Mail Art Exhibition
Show dates - June 25, 2021 - August 14, 2021
Call to Create
Mail art became poplar in the 1960's with artist like Marcel Duchamp, sending postcards with poems or drawing on them. As a Creative Reuse Center, mail art seem very natural since artist often were reusing found materials from their spaces to create this small works of art. Mail Art can be a way to work with another artists, spread your art to far away places and bring surprise to unsuspecting recipients. During this time receiving something other than bills and junk mail can be a true gift, so we want artist to make some mail art that can be exhibited together. Artists can choose to make one piece to mail to us, or send to another artist to collaborate on and then mail to us. We will be giving 80 kits to local students, and they will react to the exhibition by creating their own mail art that will be part of a virtual art show later.
Deadline for artist to apply Saturday, May 29 , 2021 by 11:59 PM - After artists apply they will receive an email confirming participation
New or established artist with quality artwork.
Openness to reused materials
Work created must fit size restriction and willing to mail to us.
Upon acceptance, artist agrees to:
Postmarked before or by Friday, June 4 , 2021
Artwork will be for sale, 40% of artwork sale goes to support our programs as a non-profit
Show Opening on Friday, June 25, 2021 from 5pm - 7pm (Virtual or in Person TBD)
Keep work in exhibition until show closes on Saturday, August 14, 2021
Local Artist could pick up work Monday August 16, 9am-5pm, out of state artists we can work to mail art back if desired.
No restriction in the type of media used for artwork, we only ask that work must incorporate 50% or more reusable/repurposed/recycled/reclaimed content. Local artist may come get use items from Resource Depot, but encourage sourcing from your own home.
Postcard size -
At least 3-1/2 inches high x 5 inches long x 0.007 inch thick
No more than 4-1/4 inches high x 6 inches long x 0.016 inches thick
Artwork could include part of the shipping container, could have front and back.
We ask artists think about the idea of downsizing.
While we are open to artistic expression, we serve families and are a multi-use space & must make our GalleRe content suitable for that environment. Resource Depot reserves the right to not display any work unsuitable for a younger audience.
A commission of 40% of the selling price will be retained for any item sold from any exhibition sponsored by Resource Depot. This includes those sold within 30 days of the close of the exhibit. Price work accordingly. Checks will be released for any sales within
7-10 business days of exhibition closing dates to the attention of artist at the address provided.
Our GalleRE is about 20’ X 20’ with 3 movable gallery walls, so the size does flex from one show to the next. The space has three
6' x 6' windows, which provide excellent natural light as well as a wonderful space to exhibit in. Our GalleRE has two white concert walls and two movable drywall walls (8' x 8' each). For the concert walls and the window spaces we have a track system for hanging, which just requires artwork to have two high positioned D-rings on the back for hanging. We have raw grey concrete floors to act as a blank canvas for emerging artists. Our Space is open air to a warehouse ceiling that is 19'. For less color interference, the GalleRE track lighting has daylight LED bulbs.
We have glass double doors that measure 82" x 69" to enter our building so items must fit through them. Outside our building we have a ramp allowing for easy unloading/loading of larger artwork, the ramp width is 4'.
Send any question to:
Chelsea Odum Director of Education & Artist Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 11 am - 5 pm | Wednesdays: 11 am - 7 pm | Saturdays: 9 am- 2 pm
*Also open during special events.
The GalleRE @ RESOURCE DEPOT
Transforming our communities discards into works of art
2508Florida Avenue | WPB, FL 33401 | 561.882.0090