Sunday, May 11, 2008
Mama Mail Out: Postmarked 2008, Prison Library Project, Claremont, CA
Call for Artwork
Fourth Annual International Art Envelope Fundraiser Exhibition and Silent Auction
June 2-8, 2008
Requesting your original mail art for display and sale to raise funds for The Claremont Forum's Prison Library Project, which sends thousands of books free to inmates throughout the country. Hundreds of volunteers package books (donated to the Project by our local community), which are then mailed in response to inmate letters requesting reading material while incarcerated. For many years, The Claremont Forum received these requests in hand-illustrated envelopes created by the prisoners who sent them. It is in this tradition that we present POSTMARKED as our very appropriate fundraiser.
Please join us for this international event! Your mail art may be painted, stamped, collaged, printed, and/or otherwise decorated or constructed. It may be any shape and size that will go through the mail and receive an official postmark. It may get worn or torn through the mail, but the handling process is an important part of the theme.. Only the side with the postmark can be displayed, due to space limitations, but the art doesn’t have to be limited to that side. You may include any message inside the envelope, which will be opened only by the person who purchases the art envelope.
All POSTMARKED 2 008 entries will be on display at the Claremont Forum for a week, during which time visitors may place silent auction bids. All sales proceeds go to the Prison Library Project. For images from POSTMARKED 2007, please visit the Gallery at: