Thursday, January 15, 2009

Nudity in Mail Art - Deadline: 02/14/09

Come participate in my new mail art call "Nudity in Mail Art" by sending your thoughts, feelings, images, and ideas about nudity in mail art (or any kind of art, really!). This call came into being because of a discussion thread at IUOMA (International Union of Mail Artists) at Ning Network and I would especially like to invite all artists to include male nudity as well as female nudity in your work. One of the things the discussion concerned was why most nude models in life drawing classes are female. I have hosted several male nude swaps over the years, at Nervousness and elsewhere, and I am a big proponent of the male nude body. But, all aspects of nudity are welcome.

Please note that, in some countries, nudity going through the mail system is illegal so please keep that in mind when sending your work to me. I will be accepting regular mail art (which is viewable by everyone along the route), mail art inside of envelopes, and email art.

All work will be included, no judging, no returns; everyone who participates will receive documentation.

For more on this call, including a link to the discussion at IUOMA, please follow this link:
Nudity in Mail Art Call for Entries

Send all entries to Carla Cryptic, PO Box 1274, Berkeley CA 94701, USA -or-

by February 14th, 2009.

Thanks for your participation!

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At 5:05 PM, Blogger Johnny Jane said...

I think you should have something from me by now Carla. Great to see a blog - added in Facebook.

Johnny Jane

At 5:07 PM, Blogger Johnny Jane said...

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At 7:30 PM, Blogger carlacryptic said...

Yes indeed! And thanks. :)

At 10:23 PM, Blogger carlacryptic said...

The documentation went out to participants by March 15, 2009 and it was both a bear and a joy to make. I really love the way it turned out. Total number of participants: there were 42 participants from 13 countries. Within the US, there were participants from 12 states. The breakdown is as follows:

Canada - 6
Chile - 2 (joint entry)
France - 2
Greece - 1
Ireland - 1
Italy - 4
Korea - 2
México - 2
The Netherlands - 2
Portugal - 1
Spain - 2
Turkey - 1
USA - 16

(Breakdown by US States - 5 from California and 1 each from Colorado, District of Columbia, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Vermont, and Washington.)

The chapbook is 46 pages plus the front and back covers and there are two double-sided loose inserts (a participant list with snail and email addresses with a list of artists and which page their work is on as well as any titles - and - a mail art call sent in with a submission as well as a selection of calls I know about which won't be over by the time these reach their destination).

Thanks to everyone who participated!


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