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(SCENE) Announces A Call-For-Proposals: Mail Art

EAST LANSING, Mich. - East Lansing's alternative art space, (SCENE) Metrospace announces a call-for-proposals for an upcoming exhibit of artwork which has traveled by post.

Mail art is art which uses the postal system as a medium. Mail artists typically exchange artistic works in any medium, including but not limited to: painting, drawing, collage, graphic design, sculpture, assemblage, video- or audio-based works, conceptual works, and installations. (SCENE) presents an in-depth investigation into this artform, which evolved between the 1950s and the 1990s, and was influenced by such art movements as Dada and Fluxus. The size and scope of each artwork depends on the artist.

For (SCENE)’s exhibit, the following definitions of Mail Art will be observed:

1. v. Like a message in a bottle mediated by the sea, so mail art switches hands and is thus transformed. 2. n. The last object touched by one’s self, representing one’s self for another to hold. 3. n. An artwork that considers the journey as much as the destination.

Artists of all types are invited to submit current, original works for this exhibit. The exhibit will take place from January 11, 2008 through February 24, 2008. All entry materials are due Friday, December 14, 2007, in order to be considered for exhibit. Early submissions are encouraged. Actual works must be received no later than Friday, January 4, 2008.

Entry materials must include a current artist's biography and/or artist resume, as well as an artistic statement to accompany the proposed artwork(s). Proposals may include images (.jpegs or .gifs) of actual or representative works, either on a CD mailed to the address below, or e-mailed to

For more information, please contact Peter Richards at (517) 319-6832 or visit

(SCENE) Metrospace Gallery
c/o Peter Richards, director
410 Abbott Road
East Lansing, MI 48823

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