Saturday, March 29, 2008

Mail Art Call

Well since I've been sending emails all over the planet asking folks to post this call for mail art on their blogs and to send to other artists, figured I might as well post to mine as well!

Artists from around the world are invited to send mail art* on the theme Global Warming: A Hot Time in the Old Town! Pieces should be no larger than 8” x 10” (inches) and received by May 15th.

All work received will be exhibited from May 24th to June 22nd. A reception will be held on June 14th for Sacramento’s 2nd Saturday festivities, during which many galleries hold concurrent art receptions.

Please mail your submissions to:

Asylum Gallery c/o Ann Tracy

170 Southgate Rd

Sacramento CA 95815 USA

Email entries will also be accepted. Please, no bigger than 2 MB in a .PDF, or .jpg format. Please email to: anntracy51@sbcglobal.net.

Asylum Gallery is an artist-run space that is dedicated to showing the best of contemporary art by regional artists and to giving back to the community.

The gallery will donate 30% of sales proceeds to the Women’s Wisdom Project, a nonprofit program of the Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services. All contributing artists will receive electronic documentation for this show.

Women's Wisdom Project is an art program for adult women who want to broaden their creative lives. Women's Wisdom is a free, drop-in program that includes art classes taught by professional artists. Women's Wisdom Project provides a free, hot lunch, a supportive staff, counseling, referrals and a unique opportunity for socialization. WWP accepts women from all backgrounds and walks of life.

The women use the healing power of art to recover and create stable, productive lives for themselves and their children. The women range in age from their 20's to their 70's, and the average age of a Wisdom artist is in her 40's. No art background is required to participate in the program. By using the creative process in a warm, supportive environment, WWP teaches women that they have the potential to shape their own lives. Expressing themselves in paintings, sketches, sculpture, writing and poetry rekindles their spirit and sense of self-worth. The goal of Women's Wisdom Project is to allow women to express themselves through art and regain the emotional strength to re-enter society, rejoin their families, go back to school, or join the working world.

*Not sure what mail art is? Check out this link:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mail_art

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