Mailart & ArtByMail // open_calls & exhibitions repository

Mailart & ArtByMail // open_calls & exhibitions repository

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58 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 traditional snail mail, 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 out stuff


Man on the Moon - 50 years

  • due date
    2019-09-16
    // 1 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2019-09-16 > 2019-10-31
  • show address Cultural Club Knjigozemska | Zadar, Croatia
  • submission address Knjigozemska | Udruga Punktum | Rikarda Katalinića Jeretova 5 | 23000 Zadar | Croatia

  • EUREKA!

  • theme The Global Goals for sustainable development

  • due date
    2019-09-22
    // 7 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2019-09-23 > 2019-09-27
  • show address Gallaratese Library | Bonola Centre | Milan | Italy
  • submission address VIA UNGARETTI 12 | 20030 SENAGO (MI) | ITALY
  • info www.diegoracconi.com
  • required dimensions 140 x 140 mm | 5.5 x 5.5 in

  • Point a Book

  • due date
    2019-09-25
    // 10 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2019-10-01 > 2019-10-31
  • show address Biblioteca Pública Municipal Prof. Ernesto Manoel Zink | São Paulo, Brasil
  • submission address Biblioteca Pública Municipal Prof. Ernesto Manoel Zink | A/C Suze Elias | Avenida Benjamin Constant nº1.633 Centro | Campinas, São Paulo, Brasil | CEP 13010-142
  • curator Suze Elias
  • info suze_elias@ig.com.br
  • kid friendly

  • 6th Mailart Art Event - Argentina

  • due date
    2019-09-30
    // 15 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2019-10-11 > 2019-10-20
  • show address Museo de Arte Cañadense | República Argentina
  • submission address Rosa Gravino | Chacabuco 833 | (2500) Cãnada de Gómez | República Argentina
  • info rosagravino@gmail.com
  • info artecorreoenelmac.blogspot.com
  • maximum dimensions 210 x 297 mm | 8.3 x 11.7 in

  • ☠ UPDATED :: Art CARD Post international

  • There is a jury and special prizes.

  • due date
    2019-09-30
    // 15 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2019-12-01 > 2019-12-31
  • show address Gallery Atelier Casa Mexicana
  • submission address Yanira Delgado & Armand Soppi | Gallery-Atelier Casa Mexicana | Via Michelangelo Antonelli 21 | 70025, Grumo Appula (BA) | Italia
  • extra

    The 30 best postcards will receive a constancy of participation that will come to your home during 2020 and the rest will receive it by email for this reason it is important to include complete and legible data. The winning postcard will receive special constancy.

    For the 10 best postcards you will be sent a special recognition (the selection will be in charge of the jury qualifier artists-exclusive partners of Gallery Atelier Casa Mexicana).

  • curator Yanira Delgado & Armand Soppi
  • info galleryateliercasamexicana@gmail.com
  • info www.facebook.com/ArtCARDPostInternational
  • jury 1
  • required dimensions 100 x 150 mm | 3.9 x 5.9 in

  • Ax arte CORREO

  • theme cinema

  • due date
    2019-09-30
    // 15 day(s) left for submission
  • show address Instituto Pbro. Sáenz | Azara 368 (CP.1832) | Lomas de Zamora, Bs. As. | Argentina
  • submission address Instituto Pbro. Sáenz | Azara 368 (CP.1832) | Lomas de Zamora, Bs. As. | Argentina

  • Dare a Colour Square Dance

  • due date
    2019-09-30
    // 15 day(s) left for submission
  • submission address EDITION JANUS | EB-ART JANKE | SCHOLOSSTR, 8 | 13507 BERLIN | GERMANY
  • extra

    printed edition will be made

  • medium artwork must be square sized

  • Happy Birthday 49 + 1 Roberto Scala

  • due date
    2019-09-30
    // 15 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2019-10-12 > 2019-10-13
  • submission address Roberto Scala | Via C. Branda Castiglioni 2/1 | 20156 Milan | Italy
  • extra

    15th Contemporary Art Day in Italy

  • info robertoscala@inwind.it
  • info www.saatchiart.com/grazi

  • HUMANS

  • theme free interpretation of the word humans

  • due date
    2019-09-30
    // 15 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2019-10-01 > 2019-10-31
  • submission address Lucio Pintaldi Via S.Sallicano, 69 | 96017 Noto (SR) | Italy
  • description

    Because life is a right and we all have to enjoy it.

    Because every human being has the right to live.

    Because we're all the same.

    Because there must be no differences.

    Because we have to stay human.

  • curator Lucio Pintaldi
  • info luciopintaldi@gmail.com
  • kid friendly
  • required dimensions 100 x 150 mm | 3.9 x 5.9 in

  • New York Big Apple V Project

  • theme New York-Big Apple

  • due date
    2019-09-30
    // 15 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2019-11-01 > 2019-11-30
  • show address New York Public Library (Hudson Park Branch) | 66 Leroy Street | New York NY 10014 | USA
  • submission address The New York Boyer Foundation | New York Big Apple V Project | 161 Prince Street, Suite 2 | New York NY 10012-5338 | USA
  • extra

    The New York Boyer Foundation will send online documentation to all artists. A movie of the project will be done, complimentary to all artists.

  • curator Chevalier Daniel C. Boyer & Lady Sílvia Soares Boyer
  • info newyorkboyerfoundation@yahoo.com
  • info www.newyorkboyerfoundation.gq
  • kid friendly
  • maximum submissions 2
  • maximum dimensions 220 x 280 mm | 8.7 x 11 in

  • Postal Art Exhibition at Akane Workshop

  • theme nature

  • due date
    2019-09-30
    // 15 day(s) 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

  • WHO IS ANIMAL?

  • due date
    2019-09-30
    // 15 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2019-10-01 > 2019-10-31
  • show address Santa Maria | Rio Grande do Sul - Brasil
  • submission address Visconde de Pelotas N 1303 | CEP 97015-140 SANTA MARIA | Rio Grande do Sul - Brasil
  • required dimensions 100 x 150 mm | 3.9 x 5.9 in

  • Women of Bauhaus

  • due date
    2019-09-30
    // 15 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2019-11-23 > 2019-11-30
  • show address Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires | Argentina
  • submission address Pinto 4442 | CP Ci429 APZ | Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires | Argentina
  • curator Norma Otero and Claudia Pezzani
  • info mujeres.bauhaus@gmail.com
  • medium landscape orientation
  • maximum submissions 2
  • required dimensions 150 x 100 mm | 5.9 x 3.9 in

  • Original

  • due date
    2019-10-01
    // 16 day(s) 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

  • Our Body

  • due date
    2019-10-01
    // 16 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2019-11-01 > 2019-11-30
  • show address El Andamio - Espacio educativo terapéutico | Tandil | Argentina
  • submission address El Andamio, Sarmiento 654 | CP. 7000 - Tandil | Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • info convocatoria-arte-postal.webnode.com
  • required dimensions 100 x 150 mm | 3.9 x 5.9 in

  • ☠ Postcard Perspectives

  • All artworks will be exhibited and for sale to the public to benefit the programming of ARTSPACE at Untitled.

  • due date
    2019-10-01
    // 16 day(s) left for submission
  • show address ARTSPACE AT UNTITLED | 1 NE 3RD ST | OKLAHOMA CITY, OK 73104 | USA
  • description

    ARTSPACE at Untitled debuts Postcard Perspectives as a collaborative exhibition in Oklahoma City. Throughout this international mail art project, thousands of original artworks are made and donated by international & local artists, designers, art students, teachers and YOU. Please share your perspective with this opportunity to make a postcard in partnership with artists around the world.Each participant may take and create original work on postcards using any medium. Artworks must be submitted on top of the provided ARTSPACE postcards with the information segment filled out on the back. The individual postcards will be exhibited anonymously, however, a list of all participating artists will be on display as a part of the exhibition. Participation is free. All artworks will be exhibited and for sale to the public to benefit the programming of ARTSPACE at Untitled.

  • info www.1ne3.org/postcardperspectives
  • will be sold
  • medium check the link, fill the form and request the postcards

  • ☠ The Introverted Post // 4th issue

  • Artwork is being compiled into a zine and sold. Artists are given nothing. Curator was inquired and decided to stay unresponsive about this issue.

  • due date
    2019-10-01
    // 16 day(s) left for submission
  • show address 4th issue The Introverted Post // book/ebook
  • submission address The Introverted Post | PO BOX 132 | Bath, Ohio 44210 | USA
  • description

    The Introverted Post is a quarterly ebook/book of mail-art I receive and send.

    Send me your address and I will mail something back or don't and I will Archive your art in the book.

    All work will remain anonymous, unless you sign your work or tag it as yours in some way.

    Only original work. Submitting your work gives the Introverted Post the right to document, share and distribute your work. Anything that promotes hate, I couldn't show my Grandma or wouldn't pass a fair use test will be excluded.

  • extra

    ALERT: The resulting digital and physical booklet will be sold and even the submitting artist will have to pay for it.

    The First Volume of The Introverted Post is set to Release Oct 31, 2018. It will document the sending, and receiving of mail-art by The Introverted Post.

    Upcoming Volume Releases: 2019 Oct. 31 Vol. 4

  • curator The Introverted Post
  • info theintrovertedpost@gmail.com
  • info theintrovertedpost.com
  • will be sold
  • kid friendly

  • What’s Living Under my Bed?

  • due date
    2019-10-01
    // 16 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2019-09-10 > 2019-11-01
  • show address The Evans City Public Library | 204 South Jackson Street | Evans City. PA 16033 | U.S.A.
  • submission address The Evans City Public Library | 204 South Jackson Street | Evans City. PA 16033 | U.S.A.
  • extra

    Evans City’s Oktoberfest and Night of the Living Dead Weekend

  • curator Jill Eudaly
  • info jill_eudaly@yahoo.com
  • info jeudaly.blogspot.com
  • kid friendly

  • Falling Walls

  • due date
    2019-10-28
    // 43 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2019-11-01 > 2019-11-16
  • show address John Street Gallery | Stroud Valley Artspace (SVA) | Stroud, Gloucestershire | UK
  • submission address SVA, 4 John Street | Stroud. Glos. | England | GL5 2HA
  • description

    This year is the 30th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall, and the UK is exiting the EU. We are planning to create an exhibition of mail art that responds to the theme of 'Falling Walls'.

    The theme is inspired by the historical event of the Fall of the Berlin Wall but artists are invited to respond freely to the concept of 'Falling Walls'.

    'Falling Walls' is a international mail art exhibition hosted by SVA as part of the project 'Berliner Zeitgeist' in Stroud, England. 'Berliner Zeitgeist' is an extensive Autumn program with films, talks and artist lead events responding to the theme of the historical event of the Fall of the Berlin Wall and how it had so many effects on a personal and international level. This project is also a creative response at a time of critical political transition, in a time of Brexit, to build positive connections between artists and communities across Europe.

  • extra

    During the exhibition we will host a Soup Versammlung in the gallery where we will facilitate a discussion around one of the themes of the project.

    The exhibition will move to the Nau gallery in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire where they will also host a Soup Versammlung.

  • info form.jotformeu.com/92404059829362
  • maximum submissions 2
  • required dimensions 100 x 150 mm | 3.9 x 5.9 in

  • Migrantes

  • theme emigration

  • due date
    2019-10-30
    // 45 day(s) 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
    // 46 day(s) 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

  • Bauhaus 100 years (1919-2019)

  • due date
    2019-10-31
    // 46 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2019-11-01 > 2019-11-30
  • show address Tenerife | Spain
  • submission address Bauhaus Mail Art Call 2019 | Tulio Peraza c/o Espacio 2C | Calle La Valeria 17-7 | 38628 | Tenerife, Spain
  • required dimensions 100 x 150 mm | 3.9 x 5.9 in

  • El Cactus

  • due date
    2019-10-31
    // 46 day(s) 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

  • I'm not the plastic man

  • due date
    2019-10-31
    // 46 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2019-11-01 > 2019-11-30
  • show address MAV - Virtual Archeological Museum of Ercolano | Napoli, Italy
  • submission address MAV - Virtual Archeological Museum of Ercolano | Antonnio Conte | Via Foria 170 | 80137 Napoli | Italy
  • description

    From the infinite universe to the infinite sea, that’s an invitation to all the artists to submerge into the abyss of a magnificent world.We are offering you a very important chance to talk about a problem that plagues the entire planet. The sea is suffocating because of the plastic pollution. Oceans cover most part of our Earth, they’re fundamental for us to survive, they regulate the climate, help the plants’ growth. A surprise is coming from the sea, but it’s a death sentence. We’re all in danger but we can still try to do something. Think about it. WE’RE NOT THE PLASTIC MEN. Fortunately we’re not yet on a boat and closed into a bottle with no escape. Let’s save ourselves from the monster that plastic have became through the years.

  • curator Antonnio Conte
  • info konteanto@hotmail.it
  • info www.facebook.com/AntonioConteArchivioMailart

  • Lighthouses that illuminate the World

  • due date
    2019-10-31
    // 46 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2019-11-01 > 2019-11-30
  • show address Space of Arte y Deseño Quequén
  • submission address Arte y Diseño Quequén | Calle: 563 Nº3867 | CP 7631 Quequén | Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • extra

    Digital catalog and participation certificates will be sent to all the artists.

  • info spaciodeartequequen@gmail.com
  • info artecorreoquequen.blogspot.com
  • kid friendly
  • maximum submissions 2
  • required dimensions 100 x 150 mm | 3.9 x 5.9 in

  • Postal Art Exhibition

  • theme TRAVEL (by road, by sea, by air; fantasy is also admitted)

  • due date
    2019-10-31
    // 46 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2019-12-06 > 2019-12-08
  • show address Cultural Centre of Jemeppe-sur-Sambre | Belgium
  • submission address Brosteaux Francis | 72 Avenue des Cerisiers | B5190 Jemeppe-sur-Sambre | Belgium
  • required file Postal Art Exhibition // ZIP
  • kid friendly
  • medium DIMENSIONS: C4 = 23x32 / C5 = 23x11 /C6 = 16x11.5

  • That´s my milieu

  • due date
    2019-10-31
    // 46 day(s) left for submission
  • show address Kunst Etagen Pankow in Berlin
  • submission address Juliana Hellmundt | Pestalozzistraße 5-8 | Raum 431 | 13187 Berlin | Germany
  • description

    On the occasion of Heinrich Zille and the 90th anniversary of his death we remember the socially critical artist Heinrich Zille (1858-1929).

  • info info@jh-galerie.de
  • info mailartontheway.wordpress.com/ueber
  • required dimensions 100 x 150 mm | 3.9 x 5.9 in

  • The Wall

  • due date
    2019-10-31
    // 46 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2019-12-21 > 2019-12-21
  • show address Kamensk-Uralsky City Hall | RUSSIA
  • submission address Vitaly Maklakov | Sverdlovsk | Kamensk-Uralsky | P.O. Box 127, 623412 | RUSSIA
  • info ku-stena.blogspot.com

  • VOYAGE - TRIP

  • theme Earth / Sea / Air / Imaginary / Fantastic

  • due date
    2019-10-31
    // 46 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2019-12-06 > 2019-12-08
  • show address Centre Culturel Moustier sur Sambre | Belgique
  • submission address Maes Sylvianne | rue des écoles 69 | 5190 Saint Martin | Belgique
  • description

    Travel in all its forms, real, imaginary or fantastic.

  • curator Maes Sylvianne
  • info sylvianne.maes@gmail.com

  • 6th AMANITA BUNKER

  • theme mushrooms

  • due date
    2019-11-01
    // 47 day(s) 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 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.

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

  • ACRO-GYM

  • due date
    2019-11-01
    // 47 day(s) 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

  • Unveiling the Unspeakable to Awaken Hope: SAY

  • theme intimate violence

  • due date
    2019-11-10
    // 56 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2019-11-25 > 2019-11-25
  • show address Rennes | France
  • submission address Helena Gath | The artist's studio LA, 34 Bis | rue de la Motte Brulon | 35700 Rennes | France
  • curator Helena Gath

  • Arnolfini Mini[e]MailArt No48. Keretek / Frames

  • theme Frames

  • due date
    2019-11-30
    // 76 day(s) left for submission
  • show address arnolfini-mma.blogspot.com
  • submission address mma@arnolfini.hu
  • required file Arnolfini Mini[e]MailArt No48. Keretek / Frames // JPG
  • description

    1. Save the mma48 file into your computer.

    2. Open it using a graphics program.

    3. Place one or more machines on the surface.

    4. Save changes.

    5. Send your work by email.

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

  • Tristan Da Cunha is an Island Far Far Away

  • due date
    2019-11-30
    // 76 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2019-12-01 > 2019-12-31
  • show address Post Office & Philatelic Bureau | Tristan da Cunha, TDCU 1ZZ | South Atlantic Ocean
  • submission address Post Office & Philatelic Bureau | Tristan da Cunha, TDCU 1ZZ | South Atlantic Ocean
  • description

    Send some artwork to create a permanent exhibition on the Island for them and for all who will pass by to visit the Island.

  • curator Morice Marcuse
  • info moricemarcuse@hotmail.com
  • info www.tristandc.com/postoffice.php

  • UPDATED :: 4th electronic call for Postal Art Procedimentum 2020

  • theme album "La Rivière des Oiseaux (Río de los Pájaros)” by Beatriz Ferreyra. Motus M302004 – 2003 - France

  • due date
    2019-12-15
    // 91 day(s) left for submission
  • show address www.revista-fanzineprocedimentum.com
  • submission address pedropablogallardo1@gmail.com
  • required file 4th electronic call for Postal Art Procedimentum 2020 // PDF
  • description

    Beatriz Ferreyra is a composer of electroacoustic music (Córdoba, Argentina, 1937). He studied piano in Buenos Aires with Celia Bronstein. In Paris she studied harmony and musical analysis with Nadia Boulanger. She started in concrete / electroacoustic music with Edgar Canton, and took composition courses with Earl Brown and Georgy Ligeti. She worked in the Musical Research Group (G.R.M.) of the Investigation Service of the O.R.T.F. under the direction of Pierre Schaeffer (1963-70). Her works develop unique climates that evoke the richness of her sonic textures. She currently lives in France, giving concerts in France and abroad. From 2011 to 2014 she improvised four concerts with four open tape recorders and a computer, with the French composer Christine Grould and her electronic system based on keyboards, cassette players, pads...

  • extra

    A multimedia catalogue will be published in PDF format as an annex to number 9 of the Magazine-fanzine Procedimentum. Number 9 of the Magazine-fanzine Procedimentum will be published in January 2020.

  • curator Pedro Pablo Gallardo Montero
  • info pedropablogallardo1@gmail.com
  • info www.revista-fanzineprocedimentum.com
  • medium A5 or A4. Audio files in WAV. Video. Digital in jpeg in high resolution 400 dpi. The duration of the audio files and videos, will not exceed 2 minutes.
  • maximum submissions 2

  • 2nd "Estoy acá para vos"

  • due date
    2019-12-31
    // 107 day(s) left for submission
  • show address www.facebook.com/artecorreo2018
  • submission address Ecco Salud | Calle 9 nº1213 PISO 2 | Depto. 17 | 1900 La Plata | Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • curator Patricia Pevé
  • info patriciapeve@hotmail.com
  • info www.facebook.com/artecorreo2018
  • maximum dimensions 250 x 300 mm | 9.8 x 11.8 in
  • minimum dimensions 150 x 200 mm | 5.9 x 7.9 in

  • UPDATED :: Against Repression

  • due date
    2019-12-31
    // 107 day(s) left for submission
  • show address Italy TOUR ... Giulianova, Milano ...
  • submission address Isabella Branella | via giardino 12 | (dietro pol. stradale) | 64021 giulianova (te) | Italy
  • description

    Can art be a form of struggle and resistance?

    What can Art do against forms of Repression, forms of control, of persecution?

    How can you fight against Repression, through Art and Creativity?

  • extra

    exhibitions start at 2020's January

  • curator Isabella Branella
  • info www.facebook.com/NoRepressionNo

  • Black Mermaids

  • due date
    2019-12-31
    // 107 day(s) left for submission
  • submission address Tamara | 527 Hudson Street, #20138 | New York, NY, 10014 | USA
  • curator Tamara
  • info www.facebook.com/Black-Mermaids-360229471322643
  • kid friendly

  • UPDATED :: Haiga

  • due date
    2019-12-31
    // 107 day(s) left for submission
  • submission address Lois Richter | 1315 Torrey St | Davis CA 95618, USA
  • description

    "Haiga" is a poetry/image art form that uses three lines of text ALONG WITH on image to describe a moment. Because English syllables differ from Japanese phonemes, the lines do NOT have to be 5-7-5 syllables -- they can be much shorter and still be English "ku". Preferably, there are no run-on sentences; no verbs; and the text alone would not evoke the same thing as the text/image together.

    Traditionally haiku is about nature and senryu is about humans or human-made objects. Either haiku or senryu is welcome in HAIGA.

    Below is one of mine.

  • extra

    for a pdf do contact by email

  • curator Lois Richter
  • info Lois95618@gmail.com
  • kid friendly

  • REVISTA URBANA 2020 "PATRIA SUEÑO"

  • due date
    2019-12-31
    // 107 day(s) left for submission
  • show address Argentina
  • submission address REQUEST ADDRESS BY EMAIL / SOLICITE ENDEREÇO POR EMAIL
  • description

    It is a non-traditional magazine because of its size, its circulation and also because it is a traveling magazine given that each year we send the copies to different cities.

  • extra

    write on the package "revista cultural y sin valor comercial"

  • curator Gabi Alonso
  • info gabialonso1963@gmail.com
  • info www.facebook.com/Revista-Urbana-1621372557934332
  • medium portrait orientation paper optimized for wall glueing
  • required submissions 10
  • required dimensions 400 x 500 mm | 15.7 x 19.7 in

  • The Gashlycrumb Tinies

  • due date
    2019-12-31
    // 107 day(s) left for submission
  • show address Ontario Canada & Espinho Portugal
  • submission address Erin Young | P.o.Box 7146 | Innisfil, Ontario, | L9S 1A9 | Canada
  • description

    If you have heard of "The Gashlycrumb Tinies" by Edward Gorey and you have the mind for the weird, creepy, dark and disturbing things, then this open call is for you !!

    This is an international mailart exhibition of your take on his alphabet. Choose one or more letters and send as many pieces you wish to for each chosen letter.

  • extra

    Exhibit to be held the next year of 2020. Date, time and place to be determined. Once the exhibit wraps up in Ontario Canada, all pieces will make their way to Portugal for another show.

  • curator Erin Young

  • Train №1

  • due date
    2019-12-31
    // 107 day(s) left for submission
  • show address The Museum of the Railroad History at Alexandrov | Railway station 1 | Komsomolskaya Square | Alexandrov | Vladimir region, Russia, 601654
  • submission address The Museum of the Railroad History at Alexandrov | Railway station 1 | Komsomolskaya Square | Alexandrov | Vladimir region, Russia, 601654
  • description

    The Museum of the Railroad History at Alexandrov railway station invites you to take part in the mail art project “Train №1” dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the first passenger-train arrival on the 1st of January 1870.

  • info tutu150.blogspot.com

  • IXª Biennale Internazionale Mail Art 2020

  • due date
    2020-01-01
    // 108 day(s) left for submission
  • submission address Mail Art Libera/Free Mail Art | by Claudio Grandinetti | Via Popilia N° 208/B | 87100 Cosenza | ITALIA
  • curator Claudio Grandinetti
  • info plus.google.com/u/0/collection/U6a2PF

  • dogs in all forms

  • theme dogs in all forms

  • due date
    2020-02-01
    // 139 day(s) left for submission
  • show address Médiathèque Café des Chiens | Place Victor Gat | 21330 Laignes | France
  • submission address Médiathèque Café des Chiens | Place Victor Gat | 21330 Laignes | France
  • extra

    Works received will be exhibited progressively as an installation. A photo gallery is being created and will be visible on the Internet soon. A response with photos will be provided to each participant by postal mail.

  • curator Perrine Mondineu
  • info perrinemondineu@gmail.com
  • info mediatheque-laignes.e-monsite.com

  • "the ABSURD" resides within the normal and outside it

  • due date
    2020-02-20
    // 158 day(s) left for submission
  • submission address 4johngayer@gmail.com
  • description

    Dealing with any aspect of the theme.

  • extra

    alternative submission address: Taivaanvuohentie 3 B 13, 00200 Helsinki, Finland

  • info 4johngayer@gmail.com
  • kid friendly
  • required dimensions 100 x 150 mm | 3.9 x 5.9 in

  • COPY / PASTE

  • theme printing and reproduction techniques within mailart

  • due date
    2020-02-29
    // 167 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2020-04-01 > 2020-04-30
  • show address Biblioteca Municipal José Marmelo Silva | Espinho | Portugal
  • submission address MONSENHOR ENVIDE NEFELIBATA | #COPYPASTE | R DO FALCAO 369 3E | 4300 181 PORTO PORTUGAL
  • description

    Printing techniques were never far apart from the art world as some might think. Woodcut, typography, silkscreen, lithograph, stencil, rubber stamps, 3D printing, digital printing, ... are a short list of various means of reproduction within our reach that are also explored for their artistic expression. Although some of these media may have arisen purely for the sake of reproduction and others with marketing intentions ... others had arise with a purely artistic vision. However, none of these techniques, sooner or later, escaped artists who use them for creating multiples or for their material expressiveness.

    It is therefore with this call and with this question in mind that we invite you to question multiples in artistic creation and printing techniques as expression, either through artworks or written statements.

    On our previous curated mailart and artbymail open call and exhibition entitled "Hate Mail? for ya Fat F#uck", we've dealt with similar content as we've shown Claudio Parentela's artwork in the form of digital prints of his own digital collages... in a way raising the question: if physical prints of artwork meant to prevail only among the digital world may or not be considered art? We've also laid out a consonant scheme while presenting rough quality prints from scans of Rachelline Centomo's personal international mailart open call "La Muerte / Mientras la Vida nos Dure" that had happened at Mexico the previous year.

    Exhibitions on tour through Portugal are ALREADY confirmed. We'll keep you updated by email. There will be a digital book to be shared and spread around free of charge to all artists and partners.

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

  • Maria

  • due date
    2020-03-01
    // 168 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2020-03-01 > 2020-03-31
  • submission address Offene BehindertenArbeit (OBA) mail-art-group | Obere StraBe 18, 97421 Scweinfurt | Germany
  • curator Anna Karina Fries
  • info maria-mail-art.blogspot.com
  • medium postcards
  • required dimensions 100 x 150 mm | 3.9 x 5.9 in

  • Water

  • due date
    2020-03-01
    // 168 day(s) left for submission
  • show address Museo de la Imaginación Infantil
  • submission address Pasage Arquitecto mario Recordon 3149 | Ciudad osorno | X región, Chile | CP 5290000
  • info museo.imaginacion.infantil@gmail.com
  • info www.facebook.com/MuseoImaginacion
  • required dimensions 150 x 100 mm | 5.9 x 3.9 in

  • V Convocatoria Internacional de Arte Postal en Avilés

  • theme «la tierra» (los cuatro elementos: ya se ha convocado el fuego y el agua)

  • due date
    2020-03-31
    // 198 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2020-04-01 > 2020-04-30
  • show address Palacio de Valdecarzana | C/ del Sol | 1 -33402 Avilés | Asturias | España
  • submission address V Exposición Internacional de Arte Postal en Avilés «la tierra» | Palacio de Valdecarzana | Calle del Sol, 133402 Avilés | Asturias España
  • extra

    There will be a digital catalogue.

  • curator Ricardo Fernández
  • info avilescultura@gmail.com
  • info www.avilescultura.com/es/Exposiciones/1963-Exposicion-IV-Exposicion-Internacional-de-Arte-Postal-en-Aviles-el-agua

  • LaLuetteGalerie Bordeaux

  • theme Poetry#1 Courrier à Christophe Massé

  • due date
    2020-04-30
    // 228 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2020-05-01 > 2020-05-31
  • show address LaLuetteGalerie Bordeaux | France
  • submission address Christophe Massé | 28 rue Bouquière | 33000 Bordeaux | France
  • required dimensions 148 x 105 mm | 5.8 x 4.1 in

  • Poetry #1

  • due date
    2020-04-30
    // 228 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2020-05-01 > 2020-05-31
  • show address LaLuetteGalerie Bordeaux | France
  • submission address Cristophe Massé | 28 RUE Bouquière | 33000 Bordeaux | France
  • curator Cristophe Massé
  • required dimensions 148 x 105 mm | 5.8 x 4.1 in

  • UPDATED :: Tribute to Jiří Kolář

  • due date
    2020-05-15
    // 243 day(s) left for submission
  • submission address Claudio Romeo | Viale Kennedy 144 | 20842 Villa Raverio (MB) | ITALIA
  • curator Claudio Romeo
  • info claudio-romeo.wixsite.com/jiricollage
  • kid friendly
  • medium free but wonderful if collage

  • UPDATED :: projetM@MottattoM

  • due date
    2020-06-20
    // 279 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2020-07-01 > 2020-08-31
  • 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, Carmen, Anne Catherine
  • info mottattomik@gmail.com
  • info projetm.blogspot.com

  • Mass Mail Art Shooter

  • due date
    2020-07-01
    // 290 day(s) left for submission
  • show address KunstSalon Kasteel Daelenbroeck | Herkenbosch | the Netherlands
  • submission address Ed Hanssen | Hoogstraat 29 | 6083 AX NUNHEM | The Netherlands
  • description

    Art your thoughts on the many mass shootings in the USA.

    How would you stop them from happening ever again?

  • curator Ed Hanssen
  • info www.facebook.com/MASS-MAIL-ART-Shooter-100321994661667
  • required dimensions 100 x 150 mm | 3.9 x 5.9 in

  • plant a tree / seed something beautiful

  • due date
    2020-08-01
    // 321 day(s) left for submission
  • show address Burgdorf | Hannover, Germany
  • submission address Lars Schumacher | Mittelstraße 37 | D - 31303 Burgdorf, Hannover | Deutschland, Germany
  • description

    Make art in the mood of your planting / seeding, write the plant type, the date of plant and the place (geographical coordinates).

    Have fun, creating something awesome!

  • extra

    Example of mail art can be reproduced for advertisement.

    Digital online documentary for all plant and seed projects with name, date, place and plant.

    There will be an exhibitions and further notice will inform you of such. Online and digital catalogs will be made available.

  • curator Lars Schumacher
  • info www.facebook.com/groups/701006880317072
  • medium use DIN_A6 or DIN_A4 sizes only
  • maximum dimensions 200 x 300 mm | 7.9 x 11.8 in
  • minimum dimensions 100 x 150 mm | 3.9 x 5.9 in

  • UPDATED :: Fantastic Herbarium

  • due date
    2020-09-01
    // 352 day(s) left for submission
  • show address Florence | Italy
  • submission address Bandini Fabrizio | Via Boito, 9 | 50018 Scandici (Firenze) | Italy
  • description

    Drawing a great invented herbarium, a hymn to the imagination that plays with nature.A project inspired by the botanical herbarium volumes of the past to create one made up of new figures architectures and imaginary taxonomies.


  • extra

    Exhibition to be held on 2021 ... further notices soon.

    According to the success of the project it is possible that a paper publication is also produced in a volume. Postcards after the show will remain at my studio filed as “Fantastic Herbarium Project”, no return will be provided. The images will not have any other type of use if not the purpose of the project itself.

  • curator Fabrizio Bandini
  • info fbandini71@gmail.com
  • kid friendly
  • medium no digital media
  • maximum dimensions 250 x 180 mm | 9.8 x 7.1 in

  • MOTHER story in a box, a frame

  • due date
    2020-09-30
    // 381 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2019-12-01 > 2019-12-31
  • show address KunstSalon Kasteel Daelenbroeck Herkenbosch | The Netherlands
  • submission address Carmen Heemels | Dr. Biermansstraat 23 | 6075 AR Herkenbosch | The Netherlands
  • info www.facebook.com/KunstSalonKasteelDaelenbroeck
  • required dimensions 180 x 270 mm | 7.1 x 10.6 in

  • The New International Mail Art-Call 2018/20

  • due date
    2020-12-31
    // 473 day(s) left for submission
  • submission address Gesamtkunstwerk c/o Rainer Wieczorek | ReuterstraBe 85 | 12053 Berlin | 030/ 61 3456 2 | Germany
  • info www.rainerwieczorek.de
  • medium technology free

  • Mailart & ArtByMail // open_calls & exhibitions repository

    // list of all active mailart open calls sorted out by due date, as well as exhibitions, artists and links of interest ... ut can end up being much more

    // only after starting this listing at 01_august_2018 i realized the extraordinary amount of new open calls coming up all the time ... almost 20 new ones per month! and that's only those that i can grasp... from automatic bot searches, constant research, direct emailing and from those special people that keep me updated on what is going on on the mail art community


    // check the FAQ section to learn how to contribute to this archive and how to submit artwork to the listed open calls


    // thanks for your support