Checking the mail has never been so much fun. One by one, Postcards from the Gulf are returning from the studios of artists on three continents. Here are a few of them, just to whet your visual appetite. Next week, we’ll set up the official event web site and post some high-resolution scans with information on participating artists.

Today, 78 vintage postcards have gone out. The return deadline has been extended to September 30, to allow time to send and receive international mail. I have only 20 available postcards remaining… and they won’t last long. If you’re an artist who would like to take part, please read the guidelines and then send me an email with your snail-mail address. Heartfelt thanks to all who have joined this journey on behalf of Alabama Coastal Foundation. Details about the final gallery gala will be posted as they unfold.