More than 120 collaborative collages are displayed mosaic-style on a single wall. Additional work will be added as it arrives.
Studio 1A is a spacious, sunny, well ventilated, upstairs room. Regrettably, there are 29 stairs and no elevator.
Face covering is required in the common areas, i.e., the stairwell, hallways and restrooms, but in accordance with guidance from the CDC and the California Department of Public Health, when visitors are fully vaccinated, and are not at increased risk, masks are optional inside Studio 1A.
Collages are unpacked in preparation for the exhibition of Postal Collage Project No. 10. The installation will include more than 120 collaborative collages created by more than 120 artists between September 2020 and March 2021.
When Bay Area galleries are allowed to reopen, presumably sometime this year, Ramon’s Tailor Artist’s Salon will not. After nearly a decade of showing and growing community creativity, R’s T will quietly close.
Ramon’s Tailor was the springtime San Francisco home to the Postal Collage Project for eight straight years, beginning with Project No. 1 in 2012. These annual exhibitions and associated events played a significant role in the growth and development of the project. Thank you, Frank & Teri!
Christopher Kurts is the co-founder and organizer of the Mystic Krewe of Scissors & Glue, a New Orleans collage collective that meets monthly for casual collage nights in addition to working on collaborative projects and group exhibitions.
Kevin Sampsell used to host an open collage night in Portland as well as managing the collage making space at Kolaj Fest New Orleans. Sampsell, along with Cheryl Chudyk, have recently begun Sharp Hands Gallery, an online journal with each issue acting as a curated exhibition.
Petra Zehner founded the Paris Collage Collective in 2018 in order to connect both local and global artists on a more personal level than what is possible on social media platforms alone.
Marty McCutcheon is the founder and organizer for Round Table Collaboration, whose main activity is the Postal Collage Project, an annual mail-art collaborative collage project.
Allison Anne is a collagist, mail artist and zinemaker living and working in Minneapolis, Minnesota. After coordinating a few informal meetups under the same name in 2017, they co-founded Twin Cities Collage Collective with several other artists in the Minneapolis/Saint Paul area. The group strives to foster community and further collage by providing an inclusive, safe space for individuals at all levels of creative ability to explore the medium.
As Editor of Kolaj Magazine, Ric Kasini Kadour has been following and writing about collage communities since 2010.
Postal Collage Project No. 10 comprises more than 150 participants in ten countries. Works-in-progress from one of the 32 working groups will be circumnavigating the globe, traveling west, visiting California, Singapore, Israel, and Ireland.
With consideration given to pandemic conditions, Round Table projects are moving forward. Follow links for complete information.
The PREMIERE EXHIBITION of Postal Collage Project No. 9 Postal Collage Project No. 9 can be seen by appointment in Studio 1A at the Shuman Block, 2571 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley. This is an open ended exhibition.
An INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE in Postal Collage Project No. 10 Postal Collage Project No. 10 is recruiting collaborators through August 30. Open to all.
The RESUMPTION of Check It Out, the Community Collaborative Collage Project. Check It Out collages-in-progress are again available for borrowing.