Details, Details Search Contest

Still looking for a winner in the search-for-details contest featured in the previous post. These details are small, but they are visible. The image below is a screenshot (iPhone5) of Aaron’s collage, viewed full size and zoomed in on the detail. One down, two to go…IMG_5759 

Project No. 9 Online Exhibition

Completed collages from Postal Collage Project No. 9 are now online.

Among the project collages can be found the three details pictured below. The first person to contact me with the names of the three Principal Authors associated with these details will win an original paper collage, sent by mail, anywhere in the world. []

Check It Out at the Berkeley Art Center

The Berkeley Art Center in Live Oak Park is now hosting Check It Out, the Round Table [Collaboration] Community Collaborative Collage Project.

‘Borrow’ a collage-in-progress, take it home for up to 21 days and contribute to that progress. Make any alterations you like, and return it to the BAC to be checked out by the next collaborator.

Be the first to work on a collage and reserve the opportunity to complete that collage after three other collaborators have contributed.

To participate, visit the Berkeley Art Center, 1275 Walnut Street, Berkeley, Wednesday through Sunday, 11am-5pm.

Selections from the first seven years of the Postal Collage Project on display in the lobby of the Berkeley Art Center through December 21.

Postal Collage & Check It Out

Postal Collage Project No. 9 will launch on the first of September, 2019. Participation is open to all. For more information, contact: []

Postal Collage Project No. 8 will be exhibited at the Shuman Block, 2571 Shattuck Avenue in Berkeley, with an Opening Reception on Saturday, the 10th of August, from 4–8pm. For more information, contact: []

Check It Out, the ‘library style,’ community collaborative collage project is ongoing at the Berkeley Public Library, Central Branch. To participate, visit the Art & Music desk on the 5th floor, 2090 Kittredge Street, Berkeley.

The Berkeley Art Center will be hosting Check It Out beginning Saturday, the 17th of August. There will be an associated exhibition in the lobby of the Art Center, 1275 Walnut Street, featuring selections from the first seven years of the Postal Collage Project— Opening Reception, 6–8pm on Saturday, August 17.

Premiere Party

Big thanks to the forty project collaborators and their guests who attended the Project No. 8 Premiere Party! One hundred two dynamic, creative collages, and more than four hours of enjoyable, enthusiastic conversation. Special thanks to project collaborators, Judy Weaver, for the flower arrangements, and Ingrid Ekström, for making it all possible.

Photo by Nancy Milano.

Next up— Ramon’s Tailor. Hope to see you there!

Ramon’s Tailor 
628 Jones Street, San Francisco
April 4—July 14
Open Hours
Noon—4pm, Most Saturdays & Sundays
email to confirm

Postal Collage Exhibition Season

Work on Postal Collage Project No. 8 is wrapping up, and exhibition season is just around the corner. Twenty completed collages have already arrived at the Shuman Block, the venue for the Premiere Party & Exhibition. Approximately one hundred more are on the way.

Premiere Party
2571 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley
4—8pm, Saturday, March 23

Ramon’s Tailor Artist Salon
628 Jones Street, San Francisco
April and May, Dates and Event Times TBA

The Shuman Block
2571 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley
June or July, Dates and Event Times TBA

Recent Retrospective

The recent retrospective exhibition, Seven Years of the Postal Collage Project, was a powerful personal experience for me, and I consider it among the most important exhibitions in my 25 years of art life.

The sheer magnitude of creativity to be seen in 500 richly detailed collaborative collages was, at times, staggering. No less overwhelming was the gratitude I felt toward the 250+ collaborators who, together, made a bold reality out of a simple idea. My continuing, heartfelt thanks to these friends and colleagues, friends-of-friends and colleagues-of-colleagues.

Postal Collage Project No. 8 is currently underway, and will be exhibited in Spring 2019. I aim to present another retrospective, 10 Years of the Postal Collage Project, in Summer 2021.

October 2018— De-installation of Retrospective: Seven Years of the Postal Collage Project begins with the east wall of the landing at the top of the stairs, Shuman Block, Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, California.