A few weeks back it was my pleasure to teach a mail-art class at the Lake Worth Art League in Lake Worth Fl. for the second time. As things fall into place one thing after another I wrote on my blog Artdazzlelakeworth.com about the experience and as things come to pass the enthusiasm was wonderful. Now the Lake Worth Art League will do a mail art call for an upcoming exhibition tied in with “Words”.
The City of Lake Worth for its Centennial in 2013 had a call for mail art. The envelopes again arrived from all over the world. Japan, France, Finland, Portugal they can now be viewed at our Lake Worth Historical Museum. A gift from the world. And now it’s time to put Lake Worth on the map once more in a very positive light. A call for mail art is now being announced by the Lake Worth Art League.
CALL for Mail Art
send your envelopes to L W A L (Lake W 604 Lucerne Ave. Lake Worth, Florida 33460
dead line, 3 – 3 – 2018
Please put your e-mail on the bottom right back of your envelope and we will let you know of its arrival. Also all will be posted on this Web site and become part of the art exhibition themed “Words” any further questions e-mail those to firstname.lastname@example.org
The envelope is the art so it will not be opened. Happy snail mail.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Mail Art Exhibition and Reception commemorating Lake Worth Centennial
Contact: AnnaMaria Windisch-Hunt (561) 921-1962
Lake Worth, Florida == The Lake worth Museum, located at 414 Lucerne Ave. will exhibit the collection of Mail Art received over the last year in tribute to the city’s Centennial. the exhibit opens on Wednesday, April 30th with a reception from 6-8 p.m.
More than 10 artistically embellished envelopes were delivered by the US Postal Service to lake worth city Hall from well wishers around the world as far away as China and New Zealand. Each envelope is a unique expression using drawings, calligraphy, collage or photography, Some are not even envelopes. One in particular uses a dried sea grape leaf as a canvas for their centennial tribute.
The collection will remain a permanent part of the Museum’s historical collection of art and artefacts from the first 100 years of the City’s history. the Lake Worth historical Museum in the City Hall Annex Building is located on the second floor. the Museum is open on Wednesdays and Fridays from 1-4 p.m. and tours are available by appointment. For more information about the Lake Worth Museum, please call (561) 533-07354
Found this on a blog that I had been following here and there and after browsing came across a word or two on calligraphy but it was also about envelopes. so for your enjoyment it is from Lindsey Bugbee whose blog is “The Postman’s Knock.” I recommend it.
If you have been following we have found a location for our Mail Art exhibition. More coming as soon as negotiations are complete.
if you happen upon this site send us some mail-art
Deadline Nov. 15, 2013
We are now coming to the end of this wonderful Mail-Art project. Please send another envelope before the deadline, November 15, 2013
We have had some small exhibitions and planning now for a major exhibition. All the envelopes will be going to our Historic Museum and remain there as part of our Centennial events . 100 years for Lake Worth Florida.
To send a letter is a good way to go somewhere without moving anything but your heart. Phyllis Theroux
Address your mail-art to
Lake Worth 100
7 n. Dixie Hwy.
Lake Worth, Florida 33460
To know more about Lake Worth, Florida, check out one of our bloggers at www.lakewortheveryminute.com
Here is something patriotic for the 4th. This mail art was created specifically for Election Day. Unfortunately thery did not get the date stamp planned as on election day the Post Office is closed. The envelopes were created out of newspapers that were full of positive expectations.
Congratulations ! They have connected mail artists from all across the glob. We appreciate your participation via posting Lake Worth 100 mail art call. We are receiving many envelopes and recognize the cost of mailing them. We thank you all who have submitted. We still have a few months to go and look forward to the mail as they start to arrive daily. Those neat stamps certainly make us feel special and how about the beauty of the calligraphic envelopes. This one is very interesting it’s a Zentangle envelope all the way from Australia. Lots of effort went into this and arrived at it’s destination.
even the back took a lot of time.
Just got a glimpse of what will be our part of our first exhibitions. Looks lovely. We are still accepting submissions the deadline is Nov. 15, 2013 Keep those envelopes coming, we love them.. When it rains it pours and we just had rain for 5 days straights and it was not just rain it was a deluge. We received some awesome works of art on envelopes and I must applaud this talented group of mail artists. The water colour and ink drawing is from someone who must know our area well as they image represents our newly renovated Casino building on Lake Worth Beach. I gather a snowbird as he has two addresses and this was posted in MA. Thank your so much, just love your lettering.
This one below eye candy, nothing wasted both sides were finished on a manila size envelope. As the video below mentioned sometimes it’s not just the time put into an envelope , this one certainly was a labour of love. Check out the postage, a stamp collectors envy. Take a close look at those stamps. Thank you Elizabeth B
- colour coordinated
video explaining what mail art is.