Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Mail Art and 1st Mail Art Festival in Malaysia 2009

A few months back I joined a new critique group. At the first meeting there was an artist that talked about doing Mail Art......
I had never heard of Mail Art but interestingly enough a few weeks later, after I came back from my China trip, I decided to google international calls for art and came across this call for
The 1st Mail Art Festival in Malaysia 2009. I decided to see what it was and so I looked at the link and felt intrigued. I then Googled Mail art and WOW!.......This seems to be a art genre which is Hot, Hot, Hot! With of shows and exchanges all over the world, it seems to have captured the attention of the Museums as many of them are hosting traveling exhibitions.

I am interested in learning more about this art form and how to create for it. I have signed up to follow a few blogs about mail art and the artists that create it. I hope to learn enough to feel confident to submit to one of these shows in the near future.

Here was the call although I realise now that the Deadline is Jan just think of it as an example of the many opportunities that are out there for this kind of art. Some of the calls that I have seen are open to what ever you want to create for it and some are themed.

1st Mail Art Festival in Malaysia / MMAF 2009
We invited artists from all over the world to contribute their work in this exhibition called the 1st Mail Art Festival in Malaysia / MMAF 2009
Theme: open Technique: open Size: A3 & A4
Exhibition: Shah Alam Gallery, Yayasan Seni Selangor (Selangor Art Foundation), Shah Alam, Malaysia (March or May 2009)
You can send up to 10 artworks, on paper or canvas (2D ONLY), sized A4 (21 x 30 cm) or A3 (31 x 42 cm). THERE IS NO PARTICIPATION FEE. ORIGINAL art works only, without frame.
Certificate will be send to all participants from MMAF to acknowledge your mail art/s is in our permanent collection. Artworks will not be returned and become the collection of MMAF (Malaysia Mail Art Festival). Please label your artwork/s as a GIFT or SOUVENIR – NO COMMERCIAL VALUE –.
Please include:- Full name, Address, Country, Title of work, Medium, Year, E-mail address, Web site & CV.
Each artwork will be exhibited. Documentation will be launched online at :- []
Closing date:- 30 JANUARY 2009
For further information please visit:
HOME / MMAF 2009: []
E-mail: or:
Please mail to:-
S. B. IBRAHIM MAIL ART FESTIVAL 2009 Shah Alam Gallery Persiaran Tasik40000 Shah Alam MALAYSIA

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Alicia Hunsicker's art is undeniably beautiful. She is an expert at extracting the highly-detailed textures and fibers of the human body, bringing them from darkness, into the light, with a technical precision that rivals any modern-day master.
David Aquino, Brattleboro Reformer