POSTCARDS

THE CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED, WITH A 12/31/2020 DEADLINE, AND WE WILL NOW BEGIN THE JURY PROCESS. WE WILL STILL POST ANY LATE ENTRIES RECEIVED, ESPECIALLY CONSIDERING HOW DELAYED OUR MAIL HAS BEEN. Note that I am using inches and ounces to define the pieces, because this is what the US post office does. Apologies to our more worldly entrants. The numbering system is 1A to 15A, followed by 1B to 15B, etc., etc. This is because numbers were intended to label wiring in a control panel and that is the way they came.

This is postcard 1A, from Bruce Bunting (organizer, not eligible for prizes), received 8/24/2020, 4x6x1/16″, 0.2 oz., hardwood cellulose sheet pulp from a papermill in Maine with ground moss added for texture, pigment dyed.
This is postcard 2A, from Bruce Bunting (organizer, not eligible for prizes), received 8/24/2020, 4x7x1/8″, 0.4 oz., rebeaten paper scraps, pigment dyed, molded with a thick stencil cut from an old yoga mat. The post-office charged $0.70 because it is slightly over weight and oversized.
This is postcard 3A, from Bruce Bunting (organizer, not eligible for prizes), received 8/24/2020, 8x11x3/16″, 1.9 ounces, rebeaten paper scraps, pigment dyed, molded with a thick stencil cut from an old yoga mat. The post-office charged $3.80 and shipped as a package, complete with tracking.
This is postcard 4A, from Evelyn Eller, received 8/24/2020, 4.25x6x1/16″, 0.3 oz., a collage of various papers, representing an abstract landscape.
This is postcard 5A, from Laurie Moorhead, received 9/5/2020, 4×6.25×1/16″, 0.4 oz., a collage handmade paper, laminated for thickness, decorated with pens and rubber stamps, telling a story about Fabriano in Italy.
This is Postcard 6A, from Gail Stiffe, received 10/2/2020, 4x6x1/16”, 0.1 ounce, cyanotype on handmade recycled paper with a strip of mulberry bast fiber.
This is postcard 7A, from Gail Stiffe, received 10/2/2020, 4.25×5.75×1/16”, 0.2 ounces, paper with stenciled pulp painting, NZ flax on back, recycled mount board middle and front, front dyed with oxalis and iron.
This is postcard 8A, received from Claudia Dean on 10/19/2020. It is 4x6x1/16 inches and weighs 0.4 ounces. It is a collage of papers and is captioned, ‘wish I were here’.
This is postcard 9A, received from Claudia Dean on 10/19/2020. It is 4x6x1/16 inches and weighs 0.2 ounces. It is a collage of papers and is captioned, ‘wish I were here’.
This is postcard 10A, received from Joyce Gold on 10/19/2020. It is 5×8.5×1/16 inches and weighs 0.4 ounces. It is made of black pigmented abaca over white cotton rag and abaca and the image was burned through the black layer. It is a representation of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s lace collar on a black dress.
This is postcard 11A, received from Annie Alexander on 10/19/2020, 5x7x1 inch high, 1/16 inch thick. This is made from “Marilyn Monroe paper for an impossible postcard”. It is made from red and damask linen with inclusions of sequins, mica bits, and shredded U.S. currency, and was formed by embossing. It arrived in an envelope, inside a plastic sandwich box, shown in the third picture.
This is postcard 12A, from Perry Olds, received on 10/23/2020, 8×5.5×1/16 inches, 0.6 ounces. It is a collage, made from various handmade papers, colored with pigments and some bleached. Dark blue paper is made from denim. It is captioned, ‘sun-up on the blue ridge’.
This is postcard 13A, received from Irene Olds on 10/28/2020. It is titled ‘Dreamcatcher” and is a multilayer collage of various papers, some of which are quite thin. It is 4x6x1/16 inches and weighs 0.3 ounces.
This is postcard 14A, received from Irene Olds on 10/29/2020. It is titled “Tree Feathers and Red Peppers” and is a multilayer collage of paper, utilizing very fine tearing and placement. It is 4x6x1/16 inches and weighs 0.3 ounces.
This is postcard 15A, received from Regina Basaran on 10/30/2020 and it is a multilayer collage of various papers, including a cancelled stamp and some burnt edges. It is 4x6x1/16″ and weighs 0.3 ounces.
This is postcard 1B, received from Perry Olds on 11/5/2020. It is 8.5×5.5×1/16 inches and weighs 0.8 ounces. It has the title ‘Wiregrass”, which is also known as Bermuda grass. It has a background of paper made from denim and has rosemary, mustard seeds, and string applied to form the image. This postcard took a really long time to arrive and came inserted in the envelope shown in the 3rd photo. Apparently, the post office thought they had damaged it and apologized after their inspection. However, to my inspection, it was not actually damaged. It just has the normal variations of a handmade piece of art.
this is postcard 2B, received from Ann Woods on 11/9/2020. It is entitled ‘Blue Days’. It is 6.5×4.5×1/16 inches and weighs 0.4 ounces. It has a handmade paper background with coloraid torn paper flowers.
This is postcard 3B, received from Ann Woods on 11/9/2020. It is entitled ‘Sunny Days’. It is 6.5×4.5×1/16 inches and weighs 0.5 ounces. It has a handmade paper background with coloraid torn paper flowers.
This is postcard 4B, from Hanna Altaratz. It arrived on 11/30/2020 and is 9×4.5x 1/16 inches and weighs 0.1 ounces. It is an etching on self made recycled paper and titled Korona Days 1.
This is postcard 5B, from Hanna Altaratz. It arrived on 11/30/2020 and is 9×4.5x 1/16 inches and weighs 0.1 ounces. It is an etching on self made recycled paper and titled Korona Days 2.
This is the envelope and enclosed note that arrived with postcards 4B and 5B. The paper is quite soft and probably would not have survived the mail without the envelope to protect them.
This is postcard 6B, received from Diana Kilburn on 11/14/20. It is 8×5.5×1/16 inches and weighs 0.3 ounces. See 3rd photograph for description of the paper.
This is postcard 7B, from Sue Gamble and received on 11/17/2020. It is titled “The Bear Circus” and is 6.5x4x1/16 inches and weighs 0.2 ounces. Black and white paint on 3 colored pump painted background.
This is postcard 8B, from Sue Gamble and received on 11/17/2020. It is titled “Nevermore” and is 6x4x1/16 inches and weighs 0.5 ounces. It is a 3 layer collage of hand made paper with a small amount of blue paint applied.
This is postcard 9B, from Sue Gamble and received on 11/17/2020. It is titled “Hello From Canada” and is 6.5x4x1/8 inches and weighs 0.6 ounces. It is a 5 layer collage of hand made paper with an applied maple leaf.
This is postcard 10B, received from Marie-Laure Miazza on 11/20/2020. It is 9×12.5×1/16 inches and weighs 0.8 ounces. Its background is a mailing envelope with small, rounded pieces of paper collaged in place. The outside of the envelope is the postcard and the note and business cards were enclosed inside.
This is postcard 11B, received from Evelyn Eller on 11/21/2020. It is 6x4x1/16 inches and weighs 0.3 ounces. It is a collage of handmade and hand decorated papers.
This is postcard 12B, received from Marilou Pilou Glinz on 11/25/2020. It is 6x4x1/16 inches and weighs 0.2 ounces. It is composed of kozo paper which has been decorated with India ink and crayon.
This is postcard 13B, received from Marie-Laure Miazza on 12/3/2020. it is 8x6x1/16 inches and weighs 0.6 ounces. It is two layers of paper with small ‘leaves’ applied on the address face.
Note the ‘open here’ on this view
This bonus postcard was enclosed inside, decorated with 3-D ink.
This is postcard 14B, received from Anna Karina Fries on 12/8/2020. It is handmade paper, decorated with two stamps. It is 6x4x1/16 inches and weighs 0.1 ounces.
This is postcard 15B, received from Anna Karina Fries on 12/11/2020. It is handmade paper decorated with two rubber stamps. It is 6x4x1/16 inches and weighs 0.1 ounces.
This is postcard 1C, received from Lilo Schaer on 12/16/2020. It is described as cast cotton linter pulp in an abstract composition with textures. It is 7x5x1/8 and weighs 0.5 ounces.
This is postcard 2C, received from Lessebo Handpapperbruk on 12/16/2020. It is 8.25x6x1/16 and weighs 0.2 ounces. It was accompanied by a separate postcard, pictured below, describing the paper as cotton and linen linters, with added plants picked in nature around us.
This is postcard 3C, received from Ilze Dilane on 12/17/2020. It is 6x4x1/16 inches and weighs 0.1 ounces. It is described as handmade abaca paper with laminated objects.
This is postcard 4C, received from Ilze Dilane on 12/17/2020. It is 6x6x1/16 inches and weighs 0.05 ounces. It is described as handmade abaca paper with leaves. It is quite thin and might not have survived the mail. As such, it arrived in an envelope pictured below.
This is postcard 5C, received from Dr. Ute Licht on 12/18/2020. It is 6×4.25×1/8 inches and weighs 0.3 ounces. It is composed of a handmade paper background with applied silk hanks and paper pulp.
This is postcard 6C, received from Dr. Ute Licht on 12/18/2020. It is 6×4.25×1/8 inches and weighs 0.3 ounces. It is composed of a handmade paper background with applied silk hanks and paper pulp. The leaf is thin plastic film.
This is postcard 7C, received from Susan Mead Padgett on 12/28/2020. It is titled ‘hidden crosses’ and is 6x4x1/8 inches and weighs 0.6 ounces. It is a multi layered collage of many types of hand made paper. The artist said that she originally mailed these (7C and 8C) in early November. Unfortunately, they stuck to each other and were rejected by the post office, who returned them to Susan. Susan restored them, heat sealed them in plastic, and remailed them. But, then, they got caught in the Christmas mail rush and took over 3 weeks to arrive. Quite an ordeal.

This is postcard 8C, received from Susan Mead Padgett on 12/28/2020. It is titled ‘hidden up arrows’ and is 6x4x1/8 inches and weighs 0.7 ounces. It is a multi layered collage composed of many types of hand made paper.
This and the following photographs are entry 9C, there are 5 photos total. They were submitted by Hanne Frey Huso on 12/23/2020. These were transmitted to us by email with the promise to mail the whole grouping later. The entry is perhaps best described as unbound journal pages from the years 2019 and 2020, compiled by the artist, and containing personal reflection of a year of travel, illness, and being away from home. There are entries for 6 of the months, each with multiple pages. These photographs represent only a fraction of the complete body of work. After viewing this entry and discussing it among ourselves, we decided it was worthy of posting, even though it is not a postcard. We also advised Hanne to not send the physical work to us. It is too much for our humble archive and display capabilities and deserves to be shown elsewhere. Enjoy.
Entry 9C continued, Hanne Frey Huso
Entry 9C continued, Hanne Frey Huso
Entry 9C continued, Hanne Frey Huso
Entry 9C continued, Hanne Frey Huso
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