RAGA International Mail Art Exhibition Auction – Part 2

  • Fundraiser
  • November 24 - December 31, 2023

    This auction is now closed. Thank you to all those who participated!

    In the original exhibition from September 9 – November 5, 2023, the Richmond Art Gallery had 288 artists from all over the world contribute postcard-size artworks for the RAGA 2023 Mail Art Exhibition and Fundraiser. The Art Gallery hosted an open-call inviting artists to send in a work of Mail Art in response to the theme of “collecting and reassembling.”

    RAGA hosted a live in-person and online auction of all the works on November 18, 2023.
    After this event, we wanted to ensure the remaining 130+ artworks had the opportunity to find a home, and help RAGA with its fundraising goals. The artworks in this Auction will be available for purchase now until December 31, 2023.

    All proceeds help support Richmond Art Gallery Association’s outreach and education programs. Your support will help to ensure our public programs remain free to all our audiences, and our school programs are accessible to hundreds of local children and youth.

    We thank all the artists involved in this exhibition for their generosity in donating their artworks, and to all of those who will purchase their artworks.

    What is Mail Art?
    Also known as postal art and correspondence art, mail art is an artistic movement centered on sending and sharing small-scale works through the postal service. Based on the principles of collaboration between artists, mail art has become a worldwide cultural movement for artists to share visual art, poetry, or any other artistic form through the postal system. Generally seen as an art movement that emphasizes artistic experimentation combined with humour, spontaneity, and simplicity of materials, it is an art form that is intended to bypass the usual gallery system. For many Mail Artists, the process of exchanging ideas and collaboration within a global community is valued above the aesthetic merits of the finished product, differentiating the Mail Art Network from the world of commercial postcards and of simply “mailed art”.


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