ATWB International Postcard Art Exchange Wraps Up

Posted: April 23, 2011 by Gretchen Miller, MA, ATR-BC in art therapy, events, projects
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We’ve been busy receiving, reading, scanning, and posting postcards that have been arriving in our mailboxes since last week’s deadline for our International Postcard Art Exchange.  Participants signed up last fall and since then there’s been a postcard art frenzy from art therapists and art therapy students around the world!

Over 250 postcards were received by ATWB from 23 countries throughout the last six months.  It was great to see this collaborative project helping to provide connection and community about art therapy worldwide.

Visit the ATWB website to check out our slideshow featuring the postcards we received.  Postcards, blog postings, and comments about the project are also available to view on our Facebook page as well.  Thank you to everyone who participated!

If you are interested in future art collaborations happening within our communities, remember to stay connected to receive new announcements and updates!

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Comments
  1. andytgeezer says:

    This is a great idea! I see so much potential for art therapy through postcard exchange. I am a postcard fanatic and have been hosting a site showcasing all my received post at http://www.myrealwall.com for a number of years. I discovered mailart and the mailart network as well other postal groups through this hobby and have had artwork sent to me for display by people from all walks of life.

    If you are going to run this next year I’d love to know about it. I think that one of the great benefits of postal exchanges like this is that people are able to express themselves in their art without worrying that their work will be criticised by someone they know. I’ve found that criticism is more painful when it’s local but praise is universal. Mailart and postal exchanges are great!

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