When I fetched today’s mail there was a parcel of 20 beautiful postcards for an art quilt exhibit opening next month. I was one of three jurors for this exhibit and so that is why I received a bundle of the postcards.
Most every exhibit I have my work in sends me similar postcards. I always add a couple to my hard-copy file of bio materials. I send some to patrons or collectors who live in the area and are likely to attend said exhibit. Other than that…what to do with all of it?
An exhibit where my work was featured last fall printed postcards for each of the artists. At the end of the exhibit they sent me a 3″ stack of postcards with my work on the face and text covering the back. What on Earth should I do with all of these?
For years I collected art postcards of other artists with the intention of wallpapering the bathroom with them. It was a fabulous idea and the pile was huge when I approached the in-house wallpaper hanger about this idea. He absolutely would not hear of it. He acted as though I wanted to hang bacon dripping paper towels on the bathroom wall. Come on…have a sense of creativity already! So the idea to now wallpaper the bathroom with all my leftover exhibit postcards will not be warmly accepted either. Time for a plan B.