No illustration today. I had a run in with an X-acto blade while making signs for the show opening today: Richard Crammer—Into the Forest of Flowers; I hope you all show up and see the exquisite work of this fine artist, and dearly missed friend. The show is all hung and it is stunning.
So instead of sketching and typing, my friend Mimi sent me this interesting news that I had to share with you…
The Art Shanty Projects 2009
In Minnesota we do things a little differently, perhaps it's the cold. Anyway now you don't have to live in Minneapolis to enjoy and participate in some of our fun-filled cold weather plans. You can send mail art. To read about what the Art Shanty Projects is go to the link I've provided. I went last year and it's a lot of fun to visit all the shanties and talk to the artists. Be careful walking on the ice!
A Mail Art Show
Hosted by: The ArtPost Shanty: The Official Postal Shanty of the Art Shanty Projects 2009
January 17-February 14, 2009
1. The theme of the show is "ART ON ICE" (So, go wild!)
2. Art work should be no larger than 6" x 8" (NOTE: 4 1/4" x 6" is the largest size if you want to use a postcard stamp.)
3. All work will be shown (inside the ArtPost Shanty) during the run of the Art Shanty Projects 2009. (If the number of works exceeds available space, we will ask another shanty to host the additional works.)
4. There is no fee to be in the exhibition, but mail art will not be returned. It will become part of the historical record of the ArtPost Shanty.
5. Include email address, as the show catalog will be sent via email. Include snail mail address if you wish to be included in the mailing list for the catalog.
6. Please Note: Families with children visit the shanty project. Please take that into consideration in creating your work. (But, don't hold back on irony, sarcasm, politics, humor etc.!)
PLEASE MAIL ALL ART TO:
Jill Waterhouse, Mistress of the Post
The ArtPost Shanty
P.O. Box 7345
Minneapolis, MN 55407
I hope you all consider sending something in so that when I stop by to see the ArtPost Shanty (the Mistress of the Post is a talented artist herself!) I'll have something fun to look at.