23 June 2008

Particulates Matter

Particulate Matter (PM) in the air can cause or worsen lung disease and heart disease, especially in the elderly and very young. In the USA, tens of thousands of people die prematurely due to PM every year, and countless more suffer. PM is a much more serious problem in developing nations with fewer pollution controls. Please help increase awareness about PM by participating in the mail art exhibition "Particulates Matter".

PM is divided into two categories - PM up to 10 microns in diameter (PM10) and PM up to 2.5 microns in diameter (PM2.5). As a play on this, artwork for the mail art exhibition should be approximately 10 cm2 or 2.5 cm2, any shape, or approximately 10 cm3 or 2.5 cm3 for 3-D artwork. Artwork will be exhibited along with a scale model of a human hair (80 cm diameter) to emphasize how tiny these particles are.

Art can be on the theme of PM itself (depicting or made with PM), PM sources (diesel exhaust, wood smoke, industry, etc.), the health effects of PM (asthma, heart attack, stroke), or artwork can simply be 'a breath of fresh air' (no theme, but still meeting size requirements). Any technique may be used ? collage, photography, drawing, painting, artist's stamps, sculpture, assemblage, and so on. All art received will be posted at:


An exhibition is to be held in Sacramento, CA on Earth Day 2009. Documentation will be provided online. Other exhibitions and future publication of material is possible depending upon opportunities and the response to this call. No jury, no fee, no returns. Please send art with your name, address, and email to:

Scott Ray Randall
21294 Leslie Drive
Grass Valley, CA 95945

Deadline to be received is March 31, 2009.

For any questions or comments feel free to email me at scottrayrandall@gmail.com

1 comment:

Scott Ray Randall said...

A slight correction on the size of artwork - it should be about 10cm X 10cm or 2.5cm X 2.5cm for 2-D artwork, or about 10cm X 10cm X 10cm or 2.5 cm X 2.5 cm X 2.5 cm for 3-D artwork. And while those sizes are preferred, regular postcard size is OK as well. Thanks.