Mailart & ArtByMail // open_calls & exhibitions repository

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Mailart & ArtByMail // open_calls & exhibitions repository

13 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


Futurism: 140th Anniversary of the Artist David Burliuk

  • due date 2022-07-01 // 1 day(s) left for submission
  • show address Lebedyn Art Museum | Ukraine
  • submission address Lebedyn Art Museum | postcode 42200 | 17 Volia Square | Lebedyn, Sumy Region | Ukraine
  • curator Aleninskyi Kostiantyn

  • Lucas Cranach the Elder’s 550th birthday

  • due date 2022-07-30 // 30 day(s) left for submission
  • show address Kronach | Germany
  • submission address Ingo Cesaro | Joseph-Haydn-Str.4 | D-96317 Kronach | Germany
  • curator Ingo Cesaro & Lutz Anders
  • info ingo-cesaro.de/2022/01/03/persoenliche-einladung
  • maximum submissions 4
  • required dimensions 100 x 150 mm | 3.9 x 5.9 in

  • Life is a Cabaret

  • due date 2022-07-31 // 31 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2022-10-01 > 2022-10-31
  • submission address Life is a Cabaret | Lutz Anders | Mareschstr. 16 | 12055 Berlin | Germany
  • curator Lutz Anders
  • maximum submissions 2
  • maximum dimensions 105 x 148 mm | 4.1 x 5.8 in

  • Self Portrait

  • due date 2022-08-01 // 32 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2022-08-06 > 2022-08-07
  • show address Uppsala Konstnärsklubb | Sysslomansgatan1 | SE-75310 Uppsala | Sweden
  • submission address att Carita Sirén | Uppsala Konstnärsklubb | Sysslomansgatan 1 | SE- 753 10 Uppsala | Sverige /Sweden
  • curator Carita Sirén
  • info 1.carita.siren@gmail.com
  • info caritasiren.com
  • kid friendly
  • maximum dimensions 200 x 200 mm | 7.9 x 7.9 in

  • LOVE FREEDOM SOLIDARITY 2022 Edition

  • due date 2022-09-15 // 77 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2022-10-15 > 2022-10-22
  • show address CARRARA | TUSCANY | ITALY
  • submission address MORICE MARCUSE | VIA VENEZIA 2/A 54033 | CARRARA ITALY
  • info wert2068@gmail.com
  • info iuoma-network.ning.com/profile/MoriceMarcuse
  • kid friendly
  • maximum dimensions 100 x 105 mm | 3.9 x 4.1 in

  • HYPERCUBE MAIL ART

  • due date 2022-09-30 // 92 day(s) left for submission
  • show address mathart.it/blogMathart/hypercube
  • submission address Hypercube Mail Art | Via E. Ferrari, 31 | 30037 Scorzè (VE) | Italia
  • curator Lara Favaro
  • info hypercube@mathart.it
  • info mathart.it/blogMathart/hypercube
  • kid friendly

  • MAILART CALL FOR SINGULAR SUBJECT

  • due date 2022-10-01 // 93 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2022-11-01 > 2022-11-30
  • show address Espace des Inventions | Lausanne
  • submission address E comme Ecriture | Pré-du-Marché 19 | 1004 Lausanne | Switzerland
  • description

    What? Does it go through the mail? Do we have the right to send this?! And even that! Mailart with objects always raises a lot of questions and exclamations. I am calling for a singular object. Sort through your cabinets and send me a more or less flat object that might be exposed! Do not wrap it, please!


  • Dot and Line

  • due date 2022-10-31 // 123 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2022-09-01 > 2022-09-30
  • show address Gradignan | France
  • submission address LETTRES et IMAGES | 5 rue de Mandavit | 33170 GRADIGNAN | France
  • curator Mrs Laurence Bucourt

  • VII International Avilés Mail Art Exhibition

  • due date 2022-10-31 // 123 day(s) left for submission
  • theme the origins
  • show 2022-12-01 > 2022-12-31
  • show address Palacio de Valdecarzana | Sol St, 1 | postal code 33402 | Avilés, Asturias (Spain. Europe)
  • submission address VII Exposición Internacional de Arte Postal en Avilés «el origen» | Palacio de Valdecarzana | Calle del Sol, 1 | 33402 Avilés. Asturias | España (Europa)
  • required file VII International Avilés Mail Art Exhibition // PDF
  • info avilescultura@gmail.com

  • Indeterminate States 5

  • ⚠ The open call is addressed to visual artists older than 18 years, preferably with an education background in visual arts.
  • due date 2022-11-30 // 153 day(s) left for submission
  • theme Nature and Humanity
  • show 2022-02-01 > 2022-11-30
  • show address Drossu Art Gallery | str. Lapusneanu 7 | Iasi | Romania
  • submission address str. Vasile Lupu 97, bl.C | sc.B, ap.20 | 700360 Iasi | Romania
  • description

    Indeterminate States is a series of exhibitions and projects aiming for gathering visual artists from different backgrounds. It initiated with an exhibition as the result of a spontaneous cyanotype workshop in Porto, Portugal, in 2020, and ever since its main objective is to bring together various visual approaches starting from technique, interpreting a subject, or exploring a specific aspect. Through Mail Art, being constraint by the format of the works, Indeterminate States 5 is looking for single color-based images, regardless of technique (although digital approaches are very welcome). Depending on the number of works received, the team will install the postcards altogether in a polyptych, at the beginning of the year 2023 (@ Drossu Art Gallery in Iasi).

    We are currently working on funding for the project, we hope to be able to edit a catalog with all the participants. However, if not printed, all the participants will receive an electronic version of the catalog.

    As a starting point for this 5th chapter, I invite artists to reflect upon the concepts of humanity, identity, and the importance of nature. Every interstice and nuance of the mentioned themes are open for representation.

  • curator Andrei Alecsandru Pantea
  • info andreialecsandru0@gmail.com
  • info instagram.com/a.r.s_pace
  • kid friendly
  • maximum submissions 5
  • required dimensions 100 x 150 mm | 3.9 x 5.9 in

  • dadaStation21

  • due date 2022-12-31 // 184 day(s) left for submission
  • submission address dadaStation21 | P.O. Box 9594 | Austin, TX 78766 | USA

  • The World That I Want

  • due date 2022-12-31 // 184 day(s) left for submission
  • show address web gallery Lys d'Or
  • submission address lysdorart@gmail.com
  • info lysdorart@gmail.com
  • maximum submissions 3

  • Time Capsule

  • due date 2022-12-31 // 184 day(s) left for submission
  • submission address Pálma Puskàs | Gyorzámoly | Pf.9. | 9172 Hungary
  • info mailasmile.org
  • required dimensions 100 x 150 mm | 3.9 x 5.9 in