September 6, 2009 – Hollywood: Artists For A Better World International selected four top works of mail art to represent the 2009 AFABW Int Mail Art project, which culminated on Art Day. (Scroll down to see art selections).
“Mail Art” encompasses hand-decorated postcards, cards and/or envelopes, which uses the postal system as a medium.
This year’s mail art project resulted in original art cards being sent from various corners of the world, as a part of the 11th anniversary celebration of international Art Day, a holiday for art and artists. This year, Art Day fell on August 14 and the theme was “Celebrate Artists!”
Becky Mate, who presided over the selection of of the mail art, stated, “Thanks to everyone who participated. It lets us know that you feel artists should be celebrated the world over.”
The following four selections of mail art were chosen as the top works for the 2009 AFABW Int Mail Art project.
(Click each artwork to enlarge).
Artist, Annais M. Allen of New Zealand
Artist, Miles Baker of England
Artist, Leslee McDermott of the USA
Artist, Debra James Percival of Canada
Artists For A Better World International is dedicated to building a worldwide network of artists who share a vision of creating a better world through aesthetics and is open to artists and art enthusiasts of all religions, nationalities, creeds, races and cultures.
AFABW Int activities include art and social betterment projects and/or events conceived to foster heightened awareness with and through art and artists, to help build a better world through aesthetics.