This year I’ve received two catalogs from mail art shows I entered!
The catalog from the exhibition at San Francisco Art Institute states: The Gutai Art Association (Gutai Bijutsu Kyokai) was an avant-garde artist collective in postwar Japan that was founded by Jiro Yoshihara under a primary directive: “Do what no one has done before!
The mail art call asked for work made in the spirit of Gutai. The show was co-curated by John Held, Jr. and Andrew McClintock.
This call read “Please send an object or drawing or whatever represents (the idea of) the RED.” One hundred and seventy-two artists from around the globe sent work for this show in Vienna. They published a catalog of their submissions, and sent me one!
Both shows were posted on the IUOMA website, click on “mail art calls” on the menu line above.