The official deadline for the submissions has passed and now comes an exciting time of sorting, photographing and publishing of all fantastic mail art that has kept arriving in last 3 months.
138 artists from 25 countries sent us their postcards and, I must admit, I still don’t have an exact number of artworks. The response was overwhelming, and we have posts from mail art veterans (Ryosuke Cohen, Horst Tress, Katerina Nikoltsou…) and some very young artists that never exhibited their art abroad before.
As a big surprise has arrived a package with 100 postcards from the professors and students from Faculty of Fine Arts of Abant İzzet Baysal Üniversitesi in Bolu (Turkey).
New artists are always especially welcome, but it was lovely to have the posts from some of the artists that were a part of Droitwich Mail Art exhibitions in previous two years. For me, that is a sign that the exhibition is on the good path to go even better next year.
I have paid a lot of attention in the previous years to document each mail art properly and acknowledge the artists through this blog. That will certainly be the practice this year and in the future. Recently, I have set up a Facebook page too, in hope that the good vibe of mail art movement gets a wider audience and new participants.
Droitwich Arts Network has helped the project by making it a part of the very first ArtsFest that will be held in various venues in Droitwich Spa. The festival programme promises loads of fun, with visual art, music, poetry and theatre that will be performed during three weeks, starting on 15th July.
A huge THANK YOU to all artists that sent their mail art this year.
Long Live the Art!