Mailart & ArtByMail // open_calls & exhibitions repository

Mailart & ArtByMail // open_calls & exhibitions repository

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56 open_calls

// when submitting artwork to the address listed as SUBMISSION ADDRESS in each open call, all artists are kindly requested to provide, by email or tradicional email, the following information

artist > profile picture | name | brief bio | email address | website | address

artwork > title | media details | brief text

// while addressing the artwork it is also important to identify it with the #open_call_name since the receiver may be hosting several open calls at the same time


☑ use the ballot box to check the already submited open calls


IS THERE A MONK IN YOU?

  • due date
    2019-01-25 // 6 days left for submission
  • show 2019-01-26 > 2019-01-26
  • show address Expedition Templar | Alphen-Chaam
  • submission address ColoriMii | The Museum of Instant Images | Beckershagen 15 - Chaam - 4861 SE | The Netherlands – NL
  • description

    In our municipality of Alphen-Chaam still exists the remains of an old and the only Commandery in the Netherlands of the Knights Templars, a monks order dating back to the Middle Ages; they were crusaders. The inhabitants of our region were liable to a monastery of yet another monks order, 50 kilometers away. The monks had a predominant role in life in the past times. They managed the lands, they built the monasteries, the churches and the hospitals, protected the pilgrims, farmers and the citizens. They made the rules, wrote the books. They preceded in the rituals of spiritual life and were the guards of civilization and morality. Throughout the world and in all religions and civilizations are people like our monks. Both men and women. Even in each human being lurks a monk, a moralist, a dedicated person and with the desire to live in peace and regularity, occasionally in the seclusion of the surrounding world. There is also being mocked with this misunderstood eccentrics. For example, in the works of Hieronymus Bosch many a monk and saint are represented, for good and for evil. Antony in temptation, John as a scholar and writer, a flying monk, a drunken monk, etc. Not every monk was a good guy, not every bad guy was a monk.

  • curator Landstad De Baronie, Jheronimus Bosch Art Center, The Museum of Instant Images
  • info mii@colori.nl
  • info monk-project.blogspot.com

  • Mail Love Not Bombs

  • due date
    2019-01-31 // 12 days left for submission
  • show 2019-02-08 > 2019-03-01
  • show address dA Center for the Arts | Mail Love Not Bombs | 252 D South Main Street | Pomona, CA 91766 USA
  • submission address dA Center for the Arts | Mail Love Not Bombs | 252 D South Main Street | Pomona, CA 91766 USA
  • description

    By submitting, you are agreeing to donate your mail art to be sold during the exhibition as a fundraiser for the The dA Center for the Arts.

    Each mail art piece will be for sale in a silent action. This is a unique opportunity to own a one-of-a-kind piece of art!

    Sold pieces will stay on display through the end of the exhibit and then mailed to the buyer. Unsold pieces will not be returned following the exhibit, but you can buy it back for $5.

  • info Uncle.Bacon.65@gmail.com
  • will be sold

  • The Vagina Monologues

  • due date
    2019-01-31 // 12 days left for submission
  • show 2019-02-01 > 2019-02-28
  • show address USA
  • submission address TVM Salem c/o Jillyn Chang | PO Box 20854 | Keizer OR 97303 USA
  • description

    Please send your artwork of love, honor, healing, and celebration for the vagina, all connected organs, and the women to whom they belong.

    Exhibition during our production of Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues". All pieces available for sale. Event profits will benefit a local organization working to end violence against women. Pieces not sold will become part of our mail art archive. Thank you for donating to our cause.

  • extra

    Misogynistic pieces will be destroyed without comment.

  • maximum dimensions 105 x 148 mm | 4.1 x 5.8 in

  • Thespis Project // Theatre

  • due date
    2019-01-31 // 12 days left for submission
  • show 2019-02-01 > 2019-02-28
  • show address thethespisproject.foliodrop.com
  • submission address THE THESPIS PROJECT | Chalkidikis 71 | 54248 | Thessaloniki | Greece
  • description

    The Thespis Project invites artists from Greece and the world to participate in the 1st Online MAIL ART Exhibition.

    The inspiration theme is Theatre (from plays, writers, characters, architecture to costumes, set design, tickets, photos, programs and stagecraft).

    All works must be sent through the postal system (stamps and addresses), including the artist’s name and a title.

    The technique that may be employed is free.

    All submissions should be original and will be exhibited online in a website created specifically for that purpose.

    If they will be shown in a short of gallery, all participants will be notified in advance.

    Upon submission all participants agree to any kind of reproduction.

  • info maria_christakou@yahoo.gr
  • info thethespisproject.foliodrop.com
  • maximum submissions 80

  • Che-Ché somewhere over the Rainbow

  • due date
    2019-02-01 // 13 days left for submission
  • show 2019-02-14 >
  • show address www.facebook.com/eventos.leghijem/media_set?set=a.1978039392289954&type=3
  • submission address www.facebook.com/eventos.leghijem
  • description

    "Che-Ché" was a beautiful white cat, a Turkish Angora, my beloved Pet [Feb.14,2013 ~ Mzo.17,2018] (05 years old). Unfortunately, he suddenly crossed the Rainbow during his romantic persecutions. It was a very sad episode that left the heart desolate in our Home!

    ... the time passes and the pain softens with resignation, remembering beautiful moments and the satisfaction of having given it a "nice life".

    In my return to the Visual Arts, after 18 years of absence, "Che-Ché" has been that inspiration engine to translate and tribute him in several illustrations of Postal Art where I have participated in several Countries of the World during 2018. Many have been the Mail Art Organizers that have allowed me (jointly and severally) my participation in a Digital manner due to the non-existence (temporary) of the International Public Mail in Venezuela and for reasons beyond our control. For this reason, I have had the great motivation and the endeavor to summon all those Visual Artists, Cat Lovers and people with plastic interests (of any age) who wish to participate in this Project of "Virtual Postal Art on Facebook®" ... I do not know if someone came up with the idea before but I think it's great, something different and new!

  • extra

    The artwork must include a white cat.

  • curator Manuel Ghijem
  • info www.facebook.com/eventos.leghijem/media_set?set=a.1978039392289954&type=3
  • media must be sent by private message on Facebook
  • maximum submissions 2
  • maximum dimensions 210 x 297 mm | 8.3 x 11.7 in
  • minimum dimensions 100 x 150 mm | 3.9 x 5.9 in

  • Library

  • theme Library

  • due date
    2019-02-01 // 13 days left for submission
  • show 2019-02-01 > 2019-02-28
  • show address North Spokane County Library | Spokane, WA USA
  • submission address STROUD | P.O. Box 2055 | Airway Heights, WA 99001 | USA
  • curator Donna Stroud
  • info borninpa72@gmail.com
  • info mailart.home.blog

  • what's wrong with my city

  • due date
    2019-02-01 // 13 days left for submission
  • show 2019-02-24 > 2019-03-24
  • submission address Knjigozemska | c/o Roberto Vodanović Čopor | Franka lisice 4 | 23000 Zadar | Croatia
  • description

    Link will be available after exhibition. Please, include your email so we can send you the link later.

  • maximum submissions 3
  • maximum dimensions 210 x 280 mm | 8.3 x 11 in

  • Concours d'ART POSTAL

  • due date
    2019-02-02 // 14 days left for submission
  • show 2019-02-02 > 2019-02-28
  • show address Les Ateliers Partagés | 9 rue Emmanuel Philibert | 06300 Nice, France
  • submission address Les Ateliers Partagés | 9 rue Emmanuel Philibert | 06300 Nice, France
  • info contact@lesatelierspartage.com
  • info www.blaisepatrix.com

  • Postcards

  • due date
    2019-02-13 // 25 days left for submission
  • show address Artefato Estúdio e Escola de Arte | AV. Orosimbo Maia, 590 - ap161 | 13010-211 | Campinas-SP | BRAZIL
  • submission address Artefato Estúdio e Escola de Arte | AV. Orosimbo Maia, 590 - ap161 | 13010-211 | Campinas-SP | BRAZIL
  • description

    For its inauguration, Artefato studio and art school is promoting an exhibition on postcards. Open to all ages and countries.

  • extra

    It will be exhibited only the front part of the postcard.

  • curator Gizella Pizzato do pRADO
  • info gpizzatto@outlook.com
  • kid friendly

  • Tea

  • due date
    2019-02-14 // 26 days left for submission
  • show address Cary Town Teas | 2517 Cary St. | Richmond, VA, 23220 USA
  • submission address Cary Town Teas | 2517 Cary St. | Richmond, VA, 23220 USA
  • description

    Several years ago, we sent Patricia lots of Mail Art to celebrate TEA. Her shop Cary Town Teas has moved to a new location.

    Let's send her more Mail Art so she can put up another display.

  • curator Patricia Draucker
  • kid friendly
  • required dimensions 100 x 150 mm | 3.9 x 5.9 in

  • Chaos

  • due date
    2019-02-15 // 27 days left for submission
  • submission address Sequoia High School | Mrs. Szydlowski | 1201 Brewster Ave. | Redwood City, CA 94070 | USA

  • Errors, Fakes, and Oddities

  • due date
    2019-02-15 // 27 days left for submission
  • show 2019-03-08 > 2019-04-14
  • show address Sharon Arts Gallery of the New Hampshire Institute of Art | Peterborough, New Hampshire | USA
  • submission address Crackerjack Kid | P.O. Box 151 | Hancock, NH 03449 | USA
  • extra

    There will be an art exchange opportunity on the last day of the exhibition. Only art received in the mail will be included.


  • Onward! Anything & Everything

  • due date
    2019-02-15 // 27 days left for submission
  • show 2019-03-09 > 2019-03-24
  • show address ARTLIFE Foundation | 539 Howard St. | Ventura, CA | USA
  • submission address ARTLIFE Foundation | P.O.Box 23020 | Ventura, CA 93002 USA
  • description

    ARTLIFE is the pre-eminent mail art publication founded by Joseph Cardella

  • info art-life.com
  • kid friendly
  • maximum dimensions 216 x 280 mm | 8.5 x 11 in

  • l’air

  • theme air

  • due date
    2019-02-25 // 37 days left for submission
  • show address Service culturel – Université Rennes 2 | Campus Villejean | Place du recteur Henri Le Moal | CS 24307 | 35043 Rennes Cedex
  • submission address Service culturel – Université Rennes 2 | Campus Villejean | Place du recteur Henri Le Moal | CS 24307 | 35043 Rennes Cedex
  • description

    The works received will be the subject of an exhibition on the Villejean campus in the spring. If you wish to receive an invitation do not hesitate to tell us your email.

  • curator Service Culturel de l’Université Rennes 2
  • maximum dimensions 210 x 297 mm | 8.3 x 11.7 in

  • Arnolfini Mini[e]MailArt No45. Ablakok / Windows

  • due date
    2019-02-28 // 40 days left for submission
  • show address arnolfini-mma.blogspot.com
  • submission address mma@arnolfini.hu
  • required file Arnolfini Mini[e]MailArt No45. Ablakok / Windows // JPG
  • description

    1. Save the mma44 file into your computer.

    2. Open it using a graphics program.

    3. Place one or more sporting goods on the surface.

    4. Save changes.

    5. Send your work by email.

  • info mma@arnolfini.hu
  • info arnolfini-mma.blogspot.com
  • media digital art
  • maximum submissions 1

  • Landscapes

  • due date
    2019-02-28 // 40 days left for submission
  • show address www.facebook.com/roberta.savolini/media_set?set=a.10156676536309359.1073741947.542694358&type=3
  • submission address Roberta Savolini | Via Renaccio, 20 | 48018 Faenza (RA) | Italy
  • description

    This is a project to remember a great landscape painter and friend Silvano Drei, founder of “Associazione Acquerellisti Faentini” (“Faenza’s Watercolourists Association”) who disappeared in April 2017. The sign you left in our hearts will never fade.

  • info www.facebook.com/roberta.savolini/media_set?set=a.10156676536309359.1073741947.542694358&type=3
  • maximum submissions 2
  • required dimensions 100 x 150 mm | 3.9 x 5.9 in

  • The Face of Jesus

  • due date
    2019-02-28 // 40 days left for submission
  • show address Gloucester, Massachusetts | USA
  • submission address The Face of Jesus | Sharon Silverman | P.O Box 1212 | Haverhill, MA 01831 | USA
  • description

    Artists are asked to be respectful but as creative as they want in their interpretation of the Face of Jesus.

    No blasphemy and any work promoting hate to any individual or group will not be accepted.

  • kid friendly

  • The Postman on the Postal Route

  • due date
    2019-02-28 // 40 days left for submission
  • show 2019-01-25 > 2019-02-25
  • show address Agência Filatélica dos CORREIOS | Vitória (ES) BRASIL
  • submission address Vitória ROTA POSTAL | “O CARTEIRO” | Maria Flor Mail Art | Rua Theófilo Costa, 351 apt. 602 | Ed. Vila Lobos | Jardim Camburi | Vitoria (ES) | 29092-010 BRASIL
  • description

    Communication is the fundamental tool that tells the story of humanity.

    Our homages to the POSTMAN, that for long distances and times is our messenger, Mercury of the Gods.

    For more than 100 years, great artists already communicated informally by the Post Office. Normatized in the sixties, Mail Art / Postal Art, is a pioneer of the exchanges of the current SOCIAL NETWORKS.

    The Courier is a Cultural Heritage, for its seal, its history, for the memory and affection stamped in the hearts of men. It must be preserved even in times of virtual connections, for correspondence is a basic necessity for the development of civilizations.

  • extra

    All the collaborations received will be photographed and published in the ALBUM of the page MARIA FLOR Mail Art, giving visibility to the work of the correspondent.

    Exhibition of the postal arts to be held in the first half of 2019.

    The exhibition will later be incorporated into the ARCHIVES of Mailartist Maria Claudia (Maria Flor in the postal arts) and will be available to curators and exhibit projects on the theme POSTAL ART, PAPER ART, POSTAL ROUTE when requested.

  • kid friendly
  • maximum dimensions 210 x 297 mm | 8.3 x 11.7 in
  • minimum dimensions 100 x 150 mm | 3.9 x 5.9 in

  • AUGURI TOSCANELLO

  • due date
    2019-03-03 // 43 days left for submission
  • show address Toscanello d’Oro 2019
  • submission address Proloco | via Ghiberti 113 | I-50065 Pontassieve (Firenze), Italy
  • description

    1. The theme is: "Congratulations Toscanello!", therefore the postcards will have to be inspired by the

    Toscanello d'Oro (the Chianti Rufina Wine Festival), its 50 years of life, or the theme of wine and viticulture.

    2. Everyone can participate, with a maximum of three postcards for each.

    3. The technique is free. Painting, drawing, collage, poetry, prose and everything that can be compatible

    with a postcard capable of traveling by ordinary post is allowed.

    4. Postcards can be of any size as long as they fall within the standards set by the ordinary postal service

    5. The cards must be received by 31/3/2019 at the following address Proloco, via Ghiberti n.113

    Pontassieve (Fi), I-50065, Italy.

    6. Alternatively, the postcards can be delivered by the same date to the volunteers of the Proloco during

    the events (Olio Nuovo, Festa del Patrono, Carnevale dei Ragazzi) in Pontassieve.

    7. All the postcards will be exhibited at an exhibition during the Toscanello d'Oro 2019, 50th edition, except

    those excluded from the regulation

    8. Some postcards will be selected for an award ceremony at the discretion of the jury

    9. The works may be used for publications or may be offered for sale for purposes compatible with uses

    useful to the community (charity etc)

    10. The jury is made up of representatives of the organizing association, of the Proloco and of qualified

    subjects.

    11. All works submitted must be signed and include a contact (email address or phone number) of the

    author. The contact will be used only for the purpose of the present project.

    12. The works will not be returned.

    13. Cards that are contrary to decency or offensive or manifestly off the subject or those that the jury will

    exclude for reasons similar to the previous ones will not be accepted.

  • extra

    Auguri Toscanello!

  • curator Association Colori del Levante Fiorentino in collaboration with Proloco Pontassieve
  • info coloridellevantefiorentino@gmail.it
  • info www.coloridellevantefiorentino.it/Toscanello.htm
  • jury The jury is made up of representatives of the organizing association, of the Proloco and of qualified subjects.
  • kid friendly
  • maximum submissions 3

  • MAAV - magazine Nr. 1 - DREAMWORLDS

  • due date
    2019-03-04 // 44 days left for submission
  • submission address Kevin Brandtner | Hagenmüllergasse 25/1/5 | 1030 Vienna | Austria
  • description

    Every quarter of the year there´ll be a mail art call with a new theme.

    Each artist is invited to send one piece related to the theme. All submissions will be presented on the MAAV – facebook page. Selected pieces of the submitted works will then be featured in a magazine.

  • curator Kevin Brandtner
  • media collage and mixed media

  • Mandible

  • due date
    2019-03-15 // 55 days left for submission
  • show address Laurence Percolator | USA
  • submission address 1022 New Jersey ST. | Lawrence Kansas | USA 66044

  • Non-figurative Mail Art Call

  • due date
    2019-03-18 // 58 days left for submission
  • show 2019-04-06 > 2019-06-29
  • show address CIANF - Non-Figurative Art Investigation-Creation Center | Jalisco, México
  • submission address CIANF | Paseo de las primaveras 98 | FRACC. Pinar de la Venta | C.P. 45221 | Zapopan, Jalisco | México
  • extra

    Do not use figurative forms, symbols or compositions (representing different objects).

  • info cianf.pinar@gmail.com
  • required dimensions 105 x 150 mm | 4.1 x 5.9 in

  • Traditional Culture

  • theme Antonio Fraguas legacy

  • due date
    2019-03-21 // 61 days left for submission
  • submission address Lola Sanz | IES Antonio Fraguas | R. Londres, 10 | 15707 Santiago de Compostela | A Coruña. España
  • description

    Our center is named after Antonio Fraguas, a prominent figure of Galician culture and who are dedicated AS LETRAS GALEGAS 2019. Therefore, we decided to open a window to the world with this call for mail art (the first one we do) with the aim of facilitating artistic and cultural communication, without losing sight of the educational framework in which it is to be developed, within the multiple activities of the Cultural Week.


    The theme proposed for this call for postal art, the traditional culture, will allow all participants to value the constitutive elements of their culture and traditions, strengthening, in many occasions, the discovery of their roots, the importance of memory and respect for elders as repositories of popular wisdom.

    The people most related to Galicia, and all those who so wish, can incorporate to their artistic work those aspects of the legacy of Antonio Fraguas that they consider of their interest: anthropology, ethnography, cultural heritage, etc. In these links you can expand information.

  • info www.museodopobo.gal/web/index.php
  • maximum submissions 1

  • Landscape

  • due date
    2019-03-30 // 70 days left for submission
  • submission address ArtGallery MCL | Via Nicola Fabrizi, 114 | CAP 10145, Turin Italy
  • info artgallerymcl@gmail.com
  • info artgallery-mcl.jimdosite.com
  • maximum submissions 3
  • required dimensions 100 x 150 mm | 3.9 x 5.9 in

  • 1st Edition Commemorative Mail Art / 10th Anniversary

  • theme tribute to Xaime Quesada Blanco and Xaime Quessada Porto

  • due date
    2019-03-31 // 71 days left for submission
  • submission address Lever du Soleil | Rua Ensino nº4, O Couto | 32002 Ourense | Spain
  • info proyectoversus.wixsite.com/fundacionxqb

  • email only mail art show

  • due date
    2019-03-31 // 71 days left for submission
  • submission address cliyok@post.com
  • extra

    one file per email sent

  • info cliyok@post.com
  • info digitalmailart.blogspot.com
  • media digital or traditional 500 px *.jpg

  • IS THERE A MONK IN YOU?

  • due date
    2019-03-31 // 71 days left for submission
  • show 2019-05-01 > 2019-10-31
  • show address Jheronimus Bosch Art Center | ‘s-Hertogenbosch - NL
  • submission address ColoriMii | The Museum of Instant Images | Beckershagen 15 - Chaam - 4861 SE | The Netherlands – NL
  • description

    In our municipality of Alphen-Chaam still exists the remains of an old and the only Commandery in the Netherlands of the Knights Templars, a monks order dating back to the Middle Ages; they were crusaders. The inhabitants of our region were liable to a monastery of yet another monks order, 50 kilometers away. The monks had a predominant role in life in the past times. They managed the lands, they built the monasteries, the churches and the hospitals, protected the pilgrims, farmers and the citizens. They made the rules, wrote the books. They preceded in the rituals of spiritual life and were the guards of civilization and morality. Throughout the world and in all religions and civilizations are people like our monks. Both men and women. Even in each human being lurks a monk, a moralist, a dedicated person and with the desire to live in peace and regularity, occasionally in the seclusion of the surrounding world. There is also being mocked with this misunderstood eccentrics. For example, in the works of Hieronymus Bosch many a monk and saint are represented, for good and for evil. Antony in temptation, John as a scholar and writer, a flying monk, a drunken monk, etc. Not every monk was a good guy, not every bad guy was a monk.

  • curator Landstad De Baronie, Jheronimus Bosch Art Center, The Museum of Instant Images
  • info mii@colori.nl
  • info monk-project.blogspot.com

  • Pequeña Convocatoria de Poesía Visual 2019

  • due date
    2019-03-31 // 71 days left for submission
  • show 2019-06-08 >
  • show address Jornadas Navarrés y aparte | Spain
  • submission address aguadoalfonso1431@gmail.com
  • description

    To be used on the book "Babilonia Happening" by Paco Pérez Belda.

  • extra

    Open only to submissions sent from Spain. Each participant will receive a copy of the book. Everyone else can buy it for 5€.

    The open call ends at the promoted date or when 30 artworks are received.

  • info aguadoalfonso1431@gmail.com
  • media portrait orientation 300 dpi
  • required dimensions 148 x 210 mm | 5.8 x 8.3 in

  • GIANT KITTY SAVES THE DAY!

  • theme cats

  • due date
    2019-04-01 // 72 days left for submission
  • submission address Kat! | 3859 Germania St | Cincinnati, OH 45227 | USA
  • description

    Cat by Kat!

    This kitty may have claws…. or not. We love cats and kats and kitties, and, well, you get the idea.

    But wait! There’s more!

    AS A BIG OL’ BONUS, WE WILL REPLY WITH A LIMITED EDITION HAND-MADE LINOLEUM BLOCK PRINTED POSTCARD OR OTHER MAIL ART.

  • extra

    Extra super bonus: Include/combine robots for more swag! Giant Robot Kitty?

  • info anti-robot.org
  • kid friendly

  • IV International Avilés Mail Art Exhibition

  • theme water

  • due date
    2019-04-01 // 72 days left for submission
  • show 2019-04-01 > 2019-04-30
  • show address Palacio de Valdecarzana | in Avilés, Asturias | Spain
  • submission address IV Arte Postal en Avilés «el agua» | Palacio de Valdecarzana | Calle del Sol, 1 | 33402 Avilés. Asturias | España
  • extra

    A digital catalog will be made.

  • curator Ricardo Fernández
  • info avilescultura@gmail.com

  • "Leonardo da Vinci 500 years after his death" for TRAXPO' 2019

  • due date
    2019-04-30 // 101 days left for submission
  • show 2019-05-01 > 2019-05-31
  • show address Moby Dick bookshop of Faenza | Ravenna, Italy
  • submission address G. Padovani & M. Valmori | Via San Giovanni Battista 13 | 48018 Faenza (RA) | Italy
  • description

    TRAXPO' wants to be a translation / transliteration between different artistic fields and was born in 2014 from an idea by Giancarlo Padovani, completing with a collective exposition of visual languages in an artistic transpositions path.

    An artistic call by invitation that in the last five editions has seen the alternation of national and international authors obtaining broad consideration from the mass media. It is set up every year in the month of May in a creative and dynamic space made available free of charge by the independent bookshop "Moby Dick" in Faenza.

    For the sixth edition of May 2019 TRAXPO' opens to mail art for an intuition of Monalisa Valmori and the collaboration of Roberta Savolini with an invitation to transpose the genius of Leonardo da Vinci in a postcard drawing from every field of his vast production both artistic and engineering, inventions, aphorisms , quotes ...

  • maximum submissions 2
  • required dimensions 100 x 150 mm | 3.9 x 5.9 in

  • 14th Edición del "Salón Internacional de Arte Postal en Homenaje a El Libro 2019"®

  • due date
    2019-04-30 // 101 days left for submission
  • show 2019-05-01 > 2019-05-31
  • show address Instituto Tecnólogico "Antonio Ricaurte" (IUTAR®) de la Ciudad de Maracay | Venezuela
  • curator Prof. Aquiles Ortíz Bravo
  • info ajob63@gmail.com
  • maximum submissions 1
  • required dimensions 100 x 150 mm | 3.9 x 5.9 in

  • 1824: German Immigration in Brazil

  • due date
    2019-04-30 // 101 days left for submission
  • show 2019-07-25 > 2019-08-05
  • show address São Leopoldo Fest 2019 | Brazil
  • submission address Martina Berger | Rua Rio Grande 75 | Scharlau, São Leopoldo | RS - 93135-673 Brazil
  • curator Martina Berger
  • required dimensions 100 x 150 mm | 3.9 x 5.9 in

  • Leonardo da Vinci

  • due date
    2019-04-30 // 101 days left for submission
  • submission address Alessandro Ceccotto | via Scarpari 1/L | 45011 Adria (RO) | Italy
  • description

    500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo (Archiano, 15 April 1452 - Amboise, 2 May 1519) was an Italian engineer, painter and scientist. A man of genius and universal talent of the Renaissance, he fully embodied the spirit of his era, bringing it to the greatest forms of expression in the most disparate fields of art and knowledge.

    He dealt with architecture and sculpture, he was draftsman, treatise writer, set designer, anatomist, musician, designer and inventor.

    He is considered one of the greatest geniuses of humanity.

  • extra

    Digital catalog will be made and exhibitions are to be set.


  • No to censorship of human body in social media

  • due date
    2019-04-30 // 101 days left for submission
  • show 2019-08-01 > 2019-08-31
  • show address Beam Collective Gallery | Israel
  • submission address Igor Zeiger | 1331 st., bld. 3, apt. 33 | Tel Aviv, 6713348 | Israel
  • description

    If you’ve ever were in situation, when your work was censored in any social media: facebook, Instagram, twitter, flickr, 500px, tumblr or any other social platform. If you’ve ever had your art removed because the content wasn’t ‘appropriate’, if an institution where you studied silenced your work for any reasons – then your work is worthy of being exhibited in our exhibition.

  • curator Beam Collective, Igor Zeiger
  • info igorzet@gmail.com
  • info www.igorzeiger.com
  • maximum dimensions 210 x 297 mm | 8.3 x 11.7 in

  • Oppression of Mapuche People

  • due date
    2019-04-30 // 101 days left for submission
  • submission address Caspana 261 | Quilicura | Santiago, Chile | Cod. Postal 8730496
  • required dimensions 100 x 150 mm | 3.9 x 5.9 in

  • Artist Matter

  • due date
    2019-05-01 // 102 days left for submission
  • show 2019-09-01 > 2019-09-30
  • show address Nachladen | District St. Pauli
  • submission address Artist Matter | C/o Hans Braumüller | Marktstrasse 138 | D-20357 Hamburg | Germany
  • extra

    Documentation and zine to all participants.

  • info braumueller@crosses.net
  • info htp://www.zine.crosses.net
  • media black and white

  • Freedom

  • due date
    2019-05-01 // 102 days left for submission
  • submission address Freedom: ALex Witter | Jonckbloetplein 24 | 2523AR Den Haag | The Netherlands
  • description

    Freedom is a great thing. In our society you can think, say, organize your personal life the way you want without being afraid of punishment. Because that freedom has become normal, you do not really think about it anymore. Yet it is something precious. You will notice that soon when you lose it. Once a year we celebrate Liberation Day in the Netherlands.

    What is freedom for you? And why is it important? Do you have ideas, do you want to share that, send it to us.

  • curator ALex Witter
  • info expressievrjheid@gmail.com

  • LOVE, LIEBE, AMORE

  • due date
    2019-05-31 // 132 days left for submission
  • show address www.facebook.com/MailArtWorldwide
  • submission address Mail Art | C/o Kevin & James Gillen | 1 Maple Drive, Hawkinge, Kent | CT18 7NP United Kingdom
  • info www.facebook.com/MailArtWorldwide
  • kid friendly

  • Mail Art: Enterramiento final

  • due date
    2019-06-20 // 152 days left for submission
  • show address Museo Mausoleo de Arte de Morille | Salamanca | España
  • submission address Museo Mausoleo de Morille | Ayuntamiento de Morille | Plaza José Sánchez Alonso, 1 | 37183 Morille, Salamanca | España
  • description

    Durante los últimos años, y coincidiendo con la llegada del correo electrónico y los canales cibernéticos, el mail art ha sido sentenciado a muerte en múltiples ocasiones.

    A partir de estas sentencias, y dado que no acaba de morir, pensamos que el Mausoleo de Morille podría ser un buen lugar para su enterramiento definitivo, confiando en la resurrección de las almas y el renacimiento posterior en la otra dimensión.

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    La exposición previa al enterramiento tendrá un formato atípico, con actos rituales, festejos y romería, finalizando con la introducción de las obras en el objeto volante no identificado (de la fotografía) y traslado al cementerio de arte, Museo Mausoleo Morille, perteneciente a Red Museion, plataforma transfronteriza de Museos.

    Como acto final y previo al enterramiento se procederá, a través de conexiones del sistema UFO2x24, a agradecer a los habitantes de la galaxia , por los servicios prestados a través de la oficina postal interestelar y el sincero deseo de que en el futuro sigamos colaborando en la otra dimensión. ¡El Arte Postal ha muerto! ¡Viva el Arte Postal!

  • curator Ibirico (AMAE), César Reglero (TDS) y Domingo Sanchez Blanco (MM), Museo Mausoleo de Morille, Boek861 y Ayuntamiento de Morille
  • info www.morille.es/pics/contenido/bases-mail-art-morille-espanol-english.pdf
  • maximum dimensions 210 x 148 mm | 8.3 x 5.8 in

  • projetM@MottattoM

  • due date
    2019-06-20 // 152 days left for submission
  • show 2019-07-01 > 2019-08-31
  • show address projetM@MottattoM | Geneva, Switzerland
  • submission address projetM@MottattoM | 20 bis av. Giuseppe Motta | 1202 Geneva, Switzerland
  • extra

    By submitting, you are agreeing to donate your mail-art to projetM@MottattoM as a fundraiser. Each artwork will be for sold during the exhibit for 20 CHF benefiting the programmation of the non profit

    gallery projetM.

    Any unsold pieces will not be returned following the exhibition. (unless you ask for it and cover the postage).

    The three most impressive mail-art pieces receive a mystery prize.

  • curator Uta, Laurianne, Carmen
  • info mottattomik@gmail.com
  • info projetm.blogspot.com

  • SEA, FIRE & HUMAN / 3 STRONG ELEMENTS OF LIFE & DEATH

  • due date
    2019-06-20 // 152 days left for submission
  • show 2019-12-22 > 2020-03-20
  • show address Athens | Greece
  • submission address Maria Chorianopoulou | Vriandos 33 – 11364 | Athens, Greece
  • description

    The sea, at the same time that it nourishes man, animals and fishes, swallows swimmers, seafarers and migrants who venture into freedom.

    The sun, fire in the sky, gives life, but a fire in a tree, can become the hell itself.

    Human can be the one who creates life, but with the war, fights and choices, takes it back.

  • curator Maria Chorianopoulou
  • info resistmailartfestival.blogspot.com
  • kid friendly

  • Against War

  • due date
    2019-06-30 // 162 days left for submission
  • submission address Reiner Langer | Scharnhorststrasse 52 A | 46535 Dinslaken | Germany
  • extra

    exhibition to be set

  • curator Reiner Langer

  • DETOURNEMENT

  • theme Detournement, Anti-Robot, Capitalism, Consumerism

  • due date
    2019-08-01 // 194 days left for submission
  • show 2018-06-01 > 2019-08-01
  • show address anti-robot.org/mail-art-gallery
  • submission address Robot/Detournement | 3859 Germania St | Cincinnati Oh 45227 | USA
  • description

    DETOURNEMENT: turning expressions of the capitalist system and its media culture against itself —as when slogans and logos are turned against their advertisers or the political status quo.

    …. a variation on previous work, in which the newly created work has a meaning that is antagonistic or antithetical to the original. The original media work that is détourned is somewhat familiar to the target audience, so that it can appreciate the opposition of the new message.

    Send the Robot anti-corporate/anti-capitalist/anti-brand/anti-media (…. or whatever you are against) mail art.

  • extra

    All participants will receive an appropriately subversive linoleum block print from The Anti-Robot Inundation Army.

  • info pablo.wright@gmail.com
  • info anti-robot.org
  • kid friendly

  • Hate Mail? for ya Fat F#ck

  • due date
    2019-08-01 // 194 days left for submission
  • show 2019-04-01 > 2019-04-27
  • show address Biblioteca Municipal José Marmelo Silva | Espinho, Portugal
  • submission address MONSENHOR ENVIDE NEFELIBATA | #HATEMAIL | R DO FALCAO 369 3E | 4300 181 PORTO PORTUGAL
  • description

    Fellow artists, be aware that althought this website deals with sensitive subjects that should concern all of us... please be alerted that it may contain language and imagery not suited for all humans.

    On previous curated mailart and artbymail open calls we've dealed with similar content... at "desAMORes" (www.desamores.yzonk.com) we've worked around the concept of unmatchable loves and at "QUEIXA-TE" (www.queixate.yzonk.com) i've asked artists to complain about whatever subject they weren't pleased with. At the present open call, entitled "Hate Mail? for ya Fat F#uck", I'm getting in touch with artists and asking them to give their support to fellow artists that continually see their artwork being censored again and again. This censored artists are exposing severe situations of our present lifetime, touching subjects considered triggers that are listed on international trigger lists, but they are indeed helping us out by means of expressing themselves trough art that creates awareness about this matters. "Ignoring it won't make it go away" is the concept above all.

    I'm just fed up that remarkable artwork is being censored because of it's theme or, even worst, because it simply presents nudity.

    It is not uncommon for us to miss flagging content that might be identified as triggering. Perhaps the trigger seems suitably mild to you and you believed it didn’t need to be flagged or it simply seems silly. Or maybe you are just dealing with a snowflake.

    Snowflake is a term for someone that thinks they are unique and special, but really are not. It gained popularity after the movie "Fight Club" from the quote "You are not special. You're not a beautiful and unique snowflake. You're the same decaying organic matter as everything else." Began being used extensively as a putdown for someone, usually on the political left, who is easily offended or felt they needed a "safe space" away from the harsh realities of the world, but now has morphed into a general putdown for anyone that complains about any subject.

    Nowadays there are so many people being triggered by somewhat reason that it became to common to have artists creations being reported and consequently censored on networks such as Instagram and Facebook. It seems that we regressed to past times when clothes had been ordered to be painted and sculpted over artwork, but now through the use of pixels and black bars. I do hope that through this open call, we do start to freely start to talk about this subjects/problems and stop being prude.

    I'm not promoting illegal actions nor soliciting illegal content but ignoring it won't make it go away.

    It was already proved that talking about this subjects do trigger some folks since this open call was target of censorship by fellow artists.

    So, to confront this matter, all submitted artwork should deal with the offensiveness of itself, or nor, in some sort of way or approach/discuss/deal with this issues. Work with the common trigger warnings and freely express yourself through art.

    Only similar content, to the following list, will be considered valid and used on the exhibitions: abuse (physical, mental, emotional, verbal, sexual); animal cruelty or animal death; blood; child abuse / pedophilia / incest; classism; death or dying; depiction of pornography (including child pornography); eating disorders, body hatred, and fat phobia; excessive or gratuitous violence; homophobia and heterosexism; incest (including any and all elements of romantic or sexual relationships between family, tonal in theme, thought, or activity); islamophobia; kidnapping and abduction (forceful deprivation of / disregard for personal autonomy); mental illness and ableism; miscarriages / abortion; needles; pornographic content; pregnancy / childbirth; racism and racial slurs; rape and sexual assault; self-harm, and self-injurious behavior (self-harm, eating disorders, etc.); sexism and misogyny; sexual assault; suicide; transphobia and trans misogyny; violence; …

    Art is the perfect tool for awareness on this matter.

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    Exhibitions on tour through Portugal are still being confirmed. We'll keep you updated by email. There will be a digital book as well as a physical printed one to be shared and spread around free of charge.

  • curator Monsenhor enVide neFelibata
  • info info@envidenefelibata.com
  • info hatemail.yzonk.com
  • maximum dimensions 190 x 280 mm | 7.5 x 11 in

  • The 10th Anniversary Edition of A BOOK ABOUT DEATH

  • theme AN UNBOUND BOOK ON THE SUBJECT OF DEATH

  • due date
    2019-08-14 // 207 days left for submission
  • show 2019-09-14 > 2019-11-02
  • show address Islip Art Museum | Brookwood Hall | 50 Irish Lane | East Islip | NY 11730 USA
  • submission address Islip Art Museum | Brookwood Hall | 50 Irish Lane | East Islip, NY 11730 USA
  • description

    A BOOK ABOUT DEATH is an open, unbound book produced by artists worldwide. Artists are invited to create a “page” in the form of a postcard about death– any aspect about death. Works can be of any design, personal or conceptual, color or black and white.

    The original work about death stays with you, the artist. The 500 postcards produced from the work is for the exhibition, and are sent to the museum.

    Artists can include any information about themselves on the cards, front or back. There are no age limits, no areas or ideas that are prohibited. The exhibition organizers only ask that you submit good work, worthy of an interesting and exciting page in this global book.

    A BOOK ABOUT DEATH takes its inspiration from the late, underground American artist Ray Johnson (1927 - 1995). Ray Johnson’s unbound “book” of the same title was mailed to his New York Correspondence School “students” and included pages in his idiosyncratic style that were funny, sad and ironic “one-page essays” on death. With the A BOOK ABOUT DEATH project, artists are invited to plunge into subject in creating their own pages that score the dramatic final dance of death.

    Each artist 's contribution will be displayed at the Islip Art Museum in New York. Visitors will be free to take cards and create their own book about death. As the cards are removed, the exhibition will disappear.


    HOW TO SUBMIT

    1. Produce an artwork about death. Make 500 postcards and mail the package to Islip Art Museum. All submissions will be accepted if they arrive in time. Artists may produce more than one card design if they wish.


    2. Once images are produced, a light-weight jpg should be e-mailed to LUANN PALAZZO, along with the artist’s name, country of origin, and URL (artist web site address) for publication on the blog. This will allow the organizers to archive the works and artist details. Other artists will also be able to visit the exhibition in progress.


    You can either produce the cards yourself or upload the file to any number of printers for delivery to the museum. You, as the artist are in complete control of your artwork and cards.

    The organizers will not collect cards for the artists. We ask that those visiting the museum only take one set per person, leaving enough for others.

    Institutions who wish to have a complete book will have to come to the museum space and get their own pages/cards or assign someone to do it for them. The organizers are not responsible for the cards, but will see to it that all cards received are displayed and available to visitors. The organizers are not responsible for the return of any remaining cards; should there be any remaining cards, these will become part of the Islip Art Museum archives.

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    WHEN YOU SEND IN YOUR IMAGES IN JPG FORMAT, SEND LARGE IMAGES (about 300K each; 900 x 600 pixels). THIS WAY THEY WILL BE HIGHLY VISIBLE ON THE BLOG.

  • info abad2019.blogspot.com/2018/10/abad-10th-anniversary-edition.html
  • required submissions 500
  • required dimensions 100 x 150 mm | 3.9 x 5.9 in

  • The Moon

  • due date
    2019-08-31 // 224 days left for submission
  • show address www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.2044002698984438&type=3
  • submission address Casa Museo Bendandi | Via Manara, 17 | 48018 Faenza (RA) | Italia
  • curator Dott.ssa Paola Pescerelli Lagorio
  • info www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.2044002698984438&type=3
  • maximum submissions 2
  • required dimensions 100 x 150 mm | 3.9 x 5.9 in

  • Postal Art Exhibition at Akane Workshop

  • theme nature

  • due date
    2019-09-30 // 254 days left for submission
  • show 2019-10-01 > 2019-11-30
  • show address Workshop Akane | Domain Hauterive | 910 ROUTE BREUIL | 62830 SAMER, FRANCE
  • submission address Workshop Akane | Domain Hauterive | 910 ROUTE BREUIL | 62830 SAMER, FRANCE
  • description

    As part of the reopening of the Atelier d'Akané and in the framework of the Open Days of Artists Workshops of Pas de Calais in October 2019, we propose an exhibition of letters in Postal Art.

    These letters will be yours :) It's your turn to write to us in any form whatsoever. You will create the exhibition :)

    What matters is the envelope that can take the most diverse and original forms :)

    You do not have to write a text, or a word . It's really the "container" that counts :). But of course the texts will be read with great pleasure.

  • info atelier.akane12@gmail.com
  • info www.nicolefraysse.org

  • Original

  • due date
    2019-10-01 // 255 days left for submission
  • submission address DIMITRA PAPATHEODOROU | P.O. Box 3019 | 23 Zaimi street | 26110 Patra | GREECE
  • extra

    A venue is currently being sought where the works can be Exhibited. Details of this will be made available later.

  • curator DIMITRA PAPATHEODOROU
  • info www.facebook.com/demipapatheodorou

  • Migrantes

  • theme emigration

  • due date
    2019-10-30 // 284 days left for submission
  • show 2019-11-08 >
  • show address Escuela de Artes y Oficios de Pereira en Colombia | Calle 16 Nro 3-34 Pereira Colombia
  • submission address Escuela de Artes y Oficios de Pereira en Colombia | Calle 16 Nro 3-34 Pereira Colombia
  • info escuelaartesyoficiospereira@gmail.com
  • info exposicionmigrantes.blogspot.com
  • required dimensions 100 x 150 mm | 3.9 x 5.9 in

  • ARTIST’S MENU

  • due date
    2019-10-31 // 285 days left for submission
  • show address Milan, Italy
  • submission address PAOLA BALDASSINI | Via Enrico Caruso 2 | 20133 Milano, ITALY
  • description

    Appetizers, first courses, second courses, pizzas, side dishes, desserts, ice creams, wines, beers, spirits, ... and drawings, colors, memories, signs, paper (any type), suggestions, emotions, fantasies, objects, illusions, thoughts, words...

  • curator PAOLA BALDASSINI
  • maximum dimensions 210 x 297 mm | 8.3 x 11.7 in

  • El Cactus

  • due date
    2019-10-31 // 285 days left for submission
  • show 2019-11-01 > 2019-11-30
  • show address Ayuntamiento de San Miguel de Abona | Tenerife, España
  • submission address Cactus Mail Art Call 2019 | Tulio Peraza c/o Espacio 2C | Calle La Valeria 17-7 | 38628 Tenerife, Spain
  • info espacio2c@gmail.com
  • info cactusmailartcallspain2019.blogspot.com
  • required dimensions 100 x 150 mm | 3.9 x 5.9 in

  • 6th AMANITA BUNKER

  • theme mushrooms

  • due date
    2019-11-01 // 286 days left for submission
  • show 2019-11-15 > 2019-11-17
  • show address Miscaros - Festival do Cogumelo 2019 | Alcaide, Fundão | Portugal
  • submission address ZETAVARES #AMANITABUNKER | AV ENG ADELINO AMARO DA COSTA 813 A2C | 3460 592 TONDELA PORTUGAL
  • description

    At this 2019’s edition, the Amanita Bunker exhibition returns to the streets of this small village reinforcing the artistic bombings of the previous 2018's edition. Authors are invited to create artwork regarding the requested theme and join the yearly Mushroom Festival.

    Amanita Bunker, wears now robes of a fictional political party. The Amanites manifest themselves and demand distinction and promise improvements on the village. In the form of stickers, pins, posters, slogans, political propaganda and other equally ridiculous but serious paraphernalia ... artists are invited to participate by sending works that will eventually be scattered through the streets in the form of propaganda.

    "Fires continue to plague the country and our memory is short. When we take down forests or take other actions that can deplete fungal populations, this does not only only affect fungi - it ultimately affects Homo sapiens as well. Fungi is an ignored realm, but this kingdom is more important than many of us imagine." -- Nicholas Money

  • extra

    We do ask you to add somewhere on the artwork the hashtag #AMANITABUNKER and the website www.amanitabunker.yzonk.com so that the receiver may go online and learn about this project.

  • curator Monsenhor enVide neFelibata, zetavares
  • info info@envidenefelibata.com
  • info www.amanitabunker.yzonk.com

  • ACRO-GYM

  • due date
    2019-11-01 // 286 days left for submission
  • submission address Iluna Roelands | c/o Chrystobal | Adriaan Browerstraat 81 | 2900 Schoten, Belgium
  • description

    playful agility is SUPER

    ... and my favourite sport

  • curator Iluna Roelands
  • required dimensions 150 x 100 mm | 5.9 x 3.9 in

  • IXª Biennale Internazionale Mail Art 2020

  • due date
    2020-01-01 // 347 days left for submission
  • submission address Mail Art Libera/Free Mail Art | by Claudio Grandinetti | Via Popilia N° 208/B | 87100 Cosenza | ITALIA
  • info www.guzzardi.it

  • The New International Mail Art-Call 2018/20

  • due date
    2020-12-31 // 712 days left for submission
  • submission address Gesamtkunstwerk c/o Rainer Wieczorek | ReuterstraBe 85 | 12053 Berlin | 030/ 61 3456 2 | Germany
  • info www.rainerwieczorek.de
  • media technology free