Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Write Home Soon / a project by Mark Strandquist

Mark Strandquist is a multi-media artist and curator currently based in Richmond, Virginia. He strives to create work that illuminates truths about individuals and events that are normally distorted or ignored by popular media. His work has been featured in various film festivals and independent galleries as well as an upcoming exhibit at the Art Museum of Americas in Washington, DC. He is currently working on a BFA at Virginia Commonwealth University.

 Write Home Soon, which will be exhibited at the Art Museum of Americas in late October invites individuals to create and send to the museum, postcards depicting places they have lost access to in their lives. The project strives to democratize ideas and actions surrounding the creation, exhibition, and consumption of art.

To participate, individuals are requested to visually depict (using photographs, collage, paint, anything), a place--mental, physical, metaphoric--that they have lost access to in their life, and on the back of the postcard, to include a memory from that space.

All participation is free, and all postcards received by 12/1/2012 will be included in the exhibit, as well as an online database.

Please mail all postcards to,

Write Home Soon, Art Museum of the Americas
1889 F St NW
Washington, DC

Along with open calls for participation many of the postcards are being created in a series of city-wide workshops (workshop/partner locations include prisons, homeless shelters, libraries, mental health clinics, studios for disabled artists, public housing developments, Arts for the Aging, Habitats for Artists, DC Arts Center, Civilian Art Projects, Space of Her Own, Books to Prisoners, Free Minds, Miriam’s Kitchen, a variety of local Universities, art centers, and independent galleries, and more).

More information can be found at, http://www.nomovement.com/Write-Home-Soon


Art Museum of the Americas, Thursday, October 25, 2012 - Sunday, February 24, 2013


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