Saturday, December 21, 2013

Chris Newstead, Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA

Chris Newstead - part of the talented musical cast of the Dinner Theatre Production at the David Foster Foundation Theatre, Oak Bay Beach Hotel
"It's Christmas"
November 9 - December 24

Thanks to everyone for signing the program. 
Truly made for a magical Christmas Eve to be in the surrounds of such incredible talent and beautiful music. Merry Christmas Everyone!

Calling One and All . . .

Excited to announce this mail art collaboration with the Grenfell Campus Art Gallery and Rogue Art Gallery at the Eastern Edge in St. John's. 
I'll be making an appearance in Corner Brook, NL on January 10th.
See you in the mail . . perhaps even at the gallery!
as always, 
with Love and Laughter, Mailarta (Queen of Poste)



CALL FOR MAIL ART: Dame's Portrait Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador

Dame's Portrait Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador at the Grenfell Campus Art Gallery. January 9 - February 15, 2014. Send us an autographed portrait of yourself anytime from now until February 15, 2014 for inclusion in Dame's Portrait Gallery.

This is a pop-up portrait gallery happening In conjunction with the exhibition TRANSformations: DALE ROBERTS/DAME MAILARTA, curated by Ingrid Mary Percy, at the Grenfell Campus Art Gallery, January 9 – February 15, 2014.

Please mail to:

Dame's Portrait Gallery
c/o Art Gallery
Grenfell Campus MUN
PO Box 2000
Corner Brook, NL A2H 6P9

Or email to: mailarta@gmail.com (Subject: NL Portrait)

In St. John’s, from January 11 – February 1, 2014, you can submit a portrait to:
Dame Mailarta’s Portrait Studio/Workshop
in the Rogue Gallery at Eastern Edge, 72 Harbour Drive.

January 16th - I'll Draw You if You Draw Me an evening of community-led portrait creation at Eastern Edge 7-9pm with music, snacks and art supplies. All portraits will be sent to Dame Mailarta's Portrait Gallery in Corner Brook! Feel free to bring additional supplies, props, and backdrops!

February 12th - A reception for Dame Mailarta’s Portrait Gallery at the Grenfell Campus Art Gallery 4:30-6pm as part of the Grenfell Campus MUN Community Engagement Week festivities.

Mariano Bellaroso, Milano, ITALY

Thanks Mariano . .great to hear from you . . check out more from this artist at his web page: Di Sogno In Segno





Tierre Joline, Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA

The Incredible, ever so talented Tierre Taylor . . 
A lover of hats . . and Millner extraordinaire . . 
See her amazing creations at her web site: Tierre Joline - Couture Millinery

Friday, December 20, 2013

Magie Dominic, New York, New York, USA

Magie Dominic
Dear friend and artist . . connecting to the planetary power points . . 
Magie has just published her new book:
Street Angel
See the link at: Wilfred Laurier Press



Monday, December 16, 2013

Sugar Irmer, Berlin, GERMANY


Another fascinating photo/collage portrait from Sugar.
Thanks again my friend . . see you in the mail!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Hilda Paz, Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA

A self portrait print arrives from Argentina mailartist Hilda Paz
Many Thanks Hilda. 
Feliz año!

Ottmar Bergmann, Gylsboda, Sweden

Thanks again to Ottmar for another intriguing collage self portrait, such colour and complexity. I am working on a reply at the studio currently . .  this will be a fun piece to respond to. . . See you in the mail!


Friday, December 6, 2013

Eddie Izzard, London, ENGLAND

Special Thanks to Eddie for signing this image for me. 
Had such a great time at his performance "Force Majeure" when he was in Victoria. He has to be one of the funniest people on the planet. 
Here's a shot from his Q & A with his fans after the peformance. He was brilliant with the responses. . .  such a pleasure to see a performer so honestly "present" for his fans. 
Be sure to check out his site: Eddie Izzard

Love the nails!


Cristina Blank, Wörthsee, GERMANY

Print on Rice Paper
Many Thanks Cristina . . More from this artist at: 5BLANKS

Frank Fine, Berlin, GERMANY

Frank Fine - Performance Artist
Many Thanks to my friend Frank in Berlin for posting these mighty fine cards . .  
I Do Believe!
See you in the mail soon!
Love and Laughter as always, M.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

David Stanley Aponte, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Postcard of a self portrait painting . . Thanks David.
Check out Monsieur Aponte's Blog at: DAVID STANLEY APONTE

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Alan McConnachie, Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA

Special Thanks to Alan McConnachie for taking the time to sign this collage.Alan was guest speaker last evening at The Royal BC Musuem presentation of it's latest Imax Film Release - Hidden Universe


Monday, November 25, 2013

Portrait Documentation Page 40


Special Thanks to:

André Robèr-FRANCE, Michael Winter-CANADA, Donald Kessler-USA, Charlayne Thorton-Joe-CANADA, Orlando Nelson Pacheco Acuna-CHILE, John Cleese-ENGLAND
Pilar Beltrami-SWITZERLAND, Michael Kelly-USA, Valerie Manini-SWITZERLAND, Dan Mouer-USA, Phaedra J. Kelly-UK, Massimo Medola-ITALY
Minnie Churchill-CANADA, Uli Grohmann-GERMANY, Tamara Wyndham-USA, Jürgen O. Olbrich-GERMANY, Walter Pennacchi-ITALY, Jim Maunder-CANADA
Jean Grand-Maître-CANADA, Dogfish, Robert Rudine-USA, Chris Hadfield-CANADA, Ruud Janssen-The NETHERLANDS, Sylvester McCoy-ENGLAND, Dale Roberts-CANADA

Another very ecclectic mix in this set of mailings making up this most recent page of the Documentation Series . . officially 960 portraits since this project began. Thanks again to everyone for participating. I look forward to seeing you in the mail! Love and Laughter as always, M.




Sunday, November 24, 2013

Rob McTavish, Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA

Painter Rob McTavish
Sometimes it takes an added reminder for mail to get into the mailbox . . after seeing Rob at an art event a gentle memory nudge finally saw this card from Paint-In 2012 make its way into the postal system and now joins the Palace walls . . Thanks Rob. See you in the mail!


Saturday, November 23, 2013

Dale Roberts, Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA

"Dalek" aka . . Dale Roberts
in front of the Tardis downtown Victoria
A Dr. Who special event put on by the students of Vic High Improv Club


Sylvester McCoy, London, ENGLAND

Actor . . Dr. Who . . and much more . .
Check out: IMDb

Monday, November 18, 2013

Guido Vermeulen, Brussels, BELGIUM

Friour Editions 2013 # 40/50
Universal Tragedies 
 A booklet of faces of Universal Tragedies by Guido.
More of his mail art at: MAIL ART INTERNATIONALE

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Ruud Janssen, Breda, The NETHERLANDS

# 743 returns to the collection.
Thanks Ruud . . . mail coming your way soon . . check out more from Ruud at: IUOMA


Chris Hadfield, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

Special Thanks to Astronaut Chris Hadfield for signing this pic for me yesterday. Great to meet you and I look forward to reading your new book: An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth

Dogfish, Robert Rudine, Seattle, Washington, USA

From the lands of TUI TUI . . and MOA
Many Thanks to Dogfish for the return of postcard # 745



Saturday, November 16, 2013

Jean Grand-Maître, Calgary, Alberta, CANADA

Artistic Director with the Alberta Ballet: Jean Grand-Maître
Recently met Jean here in Victoria at the Royal Theatre and saw this most amazing and powerful production of "Fumbling Towards Ecstasy" 
featuring the music of Sarah McLachlan
Bravo Bravo! If you have the chance a MUST SEE and experience event.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Jim Maunder, St. Catharines, Ontario, CANADA

Water colour self portrait
by friend and fellow Newfoundland artist Jim Maunder.
More from Jim at his site: JIM MAUNDER

Thanks so much Jim . . .  Good things come to those who wait they say . . it is true . . Love it!  . . I did have to chase down the mailman on the street as he thought he had the wrong address . . but alas all is well and you are now safe and sound at the Palace!
Love and Laughter, As always, M. 

Walter Pennacchi, Latina, ITALY

Many Thanks Walter, good to hear from you . . . look forward to adding you to my list of Mail Art CorresponDancers . . See you in the mail!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Jürgen O. Olbrich, Kassel, GERMANY

Thanks Jurgen . . see you in the mail







Tamara Wyndham, New York, New York, USA

Thanks to Tamara for the return of post card # 742 in the mailings. 
See her work at:  NEW YORK ARTISTS CIRCLE