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Collaborative Mail Art Artists' Books


Collaborative Mail Art Artists' Books

A group for all book artists who are interested in collaborating on international mailed book projects.

Location: The World of 3.0
Members: 92
Latest Activity: Dec 26, 2017

Discussion Forum

3.0 # 17 (CoLours/FolDing/ReCycling)

Started by cheryl penn. Last reply by cheryl penn Sep 13, 2016. 85 Replies

To make Life easier!I think it would be a good idea to have three choices as to the title? I think one would find they all cross-pollinate in any event. Please, we are ALL in the most experienced…Continue

An Encyclopedia of Everything - The Expanded Version

Started by cheryl penn. Last reply by cheryl penn Sep 8, 2016. 480 Replies

An Encyclopedia of Everything was put on Exhibition during the month of October at the KZNSA Gallery in Durban South Africa. An on-line catalogue is available for download from…Continue

3.0 # 16 (Letters and Alphabets)

Started by cheryl penn. Last reply by Petru Viljoen Apr 22, 2016. 126 Replies

3.0 # 16 (Letters and Alphabets)It’s hard to believe but we started these collaborations in 2010, but they have since gone from strength to strength.  This title was supplied by Martine Rastello…Continue

books from theboxgirl

Started by Erika Mordek. Last reply by Ruth Shaw-Williams Jan 13, 2016. 1 Reply

HI everyoneI have received 4 books from: Cheryl, stephanie, ruth and jo. I sent mine out late november. they are red. anyone received theirs?cheersErika (theboxgirl)Continue

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Comment by TIZIANA BARACCHI on December 26, 2017 at 18:26

Do you want to participate in CHECKPOINT
Send to my address 3 equal original works in A4, signed, paper or light cardboard. The theme means your work.
1st deadline: The Birthday of Art 2018, January 17th. But it goes on.
Leave 2 cm free on the left side for binding.
Technique: handmade.
via Cavallotti 83B

Comment by Kate Williamson on March 3, 2016 at 7:12
Hi there, looking forward to joining in the next collaboration.
Comment by cheryl penn on September 15, 2015 at 16:37

Morning Aine :-) - thanks for joining Collaborative Books.  We are currently in our 16th collaboration -go to  the discussions of the group and have a look through.  Basically we swop books that are accordion or pamphlet stitch, A6 (postcard size) when closed.  On joining a collaboration you will need to make as many books as there are participants in the group.  This number is limited to 10.  Any other questions let me know :-)X

Comment by Aine Scannell on September 14, 2015 at 1:59

Hello there - I have just joined this group as I am interested in collaborating in artists book projects.  

I can see that there is a lot of activity which is very good but

am a bit unclear as to how this CMAB group operates.  Please will one of you enlighten me / offer me guidance.  best wishes

Aine in Scotland UK

Comment by SIABP on March 18, 2015 at 23:56

Hi All,

We are now accepting submissions for the 5th Sheffield International Artist's Book Prize. We accept group entries so it would be great if anybody has collaborative work they'd like to enter!

As a change to the submission process this year, we are only accepting submissions made digitally through CuratorSpace. We will ask you to forward your book once it has been accepted and we have all the information we require.

Terms and Conditions

Closing date for digital submissions: 31st May 2015

Final date for receipt of books: 30th June 2015

Exhibition dates: 7th October – 31st October, 2015

The Sheffield International Artist’s Book Prize and Exhibition is open to makers of artists’ books in any format and from anywhere in the world. We have no desire to engage in discussion about what constitutes an artist’s book beyond clarifying that the prize is not concerned with books about art or artists, but books as art.

This year’s prize is supported using public funding from Arts Council England.

- The prize is OPEN TO ALL and FREE TO ENTER.

- ALL BOOKS selected for the Prize will feature in the exhibition.

- PRIZE MONEY of £1000 (US$1500) will be awarded in 2015 and there will be up to ten Prize winners.

Comment by cheryl penn on December 13, 2014 at 1:31

Some gorgeous visual poetry collaborations with Marie Wintzer - altered photographs of clay books.

Comment by cheryl penn on November 5, 2014 at 19:16

Marie Wintzer (Japan)has just uploaded our two collaborative books, made for An Encyclopedia of Everything on

SO exciting :-)!

Comment by cheryl penn on October 14, 2014 at 18:19

Philip - there are MANY ways of collaborating - luckily :-)! Once I have your inbox up I will email you - but thank you for your interest and welcome to collaborative books - as a group we're now on our FOURTEENTH collaboration - will be very pleased to have you onboard! 

Comment by Philip on October 14, 2014 at 4:54

I'm new here and a little (!) lost...  I love the idea of collaborative works and would like to try to join in.  I'm US citizen residing in central Mexico, with somewhat limited resources locally and still grappling with Spanish.

What can I do to join in?

Comment by cheryl penn on September 5, 2014 at 19:19


Collaboration for An Encyclopedia of Everything and Other Matters.I’m certain everyone has those tasks, perceived as gargantuan that get left and left until The Day when they must be tackled.  And, they ARE as huge as you thought they would be, but what a relief once they’re done. Plagiarism was such an undertaking. But now it is done - and its beautiful.  Back in 2011 I took a paper I had written, plus assorted documents I had NOT written, pulped them, and remade the paper.  These pages are then embedded text and images remade. I asked artists (some members of IUOMA) if they would like to receive two sets of pages, air their views on plagiarism and return them to me. And most of them did.  The recycled paper, is brittle (commercial paper has very short fibers and once remade becomes even more fragile) and thick. I knew binding would be a massive task as the artists had all treated the pages differently, some even removing the gutter section! On Monday I hauled it out of its tomb and for the first time in 3 years the folios saw the light of day.  I deemed yesterday TO BE THE DAY! Eventually I opted for Coptic binding which was difficult with the fragility of the paper so I firstly reinforced each signature with Japanese paper. It took a LONG time with much muttering - BUT it is done.  And it’s a striking, unique book.  Many thanks to the following artists who returned their pages.  I WILL be sending some sort of documentation as I promised.

List of Participants

“E” - France

Rob Grant - Australia

Rosa Gravino - Argentina

Judith Heartsong - USA

Lisa Iverson - USA

Diane Keys - USA

Susanna Lakner - Germany

Lesley Magwood Fraser - South Africa

Katerina Nitoltsou - Greece

Bifidus Jones - USA

Cheryl Penn - South Africa

Svetlana Pesetskaya - Russia

Nancy Bell Scott - USA

Judy Skolnik - USA

Jen Staggs - USA

Guido Vermeulen - Belgium

Nadine Wendell Mojica - USA

Marie Wintzer - Japan



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