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MAIL MODELING - Call for Submission

Shawna Slavinski

DEADLINE: March 21st

"Mail Modeling"
An International Mail Art Photography Exhibition
during Month of Photography Denver.

Buffalo Exchange Boulder, CO
March 27th - April 30th, 2015
Opening reception: March 27th, 6-9pm
Closing reception: April 23rd, 6-9pm
Works for sale during closing reception, with money being donated to a local charity.
Curated by Marika Evanger & Katie Harwood

Buffalo Exchange 
1813 Pearl Street 
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 938-1924

Calling all thrifters and photographic artists!

During Month of Photography in Colorado, Buffalo Exchange Boulder will celebrate photography and the unexpected with an exhibition of your photographic mail art creations! The art of the thrift and the eco-conscience act of being green will collide with original works art. The exhibition will be dedicated to an exchange of ideas and the vintage thrill of corresponding through the mail. 2D, objects, and 3D work will all be considered. Surprise and challenge us with your original artwork. We want you to put your own unique twist on your mail art and help us celebrate photography, community, and fashion. Don’t miss your chance to show your work in Colorado during Month of Photography! 

During our closing reception, which coincides with Earth Day, all work included in the show will offered for symbolic sale to visitors. For a minimum donation of at least $1, visitors and guests will have the opportunity to purchase their favorite one-of-a-kind work of art and the money will support a local charity. 

Buffalo Exchange started in Tucson Arizona in 1974. Our three Colorado locations are independently owned franchises, having opened our doors in the fall of 1995. Buffalo Exchange has had a passion for art since the beginning. It has not only strived to keep its local cities as ethically fashionable as possible, but also supports the art community by hosting local artists, musicians, fashion shows, and events on a monthly basis. 

Mail Art, a brief history...Mail art, which emerged in the late 1960s as a collective, networked medium and an undisciplined offspring of Fluxus, Conceptual art, and experimental poetry, allowed artists to circulate and exchange works and ideas in a sphere uncontrolled by institutions, markets, or state censorship. 

Entry Deadline: 
March 21st, 2015. All submission must be received in the mail by this day.

Marika Evanger is an artist, stylist, and fashion business entrepreneur. As the manager of Buffalo Exchange Boulder, she brings over 10 years experience in the industry and has a keen eye for hip fashion. Katie Harwood is contemporary artists and photographer living, working, and teaching in Boulder. She received her MFA from San Francisco Art Institute and brings over 15 years experience of working in the photography and artistic industries. Both Marika and Katie have a great passion for strengthening local community through art and bring a fresh eye to contemporary photography.

Eligibility & Conditions:
> No entry fee!
> Open to all artists at any level and any address. Must be original work of art. No photocopies. Mail art must incorporate photography. Artists may submit up to three (3) original works of photographic mail art.
> Dimensions: Postcard inspired. No smaller than 4”x6” and no larger than 5”x7”. 3D, objects, or folded work accepted but must fit within the dimension parameters.
> Artwork/objects/3D must be sent through the mail (if necessary well packed)
> Artists are asked to include their name, location, title (if any), email address, website (if any), brief description of their process or technique (no more than 50 words - descriptions over 50 words will not meet the eligibility requirements and your work will not be included in the exhibition.)
> Mail art sent for the exhibition will not be returned. 

Your original mail art must be photographic in nature. All types of photographic expression will be accepted. Any materials are accepted, as long as photography and/or photographic method(s) are included. No photocopies. Unique, fun, and outside the box thinking are highly encouraged!

None. All entries will be online during the exhibition. Check Buffalo Exchange Colorado Facebook page often to see your work!  

Mail to: 
Buffalo Exchange 
℅ Month of Photography
1813 Pearl Street 
Boulder, CO 80302