Saturday, December 26, 2009

Sarah Appiah, San Francisco, CA, USA



A hand made paper piece that came without envelope and made it through in good condition. Thanks Sarah. I'll be seeing you in the poste.
M.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Glittering Greetings for the Holidays & 2010!



Greetings from Studio J ArtSpace

A special Thanks to all the wonderful people that participated in the portrait project this year . . . I am delighted with the wide variety of works that have come in and continue to arrive for this project. The Palace walls are a true delight and visitors really enjoy each and every image. I look forward to many more faces joining the collection in 2010 . . and am considering mounting an Installation Exhibition of the works in the year ahead. I'll keep you posted as the idea develops.

Wishing each of you a most Fab Festive Frolic in the weeks ahead . . have Fun!
and as always,
surrounds of Love and Laughter

Mailarta

Friday, December 11, 2009

Miguel Jimenez, El Taller de Zenon, Sevilla, SPAIN



Muchas Gracias . . Always great to hear from you . .
and Yes! indeed to the sharing of links . .
Love and Laughter
Mailarta

Miguel's web site: El Taller de Zenon

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Claudio Gavina, CopyLeft, Milano, ITALY



What Fun! Thanks to my dear friend Claudio for this recent playful mailing.
Here's wishing you every success in the days ahead and that the New Year brings many good things your way.
Love and Laughter as always,
Mailarta

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Dr. Matthew Eichler, Austin, TX, USA



Thanks to The Doctor!

Great Portrait . . smiling right back at ya!!! :)
MAMA M.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Mike Azevedo, Vancouver, BC, CANADA





Great to hear from you Mike . . A great addition to the palace walls!
be sure and check out this talented actor at his website: Mike Azevedo

Karl-Friedrich Hacker, Itzehoe, GERMANY


Madonna
A silkscreen from the original linocut by karl
Edition Bauwagen
Thanks Karl . . .

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Raymond Furlotte, Montreal, Quebec, CANADA



Special thanks to Raymond for this elaborate foldout portrait.

Servane Morel, Brussels, BELGIUM



Servane's Portrait with Doll
Merci Beaucoup . . great card!
Check out her Blog: MAIL ART POSTAL

Monica Rex, Los Angeles, CA, USA



Thanks Monica . . see more of her work at: Imagin360

Friday, November 20, 2009

Parys St. Martin, Durango, CO, USA



Incredible digital realm in this image from Parys . .

Be sure and check out EMOTIONAL DIGITAL for more from this artist.

Mirta Caccaro, Dueville, Vicenza, ITALY




Thanks to Mirta for these Portraits . . I see you are a very active mail artist. Pleased to have you be part of this Project.
Check out more from this artist at her website: Mirta Caccaro

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Matt Lucas via Vicky Pollard, London, ENGLAND


What a treasure in the mailbox today . . Vicky Pollard From Little Britain . . . . . . Yeah!! but . . Yeah but . . Yeah!!!!
Thanks Matt . . you are amazing . . .in all your incarnations!

Jose Manuel Figueiredo, Sintra, PORTUGAL




Many Thanks to Jose Manuel . . .Great to hear from you again.
M.

Lauren Haber, San Francisco, CA, USA




Thanks lauren . . A wonderful surprise as I opened the mailbox yesterday to discover this painted cigar box (1964) . . Delightful . . Thanks so much! See you in the mail!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Rod Summers, Maastricht, The Netherlands




Thanks Rod! A delight to hear from you and to have such a selection of imagery . . the other mail to be posted at the Queen of Poste page . . .

Rod Summers web site : VEC WORLD SERVICE
I look forward to staying in touch. . . perhaps a fishing trip in Newfoundland one day!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Eduardo Cardoso, Sines, PORTUGAL



Thanks to Eduardo for this fascinating Full Colour Portrait . .
Check out more from this artist at his blogsite: Paranormalmailart

Sherri Ayers, Corona, California, USA



A Calculated Creation from Sherri. Thanks for this latest addition to the collection. There has been such a great response to the call I may have to add a wing onto the Castle walls!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Gail D. Whitter, Trail, BC, CANADA


Gail as Gail and . . "V" - Visitor perhaps?

Olivia & Dylan Gunn, Vancouver, BC, CANADA



Thanks Dylan & Olivia for this Fab addition to the Portrait Gallery . . (taken at Burning Man '09) . . one day I'm hoping to make an appearance there myself.
I'll be seeing you in the mail!
M.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Dame's Portrait Gallery - Documentation Page 7


With Special Thanks to:
Fabio Sassi - Italy, Valery Shimanovsky - Russia, Steve Gerberich - USA, TICTAC - Germany, Mete Sarabi - USA, John Harris - Canada
Lena Samol - USA, Sherri Ayers - USA, Dragonfly Dream - USA, Igor Bartolech - Yugoslavia, Pistol Pete - USA, Roland Halbritter - Germany
Giovanni Strada - Italy, Bill Freisen - Canada, Dawn Redwood - England, David Stafford - USA, Ficus Strangulensis - USA, Gianni Donaudi - Italy
Gail D. Whitter - Canada, Ramon Cruces - Spain, Orfee Swerts - Belgium, Kiki Desvaux - France, Pinky - Italy, Pedro Bericat - Spain

Monday, November 9, 2009

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Pedro Bericat, Zaragoza, SPAIN



A special delivery in Canada Post Apology Mail . . . A rather unique portrait printed into a latex rubber. I photographed it using a light table to get the full quality of the image.
Thanks Pedro . . who also has a call out for:
1 Minute of sound in any system by mail or email.
Check out his site:

1 Minute Autohypnosis
MUTE SOUND
Contacto

Mute Sound / Pedro Bericat
P.O. Box: 4033
50080 – Zaragoza (Spain)

mutesoundrecords@gmail.com

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Pinky, Genova, ITALY


Thanks to the fun loving PINKY for this addition to the portrait edition. A collection of other works from PINKY will be uploaded to the Queen of Poste Page
See you in the mail (with SF stickers)!

F.U.N.
F.U.N. (Funtastic United Nations) is an independent and supranational organization that intends to stimulate a cooperation amongst all kinds of imaginary countries and worlds, coordinating meetings, publications, exhibitions and events. We offer our skills and resources to create a bridge between creative and funtastic geographical entities, representing numberless and mutable virtual countries, multiethnical and transgender, where the passports, postage stamps and banknotes are real but not the wars.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

In Loving Memory: Stanley Horner




A dear friend and artist Stanley Horner recently passed away. He has been a wonderful support in the years that we have lived in Victoria. He will be greatly missed.

In Memoriam: Stanley E. Horner, 1933 - 2009

Stanley Horner [S BA 56] taught Art Education at Sir George Williams University and then Concordia University from 1963 until 1993. He later earned the honour of Distinguished Professor Emeritus.

Horner was a founding member of the Department of Fine Arts and served as a model of innovative and student-centred teaching. In the 1970s, he pioneered the integration of new media into the curriculum, and he was instrumental in the development of the departments of performing arts. His own artwork explored media and crossed the traditional boundaries between the arts.

He was credited with helping Concordia be the first Canadian university to offer graduate arts programs, and for being an inspiration to young, new faculty members. Horner has been described as, “an inspired artist and superlative teacher, and his theoretical work, his art and the integration of his ideas have made important contributions to art education.”

His colleague, Leah Sherman, described him as an inspiration to everyone — faculty and students alike — and that he was remarkably creative, talented and original. “He was very avant-garde for his time.”

Stan, as he was known to many people, lived sustainably long before it was popular. He grew up on a farm and gardened, producing his own food. He used a bicycle to get around for more than 60 years. He recycled, repaired and re-used materials in his art and at home. After retiring from Concordia, he designed and built Souliterra, an earth-sheltered solar house in eastern Ontario. He later moved to Victoria, B.C., where he finished the Reaching I Ching Project of 64 artworks.

A loving husband, father and brother, he died at home with his wife by his side. He is survived by his children, Kyle and Mara Horner, his stepson Ned Servant and his brothers, Don and Lee.

Stan’s ashes will be scattered into the sea during a private ceremony. There will be a gathering in his honour from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sun., Nov. 1, at 252 Superior St. in Victoria.

A fund in memory of Stanley E. Horner was established at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Concordia University. To contribute, please send cheques, payable to Concordia University, to Annual Giving, S-FB 520, or call ext. 3884 for more information.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Kiki Desvaux, Pazat, FRANCE



Thanks to Kiki for this addition to the gallery.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Gail D. Whitter, Trail, BC, CANADA




Thanks Gail of Trail . . wonderful grouping of portraits you sent . .
Be sure to check out the many Mail Art projects from Gail . . one of which is the recent: Post Card Readings

Orfee Swerts, Halen, BELGIUM



Thanks Orfee . . . . tis the season . . of the Silver Banshee
check out her blog: silverbanshee

Gianni Donaudi, Imperia, ITALY




Thanks Gianni . .

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Ficus Strangulensis, Charleston, WV, USA



Thanks Fike . . Panjandrum of Blorchistan
Fertilizer of the One Tree

Always a pleasure to get your mailings.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Mete Sarabi, Champaign, IL, USA


"Nothing but blue skies . . .
Thanks Mete . .

Pistol Pete, Bayone, New Jersey, USA


Pistol Pete by Buzz Blurr

Thanks Pete . .

Giovanni and Renata StraDa Da, Ravenna, ITALY



Life is strange how crossovers happen . . I was just making a note in the studio to write to you . et voila . .there you are in the mailbox . . delighted to hear from you . . . more from the mailing can be seen in the Mailarta Queen of Poste blogsite.

See you in the mail!

Check out more from Giovanni at: STRADA

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Igor Bartolech, Novi Sad, YUGOSLAVIA

"No Escape from Heaven"


Thanks again Igor . .

Bill Friesen, Bowser, BC, CANADA



Thanks WC . . Love the Goddess!