Draw, paint, or mix up your media on a postcard-sized paper and mail it to Wet Paint! We’re putting together an exhibition of mail art from our friends and fans wherever they may be. As postcards arrive, we will photograph them to share on our social media pages and then display them in our storefront windows.
There’s no limit to how many postcards you can send, but in order to participate, postcards have to arrive at Wet Paint via our friendly postal carrier – – no dropping them off at the store! Don’t forget to sign your postcard(s) and let us know how to reach you. We want to make sure we’re crediting you when we post the work online.
We’ll also have a closing celebration event the last week of August, so stay tuned for more details!
-We are a family-friendly shop, so please tailor your images & words to be suitable for viewers of all ages.
-We reserve the right to not display postcards that we feel are inappropriate for this activity.
-All artwork must be original.
-In order to have your postcard displayed in our windows, you’ll need to have it postmarked by August 20th, 2021.
-All participating mail art must arrive at Wet Paint via US Mail.
-Keep in mind that postcards will “wear” a bit depending on how far they travel- which is part of the fun of mail art!
-Contact your local post office for shipping and postage information.
-Send one or send one every week! We’ve got big windows!
This year we’ve also put together a Custom Postcard Supply Kit with blank postcards from Hahnemühle and the popular Museum Watercolor Pencils from Caran d’Ache! Check out the list of supplies below, or click here for more information!
- 5 Caran d’Ache Museum Pencils – Genuine Cobalt Blue (662), Light Cadmium Red (560), Dark Olive (249), Yellow (010), and Sepia 50% (906)
- 5 Hahnemühle Cold Press 230gsm Watercolor Postcards
- 1 Sakura Pigma Micron 05 Pen in Black
- 1 Sakura Koi Waterbrush in Small
- 5 USPS Forever Postcard postage stamps
- BONUS pre-addressed stamped postcard to send to Wet Paint!
Wet Paint Address:
Summer Postcard Project
1684 Grand Ave
St. Paul, MN 55105