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