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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Cheshire Art League call for entries: Postcard Art Show; Deadline—Dec. 31, 2008

The Picture Framer Artshack Gallery
96 Elm St., Cheshire, (203) 272-2500
Call for Entries: Postcard show
Entries deadline: Dec. 31, 2008.
Show: Jan., 2009

Press release

The Cheshire Art League calls for entries for a postcard art show to be held during the month of January, 2009. All work will be exhibited. No jury and no returns. Postcards become property of the Cheshire Art League and will be for sale, with the proceeds benefiting C.A.L.

Mail art was popularized in the '60s by Ray Johnson of the New York Correspondence School, and many contemporary artists use the art form to express themselves. It's easy to participate in a mail art show, and there is no jury and no fee to enter. Also there are no limitations placed on the materials and techniques an artist can use. He or she simply makes the postcard and mails the work.

Create the postcard on an existing 4"x6" post card or start from scratch on a blank 4" x 6" piece of card stock. A card of this size is the largest that can be mailed in the United States without having to add extra postage. The art does not have to be done on an "official" post card, just something of similar weight and size. Print your first and last name, street address, e-mail address, city, state, zip code somewhere on your entry.

Materials will vary, depending on the technique you choose. You may create the art with any technique, and all media are acceptable, including collage, markers, crayons, pen and ink, colored pencils, rubber stamps, tempera, acrylic, watercolor and printmaking. The only consideration is that the artwork cannot have a raised surface.

All work will be on display at the Picture Framer, 96 Elm Street, Cheshire, in January. A reception will be held on Tuesday, January 13, 6:30 to 8:30. This reception is free and open to the public.

Mail postcards to the Picture Framer, 96 Elm Street, Cheshire, CT 06410.
Postcards must be postmarked by Dec. 31, 2008. Questions and/or a copy of prospectus call Tom @ 860-628-9104 or Ann @ 203-272-2500 or e-mail cheshireartleag [AT]

The Cheshire Art League is a non profit organization dedicated to individual and community awareness of the Arts and how they reflect and affect our culture.


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