just a few days left!

mail bag

…to send in your entries for the “mail/art/book” exhibit, taking place at the SF Center for the Book. Artwork needs to be in the mail by October 15th; we are fast approaching 100 wonderful pieces of mail art, from all over the globe! The video below shows Nina’s (from The Netherlands) mail art “in action” :

Exhibit details are at the bottom of this entry; if you haven’t sent anything in, now’s the time!

The SF Center for the Book will publish a catalog that will be available for sale both at the opening reception and online. (details about the catalog will be posted here at the Ex Postal Facto blog). Additionally,  Jennie Hinchcliff/Red Letter Day will send out limited edition documentation created specifically for participating artists.


Questions? Ask away! –> redletterdayzine@gmail.com

See you in the mail!



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)


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)

This show is curated by Jennie Hinchcliff and John Held Jr. and hosted by the San Francisco Center for the Book. The opening reception for “mail/art/book” on February 14, 2014 kicks off the Ex Postal Facto Conference, which runs February 14 – 16, 2014. For more information about Ex Postal Facto, visit: http://www.expostalfacto.wordpress.com.

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



17 thoughts on “just a few days left!

    • Nina —

      I’m so glad that you like the video! Not bad for an iPhone vid…we shot it outside my apartment building, hence the neighbors walking by and the gray cement sidewalks!

      • I am so happy! 🙂 I booked my flight. My first trip to the USA and I will be attending the first two days of Ex Postal Facto 2014! Can you advise my about hotels? Thank you for organizing.

      • Nina —

        I’m so excited for you!!! Your first trip to SF AND Ex postal Facto?! You’re going to have a great time, guaranteed.
        In the next couple days, I’m going to do a write up in regards to hotels and neighborhoods to stay in. Keep checking back!
        Looking forward to meeting you in person —

    • JesArchives —

      It’s always GREAT to hear from you and I thank you muchly for YOUR thanks! Will you be able to join in the fun, down here in the foggy burg?
      (fingers crossed…)

      • just to note! you can open it like a normal envelope. it’s okay if it rips a little, that’s part of the process 😉 (mine is the one that’s bright green and has way too much postage on it)

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