Sunday, December 26, 2010

Last Call August 31, 2012 Deadline

The World Is A Town
Mail Art Call
Based on the Novgorod Codex book
found in 2000 (link here )

Examples from the found texts:
The world is a town in which unwise people
 are excluded from the church.
The world is a town in which disobedient people
 are excluded from the church.
The world is a town in which blameless people
are excluded from the church.
 The world is a town in which innocent people
are excluded from the church.
The world is a town in which inflexible people
are excluded from the church.
The world is a town in which people
not deserving of this exclusion are excluded
from the church.


The World Is A Town,

using your own interpretation.

You can either incorporate
text or not, you decide.
Do not feel you need to follow
the original text, create what
feels right for you.
Yes, children are more than welcome!

Size: 5 x 7 inches (USA)
5 X 7 = 12.7 X 17.78 cm
(Thanks Guido)

There will be:
no jury,
no fees
no return of artwork.

Submissions must be original work created by you.

Your name, full mailing address.

I'm  working out venues for free public viewing.
Will acknowledge here when I find out for sure.

DOCUMENTATION: Each piece of art, as it comes in,
will be shown here.

Send to:
The World Is A Town
Michael Harford
207 N Wayne Street
North Manchester, In 46962

I'd appreciate your passing the
information along to any
people you know that would
be interested in submitting.

Thanks & Cheers!

As submissions come in, 
they will appear below
this post - 


Subby said...

I've got plenty of those 5x7 cards...who knows? Maybe I'll get Princess Cheese to do a couple ;)

Sounds of interest, CM ( tho' I'm more of a writer, I can still do a bit of art, heh... )

Coffee Messiah said...

subT: Hey, everyone is welcome to make and send whatever their interpretation is -no age limit and wish a few more young ones would join in - Cheers!

Subby said...

Then I'll surely hae to get th' Princess to pitch in. Will be interesting to get her interpretation. As she has a creative streak, who will ken wha' she can up wi' ?

WV= "undysop"?!?

Corinne Marie said...

Wow Michael this is the link to the Novgorod. Great
I will give it a go!

Coffee Messiah said...

Thanks for looking Corrine and maybe we'll see you here too -

Subby said...

Dang! Got th' link wrong (updating)...

Couldna find any 5x7 cards so made me own frae recycled tag-board I ah...appropriated frae work ;)

Coffee Messiah said...

subT: Hey, no problem = it's all good. See you in the snail mail = Cheers!

Catherine L. Mommsen said...

CM, what an awesome subject. I'm in! I think I saw it somewhere, but then lost it ... what is the submission deadline, please?

Thanks for the invitation.
Catherine L Mommsen
Near Washington DC USA

Coffee Messiah said...

CLM: Howdy and Thanks - tentative 12-31-2011 but may post an end sooner - sent a note via FB = Cheers!

Tor Hershman said...

Perhaps moi'll copy a bit of me wee video for an entry.....

zencomix said...

I got the postcard, thanks!

Harnett-Hargrove said...

Hey, Did you turn off the comments on your other blog????

Wanted to let you know I liked the thinker getting zapped... and the Indian piece reminded me of that old 60's (?) commercial of the American Indian with a tear rolling down his cheek as he looked out over the dirty beach. oi! Thanks for keeping them coming. -J

Coffee Messiah said...

Hi Jayne and so sorry I didn't see this - too much spam on CM = yes -
Thanks for stopping by! Hope all is well with you! Cheers -

Anonymous said...

OK, I finally took the time to figure out what's going on here. One careful read is all it took, but I've been in a sort of hurry a lot lately.

Anyways, I'm shy of committment but intrigued by the idea of hand drawn/painted postcards(as seen in a recent Gurney Journey post), so who knows? I might get in on this.

Coffee Messiah said...

Decker - Howdy - don't be shy - Thanks for taking a look see, either way = Cheers!

sahin ozbay said...

hi Micheal

I want to contribute to your project. I just started to my project and yesterday I discovered your project. I will send it to you soon.


Coffee Messiah said...

Sahin: Look forward to receiving and will let you know when it arrives and is posted - Thanks and Cheers!