Mailart & ArtByMail // open_calls & exhibitions repository

Mailart & ArtByMail // open_calls & exhibitions repository

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5th AMANITA BUNKER

  • show 2018-11-17 > 2018-11-18
  • show address Miscaros - Festival do Cogumelo 2018 | Alcaide, Fundão | Portugal
  • submission address ZETAVARES #AMANITABUNKER | AV ENG ADELINO AMARO DA COSTA 813 A2C | 3460 592 TONDELA PORTUGAL
  • about

    At this year’s edition, the Amanita Bunker exhibition returns to the streets of this small village yet in the form of art bombing. Authors are invited to create artwork regarding the requested theme and join the yearly Mushroom Festival.

    We truly don’t know if mushrooms are looking for a hideout, inside the local’s mailboxes, from all the hungry stomachs at this festival. Maybe they are running away from the constant fires that overwhelm our Portuguese forests and their natural habitat. Or perhaps they are just growing so much that they spread all the way from the forest till the habitant’s mailboxes and the village streets.

    This being said… artists are invited to join in by sending artwork to the curators or by sending it directly to the village addresses.

    All the artwork sent to the curators will end up being spread around the streets and all the work sent directly to the habitants will create a vaster bombing and mushroom invasion.

    If sending directly to the habitants, do go on Google Street View and grab address from the city center of “Alcaide Fundão Portugal”. Do also send a scan of that same artwork to the provided email address so that we can archive it online and print a few more to spread on the streets.

  • extra

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

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

  • BARRACA VORTICISTA 1988 - 2018 // 20th Anniversary of an Art Space

  • show 2018-12-05 > 2018-12-31
  • show address BARRACA VORTICISTA | Estados Unidos 1612 - (C110ABH) | Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • submission address BARRACA VORTICISTA: 20 Years | c/o Fernando Garcia Delgado | Estados Unidos 1612 - (C110ABH) | Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • required file BARRACA VORTICISTA 1988 - 2018 // 20th Anniversary of an Art Space // PDF
  • about

    In April 2018, the art space "Barraca Vorticista" celebrates 20 years since its opening, and with the give starter, I invite you to join in on an international exhibition commemorating its anniversary.

  • curator Fernando Garcia Delgado
  • info www.barracavorticista.com.ar
  • required dimensions 297 x 210 mm | 11.7 x 8.3 in

  • Casa Museo Boschi Di Stefano

  • show address Casa Museo Boschi Di Stefano | Milan, Italy
  • submission address Antonio Boschi e Marieda Di Stefano | Via Giorgio Jan 15 | 20129 Milano (MI) | Italy
  • about

    The Movement Arte da mangiare mangiare Arte honors Casa Museo Boschi Di Stefano launches an international mail art call.

    Nowadays a true relationship between the Artist and the Art Collector is missing, the new logic of the art market ends up confusing the economic value of a work with its artistic value.

    The choice of this “resistant” art form is determined by the desire to introduce the virtuous model of the Boschi Di Stefano spouses’ collecting to the greatest number of international artists and encourages to an art networking with the aim of reflecting on the role of the collector today. An enquiry that starts from an example of the past: Stefano Boschi and his civic sense which lead him to donate his collection to the City of Milan, transforming his private home into one of the most interesting Houses – Museum in the world.

  • curator Monica Scardecchia for Arte da mangiare mangiare Arte
  • info info@artedamangiare.it
  • info www.artedamangiare.it
  • theme art collectors Antonio Boschi e Marieda Di Stefano
  • required dimensions 100 x 150 mm | 3.9 x 5.9 in

  • FOTOAPPOSTA

  • show 2018-12-01 > 2018-12-31
  • submission address Giuseppe di Meo | Via Alessandro Manzon 35 | 81020 San Marco Evangelista CE | Italy
  • kid friendly
  • theme Il Giuoco del Calcio
  • media photography

  • mushrooms

  • submission address Paul Tiililä | Kuusitie 4 | 36600 Pälkäne | Finland
  • extra

    Documentation will be sent to all participants.

  • info paul.tiilila@pp.inet.fi
  • required dimensions 100 x 150 mm | 3.9 x 5.9 in

  • Un 25 de Noviembre

  • show address Ptdo de Gral. San Martin | Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • about

    International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

  • extra

    black and white portrait orientation

  • info stellademar52@hotmail.com
  • required dimensions 210 x 297 mm | 8.3 x 11.7 in

  • VISIONS

  • show address Cassville, USA
  • submission address Crowder College Cassville | Art Department | 4020 N. Main Street | Cassville, MO 65625 | USA
  • about

    Ideas of visions of the past, present or future. In the heart of the storied Ozark Mountains.

  • extra

    All entries will be exhibited and archived except those deemed deliberately offensive.

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

  • Visual Disturbances

  • submission address Maks Dannecker | archive | doc | exhibit | Postfach 1120 | 73080 Salach | Germany
  • info md@marksdannecker.de

  • SELFIE SEARCHING FOR IDENTITY

  • show 2018-11-13 > 2019-03-30
  • show address Bongiani Art Museum Collection | room 13 | Salerno, Italy
  • submission address Giovanni Bonanno | Space Ophen Virtual Art Gallery | Via S. Calenda 105 / D | 84126 Salerno (SA) | Italy
  • required file SELFIE SEARCHING FOR IDENTITY // JPG
  • about

    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.

  • extra

    The works will be published permanently in virtual room 31 of the Bongiani Art Museum Collection in Salerno.

  • 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
  • required dimensions 285 x 195 mm | 11.2 x 7.7 in

  • Sapanca: route (Flyway) of migratory birds

  • show 2018-11-25 > 2018-11-30
  • show address Sakarya University Sapanca Tourism Faculty | Turkey
  • submission address Nazire Oztunali | PK13 Sapanca 54600 | Sakarya, Turkey
  • about

    Artworks will be offered for sale at symbolic prices as an aid to Sapanca Association of Children, and unsold artworks will be retained in archives of Sapanca Association of Children.

  • curator Sapanca Association of Children
  • info noztunali@yahoo.com
  • info www.facebook.com/groups/1042853329199762
  • will be sold
  • kid friendly
  • maximum submissions 3
  • maximum dimensions 210 x 297 mm | 8.3 x 11.7 in

  • In the Midway

  • show 2018-10-25 > 2018-12-08
  • show address Fundação Carlos Drummond de Andrade | Itabira (MG) Brasil
  • submission address Tchello d'Barros | Largo Wanda de Oliveira, 400 UFRJ | Cidade Universitária | CEP 21941-903 | Rio de Janeiro, RJ Brasil
  • about

    The Instituto Imersão Latina invites poets and visual artists of any nationality to participate in the Project NO MEIO DO CAMINHO (In The Midway) - International Mail Art Exhibition, from October 25 to December 08, 2018, at the Fundação Carlos Drummond de Andrade, in Itabira (MG), Brasil. The action is part of the cultural program of the I I-Poem@ International Literary Encounter for Migrant Writing, to be held in the cities of Belo Horizonte, Ipoema and Itabira, in the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil.

    The theme IN THE MIDWAY is a reference to the poem of the great Brazilian poet Carlos Drummond de Andrade, "I had a stone in the middle of the path / Tinha uma pedra no meio do caminho".

    Some suggestions of reference words as inspiration for the creation of your Postcard: Paths, Migration, Emigration, Immigration, Route, Itinerary, Trajectory, Border, Customs, Map, Territory, Clandestine, Refugees, Hope, Compass, Latitude / Longitude, Sovereignty, Integration, Xenophobia, Geopolitics.

    Postcards will be accepted in any techniques, such as Drawing, Painting, Engraving, Collage, Assemblage, Digital Printing, Text etc.

  • extra

    There will be a nominal digital certificate, to be sent to the e-mail that appears on the back of the Postcard. A photographic report of the exhibition will be published on the Internet. There will be a virtual version of the exhibition and the possibility of traveling through other cultural spaces in Brazil.

  • curator Tchello d'Barros
  • info tchellodbarros@yahoo.com.br
  • info www.imersaolatina.com
  • kid friendly
  • maximum submissions 1
  • required dimensions 100 x 150 mm | 3.9 x 5.9 in

  • STAMPZINE

  • show address Stampzine Magazine
  • submission address StampLand | 4508 Plymounted Rd. | Knoxville Tn. 37914 | USA
  • about

    Stampzise is a Assembling Rubber Stamp Zine published in the samizdat tradition (hand made) edited in a limited edition by: Picasso Gaglione and Darling Darlene.

    To contribute send 20 hand stamped copies of original rubberstamp art signed and numbered. No photocopies.

  • extra

    All contributes will receive a copy.

  • curator Picasso Gaglione and Darling Darlene
  • media rubberstamp
  • required submissions 20
  • required dimensions 127 x 203 mm | 5 x 8 in

  • XIV Giornata del Contemporaneo AMACI

  • show 2018-10-13 > 2018-10-21
  • show address Museu Archeologico di Villanovaforru (SU - Sardegna) | Italia
  • submission address Associazione ARTETICA Onlus e Associazione Culturale DIVULGA | c/o Cinzia Tuveri | Via Trento n.2 | 09022 Lunamatrona (SU) - Sardegna, Itália
  • curator Comune di Lunamatrona, Comune di Villanovaforru, Parco e Museo Archeologico Genna Maria
  • info www.artetica.org
  • theme Quotidiana Bellezza - arte, cultura. paesaggio

  • Democracy

  • show address www.facebook.com/events/1682790538481508
  • submission address PROJETO DEMOCRACIA - ARTE POSTAL | CEART UDESC SERIÇOS GERAIS | UNIVERSIDADE DO ESTADO DE SANTA CATARINA | AV. MADRE BENVENUTA, 2007 | ITACORUBI - FLORIANOPOLIS | SC BRASIL CEP 88035-001
  • about

    CALL FOR WORKS WHICH EXPLORE THE THEME OF DEMOCRACY

    This International Mail Art Call opens a channel to reflect on the current struggle for democracy, both in Brazil and in the international scene. In Latin America, postal art emerged and developed in the context of military dictatorships which, then, dominated many countries of this continent, including Brazil.

    Considering this historic aspect of Latin American postal art, as well as the current Brazilian political and institutional crisis, which has worsened since the impeachment process of former President Dilma Rousseff, and more recently with the increase of political violence in Brazil, we invite proposals that reflect on the democratic values we are fighting for.

  • info www.facebook.com/events/1682790538481508

  • LINKS // Heterogeneous connections for a cartography to and from the peripheries

  • show 2018-10-04 > 2018-10-31
  • show address ciudade de La Plata | Argentina
  • submission address Diego Albo | Calle 138 no 1609 | C.P. (1900) La Plata | Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • about

    From the Project of University Extension of the UNLP "Building Social Ties" we launched a call to participate in an art mail experience. The call is mainly oriented to projects dedicated to art in perspective of human rights, community transformation and working in contexts of greater social vulnerability. Also, any interested person can participate, without age limits and from anywhere. It is not a requirement to be an artist.

    Postcards received within the dates of the calls will be exposed, in principle, in a sample to develop in the city of La Plata during the month of October. Once said sample is finished, they will become part of the file of the "Building Social Ties" Project.


  • extra

    Audiovisual instance: each participant can share the audiovisual record (video-films) of the moment they are producing their postcards and / or the delivery of them at the post office. From this material we will edit an audiovisual to project the day of the inauguration and spread through social networks. MP4 video format or MOV.

  • curator UNLP University Extension Project "Building Social Ties"
  • info construyendolazossociales2011@gmail.com
  • info construyendolazossociales.com/vinculosartecorreo
  • kid friendly
  • required dimensions 100 x 150 mm | 3.9 x 5.9 in

  • 2nd TRANZA // Encuentro Federal de Gráfica

  • show 2018-10-06 > 2018-10-06
  • show address ciudad de La Plata | ruas 1, entre 62 y 63 | Argentina
  • submission address Fauna, casa taller | Calle 18 n°1446 e/61 y 62 | CP:1900 | La Plata, Argentina
  • about

    Artists should work with at least one of the theme words.

    The artwork will used as poster on the streets and glued onto the walls.

  • extra

    Send a scan and artists details by email so that it can be compiled on a fanzine.

  • curator Taller Nómade + Crónica Mutante
  • info cronicamutante@gmail.com
  • kid friendly
  • theme exchange / the others / emergency / burns / no filter
  • media 90gr paper
  • maximum dimensions 700 x 700 mm | 27.6 x 27.6 in
  • minimum dimensions 150 x 150 mm | 5.9 x 5.9 in

  • Art without Death without Art

  • submission address EDITION JANUS | EDERHARD JANKE | SCHOLOSSTR, 8 | 13507 BERLIN, GERMANY

  • Classic Horror Films

  • show 2018-10-01 > 2018-10-31
  • show address Evans City Public Library | 205 South Jackson Street | Evans City, PA 16033 USA
  • submission address Evans City Public Library | 205 South Jackson Street | Evans City, PA 16033 USA
  • about

    Evans City is where the classic horror film Night of the Living Dead was filmed. In October a Living Dead Weekend (festival) is held in this small town located in western Pennsylvania, U.S.A. This year the local library is hosting a mail art show honoring movies that keep us awake at night!

  • curator Jill Eudaly
  • info jill_eudaly@yahoo.com
  • kid friendly
  • required dimensions 127 x 178 mm | 5 x 7 in

  • Free Translation

  • show 2018-11-15 > 2018-11-29
  • show address MAA-tila | Pääskylänrinne 10 | 00500 Helsinki | Finland
  • submission address Free Translation | c/o Kone Foundation | Otavantie 10 | 00200 Helsinki | Finland
  • about

    Prison Outside & Translation is Dialogue invite submissions of artworks from incarcerated people, ex-convicts, and anyone affected by imprisonment. The multi-disciplinary exhibition Free Translation will showcase international works in November 2018 at MAA-tila Gallery in Helsinki and online.

  • extra

    Drawings, paintings, animation, photography, video, textiles, poems, texts, or art in any other medium. On the artwork, please write your name or pseudonym, date and place. Please include

    any special requests on how you would like your piece to be presented.

    By sending us your artworks you give consent to putting them on Prison Space and Translation is Dialogue websites, social media outlets, and including them in the exhibition in Helsinki and online. If for any reason, you wish to be anonymous, please state that clearly. We reserve a right to exhibit a selected number of works.

    Please ensure your packaged artwork fits in a standard mailbox. To discuss transportation of larger works, please email us.

  • curator Anastasia Artemeva and Arlene Tucker
  • info info@prisonspace.org
  • info prisonspace.org/open-call
  • jury Anastasia Artemeva, Arlene Tucker
  • kid friendly
  • theme social justice, prison outside, translation is dialogue, self-expression, incarceration

  • My Mail Art Archive/Museum HOW? Context ARTdemocracy 2

  • submission address Rainer Wieczorek | Reuterstrabe 85 | 12053 Berlin | Germany
  • info www.rainerwieczorek.de
  • theme Büchner-Borchert-Beuy Resistance Duty and Agents Anchorage

  • The Introverted Post // 1st issue

  • show address 1st issue The Introverted Post // book/ebook
  • submission address The Introverted Post | PO BOX 132 | Bath, Ohio 44210 | USA
  • about

    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

    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: 2018 Oct. 31 Vol. 1 // 2019 Jan. 31 Vol. 2 // 2019 Apr. 30 Vol. 3 // 2019 Oct. 31 Vol. 4

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

  • ATC366++

  • show 2018-10-06 > 2018-11-10
  • show address Biblioteca Municipal José Marmelo Silva | Espinho, Portugal
  • submission address MONSENHOR ENVIDE NEFELIBATA | R DO FALCAO 369 3E | 4300-181 PORTO PORTUGAL
  • about

    The ATC's (Artist Trading Cards) are, as the name suggests, works of art created with the intention of being traded. They were used for a long time, in the artistic medium as business cards that represented the artist's capacities and were exchanged, in hand, among artists, gallerists and art dealers and others. With this small catalog of artworks, it would thus be possible for anyone interested to learn techniques from other artists, to own a small private collection of art or even to use them as real business cards at the time of commissioning works.

  • extra

    You may also send as many Buddy Jams as you wish. These Buddy Jams are intended to be finished by collaborator artists or by youngsters during workshops. And yep... they will be returned and I'll be thankful for it.

  • curator Monsenhor enVide neFelibata
  • info info@envidenefelibata.com
  • info www.atc.yzonk.com
  • required dimensions 64 x 89 mm | 2.5 x 3.5 in

  • LA MUERTE // MIENTRAS LA VIDA NOS DURE

  • show 2018-10-30 > 2018-11-30
  • show address Museo de la Ciudad de Veracruz | Av. Ignacio Zaragoza 397 | Zona Centro | 91700 Veracruz, Ver.
  • submission address Rachelline Centomo | Nispero #45 entre Juncos y Olivos, Fracc. Floresta | CP 91940 | Veracruz, Veracruz | México
  • about

    Regarding the Celebración del Día de Muertos at Pto. de Veracruz, we invite all artists and general audience that enjoy the artistic creation, national or international, to be part of our exhibition "Mientras la Vida nos Dure".

  • extra

    The imagery may be used to promote the event but with no commercial intent.

    Creation of a digital catalog with all the artwork of the participants.

    All participants will received a certificates of participation from the City Town Hall.

  • curator Rachelline Centomo with the support of H. Ayuntamiento de Veracruz under the Dirección de Turismo y Cultura
  • info risa_blingstar@hotmail.com
  • info www.facebook.com/cabecitadealquiler
  • kid friendly
  • theme the death
  • maximum dimensions 210 x 297 mm | 8.3 x 11.7 in
  • minimum dimensions 100 x 150 mm | 3.9 x 5.9 in

  • NEW YORK – BIG APPLE IV

  • show 2018-11-01 > 2018-11-30
  • show address New York Public Library Hudson Park Branch | 66 Leroy St | New York, NY 10014 USA
  • submission address The New York Boyer Foundation | New York Big Apple IV Project | 161 Prince St., Apt. 2 | New York NY 10012-5338 USA
  • about

    An important event that, promoted by The New York Boyer Foundation, invites all around the world artists to participate on this international art exhibition.

    All work will be permanently archived at The New York Boyer Foundation.

    At the end of the exhibition, The New York Boyer Foundation will send documentation to all artists.

    The work of art will have to be presented individually identified, with a label in the back of the same with artist’s name, title, media, size and year. Please provide also e-mail and website if the artist has one.

  • info newyorkboyerfoundation@yahoo.com
  • maximum dimensions 220 x 280 mm | 8.7 x 11 in

  • The woman in 2018

  • show address www.leverdusoleil.es/mail-art-la-mujer-en-2018
  • submission address LEVER DU SOLEIL | Centro Comercial O Couto | Rúa Ensino 4 – Local 25 | 32002 Ourense | España
  • about

    A participation certificate will be sent via email.

    It will be considered the possibility of making exhibitions in other external exhibition spaces, citing the authors of the same for the purposes of advertising, promotion and dissemination of the event.

    In no case said publication will have a commercial or lucrative character for the entities calling the contest or for the participants in it.

    The authors of the works submitted to the contest will always keep their intellectual property rights and, in turn, cede to Lever du Soleil, without time limit, all the exploitation rights of the same, present and future, always without lucrative nature and effects of advertising, promotion and dissemination of the contest and of the participating artists themselves, by any support known or that may be developed in the future, including as an example and not exhaustive the rights of reproduction, public communication, printing, publication, dissemination and communication, by any procedure and modality, in any support and as many times as necessary, both in Spain and abroad, which in any case must always mention the origin and authorship of the same.

  • info www.leverdusoleil.es/mail-art-la-mujer-en-2018

  • Convocatoria Arte Correo 2018 Jolgorioso Jolgorio

  • show 2018-10-01 > 2018-10-31
  • show address Fabhio Di Camozzi Estudio | Jerónimo Luis de Cabrera 914 | Córdoba Capital, Argentina
  • submission address Ivana Medeghini | Arte Correo | Calle Auday 111 | C.P. 5109. Unquillo | Córdoba, Argentina
  • extra

    After being exhibited, the Works will be protected and will become part of the Collection of Ivana Medeghini and will not be used for economic purposes.

  • info ivmedeg@gmail.com
  • info www.facebook.com/artecorreojolgoriosojolgorio
  • media cardboard or carstock
  • maximum submissions 2

  • 12th Annual Anything Goes… Everything Shows

  • show 2018-09-29 > 2018-10-20
  • show address Flood Gallery | 850 Blue Ridge Rd | Black Mountain, NC 28711 | USA | (next to Veteran’s Park)
  • submission address Anything Goes, Everything Shows | Carlos Steward | PO Box 9907 | Asheville, NC 28815 | USA
  • about

    It's just that, an uncensored free style mail art show. Mail art is art that uses the postal system as a medium. Mail artists typically exchange ephemera in the form of illustrated letters; zines; rubberstamped, decorated, or illustrated envelopes; artist trading cards; postcards; artistamps; faux postage; mail-interviews; naked mail; friendship books, decos and three-dimensional objects.


  • CoNVoCaZioNe iNTeRNaZioNaLe Di aRTe PoSTaLe // eSSeRCi SeNZa eSSeRCi 2018 (XI edizione)

  • show 2018-09-29 > 2018-09-30
  • show address Officina di arte fotografica e contemporanea | Dada Boom | Viareggio (Lucca) | Italia
  • submission address ESSERCI SENZA ESSERCI | c/o _GUROGA & ENZO CORRENTI | VIA GARELLA, 43 | 59100 PRATO, ITALIA
  • extra

    The images of the works sent may be used by the organization in the manner and with the ends deemed appropriate without any economic pretexts by the artists invited to participate. In particular, the right to use them in communication and advertising material is recognized.

  • curator di _guroga & eNZo CoRReNTi con la collaborazione dell’ Officina di arte fotografica e contemporanea Dada Boom Viareggio (Lucca) Italia
  • info enzocorrenti1953@gmail.com
  • info www.facebook.com/groups/108535735845483
  • kid friendly
  • maximum dimensions 210 x 297 mm | 8.3 x 11.7 in

  • In the Forest of Symbols / A game to meet each other

  • show 2018-10-13 > 2018-11-17
  • show address Palazzo Caccia-Canali | Sant'Oreste (Roma) | Piazza Dei Cavalieri Caccia 10 (00060) | Italy
  • submission address BIBLIOTECA COMUNALE | Piazza Cavalieri Caccia | 00060 Sant’Oreste | Rome (Italy)
  • about

    "Like echoes off and for a long time tend to a deep unity..."

    - Baudelaire


    Do you want to be found in the forest of symbols?

    “Symbol” comes from Greek σύμ-βάλλω, «put together».

    If you d’like to be found by someone who traces back your footsteps, the symbols you have left for him/her to find you, join us.

    You can keep your name secret, or just a message, it is up to you. The important thing is that you disguise yourself. Because only the initiates, who are able to hear you, can find you. This game is about recognizing each other.

    Where and how you want to be found it's your decision.

    What can’t be reached by rationality and science, agape and love will find it naturally, let others decipher what you have hidden and only through a spontaneous intuition it will be possible to come to you.

    Is there a code in art? No! Art is free. References, memories, colors, sounds, smells, fragrances, associations... thanks to their sensibility artists are able to make the forest of symbols, where they hide their concepts and their correspondences, understandable.

    Everyone has his own code to communicate. Find someone who knows your code and knows how to decrypt it, because it vibrates within himself too. It's like a genetic code.

    The genetic code is the set of rules contained in our deoxyribonucleic acid, or DNA.

    Communication is the center of everything. Art was meant as an instrument of communication since the beginning of human history, when cavemen started painting on the cave walls, matching symbols to objects and concepts for the first time. Creating meaning is an artificial process but communicating is an innate process.

    Communication is an animal feature, it's pure existence and Art comes from the instinct of a direct grip on reality, a desire to reproduce ourselves in Reality and Beauty. So, the mission is to communicate with symbols, with images and alchemy that refer to other of ourselves.

    Join in and lose yourself in the forest of symbols, an emerald dark forest, behind the shadow of an apparent misunderstanding and, let the your message be deciphered, look for the messages you have left.

    Whoever finds you, he/she speaks your same language.

    Do you want to play?

  • extra

    The works will be preserved as a heritage of the City of Sant’Oreste and later will be exhibited in art galleries, museums and elsewhere.

  • curator Tiziana Todi in collaboration with MailArtMeetingArchives by Anna Boschi di Bologna, boraArte - Bologna, the Town of Sant'Oreste and the Pro Loco tourist office of Sant'Oreste
  • media paper or cardboard
  • required dimensions 210 x 297 mm | 8.3 x 11.7 in

  • POST STORIES

  • show address Athens, Greece
  • submission address Chorianopoulou Maria | Vriandos 33 | 11364 Athens | Greece
  • about

    Postal stories are short and long journeys in memory, hidden tragedies, myths that embellish everyday routine with mysterious appearances and disappearances of objects.

    Behind any action or act in the past, lies a mystery, which is a happy ending in today time.

    They all have a common link to the postal postage and are evolved as narration / text / sound poetry / text sound etc.

    Sound and text submissions can be sent also at : mellifera.action@yahoo.gr written in the theme: Post office stories.

  • extra

    All submissions will be included in the exhibition in Athens of the Project: "THE POST".

  • info mellifera.action@yahoo.gr

  • Tales // Childhood Dreams

  • submission address Unafam, 12 | Villa Compoint, 75017 | Paris, France
  • required file Tales // Childhood Dreams // PDF
  • about

    Mail art encourages people to express themselves and communicate. This contest is open to everyone : amateurs and professionals, young and old, those living with mental health disorders and those who do not. All forms of mail art are accepted from painting, drawing to sticking.

    To take part in the contest please submit an illustrated envelope.

    The contest has a category for children and adults, winners and runners-up will be chosen from these two categories.

  • info elsa.ansquer@unafam.org
  • info www.unafam.org/IMG/pdf/Registration_Form_Unafam_Mail_Art_Contest_2018-3.pdf
  • jury Unafam, the Musée de La Poste, artists and mutual aid group’s subscribers
  • kid friendly

  • Black to the future // The Time of Dreams of the Australian Aborigines

  • show 2018-10-01 > 2018-10-31
  • show address 1st National Fluism Festival | Ancona, Italy
  • submission address Pierpaolo Limongelli | Via F. Lattanzio, 14 | 70126 Bari, Italy
  • about

    The Project is open to all Mail-Art artists with the vision of open-source and sharing, which is an essential part of the Mail-Art itself as it is also in the traditional laws of the Australian Aborigines.

    The project aims to disseminate the Australian Aboriginal cultural, a World Heritage, and to present artistic works on the occasion of the 1st National Fluism Festival to be held in October 2018 en Ancona.

  • extra

    Works can also be sent by email.

  • curator Pierpaolo Limongelli and Clara Orlandi
  • info fluismo.postale@gmail.com
  • info blacktofuture2018.blogspot.com
  • required dimensions 130 x 180 mm | 5.1 x 7.1 in

  • Experimental Project Book-Object

  • show 2018-10-17 > 2018-11-03
  • show address Museo de Arte Cañadense | Argentina
  • submission address Rosa Gravino | Chacabuco 833 | CP 2500, Cañada de Gómez (S. Fe) | Argentina
  • about

    Book is a concept, a format, a support, type of structure, a construction, it is a container, it is a resource ... ultimately it is an object and basically it is communication space.

    Territory that has historically been occupied by the word, the artist takes, appropriates it and includes it among its own expressive resources. Experience your way by deploying personal baggage and unique creative skills.

    Shapes, textures, texts, colors, objects, images, etc. All kinds of techniques and materials. The possible forms are endless.

    By dispensing with the unidirectional rigor imposed by reading, the journeys can be surprising and more like our own world, infinitely complex, fragmented, with successive layers and mysterious folds.

  • extra

    Artwork submitted by traditional mail won't be returned but instead another artwork will be sent to the artists.

    Certificates will be issued to all participants.

    A digital catalog will be published, which will also be available for download in PDF format.

    A hand catalog will be printed for the visiting public with the list of participants.

  • info rosagravino@gmail.com
  • media altered book, interrogated book, assembled magazine, book-object, artist book and its possible variants

  • Homeless

  • show address lysdorart.wixsite.com/lysdor
  • submission address lysdorart@gmail.com
  • about

    Collective exhibition dedicated to the anxiety of living homeless, without country, without a place or conditions that permit a dignified life.

  • info lysdorart@gmail.com
  • info lysdorart.wixsite.com/lysdor
  • maximum submissions 3

  • Mariposas // Artist Book Compilation

  • show 2018-10-17 > 2018-11-03
  • show address Museo de Arte Cañadense | Argentina
  • submission address rosagravino@gmail.com
  • about

    Book is a concept, a format, a support, type of structure, a construction, it is a container, it is a resource ... ultimately it is an object and basically it is communication space.

    Territory that has historically been occupied by the word, the artist takes, appropriates it and includes it among its own expressive resources. Experience your way by deploying personal baggage and unique creative skills.

    Shapes, textures, texts, colors, objects, images, etc. All kinds of techniques and materials. The possible forms are endless.

    By dispensing with the unidirectional rigor imposed by reading, the journeys can be surprising and more like our own world, infinitely complex, fragmented, with successive layers and mysterious folds.

  • extra

    Also send a small bio (maximum of 150 words).

  • curator Rosa Gravino
  • info rosagravino@gmail.com
  • info artecorreorecibido.blogspot.com.ar
  • media 300dpi digital image that must contain a mariposa

  • Mastica vento // Chew wind

  • show address Geostructure of the Municipality Dressing Room | City Park | Italy
  • submission address Dania Gentili | Località Raggiano 33 | 62032 Camerino | MC Italy
  • about

    From the wind that was pulling at Gelagna

    To the intangible force that is, everywhere, in us

    To the earthquake neighbors

    To J.K. who gave me a wonderful card!!!

  • curator Dania Gentili
  • required dimensions 100 x 150 mm | 3.9 x 5.9 in

  • Modus Mutandi

  • show address The Casa Museo Rossi | Italia
  • submission address Angela Caporaso | via Roma 117 | 81100 Caserta | Italy
  • required file Modus Mutandi // PDF
  • about

    Make your own artwork on the back side of the provided image.

  • curator Angela Caporaso in co-operation with The Casa Museo Rossi
  • info www.facebook.com/Modus-Mutandi-mail-art-394046337710354
  • theme Optical Art
  • maximum dimensions 210 x 297 mm | 8.3 x 11.7 in

  • A STAMP FOR AZZURRA (Fiat 500 brand Unicef)

  • submission address Ms Elisanna Lippi | c / o Ruote d'Epoca Riviera dei Fiori | Via Molinetto 25 | 17038 Villanova d'Albenga SV | Italy
  • about

    The works will be used:

    a) for public exhibitions whose locations are yet to be defined. The participating artists will be notified by calendar time, by e-mail.

    b) at the end of the exhibition, with an adequate voluntary donation, free (entirely devolved to Unicef) it will be possible to take possession of the original works.

    c) the remaining envelopes will be kept at the headquarters of the Club Ruote d'Epoca Riviera dei Fiori and will remain available for other temporary exhibitions requested by public or private bodies and which are aimed exclusively at disclosing the culture of mail art.

  • extra

    Invent a stamp to help the children of the world!

    The photographic documentation of the works received and the subsequent exhibition activities will be published on the official website of the Club Ruote d'Epoca Riviera dei Fiori.

    All participants will receive the book: La cinquina di Anna.

  • will be sold
  • kid friendly
  • minimum dimensions 100 x 100 mm | 3.9 x 3.9 in

  • VENTIPERVENTI

  • show 2018-09-19 > 2018-10-08
  • show address ventiperventi.org/blog/2018/04/30/scheda-da-compilare-conservare-una-copia
  • submission address Giovanna Donnarumma | c/o ditta Donnarumma in Via degli ortolani | 14-80144-Napoli | Italia
  • about

    International exhibition of small format twenty twenty.

  • curator Gennaro Ippolito e Giovanna Donnarumma
  • info ventiperventi.org/blog/2018/04/30/scheda-da-compilare-conservare-una-copia
  • theme SAN GENNARO
  • required dimensions 200 x 200 mm | 7.9 x 7.9 in

  • Angry Old Man Editor #5 // a magazine of experimental art & poetry

  • show address angryoldmanmagazine.com
  • submission address angryoldmanmagazine@gmail.com
  • about

    AOM accepts visual and concrete poetry, short stories, art, photography, collage, asemic writing, blackout poetry, conceptual writing, flarf, found poetry, spam lit, flash fiction, mail art, typewriter art, computer/digital art, etc. Please submit up to five works. Work should be attached separately via email. AOM accepts jpegs for visual work (no greater than 4Mb), and .doc/.docx/.rtf for text-based work. AOM also accepts audio/ video/animation submissions. Hypertext/electronic literature/e-poetry are also accepted.

    Essays/non-fiction/journalism are (heartily) accepted (especially related to contemporary art/poetry). AOM indulges the non-mainstream. If you have something to say that bucks accepted (and acceptable) dogma (especially within so-called experimental circles), and is (probably) considered unpublishable by both mainstream and “experimental” outlets, please feel free to submit.

    Experimental work only. Experimental=complete & absolute flights of fancy. Again, AOM indulges the self-indulgent, so go for it. Mags often say they want “experimental,” but don’t actually mean it. AOM wants your insane stuff, emphatically so!–the stuff that won’t be published in “respectable” academic lit/poetry mags. The goal of AOM is not to promote a house style; this is probably a pipe-dream, but try we must!

  • extra

    AOM is open for submissions year-round.

    Nothing previously published. No simultaneous submissions. Copyright remains with the author/artist.

    Angry Old Man publishes 4x year.

    Please include a short bio with your submission. AOM will try to reply within a month. Submit all work electronically.

  • curator Drew B. David
  • info angryoldmanmagazine@gmail.com
  • info angryoldmanmagazine.com
  • maximum submissions 5

  • What I saw at the library!

  • show 2018-09-05 > 2018-09-30
  • show address Evans City Public Library | 205 South Jackson Street | Evans City, PA 16033 USA
  • submission address Evans City Public Library | 205 South Jackson Street | Evans City, PA 16033 USA
  • curator Jill Eudaly
  • info jill_eudaly@yahoo.com
  • kid friendly
  • required dimensions 127 x 178 mm | 5 x 7 in

  • TRISTAN TZARA

  • submission address DADAnti Association | c/o Franko Busic | Mazuranicevo setaliste 9 | 21 000 Split | Croatia, EU
  • info franko.busic@yahoo.com
  • maximum submissions 3
  • maximum dimensions 220 x 280 mm | 8.7 x 11 in

  • Arnolfini Mini[e]MailArt No43. Gépek / Machines

  • show address arnolfini-mma.blogspot.com
  • submission address mma@arnolfini.hu
  • required file Arnolfini Mini[e]MailArt No43. Gépek / Machines // JPG
  • about

    1. Save the mma43 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
  • theme Machines
  • media digital art
  • maximum submissions 1

  • PRO MEMORIA // 90º B-Day Ray Johnson

  • show address Milan, Italy
  • submission address Progetto Metropolis | Via Palerma 17 | 23823 Colico | Lecco Italia
  • extra

    show in autumn in Milan


  • Portraits with Hats 2018

  • submission address mayalopezmuro@libero.it
  • about

    Send a portrait with a hat.

  • info mayalopezmuro@libero.it
  • media digital picture file