The USPS Art Project is a mail art artist collaboration project created by Christina Massey in April of 2020 as a way for artists to feel connected while practicing social distancing and supporting the USPS by sending and receiving packages. The project is free and open for anyone who wants to participate. The goal is for unique collaborative artworks to be created, allowing the artists to establish deeper connections by working together, and in doing so supporting the USPS through the act of purchasing postage for shipping artwork to co-artists and galleries.
Hundreds of artists have joined in the project already, ranging from sculpture to painting, drawing, mixed media, fiber art, and more. The project has turned into several exhibition opportunities, a hybrid traveling exhibition / thematic exhibition that has been shown in venues around the country. These are non-juried exhibitions; artworks are accepted on a rolling submission basis until capacity is reached at each respective exhibition space.
The project is financed by a crowdfunding campaign set up by the founder on GoFundMe that allows participating artists to contribute towards the mailing expenses incurred between galleries as well as cover the return shipping of their artworks. As the project continues to grow and expand, the goal is adjusted to account for additional locations and shipping fees.