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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Postmarked Final Bidding Day Photos

After the mail art is de-installed, and the gallery is returned to its former white cube, we go out to eat dinner and open our own wins to share with each other.Jan opens Harley's, and loves the collage inside. Helga admires one of Jan's wins : Jenifer Zoellner's painted purse.
I am just starting to empty the 14 pieces I won. I am using my Cafe Press Tote bag to carry them home!
Guests wait patiently in line to pay their donations for their wins.
Volunteer Patty removing the staples from the envelopes - a tedious process with over 400 envelopes on the wall!
Anne rings the final bell at 5:00 Sunday March 14th, signaling the guests to step away from the bidsheets.
Early in the day, we have an unusal gallery guest. Gallery volunteer Mike is hoping to be high bidder on this mail art by Anne.
Gallery guests contemplate their final bids. On the right is mail artist Mike Prinzi.
Some of the Claremont Forum crew gathering for a hello photo: Jan Wheatcroft, mail artist and Director of the Board, Barbara Heavin, Bookeeper for the Forum, Charlotte Cousins, Board member, and supporter Mara Sanders, who volunteers many hours for POSTMARKED annually.
Anne takes abreak from talking the guests' ears off about the mail art, and sits at the bidder sign up desk.
Gallery guests reading Richard Canard's work.
Mail artist Joe Messinger gives me a hard stare....
Gallery guests with Mike Severin's elephant mask.
Mail Artist Doug McGoon posing upon request with his entry.
Gallery guests
Gallery guest Marielena posts a bid.
Gallery guest admiring Jackie Gregosry's mail art torso.
Gallery guests MichaelRidder gladly models holds Kim Ridder's mail art (by Jackie Gregory) win while he waits for her.
Gallery guests holding on to their bids.....
Gallery guest Judy Christensen gets her last minute bid number.
Gallery guests
Gallery guests Bottom row are the last entries to have arrived, so are not in the original photos posted for the gallery views.

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