2013-01-20




NEW TEXTILE MAIL ART EXHIBIT NEWS!

First, Thanks again to all who participated in this mail art call/project.

We have a venue to exhibit and archive this project!



Will exhibit the 
Textile Mail Art Project
 along with mail artist/collagist Michael Harford's 
World Is A Town 
project during 

FLUXFEST CHICAGO 2013



Many thanks to Keith Bucholz and Tricia Van Eck for making this possible!

See you in Chicago!

Photos and exhibit details will be posted here.








2012-10-31


NEWS!

First, Thanks again to all who participated in this mail art call/project.

We are close to having a venue to exhibit and archive this project!

Hoping to exhibit the Textile Mail Art Project along with mail artist/collagist Michael Harford's World Is A Town project in February, 2013. Details to come.

Look for updates here, and/or on the World Is A Town blog.



2011-12-31

TEXTILE MAIL ART PROJECT


UPDATE: 31 December 2011 
Thanks to All! Call Is Closed.
The final entries have been posted and documentation is forthcoming. 
Information about exhibition will be forthcoming. This has been slower than anticipated but I will continue to update here.




TEXTILE MAIL ART PROJECT 

THEME: Artists from around the world are invited to submit a piece of original artwork based upon the theme of textiles. Media/Techniques: Let Your Imagination Run Wild through your fabric stash, your ribbons, yarns, felting material, embroidered, painted, or fiber-based mixed media, etc.

SIZE: Free, but postcard size suggested.
There will be  no jury, no fees and no return of artwork.
Submissions must be original work created by you.
ON THE BACK OF YOUR WORK: Your name, full mailing address, title of artwork, medium and email address, (website  if you have one).
EXHIBITION:  I'm trying to work out venues for free public viewing, and the completed call may become a "traveling trunk" show for textile groups. If you know of a group (or a quilt club, other textile groups) that might be interested, let me know and I'll start planning an itinerary. The shows will be viewed by the general public which will include children.

DOCUMENTATION: I will respond to each piece and will provide documentation to all participants shortly after deadline. All received postcards will be published  on the blog:
http://www.textile-mail-art-project.blogspot.com

PLEASE! Leave comments for the artists, everyone loves to get feedback!  



2011-12-30

Marina Salmaso -- Denmark



Late Bloomers!
This is the last of the submissions, arriving in November. My sincere apologies for delay in posting and updating the call with this fabulous work by Marina.

2011-08-20

Darlene Atschul - Woodland Hills CA - USA

4"x 6"Mixed Media Postcard
by Darlene Altschul

Contrasting postal images with the sewn borders echoes the mail art theme. Thanks, Diane!

Amy Irwin - Rosemount MN - USA

Deep in the Forest
Quilted fabric block 8"x 10" by Amy Irwin


Minerva Rios Romero - Las Piedras - Puerto Rico

Gaviotas
Fabric Applique by Minerva Rios Romero
Beautiful selection and use of batik fabrics for the background.



Vaida Sirusaito - Rodviliskio - Lithuania

 Untitled No. 1
Vaida Sirusaito
Although you can't see due to the flat nature of the scan, the center circular element is free floating, attached with string at the apex.

  Untitled No. 2
Vaida Sirusaito

 Untitled No. 3
Vaida Sirusaito

2011-08-09

Frieder Speck -- M√ľnchen - Germany

Auf der suche nach dem roten faden!
 
Mixed media assemblage in three pieces, from Frieder Speck. 

He explained to me that "Der rote Faden" is in german an special expression for something that leads through a text or life or work. If you lost the "roten Faden" its hard to follow a speech or a text cause there is nothing that keeps it together. If you forget while you are speaking what you wanted to say you "verlierst den Faden".

Its nice if you let it fly like a dragon on a "Faden", if you loose the "Faden" it will fade to somebody else who finds the "roten Faden".

I'm impressed by the fact that Frieder ventured into an unknown territory for him, incorporating textiles in his work. Yes, very glad you did not sew your fingers together on the machine, Frieder! 
Thank you.


2011-07-09

LaVona Sherarts -- Minnesota -- USA

Bacchamalia
by LaVona Sherarts   4-1/2" x 6-1/2"
Tatting, lace, embroidery threads, embellishments and straight pins spill from this small denim pocket. Thanks for sending to the Textile Mail Art Gallery, Lavona. 

2011-05-23

JuneCalendar -- Massachusetts -- USA




4"x 6"Quilted Fabric Postcards
June's textile cards make use of the selvedge edge of the fabric... that little strip on the edge that gets cut off and thrown away nine times out of ten! It's interesting to see this extra information being used in such a creative and beautiful way. Thank you June for these lovely cards!

AngieCope -- Wisconsin -- USA


StephanieBlake -- Alabama -- USA



Anne Braunschweig -- NewMexico -- USA


Christine Jones -- Queensland -- AUSTRALIA

These are from a series : 'Flood Art' - the photographs were damaged by the January flood waters. A friend rescued them and Christine has been embellishing and sending them out as Mail Art in association with the group from mailart365.blogspot.com.
Take a few minutes to look over the works on that site. They are a fascinating and diverse group of artists working on a noble project: creating and sending mail art every day. Several of these artists have submitted works here as well.
There are some great pieces on their excellent site, and you'll find more of Christine's work there under the label of BrisChris.