4, 5  & 6;  the reverse of the pages in purple, and lastly the covers. 

Front and back covers

#35 Final arrivals

The deadline for the mail art call is upon us and works have been arriving over the past two weeks. Russell Manning sent a 'zine illustrated with his signature drawings. The 'zines by Jon Foster and Russell Manning have added a new dimension to the type of media sent in response to this call. The works below are a good example of the wide variety of media used by mail artists.

From unknown artist at Coombe Lane, Bristol, UK/Front 
From unknown artist at Coombe Lane, Bristol, UK/Reverse
Mixed media painting and handwriting

From Marina Miletic, Drumshanbo, County Leitrim, Ireland
Collage of gold foil, ribbon and ephemera

From Patrick Anderson-McQuoid, Drumshanbo, County Leitrim, Ireland
Photograph and altered envelope
From Russell Manning, Dallas, TX, USA
'Zine using collage of hand-drawn images

From Jon Foster, Winston-Salem, NC, USA
Vintage postcard circa 1950's--Atlantic Beach, NC