Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Mail Art Exchange

1st [Annual] Jacksonville State University Graphic Arts Guild
Mail Art Exchange

The theme of this year’s exchange is “No Such Thing” Feel free to interpret this in any manner you can imagine. Requirements: Any EDITIONABLE art media may be used. (Just a few examples: woodcuts, litho, digital printmaking, etc.) Each of the prints should be the same. The post card must be no larger than 4”x 6”.

13 identical prints should be sent individually to the address posted below. Each card must be stamped and will bear the markings of travel and the postal service. Edition must be numbered 1/13, 2/13, 3/13… DO NOT send the cards together in one envelope.

Include the following information on the back of the card:
Your Return address
JSU GAG mailing address (see below)
Media [A list of the process(es) used]

Donations Requested: Please send separately a donation to help pay for postage in the form of cash or a check payable to the Graphic Arts Guild.

Suggested donations:
$3.00 students $4.00 others $5.00 international
Send more if you can, less if you can’t.

MAIL BY JANUARY 1, 2010. ENTRIES DUE FRIDAY, JANUARY 8. Artwork received after January 8, 2010 will not be included in the exchange. Please postmark prints with sufficient time to arrive. After receiving everyone’s postcards the Graphic Arts Guild will randomly divide up the cards and you will be sent 12 new and different prints from other participants. The Graphic Arts Guild will keep one of the 13 for The JSU Art Department Works on Paper Collection. Postage and handling for returning the 12 new prints will be paid for by the Graphic Arts Guild. Your donation will help us out tremendously.

Please be sure to put your return address on every postcard sent! Send postcard prints to:
Professor Jauneth Skinner
JSU Graphic Arts Guild
Department of Art
700 Pellham Rd. N.
Jacksonville, AL 36265-1602

*Please send questions and comments to the Graphic Arts Guild President, Rick Adkins

The entire mail art exchange will be exhibited:
Mail Art: No Such Thing
January 14 – March 26, 2010 exhibition dates
Gallery 9
9 Public Square East
Jacksonville, AL 36265


Thursday, October 15, 2009

Letter to Members

Dear Members of the Southeast Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers,

First of all, on behalf of the members and officers of the Southeast Chapter, I would like to welcome our new members for 2009: Barbara Eaton of Savannah,GA, Bridget Elmer of Tallahassee, FL, and Susan Leeb of Chapel Hill, NC.

I would also like to thank all of our members for their continued interest in and support of the Southeast Chapter.

A special thanks is extended to Martha Ebener of Decatur, Georgia who has served as our Secretary and Membership Officer. Ms. Ebener has recently resigned the office of Secretary/ Membership. Thank you, Ms. Ebener, for all of the time and energy that you have given to the Southeast Chapter.

As assigned by the remaining officers, I am happy to fill the position of interim Secretary and Membership Officer. Elections for chapter offices will take place in 2010. If you have any questions or concerns about chapter membership, I welcome your e-mails.

As a reminder:
The SE Chapter website can be found at
Our newsletter takes the form of a blog at
The national organization has a beautiful new website at
You can also find the national organization on facebook at

New opportunities for SE Chapter members:
Our newsletter editor, Ellen Knudsen and I have been working to create an opportunity for members to contribute to our blog newsletter. I have offered to help Ellen field this opportunity for members. If you would like to be a guest blogger or regular contributor to the blog, please let us know.

As a guest blogger, after submitting a proposal, you would have a week of blogging and could post about upcoming events in your area, share techniques or showcase current work or any other related topic of your choice. As a regular contributor, you could propose to submit once or twice a month or even on a weekly basis. Or if you would just like to let us know about book related events in your area but would rather someone else do the blogging, e-mail us with the details.

Your SEGBW officers would love to hear your ideas or help with an event in your area. Get in touch!

Very Sincerely,
Amy LeePard

Southeast Chapter Guild of Book Workers Secretary/Membership Officer