A second pink mail art postcard arrived this week from Lubomyr Tymkiv in Lviv, Ukraine. The Pink Week Mail Art show ends tomorrow in Sacramento but the over 400 pieces received this year will remain here.
Four pieces of Pink Mail art arrived this week for the upcoming show in Sacramento and this was a first – the first time I have received mail art from Romania. The first piece is from Marian Serban and then there are pieces from her students Daria, Lidia and Matei.
Oakland is not far, but not even Johnny Cash himself could get the Liddle Kiddle safely across the Bay to San Francisco. I am not sure who the artist is, but this piece will be included in the mail art show for Pink Week.
Does a postmark ruin a piece of mail art? One of the postcards I received for the coming Pink Week show included this watercolor postcard of rockfish from Sooz Chambers. Between here and Oregon the USPS never postmarked the stamp yet the postmark runs, upside down, across the painting. I know some of you might think it was ruined and even the artist may be displeased. But for me, in this example, it sort of enhances the piece as genuine mail art.
This year’s Pink Week in Sacramento is not just about the Pink Mail Art Show. Last night the San Francisco Correspondence Coop travelled up to Sacramento to make some mail art with local artists and museum visitors at the Crocker Art Museum. Pink Postcards were made and will be mailed out soon. We also worked on an exquisite corpse piece. It will be cut up into individual postcards and mailed to participants.