Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Just because...

It occurs to me that I haven't posted the information on how to contribute to The M.A.R.S. Project in quite a long time and the original information is now buried under thousands of pixels of artwork. So, if you want to get in on the action, here's what you have to do:

Send your artwork: paintings, collages, ATCs (artist trading cards), digital photography, regular photography, postcards, stickers, stamps, decorative electrical plates, or anything else to---

The M.A.R.S. Project
c/o Rick Yates
2808 Florida Street
Longview, WA 98632

There are no theme restrictions or forbidden styles or subjects (although space-martian-alien themes are appreciated.) The prefered size is 8.5 inches x 11 inches (about 21.5 cm x 28 cm) or smaller so that I can fit the pieces into sheet covers to protect them from the weather when I take the show on the road. (Also, anything bigger than this is tough to fit on my scanner, but don't let my scanning limitations interupt your creativity. If the Gods are telling you to paint something three meters long and five high for The M.A.R.S. Project then you better do what they say!!!) The Project is an ongoing phenomenon and will continue to post ALL contributions here online and show them as part of the traveling exhibition!

That's the whole pitch. I've had some fantastic contributions so far and everyone who has seen the archive has been impressed by both the multinational participation and the variety of styles of the works themselves.

Thanks again to all the contributors!!! Keep sending!!!


Tuesday, August 09, 2005

As the end of summer fast approaches...

Well, I've uploaded all of the recent contributions and I've been working on some projects to send out (which will now be accompanied by the cool M.A.R.S. Project stamps sent by Laura Barletta... see below for details...)

Unfortunately, due to poor planning on my part, the Coos Bay exhibition was cancelled (I got my weekends crossed and the group that I was supposed to meet weren't getting together until the weekend AFTER my planned road trip.) I'm working on a couple other exhibitions, but I'm not going to post anything about them until I have all the details nailed down from now on... (Sorry to anyone who went looking for me in Coos Bay!!!)

Anyway, keep the pieces coming! And, enjoy the scans of the newly arrived works below!


Ryosuke Cohen 01: Brain Cell #618... Although these technically aren't M.A.R.S. Project works, I can't just fold these collages up and put them away without sharing.  Posted by Picasa

Ryosuke Cohen 02: Brain Cell #621... I love this project. I'm thinking about making a rubber stamp, just so I can be involved... Posted by Picasa

R.F. Cote 01: This cool envelope (notice the Mars image on the left) appears to have been constructed from an actual stock-certificate! Posted by Picasa

R.F. Cote 02: The back of the envelope. Posted by Picasa

R.F. Cote 03: Entitled "Radar." This great little ATC actually has rubber mesh stapled to it to represent the radar. Posted by Picasa

R.F. Cote 04: You can see the back of that rubber mesh peaking over the edge of the card... Posted by Picasa

R.F. Cote 05: Entitled "Ocean." Very cool collage ATC. Posted by Picasa

R.F. Cote 06: The back of the "Ocean" ATC. Posted by Picasa

Mohd Bakir Baharom 01: A wonderful painting... inspired, no doubt, by the surface of the Red Planet itself... Posted by Picasa

Mohd Bakir Baharom 02: The back... Posted by Picasa

Laura Barletta 07: This package tickled me pink. Here, in my hand, was an envelope decked out in a Mike King designed M.A.R.S. Project logo with a whole magilla of M.A.R.S. stamps inside. Who would've thought it was possible? Posted by Picasa

Laura Barletta 08: The back of the M.A.R.S. Logo envelope. Posted by Picasa

Laura Barletta 09: Laura sent a whole bundle of M.A.R.S. stamps. These are awesome... (Thanks, Laura!!!) Posted by Picasa

Anne @ Thru-Your-Eyes 01: A fantastic celestial collage! Posted by Picasa

Anne @ Thru-Your-Eyes 02: The other, equally interesting, side... Posted by Picasa

Laura Barletta 05: Laura's third contribution to The M.A.R.S. Project. Wonderful, as always... Posted by Picasa

Laura Barletta 06: The backside... Posted by Picasa

Christine Tarantino 01: Entitled "Uni/Verse" Posted by Picasa

Christine Tarantino 02: The reverse side... Posted by Picasa

anti robot inundation army 05: Through a little assistance from the Army, the final puzzle pieces have finally found their way to my door. I now know the true horror of robot control!!! Posted by Picasa

anti robot inundation army 06 Posted by Picasa

anti robot inundation army 07: The final piece of the puzzle... Posted by Picasa

anti robot inundation army 08 Posted by Picasa

dawn amato 01: A very cool collage! Posted by Picasa

dawn amato 02: The other side... Posted by Picasa