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Posted: August 27th, 2013 | Author: Suzi Banks Baum | Filed under: events, Mailroom, Uncategorized, Workshops | Tags: Alchemy Initiative, August 2013, FeMail, Lichenstein Center for the Arts, mail art, Sketchbook Project, summer | Comments Off on Summer Time Mail: Wish You Were Here
Karen and I are avid summer travelers.
Even our art travels.
You can see our Sketchbook Project submissions in a traveling exhibit here. If you are in Santa Fe or Saint Louis, Brooklyn or Wichita, you can find this exhibit and ask for our work by our names. They send us a little note when people see our books on this tour.
Our postal art arrives from our travel destinations and this summer was particularly busy for each of us. I think I have spent about half the summer in other places. Along with our travels, we did some very fun things together too.
In June, we were in Pooja Roo’s Rites of Passage in Pittsfield.
Then, Karen and I made paste papers with Joy Seidler in Holliston, MA in July.
We have not laid eyes on each other in August though our mail art keeps us connected.
Here is a card I got from Karen this summer. She made it from a napkin used at my son’s graduation party.
How about you? Get any good mail this summer?
We have stories aplenty this fall. Stories of our travels, outdoor art making, a discovery I made of many of the postcards I sent my Mom from a period of over 40 years. (That’s right, I started sending my Mom mail when I was a baby…)
In September we will present Art and Story as Deep Connection: a workshop at Alchemy Initiative coming up on Saturday the 28th at the
Lichtenstein Center for the Arts in Pittsfield, MA. Register here. We’d love to make art and connection with you this fall!
Posted: September 26th, 2012 | Author: Suzi Banks Baum | Filed under: Mailroom, Uncategorized, Workshops | Tags: Daily-ness of Art, FeMail merchandise, Karen Arp-Sandel, Letterpress as Public Art, mail art, MCLA, Melanie Mowinski, North Adams, Open Studio Sale in November, postal art, PRESS, Suzi Banks Baum, The Berkshires, USPS | Comments Off on PRESS and FeMail in September. A Postal Art extravaganza!
Karen and I led a morning mail art workshop up at PRESS in North Adams, MA on September 15. Our pal, Melanie Mowinski, MCLA professor and PRESS founder and fearless leader of fun with letterpress on her Vandercook, opened the workshop with a tour of Postal Pinacotheca. This exhibit of mail art sent between six female artists across the globe captivated and inspired us. Melanie had prepared PRESS collage kits for our participants that were stuffed with cuts from the many diverse letterpress projects created on the Vandercook. We used them with glee! Thank you Melanie for all your support and fun with FeMail. We love heading up to North Adams whenever we can.
If you or your organization would like to host FeMail for a workshop, art exhibit, artist’s talk about FeMail and mail art or our Daily-ness of Art day-long workshop please contact us here. FeMail is hosting an Open Studio Sale in Canaan, New York on November 17 from 1pm-4pm. You will be able to buy one-of-a-kind Holiday FeMail postcards to send yourself, our Holiday series art note cards from the FeMail archive and postal art kits. More details will be posted soon.
As always- Keep those cards and letters coming!
Here is a link to Melanie’s slideshow.
Posted: August 30th, 2012 | Author: Suzi Banks Baum | Filed under: events, Mailroom, Workshops | Tags: FeMail workshop, Karen Arp-Sandel, mail art exhibit, Melanie Mowinski, Postal Pinacotheca, PRESS, Suzi Banks Baum | Comments Off on FeMail at PRESS on September 15
Stayed tuned here or to our Facebook page for further information on the downloadable registration form that you yourself can MAIL in!
Posted: August 30th, 2012 | Author: Suzi Banks Baum | Filed under: events, Mailroom, Up and Coming, Workshops | Comments Off on PRESS hosts Postal Pinacotheca Opens August 30 at 6pm
Postal Pinacotheca opens August 30th as a part of Downstreet Art!
PRESS: Letterpress as Public Art Project
A Mail Exchange Between Artists from America and Australia
This show features the work that was exchanged throughout the course of a yearlong project. It began August 2011, when six artists came together to participate in an international mail exchange project. For the project, instigator Tara O’Brien invited five friends to participate: Babette Angell, Anne-Maree Hunter and Heather Matthew; from the United States are Katie Baldwin, Melanie Mowinski. These women are print makers, book artists, and despite very busy lives continue to make artwork.
The festivities will kick off on August 30th at 6 P.M. so bring a friend and tell a friend about August’s Downstreet Art Kickoff 2012!
Make sure you RSVP on our Facebook page!
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Posted: April 9th, 2012 | Author: Suzi Banks Baum | Filed under: events, Up and Coming, Workshops | Tags: Alchemy Initiative, Angelique Walls, Dailyness of Art, FeMail Art, Gina Hyams, Hope Sullivan, Janet Reich Elsbach, Jess Conzo, Karen Arp-Sandel, mail art, Pamela Tanner Boll, Stephanie Iverson, Suzi Banks, Who Does She Think She Is? | Comments Off on FeMail at Alchemy Initiative on April 28, 2012 Join us in Pittsfield, MA!
Click here for registration information!
We are so excited to offer this day long workshop at Alchemy Initiative this month. Our ‘Dailyness of Art’ workshop is full of art and writing techniques, yogic breathing to center and sharing among participants. At 6pm the public is invited to view the ‘Who Does She Think She Is?’ with us and a panel of wonderful women artists listed below.