Thursday, February 6, 2014

Ex Postal Facto Conference - California, USA - 2014

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. If you are in the area you MUST get there! There will be so many people attending who have work in the Gina Lotta Post Artistamp Museum, you will have a chance to meet. Below are just some of the events:

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.

The previous panel of the day, titled "A Brief History of West Coast Mail Art" will feature speakers Lowell Darling (visual/conceptual artist), Leslie Caldera of Los Angeles (correspondence artist), Carl Chew of Seattle (artistamp maker) and Anna Banana of Canada (artistamp maker). The panel will be moderated by SF writer and visual artist John Held Jr

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

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