Calling all mail artists!

Anything Goes…Everything Shows! Mail Art Exhibit

Uncensored, free-style mail art show using the postal system as medium.

Based on Dada/Fluxus movements, such as practiced by Ray Johnson from Black Mountain College, mail art is accessible, tangible, unbound, and mocks the pompous art establishment. Entries range from illustrated letters, collages, artist stamps & trading cards, mail interviews, social activism & commentary, experimental, traditional or pop art, to found 3D objects. ALL submissions are exhibited!  any them, medium, shape or size! OPENING Saturday, Feb 4 • 6-9 pm. Through March 18, 2023. 

ENTRIES: MUST use PO address. NON-RETURNABLE. No entry fee (just mailing cost). Not for sale. NO hand deliveries. Best postmark by Jan 21 for opening, but keep sending them! If we receive them by the opening, we will display them; subsequent entries received will exhibit through show run.



Matewan as Metaphor by Jean Hess

runs through January 17, 2023

“Matewan as Metaphor” features collage paintings, assemblages, textiles, & faux artifacts designed by Jean Hess to explore the 1920 WV mining labor dispute as metaphor for the human condition. 

Three rooms are filled with an eclectic mix of collage paintings ranging in scale from 6×6” to 50×70”; 3-D assemblages and faux artifacts; hand-stitched textiles; documentation in the form of historic notes, catalog entries for a collection of ephemera, photographs. Exhibits through January 17, 2022.

More info on exhibit


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Flood Gallery Fine Art Center
850 Blue Ridge Rd, Black Mountain, NC 28771

The Fine Art Center also includes the
Courtyard Gallery and the Black Mountain Press
Open Mic is every Thursday From 6pm to 8pm
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Hamid Dabashi, Ph.D. talks about our traveling exhibition at
at the Flood Fine Arts Center and the
accompanying catalog. Iranian Poster Catalog and Descriptions.

In Search of Lost Causes by Hamid Dabashi from red 14 films on Vimeo.