Monday, September 26, 2005

Question on Mail Art Calls

I have been requested to put up this question:

Mail art - Would you participate in a call for International Mail Art knowing you were only going to receiving documentation. Not a catalogue. AND Would you pay to participate in an International Mail Art Call IF monies were going towards producing a catalogue ...

10 Comments:

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Blogger Paintnthings said...

Yes, I would participate knowing I would receive just documentation. As for paying, it would depend on what the price was.

2:04 PM  
Blogger Amarie said...

This past summer, I participated in both of the ATC shows in the USA. One I paid $7.00 for submitting 5 cards and received a catalogue. However, not all of the ATC's were in the catalogue..only a few. The other one, cost nothing and no catalogue. But I received rave reviews from the owner and she used my cards as examples in a demonstration she gave titled, "Excellance in Art." Can't complain about that either. It's just for fun! The one show where I paid, I will not get the cards back. The other one, I could sell them (no way)trade them, or request back. So, my answer is yes, I would participate knowing I would recieve just documentation or nothing - it's the joy of sharing...

4:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes I would participate either way.

3:33 PM  
Anonymous NennyO said...

Yes I would participate if I was to get a catologue. It also depend on the price.

4:23 PM  
Anonymous blue apple said...

This is a very timely post for me right now as in October 2006 I will be curating an International Mail Art/Artist Trading Card Exhibit here in Trail, BC. Already I have come across mail artists who have stated quite flatly they will not participate if there is no catalogue. Other artists have responded by stating that I cannot charge a fee for entry (which would enable the production of a catalogue) as it goes against CARFAC. Who would have thought a little thing like an International Mail Art/ATC Exhibit would create such dialogue! Who knew? LOL ... personally, I participate all the time in exhibits and/or shows where there is documentation or not. I am an artist. My goal is to get my work out there for others to see. Documentation or no. Thanks for this post. I will keep checking in to see if any others respond.

blue apple

1:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm curious BlueApple. If you can't charge a fee, could you make it no cost to enter, but charge for a catalogue? That way you should satisfy both camps.

1:43 PM  
Anonymous blue apple said...

Thanks for the tip. Good idea to charge for the documentation. As it stands right now any documentation will be done on a CD (costs of printing in this small town are prohibitive).

But I have a feeling, the die-hard mail artists will still object ...

I can't win.

Cheers

6:48 PM  
Blogger gahlil said...

Now that I have been coordinating Shadow & Evil for the past 10 months and due to lack of support from the supposed HOST of the exhibit, I find I will be carrying all the costs. Still, I feel its only fair to provide some sort of documentation. After all, the artist took time to make/send art. They should receive something back. I look forward to hearing all the comments from the receipients AFTER the receive their documentation. This has been a great experience & I strongly suggest other artists step up to the plate & host a call.

1:45 PM  

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