The craft world relies on the community we build and the shared expertise passed between its members. Crafting the Future (CTF) is helping to create pathways for minority students to access training and exposure in craft instructional programs around the country. #Postmarked is an invitational fundraising event for CTF. For this project we are asking artists to direct their advocacy, pique their creativity, and engage their passion for materials, to make small mail art as donations to CTF. Challenge the senses, tease the intellect, and move the spirit with your creations. All proceeds from the sale of the artworks will be directed towards funding scholarships to be awarded to CTF students and the process will give your local post office some support.
All of the work would be executed at a 4” x 6” postcard scale. The maximum thickness of submitted work is ¼”. Any materials may be used but should be appropriate for transport through USPS mail.
The front of the card is an open canvas. On the back of the card, creativity is welcome, but clearly format sender and recipient information following USPS guidelines. Incidental marking or marring secondary to transport and postal stamping will become uncontrollable elements within the composition. Brown paper wrapping or other packaging may be utilized to protect compositions and prevent incidental marking from transport.
Submissions must be postmarked by September 25, and we are aiming for at least 150 submissions. Selling all 150 donated works would pay tuition and travel for a CTF student to take a workshop at Penland School of Craft. The exhibition will go online on October 23. Works will be available for purchase from October 23rd to November 6th. $30.00 will purchase a randomly selected postcard from the exhibited submissions.
David Clemmons, CTF
Care of Penland School of Craft
P.O. Box 37
Penland, NC. 28765
(All works must be submitted via USPS) Submit Your Work
September 25: Submission Deadline
October 23: Exhibition Opening
October 23 – November 26: Sale Period