SEND MAIL TO: 349 15th Street, Oakland, Ca 94612
In the midst of the pandemic, we are searching for a way to bring together, support and promote artists and all the people in our community who are being hit the hardest. We are building a mail art project to capture this moment we are living through as an act of mutual support, solidarity and expression– from your experience and hands to our tall storefront windows in the Oakland neighborhood of Dream Farm Commons.
In order to reflect the changes and collective action we are witnessing, we are calling on artists, activists, freelancers, service workers, and front line workers, from our local and international community to send us mail art. We want to hear and share your stories, drawings, writing, photos, anything that can be put into an envelope to share your experiences and reflections of the state of the world. Your mail art will be displayed in the storefront windows of DFC and in a digital catalog on our website. During this time of uncertainty overwhelming the attention economy, we want to take a step back to ground ourselves in the future that we want and to never stop making art.
Please include your name, social media handle, website, email or snail mail address on the back of the piece. You are welcome to include your name and any story of the piece on a 4 x 6 card, or small paper.
The following are two links, sourced from People’s Kitchen Collective, with a growing accumulation of grants, support resources, information, and mutual aid resources for artists, freelancers, service workers and more, in various US cities.
Please reach out with any collaborative ideas or resources to share.
Be kind, be generous, be radical,
Ann, Jess, Carissa, Shilpi, Jeremy & Vanessa