Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Ex Postal Facto 2014 Lecture Participant

Jennie Hinchcliff has organized a three day celebration of correspondence art, letter writing, and faux philatelics. The “Ex Postal Facto” conference will be held February 14th to February 16th, 2014, in San Francisco at venues around the city.

Kicking off the conference February 14th, the San Francisco Center for the Book hosts an opening reception for their exhibition “Mail/Art/Book.” Showcasing pieces by contemporary artists working in the genre of correspondence art, the exhibition also provides a historical perspective of Networker/ postal culture in the bay area.

The following day (Feb. 15th), a vendor expo will be held at the historic downtown San Francisco Elks Lodge, featuring small press publishers and artists whose work highlights faux postage (a.k.a “artist stamps”), postal art, and/or letter writing.

Rounding out a weekend of events, the San Francisco Main Library hosts two different lectures in the Koret Auditorium.  I will be participating in the lecture titled "Artistamps and Their Makers: Seeing the World in Miniature" will feature artists working in the field of faux philatelics, also known as "artistamps". The work of James Cline (Founding Postmaster, Black Rock City Post Office), James Felter (Postes Mraur), Harley (Terra Candella), and me, Ginny Lloyd (Gina Lotta Post Artistamp Museum) will be highlighted. The lecture will be moderated by correspondence artist and Ex Postal Facto organizer Jennie Hinchcliff.

For more information on the Ex Postal Facto 2014 conference, please visit ex Postal Facto

Pop Art: A Contemporary Perspective

The Lighthouse Art Center located in Tequesta, Florida (next to Jupiter and Jupiter Island) founded in 1964, emerged along with the controversial Pop Art Movement. In keeping with a 50th anniversary celebration, an exhibit of a new perspective reminiscent of Pop Art with a contemporary twist was formed - a modern take on Pop and homage to the masters of the era! This curated exhibit includes two of my Pop influenced artistamp prints:

It's humble beginnings was located in the former Tequesta Post Office building. Today the gallery is known as Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum & Gallery. It hosts private and public receptions and a Museum Gift Shop and Art Supply Store.

Exhibition will be on display from February 20 through March 15, 2014.

For more info see

Fluxjob Exhibit at Minnesota Center for Book Arts

It might be cold this winter but things are heating up at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts. Fluxjob is an exhibition of Fluxus art, a non-movement that expanded the definitions of what art can be. Fluxjob is an exploration of contemporary artists who continue to create interdisciplinary anti-art that is ephemeral, inexpensive, and interactive.

A couple of my early lettepress works and a score print are included in the exhibit.

February 7 - July 6, 2014
MCBA Star Tribune Foundation Gallery

Opening reception Friday, February 7; 6-9pm
Free and open to the public

For more info see MCBA.