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Umbrella Online - Current Issue

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ISSN 0160-0699

Volume 31, No. 1, Mar 2008

Mail Art & Visual Poetry

MAIL ART CALL

Images Against War. Any medium, no deadline. Jpegs or any snail mail. No jury, no returns. Exhibition in the web: Image Gallery Against War from Boek 861. Send to:Taller del Sol, Apartado 861 43080 Tarragona, España. Put your own image in: boek861.com/no_war/index.htmlhttp://boek861.com/no_war/index.html

Brain Cell Fractals. Ryosuke Cohen. Send him 150 stickers, artistamps, rubberstamps, etc. and he will send you a list of participants, a beautifully produce color print of all participants’ work. Send to Ryosuke Cohen, 3-76-1-A613 Yagumokitaho, Moriguchi-City, Osaka 570, Japan. braincell@k6.dion.ne.jp

Neo DADA. Ongoing project. Send self made postcards 4 x 6” (10.1 x 15.2 cm). Any medium, no envelopes, documentation to all, no returns. Online gallery and possible exhibition. P.O. Box 661, New York, NY 10116.

Shadow Play. Slightly serious artist seeks fun, intelligent shadows for international art project. Blondes, brunettes and redheads preferred, but all shadows welcome. Please send a photograph of your shadow with your name written on the back. Shadows to feature in upcoming exhibition. Send to Wei-Ho Ng, Chelsea College of Art, Manresa Rd., London SW3 61S, England. artshadow@hotmail.com Deadline: ongoing.

Mail Art/Visual Poetry Call for Palestine, Lebanon, Human Rights-Peace-Freedom. Size: A4 limit. Any medium, 2D; deadline: ongoing. All works will be displayed on davidbaptistechirot.blogspot.com Mail contributions to David-Baptiste Chirot, 740 N. 29 #108, Milwaukee, WI 53208 USA or to cavidbchirot@hotmail.com

Hummingbirds - Colibri. Send mail art inspired on/with hummingbirds. Any medium, any size. No deadline and Valeria will answer your themes. All items will be published on her blog. valeriazunzun.blogspot.com Mail to Valeria Zunzun, 1412 Euclid Ave. #15, Miami Beach, FL 33139 USA. Or to valeriazunzun@gmail.com

Send a photo of yourself standing or sitting in front of your bookcase or bookshelves. No deadline. Answer to everyone. Bibliotheca Gullbiana, Staai 41, NL-6127 AB Grevenbicht, The Netherlands.

The Beatles Forever. Postcard size 10 x 15 cm. The Tree of Poetry, Tiziana Baracchi, Via Cavallotti 83b, I-30171 Venezia Mestre, Italia. No deadline.

Public Art. Postcard size. Any medium, visual poetry wanted. No jury, no deadline, ongoing project to introduce the community of Prescott, Arizona to mail art. Works will be on display at Prescott College in Spring-Summer 2006. Documentation to all. Send to Grace Vajda, Prescott College, Mailbox 580, 220 Grove Ave., Prescott, AZ 86301 USA. Please include your e-mail or snail mail address.

Call for Books and Zines. Seeking donations for “independent reference library“in Kosovo, former Yugoslavia. Kosovo is a struggling country with an average monthly salary of $30 and unemployment at 60%. Any zine or book donations are welcomed. Also T-shirts and postage stamps for children’s collections. Send to Switzerland and it will be forwarded since it is more secure. No internet access. Send to RLP, c/o PF44, CH4142, Munchenstein 3, Switzerland.

Fill The Ford (Fully) Folly! mail art call. ongoing. no deadline. periodic documentation. Send found or unnecessary metal keys to fill the interior of a ’50 model Ford to confound future archaeologists. Send to buZ blurr, 908 E. Main St., Gurdon, Arkansas 71743-1835 USA.

Celebration of Xerox’s anniversary. This year is the seventieth anniversary of the invention of xerography. To celebrate the magic photocopier and its inventor Chester Carlson you are invited to contribute copy-art works in which the machine has been used to produce an original one-of-a-kind photocopy. Size: between A4 (30 x 21 cm) and A5 (70% A4). Catalogue to all the participants. Send to: Gianni Simone, 3-3-23 Nagatsuta, Midori-ku, Yokohama-shi, 226-0027 Kanagawa-ken, Japan

Postcard Portraits. A6 Postcard Portraits to be held 23-27 May 2008 at Ripple Six Art Fair, Marsden Mechanis Institute, Marsden, Huddersfield, UK. All entries should be on portrait A6 (105mm x 148mm) postcards with name and country at the foot of the card. Visit www.rippleonline.com for full details, where you will find a template and address to send your postcard. Send all cards c/o Janet Maude, Ripple, Marsden Mechanics Hall, Peel St., Marsden, Huddersfield HD7 6BW, West Yorkshire, England. Deadline: 1 May 08.

Sacredness of Wildlife. For persons interested in nature, dreamers, pagans and poets,to exhibit in Athens at the Hellenic Pagan Festival, Olympieia in April 2008.

Maximum size: A4 - 30 x 21 cm., Any medium, No returns, all work exhibited will be documented for participants. Send to: Aristotelis Triantis, Karaiskaki 127, Karditsa 43100, Greece. Co-ordinators: Aristotelis Triantis (mail artist) and Vlassis Rassias (author, mail artist) Deadline: 31 March 2008. Info: aristriantis@gmail.com

Intimate Artifacts: Journals, altered books, mail art, artist trading cards, scrapbook pages, photographs. 3 April - 2 May. Documentation to all. Opens on 3 April. Deadline for submissions: 31 March 2008. Send to Dept. Of Philosophy, Mail Stop #510, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH 43606 USA. . For any questions, Madeline.Muntersbjorn@utoledo.edu