Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Celebrate the Dog Mail Art Exhibit 2012

In June I posted a "call" for mail art for a "Celebrate the Dog" exhibit to coincide with National Dog Day on August 26th. Since then 43 different artists from 14 different countries have sent me over 75 pieces of mailart. They are all so fabulous! My exhibit went up last night at my local public library. It's not a usual artist exhibit with openings and crowds but I still think it's amazing to see all this great mail art on display.

It went from this ...

To this ...

(you can click on the image to view it larger)

I'm so happy to have collected all this amazing art and to be able to put it up on display. I thank the W.J. Niederkorn Public Library in Port Washington, Wisconsin for allowing me to use their display case for a month.  I tried to include some envelopes with interesting stamps from other countries.

I thank all the artists who sent me art about dogs. Dogs are loved worldwide!

Allison - Grand Junction, Colorado
Amy Irwen - Rosemount, Minnesota
Arte Correo Correo - Bridgeport, Connecticut
Brent Leopold - Pennsylvania
Brian Fitterman "King Pins" - Syosset, New York
Cara Harrison - Huntsville, Alabama
Carina Granlund - Petsmo, Finland
Dame Mailarta - Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Dani Street - Colorado Springs, Colorado
Danielle Maret Williams - Barden Ridge, Australia
Dean Marks - Paris, France
Diane Keys - Elgin, Illinois
Gerda Halbritter - Nudlingen, Germany
Harry Lock - Durban, South Africa
Helen Amyes - York, Western Australia
Janine Weiss - Boudry, Switzerland
Katerina Nikoltsou - Thessaloniki, Greece
KDJ - Orlando, Florida
Kim Moreno - Woodland, California
Lynn Radford - New Brighton, Pennsylvania
Lisa Iversen - North Manchester, Indiana
Louise Kiner - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Michael L. Orr - Clarkston, Georgia
Mim Scalon - Richmond, Virginia
Nolastra - Oakland, California
Not Hi Ng - San Pablo, California
Patty Radish - Stanwood, Washington
Paul Amyes - York, Western Australia
Pirjo-Liisa Komu - Hiltulanlahti, Finland
Prtzia TicTac - Stamberg, Germany
Rebecca Guyver - England
Roberto Rios - Humacao, Puerto Rico
Sabela Bana - Coruna, Spain
Snappy - Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Stephanie Blake - Huntsville, Alabama
Stepanie Dodson - Tallahassee, Florida
Stripygoose - England
Suus In Mokum - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Svenja Wahl - Heidelberg, Germany
Theresa Williams - Bradner, Ohio
Valentine Mark Herman - Sigean, France

Each piece received was documented in my IUOMA photo group "Celebrate the Dog."


  1. The display case looks terrific and I think that people seeing it will not only enjoy looking at the work; but, be inspired by it.

    1. Thanks Mim! Yes, introducing them to the world of mail art. I included a lot of envelopes especially those from far away countries. Numismatics may appreciate it ... as well as dog lovers.

  2. great job,Angie! the display looks beautiful!

    1. Thanks TICTAC. Do you see yours at the top right there? Looks great!

  3. What a nice display of such fantastic mail art. Inspiring!

    1. Thanks Louise. Do you see yours there to the left?

  4. Looks great, Angie! Thanks for sharing! :D

  5. Very beautiful display job you did, Angie, of great and varied mail arts! Your town is lucky. I only wish I hadn't had to miss this one.

    1. Thank you so much Nancy. Yes, your work would have been a beautiful addition but it's okay. I can enjoy your stuff at home. I need a display case like that in my living room!

  6. that is so cool! I've been out of the IUOMA loop for a while and missed this call. I love that your library worked with you on this.

    1. Thanks Karen. Yeah, I kept it a little quiet because I knew the space was small. I still feel the response was overwhelmingly wonderful and I'm quite pleased with the size. Also, I'm not sure if the library really understood what they were getting into. I described what I was doing and now ... we'll see the response. I kept it clean and tame so I think they'll be okay with it.