Mailart & ArtByMail // open_calls & exhibitions repository

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Mailart & ArtByMail // open_calls & exhibitions repository

28 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


Mindscapes - il MIO PAESAGGIO

  • due date 2022-08-20 // 7 day(s) left for submission
  • submission address Associazione ARCAM | Via Paganini 2b | 30035 MIRANO (VE) | ITALY
  • curator Maria Grazia Brusegan
  • info cartaedintorni.mailart@arcam-mirano.it
  • info arcam-mirano.it
  • maximum submissions 3
  • required dimensions 297 x 210 mm | 11.7 x 8.3 in

  • Il pianeta degli idioti globali

  • due date 2022-08-27 // 14 day(s) left for submission
  • show address M.A.M.S. - Mail Art Museum Space
  • submission address macchia.ale@tiscali.it
  • info macchia.ale@tiscali.it

  • The German Expressionist Poet Alfred Lichtenstein (1889-1914)

  • due date 2022-08-30 // 17 day(s) left for submission
  • show address www.poesieschmecktgut.de
  • submission address Tom Riebe | Löbdergraben 14a | 07743 Jena | Germany
  • description

    In June 2022, a booklet on the expressionist poet Alfred Lichtenstein (1889-1914) was published as the 50th booklet of our poetry series VERSENSPORN. We would like to celebrate this anniversary with a special campaign. Tom Riebe published his poem for the expressionist poet Alfred Lichtenstein (“montagmorgen”) on a postcard.

    If you want to take part, please have a look at the poem on our homepage www.poesieschmecktgut.de. Contributions (only via snail mail) should refer to Alfred Lichtenstein’s work or to Tom Riebe’s poem for Alfred Lichtenstein.

  • info poesieschmecktgut@web.de
  • info poesieschmecktgut.de
  • maximum submissions 1
  • minimum dimensions 100 x 148 mm | 3.9 x 5.8 in

  • Arnolfini Mini[e]MailArt No59. Biciklik / Bicycles

  • due date 2022-08-31 // 18 day(s) left for submission
  • show address arnolfini-mma.blogspot.com
  • submission address mma@arnolfini.hu
  • required file Arnolfini Mini[e]MailArt No59. Biciklik / Bicycles // JPG
  • description

    1. Save the mma file into your computer.

    2. Open it using a graphics program.

    3. Create artwork.

    4. Save changes.

    5. Send your work by email.

  • curator Ervin Zsubori
  • info mma@arnolfini.hu
  • info arnolfini-mma.blogspot.com
  • medium digital art 600*600px 300dpi
  • maximum submissions 1

  • Dot and Line

  • due date 2022-08-31 // 18 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2022-09-01 > 2022-09-30
  • show address Gradigan | France
  • submission address LLETTRES & IMAGES | 5 rue de Mandavit | 33170 GRADIGNAN | France
  • info artpostal-pointetligne.blogspot.com

  • LOVE FREEDOM SOLIDARITY 2022 Edition

  • due date 2022-09-15 // 33 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

  • LOVE FREEDOM SOLIDARITY 2022 Edition

  • due date 2022-09-15 // 33 day(s) left for submission
  • submission address Morice Marcuse | Via Venezia 2/a 54033 (MS) | Carrara Italy
  • info wert2068@gmail.com

  • One Seed

  • due date 2022-09-20 // 38 day(s) left for submission
  • show address "La calle es nuestra" | Mar del Plata | Argentina
  • submission address Tripulantes del fournier nº7526 | Mar del Plata CP 7600 | Prov de Buenos Aires | Argentina
  • maximum submissions 2
  • maximum dimensions 297 x 210 mm | 11.7 x 8.3 in
  • minimum dimensions 100 x 150 mm | 3.9 x 5.9 in

  • CoNVoCaZioNe iNTeRNaZioNaLe Di aRTe PoSTaLe eSSeRCi SeNZa eSSeRCi 2022 (XV edizione)

  • due date 2022-09-23 // 41 day(s) left for submission
  • submission address ESSERCI SENZA ESSERCI | c/o _GUROGA & ENZO CORRENTI | VIA GARELLA, 43 | 59100 PRATO (ITALIA)
  • curator _guroga & Enzo Correnti
  • info enzocorrenti1953@gmail.com
  • info esserci-senza-esserci.blogspot.com
  • kid friendly
  • maximum submissions 10
  • maximum dimensions 297 x 210 mm | 11.7 x 8.3 in

  • ANIMAL EXPLORATION

  • due date 2022-09-30 // 48 day(s) left for submission
  • submission address Rua dos Branquilios, 27 | Pôr do Sol II | Bairro: Nova Santa Marta | CEP: 97037092, Santa Maria/RS | BRASIL
  • info exploracaoanimal22@gmail.com
  • required dimensions 100 x 150 mm | 3.9 x 5.9 in

  • HYPERCUBE MAIL ART

  • due date 2022-09-30 // 48 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 // 49 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!


  • MAIL ART FLUXUS FORMS

  • ⚠ has a jury
  • due date 2022-10-14 // 62 day(s) left for submission
  • show address Nidge Omer Halisdemir University | Faculty of Fine Arts | TURKEY
  • submission address Nidge Omer Halisdemir University | Faculty of Fine Arts | Central Campus 51240 | Campus/NIDGE/TURKEY
  • info mailart.fluxus.forms2022@gmail.com
  • jury

  • Artistic Money

  • due date 2022-10-15 // 63 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2022-11-01 > 2023-01-31
  • show address artgallery-mcl.jimdosite.com
  • submission address MCL Artgallery | via Nicola Fabrizi, 114 | cap. 10145 Turin Italy
  • info artgallerymcl@gmail.com
  • info artgallery-mcl.jimdosite.com

  • Dot and Line

  • due date 2022-10-31 // 79 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 // 79 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

  • VII International Avilés Mail Art Exhibition

  • due date 2022-10-31 // 79 day(s) left for submission
  • theme the origin
  • show 2022-12-01 > 2022-12-31
  • show address Palacio de Valdecarzana | Sol St, 1 | postal code 33402 | Avilés, Asturias | España
  • 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
  • curator Ricardo Fernández
  • 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 // 109 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 // 140 day(s) left for submission
  • submission address dadaStation21 | P.O. Box 9594 | Austin, TX 78766 | USA

  • Do you have any ideas on how to save the planet?

  • due date 2022-12-31 // 140 day(s) left for submission
  • submission address MAIL ART WAVE 2022 | VITTORE BARONI | VIA C. BATTISTI 339 | 55049 VIAREGGIO (LU) | ITALY

  • El Taller de Zenon

  • due date 2022-12-31 // 140 day(s) left for submission
  • submission address Miguel Jimenez | El Taller de Zenón | C/ Virgen de la Guia nº1-4ºC | ES-41008 Sevilla | Spain
  • extra

    Visual Poetry

  • curator Miguel Jimenez

  • Le Carton voyageur

  • due date 2022-12-31 // 140 day(s) left for submission
  • theme japanese inspired
  • show address Baud (56) | France
  • submission address Le Carton voyageur | Musée de la carte postale | 3 avenue Jean Moulin | 56150 Baud | France
  • info lecartonvoyageur.fr

  • The World That I Want

  • due date 2022-12-31 // 140 day(s) left for submission
  • show address web gallery Lys d'Or
  • submission address lysdorart@gmail.com
  • info lysdorart@gmail.com
  • info lysdorart.blogspot.com/p/il-mondo-che-voglio-world-that-i-want.html
  • maximum submissions 3

  • Time Capsule

  • due date 2022-12-31 // 140 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

  • Ukrainian Embroidery Art

  • due date 2023-01-22 // 162 day(s) left for submission
  • submission address Associazione ECHORAMA | Via Principe 5 | 15020 VILLAMIROGLIO (AL) | Italy
  • extra

    DIGITAL WORKS VIA MAIL

    Minimum size: at least 1.000 pixels on the shorter side (smaller or poor quality photos will not be accepted, as they cannot be used for the project).

  • curator Association ECHORAMA A.P.S.
  • info echo.rama@hotmail.com
  • info vyshyvankamailart.wordpress.com

  • entartete Kunst degenerate Art Arte degenerata

  • due date 2023-01-23 // 163 day(s) left for submission
  • submission address wert2068@gmail.com
  • curator Morice Marcuse
  • info wert2068@gmail.com
  • medium digital media only with minimum size of 1000 px on the shorter side
  • maximum submissions 7

  • Women's Rights

  • due date 2023-02-15 // 186 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2023-03-01 > 2023-03-31
  • submission address Les Mouettes Curieuses | I place Charles de Gaulle | 29233 Cléder | France

  • [e]mailart

  • due date 2028-02-25 // 2022 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2030-01-01 > 2035-01-01
  • show address e.mailart.pt
  • submission address emailart@mailart.pt
  • description

    do consider what [e]mailart is and could be. consider what's the difference between merely sending a simple attachment or image as an email body or otherwise sending a real piece of art that uses all the capacity of what embodies the digital world and the ancient email technology and protocols.

    alternatively, you may also submit some words, your point of view on the matter, or even an essay regarding the "digital world vs mailart vs [e]mailart vs art".

    any questions regarding the open call should not be sent to us by email as they won't be replied to.

  • extra

    thanks for your contribution. all valid [e]mailart will be gathered and presented primarily on its digital form and support and eventually within a catalog.

    for more open calls, please head to www.mailart.pt and check all documentation available.

  • curator MAILART.pt