“mail/art/book” exhibit at the SF Center for the Book…

mail/art/book postcard

The postcard has been designed (see above –ed.) and is on it’s way to the printer! I’m excited to announce that the San Francisco Center for the Book will be home to the “mail/art/book” exhibition for the months of February – April, 2014.

Mail artists, Networkers, artistamp makers and paper people of all stripes are encouraged to submit work for the “mail/art/book” exhibit. SFCB will host an opening reception for contributing artists, Ex Postal attendees, and the general public on February 14th, 2014. The Ex Postal crew is already hard at work planning hijinks and shenanigans for the evening — what’s a party without (good) surprises? I can tell you this much: rubber stamps and chocolate will be involved.

If you’d like to submit work for the “mail/art/book” show, take a look at the details below; head over to the XPF Newsroom to download a copy of the postcard front and back!

THEME: “mail/art/book”

Artists are invited to submit work exploring the intersection between mail art and artists’ books, in whatever way, shape, or form that may take. Mail art, artistamps, artists’ books, and other artworks that can be mailed and relate to the theme of mail/art/books are encouraged.

POSTMARK DEADLINE: October 15th, 2013

FORMAT: work must be sent directly through the postal service. Please apply postage directly to your work.

TECHNIQUE: All techniques and mediums accepted including mixed media, collage, montage, sculpture, painting, printmaking, photography, etc.


Documentation in the form of an address list and art zine will be sent to participating artists. Please include your mailing address. The San Francisco Center for the Book will produce a print catalog of the exhibit, which will be available for sale at the opening reception and throughout the show (February 14-April 30, 2014)

This show is curated by Jennie Hinchcliff and John Held Jr. and hosted by the San Francisco Center for the Book.


Jennie Hinchcliff  attn: mail/art/book

PO Box 170271, San Francisco, CA. 94117

(Artwork submitted for the exhibition becomes part of the Red Letter Day archive)

By submitting artwork for this exhibit, you agree that both the San Francisco Center for the Book and Jennie Hinchcliff/Red Letter Day can photograph and use images of your work for future publication and press materials. Additionally, the artist also agrees that they will not receive any direct financial compensation from either the San Francisco Center for the Book or Jennie Hinchcliff/Red Letter Day.

Questions? Contact Jennie at redletterdayzine@gmail.com