Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Mailed 2.0

Open to all artists everywhere, but time is running out: A call for original art postcards for an exhibition at the Anton Art Center, located in Mount Clemens, Michigan. Yep, my local art center. ;)

There is no limit to the number of cards you can send, but each must be received by the Art Center no later than November 17th, 2009. Additionally, each must be mailed as a postcard (i.e., no envelopes) – stamped and canceled via the US Post Office.

Here are the details:

Create a postcard sized work of art for the Anton Art Center’s second annual exhibition, “Mailed 2.0”.

All postcards received by November 17, 2009, will be displayed in the center’s Petitpren Community Gallery from November 19 – December 20, 2009.

Anyone can participate!

Last year’s inaugural Mailed exhibition drew over 1,100 postcards, mailed to the art center from as far away as Germany, Finland and Japan. Artists mailed in postcards made out of garbage bag twist ties, wood, yarn and fabric, as well as traditional cardstock.

There are no limitations on medium or the style of artwork, but only original works of art will be accepted – no reproductions. Any 4” x 6” postcard will be accepted. All submissions must include the artist’s name and contact information on the postcard.

Work must be received at the Anton Art Center via the U.S. Postal Service no later than November 17, 2009. Be sure to use sufficient postage. No entries mailed inside envelopes or other containers will be accepted.

There is no limit on the number of entries per artist, but each postcard must be mailed individually. Upon receipt, all works become property of the Anton Art Center. For complete guidelines, visit www.theartcenter.org.

Mail your postcard(s) to the Anton Art Center, 125 Macomb Place, Mount Clemens, MI, 48043. Each piece will be sold for $20, with all proceeds benefiting the center’s programming.

One postcard will be selected as “Best in Show” and will serve as the design for a collection of folded note cards that will be sold in the center’s gift shop. The winning artist’s bio will appear on the back side of the note card. The winner will also receive an allotment of 100 note cards. In 2008, Michigan artist Abbigail Israelsen’s postcard was awarded “Best of Show" (photo of winning work above).

Mailed 2.0 opens to the public Friday, November 20, 2009, with an opening reception Sunday, November 22, 1-3 pm. The exhibit will run through Sunday, December 20, 2009.

Hope you will join us!

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