International Mail Art Exhibition in Honor and Memory of Judith A. Hoffberg

The last issue of UMBRELLA

June 27th, 2010 through August 22, 2010 at the Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena.

This exhibit honors the memory of Judith Hoffberg, a founding member of the Art Libraries Society/North America, a great promoter of mail art, Fluxus art, artists books and artists in general.  Judith Hoffberg created, edited and published the newsletter UMBRELLA, which each month provided information about the book arts and artists, Fluxus art, mail art and reviews of new artists’ books.  Judith traveled the world, interviewing artists for UMBRELLA, often bringing to light new and emerging artists as well as new insight into established artists.  Sadly, Judith Hoffberg passed away in January of 2009.   In honor of Judith Hoffberg, over 500 artists worldwide submitted works of art for this exhibition and over 700 art works were received.  If you can’t make it to the exhibition in person, follow this link to see images:

The works in the exhibition, with a few exceptions, will become part of the Judith Hoffberg Archive, Special Collections, University of California Santa Barbara.

To see copies of UMBRELLA, visit the periodicals section of the Fleet Library at RISD or read them online at


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