Mail Art

By now it’s obvious that I love Mail Art,  M A I L  and have participated in this art form for over 30 years.  Could have stemmed from my wandering around the globe, sharing the wonders of the world via post cards and those great stamps.  Did you know that the stamp in Paris cost more than a bottle of table wine.?  Oh well, was my attitude.  My passion continued without  realizing there were others and somewhat organized.

IUOMA  has celebrated over 25th year.  It’s the International Union of Mail Artists.   I’ve been a card-carrying member for close to 15 years.  I send  “Art Mail” all over the world.   Once settled, this was a way to stay connected even though  there was no letter inside the envelope.  The envelope represented itself (me) and was displayed in Italian Churches, MOMA,  Norway and where all it was welcomed.  In return I also was showered with mail art gifts thanks to the United Mail carriers of the U.S. and the world. 

Down in Coconut Grove with my gallery I had a call for Mail Art and it was viewed by over many thousands of visitors to the Coconut Grove Art Festival as I was located close to the main entrance, and I was given empty store fronts to fill and fill I did.    They CGAF traffic counted 700,000 visitors.

Standard envelopes were requested, but I got much more.  Even the Postmaster General of Miami sent me mail art.  The mail carriers always arrived with, look what I have for you and a grin..  They didn’t just drop it by the door they brought it to my desk half way back through the Windisch-Hunt Fine Art Gallery.

Did I have favorites, oh my! Would it have been the red satin slipper, the LOVE stamp done by a 5-year-old. Or by the then Pres. of the Coconut Grove Chamber of Commerce seen below here, NO she did not send the sheet that was her art school project years before, then Xeroxed onto a  envelope, check the postage.

Lake Worth for its Centennial in 2013  had a call for mail art.  The envelopes again arrived  from all over the world.  Japan, France, Finland, Portugal  they can now be viewed at our  Lake Worth Historical Museum.  A gift from the world.   And now it’s time to put Lake Worth on the map once more in a very positive light.   A call for mail art is now being announced by the Lake Worth Art League.

CALL for Mail Art

send your envelopes to    L W A L                                                                                                                                                604 Lucerne Ave.                                                                                                                              Lake Worth, Florida  33460                                          

 dead line,              March 3 2018

Please put your e-mail on the bottom right back of envelope and we will let you know of its arrival.  Also all will be posted on a specially created Web site for this purpose. and displayed part of our Art exhibit themed “Words” any further questions e-mail those to lakeworthart@gmail.com

Below our Mayor and special events coordinator at the opening reception.

At our Lake Worth History Museum  reception

 

The site that was created for the Lake Worth Centennial will now be revived and again be used for mail-art.   Everyone who wishes to send in a pc of art mail is welcome.  Direction are here and you may view your envelope on https://wordpress.com/post/lakeworthcentennial.wordpress.com/331

our own Ms. Donaldson at 7 n Dixie Hwy. 33460 

About Lake Worth Florida by the moment the source of inspiration

A former Unite Press International photographer. Spent 9 years with Cruise Ship Photos of London. Moved to Lake Worth from Coconut Grove, with artist husband Fred Hunt. Never leaves the house without a camera. Writes another blog "One Ear Society" dealing with the ins and outs of the art world. Closed her Art Gallery in Coconut Grove after 17 years to relocate in Lake Worth.
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