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Summer Time Mail: Wish You Were Here

Posted: August 27th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: events, Mailroom, Uncategorized, Workshops | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Summer Time Mail: Wish You Were Here

A great mail day at my house!

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.

 

Suzi to Karen Spruce Lake July 2013

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.

 

Suzi FeMail to Karen June 2013

In June, we were in Pooja Roo’s Rites of Passage in Pittsfield.

Rites of Passage bathroom SBB

Then, Karen and I made paste papers with Joy Seidler in Holliston, MA in July.

Karen at Holliston
Paste Paper Pathway
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.

 

Karen's Card to me June 2013

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!

 

xo Suzi


PRESS and FeMail in September. A Postal Art extravaganza!

Posted: September 26th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Mailroom, Uncategorized, Workshops | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 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!
Love,
Suzi

Here is a link to Melanie’s slideshow.


FeMail at PRESS on September 15

Posted: August 30th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: events, Mailroom, Workshops | Tags: , , , , , , | 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!

xo S


PRESS hosts Postal Pinacotheca Opens August 30 at 6pm

Posted: August 30th, 2012 | Author: | 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

Presents:

Postal Pinacotheca
A Mail Exchange Between Artists from America and Australia

 

Postal Pinacotheca Opening Night!

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!
Copyright © 2012 Press: Letterpress as Public Art Project, All rights reserved.

 


FeMail at Alchemy Initiative on April 28, 2012 Join us in Pittsfield, MA!

Posted: April 9th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: events, Up and Coming, Workshops | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 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.