Bobbi Mastrangelo’s 2012 NPCW Post Card


Bobbi Mastrangelo
with
“Borough of Manhattan”

National Post Card Week 2012

National Post Card Week is celebrated annually during the first full week of May. I correspond with almost two-hundred post card pen pals in The United States and abroad. Each year I choose one of my sculptures or art happenings to be reproduced  as a post card for NPCW. This year’s  image is the third in a black and white series:

2010 featured Art Carney as Ed Norton emerging from a sewer.

2011 a  Ford Water Meter Pit Cover is based on  my original dark room developed photo.

2012 is a portrait of myself in front of my sculpture relief.  Ed Norton worked in the NYC Sewers and my “Borough of Manhattan,” is based on an actual New York City Grate.  Text on the frontispiece:

Bobbi Mastrangelo

 Manhole Cover Aficionado, aka

“The Grate Lady,” Bobbi creates

paper works and sculptures of

water covers and manhole covers.

1994 A Banner Year for:

“Borough of Manhattan.”

 It complimented The New York

Hall of Science’s  summer theme:

“Deciphering the Secrets of New

York City’s Hidden Infrastructure.”

“Borough of Manhattan” was

selected for The National

Association of Women Artists’

Permanent Collection at the

Zimmerli Art Museum: Rutgers U.

Campus in New Brunswick, N J  USA.

The Grateworks Collection for National Postcard Week is  displayed under my bio/about.

Bobbi Mastrangelo- Postcards -“The Grate Works” -transforms manhole covers, sewers and grates into artistic streets capes.

Contact me if you wish to purchase a signed 2012 postcard.

20 Responses to “Bobbi Mastrangelo’s 2012 NPCW Post Card”

  1. John Staub of OR Says:

    Dear Bobbi,
    Thank you for the NPCW Card and your “Grate Works” packet.
    I hope you continue to enjoy making art and post cards.

    Here are mine for 2012: A self portrait with a quote from Robert Browning’s Epilogue to “Asolanddo,” a Jack Rabbit, Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of John Glenn’s Orbit and Aloha Post Office Centennial.
    All the Best,
    John Staub

  2. Marilyn Abt Says:

    Hello Bobbi!

    Thank you for your postcards!!! Both of us like their unusual photos,etc. You continue to be a person of success!!!
    Congratulations, Bobbi!
    Marilyn Abt
    Port Jefferson NY

  3. Jim Staub Says:

    Hi Bobbi,
    My twin brother John and I always look forward to your latest grate, great works of art. Cheers!
    Jim Staub
    Cal Tech: Pasadena CA

  4. Donald Brown of the American Institute of Deltiology Says:

    Bobbi,
    Thanks for post cards based on your fascinating Manhole Cover Projects. What a collection of them I am gathering here at the Institute of American Deltiology.
    Donald R. Brown
    Myerstown PA

  5. Post Card Pen Pal Pete Klinger Says:

    I got your post card last week.
    Mailed all mine yesterday.
    And of course the manhole artist selection stood out. 🙂
    Pete Klinger
    NPCW
    Wisconsin

  6. Claude Brassard Says:

    Hi Bobbi,
    Many thanks for your e-mail. Yes I did get your NPCW and do enjoy it very much. You’re doing a great job with your post cards and they have a great place in my collection.

    How’s the weather down in your area. Did you get any tornadoes this spring? Up here it keeps beeing a bit too chilly this month of May.
    Best Regards and God Bless,
    Claude Brassard,
    Quebec, Canada

  7. Mimi Melnick Says:

    Hi Bobbi,

    Thanks so much for the package of postcards.
    Glad to see you’re still doing your “grate” works.

    Best wishes,
    Mimi Melnick
    Author: “Manhole Covers”
    California

  8. Bobbi Mastrangelo Says:

    Here is a comment from a fellow Post Card Pen Pal
    regarding our fascinating hobby:
    Hi Everyone,
    It has been a great NPCW for me. How about you?
    Lots of fun. It is great to send and receive cards.
    Shame it doesn’t happen more often.
    The cards this year have been exceptional.
    Many very talented artist in our midst.
    I tried, but its impossible to choose a favorite.
    Enjoy collecting.
    Michael Hopkins
    Florida

  9. Grandmother of Peyton Roi List Says:

    Grandmother of Peyton Roi List,
    I always think of you whenever I see a grate. Thursday we saw on the news that folks were stealing grates.Then on Friday, the weather man reported that grates aren’t as heavy in the south as in the north. He said heavy rains caused them to float. My husband questioned that. But both times I thought of you.
    Regards,
    Bette Mays
    Mississippi

  10. Tia Skura Says:

    Hi Bobbi!
    Congratulations on the Post Card of you with “Borough of Manhattan!” Classic! I LOVE IT!!!!!!
    With Love,
    Tia,
    Dress Designer
    and Water Purity Advocate
    St. James NY

  11. Hal Placet Says:

    Hi Bobbi,
    The “Borough of Manhattan brings back many memories-
    VJ Celebration
    First Apartment
    First Employment
    NYU
    Engagement
    Marriage
    Will keep the post card on my desk.
    Thanks,
    Hal
    Solivita in Central Florida

  12. Bobbi Mastrangelo regarding "Borough of Manhattan," Says:

    Dear Viewers,
    Does “Borough of Manhattan” trigger any memories for you?
    Share them and I will send you a post card.
    Regards,
    Bobbi Mastrangelo
    Florida

  13. Karin Gilbert Says:

    Dear Bobbi,
    As always, I really liked your NPCW cards. They are always so interesting and unique.
    Kind Regards,
    Karin Gilbert
    Post Card Pen Pal
    From Arizona USA

  14. Lorene Swank Says:

    Hello Bobbi,
    Happy NPCW!
    I see you are still a “Grate Lady.”
    You have made manhole art a very interesting hobby.
    Thanks for your NPCW Cards.
    Sincerely,
    Lorene Swank
    NPCW Pen Pal from Indiana

  15. Mary Ann Stanfield of San Jose Post Card Club Says:

    Bobbi ,
    Thanks for “Grate” and fun post cards.
    God Bless!
    Mary Ann Stanfield, Treasurer
    San Jose Post Card Club
    California

  16. San Jose Post Card Club Treasurer Says:

    Bobbi,
    Thanks for the great and fun post cards.
    God Bless,
    Mary Ann Stanfield,
    San Jose Post Card Club, Treasurer
    California

  17. Betty Davis Says:

    Bobbi,
    As usual, your 2012 post card is most interesting.
    Regards,
    Betty Davis,
    Long Time NPCW Pen Pal
    Penns Park PA

  18. Sheila Anderson Says:

    Hi Bobbi,
    You look exactly the same as in the postcard picture…it’s amazing. What is your secret?
    Sheila Anderson
    Novel Book Club Friend
    Solivita in Central Florida

  19. Liese Henley of TX Says:

    Loved your cards. Very interesting. I will never look at grate works the same way again.
    Liese Henley
    Houston TX

  20. In Tribute to Valeria Wolfe, her daughter Linda Shepherd Says:

    Dear Bobbi,
    Sad to say, my mother Valeria Wolfe passed away in April of this year. She was not ill-fell asleep and did not wake up. She was funny, witty and loved CA. And how she enjoyed her many collections from post cards to succulents.

    She was an amazing person, an exhibition polka dancer, a traveler (got to visit all 50 states) and she really enjoyed the roller coaster.
    From the post cards you send,
    I figure you also have a full and fun life.
    Regards,
    Linda Shepherd,
    Daughter of Valeria Wolfe
    NPCW Pen Pal

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