Mailart & ArtByMail // open_calls & exhibitions repository

Mailart & ArtByMail // open_calls & exhibitions repository

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75 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


CORONAVIRUS: MASK’S COMPETITION

  • ⚠ the winner will be offered a one-year subscription as an artist to their website www.fiberartfever.com

  • due date
    2020-04-04
    // 3 day(s) left for submission
  • show address facebook.com/fiberartfever
  • description

    Imagine your protective masks against coronavirus. The most delirious, poetic, creative… We’ll post them all in an album on our Facebook page, as long as they are in the textile field.

  • info fiberartfever@gmail.com
  • info facebook.com/fiberartfever

  • FRESH WATER

  • due date
    2020-04-06
    // 5 day(s) left for submission
  • show address Sala Santiago Nattino de PAECH | Chile
  • submission address Carolina Perez | calle Diego de Deza 111 Depto. 204 | Las Condes Santiago de Chile | Chile
  • curator Carolina Perez
  • maximum dimensions 297 x 210 mm | 11.7 x 8.3 in
  • minimum dimensions 100 x 150 mm | 3.9 x 5.9 in

  • Festival d'Art Postal à Vienne - 18ème édition

  • theme De l'arbre à la feuille

  • due date
    2020-04-10
    // 9 day(s) left for submission
  • submission address Association "Une vie, un arbre" | BP 32 | 38781 PONT-EVEQUE Cedex | France
  • extra

    All artwork will be sold in profit of the sick kids.

  • curator Association "Une vie, un arbre"
  • info unevieunarbre.wordpress.com
  • maximum dimensions 210 x 297 mm | 8.3 x 11.7 in

  • Help Sofonisba Anguissola have a street in San Lorenzo de El Escorial

  • due date
    2020-04-15
    // 14 day(s) left for submission
  • submission address Dora Román | Apartado 23 | 28280 El Escorial | Madrid, Spain
  • extra

    Add the sentence "Yo soy Sofonisba y quiero una calle en San Lorenzo de El Escorial".

  • required dimensions 100 x 180 mm | 3.9 x 7.1 in

  • Monochromatic

  • due date
    2020-04-15
    // 14 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2020-04-20 > 2020-05-20
  • show address @sequoiapostalart
  • submission address Ms. Szydlowski | 480 James Ave. | Redwood City, CA 94062 | USA
  • description

    Our idea is that when we exhibit the artwork, we can arrange it by color to create a beautiful rainbow effect! Thank you so much if you choose to participate! We will also post all the art we receive on our Instagram account; @sequoiapostalart. We will tag you if you send your account name along with your art! We will also e-mail pictures of the exhibition should you send your e-mail along with your art!

  • curator The Sequoia Postal Art Club - Ms. Szydlowski
  • info sequoiapostalart@gmail.com
  • kid friendly

  • World Collage Day 2020

  • due date
    2020-04-17
    // 16 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2020-05-01 > 2020-06-30
  • show address World Collage Day | Boneshaker Books | Minneapolis, Minnesota | USA
  • submission address Twin Cities Collage Collective | ℅ Boneshaker Books | 2002 23rd Ave S | Minneapolis, MN 55404 | USA
  • extra

    Horizontal landscape orientation.

  • curator Twin Cities Collage Collective
  • info twincitiescollagecollective.com
  • maximum submissions 4
  • required dimensions 101 x 152 mm | 4 x 6 in

  • 3ª Convocatória Mail-Art Y Escuela

  • theme commemoration of 500 years since the first circumnavigation

  • due date
    2020-04-18
    // 17 day(s) left for submission
  • submission address mailartenlaescuela@gmail.com | IES LÓPEZ DE ARENAS (IESLA) | C/ SEVILLA S/N | 41620 MARCHENA SEVILLA | SPAIN
  • extra

    must add the following sentence in any language "beyond the borders"

  • info mailartenlaescuela@gmail.com
  • info google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=1XvlHP7LUnrH3iTNmv3bY7mIEB10_U8lT&ll=14.082375938450792%2C-53.9641212362086&z=2
  • required dimensions 100 x 150 mm | 3.9 x 5.9 in

  • art in quarantine

  • theme #artinquarantine #arteemquarentena #coronavirus #covid_19

  • due date
    2020-04-24
    // 23 day(s) left for submission
  • show address wreading-digits.com
  • submission address artinquarantine@gmail.com
  • required file art in quarantine // PDF
  • description

    Following the outbreak of COVID-19 recently declared as pandemic by World Health Organization, and the consequent application of quarantine measures by many countries, portuguese artist collective wr3ad1ng d1g1t5 announces the call for e-mail art / art by e-mail “ART IN QUARANTINE”.

    Having in mind the potential of this initiative to constitute a unique and artistic historical archive, as well as its interdisciplinary nature in the promotion of bridges between arts and health, we invite you, during the next 40 days, to send your contribution (textual/visual, sound and/or multimedia), via the following e-mail: artinquarantine@gmail.com


    Presenting an alternative chain of transmission, this initiative is a laboratory for sharing, reflection and artistic creation on a critical moment in terms of public health, on a global scale, and with visible cultural, social and economic impact for us all.

    All contributions will be gathered in a digital gallery hosted by wr3ad1ng d1g1t5 (wreading-digits.com).


    The files to be sent cannot exceed 10 MB and must be identified with the respective title (if any), authorship and provenance.


    #STAYHOME, #STAYSAFE and #BECREATIVE!

  • curator coletivo wr3ad1ng d1g1t5
  • info wreadingdigits@gmail.com
  • medium textual/visual, sound and/or multimedia up to 10Mb

  • Who are you today?

  • theme My neighbor with dementia.

  • due date
    2020-04-25
    // 24 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2020-05-01 > 2020-05-31
  • show address Schongau | Germany
  • submission address Doris Kettner | Rigistr, 5A | 82383 Hohenpeißenberg | Germany
  • description

    The number of persons affected with dementia is increasing worldwide, But every society is treating this issue differently. Open minded or repressing? With fear, perhaps hysteria or wit a naturally calm handling ...

  • curator Doris Kettner, Thorsten Fuhrmann
  • maximum dimensions 210 x 297 mm | 8.3 x 11.7 in

  • humanité "sustainable humanity"

  • due date
    2020-04-30
    // 29 day(s) left for submission
  • medium CLAE ELEMENTAIRE LES VERGES 1bis impasse des verges 31100 TOULOUSE FRANCE

  • LaLuetteGalerie Bordeaux

  • theme Poetry#1 Courrier à Christophe Massé

  • due date
    2020-04-30
    // 29 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
    // 29 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

  • Stop Bullying

  • due date
    2020-04-30
    // 29 day(s) left for submission
  • submission address Maura Di Giulio | Via Sant’Antonio 22 | 66020 - Pollutri (Ch) | Italia
  • curator Maura Di Giulio
  • kid friendly
  • required submissions 3

  • The Abyss

  • theme Hold your breath, deep dive into the abyss of your soul…

  • due date
    2020-04-30
    // 29 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2020-10-03 > 2020-11-07
  • show address Biblioteca Municipal José Marmelo e Silva | Espinho, Portugal
  • submission address corra.leoni@gmail.com | MONSENHOR ENVIDE NEFELIBATA | #THEABYSS_LEONIART | R DO FALCAO 369 3E | 4300 181 PORTO PORTUGAL
  • required file The Abyss // ZIP
  • description

    Monsenhor enVide neFelibata ( YZONK.com ) [ PORTUGAL ] and Corrado Leoni ( LEONIART ) [ ITALY ] prepared a mutual artistic interchange where traditional MailArt and DigitalMedia dive into a melting pot to create the INEDIT Visionary MailArt.

  • extra

    Check the FORM and the SAMPLE for more details on how to join.

  • curator Monsenhor enVide neFelibata ( YZONK.com ) [ PORTUGAL ] & Corrado Leoni ( LEONIART )
  • info corra.leoni@gmail.com
  • info theabyss.yzonk.com
  • medium Digital collage, Digital art and Digital Manipulation. Artwork that consists 100% of traditional media such as photos, drawings and paintings will be not be allowed. The artwork can also be painted, scanned and digitally manipulated or digitally performed with the addition of some painted part. In both cases the digital elaboration must be predominant.
  • maximum submissions 2
  • required dimensions 300 x 400 mm | 11.8 x 15.7 in

  • bookMARKED

  • theme books

  • due date
    2020-05-15
    // 44 day(s) left for submission
  • show address Goodnow Library | Concord Road | Sudbury | MA 01776 USA
  • submission address Sudbury Art Association | P.O. Box 192 | Sudbury | MA 01776 USA
  • description

    Call for mail art representing a book that has impacted you! We’ve all read books -- some we’ve loved, some well, we haven’t. Whether you read it because a teacher assigned it or read it simply for pleasure or curiosity, what’s a book that has made an impression in your life? No envelopes.

  • curator Sudbury Art Association & A Lifely Read
  • info bookmarked01776@gmail.com
  • info sudburyart.org/bookmarked01776
  • kid friendly
  • medium no envelopes
  • maximum dimensions 229 x 127 mm | 9 x 5 in

  • THE AMAZON MUST LIVE

  • due date
    2020-05-15
    // 44 day(s) left for submission
  • submission address AMAZON | ARCHIVE OF ARTISTIC WORKS AND PROJECT | ABOUT THE AMAZONIC WORLD. | c/o RUGGERO MAGGI | C.SO SEMPIONE 67 | 20149 MILANO, ITALY
  • required file THE AMAZON MUST LIVE // PDF
  • description

    In 1979, after some travels to the South American Forest, I've planned an Archive dedicated to Amazon in order to highlight, by means of some art projects, the systematic destruction perpetrated by landed proprietors with the connivance of the some governments to build the sadly "famous" trans-Amazonian highroads – real deep cuts on the forest's skin – and for a devastating plan of industrial agriculture which has "taken flash off" the forest. Forest, which has not finished crying and has not ended to be sacrificed to favour even today the more wicked interests of unscrupulous persons.

    After 40 years the AMAZON ARCHIVE invites you to send one or more works dedicated to this theme exclusively by post.

  • curator Ruggero Maggi
  • info maggiruggero@gmail.com
  • medium intervene on leaves picked from the ground
  • maximum dimensions 300 x 400 mm | 11.8 x 15.7 in

  • Tribute to Jiří Kolář

  • due date
    2020-05-15
    // 44 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

  • Pinocchio 2030

  • ⚠ The authoring student of the most fantastic and creative work will be awarded an original Pinocchio of Collodi donated by the company C2 RAINOLDI.

  • due date
    2020-05-20
    // 49 day(s) left for submission
  • submission address Diego Racconi | Via Ungaretti 12 | 20030 Senago (Mi) | Italy
  • required file Pinocchio 2030 // ZIP
  • description

    The "PINOCCHIO 2030" project was born as a mail art initiative (art in postcard format traveling through the postal system) involving schools, students and artists through a widespread call on social media and on various media . The small works focused on the 17 objectives of the UN 2030 agenda for sustainable development, want to address the delicate theme: "How can art save the planet?" Through the use of Pinocchio's characters from the fairy tale by Carlo Collodi. environmental, economic and social context in which we find ourselves, art can represent a valid awareness tool, through which to send a message to the community, learning and stimulating virtuous behavior also through the characters of a fairy tale. The works from different parts of the globe they are proposed through an itinerant exhibition path.


    The character of Pinocchio then becomes ambassador of the environment and correlates with the sustainability objectives of the 2030 agenda, to be a witness, defender and spokesperson for the need for a "new way of thinking and acting" for the global protection of our planet. A small booklet, a corollary of the project and intended for children, helps to understand good habits to respect and safeguard the environment. The works in postcard format, coming from different parts of the globe, are proposed through an itinerant exhibition itinerary.

  • info diego.racconi@libero.it
  • info pinocchio2030.jimdofree.com/il-progetto

  • "PERSONAL CALL"

  • ⚠ We usually don't promote private personal open calls but taking on the subject of it we decided to go with it and give our support. Therefore we added a 3 month deadline on it, yet the open call has no deadline at all.

  • due date
    2020-05-24
    // 53 day(s) left for submission
  • submission address Anna Bersou | Michail Voda 161 | 10446 Athens | Greece
  • description

    Anna Bersou was just diagnosed with cancer... if you would like to help her on this fight and surprise her with a postcard ...


  • 1st International Mail Art Call PohtoGraphein

  • theme In what I see, the marks of history that I perceive

  • due date
    2020-05-30
    // 59 day(s) left for submission
  • submission address A/C Convocatória Arte Postal | R. Alfredo Rodrigues, 425/35 | 96205-120 Cassino Rio Grande | RS Brazil
  • description

    Seeing allows us to frame the world and register it. The look represents a attentive perception of details, the marks that historical time leaves in our daily routes, making it possible to evaluate the present and plan the future.

  • curator PhotoGraphein - Center for Research in Photography and Education from the Center of Arts of the Federal University of Pelotas (UFPel, Brazil)
  • medium photographs - pure or hybrid
  • required dimensions 150 x 100 mm | 5.9 x 3.9 in

  • Arnolfini Mini[e]MailArt No50. Képeslapok / Postcards

  • theme Postcards

  • due date
    2020-05-31
    // 60 day(s) left for submission
  • show address arnolfini-mma.blogspot.com
  • submission address mma@arnolfini.hu
  • required file Arnolfini Mini[e]MailArt No50. Képeslapok / Postcards // JPG
  • description

    1. Save the mma50 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

  • Convocatoria Internacional Escritura DIGITAL ASÉMICA 2020

  • ⚠ deadline will be extended up till the moment we are free from COVID, so a temporary deadline was set

  • due date
    2020-05-31
    // 60 day(s) left for submission
  • submission address aguadoalfonso1431@gmail.com
  • curator Alfonso Aguado Ortuño
  • info aguadoalfonso1431@gmail.com
  • medium only software digitally created files *.jpg 300dpi
  • required dimensions 210 x 148 mm | 8.3 x 5.8 in

  • COPY / PASTE

  • theme printing and reproduction techniques within mailart

  • due date
    2020-05-31
    // 60 day(s) left for submission
  • show address FACE - Fórum de Arte e Cultura de 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

  • my view from home

  • due date
    2020-05-31
    // 60 day(s) left for submission
  • show address myviewfromhomemailart.wordpress.com
  • submission address nashmailart@gmail.com | Jason Brown | PO BOX 160267 | Nashville, TN 37216 | USA
  • curator Jason Brown
  • info nashmailart@gmail.com
  • info myviewfromhomemailart.wordpress.com

  • One day I had sex

  • due date
    2020-05-31
    // 60 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2020-06-30 > 2021-01-30
  • show address Moscow | Russian Federation
  • submission address Alexander Chernavskiy | Moscow | Tverskaya street. 25/9, flat 35 | Russian Federation | 125009
  • required file One day I had sex // PDF
  • description

    Yesterday I started a new art mail project - "One day I had sex". Everything is simple.


    1) you can download a file and print 1 or 2 postcards. (2 submissions per one person - max)

    2) you recall one of those sexual experiences or fantasies that you'd like to remember - and share

    3) fill the postcard with your text

    4) send it to me


    At the end of June, I will issue the final results as an online exhibition on onedayihadsex.site and will share an online catalog with all participants, who took part in this project. All texts can be written in your own language, but please, write it clearly so that it can be read and translated into English afterward :)

  • curator Alexander Chernavskiy
  • info chernavskiy.org@gmail.com
  • info onedayihadsex.site
  • medium printed on a downloadable postcard
  • maximum submissions 2
  • required dimensions 148 x 105 mm | 5.8 x 4.1 in

  • Building a better planet. More space to women!

  • due date
    2020-06-01
    // 61 day(s) left for submission
  • show address buildingabetterplanet.blogspot.com
  • submission address ANTONELLA SASSANELLI | VIA WALTER TOBAGI N. 3 | 20060 COLTURANO (MI) | ITALY
  • curator Antonella Sassanelli
  • info antonellasax@gmail.com
  • info buildingabetterplanet.blogspot.com

  • Mail Art Underground

  • due date
    2020-06-01
    // 61 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2020-06-18 > 2020-08-08
  • show address Perugia - Ipogeo dei Volumni | Via Assisana, 53 | Italia
  • submission address Mail Art Underground | Via del Favarone 18 | 06126 Perugia | Italia
  • curator Gianni Romizi
  • info maimailart@gmail.com
  • info mail-art.it

  • PO-MO II (POSTMODERN)

  • due date
    2020-06-01
    // 61 day(s) left for submission
  • show address Selçuk Üniversitesi Güzel Sanatlar Fakültesi | 42250 Selçuklu, Konya - TURKEY
  • submission address Hikmet Şahin | "Po-MO II POSTA SANATI SERGISI" | Selçuk Üniversitesi Güzel Sanatlar Fakültesi | 42250 Selçuklu, Konya - TURKEY
  • description

    Postmodern is the name given to the understanding that emerged as a criticism of modernism after 1960. The most important feature is the ”eclectic“ structure that we can describe as ”eclectic En. Postmodernism can be defined as an area of ​​freedom that does not recognize rules and boundaries in art.

    ”Everything has a beauty but not everyone will see in

    Andy WARHOL

  • extra

    Due to Covid 19, our event's deadline was extended. The new exhibition date will be announced at a later time.

  • curator Hikmet Şahin
  • info mailartexhibition@gmail.com
  • info mailartexhibition.org
  • maximum submissions 2
  • required dimensions 200 x 200 mm | 7.9 x 7.9 in

  • Re-volver

  • due date
    2020-06-01
    // 61 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2020-06-08 > 2020-06-08
  • show address Fine Arts Gallery of the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais | Brazil
  • submission address Re-volver | PO BOX 5703 | Belo Horizonte - MG | 31275-000 BRASIL
  • curator Luíza Marcolino
  • info revolverarte@gmail.com
  • kid friendly

  • FLORA

  • due date
    2020-06-12
    // 72 day(s) left for submission
  • submission address Associazione Mirò | Via Principe 5 | 15020 VILLAMIROGLIO (AL) | Italia
  • info vocidinotte@hotmail.com
  • info vocidinotte.it
  • medium 300grm (140lbs) paper or more
  • maximum submissions 2
  • required dimensions 100 x 150 mm | 3.9 x 5.9 in

  • projetM@MottattoM

  • due date
    2020-06-20
    // 80 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

  • 1st MÓS mailart open call

  • due date
    2020-06-30
    // 90 day(s) left for submission
  • submission address Manuel Xío Blanco | Alto Barreiro Sabexeira, 29 | 36415 Mós Galiza | SPAIN
  • description

    Design a stamp, glue it and send it.

    Add "Mós" and "45" somewhere on the stamp.

  • curator Manuel Xío Blanco
  • medium stamp
  • required dimensions 12 x 17 mm | 0.5 x 0.7 in

  • CULTURAL DIVERSITY

  • due date
    2020-07-01
    // 91 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2020-08-11 > 2020-08-11
  • show address XXVth edition of the "Inter-Art" International Art Camp | Romania
  • submission address Ştefan Balog | 515200 - Aiud, C.P. 40 | Judeţul Alba, Romania
  • required file CULTURAL DIVERSITY // RAR
  • curator Ştefan Balog
  • info info@inter-art.ro
  • info inter-art.ro
  • medium specify "No Commercial Value"
  • maximum dimensions 210 x 297 mm | 8.3 x 11.7 in

  • Mass Mail Art Shooter

  • due date
    2020-07-01
    // 91 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 facebook.com/MASS-MAIL-ART-Shooter-100321994661667
  • required dimensions 100 x 150 mm | 3.9 x 5.9 in

  • “Add e Return” 70 YEARS RUGGERO MAGGI

  • theme Fragilità e Distacco

  • due date
    2020-07-10
    // 100 day(s) left for submission
  • show address collezionebongianiartmuseum.it/sala.php?id=69
  • submission address Giovanni Bonanno – Collezione Bongiani Art Museum | Via S. Calenda 105/D | 84126 Salerno (SA) | Italy
  • curator Sandro Bongiani

  • Cleaning Rag

  • due date
    2020-07-30
    // 120 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2020-09-05 > 2020-09-05
  • show address Art Factory FLOX | Germany
  • submission address Kunstinitiative "Im Friese" e.V. | FriesestraBe 31 | OT Kirschau | D-02681 Schirgiswalde-Kirschau | Germany
  • description

    In 1875 the first cleaning rags were industrially produced in the former Friese factory in Kirschau/Upper Lusitia in Germany.

  • maximum dimensions 600 x 600 mm | 23.6 x 23.6 in

  • da STAZIONE a STAZIONE

  • theme train stations and railroads from your home town or residence

  • due date
    2020-07-31
    // 121 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2020-09-01 > 2020-10-31
  • show address Estación AV | Nápoles-Afragola | ITALIA
  • submission address da STAZIONE a STAZIONE | c/o Alfonso Caccavale | Via Silvio Pellico, 19 | 80021 - Afragola (Napoli) | ITALIA
  • curator Alfonso Caccavale
  • info acaccavale@alice.it
  • info facebook.com/alfonso.caccavale
  • maximum submissions 3
  • maximum dimensions 210 x 297 mm | 8.3 x 11.7 in

  • Grandpa & Me

  • due date
    2020-07-31
    // 121 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2020-09-09 > 2020-09-09
  • show address Mail Art Mekka Minden | Germoney Uid. | Seniors' Meeting Center TREFFPUNKT JOHANNISKIRCHHOF | Germany
  • submission address Grandpa&Me | Treffpunkt | Johanniskirchhof 4 | D 32423 Minden | Germany
  • description

    The Network needs new YOUNG MailArtists. So please support my MailArt class of 15 to 18-year-old Syrian refugees. Their grandfathers were killed in the war. Now they have adopted German seniors as their new grandfathers - and they teach them how to do MailArt.

  • required dimensions 100 x 150 mm | 3.9 x 5.9 in

  • 6th MAILMANIA BIENNIAL

  • theme Endings / Beginnings

  • due date
    2020-08-01
    // 122 day(s) left for submission
  • submission address Dale Roberts | Studio J | 1324 Broad Street | Victoria, BC V8W 2A9 | CANADA
  • description

    An open call for submissions for an exhibition of all forms of mail art.

  • curator Dale Roberts
  • info kenndal@gmail.com
  • info mailmania6.blogspot.com

  • plant a tree / seed something beautiful

  • due date
    2020-08-01
    // 122 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 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

  • 1945

  • theme 75 years ago, end of world war II

  • due date
    2020-08-31
    // 152 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2020-10-01 > 2020-10-31
  • show address Germany
  • submission address MAIL ART: 1945 | Lutz Anders | Mareschstr. 16 | 12055 Berlin | Germany
  • maximum dimensions 148 x 210 mm | 5.8 x 8.3 in

  • Homenaje a Blue Demon

  • due date
    2020-08-31
    // 152 day(s) left for submission
  • show address La Calaca Espacio Cultural | CDMX México
  • submission address Mónica Sánchez Vergara | Apartado Postal 074-007 | Ermita Iztapalapa 442 | CP 09081 | CDMX MÉXICO
  • curator Javier Arelis
  • required dimensions 100 x 150 mm | 3.9 x 5.9 in

  • Witches

  • due date
    2020-08-31
    // 152 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2020-09-05 > 2020-09-09
  • show address Église de Cayac | 1 rue de Chartrèze | 33170 Gradignan | France
  • submission address Lettres & Images | 5 rue de Mandavit | 33170 Gradignan | France
  • description

    From the repulsive image of the old, ugly and nasty woman in fairy tales, to the tens of thousands of women who were burned and tortured to death during the "witch hunts", passing by those of modern times using this symbol in a political and spiritual process ...

    What is your representation of the witch?

    Tremble, the witches are back!

  • extra

    Only works dealing with the theme and with decor, address and stamp on the same side will be exhibited.

  • curator Laurence Bucourt
  • info lettresetimages33@gmail.com
  • info artpostal-sorcieres.blogspot.com
  • kid friendly

  • AMÉRICA LATINA

  • due date
    2020-09-01
    // 153 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2020-10-01 > 2020-10-31
  • show address Biblioteca Pública Municipal "Prof. Ernesto Manoel Zink" | Brasil
  • submission address Biblioteca Pública Municipal "Prof. Ernesto Manoel Zink" | a/c Suze Elias | Avenida Benjamin Constant n.1633 | Centro Campinas – SP | CEP 13010-142 | Brasil
  • info bosko55@hotmail.com
  • required dimensions 100 x 150 mm | 3.9 x 5.9 in

  • Fantastic Herbarium

  • due date
    2020-09-01
    // 153 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

  • ICTUS

  • due date
    2020-09-01
    // 153 day(s) left for submission
  • show address mailartictus.blogspot.com
  • submission address Miguel Jimenez - El Taller de Zenón | C/ Virgen de la Guia 1, 4ºC | ES-41008 Sevilla | España
  • description

    ICTUS is the leading cause of Acquired Brain Damage (DCA). On the other hand, on October 29, the World Day to Fight against Stroke (ACV) is commemorated.

    In rehabilitation, after two months of a Stroke, the "Taller de Zenón" has decided to request the collaboration of all the mailartists in the world and their grain of sand for recovery.

  • curator Miguel Jimenez - El Taller de Zenón
  • info mailartictus.blogspot.com
  • maximum dimensions 210 x 297 mm | 8.3 x 11.7 in
  • minimum dimensions 148 x 105 mm | 5.8 x 4.1 in

  • ATC - cards

  • due date
    2020-09-15
    // 167 day(s) left for submission
  • show address Tymutopiyapres | Lviv, Ukraine
  • submission address ATC - cards | Lubomyr Tymkiv | Sadivnycha 19/1, | 79038, Lviv, Ukraine
  • info tymutopiyapres.blogspot.com
  • required dimensions 64 x 89 mm | 2.5 x 3.5 in

  • Mail Art 2020

  • due date
    2020-09-15
    // 167 day(s) left for submission
  • show address mailart2020.blogspot.com
  • submission address Thierry Tillier | Vukovarska 37 | Vis 21480 | Croatie
  • curator Thierry Tillier
  • info mailart2020.blogspot.com

  • Adjusting

  • due date
    2020-09-20
    // 172 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2020-09-25 > 2020-10-04
  • show address The Courthouse Gallery | Kinvara, County Galway | Ireland
  • submission address Adjusting | c/o The Extra Room | Keanes Garden Centre | Kilcolgan, Co. Galway | Ireland
  • curator Darryl Vance & Not Over Yet
  • info darryl@darrylvance.com
  • maximum dimensions 148 x 210 mm | 5.8 x 8.3 in

  • Creativity and the Impact of Environmental Crisis

  • due date
    2020-09-20
    // 172 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2020-10-25 > 2020-10-25
  • show address The Courthouse | Kinvara, County Galway | Ireland
  • submission address Adjusting | c/o The Extra Room | Keanes Garden Centre | Kilcolgan, Co. Galway | Ireland
  • curator Darryl Vance
  • info darryl@darrylvance.com
  • info facebook.com/groups/178384583496693
  • maximum dimensions 210 x 148 mm | 8.3 x 5.8 in

  • Día Mundial de los animales

  • due date
    2020-09-30
    // 182 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2020-10-01 > 2020-10-31
  • show address Argentina
  • submission address Leonor Arnao | calle 66 nº820 1º A e/ 11 y 12 | CP 1900 La Plata | Bs.As. Argentina
  • curator Leonor Arnao
  • info leoaliar@yahoo.com.ar
  • required dimensions 100 x 150 mm | 3.9 x 5.9 in

  • Hans Hess

  • due date
    2020-09-30
    // 182 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2021-01-01 > 2021-12-31
  • show address Art Cellar | Germany
  • submission address Marlies Steinau | Am Bruckenberg, 5 | D-08340 Schwarzenberg | Germany
  • description

    Hans Hess (1951-2019) was one of the most original artists in the mail-art-network and various projects were started by him.

    With your help we would like to create an exhibition for him. It will be shown in our art-cellar in 2021 to celebrate his 70th birthday.

    Marlies Steinau, his wife, is looking forward to your email.

  • curator Marlies Steinau
  • maximum dimensions 210 x 297 mm | 8.3 x 11.7 in

  • MOTHER story in a box, a frame

  • due date
    2020-09-30
    // 182 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 facebook.com/KunstSalonKasteelDaelenbroeck
  • required dimensions 180 x 270 mm | 7.1 x 10.6 in

  • NEW YORK – BIG APPLE VI :: MAIL ART SHOW

  • due date
    2020-09-30
    // 182 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2020-11-01 > 2020-11-30
  • show address New York Public Library | Hudson Park Branch | USA
  • submission address The New York Boyer Foundation | New York Big Apple I Project | 161 Prince Street, Suite 2 | New York NY 10012-5338 | USA
  • info newyorkboyerfoundation@yahoo.com
  • maximum dimensions 220 x 280 mm | 8.7 x 11 in

  • The Unleashed TheARTre

  • due date
    2020-10-01
    // 183 day(s) left for submission
  • submission address EDITION JANUS | E. Janke | Scholosstr. 8 | 13507 Berlin | Germany
  • curator E. Janke

  • Da zero all’infinito – dalla Galassia all’Universo

  • due date
    2020-10-15
    // 197 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2020-12-01 > 2020-12-31
  • show address Bendandi House Museum | Italy
  • submission address Casa Museo Bendandi | Via Manara, 17 | 48018 Faenza (RA) | Italia
  • extra

    The postcards arrived by the end of April will be also exhibited in another event at Palazzo Esposizioni in Faenza from the 9th to 23rd May 2020.

  • curator Dr. Paola Pescerelli Lagorio
  • required dimensions 100 x 150 mm | 3.9 x 5.9 in

  • Cruz-Diez Kinetic Art / Op Art

  • due date
    2020-10-31
    // 213 day(s) left for submission
  • show address Espacio 2C Arte Contemporáneo | Asociación Cultural | Spain
  • submission address Cruz-Diez Mailart Call 2020 | Tulio Peraza/Espacio 2C | Centro Cultural Aldea Blanca | Calle La Valeria s/n | Aldea Blanca 38628 | Tenerife | España
  • curator Tulio Peraza & Begonia Matamoros
  • info espacio2c@gmail.com
  • info cruz-diez-mailartcallspain2020.blogspot.com
  • maximum dimensions 210 x 297 mm | 8.3 x 11.7 in

  • Send Me Nude Letters

  • due date
    2020-10-31
    // 213 day(s) left for submission
  • show address sendmenudeletters.com
  • submission address Romeo Traversa | Via Mac Mahon 86 | 20155 Milano | Italy
  • description

    The imaginary of technology-mediated sex (dick picks, "send me nudes" memes, AirDrop, widespread porn, etc.), gender violence and finally the great theme of nude – both academic and daily, personal.

  • curator Romeo Traversa, Rebecca Nerini
  • info sendmenudeletters@sendmenudeletters.com​​​​​​​
  • info sendmenudeletters.com
  • medium digital or analogical
  • maximum submissions 3

  • Amanita Bunker #7

  • theme Amanita mushroom political party

  • due date
    2020-11-01
    // 214 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2020-11-13 > 2020-11-15
  • show address Alcaide, Fundão | Portugal
  • submission address ZETAVARES #AMANITABUNKER | AV ENG ADELINO AMARO DA COSTA 813 A2C | 3460 592 TONDELA PORTUGAL
  • description

    At this 2020’s edition, the Amanita Bunker exhibition returns to the streets of this small village reinforcing the artistic bombings of the previous editions. Authors are invited to create artwork regarding the requested theme and join the yearly Mushroom Festival.

    Amanita Bunker, wears 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.

  • extra

    we do ask you to add somewhere on the artwork or address, the hashtag #AMANITABUNKER

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

  • Artist Matter #2: Mail Art for Future

  • theme mail art & visual poetry

  • due date
    2020-12-01
    // 244 day(s) left for submission
  • submission address Artist Matter | C/o Hans Braumüller | Marktstrasse 138 | D-20357 Hamburg | Germany
  • info braumueller@crosses.net
  • info artistmatter.crosses.net
  • medium black and white

  • Pandas

  • due date
    2020-12-02
    // 245 day(s) left for submission
  • submission address Yao Yan Hong | 07B, Huayue Pavilion | Bao Luxury Court | Baoan District 24 | Shenzhen, Guangdong | Postal Code: 518133 | China
  • curator Yao Yan Hong
  • info honghong.us

  • Chácara

  • due date
    2020-12-10
    // 253 day(s) left for submission
  • submission address Fernanda Antoñana | Ferreyra Norte 567 (PROCREAR) | Santa Rosa, La Pampa CP 6300 | Argentina
  • description

    Choose a word at random and create something with it. Let's see what it will end up to be.

  • required dimensions 100 x 150 mm | 3.9 x 5.9 in

  • 2nd electronic call for Experimental Poetry Procedimentum 2021

  • theme color fragrances

  • due date
    2020-12-15
    // 258 day(s) left for submission
  • show address revista-fanzineprocedimentum.com
  • submission address pedropablogallardo1@gmail.com
  • extra

    A multimedia catalogue will be published in PDF format as an annex to number 10 of the Magazine-fanzine Procedimentum. Number 10 of the Magazine-fanzine Procedimentum will be published in January 2021.

  • curator Pedro Pablo Gallardo Montero
  • info pedropablogallardo1@gmail.com
  • info 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

  • 5th electronic call for Postal Art Procedimentum 2021

  • theme album "Críptico” by David Ramos y Arín Dodó

  • due date
    2020-12-15
    // 258 day(s) left for submission
  • show address revista-fanzineprocedimentum.com
  • submission address pedropablogallardo1@gmail.com
  • required file 5th electronic call for Postal Art Procedimentum 2021 // PDF
  • extra

    LISTON ALBUM AT » https://plustimbre.bandcamp.com/album/cr-ptico

    A multimedia catalogue will be published in PDF format as an annex to number 10 of the Magazine-fanzine Procedimentum. Number 10 of the Magazine-fanzine Procedimentum will be published in January 2021.

  • curator Pedro Pablo Gallardo Montero
  • info pedropablogallardo1@gmail.com
  • info 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

  • 3rd "Estoy acá para vos"

  • due date
    2020-12-31
    // 274 day(s) left for submission
  • show address facebook.com/artecorreo2018
  • submission address Ecco Salud | Calle 9 nº1213 PISO 2 | Depto. 17 | CP 1900 La Plata | Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • curator Patricia Pevé
  • info patriciapeve@hotmail.com
  • info facebook.com/estoyacaparavos
  • maximum dimensions 150 x 200 mm | 5.9 x 7.9 in
  • minimum dimensions 130 x 180 mm | 5.1 x 7.1 in

  • NO PLASTIC

  • due date
    2020-12-31
    // 274 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2021-02-01 > 2021-02-28
  • show address Spain
  • submission address Carlos Botana | C/. Javier López López, 11 PORTAL 2 - 3ºE | 15009 A Coruña, España
  • curator Carlos Botana
  • info facebook.com/carlosbotanaartepostal
  • required dimensions 100 x 150 mm | 3.9 x 5.9 in

  • Post-It for Hong Kong

  • due date
    2020-12-31
    // 274 day(s) left for submission
  • show address Urbandale IA 50322 | USA
  • submission address Mark Rossmiller | 4220 87th Street | Urbandale IA 50322 | USA
  • description

    Asking for Post-It notes with art or writing addressing human rights and democracy in Hong Kong.

    Post-It notes will be affixed to the walls in and around my home, with periodic documentation on the web and on Facebook.

  • curator Mark Rossmiller
  • medium post-it

  • Postcards

  • due date
    2020-12-31
    // 274 day(s) left for submission
  • show address Austin, Texas | USA
  • submission address Josh Ronsen | Post Card Show | 2001 Brentwood St. | Austin TX 78757 USA
  • description

    I am planning on having an exhibit in Austin, Texas of all the Mail Art post cards I have received over the years. I don't know exactly when or where this will be. But if you would like your unique post card to be in the show, send to me.

    I will send you a handmade post card in return after the show. After a long illness where I haven't done much visual art, I am finishing up dozens of started projects.

  • curator Josh Ronsen
  • info facebook.com/joshronsen

  • SpaceWhale

  • due date
    2020-12-31
    // 274 day(s) left for submission
  • show address sergioplanet.com
  • submission address SpaceWhale | 7700 Northcross Dr. #9594 | Austin, TX. 78757 | USA
  • curator Sergio R. Samayoa
  • info sergioplanet.com

  • The Golden Twenties

  • due date
    2020-12-31
    // 274 day(s) left for submission
  • show address Espacio 2C Arte Contemporáneo | Asociación Cultural | Spain
  • submission address Golden Twenties | Tulio Peraza/Espacio 2C | Centro Cultural Aldea Blanca | Calle La Valeria s/n | Aldea Blanca 38628 | Tenerife | España
  • curator Tulio Peraza & Begonia Matamoros
  • info espacio2c@gmail.com
  • info thegoldentwenties2020.blogspot.com
  • maximum dimensions 210 x 297 mm | 8.3 x 11.7 in

  • The New International Mail Art-Call 2018/20

  • due date
    2020-12-31
    // 274 day(s) left for submission
  • submission address Gesamtkunstwerk c/o Rainer Wieczorek | ReuterstraBe 85 | 12053 Berlin | 030/ 61 3456 2 | Germany
  • info rainerwieczorek.de
  • medium technology free

  • Mail Art: "Art is…."

  • ⚠ All rights of the submitted artworks will be transferred to Atelier MaMuK.

  • theme Your position about art. „ART is…“

  • due date
    2021-01-01
    // 275 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2021-01-31 > 2021-01-31
  • show address Art Fair arte-sono 2021 | Stuttgart | Germany
  • submission address Marion Musch | Friedhofstr. 29 | D-70794 Filderstadt | Germany
  • info atelier@mamuk.de
  • info mamuk.de
  • kid friendly

  • Year of the RAT 2020

  • due date
    2021-02-11
    // 316 day(s) left for submission
  • submission address Our Little Flowers | 4220 87th Street | Urbandale, IA 50322 | United States
  • info blessed.is.mary@gmail.com

  • Burning Of Books

  • theme Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

  • due date
    2021-03-31
    // 364 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2021-05-16 > 2021-05-16
  • show address Lange Kunstnacht | D-73342 Bad Ditzenbach | Germany
  • submission address Mail Art - Burning Of Books | Schillerstraße 2 | D-73312 Geislingen/Steige | Germany
  • description

    Call for mail art representing the Burning of Books by the Nazis in Germany during May 1933 and also all other demonstrative destruction of books, other writings or objects by fire from the early and middle ages until the 21st century. Never again.

  • extra

    Exhibition in May 2021 during "Long Art Night“ Bad Ditzenbach. Aabout 1500 visitors and later, more places to come.

  • curator Peter Schubert
  • info peter@auvikogue.org
  • info gxggxxg.wordpress.com
  • maximum dimensions 210 x 297 mm | 8.3 x 11.7 in
  • minimum dimensions 105 x 148 mm | 4.1 x 5.8 in

  • Tristan Da Cunha is an Island Far Far Away

  • due date
    2024-02-28
    // 1428 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2024-02-28 > 2025-02-26
  • 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
  • curator Morice Marcuse
  • info postoffice@tdc-gov.com
  • info tristandc.com/postoffice.php

  • Mailart & ArtByMail // open_calls & exhibitions repository

    ? what's the deal with www.mailart.pt

    like it or not, www.mailart.pt lists all active mailart open calls sorted out by due date, as well as exhibitions, artists and links of interest ... but it may end up being much more

    only after starting this listing, at 01_august_2018, i did 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


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