Mailart & ArtByMail // open_calls & exhibitions repository

31 exhibitions

// if you are hosting an exhibition, do send its info as detailed as possible to info@envidenefelibata.com

all information will be provided to the visitant in the original language without translation and so, an english version is appreciated but feel free to send it on your native language as well


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DETOURNEMENT

  • show 2018-06-01 > 2019-08-01
  • ongoing exhibition > 193 days left
  • show address anti-robot.org/mail-art-gallery
  • 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.

  • info pablo.wright@gmail.com
  • info anti-robot.org
  • kid friendly
  • theme Detournement, Anti-Robot, Capitalism, Consumerism

  • SELFIE SEARCHING FOR IDENTITY

  • show 2018-11-13 > 2019-03-30
  • ongoing exhibition > 69 days left
  • show address Bongiani Art Museum Collection | room 13 | Salerno, Italy
  • description

    For this event, the Spazio Ophen Virtual Art Gallery in Salerno will organize from 13 December 2018 until 30 March 2019 a virtual international collective exhibition as an international event, with the relative press release, the critical text and the communication of the exhibition to the most important magazines. art, newspapers and contemporary art sites. The exhibition will then be archived and can be visited permanently in the "exhibitions held" space of the Salerno Virtual Gallery.

  • curator Giovanni Bonanno and in collaboration with the Ophen Virtual Art Archive and the Bongiani Ophen Art Museum Collection in Salerno
  • info bongiani@alice.it
  • info www.collezionebongianiartmuseum.it/sala.php?id=76

  • IV BIG – Guarulhos International Biennial of Small Format Artworks

  • show 2018-12-08 > 2019-02-09
  • ongoing exhibition > 20 days left
  • description

    This call opens the subscription to artists and interested people to exhibit art works in the IV BIG – Guarulhos International Biennial of Small Format Artworks, to be realized in Guarulhos, São Paulo, Brazil and by the Internet, at the provided address.

    The open call is rather complex so you are required to read the provided file.

  • info bienaldeguarulhos@gmail.com
  • info 4bigpequenoformato.blogspot.com
  • kid friendly

  • What makes you happy!

  • show 2019-01-11 > 2019-02-28
  • ongoing exhibition > 39 days left
  • show address Mexicosingel 52 | 2548 HB Den Haag | Netherlands
  • description

    A joyful mailart out of your imagination in your own style.

  • curator Alex Witter
  • info witter-mailart2018.blogspot.com
  • kid friendly

  • the color moves

  • show 2019-01-17 > 2019-03-17
  • ongoing exhibition > 56 days left
  • show address Museo de la Acuarela del Estado de México | Mechor Ocampo no. 105 | Col. La Merced-Alameda | Toluca, Estado de MéxicoC.P. 50080, México
  • info amigos_armaem@yahoo.com.mx
  • info amigosmuseoacuarelatoluca.com

  • The Postman on the Postal Route

  • show 2019-01-25 > 2019-02-25
  • 5 days left for premier
  • show address Agência Filatélica dos CORREIOS | Vitória (ES) 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.

  • kid friendly

  • IS THERE A MONK IN YOU?

  • show 2019-01-26 > 2019-01-26
  • 6 days left for premier
  • show address Expedition Templar | Alphen-Chaam
  • 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

  • Library

  • show 2019-02-01 > 2019-02-28
  • 12 days left for premier
  • show address North Spokane County Library | Spokane, WA USA
  • curator Donna Stroud
  • info borninpa72@gmail.com
  • info mailart.home.blog
  • theme Library

  • The Vagina Monologues

  • show 2019-02-01 > 2019-02-28
  • 12 days left for premier
  • show address 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.


  • Thespis Project // Theatre

  • show 2019-02-01 > 2019-02-28
  • 12 days left for premier
  • show address thethespisproject.foliodrop.com
  • 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

  • Concours d'ART POSTAL

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

  • Mail Love Not Bombs

  • show 2019-02-08 > 2019-03-01
  • 19 days left for premier
  • show 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

  • what's wrong with my city

  • show 2019-02-24 > 2019-03-24
  • 35 days left for premier
  • description

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


  • Errors, Fakes, and Oddities

  • show 2019-03-08 > 2019-04-14
  • 47 days left for premier
  • show address Sharon Arts Gallery of the New Hampshire Institute of Art | Peterborough, New Hampshire | USA

  • Onward! Anything & Everything

  • show 2019-03-09 > 2019-03-24
  • 48 days left for premier
  • show address ARTLIFE Foundation | 539 Howard St. | Ventura, CA | USA
  • description

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

  • info art-life.com
  • kid friendly

  • Hate Mail? for ya Fat F#ck

  • show 2019-04-01 > 2019-04-30
  • 71 days left for premier
  • show address Biblioteca Municipal José Marmelo Silva | Espinho, 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.

  • curator Monsenhor enVide neFelibata
  • info info@envidenefelibata.com
  • info hatemail.yzonk.com

  • IV International Avilés Mail Art Exhibition

  • show 2019-04-01 > 2019-04-30
  • 71 days left for premier
  • show address Palacio de Valdecarzana | in Avilés, Asturias | Spain
  • curator Ricardo Fernández
  • info avilescultura@gmail.com
  • theme water

  • Non-figurative Mail Art Call

  • show 2019-04-06 > 2019-06-29
  • 76 days left for premier
  • show address CIANF - Non-Figurative Art Investigation-Creation Center | Jalisco, México
  • info cianf.pinar@gmail.com

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

  • show 2019-05-01 > 2019-05-31
  • 101 days left for premier
  • show address Moby Dick bookshop of Faenza | Ravenna, 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 ...


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

  • show 2019-05-01 > 2019-05-31
  • 101 days left for premier
  • show address Instituto Tecnólogico "Antonio Ricaurte" (IUTAR®) de la Ciudad de Maracay | Venezuela
  • curator Prof. Aquiles Ortíz Bravo
  • info ajob63@gmail.com

  • IS THERE A MONK IN YOU?

  • show 2019-05-01 > 2019-10-31
  • 101 days left for premier
  • show address Jheronimus Bosch Art Center | ‘s-Hertogenbosch - 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

  • 6x6x2019 - The International Small Art Phenomenon

  • show 2019-06-01 > 2019-07-14
  • 132 days left for premier
  • show address Rochester Contemporary Art Center | 137 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14604 USA
  • description

    Support Contemporary Art in Rochester, NY!

    Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo) is a venue for the exchange of ideas and a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) that was founded in 1977. As a center for thoughtful contemporary art, RoCo provides unique encounters for audiences and extraordinary opportunities for artists. Your 6x6 purchases support our contemporary art programming throughout the year. Thank you!

  • info info@rochestercontemporary.org
  • info roco6x6.org
  • will be sold

  • projetM@MottattoM

  • show 2019-07-01 > 2019-08-31
  • 162 days left for premier
  • show address projetM@MottattoM | Geneva, Switzerland
  • curator Uta, Laurianne, Carmen
  • info mottattomik@gmail.com
  • info projetm.blogspot.com

  • 1824: German Immigration in Brazil

  • show 2019-07-25 > 2019-08-05
  • 186 days left for premier
  • show address São Leopoldo Fest 2019 | Brazil
  • curator Martina Berger

  • No to censorship of human body in social media

  • show 2019-08-01 > 2019-08-31
  • 193 days left for premier
  • show address Beam Collective Gallery | 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

  • Artist Matter

  • show 2019-09-01 > 2019-09-30
  • 224 days left for premier
  • show address Nachladen | District St. Pauli
  • info braumueller@crosses.net
  • info htp://www.zine.crosses.net
  • media black and white

  • The 10th Anniversary Edition of A BOOK ABOUT DEATH

  • show 2019-09-14 > 2019-11-02
  • 237 days left for premier
  • show 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.

  • info abad2019.blogspot.com/2018/10/abad-10th-anniversary-edition.html
  • theme AN UNBOUND BOOK ON THE SUBJECT OF DEATH

  • Postal Art Exhibition at Akane Workshop

  • show 2019-10-01 > 2019-11-30
  • 254 days left for premier
  • show 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
  • theme nature

  • El Cactus

  • show 2019-11-01 > 2019-11-30
  • 285 days left for premier
  • show address Ayuntamiento de San Miguel de Abona | Tenerife, España
  • info espacio2c@gmail.com
  • info cactusmailartcallspain2019.blogspot.com

  • 6th AMANITA BUNKER

  • show 2019-11-15 > 2019-11-17
  • 299 days left for premier
  • show address Miscaros - Festival do Cogumelo 2019 | Alcaide, Fundão | 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

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

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

  • show 2019-12-22 > 2020-03-20
  • 336 days left for premier
  • show address 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