3 January 2010

Postmarked 2010

Call for Mail Art Submissions
Postmarked 2010 6th Annual International Mail Art Exhibition
and Silent Auction Fundraiser
Exhibit: March 5-14, 2010

Requesting your original mail art for display and sale to raise funds for The Claremont Forum's Prison Library Project, which sends thousands of books free to inmates throughout the country. Hundreds of volunteers package books (donated to the Project by our local community), which are then mailed in response to inmate letters requesting reading material while incarcerated. For many years, The Claremont Forum received these requests in hand-illustrated envelopes created by the prisoners who sent them. It is in this tradition that we present POSTMARKED as our very appropriate fundraiser. Please join us for this international event!
Please send submissions of mail art of any size and medium to:

Postmarked 2010
Prison Library Project
112 Harvard #303
Claremont CA 91711

Entries must be postmarked by March 1, 2010

**** ONLY the side with the official USPS Postmark/barcode will be displayed*** Your mail art may be painted, stamped, collaged, printed, and/or otherwise decorated or constructed. It may be any shape and size that will go through the mail and receive an official postmark. It may get worn or torn through the mail, but the handling process is an important part of the theme. Only the side with the postmark can be displayed, due to space limitations, but the art doesn't have to be limited to that side. You may include any message inside the envelope, which will be opened only by the person who purchases the art envelope. All entries will be displayed online at the official postmarked blog below. You may submit more than one piece… and begin sending now!

To learn more about Postmarked 2010, please visit
www.postmarked2010.blogspot.com (updated regularly)
For a virtual tour of Postmarked 2009 please visit www.postmarked2009.blogspot.com
To learn more about the Prison Library Project and the Claremont Forum please visit www.claremontforum.org


Dates: March 5-14, 2010
Public Reception: Fri Mar 5, 5-9pm
Auction ends Sunday March 14, 5pm promptly
Hours: 11-5 daily
Location: Claremont Forum
586 W First St, Claremont CA , USA
Postmarked 2010 events are free and open to public, except for what you purchase

For more information contact Anne anniearts2003@yahoo.com .

See you at the Post Office!!

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