Ventura artist Carrie Vogi is one of the artists on display.
An International Mail Art Exhibition hosted by Joe Cardella’s ARTLIFE Foundation opened April 15, and runs through May 14, in downtown Ventura.
Entitled the “Post” Pandemic Mail Art Exhibit, it called for artists throughout the world, professional, amateur, or beginners, to mail in 6” x 9” postcard size works of art for an exhibition. The show honors artist Joe Cardella, whose ARTLIFE magazine collected mail art over twenty-five years, totaling over 10,000 pages, and reflects dependence on the “post” for sharing art then, now and after the pandemic.
Artists from 22 countries submitted over 237 pieces of art, from the USA, Greece, Japan, Romania, Russia, France, Italy, Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Poland, Brazil, Uruguay, Hungary, the UK, Denmark, Macedonia, Spain, Turkey, Serbia, Norway, Belgium, Sicily (Italy).
The live actual exhibit will be on display at two downtown Ventura locations, walkers can view the postcard art in the windows at 47 S. Oak St and around the corner at 365 E. Main St. near Oak St.
All works in the actual exhibit are posted virtually on line at the Foundation website:
The Foundation dedicates itself to position Ventura as one of the world’s major Mail Art centers and strives to develop the recognition of art as an essential human need and to expand communication among artists in our area and throughout the world.