28 May 2008


Thumb! Update: Exhibition Announcement!

Thank you for all of the great contributions so far to the Thumb mail art project. There is about a month left to the June 30th deadline.
There will be a three-day exhibit July 25, 26, & 27 at the Odd-Fellows Hall in Kernville, California, USA. Kernville has a rich history as
a historic mining town during the California Goldrush and was also frequently used as the site for old silent western movies-- think Roy
Rogers, Hopalong Cassidy, Gene Autry, and others. This will be the first time an international mail art show is to be held in Kernville.
At the exhibit there will be a world map indicating the country and city of the artists. Many countries are not yet represented…hint! hint!
Theme: This call invites your creative visual responses to the theme of the “Thumb,” that thick first digit of the human hand. Whether it’s thumbs up, all thumbs, or pull your thumb outta your, this art will explore the various connotations of the thumb, with irony, with humor, or in all seriousness.
Open Media: collage, photography, painting, drawing, printing, etc.
Format & Size: postcards from 4”x6” (or 10 x 15 cm), up to A5 size about 5 ¾” x 8 1/4” (or 14.8 x 21 cm) maximum.
Documentation: All received works will be exhibited and the artists listed on http://thumbingthrough.wordpress.com/. Please include your name, mailing address, and email address for acknowledgment and correspondence purposes –we will send a list of participants, and copies of any press coverage of the exhibition.
All works must be sent via normal postal route.

Organized by: artist, Joan Desmond, http://www.joandesmond.com
and writer, Ann http://www.annbeman.com/ and http://thumbingthrough.com
No fee, no returns: The postcards will become part of the collection of Thumbing Through.
Remember: WE LOVE MAIL ART! We love the concept, the images, the sense of community and feedback it inspires. We look forward to your participation in this project. Questions? joan@joandesmond.com

Deadline to be received: June 30, 2008

Mail to: Thumb!, c/o J. Desmond, PO Box 2287, Lake Isabella, CA 93240 U.S.A.

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