The USPS Art Project
August 1, 2020 - August 31, 2020
Artworks completed as part of The USPS Art Project should be mailed to Pelham Art Center no later than July 18th. Artists mailing artwork to the Pelham Art Center must fill out this form prior to mailing in order to join the exhibition. Artists may submit no more than 3 pieces to the exhibition–be sure not to repeat submissions with your collaborator. *
Mail to: Pelham Art Center
155 Fifth Avenue
Pelham, NY 10803
or drop-off artwork on Thursday, July 16th or Thursday, July 23rd to Pelham Art Center between 12pm-4pm
*Frames are not necessary but optional. Artwork must be mailed in frame for all who opt to frame.
Pelham Art Center will be the first to host an exhibition of artwork in the USPS Art Project. The USPS Art Project will be on view at the Pelham Art Center Gallery August 1-August 31, 2020.
The USPS Art Project was started by artist Christina Massey as a call to action for her fellow artists to support the United States Postal Service amidst the COVID-19 crisis. The concept is simple, artists each begin artworks for their collaboration partners to finish, sending them to each other by mail. It is designed to help artists feel connected while practicing social distancing, and in doing so, supporting the financially struggling USPS at the same time. Free and open for everyone to participate and interpret for their own creative process, the collaborations range from works on paper, to miniature quilts to even tiny ceramic pots.
This will be the first physical exhibition of USPS Art Project artworks since it first began in April. Pelham Art Center invites visitors to view the exhibition in groups no larger than 8 people this August. All current health guidelines must be followed. The Pelham Art Center Gallery is located at 155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham, NY 10803. Summer gallery hours are: Tuesday-Friday 11am-4pm, Saturday 12pm-4pm, Closed Sunday and Monday (excluding Sunday, August 2nd when Pelham Art Center is open for Community Art Day). The exhibition will also be open for the first Sunday of August during Pelham Art Center’s Community Art Day, 1pm-3pm. After exhibiting at Pelham Art Center in August, the USPS Art Project will travel to Ely Center of Contemporary Art. This is a nonjuried exhibition; artworks are accepted on a rolling submission basis until capacity is reached at each respective exhibition space. Artists who exceed a location’s capacity have the option to enter into the following location.
For details on how to participate in the USPS Art Project, mailing guidelines, and recommended health guidelines for participating artists, visit http://www.cmasseyart.com/news/2020/4/24/the-usps-art-project
The USPS Art Project and Pelham Art Center advise everyone to be vigilant with the safety of their own health and others and careful when participating in this project to protect not only themselves, but also mail carriers and their collaborating partners. The USPS Art Project and Pelham Art Center cannot be held responsible for the health of any participating artist and gallery visitors.